Thursday, April 12, 2001

Pet of the week

Briefly

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.

Obituary

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.

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.

Obituary

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.

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

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

Pet of the week

Briefly

Around town

Around town

Entertainmant Briefs
The Anchorage Festival of Music is offering a performance and scholarship opportunity for an Alaskan musician pursuing a degree in music performance.

Clogging while he calls
As this year's guest caller at the Alaska Folk Festival, Woody Lane brings a background in percussive dance to the floor. For people uninitiated to the fun of folk dance, neither experience nor a partner is necessary. The music is live and the caller tells people where to go.

From first-timers to professionals
About 150 acts are slated to take the stage for one of Juneau's favorite rites of spring, the Alaska Folk Festival, starting next week.

Entertainmant Briefs
The Anchorage Festival of Music is offering a performance and scholarship opportunity for an Alaskan musician pursuing a degree in music performance.

Clogging while he calls
As this year's guest caller at the Alaska Folk Festival, Woody Lane brings a background in percussive dance to the floor. For people uninitiated to the fun of folk dance, neither experience nor a partner is necessary. The music is live and the caller tells people where to go.

Entertainment Calendar
Movies

Entertainment Calendar
Movies

From first-timers to professionals
About 150 acts are slated to take the stage for one of Juneau's favorite rites of spring, the Alaska Folk Festival, starting next week.

Adding depth to Old-Time
The members of "Tom, Brad, & Alice" might live on opposite coasts, but it hasn't hindered their ability to share the traditions of old-time music at festivals, camps and conventions throughout the country.

Five Iron Frenzy: Punk rock with God and a horn section
David Johnson's rock 'n' roll dream comes true this weekend. Johnson, 19, is producing two concerts featuring contemporary rock bands. Slick Shoes from Southern California and Five Iron Frenzy from Denver will play Friday and Saturday nights in Centennial Hall.

Five Iron Frenzy: Punk rock with God and a horn section
David Johnson's rock 'n' roll dream comes true this weekend. Johnson, 19, is producing two concerts featuring contemporary rock bands. Slick Shoes from Southern California and Five Iron Frenzy from Denver will play Friday and Saturday nights in Centennial Hall.

Adding depth to Old-Time
The members of "Tom, Brad, & Alice" might live on opposite coasts, but it hasn't hindered their ability to share the traditions of old-time music at festivals, camps and conventions throughout the country.

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.

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.

Calif. power woes hit Juneau
The city is keeping an eye on its $2 million investment in troubled Pacific Gas & Electric Co., staff members said Wednesday.

Costs crimp gifted testing
The Juneau School District cannot afford an assessment system that identifies a greater variety of gifted students, including more Natives, administrators say.

Briefly

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

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

Correction

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'.

Eaglecrest winds up season in the red, but with a carnival
As a city investment, Juneau's Eaglecrest Ski Area reflected the downturn of the Nasdaq stock index in its 2000-01 season.

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

Senate alters resolution against racist attacks
After a tense, angry debate Wednesday, the Senate voted 16-2 in favor of a narrowed version of a House resolution condemning recent paintball attacks on Alaska Natives in Anchorage.

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

Stevens derides 'environmentalist divide'
If U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens has his way, his 80th birthday will herald another chapter in his 33-year career in the nation's capital. Alaska's senior senator said Wednesday he will seek another six-year term in 2002, adding he's never felt better in his life.

Around Town

Agreement gives tribes more clout
Delegates from about one-quarter of Alaska's 229 federally recognized tribes signed an agreement Wednesday formalizing relations between state government and tribal leaders.

Judge lifts limit on campaign contributions
Alaska's $5,000 limit on contributions to a political party violates rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, a federal judge has ruled.

Calif. power woes hit Juneau
The city is keeping an eye on its $2 million investment in troubled Pacific Gas & Electric Co., staff members said Wednesday.

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

Around Town

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.

News Briefs
Another head tax vote fails, Injured skier's condition improves, Junk cars still can find a home and Study highlights pollution at tank farm

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'.

Agreement gives tribes more clout
Delegates from about one-quarter of Alaska's 229 federally recognized tribes signed an agreement Wednesday formalizing relations between state government and tribal leaders.

Briefly

Stevens derides 'environmentalist divide'
If U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens has his way, his 80th birthday will herald another chapter in his 33-year career in the nation's capital. Alaska's senior senator said Wednesday he will seek another six-year term in 2002, adding he's never felt better in his life.

Judge lifts limit on campaign contributions
Alaska's $5,000 limit on contributions to a political party violates rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, a federal judge has ruled.

Senate alters resolution against racist attacks
After a tense, angry debate Wednesday, the Senate voted 16-2 in favor of a narrowed version of a House resolution condemning recent paintball attacks on Alaska Natives in Anchorage.

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.

Costs crimp gifted testing
The Juneau School District cannot afford an assessment system that identifies a greater variety of gifted students, including more Natives, administrators say.

News Briefs
Another head tax vote fails, Injured skier's condition improves, Junk cars still can find a home and Study highlights pollution at tank farm

Eaglecrest winds up season in the red, but with a carnival
As a city investment, Juneau's Eaglecrest Ski Area reflected the downturn of the Nasdaq stock index in its 2000-01 season.

Correction

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

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...

Letter: Simple traffic solution
The traffic situation on the Douglas side of the bridge is simply and economically solved by doing one simple thing. Install a delayed traffic light similar to those used for merging onto highways found in the lower 48.

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.

My Turn: Feeling like a soldier left behind on the battlefield
With the passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971, the new for-profit corporate world came into conflict with the cultural protocols and ways of the Alaska Native people causing them to live in two worlds.

The sun also sets on Seattle
We may never know why Boeing is moving its marquee out of Seattle. Corporations are run by humans, and the vanities of humans are hard to discern behind bland rationalizations in press releases. Perhaps CEO Phil Condit simply got fed up with being overshadowed by the ever-grinning Bill Gates.

Word of Mouth

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 sun also sets on Seattle
We may never know why Boeing is moving its marquee out of Seattle. Corporations are run by humans, and the vanities of humans are hard to discern behind bland rationalizations in press releases. Perhaps CEO Phil Condit simply got fed up with being overshadowed by the ever-grinning Bill Gates.

Letter: Disaster averted
We wish to express our gratitude to a number of noteworthy people who helped with the recent situation at a local church that could have been disastrous.

Letter: Where to turn?
I have been a Juneau resident since 1988 and am a former SEARHC employee. Like others in our community, I am saddened to hear about SEARHC's decision to eliminate its social work department.

Letter: Where to turn?
I have been a Juneau resident since 1988 and am a former SEARHC employee. Like others in our community, I am saddened to hear about SEARHC's decision to eliminate its social work department.

Letter: Simple traffic solution
The traffic situation on the Douglas side of the bridge is simply and economically solved by doing one simple thing. Install a delayed traffic light similar to those used for merging onto highways found in the lower 48.

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.

Letter: More harm than good
I am opposed to aborti

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.

Letter: Disaster averted
We wish to express our gratitude to a number of noteworthy people who helped with the recent situation at a local church that could have been disastrous.

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?

My Turn: Feeling like a soldier left behind on the battlefield
With the passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971, the new for-profit corporate world came into conflict with the cultural protocols and ways of the Alaska Native people causing them to live in two worlds.

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

Letter: More harm than good
I am opposed to aborti

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.

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?

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...

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.

Local sports: Juneau Ski Club results

Juneau girls soccer team hosts Wasilla and Colony
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team doesn't get many chances to host visiting teams, so this weekend the Crimson Bears will get an overdose of home games as they host two teams for five games total.

Local sports: Juneau Ski Club results

Boxers ready for Southeast Showdown
Twenty-four of the toughest roughhouse boxers from across the Southeast Alaska will begin a quest tonight in hopes of being crowned champion in the Second Annual Southeast Showdown.

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

Sports in Juneau

Juneau girls soccer team hosts Wasilla and Colony
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team doesn't get many chances to host visiting teams, so this weekend the Crimson Bears will get an overdose of home games as they host two teams for five games total.

Sports In Juneau

Boxers ready for Southeast Showdown
Twenty-four of the toughest roughhouse boxers from across the Southeast Alaska will begin a quest tonight in hopes of being crowned champion in the Second Annual Southeast Showdown.

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