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Tuesday, May 1, 2001

Business Profile

Companies offer shorter Southeast cruises
ANCHORAGE - Two cruise lines operating in Alaska are planning shorter Northwest and Inside Passage voyages this season.

Courting catamaran customers
Glen Jacobson maneuvered the Fjordland into the Auke Bay harbor last week, dropping off Haines High School students, teachers and chaperones for the Southeast Alaska Music Festival.

Business Profile

Courting catamaran customers
Glen Jacobson maneuvered the Fjordland into the Auke Bay harbor last week, dropping off Haines High School students, teachers and chaperones for the Southeast Alaska Music Festival.

In the Tank

Companies offer shorter Southeast cruises
ANCHORAGE - Two cruise lines operating in Alaska are planning shorter Northwest and Inside Passage voyages this season.

In the Tank

Obituary

Around Town

Around Town

Obituary

Around Town

Around Town

Mandate for gifted classes may perish
School districts would be free to drop programs for gifted and talented students under a bill moving through the Legislature.

Shaving for solidarity
Bryn Nelson couldn't stop laughing when three co-workers from Auke Bay Elementary School showed up at a downtown restaurant with shaved heads.

Backlash over ship bill spurs negotiations
The cruise ship debate headed toward a climax late this morning as the Knowles administration continued negotiating with the industry and as Rep. Eldon Mulder said he would back off some of the elements of the bill he introduced last week.

Legislature 2001: House gets tough on DWI
The state House has approved a toned-down version of a bill to crack down on drunken drivers and another measure to beef up penalties for underage drinking.

Vandals inflict thousands of dollars in damages over weekend
Police reported three costly acts of vandalism over the weekend.

20,000-year-old beast thawed
The Natives could smell the hair and meat of the woolly mammoth as it thawed on the Siberian tundra.

Briefly

Mandate for gifted classes may perish
School districts would be free to drop programs for gifted and talented students under a bill moving through the Legislature.

Dems' plea for fast ferries trounced by Republicans
Senate Democrats fought to add money to the state public-works budget Monday but got a tongue-lashing instead from Republicans opposed to funding more fast ferries.

Milliron named top choice for Floyd Dryden principal
Schools Superintendent Gary Bader will recommend Tom Milliron as the new principal of Floyd Dryden Middle School.

State drops unpopular Egan plan
Budget writers in the state Senate have approved $9 million to ease congestion at the 10th Street and Egan Drive intersection, but the money likely won't go toward a controversial plan recently pushed by state engineers.

Education comes first at music festival that draws hundreds
Eight clarinetists worked on their own to prepare Handel's "Water Music." A soloist's voice floated from a school's jazz choir.

Education comes first at music festival that draws hundreds
Eight clarinetists worked on their own to prepare Handel's "Water Music." A soloist's voice floated from a school's jazz choir.

City limited on curbing tour noise
A negotiated agreement with Juneau's flightseeing operators perhaps is the best way for the city to address community concerns about aircraft noise, according to a legal analysis prepared by an attorney who specializes in aviation law.

Legislature 2001: House gets tough on DWI
The state House has approved a toned-down version of a bill to crack down on drunken drivers and another measure to beef up penalties for underage drinking.

Vandals inflict thousands of dollars in damages over weekend
Police reported three costly acts of vandalism over the weekend.

CASA can be child's best friend
"Judge" and "case worker" are familiar terms to most people, but not CASA.

Senate measure supports new armory for Juneau
The Senate has approved a resolution in support of a new National Guard armory in Juneau.

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

Backlash over ship bill spurs negotiations
The cruise ship debate headed toward a climax late this morning as the Knowles administration continued negotiating with the industry and as Rep. Eldon Mulder said he would back off some of the elements of the bill he introduced last week.

Assembly OKs agreement on flightseeing
Flightseeing operators told the Juneau Assembly on Monday night that they are making progress in addressing aircraft noise concerns, while residents countered that the companies and the city aren't doing nearly enough.

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

Downtown turnaround brings new traffic rules
A new teardrop-shaped traffic turnaround in downtown Juneau brings a new set of traffic rules, according to Rorie Watt of the city's engineering department.

Briefly

Award helps theater build 'permanent fund' account
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has awarded a $50,000 endowment gift to Perseverance Theatre to support the theater's education and training programs.

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

City limited on curbing tour noise
A negotiated agreement with Juneau's flightseeing operators perhaps is the best way for the city to address community concerns about aircraft noise, according to a legal analysis prepared by an attorney who specializes in aviation law.

Assembly OKs agreement on flightseeing
Flightseeing operators told the Juneau Assembly on Monday night that they are making progress in addressing aircraft noise concerns, while residents countered that the companies and the city aren't doing nearly enough.

Milliron named top choice for Floyd Dryden principal
Schools Superintendent Gary Bader will recommend Tom Milliron as the new principal of Floyd Dryden Middle School.

Shaving for solidarity
Bryn Nelson couldn't stop laughing when three co-workers from Auke Bay Elementary School showed up at a downtown restaurant with shaved heads.

20,000-year-old beast thawed
The Natives could smell the hair and meat of the woolly mammoth as it thawed on the Siberian tundra.

Downtown turnaround brings new traffic rules
A new teardrop-shaped traffic turnaround in downtown Juneau brings a new set of traffic rules, according to Rorie Watt of the city's engineering department.

CASA can be child's best friend
"Judge" and "case worker" are familiar terms to most people, but not CASA.

State drops unpopular Egan plan
Budget writers in the state Senate have approved $9 million to ease congestion at the 10th Street and Egan Drive intersection, but the money likely won't go toward a controversial plan recently pushed by state engineers.

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

Briefly

Senate measure supports new armory for Juneau
The Senate has approved a resolution in support of a new National Guard armory in Juneau.

Briefly

Dems' plea for fast ferries trounced by Republicans
Senate Democrats fought to add money to the state public-works budget Monday but got a tongue-lashing instead from Republicans opposed to funding more fast ferries.

Award helps theater build 'permanent fund' account
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has awarded a $50,000 endowment gift to Perseverance Theatre to support the theater's education and training programs.

Responsible oil, gas exploration in ANWR
The energy challenges facing the United States are multifaceted. As such, they require a multifaceted, comprehensive solution and America must develop a cohesive national energy policy. Opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to exploration for oil and natural gas will not solve our challenges, but it can be a component of a broader solution.

Oil production has environmental benefits
Kwame Diehl needed some historical perspective and balance when he discussed his view of the role of petroleum in the world and the development of the 1002 area of ANWR in his recent My Turn in the Empire.

Environmental tin ear
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: The Bush administration's problem with the environment may be that President Bush and his advisers just don't know how much Americans care about their air, water and other natural resources.

Looking for Lentil
I'm the exhausted woman you've seen roaming the streets with flyers, desperately looking for my cat Lentil. He's been gone for a week now.

Alaska must make case for ANWR oil exploration
The following editorial was published April 25 in the Anchorage Daily News: If Alaska is to win its battle to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil development, we'll have to make a better case to the rest of the country.

Responsible oil, gas exploration in ANWR
The energy challenges facing the United States are multifaceted. As such, they require a multifaceted, comprehensive solution and America must develop a cohesive national energy policy. Opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to exploration for oil and natural gas will not solve our challenges, but it can be a component of a broader solution.

Alaska must make case for ANWR oil exploration
The following editorial was published April 25 in the Anchorage Daily News: If Alaska is to win its battle to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil development, we'll have to make a better case to the rest of the country.

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

Bear-proof garbage
Spring has sprung regardless of what our thermometers are telling us. The bears will be emerging from their dens soon, if they haven't already. It is only a matter of days before we start seeing them in our neighborhoods, looking for an easy meal. This could lead to a repeat of last year with many bear killings. I had hoped it wouldn't be like this.

Environmental tin ear
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: The Bush administration's problem with the environment may be that President Bush and his advisers just don't know how much Americans care about their air, water and other natural resources.

What will standardized tests measure?
When local school children are given standardized tests, and schools are rated according to averages of scores received by the range of students in attendance, who is really being measured? A. Parents. B. The students who are tested. C. Teachers. D. The entire community.

Bear-proof garbage
Spring has sprung regardless of what our thermometers are telling us. The bears will be emerging from their dens soon, if they haven't already. It is only a matter of days before we start seeing them in our neighborhoods, looking for an easy meal. This could lead to a repeat of last year with many bear killings. I had hoped it wouldn't be like this.

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

Oil production has environmental benefits
Kwame Diehl needed some historical perspective and balance when he discussed his view of the role of petroleum in the world and the development of the 1002 area of ANWR in his recent My Turn in the Empire.

Looking for Lentil
I'm the exhausted woman you've seen roaming the streets with flyers, desperately looking for my cat Lentil. He's been gone for a week now.

What will standardized tests measure?
When local school children are given standardized tests, and schools are rated according to averages of scores received by the range of students in attendance, who is really being measured? A. Parents. B. The students who are tested. C. Teachers. D. The entire community.

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.

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.

Making the play

Gasper learned expensive lesson
Jason Gasper thought he was prepared when he went fishing last May and hooked into a 53-pound king salmon as he trolled near the False Outer Point rocks.

Sports in Juneau

Montana town honors Iditarod winner
LINCOLN, Mont. -- Lincoln residents celebrated Doug Swingley's fourth Iditarod title Saturday with a community gathering.

Sports in Juneau

Gasper learned expensive lesson
Jason Gasper thought he was prepared when he went fishing last May and hooked into a 53-pound king salmon as he trolled near the False Outer Point rocks.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Montana town honors Iditarod winner
LINCOLN, Mont. -- Lincoln residents celebrated Doug Swingley's fourth Iditarod title Saturday with a community gathering.

Making the play

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