Friday, March 2, 2001

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.

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Weekend Best Bets
The prince of Denmark, the king of Siam and five Irish sisters are eager to entertain you this weekend. In addition to the royalty, a Native American poet, three artists, a half-dozen skilled weavers and a dozen accomplished musicians will also be sharing their considerable talents.

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Living and growing
The past few weeks have been what winter is supposed to be like in Juneau - cold, clear weather, some snow on the ground and Twin Lakes frozen over. The frozen lake has provided untold hours of recreation for hundreds of people - everything from ice fishing to hockey to skating to cross country skiing. Those with dogs have found a whole new frozen world to explore and, in some cases, pulled in a sled by a willing canine.

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Obituary

Around Town

Award winners from annual high school science fair
The Ninth Annual Capital City High School Science Fair, held Saturday at the Marie Drake gym, attracted 161 students who had 57 individual projects and 46 team projects, organizers said. The fair is privately sponsored.

Living and growing
The past few weeks have been what winter is supposed to be like in Juneau - cold, clear weather, some snow on the ground and Twin Lakes frozen over. The frozen lake has provided untold hours of recreation for hundreds of people - everything from ice fishing to hockey to skating to cross country skiing. Those with dogs have found a whole new frozen world to explore and, in some cases, pulled in a sled by a willing canine.

Obituary

Finding willow roses during the winter
Roses in winter? Take a walk out by Mendenhall Glacier or anywhere else in Juneau where you're likely to find willow bushes, and you will probably see them: brown, papery growths that look like small roses at the ends of willow branches. Some grow as large as golf balls, and sometimes there are so many of them a bush looks like the start of a dried flower arrangement.

Finding willow roses during the winter
Roses in winter? Take a walk out by Mendenhall Glacier or anywhere else in Juneau where you're likely to find willow bushes, and you will probably see them: brown, papery growths that look like small roses at the ends of willow branches. Some grow as large as golf balls, and sometimes there are so many of them a bush looks like the start of a dried flower arrangement.

Award winners from annual high school science fair
The Ninth Annual Capital City High School Science Fair, held Saturday at the Marie Drake gym, attracted 161 students who had 57 individual projects and 46 team projects, organizers said. The fair is privately sponsored.

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Weddings

Weddings

Obituaries

Around Town

Around Town

Weekend Best Bets
The prince of Denmark, the king of Siam and five Irish sisters are eager to entertain you this weekend. In addition to the royalty, a Native American poet, three artists, a half-dozen skilled weavers and a dozen accomplished musicians will also be sharing their considerable talents.

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Obituaries

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.

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

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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.

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."

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.

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Duo did right thing at right time
Juneau snowboarders Charlie Howard and Dave Dammann rode the slope below Hogsback Ridge after noon Thursday, shortly before it tore loose under Adam Roy and Stephan Drake.

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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.

Ravenstail revival revisited at city museum
Just 20 years ago, an ancient weaving technique used by Southeast Alaska Natives was on the brink of extinction.

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

Athletes end torch run on Capitol steps
Gusts of chilly wind wrestled with the flame, but the warmth of Olympic spirit won the match.

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.

Ravenstail revival revisited at city museum
Just 20 years ago, an ancient weaving technique used by Southeast Alaska Natives was on the brink of extinction.

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.

City may help pay for quieter aircraft
The city wants to open its coffers to local flightseeing operators and will introduce an ordinance at Monday night's assembly meeting that subsidizes helicopter tour providers for buying quieter machines.

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.

Halford minimizes state's revenue problem
Senate President Rick Halford says things are good in Alaska state government, despite anxiety in some quarters about the lack of a formal, long-range fiscal plan.

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.

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.

Avalanche Facts

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

Duo did right thing at right time
Juneau snowboarders Charlie Howard and Dave Dammann rode the slope below Hogsback Ridge after noon Thursday, shortly before it tore loose under Adam Roy and Stephan Drake.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Two escape white death
Adam Roy wasn't just lucky, he was prepared, when he was swept 2,000 feet down a mountain and buried briefly by an avalanche Thursday afternoon near Eaglecrest Ski Area.

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.

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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.

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

City may help pay for quieter aircraft
The city wants to open its coffers to local flightseeing operators and will introduce an ordinance at Monday night's assembly meeting that subsidizes helicopter tour providers for buying quieter machines.

Avalanche Facts

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Halford minimizes state's revenue problem
Senate President Rick Halford says things are good in Alaska state government, despite anxiety in some quarters about the lack of a formal, long-range fiscal plan.

Briefly

Athletes end torch run on Capitol steps
Gusts of chilly wind wrestled with the flame, but the warmth of Olympic spirit won the match.

Two escape white death
Adam Roy wasn't just lucky, he was prepared, when he was swept 2,000 feet down a mountain and buried briefly by an avalanche Thursday afternoon near Eaglecrest Ski Area.

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

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.

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.

Report card on drugs earns a failing grade
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Every year on March 1, the White House issues a report card on the drug-fighting performance of other countries. The purpose of the report is to induce other nations to cooperate in the U.S. war against narcotics. What it actually does is anger the countries involved and convince them of Washington's arrogance.

Preventive measures on the trail
I am a family physician and have cared for trauma victims with devastating injuries, but my special interest is in preventive medicine. I am concerned about off-road vehicles (ORV's) using our hiking trails. ORV's create hazards that could be prevented by providing totally separate recreational use areas. I am grateful that a steering committee is looking at how we can develop safe year-round trail use for ORV's.

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?

'Huffing' bill is a work in progress
I would like to respond to your editorial from Sunday, Feb. 25 regarding legislation that I am sponsoring this session addressing inhalant abuse or "huffing."

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.

Ecstasy background
I am a concerned citizen, and what happens in this community really matters to me. The article in Monday's Empire about the drug ecstasy and the worries of school board members really got my attention.

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.

Report card on drugs earns a failing grade
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Every year on March 1, the White House issues a report card on the drug-fighting performance of other countries. The purpose of the report is to induce other nations to cooperate in the U.S. war against narcotics. What it actually does is anger the countries involved and convince them of Washington's arrogance.

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?

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.

Preventive measures on the trail
I am a family physician and have cared for trauma victims with devastating injuries, but my special interest is in preventive medicine. I am concerned about off-road vehicles (ORV's) using our hiking trails. ORV's create hazards that could be prevented by providing totally separate recreational use areas. I am grateful that a steering committee is looking at how we can develop safe year-round trail use for ORV's.

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?

'Huffing' bill is a work in progress
I would like to respond to your editorial from Sunday, Feb. 25 regarding legislation that I am sponsoring this session addressing inhalant abuse or "huffing."

Ecstasy background
I am a concerned citizen, and what happens in this community really matters to me. The article in Monday's Empire about the drug ecstasy and the worries of school board members really got my attention.

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?

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.

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.

Sports in Juneau

Local Scoreboard: Iditarod 2001 Start List

Sports in Juneau

Five-time Iditarod champ looks for another victory
ANCHORAGE - Cheechakos from the Lower 48 might have a hard time getting their minds around it, but the big question in this year's Iditarod Trail sled dog race is about snow.

Sports in Juneau

Juneau girls hope to stay on track
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team will play its final home games of the season when it face Region V-Class 4A rival Sitka at 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday in a two-game series at the JDHS main gym.

Local Scoreboard: Alaska State Hoops Polls

Sports in Juneau

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.

Juneau man strikes gold at Senior Games
Dean Williams, 83, of Juneau won a gold medal in men's singles at the Palm Desert, Calif., Senior Games tennis competition last month.

Local Scoreboard: Alaska State Hoops Polls

Local Scoreboard: Iditarod 2001 Start List

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.

Five-time Iditarod champ looks for another victory
ANCHORAGE - Cheechakos from the Lower 48 might have a hard time getting their minds around it, but the big question in this year's Iditarod Trail sled dog race is about snow.

Juneau girls hope to stay on track
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team will play its final home games of the season when it face Region V-Class 4A rival Sitka at 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday in a two-game series at the JDHS main gym.

Juneau man strikes gold at Senior Games
Dean Williams, 83, of Juneau won a gold medal in men's singles at the Palm Desert, Calif., Senior Games tennis competition last month.

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