Monday, March 26, 2001

Obituaries

Obituaries

Around Town

Around Town

Tapping the tourist dollar
Robyn Marriott has spent nearly a decade honing the art of fusing glass to make plates, jewelry and other glassware. Several years ago it was just a hobby, but she wondered if tourists would buy her products.

Tapping the tourist dollar
Robyn Marriott has spent nearly a decade honing the art of fusing glass to make plates, jewelry and other glassware. Several years ago it was just a hobby, but she wondered if tourists would buy her products.

Briefly
Study would look at gender bias in state pay and Senator introduces hate crimes bill

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

Where can the working poor find dental care?
Fiona Campbell has worked hard all her adult life but has never made enough money to have health insurance. Without coverage, something as common as a toothache necessitates her spending hours just trying to wangle a dental appointment.

Bear committee pushes proposals
Winter is barely over, yet local biologists already are hearing reports of black bears returning to familiar haunts: The back yards and alleys that held the promise of garbage before.

Where can the working poor find dental care?
Fiona Campbell has worked hard all her adult life but has never made enough money to have health insurance. Without coverage, something as common as a toothache necessitates her spending hours just trying to wangle a dental appointment.

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

It's official: Group files to move session
The chairman of the Alaskan Independence Party and two other sponsors of an initiative to move legislative sessions out of Juneau are one step closer to putting the question on the state ballot.

The bruins are coming! The bruins are coming!
A recent "Prairie Home Companion" radio show had a joke about the difference between black bear dung and brown bear dung: the black bear dung is small and contains berries; grizzly dung has lots of bells in it and smells like pepper spray.

The bruins are coming! The bruins are coming!
A recent "Prairie Home Companion" radio show had a joke about the difference between black bear dung and brown bear dung: the black bear dung is small and contains berries; grizzly dung has lots of bells in it and smells like pepper spray.

Correction

Yakutat head tax survives 1st talks
The first round of talks between cruise line officials and Yakutat leaders did not kill a passenger tax on the city's books since January or solve environmental concerns.

Juneau firefighters donate engine
Capital City Fire & Rescue has donated a fire truck to Delta Junction to replace an engine lost in a March 7 accident.

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

Ketchikan voters weigh head tax issue
KETCHIKAN - When Ketchikan residents go to the polls next week, they'll see a familiar Southeast Alaska issue on the ballot.

Around Town
Today

Local Gathering of the Tribes slated for July
When Garfield Katasse scanned the audience at The Gathering of the Tribes Pow Wow last September he liked what he saw.

Yakutat head tax survives 1st talks
The first round of talks between cruise line officials and Yakutat leaders did not kill a passenger tax on the city's books since January or solve environmental concerns.

Correction

Ketchikan voters weigh head tax issue
KETCHIKAN - When Ketchikan residents go to the polls next week, they'll see a familiar Southeast Alaska issue on the ballot.

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

Local Gathering of the Tribes slated for July
When Garfield Katasse scanned the audience at The Gathering of the Tribes Pow Wow last September he liked what he saw.

Juneau firefighters donate engine
Capital City Fire & Rescue has donated a fire truck to Delta Junction to replace an engine lost in a March 7 accident.

It's official: Group files to move session
The chairman of the Alaskan Independence Party and two other sponsors of an initiative to move legislative sessions out of Juneau are one step closer to putting the question on the state ballot.

Briefly
Study would look at gender bias in state pay and Senator introduces hate crimes bill

Around Town
Today

Bear committee pushes proposals
Winter is barely over, yet local biologists already are hearing reports of black bears returning to familiar haunts: The back yards and alleys that held the promise of garbage before.

Governor's 'must have' bill in limbo
Prospects for cruise ship legislation remain uncertain after the unveiling of a citizen initiative to impose a $75 head tax on the industry.

Letter: No more excuses
The Empire's Sunday editorial acknowledges that while Alaska's educational system is - and has been for some time - flawed, it almost parenthetically notes the knowledge requirements of "an insatiably challenging society" and that "having waited for at least a generation (we) are impatient for an educational revolution."

Governor's 'must have' bill in limbo
Prospects for cruise ship legislation remain uncertain after the unveiling of a citizen initiative to impose a $75 head tax on the industry.

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.

It's time to say 'the road stops here'
"I guess all land is precious, but the part that the people uniformly would not want to spoil, will not be despoiled." - President Bush, March 13, 2001 from a press statement on the Roadless Area Conservation Rule. This comment was tailored to answer the more than 1.6 million people who responded, 96 percent in favor of the rule, in over 600 public meetings over a three-year period.

My Turn: Personal rapid transit system may be the way to go
By JIM KING

Multitasking vs. an entire Bette Davis movie
In the office, there always has been an employee evaluation criteria about making good use of your time. Each year you had to try to convince your boss that the rubber band target competitions you set up were a team-building exercise and that the paper clip chains you made were a choking hazard mitigation and an example of personal initiative.

My Turn: Mediation halt no mere misunderstanding
n the Empire's March 19 article on the demise of the flightseeing mediation effort, Mr. Pete Griffin, of the U.S. Forest Service, and Mr. Bob Englebrecht, of NorthStar Trekking, dismissed the specter of bad faith in the U.S. Forest Service's issuance of permits for the 2001 tourist season as a mere "misunderstanding."

Letter: Leadership issues
In July of 1989 I wrote the first version of a position paper predicting social problems, racial conflict, and similar ills for the future in the state of Alaska.

Letter: Leadership issues
In July of 1989 I wrote the first version of a position paper predicting social problems, racial conflict, and similar ills for the future in the state of Alaska.

The Taiwan arms decision
An ambitious annual weapons shopping list from Taiwan is forcing the Bush administration to define its China policy before, perhaps, the new team is entirely ready.

Letter: No more excuses
The Empire's Sunday editorial acknowledges that while Alaska's educational system is - and has been for some time - flawed, it almost parenthetically notes the knowledge requirements of "an insatiably challenging society" and that "having waited for at least a generation (we) are impatient for an educational revolution."

Multitasking vs. an entire Bette Davis movie
In the office, there always has been an employee evaluation criteria about making good use of your time. Each year you had to try to convince your boss that the rubber band target competitions you set up were a team-building exercise and that the paper clip chains you made were a choking hazard mitigation and an example of personal initiative.

The Taiwan arms decision
An ambitious annual weapons shopping list from Taiwan is forcing the Bush administration to define its China policy before, perhaps, the new team is entirely ready.

Exit exam fairness

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.

Exit exam fairness

My Turn: Personal rapid transit system may be the way to go
By JIM KING

My Turn: Mediation halt no mere misunderstanding
n the Empire's March 19 article on the demise of the flightseeing mediation effort, Mr. Pete Griffin, of the U.S. Forest Service, and Mr. Bob Englebrecht, of NorthStar Trekking, dismissed the specter of bad faith in the U.S. Forest Service's issuance of permits for the 2001 tourist season as a mere "misunderstanding."

It's time to say 'the road stops here'
"I guess all land is precious, but the part that the people uniformly would not want to spoil, will not be despoiled." - President Bush, March 13, 2001 from a press statement on the Roadless Area Conservation Rule. This comment was tailored to answer the more than 1.6 million people who responded, 96 percent in favor of the rule, in over 600 public meetings over a three-year period.

Duke, Maryland head to Final Four
PHILADELPHIA -- It has been a long year, waiting, watching, working. A year ago, as Michigan State won the national title by outrunning Florida, the Duke basketball players vowed that this season would end differently.

Sports in Juneau
Today, March 26

Let the games begin
When the Hoonah Old Timers claimed their second straight championship in the Legendary C Bracket of the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament last year, it was the passing of an era.

Wrangell tops Craig for third at 3A state
Brad Angerman scored 34 points and grabbed 17 rebounds Saturday as the Wrangell Wolves claimed third place at the boys Class 3A state basketball tournament with a 79-66 victory over the Craig Panthers at Anchorage's Sullivan Arena.

Slalom skiers Puckett and Schlopy share super-G title
WHITEFISH, Mont. -- Slalom specialists Casey Puckett and Erik Schlopy showed they also can win a speed race, sharing victory in the men's super-G Saturday at the U.S. Alpine nationals.

55th Annual Gold Tournament Box Scores and Rankings
THE MIGHTY 'B' BRACKET

Angoon, Kake win state berths
After losing four key players from last year's region and state championship teams, the Angoon High School boys basketball team knew there were going to be some big shoes to fill as the Eagles entered the season.

Juneau bowler inducted into state's hall of fame
When Juneau's Ron Nielsen went to Fairbanks this past weekend, it wasn't just for the Alaska state bowling tournament.

Angoon, Kake win state berths
The Kake High School girls basketball team will be making another trip to the state tournament at Service High School in Anchorage next weekend.

Yakutat holds off late Hoonah rally
Greg Valle's jumper with 11 seconds remaining gave Yakutat ANS a thrilling 114-113 victory over the Hoonah Old-Timers in Legendary C Bracket action Sunday in the opening day of the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament.

Slalom skiers Puckett and Schlopy share super-G title
WHITEFISH, Mont. -- Slalom specialists Casey Puckett and Erik Schlopy showed they also can win a speed race, sharing victory in the men's super-G Saturday at the U.S. Alpine nationals.

Hoonah slips past Angoon
The first game of a tournament can be the toughest, so Hoonah was happy when it jumped out to an early lead against Angoon A.N.B. in Sunday's first round of the Mighty B Bracket of the 2001 Gold Medal Tournament at Juneau-Douglas High School's main gym.

Let the games begin
When the Hoonah Old Timers claimed their second straight championship in the Legendary C Bracket of the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament last year, it was the passing of an era.

Sports in Juneau
Today, March 26

Angoon, Kake win state berths
The Kake High School girls basketball team will be making another trip to the state tournament at Service High School in Anchorage next weekend.

55th Annual Gold Tournament Box Scores and Rankings
THE MIGHTY 'B' BRACKET

Sports in Juneau

Juneau bowler inducted into state's hall of fame
When Juneau's Ron Nielsen went to Fairbanks this past weekend, it wasn't just for the Alaska state bowling tournament.

Duke, Maryland head to Final Four
PHILADELPHIA -- It has been a long year, waiting, watching, working. A year ago, as Michigan State won the national title by outrunning Florida, the Duke basketball players vowed that this season would end differently.

Yakutat holds off late Hoonah rally
Greg Valle's jumper with 11 seconds remaining gave Yakutat ANS a thrilling 114-113 victory over the Hoonah Old-Timers in Legendary C Bracket action Sunday in the opening day of the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament.

Angoon, Kake win state berths
After losing four key players from last year's region and state championship teams, the Angoon High School boys basketball team knew there were going to be some big shoes to fill as the Eagles entered the season.

Hoonah slips past Angoon
The first game of a tournament can be the toughest, so Hoonah was happy when it jumped out to an early lead against Angoon A.N.B. in Sunday's first round of the Mighty B Bracket of the 2001 Gold Medal Tournament at Juneau-Douglas High School's main gym.

Wrangell tops Craig for third at 3A state
Brad Angerman scored 34 points and grabbed 17 rebounds Saturday as the Wrangell Wolves claimed third place at the boys Class 3A state basketball tournament with a 79-66 victory over the Craig Panthers at Anchorage's Sullivan Arena.

Sports in Juneau

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