Saturday, May 12, 2001

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Gardening clubs gather for plant sale
Four Juneau gardening clubs are scheduled to take part in a plant sale starting at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Carr's parking lot.

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Gardening clubs gather for plant sale
Four Juneau gardening clubs are scheduled to take part in a plant sale starting at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Carr's parking lot.

Weekend Best Bets
If you've ever wanted to ask a world-famous artist what makes him or her tick, tonight is your chance.

God provides a gift of new beginnings
Springtime is my favorite season. Darkness is shrinking as light rapidly lengthens. Nature seems to be awakening after

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Weddings

God provides a gift of new beginnings
Springtime is my favorite season. Darkness is shrinking as light rapidly lengthens. Nature seems to be awakening after

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Weddings

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Weekend Best Bets
If you've ever wanted to ask a world-famous artist what makes him or her tick, tonight is your chance.

First ship fouls waters
The first major cruise ship to ply Alaska waters this season discharged waste with fecal coliform counts 3,500 times higher than the new federal standard, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Pillars speaker connects history to current events
Global politics have changed dramatically since John Stoessinger first spoke in Juneau in 1992. The political scientist and international relations expert told an audience at Thursday's Pillars of America Freedom Series that the world is better off because of it.

Feds halt Y-K salmon fishing for commercial, sport fleets
ANCHORAGE - Federal subsistence managers Thursday closed all sport and commercial fishing for king and chum salmon throughout most of the Yukon Kuskokwim river drainages on June 1. The move marked the federal government's first major break with the state over subsistence fisheries management.

Road ban halted, but SE logging still at standstill
An injunction from a federal court in Idaho stopping a road-building ban on sections of national forest land won't be felt in Southeast Alaska immediately, but could have ramifications here, according to environmental and timber industry groups.

Road ban halted, but SE logging still at standstill
An injunction from a federal court in Idaho stopping a road-building ban on sections of national forest land won't be felt in Southeast Alaska immediately, but could have ramifications here, according to environmental and timber industry groups.

Feds halt Y-K salmon fishing for commercial, sport fleets
ANCHORAGE - Federal subsistence managers Thursday closed all sport and commercial fishing for king and chum salmon throughout most of the Yukon Kuskokwim river drainages on June 1. The move marked the federal government's first major break with the state over subsistence fisheries management.

Natives' U.N. plan worries senator
ANCHORAGE - U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski said Thursday he's concerned about the Alaska Federation of Natives' plan to take human rights complaints to the United Nations.

New date for session?
Concerned about a potential appearance of heartlessness, supporters of a cruise ship bill sought by Gov. Tony Knowles say the governor should reschedule the special legislative session he has called for May 21.

Recycling an old logger
In his salad days as a logger, Mark "Red" Geil was king of the south end of Stephens Passage.

Juneau Guide to be reprinted
A number of readers have registered complaints with the Juneau Empire citing the offensive nature of a tattoo ad in the Juneau Guide.

Natives' U.N. plan worries senator
ANCHORAGE - U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski said Thursday he's concerned about the Alaska Federation of Natives' plan to take human rights complaints to the United Nations.

First ship fouls waters
The first major cruise ship to ply Alaska waters this season discharged waste with fecal coliform counts 3,500 times higher than the new federal standard, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Juneau Guide to be reprinted
A number of readers have registered complaints with the Juneau Empire citing the offensive nature of a tattoo ad in the Juneau Guide.

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

New date for session?
Concerned about a potential appearance of heartlessness, supporters of a cruise ship bill sought by Gov. Tony Knowles say the governor should reschedule the special legislative session he has called for May 21.

Pillars speaker connects history to current events
Global politics have changed dramatically since John Stoessinger first spoke in Juneau in 1992. The political scientist and international relations expert told an audience at Thursday's Pillars of America Freedom Series that the world is better off because of it.

Recycling an old logger
In his salad days as a logger, Mark "Red" Geil was king of the south end of Stephens Passage.

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

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.

Learning problems must be found early
I have been following with interest the discussions concerning testing students before they can graduate from high school in Alaska. As parents, my wife and I worked hard with our children and it was with great relief when our youngest

Juvenile at best
My children (19 and 21) were frequently miffed when they couldn't have things their way too! In fact, they still get miffed, when they fail to participate responsibly in a decision-making process, and are unsatisfied with the result. But as young as they are, they do recognize that their failure to act responsibly during the decision-making process is their failure, and behave in a much more adult fashion than the GOP has, with their reactions to the governor's press conference and his calling of a special session.

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.

Learning problems must be found early
I have been following with interest the discussions concerning testing students before they can graduate from high school in Alaska. As parents, my wife and I worked hard with our children and it was with great relief when our youngest

The fuel of GOP fears
This editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Wouldn't it be ironic if gas prices hit $3 or $3.50 a gallon this summer and drivers credited President George W. Bush with their sudden conservation-mindedness?

'Collateral damage' all over the landscape
The repugnance that has greeted Timothy McVeigh's use of the word "collateral damage" is understandable, but misplaced. At least he was honest in his description of the despicable act.

Old-fashioned ideas
How do you do it, I asked my good friend T. Pickens Goodolboy, manager of the Antigua-headquartered gift shop, "Made in Juneau," and treasurer of the industry PAC "Tour PAC," "how do you reconcile your moving up here five years ago to get away from the lower 48 rat race to enjoy unspoiled nature and your support now of unregulated tourism growth?

Old-fashioned ideas
How do you do it, I asked my good friend T. Pickens Goodolboy, manager of the Antigua-headquartered gift shop, "Made in Juneau," and treasurer of the industry PAC "Tour PAC," "how do you reconcile your moving up here five years ago to get away from the lower 48 rat race to enjoy unspoiled nature and your support now of unregulated tourism growth?

Juvenile at best
My children (19 and 21) were frequently miffed when they couldn't have things their way too! In fact, they still get miffed, when they fail to participate responsibly in a decision-making process, and are unsatisfied with the result. But as young as they are, they do recognize that their failure to act responsibly during the decision-making process is their failure, and behave in a much more adult fashion than the GOP has, with their reactions to the governor's press conference and his calling of a special session.

'Collateral damage' all over the landscape
The repugnance that has greeted Timothy McVeigh's use of the word "collateral damage" is understandable, but misplaced. At least he was honest in his description of the despicable act.

The fuel of GOP fears
This editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Wouldn't it be ironic if gas prices hit $3 or $3.50 a gallon this summer and drivers credited President George W. Bush with their sudden conservation-mindedness?

Sports in Juneau

Bear tracksters head to Haines for final tune-up
The Juneau-Douglas High School track teams will have a little more competition at their annual track meet at Haines today and Saturday.

Local Scoreboard: King Salmon Derby Standings

Crimson Bear softball team tops Ketchikan 5-1
Even though the coaches were only calling it a glorified scrimmage, the Juneau-Douglas High School girls softball team treated Thursday night's 5-1 victory over the Ketchikan Kings like it was a playoff game.

Crimson Bear softball team tops Ketchikan 5-1
Even though the coaches were only calling it a glorified scrimmage, the Juneau-Douglas High School girls softball team treated Thursday night's 5-1 victory over the Ketchikan Kings like it was a playoff game.

Juneau pounds Sitka 15-5
A nine-run second inning was just one of several highlights in the Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team's 15-5 pounding of Sitka in five innings Thursday night in Ketchikan.

Juneau pounds Sitka 15-5
A nine-run second inning was just one of several highlights in the Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team's 15-5 pounding of Sitka in five innings Thursday night in Ketchikan.

Local Scoreboard: King Salmon Derby Standings

Juneau boys soccer team edges Service
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team played with a man advantage for nearly three-quarters of Thursday night's game against the Service Cougars, but barely escaped with a 1-0 victory at Anchorage Football Stadium.

Juneau boys soccer team edges Service
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team played with a man advantage for nearly three-quarters of Thursday night's game against the Service Cougars, but barely escaped with a 1-0 victory at Anchorage Football Stadium.

Bear tracksters head to Haines for final tune-up
The Juneau-Douglas High School track teams will have a little more competition at their annual track meet at Haines today and Saturday.

Sports in Juneau

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