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Friday, March 9, 2001

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Around Town

Thank you

Weddings

Around Town

United volunteers made it a banner year
Results of the United Way of Southeast Alaska campaign 2000 prove that the selfless spirit of the heart is alive and well in Southeast.

Living and growing
I had the privilege this past week of reading the spiritual journal of May Key, an 80year-old wooman in our church, who died this past Saturday. May raised six children and sought to live her life for Jesus. With permission of her daughter, Carol bartlett, i share with you a few of her journal entries. The selected excerpts were writte by may the last two months of her life after she was diagnosed with lung cancer. May they encourage your faith journey and be atribute to May's life and love for Jesus.

Thank you

Weddings

Obituary

Obituary

Living and growing
I had the privilege this past week of reading the spiritual journal of May Key, an 80year-old wooman in our church, who died this past Saturday. May raised six children and sought to live her life for Jesus. With permission of her daughter, Carol bartlett, i share with you a few of her journal entries. The selected excerpts were writte by may the last two months of her life after she was diagnosed with lung cancer. May they encourage your faith journey and be atribute to May's life and love for Jesus.

Weekend Best Bets
This weekend the Capital City Quilters host their 16th annual quilt show at Centennial Hall. I'm not a quilter, I don't sew, and I'm baffled by the patience and attention to detail this work clearly requires. But I enjoy this show every year. It's sort of like viewing large abstract paintings - in fabric. There are at least 130 quilts, and there are always real gems. The show is free, and if you have any questions about quilting these are the people to ask. They'll be demonstrating and talking about the work. The show opens at 10 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m. Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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Obituary

Weekend Best Bets
This weekend the Capital City Quilters host their 16th annual quilt show at Centennial Hall. I'm not a quilter, I don't sew, and I'm baffled by the patience and attention to detail this work clearly requires. But I enjoy this show every year. It's sort of like viewing large abstract paintings - in fabric. There are at least 130 quilts, and there are always real gems. The show is free, and if you have any questions about quilting these are the people to ask. They'll be demonstrating and talking about the work. The show opens at 10 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m. Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Around Town

Around Town

Obituary

United volunteers made it a banner year
Results of the United Way of Southeast Alaska campaign 2000 prove that the selfless spirit of the heart is alive and well in Southeast.

Natasha Zahn Pristas: Water colorist, block printer

Newbery winner to offer tips on writing
I t seems unlikely that a schoolgirl who hated history would grow up to be a historical novelist.

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Newbery winner to offer tips on writing
I t seems unlikely that a schoolgirl who hated history would grow up to be a historical novelist.

Halls of color
Juneau quilter Sally Dwyer has seen her craft come a long way in 17 years. She remembers the dark age of double-knit polyester, back in the mid-1980s.

Natasha Zahn Pristas: Water colorist, block printer

Halls of color
Juneau quilter Sally Dwyer has seen her craft come a long way in 17 years. She remembers the dark age of double-knit polyester, back in the mid-1980s.

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

Abortion bill calls for more info for moms
Doctors would not be allowed to perform abortions in Alaska unless they fully informed mothers of the risks and told them the age of the fetus, under a bill that got its first hearing Thursday.

One-stop landfill expands options
Recycling in Juneau is expanding. It has graduated from a glass crusher operating in a state parking lot one morning a week to a city-funded center that accepts a wider variety of recyclables and is open two full days.

Juneau Color: Riding out the redistricting storm
Today could be the last weekday of what Gordon Harrison calls "the calm before the storm."

Legislative session slower than usual
With this year's legislative session half over, the Legislature has completed work on just three bills - two renaming roads and one re-establishing the state Board of Public Accountancy.

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Governor requests cost of his eviction
The Knowles administration has asked for an architectural analysis of what it would cost to move the governor's and lieutenant governor's offices out of the Capitol.

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

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

Abortion bill calls for more info for moms
Doctors would not be allowed to perform abortions in Alaska unless they fully informed mothers of the risks and told them the age of the fetus, under a bill that got its first hearing Thursday.

Snowshoers win gold after training in sand
As a racing medium, snow may be overrated. Just ask the Egyptian Snowshoe Team at the 2001 Special Olympics World Winter Games.

Legislative session slower than usual
With this year's legislative session half over, the Legislature has completed work on just three bills - two renaming roads and one re-establishing the state Board of Public Accountancy.

Legislature 2001: Bill alters exit exam
A Republican lawmaker threw a safety net Wednesday to high school juniors expected to fail a mandatory competency test next year.

Snowshoers win gold after training in sand
As a racing medium, snow may be overrated. Just ask the Egyptian Snowshoe Team at the 2001 Special Olympics World Winter Games.

Ex-legislator Hugh Malone dies in Italy
Douglas resident Hugh Malone, a former speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives, has been killed in a boating accident in Italy, according to Attorney General Bruce Botelho.

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Governor's bill targets cruise lines
Labeling cruise ships "a unique and growing threat to the environment in this state," a bill introduced this morning by Gov. Tony Knowles would make Alaska the first state in the nation to regulate the industry.

Legislature 2001: Bill alters exit exam
A Republican lawmaker threw a safety net Wednesday to high school juniors expected to fail a mandatory competency test next year.

Malone died from falling on rocks after waves hit
Douglas resident and former Alaska House Speaker Hugh Malone, 57, died Thursday when he was knocked down by a wave on a rocky beach and apparently struck his head while vacationing near Genoa, Italy, his sister said today.

One-stop landfill expands options
Recycling in Juneau is expanding. It has graduated from a glass crusher operating in a state parking lot one morning a week to a city-funded center that accepts a wider variety of recyclables and is open two full days.

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

Malone died from falling on rocks after waves hit
Douglas resident and former Alaska House Speaker Hugh Malone, 57, died Thursday when he was knocked down by a wave on a rocky beach and apparently struck his head while vacationing near Genoa, Italy, his sister said today.

Governor requests cost of his eviction
The Knowles administration has asked for an architectural analysis of what it would cost to move the governor's and lieutenant governor's offices out of the Capitol.

Juneau Color: Riding out the redistricting storm
Today could be the last weekday of what Gordon Harrison calls "the calm before the storm."

Ex-legislator Hugh Malone dies in Italy
Douglas resident Hugh Malone, a former speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives, has been killed in a boating accident in Italy, according to Attorney General Bruce Botelho.

Governor's bill targets cruise lines
Labeling cruise ships "a unique and growing threat to the environment in this state," a bill introduced this morning by Gov. Tony Knowles would make Alaska the first state in the nation to regulate the industry.

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Toward a safe season
Princess Tours is in the process of training its 70 local driver-guides in preparation for the 2001 tour season. These local residents are your friends, neighbors, and your children's' teachers many of whom have worked for Princess for several years.

Looking at ergonomics
The following editorial appeared in today's Providence Journal: Bravo to Congress for halting workplace ergonomics rules - 1,600 pages worth - rushed through by President Clinton to take effect four days before he left office, instead of letting the incoming Bush administration tackle the problem.

Toward a safe season
Princess Tours is in the process of training its 70 local driver-guides in preparation for the 2001 tour season. These local residents are your friends, neighbors, and your children's' teachers many of whom have worked for Princess for several years.

Almost impossible to challenge
As an aquatic farm applicant who has been battling the Alaska Department of Fish & Game for almost two years in our struggle to acquire aquatic shellfish farming permits, I would like to comment on the issue of shellfish farming regulations.

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. We reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel. Callers must leave their name and a number at which they can be contacted (usually between 8 a.m. and noon). 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.

Getting JDHS to COMDEX In Y2K+1
Next year at JDHS we will take a giant step toward the use and maintenance of technology in our school. We have secured a Tech-Literacy grant to free up a few key staff members to start working with our English teachers toward increasing the integration of technology to promote literacy for all students. JDHS is ripe for this positive change; a change we can all buy into because we, the staff, witness some small success every day we engage students with technology.

Almost impossible to challenge
As an aquatic farm applicant who has been battling the Alaska Department of Fish & Game for almost two years in our struggle to acquire aquatic shellfish farming permits, I would like to comment on the issue of shellfish farming regulations.

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. We reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel. Callers must leave their name and a number at which they can be contacted (usually between 8 a.m. and noon). 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.

Ask more of North Korea
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Anyone looking this week for clarity or even consistency in the Bush administration's policy toward North Korea would have been perplexed.

Ask more of North Korea
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Anyone looking this week for clarity or even consistency in the Bush administration's policy toward North Korea would have been perplexed.

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. We reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel. Callers must leave their name and a number at which they can be contacted (usually between 8 a.m. and noon). 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.

Looking at ergonomics
The following editorial appeared in today's Providence Journal: Bravo to Congress for halting workplace ergonomics rules - 1,600 pages worth - rushed through by President Clinton to take effect four days before he left office, instead of letting the incoming Bush administration tackle the problem.

The Taliban's other outrage
The following editorial appeared in today's Chicago Tribune: For at least a millennium and a half, the Buddhas of Bamiyan towered over a mountain valley in central Afghanistan. The statues were carved out of sandstone cliffs; the taller one, soaring 175 feet, is the tallest Buddha in the world.

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. We reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel. Callers must leave their name and a number at which they can be contacted (usually between 8 a.m. and noon). 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.

Getting JDHS to COMDEX In Y2K+1
Next year at JDHS we will take a giant step toward the use and maintenance of technology in our school. We have secured a Tech-Literacy grant to free up a few key staff members to start working with our English teachers toward increasing the integration of technology to promote literacy for all students. JDHS is ripe for this positive change; a change we can all buy into because we, the staff, witness some small success every day we engage students with technology.

The Taliban's other outrage
The following editorial appeared in today's Chicago Tribune: For at least a millennium and a half, the Buddhas of Bamiyan towered over a mountain valley in central Afghanistan. The statues were carved out of sandstone cliffs; the taller one, soaring 175 feet, is the tallest Buddha in the world.

Do we deserve the capital?
Juneau has barely maintained its position as the capital of Alaska. I believe we need to continually ask ourselves this question, do we deserve the honor? Here is an example: When Centennial Hall was built it was an oasis of warmth and hospitality. The beautiful lobby and comfortable orange couches warmed the heart of a tired visitor. It formed a great meeting place for old friends now separated by great distances. That spirit left a feeling that made people want to come back.

Do we deserve the capital?
Juneau has barely maintained its position as the capital of Alaska. I believe we need to continually ask ourselves this question, do we deserve the honor? Here is an example: When Centennial Hall was built it was an oasis of warmth and hospitality. The beautiful lobby and comfortable orange couches warmed the heart of a tired visitor. It formed a great meeting place for old friends now separated by great distances. That spirit left a feeling that made people want to come back.

Sports in Juneau

Swingley first into Iditarod's halfway point
IDITAROD -- Defending champion Doug Swingley was the first musher into this namesake Gold Rush ghost town as leaders in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race reached the midpoint of the 1,100-mile event.

Crimson Bear boys hope to exorcise demons of loss
Saturday's 70-49 loss to the Sitka Wolves had the chilling effect of a slap in the face.

Sports in Juneau

Local Scoreboard: Alaska State Hoops Polls

Juneau girls battle Ketchikan for title
Riding a three-game winning streak, the Juneau-Douglas girls basketball team will travel to the hostile confines of Ketchikan High School for its regular-season finales, tonight at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 6:15 p.m.

Fiedler feasts on gourmet meal at Anvik
ANVIK -- A sleepy Linwood Fiedler feasted on lobster, smoked duck and champagne and shared his gourmet meal with villagers after reclaiming the lead in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Crimson Bear boys hope to exorcise demons of loss
Saturday's 70-49 loss to the Sitka Wolves had the chilling effect of a slap in the face.

Local Scoreboard: Alaska State Hoops Polls

Fiedler feasts on gourmet meal at Anvik
ANVIK -- A sleepy Linwood Fiedler feasted on lobster, smoked duck and champagne and shared his gourmet meal with villagers after reclaiming the lead in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Sports in Juneau

Stell an all-American skier
Kevin Stell of Juneau earned all-American honors after finishing fourth in Thursday's giant slalom race at the NCAA Skiing Championships in Ripton, Va.

Swingley first into Iditarod's halfway point
IDITAROD -- Defending champion Doug Swingley was the first musher into this namesake Gold Rush ghost town as leaders in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race reached the midpoint of the 1,100-mile event.

Sports in Juneau

Stell an all-American skier
Kevin Stell of Juneau earned all-American honors after finishing fourth in Thursday's giant slalom race at the NCAA Skiing Championships in Ripton, Va.

Juneau girls battle Ketchikan for title
Riding a three-game winning streak, the Juneau-Douglas girls basketball team will travel to the hostile confines of Ketchikan High School for its regular-season finales, tonight at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 6:15 p.m.

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