Sunday, March 18, 2001

Greenhouse-effect skeptics become believers
When climate expert Gunter Weller first came to Alaska decades ago, he'd pour Scotch into ice-cube trays and watch the Arctic chill flash-freeze the booze into tasty little cubes on the short walk to a party.

Greenhouse-effect skeptics become believers
When climate expert Gunter Weller first came to Alaska decades ago, he'd pour Scotch into ice-cube trays and watch the Arctic chill flash-freeze the booze into tasty little cubes on the short walk to a party.

Turnout sparse at move hearing
Citizens barely outnumbered lawmakers Saturday in a teleconferenced hearing on whether to move legislative sessions from Juneau to Anchorage -- an apparent indication that the bill lacks momentum.

Taking firearms class will speed up border crossing
THE JUNEAU EMPIRE

Turnout sparse at move hearing
Citizens barely outnumbered lawmakers Saturday in a teleconferenced hearing on whether to move legislative sessions from Juneau to Anchorage -- an apparent indication that the bill lacks momentum.

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

Juneau runaways young, vulnerable
Even with no roads out of town, Juneau has its share of runaway kids.

Taking firearms class will speed up border crossing
THE JUNEAU EMPIRE

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Obituaries
Dorothy Ann Jorgensen

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

Juneau runaways young, vulnerable
Even with no roads out of town, Juneau has its share of runaway kids.

Obituaries
Dorothy Ann Jorgensen

Once-controversial spill bill passes House
A bill to bring cruise ships, other large non-tanker vessels and the Alaska Railroad under the state's oil-spill response laws passed the House on Friday, less than year after lawmakers there drastically weakened a similar measure.

Once-controversial spill bill passes House
A bill to bring cruise ships, other large non-tanker vessels and the Alaska Railroad under the state's oil-spill response laws passed the House on Friday, less than year after lawmakers there drastically weakened a similar measure.

After a warm winter, spring will be damp and cool
The National Weather Service has been looking back at winter - and forward to spring.

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After a warm winter, spring will be damp and cool
The National Weather Service has been looking back at winter - and forward to spring.

Around Town
2001: A Home Odyssey. Home show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Centennial Hall. Over 70 exhibitors, prizes (including a trip for two to Mexico), educational seminars, "food encounters." Tickets: $5. Earthlings under 12, $3.

Around Town
2001: A Home Odyssey. Home show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Centennial Hall. Over 70 exhibitors, prizes (including a trip for two to Mexico), educational seminars, "food encounters." Tickets: $5. Earthlings under 12, $3.

Trying to keep Republicans on the ranch
Democrats sparked lengthy discussions this week about closed-door meetings, caucus discipline and budgeting methodology, in the wake of the state budget bill assembled by the House.

The legislative drift
This time around, Juneau may want to wake up and take a more serious interest in the age-old game of move the capital. Make no mistake, if the Legislature moves, the capital and many state employees will be close behind.

Word of Mouth
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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.

Letter: Heliport premature
The idea to relocate existing heliports to alternative sites has been discussed for some time in Juneau. The idea originated from testimony at a public meeting several years ago.

Something new or just a memory lapse?
Marriages today have less than a 50 percent chance of survival, but that doesn't seem to be slowing us down. Every spring, people flock to all manner of special places to declare commitment in the presence of loved ones.

My Turn: A Mendenhall glacier heliport is not a sound solution
I've been a quiet supporter of resident and industry attempts to solve the flightseeing noise problem in a way everyone can live with. I fully agree low-elevation overhead flight paths must be kept away from residential neighborhoods.

My Turn: A Mendenhall glacier heliport is not a sound solution
I've been a quiet supporter of resident and industry attempts to solve the flightseeing noise problem in a way everyone can live with. I fully agree low-elevation overhead flight paths must be kept away from residential neighborhoods.

Trying to keep Republicans on the ranch
Democrats sparked lengthy discussions this week about closed-door meetings, caucus discipline and budgeting methodology, in the wake of the state budget bill assembled by the House.

My Turn: Tongass timber sales lose millions of dollars -- again
The late Sen. Everett Dirksen is often quoted as having said, "A billion here, a couple billion there - first thing you know it adds up to be real money." In Alaska, it would be safe to say that a million here and there would be considered to be "real money" too.

Letter: Leading by example
In response to John S. Sonin's letter to the editor published in Thursday's Empire: I would like to humbly suggest our prayers for this nation be used wisely.

Letter: Separating our community
In his My Turn, John Newell missed the point of the person's comments who wrote to the paper about the motorized and non-motorized trail use.

Letter: Fund anti-tobacco programs
Alaskans disagree on many issues, but when 84 percent of Alaskans agree on one thing, that is amazing. This time, that one thing is how to spend tobacco settlement money.

Letter: Fund anti-tobacco programs
Alaskans disagree on many issues, but when 84 percent of Alaskans agree on one thing, that is amazing. This time, that one thing is how to spend tobacco settlement money.

My Turn: Tongass timber sales lose millions of dollars -- again
The late Sen. Everett Dirksen is often quoted as having said, "A billion here, a couple billion there - first thing you know it adds up to be real money." In Alaska, it would be safe to say that a million here and there would be considered to be "real money" too.

Letter: Heliport premature
The idea to relocate existing heliports to alternative sites has been discussed for some time in Juneau. The idea originated from testimony at a public meeting several years ago.

Something new or just a memory lapse?
Marriages today have less than a 50 percent chance of survival, but that doesn't seem to be slowing us down. Every spring, people flock to all manner of special places to declare commitment in the presence of loved ones.

Letter: Leading by example
In response to John S. Sonin's letter to the editor published in Thursday's Empire: I would like to humbly suggest our prayers for this nation be used wisely.

The legislative drift
This time around, Juneau may want to wake up and take a more serious interest in the age-old game of move the capital. Make no mistake, if the Legislature moves, the capital and many state employees will be close behind.

Letter: Separating our community
In his My Turn, John Newell missed the point of the person's comments who wrote to the paper about the motorized and non-motorized trail use.

Sitka boys upset Juneau to win Region V-Class 4A title
Sitka High School boys basketball coach Bob Potrzuski stood in the background, a wry smile on his face as he watched his players, one by one, climb up a ladder to take their turns cutting down the net.

Mount Edgecumbe girls upset Ketchikan for Southeast title
The Mount Edgecumbe girls basketball team made Region V history Saturday night as the Braves became just the second Class 3A champion to beat a Class 4A champ in the annual Southeast championship crossover games.

Sports in Juneau

Sitka boys upset Juneau to win Region V-Class 4A title
Sitka High School boys basketball coach Bob Potrzuski stood in the background, a wry smile on his face as he watched his players, one by one, climb up a ladder to take their turns cutting down the net.

Ketchikan girls beat Juneau for second straight region title
The Ketchikan High School girls basketball team still hasn't been honored with a banner for the Region V-Class 4A title it won last year. But now the Kings want to see two new banners in the rafters of their school gym.

Duckworths keep on rolling
Just minutes before the featured middleweight bout Friday night at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall, Gabe Duckworth nimbly bounced around his corner.

Duckworths keep on rolling
Just minutes before the featured middleweight bout Friday night at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall, Gabe Duckworth nimbly bounced around his corner.

Sports in Juneau

Ketchikan girls beat Juneau for second straight region title
The Ketchikan High School girls basketball team still hasn't been honored with a banner for the Region V-Class 4A title it won last year. But now the Kings want to see two new banners in the rafters of their school gym.

Mount Edgecumbe girls upset Ketchikan for Southeast title
The Mount Edgecumbe girls basketball team made Region V history Saturday night as the Braves became just the second Class 3A champion to beat a Class 4A champ in the annual Southeast championship crossover games.

Mt. Edgecumbe girls claim 3A title
After nearly blowing an 18-point lead in the semifinals, the Mount Edgecumbe High School girls basketball team made sure there was no letdown the next night as the Braves grabbed another big lead.

Mt. Edgecumbe girls claim 3A title
After nearly blowing an 18-point lead in the semifinals, the Mount Edgecumbe High School girls basketball team made sure there was no letdown the next night as the Braves grabbed another big lead.

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