Monday, April 16, 2001

Around Town

Around Town

Dancing and Jamming with 150 bands
Seven days of concerts, dances, workshops and impromptu jam sessions begin Monday, when the Alaska Folk Festival opens at Centennial Hall.

Dancing and Jamming with 150 bands
Seven days of concerts, dances, workshops and impromptu jam sessions begin Monday, when the Alaska Folk Festival opens at Centennial Hall.

Juneau preps for tax deadline
The Internal Revenue Service is offering help at the Federal Building until 6:30 tonight for people struggling with tax returns.

Juneau preps for tax deadline
The Internal Revenue Service is offering help at the Federal Building until 6:30 tonight for people struggling with tax returns.

Correction

Obituraries

Correction

Favorites featured at Pillars series
A holocaust survivor, a world political analyst, a Super Bowl champion and a military pilot will share their stories with Juneau this year at the Pillars of American Freedom series.

Briefly

Katasse recommended for Riverbend post
Schools Superintendent Gary Bader has recommended that Carmen Mastronardo Katasse, the interim principal at Riverbend Elementary School, be named to the permanent post.

State seeks more foster parents
Smells of fresh bread drift from the kitchen where Grandpop is holding the fort. Later, there will be a game of Pokemon II.

State's sex offender list unchanged, despite federal ruling
A ruling last week by a federal appeals court did not immediately affect a list of convicted sex offenders posted on the Internet by the Alaska Department of Public Safety.

Briefly

Tsimshian-style totem tells Easter story
The Rev. David Fison's notes for telling the Easter story this year are written on the side of a 17-foot-tall piece of cedar.

State seeks more foster parents
Smells of fresh bread drift from the kitchen where Grandpop is holding the fort. Later, there will be a game of Pokemon II.

Around Town

Mine dump needs space
Kennecott Greens Creek Mining Co. wants to double its mine tailings facility, already one of the largest in the country.

New leaders ready to take over at Chamber
The Juneau Chamber of Commerce is undergoing a change in leadership, but not direction.

State officials say census numbers on target - almost
ANCHORAGE - The census people flew into Hobart Bay last year, stayed for 15 minutes and then took off again. No wonder they counted wrong. Hobart Bay, population three? Not quite.

Police and Fire

Clock ticking for panel drawing new election map
Imagine trying to put together a jigsaw puzzle when the shapes and sizes of the pieces keep changing.

Public to review subport redevelopment plan
Supporters of waterfront and subport redevelopment in Juneau want to do some more planning.

Woman hospitalized after rape
A woman remains in the hospital after being sexually assaulted downtown Saturday night.

Mine dump needs space
Kennecott Greens Creek Mining Co. wants to double its mine tailings facility, already one of the largest in the country.

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

Obituraries

State officials say census numbers on target - almost
ANCHORAGE - The census people flew into Hobart Bay last year, stayed for 15 minutes and then took off again. No wonder they counted wrong. Hobart Bay, population three? Not quite.

Favorites featured at Pillars series
A holocaust survivor, a world political analyst, a Super Bowl champion and a military pilot will share their stories with Juneau this year at the Pillars of American Freedom series.

Clock ticking for panel drawing new election map
Imagine trying to put together a jigsaw puzzle when the shapes and sizes of the pieces keep changing.

Katasse recommended for Riverbend post
Schools Superintendent Gary Bader has recommended that Carmen Mastronardo Katasse, the interim principal at Riverbend Elementary School, be named to the permanent post.

Woman hospitalized after rape
A woman remains in the hospital after being sexually assaulted downtown Saturday night.

New leaders ready to take over at Chamber
The Juneau Chamber of Commerce is undergoing a change in leadership, but not direction.

Public to review subport redevelopment plan
Supporters of waterfront and subport redevelopment in Juneau want to do some more planning.

Police and Fire

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

State's sex offender list unchanged, despite federal ruling
A ruling last week by a federal appeals court did not immediately affect a list of convicted sex offenders posted on the Internet by the Alaska Department of Public Safety.

Tsimshian-style totem tells Easter story
The Rev. David Fison's notes for telling the Easter story this year are written on the side of a 17-foot-tall piece of cedar.

Around Town

Letter: Roadless process fair
The U.S. Forest Service had planned to release new sales in roadless areas of the Tongass National Forest before the implementation of the roadless area policy May 12, 2001.

Letter: Toxic mine waste
I'd bet most folks in Juneau would be stunned to know that the second largest producer of toxic waste in Alaska is located in Juneau's backyard wilderness and national monument - Admiralty Island.

Letter: We should love and protect Alaska
I have lived in many states and have had my fill of strip malls, used car lots and a predictable uniformity that dulls the mind. I love Alaska. It is indeed the last remnant, spared for a moment from dubious "progress."

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: We should love and protect Alaska
I have lived in many states and have had my fill of strip malls, used car lots and a predictable uniformity that dulls the mind. I love Alaska. It is indeed the last remnant, spared for a moment from dubious "progress."

Forced to wonder
Johnny Hart's Easter Sunday B.C. cartoon shows a lit menorah. With each of the seven last statements of Christ a candle on the menorah is extinguished, until what is left is a cross. From the cross a stream of blood, perhaps meant to evoke the moment in Matthew 27:24-25 when Pilate washes his hands and the Jewish multitudes allegedly take the blood guilt on themselves and their children, flows to a cave containing a wine glass and a loaf of bread.

Empire's Citizens Editorial Advisory Board reconvenes
The Juneau Empire has relied for a number of years on its Citizens Editorial Advisory Board to provide a sort of compass and barometer to guide its editorial course.

Cheaper by the sea
One of the arguments frequently used for building a road to Juneau is that it will be so much cheaper to ship in goods. Let me tell you my experience.

Letter: Roadless process fair
The U.S. Forest Service had planned to release new sales in roadless areas of the Tongass National Forest before the implementation of the roadless area policy May 12, 2001.

Scoop the poop
As we approach another summer in our beautiful city of Juneau, I'd like to remind our dog owners to please pick up after their canine friends. Don't do it simply because it's the law, clean up after your dog to be considerate of others and to help stop spreading disease to other animals and humans.

Empire's Citizens Editorial Advisory Board reconvenes
The Juneau Empire has relied for a number of years on its Citizens Editorial Advisory Board to provide a sort of compass and barometer to guide its editorial course.

DOT right to start over in contracting fast ferry
Amid pressures to move forward with a fast ferry proposed for the Juneau-Sitka route, the Alaska Department of Transportation correctly has called time out.

My Turn: Alcohol industry can pay now or pay much more later
In a recent My Turn article, Butch Tangney gave the alcohol industry's view of alcohol abuse, drunk driving and pending legislation. I would like to give my view as someone who has spent 30 years working in substance-abuse programs.

Forced to wonder
Johnny Hart's Easter Sunday B.C. cartoon shows a lit menorah. With each of the seven last statements of Christ a candle on the menorah is extinguished, until what is left is a cross. From the cross a stream of blood, perhaps meant to evoke the moment in Matthew 27:24-25 when Pilate washes his hands and the Jewish multitudes allegedly take the blood guilt on themselves and their children, flows to a cave containing a wine glass and a loaf of bread.

Capital Notes: The media and the Legislature
A leading senator recently castigated a leading media outlet during a floor speech. "Alaskans deserve better," the senator told the state on "Gavel to Gavel."

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: Not without hope for modern society
I gather Kenneth DeRoux didn't like what I had to say about contraceptives and our sexually permissive society. Be that as it may, I wish to respond to a number of his comments.

Forced to wonder
Johnny Hart's Easter Sunday B.C. cartoon shows a lit menorah. With each of the seven last statements of Christ a candle on the menorah is extinguished, until what is left is a cross. From the cross a stream of blood, perhaps meant to evoke the moment in Matthew 27:24-25 when Pilate washes his hands and the Jewish multitudes allegedly take the blood guilt on themselves and their children, flows to a cave containing a wine glass and a loaf of bread.

Letter: Toxic mine waste
I'd bet most folks in Juneau would be stunned to know that the second largest producer of toxic waste in Alaska is located in Juneau's backyard wilderness and national monument - Admiralty Island.

Cheaper by the sea
One of the arguments frequently used for building a road to Juneau is that it will be so much cheaper to ship in goods. Let me tell you my experience.

My Turn: Alcohol industry can pay now or pay much more later
In a recent My Turn article, Butch Tangney gave the alcohol industry's view of alcohol abuse, drunk driving and pending legislation. I would like to give my view as someone who has spent 30 years working in substance-abuse programs.

Scoop the poop
As we approach another summer in our beautiful city of Juneau, I'd like to remind our dog owners to please pick up after their canine friends. Don't do it simply because it's the law, clean up after your dog to be considerate of others and to help stop spreading disease to other animals and humans.

Capital Notes: The media and the Legislature
A leading senator recently castigated a leading media outlet during a floor speech. "Alaskans deserve better," the senator told the state on "Gavel to Gavel."

DOT right to start over in contracting fast ferry
Amid pressures to move forward with a fast ferry proposed for the Juneau-Sitka route, the Alaska Department of Transportation correctly has called time out.

Letter: Not without hope for modern society
I gather Kenneth DeRoux didn't like what I had to say about contraceptives and our sexually permissive society. Be that as it may, I wish to respond to a number of his comments.

Forced to wonder
Johnny Hart's Easter Sunday B.C. cartoon shows a lit menorah. With each of the seven last statements of Christ a candle on the menorah is extinguished, until what is left is a cross. From the cross a stream of blood, perhaps meant to evoke the moment in Matthew 27:24-25 when Pilate washes his hands and the Jewish multitudes allegedly take the blood guilt on themselves and their children, flows to a cave containing a wine glass and a loaf of bread.

Lost at sea, so to speak, with a book of quotations
I just spent a very instructive week aboard the state ferry. My task was to accompany and educate two Elderhostel groups, one traveling south and another north through the Inside Passage. The education was mine and I am exhausted.

Lost at sea, so to speak, with a book of quotations
I just spent a very instructive week aboard the state ferry. My task was to accompany and educate two Elderhostel groups, one traveling south and another north through the Inside Passage. The education was mine and I am exhausted.

Sports in Juneau

Kake's Dolan and Knudsen named to first-team all-state basketball squad
Anthony Dolan and Danielle Knudsen of Kake High School were the only Southeast athletes to earn first-team honors when the media's all-state basketball teams were announced on Saturday.

Juneau softball goes undefeated in Ketchikan
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls softball team needed a pair of blocks of the plate by catcher Suzanne Parr on Saturday to preserve a perfect opening to the Crimson Bears' season.

Correction

Girls split with Colony, Wasilla
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team was fighting to protect a one-goal lead for most of Saturday afternoon's game against the Colony Knights.

Sports in Juneau

Champs repeat at Showdown
After it was all said and done, all three defending champions at the Second Annual Southeast Showdown proved they were deserving of their titles by taking home another championship belt.

Correction

Champs repeat at Showdown
After it was all said and done, all three defending champions at the Second Annual Southeast Showdown proved they were deserving of their titles by taking home another championship belt.

Sports in Juneau

Local Scoreboard: All State Basketball
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team was fighting to protect a one-goal lead for most of Saturday afternoon's game against the Colony Knights.

Sports in Juneau

Boys soccer does well against alumni
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team was fighting to protect a one-goal lead for most of Saturday afternoon's game against the Colony Knights.

Juneau softball goes undefeated in Ketchikan
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls softball team needed a pair of blocks of the plate by catcher Suzanne Parr on Saturday to preserve a perfect opening to the Crimson Bears' season.

Juneau boys claim 7-2 victory over alumni-adult team
A pair of sophomores led the Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team as the Crimson Bears claimed a 7-2 victory over an alumni-adult team Saturday afternoon in an exhibition game at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Boys soccer does well against alumni
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team was fighting to protect a one-goal lead for most of Saturday afternoon's game against the Colony Knights.

Kake's Dolan and Knudsen named to first-team all-state basketball squad
Anthony Dolan and Danielle Knudsen of Kake High School were the only Southeast athletes to earn first-team honors when the media's all-state basketball teams were announced on Saturday.

Girls split with Colony, Wasilla
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team was fighting to protect a one-goal lead for most of Saturday afternoon's game against the Colony Knights.

Juneau boys claim 7-2 victory over alumni-adult team
A pair of sophomores led the Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team as the Crimson Bears claimed a 7-2 victory over an alumni-adult team Saturday afternoon in an exhibition game at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Local Scoreboard: All State Basketball
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team was fighting to protect a one-goal lead for most of Saturday afternoon's game against the Colony Knights.

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