Monday, April 2, 2001

Around Town

Around Town

Obituary

Around Town

Obituary

Obituary

Around Town

Obituary

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.

City ponders water taxi, underpasses
In 20 years, Juneau drivers headed to town could park in Douglas and take a water taxi across Gastineau Channel, easing congestion in the downtown area.

City ponders water taxi, underpasses
In 20 years, Juneau drivers headed to town could park in Douglas and take a water taxi across Gastineau Channel, easing congestion in the downtown area.

Briefly

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

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

Briefly

Bering Sea boat missing, 15 on board
ANCHORAGE - A fishing vessel disappeared in the Bering Sea early today, and two bodies were later spotted in the area, the Coast Guard said.

Correction

Plan to diagnose fetal alcohol problems may help prevent crime
It's easy to accept that alcohol can fuel drunk drivers, but harder to accept that alcohol in expectant mothers can create felons.

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.

Correction

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

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

'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.

House considers increase in tax on alcohol
A bill boosting state alcohol excise taxes - and giving municipalities the ability to match it - was introduced in the state House on Friday by Rep. Lisa Murkowski, an Anchorage Republican.

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

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

House considers increase in tax on alcohol
A bill boosting state alcohol excise taxes - and giving municipalities the ability to match it - was introduced in the state House on Friday by Rep. Lisa Murkowski, an Anchorage Republican.

Bill lets Capitol staff work on changes to state constitution
Alaska legislators and their staff could use state resources to support or oppose ballot questions that are constitutional amendments under a bill that passed the Senate last week.

Bering Sea boat missing, 15 on board
ANCHORAGE - A fishing vessel disappeared in the Bering Sea early today, and two bodies were later spotted in the area, the Coast Guard said.

Guide loses appeal over plane forfeit
ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Court of Appeals has shot down a hunting guide's argument that forfeiting a plane and losing his guiding license for a decade was too harsh a penalty for his game offenses.

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.

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

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.

'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.

Briefly

Bill lets Capitol staff work on changes to state constitution
Alaska legislators and their staff could use state resources to support or oppose ballot questions that are constitutional amendments under a bill that passed the Senate last week.

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.

Plan to diagnose fetal alcohol problems may help prevent crime
It's easy to accept that alcohol can fuel drunk drivers, but harder to accept that alcohol in expectant mothers can create felons.

Guide loses appeal over plane forfeit
ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Court of Appeals has shot down a hunting guide's argument that forfeiting a plane and losing his guiding license for a decade was too harsh a penalty for his game offenses.

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

Briefly

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.

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.

What is a hate crime, anyway?
When I first heard about the paintball attacks that took place on Jan. 14 against Alaska Natives in An

Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth appears when justified by the number of calls received. Only comments accompanied by a name will be published. Callers' names will appear in print. Call 586-4636 and press 8255 to leave a message.

Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth appears when justified by the number of calls received. Only comments accompanied by a name will be published. Callers' names will appear in print. Call 586-4636 and press 8255 to leave a message.

Credit where it's due

What is a hate crime, anyway?
When I first heard about the paintball attacks that took place on Jan. 14 against Alaska Natives in An

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.

More than one problem
To all employees of the state of Alaska who have been victimized by bully supervisors and workplace perverts: The Republican majority in the Legislature has declared through House Concurrent Resolution 7 that April is to be Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sexual harassment in the workplace is, of course, a form of sexual assault.

Prescription fairness
We are writing to alert the community to an important proposal in the Alaska Legislature. SB 15, the Prescription Fairness Act, would require health insurance plans that cover prescription preventive drugs to cover prescription contraceptives.

Prescription fairness
We are writing to alert the community to an important proposal in the Alaska Legislature. SB 15, the Prescription Fairness Act, would require health insurance plans that cover prescription preventive drugs to cover prescription contraceptives.

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.

We can have Refuge oil and healthy caribou
The following editorial appeared in Friday's Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Alaskans have few illusions about the oil industry. Many of us have seen, up close and personal, the operations of the North Slope oil fields and the trans-Alaska oil pipeline. We can testify to the gains made through years of continuing refinements in drilling and processing technologies, resulting in smaller well pads and overall consolidation of industry's "footprint" in the wild, often inhospitable, tundra.

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.

Credit where it's due

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

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.

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.

We can have Refuge oil and healthy caribou
The following editorial appeared in Friday's Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Alaskans have few illusions about the oil industry. Many of us have seen, up close and personal, the operations of the North Slope oil fields and the trans-Alaska oil pipeline. We can testify to the gains made through years of continuing refinements in drilling and processing technologies, resulting in smaller well pads and overall consolidation of industry's "footprint" in the wild, often inhospitable, tundra.

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

More than one problem
To all employees of the state of Alaska who have been victimized by bully supervisors and workplace perverts: The Republican majority in the Legislature has declared through House Concurrent Resolution 7 that April is to be Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sexual harassment in the workplace is, of course, a form of sexual assault.

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.

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.

Gold Medal Boxscores

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.

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 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.

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.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

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.

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.

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.

Gold Medal Boxscores

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.

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.

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.

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.

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