Tuesday, June 12, 2001

Larger Princess ship coming to Alaska
The Star Princess, the latest ship ever built for Princess Cruises' Alaska tours, is headed to Southeast next year.

Larger Princess ship coming to Alaska
The Star Princess, the latest ship ever built for Princess Cruises' Alaska tours, is headed to Southeast next year.

Barrow expects increase in tourists this summer
BARROW -- Following a busy winter season, Barrow tour operators say they anticipate one of the best summer seasons as more and more people discover the nation's northernmost town.

In the Tank

Business Profile

Former legislative worker finds new energy through Self-publishing
Self-publishing is hard work, but Juneau author and consultant Carol Biggs has found it creative and refreshing after working 17 years for the state Legislature.

In the Tank

Business Profile

Barrow expects increase in tourists this summer
BARROW -- Following a busy winter season, Barrow tour operators say they anticipate one of the best summer seasons as more and more people discover the nation's northernmost town.

Former legislative worker finds new energy through Self-publishing
Self-publishing is hard work, but Juneau author and consultant Carol Biggs has found it creative and refreshing after working 17 years for the state Legislature.

Obituaries

Around Town

Around Town

Obituaries

Around Town

Around Town

Coast Guard hearings into sinking start in Seattle
SEATTLE - Two months after 15 men died in the sudden sinking of the fishing vessel Arctic Rose in the Bering Sea, the Coast Guard has scheduled two weeks of hearings here trying to determine why it happened.

Biologists track, study urban moose habits
ANCHORAGE -- Moose No. 6 wasn't cooperating.

Valdez considers lawsuit over state redistricting plan
The city of Cordova is backing away from suing the state over a final redistricting plan announced Saturday, but the controversial proposal is sparking talk of a lawsuit in Valdez.

Coast Guard hearings into sinking start in Seattle
SEATTLE - Two months after 15 men died in the sudden sinking of the fishing vessel Arctic Rose in the Bering Sea, the Coast Guard has scheduled two weeks of hearings here trying to determine why it happened.

Glacier in Denali park takes off
TOKOSITNA GLACIER - After decades of inactivity, the Tokositna Glacier is rumbling and crackling through the craggy peaks of the Alaska Range.

National Guard to take over monitoring of airspace
ANCHORAGE Gov. Tony Knowles has taken the first steps toward having the Alaska Air National Guard monitor Alaska's airspace for the next four years.

Erosion threat has village looking for homes
NEWTOK - When Betty Ann Tom looks out her kitchen window she sees a wide river where there used to be only land.

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

Incumbents re-elected at Sealaska
Sealaska shareholders returned four incumbents to the company's board of directors at an annual meeting Saturday at Craig High School.

Briefly

Lending a hand from Tennessee
It took a few years for retired Tennessee college professor Bob Field to get into what he calls the "Habitat for Humanity mode." But this summer he's fully engaged near Thunder Mountain, overseeing construction of the affordable housing group's latest Juneau project.

20 GOP lawmakers may face each other
The count of Republican incumbents running against each other under the state's new legislative redistricting plan has climbed to 20.

Briefly

Stevens behind bill to reduce greenhouse gas
WASHINGTON - A week after holding a hearing in Fairbanks about global climate change, U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens joined with another senior senator to sponsor a bill designed to push research on weather and ways to reduce "greenhouse" gases.

Cruise lines get tough mandate
The cruise industry's No. 1 trade association has a new environmental message for its members: Toe the line or sail the seas alone.

Anchorage schools ban harassment based on sexual orientation
ANCHORAGE - The Anchorage School Board on Monday unanimously approved a new policy that bans harassment of students and employees due to their sexual orientation.

St. Paul's building new church
Now that the wooded site is cleared, the bear and deer may not return - but the robins are still singing at St. Paul's Church.

Traditional hunting program has mixed results
ANCHORAGE - A state permit program designed to accommodate traditional Alaska Native hunting practices isn't providing the data officials hoped for.

Traditional hunting program has mixed results
ANCHORAGE - A state permit program designed to accommodate traditional Alaska Native hunting practices isn't providing the data officials hoped for.

Incumbents re-elected at Sealaska
Sealaska shareholders returned four incumbents to the company's board of directors at an annual meeting Saturday at Craig High School.

Former mayor an example of how alcoholism treatment has changed
In the late 1940s, Carl Milsap was tossed out of town on a blue ticket.

Former mayor an example of how alcoholism treatment has changed
In the late 1940s, Carl Milsap was tossed out of town on a blue ticket.

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

Cruise lines get tough mandate
The cruise industry's No. 1 trade association has a new environmental message for its members: Toe the line or sail the seas alone.

Erosion threat has village looking for homes
NEWTOK - When Betty Ann Tom looks out her kitchen window she sees a wide river where there used to be only land.

Environmentalists ask judge to reinstate logging ban
Environmental groups seeking wilderness protections for the Tongass National Forest have asked a federal judge to reinstate a ban on logging and road-building, pending appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

St. Paul's building new church
Now that the wooded site is cleared, the bear and deer may not return - but the robins are still singing at St. Paul's Church.

Lending a hand from Tennessee
It took a few years for retired Tennessee college professor Bob Field to get into what he calls the "Habitat for Humanity mode." But this summer he's fully engaged near Thunder Mountain, overseeing construction of the affordable housing group's latest Juneau project.

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

20 GOP lawmakers may face each other
The count of Republican incumbents running against each other under the state's new legislative redistricting plan has climbed to 20.

Valdez considers lawsuit over state redistricting plan
The city of Cordova is backing away from suing the state over a final redistricting plan announced Saturday, but the controversial proposal is sparking talk of a lawsuit in Valdez.

National Guard to take over monitoring of airspace
ANCHORAGE Gov. Tony Knowles has taken the first steps toward having the Alaska Air National Guard monitor Alaska's airspace for the next four years.

Environmentalists ask judge to reinstate logging ban
Environmental groups seeking wilderness protections for the Tongass National Forest have asked a federal judge to reinstate a ban on logging and road-building, pending appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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

Glacier in Denali park takes off
TOKOSITNA GLACIER - After decades of inactivity, the Tokositna Glacier is rumbling and crackling through the craggy peaks of the Alaska Range.

Briefly

Briefly

Stevens behind bill to reduce greenhouse gas
WASHINGTON - A week after holding a hearing in Fairbanks about global climate change, U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens joined with another senior senator to sponsor a bill designed to push research on weather and ways to reduce "greenhouse" gases.

Anchorage schools ban harassment based on sexual orientation
ANCHORAGE - The Anchorage School Board on Monday unanimously approved a new policy that bans harassment of students and employees due to their sexual orientation.

Biologists track, study urban moose habits
ANCHORAGE -- Moose No. 6 wasn't cooperating.

Petition to move session approved, vote drive begins
The state has approved an initiative petition application aimed at moving legislative sessions from Juneau to the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.

Petition to move session approved, vote drive begins
The state has approved an initiative petition application aimed at moving legislative sessions from Juneau to the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.

Environmental stewardship could earn global praise
The passage Saturday by the Alaska Legislature of a bill to regulate the discharge of cruise ship waste is either a "huge step" toward protecting the environment or a "wimpy response" to a problem.

Protect everyone's rights
The following editorial appeared in the Anchorage Daily News on June 9: Now that the mayor has stepped deeper into censorship and abuse of power by reaffirming his decision to ban the gay pride exhibit at Loussac Library, let's also hope the sponsors head for a court of law to vindicate and protect all our rights. And let's hope, finally, that everyone who cares about freedom of expression and libraries as a place of learning adds their voice in the court of public opinion.

Look at full spectrum of family violence
What kind of family violence program do we have in our community? Does our local program encourage the healing of families, or do we take the "divorce" approach? Does the family violence prevention program in our community devote as much attention to females as it does to violent males?

Warming to inaction
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: President Bush acknowledged this week that global warming is an important problem. He wants credit for coming, late, to that conclusion. But his proposed remedies continue to fall short.

Staying connected
I'm a Juneauite who is finishing up my undergraduate degree at the University of Oregon. I really appreciate your paper and the local community format it reflects.

No appeal for Katie John case
We write in response to an article by Bill McAllister regarding the Katie John case that ran on the front page of the Juneau Empire on June 8. In our opinion, the focus of this article was skewed and as a result the coverage of this critical issue was cursory, incomplete and one-sided.

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

Environmental stewardship could earn global praise
The passage Saturday by the Alaska Legislature of a bill to regulate the discharge of cruise ship waste is either a "huge step" toward protecting the environment or a "wimpy response" to a problem.

No appeal for Katie John case
We write in response to an article by Bill McAllister regarding the Katie John case that ran on the front page of the Juneau Empire on June 8. In our opinion, the focus of this article was skewed and as a result the coverage of this critical issue was cursory, incomplete and one-sided.

Airport, wetlands meeting
Juneau's airport personnel are invited speakers at the Mendenhall Refuge Citizens Advisory Group meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Mendenhall Valley Library conference room.

Protect everyone's rights
The following editorial appeared in the Anchorage Daily News on June 9: Now that the mayor has stepped deeper into censorship and abuse of power by reaffirming his decision to ban the gay pride exhibit at Loussac Library, let's also hope the sponsors head for a court of law to vindicate and protect all our rights. And let's hope, finally, that everyone who cares about freedom of expression and libraries as a place of learning adds their voice in the court of public opinion.

Staying connected
I'm a Juneauite who is finishing up my undergraduate degree at the University of Oregon. I really appreciate your paper and the local community format it reflects.

Airport, wetlands meeting
Juneau's airport personnel are invited speakers at the Mendenhall Refuge Citizens Advisory Group meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Mendenhall Valley Library conference room.

Look at full spectrum of family violence
What kind of family violence program do we have in our community? Does our local program encourage the healing of families, or do we take the "divorce" approach? Does the family violence prevention program in our community devote as much attention to females as it does to violent males?

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

Warming to inaction
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: President Bush acknowledged this week that global warming is an important problem. He wants credit for coming, late, to that conclusion. But his proposed remedies continue to fall short.

Sports in Juneau

Bentz inks deal with Montreal
Chad Bentz, the Juneau pitcher who was the 203rd overall selection in the seventh round of Major League Baseball's free agent draft last week, signed a six-year deal with the Montreal Expos on Saturday.

Local Scoreboard: Juneau Softball
Results from the 18th Annual Marlintini's-Miller Lite Softball Tournament, held June 8-10 at Savikko Park and Dimond Park fields.

Local Scoreboard: Juneau Softball
Results from the 18th Annual Marlintini's-Miller Lite Softball Tournament, held June 8-10 at Savikko Park and Dimond Park fields.

Sports in Juneau

Bentz inks deal with Montreal
Chad Bentz, the Juneau pitcher who was the 203rd overall selection in the seventh round of Major League Baseball's free agent draft last week, signed a six-year deal with the Montreal Expos on Saturday.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

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