Wednesday, April 18, 2001

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Business Profile

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.

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.

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

In the Tank

On the move

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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.

In the Tank

Garden conversations in the post office
I was standing in line at the post office this week, talking with a lifelong Juneauite, about the changes in landscape consciousness that the last twenty years had brought. In 1980, there were very few ornamental plants available each season, Paul Shaw had a small nursery by Superbear, Emelie Cherry had some by her trailer in Switzer Park, and Foodland carried some bedding plants, but no shrubs or trees.

JDHS students vie for academic honors
Juneau-Douglas High School students placed fourth of Division III schools and seventh overall of 35 teams at the state academic decathlon in Anchorage last month.

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JDHS students vie for academic honors
Juneau-Douglas High School students placed fourth of Division III schools and seventh overall of 35 teams at the state academic decathlon in Anchorage last month.

Pet of the week

Dance fest is team's big fund-raiser
The 20-member Juneau-Douglas High School Dance Team will be struttin' their best stuff at their biggest fund-raiser tonight and Thursday night at the JDHS gym beginning at 7. The team has received the highest, "Superior" rating in each of the past 15 years of tournaments it has entered, according to team coach Jodi Barnes. The team will showcase all of this year's routines as well as their tournament routine - as yet unseen by a Juneau audience, Barnes said.

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Dance fest is team's big fund-raiser
The 20-member Juneau-Douglas High School Dance Team will be struttin' their best stuff at their biggest fund-raiser tonight and Thursday night at the JDHS gym beginning at 7. The team has received the highest, "Superior" rating in each of the past 15 years of tournaments it has entered, according to team coach Jodi Barnes. The team will showcase all of this year's routines as well as their tournament routine - as yet unseen by a Juneau audience, Barnes said.

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Garden conversations in the post office
I was standing in line at the post office this week, talking with a lifelong Juneauite, about the changes in landscape consciousness that the last twenty years had brought. In 1980, there were very few ornamental plants available each season, Paul Shaw had a small nursery by Superbear, Emelie Cherry had some by her trailer in Switzer Park, and Foodland carried some bedding plants, but no shrubs or trees.

Around Town

Around Town

Around Town

Around Town

Pet of the week

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...

Rape victim was beaten with bat
The victim in Saturday's sexual assault was allegedly enticed to a vacant house on Decker Way, the public staircase that leads from South Franklin Street to Gastineau Avenue. As the woman, 43, walked up 58 steps to the white clapboard, two-story house, she had no inkling of what was in store for her, said a person who spoke to her after the incident.

Teachers' negotiations with district collapse
Teachers and the Juneau School District declared an impasse Tuesday in contract negotiations. The next step is for the parties to seek a mediator.

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.

Rape victim was beaten with bat
The victim in Saturday's sexual assault was allegedly enticed to a vacant house on Decker Way, the public staircase that leads from South Franklin Street to Gastineau Avenue. As the woman, 43, walked up 58 steps to the white clapboard, two-story house, she had no inkling of what was in store for her, said a person who spoke to her after the incident.

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2001: Fewer ships, more passengers
Susie Bavo of Nevada City, Calif., became Juneau's first cruise ship visitor of the season when she stepped off the Spirit of Glacier Bay shortly after 9 a.m. today. For the passengers on board the Alaska Sightseeing ship, Juneau was the last stop in a 10-day tour of the Inside Passage.

Neighbors may block fish center
Point Lena residents say they might withdraw support for a proposed fisheries research center in their neighborhood if concerns about increased traffic are not addressed.

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.

Teaching academics via the arts
The revels at the Palace Theatre ended last week with a performance of Shakespeare's "The Tempest" by students at Juneau Community Charter School.

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.

Neighbors may block fish center
Point Lena residents say they might withdraw support for a proposed fisheries research center in their neighborhood if concerns about increased traffic are not addressed.

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

Teaching academics via the arts
The revels at the Palace Theatre ended last week with a performance of Shakespeare's "The Tempest" by students at Juneau Community Charter School.

House rejects Senate changes to anti-hate crime resolution
The state House on Tuesday voted against Senate changes to a resolution condemning recent paintball attacks on Alaska Natives in Anchorage.

2001: Fewer ships, more passengers
Susie Bavo of Nevada City, Calif., became Juneau's first cruise ship visitor of the season when she stepped off the Spirit of Glacier Bay shortly after 9 a.m. today. For the passengers on board the Alaska Sightseeing ship, Juneau was the last stop in a 10-day tour of the Inside Passage.

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.

Teachers' negotiations with district collapse
Teachers and the Juneau School District declared an impasse Tuesday in contract negotiations. The next step is for the parties to seek a mediator.

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.

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

House rejects Senate changes to anti-hate crime resolution
The state House on Tuesday voted against Senate changes to a resolution condemning recent paintball attacks on Alaska Natives in Anchorage.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

Suppression of Russian media not acceptable
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: Last Thursday Secretary of State Colin Powell told Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov of the Bush administration's support for preserving the freedom of Russia's NTV television network, reiterating a concern that the administration had repeatedly voiced publicly.

Trail recommendations near completion
A two-year process to evaluate all of the 122 hiking and beach access trails in the greater Juneau area for their suitability for guided hiking tours is nearing completion. The Trails Working Group (TWG) was formed in 1999 to evaluate commercial activity on the Juneau trail system and make recommendations to the Assembly and state and federal management agencies concerning the future use of these trails.

Suppression of Russian media not acceptable
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: Last Thursday Secretary of State Colin Powell told Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov of the Bush administration's support for preserving the freedom of Russia's NTV television network, reiterating a concern that the administration had repeatedly voiced publicly.

Word of Mouth
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Word of Mouth
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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 appears when justified by the number of calls received. It 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.

Trail recommendations near completion
A two-year process to evaluate all of the 122 hiking and beach access trails in the greater Juneau area for their suitability for guided hiking tours is nearing completion. The Trails Working Group (TWG) was formed in 1999 to evaluate commercial activity on the Juneau trail system and make recommendations to the Assembly and state and federal management agencies concerning the future use of these trails.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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