Thursday, May 17, 2001

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?

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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?

Pet of the week

Briefly

Briefly

Around Town

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.

Thank You

Around Town

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.

Pet of the week

Around Town

Briefly

Festival artists teach workshops
Voice, piano, cello, violin and cabaret workshops will be offered next week as part of the Juneau Jazz and Classics music festival.

Murder, secrets and oil in Alaska suspense novel
Much like her creator, Shannon DeShay lives in two worlds.

Calendar

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Jazz and Classics brings back old favorites
It's Year 15 for Juneau Jazz and Classics, and organizers have put together a lineup of familiar favorites.

Calendar

Juneau Jazz and Classics events this week

Juneau Jazz and Classics events this week

Festival artists teach workshops
Voice, piano, cello, violin and cabaret workshops will be offered next week as part of the Juneau Jazz and Classics music festival.

Subsistence, obsession and a new Moby Dick
Last fall Peter DuBois helped butcher a whale in Barrow. The artistic director for Perseverance Theatre earned a 75-pound share of meat and blubber, but he wasn't in the Arctic village to work for food. He was researching Inupiat whaling for a new "Moby Dick."

Subsistence, obsession and a new Moby Dick
Last fall Peter DuBois helped butcher a whale in Barrow. The artistic director for Perseverance Theatre earned a 75-pound share of meat and blubber, but he wasn't in the Arctic village to work for food. He was researching Inupiat whaling for a new "Moby Dick."

Murder, secrets and oil in Alaska suspense novel
Much like her creator, Shannon DeShay lives in two worlds.

Jazz and Classics brings back old favorites
It's Year 15 for Juneau Jazz and Classics, and organizers have put together a lineup of familiar favorites.

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.

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.

Native group urges boycott of sportsmen
ANCHORAGE - A group seeking to advance civil rights of Alaska Natives through economic measures has targeted two sport fishing and hunting organizations - and anyone associated with them - for boycotts.

Community pulls together to help family hit by cancer
Connor Corcoran has been in and out of hospitals for most of his short life.

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

Ferry plan set back, but alive
Despite setbacks in the legislative session, the state Department of Transportation isn't giving up on a new ferry concept for Southeast.

Correction

Politicians shy away from gay parade
ANCHORAGE - What if Anchorage had a gay pride parade and no politicians came?

Bush looks to ANWR for energy
WASHINGTON - President Bush outlined an ambitious recipe today for increasing the nation's supply of energy including drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and rejuvenating nuclear power.

Prof takes on snow mold to make grass greener
FAIRBANKS - Interior golfers are waiting to see if a new product developed by a local college professor can kill the snow mold that often has kept players on temporary greens for much of the Interior city's summer.

Briefly

State adds to ice rink fund
A proposed ice rink at Douglas' Savikko Park is getting a boost in state funding as officials look for additional money to start work.

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.

Kenai wants study of private prison
KENAI - The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly may hire an independent contractor to do a feasibility study of the impacts of a proposed private prison.

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

Minimum wage petition gets boost from Knowles
Saying the Legislature has failed to act on the issue, Gov. Tony Knowles signed a petition Wednesday in support of a ballot initiative to raise Alaska's minimum wage.

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

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

Bush looks to ANWR for energy
WASHINGTON - President Bush outlined an ambitious recipe today for increasing the nation's supply of energy including drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and rejuvenating nuclear power.

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.

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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.

Minimum wage petition gets boost from Knowles
Saying the Legislature has failed to act on the issue, Gov. Tony Knowles signed a petition Wednesday in support of a ballot initiative to raise Alaska's minimum wage.

Native group urges boycott of sportsmen
ANCHORAGE - A group seeking to advance civil rights of Alaska Natives through economic measures has targeted two sport fishing and hunting organizations - and anyone associated with them - for boycotts.

Kenai wants study of private prison
KENAI - The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly may hire an independent contractor to do a feasibility study of the impacts of a proposed private prison.

Correction

State adds to ice rink fund
A proposed ice rink at Douglas' Savikko Park is getting a boost in state funding as officials look for additional money to start work.

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.

Prof takes on snow mold to make grass greener
FAIRBANKS - Interior golfers are waiting to see if a new product developed by a local college professor can kill the snow mold that often has kept players on temporary greens for much of the Interior city's summer.

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.

Politicians shy away from gay parade
ANCHORAGE - What if Anchorage had a gay pride parade and no politicians came?

Briefly

Ferry plan set back, but alive
Despite setbacks in the legislative session, the state Department of Transportation isn't giving up on a new ferry concept for Southeast.

Community pulls together to help family hit by cancer
Connor Corcoran has been in and out of hospitals for most of his short life.

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.

Editorial roundup

Editorial roundup

A degree of mercy
The following editorial appeared in today's Miami Herald: With a certain quality of mercy, a Palm Beach County jury refused Wednesday to find that a 13-year-old boy - even one who shot his teacher in the face - was guilty of first-degree murder and should spend his life in prison. It was the right finding.

Ensure the well-being of the Tongass
To the outward eye, Judge Singleton's March 30 decision dealt out a win for both sides of the timber fence. The timber injunction did stretch beyond a reasonable solution of protecting roadless areas. While the Forest Service unnecessarily halted logging in roaded areas, the timber industry became an overrated victim of the court, thus fueling the fire over the contention to include the Tongass in the Roadless Policy.

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.

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.

ANWR oil essential
I support the president's energy plan 100 percent. Developing our energy resources is the only way to keep America strong.

A degree of mercy
The following editorial appeared in today's Miami Herald: With a certain quality of mercy, a Palm Beach County jury refused Wednesday to find that a 13-year-old boy - even one who shot his teacher in the face - was guilty of first-degree murder and should spend his life in prison. It was the right finding.

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.

ANWR oil essential
I support the president's energy plan 100 percent. Developing our energy resources is the only way to keep America strong.

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.

A good investment
I would like to point out an increase in state education spending that has gone unnoticed. Before their recent adjournment, the Legislature provided $250,000 in tuition assistance for members of the Alaska National Guard attending the University of Alaska.

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.

Ensure the well-being of the Tongass
To the outward eye, Judge Singleton's March 30 decision dealt out a win for both sides of the timber fence. The timber injunction did stretch beyond a reasonable solution of protecting roadless areas. While the Forest Service unnecessarily halted logging in roaded areas, the timber industry became an overrated victim of the court, thus fueling the fire over the contention to include the Tongass in the Roadless Policy.

A good investment
I would like to point out an increase in state education spending that has gone unnoticed. Before their recent adjournment, the Legislature provided $250,000 in tuition assistance for members of the Alaska National Guard attending the University of Alaska.

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.

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.

Out and About

Pedal-powered commutes
Bill Johnson lost 10 pounds in the last six weeks just commuting to work. That's what happens when you're commuter vehicle is a bike.

Bike to Work Day
The national event promoting bicycle commuting will be recognized in Juneau on Friday with group rides to downtown and a free continental breakfast at Dimond Courthouse.

Out and About

Pedal-powered commutes
Bill Johnson lost 10 pounds in the last six weeks just commuting to work. That's what happens when you're commuter vehicle is a bike.

All Dolled up and biting
A fly fisherman playing the waters next to DIPAC Wednesday was up to his waders in Dolly Varden.

All Dolled up and biting
A fly fisherman playing the waters next to DIPAC Wednesday was up to his waders in Dolly Varden.

Bike to Work Day
The national event promoting bicycle commuting will be recognized in Juneau on Friday with group rides to downtown and a free continental breakfast at Dimond Courthouse.

Fishing Report
King salmon are still relatively abundant in the Juneau area, though not as easily caught as two weeks ago. The number of rod hours to harvest a king salmon was 35 hours last week, up from 26 rod hours two weeks ago. Last year at this time the average was 59 rod hours and the five year average is 28 rod hours per keeper king salmon.

Fishing Report
King salmon are still relatively abundant in the Juneau area, though not as easily caught as two weeks ago. The number of rod hours to harvest a king salmon was 35 hours last week, up from 26 rod hours two weeks ago. Last year at this time the average was 59 rod hours and the five year average is 28 rod hours per keeper king salmon.

Go play outside: Ideas for nature families
The fifth grade student excitedly held out a plastic container that rattled as I took it. I opened it and looked inside: more than fifty fragile bones, various sizes, and a big-eyed skull with a small, straight beak. I asked her where she had found them.

Go play outside: Ideas for nature families
The fifth grade student excitedly held out a plastic container that rattled as I took it. I opened it and looked inside: more than fifty fragile bones, various sizes, and a big-eyed skull with a small, straight beak. I asked her where she had found them.

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.

Crimson Bears bound for state
The Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team's mission from the beginning of the season was to make it to the Alaska state baseball tournament.

Juneau hosts region meet
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls track teams will host the Region V track meet beginning Friday at the Adair Kennedy Memorial Park. Both squads have had very successful seasons so far and hope to send several athletes to next week's state track meet at Palmer High School.

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: 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.

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.

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.

Crimson Bears bound for state
The Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team's mission from the beginning of the season was to make it to the Alaska state baseball tournament.

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.

Sports in Juneau

Local Scoreboard: King Salmon Derby Standings

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Juneau hosts region meet
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls track teams will host the Region V track meet beginning Friday at the Adair Kennedy Memorial Park. Both squads have had very successful seasons so far and hope to send several athletes to next week's state track meet at Palmer High School.

Local Scoreboard: King Salmon Derby Standings

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