Monday, March 12, 2001

Obituaries

Obituaries

Obituaries

Around Town

Around Town

Living and Growing
(The following is a corrected version of the column that appeared in Friday's Neighbors section. We apologize for the errors published on Friday. - Editor)

Around Town

Around Town

Living and Growing
(The following is a corrected version of the column that appeared in Friday's Neighbors section. We apologize for the errors published on Friday. - Editor)

Obituaries

Can SE charts be trusted?
Compare a waterway to a bathtub filled with water. Place sand, pebbles and rocks at the bottom to represent ocean-floor obstructions, and then add a nail sticking up like a submerged pier.

Can SE charts be trusted?
Compare a waterway to a bathtub filled with water. Place sand, pebbles and rocks at the bottom to represent ocean-floor obstructions, and then add a nail sticking up like a submerged pier.

Lawmakers lean toward small hike in alcohol tax
Leaders of the state House are working behind the scenes on a possible alcohol tax increase.

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

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

Antiques event includes appraisals
Lisa Peterson shares a cautionary tale she can't get out of her mind: An elderly couple was befriended by a clever antiques dealer, who bought a photo from them for $100. The dealer then resold it for $3,000.

Soto faces 45 years for crimes
Rey Joel Soto has been sentenced to serve 45 years in prison for killing Kenneth Thomas and for his role in the robbery and beating of Alfred Torres Sr. 15 months ago outside a mobile home near Willoughby Avenue.

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

Budgeting battle begins
As the House Finance Committee began assembling the 2002 state operating budget Saturday, members talked more about a long-range fiscal plan "accidentally" than they have on purpose for the past 60 days, said Rep. Eric Croft.

Correction

Bye bye, influenza; hello fifth's disease
Alaska seems to have avoided the brunt of a major flu outbreak but a minor illness, called fifth's disease, is now showing its splotched face, medical professionals say.

All six Juneau athletes win Special Olympics awards
ANCHORAGE - Cross-country skier Sarah Maas of Anchorage joined Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer in extinguishing the Special Olympics Flame of Hope on Sunday night, officially ending the 2001 World Winter Games Alaska.

Bye bye, influenza; hello fifth's disease
Alaska seems to have avoided the brunt of a major flu outbreak but a minor illness, called fifth's disease, is now showing its splotched face, medical professionals say.

Soto faces 45 years for crimes
Rey Joel Soto has been sentenced to serve 45 years in prison for killing Kenneth Thomas and for his role in the robbery and beating of Alfred Torres Sr. 15 months ago outside a mobile home near Willoughby Avenue.

Swingley running toward 4th victory
UNALAKLEET - Montana musher Doug Swingley added to his strong lead in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race today and, barring disaster, appeared poised for his fourth victory.

Ideas for weaving with abandon
Marcia Stier's workshop audiences might be characterized as groups of eager weavers.

Worth a thousand words
Decades ago, two amateur photographers preserved some of the little-documented Filipino history of Juneau.

Swingley running toward 4th victory
UNALAKLEET - Montana musher Doug Swingley added to his strong lead in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race today and, barring disaster, appeared poised for his fourth victory.

Divers work to map a better water rescue
When one of her fellow divers emerged from Twin Lakes, Annette G.E. Smith said he looked more like a monster than a man.

Ideas for weaving with abandon
Marcia Stier's workshop audiences might be characterized as groups of eager weavers.

Briefly

Correction

Worth a thousand words
Decades ago, two amateur photographers preserved some of the little-documented Filipino history of Juneau.

Lawmakers lean toward small hike in alcohol tax
Leaders of the state House are working behind the scenes on a possible alcohol tax increase.

Divers work to map a better water rescue
When one of her fellow divers emerged from Twin Lakes, Annette G.E. Smith said he looked more like a monster than a man.

Antiques event includes appraisals
Lisa Peterson shares a cautionary tale she can't get out of her mind: An elderly couple was befriended by a clever antiques dealer, who bought a photo from them for $100. The dealer then resold it for $3,000.

Budgeting battle begins
As the House Finance Committee began assembling the 2002 state operating budget Saturday, members talked more about a long-range fiscal plan "accidentally" than they have on purpose for the past 60 days, said Rep. Eric Croft.

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

All six Juneau athletes win Special Olympics awards
ANCHORAGE - Cross-country skier Sarah Maas of Anchorage joined Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer in extinguishing the Special Olympics Flame of Hope on Sunday night, officially ending the 2001 World Winter Games Alaska.

Briefly

Malone without peer in understanding grassroots
The Malones lived down the street from us in Kenai and our daughter, Mary, babysat for Hugh and Chris. We served together on the Kenai City Council and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly. His father, Frank, a surveyor, was a first-generation American from Northern Ireland, and his mother, Kate, worked for the court system and was from a politically active Irish-American family in Philadelphia.

Bike path terror
Last Thursday began as a beautiful morning by Juneau standards. It wasn't raining and you could make out the glow of the near full moon behind the clouds. My dogs and I were taking our usual 4 a.m. walk on the bike path, relaxing and enjoying the solitude. Suddenly, I saw a set of headlights come careening down the bike path toward us at a high rate of speed. Words cannot express the intense fear I experienced as I shined my flashlight toward the car and ran for my life. I could have reached out and touched the white full-sized station wagon as it sped by, oblivious to the havoc and painful aftermath they left in their path.

A proposal for peace and quiet
Winter is nearly over, and the quiet days of watching the sun rise on Gastineau Channel will soon be replaced with scenes of a harbor crowded with cruise ships. Floatplanes and helicopters full of tourists will fan out in a 50-mile area, from Taku Glacier to Eagle Glacier. For some, the cacophony of summer is the sound of a seasonal paycheck. For others, the sounds of summer are incessant noise that drives them from their homes and back yards.

Waiting at the gate for Hugh's calls
Hugh Malone became a part of our family after my chocolate Labrador retriever, Kowee, became his friend. Hardly a day went by when Hugh was in Juneau that he didn't drive to our home to pick up Kowee and take her with his own dog, Gussey, to have an adventure.

Waiting at the gate for Hugh's calls
Hugh Malone became a part of our family after my chocolate Labrador retriever, Kowee, became his friend. Hardly a day went by when Hugh was in Juneau that he didn't drive to our home to pick up Kowee and take her with his own dog, Gussey, to have an adventure.

No mere teen prank
The following editorial appeared in Friday's Anchorage Daily News: Some people in Anchorage have the mistaken impression that the recent paint ball attack was just an especially odious teen prank, not a crime specifically aimed at Alaska Natives. "Maybe the teens were really picking on poor people," suggested one recent commentator.

Malone: Father of permanent fund
The paternity of the Alaska Permanent Fund might be settled, with the death of Hugh Malone.

Malone without peer in understanding grassroots
The Malones lived down the street from us in Kenai and our daughter, Mary, babysat for Hugh and Chris. We served together on the Kenai City Council and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly. His father, Frank, a surveyor, was a first-generation American from Northern Ireland, and his mother, Kate, worked for the court system and was from a politically active Irish-American family in Philadelphia.

O'Neill's stock holdings
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Washington Post: When a Treasury secretary happens also to be wealthy, as is often the case, it's hard to know what to do about conflict of interest. There is almost no way such an official can avoid taking positions that have a bearing on his financial self-interest. Current Secretary Paul O'Neill acquired about $100 million worth of Alcoa Inc. stock and stock options in the years he ran the company.

Torch Run gratitude
On March 1 it was my privilege to bring 25 law enforcement officers from around the world to Juneau for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. These officers ran from the Juneau Airport to the Capitol where they were received by some of the legislators and a commendation was presented to them that had been passed by the House and the Senate.

Torch Run gratitude
On March 1 it was my privilege to bring 25 law enforcement officers from around the world to Juneau for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. These officers ran from the Juneau Airport to the Capitol where they were received by some of the legislators and a commendation was presented to them that had been passed by the House and the Senate.

Government peep hole
The bill introduced by Rep. John Coghill, requiring additional information to be dispensed under pain of liability, for women, (not necessarily moms) requesting abortions. Yet again we write laws that focus upon the poor, who can not escape to the Lower 48 to take care of problems.

O'Neill's stock holdings
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Washington Post: When a Treasury secretary happens also to be wealthy, as is often the case, it's hard to know what to do about conflict of interest. There is almost no way such an official can avoid taking positions that have a bearing on his financial self-interest. Current Secretary Paul O'Neill acquired about $100 million worth of Alcoa Inc. stock and stock options in the years he ran the company.

Malone: Father of permanent fund
The paternity of the Alaska Permanent Fund might be settled, with the death of Hugh Malone.

Fair-minded statesman
This is truly a sad day for Alaska. Hugh Malone was one of the finest legislators in the state's short history. Not only was he a brilliant conceptual thinker, he was a statesman of the highest order.

SE Alaska Avalanche Center saves lives, is worthy of support
Remember the last time someone died in a bear attack in Juneau? If you can't, there's nothing wrong with your memory. Despite ample provocation, a bear hasn't killed a human here in decades.

SE Alaska Avalanche Center saves lives, is worthy of support
Remember the last time someone died in a bear attack in Juneau? If you can't, there's nothing wrong with your memory. Despite ample provocation, a bear hasn't killed a human here in decades.

A proposal for peace and quiet
Winter is nearly over, and the quiet days of watching the sun rise on Gastineau Channel will soon be replaced with scenes of a harbor crowded with cruise ships. Floatplanes and helicopters full of tourists will fan out in a 50-mile area, from Taku Glacier to Eagle Glacier. For some, the cacophony of summer is the sound of a seasonal paycheck. For others, the sounds of summer are incessant noise that drives them from their homes and back yards.

The vernal equinox and dust-bunny roundup
Ah, spring! The sun has returned, spreading hope and daylight into the corners of our hearts and homes. I love the part about my heart, but am horrified by what is showing up in the corners of my home. Incredibly ornate and ghostly spider works, for one thing, are appearing and as the new weak rays of sunshine wander around the house, they drive large herds of dust bunnies from sanctuary. It's time to fire up the vacuum and see how true the hepa filter really is.

The vernal equinox and dust-bunny roundup
Ah, spring! The sun has returned, spreading hope and daylight into the corners of our hearts and homes. I love the part about my heart, but am horrified by what is showing up in the corners of my home. Incredibly ornate and ghostly spider works, for one thing, are appearing and as the new weak rays of sunshine wander around the house, they drive large herds of dust bunnies from sanctuary. It's time to fire up the vacuum and see how true the hepa filter really is.

No mere teen prank
The following editorial appeared in Friday's Anchorage Daily News: Some people in Anchorage have the mistaken impression that the recent paint ball attack was just an especially odious teen prank, not a crime specifically aimed at Alaska Natives. "Maybe the teens were really picking on poor people," suggested one recent commentator.

Word of Mouth
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We care the most
I found Kim Metcalfe's column in Sunday's paper fascinating. I am intrigued by the plan she and her friends in the Peace and Quiet Coalition have requested the city Assembly adopt immediately. I also would like to put forward a modest proposal to the assembly and urge its immediate adoption into law. Some of my friends and I have been getting together and we feel that we have come up with an excellent strategy to solve a distressing problem in our community.

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.

False sense of security
I am writing this reply to a letter printed in the Empire on March 2, which was written by a concerned citizen about the drug ecstasy. The message sent out a false sense of security to our young people and surprisingly the Empire printed it.

Hugh Malone, 1944-2001
In an era when some partisans arise each morning as motivated to discredit their political opponents as to accomplish good, it is difficult for an office-holder to be respected on both sides of the proverbial aisle.

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.

Tears of apology, pain
Against the advice of his lawyer, Cmdr. Scott Waddle on Thursday faced the relatives of some of the people killed when the USS Greeneville rammed a Japanese trawler last month.

Bike path terror
Last Thursday began as a beautiful morning by Juneau standards. It wasn't raining and you could make out the glow of the near full moon behind the clouds. My dogs and I were taking our usual 4 a.m. walk on the bike path, relaxing and enjoying the solitude. Suddenly, I saw a set of headlights come careening down the bike path toward us at a high rate of speed. Words cannot express the intense fear I experienced as I shined my flashlight toward the car and ran for my life. I could have reached out and touched the white full-sized station wagon as it sped by, oblivious to the havoc and painful aftermath they left in their path.

Government peep hole
The bill introduced by Rep. John Coghill, requiring additional information to be dispensed under pain of liability, for women, (not necessarily moms) requesting abortions. Yet again we write laws that focus upon the poor, who can not escape to the Lower 48 to take care of problems.

We care the most
I found Kim Metcalfe's column in Sunday's paper fascinating. I am intrigued by the plan she and her friends in the Peace and Quiet Coalition have requested the city Assembly adopt immediately. I also would like to put forward a modest proposal to the assembly and urge its immediate adoption into law. Some of my friends and I have been getting together and we feel that we have come up with an excellent strategy to solve a distressing problem in our community.

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.

False sense of security
I am writing this reply to a letter printed in the Empire on March 2, which was written by a concerned citizen about the drug ecstasy. The message sent out a false sense of security to our young people and surprisingly the Empire printed it.

Hugh Malone, 1944-2001
In an era when some partisans arise each morning as motivated to discredit their political opponents as to accomplish good, it is difficult for an office-holder to be respected on both sides of the proverbial aisle.

Tears of apology, pain
Against the advice of his lawyer, Cmdr. Scott Waddle on Thursday faced the relatives of some of the people killed when the USS Greeneville rammed a Japanese trawler last month.

Fair-minded statesman
This is truly a sad day for Alaska. Hugh Malone was one of the finest legislators in the state's short history. Not only was he a brilliant conceptual thinker, he was a statesman of the highest order.

Juneau boys sweep Kayhi
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team was able to exorcise some demons over the weekend as the Crimson Bears claimed a pair of victories in Ketchikan.

Juneau girls split, but lose region tiebreaker
Courtney Mason scored 11 points -- all in the second half -- to spark the Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team to a 37-34 victory over the Ketchikan Kings Saturday in Ketchikan.

Local Sports briefs

Sports in Juneau

Juneau boys sweep Kayhi
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team was able to exorcise some demons over the weekend as the Crimson Bears claimed a pair of victories in Ketchikan.

Swingley back in front of Iditarod
EAGLE ISLAND -- Doug Swingley built a substantial lead as mushers headed up the Yukon River Saturday in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. But former champion Jeff King appeared to be gaining on him.

Swingley back in front of Iditarod
EAGLE ISLAND -- Doug Swingley built a substantial lead as mushers headed up the Yukon River Saturday in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. But former champion Jeff King appeared to be gaining on him.

Local Sports briefs

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Duke beats Terps in another thriller
ATLANTA -- If there was ever any doubt that March Madness has arrived, Duke and Maryland provided the answer in Saturday's semifinal round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.

Juneau girls split, but lose region tiebreaker
Courtney Mason scored 11 points -- all in the second half -- to spark the Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team to a 37-34 victory over the Ketchikan Kings Saturday in Ketchikan.

Sports in Juneau

Duke beats Terps in another thriller
ATLANTA -- If there was ever any doubt that March Madness has arrived, Duke and Maryland provided the answer in Saturday's semifinal round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.

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