Sunday, April 2, 2000

Around town

Around town

Danger zones at our doorstep
Skiers, backcountry hikers and mountaineers get avalanched on. It comes with the territory. But, for a lot of Juneau residents, having a cup of coffee in the kitchen may also be part of that territory.

Advice from an expert
Avalanches are not isolated events. Their cycles are like salmon: When they are running there are lots of them, and when they aren't they aren't.

Inside out

Danger zones at our doorstep
Skiers, backcountry hikers and mountaineers get avalanched on. It comes with the territory. But, for a lot of Juneau residents, having a cup of coffee in the kitchen may also be part of that territory.

Advice from an expert
Avalanches are not isolated events. Their cycles are like salmon: When they are running there are lots of them, and when they aren't they aren't.

Inside out

University struggles for funds
A Senate committee's proposal to fund the University of Alaska would force the school to eat inflationary costs. A House bill is more generous, but both plans leave some pay raises in limbo.

More insurance coverage may be coming
Bills requiring insurance companies to cover diabetes treatment and early prostate cancer tests are a step closer to becoming law. Both passed the state House of Representatives this week.

COMTECH looking for a new convention organizer
Juneau's annual high-tech love fest is in a bit of trouble.

More insurance coverage may be coming
Bills requiring insurance companies to cover diabetes treatment and early prostate cancer tests are a step closer to becoming law. Both passed the state House of Representatives this week.

Getting a piece of McKinley on pile
Juneau resident Michael Orelove has a new goal in life: collecting a rock from the top of Mount McKinley.

Legislative update
UPCOMING HEARINGS

Natives more at risk
Alaska Natives are hit harder than other state residents by health problems such as tobacco use and lack of leisure time exercise, according to a survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Getting a piece of McKinley on pile
Juneau resident Michael Orelove has a new goal in life: collecting a rock from the top of Mount McKinley.

Natives more at risk
Alaska Natives are hit harder than other state residents by health problems such as tobacco use and lack of leisure time exercise, according to a survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

COMTECH looking for a new convention organizer
Juneau's annual high-tech love fest is in a bit of trouble.

Legislative update
UPCOMING HEARINGS

U.S. Senate passes rural TV bill
ANCHORAGE - The U.S. Senate has approved a bill that would help pay for satellite delivery of local television and Internet service to rural areas.

Session may end early
When the Easter Bunny comes to town, there may not be many legislators around.

Police and fire blotter

Police and fire blotter

State and local briefly

U.S. Senate passes rural TV bill
ANCHORAGE - The U.S. Senate has approved a bill that would help pay for satellite delivery of local television and Internet service to rural areas.

Session may end early
When the Easter Bunny comes to town, there may not be many legislators around.

University struggles for funds
A Senate committee's proposal to fund the University of Alaska would force the school to eat inflationary costs. A House bill is more generous, but both plans leave some pay raises in limbo.

State and local briefly

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News of the Weird does not belong in Empire
Letter by Eupha Coleman

Support for Gov. Knowles
Letter by Bart Watson

Funding university invests in the future
An education is one of the most important gifts we can bestow on our children. It is our future because it is education that provides us with the tools to succeed. And it is those countries and states with the best education systems that are the most secure economically.

Time to win your own bureaucracy
Unless you are hiding in a drain pipe, by now you should have received your census questionnaire from the federal government.

Word of mouth

Funding university invests in the future
An education is one of the most important gifts we can bestow on our children. It is our future because it is education that provides us with the tools to succeed. And it is those countries and states with the best education systems that are the most secure economically.

Time to win your own bureaucracy
Unless you are hiding in a drain pipe, by now you should have received your census questionnaire from the federal government.

Friends needed for Friends of the Flowers
Letter by Betty E. Marriott

News of the Weird does not belong in Empire
Letter by Eupha Coleman

Support for Gov. Knowles
Letter by Bart Watson

Experts should make wolf decisions
Letter by Bud Womack

Experts should make wolf decisions
Letter by Bud Womack

Word of mouth

Friends needed for Friends of the Flowers
Letter by Betty E. Marriott

Klawock women roll over Sitka
The Klawock-Prince of Wales women's team used speed, depth and more speed to wear down the Sitka-Daughters of the American Legion squad 67-40 for its second straight Millennial Women's Bracket championship Saturday in the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament.

Haines earns second B title
Championship teams hit the big shots at the right moments, and the Haines Merchants' performance Saturday in the Gold Medal Tournament's Mighty B Bracket title game was certainly a case of that.

Klawock women roll over Sitka
The Klawock-Prince of Wales women's team used speed, depth and more speed to wear down the Sitka-Daughters of the American Legion squad 67-40 for its second straight Millennial Women's Bracket championship Saturday in the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament.

Hoonah goes out as repeat champions
As the awards were being presented to the top Legendary C Bracket players from this year's Gold Medal Basketball Tournament, the crowd started chanting, ``One more year! One more year! One more year!''

Sitka wins A Bracket, again
For every shot the Juneau Arctic Lights missed during the Gold Medal Tournament-Showcase A Bracket championship game Saturday, it was one shot the Sitka American Legion team seemed to make.

Haines earns second B title
Championship teams hit the big shots at the right moments, and the Haines Merchants' performance Saturday in the Gold Medal Tournament's Mighty B Bracket title game was certainly a case of that.

Sitka wins A Bracket, again
For every shot the Juneau Arctic Lights missed during the Gold Medal Tournament-Showcase A Bracket championship game Saturday, it was one shot the Sitka American Legion team seemed to make.

Hoonah goes out as repeat champions
As the awards were being presented to the top Legendary C Bracket players from this year's Gold Medal Basketball Tournament, the crowd started chanting, ``One more year! One more year! One more year!''

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