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Wednesday, March 21, 2001

Briefly

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

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.

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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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.

In the Tank

Science grants help students study ecosystems
Hands-on science has become the rule at Glacier Valley Elementary since two fifth grade teachers there were awarded $5,000 grants by the Alaska Science & Technology Foundation or ASTF.

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Around Town

Obituary

Gardening
The varied thrush sings his one note song as he looks over his empire, seeing the nodding pearls on those wriggling withes that are the buds of salmonberries and the slippery fingertips of new growth clutching elderberry stems as the urge to grow expands over his domain. Wrapping the foreshore, sliding up the sunny slopes and concentrating in hollows hidden from the wind, the first shoots and emergent tips are returning to our part of the universe. They carry tales from the other side, that underground world; the root-wrapped paradise where life is lived at another, much slower speed.

Around Town

Thank You

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Around Town

Engaged

Engaged

Gardening
The varied thrush sings his one note song as he looks over his empire, seeing the nodding pearls on those wriggling withes that are the buds of salmonberries and the slippery fingertips of new growth clutching elderberry stems as the urge to grow expands over his domain. Wrapping the foreshore, sliding up the sunny slopes and concentrating in hollows hidden from the wind, the first shoots and emergent tips are returning to our part of the universe. They carry tales from the other side, that underground world; the root-wrapped paradise where life is lived at another, much slower speed.

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Renewing enthusiasm for life
Shortly after Elizabeth's husband passed away, she moved to Juneau to live with her son and daughter-in-law. At that time, Elizabeth was not in good health, physically or emotionally. She was depressed and afraid to be by herslef, yet her son Bill and his wife needed to go to work during the week, leaving her alone all day. Bill turned to his friend Dr. Susan Hunter-Joerns for help regarding his mom, who was weak, underweight, and in a wheelchair. Dr. Hunter-Joerns wrote a prescription which changed their lives.

Science grants help students study ecosystems
Hands-on science has become the rule at Glacier Valley Elementary since two fifth grade teachers there were awarded $5,000 grants by the Alaska Science & Technology Foundation or ASTF.

Obituary

Renewing enthusiasm for life
Shortly after Elizabeth's husband passed away, she moved to Juneau to live with her son and daughter-in-law. At that time, Elizabeth was not in good health, physically or emotionally. She was depressed and afraid to be by herslef, yet her son Bill and his wife needed to go to work during the week, leaving her alone all day. Bill turned to his friend Dr. Susan Hunter-Joerns for help regarding his mom, who was weak, underweight, and in a wheelchair. Dr. Hunter-Joerns wrote a prescription which changed their lives.

Thank You

Around Town

Fast ferries running through choppy water at state Capitol
State transportation officials face skepticism in the House about whether their fast ferry concept for Southeast is being phased in properly.

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

Schools try for cash to save jobs
The Juneau School Board voted Tuesday to ask the city for $450,000 in federal timber-sale funds to save three teacher jobs, buy more textbooks and upgrade computers. But it may need to rethink the decision.

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.

Schools try for cash to save jobs
The Juneau School Board voted Tuesday to ask the city for $450,000 in federal timber-sale funds to save three teacher jobs, buy more textbooks and upgrade computers. But it may need to rethink the decision.

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

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

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Fast ferries running through choppy water at state Capitol
State transportation officials face skepticism in the House about whether their fast ferry concept for Southeast is being phased in properly.

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

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.

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.

Golf course still on hold
Hoping to get a green light Tuesday from the Juneau Planning Commission on its permit to build a golf course on North Douglas, developer Totem Creek Inc. was told instead its application is incomplete.

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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.

University breaks ground on new classroom wing
When University of Alaska Southeast student Josh Horst first arrived at the Juneau campus four years ago, he wondered what he'd gotten himself into.

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

Golf course still on hold
Hoping to get a green light Tuesday from the Juneau Planning Commission on its permit to build a golf course on North Douglas, developer Totem Creek Inc. was told instead its application is incomplete.

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.

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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.

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.

University breaks ground on new classroom wing
When University of Alaska Southeast student Josh Horst first arrived at the Juneau campus four years ago, he wondered what he'd gotten himself into.

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.

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.

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...

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

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.

The selection of judges
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: President Bush's advisers this week formally notified the American Bar Association that they will no longer ask the professional group to screen potential judges on the basis of competence, integrity and suitability. That this strategy is inimical to the nation's fundamental interest in an independent judiciary is obvious. That conservatives pursue this ideological course at the peril of their own cause is equally certain.

We must work with Forest Service to solve Juneau's noise problem
I spoke at the CBJ Assembly meeting Monday night to express my disappointment with the failure of flightseeing mediation. Despite the position of the hired consulting firm, Triangle Associates of Seattle, failure of mediation cannot be blamed on those who chose not to participate. Rather, failure was due to the decision to hire Triangle in the first place. Had the Forest Service employed an Alaska firm for mediation, the noise issue might have been resolved by now.

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.

Encourage quieter helicopters
It sounds too obvious, but one of the simplest ways to reduce helicopter noise is to use quieter helicopters.

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.

Pay down the debt
I don't think we should have a prosperity dividend at all. I believe the money should be used as a payment into the trillion dollar debt. The more that debt is ignored the more likely it will become a mortal wound, festering until it is too late to do anything about it.

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 selection of judges
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: President Bush's advisers this week formally notified the American Bar Association that they will no longer ask the professional group to screen potential judges on the basis of competence, integrity and suitability. That this strategy is inimical to the nation's fundamental interest in an independent judiciary is obvious. That conservatives pursue this ideological course at the peril of their own cause is equally certain.

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.

We must work with Forest Service to solve Juneau's noise problem
I spoke at the CBJ Assembly meeting Monday night to express my disappointment with the failure of flightseeing mediation. Despite the position of the hired consulting firm, Triangle Associates of Seattle, failure of mediation cannot be blamed on those who chose not to participate. Rather, failure was due to the decision to hire Triangle in the first place. Had the Forest Service employed an Alaska firm for mediation, the noise issue might have been resolved by now.

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.

Encourage quieter helicopters
It sounds too obvious, but one of the simplest ways to reduce helicopter noise is to use quieter helicopters.

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.

Pay down the debt
I don't think we should have a prosperity dividend at all. I believe the money should be used as a payment into the trillion dollar debt. The more that debt is ignored the more likely it will become a mortal wound, festering until it is too late to do anything about it.

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.

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.

Kake claims top seeds in Region V-Class 2A tourney
The Kake High School boys and girls basketball teams came out second best at last year's Region V-Class 2A tournament.

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.

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.

Sports in Juneau

Local Scoreboard: Region V Standings

Local Scoreboard: Region V Standings

Sports in Juneau

Kake claims top seeds in Region V-Class 2A tourney
The Kake High School boys and girls basketball teams came out second best at last year's Region V-Class 2A tournament.

Sports in Juneau

Tompkins back in action, crashes
It wasn't the best return to action, but U.S. Disabled Ski Team member Joe Tompkins of Juneau was back on the slopes today at the U.S. Disabled Alpine Championships despite two broken legs.

Tompkins back in action, crashes
It wasn't the best return to action, but U.S. Disabled Ski Team member Joe Tompkins of Juneau was back on the slopes today at the U.S. Disabled Alpine Championships despite two broken legs.

Sports in Juneau

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