Wednesday, May 10, 2000

Business calendar
This week in business

Industry group takes over tourism marketing
Small communities and struggling businesses could still get some state assistance with tourism marketing plans that target the independent travel sector, under legislation awaiting the signature of Gov. Tony Knowles.

Business calendar
This week in business

Around the clock
WoodenBoat magazine of Maine features three Southeast Alaska vessels in its issue for May and June.

Around the clock
WoodenBoat magazine of Maine features three Southeast Alaska vessels in its issue for May and June.

Selling the capital city
People think it's glamorous to work in tourism, says John Mazor.

Briefly

Industry group takes over tourism marketing
Small communities and struggling businesses could still get some state assistance with tourism marketing plans that target the independent travel sector, under legislation awaiting the signature of Gov. Tony Knowles.

Business profile
Butch Laughlin: Pilot, guide and co-owner of Alaska Fly`N'Fish Charters

Business profile
Butch Laughlin: Pilot, guide and co-owner of Alaska Fly`N'Fish Charters

Selling the capital city
People think it's glamorous to work in tourism, says John Mazor.

On the move

Briefly

On the move

Federal officials say Puerto Rico main Caribbean pipeline for drugs
WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite its status as U.S. soil, Puerto Rico is the main Caribbean pipeline for illegal drugs heading to the U.S. mainland, officials told a Senate panel Tuesday.

Congress wrong to cut off Kosovo, administration says
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is sending the wrong message to Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic by moving to cut off funds for U.S. peacekeeping operations in Kosovo, the Clinton administration said Wednesday.

Federal officials say Puerto Rico main Caribbean pipeline for drugs
WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite its status as U.S. soil, Puerto Rico is the main Caribbean pipeline for illegal drugs heading to the U.S. mainland, officials told a Senate panel Tuesday.

Congress wrong to cut off Kosovo, administration says
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is sending the wrong message to Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic by moving to cut off funds for U.S. peacekeeping operations in Kosovo, the Clinton administration said Wednesday.

Pain management: A caregiver's perspective
Few things are more difficult than caring for someone in significant pain. This is especially true when terminal illness causes greater and greater pain. Increased medication dosages often fail to provide the coverage needed; or, are effective for shorter and shorter periods of time.

Pet of the week
McKinley is a yellow lab/retriever mix neutered male who is about 2 years old. He is described as playful, active, friendly and a quick learner

Pain management: A caregiver's perspective
Few things are more difficult than caring for someone in significant pain. This is especially true when terminal illness causes greater and greater pain. Increased medication dosages often fail to provide the coverage needed; or, are effective for shorter and shorter periods of time.

Around town

Thank you . . .

Obituaries
Junia Marie Butler, George Jackson

Obituaries
Junia Marie Butler, George Jackson

Around town

Growing a business in a small town
This week of sunny weather has had people pouring into the nursery, families strolling about, talking about various trees and shrubs. Parents and grandparents introduce favorite plants to the next generation of gardeners, kids dig in piles of sand and run along the river shouting and jumping through sprinklers.

Pet of the week
McKinley is a yellow lab/retriever mix neutered male who is about 2 years old. He is described as playful, active, friendly and a quick learner

Obituaries
Robert Jeff Williams

Thank you . . .

Obituaries
Robert Jeff Williams

Anniversaries
Marion and Howard Rider

Community briefly

Around town

Community briefly

Anniversaries
Marion and Howard Rider

Around town

Growing a business in a small town
This week of sunny weather has had people pouring into the nursery, families strolling about, talking about various trees and shrubs. Parents and grandparents introduce favorite plants to the next generation of gardeners, kids dig in piles of sand and run along the river shouting and jumping through sprinklers.

Surfing sells in Yakutat
A surf shop in Alaska sounds about as unlikely as a ski supplier in Tahiti, but Jack and Laura Endicott say they saw a need and filled it.

Knowles downplays differences with legislative leaders
Gov. Tony Knowles had little ill to say about this year's legislative session.

State and local briefly

State aims to boost shots for children
FAIRBANKS -- Children in Alaska child-care centers and schools would be required to have as many as five more immunizations under regulations proposed by the state.

Cruise ships to face stricter air monitoring
A month of intensive air-quality monitoring is planned near the cruise ship dock this summer, under an arrangement forged by a group including a cruise industry representative and state and federal regulators.

Knowles downplays differences with legislative leaders
Gov. Tony Knowles had little ill to say about this year's legislative session.

Petition aims to up-end wolf law
Voters may be asked to repeal a law that allows hunters to fly into a remote area and shoot wolves the same day.

Are standards strangling school gifted program
The Juneau School District's program for gifted students is withering because it's so hard for students to qualify, some parents and school board members say.

Petition aims to up-end wolf law
Voters may be asked to repeal a law that allows hunters to fly into a remote area and shoot wolves the same day.

Hunter's ID found near remains
Remains found three miles from Whitestone Harbor near Hoonah have still not been conclusively identified.

Hospital tax plan goes under city magnifying glass
Bartlett Regional Hospital needs $40 million for structural additions to the hospital, an expansion of services, and the relocation and consolidation of departments.

Hospital tax plan goes under city magnifying glass
Bartlett Regional Hospital needs $40 million for structural additions to the hospital, an expansion of services, and the relocation and consolidation of departments.

Police and fire blotter

From country doctors to slew of specialists
Back in the 1960s, Juneau could count the number of physicians practicing in the capital city on two hands. And the two hands of every doctor in town were busy -- almost all the time.

Voters may decide on tour noise
The Peace and Quiet Coalition's initiative to lessen aircraft noise over Juneau will likely be the focus this summer of the battle between the flightseeing industry and its critics.

Fishing boat boarded in drift net investigation
JUNEAU -- A 200-foot vessel owned by a South Korean company was stopped and boarded Monday by the Coast Guard after 19 days of surveillance for possible illegal high seas drift net fishing.

Cruise ships to face stricter air monitoring
A month of intensive air-quality monitoring is planned near the cruise ship dock this summer, under an arrangement forged by a group including a cruise industry representative and state and federal regulators.

Minorities are worry in JDHS survey
Teachers and parents at Juneau-Douglas High School are fairly satisfi

Police and fire blotter

Surfing sells in Yakutat
A surf shop in Alaska sounds about as unlikely as a ski supplier in Tahiti, but Jack and Laura Endicott say they saw a need and filled it.

State aims to boost shots for children
FAIRBANKS -- Children in Alaska child-care centers and schools would be required to have as many as five more immunizations under regulations proposed by the state.

Hunter's ID found near remains
Remains found three miles from Whitestone Harbor near Hoonah have still not been conclusively identified.

Are standards strangling school gifted program
The Juneau School District's program for gifted students is withering because it's so hard for students to qualify, some parents and school board members say.

Contracts bring relief, avert state worker strike
The mood is one of relief at the State Office Building, following the Legislature's approval last week of funding for state labor contracts.

From country doctors to slew of specialists
Back in the 1960s, Juneau could count the number of physicians practicing in the capital city on two hands. And the two hands of every doctor in town were busy -- almost all the time.

Egan Drive gets new blacktop
This summer, Egan Drive's going to get a makeover.

State and local briefly

Police and fire blotter

Minorities are worry in JDHS survey
Teachers and parents at Juneau-Douglas High School are fairly satisfi

Fishing boat boarded in drift net investigation
JUNEAU -- A 200-foot vessel owned by a South Korean company was stopped and boarded Monday by the Coast Guard after 19 days of surveillance for possible illegal high seas drift net fishing.

Tongass exempt from roadless plan
U.S. Forest Service Chief Mike Dombeck announced today that he proposes exempting the Tongass National Forest from a ban on road construction in currently roadless areas of federally managed forests.

Contracts bring relief, avert state worker strike
The mood is one of relief at the State Office Building, following the Legislature's approval last week of funding for state labor contracts.

Egan Drive gets new blacktop
This summer, Egan Drive's going to get a makeover.

Voters may decide on tour noise
The Peace and Quiet Coalition's initiative to lessen aircraft noise over Juneau will likely be the focus this summer of the battle between the flightseeing industry and its critics.

Tongass exempt from roadless plan
U.S. Forest Service Chief Mike Dombeck announced today that he proposes exempting the Tongass National Forest from a ban on road construction in currently roadless areas of federally managed forests.

State and local briefly

Police and fire blotter

State and local briefly

Word of mouth

Celebrating the Wickersham tradition
On Sunday, May 14, as part of International Museum Day celebrations, the House of Wickersham on Seventh Street downtown will dedicate its open house to the memory of Ruth Allman. Nothing could be more fittin

State contracts were a good compromise
It took a special session, but lawmakers finally approved - and nearly unanimously -- new labor contracts with state employees. For that we say thanks.

The importance of teaching world history
The Juneau School Board has directed district staff to delete the study of world history from the required high school curriculum. At the present time, sophomores are taught one semester of western civilization. The second semester is devoted to a survey of world history.

Different uniforms, same game
Closets and drawers were turned inside out at the Arco tower in Anchorage last week. The object of the search: unclaimed baseball caps, T-shirts and any other promotional goods emblazoned with the oil company's familiar logo.

Oil not the answer to rising gas prices
Letter by Benjamin R. Matthews

Legislature in need of change
Erik Lie-Nielsen

Legislature in need of change
Erik Lie-Nielsen

Word of mouth

State contracts were a good compromise
It took a special session, but lawmakers finally approved - and nearly unanimously -- new labor contracts with state employees. For that we say thanks.

Celebrating the Wickersham tradition
On Sunday, May 14, as part of International Museum Day celebrations, the House of Wickersham on Seventh Street downtown will dedicate its open house to the memory of Ruth Allman. Nothing could be more fittin

Word of mouth

I could not, would not like this book
Once upon a time, as they say in children's books, I was assigned to write a piece on the burgeoning popularity of Dr. Seuss. As a young reporter, I penned - or rather typed - words destined to live long after the newspaper had yellowed and crumbled into oblivion.

The importance of teaching world history
The Juneau School Board has directed district staff to delete the study of world history from the required high school curriculum. At the present time, sophomores are taught one semester of western civilization. The second semester is devoted to a survey of world history.

Oil not the answer to rising gas prices
Letter by Benjamin R. Matthews

I could not, would not like this book
Once upon a time, as they say in children's books, I was assigned to write a piece on the burgeoning popularity of Dr. Seuss. As a young reporter, I penned - or rather typed - words destined to live long after the newspaper had yellowed and crumbled into oblivion.

Different uniforms, same game
Closets and drawers were turned inside out at the Arco tower in Anchorage last week. The object of the search: unclaimed baseball caps, T-shirts and any other promotional goods emblazoned with the oil company's familiar logo.

Word of mouth

Juneau rowers make waves in college
When former Juneau-Douglas High School students Andy Dietrick and Rachael Kirchhoff arrived at college two years ago, neither of them had ever rowed before.

King fishing picks up
Both the weather and king salmon catch rates improved last week. Although the amount of overall fishing effort remains below average for this time of year. The catch rate of 28 rod hours per king salmon was better than the five year average of 47 hours per fish.

Boozer to try out for national team
The national team came calling for Juneau's Carlos Boozer Jr. on Monday.

King fishing picks up
Both the weather and king salmon catch rates improved last week. Although the amount of overall fishing effort remains below average for this time of year. The catch rate of 28 rod hours per king salmon was better than the five year average of 47 hours per fish.

Spring King Salmon Derby
Standings as of 8:40 a.m. Wednesday morning from the Fourth Annual Spring King Salmon Derby. The derby runs through May 31 and the top prize is worth $10,000 in cash and prizes. This list includes the derby's leaders, the weight of their fish and what day the fish was caught.

Spring King Salmon Derby
Standings as of 8:40 a.m. Wednesday morning from the Fourth Annual Spring King Salmon Derby. The derby runs through May 31 and the top prize is worth $10,000 in cash and prizes. This list includes the derby's leaders, the weight of their fish and what day the fish was caught.

Boozer to try out for national team
The national team came calling for Juneau's Carlos Boozer Jr. on Monday.

Juneau rowers make waves in college
When former Juneau-Douglas High School students Andy Dietrick and Rachael Kirchhoff arrived at college two years ago, neither of them had ever rowed before.

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