Thursday, March 29, 2001

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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.

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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.

Obituaries

Hsu-Li: Challenging stereotypes with song
Magdalen Hsu-Li's songs "Monkeygirl" and "Submissive" reflect the Seattle singer's artistic niche.

Calendar

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Colored, copied and digitized
A photocopy machine may be one of the most unusual cameras in the arsenal of the Alaska Photographic Arts Association.

Colored, copied and digitized
A photocopy machine may be one of the most unusual cameras in the arsenal of the Alaska Photographic Arts Association.

Hsu-Li: Challenging stereotypes with song
Magdalen Hsu-Li's songs "Monkeygirl" and "Submissive" reflect the Seattle singer's artistic niche.

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Roots rock 'n' roll from the Rev.
From Tulsa to Tokyo, Los Angeles to Skagway, the Rev. Neil Down has brought his brand of Americana roots rock 'n' roll to the people.

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Roots rock 'n' roll from the Rev.
From Tulsa to Tokyo, Los Angeles to Skagway, the Rev. Neil Down has brought his brand of Americana roots rock 'n' roll to the people.

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

Cash may be moved to help rural police
A Senate finance subcommittee proposed this morning to move $500,000 out of Gov. Tony Knowles' budget and use it to pay for some of the increases in rural law enforcement that Knowles has requested.

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.

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

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.

Girl Scout courses teach horse sense
Many a little girl has had an unrequited love affair with a horse. The Tongass Alaska Girl Scout Council has been facilitating closer relationships through horseback riding classes at Swampy Acres.

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.

Senators OK delay in exam
The state Senate unanimously passed a bill Wednesday that would put off the day students have to pass a test to get out of high school until 2004. The bill also would let some students get diplomas through waivers or alternative assessments.

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.

Cash may be moved to help rural police
A Senate finance subcommittee proposed this morning to move $500,000 out of Gov. Tony Knowles' budget and use it to pay for some of the increases in rural law enforcement that Knowles has requested.

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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: 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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

Senators OK delay in exam
The state Senate unanimously passed a bill Wednesday that would put off the day students have to pass a test to get out of high school until 2004. The bill also would let some students get diplomas through waivers or alternative assessments.

Girl Scout courses teach horse sense
Many a little girl has had an unrequited love affair with a horse. The Tongass Alaska Girl Scout Council has been facilitating closer relationships through horseback riding classes at Swampy Acres.

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

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.

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.

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.

Looking for liveliness
I am writing about building a performing arts center in Juneau. Rather than discuss the economic benefits, or the community building, or providing Juneau citizens with a positive thing to do, I will focus on the direct cause of all of those wonderful consequences.

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.

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. ...

Academic child abuse
In the March 27 edition of the Juneau Empire, a Mr. Donald R. Douglas wrote an extremely sarcastic letter to the editor accusing the Republican Party of using the High School Competency Test to bolster support for the party.

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.

Academic child abuse
In the March 27 edition of the Juneau Empire, a Mr. Donald R. Douglas wrote an extremely sarcastic letter to the editor accusing the Republican Party of using the High School Competency Test to bolster support for the party.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Obstructionists' last stand on reform bill
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: With luck, this day will see the last desperate stand of the foes of campaign finance reform in the U.S. Senate. Judging from a week and a half of debate, Senate sentiment strongly favors passage of the reform measure sponsored by Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Russell D. Feingold, D-Wis. Barring last-minute maneuvers by Senate leaders to duck a final vote, McCain-Feingold should have passed the Senate by the end of the day Friday.

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.

Looking for liveliness
I am writing about building a performing arts center in Juneau. Rather than discuss the economic benefits, or the community building, or providing Juneau citizens with a positive thing to do, I will focus on the direct cause of all of those wonderful consequences.

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.

Obstructionists' last stand on reform bill
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: With luck, this day will see the last desperate stand of the foes of campaign finance reform in the U.S. Senate. Judging from a week and a half of debate, Senate sentiment strongly favors passage of the reform measure sponsored by Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Russell D. Feingold, D-Wis. Barring last-minute maneuvers by Senate leaders to duck a final vote, McCain-Feingold should have passed the Senate by the end of the day Friday.

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. ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Schlopy ends his season on a high note
WHITEFISH, Mont. -- Erik Schlopy was the first skier on a snowy slalom course. That meant everybody else was racing for second place.

55th Annual Gold Medal Tournament Boxscores

Klawock moves into title game
The legend Dewey Skan sat on Klawock's bench early in Wednesday's semifinal Legendary C Bracket game against Yakutat ANS. The only problem was there was just one other player on his team sitting with him, so it was only a matter of time until the elder Old Totem would make his first appearance in the 55th Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament.

Sports in Juneau

55th Annual Gold MedalTournament 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's waves wash Sitka out of tourney
Using wave after wave of fresh players, Angoon ANB washed Sitka ANS Merchants out of the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament as they claimed a 103-79 victory in losers' bracket action Wednesday night in the Mighty B Bracket.

Sports in Juneau

Tenakee takes flight with win
Leave it to the two newest teams in the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament to bring a new element to the tournament when they opened Classic A Bracket play Wednesday afternoon at Juneau-Douglas High School.

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.

Sports in Juneau

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.

Schlopy ends his season on a high note
WHITEFISH, Mont. -- Erik Schlopy was the first skier on a snowy slalom course. That meant everybody else was racing for second place.

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.

Midnight hoops no problem for Sitka
In inner cities across America a few years ago a program called 'Midnight Basketball' was popular, a program designed to get kids off the streets by opening up community gyms for a little late-night hoops.

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.

Klawock moves into title game
The legend Dewey Skan sat on Klawock's bench early in Wednesday's semifinal Legendary C Bracket game against Yakutat ANS. The only problem was there was just one other player on his team sitting with him, so it was only a matter of time until the elder Old Totem would make his first appearance in the 55th Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament.

55th Annual Gold Medal Tournament Boxscores

55th Annual Gold MedalTournament Boxscores

Tenakee takes flight with win
Leave it to the two newest teams in the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament to bring a new element to the tournament when they opened Classic A Bracket play Wednesday afternoon at Juneau-Douglas High School.

Angoon's waves wash Sitka out of tourney
Using wave after wave of fresh players, Angoon ANB washed Sitka ANS Merchants out of the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament as they claimed a 103-79 victory in losers' bracket action Wednesday night in the Mighty B Bracket.

Sports in Juneau

Midnight hoops no problem for Sitka
In inner cities across America a few years ago a program called 'Midnight Basketball' was popular, a program designed to get kids off the streets by opening up community gyms for a little late-night hoops.

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