Friday, March 30, 2001

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The Rev. Neil Down performs tonight and Saturday at The Alaskan Bar with a talented band of local players backing him up.

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Around Town

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Weekend Best Bets
The Rev. Neil Down performs tonight and Saturday at The Alaskan Bar with a talented band of local players backing him up.

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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.

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

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.

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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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.

Grants empower AK science teachers
Reconstructed mouse skeletons, fossil trilobites and a classroom-built inflatable planetarium are among the displays at Alaska Science and Technology Foundation teachers conference at Centennial Hall, which ends today at 3 p.m.

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.

City rejects new Pt. Lena bridge
Two Juneau Assembly committees Thursday turned down Point Lena residents' request to keep Lena Loop Road free of traffic from planned marine research centers.

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

Knowles puts heat on cruise line execs
With cruise ship executives silent for three weeks on his legislation to regulate the industry, Gov. Tony Knowles says their credibility is on the line.

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Woman survives avalanche, then Oprah
The national media has told Cammy Coyle's story of survival many times before to the point she is weary of recounting it.

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

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.

GCI Cable to expand programming
Four months after GCI assigned new numbers to almost every cable channel, the company will launch the second phase of its restructuring plan Monday.

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.

Grants empower AK science teachers
Reconstructed mouse skeletons, fossil trilobites and a classroom-built inflatable planetarium are among the displays at Alaska Science and Technology Foundation teachers conference at Centennial Hall, which ends today at 3 p.m.

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

City rejects new Pt. Lena bridge
Two Juneau Assembly committees Thursday turned down Point Lena residents' request to keep Lena Loop Road free of traffic from planned marine research centers.

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.

Knowles puts heat on cruise line execs
With cruise ship executives silent for three weeks on his legislation to regulate the industry, Gov. Tony Knowles says their credibility is on the line.

Briefly

Woman survives avalanche, then Oprah
The national media has told Cammy Coyle's story of survival many times before to the point she is weary of recounting it.

GCI Cable to expand programming
Four months after GCI assigned new numbers to almost every cable channel, the company will launch the second phase of its restructuring plan Monday.

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

A new U.S.-Brazil connection
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: As President Bush meets in Washington Friday with Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, he can establish ties that will help the United States deal successfully with political instability in the Andean region.

No benefit to wildlife
Concerning the putative benefits of the proposed Douglas Island golf course for wildlife:

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.

Behind the scenes in another small town
Picture this if you will: A small, seaside community surrounded by towering, majestic mountains, deer nibbling grass in back yards, salmon jumping in the streams. No need to lock the door. If you've lived there long enough you're related to half the town. Everyone knows everyone, summers are good and the town's children are safe to walk to their friends' homes any time. Or are they?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Upholding free speech
Mark Hamilton, the president of the University of Alaska, has come out in favor of free speech. If free speech is constitutionally protected, what's the big deal, you may ask.

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.

No benefit to wildlife
Concerning the putative benefits of the proposed Douglas Island golf course for wildlife:

A new U.S.-Brazil connection
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: As President Bush meets in Washington Friday with Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, he can establish ties that will help the United States deal successfully with political instability in the Andean region.

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.

Upholding free speech
Mark Hamilton, the president of the University of Alaska, has come out in favor of free speech. If free speech is constitutionally protected, what's the big deal, you may ask.

Behind the scenes in another small town
Picture this if you will: A small, seaside community surrounded by towering, majestic mountains, deer nibbling grass in back yards, salmon jumping in the streams. No need to lock the door. If you've lived there long enough you're related to half the town. Everyone knows everyone, summers are good and the town's children are safe to walk to their friends' homes any time. Or are they?

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.

Sports in Juneau

Dybdahl carries Hoonah past Kake
Things were looking bleak for Hoonah with four minutes left in its winners' bracket game Thursday against Kake in the Mighty B Bracket of the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament.

Sports in Juneau
Today, March 30

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.

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.

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 MedalTournament Boxscores

Howard's 32 keeps Kake alive
Kake ANB picked up Thursday where it left off on Wednesday. Led by Kip Howard's game-high 32 points, Kake kept moving along in the losers' bracket in the Legendary C Bracket for a 87-75 win over Petersburg Sons of Norway.

55th Annual Gold MedalTournament Boxscores

55th Annual Gold Medal Tournament Boxscores

55th Annual Gold Medal Tournament Boxscores

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 women head to championship game
Yakutat ANS became the first team in the Premiere Women's Bracket to advance into the championship game with a 60-38 drubbing of Juneau DK Mining on Thursday.

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.

Angoon, Kake boys win state openers
Travis Woodbury scored 16 points and pulled down eight rebounds as the Angoon High School boys basketball team opened the defense of its Class 2A state championship with a 54-42 victory over Matanuska Christian School on Thursday at Anchorage's Service 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.

Tenakee Tribe makes game a family affair
Thursday afternoon's winners' bracket semifinal in the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament's Classic A Bracket could be classified as a somewhat dull game that produced one of the more memorable moments in Gold Medal history.

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.

Yakutat women head to championship game
Yakutat ANS became the first team in the Premiere Women's Bracket to advance into the championship game with a 60-38 drubbing of Juneau DK Mining on Thursday.

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.

Angoon, Kake boys win state openers
Travis Woodbury scored 16 points and pulled down eight rebounds as the Angoon High School boys basketball team opened the defense of its Class 2A state championship with a 54-42 victory over Matanuska Christian School on Thursday at Anchorage's Service High School.

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
Today, March 30

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.

Howard's 32 keeps Kake alive
Kake ANB picked up Thursday where it left off on Wednesday. Led by Kip Howard's game-high 32 points, Kake kept moving along in the losers' bracket in the Legendary C Bracket for a 87-75 win over Petersburg Sons of Norway.

Dybdahl carries Hoonah past Kake
Things were looking bleak for Hoonah with four minutes left in its winners' bracket game Thursday against Kake in the Mighty B Bracket of the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament.

Tenakee Tribe makes game a family affair
Thursday afternoon's winners' bracket semifinal in the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament's Classic A Bracket could be classified as a somewhat dull game that produced one of the more memorable moments in Gold Medal history.

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