Sunday, April 1, 2001

Obituary

Around Town

Obituary

Around Town

Cuba
Juneau Empire photographer Brian Wallace flew to Cuba last fall on a tired-looking Soviet YAK42, complete with signs in Cyrillic and an occasional hammer and sickle for decoration.

Cuba
Juneau Empire photographer Brian Wallace flew to Cuba last fall on a tired-looking Soviet YAK42, complete with signs in Cyrillic and an occasional hammer and sickle for decoration.

Welcome to the 21st century; by the way, the Berlin Wall fell
The Juneau School District soon will get its first new social studies textbooks in more than a decade, and every student will have a copy to bring home.

'Spike' uses up a couple of his lives
The Yakutat Humane Society is soliciting funds to pay for surgery needed by a cat whose leg was damaged in a trap.

Mario joins Columbus in history
When Juneau teachers and several parents meet this week to consider which social studies textbooks to recommend for purchase by the school district, they'll have to consider the role of the Super Mario Brothers.

Wings of Alaska takes over competing regional carrier
Wings of Alaska is taking over Alaska Coastal Airlines, Wings President Bob Jacobsen announced Thursday.

History textbooks a cultural battleground
A history textbook from the early 1990s included a photograph of the explorer John Wesley Powell standing in front of an Indian at the Grand Canyon. The caption didn't mention the Indian and said few people knew about the canyon's beauty until Powell wrote about it.

Welcome to the 21st century; by the way, the Berlin Wall fell
The Juneau School District soon will get its first new social studies textbooks in more than a decade, and every student will have a copy to bring home.

Briefly

Wings of Alaska takes over competing regional carrier
Wings of Alaska is taking over Alaska Coastal Airlines, Wings President Bob Jacobsen announced Thursday.

History textbooks a cultural battleground
A history textbook from the early 1990s included a photograph of the explorer John Wesley Powell standing in front of an Indian at the Grand Canyon. The caption didn't mention the Indian and said few people knew about the canyon's beauty until Powell wrote about it.

'Spike' uses up a couple of his lives
The Yakutat Humane Society is soliciting funds to pay for surgery needed by a cat whose leg was damaged in a trap.

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

Seeking more from Senate
Members of the Senate Finance Committee heard numerous pleas Saturday for increased funding for substance abuse programs and for education.

Correction

Mario joins Columbus in history
When Juneau teachers and several parents meet this week to consider which social studies textbooks to recommend for purchase by the school district, they'll have to consider the role of the Super Mario Brothers.

Seeking more from Senate
Members of the Senate Finance Committee heard numerous pleas Saturday for increased funding for substance abuse programs and for education.

Correction

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

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Credit where it's due

Bringing blessings and burdens
Without any personal knowledge concerning the incidences Cindy Cashen mentioned in Friday's My Turn column, and having never lived in Haines or Yakutat, and with sympathy for MADD members' abhorrence at the damage, injury and death resulting from people driving when they are partly incapacitated by choice, a couple of things concern me.

The consequences of having telepathy in the workplace
For those of us who work near (within a city block of) other people, good social skills are a must.

Word of Mouth
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Fiscal Policy Caucus weighs challenges
The Fiscal Policy Caucus is gaining members and momentum.

The consequences of having telepathy in the workplace
For those of us who work near (within a city block of) other people, good social skills are a must.

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.

McVeigh heard the words but never got the message
Timothy McVeigh was in our faces again last week, finally telling us what we had known for six years but which he defiantly had refused to admit in public: On April 19, 1995, he blew up the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City for what generously might be described as political reasons.

Credit where it's due

Fiscal Policy Caucus weighs challenges
The Fiscal Policy Caucus is gaining members and momentum.

Juneau-area off-road vehicle planning
The Forest Service, City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska Department of Natural Resources, and Trail Mix, along with interested user groups, started a multi-agency and multi-user group planning process to update the Juneau area Off Road Vehicle Plan.

Juneau-area off-road vehicle planning
The Forest Service, City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska Department of Natural Resources, and Trail Mix, along with interested user groups, started a multi-agency and multi-user group planning process to update the Juneau area Off Road Vehicle Plan.

Bringing blessings and burdens
Without any personal knowledge concerning the incidences Cindy Cashen mentioned in Friday's My Turn column, and having never lived in Haines or Yakutat, and with sympathy for MADD members' abhorrence at the damage, injury and death resulting from people driving when they are partly incapacitated by choice, a couple of things concern me.

McVeigh heard the words but never got the message
Timothy McVeigh was in our faces again last week, finally telling us what we had known for six years but which he defiantly had refused to admit in public: On April 19, 1995, he blew up the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City for what generously might be described as political reasons.

Sports in Juneau

Duke, Arizona head to title game
MINNEAPOLIS -- They won without him. They were No. 1 without him. Some even suggested they were better without him. But with five minutes left, a one-point deficit and a date in the national championship game at stake, the Duke Blue Devils turned to the big fella, and Carlos Boozer carried them home.

Klawock walks over Yakutat for three-peat
Klawock Prince Of Wales won its third straight Premiere Women's Bracket title Saturday by defeating Yakutat 70-53 in the 55th Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament at the Juneau-Douglas High School.

Klawock walks over Yakutat for three-peat
Klawock Prince Of Wales won its third straight Premiere Women's Bracket title Saturday by defeating Yakutat 70-53 in the 55th Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament at the Juneau-Douglas High School.

Gold Medal Boxscores

Sports in Juneau

Tenakee Tribe unseats Sitka as A Bracket champion
Tenakee Tribe coach-player John Martin Sr. ran his hand over the championship trophy from the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament's Class A Bracket and smiled.

Duke, Arizona head to title game
MINNEAPOLIS -- They won without him. They were No. 1 without him. Some even suggested they were better without him. But with five minutes left, a one-point deficit and a date in the national championship game at stake, the Duke Blue Devils turned to the big fella, and Carlos Boozer carried them home.

Kake boys, girls finish third at 2A state
The Kake High School boys basketball team got its revenge on the Angoon Eagles on Saturday as the Thunderbirds claimed an 84-78 overtime victory in the third-fifth place game of the Class 2A state tournament at Anchorage's Service High School.

Klawock Old Totems dominate Yakutat ANS for C Bracket crown
Nineteen years had passed since the Klawock Old Totems won a championship in the Lendary C Bracket at the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament. On Saturday, the Old Totems ended their championship drought with an impressive 105-69 victory over Yakutat ANS.

Klawock Old Totems dominate Yakutat ANS for C Bracket crown
Nineteen years had passed since the Klawock Old Totems won a championship in the Lendary C Bracket at the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament. On Saturday, the Old Totems ended their championship drought with an impressive 105-69 victory over Yakutat ANS.

Gold Medal Boxscores

Haines wins third straight B Bracket title
The Haines Merchants showed off their adaptability as they claimed their third straight Mighty B Bracket championship with a thrilling 93-86 victory over Hoonah ANB late Saturday night to wrap up the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament at Juneau-Douglas High School.

Kake boys, girls finish third at 2A state
The Kake High School boys basketball team got its revenge on the Angoon Eagles on Saturday as the Thunderbirds claimed an 84-78 overtime victory in the third-fifth place game of the Class 2A state tournament at Anchorage's Service High School.

Haines wins third straight B Bracket title
The Haines Merchants showed off their adaptability as they claimed their third straight Mighty B Bracket championship with a thrilling 93-86 victory over Hoonah ANB late Saturday night to wrap up the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament at Juneau-Douglas High School.

Tenakee Tribe unseats Sitka as A Bracket champion
Tenakee Tribe coach-player John Martin Sr. ran his hand over the championship trophy from the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament's Class A Bracket and smiled.

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