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Friday, April 27, 2001

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Dzantik'i Heeni announces honor roll

Obituaries

Around Town

JDHS DECA members get down to business
Juneau-Douglas High School DECA members recently returned from a successful state competition in Anchorage. DECA, an association of marketing students, emphasizes leadership and communication skills, community service and experience in business and marketing.

Around Town

Dzantik'i Heeni announces honor roll

JDHS DECA members get down to business
Juneau-Douglas High School DECA members recently returned from a successful state competition in Anchorage. DECA, an association of marketing students, emphasizes leadership and communication skills, community service and experience in business and marketing.

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Weekend Best Bets
Good poets are hard to find. This weekend, good poetry, fine art and the great outdoors are your best bets.

Weekend Best Bets
Good poets are hard to find. This weekend, good poetry, fine art and the great outdoors are your best bets.

Obituary

Around Town

Obituary

Weddings

School calendar

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Reinhard: Finding the music in language
Poet John Reinhard writes for farmers and scholars. He strives for plainspoken language as well as lyrical eloquence, and his award-winning poetry has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies.

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Worn and hung
A wondermonger and a magical realist are sharing a gallery this weekend for a show of new artwork.

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Marimbist to share his art
Marimba virtuoso Makoto Nakura was described by a music critic in Hong Kong as superhuman.

Marimbist to share his art
Marimba virtuoso Makoto Nakura was described by a music critic in Hong Kong as superhuman.

Reinhard: Finding the music in language
Poet John Reinhard writes for farmers and scholars. He strives for plainspoken language as well as lyrical eloquence, and his award-winning poetry has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies.

Worn and hung
A wondermonger and a magical realist are sharing a gallery this weekend for a show of new artwork.

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Senator's dog dies of antifreeze poisoning
Bethel Sen. Lyman Hoffman's dog is dead because it drank contaminated water from a puddle on Basin Road Sunday.

Juneau's senior sales tax break survives - for now
The Juneau Assembly's Finance Committee won't be discussing changes to the city's senior sales tax exemption this budget cycle.

Legislature 2001: Local gas plan gets a boost
The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority could sell $76 million in bonds to finance a natural gas project for Southeast under a bill passed by the House on Wednesday.

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

Additional city funding may preserve classroom sizes
A boost of extra funds from the city would allow Juneau's public schools to preserve the current student-teacher ratio in a time of tight budgets, school officials say.

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FBI awaiting leads on bank robbery
Tuesday's lunch-hour robbery of the downtown branch of Alaska Pacific Bank has not been solved.

HS repair funding falls short
Budget writers in the state House have agreed to partially fund renovation of Juneau-Douglas High School and steer some money toward a local university project. However, the schools had hoped for more.

Mulder bill bypasses ship talks
The cruise ship debate flared on the House floor this morning, as minority Democrats strenuously protested a fast track for a new bill by the chamber's Finance Committee.

Boochever: Inspiring young musicians
Samba bands, soccer players and storytellers were hard at work at Auke Bay Elementary School earlier this week, putting the finishing touches on "How Night Came to Brazil."

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

Sen. Taylor resurrects state ferry authority
A bill creating a semi-independent state authority to run the ferry system was moved out of the Senate Transportation Committee on Thursday.

Woman burned in trailer fire
A fire Wednesday afternoon in a trailer on Stephen Richards Memorial Drive totaled the residence of a senior couple, and the woman may require skin grafts to her left hand after suffering second- and third-degree burns.

Gov. Knowles declares 'code red' on ship bill
Gov. Tony Knowles says he suspects the cruise ship industry is behind a new bill that has looser oversight of marine discharges than he supports.

Legislature 2001: Local gas plan gets a boost
The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority could sell $76 million in bonds to finance a natural gas project for Southeast under a bill passed by the House on Wednesday.

House tells Senate it will nix maneuver to halt abortion funds
The state House sent a message Thursday that it will not accept language in the Senate version of the budget that calls for killing the Health and Social Services Department if the courts force the state to fund abortions.

Magistrate holds twins for trial
ANCHORAGE - Identical twin sisters charged with interfering with a flight crew for allegedly punching several flight attendants and putting one in a choke hold were held Wednesday for trial.

Sen. Taylor resurrects state ferry authority
A bill creating a semi-independent state authority to run the ferry system was moved out of the Senate Transportation Committee on Thursday.

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

Boochever: Inspiring young musicians
Samba bands, soccer players and storytellers were hard at work at Auke Bay Elementary School earlier this week, putting the finishing touches on "How Night Came to Brazil."

FBI awaiting leads on bank robbery
Tuesday's lunch-hour robbery of the downtown branch of Alaska Pacific Bank has not been solved.

HS repair funding falls short
Budget writers in the state House have agreed to partially fund renovation of Juneau-Douglas High School and steer some money toward a local university project. However, the schools had hoped for more.

Magistrate holds twins for trial
ANCHORAGE - Identical twin sisters charged with interfering with a flight crew for allegedly punching several flight attendants and putting one in a choke hold were held Wednesday for trial.

Gov. Knowles declares 'code red' on ship bill
Gov. Tony Knowles says he suspects the cruise ship industry is behind a new bill that has looser oversight of marine discharges than he supports.

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

Assembly OKs plan to curb tour impacts
The Juneau Assembly unanimously accepted most of an agreement with tourism operators Wednesday, postponing work on flightseeing issues until Monday.

Senator's dog dies of antifreeze poisoning
Bethel Sen. Lyman Hoffman's dog is dead because it drank contaminated water from a puddle on Basin Road Sunday.

Additional city funding may preserve classroom sizes
A boost of extra funds from the city would allow Juneau's public schools to preserve the current student-teacher ratio in a time of tight budgets, school officials say.

House tells Senate it will nix maneuver to halt abortion funds
The state House sent a message Thursday that it will not accept language in the Senate version of the budget that calls for killing the Health and Social Services Department if the courts force the state to fund abortions.

Flying as high as his dreams
Retired Air Force pilot and Vietnam veteran Richard "Dick" Rutan once flew almost 25,000 miles without bathing, and sleeping only one or two out of every 24 hours.

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Mulder bill bypasses ship talks
The cruise ship debate flared on the House floor this morning, as minority Democrats strenuously protested a fast track for a new bill by the chamber's Finance Committee.

Assembly OKs plan to curb tour impacts
The Juneau Assembly unanimously accepted most of an agreement with tourism operators Wednesday, postponing work on flightseeing issues until Monday.

Juneau's senior sales tax break survives - for now
The Juneau Assembly's Finance Committee won't be discussing changes to the city's senior sales tax exemption this budget cycle.

Woman burned in trailer fire
A fire Wednesday afternoon in a trailer on Stephen Richards Memorial Drive totaled the residence of a senior couple, and the woman may require skin grafts to her left hand after suffering second- and third-degree burns.

Flying as high as his dreams
Retired Air Force pilot and Vietnam veteran Richard "Dick" Rutan once flew almost 25,000 miles without bathing, and sleeping only one or two out of every 24 hours.

Briefly

Remedy needed for Supreme Court rulings
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: The U.S. Supreme Court handed down two disappointing decisions Tuesday, one putting limits on the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the other allowing the arrest and jailing of motorists for minor traffic infractions. These harsh actions can and should be remedied by quick legislative action.

Alcohol tax: A dime is a dime is a dime
Normally I would find the topic "Alcohol Excise Tax," like most tax issues, confusing. If my father had not been killed by a drunk driver last year I am pretty sure this subject would not interest me in the least. Unfortunately it's a topic I know only too well.

End of paper trail
The Mendenhall Flying Lions Club and Gastineau Humane Services Corp. regretfully announce the end of their paper recycling project due to factors beyond their control. Effective immediately, the drop-off sites at Fred Meyer and A&P stores are closed and all paper pickups will cease on April 30.

Cancer care: The choice is clear
What would you pay to save your mother, sister, or daughter if they were diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer and had no insurance to cover treatment? What should the state contribute to save the lives of Alaska women in exactly that situation? Is $175,000 too much to pay to help dozens of women stay alive? The legislature has an opportunity to help Alaska women get treatment for cancer by opting into a new Medicaid provision made available to states last year by a unanimous vote of the U.S. Senate.

Credit all around
Thank you for dedicating a portion of your newspaper to Juneau Color each week. It is great to be able to count on having at least one positive feature on the front page. Thank you, Mac Metcalf, for writing those kind words about me. I can't accept it all. Here's the rest of the story. Credit goes to these people who work for the love of music and dance in Juneau:

More needed for a successful session
A newspaper headline recently boasted: "Alaska is poised for prosperity." Alaskans are excited and hopeful about this opportunity and ready to take the steps to make it happen.

Cherry-picking timber in the Tongass
In Tuesday's article on the Kuakan timber sale written (well written in my opinion) by Joanna Markell, I was quoted as criticizing the Forest Service for what the Sierra Club, and our attorneys in the lawsuit, regard as a misinterpretation by the Forest Service of Judge Singleton's ruling halting timber sales in roadless areas. I want to make it clear that we do not think Judge Singleton's injunction was misapplied in the case of the Kuakan timber sale.

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.

Quality child care benefits necessary
The report on the impact of child care on children's behavior (Empire, April 19), no doubt fostered some anxiety for many parents. The majority of the approximately 2,000 young children in Juneau from birth to 5 currently attend child care while their parents work.

More Vietnam echoes
Former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey's acknowledgment that he led a Vietnam mission that resulted in the deaths of unarmed civilians dredges up the horrors and ambiguities of war, any war. It more specifically adds another chapter to the prolonged reckoning that a conflicted nation has had with an unpopular conflict.

End of paper trail
The Mendenhall Flying Lions Club and Gastineau Humane Services Corp. regretfully announce the end of their paper recycling project due to factors beyond their control. Effective immediately, the drop-off sites at Fred Meyer and A&P stores are closed and all paper pickups will cease on April 30.

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.

Quality child care benefits necessary
The report on the impact of child care on children's behavior (Empire, April 19), no doubt fostered some anxiety for many parents. The majority of the approximately 2,000 young children in Juneau from birth to 5 currently attend child care while their parents work.

More needed for a successful session
A newspaper headline recently boasted: "Alaska is poised for prosperity." Alaskans are excited and hopeful about this opportunity and ready to take the steps to make it happen.

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.

Cancer care: The choice is clear
What would you pay to save your mother, sister, or daughter if they were diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer and had no insurance to cover treatment? What should the state contribute to save the lives of Alaska women in exactly that situation? Is $175,000 too much to pay to help dozens of women stay alive? The legislature has an opportunity to help Alaska women get treatment for cancer by opting into a new Medicaid provision made available to states last year by a unanimous vote of the U.S. Senate.

In consideration of a new road for NOAA
I would like to thank all the city officials and staff who have worked very hard to make the NOAA facility at Lena Point happen. I think it is a positive step for Juneau in keeping its economy diverse and I am looking forward to having it in the neighborhood. I know there are neighborhood concerns, but I believe they can be worked out.

Alcohol tax: A dime is a dime is a dime
Normally I would find the topic "Alcohol Excise Tax," like most tax issues, confusing. If my father had not been killed by a drunk driver last year I am pretty sure this subject would not interest me in the least. Unfortunately it's a topic I know only too well.

Credit all around
Thank you for dedicating a portion of your newspaper to Juneau Color each week. It is great to be able to count on having at least one positive feature on the front page. Thank you, Mac Metcalf, for writing those kind words about me. I can't accept it all. Here's the rest of the story. Credit goes to these people who work for the love of music and dance in Juneau:

More Vietnam echoes
Former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey's acknowledgment that he led a Vietnam mission that resulted in the deaths of unarmed civilians dredges up the horrors and ambiguities of war, any war. It more specifically adds another chapter to the prolonged reckoning that a conflicted nation has had with an unpopular conflict.

Remedy needed for Supreme Court rulings
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: The U.S. Supreme Court handed down two disappointing decisions Tuesday, one putting limits on the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the other allowing the arrest and jailing of motorists for minor traffic infractions. These harsh actions can and should be remedied by quick legislative action.

In consideration of a new road for NOAA
I would like to thank all the city officials and staff who have worked very hard to make the NOAA facility at Lena Point happen. I think it is a positive step for Juneau in keeping its economy diverse and I am looking forward to having it in the neighborhood. I know there are neighborhood concerns, but I believe they can be worked out.

Vote for change
I am not a candidate for Goldbelt Board of Directors, although I have been nominated. I do not want to be a candidate.

Cherry-picking timber in the Tongass
In Tuesday's article on the Kuakan timber sale written (well written in my opinion) by Joanna Markell, I was quoted as criticizing the Forest Service for what the Sierra Club, and our attorneys in the lawsuit, regard as a misinterpretation by the Forest Service of Judge Singleton's ruling halting timber sales in roadless areas. I want to make it clear that we do not think Judge Singleton's injunction was misapplied in the case of the Kuakan timber sale.

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.

Vote for change
I am not a candidate for Goldbelt Board of Directors, although I have been nominated. I do not want to be a candidate.

Sports in Juneau

Great Alaska Shootout vote postponed by NCAA board
INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Board of Directors on Thursday postponed for nearly three years a vote on a proposal that might have spelled the end of the Great Alaska Shootout and the Top of the World Classic basketball tournaments.

Sports in Juneau

Great Alaska Shootout vote postponed by NCAA board
INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Board of Directors on Thursday postponed for nearly three years a vote on a proposal that might have spelled the end of the Great Alaska Shootout and the Top of the World Classic basketball tournaments.

Glacier Swim Club finishes high in state Junior Olympics
Juneau's Glacier Swim Club took second place in the 2001 Speedo-Alaska Swimming Junior Olympic State Championships meet held April 20-22 at Anchorage's Bartlett High School.

Sports in Juneau

Glacier Swim Club finishes high in state Junior Olympics
Juneau's Glacier Swim Club took second place in the 2001 Speedo-Alaska Swimming Junior Olympic State Championships meet held April 20-22 at Anchorage's Bartlett High School.

Juneau tracksters set for stiff competition at Skyview
The Juneau-Douglas High School track teams will be in for some tough competition today and Saturday at the Skyview Invitational at Skyview High School in Soldotna. Preliminaries will be run today and the finals will take place on Saturday.

Juneau tracksters set for stiff competition at Skyview
The Juneau-Douglas High School track teams will be in for some tough competition today and Saturday at the Skyview Invitational at Skyview High School in Soldotna. Preliminaries will be run today and the finals will take place on Saturday.

Sports in Juneau

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