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Tuesday, April 17, 2001

Higher metals prices spur exploration near Fairbanks
FAIRBANKS - This Interior city will be a jumping-off point this year for geologists in search of platinum and palladium, making the area the second busiest in the state behind Southeast Alaska, mining experts predict.

In the Tank

Business Profile

On the move

On the move

Boom to follow mid-90's bust
Wanted: Workers who know their way around an oil field. Salaries in the high five digits. Report to eager employers in Alaska, and don't forget to bring a heavy coat.

Boom to follow mid-90's bust
Wanted: Workers who know their way around an oil field. Salaries in the high five digits. Report to eager employers in Alaska, and don't forget to bring a heavy coat.

Briefly

Briefly

In the Tank

Higher metals prices spur exploration near Fairbanks
FAIRBANKS - This Interior city will be a jumping-off point this year for geologists in search of platinum and palladium, making the area the second busiest in the state behind Southeast Alaska, mining experts predict.

Business Profile

Around Town

Around Town

Around Town

Around Town

City irons out controversial taxi regulations
The Juneau Assembly on Monday voiced no objections to a rewrite of the city regulations that govern taxi cabs and other commercial passenger vehicles.

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

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.

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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.

Hayes tops lobbyist list
Former Alaska House Speaker Joe Hayes was the state's highest-earning lobbyist last year, bringing in almost $1 million in fees and expenses.

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.

Paintball attacks spur hate crime bill
A cabinet-level panel set up by the governor wants to toughen state laws to crack down on people who commit hate crimes.

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

Calif. power crunch hits AK outfits
More state and local agencies are feeling a pinch from California's power troubles, although managers say the long-term ramifications are small.

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.

Injuries delay police interview with weekend rape victim
A woman police said was brutally sexually assaulted and held hostage overnight Saturday in a vacant house downtown remained hospitalized today.

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

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.

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.

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

Correction

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

Briefly

Briefly

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.

Hayes tops lobbyist list
Former Alaska House Speaker Joe Hayes was the state's highest-earning lobbyist last year, bringing in almost $1 million in fees and expenses.

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.

Paintball attacks spur hate crime bill
A cabinet-level panel set up by the governor wants to toughen state laws to crack down on people who commit hate crimes.

Correction

Calif. power crunch hits AK outfits
More state and local agencies are feeling a pinch from California's power troubles, although managers say the long-term ramifications are small.

Briefly

Injuries delay police interview with weekend rape victim
A woman police said was brutally sexually assaulted and held hostage overnight Saturday in a vacant house downtown remained hospitalized today.

True survivors: Teens brave storm, climb mountains to return home
Teen-agers Martha Foster and Louise Clark are hobbling around Selawik village on walkers this week. They are lucky to be walking at all.

True survivors: Teens brave storm, climb mountains to return home
Teen-agers Martha Foster and Louise Clark are hobbling around Selawik village on walkers this week. They are lucky to be walking at all.

City irons out controversial taxi regulations
The Juneau Assembly on Monday voiced no objections to a rewrite of the city regulations that govern taxi cabs and other commercial passenger vehicles.

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

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.

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.

Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth appears when justified by the number of calls received. Only comments accompanied by a name will be published. Callers' names will appear in print. Call 586-4636 and press 8255 to leave a message.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Israel's frustration boils over against Lebanon
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Israel says its purpose in attacking a Syrian radar site in Lebanon was not to provoke its bitterest enemy into a new military confrontation but to pressure it to restrain Hezbollah, the radical Islamist group whose raids against positions in northern Israel have been increasing.

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.

A squeeze on the poor
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: President Bush's budget would put more pressure on spending, including spending for the poor, than some of the rhetoric in which it was wrapped suggested.

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.

Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth appears when justified by the number of calls received. Only comments accompanied by a name will be published. Callers' names will appear in print. Call 586-4636 and press 8255 to leave a message.

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.

Israel's frustration boils over against Lebanon
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Israel says its purpose in attacking a Syrian radar site in Lebanon was not to provoke its bitterest enemy into a new military confrontation but to pressure it to restrain Hezbollah, the radical Islamist group whose raids against positions in northern Israel have been increasing.

A squeeze on the poor
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: President Bush's budget would put more pressure on spending, including spending for the poor, than some of the rhetoric in which it was wrapped suggested.

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.

Sports in Juneau

Correction

Sports in Juneau

Shootout, Classic get NCAA reprieves
ANCHORAGE -- The Great Alaska Shootout will remain a Thanksgiving Day fixture here at least three more years. And the Top of the World Classic in Fairbanks is safe for at least two more years.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Correction

Shootout, Classic get NCAA reprieves
ANCHORAGE -- The Great Alaska Shootout will remain a Thanksgiving Day fixture here at least three more years. And the Top of the World Classic in Fairbanks is safe for at least two more years.

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