Thursday, March 1, 2001

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.

Avalanche near Eaglecrest buries one; victim is rescued by companion
JUNEAU - A Colorado man swept about 2,000 feet down a mountainside and buried by an avalanche near Eaglecrest Ski Area on Thursday was rescued by a companion, the ski area's manager said.

Avalanche near Eaglecrest buries one; victim is rescued by companion
JUNEAU - A Colorado man swept about 2,000 feet down a mountainside and buried by an avalanche near Eaglecrest Ski Area on Thursday was rescued by a companion, the ski area's manager said.

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.

Around Town

Pet of the week

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'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.

Obituaries

Around Town

Obituaries

Thank you

'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.

Pet of the week

Around Town

Thank you

Around Town

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Calendar

Group show: Putting life on paper
Painting can be like playing golf - you don't want too many strokes.

Winds of change in the Irish countryside
The Irish countryside in 1936 was home to a mix of pagan sensibilities and Catholic values. Five Irish sisters confront their cultural traditions and the changes life brings to their family farmstead in County Donegal in "Dancing at Lughnasa."

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Showcase offers 8 concerts in 1 night
Sensuous and dramatic, melancholy and lovely is how Juneau pianist Phil Miscovich described Frederic Chopin's "Nocturne in B flat minor." The melody contains all the mystic crooning and lurking voluptuousness of its composer, he added.

Showcase offers 8 concerts in 1 night
Sensuous and dramatic, melancholy and lovely is how Juneau pianist Phil Miscovich described Frederic Chopin's "Nocturne in B flat minor." The melody contains all the mystic crooning and lurking voluptuousness of its composer, he added.

Winds of change in the Irish countryside
The Irish countryside in 1936 was home to a mix of pagan sensibilities and Catholic values. Five Irish sisters confront their cultural traditions and the changes life brings to their family farmstead in County Donegal in "Dancing at Lughnasa."

Group show: Putting life on paper
Painting can be like playing golf - you don't want too many strokes.

Briefly
UAS dean, grade school principal to resign

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

Chief Justice seeks cooperation with lawmakers
While there is some natural tension between the branches of government, Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Dana Fabe said Wednesday that improved communications and cooperative projects can make for a better working relationship.

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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.

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

KTOO's 'Gavel to Gavel' considers adding captioning for deaf viewers
Three days of demonstrations proved closed captioning of "Gavel to Gavel" can be done.

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.

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.

KTOO's 'Gavel to Gavel' considers adding captioning for deaf viewers
Three days of demonstrations proved closed captioning of "Gavel to Gavel" can be done.

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

Temblor delays jets to Juneau
A 6.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Washington state Wednesday is causing delays for Alaska Airlines passengers today.

Correction

Quake damage about $2 billion
SEATTLE - A day after the region's strongest earthquake in a half-century, most Western Washington residents headed for work, school and their daily business as usual, grateful for only a close call.

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

Taxes: Seniors still on the hook, nonprofits off
The city will continue to let registered nonprofit groups off the hook when it comes to paying sales taxes. But Juneau Assembly members at a Finance Committee meeting Wednesday couldn't decide whether local seniors should keep that same privilege.

Elton wants GOP to pay for closed primaries
If Republicans want a closed primary election, they can pay for their own, says Juneau Democratic Sen. Kim Elton.

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.

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

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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UAS dean, grade school principal to resign

Correction

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.

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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.

Elton wants GOP to pay for closed primaries
If Republicans want a closed primary election, they can pay for their own, says Juneau Democratic Sen. Kim Elton.

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?

Taxes: Seniors still on the hook, nonprofits off
The city will continue to let registered nonprofit groups off the hook when it comes to paying sales taxes. But Juneau Assembly members at a Finance Committee meeting Wednesday couldn't decide whether local seniors should keep that same privilege.

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.

Quake damage about $2 billion
SEATTLE - A day after the region's strongest earthquake in a half-century, most Western Washington residents headed for work, school and their daily business as usual, grateful for only a close call.

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

Temblor delays jets to Juneau
A 6.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Washington state Wednesday is causing delays for Alaska Airlines passengers today.

GOP refuses to pay for some abortions
No matter what doctors and judges might say, key Republican legislators say there are some abortions they won't pay for.

Chief Justice seeks cooperation with lawmakers
While there is some natural tension between the branches of government, Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Dana Fabe said Wednesday that improved communications and cooperative projects can make for a better working relationship.

GOP refuses to pay for some abortions
No matter what doctors and judges might say, key Republican legislators say there are some abortions they won't pay for.

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.

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.

Conservation is better
Adults tell us (children) that we are to be movers and the shakers, that we are responsible for the world of tomorrow. However, those same adults are making choices that affect our tomorrow, choices we are unable to make, and we may not agree with. How can I "move" or "shake" a world that is being destroyed?

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Containing a rogue state
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's Miami Herald: With Secretary of State Colin Powell as its point man, the Bush administration is refocusing the nation's Mideast strategy back where it was a decade ago on containing Iraq's Saddam Hussein. The question: Why?

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.

Minimum wage hike won't solve problem
The term "minimum wage" is misleading. It should be called "starting wage," or "entry-level wage," because the majority of those whose entire compensation is based on this wage are under 21, entry-level, inexperienced workers hoping to gain the necessary experience that will allow them to get a raise or a different job with greater responsibilities and higher pay.

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.

Containing a rogue state
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's Miami Herald: With Secretary of State Colin Powell as its point man, the Bush administration is refocusing the nation's Mideast strategy back where it was a decade ago on containing Iraq's Saddam Hussein. The question: Why?

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.

Conservation is better
Adults tell us (children) that we are to be movers and the shakers, that we are responsible for the world of tomorrow. However, those same adults are making choices that affect our tomorrow, choices we are unable to make, and we may not agree with. How can I "move" or "shake" a world that is being destroyed?

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.

Minimum wage hike won't solve problem
The term "minimum wage" is misleading. It should be called "starting wage," or "entry-level wage," because the majority of those whose entire compensation is based on this wage are under 21, entry-level, inexperienced workers hoping to gain the necessary experience that will allow them to get a raise or a different job with greater responsibilities and higher pay.

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.

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

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.

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.

Local Scoreboard: Alaska State Hoops Polls

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.

Juneau boys can clinch in Sitka
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team only needs one Region V-Class 4A victory this weekend when it travels south to play the Sitka Wolves.

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).

Boozer may be back for NCAAs
The second-ranked Duke Blue Devils were cautiously optimistic after hearing an update on center Carlos Boozer's foot injury Wednesday.

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).

Sports in Juneau

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

Juneau boys can clinch in Sitka
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team only needs one Region V-Class 4A victory this weekend when it travels south to play the Sitka Wolves.

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.

Boozer may be back for NCAAs
The second-ranked Duke Blue Devils were cautiously optimistic after hearing an update on center Carlos Boozer's foot injury Wednesday.

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.

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.

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.

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

Sports in Juneau

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