Saturday, April 7, 2001

Living in unity between birth and death
It's natural and appropriate that we give a lot of attention to the beginning and the end of life. Birth announcements celebrate a new life born. Obituaries announce a life that has been lived. Society devotes a lot of time and energy and frequently conflict to the circumstances that surround birth and death.

A bird can reveal the forest's health
A robin-sized marine bird that spends most of its life at sea would seem an unlikely gauge of the health of the old-growth forest.

Around Town

A bird can reveal the forest's health
A robin-sized marine bird that spends most of its life at sea would seem an unlikely gauge of the health of the old-growth forest.

School Calendar

Weekend Best Bets
You can fill your eyes, your ears and your mind this weekend.

Briefly

Around Town

Briefly

FYI

Thank you

Living in unity between birth and death
It's natural and appropriate that we give a lot of attention to the beginning and the end of life. Birth announcements celebrate a new life born. Obituaries announce a life that has been lived. Society devotes a lot of time and energy and frequently conflict to the circumstances that surround birth and death.

Obituary

Obituary

FYI

School Calendar

Thank you

Weekend Best Bets
You can fill your eyes, your ears and your mind this weekend.

Eagle Scouts with clout
These Boy Scouts like hitting people and throwing things. Brian and Brett Fairchild, who excel in contact sports such as football, recently attained the rank of Eagle, the highest honor in the Boy Scouts. When they're not pounding opponents or pledging allegiance, the Fairchild brothers spend time hunting, fishing and camping.

Legislature 2001: Senate plan could kill DHSS funds
The state Senate Finance Committee has added language in next year's budget that would kill the entire budget for the Department of Health and Social Services if a judge tries to force the state to spend money on abortions.

Briefly

Eagle Scouts with clout
These Boy Scouts like hitting people and throwing things. Brian and Brett Fairchild, who excel in contact sports such as football, recently attained the rank of Eagle, the highest honor in the Boy Scouts. When they're not pounding opponents or pledging allegiance, the Fairchild brothers spend time hunting, fishing and camping.

Ship regs head for showdown
Gov. Tony Knowles vowed today that there will be a vote in the Legislature this year on his bill to regulate cruise ship pollution, strongly implying that he would call a special session if necessary.

Legislature 2001: Senate plan could kill DHSS funds
The state Senate Finance Committee has added language in next year's budget that would kill the entire budget for the Department of Health and Social Services if a judge tries to force the state to spend money on abortions.

Akiyama staff exits en masse
Longtime Juneau internist Dr. Henry Akiyama has closed his large practice temporarily because almost his entire staff quit last month to work for a new clinic.

Briefly

Ship regs head for showdown
Gov. Tony Knowles vowed today that there will be a vote in the Legislature this year on his bill to regulate cruise ship pollution, strongly implying that he would call a special session if necessary.

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

Akiyama staff exits en masse
Longtime Juneau internist Dr. Henry Akiyama has closed his large practice temporarily because almost his entire staff quit last month to work for a new clinic.

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

Word of Mouth
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Leading Alaska out of Wonderland
Alaska needs a long-range fiscal plan. Here are my reasons for believing that reinstating our graduated personal income tax, a percentage of an individual's federal tax, is a critical component of the plan.

Child abuse stats show U.S. down, Alaska up
The following editorial appeared in today's (Kenai) Peninsula Clarion: There was good news for families recently out of our nation's capital, as reports of child abuse and neglect declined for the sixth year in a row.

Leading Alaska out of Wonderland
Alaska needs a long-range fiscal plan. Here are my reasons for believing that reinstating our graduated personal income tax, a percentage of an individual's federal tax, is a critical component of the plan.

Social consequences of contraceptives
Shannon O'Fallon of the Juneau Pro-Choice Coalition wrote in support of a bill in the Alaska Legislature which requires that health insurance plans include coverage of contraceptives. She tells pro-life legislators to support the bill and thereby reduce abortions.

Bogus statistics and crude rhetoric
My heart certainly goes out to Cindy Cashen in the tragic death of her father. She deserves the utmost respect for turning the unquestionable evil that took place that awful day into a motivator for change in our community. The drunk driver is a menace to society. The long history of M.A.D.D. is a testament to the fact that American society has recognized the destructive force of an automobile in the hands of an intoxicated person. Laws have changed. Many are passionate about continuing this effort to make even greater strides. We must not confuse passion with rhetoric.

Social consequences of contraceptives
Shannon O'Fallon of the Juneau Pro-Choice Coalition wrote in support of a bill in the Alaska Legislature which requires that health insurance plans include coverage of contraceptives. She tells pro-life legislators to support the bill and thereby reduce abortions.

Bogus statistics and crude rhetoric
My heart certainly goes out to Cindy Cashen in the tragic death of her father. She deserves the utmost respect for turning the unquestionable evil that took place that awful day into a motivator for change in our community. The drunk driver is a menace to society. The long history of M.A.D.D. is a testament to the fact that American society has recognized the destructive force of an automobile in the hands of an intoxicated person. Laws have changed. Many are passionate about continuing this effort to make even greater strides. We must not confuse passion with rhetoric.

Child abuse stats show U.S. down, Alaska up
The following editorial appeared in today's (Kenai) Peninsula Clarion: There was good news for families recently out of our nation's capital, as reports of child abuse and neglect declined for the sixth year in a row.

Turner finishes second in JO skiing
Juneau's Hilary Turner took second place in the girls overall standings at the 2001 Western Alpine J-1 Junior Olympics meet last month in Squaw Valley, Calif.

Local Scoreboard: Coed Volleyball
The standings through April 3 from the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation's 2001 coed volleyball league.

Sorenson, Haywood claim overall titles in Valdez snowboard event
Two Juneau snowboarders swept the overall titles in the 2001 Alaskan Local Snowboarding Championships held March 31-April 1 in Thompson Pass near Valdez.

Tompkins picks up two fourths, sixth place at national ski meet
Juneau skier Joe Tompkins returned from two broken legs to claim a pair of fourth-place finishes and a sixth place among mono-skiers at the U.S. Disabled Alpine Ski Championships March 21-24 at Big Sky Resort near Bozeman, Mont.

Crimson Bear boys fall to Gonzaga Prep
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team outshot Gonzaga Prep in a game Thursday in Spokane, Wash., but the Crimson Bears couldn't find the net as Gonzaga Prep claimed a 2-0 victory.

Sorenson, Haywood claim overall titles in Valdez snowboard event
Two Juneau snowboarders swept the overall titles in the 2001 Alaskan Local Snowboarding Championships held March 31-April 1 in Thompson Pass near Valdez.

Tompkins picks up two fourths, sixth place at national ski meet
Juneau skier Joe Tompkins returned from two broken legs to claim a pair of fourth-place finishes and a sixth place among mono-skiers at the U.S. Disabled Alpine Ski Championships March 21-24 at Big Sky Resort near Bozeman, Mont.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Local Scoreboard: Coed Volleyball
The standings through April 3 from the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation's 2001 coed volleyball league.

Juneau girls open season in Ketchikan
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team had a young, rebuilding squad last year.

Juneau girls open season in Ketchikan
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team had a young, rebuilding squad last year.

Turner finishes second in JO skiing
Juneau's Hilary Turner took second place in the girls overall standings at the 2001 Western Alpine J-1 Junior Olympics meet last month in Squaw Valley, Calif.

Crimson Bear boys fall to Gonzaga Prep
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team outshot Gonzaga Prep in a game Thursday in Spokane, Wash., but the Crimson Bears couldn't find the net as Gonzaga Prep claimed a 2-0 victory.

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