Wednesday, July 4, 2001

Business Profile
Douglas Eckland recently signed papers to assume ownership of Capital Embroidery, a specialty business that has been owned by Carol Dana.

Small-claim miners prepare for rule changes
WASHINGTON - Small miners working federal claims in Alaska have until September to obtain bonds to cover any potential costs of restoring the land should their mines close. But debate over that rule and other new mining regulations continues.

Business Profile

Business Profile

Native tours offered around Southeast Alaska
These are some of the Southeast Alaska businesses that offer Native tours:

Tours with perspective
Al Barrill explains his Tlingit regalia while working as a host on a tour boat running to Tracy Arm. Cory Mann tells the Big Dipper legend aboard trolley and bus tours of Juneau. Nyna Fleury talks about Native names for trees while running van tours of Craig and Klawock.

Native tours offered around Southeast Alaska
These are some of the Southeast Alaska businesses that offer Native tours:

Small-claim miners prepare for rule changes
WASHINGTON - Small miners working federal claims in Alaska have until September to obtain bonds to cover any potential costs of restoring the land should their mines close. But debate over that rule and other new mining regulations continues.

Tours with perspective
Al Barrill explains his Tlingit regalia while working as a host on a tour boat running to Tracy Arm. Cory Mann tells the Big Dipper legend aboard trolley and bus tours of Juneau. Nyna Fleury talks about Native names for trees while running van tours of Craig and Klawock.

In the Tank

Tours with perspective
Al Barrill explains his Tlingit regalia while working as a host on a tour boat running to Tracy Arm. Cory Mann tells the Big Dipper legend aboard trolley and bus tours of Juneau. Nyna Fleury talks about Native names for trees while running van tours of Craig and Klawock.

In the Tank

Around Town

Obituary: Julia Hudert

Around Town

Fourth of July Schedule
The following are events scheduled as part of Juneau's Fourth of July festivities

Obituary: Julia Hudert

Fourth of July Schedule
The following are events scheduled as part of Juneau's Fourth of July festivities

Letter: Steps to survival
Years ago, while teaching in rural Alaska, I had the good fortune of learning about survival tactics in unforgiving environments.

Letter: Don't be misled about organic farming
If you read the opinion column of Sunday, June 24, entitled "What the extra money for 'organic' buys," you may have found its comparisons between conventional and organic farming of dairy cows unusually biased and somewhat incredible. I sure did.

Letter: Drainage Problems
Myself and a number of neighbors have water drainage problems in the Mendenhall Valley due to the lack of adequate drainage.

Letter: Dike trail concerns
I worry each day before I take my walk on the dike trail at the airport that the trees on the perimeter will have been cut down and the habitat of many birds and animals destroyed.

Dozens of winners at 12th Gold Rush Days
Below are the winners of competitive events at the 12th Annual Gold Rush Days, held last weekend at Dimond Park.

Filipino groups prepare for the 4th
Juneau's Filipino Community continues a 60-year history of spirited participation in Fourth of July festivities Wednesday by assembling three floats, rehearsing dancing and drumming groups, and preparing a free lunch.

Sex criminal due freedom
Local prison officials are notifying Juneau schools and law enforcement agencies about a scheduled release Wednesday of Jack Leck II, convicted on six counts of child molestation nearly 20 years ago.

Sex criminal due freedom
Local prison officials are notifying Juneau schools and law enforcement agencies about a scheduled release Wednesday of Jack Leck II, convicted on six counts of child molestation nearly 20 years ago.

Correction

Hundreds pay last respects to trooper killed in crash
More than 900 people, including Alaska State Troopers and National Guardsmen in full dress uniform, gathered Monday at a Fort Richardson hangar to celebrate the life and mourn the death of wildlife trooper James A. Moen.

Correction

July 4th festivities not all made in the U.S.A.
This Fourth of July, the beer you drink and the hot dogs you sear are most likely American - but the Stars and Stripes you wave could well be from Taiwan, and the fireworks you explode almost certainly are from China.

July 4th festivities - not all made in the U.S.A.
WASHINGTON - This Fourth of July, the beer you drink and the hot dogs you sear are most likely American - but the Stars and Stripes you wave could well be from Taiwan, and the fireworks you explode almost certainly are from China.

City nixes dredging near wharf
In a tie vote, Juneau's Assembly on Monday turned down a proposal to dredge the North Steamship Wharf area across from Marine Park, but the issue will come back for reconsideration.

Stevens: Time to run is now
U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, on a visit to Juneau during a swing through the state, told reporters this is the time for Alaska's other U.S. senator, Frank Murkowski, to run for governor if he's going to do it.

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

Hundreds pay last respects to trooper killed in crash
ANCHORAGE - More than 900 people, including Alaska State Troopers and National Guardsmen in full dress uniform, gathered Monday at a Fort Richardson hangar to celebrate the life and mourn the death of wildlife trooper James A. Moen.

Briefly

Around Town

Cooler weather aids firefighters
ANCHORAGE - Cooler temperatures are helping firefighters contain two wildfires on the Kenai Peninsula.

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

Correction

Gov. signs tougher DWI limits
Relatives and friends of people who died because of drunken drivers lowered the Alaska flag to half-staff this morning at the Dimond Courthouse, across the street from the Capitol, in the first observance of Drunk Driving Victims Remembrance Day.

Gov. signs tougher DWI limits
Relatives and friends of people who died because of drunken drivers lowered the Alaska flag to half-staff this morning at the Dimond Courthouse, across the street from the Capitol, in the first observance of Drunk Driving Victims Remembrance Day.

Dozens of winners at 12th Gold Rush Days
Here are the winners of competitive events at the 12th Annual Gold Rush Days, held last weekend at Dimond Park.

City nixes dredging near wharf
In a tie vote, Juneau's Assembly on Monday turned down a proposal to dredge the North Steamship Wharf area across from Marine Park, but the issue will come back for reconsideration.

Cooler weather aids firefighters
Cooler temperatures are helping firefighters contain two wildfires on the Kenai Peninsula.

July 4th festivities - not all made in the U.S.A.
WASHINGTON - This Fourth of July, the beer you drink and the hot dogs you sear are most likely American - but the Stars and Stripes you wave could well be from Taiwan, and the fireworks you explode almost certainly are from China.

Filipino groups prepare for the 4th
Juneau's Filipino Community continues a 60-year history of spirited participation in Fourth of July festivities Wednesday by assembling three floats, rehearsing dancing and drumming groups, and preparing a free lunch.

Filipino groups prepare for the 4th
Juneau's Filipino Community continues a 60-year history of spirited participation in Fourth of July festivities Wednesday by assembling three floats, rehearsing dancing and drumming groups, and preparing a free lunch.

No paper Wednesday
In celebration of Independence Day, the Juneau Empire will not publish a paper on Wednesday, and offices will be closed. The Empire will reopen as usual at 8 a.m. Thursday.

No paper Wednesday
In celebration of Independence Day, the Juneau Empire will not publish a paper on Wednesday, and offices will be closed. The Empire will reopen as usual at 8 a.m. Thursday.

Small-claim miners prepare for rule changes
Small miners working federal claims in Alaska have until September to obtain bonds to cover any potential costs of restoring the land should their mines close. But debate over that rule and other new mining regulations continues.

Sex criminal due freedom
Local prison officials are notifying Juneau schools and law enforcement agencies about a scheduled release Wednesday of Jack Leck II, convicted on six counts of child molestation nearly 20 years ago.

Briefly
Garbage ordinance changes approved; Ferry Taku adds Lynn Canal run; 92-year-old rescues two men off Hoonah; Four nominated to replace Pearce

Stevens: Time to run is now
U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, on a visit to Juneau during a swing through the state, told reporters this is the time for Alaska's other U.S. senator, Frank Murkowski, to run for governor if he's going to do it.

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

Hundreds pay last respects to trooper killed in crash
ANCHORAGE - More than 900 people, including Alaska State Troopers and National Guardsmen in full dress uniform, gathered Monday at a Fort Richardson hangar to celebrate the life and mourn the death of wildlife trooper James A. Moen.

Briefly

Dozens of winners at 12th Gold Rush Days
Below are the winners of competitive events at the 12th Annual Gold Rush Days, held last weekend at Dimond Park.

City nixes dredging near wharf
In a tie vote, Juneau's Assembly on Monday turned down a proposal to dredge the North Steamship Wharf area across from Marine Park, but the issue will come back for reconsideration.

Cooler weather aids firefighters
ANCHORAGE - Cooler temperatures are helping firefighters contain two wildfires on the Kenai Peninsula.

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Obituary
Julia Hudert

Is Spenser still for hire in today's world?
Robert B. Parker writes mystery books. He uses short, direct sentences. Very short. Very direct. His bread-and-butter hero is a droll, over-muscled, never-rattled private detective from Boston named Spenser.

A positive step forward for the state's finances
The following editorial was published June 28 by Alaska Newspapers Inc. Kudos to the state lawmakers who are promoting the Fiscal Policy Caucus.

Steps to survival
Years ago, while teaching in rural Alaska, I had the good fortune of learning about survival tactics in unforgiving environments. The first step to survival is recognition: You have to realize you're in trouble before taking positive action. The second is inventory. What resources do you have to help you make it through?

Alaska salmon deserve organic label
What do you think of when you hear the term "organic?" Natural. Safe. Healthy. Of course! That's why it's surprising and disappointing that a federal advisory group wants the U.S. government to declare that wild fish cannot be labeled "organic." To anyone who has ever savored Alaska's wild salmon that just doesn't make sense. What could be more natural, healthier or more safe?

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.

Is Spenser still for hire in today's world?
Robert B. Parker writes mystery books. He uses short, direct sentences. Very short. Very direct. His bread-and-butter hero is a droll, over-muscled, never-rattled private detective from Boston named Spenser.

Dike trail concerns
I worry each day before I take my walk on the dike trail at the airport that the trees on the perimeter will have been cut down and the habitat of many birds and animals destroyed. My fear is based on past incidents of tree cutting without first informing the public. As a Juneau resident for 46 years and a user of the airport trail for almost as many years, I have enjoyed its beauty and its wildlife.

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.

A positive step forward for the state's finances
The following editorial was published June 28 by Alaska Newspapers Inc. Kudos to the state lawmakers who are promoting the Fiscal Policy Caucus.

Steps to survival
Years ago, while teaching in rural Alaska, I had the good fortune of learning about survival tactics in unforgiving environments. The first step to survival is recognition: You have to realize you're in trouble before taking positive action. The second is inventory. What resources do you have to help you make it through?

Dike trail concerns
I worry each day before I take my walk on the dike trail at the airport that the trees on the perimeter will have been cut down and the habitat of many birds and animals destroyed. My fear is based on past incidents of tree cutting without first informing the public. As a Juneau resident for 46 years and a user of the airport trail for almost as many years, I have enjoyed its beauty and its wildlife.

Drainage problems
Myself and a number of neighbors have water drainage problems in the Mendenhall Valley due to the lack of adequate drainage. There are either non-existent ditches, too small ditches, large culverts leading to small culverts or perched culverts placed too high up to be of any good. There are even covered ditches that drain into people's backyards instead of into ditches that go somewhere.

My Turn: Alaska salmon deserve organic label
What do you think of when you hear the term "organic?" Natural. Safe. Healthy. Of course! That's why it's surprising and disappointing that a federal advisory group wants the U.S. government to declare that wild fish cannot be labeled "organic."

A positive step forward for the state's finances
Kudos to the state lawmakers who are promoting the Fiscal Policy Caucus. Motivated by an expected budgetary shortfall of about $1 billion by fiscal year 2005 - and the inability of legislative leaders to find solutions - the bipartisan group is taking the state's financial dilemma to the public.

Drainage problems
Myself and a number of neighbors have water drainage problems in the Mendenhall Valley due to the lack of adequate drainage. There are either non-existent ditches, too small ditches, large culverts leading to small culverts or perched culverts placed too high up to be of any good. There are even covered ditches that drain into people's backyards instead of into ditches that go somewhere.

Alaska salmon deserve organic label
What do you think of when you hear the term "organic?" Natural. Safe. Healthy. Of course! That's why it's surprising and disappointing that a federal advisory group wants the U.S. government to declare that wild fish cannot be labeled "organic." To anyone who has ever savored Alaska's wild salmon that just doesn't make sense. What could be more natural, healthier or more safe?

It's about time, Juneau finally gets an ice rink
At 6:30 tonight in Savikko Park, ground will be broken on the Treadwell Arena, moving Juneau and Douglas one step closer to joining the rest of the state and the world's northern regions.

Sports In Juneau

Sports in Juneau

It's about time, Juneau finally gets an ice rink
At 6:30 tonight in Savikko Park, ground will be broken on the Treadwell Arena, moving Juneau and Douglas one step closer to joining the rest of the state and the world's northern regions.

Sports in Juneau

It's about time, Juneau finally gets an ice rink
At 6:30 tonight in Savikko Park, ground will be broken on the Treadwell Arena, moving Juneau and Douglas one step closer to joining the rest of the state and the world's northern regions.

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