Monday, June 25, 2001

Obituary

Obituary

Around Town

Around Town

Classic Yup'ik study glows in new release
A review of "Where the Echo Began and Other Traditions from Southwestern Alaska recorded by Hans Himmelheber," edited by Ann Fienup-Riordan. (Hard cover, $39.95, University of Alaska Press, Fairbanks).

Classic Yup'ik study glows in new release
A review of "Where the Echo Began and Other Traditions from Southwestern Alaska recorded by Hans Himmelheber," edited by Ann Fienup-Riordan. (Hard cover, $39.95, University of Alaska Press, Fairbanks).

Bear necessity: Getting tough on trash
In Gatlinburg, Tenn., the trash issue first emerged in Chalet Village. About 700 cabins and rental units border the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and residents were plagued with bears and garbage.

Bear necessity: Getting tough on trash
In Gatlinburg, Tenn., the trash issue first emerged in Chalet Village. About 700 cabins and rental units border the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and residents were plagued with bears and garbage.

Living under new garbage laws
Although Juneau has a new ordinance in place to protect bears and control garbage, the work for local residents and officials is just starting.

Living under new garbage laws
Although Juneau has a new ordinance in place to protect bears and control garbage, the work for local residents and officials is just starting.

Pickups return for recyclables
Juneau offices that have been stockpiling paper for recycling will see relief starting next week.

Knowles signs bill to cover costs of cancer treatment
Juneau resident Kate Coleman is still paying off doctors for treatment of breast cancer diagnosed last year, but a bill signed today by Gov. Tony Knowles could spare many women the financial hardship.

Wildlife detective finds brown bears are top moose killer
McGRATH - Like a detective working a crime scene, state Fish and Game biologist Toby Boudreau knelt on the forest floor searching for hairs stuck to wild rose bushes. The victim, a mostly eaten moose calf, lay nearby.

Around Town
Today

Obituary
Evelyn Adeline Porter

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

Tanana wildfires sweep across thousands of acres
ANCHORAGE - Two fires south of Fairbanks covered about 80,000 acres Sunday as high temperatures and light winds kept the fires moving to the southwest.

New theory links Sir Francis Drake with Alaska
For 10 days this month U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service historians and archeologists joined forces with Kake to investigate the possibility that British explorer Sir Francis Drake cruised in Southeast Alaska nearly 200 years before Capt. James Cook did so in 1778.

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

Herring showing up in some places despite shortage
Despite a shortage of herring, sports fishermen continue to bait their hooks. Though some Juneau store managers said they still aren't getting more than a "trickle" of bait herring from distributors, fishing boats still troll the water off North Douglas and along the Breadline.

Session-move petition hits temporary snag
The sponsor of a measure to move legislative sessions to the Matanuska-Susitna Borough has withdrawn an application for an initiative petition, but plans to resubmit it this week.

Obituary
Evelyn Adeline Porter

A sluggish season for Alaska tourism
Alaska tourism companies are slashing rates and offering special packages to attract business in what most describe as a sluggish visitor season.

Pioneers of assistance programs to receive honor
When Barbara Fallon and Pat Denny came to Juneau in 1972 to conduct a six-month study under the auspices of the Catholic diocese, little did they suspect they'd still be here 30 years later.

Court OKs charges for World Plus scam
ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Court of Appeals has decided a Fairbanks woman convicted in federal court of running a scheme that bilked investors out of millions of dollars can be tried on state charges.

Session-move petition hits temporary snag
The sponsor of a measure to move legislative sessions to the Matanuska-Susitna Borough has withdrawn an application for an initiative petition, but plans to resubmit it this week.

Gwich'in, environmentalists gather to continue ANWR fight
ARCTIC VILLAGE - Gwich'in Athabascan Indians and their environmentalist allies gathered over the weekend for panel discussions on protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil development.

Gwich'in, environmentalists gather to continue ANWR fight
ARCTIC VILLAGE - Gwich'in Athabascan Indians and their environmentalist allies gathered over the weekend for panel discussions on protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil development.

City to back off shooting urban bears
In a policy shift, the city of Juneau will only kill bears in the event of an immediate threat to people.

Wildlife detective finds brown bears are top moose killer
McGRATH - Like a detective working a crime scene, state Fish and Game biologist Toby Boudreau knelt on the forest floor searching for hairs stuck to wild rose bushes. The victim, a mostly eaten moose calf, lay nearby.

Briefly

City to back off shooting urban bears
In a policy shift, the city of Juneau will only kill bears in the event of an immediate threat to people.

North Pole fire chief's car becomes Hot Wheels
NORTH POLE - In a city more closely aligned with Santa's sleigh than hot rods, a newly issued car is turning heads. The Mattel toy company has produced a Hot Wheels fire chief's car with North Pole markings.

Alaska Airlines gets D.C. route
Alaska Airlines will offer a new nonstop flight between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Pioneers of assistance programs to receive honor
When Barbara Fallon and Pat Denny came to Juneau in 1972 to conduct a six-month study under the auspices of the Catholic diocese, little did they suspect they'd still be here 30 years later.

Around Town
Today

Herring showing up in some places despite shortage
Despite a shortage of herring, sports fishermen continue to bait their hooks. Though some Juneau store managers said they still aren't getting more than a "trickle" of bait herring from distributors, fishing boats still troll the water off North Douglas and along the Breadline.

New theory links Sir Francis Drake with Alaska
For 10 days this month U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service historians and archeologists joined forces with Kake to investigate the possibility that British explorer Sir Francis Drake cruised in Southeast Alaska nearly 200 years before Capt. James Cook did so in 1778.

North Pole fire chief's car becomes Hot Wheels
NORTH POLE - In a city more closely aligned with Santa's sleigh than hot rods, a newly issued car is turning heads. The Mattel toy company has produced a Hot Wheels fire chief's car with North Pole markings.

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

A sluggish season for Alaska tourism
Alaska tourism companies are slashing rates and offering special packages to attract business in what most describe as a sluggish visitor season.

Tanana wildfires sweep across thousands of acres
ANCHORAGE - Two fires south of Fairbanks covered about 80,000 acres Sunday as high temperatures and light winds kept the fires moving to the southwest.

Pickups return for recyclables
Juneau offices that have been stockpiling paper for recycling will see relief starting next week.

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

Court OKs charges for World Plus scam
ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Court of Appeals has decided a Fairbanks woman convicted in federal court of running a scheme that bilked investors out of millions of dollars can be tried on state charges.

Briefly

Knowles signs bill to cover costs of cancer treatment
Juneau resident Kate Coleman is still paying off doctors for treatment of breast cancer diagnosed last year, but a bill signed today by Gov. Tony Knowles could spare many women the financial hardship.

Alaska Airlines gets D.C. route
Alaska Airlines will offer a new nonstop flight between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Appalled by cartoon
I was appalled at the cartoon appearing on the Opinion/Viewpoint page of Sunday's Juneau Empire. Rarely has the Empire displayed such poor editorial judgment.

Appalled by cartoon
I was appalled at the cartoon appearing on the Opinion/Viewpoint page of Sunday's Juneau Empire. Rarely has the Empire displayed such poor editorial judgment.

Getting SE on track
A story in Wednesday's Empire, "SE Residents Leaving Towns," failed to analyze several factors contributing to the Southeast Alaska's demographic shift. It's true places like Hobart Bay, Labouchere Bay and Long Island have shrunk dramatically or have completely emptied, but to tie their demise to timber mill shutdowns is inaccurate. The fact is Hobart Bay, Labouchere Bay, Dora Bay, Port Alice and Long Island are gone because most of the trees are gone. Those who worked and lived at these camps cut their way out of a job.

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.

Can a prevaricating historian be trusted?
"The first law for the historian is that he shall never dare utter an untruth," the great Roman orator and writer Cicero said.

Can a prevaricating historian be trusted?
"The first law for the historian is that he shall never dare utter an untruth," the great Roman orator and writer Cicero said.

Wary of 'mitigation'
In 1960 my family moved to the airport area. I used to have fun playing on the floating muskeg ponds, catching toads and picking nagoonberries. In the winter we would iceskate on the airport ponds. The toads, berries and the ponds have disappeared and the skating is not longer allowed, however, we still have the dike trail. Every year I walk the trail close to 300 times. I start my day, rain, snow or shine, walking the trail, watching the seasons change, and seeing the wildlife. I've seen deer, otters, snowy owl and other owls, a variety of hawks, ptarmigan, cranes, an egret and even a sea eagle in addition to the more common waterfowl and birds. This trail provides me an important daily pleasure in my life.

Abused men: dis-information or real problem?
After reading Bryan Clark's My Turn rebuttal (attack) of June 19, I promptly licked my wounds and ran for my dictionary to look up all of those big words that Mr. Clark used. I thought, of course, that since he used all of those wonderful words that he must certainly have been right and that I must have been all wet with my interpretation of the study and the problems it alludes to.

Wary of 'mitigation'
In 1960 my family moved to the airport area. I used to have fun playing on the floating muskeg ponds, catching toads and picking nagoonberries. In the winter we would iceskate on the airport ponds. The toads, berries and the ponds have disappeared and the skating is not longer allowed, however, we still have the dike trail. Every year I walk the trail close to 300 times. I start my day, rain, snow or shine, walking the trail, watching the seasons change, and seeing the wildlife. I've seen deer, otters, snowy owl and other owls, a variety of hawks, ptarmigan, cranes, an egret and even a sea eagle in addition to the more common waterfowl and birds. This trail provides me an important daily pleasure in my life.

Politics as usual and a clarification from Monday
Our story on Gov. Knowles' "must have" legislative scorecard in Monday's paper may have given the governor a bit too much credit for the final bill. Overlooked was the fact that HB 260's primary sponsor was Rep. Eldon Mulder. The co-sponsor, Rep. Beth Kerttula, also deserves credit for striking a fair compromise in an 11th-hour, bipartisan effort to hammer out an agreement that all parties could live with.

Abused men: dis-information or real problem?
After reading Bryan Clark's My Turn rebuttal (attack) of June 19, I promptly licked my wounds and ran for my dictionary to look up all of those big words that Mr. Clark used. I thought, of course, that since he used all of those wonderful words that he must certainly have been right and that I must have been all wet with my interpretation of the study and the problems it alludes to.

Who are we? You say Juneauite, I say Juneautarianist
I was on the ferry, where it seems I get all my social interaction and intellectual stimulation these days, when I ran up against a real interesting debate. What should/do Juneau people call themselves?

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.

Politics as usual and a clarification from Monday
Our story on Gov. Knowles' "must have" legislative scorecard in Monday's paper may have given the governor a bit too much credit for the final bill. Overlooked was the fact that HB 260's primary sponsor was Rep. Eldon Mulder. The co-sponsor, Rep. Beth Kerttula, also deserves credit for striking a fair compromise in an 11th-hour, bipartisan effort to hammer out an agreement that all parties could live with.

Getting SE on track
A story in Wednesday's Empire, "SE Residents Leaving Towns," failed to analyze several factors contributing to the Southeast Alaska's demographic shift. It's true places like Hobart Bay, Labouchere Bay and Long Island have shrunk dramatically or have completely emptied, but to tie their demise to timber mill shutdowns is inaccurate. The fact is Hobart Bay, Labouchere Bay, Dora Bay, Port Alice and Long Island are gone because most of the trees are gone. Those who worked and lived at these camps cut their way out of a job.

Who are we? You say Juneauite, I say Juneautarianist
I was on the ferry, where it seems I get all my social interaction and intellectual stimulation these days, when I ran up against a real interesting debate. What should/do Juneau people call themselves?

Time for redistricting reform
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Incumbents are howling about the effects of the new redistricting schemes on their home seats. Their distress is understandable; most members of the current Legislature face the unenviable prospect of running against fellow incumbents or retiring.

Time for redistricting reform
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Incumbents are howling about the effects of the new redistricting schemes on their home seats. Their distress is understandable; most members of the current Legislature face the unenviable prospect of running against fellow incumbents or retiring.

Surprise claims second straight title in Around Admiralty sailing race
There weren't as many sailboats in the race, but the Surprise captained by McKie Campbell claimed its second straight title in one of the closer Around Admiralty Island sailing races in Juneau Sailing Club history.

Surprise claims second straight title in Around Admiralty sailing race
There weren't as many sailboats in the race, but the Surprise captained by McKie Campbell claimed its second straight title in one of the closer Around Admiralty Island sailing races in Juneau Sailing Club history.

Blackhurst falls short in steeplechase
Carl Blackhurst of Haines finished 10th out of the 15 runners in his 3,000-meter steeplechase heat Friday at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore., missing out on a spot in today's finals and a berth in the World University Games.

Sports in Juneau

Juneau pitchers impressive in season debuts
Two minor league pitchers from Juneau were impressive in their season debuts Sunday in the New York-Penn League, a short-season Class A minor league.

Quinto leads Excalibur to Rainball title
Randy Quinto was named the Men's Division I tournament MVP after leading Excalibur to 23-14 victory over Taku Oil in Sunday's division championship game of the Juneau Softball Association/Travelodge 2001 Rainball Invitational Softball Tournament at Dimond Park.

Blackhurst falls short in steeplechase
Carl Blackhurst of Haines finished 10th out of the 15 runners in his 3,000-meter steeplechase heat Friday at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore., missing out on a spot in today's finals and a berth in the World University Games.

Sports in Juneau

Sports In Juneau
Today, June 24

Quinto leads Excalibur to Rainball title
Randy Quinto was named the Men's Division I tournament MVP after leading Excalibur to 23-14 victory over Taku Oil in Sunday's division championship game of the Juneau Softball Association/Travelodge 2001 Rainball Invitational Softball Tournament at Dimond Park.

A night for the fools
Some ran by plane and some by boat, just for the halibut, but nearly 300 runners showed up for the Only Fools Run at Night race late Friday night to help raise money the Alaska office of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Juneau pitchers impressive in season debuts
Two minor league pitchers from Juneau were impressive in their season debuts Sunday in the New York-Penn League, a short-season Class A minor league.

Sports In Juneau
Today, June 24

A night for the fools
Some ran by plane and some by boat, just for the halibut, but nearly 300 runners showed up for the Only Fools Run at Night race late Friday night to help raise money the Alaska office of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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