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Thursday, April 5, 2001

Lawmakers question cable rates
The government loosened regulations on cable companies with the hopes that competition would flourish and monthly bills would drop.

Lawmakers question cable rates
The government loosened regulations on cable companies with the hopes that competition would flourish and monthly bills would drop.

Hammond: enact income tax
Former Gov. Jay Hammond called today for enactment of an income tax and other revenue-raising measures in a special session of the Legislature this fall.

Hammond: enact income tax
Former Gov. Jay Hammond called today for enactment of an income tax and other revenue-raising measures in a special session of the Legislature this fall.

Senior Menu
The following meals will be served next week. These meals and Care-a-

Assistance sought for youth meal program
Assistance is being sought for the regional chapter of National Adult and Child Care Food Program, a nonprofit organization which serves more than 100 family child care providers and 500 children throughout Southeast Alaska.

Weddings
Spicher, Cesar to marry April 7

The ancient trade of bring in new plants
I am in Portland, gathering up the stock for the coming season. The whole nursery business is in frenzy right now, shipping season is in full swing and hundreds of truckloads of exquisite plants from the greatest concentration of growers in the world are heading out of the Willamette Valley in Oregon.

Pet of the week
Darcy is a 5-month-old spayed female malemute mix. She needs an active home and one that would arrange for obedience training.

The ancient trade of bring in new plants
I am in Portland, gathering up the stock for the coming season. The whole nursery business is in frenzy right now, shipping season is in full swing and hundreds of truckloads of exquisite plants from the greatest concentration of growers in the world are heading out of the Willamette Valley in Oregon.

Thank You
... for youth support

Briefly
Arts scholarships available for youths

Pet of the week
Darcy is a 5-month-old spayed female malemute mix. She needs an active home and one that would arrange for obedience training.

Letter: Correcting a few points
Thank you for the article (Science grants help students study ecosystems, March 21, Empire) highlighting our work associated with the Alaska Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF) grants we have received during the past two years.

Senior Menu
The following meals will be served next week. These meals and Care-a-

Assistance sought for youth meal program
Assistance is being sought for the regional chapter of National Adult and Child Care Food Program, a nonprofit organization which serves more than 100 family child care providers and 500 children throughout Southeast Alaska.

Weddings
Spicher, Cesar to marry April 7

Briefly
Arts scholarships available for youths

Letter: Correcting a few points
Thank you for the article (Science grants help students study ecosystems, March 21, Empire) highlighting our work associated with the Alaska Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF) grants we have received during the past two years.

Thank You
... for youth support

Flashbacks on film
Mark Daughhetee was 16 when he talked his way on stage at The Who concert at Anaheim Stadium in 1970. The shot he took that day of singer Roger Daltrey is one of the many images of the era included in a photography exhibit opening this weekend at the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council Gallery.

Candide: Skewering the status quo with silliness
Singing sheep and stinging satire mark "Candide," one of the most demanding productions Juneau Lyric Opera singers have undertaken.

Flashbacks on film
Mark Daughhetee was 16 when he talked his way on stage at The Who concert at Anaheim Stadium in 1970. The shot he took that day of singer Roger Daltrey is one of the many images of the era included in a photography exhibit opening this weekend at the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council Gallery.

Entertainment Calendar
Movies

Womach, Malloy: Suspending reality for a night
Pulling bunnies from thin air, making doves disappear and sawing high school students in two are just a few of magician Dave Womach's talents.

Candide: Skewering the status quo with silliness
Singing sheep and stinging satire mark "Candide," one of the most demanding productions Juneau Lyric Opera singers have undertaken.

Womach, Malloy: Suspending reality for a night
Pulling bunnies from thin air, making doves disappear and sawing high school students in two are just a few of magician Dave Womach's talents.

Entertainment Calendar
Movies

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

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

REACH training shows dads make a difference
Having a father who is physically available and emotionally connected increases the likelihood of a child's healthy development, experts say.

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

REACH training shows dads make a difference
Having a father who is physically available and emotionally connected increases the likelihood of a child's healthy development, experts say.

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

Conference draws human rights activists
Ray Choto, a journalist from Zimbabwe, was detained illegally and tortured by military officers in 1999 after publishing a story linking the arrest of 23 Zimbabwe National Army members with an alleged coup plot.

Briefly
Three people seriously hurt in plane crash

Coalition plots new districts
A coalition of regional Native corporations, unions and environmental groups has submitted a plan to redraw election districts across the state in hopes of protecting rural Native representation.

City given final ice rink cost
nThe city's ice rink working group has a final estimate of what it will cost to build and operate the proposed Treadwell Ice Arena in Savikko Park.

Into Africa: Juneau woman takes Bibles, dolls, suits
Trips to carry the message of Christian salvation to other countries have become a staple in MaryAnn Dalessi's life.

Logging halted on Tongass
The U.S. Forest Service suspended all timber operations in the Tongass National Forest on Wednesday in response to a judge's ruling last week that the agency violated federal law when it updated its management plan four years ago.

Coalition plots new districts
A coalition of regional Native corporations, unions and environmental groups has submitted a plan to redraw election districts across the state in hopes of protecting rural Native representation.

New state primary system: Opt in or opt out?
Some House Republicans are fighting the perception that their state party is being unduly exclusionary in primary elections.

Briefly
Three people seriously hurt in plane crash

Curiosity about hungry snails sparks winning project at state science fair
Carl Brodersen wondered if snails would risk their lives for food. Here's the question: Do you, a snail, go for the weak but small mussels, or do you attack a dangerous but big-calorie guy?

Seiners to be in the pinks
The coming salmon season will be like the last one, only a little pinker, predicts the state Department of Fish and Game.

Around Town
Today

Obituary
Alice Castillo

Around Town
Today

Correction
Due to an editing error, the headline "House pitches rewrite of exit exam" in Tuesday's Empire inadvertently dropped the word "bill" from the end of the headline.

Panel looks at return to boarding schools
After spending months traveling the state and gathering information, a Legislative Budget and Audit Committee task force concluded Alaska should consider a return to public boarding schools.

Around Town
Today

Curiosity about hungry snails sparks winning project at state science fair
Carl Brodersen wondered if snails would risk their lives for food. Here's the question: Do you, a snail, go for the weak but small mussels, or do you attack a dangerous but big-calorie guy?

Seiners to be in the pinks
The coming salmon season will be like the last one, only a little pinker, predicts the state Department of Fish and Game.

Assembly gives company nod on SE gas project
Alaska Intrastate Gas Co. wants to bring gas service to Southeast Alaska communities, but it has a few hurdles to jump before laying pipe.

Obituary
Alice Castillo

Panel looks at return to boarding schools
After spending months traveling the state and gathering information, a Legislative Budget and Audit Committee task force concluded Alaska should consider a return to public boarding schools.

Correction
Due to an editing error, the headline "House pitches rewrite of exit exam" in Tuesday's Empire inadvertently dropped the word "bill" from the end of the headline.

New state primary system: Opt in or opt out?
Some House Republicans are fighting the perception that their state party is being unduly exclusionary in primary elections.

Around Town
Today

Logging halted on Tongass
The U.S. Forest Service suspended all timber operations in the Tongass National Forest on Wednesday in response to a judge's ruling last week that the agency violated federal law when it updated its management plan four years ago.

City given final ice rink cost
nThe city's ice rink working group has a final estimate of what it will cost to build and operate the proposed Treadwell Ice Arena in Savikko Park.

Assembly gives company nod on SE gas project
Alaska Intrastate Gas Co. wants to bring gas service to Southeast Alaska communities, but it has a few hurdles to jump before laying pipe.

Conference draws human rights activists
Ray Choto, a journalist from Zimbabwe, was detained illegally and tortured by military officers in 1999 after publishing a story linking the arrest of 23 Zimbabwe National Army members with an alleged coup plot.

Into Africa: Juneau woman takes Bibles, dolls, suits
Trips to carry the message of Christian salvation to other countries have become a staple in MaryAnn Dalessi's life.

Focus on spy plane crew
A meeting Tuesday between U.S. diplomats and the crew of an American spy plane forced to land on a Chinese island is a good first step toward gaining the release of all 24 crew members. The focus should stay on the crew, since any secrets remaining aboard the plane are by now thoroughly blown.

Letter: Political, poetic advice
I'm writing to publicly acknowledge Rep. Hudson for pushing for a House caucus to discuss a long-term financial plan for the state. Here's some publicly given, friendly advice on this effort:

Word of Mouth

Is this an energy crisis?
When President Bush and Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham assert that America is in the midst of an energy crisis, they invoke a scary scenario.

My Turn: Good education reform requires funding
Alaska has reached critical mass in its effort to implement a standards-based educational system. It took leadership to turn in this direction under former Gov. Hickel. It took commitment and follow-through from Gov. Knowles to take it to the next level and see it implemented.

Word of Mouth

Letter: Political, poetic advice
I'm writing to publicly acknowledge Rep. Hudson for pushing for a House caucus to discuss a long-term financial plan for the state. Here's some publicly given, friendly advice on this effort:

Is this an energy crisis?
When President Bush and Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham assert that America is in the midst of an energy crisis, they invoke a scary scenario.

Focus on spy plane crew
A meeting Tuesday between U.S. diplomats and the crew of an American spy plane forced to land on a Chinese island is a good first step toward gaining the release of all 24 crew members. The focus should stay on the crew, since any secrets remaining aboard the plane are by now thoroughly blown.

My Turn: Good education reform requires funding
Alaska has reached critical mass in its effort to implement a standards-based educational system. It took leadership to turn in this direction under former Gov. Hickel. It took commitment and follow-through from Gov. Knowles to take it to the next level and see it implemented.

Juneau boys open soccer season in Spokane
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team lost 16 seniors off last year's squad that finished second in the state tournament.

Harmon, Peterson claim victory in state ski meet
Kayla Harmon of Juneau was the top girls overall combined skier and Juneau's Donny Peterson tied for first place in the boys overall combined at the age 12 and younger state alpine ski championships March 31-April 1 at Alyeska Ski Resort in Girdwood.

Sports In Juneau
Friday, April 6

Juneau boys tie Mead, 1-1
THE JUNEAU EMPIRE

Sports in Juneau
Friday, April 6

Sports In Juneau
Friday, April 6

Harmon, Peterson claim victory in state ski meet
Kayla Harmon of Juneau was the top girls overall combined skier and Juneau's Donny Peterson tied for first place in the boys overall combined at the age 12 and younger state alpine ski championships March 31-April 1 at Alyeska Ski Resort in Girdwood.

Juneau boys tie Mead, 1-1
THE JUNEAU EMPIRE

Juneau boys open soccer season in Spokane
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team lost 16 seniors off last year's squad that finished second in the state tournament.

Sports in Juneau
Friday, April 6

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