Tuesday, June 5, 2001

Business Profile

On the Move

Shipyard workers consider union
KETCHIKAN - Workers at Alaska Ship and Dry Dock could be unionized soon. Piledrivers and Divers Local 2520 is looking to schedule a vote in August on whether to form a union at the Ketchikan shipyard.

Shipyard workers consider union
KETCHIKAN - Workers at Alaska Ship and Dry Dock could be unionized soon. Piledrivers and Divers Local 2520 is looking to schedule a vote in August on whether to form a union at the Ketchikan shipyard.

Phillips ends plans to drill in Beaufort Sea
FAIRBANKS - Phillips Alaska Inc. is dropping its plans to drill an exploratory well in the Beaufort Sea.

the Sockeye season looks promising thanks to Help from the hatchery
Sockeye salmon returns to Douglas Island Pink and Chum's Snettisham hatchery should help buoy projected smaller chum catches this year, according to area managers.

Phillips ends plans to drill in Beaufort Sea
FAIRBANKS - Phillips Alaska Inc. is dropping its plans to drill an exploratory well in the Beaufort Sea.

Business Profile

In the Tank

In the Tank

On the Move

the Sockeye season looks promising thanks to Help from the hatchery
Sockeye salmon returns to Douglas Island Pink and Chum's Snettisham hatchery should help buoy projected smaller chum catches this year, according to area managers.

Obituaries

Around Town

Around Town

Obituaries

Around Town

Around Town

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.

Celebrity illegally dumping in port
A Celebrity Cruises ship has been operating out of compliance with the so-called Murkowski law on marine discharges, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

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.

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.

Ketchikan totem poles repaired
KETCHIKAN - For years totem poles have told their stories.

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.

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.

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.

Briefly

Longtime Native rights advocate dies
Robert Willard, a longtime Native rights activist and Southeast resident, died late last week in Juneau.

Old reservations building makes way for new projects
The new Alaska Marine Highway reservations office near Switzer Creek opens Wednesday with demolition of the old office near Juneau-Douglas High School to follow this summer.

Trying to clear the air on ships
Capt. William Wright says he used to look for smokestack emissions on a cruise ship as a signal that the engines were fired up and the vessel was ready to leave port.

State investigates waste incinerator
ANCHORAGE - Alaska's largest medical waste incinerator is the target of a state investigation over allegations that it has been operating illegally for more than three years.

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

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.

Briefly

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.

Supreme Court hears Bristol Bay price-fixing suit
ANCHORAGE - Attorneys for Bristol Bay salmon fishermen asked the Alaska Supreme Court on Monday to reinstate a class-action lawsuit alleging price-fixing by fish buyers and processors.

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.

Bush budget includes NPR-A, ANWR
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration wants an extra $5 million from Congress to start planning new oil lease sales in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska and for analysis of seismic data from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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

Celebrity illegally dumping in port
A Celebrity Cruises ship has been operating out of compliance with the so-called Murkowski law on marine discharges, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Fax voting, write-in candidate changes OK'd by Assembly
It will be easier to vote absentee under a series of changes in the city's election code approved by Juneau Assembly members on Monday.

Fax voting, write-in candidate changes OK'd by Assembly
It will be easier to vote absentee under a series of changes in the city's election code approved by Juneau Assembly members on Monday.

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

Old reservations building makes way for new projects
The new Alaska Marine Highway reservations office near Switzer Creek opens Wednesday with demolition of the old office near Juneau-Douglas High School to follow this summer.

Twins who disrupted flight go back to Michigan
ANCHORAGE - Twin sisters charged with disrupting a plane headed for Shanghai six weeks ago boarded another airliner Sunday night to return home to rural Buckley, Mich.

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.

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.

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

Briefly

Twins who disrupted flight go back to Michigan
ANCHORAGE - Twin sisters charged with disrupting a plane headed for Shanghai six weeks ago boarded another airliner Sunday night to return home to rural Buckley, Mich.

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

State investigates waste incinerator
ANCHORAGE - Alaska's largest medical waste incinerator is the target of a state investigation over allegations that it has been operating illegally for more than three years.

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.

Longtime Native rights advocate dies
Robert Willard, a longtime Native rights activist and Southeast resident, died late last week in Juneau.

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

Trying to clear the air on ships
Capt. William Wright says he used to look for smokestack emissions on a cruise ship as a signal that the engines were fired up and the vessel was ready to leave port.

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

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

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.

Briefly

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.

Supreme Court hears Bristol Bay price-fixing suit
ANCHORAGE - Attorneys for Bristol Bay salmon fishermen asked the Alaska Supreme Court on Monday to reinstate a class-action lawsuit alleging price-fixing by fish buyers and processors.

Bush budget includes NPR-A, ANWR
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration wants an extra $5 million from Congress to start planning new oil lease sales in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska and for analysis of seismic data from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Shellfish farmers say new state permit rules costly, violate law
Shellfish growers say new state rules for shellfish farms violate state law and impose costly burdens.

Ketchikan totem poles repaired
KETCHIKAN - For years totem poles have told their stories.

Shellfish farmers say new state permit rules costly, violate law
Shellfish growers say new state rules for shellfish farms violate state law and impose costly burdens.

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.

Assembly, Holland America brighten Juneau's outlook
A couple of items of positive note passed our way last week that should register with Juneau's business community. Last week's decision by the Assembly Finance Committee to give a $45,000 boost to the Juneau Economic Development Council's request for funding is a very positive sign that the city is focused on making Juneau a good place to do business.

Save the life of a loved one
Today, June 5, is the 20th anniversary of the first case of AIDS being reported in the United States. Since then, 21 million people worldwide, and almost 900,000 in the United States are believed to be infected with H

The payoff of patience
This editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: It's an all-too-familiar scenario: armed individuals in a standoff with police-and some ravenous media representatives. Two things were different this time: All the holdouts were children, and the ending was happy.

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.

Save the life of a loved one
Today, June 5, is the 20th anniversary of the first case of AIDS being reported in the United States. Since then, 21 million people worldwide, and almost 900,000 in the United States are believed to be infected with H

This special session was not necessary
On Thursday the Legislature returns to Juneau at the request of the governor to consider cruise ship discharge legislation. We took this issue seriously during the regular legislative session, have been working on it during the past month, and will direct our full attention to it during the time we are in Juneau.

This special session was not necessary
On Thursday the Legislature returns to Juneau at the request of the governor to consider cruise ship discharge legislation. We took this issue seriously during the regular legislative session, have been working on it during the past month, and will direct our full attention to it during the time we are in Juneau.

The payoff of patience
This editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: It's an all-too-familiar scenario: armed individuals in a standoff with police-and some ravenous media representatives. Two things were different this time: All the holdouts were children, and the ending was happy.

Cruise ships must meet Alaska's clean air and water standards
The Alaska Legislature convenes in a special session Thursday for one purpose - to require the $11 billion-a-year international cruise ship industry to meet the same standards of clean water and air we require of every other industry operating in our state.

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Cruise ships must meet Alaska's clean air and water standards
The Alaska Legislature convenes in a special session Thursday for one purpose - to require the $11 billion-a-year international cruise ship industry to meet the same standards of clean water and air we require of every other industry operating in our state.

Assembly, Holland America brighten Juneau's outlook
A couple of items of positive note passed our way last week that should register with Juneau's business community. Last week's decision by the Assembly Finance Committee to give a $45,000 boost to the Juneau Economic Development Council's request for funding is a very positive sign that the city is focused on making Juneau a good place to do business.

Sports in Juneau

Bentz 'gone fishing' on draft day
Today was an important day in the life of Juneaus Chad Bentz, but he didnt stick around home to hear the good news.

Boozer survives first cut
Juneau-Douglas High School graduate Carlos Boozer Jr. joined two of his Duke University teammates among the 16 finalists for the 2001 USA Basketball World Championship for Young Men Team in tryouts that ended Sunday in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Boozer survives first cut
Juneau-Douglas High School graduate Carlos Boozer Jr. joined two of his Duke University teammates among the 16 finalists for the 2001 USA Basketball World Championship for Young Men Team in tryouts that ended Sunday in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Sports in Juneau

Bentz 'gone fishing' on draft day
Today was an important day in the life of Juneaus Chad Bentz, but he didnt stick around home to hear the good news.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

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