Wednesday, May 16, 2001

Business Profile

Southeast-made ferries in New York
When the owners of NY Waterway were in the market for new ferries to serve New York City commuters, they went to Allen Marine in Sitka.

Southeast-made ferries in New York
When the owners of NY Waterway were in the market for new ferries to serve New York City commuters, they went to Allen Marine in Sitka.

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Business Profile

Company eyes North Slope for Internet data storage center
ANCHORAGE - A newly formed company hopes to tap what Alaska's North Slope has in abundance - isolation, cold temperatures and natural gas - to create a huge Internet data storage center.

Company eyes North Slope for Internet data storage center
ANCHORAGE - A newly formed company hopes to tap what Alaska's North Slope has in abundance - isolation, cold temperatures and natural gas - to create a huge Internet data storage center.

In the Tank

In the Tank

Fatigue can be traced to many possible causes
One of the most common health complaints in our society is fatigue. With the perception that we have to "do it all," some of us drive ourselves until we collapse in exhaustion. Sound familiar?

The big sale makes for a great day
Saturday morning at Carrs parking lot, the day of the big plant sales, the excitement is palpable as the volunteers set out flats of perennials and tubs of shrubbery. The 4-H kids are at one end of the spectrum, looking over the field toward the adults and seeing potential lives for themselves. Events like this are a combination revival, circus and reunion, as the familiar faces and new attendees mingle in the frenzy.

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Around Town

Pet of the week

Thank You

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Around Town

Thank You

Fatigue can be traced to many possible causes
One of the most common health complaints in our society is fatigue. With the perception that we have to "do it all," some of us drive ourselves until we collapse in exhaustion. Sound familiar?

Around Town

Pet of the week

The big sale makes for a great day
Saturday morning at Carrs parking lot, the day of the big plant sales, the excitement is palpable as the volunteers set out flats of perennials and tubs of shrubbery. The 4-H kids are at one end of the spectrum, looking over the field toward the adults and seeing potential lives for themselves. Events like this are a combination revival, circus and reunion, as the familiar faces and new attendees mingle in the frenzy.

Around Town

Teachers, district to resume talks on pay
The Juneau School District, following a jump in its state funding, has asked teachers back to the bargaining table.

2nd climber rescued on McKinley
DENALI NATIONAL PARK - A South Korean climber was airlifted off Mount McKinley and relayed to an Anchorage hospital Monday after seeking aid at a medical tent high on Mount McKinley, according to the National Park Service.

Alaskan acquitted of Balkans murder
ANCHORAGE - A Macedonian court has acquitted an Anchorage restaurateur of all charges associated with the shooting death of another Anchorage resident in Macedonia last fall.

Police remember fallen comrades
As the sound of taps echoed across Juneau's Evergreen Cemetery on Tuesday, law enforcement officers, their families and others gathered at a memorial service to remember fallen police officers and recognize the contributions of those who serve.

New bridge behind by 9 months
The state is withholding tens of thousands of dollars in pay to an Anchorage contractor who is nearly nine months behind schedule in building a pedestrian bridge across the Mendenhall River.

Lines fight head tax in Yakutat
While the first cruise ship of the season was entering Yakutat's Disenchantment Bay on Tuesday, the city's number-crunchers were figuring out how much to charge the vessel for the excursion.

New bridge behind by 9 months
The state is withholding tens of thousands of dollars in pay to an Anchorage contractor who is nearly nine months behind schedule in building a pedestrian bridge across the Mendenhall River.

Correction

Air carriers win tax break
Local air carriers got a property tax break Monday after company owners said city assessments on aircraft were unfair.

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Repair job delays return of Columbia
The Columbia will stay tied up at Ketchikan's shipyard for an extra month as repairs to the state mainline ferry continue. The change affects a busy summer travel schedule for crew and passengers, according to the Alaska Marine Highway System.

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Alaskan acquitted of Balkans murder
ANCHORAGE - A Macedonian court has acquitted an Anchorage restaurateur of all charges associated with the shooting death of another Anchorage resident in Macedonia last fall.

Correction

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Teachers, district to resume talks on pay
The Juneau School District, following a jump in its state funding, has asked teachers back to the bargaining table.

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

Police remember fallen comrades
As the sound of taps echoed across Juneau's Evergreen Cemetery on Tuesday, law enforcement officers, their families and others gathered at a memorial service to remember fallen police officers and recognize the contributions of those who serve.

AK Natives identify artifacts for museum
ANCHORAGE - In a Smithsonian warehouse in suburban Maryland last week, five Inupiat Eskimos from Unalakleet puzzled over boxes of ivory charms and figurines that have been in the museum's collection since the mid-1800s.

Lines fight head tax in Yakutat
While the first cruise ship of the season was entering Yakutat's Disenchantment Bay on Tuesday, the city's number-crunchers were figuring out how much to charge the vessel for the excursion.

State's spending slowly on the rise
The Republican-led Legislature changed course on state fiscal policy this year, although Democrats said it was at a snail's pace.

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

Knowles pitches gas line to panel
ANCHORAGE - Gov. Tony Knowles told members of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission that the time is right to develop Alaska's natural gas resources and build a gas pipeline to the Lower 48.

Panel OKs land swap in Hoonah
A proposed land exchange in Hoonah that has created political turmoil for the Southeast Alaska village's Native corporation has been approved by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, according to Alaska U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski, the committee chairman.

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State's spending slowly on the rise
The Republican-led Legislature changed course on state fiscal policy this year, although Democrats said it was at a snail's pace.

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

2nd climber rescued on McKinley
DENALI NATIONAL PARK - A South Korean climber was airlifted off Mount McKinley and relayed to an Anchorage hospital Monday after seeking aid at a medical tent high on Mount McKinley, according to the National Park Service.

AK Natives identify artifacts for museum
ANCHORAGE - In a Smithsonian warehouse in suburban Maryland last week, five Inupiat Eskimos from Unalakleet puzzled over boxes of ivory charms and figurines that have been in the museum's collection since the mid-1800s.

Knowles pitches gas line to panel
ANCHORAGE - Gov. Tony Knowles told members of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission that the time is right to develop Alaska's natural gas resources and build a gas pipeline to the Lower 48.

Repair job delays return of Columbia
The Columbia will stay tied up at Ketchikan's shipyard for an extra month as repairs to the state mainline ferry continue. The change affects a busy summer travel schedule for crew and passengers, according to the Alaska Marine Highway System.

Panel OKs land swap in Hoonah
A proposed land exchange in Hoonah that has created political turmoil for the Southeast Alaska village's Native corporation has been approved by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, according to Alaska U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski, the committee chairman.

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

Air carriers win tax break
Local air carriers got a property tax break Monday after company owners said city assessments on aircraft were unfair.

Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth appears when justified by the number of calls received. Callers' names will appear in print. Call 586-4636 and press 8255 to leave a message.

Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth appears when justified by the number of calls received. Callers' names will appear in print. Call 586-4636 and press 8255 to leave a message.

Details about dockside power conversion
In a few weeks, downtown Juneau will experience a change. After a decade of more and bigger cruise ships pulling alongside the downtown Juneau docks and idling their engines and firing up their oil-fueled steam boilers for the duration of their visits, the practice will be discontinued beginning in mid-June for an estimated 72 such dockings this season.

Sad state of harbors and launch facilities
A while back my friend called me up to go fishing. En route to the launch at North Douglas, we discussed the fact that it would be a minus-three-foot tide soon. When we arrived it was blowing northwest with a stiff breeze and swell. The short, temporary

Details about dockside power conversion
In a few weeks, downtown Juneau will experience a change. After a decade of more and bigger cruise ships pulling alongside the downtown Juneau docks and idling their engines and firing up their oil-fueled steam boilers for the duration of their visits, the practice will be discontinued beginning in mid-June for an estimated 72 such dockings this season.

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.

Blatantly insincere
I am not ignorant of political realities - just extremely frustrated with the "political realities" that are foisted off on the people of this state by our elected officials, who seem to view their elected positions and their own actions as privileged rights, rather than genuine responsibilities.

Baffling drug czar choice
This editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: President Bush's drug czar nominee once told Congress that it should yank all prescription privileges from doctors who recommend medical marijuana for their patients. Monday's Supreme Court ruling, barring doctors from prescribing medical marijuana, would give him authority to act on his convictions. We can only hope that John P. Walters has become less extreme since he voiced his hard-line views to Congress in 1996, when he was a mere Republican drug policy consultant.

Editorial roundup

A real chance for cruise ship progress
Never mind who blinked - or should not have blinked - partisan gamesmanship, high-stakes bluffs, hissy fits, competing news conferences, lock-outs, "inhumane" this and "no slights of hand" that.

Stubborn facts about the cruise ship bill
The Legislature considered several bills for environmental regulations on cruise ships during this past session. House Bill 260 was passed by the House on May 1. It was referred to my Senate Transportation Committee. After posting the required 24-hour notice, I conducted a hearing on May 6.

Blatantly insincere
I am not ignorant of political realities - just extremely frustrated with the "political realities" that are foisted off on the people of this state by our elected officials, who seem to view their elected positions and their own actions as privileged rights, rather than genuine responsibilities.

Editorial roundup

Sad state of harbors and launch facilities
A while back my friend called me up to go fishing. En route to the launch at North Douglas, we discussed the fact that it would be a minus-three-foot tide soon. When we arrived it was blowing northwest with a stiff breeze and swell. The short, temporary

A real chance for cruise ship progress
Never mind who blinked - or should not have blinked - partisan gamesmanship, high-stakes bluffs, hissy fits, competing news conferences, lock-outs, "inhumane" this and "no slights of hand" that.

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.

Stubborn facts about the cruise ship bill
The Legislature considered several bills for environmental regulations on cruise ships during this past session. House Bill 260 was passed by the House on May 1. It was referred to my Senate Transportation Committee. After posting the required 24-hour notice, I conducted a hearing on May 6.

Baffling drug czar choice
This editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: President Bush's drug czar nominee once told Congress that it should yank all prescription privileges from doctors who recommend medical marijuana for their patients. Monday's Supreme Court ruling, barring doctors from prescribing medical marijuana, would give him authority to act on his convictions. We can only hope that John P. Walters has become less extreme since he voiced his hard-line views to Congress in 1996, when he was a mere Republican drug policy consultant.

Three Tornado wrestlers win two state titles each
Three members of the Juneau Tornadoes Wrestling Club claimed a pair of state championships each during the Alaska USA State Wrestling Championships held May 4-5 at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. Competition was held in Greco-Roman wrestling on Friday, with freestyle competition held on Saturday.

Sports in Juneau

Three Tornado wrestlers win two state titles each
Three members of the Juneau Tornadoes Wrestling Club claimed a pair of state championships each during the Alaska USA State Wrestling Championships held May 4-5 at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. Competition was held in Greco-Roman wrestling on Friday, with freestyle competition held on Saturday.

Juneau's Rosen breaks national lifting records
Ira Rosen dropped down a weight class and broke four national and American record for his age group during the 2001 National Masters Powerlifting Championships held May 5 in Kileen, Texas.

Local Scoreboard

Boozer picked for Team USA tryouts
Juneau-Douglas High School graduate Carlos Boozer Jr. of Duke University is one of 45 college basketball players around the country invited to participate in the USA Basketball Men's National Team Trials, it was announced Tuesday.

Sports in Juneau

Diess wins Dimond Park bike race
Julian Diess, a new rider to Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club events, claimed the title in the Dimond Park mountain bike race held Sunday afternoon in the woods around Dimond Park.

Two head to U.S. Masters Swimming Championships
Two Juneau residents will be swimming in the U.S. Masters Swimming Short Course (yards) National Championships this weekend in Santa Clara, Calif.

Juneau hosts season baseball finale
Things are looking pretty good for the Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team heading into its only homestand of the season tonight at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Juneau's Rosen breaks national lifting records
Ira Rosen dropped down a weight class and broke four national and American record for his age group during the 2001 National Masters Powerlifting Championships held May 5 in Kileen, Texas.

Sports in Juneau

A JV game to remember
Junior varsity teams never get any mention in the newspaper or on the radio, but Saturday night's JV girls softball game bears mention. All players are welcome on a JV team as opposed to a varsity team. You have girls who have been playing ball since they were little Little Leaguers and girls who have never picked up a bat, ball or glove. Second, it is a very short season, and thus hard to get these girls to think like a team, let alone act like one. But the more experienced girls on the JDHS JV team took the newer players under their wings and shared strategies and demonstrated how the game is not only played, but won.

Local Scoreboard: King Salmon Derby Standings

Two head to U.S. Masters Swimming Championships
Two Juneau residents will be swimming in the U.S. Masters Swimming Short Course (yards) National Championships this weekend in Santa Clara, Calif.

Diess wins Dimond Park bike race
Julian Diess, a new rider to Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club events, claimed the title in the Dimond Park mountain bike race held Sunday afternoon in the woods around Dimond Park.

Local Scoreboard

Juneau hosts season baseball finale
Things are looking pretty good for the Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team heading into its only homestand of the season tonight at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

A JV game to remember
Junior varsity teams never get any mention in the newspaper or on the radio, but Saturday night's JV girls softball game bears mention. All players are welcome on a JV team as opposed to a varsity team. You have girls who have been playing ball since they were little Little Leaguers and girls who have never picked up a bat, ball or glove. Second, it is a very short season, and thus hard to get these girls to think like a team, let alone act like one. But the more experienced girls on the JDHS JV team took the newer players under their wings and shared strategies and demonstrated how the game is not only played, but won.

Sports in Juneau

Local Scoreboard: King Salmon Derby Standings

Boozer picked for Team USA tryouts
Juneau-Douglas High School graduate Carlos Boozer Jr. of Duke University is one of 45 college basketball players around the country invited to participate in the USA Basketball Men's National Team Trials, it was announced Tuesday.

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