Tuesday, March 27, 2001

Racking up the wine sales
Like everything here but the bite-size samples, wine is huge at Costco Wholesale Corp. Particularly hot is fine wine -- sales are up 42 percent in the last year.

In the Tank

Briefly

Racking up the wine sales
Like everything here but the bite-size samples, wine is huge at Costco Wholesale Corp. Particularly hot is fine wine -- sales are up 42 percent in the last year.

In the Tank

Business Profile

Alaska Airlines seeks Seattle-D.C. route
Alaska Airlines has applied for an open slot at Ronald Reagan National Airport. If the application is approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the airline could fly directly from Seattle to Washington, D.C.

Alaska Airlines seeks Seattle-D.C. route
Alaska Airlines has applied for an open slot at Ronald Reagan National Airport. If the application is approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the airline could fly directly from Seattle to Washington, D.C.

Briefly

Business Profile

Obituaries

Around Town

Obituaries

Around Town

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

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.

Bill that delays exit exam 2 years moves ahead
The Senate Finance Committee on Monday approved a bill that would delay the high school exit exam requirement until 2004.

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.

Dinner saves SE food bank
A fund-raising event and a donation by a local company have averted a temporary shutdown of the Southeast Alaska Food Bank that had been scheduled for March 31.

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

Legislature 2001: Senator working to ban northern pipeline route
A Kenai Peninsula state senator has introduced legislation that would prohibit construction of the northern route under consideration for a North Slope natural gas pipeline, and he's getting a lot of support.

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.

Bosnia trip turns into aid mission
On Saturday, Jo Paddock-Betts leaves for her third trip to Bosnia-Hercegovina. She and her husband, Jim, will carry duffel bags full of humanitarian aid destined for the elderly of Medugorje, a place she describes as "a little tiny hovel of a town."

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...

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

Bosnia trip turns into aid mission
On Saturday, Jo Paddock-Betts leaves for her third trip to Bosnia-Hercegovina. She and her husband, Jim, will carry duffel bags full of humanitarian aid destined for the elderly of Medugorje, a place she describes as "a little tiny hovel of a town."

Around Town
Today

Briefly

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.

Bill that delays exit exam 2 years moves ahead
The Senate Finance Committee on Monday approved a bill that would delay the high school exit exam requirement until 2004.

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

Dinner saves SE food bank
A fund-raising event and a donation by a local company have averted a temporary shutdown of the Southeast Alaska Food Bank that had been scheduled for March 31.

Around Town
Today

Legislature 2001: Senator working to ban northern pipeline route
A Kenai Peninsula state senator has introduced legislation that would prohibit construction of the northern route under consideration for a North Slope natural gas pipeline, and he's getting a lot of support.

Lawmakers attempt to trim session
A group of freshman and sophomore representatives is investigating whether legislative sessions and state budgeting can be reformed through regular laws, rather than constitutional amendments.

Lawmakers attempt to trim session
A group of freshman and sophomore representatives is investigating whether legislative sessions and state budgeting can be reformed through regular laws, rather than constitutional amendments.

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

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

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."

Word of Mouth
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Simplistic solution to non-existent problem
Looking over the Empire's editorial of March 25 regarding the unnecessary and destructive "exit exams" currently in the process of being foisted on Alaskans, it occurred to me that we really should add another question to this exam:

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 callers identity is verified. Callers names will appear in print. Call 586-4636 and press 8255 to leave a message.

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."

Simplistic solution to non-existent problem
Looking over the Empire's editorial of March 25 regarding the unnecessary and destructive "exit exams" currently in the process of being foisted on Alaskans, it occurred to me that we really should add another question to this exam:

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.

Not inclined to buy
Doctors Ron and Nancy are having a rollicking good time. I'm trying to figure out why.

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

Vital U.S. role in Balkans
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Thousands of Kosovo Albanians demonstrated Monday in the streets of Pristina, their provincial capital, on behalf of their ethnic kin in neighboring Macedonia, where militants are stoking ethnic Albanian revolt against the Slav-controlled government. The unrest threatens to plunge the Balkans into yet another war unless Washington and its NATO allies act swiftly and decisively.

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.

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 callers identity is verified. Callers names will appear in print. Call 586-4636 and press 8255 to leave a message.

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.

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

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."

Vital U.S. role in Balkans
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Thousands of Kosovo Albanians demonstrated Monday in the streets of Pristina, their provincial capital, on behalf of their ethnic kin in neighboring Macedonia, where militants are stoking ethnic Albanian revolt against the Slav-controlled government. The unrest threatens to plunge the Balkans into yet another war unless Washington and its NATO allies act swiftly and decisively.

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.

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."

Not inclined to buy
Doctors Ron and Nancy are having a rollicking good time. I'm trying to figure out why.

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

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.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

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.

Hoonah, Sitka women advance
The Premiere Women's Bracket opened up Gold Medal Tournament play Monday night with the Hoonah Ladies claiming a 63-55 victory over the Angoon Kwaan, while Sitka's Daughters of the American Legion overwhelmed Klawock Prince of Whales 70-51 in the late game at Juneau-Douglas High School.

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.

Hoonah, Klukwan eliminated from tourney
Hoonah Old-Timers will not make it a three-peat in the Legendary C Bracket of the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament.

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

55TH ANNUAL GOLD MEDAL TOURNAMENT BOXSCORES

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.

Kake turns up its Tlingit Heat on Sitka
After coming up short in last year's championship game of the Mighty B Bracket of the Gold Medal Tournament, Kake Tlingit Heat did a minor retooling for a run at this year's title.

Sports in Juneau
Today, March 26

Hoonah, Klukwan eliminated from tourney
Hoonah Old-Timers will not make it a three-peat in the Legendary C Bracket of the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament.

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.

55TH ANNUAL GOLD MEDAL TOURNAMENT BOXSCORES

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.

Kake turns up its Tlingit Heat on Sitka
After coming up short in last year's championship game of the Mighty B Bracket of the Gold Medal Tournament, Kake Tlingit Heat did a minor retooling for a run at this year's title.

Sports in Juneau
Today, March 26

Hoonah, Sitka women advance
The Premiere Women's Bracket opened up Gold Medal Tournament play Monday night with the Hoonah Ladies claiming a 63-55 victory over the Angoon Kwaan, while Sitka's Daughters of the American Legion overwhelmed Klawock Prince of Whales 70-51 in the late game at Juneau-Douglas High School.

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