Friday, June 8, 2001

Obituaries

Around Town

Weekend Best Bets
This weekend's events help welcome in the summer season.

Around Town

Thank you

Weddings

A 1st-century leadership model for the 21st century
Over the past couple of decades we have slowly come to realize that efficient organizations thrive under leadership that builds teamwork and community, involves others in decision-making, commits to growth of employees and seeks to serve the outside community.

Thank you

Anniversary

Senior news
Gloria Chase is the Senior Program Coordinator for Tlingit and Haida Central Council. Elders age 65 and over who are enrolled members of Tlingit and Haida are invited to call her at 463-7168 or to pay a visit to her office. Gloria's office is in the Cropley House (the little brown house) next to the ANB Hall on Willoughby.

Weddings

Obituaries

Senior news
Gloria Chase is the Senior Program Coordinator for Tlingit and Haida Central Council. Elders age 65 and over who are enrolled members of Tlingit and Haida are invited to call her at 463-7168 or to pay a visit to her office. Gloria's office is in the Cropley House (the little brown house) next to the ANB Hall on Willoughby.

FYI

Around Town

A 1st-century leadership model for the 21st century
Over the past couple of decades we have slowly come to realize that efficient organizations thrive under leadership that builds teamwork and community, involves others in decision-making, commits to growth of employees and seeks to serve the outside community.

Briefly

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Around Town

Weekend Best Bets
This weekend's events help welcome in the summer season.

Anniversary

FYI

Calendar

Swimming with style
When she was 6, Sarah Felix saw a video of synchronized swimmers and thought it looked like fun. Five years later, she hasn't changed her mind.

Dillingham featured at 'Between the Lines' reading
At his upcoming reading, Brett Dillingham will take listeners to villages and cities - through poetry.

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Summer concerts start Friday
On Friday night, Juneau residents will gather in Marine Park, just as they've done for the past 15 years.

Summer concerts start Friday
On Friday night, Juneau residents will gather in Marine Park, just as they've done for the past 15 years.

Dillingham featured at 'Between the Lines' reading
At his upcoming reading, Brett Dillingham will take listeners to villages and cities - through poetry.

A show where fishy art is big hit
In Jane Terzis' "self-portrait with fish," she's surrounded by whales, fish and an octopus. It's not her usual sort of drawing. But it fits in perfectly with the theme of "2001: A Fish Odyssey," the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center's summer show.

A show where fishy art is big hit
In Jane Terzis' "self-portrait with fish," she's surrounded by whales, fish and an octopus. It's not her usual sort of drawing. But it fits in perfectly with the theme of "2001: A Fish Odyssey," the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center's summer show.

Swimming with style
When she was 6, Sarah Felix saw a video of synchronized swimmers and thought it looked like fun. Five years later, she hasn't changed her mind.

Calendar

Wasilla man charged with arson, criminal mischief
WASILLA - A Wasilla man was charged with arson Wednesday after shouting about plans to kill cats, throwing rocks at homes, tipping over garbage cans and then setting a home on fire.

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

Tracy Arm tour boat engine fails
The Sheltered Seas day cruiser returned to Juneau today after engine problems forced the captain to anchor in Tracy Arm on Wednesday and transfer 39 passengers to another charter vessel.

Anchorage mayor keeps gay exhibit out of city's library
ANCHORAGE - Mayor George Wuerch is refusing to allow a gay pride exhibit be reinstalled at Anchorage's main library.

UA may offer new degree for teachers
The University of Alaska regents are expected to approve a new elementary education undergraduate degree that emphasizes academic subjects and experience in public school classrooms.

Impeach Knowles?
Senate Judiciary Chairman Robin Taylor suggested Thursday that it would be appropriate to impeach Gov. Tony Knowles if he does not appeal the Katie John subsistence case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Renovating downtown landmark considered
Housing First, Juneau Housing Trust and the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council are exploring the possibility of buying and renovating the 20th Century Theater and apartment building on Front Street.

Juneau Color: Wanamaker planning for the future
Longtime Juneau resident Randy Wanamaker was in Seattle when the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act was enacted in 1971. The development spurred his career as a geologist, environmental assessor and land-use planner.

Wasilla man charged with arson, criminal mischief
WASILLA - A Wasilla man was charged with arson Wednesday after shouting about plans to kill cats, throwing rocks at homes, tipping over garbage cans and then setting a home on fire.

Briefly

Cruise ship bill gets green light
After condemning Democratic Gov. Tony Knowles for "political grandstanding," Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee this morning reluctantly agreed to a bill regulating cruise ship pollution and imposing a small passenger fee on the industry.

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

Smaller classes approved
ANCHORAGE - Public school class sizes in Alaska's largest city will drop by an average of one student per classroom next fall if the Anchorage Assembly gives its approval.

Car repair shop changes hands
Woodsy's has a new owner and a new name.

Salmon Creek Dam alarm to be upgraded
Horns that failed last year's test of the Salmon Creek Dam flood-warning siren system functioned correctly on Tuesday, but still did not provide an adequate level of warning across Egan Highway, said David Stone, vice president of consumer affairs for Alaska Electric Light & Power.

Smaller classes approved
ANCHORAGE - Public school class sizes in Alaska's largest city will drop by an average of one student per classroom next fall if the Anchorage Assembly gives its approval.

Legislature 2001: Session on ships begins
Legislators came back for a special session on cruise ships this morning with hopes of passing an environmental protection bill by late Friday or Saturday.

Juneau Color: Wanamaker planning for the future
Longtime Juneau resident Randy Wanamaker was in Seattle when the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act was enacted in 1971. The development spurred his career as a geologist, environmental assessor and land-use planner.

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

Impeach Knowles?
Senate Judiciary Chairman Robin Taylor suggested Thursday that it would be appropriate to impeach Gov. Tony Knowles if he does not appeal the Katie John subsistence case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Wuerch rethinks gay exhibit policy
ANCHORAGE - A day after he decided to remove a gay pride exhibit at the city library, Anchorage Mayor George Wuerch said he was rethinking his directive and will personally inspect the display materials before making a final call.

Anchorage mayor keeps gay exhibit out of city's library
ANCHORAGE - Mayor George Wuerch is refusing to allow a gay pride exhibit be reinstalled at Anchorage's main library.

UA may offer new degree for teachers
The University of Alaska regents are expected to approve a new elementary education undergraduate degree that emphasizes academic subjects and experience in public school classrooms.

Cruise ship bill gets green light
After condemning Democratic Gov. Tony Knowles for "political grandstanding," Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee this morning reluctantly agreed to a bill regulating cruise ship pollution and imposing a small passenger fee on the industry.

Briefly

Car repair shop changes hands
Woodsy's has a new owner and a new name.

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

Briefly

Wuerch rethinks gay exhibit policy
ANCHORAGE - A day after he decided to remove a gay pride exhibit at the city library, Anchorage Mayor George Wuerch said he was rethinking his directive and will personally inspect the display materials before making a final call.

Legislature 2001: Session on ships begins
Legislators came back for a special session on cruise ships this morning with hopes of passing an environmental protection bill by late Friday or Saturday.

Tracy Arm tour boat engine fails
The Sheltered Seas day cruiser returned to Juneau today after engine problems forced the captain to anchor in Tracy Arm on Wednesday and transfer 39 passengers to another charter vessel.

Interior's first intertribal powwow could draw 6,000
FAIRBANKS Don "Standing Bear" Forest knew he would have to get permission from the Athabaskan community to hold an intertribal powwow on their turf.

Longtime JDHS official to retire at end of month
Longtime administrator Sasha Soboleff is retiring from the Juneau School District effective June 29.

Renovating downtown landmark considered
Housing First, Juneau Housing Trust and the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council are exploring the possibility of buying and renovating the 20th Century Theater and apartment building on Front Street.

Interior's first intertribal powwow could draw 6,000
FAIRBANKS Don "Standing Bear" Forest knew he would have to get permission from the Athabaskan community to hold an intertribal powwow on their turf.

Longtime JDHS official to retire at end of month
Longtime administrator Sasha Soboleff is retiring from the Juneau School District effective June 29.

Salmon Creek Dam alarm to be upgraded
Horns that failed last year's test of the Salmon Creek Dam flood-warning siren system functioned correctly on Tuesday, but still did not provide an adequate level of warning across Egan Highway, said David Stone, vice president of consumer affairs for Alaska Electric Light & Power.

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Not a good start
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: The National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL) has opened its campaign against President Bush's judicial nominees on a low note. It announced its opposition to John Roberts Jr., a respected appellate lawyer whom Mr. Bush has nominated to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, because as NARAL President Kate Michelman alleges in a statement he is "a threat to women's established constitutional rights" who has "made a career arguing cases that seek to limit, restrict or overturn a woman's fundamental right to choice."

The high cost of low taxes
The Juneau Empire recently ran an editorial that congratulated Alaska for being the lowest taxed state in the nation. While technically true, the editorial is seriously misleading: Our tax burden may be light, but we pay a high price for the services our state government provides. In fact, if we had a state income tax we would pay less for the same services.

Private prisons succeed only by failing society
I am depressed by the implications of House Bill 149. I reject the notion that the goal of having an 800-bed, privately operated, for-profit prison on the Kenai Peninsula, or anywhere else in Alaska, would serve the overall best interests of the state. There are far better options for bringing Alaskan prisoners in Arizona back home.

Mass murder in Nepal
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's Providence Journal: Not since the Austrian crown prince Rudolf shot his mistress and himself at his hunting lodge at Mayerling (1889) has there been an incident such as the massacre of King Birendra of Nepal, Queen Aiswarya and several members of the royal family, by the crown prince Dipendra, who then shot and wounded himself. In a grotesque second act to this grisly drama, Dipendra, as he lay dying in a hospital, was proclaimed the new king by Nepal's privy council. But now that Dipendra, too, has died, his uncle, Gyanendra, the late monarch's brother, becomes the king of Nepal.

Redirect the bed tax
The My Turn column by Mayor Kathie Wasserman of Pelican in the June 6 Empire prompts me to provide an additional perspective as a Juneau bed and breakfast host.

Mass murder in Nepal
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's Providence Journal: Not since the Austrian crown prince Rudolf shot his mistress and himself at his hunting lodge at Mayerling (1889) has there been an incident such as the massacre of King Birendra of Nepal, Queen Aiswarya and several members of the royal family, by the crown prince Dipendra, who then shot and wounded himself. In a grotesque second act to this grisly drama, Dipendra, as he lay dying in a hospital, was proclaimed the new king by Nepal's privy council. But now that Dipendra, too, has died, his uncle, Gyanendra, the late monarch's brother, becomes the king of Nepal.

Step toward limiting executions
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's Chicago Tribune: The U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Monday to overturn the death sentence of John Paul Penry provides hope that there's greater wisdom on the court these days than back in 1989, when it refused to ban executions of mentally retarded inmates.

Give back the children
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: A year ago, the long-overlooked plight of dozens of American parents forcibly separated from their children finally got a moment of high-level attention. President Clinton, meeting with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, pushed hard for Germany to mend its obstructionist behavior in numerous cases in which children have been abducted to Germany by a parent and then kept there for years, abetted by local courts, in defiance of American custody orders and international treaty obligations.

Redirect the bed tax
The My Turn column by Mayor Kathie Wasserman of Pelican in the June 6 Empire prompts me to provide an additional perspective as a Juneau bed and breakfast host.

Private prisons succeed only by failing society
I am depressed by the implications of House Bill 149. I reject the notion that the goal of having an 800-bed, privately operated, for-profit prison on the Kenai Peninsula, or anywhere else in Alaska, would serve the overall best interests of the state. There are far better options for bringing Alaskan prisoners in Arizona back home.

Not a good start
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: The National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL) has opened its campaign against President Bush's judicial nominees on a low note. It announced its opposition to John Roberts Jr., a respected appellate lawyer whom Mr. Bush has nominated to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, because as NARAL President Kate Michelman alleges in a statement he is "a threat to women's established constitutional rights" who has "made a career arguing cases that seek to limit, restrict or overturn a woman's fundamental right to choice."

The high cost of low taxes
The Juneau Empire recently ran an editorial that congratulated Alaska for being the lowest taxed state in the nation. While technically true, the editorial is seriously misleading: Our tax burden may be light, but we pay a high price for the services our state government provides. In fact, if we had a state income tax we would pay less for the same services.

Give back the children
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: A year ago, the long-overlooked plight of dozens of American parents forcibly separated from their children finally got a moment of high-level attention. President Clinton, meeting with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, pushed hard for Germany to mend its obstructionist behavior in numerous cases in which children have been abducted to Germany by a parent and then kept there for years, abetted by local courts, in defiance of American custody orders and international treaty obligations.

Step toward limiting executions
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's Chicago Tribune: The U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Monday to overturn the death sentence of John Paul Penry provides hope that there's greater wisdom on the court these days than back in 1989, when it refused to ban executions of mentally retarded inmates.

Getting kids to take the bait
Teaching a kid to fish takes the same kind of patience as catching a fish.

Out and About

Hooking them young
Aidan Mass caught his first fish at Family Fishing Day three years ago and he was hooked.

Fish tales, bear tales, tall or short tales....
Tell us your true tales of adventure and misadventure outdoors. Empire Outdoors has space for yarns and photos. So get that dock talk in print. E-mail khutchison@juneauempire.com or send to Juneau Empire Outdoors, 3100 Channel Drive, Juneau, AK 99801.

Fishing Report

So many salmon ... You know what to do
Sport fishermen are facing too much of a very good thing - king salmon.

Getting kids to take the bait
Teaching a kid to fish takes the same kind of patience as catching a fish.

Icebergs provide safe, but cold, home for seals
Harbor seals range along the west coast, from California into Alaska as far north as Bristol Bay and westward through the Aleutian Islands.

Fish tales, bear tales, tall or short tales....
Tell us your true tales of adventure and misadventure outdoors. Empire Outdoors has space for yarns and photos. So get that dock talk in print. E-mail khutchison@juneauempire.com or send to Juneau Empire Outdoors, 3100 Channel Drive, Juneau, AK 99801.

Fishing Report

Icebergs provide safe, but cold, home for seals
Harbor seals range along the west coast, from California into Alaska as far north as Bristol Bay and westward through the Aleutian Islands.

Out and About

Hooking them young
Aidan Mass caught his first fish at Family Fishing Day three years ago and he was hooked.

So many salmon ... You know what to do
Sport fishermen are facing too much of a very good thing - king salmon.

Sports in Juneau

Legion baseball returns to Juneau
Five years have passed since Juneau fielded an American Legion baseball team, but with generous contributions and community support, several 16- to 18-year-old ballplayers begin an 18-day road trip today to start off the 2001 Legion baseball season.

Local Scoreboard: Empire Cup Standings
Here are the standings of the Southeast Road Runners Club's Empire Cup Runners Series through the last race of May.

Sports in Juneau

Local Scoreboard: Empire Cup Standings
Here are the standings of the Southeast Road Runners Club's Empire Cup Runners Series through the last race of May.

Baseball school founder in Juneau
More than 30 Juneau youths participating in the Doyle Baseball Players School held at Miller Field were treated to a surprise visit from one of the clinic's founders, Robert Dennis 'Denny' Doyle.

Legion baseball returns to Juneau
Five years have passed since Juneau fielded an American Legion baseball team, but with generous contributions and community support, several 16- to 18-year-old ballplayers begin an 18-day road trip today to start off the 2001 Legion baseball season.

Baseball school founder in Juneau
More than 30 Juneau youths participating in the Doyle Baseball Players School held at Miller Field were treated to a surprise visit from one of the clinic's founders, Robert Dennis 'Denny' Doyle.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

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