Wednesday, March 28, 2001

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.

Business Profile

In the Tank

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.

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.

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.

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In the Tank

Business Profile

Around Town

Obituary

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Obituaries

Thank you

Around Town

Around Town

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Gardens, yards will survive unexpected freeze
Glistening silvery in the cold morning light, the first spikes of the new century's first pussywillows glow against the gray clouds. The last week of below-freezing weather has not touched them. Too bad we can't say the same for the more tender members of our plant families.

Gardens, yards will survive unexpected freeze
Glistening silvery in the cold morning light, the first spikes of the new century's first pussywillows glow against the gray clouds. The last week of below-freezing weather has not touched them. Too bad we can't say the same for the more tender members of our plant families.

Pet of the Week

Obituary

Around Town

Pet of the Week

Thank you

Obituaries

Feds push new groundfish plan
People who avoided reading the novel "War and Peace" because the book was too big probably will steer clear of the federal government's new environmental study on ocean fisheries in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska.

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.

Legislature 2001: Wise grants or industry welfare?
Nonprofit corporations would receive state money to lobby and advertise for oil and gas development, mining, timber and other extractive resource industries in Alaska under a bill being considered by the state Senate.

Douglas golf course inches ahead at commission meeting
The golf course planned for North Douglas made some headway before the Juneau Planning Commission at the panel's Tuesday night meeting. At the same time, the commission called on course backer Totem Creek Inc. to supply more information on its application for a permit to develop the course.

Feds push new groundfish plan
People who avoided reading the novel "War and Peace" because the book was too big probably will steer clear of the federal government's new environmental study on ocean fisheries in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska.

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Group forms to fight fiscal gap
Frustrated by inaction on a long-range fiscal plan for the state, moderate Republicans and Democrats formed a new group Tuesday to research and promote potential revenue sources and cost savings for the state.

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."

Mtn. View quilt: Stitching up history
A quilt two and a half years in the making will be officially unveiled at a Thursday open house and serve as a visual welcome to residents and guests entering the center lobby of Mountain View Apartments.

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

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.

Group forms to fight fiscal gap
Frustrated by inaction on a long-range fiscal plan for the state, moderate Republicans and Democrats formed a new group Tuesday to research and promote potential revenue sources and cost savings for the state.

Legislature 2001: Wise grants or industry welfare?
Nonprofit corporations would receive state money to lobby and advertise for oil and gas development, mining, timber and other extractive resource industries in Alaska under a bill being considered by the state Senate.

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.

Douglas golf course inches ahead at commission meeting
The golf course planned for North Douglas made some headway before the Juneau Planning Commission at the panel's Tuesday night meeting. At the same time, the commission called on course backer Totem Creek Inc. to supply more information on its application for a permit to develop the course.

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.

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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.

MADD about lobbying tactics
Supporters of an increased excise tax on alcohol say liquor lobbyists are undermining the resolve of legislators in closed-door meetings.

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

Briefly

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."

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.

Mtn. View quilt: Stitching up history
A quilt two and a half years in the making will be officially unveiled at a Thursday open house and serve as a visual welcome to residents and guests entering the center lobby of Mountain View Apartments.

MADD about lobbying tactics
Supporters of an increased excise tax on alcohol say liquor lobbyists are undermining the resolve of legislators in closed-door meetings.

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.

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.

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

Just a reminder: Bears were here first
I have lived in Alaska for over 50 years, 43 of them here in Juneau. We have had bears here as long as I can recall, but only in recent times has it become a problem.

Taku River fishery must be protected
The United Southeast Alaska Gillnetters (USAG) Association has grave concern about potential impacts on the Taku River fishery by development activities currently under consideration within the Taku watershed.

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.

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.

Party before country
The following editorial appeared in Tuesday's London Daily Telegraph: In the North in particular, country people now feel they are dealing, not with an ordinary disease, but with an almost biblical plague. ...

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.

Kindness appreciated
The family of Hugh Malone would like to express our thanks for the overwhelming suppport and help given to us by the people of Juneau.

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

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:

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.

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.

Trying to end the SATs
The following editorial appeared in today's Providence Journal: Ever since 1996, when California voters passed Proposition 209, which barred, among other things, racial and ethnic preferences in admissions to the state's public colleges, the schools' administrators and faculty members have sought ways to evade the ban. The latest ploy, from Richard Atkinson, president of the University of California system, would be to end the SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) as a requirement for admission to the system's campuses.

Party before country
The following editorial appeared in Tuesday's London Daily Telegraph: In the North in particular, country people now feel they are dealing, not with an ordinary disease, but with an almost biblical plague. ...

Birth control coverage
Thanks for your coverage of the Rally for Women's Health last week. It was great to see the Alaska Senate rally to support a bill to study pay equity for women in the work force. Sadly, there's another bill languishing in its first committee of referral that would do more than just study equity.

Trying to end the SATs
The following editorial appeared in today's Providence Journal: Ever since 1996, when California voters passed Proposition 209, which barred, among other things, racial and ethnic preferences in admissions to the state's public colleges, the schools' administrators and faculty members have sought ways to evade the ban. The latest ploy, from Richard Atkinson, president of the University of California system, would be to end the SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) as a requirement for admission to the system's campuses.

Taku River fishery must be protected
The United Southeast Alaska Gillnetters (USAG) Association has grave concern about potential impacts on the Taku River fishery by development activities currently under consideration within the Taku watershed.

Just a reminder: Bears were here first
I have lived in Alaska for over 50 years, 43 of them here in Juneau. We have had bears here as long as I can recall, but only in recent times has it become a problem.

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

Birth control coverage
Thanks for your coverage of the Rally for Women's Health last week. It was great to see the Alaska Senate rally to support a bill to study pay equity for women in the work force. Sadly, there's another bill languishing in its first committee of referral that would do more than just study equity.

Kindness appreciated
The family of Hugh Malone would like to express our thanks for the overwhelming suppport and help given to us by the people of Juneau.

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.

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.

Klawock charges into C Bracket semifinals
The Klawock Old Totems moved one step closer to the championship round of the Gold Medal Tournament with a 96-80 win over Angoon ANS in Tuesday's Legendary C Bracket quarterfinal game.

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.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Mendes wins a surprising title in women's giant slalom
WHITEFISH, Mont. -- All season, Jonna Mendes went into the starting gate telling herself she would ski fast. This time she followed through -- not just once, but twice.

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.

55th Annual Gold Medal Tournament Boxscores

55TH ANNUAL GOLD MEDAL TOURNAMENT BOXSCORES

Klawock charges into C Bracket semifinals
The Klawock Old Totems moved one step closer to the championship round of the Gold Medal Tournament with a 96-80 win over Angoon ANS in Tuesday's Legendary C Bracket quarterfinal game.

Angoon boys ready to defend 2A state crown
The Angoon High School boys basketball team will begin defending its Class 2A state championship at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday when the Eagles play Matanuska Christian School in the opening round of the state tournament at Anchorage's Service High School.

Angoon boys ready to defend 2A state crown
The Angoon High School boys basketball team will begin defending its Class 2A state championship at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday when the Eagles play Matanuska Christian School in the opening round of the state tournament at Anchorage's Service High School.

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 clobbers Hoonah 72-42
Rose Adams scored 23 points to lead Yakutat to a 72-42 victory over Hoonah in the second round of the Premiere Women's Bracket in Tuesday's Gold Medal Tournament action.

55TH ANNUAL GOLD MEDAL TOURNAMENT BOXSCORES

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Mendes wins a surprising title in women's giant slalom
WHITEFISH, Mont. -- All season, Jonna Mendes went into the starting gate telling herself she would ski fast. This time she followed through -- not just once, but twice.

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.

Haines Merchants back in usual survival mode
Forgive the two-time defending Mighty B Bracket champion Haines Merchants if they weren't too upset about dropping into the losers' bracket during Gold Medal Basketball Tournament play earlier this week at Juneau-Douglas High School.

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.

55th Annual Gold Medal Tournament Boxscores

Yakutat clobbers Hoonah 72-42
Rose Adams scored 23 points to lead Yakutat to a 72-42 victory over Hoonah in the second round of the Premiere Women's Bracket in Tuesday's Gold Medal Tournament action.

Haines Merchants back in usual survival mode
Forgive the two-time defending Mighty B Bracket champion Haines Merchants if they weren't too upset about dropping into the losers' bracket during Gold Medal Basketball Tournament play earlier this week at Juneau-Douglas High School.

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