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Monday, July 2, 2001

Obituary

Around Town

Around Town

Obituary

Around Town

Around Town

History of ice cream
As food historians are quick to remind us, the history of ice cream goes back to the first century A.D. when the Roman Emperor Nero dispatched runners to the Italian Alps to fetch the ice and snow needed to make sherbet.

Ice Cream
When some Juneau residents want to whip up a batch of ice cream, they turn to the nearest glacier for some of their supplies.

History of ice cream
As food historians are quick to remind us, the history of ice cream goes back to the first century A.D. when the Roman Emperor Nero dispatched runners to the Italian Alps to fetch the ice and snow needed to make sherbet.

Ice Cream
When some Juneau residents want to whip up a batch of ice cream, they turn to the nearest glacier for some of their supplies.

Some ships still appear to put out too much smoke
JUNEAU -- Cruise ships visiting the capital city are investing in new technology to reduce smoke emissions, but preliminary tests show some appear to still be struggling to meet state air standards.

Haines debates limits on heliskiing season
Haines officials are figuring out the next step in addressing helicopter access issues, particularly as they relate to helicopter skiing.

1,000-plus firefighters battling blazes
ANCHORAGE - Temperatures in Alaska's fire zone rose today, but firefighters say they made good progress the last few days controlling major blazes on the Kenai Peninsula, near Tok, and on the Tanana Flats south of Fairbanks.

Swings at Twin Lakes closed for repairs
The swings at Twin Lakes are still this weekend, while the Downtown Rotary Club does repairs.

ANS wins $35K to record history of women leaders
Longtime members of Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp 2 are gearing up to use a $35,000 grant from the National Park Service Historic Preservation Fund to document and preserve a slice of local Native history.

Flags lowered for trooper
ANCHORAGE -- Flags will be lowered to half-staff and funeral services held Monday for Fish and Wildlife Protection Trooper James A. Moen of McGrath.

ANS wins $35K to record history of women leaders
Longtime members of Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp 2 are gearing up to use a $35,000 grant from the National Park Service Historic Preservation Fund to document and preserve a slice of local Native history.

Navy ship in town for Fourth of July holiday
Residents and visitors will have a chance to visit a large U.S. Navy supply ship in Juneau over the Fourth of July holiday.

Briefly

Neighbors of bears like protection measures
It's about two hours before the garbage truck arrives at the Thunder Mountain Mobile Park on a recent Tuesday morning and Lee George is pulling bags of fish heads and guts from the freezer.

4.3 magnitude quake reported near Kodiak
PALMER - An early morning earthquake Sunday was recorded about 125 miles south of Kodiak, according to the Alaska Tsunami Warning Center.

Some ships still appear to put out too much smoke
JUNEAU -- Cruise ships visiting the capital city are investing in new technology to reduce smoke emissions, but preliminary tests show some appear to still be struggling to meet state air standards.

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

Tok firefighters get a break from the weather
ANCHORAGE -- Rain helped crews battling a wildfire near Tok while cooler temperatures, higher humidity and diminishing winds helped firefighters get the upper hand on fires near Nenana and Kenai Lake Saturday.

City may tweak new bear rules
The Juneau Assembly considers changes tonight to a new ordinance designed to keep garbage from bears as the work of the Mayor's Ad Hoc Urban Bear Committee draws to a close.

Easements protect Kake water supply
Part of the watershed that is the source of drinking water for the 700 people of Kake will be protected from logging under conservation easements signed this summer.

Gov. Knowles signs off on $7.4 billion in budget bills
Starting Sunday, Alaska began spending more money on education, law enforcement, public health and various other programs and projects.

1,000-plus firefighters battling blazes
ANCHORAGE - Temperatures in Alaska's fire zone rose today, but firefighters say they made good progress the last few days controlling major blazes on the Kenai Peninsula, near Tok, and on the Tanana Flats south of Fairbanks.

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

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

Zoo sought for Hoonah cubs
ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Zoo has three new residents who may be heading to other homes - triplet grizzly bear cubs captured outside Hoonah. They may join a fourth cub being sent to a park in Mexico.

Briefly

Oil giants scout out pipeline route
FAIRBANKS - The major North Slope oil companies are poised to launch survey vessels from Prudhoe Bay this month to scout a proposed northern natural gas pipeline route, despite the fact that the route is widely condemned in Alaska.

Gov. Knowles signs off on $7.4 billion in budget bills
Starting Sunday, Alaska began spending more money on education, law enforcement, public health and various other programs and projects.

City may tweak new bear rules
The Juneau Assembly considers changes tonight to a new ordinance designed to keep garbage from bears as the work of the Mayor's Ad Hoc Urban Bear Committee draws to a close.

Dealing with a bear of a problem
Community Service Officer Mike Tagaban climbs into a white minivan at the Juneau Police Department shortly before 8 a.m. on Thursday. As the department's key contact on garbage issues, he already has responded to a call about a trash container downtown this morning. He needs to track down the owner.

Tok firefighters get a break from the weather
ANCHORAGE -- Rain helped crews battling a wildfire near Tok while cooler temperatures, higher humidity and diminishing winds helped firefighters get the upper hand on fires near Nenana and Kenai Lake Saturday.

Easements protect Kake water supply
Part of the watershed that is the source of drinking water for the 700 people of Kake will be protected from logging under conservation easements signed this summer.

Swings at Twin Lakes closed for repairs
The swings at Twin Lakes are still this weekend, while the Downtown Rotary Club does repairs.

Neighbors of bears like protection measures
It's about two hours before the garbage truck arrives at the Thunder Mountain Mobile Park on a recent Tuesday morning and Lee George is pulling bags of fish heads and guts from the freezer.

Flags lowered for trooper
ANCHORAGE -- Flags will be lowered to half-staff and funeral services held Monday for Fish and Wildlife Protection Trooper James A. Moen of McGrath.

Navy ship in town for Fourth of July holiday
Residents and visitors will have a chance to visit a large U.S. Navy supply ship in Juneau over the Fourth of July holiday.

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

Oil giants scout out pipeline route
FAIRBANKS - The major North Slope oil companies are poised to launch survey vessels from Prudhoe Bay this month to scout a proposed northern natural gas pipeline route, despite the fact that the route is widely condemned in Alaska.

4.3 magnitude quake reported near Kodiak
PALMER - An early morning earthquake Sunday was recorded about 125 miles south of Kodiak, according to the Alaska Tsunami Warning Center.

Zoo sought for Hoonah cubs
ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Zoo has three new residents who may be heading to other homes - triplet grizzly bear cubs captured outside Hoonah. They may join a fourth cub being sent to a park in Mexico.

Haines debates limits on heliskiing season
Haines officials are figuring out the next step in addressing helicopter access issues, particularly as they relate to helicopter skiing.

Dealing with a bear of a problem
Community Service Officer Mike Tagaban climbs into a white minivan at the Juneau Police Department shortly before 8 a.m. on Thursday. As the department's key contact on garbage issues, he already has responded to a call about a trash container downtown this morning. He needs to track down the owner.

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.

Government qmeddling is the wrong way
There's a common misconception that a federal energy strategy is either pro-development or pro-conservation. Wrong.

Don't stall campaign reform again
For years, the public has been getting a legislative runaround on campaign finance reform while big contributors have gained greater and more brazen control over legislation. Now that a minimal measure to outlaw soft money seems on the way to long-overdue enactment, a small die-hard coterie is plotting one last ruse to trip it up.

Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth appears when justified by the number of calls received. It 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.

Another view of the teacher salary issue
I would like to thank CBJ Assembly members Marc Wheeler, Jim Powell and former School Board member Jeff Bush for their recent letters to the editor agreeing that our teachers deserve a better contract.

Ferry system sails into troubled waters
This summer is a season of discontent for many Southeast Alaska travelers, as the annual marine transportation bottleneck seems to have worsened. The traffic way most seriously impacted is the Lynn Canal route. Superficially, the problem of growing demand is exacerbated by the limited capacity of the Alaska Marine Highway System to deliver passengers and cargo. Over the past eight years the volume of passengers moved by AMHS has not expanded.

Don't stall campaign reform again
For years, the public has been getting a legislative runaround on campaign finance reform while big contributors have gained greater and more brazen control over legislation. Now that a minimal measure to outlaw soft money seems on the way to long-overdue enactment, a small die-hard coterie is plotting one last ruse to trip it up.

Lesson from the Ice Man: We are what we carry with us
The Ice Man found recently between Klukwan and Klukshu, northeast of Haines, has me worried. What we know about him and continue to learn is based on the things he was wearing and carrying with him. DNA testing will link him to modern people and may tell us who he was, but what he was doing and what kind of a guy he was are being surmised from his gear.

Tasty alternatives to killer barbecues
Imagine yourself as a visitor from another planet who's been invited to a Fou

Noisy skies
The other day on one of my regular walks on Sandy Beach I decided to keep track of the aircraft noise while I was walking. I walk, as does almost every dogwalker out there, from the parking lot to the cave-in and back, 10 to 15 minutes each direction at a leisurely pace.

Democratic pandering to veterans offensive
Today I received a bulk mailing from the state. No doubt it was paid for with money taken from companies that legitimately earned a profit by producing oil. In it was a picture of a politician from the Democratic Party, posing with a veteran.

Democratic pandering to veterans offensive
Today I received a bulk mailing from the state. No doubt it was paid for with money taken from companies that legitimately earned a profit by producing oil. In it was a picture of a politician from the Democratic Party, posing with a veteran.

Explain wireless
The Sealaska shareholders would like a full explanation of the company's involvement with wireless communications.

Another view of the teacher salary issue
I would like to thank CBJ Assembly members Marc Wheeler, Jim Powell and former School Board member Jeff Bush for their recent letters to the editor agreeing that our teachers deserve a better contract.

Tasty alternatives to killer barbecues
Imagine yourself as a visitor from another planet who's been invited to a Fou

Explain wireless
The Sealaska shareholders would like a full explanation of the company's involvement with wireless communications.

Government qmeddling is the wrong way
There's a common misconception that a federal energy strategy is either pro-development or pro-conservation. Wrong.

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.

Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth appears when justified by the number of calls received. It 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.

Ferry system sails into troubled waters
This summer is a season of discontent for many Southeast Alaska travelers, as the annual marine transportation bottleneck seems to have worsened. The traffic way most seriously impacted is the Lynn Canal route. Superficially, the problem of growing demand is exacerbated by the limited capacity of the Alaska Marine Highway System to deliver passengers and cargo. Over the past eight years the volume of passengers moved by AMHS has not expanded.

Recycling, bus service successes are real progress
As Juneau grows and changes, it's often the little things that improve our quality of life.

Lesson from the Ice Man: We are what we carry with us
The Ice Man found recently between Klukwan and Klukshu, northeast of Haines, has me worried. What we know about him and continue to learn is based on the things he was wearing and carrying with him. DNA testing will link him to modern people and may tell us who he was, but what he was doing and what kind of a guy he was are being surmised from his gear.

Noisy skies
The other day on one of my regular walks on Sandy Beach I decided to keep track of the aircraft noise while I was walking. I walk, as does almost every dogwalker out there, from the parking lot to the cave-in and back, 10 to 15 minutes each direction at a leisurely pace.

Recycling, bus service successes are real progress
As Juneau grows and changes, it's often the little things that improve our quality of life.

Ultimate Frisbee cahoot ends season with tourney
Blessed with beautiful Juneau summer weather, Polar Insanity beat WHO 12-10 as Ultimate Frisbee enthusiasts ended their inaugural season with a tournament at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park on Saturday.

Sports in Juneau
Tuesday, July 3

Local Scoreboard: Juneau Softball
Standings from the Juneau Softball Association through June 29.

Midnight Suns 18-younger claim title in Salem tourney
The Midnight Suns Fastpitch Softball Association 18-younger team won its division in the 80-Team Alaskan Midnight Suns Fourth of July Classic held in Salem, Ore., over the weekend, as the Juneau team came from behind to edge the Boise (Idaho) Diamond Dusters 3-2 in Sunday's championship game.

Local Scoreboard: Juneau Softball
Standings from the Juneau Softball Association through June 29.

Midnight Suns 18-younger claim title in Salem tourney
The Midnight Suns Fastpitch Softball Association 18-younger team won its division in the 80-Team Alaskan Midnight Suns Fourth of July Classic held in Salem, Ore., over the weekend, as the Juneau team came from behind to edge the Boise (Idaho) Diamond Dusters 3-2 in Sunday's championship game.

Local runners remember Ben Blackgoat
Ben Blackgoat was a Juneau-Douglas High School runner with Olympic dreams when he died in a Nov. 27, 1996, training accident on Perseverance Trail.

Sports in Juneau
Tuesday, July 3

Ultimate Frisbee cahoot ends season with tourney
Blessed with beautiful Juneau summer weather, Polar Insanity beat WHO 12-10 as Ultimate Frisbee enthusiasts ended their inaugural season with a tournament at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park on Saturday.

Sports in Juneau

Local runners remember Ben Blackgoat
Ben Blackgoat was a Juneau-Douglas High School runner with Olympic dreams when he died in a Nov. 27, 1996, training accident on Perseverance Trail.

Sports in Juneau

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