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Wednesday, June 20, 2001

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Six honored with Pink Lung Awards
On Tuesday, June 5, the Juneau Tobacco Prevention Network held the annual Pink Lung Awards at Di Sopra Restaurant and Lounge at the Fiddlehead. The Pink Lung Awards are dedicated to honor businesses, restaurants and individuals in Juneau who are committed to eliminating the harmful effects of tobacco and second-hand smoke.

Weddings

Southeast knows perennial garden power
June is National Perennial Gardening Month. In Southeast Alaska we experience the power of perennial flowering plants like nowhere else on the planet. Our wild world is 99 percent perennial plants - mostly wind-pollinated grasses and sedges, but with a huge number of animal-dependent species too.

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Thank you

Southeast knows perennial garden power
June is National Perennial Gardening Month. In Southeast Alaska we experience the power of perennial flowering plants like nowhere else on the planet. Our wild world is 99 percent perennial plants - mostly wind-pollinated grasses and sedges, but with a huge number of animal-dependent species too.

Pet of the week

Weddings

Around Town

Pet of the week

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Six honored with Pink Lung Awards
On Tuesday, June 5, the Juneau Tobacco Prevention Network held the annual Pink Lung Awards at Di Sopra Restaurant and Lounge at the Fiddlehead. The Pink Lung Awards are dedicated to honor businesses, restaurants and individuals in Juneau who are committed to eliminating the harmful effects of tobacco and second-hand smoke.

Thank you

Around Town

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

Gov. Knowles has 30 days to replace Pearce
Gov. Tony Knowles must decide within the next month who should replace Anchorage Sen. Drue Pearce, who resigned her Senate seat effective Monday to take a Department of Interior job in Washington, D.C.

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

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

Around Town
Today

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 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.

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

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.

Orphaned cub killed
The state Department of Fish and Game euthanized a black bear cub Tuesday after his mother was shot by police on Threadneedle Street in the Mendenhall Valley.

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.

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

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

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

Makeshift team jumps into test of endurance
FAIRBANKS - They met each other last Friday, but they've got 150 miles to get to know each other better.

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.

Work swapped for share of harvest at experimental farm
ESTER - An experiment in community agriculture is taking shape in a patch of woods along the Old Nenana Highway. Susan Willsrud and Tom Zimmer, founders of Calypso Farm and Ecology Center, say their project will give people a chance to work on the farm in exchange for a share of the harvest.

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

Fight on for 'wilderness' seas status
ANCHORAGE - The Ocean Conservancy wants five ocean sites in the United States, including Glacier Bay, and one in the Caribbean designated as wilderness to provide protections already granted on land.

Company increases oil field estimates
ANCHORAGE - After drilling a second exploration well at Redoubt Shoal, Denver-based Forest Oil says the Cook Inlet field may produce 50 million barrels of oil over the coming years.

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.

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.

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

Company increases oil field estimates
ANCHORAGE - After drilling a second exploration well at Redoubt Shoal, Denver-based Forest Oil says the Cook Inlet field may produce 50 million barrels of oil over the coming years.

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

Gov. Knowles has 30 days to replace Pearce
Gov. Tony Knowles must decide within the next month who should replace Anchorage Sen. Drue Pearce, who resigned her Senate seat effective Monday to take a Department of Interior job in Washington, D.C.

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.

Orphaned cub killed
The state Department of Fish and Game euthanized a black bear cub Tuesday after his mother was shot by police on Threadneedle Street in the Mendenhall Valley.

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.

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

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.

Briefly

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.

Makeshift team jumps into test of endurance
FAIRBANKS - They met each other last Friday, but they've got 150 miles to get to know each other better.

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.

Work swapped for share of harvest at experimental farm
ESTER - An experiment in community agriculture is taking shape in a patch of woods along the Old Nenana Highway. Susan Willsrud and Tom Zimmer, founders of Calypso Farm and Ecology Center, say their project will give people a chance to work on the farm in exchange for a share of the harvest.

Around Town
Today

Fight on for 'wilderness' seas status
ANCHORAGE - The Ocean Conservancy wants five ocean sites in the United States, including Glacier Bay, and one in the Caribbean designated as wilderness to provide protections already granted on land.

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

SE residents leaving towns
Hobart Bay has almost disappeared and other Southeast towns are shrinking.

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.

SE residents leaving towns
Hobart Bay has almost disappeared and other Southeast towns are shrinking.

Marie Drake preschool wins 1-year reprieve
A preschool at the Marie Drake building that includes special-needs students likely will stay there in the upcoming school year. But that means Juneau-Douglas High School probably will be a bit more crowded.

Marie Drake preschool wins 1-year reprieve
A preschool at the Marie Drake building that includes special-needs students likely will stay there in the upcoming school year. But that means Juneau-Douglas High School probably will be a bit more crowded.

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.

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.

Editorial roundup

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.

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."

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.

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."

Editorial roundup

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.

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: 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.

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: 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.

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.

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.

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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