Tuesday, April 24, 2001

Phone company defends position against installing high-speed lines
ANCHORAGE - Alaska Communications Systems leaders last week responded to complaints about the company's refusal to install new copper phone lines in some neighborhoods throughout the state.

In the Tank

Sudden Shutdown
Work is at a standstill for a handful of people at the Kuakan timber sale on Deer Island, 35 miles south of Wrangell.

Business Profile

Sudden Shutdown
Work is at a standstill for a handful of people at the Kuakan timber sale on Deer Island, 35 miles south of Wrangell.

Phone company defends position against installing high-speed lines
ANCHORAGE - Alaska Communications Systems leaders last week responded to complaints about the company's refusal to install new copper phone lines in some neighborhoods throughout the state.

Business Profile

In the Tank

Briefly

Briefly

Obituary

Obituary

Around Town

Around Town

Around Town

Around Town

Obituary

Obituary

Upcoming book gathers memories of life in Juneau
A 12-member history committee of the Pioneers Igloo and the Gastineau Channel Historical Society is nearing completion of its second book of local lore.

SE district may spur lawsuit
The City of Cordova will put up a fight if the Alaska Redistricting Board approves a plan to incorporate the town into a Southeast House district.

Knowles gives vets diplomas
Gov. Tony Knowles signed legislation this morning to award high school diplomas to Alaskans who dropped out to fight in World War II.

Thieves drain checking account after stealing woman's ATM card
Juneau resident Marilyn Estenson has not had a good week.

SAFE center aims to curb impacts on child victims
Being hauled all over town and grilled by strangers can be a grueling experience for a child crime victim, adding to his or her trauma.

White House counters reports that Bush is backing off ANWR
WASHINGTON - Contrary to recent reports, President Bush still plans to ask lawmakers to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling, his spokesman said Monday.

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

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

White House counters reports that Bush is backing off ANWR
WASHINGTON - Contrary to recent reports, President Bush still plans to ask lawmakers to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling, his spokesman said Monday.

Briefly

Briefly

Feds order Ketchikan fish processor to stop spewing scum into narrows
KETCHIKAN - Alaska General Seafoods has been ordered by a federal agency to stop fouling Ketchikan waters.

Briefly

SE district may spur lawsuit
The City of Cordova will put up a fight if the Alaska Redistricting Board approves a plan to incorporate the town into a Southeast House district.

Body found in channel
Officials are saying little about their investigation into the death of an unidentified woman whose body was found floating in Gastineau Channel near Marine Park on Sunday morning.

Legislature 2001: Caucus split on permafund
When presented Monday with their first opportunity this year to put in place one piece of a long-range fiscal plan for the state, members of the new Fiscal Policy Caucus went separate ways.

Briefly

Measure extends time limit on rape charges
A bill that would remove the statute of limitations on rape passed the House on Monday.

Body found in channel
Officials are saying little about their investigation into the death of an unidentified woman whose body was found floating in Gastineau Channel near Marine Park on Sunday morning.

Accused rapist faces more charges
Additional charges have been filed against the man accused of raping and brutally beating a woman while holding her prisoner overnight on the weekend of April 14-15.

Legislature 2001: Caucus split on permafund
When presented Monday with their first opportunity this year to put in place one piece of a long-range fiscal plan for the state, members of the new Fiscal Policy Caucus went separate ways.

Measure extends time limit on rape charges
A bill that would remove the statute of limitations on rape passed the House on Monday.

Feds order Ketchikan fish processor to stop spewing scum into narrows
KETCHIKAN - Alaska General Seafoods has been ordered by a federal agency to stop fouling Ketchikan waters.

Thieves drain checking account after stealing woman's ATM card
Juneau resident Marilyn Estenson has not had a good week.

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

Upcoming book gathers memories of life in Juneau
A 12-member history committee of the Pioneers Igloo and the Gastineau Channel Historical Society is nearing completion of its second book of local lore.

Knowles gives vets diplomas
Gov. Tony Knowles signed legislation this morning to award high school diplomas to Alaskans who dropped out to fight in World War II.

Accused rapist faces more charges
Additional charges have been filed against the man accused of raping and brutally beating a woman while holding her prisoner overnight on the weekend of April 14-15.

SAFE center aims to curb impacts on child victims
Being hauled all over town and grilled by strangers can be a grueling experience for a child crime victim, adding to his or her trauma.

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

Grateful supporter of childcare
The recent study of children's behaviors when exposed to childcare raises more questions than it does results. Tracing behaviors in a study based on observation is problematic at best. The number of variables that could affect the outcome in this study is daunting.

Word of Mouth
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Word of Mouth
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Accountability: It's not just for schools
Accountability is a very important concept in a democratic society. Perhaps the best bottom line definitions are "to be responsible" and "to be answerable."

Expect better of USFS
In your front-page story on Sunday, I was quoted criticizing the excessive shutdown of logging in the Tongass under a recent court order. Some readers misinterpreted the story as criticism of the court's order.

Look past the headline for logging story
"Logging halted on the Tongass" was the front-page headline on April 5 above the fold, so you could read it walking by a newsstand or through the glass in the vending machine. It was a good headline, the type that grabs your attention, but it didn't accurately tell the story.

Expect better of USFS
In your front-page story on Sunday, I was quoted criticizing the excessive shutdown of logging in the Tongass under a recent court order. Some readers misinterpreted the story as criticism of the court's order.

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.

Collateral damage
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Efforts to combat international narcotics trafficking have taken many lives, none more innocent than those of American missionary Veronica Bowers and her infant daughter, Charity.

Collateral damage
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Efforts to combat international narcotics trafficking have taken many lives, none more innocent than those of American missionary Veronica Bowers and her infant daughter, Charity.

A choice made and blame misplaced
One of my favorite stories to tell is called "Why We Tell Stories," it's an origin myth that tells how a young man was told the first stories by Grandfather Rock. Each day the boy went to Grandfather Rock and each day Grandfather Rock told him a new story. One day the boy goes, sits and waits but no story is forthcoming. So he calls out to Grandfather Rock "tell me a story." Grandfather Rock says "I have told you all my stories. Go and share the stories with others for where there are stories, there will be other stories."

Involvement required
Chris Morrow had an excellent My Turn in Sunday's Empire regarding the need for all Juneau to get involved in the CBJ Area Wide Transportation Plan

Men, dogs, blue bags
I love animals - all and every kind! I always have. I feel everyone should be able to experience the pure, unconditional love shown by a family dog or cat, to a more hostile Homo sapien species.

Smoke scourge
Chris Morrow had an excellent My Turn in Sunday's Empire regarding the need for all Juneau to get involved in the CBJ Area Wide Transportation Plan

Fund payout limits a good idea
The following editorial appeared in the Anchorage Daily News on April 17: By and large, Alaska's leaders have been good stewards of the Alaska Permanent Fund.

Accountability: It's not just for schools
Accountability is a very important concept in a democratic society. Perhaps the best bottom line definitions are "to be responsible" and "to be answerable."

Men, dogs, blue bags
I love animals - all and every kind! I always have. I feel everyone should be able to experience the pure, unconditional love shown by a family dog or cat, to a more hostile Homo sapien species.

Look past the headline for logging story
"Logging halted on the Tongass" was the front-page headline on April 5 above the fold, so you could read it walking by a newsstand or through the glass in the vending machine. It was a good headline, the type that grabs your attention, but it didn't accurately tell the story.

Smoke scourge
Chris Morrow had an excellent My Turn in Sunday's Empire regarding the need for all Juneau to get involved in the CBJ Area Wide Transportation Plan

Involvement required
Chris Morrow had an excellent My Turn in Sunday's Empire regarding the need for all Juneau to get involved in the CBJ Area Wide Transportation Plan

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.

Fund payout limits a good idea
The following editorial appeared in the Anchorage Daily News on April 17: By and large, Alaska's leaders have been good stewards of the Alaska Permanent Fund.

Grateful supporter of childcare
The recent study of children's behaviors when exposed to childcare raises more questions than it does results. Tracing behaviors in a study based on observation is problematic at best. The number of variables that could affect the outcome in this study is daunting.

A choice made and blame misplaced
One of my favorite stories to tell is called "Why We Tell Stories," it's an origin myth that tells how a young man was told the first stories by Grandfather Rock. Each day the boy went to Grandfather Rock and each day Grandfather Rock told him a new story. One day the boy goes, sits and waits but no story is forthcoming. So he calls out to Grandfather Rock "tell me a story." Grandfather Rock says "I have told you all my stories. Go and share the stories with others for where there are stories, there will be other stories."

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Young Robin Hoods prepare for nationals
Carl Lundqust sat in the bleachers of the Floyd Dryden Middle School gym with some other young archers Saturday afternoon, talking about the importance of tight shot groupings. Suddenly Lundquist hopped out of the bleachers, figuring he needed an example to prove his point.

Young Robin Hoods prepare for nationals
Carl Lundqust sat in the bleachers of the Floyd Dryden Middle School gym with some other young archers Saturday afternoon, talking about the importance of tight shot groupings. Suddenly Lundquist hopped out of the bleachers, figuring he needed an example to prove his point.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

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