Sunday, March 4, 2001

Golden Efforts
Local Special Olympics coordinator Mary Gore says the disabled athletes she works with ski better than she does. "They are much more daredevil and they remind me of it when I am tumbling head-over-heels downhill at Eaglecrest," Gore said. " 'When are you going to learn to ski?' they yell at me. They bowl better than I do, too."

Golden Efforts
Local Special Olympics coordinator Mary Gore says the disabled athletes she works with ski better than she does. "They are much more daredevil and they remind me of it when I am tumbling head-over-heels downhill at Eaglecrest," Gore said. " 'When are you going to learn to ski?' they yell at me. They bowl better than I do, too."

Competitions grew up in a Kennedy backyard
The Special Olympics is one of many lasting legacies of the Kennedy family.

Competitions grew up in a Kennedy backyard
The Special Olympics is one of many lasting legacies of the Kennedy family.

Lawmakers, UAF weigh contracts
The University of Alaska Fairbanks is under legislative scrutiny as officials consider using the "best value" bidding process for construction contracts.

Douglas Indian factions continue to wrangle
The Douglas Indian Association may hold a new election to establish who is in charge. Bureau of Indian Affairs officials say they support another election.

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

Douglas Indian factions continue to wrangle
The Douglas Indian Association may hold a new election to establish who is in charge. Bureau of Indian Affairs officials say they support another election.

Obituaries

Official supports predator control to restore moose
State Fish and Game Commissioner Frank Rue said Friday he will support lethal wolf control in a limited area of prime moose habitat near McGrath and four other Interior Alaska villages -- if the Board of Game also halts hunting there until a threatened moose population rebounds.

Correction

Obituaries

Correction

Two-collar family ministers to Juneau flocks
Two roads diverged and Rob and Caroline Bruschi took the one less traveled - they both became priests in the Episcopal Church.

Official supports predator control to restore moose
State Fish and Game Commissioner Frank Rue said Friday he will support lethal wolf control in a limited area of prime moose habitat near McGrath and four other Interior Alaska villages -- if the Board of Game also halts hunting there until a threatened moose population rebounds.

Lawmakers, UAF weigh contracts
The University of Alaska Fairbanks is under legislative scrutiny as officials consider using the "best value" bidding process for construction contracts.

Two-collar family ministers to Juneau flocks
Two roads diverged and Rob and Caroline Bruschi took the one less traveled - they both became priests in the Episcopal Church.

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

Briefly
Weather affects motorized trail use

Around Town
Today

Around Town
Today

Designer creates special gown for Alaska brides
Although he's won design awards and will be featured in a national bridal magazine this summer, Antonio Fermin wants Juneau brides to know he's accessible.

Briefly
Weather affects motorized trail use

Designer creates special gown for Alaska brides
Although he's won design awards and will be featured in a national bridal magazine this summer, Antonio Fermin wants Juneau brides to know he's accessible.

Now the boredom, later comes the madness
Stop me if you've heard this one. The Republican majority in the Legislature, and most Democrats, favor drilling for oil in the Arctic.

Letter: Seniors' input counts
The CBJ Finance Committee meeting Wednesday was revealing. The Mayor's Task Force Report on Fiscal Policy indicated that the cost of seniors' tax exemption "is excessive given the fiscal stress that CBJ is facing." What a ludicrous statement!

Salvage the discussion
Considered on merit, the phasing out of some of the sales tax exemption for senior citizens is worthy of public discussion and, depending on the discussion, possibly worthy of passage.

Elevating the conversation
Beginning Monday, the Juneau Empire will institute a change in policy in qualifying comments to be published in Word of Mouth.

Word of Mouth
Today's column is the last in which callers will be anonymous. Beginning immediately, callers must leave their name and a number at which they can be contacted. Only comments accompanied by a name will be published and only after the caller's identity is verified. Callers' names will appear in print. Call 586-4636 and press 8255 to leave a message. -- Editor

Word of Mouth
Today's column is the last in which callers will be anonymous. Beginning immediately, callers must leave their name and a number at which they can be contacted. Only comments accompanied by a name will be published and only after the caller's identity is verified. Callers' names will appear in print. Call 586-4636 and press 8255 to leave a message. -- Editor

Now the boredom, later comes the madness
Stop me if you've heard this one. The Republican majority in the Legislature, and most Democrats, favor drilling for oil in the Arctic.

In the end, home is where the socks are
Do you ever see people at the airport in winter coming home in beachwear and tans? You wonder if they're secretly freezing to death as you secretly hope it's true. That never crossed my mind last week as my husband I arrived in beachwear and tans.

Letter: Consider the facts about seniors
Before the Juneau Assembly decides to modify or remove the senior citizen sales tax exemption they should consider some facts.

Letter: Seniors' input counts
The CBJ Finance Committee meeting Wednesday was revealing. The Mayor's Task Force Report on Fiscal Policy indicated that the cost of seniors' tax exemption "is excessive given the fiscal stress that CBJ is facing." What a ludicrous statement!

Elevating the conversation
Beginning Monday, the Juneau Empire will institute a change in policy in qualifying comments to be published in Word of Mouth.

Letter: Consider the facts about seniors
Before the Juneau Assembly decides to modify or remove the senior citizen sales tax exemption they should consider some facts.

Salvage the discussion
Considered on merit, the phasing out of some of the sales tax exemption for senior citizens is worthy of public discussion and, depending on the discussion, possibly worthy of passage.

In the end, home is where the socks are
Do you ever see people at the airport in winter coming home in beachwear and tans? You wonder if they're secretly freezing to death as you secretly hope it's true. That never crossed my mind last week as my husband I arrived in beachwear and tans.

Iditarod mushers given big send-off
Dogs strained at their leads and howled with anticipation as mushers competing in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race took to the trail Saturday.

Americans don't have a captive audience
With a cynical laugh, Alaskan competitor Jeremy Teela explained why his sport, biathlon, isn't more popular in the United States.

Crimson Bear boys clinch top seed on Ayers 3-pointer
Joe Ayers hit a 3-pointer with 1.3 seconds left to play Friday night, leading the Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team to a 51-50 victory over the Sitka Wolves at Sitka High School.

Iditarod mushers given big send-off
Dogs strained at their leads and howled with anticipation as mushers competing in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race took to the trail Saturday.

Alborn sets US distance mark: 210 meters
OBERSTDORF, Germany -- Alan Alborn of

Sports in Juneau

Bear girls close out home schedule with two victories
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team celebrated senior night by trouncing Sitka 56-33 Saturday night at the JDHS main gymnasium in an emotional game for both team members and fans.

Americans don't have a captive audience
With a cynical laugh, Alaskan competitor Jeremy Teela explained why his sport, biathlon, isn't more popular in the United States.

Alborn sets US distance mark: 210 meters
OBERSTDORF, Germany -- Alan Alborn of

Bear girls close out home schedule with two victories
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team celebrated senior night by trouncing Sitka 56-33 Saturday night at the JDHS main gymnasium in an emotional game for both team members and fans.

Crimson Bear boys clinch top seed on Ayers 3-pointer
Joe Ayers hit a 3-pointer with 1.3 seconds left to play Friday night, leading the Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team to a 51-50 victory over the Sitka Wolves at Sitka High School.

Sports in Juneau

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