Wednesday, June 6, 2001

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.

In the Tank

On the Move

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.

In the Tank

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.

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.

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.

Business Profile

Business Profile

Follow the season's tides and currents
There are tides that flow through all types of seas, and there are currents that mix and swirl events and elements through all types of media. The seasons of the year have their own tides and currents, carrying us through experiences as well as washing those experiences against us.

Follow the season's tides and currents
There are tides that flow through all types of seas, and there are currents that mix and swirl events and elements through all types of media. The seasons of the year have their own tides and currents, carrying us through experiences as well as washing those experiences against us.

Pet of the week

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Around Town

Around Town

Thank you

Around Town

Obituary

Weddings

Briefly

Young authors, illustrators compete
Young authors and illustrators ages 5 through 9 recently participated in the Seventh Annual Young Writers and Illustrators contest. Sponsored by local public television station KTOO-TV in cooperation with nationally acclaimed PBS children's series "Reading Rainbow," the contest encourages children from kindergarten through third grade to write and illustrate their own stories.

Obituaries

Young authors, illustrators compete
Young authors and illustrators ages 5 through 9 recently participated in the Seventh Annual Young Writers and Illustrators contest. Sponsored by local public television station KTOO-TV in cooperation with nationally acclaimed PBS children's series "Reading Rainbow," the contest encourages children from kindergarten through third grade to write and illustrate their own stories.

Weddings

Obituary

Around Town

Pet of the week

Thank you

Obituaries

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.

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.

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.

U.S., Russian search coordinators meet
U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue coordinators and marine safety officials are meeting with their Russian counterparts in Alaska this week.

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.

Alaska reports slow growth for much of '90s
ANCHORAGE - Alaska ranked a dismal 49th in a new set of federal numbers showing growth in gross state product during an eight-year period of the last decade.

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

UA sells land to conservation group
ANCHORAGE - The University of Alaska has received a $1.5 million check from conservation interests for 835 acres of wilderness land in Southeast Alaska.

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

Ships opt out of voluntary sampling
More than half of the cruise ships traveling in Southeast this summer are opting out of a voluntary and soon-to-be mandatory wastewater sampling program and are dumping sink water and treated sewage outside of Alaska waters, federal officials said.

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.

District may redraw school boundaries
The Juneau School District will look at whether it should redraw the enrollment boundaries for its elementary schools for fall 2003.

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JYS in talks to fix problems
Juneau Youth Services is in discussions with the state and the city about preserving programs amid projected financial shortfalls.

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.

Collapse of Alaska Highway strands motorists
WHITEHORSE, Yukon - The Alaska Highway is closed about 30 miles south of Watson Lake in Canada due to a culvert collapse that left a 100-foot gap in the roadway. Highway officials hope to have a temporary span in place in a couple of days.

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.

Briefly

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.

Collapse of Alaska Highway strands motorists
WHITEHORSE, Yukon - The Alaska Highway is closed about 30 miles south of Watson Lake in Canada due to a culvert collapse that left a 100-foot gap in the roadway. Highway officials hope to have a temporary span in place in a couple of days.

Getting around easier near the mall
Work on about a mile of Glacier Highway near the Nugget Mall is expected to improve access for pedestrians and improve a nearby creek.

JYS in talks to fix problems
Juneau Youth Services is in discussions with the state and the city about preserving programs amid projected financial shortfalls.

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.

Getting around easier near the mall
Work on about a mile of Glacier Highway near the Nugget Mall is expected to improve access for pedestrians and improve a nearby creek.

Ships opt out of voluntary sampling
More than half of the cruise ships traveling in Southeast this summer are opting out of a voluntary and soon-to-be mandatory wastewater sampling program and are dumping sink water and treated sewage outside of Alaska waters, federal officials said.

U.S., Russian search coordinators meet
U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue coordinators and marine safety officials are meeting with their Russian counterparts in Alaska this week.

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.

Alaska reports slow growth for much of '90s
ANCHORAGE - Alaska ranked a dismal 49th in a new set of federal numbers showing growth in gross state product during an eight-year period of the last decade.

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

UA sells land to conservation group
ANCHORAGE - The University of Alaska has received a $1.5 million check from conservation interests for 835 acres of wilderness land in Southeast Alaska.

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

District may redraw school boundaries
The Juneau School District will look at whether it should redraw the enrollment boundaries for its elementary schools for fall 2003.

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.

Briefly

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.

Bold wolves close Denali campgrounds
ANCHORAGE - The National Park Service has temporarily closed one campground inside Denali National Park and Preserve and banned tent camping in a second after reports that wolves were stealing shoes or pots and pans.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Bold wolves close Denali campgrounds
ANCHORAGE - The National Park Service has temporarily closed one campground inside Denali National Park and Preserve and banned tent camping in a second after reports that wolves were stealing shoes or pots and pans.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Support for regulating cruise ship discharges
The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute describes Alaskan seafood as "natural, sustainable, pure." This image is what thousands of small businesses in Alaska's commercial fishing community promise in the intensely competitive world market - a natural, healthy product coming from the pure waters of the North Pacific Ocean.

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

Arafat leads, misery follows
The following editorial appeared in today's Chicago Tribune: For eight months, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has incited violence and encouraged the uprising by Palestinians against Israel. He believes he can get concessions through violent resistance that he wasn't able to negotiate peacefully with Israel. There is a cold, calculating logic to his game plan.

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.

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.

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.

Some visit Juneau year-round
I have watched the on-going debate concerning the pros and cons of cruise ships and their passengers. Many communities have realized some positive imp

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.

Support for regulating cruise ship discharges
The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute describes Alaskan seafood as "natural, sustainable, pure." This image is what thousands of small businesses in Alaska's commercial fishing community promise in the intensely competitive world market - a natural, healthy product coming from the pure waters of the North Pacific Ocean.

Some visit Juneau year-round
I have watched the on-going debate concerning the pros and cons of cruise ships and their passengers. Many communities have realized some positive imp

Arafat leads, misery follows
The following editorial appeared in today's Chicago Tribune: For eight months, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has incited violence and encouraged the uprising by Palestinians against Israel. He believes he can get concessions through violent resistance that he wasn't able to negotiate peacefully with Israel. There is a cold, calculating logic to his game plan.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sports in Juneau

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.

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.

Dietrick's OSU boat takes ninth at rowing nationals
Juneau's Andy Dietrick was a member of Oregon State University's second varsity eight boat that took ninth place at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association's national championships held May 31-June 2 in Camden, N.J.

Sports in Juneau

Bentz happy being picked by Montreal
Juneau's Chad Bentz was out trolling for king salmon near the North Douglas boat launch Tuesday morning when his brother's cell phone rang.

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.

Local Scoreboard: Juneau Softball
Standings from the Juneau Softball Association through May 31.

Sports in Juneau

Local Scoreboard: Juneau Softball
Standings from the Juneau Softball Association through May 31.

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.

Dietrick's OSU boat takes ninth at rowing nationals
Juneau's Andy Dietrick was a member of Oregon State University's second varsity eight boat that took ninth place at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association's national championships held May 31-June 2 in Camden, N.J.

Bentz happy being picked by Montreal
Juneau's Chad Bentz was out trolling for king salmon near the North Douglas boat launch Tuesday morning when his brother's cell phone rang.

Sports in Juneau

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