Wednesday, June 13, 2001

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.

Business Profile

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.

In the Tank

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.

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

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.

Business Profile

Thank you
...for 'Dads' support and for a successful March Charity Auction

Neighbors Briefs
Jennifer Miller of Juneau is spending the first part of her summer interning for Sen. Frank Murkowski in Washington, D.C.

Senior Menu
The following meals will be served next week. These meals and Care-a-Van transportation are available to all senior citizens (age 60 and over).

Neighbors Briefs
Jennifer Miller of Juneau is spending the first part of her summer interning for Sen. Frank Murkowski in Washington, D.C.

The summer garden party starts now
The first guests to the summer garden party are arriving, they walk slowly through the yard, swinging their heads from side to side, tracing elusive aromas and barely seen glimpses of color.

Weddings and Anniversaries
Chester, Jacobson marry; Hill, Makaily plan wedding; Sylvesters to celebrate 50th

Pet Of the Week
Joe is just a great kitty who has been at the shelter many months and would like to see something of the outside world and live with a loving family of his own.

Around Town

The summer garden party starts now
The first guests to the summer garden party are arriving, they walk slowly through the yard, swinging their heads from side to side, tracing elusive aromas and barely seen glimpses of color.

Cecelia Unick is still on the line after a half-century
On June 30, there will be a celebration at the Ward Cove Packing plant at Excursion Inlet of Cecelia Unick's 50 years of work at the plant.

Obituaries

Weddings and Anniversaries
Chester, Jacobson marry; Hill, Makaily plan wedding; Sylvesters to celebrate 50th

Cecelia Unick is still on the line after a half-century
On June 30, there will be a celebration at the Ward Cove Packing plant at Excursion Inlet of Cecelia Unick's 50 years of work at the plant.

Senior Menu
The following meals will be served next week. These meals and Care-a-Van transportation are available to all senior citizens (age 60 and over).

Obituaries

Pet Of the Week
Joe is just a great kitty who has been at the shelter many months and would like to see something of the outside world and live with a loving family of his own.

Thank you
...for 'Dads' support and for a successful March Charity Auction

Around Town

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.

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.

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 rules 'mesh nicely'
Cruise ships, which just a year ago operated under few pollution regulations, now have new federal, state and industry standards to comply with.

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.

Downtown housing project gets approval
The Juneau Planning Commission on Tuesday approved a proposal for a new 22-unit apartment building at 345 Gastineau Ave. while grappling with neighborhood concerns about traffic.

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.

Giving blood in a search for history
The pin prick to draw Loretta Marvin's blood was a slight inconvenience but an extraordinary opportunity for her to help unravel the mystery of a man who died five centuries ago.

Correction
Due to a reporter's error, an incorrect name was used in an article on the changing treatment of alcoholism in Tuesday's Empire. The correct name of the former Juneau mayor is Claude Milsap.

Local Briefs
Transportation list OK'd by commission; Milfoil in Twin Lakes may move on; Two tourists die in river accidents

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.

Alaska has top TB rate
Alaska posted a big increase in the rate of tuberculosis last year, largely due to two separate outbreaks outside of Southeast Alaska.

Briefly

Fewer gray whale calves headed to Alaska
The number of new gray whale calves migrating north to Alaska seems to be down again this year, although none have been found dead along the British Columbia shoreline.

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.

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

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.

Two Alaska stores honored for high Carhartt sales
Two longtime Alaska Carhartt retailers won an award Tuesday for selling the most Carhartts per capita in the world.

Briefly

Two Alaska stores honored for high Carhartt sales
Two longtime Alaska Carhartt retailers won an award Tuesday for selling the most Carhartts per capita in the world.

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

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.

Correction
Due to a reporter's error, an incorrect name was used in an article on the changing treatment of alcoholism in Tuesday's Empire. The correct name of the former Juneau mayor is Claude Milsap.

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.

Cruise rules 'mesh nicely'
Cruise ships, which just a year ago operated under few pollution regulations, now have new federal, state and industry standards to comply with.

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.

Downtown housing project gets approval
The Juneau Planning Commission on Tuesday approved a proposal for a new 22-unit apartment building at 345 Gastineau Ave. while grappling with neighborhood concerns about traffic.

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

Giving blood in a search for history
The pin prick to draw Loretta Marvin's blood was a slight inconvenience but an extraordinary opportunity for her to help unravel the mystery of a man who died five centuries ago.

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.

Local Briefs
Transportation list OK'd by commission; Milfoil in Twin Lakes may move on; Two tourists die in river accidents

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

Alaska has top TB rate
Alaska posted a big increase in the rate of tuberculosis last year, largely due to two separate outbreaks outside of Southeast Alaska.

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.

Fewer gray whale calves headed to Alaska
The number of new gray whale calves migrating north to Alaska seems to be down again this year, although none have been found dead along the British Columbia shoreline.

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.

Around Town
Today

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.

Witnesses call Arctic Rose unstable
Two men who served on the ill-fated Arctic Rose told investigators Tuesday that it was unstable and they couldn't wait to get off it.

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

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.

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.

Witnesses call Arctic Rose unstable
Two men who served on the ill-fated Arctic Rose told investigators Tuesday that it was unstable and they couldn't wait to get off it.

Around Town
Today

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.

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.

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.

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?

Letter: Empire checklist
I am surprised that one of your subscribers feels that the Empire's coverage of local news is inadequate (Thinking Out Loud, June 10). The Empire actually does a great job of reporting local news, not only on the front page but throughout the paper.

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

It's still 'What so proudly we hail'd'
When overlooked Flag Day unfurls to little fanfare Thursday, there could be no bigger honor than for the radio people to comb their archives and air an old recording of Marian Anderson's stunning "Star-Spangled Banner."

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.

Editorials
The progress of global warming; Saddam and copyright protection; Steel dumping and presidents

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.

Letter: A holiday for our flag
Two zero zero one, two thousand and one ... no matter how you say it, even a self pronounced futurist such as myself finds it hard to believe we have finally made it to the 21st century.

Letter: A holiday for our flag
Two zero zero one, two thousand and one ... no matter how you say it, even a self pronounced futurist such as myself finds it hard to believe we have finally made it to the 21st century.

Letter: Empire checklist
I am surprised that one of your subscribers feels that the Empire's coverage of local news is inadequate (Thinking Out Loud, June 10). The Empire actually does a great job of reporting local news, not only on the front page but throughout the paper.

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?

It's still 'What so proudly we hail'd'
When overlooked Flag Day unfurls to little fanfare Thursday, there could be no bigger honor than for the radio people to comb their archives and air an old recording of Marian Anderson's stunning "Star-Spangled Banner."

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.

Editorials
The progress of global warming; Saddam and copyright protection; Steel dumping and presidents

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

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.

Sports In Juneau
Saturday, June 16

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

Sports In Juneau
Saturday, June 16

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

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.

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.

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