Saturday, March 3, 2001

Obituary

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.

Thank you

Thank you

FYI

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.

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.

Around Town

Obituary

Briefly

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.

Weddings

FYI

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.

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.

Weddings

Around Town

Briefly

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Briefly

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.

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.

Avalanche Facts

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.

Avalanche Facts

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.

'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."

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

Local Scoreboard: Iditarod 2001 Start List

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.

Sports in Juneau

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: Iditarod 2001 Start List

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.

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 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.

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.

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