Monday, June 4, 2001

Around Town

Around Town

Around Town

Around Town

Hillside owner tackles clay with compost
Take a tour of Marion Simpson's hillside garden on Fritz Cove Road, and she is likely to talk more about her soil than her plants.

Hillside owner tackles clay with compost
Take a tour of Marion Simpson's hillside garden on Fritz Cove Road, and she is likely to talk more about her soil than her plants.

Slope savvy
When Alice Nott moved into a house above Twin Lakes 30 years ago, she looked out her window at a steep hillside thick with brambles and dreamed of something more.

Slope savvy
When Alice Nott moved into a house above Twin Lakes 30 years ago, she looked out her window at a steep hillside thick with brambles and dreamed of something more.

Net universities starting to produce graduates
ANCHORAGE -- At 54, John Hutchins of Anchorage is finally going to law school. He has wanted to do that forever.

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

Kmart plans to expand its grocery business
The Big K is getting bigger.

A totem for the uncles
Two new students and their teacher took up permanent residence at the Tlingit-Haida Vocational Training and Resource Center on Friday.

JDHS says goodbye to the class of 2001
Commencement speaker Clay Good sent the Juneau-Douglas High School Class of 2001 into the real world Saturday night with a bash at the virtual world.

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

The story of Our Uncles' House totem pole
Totem Pole Story of the Kaa Kaakch Aadei Kusawatx.ye totem pole as told by Archie J. Cavanaugh Sr., of Kake

CIRI shareholders get to indulge
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Sharing a $408 million windfall was an unexpected luxury for Robert Singyke.

Salmon poor for Yukon, Kuskokwim
ANCHORAGE -- People up and down the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers are getting ready to go fishing for king salmon, but the outlook is poor for the region.

Uncertainty at the Capitol
Just five days before a special session of the Legislature on cruise ship pollution, it's anybody's guess what's going to happen.

Briefly

Copper River fishermen await higher prices
ANCHORAGE -- Copper River fishermen are enjoying much higher red salmon catches than expected, yet most of the fleet was tied to the dock Friday in a strike against the packing companies.

Iditarod front-runner wants time away from the trail
KASILOF -- Veteran Iditarod Trail Sled Race musher Paul Gebhardt has sold most of his dogs to two other top contenders and says he's bowing out for a while to spend more time with his family.

Focus on education: Project-based learning often popular, but some question its value
In a warm-up for a presentation to adult judges, eighth-grader Shalom Schrader described to classmates how to make a stained glass window, down to how a pair of rusty pliers felt in her hands when she was cutting a piece of glass.

City may alter write-in candidate rules
Write-in candidates will need to give the city clerk's office advance notice they are running for office under a series of election changes scheduled for review by the Juneau Assembly.

Focus on education: Feeling like there's too many projects - or basics
Students in Ben Collman's Juneau-Douglas High School physics classes were drilling holes in wood, poring through piles of screws, and cutting wire and metal rods late last month as they built motorized vehicles that could capture a flag.

Iditarod front-runner wants time away from the trail
KASILOF -- Veteran Iditarod Trail Sled Race musher Paul Gebhardt has sold most of his dogs to two other top contenders and says he's bowing out for a while to spend more time with his family.

Hyder to open water-bottling plant
After four years of work, the community of Hyder is going into the bottled-water business.

Net universities starting to produce graduates
ANCHORAGE -- At 54, John Hutchins of Anchorage is finally going to law school. He has wanted to do that forever.

Fish issues to surface this week in Kodiak
KODIAK -- The North Pacific Fishery Management Council meets this week in Kodiak, drawing hundreds interested in the decisions to be made over some of the world's largest fisheries.

City may alter write-in candidate rules
Write-in candidates will need to give the city clerk's office advance notice they are running for office under a series of election changes scheduled for review by the Juneau Assembly.

The story of Our Uncles' House totem pole
Totem Pole Story of the Kaa Kaakch Aadei Kusawatx.ye totem pole as told by Archie J. Cavanaugh Sr., of Kake

Man hospitalized after grounding boat
A Juneau resident with apparent health problems ran his cabin cruiser about 30 feet up onto shore near the North Douglas boat ramp Sunday afternoon.

A totem for the uncles
Two new students and their teacher took up permanent residence at the Tlingit-Haida Vocational Training and Resource Center on Friday.

Incumbents at Goldbelt stay
Three incumbents were re-elected to Goldbelt's Board of Directors at the company's annual meeting in Juneau on Saturday.

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

Charcoal heater kills campers
FAIRBANKS -- Alaska State Troopers have identified the two Fairbanks men apparently asphyxiated by burning charcoal inside a tent.

Man hospitalized after grounding boat
A Juneau resident with apparent health problems ran his cabin cruiser about 30 feet up onto shore near the North Douglas boat ramp Sunday afternoon.

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

Briefly

Salmon poor for Yukon, Kuskokwim
ANCHORAGE -- People up and down the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers are getting ready to go fishing for king salmon, but the outlook is poor for the region.

Fish issues to surface this week in Kodiak
KODIAK -- The North Pacific Fishery Management Council meets this week in Kodiak, drawing hundreds interested in the decisions to be made over some of the world's largest fisheries.

Focus on education: Feeling like there's too many projects - or basics
Students in Ben Collman's Juneau-Douglas High School physics classes were drilling holes in wood, poring through piles of screws, and cutting wire and metal rods late last month as they built motorized vehicles that could capture a flag.

Hyder to open water-bottling plant
After four years of work, the community of Hyder is going into the bottled-water business.

Focus on education: Project-based learning often popular, but some question its value
In a warm-up for a presentation to adult judges, eighth-grader Shalom Schrader described to classmates how to make a stained glass window, down to how a pair of rusty pliers felt in her hands when she was cutting a piece of glass.

Copper River fishermen await higher prices
ANCHORAGE -- Copper River fishermen are enjoying much higher red salmon catches than expected, yet most of the fleet was tied to the dock Friday in a strike against the packing companies.

Uncertainty at the Capitol
Just five days before a special session of the Legislature on cruise ship pollution, it's anybody's guess what's going to happen.

CIRI shareholders get to indulge
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Sharing a $408 million windfall was an unexpected luxury for Robert Singyke.

Charcoal heater kills campers
FAIRBANKS -- Alaska State Troopers have identified the two Fairbanks men apparently asphyxiated by burning charcoal inside a tent.

Incumbents at Goldbelt stay
Three incumbents were re-elected to Goldbelt's Board of Directors at the company's annual meeting in Juneau on Saturday.

JDHS says goodbye to the class of 2001
Commencement speaker Clay Good sent the Juneau-Douglas High School Class of 2001 into the real world Saturday night with a bash at the virtual world.

Kmart plans to expand its grocery business
The Big K is getting bigger.

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 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.

Cruise bill pollution bill is overdue
Because of the ineptitude of Sen. Cowdery, the citizens of Alaska are saddled with paying for a special session to decide on HB 260, relating to cruise ship pollution standards and oversight. I bristle at paying for this session, but pay for it we must.

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.

PG, R and art in movies
The following editorial appeared in Saturday's Washington Post: Here's proof that the movie industry for years peddled sex and violence to children: Now that studios and theaters are actually trying to enforce age restrictions, R-rated films are making less money.

A galling decision
The following editorial appeared in Friday's Los Angeles Times: Timothy McVeigh has decided he's in no rush to die after all. Scheduled for execution June 11 for the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people and maimed scores of others, McVeigh now seeks a delay and a new hearing, based on the claim that federal investigators committed a "fraud upon the court.' He is within his rights to do so, and those rights must be respected. The integrity of our judicial system demands it.

Community needs to keep trash in mind
I truly do not understand people who thoughtlessly leave trash behind, deliberately litter the roadsides, or carelessly throw junk out the road. Out of sight, out of mind? My frustrations feel it is that they are without sight and out of their minds.

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.

Cruise bill pollution bill is overdue
Because of the ineptitude of Sen. Cowdery, the citizens of Alaska are saddled with paying for a special session to decide on HB 260, relating to cruise ship pollution standards and oversight. I bristle at paying for this session, but pay for it we must.

Community needs to keep trash in mind
I truly do not understand people who thoughtlessly leave trash behind, deliberately litter the roadsides, or carelessly throw junk out the road. Out of sight, out of mind? My frustrations feel it is that they are without sight and out of their minds.

Better protection from Canada on ships
West Coast Environmental Law applauds Gov. Tony Knowles for his stand on tough regulations for the cruise ship industry.

Better protection from Canada on ships
West Coast Environmental Law applauds Gov. Tony Knowles for his stand on tough regulations for the cruise ship industry.

Lingering in a brilliant white cloud of ice crystals
"Dear Boss: By now, you have noticed I am two days late for work. I'm on an icefield, the weather went schmaggy, I can't fly out. Desperate to get back to work, I am suiting up to snowshoe out, but want to let you know what's up. I'll drop this note into a crevasse, it will turn up on the coast it in a matter of years - wait, I hear a plane. Never mind. Nita"

An invitation to tell us what we need to know
This just in ... we are obligated to report what happens and the way things are. Sometimes what happens is lousy and the way things are is not the way we'd like them to be. We can ratchet up the drama and make everything look like a crisis, but I think television and politicians do that well enough. We should not fall into that trap so as to appear competitive.

An invitation to tell us what we need to know
This just in ... we are obligated to report what happens and the way things are. Sometimes what happens is lousy and the way things are is not the way we'd like them to be. We can ratchet up the drama and make everything look like a crisis, but I think television and politicians do that well enough. We should not fall into that trap so as to appear competitive.

Look for USA Weekend
Yesterday's edition of the Juneau Empire marked the passing of Parade Magazine. Starting June 10, USA Weekend will replace Parade as the Empire's Sunday supplement. The reasons for the switch are somewhat complex, but for those who are interested we will explain.

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 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.

Look for USA Weekend
Yesterday's edition of the Juneau Empire marked the passing of Parade Magazine. Starting June 10, USA Weekend will replace Parade as the Empire's Sunday supplement. The reasons for the switch are somewhat complex, but for those who are interested we will explain.

A galling decision
The following editorial appeared in Friday's Los Angeles Times: Timothy McVeigh has decided he's in no rush to die after all. Scheduled for execution June 11 for the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people and maimed scores of others, McVeigh now seeks a delay and a new hearing, based on the claim that federal investigators committed a "fraud upon the court.' He is within his rights to do so, and those rights must be respected. The integrity of our judicial system demands it.

PG, R and art in movies
The following editorial appeared in Saturday's Washington Post: Here's proof that the movie industry for years peddled sex and violence to children: Now that studios and theaters are actually trying to enforce age restrictions, R-rated films are making less money.

Lingering in a brilliant white cloud of ice crystals
"Dear Boss: By now, you have noticed I am two days late for work. I'm on an icefield, the weather went schmaggy, I can't fly out. Desperate to get back to work, I am suiting up to snowshoe out, but want to let you know what's up. I'll drop this note into a crevasse, it will turn up on the coast it in a matter of years - wait, I hear a plane. Never mind. Nita"

Changing of the shoes gives Bursell victory
It's gotta be the shoes.

Juneau fourth at state
PALMER -- The Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team's season came to an end Saturday with a 5-2 loss to Lathrop in the consolation game of the second annual Alaska State Baseball Championships at Hermon Brothers Field.

Changing of the shoes gives Bursell victory
It's gotta be the shoes.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Juneau fourth at state
PALMER -- The Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team's season came to an end Saturday with a 5-2 loss to Lathrop in the consolation game of the second annual Alaska State Baseball Championships at Hermon Brothers Field.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

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