Wednesday, February 28, 2001

BP wins approval to launch pilot plant
KENAI - BP has received the remaining permits needed to begin construction of a pilot plant in Nikiski to test technology for turning natural gas into synthetic crude oil.

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In the Tank

Boat show lands sales
Pete Bernstein will be a busy man this week. The owner of Alaska Ship Chandlers will spend hours moving boats into Centennial Hall for the annual Glacier Valley Rotary Boat Show. Then he'll spend days cleaning and readying the boats for display.

BP wins approval to launch pilot plant
KENAI - BP has received the remaining permits needed to begin construction of a pilot plant in Nikiski to test technology for turning natural gas into synthetic crude oil.

Business Profile

Business Profile

In the Tank

Company strikes oil in Cook Inlet
ANCHORAGE - Forest Oil Co. has hit oil in Cook Inlet, possibly the first commercial discovery in the inlet in more than a decade.

Company strikes oil in Cook Inlet
ANCHORAGE - Forest Oil Co. has hit oil in Cook Inlet, possibly the first commercial discovery in the inlet in more than a decade.

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Boat show lands sales
Pete Bernstein will be a busy man this week. The owner of Alaska Ship Chandlers will spend hours moving boats into Centennial Hall for the annual Glacier Valley Rotary Boat Show. Then he'll spend days cleaning and readying the boats for display.

Quake rocks Seattle
SEATTLE - A powerful earthquake jolted the Northwest today, sending people fleeing into the streets of Seattle and Portland, Ore., knocking out power to thousands and shutting down the Seattle-Tacoma Airport.

Quake rocks Seattle
SEATTLE - A powerful earthquake jolted the Northwest today, sending people fleeing into the streets of Seattle and Portland, Ore., knocking out power to thousands and shutting down the Seattle-Tacoma Airport.

Pet of the week

Obituaries

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Thank you

Around Town

Pet of the week

'Dying Well' offers complete look at the process
In the introduction to his book "Dying Well," Dr. Byock writes, "In the ongoing research for this book and discussions with family members during its writing, I discovered that telling the story of a loved one's dying - and receiving another - can be healing acts.

'Dying Well' offers complete look at the process
In the introduction to his book "Dying Well," Dr. Byock writes, "In the ongoing research for this book and discussions with family members during its writing, I discovered that telling the story of a loved one's dying - and receiving another - can be healing acts.

Around Town

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Around Town

Around Town

Thank you

Obituaries

DOT asks for two more fast ferries
The Knowles administration formally proposed two more fast ferries for Southeast this morning, targeting federal transportation money that could be used to repay bonds.

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Warmer world will be wetter
Scientists now generally agree that the burning of fossil fuels has raised temperatures worldwide in the past 140 years, a state climatological expert told legislators Monday.

Commission OKs tree cutting near airport to enhance safety
The Juneau Planning Commission voted 6-2 on Tuesday to allow the Juneau Airport to cut down trees along a half-mile of Jordan Creek to improve safety. The airport will plant willows along the stream to partly compensate for damaging fish habitat.

Tee Harbor lodge wins 2nd chance before city
The Juneau Assembly has told the Juneau Planning Commission to look again at its decision to deny a permit to a proposed lodge at North Tee Harbor. Some neighbors, concerned about traffic and what they saw as the project's uncertain scale, had opposed the permit.

Police and Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported...

Seuss b-day brings good books, warm laps and cake
Dr. Seuss' birthday Friday is being celebrated with a local event to promote reading.

Senior tax break eyed
The hunt for more tax revenue is on and the city is looking at senior citizens and nonprofit groups' sales as possible sources of cash.

DOT asks for two more fast ferries
The Knowles administration formally proposed two more fast ferries for Southeast this morning, targeting federal transportation money that could be used to repay bonds.

New school left off funding list
Gov. Tony Knowles has introduced a bill to fund new schools and major maintenance projects that bodes good news and bad news for Juneau.

Angoon village corp. changes management
Kootznoowoo Inc. announced its president won't renew his contract when it expires in August.

Correction

Warmer world will be wetter
Scientists now generally agree that the burning of fossil fuels has raised temperatures worldwide in the past 140 years, a state climatological expert told legislators Monday.

Finding a good heart in Southeast Alaska
What do you say to the family who gave you another shot at life by donating the heart of a loved one who died too young? How do you thank his grandparents, his father, his only sister?

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New school left off funding list
Gov. Tony Knowles has introduced a bill to fund new schools and major maintenance projects that bodes good news and bad news for Juneau.

Possible loss of nat'l guard worries official
Dimming prospects for the city's getting a new National Guard armory prompted Juneau Assembly member Don Etheridge Jr. on Monday to call for a resolution promoting construction of the facility to Alaska's congressional delegation.

Senior tax break eyed
The hunt for more tax revenue is on and the city is looking at senior citizens and nonprofit groups' sales as possible sources of cash.

Flights to and from Juneau bumped by winds
Three planes sat on the tarmac at the Juneau Airport this morning, grounded by weather.

Seuss b-day brings good books, warm laps and cake
Dr. Seuss' birthday Friday is being celebrated with a local event to promote reading.

Escape clause in the works for class of '02
Three Republican senators are pushing separate proposals that would take some pressure off high school students facing a mandatory competency test next year.

Finding a good heart in Southeast Alaska
What do you say to the family who gave you another shot at life by donating the heart of a loved one who died too young? How do you thank his grandparents, his father, his only sister?

Police and Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported...

Correction

Trees may be removed to improve air controllers' view
Juneau Airport officials want to cut down tall trees along about 3,000 feet of Jordan Creek because of safety concerns.

Funds up access to camping spots
Residents and visitors with disabilities will have more chances to camp near Juneau as the result of a recent grant to the Juneau Area State Parks Advisory Board.

Possible loss of nat'l guard worries official
Dimming prospects for the city's getting a new National Guard armory prompted Juneau Assembly member Don Etheridge Jr. on Monday to call for a resolution promoting construction of the facility to Alaska's congressional delegation.

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UAS dean, grade school principal to resign

Flights to and from Juneau bumped by winds
Three planes sat on the tarmac at the Juneau Airport this morning, grounded by weather.

Police and Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported...

Escape clause in the works for class of '02
Three Republican senators are pushing separate proposals that would take some pressure off high school students facing a mandatory competency test next year.

Commission OKs tree cutting near airport to enhance safety
The Juneau Planning Commission voted 6-2 on Tuesday to allow the Juneau Airport to cut down trees along a half-mile of Jordan Creek to improve safety. The airport will plant willows along the stream to partly compensate for damaging fish habitat.

Police and Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported...

Trees may be removed to improve air controllers' view
Juneau Airport officials want to cut down tall trees along about 3,000 feet of Jordan Creek because of safety concerns.

Tee Harbor lodge wins 2nd chance before city
The Juneau Assembly has told the Juneau Planning Commission to look again at its decision to deny a permit to a proposed lodge at North Tee Harbor. Some neighbors, concerned about traffic and what they saw as the project's uncertain scale, had opposed the permit.

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UAS dean, grade school principal to resign

Funds up access to camping spots
Residents and visitors with disabilities will have more chances to camp near Juneau as the result of a recent grant to the Juneau Area State Parks Advisory Board.

Angoon village corp. changes management
Kootznoowoo Inc. announced its president won't renew his contract when it expires in August.

China's human rights slide requires attention
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: The State Department's annual human rights report is deservedly harsh in its criticism of China. Beijing's already sorry record worsened last year, the department finds, most notably in its abuse of religious groups.

It's our debt, too
The following editorial appeared in today's Chicago Tribune: Swashbuckling presidents love budgets that startle.

China's human rights slide requires attention
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: The State Department's annual human rights report is deservedly harsh in its criticism of China. Beijing's already sorry record worsened last year, the department finds, most notably in its abuse of religious groups.

Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth gives readers a forum to express opinions on a variety of issues by telephone. Calls must be limited to one minute and we reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel. The number to call in 586-4636. Then press 8255 to leave your message.

Excellent theater
As a work of the imagination, Theater in the Rough's production of "Hamlet" has to be compared with "Crouching Dragon, Hidden Tiger." The only real difference is that none of TR's actors broke with gravity. Although if they had, I would not have been surprised. By combining excellence in acting, and brilliance in stagecraft, TR's actors and actresses transformed, for a few hours, the minimalist McPhetres Hall into the drafty castles and foggy moors of medieval Denmark.

It's our debt, too
The following editorial appeared in today's Chicago Tribune: Swashbuckling presidents love budgets that startle.

Defying the common, 'knowledgeable' man
As an avid supporter of protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from exploratory drilling, I wanted to comment on a statement made by Sen. Murkowski in last Wednesday's Empire. Sen. Murkowski covertly referred to ANWR conservation supporters as "elitist" individuals who supported million-dollar vacation homes, but no room for natural resource workers.

The cost of DWI
I am saddened by the remarks of our legislators as reported in your Feb. 23 article, "DWI bill trimmed to chop price tag." The projected cost of $100 million a year for the tougher DWI bill is a fraction of the cost that we as citizens pay every year for alcohol-related crashes.

The cost of DWI
I am saddened by the remarks of our legislators as reported in your Feb. 23 article, "DWI bill trimmed to chop price tag." The projected cost of $100 million a year for the tougher DWI bill is a fraction of the cost that we as citizens pay every year for alcohol-related crashes.

No one to blame
This is a reminder to those people with halibut IFQ's and those businesses and institutions that derive income from halibut caught in the IFQ fisheries. On April 9, the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council will meet to make a final decision on management policy for the charter boat fishery as it relates to the overall harvest of the resource.

Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth gives readers a forum to express opinions on a variety of issues by telephone. Calls must be limited to one minute and we reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel. The number to call in 586-4636. Then press 8255 to leave your message.

The Guard's role
This letter is in regards to Fernand Chandonnet's article (Empire, Feb. 27) on the Juneau Armory Project. There are a couple of things that I should have pointed out and didn't when I spoke to Mr. Chandonnet for his article. Although I don't speak for the Alaska National Guard, I am aware that armory project is first on the Alaska Guard's priority list that it submitted to the National Guard Bureau in Washington, D.C. Secondly, the Battalion Headquarters Company with its 12 to 15 jobs was transferred out of Juneau under the Hickel administration and was returned to Juneau under the Knowles administration.

Spread the surplus
If the economy really needs a boost to recover from a too-long series of interest rate hikes last year, let's use the Alaskan method on the national surplus and give everyone a check of equal amount.

Defying the common, 'knowledgeable' man
As an avid supporter of protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from exploratory drilling, I wanted to comment on a statement made by Sen. Murkowski in last Wednesday's Empire. Sen. Murkowski covertly referred to ANWR conservation supporters as "elitist" individuals who supported million-dollar vacation homes, but no room for natural resource workers.

Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth gives readers a forum to express opinions on a variety of issues by telephone. Calls must be limited to one minute and we reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel. The number to call in 586-4636. Then press 8255 to leave your message.

Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth gives readers a forum to express opinions on a variety of issues by telephone. Calls must be limited to one minute and we reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel. The number to call in 586-4636. Then press 8255 to leave your message.

Spread the surplus
If the economy really needs a boost to recover from a too-long series of interest rate hikes last year, let's use the Alaskan method on the national surplus and give everyone a check of equal amount.

The Guard's role
This letter is in regards to Fernand Chandonnet's article (Empire, Feb. 27) on the Juneau Armory Project. There are a couple of things that I should have pointed out and didn't when I spoke to Mr. Chandonnet for his article. Although I don't speak for the Alaska National Guard, I am aware that armory project is first on the Alaska Guard's priority list that it submitted to the National Guard Bureau in Washington, D.C. Secondly, the Battalion Headquarters Company with its 12 to 15 jobs was transferred out of Juneau under the Hickel administration and was returned to Juneau under the Knowles administration.

No one to blame
This is a reminder to those people with halibut IFQ's and those businesses and institutions that derive income from halibut caught in the IFQ fisheries. On April 9, the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council will meet to make a final decision on management policy for the charter boat fishery as it relates to the overall harvest of the resource.

Excellent theater
As a work of the imagination, Theater in the Rough's production of "Hamlet" has to be compared with "Crouching Dragon, Hidden Tiger." The only real difference is that none of TR's actors broke with gravity. Although if they had, I would not have been surprised. By combining excellence in acting, and brilliance in stagecraft, TR's actors and actresses transformed, for a few hours, the minimalist McPhetres Hall into the drafty castles and foggy moors of medieval Denmark.

Empire missed new swim awards
You missed a significant personal best in your coverage of the recent Southeast Age Group Championships swim meet in Petersburg. For the first time, the Southeast Championships awarded two new trophies in a pair of categories instituted to give the small-school teams a chance to compete with the big-school teams. The Board voted to offer three equal trophies for this meet at their meeting last year.

Maryland gets revenge on Duke
DURHAM, N.C. -- Maryland's highest and lowest moments of the season have both come against No. 2 Duke.

Local Scoreboard: Region V Standings
The Region V basketball standings through games of Feb. 24. Standings are for all three Region V classifications and were reported to the Juneau Empire by school officials and basketball coaches. Coaches should fax their boxscores to the Juneau Empire (1-907-586-3028) by Monday afternoon so standings can be updated for each week's Southeast Hoops Roundup feature. Coaches can also e-mail the information to cbingham@juneauempire.com (no text attachments, please).

Juneau Soccer Club strikes gold, bronze in Whitehorse tournament
Two girls teams from the Juneau Soccer Club went to the Frostbite Invitational indoor soccer tournament Feb. 9-11 in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, and returned with a gold and a bronze medal.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Ketchikan boys finally win Region V game
The Ketchikan High School boys basketball team finally got its first Region V-Class 4A victory of the season Friday as the Kings came from behind to beat the Sitka Wolves 62-56 in Ketchikan. On Saturday, Sitka won 67-51 to earn a split of the two-game series.

Ketchikan boys finally win Region V game
The Ketchikan High School boys basketball team finally got its first Region V-Class 4A victory of the season Friday as the Kings came from behind to beat the Sitka Wolves 62-56 in Ketchikan. On Saturday, Sitka won 67-51 to earn a split of the two-game series.

Maryland gets revenge on Duke
DURHAM, N.C. -- Maryland's highest and lowest moments of the season have both come against No. 2 Duke.

Loss of Boozer will be tough on Duke
DURHAM, N.C. -- Mike Krzyzewski tried to look convincing when he said No. 2 Duke had to regroup following its worst loss of the season.

Loss of Boozer will be tough on Duke
DURHAM, N.C. -- Mike Krzyzewski tried to look convincing when he said No. 2 Duke had to regroup following its worst loss of the season.

Sports in Juneau

Empire missed new swim awards
You missed a significant personal best in your coverage of the recent Southeast Age Group Championships swim meet in Petersburg. For the first time, the Southeast Championships awarded two new trophies in a pair of categories instituted to give the small-school teams a chance to compete with the big-school teams. The Board voted to offer three equal trophies for this meet at their meeting last year.

Juneau Soccer Club strikes gold, bronze in Whitehorse tournament
Two girls teams from the Juneau Soccer Club went to the Frostbite Invitational indoor soccer tournament Feb. 9-11 in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, and returned with a gold and a bronze medal.

Local Scoreboard: Region V Standings
The Region V basketball standings through games of Feb. 24. Standings are for all three Region V classifications and were reported to the Juneau Empire by school officials and basketball coaches. Coaches should fax their boxscores to the Juneau Empire (1-907-586-3028) by Monday afternoon so standings can be updated for each week's Southeast Hoops Roundup feature. Coaches can also e-mail the information to cbingham@juneauempire.com (no text attachments, please).

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