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Wednesday, April 11, 2001

In the Tank

Smaller cruise lines growing in Southeast
When most people in Alaska think of cruise ships, they think big. But the small cruise ship industry is drawing thousands of people to Southeast every summer - and leaving in its wake a significant amount of money.

On the Move

In the Tank

Making a business out of child's play
Excitement and adventure ruled the day as the first kids to use a new Juneau family recreation facility bounced, climbed and slid their way in and out of Willy Wonka-size yellow tubes and padded, blue and red play structures.

Contracts awarded for studies of gas pipeline
ANCHORAGE - Two Anchorage companies are among six contractors awarded work on feasibility studies for a proposed pipeline for North Slope gas. The line, if it is built, would take four billion cubic feet of gas daily to Lower 48 markets.

Contracts awarded for studies of gas pipeline
ANCHORAGE - Two Anchorage companies are among six contractors awarded work on feasibility studies for a proposed pipeline for North Slope gas. The line, if it is built, would take four billion cubic feet of gas daily to Lower 48 markets.

On the Move

Business Profile

Business Profile

Smaller cruise lines growing in Southeast
When most people in Alaska think of cruise ships, they think big. But the small cruise ship industry is drawing thousands of people to Southeast every summer - and leaving in its wake a significant amount of money.

Making a business out of child's play
Excitement and adventure ruled the day as the first kids to use a new Juneau family recreation facility bounced, climbed and slid their way in and out of Willy Wonka-size yellow tubes and padded, blue and red play structures.

Pet of the week

Easter services around the capital city
The following is a schedule of Holy Week and Easter services and Jewish community services in Juneau.

Around town

Obituaries

Saying yes to death can be a healthy part of a fulfilling life
Flipping through a magazine recently I came upon a photo essay of the Mexican festival called The Day of the Dead. The images were fantastic: Large, extended families gathered in cemeteries picnicking, arranging bouquets of brightly-colored flowers in front of spruced-up gravestones, children running and playing, popping candy skeletons into their laughing mouths.

Around town

Around Town

Briefly

Briefly

Easter services around the capital city
The following is a schedule of Holy Week and Easter services and Jewish community services in Juneau.

New plants, old plants, favorites and experiments
The first shipments of nursery stock are arriving this week, including new varieties, old favorites and plants that we have thirsted after for years. It is like another Christmas, with all the presents being alive. There are new colors of hardy rhododendrons from the exciting breeding program at the University of Helsinki, rosy nights and golden nights azaleas that are bud hardy to minus 50 degrees from the University of Minnesota and big red-flowered hawthorns like the ones downtown.

New plants, old plants, favorites and experiments
The first shipments of nursery stock are arriving this week, including new varieties, old favorites and plants that we have thirsted after for years. It is like another Christmas, with all the presents being alive. There are new colors of hardy rhododendrons from the exciting breeding program at the University of Helsinki, rosy nights and golden nights azaleas that are bud hardy to minus 50 degrees from the University of Minnesota and big red-flowered hawthorns like the ones downtown.

Obituary

Saying yes to death can be a healthy part of a fulfilling life
Flipping through a magazine recently I came upon a photo essay of the Mexican festival called The Day of the Dead. The images were fantastic: Large, extended families gathered in cemeteries picnicking, arranging bouquets of brightly-colored flowers in front of spruced-up gravestones, children running and playing, popping candy skeletons into their laughing mouths.

Obituaries

Obituary

Pet of the week

Around Town

Adoptive parents offer group where being different is normal
When Eve Schroeder was little, other kids taunted her for being adopted, a fact she couldn't hide since her skin is much darker than her parents'.

Fast ferry in trouble? State nixes only bid
The state has rejected the only bid it received for a fast ferry.

Briefly

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

Author details Bush pilot's life
Cleo McMahan has survived some close calls in his long career as an Alaska Bush pilot, bounty hunter, trapper and big game guide. McMahan, 88, is featured in a new book, "Papa was a Bush Pilot," chronicling 60 years of adventures in Alaska's wilds.

State could force towns into boroughs
Gustavus, Angoon, Hydaburg and many other communities across the state could be forced to join a borough or form their own under a bill passed by the Senate on Monday.

Legislature 2001: Legislators plot to push fiscal plan
Legislators pushing for a long-range fiscal plan might pressure House and Senate leaders into accepting pieces of the package by threatening to withhold their votes for tapping a budget-balancing state savings account.

Friends call church gunman a good man in need of help
Friends of James Onstott claim the man who police and witnesses say fired a pistol once during a six-hour standoff at a local church Sunday was caught in a downward spiral - out of work, "down on his luck" and recovering from knee surgery.

Court: Sex crime law too harsh
SAN FRANCISCO - An Alaska law goes too far in requiring some sex offenders to register their whereabouts four times a year for life, a federal appeals court has ruled. The ruling throws out the registration requirement for nearly two thirds of Alaska sex offenders.

Friends call church gunman a good man in need of help
Friends of James Onstott claim the man who police and witnesses say fired a pistol once during a six-hour standoff at a local church Sunday was caught in a downward spiral - out of work, "down on his luck" and recovering from knee surgery.

Briefly

State could force towns into boroughs
Gustavus, Angoon, Hydaburg and many other communities across the state could be forced to join a borough or form their own under a bill passed by the Senate on Monday.

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

Legislature 2001: Dems lose abortion fight
Senate Democrats tried but failed Monday to strip an abortion provision in a Republican spending plan that could lead to a shutdown of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

Author details Bush pilot's life
Cleo McMahan has survived some close calls in his long career as an Alaska Bush pilot, bounty hunter, trapper and big game guide. McMahan, 88, is featured in a new book, "Papa was a Bush Pilot," chronicling 60 years of adventures in Alaska's wilds.

City, JAHMI close to deal on Salmon Creek building
The Juneau Assembly on Monday gave City Manager Dave Palmer the go-ahead to finalize a lease and purchase agreement for the city's Salmon Creek building with the Juneau Alliance for Mental Health Inc.

Fast ferry in trouble? State nixes only bid
The state has rejected the only bid it received for a fast ferry.

Court: Sex crime law too harsh
SAN FRANCISCO - An Alaska law goes too far in requiring some sex offenders to register their whereabouts four times a year for life, a federal appeals court has ruled. The ruling throws out the registration requirement for nearly two thirds of Alaska sex offenders.

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

Legislature 2001: Legislators plot to push fiscal plan
Legislators pushing for a long-range fiscal plan might pressure House and Senate leaders into accepting pieces of the package by threatening to withhold their votes for tapping a budget-balancing state savings account.

Adoptive parents offer group where being different is normal
When Eve Schroeder was little, other kids taunted her for being adopted, a fact she couldn't hide since her skin is much darker than her parents'.

City, JAHMI close to deal on Salmon Creek building
The Juneau Assembly on Monday gave City Manager Dave Palmer the go-ahead to finalize a lease and purchase agreement for the city's Salmon Creek building with the Juneau Alliance for Mental Health Inc.

Legislature 2001: Dems lose abortion fight
Senate Democrats tried but failed Monday to strip an abortion provision in a Republican spending plan that could lead to a shutdown of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

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

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.

The danger of delay
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: The Bush administration has largely stuck to temperate language in its dispute with China over the April 1 midair collision between a U.S. surveillance plane and a Chinese jet fighter, a course not made easier by the heated rhetoric emanating from Beijing. But harsh facts threaten to overtake this prudent official moderation.

Priorities are misguided in Bushwhacked budget
The following editorial appeared in today's San Jose Mercury News: Now it's clear why President Bush was in such a rush to prod the Senate and the House into passing a $1.6 trillion, 10-year tax cut before taking a two-week recess. He didn't want them hanging around the Hill to read the fine print of the budget he released Monday. He knew they'd come face to face with the consequences.

Global warming can be a local issue
Did President Bush make two serious mistakes in late March by 1) reversing a campaign promise to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from electric generating plants and 2) withdrawing from further consideration of accepting the Kyoto Protocol, by which the world's nations would begin reducing their CO2 emissions, primarily by reducing their consumption of fossil fuels?

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.

Only the righteous
After reading Rev. Caroline Bruschi's letter in Tuesday's Empire, I realize that the Republican majority in the Senate hasn't gone quite far enough.

Honor Reagan's legacy
The following editorial appeared in today's Indianapolis Star: A group of prominent Republicans is campaigning to have Ronald Reagan replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill. They want a Reagan memorial erected on the National Mall and every state in the union to have at least one Reagan landmark...

Honor Reagan's legacy
The following editorial appeared in today's Indianapolis Star: A group of prominent Republicans is campaigning to have Ronald Reagan replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill. They want a Reagan memorial erected on the National Mall and every state in the union to have at least one Reagan landmark...

Making a difference one child at a time
Thank you for Eric Fry's stories on Juneau's schools and the struggles of administrators, teachers and citizens to come to terms with increasing needs and decreasing funds.

Priorities are misguided in Bushwhacked budget
The following editorial appeared in today's San Jose Mercury News: Now it's clear why President Bush was in such a rush to prod the Senate and the House into passing a $1.6 trillion, 10-year tax cut before taking a two-week recess. He didn't want them hanging around the Hill to read the fine print of the budget he released Monday. He knew they'd come face to face with the consequences.

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.

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.

Making a difference one child at a time
Thank you for Eric Fry's stories on Juneau's schools and the struggles of administrators, teachers and citizens to come to terms with increasing needs and decreasing funds.

Global warming can be a local issue
Did President Bush make two serious mistakes in late March by 1) reversing a campaign promise to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from electric generating plants and 2) withdrawing from further consideration of accepting the Kyoto Protocol, by which the world's nations would begin reducing their CO2 emissions, primarily by reducing their consumption of fossil fuels?

Only the righteous
After reading Rev. Caroline Bruschi's letter in Tuesday's Empire, I realize that the Republican majority in the Senate hasn't gone quite far enough.

The danger of delay
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: The Bush administration has largely stuck to temperate language in its dispute with China over the April 1 midair collision between a U.S. surveillance plane and a Chinese jet fighter, a course not made easier by the heated rhetoric emanating from Beijing. But harsh facts threaten to overtake this prudent official moderation.

Proposing a medical and social disaster
Let me get this straight. Because the Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee do not wish to allow poor women to receive state funds to obtain abortions, they would prefer to shut down the entire state Department of Health and Human Services.

Proposing a medical and social disaster
Let me get this straight. Because the Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee do not wish to allow poor women to receive state funds to obtain abortions, they would prefer to shut down the entire state Department of Health and Human Services.

Local Scoreboard: Sitka Invitational

Alaska tourneys hit hard by new NCAA proposal
INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA management council has approved a proposal that could seriously hurt recruiting of teams for the Great Alaska Shootout in Anchorage and the Top of the World Classic in Fairbanks.

Local Scoreboard: Sitka Invitational

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Alaska tourneys hit hard by new NCAA proposal
INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA management council has approved a proposal that could seriously hurt recruiting of teams for the Great Alaska Shootout in Anchorage and the Top of the World Classic in Fairbanks.

Sports in Juneau

Local sports: Juneau Ski Club results

Local sports: Juneau Ski Club results

Sports in Juneau

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