Tuesday, March 20, 2001

CIRI predicts 2000 profits will be biggest ever for any Native corp.
ANCHORAGE - Cook Inlet Region Inc. expects profit for 2000 to exceed $100 million, the largest ever posted by an Alaska Native corporation.

On the Move
Firm adds network administrator: Jim Helm has joined the accounting firm of Elgee, Rehfeld & Funk as network administrator, a new position. Helm is a certified netware administrator and is preparing for the certified netware engineer exam.

In the Tank

Briefly

Alaska Native Wireless bid faces challenge
WASHINGTON - An Alaska Native telecommunications company that scooped up one of three valuable licenses for wireless telephone service in New York City's high-demand market is the subject of a challenge to a recently completed government auction.

In the Tank

CIRI predicts 2000 profits will be biggest ever for any Native corp.
ANCHORAGE - Cook Inlet Region Inc. expects profit for 2000 to exceed $100 million, the largest ever posted by an Alaska Native corporation.

Gateway struggles to recover
As production at Gateway Forest Product's mills in Ketchikan slows this month because of financial problems, the company and the community are dealing with a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing and an uncertain future for 145 employees.

Gateway struggles to recover
As production at Gateway Forest Product's mills in Ketchikan slows this month because of financial problems, the company and the community are dealing with a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing and an uncertain future for 145 employees.

On the Move
Firm adds network administrator: Jim Helm has joined the accounting firm of Elgee, Rehfeld & Funk as network administrator, a new position. Helm is a certified netware administrator and is preparing for the certified netware engineer exam.

Business Profile

Business Profile

Alaska Native Wireless bid faces challenge
WASHINGTON - An Alaska Native telecommunications company that scooped up one of three valuable licenses for wireless telephone service in New York City's high-demand market is the subject of a challenge to a recently completed government auction.

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Around Town

Obituary

Around Town

Obituary

Around Town

Around Town

Obituary

Obituary

Correction

Grease fire causes $100,000 damage to home in the valley
A family was displaced from its Rosedale Street home today after an early morning fire. No one was hurt, but a cat died in the blaze.

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

Forest Service backs off glacier heliport
A proposal to build a heliport on federal land near the Mendenhall Glacier has proved so unpopular among some valley residents that the U.S. Forest Service has shelved the idea.

Petersburg woman takes on obesity stigma
Pepper Hickman Scott is a big woman with bigger goals.

Voluntary tour program gets update for 2001
Tour operators and city officials are trying to dispel what they say is the public's misconception that little progress has been made on minimizing visitor impacts.

Grease fire causes $100,000 damage to home in the valley
A family was displaced from its Rosedale Street home today after an early morning fire. No one was hurt, but a cat died in the blaze.

West Douglas plan on hold
Goldbelt has postponed a project to extend North Douglas Highway to the west side of Douglas Island, opting instead to push for federal funding of a second crossing of Gastineau Channel.

Voluntary tour program gets update for 2001
Tour operators and city officials are trying to dispel what they say is the public's misconception that little progress has been made on minimizing visitor impacts.

SE food bank to shut down
Next week, the Southeast Alaska Food Bank will become as homeless as some of its best customers.

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

Census jeopardizes iceworm district
The release of community and area information by the U.S. Census Bureau on Monday triggered a 30-day deadline for the Alaska Redistricting Board to come up with a draft plan for new House and Senate districts to reflect population shifts.

Mediation on flights called off
A second attempt to mediate flightseeing noise issues crashed and burned before it began.

Briefly

Briefly

SE food bank to shut down
Next week, the Southeast Alaska Food Bank will become as homeless as some of its best customers.

Briefly

Census jeopardizes iceworm district
The release of community and area information by the U.S. Census Bureau on Monday triggered a 30-day deadline for the Alaska Redistricting Board to come up with a draft plan for new House and Senate districts to reflect population shifts.

West Douglas plan on hold
Goldbelt has postponed a project to extend North Douglas Highway to the west side of Douglas Island, opting instead to push for federal funding of a second crossing of Gastineau Channel.

Mediation on flights called off
A second attempt to mediate flightseeing noise issues crashed and burned before it began.

Forest Service backs off glacier heliport
A proposal to build a heliport on federal land near the Mendenhall Glacier has proved so unpopular among some valley residents that the U.S. Forest Service has shelved the idea.

Correction

Briefly

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

Petersburg woman takes on obesity stigma
Pepper Hickman Scott is a big woman with bigger goals.

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

Time for prosperity dividend
The federal government should pay a $500 dividend to all citizens from the $125 billion budget surplus expected this year to fight off an imminent recession. According to Dr. Eileen Appelbaum of the Economic Policy Institute, a one-time payment would give a quick lift to the economy by spurring consumer spending. The economic boom of the 1990s has re-established the United States as the leading world economy. It has increased employment and raised the real wages of all workers. It is imperative that this economic boom be maintained.

Time for prosperity dividend
The federal government should pay a $500 dividend to all citizens from the $125 billion budget surplus expected this year to fight off an imminent recession. According to Dr. Eileen Appelbaum of the Economic Policy Institute, a one-time payment would give a quick lift to the economy by spurring consumer spending. The economic boom of the 1990s has re-established the United States as the leading world economy. It has increased employment and raised the real wages of all workers. It is imperative that this economic boom be maintained.

Bush picks right answer
The following editorial appeared in today's San Jose Mercury News: When President Bush unfurled his sweeping plan for education reform, he relied heavily on standardized testing to measure performance.

Tobacco prevention is preferred
There's a silent scandal happening in our state capitol that needs attention. Three years ago, Alaska along with 45 other states sued the tobacco companies because of the tremendous harm caused by tobacco addiction. The state settled with the tobacco companies and that settlement generates over $25 million a year for Alaska. But that money doesn't come without a price, we gave up our right to ever again sue the tobacco companies for damages

The iditarod and dog care
The following editorial appeared Saturday in the Voice of The (Anchorage) Times...

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.

The Cantwell lesson
The following editorial appeared in Monday's Providence Journal: Maria Cantwell, the Seattle dot-com millionaire who helped finance her own narrow victory over incumbent GOP Sen. Slade Gorton last fall, must be doubly relieved she won her race.

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.

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.

Bush picks right answer
The following editorial appeared in today's San Jose Mercury News: When President Bush unfurled his sweeping plan for education reform, he relied heavily on standardized testing to measure performance.

A serious threat
Those of us who are concerned about the possibility of moving the Legislature and/or the Capital should not be lulled into a false sense of security because there was a sparse turnout for the hearing on the legislative move bill in Anchorage on Saturday.

The Cantwell lesson
The following editorial appeared in Monday's Providence Journal: Maria Cantwell, the Seattle dot-com millionaire who helped finance her own narrow victory over incumbent GOP Sen. Slade Gorton last fall, must be doubly relieved she won her race.

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.

Property dispute
The public should be aware that plans to resurface the Herbert River Truck Trail by the Department of Transportation is premature. This property is still in litigation between the state and the current owners.

Property dispute
The public should be aware that plans to resurface the Herbert River Truck Trail by the Department of Transportation is premature. This property is still in litigation between the state and the current owners.

Tobacco prevention is preferred
There's a silent scandal happening in our state capitol that needs attention. Three years ago, Alaska along with 45 other states sued the tobacco companies because of the tremendous harm caused by tobacco addiction. The state settled with the tobacco companies and that settlement generates over $25 million a year for Alaska. But that money doesn't come without a price, we gave up our right to ever again sue the tobacco companies for damages

A serious threat
Those of us who are concerned about the possibility of moving the Legislature and/or the Capital should not be lulled into a false sense of security because there was a sparse turnout for the hearing on the legislative move bill in Anchorage on Saturday.

The iditarod and dog care
The following editorial appeared Saturday in the Voice of The (Anchorage) Times...

Ramstead wins Iditarod Red Lantern
NOME -- The 29th running of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race came to an end today as Karen Ramstead of Perryvale, Alberta, reached Nome to claim the Red Lantern awarded to the last-place finisher.

Ramstead wins Iditarod Red Lantern
NOME -- The 29th running of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race came to an end today as Karen Ramstead of Perryvale, Alberta, reached Nome to claim the Red Lantern awarded to the last-place finisher.

Sports in Juneau

Boozer cleared to play for Duke
DURHAM, N.C. -- Injured Duke center Carlos Boozer, a Juneau-Douglas High School graduate, was cleared to practice Monday and is expected to play when the Blue Devils take on UCLA in the East Regional semifinals.

Local Scoreboard

Sports in Juneau

Ellis takes Open North American sled dog race title
FAIRBANKS -- Egil Ellis walked away from the ACS Open North American Championship Sled Dog Race with the hardware. But the elation belonged to Buddy Streeper, second to Ellis in the world's oldest and most prestigious sprint race.

Boozer cleared to play for Duke
DURHAM, N.C. -- Injured Duke center Carlos Boozer, a Juneau-Douglas High School graduate, was cleared to practice Monday and is expected to play when the Blue Devils take on UCLA in the East Regional semifinals.

Local Scoreboard

Ellis takes Open North American sled dog race title
FAIRBANKS -- Egil Ellis walked away from the ACS Open North American Championship Sled Dog Race with the hardware. But the elation belonged to Buddy Streeper, second to Ellis in the world's oldest and most prestigious sprint race.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

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