Wednesday, May 23, 2001

In the Tank

Business Profile

In the Tank

Business Profile

Companies find new oil field
ANCHORAGE - Phillips Alaska Inc. and BP Exploration (Alaska) have announced the discovery of a new oil field west of the Kuparuk field.

Companies find new oil field
ANCHORAGE - Phillips Alaska Inc. and BP Exploration (Alaska) have announced the discovery of a new oil field west of the Kuparuk field.

Historic mansion turned home for seniors
Dining chairs with carved shell backs and brocade seats are seldom associated with assisted-living facilities, but the dining set encapsulates the kind of attention to detail found at a new group home for the elderly in downtown Juneau.

Historic mansion turned home for seniors
Dining chairs with carved shell backs and brocade seats are seldom associated with assisted-living facilities, but the dining set encapsulates the kind of attention to detail found at a new group home for the elderly in downtown Juneau.

Anniversaries

Thank you

Obituaries

Thank you

Volunteers raise flags, paint the town
Juneau resident Michael Orelove is in his third year of raising flags downtown - 50 of them - as a sign of spring and of welcome to tourists, entertainment for locals and, well, just because flags are fun.

Weddings

Pet of the week

Around Town

Pet of the week

Obituaries

Weddings

Letter carriers helping to stamp out hunger
The local National Association of Letter Carriers and Rural Letter Carriers participated in the Annual Help Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive held on May 12 in Juneau.

Around Town

Around Town

Obituary

Renewing the garden - involuntarily
We have been going through our perennial plants this week, editing out those damaged by the last late spring freeze. There are hundreds of Pom Pom primroses, astilbes, and bleeding hearts, and many others less common. They were already emerging from dormancy due to the mild winter when that 6-degree weather swept in like an avenging angel and passed the withering sword over the beds.

Letter carriers helping to stamp out hunger
The local National Association of Letter Carriers and Rural Letter Carriers participated in the Annual Help Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive held on May 12 in Juneau.

Anniversaries

Around Town

Volunteers raise flags, paint the town
Juneau resident Michael Orelove is in his third year of raising flags downtown - 50 of them - as a sign of spring and of welcome to tourists, entertainment for locals and, well, just because flags are fun.

Renewing the garden - involuntarily
We have been going through our perennial plants this week, editing out those damaged by the last late spring freeze. There are hundreds of Pom Pom primroses, astilbes, and bleeding hearts, and many others less common. They were already emerging from dormancy due to the mild winter when that 6-degree weather swept in like an avenging angel and passed the withering sword over the beds.

Obituary

Briefly

Board OKs protection zone for wolves
FAIRBANKS - The state Board of Game approved an increase in a buffer zone to protect wolves that stray from Denali National Park and Preserve.

Briefly

Panel explains breast-feeding is a lot more than mere food
Sweden, Norway and Denmark have some of the highest breast-feeding rates in the world, according to the Population Reference Bureau. The independent international research group reports 95 percent of women in 63 developing nations breast-feed. But American women lag behind when it comes to willingness to begin and to sustain the practice.

Study finds Alaska's children faring better than 8 years ago
ANCHORAGE - More Alaska babies are surviving their first year of life and fewer of the state's teens are dying in accidents and suicides. But more babies are coming into the world underweight and more children are living in poverty.

Marking time on the wetlands
After observing Alaska's coastal wetlands since 1965, John Crow urges Alaskans not to take them for granted.

Odds - Not so good anymore
They used to say the odds were good for women seeking men in Alaska. Now the odds are almost even.

Bus service, ice rink on local fiscal wish list
Laurie Magorty doesn't have a car and rides the city bus every day. She said a change in Capital Transit's schedule that sends buses around town every half hour instead of every hour has made a huge difference in her life.

City gets tough on bear bait
Juneau residents who leave garbage in the path of bears will face fines under an ordinance approved by the Juneau Assembly on Monday. But most people with bird feeders won't be penalized.

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

New home for older Alaskans
Lovie Clark sang and waved as she was wheeled into her new home at Wildflower Court this morning. At 86, she could enjoy the ride while others packed boxes and moved furniture.

Alaska losing clout in Congress
Alaska U.S. Sens. Frank Murkowski and Ted Stevens will lose powerful committee chairmanships if Vermont Republican Sen. James Jeffords becomes an independent. National policies that matter to Alaskans also could change with new Senate leadership, political observers say.

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

Bus service, ice rink on local fiscal wish list
Laurie Magorty doesn't have a car and rides the city bus every day. She said a change in Capital Transit's schedule that sends buses around town every half hour instead of every hour has made a huge difference in her life.

New home for older Alaskans
Lovie Clark sang and waved as she was wheeled into her new home at Wildflower Court this morning. At 86, she could enjoy the ride while others packed boxes and moved furniture.

Marking time on the wetlands
After observing Alaska's coastal wetlands since 1965, John Crow urges Alaskans not to take them for granted.

Study finds Alaska's children faring better than 8 years ago
ANCHORAGE - More Alaska babies are surviving their first year of life and fewer of the state's teens are dying in accidents and suicides. But more babies are coming into the world underweight and more children are living in poverty.

Judge suspends ban on Tongass logging
A federal judge this morning issued an order that will allow logging to resume in the Tongass National Forest, pending further review of a case that affects Southeast Alaska wilderness areas.

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

Southeast House seat may stretch to Cordova
The Alaska Redistricting Board has put aside a proposal for new House districts in Southeast that would have pitted Democratic Rep. Albert Kookesh of Angoon against Republican Rep. Peggy Wilson of Wrangell.

Local girl wins nat'l award focusing on whole person
A local girl was chosen as one of 25 girls to be recognized by the national magazine New Moon for their beauty of character.

Alaska losing clout in Congress
Alaska U.S. Sens. Frank Murkowski and Ted Stevens will lose powerful committee chairmanships if Vermont Republican Sen. James Jeffords becomes an independent. National policies that matter to Alaskans also could change with new Senate leadership, political observers say.

Phillips hits oil in N. Slope petroleum reserve
ANCHORAGE - Phillips Petroleum Co. has struck oil on five of six wells drilled in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, and geologists believe the wells have hit three separate accumulations of oil and gas.

Briefly

Odds - Not so good anymore
They used to say the odds were good for women seeking men in Alaska. Now the odds are almost even.

Panel explains breast-feeding is a lot more than mere food
Sweden, Norway and Denmark have some of the highest breast-feeding rates in the world, according to the Population Reference Bureau. The independent international research group reports 95 percent of women in 63 developing nations breast-feed. But American women lag behind when it comes to willingness to begin and to sustain the practice.

Briefly

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

City gets tough on bear bait
Juneau residents who leave garbage in the path of bears will face fines under an ordinance approved by the Juneau Assembly on Monday. But most people with bird feeders won't be penalized.

Board OKs protection zone for wolves
FAIRBANKS - The state Board of Game approved an increase in a buffer zone to protect wolves that stray from Denali National Park and Preserve.

Phillips hits oil in N. Slope petroleum reserve
ANCHORAGE - Phillips Petroleum Co. has struck oil on five of six wells drilled in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, and geologists believe the wells have hit three separate accumulations of oil and gas.

Southeast House seat may stretch to Cordova
The Alaska Redistricting Board has put aside a proposal for new House districts in Southeast that would have pitted Democratic Rep. Albert Kookesh of Angoon against Republican Rep. Peggy Wilson of Wrangell.

Judge suspends ban on Tongass logging
A federal judge this morning issued an order that will allow logging to resume in the Tongass National Forest, pending further review of a case that affects Southeast Alaska wilderness areas.

Local girl wins nat'l award focusing on whole person
A local girl was chosen as one of 25 girls to be recognized by the national magazine New Moon for their beauty of character.

Sacrifice for your kids
Planned parenthood is a joke. At least it is when planning on having a child around the next available daycare opening. Come on folks, just when my faith in humanity is on the up, May 20th's article on "Fixing Child Care Worries," proves to me otherwise.

Fishing industry will suffer from pollution
Alaskans eat a lot of seafood. They also sell a lot of seafood all over the world.

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.

Rumsfeld's battle
The following editorial appeared in today's edition of the Los Angeles Times: Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld is determined to challenge the policy assumptions that guide the vast organization he heads, and he is not overly concerned about whose feelings are hurt in the process. His marching orders come from President Bush, who has given Rumsfeld "a broad mandate to change the status quo" in strategic thinking and to move military planning and procurement decisively into the post-Cold War era.

Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth appears when justified by the number of calls received. It gives readers a forum to express opinions on a variety of issues by telephone. Calls must

Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth appears when justified by the number of calls received. It gives readers a forum to express opinions on a variety of issues by telephone. Calls must

Alaska's tax burden
The following editorial appeared in the May 16 issue of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: It is a sorry fact of life that government is taking bigger and bigger bites out of the paychecks of most working Americans.

Rumsfeld's battle
The following editorial appeared in today's edition of the Los Angeles Times: Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld is determined to challenge the policy assumptions that guide the vast organization he heads, and he is not overly concerned about whose feelings are hurt in the process. His marching orders come from President Bush, who has given Rumsfeld "a broad mandate to change the status quo" in strategic thinking and to move military planning and procurement decisively into the post-Cold War era.

A railroad makes sense for Denali park
During the recent legislative session I passed HB 244, which will transfer some state land to the Denali Borough for a rail corridor from near Healy to the border with Denali National Park.

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.

Sacrifice for your kids
Planned parenthood is a joke. At least it is when planning on having a child around the next available daycare opening. Come on folks, just when my faith in humanity is on the up, May 20th's article on "Fixing Child Care Worries," proves to me otherwise.

A railroad makes sense for Denali park
During the recent legislative session I passed HB 244, which will transfer some state land to the Denali Borough for a rail corridor from near Healy to the border with Denali National Park.

Fishing industry will suffer from pollution
Alaskans eat a lot of seafood. They also sell a lot of seafood all over the world.

Alaska's tax burden
The following editorial appeared in the May 16 issue of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: It is a sorry fact of life that government is taking bigger and bigger bites out of the paychecks of most working Americans.

Sports in Juneau

Ten Bears earn state at-large bids
Ten Juneau-Douglas High School track and field athletes received at-large bids for this weekend's State Track and Field Championships at Palmer High School.

Sports in Juneau

Crimson Bear girls see balanced state soccer tourney field
When the Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team headed to the state's season-ending tournament in past years, it was almost a foregone conclusion which team would win the title.

Local Scoreboard:King Salmon Derby Standings

Juneau boys soccer team ready for state tourney
After coming up short in its bid to win a state championship last season, the Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team is looking to go all the way this year.

Local Scoreboard: Spring King Salmon Derby Standings

Local Scoreboard: Spring King Salmon Derby Standings

Local Scoreboard:King Salmon Derby Standings

Time is now for a track resurfacing
Juneau-Douglas High School hurdler Rachel Chenoweth said it started out two weeks ago as a dull ache. But it intensified until on some days, "it's so unbearable you can't even walk," she said.

Sports in Juneau

Crimson Bear girls see balanced state soccer tourney field
When the Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team headed to the state's season-ending tournament in past years, it was almost a foregone conclusion which team would win the title.

Ten Bears earn state at-large bids
Ten Juneau-Douglas High School track and field athletes received at-large bids for this weekend's State Track and Field Championships at Palmer High School.

Juneau boys soccer team ready for state tourney
After coming up short in its bid to win a state championship last season, the Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team is looking to go all the way this year.

Time is now for a track resurfacing
Juneau-Douglas High School hurdler Rachel Chenoweth said it started out two weeks ago as a dull ache. But it intensified until on some days, "it's so unbearable you can't even walk," she said.

Sports in Juneau

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