Friday, March 23, 2001

FYI

Around Town
Today

Keeping windows open to the other side
Sometimes brief events occurring in seconds leave us with ripples of meaning that nourish us for years.

Weddings

Weekend Best Bets
Music and theater are at the forefront this weekend, with a new play opening tonight and several good bands in town.

Peer counseling: Seniors who volunteer to help elders
James, 75, who lost his wife over a year ago, lives alone and is becoming gradually more withdrawn and depressed. Of course, he is still grieving, but he has dropped the hobbies he once loved, even woodworking, and has shown no interest in resuming any of them, nor the social contacts he once enjoyed. As his activity has declined, so has his health. Can he be helped?

Peer counseling: Seniors who volunteer to help elders
James, 75, who lost his wife over a year ago, lives alone and is becoming gradually more withdrawn and depressed. Of course, he is still grieving, but he has dropped the hobbies he once loved, even woodworking, and has shown no interest in resuming any of them, nor the social contacts he once enjoyed. As his activity has declined, so has his health. Can he be helped?

Obituary

Obituary

FYI

Around Town

Briefly

Keeping windows open to the other side
Sometimes brief events occurring in seconds leave us with ripples of meaning that nourish us for years.

Weekend Best Bets
Music and theater are at the forefront this weekend, with a new play opening tonight and several good bands in town.

Obituary

Around Town

Weddings

Obituary

Around Town
Today

Briefly

Briefly

Songwriter Cindy Pearson returns with a new sound
Cindy Pearson has reinvented herself in the name of having more fun.

Life on the edge
Left, Hester La Negrita is overcome with emotion while telling her children a story in the play. La Negrita is a character of courage who has made bad choices, said Stacey Robinson, who plays her.

Briefly

Calendar

Calendar

Reveling in the roots of country and bluegrass
The Undertakin Daddies are self-described Post Atomic Hillbillies. Guitarist Bob Hamilton pauses as he describes what that means.

Songwriter Cindy Pearson returns with a new sound
Cindy Pearson has reinvented herself in the name of having more fun.

Life on the edge
Left, Hester La Negrita is overcome with emotion while telling her children a story in the play. La Negrita is a character of courage who has made bad choices, said Stacey Robinson, who plays her.

Reveling in the roots of country and bluegrass
The Undertakin Daddies are self-described Post Atomic Hillbillies. Guitarist Bob Hamilton pauses as he describes what that means.

Low temps wipe out old records, new buds
Pans of skim ice on Gastineau Channel and drooping rhododendrons are two of the signs that Juneau is experiencing a chill unusual for the last half of March. But relief might be on the way this weekend.

Low temps wipe out old records, new buds
Pans of skim ice on Gastineau Channel and drooping rhododendrons are two of the signs that Juneau is experiencing a chill unusual for the last half of March. But relief might be on the way this weekend.

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

USFS pulls out of Centennial Hall
The U.S. Forest Service's upcoming move from Centennial Hall leaves the city-owned and -operated convention center with about $45,000 less in its annual revenues and a 2,256-square-foot space to fill.

Senate OKs bill giving diplomas to vets
JUNEAU - The state Senate unanimously approved a bill Wednesday that would let the state award diplomas to World War II veterans who didn't finish high school.

Legislature 2001: Lawmakers wrestle with primaries
A hearing Thursday about options for a new primary election system in Alaska failed to resolve some basic issues, including whether the Legislature has a duty to act.

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

Push for cancer care bill
Speaking at a rally for women's health on the Capitol steps, Gov. Tony Knowles solicited support Wednesday for a bill that would pay for breast and cervical cancer treatment for some women who lack insurance.

City retools tourism funds
The Juneau Assembly Finance Committee on Wednesday carved money from several other tourist-related projects to help fund a shoreside electric system that will reduce smoke from some cruise ships.

Briefly

Head tax may go on state ballot
Cruise lines would pay a $75 head tax under a citizen initiative that industry critics want to see on the statewide election ballot next year.

Head tax may go on state ballot
Cruise lines would pay a $75 head tax under a citizen initiative that industry critics want to see on the statewide election ballot next year.

4 women honored for efforts to improve lives
Four women will be honored on Saturday by Aiding Women in Abuse and Rape Emergencies for their contributions to the lives of women and children in Juneau.

4 women honored for efforts to improve lives
Four women will be honored on Saturday by Aiding Women in Abuse and Rape Emergencies for their contributions to the lives of women and children in Juneau.

City retools tourism funds
The Juneau Assembly Finance Committee on Wednesday carved money from several other tourist-related projects to help fund a shoreside electric system that will reduce smoke from some cruise ships.

Legislature 2001: Lawmakers wrestle with primaries
A hearing Thursday about options for a new primary election system in Alaska failed to resolve some basic issues, including whether the Legislature has a duty to act.

Wright: Designing angel wings and elephant skins
Costumer Marilyn Wright has dressed jackals and elephants, angels and strippers, giant puppets and small children.

Briefly

Push for cancer care bill
Speaking at a rally for women's health on the Capitol steps, Gov. Tony Knowles solicited support Wednesday for a bill that would pay for breast and cervical cancer treatment for some women who lack insurance.

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

Senate OKs bill giving diplomas to vets
JUNEAU - The state Senate unanimously approved a bill Wednesday that would let the state award diplomas to World War II veterans who didn't finish high school.

Wright: Designing angel wings and elephant skins
Costumer Marilyn Wright has dressed jackals and elephants, angels and strippers, giant puppets and small children.

USFS pulls out of Centennial Hall
The U.S. Forest Service's upcoming move from Centennial Hall leaves the city-owned and -operated convention center with about $45,000 less in its annual revenues and a 2,256-square-foot space to fill.

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

Support vets', pioneers' home
Alaska's unique system of caring for its senior citizens in Pioneers' Homes was established by the territorial legislature in a Marine Corps barracks in Sitka. Now, 88 years after the first home was established, we can honor the contributions of Alaska's veterans while maintaining the same high quality of care for our seniors.

No job for an insider
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: The $100 billion-a-year pharmaceutical industry, which contributed $4.4 million to George W. Bush and the Republican Party in last year's election campaigns, is now pressing the administration to select one of three favored-son candidates to head the Food and Drug Administration.

Support vets', pioneers' home
Alaska's unique system of caring for its senior citizens in Pioneers' Homes was established by the territorial legislature in a Marine Corps barracks in Sitka. Now, 88 years after the first home was established, we can honor the contributions of Alaska's veterans while maintaining the same high quality of care for our seniors.

Conscientious carrier
I would like to thank our paperboy, Dylan, for his excellent service. A special thanks to Dylan and Officer Brink for reporting that our front door was found open when Dylan was delivering the paper.

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.

30 oil, gas fields yet to be tapped
Our Legislature recently approved $1.85 million for Arctic Power, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to lobby for oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The grant was part of a supplemental budget bill designed to fund unforeseen expenses of our state agencies. The only other special grant contained in HB 117 was $500,000 earmarked for the 2001 Special Olympics.

Fur, sure
Some weeks ago I read a flap in the Empire regarding farmed salmon. I believe Foodland had some farmed fish fillets and the city Assembly reacted with a resolution denouncing fish farming and declaring Juneau to be a farmed fish-free zone. One Assembly person spoke about the evils for industrial fish farming and the need to protect the livelihood and lifestyle of Alaska fishermen.

Rough seas, happy ending
Last weekend the Floyd Dryden band students participated in a musical weekend along with the Hoonah and Sitka Middle School bands in Sitka. Together the three bands formed into on large band for a great final performance. Little did we realize that the winds would create such rough seas requiring the chartered catamaran to hold-up in Sitka.

Fur, sure
Some weeks ago I read a flap in the Empire regarding farmed salmon. I believe Foodland had some farmed fish fillets and the city Assembly reacted with a resolution denouncing fish farming and declaring Juneau to be a farmed fish-free zone. One Assembly person spoke about the evils for industrial fish farming and the need to protect the livelihood and lifestyle of Alaska fishermen.

Circumstances behind the headlines
After being in last month's news and my name and reputation being sensationalized, I feel the need to enlighten my neighbors on the issue that fishermen like myself are facing. The changes in the gillnet fisheries over 40 years have been dramatic. I grew up at Pyramid Harbor on the Chilkat River near Haines. My father and mother homesteaded six acres and had a setnet site there with a little cabin on the beach. I soon learned that the food and candy that I could get at the Haines Packing cannery store was directly related to the amount of fish my dad Karl pulled from our nets.

Circumstances behind the headlines
After being in last month's news and my name and reputation being sensationalized, I feel the need to enlighten my neighbors on the issue that fishermen like myself are facing. The changes in the gillnet fisheries over 40 years have been dramatic. I grew up at Pyramid Harbor on the Chilkat River near Haines. My father and mother homesteaded six acres and had a setnet site there with a little cabin on the beach. I soon learned that the food and candy that I could get at the Haines Packing cannery store was directly related to the amount of fish my dad Karl pulled from our nets.

Lend-Lease memorial
A monumental bronze sculpture celebrating and commemorating the Lend-Lease program between the United States and Russia during World war II has been proposed by the Alaska-Siberia Research Center.

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.

Stuck on doomed ship
Here we are in a different year with the same old bunch singing the same old song. When are we going to see our Legislature walk the talk about fiscal responsibility instead of paying us lip service?

Russia and its spies
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: The Bush administration's announcement of the expulsion of 50 Russian diplomats Thursday and Moscow's angry response came with worrisome echoes of the confrontations of the Cold War. But if the spy dramas of that bygone era have returned, then responsibility must rest not with the new American administration but with that of Russia.

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.

Conscientious carrier
I would like to thank our paperboy, Dylan, for his excellent service. A special thanks to Dylan and Officer Brink for reporting that our front door was found open when Dylan was delivering the paper.

Stuck on doomed ship
Here we are in a different year with the same old bunch singing the same old song. When are we going to see our Legislature walk the talk about fiscal responsibility instead of paying us lip service?

30 oil, gas fields yet to be tapped
Our Legislature recently approved $1.85 million for Arctic Power, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to lobby for oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The grant was part of a supplemental budget bill designed to fund unforeseen expenses of our state agencies. The only other special grant contained in HB 117 was $500,000 earmarked for the 2001 Special Olympics.

Put on the brakes
With the end of our long dark nights in sight and the imminent start-up of another hectic, but lucrative tourist season, we are once again seeing more and more fall-out in the paper about Juneau's burgeoning tourism industry, that is to say:

Rough seas, happy ending
Last weekend the Floyd Dryden band students participated in a musical weekend along with the Hoonah and Sitka Middle School bands in Sitka. Together the three bands formed into on large band for a great final performance. Little did we realize that the winds would create such rough seas requiring the chartered catamaran to hold-up in Sitka.

Russia and its spies
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: The Bush administration's announcement of the expulsion of 50 Russian diplomats Thursday and Moscow's angry response came with worrisome echoes of the confrontations of the Cold War. But if the spy dramas of that bygone era have returned, then responsibility must rest not with the new American administration but with that of Russia.

Lend-Lease memorial
A monumental bronze sculpture celebrating and commemorating the Lend-Lease program between the United States and Russia during World war II has been proposed by the Alaska-Siberia Research Center.

Put on the brakes
With the end of our long dark nights in sight and the imminent start-up of another hectic, but lucrative tourist season, we are once again seeing more and more fall-out in the paper about Juneau's burgeoning tourism industry, that is to say:

No job for an insider
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: The $100 billion-a-year pharmaceutical industry, which contributed $4.4 million to George W. Bush and the Republican Party in last year's election campaigns, is now pressing the administration to select one of three favored-son candidates to head the Food and Drug Administration.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Region V-2A Tournament: Angoon boys open region play with win
The Angoon High School boys basketball team may be the defending Region V-Class 2A champion and the defending Class 2A state champ, but the Eagles don't feel like the returning title-holders.

Sports in Juneau

Boozer returns for Duke, but what's in store?
Duke's Carlos Boozer is a big man who brings with him a characteristic that is invisible, yet impossible to ignore.

Local Scoreboard: Flannagan's Run
Results from the Southeast Roadrunners Flannagan's Run races held Saturday in Douglas.

Boozer returns for Duke, but what's in store?
Duke's Carlos Boozer is a big man who brings with him a characteristic that is invisible, yet impossible to ignore.

Region V-2A Tournament: Higher girls seeds advance in 2A tourney
Unlike another basketball tournament taking place in the nation, the higher seeds in the girls Region V-Class 2A tournament stayed true to form Thursday at the Juneau-Douglas High School main gymnasium.

Local Scoreboard: Racquetball, Tennis & Badminton tournaments

Region V-2A Tournament: Angoon boys open region play with win
The Angoon High School boys basketball team may be the defending Region V-Class 2A champion and the defending Class 2A state champ, but the Eagles don't feel like the returning title-holders.

Local Scoreboard: Alaska State Hoops Polls

Sitka's upset bid fails against Kodiak
The Sitka High School boys basketball team took the undefeated and top-ranked Kodiak Bears to the limit, but in the end the Wolves couldn't pull off the upset as Kodiak claimed a 65-59 victory Thursday in the first round of the Class 4A state tournament at Anchorage's Sullivan Arena.

Local Scoreboard: Racquetball, Tennis & Badminton tournaments

Sports in Juneau

Local Scoreboard: Alaska State Hoops Polls

Local Scoreboard: Flannagan's Run
Results from the Southeast Roadrunners Flannagan's Run races held Saturday in Douglas.

Sitka's upset bid fails against Kodiak
The Sitka High School boys basketball team took the undefeated and top-ranked Kodiak Bears to the limit, but in the end the Wolves couldn't pull off the upset as Kodiak claimed a 65-59 victory Thursday in the first round of the Class 4A state tournament at Anchorage's Sullivan Arena.

Region V-2A Tournament: Higher girls seeds advance in 2A tourney
Unlike another basketball tournament taking place in the nation, the higher seeds in the girls Region V-Class 2A tournament stayed true to form Thursday at the Juneau-Douglas High School main gymnasium.

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