Monday, April 9, 2001

Around Town

Around Town

Obituary

Obituary

Clashing Arctic images: Oilfield or wilderness?
Imagine this: You're in a small airplane buzzing through the vast Arctic emptiness. Clouds hang over the snow-crusted tundra. Sea ice stretches out of sight to the north.

Clashing Arctic images: Oilfield or wilderness?
Imagine this: You're in a small airplane buzzing through the vast Arctic emptiness. Clouds hang over the snow-crusted tundra. Sea ice stretches out of sight to the north.

Wildcatters pinpoint drilling to cut costs
Stephen Lewis has struck oil. Again. He can do it a dozen times - before lunch. "If we extend along the shale cap and then take the well down through it," the BP Amoco PLC geophysicist explains, zigzagging through 100 million years of geology beneath Alaska's North Slope, "we should hit more oil."

Is it 'Arctic refuge' or 'AN-war'?
What's in a name? Plenty, if you're trying to sway attitudes about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Plumbing the mysteries of the tundra
The hood of Karl Brower's parka is trimmed with the nut-brown pelt of a wolverine. He trapped and skinned it. Its yellow claws cradle his chin and rattle in the bitter wind.

Is it 'Arctic refuge' or 'AN-war'?
What's in a name? Plenty, if you're trying to sway attitudes about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Plumbing the mysteries of the tundra
The hood of Karl Brower's parka is trimmed with the nut-brown pelt of a wolverine. He trapped and skinned it. Its yellow claws cradle his chin and rattle in the bitter wind.

Wildcatters pinpoint drilling to cut costs
Stephen Lewis has struck oil. Again. He can do it a dozen times - before lunch. "If we extend along the shale cap and then take the well down through it," the BP Amoco PLC geophysicist explains, zigzagging through 100 million years of geology beneath Alaska's North Slope, "we should hit more oil."

Obituary
Jim M. Adamson

Correction

Acts of traffic kindness at bridge may be dangerous
Retired emergency medical technician John Niemi considers the Douglas end of Douglas Bridge an accident waiting to happen.

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

Acts of traffic kindness at bridge may be dangerous
Retired emergency medical technician John Niemi considers the Douglas end of Douglas Bridge an accident waiting to happen.

Cruise industry mum on bill by Knowles
Last September, Gov. Tony Knowles stood in Marine Park downtown, in front of the Holland America cruise ship Ryndam, and said he wanted to know what industry executives knew about marine pollution and when they knew it.

Six-hour standoff at church
A 63-year-old man described by his pastor as having been "in and out of jail and mental institutions" kept police at bay for six hours Sunday by threatening to kill himself and firing one shot inside the United Pentecostal Church on Glacier Highway.

Washington state firm submits only bid for fast ferry
The state has received a bid of $35.99 million for the design and construction of a high-speed catamaran to serve as a Juneau-Sitka dayboat.

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

Bringing world struggles to Alaska
Torture, corruption and third-world military rule are closer to Alaska than they seem.

Six-hour standoff at church
A 63-year-old man described by his pastor as having been "in and out of jail and mental institutions" kept police at bay for six hours Sunday by threatening to kill himself and firing one shot inside the United Pentecostal Church on Glacier Highway.

March snowfall below normal
In a modification of the old weather proverb, February came in like a lamb, and March went out like a lion. This set residents up for a perfect storm of emotions, beginning with great expectations and winding up with depression.

Man breaks back in skiing accident at Eaglecrest
A man was hospitalized with a broken back and partial paralysis after an accident on the Eagle's Nest run at Eaglecrest Ski Area at about noon Saturday

Obituary
Jim M. Adamson

Around Town
Today

Lack of misdemeanants halts paper recycling
About 80 offices could face mounting paper piles when Gastineau Human Services' recycling program ends April 30.

Teens without homes
Although from 100 to 200 local teens spend a portion of the year scrounging for food and shelter, and a few of them sell drugs and sex, the problem of homeless youth in Juneau is largely unrecognized, according to social service providers and ministers.

Man breaks back in skiing accident at Eaglecrest
A man was hospitalized with a broken back and partial paralysis after an accident on the Eagle's Nest run at Eaglecrest Ski Area at about noon Saturday

Asphalt plant drops Crazy Horse Drive site
Montana Creek Development Inc. last week abandoned a permit request to run an asphalt plant near the end of Crazy Horse Drive in the Mendenhall Valley, opting instead to use a site on Industrial Boulevard.

Spring budget battle a rerun for Senate
The annual budget battle on the floor between Democrats and Republicans is like a Gilligan's Island rerun: You already know how it's going to end.

Briefly

Three-legged dog gives wings to one-armed woman
When the kennel door opened Saturday morning the small husky leapt out, straight into Ruth Nickels' left arm. They tumbled to the ground.

Test run: Therapy for DWIs
Searching for new ways to deal with chronic drunken drivers, the state House on Friday unanimously approved a bill setting up therapeutic courts on a test basis in two Alaska cities.

Water boss pleads guilty
Juneau Wastewater Utility Superintendent Andrew Bronson pleaded guilty Friday to two criminal violations of the federal Clean Water Act.

Teens without homes
Although from 100 to 200 local teens spend a portion of the year scrounging for food and shelter, and a few of them sell drugs and sex, the problem of homeless youth in Juneau is largely unrecognized, according to social service providers and ministers.

Water boss pleads guilty
Juneau Wastewater Utility Superintendent Andrew Bronson pleaded guilty Friday to two criminal violations of the federal Clean Water Act.

Spring budget battle a rerun for Senate
The annual budget battle on the floor between Democrats and Republicans is like a Gilligan's Island rerun: You already know how it's going to end.

Three-legged dog gives wings to one-armed woman
When the kennel door opened Saturday morning the small husky leapt out, straight into Ruth Nickels' left arm. They tumbled to the ground.

Lack of misdemeanants halts paper recycling
About 80 offices could face mounting paper piles when Gastineau Human Services' recycling program ends April 30.

Bringing world struggles to Alaska
Torture, corruption and third-world military rule are closer to Alaska than they seem.

March snowfall below normal
In a modification of the old weather proverb, February came in like a lamb, and March went out like a lion. This set residents up for a perfect storm of emotions, beginning with great expectations and winding up with depression.

Correction

Test run: Therapy for DWIs
Searching for new ways to deal with chronic drunken drivers, the state House on Friday unanimously approved a bill setting up therapeutic courts on a test basis in two Alaska cities.

Washington state firm submits only bid for fast ferry
The state has received a bid of $35.99 million for the design and construction of a high-speed catamaran to serve as a Juneau-Sitka dayboat.

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

Cruise industry mum on bill by Knowles
Last September, Gov. Tony Knowles stood in Marine Park downtown, in front of the Holland America cruise ship Ryndam, and said he wanted to know what industry executives knew about marine pollution and when they knew it.

Briefly

Asphalt plant drops Crazy Horse Drive site
Montana Creek Development Inc. last week abandoned a permit request to run an asphalt plant near the end of Crazy Horse Drive in the Mendenhall Valley, opting instead to use a site on Industrial Boulevard.

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

Around Town
Today

Climbing inside the car trunk of dreams
The meaning of dreams probably has been a discussion topic since people could communicate, no doubt involving falling, being lost or wondering why one is at school in one's underwear, just like today. I understand that some people have dreams involving premonitions, messages from beyond or clips from past lives, but others of us wake up wondering what in the world just went on in our heads. I am afraid that many of us, when we dream, wade knee-deep in the flotsam and jetsam of our minds at a flood tide.

Letter: Tongass deserves long-term protection
Since Monday, we've read several news stories regarding the recent court order halting road building and logging in Tongass roadless areas.

Word of Mouth
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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

My Turn: We can't really have oil and caribou, too
Your editorial in Monday's Empire "We can have Refuge oil and healthy caribou" (guest editorial, Fairbanks News-Miner), is frighteningly similar to an old slogan used in the Pacific Northwest during the era of dam building on the Columbia and Snake Rivers. The slogan went "we can have dams and salmon too."

A bipartisan effort for religious freedom
The House State Affairs Committee got religion this week.

Human behavior is timeless, not just a modern condition
By now most of us are quite familiar with Sidney D. Heidersdorf's views on sexuality, having been subjected to his/her letters to the editor for many years. In his/her most recent letter (Empire, April 6), Heidersdorf tries to convince us that contraceptives are bad and are actually agents of abortion.

Plea in wastewater case doesn't explain situation
By pleading guilty in Anchorage on Friday to two criminal violations of the federal Clean Water Act, Juneau Wastewater Utility Superintendent Andrew Bronson abandoned the presumption of innocence that followed his Dec. 12, 2000, indictment and the plea of innocent he entered in U.S. District Court on Feb. 14.

Time to support campaign reform
Some politicians are motivated by true public spirit. And some sell out to the highest bidder. Politics may be the world's second oldest profession, but the prime motivator is often very like the first - money.

Letter: Tongass deserves long-term protection
Since Monday, we've read several news stories regarding the recent court order halting road building and logging in Tongass roadless areas.

My Turn: Taking it on the chin for everyone
This is in response to Ms. Sarah Hoklotubbe's My Turn column (Empire, April 2) in which my ancestor's transgressions are visited upon myself and my descendants.

My Turn: Taking it on the chin for everyone
This is in response to Ms. Sarah Hoklotubbe's My Turn column (Empire, April 2) in which my ancestor's transgressions are visited upon myself and my descendants.

My Turn: Bullies aren't just in the schoolyard; they also show up at work
Lately concerns about bully behavior have been discussed considerably in the pages of the Empire. Bullying is an ancient curse we must still address in modern civilized society. Unchecked bullying can be a precursor to violence.

My Turn: We can't really have oil and caribou, too
Your editorial in Monday's Empire "We can have Refuge oil and healthy caribou" (guest editorial, Fairbanks News-Miner), is frighteningly similar to an old slogan used in the Pacific Northwest during the era of dam building on the Columbia and Snake Rivers. The slogan went "we can have dams and salmon too."

Don't discount progress, potential of UA system
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: The University of Alaska has made great strides in the two years since President Mark Hamilton enlisted the Legislature's assistance in reversing years of systemwide decline.

My Turn: Bullies aren't just in the schoolyard; they also show up at work
Lately concerns about bully behavior have been discussed considerably in the pages of the Empire. Bullying is an ancient curse we must still address in modern civilized society. Unchecked bullying can be a precursor to violence.

Human behavior is timeless, not just a modern condition
By now most of us are quite familiar with Sidney D. Heidersdorf's views on sexuality, having been subjected to his/her letters to the editor for many years. In his/her most recent letter (Empire, April 6), Heidersdorf tries to convince us that contraceptives are bad and are actually agents of abortion.

Climbing inside the car trunk of dreams
The meaning of dreams probably has been a discussion topic since people could communicate, no doubt involving falling, being lost or wondering why one is at school in one's underwear, just like today. I understand that some people have dreams involving premonitions, messages from beyond or clips from past lives, but others of us wake up wondering what in the world just went on in our heads. I am afraid that many of us, when we dream, wade knee-deep in the flotsam and jetsam of our minds at a flood tide.

Don't discount progress, potential of UA system
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: The University of Alaska has made great strides in the two years since President Mark Hamilton enlisted the Legislature's assistance in reversing years of systemwide decline.

A bipartisan effort for religious freedom
The House State Affairs Committee got religion this week.

Plea in wastewater case doesn't explain situation
By pleading guilty in Anchorage on Friday to two criminal violations of the federal Clean Water Act, Juneau Wastewater Utility Superintendent Andrew Bronson abandoned the presumption of innocence that followed his Dec. 12, 2000, indictment and the plea of innocent he entered in U.S. District Court on Feb. 14.

Time to support campaign reform
Some politicians are motivated by true public spirit. And some sell out to the highest bidder. Politics may be the world's second oldest profession, but the prime motivator is often very like the first - money.

Juneau boys go 1-2-1 in Spokane
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team became the first team to score on Spokane's Ferris High in eight games, but it wasn't enough as the Crimson Bears closed out their four-game Washington road trip with a 4-2 loss Saturday in Spokane.

Juneau boys go 1-2-1 in Spokane
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team became the first team to score on Spokane's Ferris High in eight games, but it wasn't enough as the Crimson Bears closed out their four-game Washington road trip with a 4-2 loss Saturday in Spokane.

Juneau swimmers do well at regions
Two 14-year-old swimmers represented Juneau's Glacier Swim Club at the Northwest Section Senior Championships March 16-18 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash.

Juneau girls, Sitka boys win on track
Adriana Rodriguez led the Juneau-Douglas High School girls track team to a season-opening victory in a meet in Sitka on Saturday.

Sports in Juneau

Juneau girls, Sitka boys win on track
Adriana Rodriguez led the Juneau-Douglas High School girls track team to a season-opening victory in a meet in Sitka on Saturday.

Iowa State baseball team the latest casualty of athletic cost-cutting measures
Being one of the oldest programs in one of college baseball's best conferences couldn't save the Iowa State Cyclones.

Sports in Juneau

Juneau girls sweep, JV boys split in Ketchikan
Freshman Crystal Barr scored a hat trick in her first game with the Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team, leading the Crimson Bears to a 7-0 victory over the Ketchikan Kings Friday in Ketchikan. On Saturday, Juneau claimed another 7-0 victory as senior Ella Magallanes and junior Erin Flynn scored two goals each.

Juneau swimmers do well at regions
Two 14-year-old swimmers represented Juneau's Glacier Swim Club at the Northwest Section Senior Championships March 16-18 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash.

Iowa State baseball team the latest casualty of athletic cost-cutting measures
Being one of the oldest programs in one of college baseball's best conferences couldn't save the Iowa State Cyclones.

Fischer takes fifth place in Western FIS slalom race
Sarah Fischer of Juneau took fifth place Friday in the Western Region FIS Spring Series women's slalom race held at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in California.

Juneau girls sweep, JV boys split in Ketchikan
Freshman Crystal Barr scored a hat trick in her first game with the Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team, leading the Crimson Bears to a 7-0 victory over the Ketchikan Kings Friday in Ketchikan. On Saturday, Juneau claimed another 7-0 victory as senior Ella Magallanes and junior Erin Flynn scored two goals each.

Fischer takes fifth place in Western FIS slalom race
Sarah Fischer of Juneau took fifth place Friday in the Western Region FIS Spring Series women's slalom race held at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in California.

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