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Tuesday, June 19, 2001

Reclaiming Downtown
With four Mendenhall Valley stores opening second locations on Seward Street, downtown is poised to do business this summer and not only with tourists.

On The Move
Two outfits, one location: Sister companies Alaska Seaplanes and Alaska Rainforest Tours have consolidated their operations in one new location in the commuter area at Juneau Airport.

Reclaiming Downtown
With four Mendenhall Valley stores opening second locations on Seward Street, downtown is poised to do business this summer and not only with tourists.

On The Move
Two outfits, one location: Sister companies Alaska Seaplanes and Alaska Rainforest Tours have consolidated their operations in one new location in the commuter area at Juneau Airport.

Business Profile
Raphael Betit is the owner of A.R.R.K., a new tour company with its own bus. "The name comes from using the first initials of my family creatively," Betit said.

Business Profile
Raphael Betit is the owner of A.R.R.K., a new tour company with its own bus. "The name comes from using the first initials of my family creatively," Betit said.

Unprecedented dividends change the lives of some CIRI shareholders
For Wall Street investors, an annual dividend of $2 to $3 per share is about as good as it gets. So one might only imagine what the reaction would be to receiving $650 per share in dividends in six months.

Unprecedented dividends change the lives of some CIRI shareholders
For Wall Street investors, an annual dividend of $2 to $3 per share is about as good as it gets. So one might only imagine what the reaction would be to receiving $650 per share in dividends in six months.

Cops shoot female bear
Police shot and killed a female black bear early this morning on Threadneedle Street in the Mendenhall Valley.

Chowing down not getting cheaper
To understand why lemons cost more in Juneau than Anchorage but less than in Bethel, look at the usual suspects, beginning with transporation.

City OKs rise in sewer rates
Juneau homeowners will see bigger sewer bills under rate hikes approved by the Juneau Assembly on Monday.

Knowles' scorecard: 1 out of 5
Gov. Tony Knowles might not look much like Arnold Schwarzenegger, but his staff says he has a Terminator-like focus on his legislative priorities.

Ship pumps laundry water into city harbor
The Rhapsody of the Seas illegally discharged graywater into Juneau's harbor Monday while federal inspectors were on board the ship, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

State aims to sell 55K acres
The state is preparing for its largest land sale since the mid-1980s, and this time officials hope to avoid problems of past sales including people who bid but don't pay up.

Banned gay pride exhibit moved from city library to university
A condensed version of a gay pride exhibit banned from a city library is now on display at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Landslide halts 80 cars, dipnetters in transit
A massive landslide consumed a 100-foot span of the rugged, cliffhanging Copper River Road early Sunday, trapping 80 to 90 vehicles and an unknown number of people in the popular salmon dipnet fishery with no way to get their vehicles out.

Around Town
Today

Alaska delegation discloses financial holdings
Alaska's congressman and two U.S. senators last week reported their personal holdings in stock funds, banks and real estate as well as trips funded by special interest groups to Las Vegas, Florida and Europe.

Many of world's 6,800 tongues face extinction
Marie Smith has plenty of friends, but few she can talk to in her native tongue. She is the last known speaker of Eyak, a language native to Alaska and one that is expected to become extinct when the 83-year-old Smith passes away.

Number of bear sightings in Juneau down this season
During her five years in Juneau, Anne-Marie Palumbo had never seen a bear. Recently, she saw two.

Around Town
Today

Search on for cause of fire in S. Naknek
State fire marshals began sifting through the blackened ruins of a historic commercial fishing complex in South Naknek on Sunday, seeking the cause of an explosive fire that consumed 35 fishing boats and 16 buildings a day earlier.

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

Briefly
Assembly to consider bear statute changes; Anchorage man dies in highway accident

Crews free 300 stranded by landslide
Road workers Monday bulldozed a makeshift roadway across a massive landslide south of Chitina, allowing authorities to evacuate about 300 Copper River dipnetters stranded in the isolated spot.

Around Town
Today

Valdez to sue over districting
The City of Valdez will file a lawsuit challenging a redistricting plan approved by a state board on Monday.

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

Search on for cause of fire in S. Naknek
State fire marshals began sifting through the blackened ruins of a historic commercial fishing complex in South Naknek on Sunday, seeking the cause of an explosive fire that consumed 35 fishing boats and 16 buildings a day earlier.

Correction
A statement in Thursday's Empire by the owner of Mendenhall Center that J.C. Penney has closed in Juneau requires some clarification.

Crews free 300 stranded by landslide
Road workers Monday bulldozed a makeshift roadway across a massive landslide south of Chitina, allowing authorities to evacuate about 300 Copper River dipnetters stranded in the isolated spot.

Crews are searching for the Exxon Valdez' long-term effects
Mike Angaiak crouches on his knees on the rocky beach at Snug Harbor, scraping the bottom of a sandy pit with a trowel.

City OKs rise in sewer rates
Juneau homeowners will see bigger sewer bills under rate hikes approved by the Juneau Assembly on Monday.

Chowing down not getting cheaper
To understand why lemons cost more in Juneau than Anchorage but less than in Bethel, look at the usual suspects, beginning with transporation.

Valdez to sue over districting
The City of Valdez will file a lawsuit challenging a redistricting plan approved by a state board on Monday.

Knowles' scorecard: 1 out of 5
Gov. Tony Knowles might not look much like Arnold Schwarzenegger, but his staff says he has a Terminator-like focus on his legislative priorities.

Gwich'ins tell feds views on ANWR
Interior Secretary Gale Norton got a polite welcome and a pointed message Monday when she visited this isolated Gwich'in Athabascan village 150 miles north of the Arctic Circle.

State aims to sell 55K acres
The state is preparing for its largest land sale since the mid-1980s, and this time officials hope to avoid problems of past sales including people who bid but don't pay up.

Alaska delegation discloses financial holdings
Alaska's congressman and two U.S. senators last week reported their personal holdings in stock funds, banks and real estate as well as trips funded by special interest groups to Las Vegas, Florida and Europe.

Landslide halts 80 cars, dipnetters in transit
A massive landslide consumed a 100-foot span of the rugged, cliffhanging Copper River Road early Sunday, trapping 80 to 90 vehicles and an unknown number of people in the popular salmon dipnet fishery with no way to get their vehicles out.

Clarifications and Corrections
A headline on the front page of Monday's Empire said the Legislature passed one bill dealing with Gov. Tony Knowles' list of "must-have" issues.

Gwich'ins tell feds views on ANWR
Interior Secretary Gale Norton got a polite welcome and a pointed message Monday when she visited this isolated Gwich'in Athabascan village 150 miles north of the Arctic Circle.

Klukwan Inc. holds election
Klukwan Inc. shareholders re-elected for three-year terms board members Kimberley Strong of Klukwan, and William A. Thomas, Jr. and John D. Katzeek of Haines at the 26th annual meeting in Haines on Sunday.

Cops shoot female bear
Police shot and killed a female black bear early this morning on Threadneedle Street in the Mendenhall Valley.

Many of world's 6,800 tongues face extinction
Marie Smith has plenty of friends, but few she can talk to in her native tongue. She is the last known speaker of Eyak, a language native to Alaska and one that is expected to become extinct when the 83-year-old Smith passes away.

News Briefs
Assembly approves park purchase; Assembly limits use of barbed wire; Clerks charged with selling alcohol to youths

Ship pumps laundry water into city harbor
The Rhapsody of the Seas illegally discharged graywater into Juneau's harbor Monday while federal inspectors were on board the ship, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Crews are searching for the Exxon Valdez' long-term effects
Mike Angaiak crouches on his knees on the rocky beach at Snug Harbor, scraping the bottom of a sandy pit with a trowel.

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

Correction
A statement in Thursday's Empire by the owner of Mendenhall Center that J.C. Penney has closed in Juneau requires some clarification.

Briefly
Assembly to consider bear statute changes; Anchorage man dies in highway accident

Clarifications and Corrections
A headline on the front page of Monday's Empire said the Legislature passed one bill dealing with Gov. Tony Knowles' list of "must-have" issues.

Number of bear sightings in Juneau down this season
During her five years in Juneau, Anne-Marie Palumbo had never seen a bear. Recently, she saw two.

Banned gay pride exhibit moved from city library to university
A condensed version of a gay pride exhibit banned from a city library is now on display at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Klukwan Inc. holds election
Klukwan Inc. shareholders re-elected for three-year terms board members Kimberley Strong of Klukwan, and William A. Thomas, Jr. and John D. Katzeek of Haines at the 26th annual meeting in Haines on Sunday.

Around Town
Today

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

News Briefs
Assembly approves park purchase; Assembly limits use of barbed wire; Clerks charged with selling alcohol to youths

Domestic violence article was disinformation
I read Jim Scholz's My Turn (June 12) on family violence with a rapidly growing sense of disgust and embarrassment for my gender. While I laud the desire to make domestic abuse a thing of the past and I appreciate the need for a balanced view of the problem, this article quickly crossed the line into misogyny and outright statistical deception.

Katie John appeal pitfalls
If Gov. Tony Knowles tries to appeal the Katie John case, he will gain nothing except bitterness between the state and the Alaska Native community.

Letter: Where from here?
Regarding the article in the Juneau Empire on June 12, "Sealaska incumbents re-elected to the board," what we have here is flawed election process and also a select group of shareholders that have abused the process.

Letter: In defense of vitamin C
Like many newspapers across the country, the Juneau Empire ran a front page article on Thursday, June 14 suggesting that vitamin C may damage DNA.

Letter: Same song next time
Poor Tony Knowles. He has utterly failed to convince the Alaska Legislature that his lame-duck attempts to pay off special interests are the best options for the future of Alaska.

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.

Letter: Same song next time
Poor Tony Knowles. He has utterly failed to convince the Alaska Legislature that his lame-duck attempts to pay off special interests are the best options for the future of Alaska.

Katie John appeal pitfalls
If Gov. Tony Knowles tries to appeal the Katie John case, he will gain nothing except bitterness between the state and the Alaska Native community.

Domestic violence article was disinformation
I read Jim Scholz's My Turn (June 12) on family violence with a rapidly growing sense of disgust and embarrassment for my gender. While I laud the desire to make domestic abuse a thing of the past and I appreciate the need for a balanced view of the problem, this article quickly crossed the line into misogyny and outright statistical deception.

Letter: In defense of vitamin C
Like many newspapers across the country, the Juneau Empire ran a front page article on Thursday, June 14 suggesting that vitamin C may damage DNA.

Letter: True Alaska pioneer
As impressive as the numbers are - 32 years on the Alaska Supreme Court and 1,213 written opinions - numbers don't even begin to capture Jay Rabinowitz's essence or his contribution to Alaska.

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.

Letter: Where from here?
Regarding the article in the Juneau Empire on June 12, "Sealaska incumbents re-elected to the board," what we have here is flawed election process and also a select group of shareholders that have abused the process.

Bush's new chum, Putin
President Bush says he came away from his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir V. Putin with "a sense of his soul" and a belief that the former Soviet KGB operative is "trustworthy."

Letter: True Alaska pioneer
As impressive as the numbers are - 32 years on the Alaska Supreme Court and 1,213 written opinions - numbers don't even begin to capture Jay Rabinowitz's essence or his contribution to Alaska.

Bush's new chum, Putin
President Bush says he came away from his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir V. Putin with "a sense of his soul" and a belief that the former Soviet KGB operative is "trustworthy."

Midnight Suns lose to Centralia 9-8
Juneau's American Legion Post 25 Midnight Suns lost 9-8 to the host legion squad from Centralia, Wash., Sunday night in a scheduled nine-inning game.

Midnight Suns lose to Centralia 9-8
Juneau's American Legion Post 25 Midnight Suns lost 9-8 to the host legion squad from Centralia, Wash., Sunday night in a scheduled nine-inning game.

Sports In Juneau
Friday, June 22

Midnight Suns drop tourney opener
The Juneau American Legion Post 25 Midnight Suns began the St. Martin's Tournament with a 2-1 loss at the hands of the Midtown Crushers on Monday.

Sports In Juneau
Friday, June 22

Sports In Juneau
Friday, June 22

Sports In Juneau
Friday, June 22

Midnight Suns drop tourney opener
The Juneau American Legion Post 25 Midnight Suns began the St. Martin's Tournament with a 2-1 loss at the hands of the Midtown Crushers on Monday.

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