Monday, July 17, 2000

Cactus shortage means tequila drought
MEXICO CITY (AP) - After a five-year bash that saw global tequila consumption nearly double, liquor producers are waking up with pounding heads - unable to keep up with tequila demand even as prices soar.

Cactus shortage means tequila drought
MEXICO CITY (AP) - After a five-year bash that saw global tequila consumption nearly double, liquor producers are waking up with pounding heads - unable to keep up with tequila demand even as prices soar.

Obituary
MARGARET MAY BURGH BALLARD

Around Town

Obituaries
MARTHA SALLY OSBORNE

Around town

Around Town

Obituary
MARGARET MAY BURGH BALLARD

Around town

Obituaries
MARTHA SALLY OSBORNE

Inside Out
He'll never stop

Inside Out
He'll never stop

Tom Garret close up
During nearly seven years on the Juneau Assembly, Tom Garrett has variously stirred up strong emotions, a lot of admiration and utter condemnation.

Tom Garret close up
During nearly seven years on the Juneau Assembly, Tom Garrett has variously stirred up strong emotions, a lot of admiration and utter condemnation.

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

Property tax revolt leader once relied on welfare
ANCHORAGE - Alaskans might assume that the man behind the state's property tax revolt has a big property tax bill.

Cruise officials here to talk
Jack Williams wants to talk about the future.

Asbestos violation leads to fine
A state agency is expected to pay about a $5,000 penalty for violating asbestos-handling rules at the State Office Building.

Around the state

Brown bear kills and eats Ketchikan man
HYDER - In a rare predatory attack, a brown bear killed and partially ate a Ketchikan man at a campground near a bear viewing area, Alaska State Troopers said today.

Correction
Due to incorrect information provided to the Empire, the July 6 article about Native land allotments incorrectly stated Alaska veterans needed to be a quarter Native by blood to qualify for the allotment program. Due to a reporter's error, the same articl

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

Sitka rape-murder still unsolved, police say
The murderer is still on the lose.

Natives to receive compensation
ANCHORAGE - House and Senate negotiators working on a compromise defense spending bill have agreed to include $7 million to compensate Alaska Natives tested with radioactive iodine during Cold War experiments four decades ago.

Where to put all the trash?
A legal battle between the city of Haines and the local independent garbage company is highlighting larger problems with waste disposal in the upper Lynn Canal community.

Correction
Due to incorrect information provided to the Empire, the July 6 article about Native land allotments incorrectly stated Alaska veterans needed to be a quarter Native by blood to qualify for the allotment program. Due to a reporter's error, the same articl

Accident victim identified
The Juneau Police Department on Friday identified the driver of the Chevy that rolled over on Egan Drive Wednesday, injuring herself and two passengers.

Federal lawmakers considering $10 million for Craig
ANCHORAGE - The Prince of Wales Island city of Craig wanted to acquire 4,500 acres in the Tongass National Forest as a way to make some money.

Natives to receive compensation
ANCHORAGE - House and Senate negotiators working on a compromise defense spending bill have agreed to include $7 million to compensate Alaska Natives tested with radioactive iodine during Cold War experiments four decades ago.

Cruise officials here to talk
Jack Williams wants to talk about the future.

Federal lawmakers considering $10 million for Craig
ANCHORAGE - The Prince of Wales Island city of Craig wanted to acquire 4,500 acres in the Tongass National Forest as a way to make some money.

Kenai Fjords bears outsmart researchers
SEWARD - Researchers doing the first-ever bear study in Kenai Fjords National Park say that they've learned that even after a long winter of hibernation, most bruins there wised up quickly to the dangers of a food-baited trap.

Kenai Fjords bears outsmart researchers
SEWARD - Researchers doing the first-ever bear study in Kenai Fjords National Park say that they've learned that even after a long winter of hibernation, most bruins there wised up quickly to the dangers of a food-baited trap.

Sitka rape-murder still unsolved, police say
The murderer is still on the lose.

Salmon collapse brings pleas for help
BETHEL - Fisherman Frank Charles says if he's forced to, he'll beg the state for help feeding his family.

Accident victim identified
The Juneau Police Department on Friday identified the driver of the Chevy that rolled over on Egan Drive Wednesday, injuring herself and two passengers.

Local officials split on need for cruise alarms
The issue of local smoke alarms on cruise ships isn't generating the same kind of edgy debate in Alaska that it is in Washington, D.C.

Finding wellness through fitness
George Williams, 60, logged 24,720 minutes of exercise to become grand prize winner of the Eagle/Raven Wellness Challenge 2000 for the second year in a row.

Timber becomes a sideshow
For struggling logging communities on Prince of Wales Island, the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show in Ketchikan is like salt in a wound.

Finding wellness through fitness
George Williams, 60, logged 24,720 minutes of exercise to become grand prize winner of the Eagle/Raven Wellness Challenge 2000 for the second year in a row.

Timber becomes a sideshow
For struggling logging communities on Prince of Wales Island, the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show in Ketchikan is like salt in a wound.

Around the State

Where to put all the trash?
A legal battle between the city of Haines and the local independent garbage company is highlighting larger problems with waste disposal in the upper Lynn Canal community.

Around the state

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

Asbestos violation leads to fine
A state agency is expected to pay about a $5,000 penalty for violating asbestos-handling rules at the State Office Building.

Around the State

Brown bear kills and eats Ketchikan man
HYDER - In a rare predatory attack, a brown bear killed and partially ate a Ketchikan man at a campground near a bear viewing area, Alaska State Troopers said today.

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

Salmon collapse brings pleas for help
BETHEL - Fisherman Frank Charles says if he's forced to, he'll beg the state for help feeding his family.

Property tax revolt leader once relied on welfare
ANCHORAGE - Alaskans might assume that the man behind the state's property tax revolt has a big property tax bill.

Local officials split on need for cruise alarms
The issue of local smoke alarms on cruise ships isn't generating the same kind of edgy debate in Alaska that it is in Washington, D.C.

Alaska needs stronger DWI penalties
In the past month in Anchorage, a 69-year-old woman was hit and injured on a bike path, a 20-year-old woman was

Alaska needs stronger DWI penalties
In the past month in Anchorage, a 69-year-old woman was hit and injured on a bike path, a 20-year-old woman was

Lousy polls, great bumper stickers
It's almost time for the political conventions, which means that millions of concerned American voters will be glued to their TV sets, watching the last few episodes of ``Survivor.''

Denying alcohol to problem drinkers
Alcohol and driving simply don't mix. Common sense and, unfortunately, statistics bear that out. Alcohol impairs one's ability to drive safely, and drunks driving thousands of pounds of metal down a highway are asking for trouble.

Another view on Columbia salmon runs
The recent high level of returning salmon up the Columbia River has many opponents of bypassing the four lower Snake River dams claiming that the salmon crisis is over. These individuals, including a number of politicians from the region, also argue that the increased runs demonstrate that weather patterns and ocean conditions - not dams - have been the real culprit behind declining salmon numbers and that techno-fixes, such as barging salmon around dams, are sufficient measures to ensure long-term recovery.

Welcome to Juneau World
I have the answer to Juneau's tourist woes. I've been waiting patiently for someone to ask me, but that's never been one of my long suits. The answer is obvious when you think about it. Two words: Juneau World.

Word of Mouth

The answer to Juneau's problems are in Juneau
It is not my intent to engage in the debate between those that oppose development and those that believe the legal tender is

Word of mouth

Lousy polls, great bumper stickers
It's almost time for the political conventions, which means that millions of concerned American voters will be glued to their TV sets, watching the last few episodes of ``Survivor.''

Railroad's safety record lacking
The following editorial appeared in the July 14 edition of the Anchorage Daily News:

Word of mouth

Word of Mouth

Denying alcohol to problem drinkers
Alcohol and driving simply don't mix. Common sense and, unfortunately, statistics bear that out. Alcohol impairs one's ability to drive safely, and drunks driving thousands of pounds of metal down a highway are asking for trouble.

Railroad's safety record lacking
The following editorial appeared in the July 14 edition of the Anchorage Daily News:

Welcome to Juneau World
I have the answer to Juneau's tourist woes. I've been waiting patiently for someone to ask me, but that's never been one of my long suits. The answer is obvious when you think about it. Two words: Juneau World.

The answer to Juneau's problems are in Juneau
It is not my intent to engage in the debate between those that oppose development and those that believe the legal tender is

Another view on Columbia salmon runs
The recent high level of returning salmon up the Columbia River has many opponents of bypassing the four lower Snake River dams claiming that the salmon crisis is over. These individuals, including a number of politicians from the region, also argue that the increased runs demonstrate that weather patterns and ocean conditions - not dams - have been the real culprit behind declining salmon numbers and that techno-fixes, such as barging salmon around dams, are sufficient measures to ensure long-term recovery.

Juneau advances to play Sitka juniors
Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League Junior All-Stars stayed in the winners' bracket Friday night, claiming a 15-1 victory over Prince of Wales in the second round of the Alaska District 2 (Southeast) Junior Baseball Tournament at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Boozer misses in bid for Team USA
Carlos Boozer Jr.'s dream of playing for the U.S. junior national team came to an end Friday when he was one of four players to miss the squad's final cut, announced during a Team USA training camp at Miami's LaSalle High School.

Juneau seniors force if-necessary game vs. Ketchikan
Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League Senior (age 15-16) All-Stars had some shaky moments on defense early in the game.

Juneau Juniors to play for title
Juneau got it's first real test at the Alaska District 2 Junior Little League Tournament Sunday.

Huemann wins Cope Park race
The Cope Park Mountain Bike Race didn't have the long, grueling hill climbs one normally associates with the sport of mountain biking, but that didn't mean it wasn't a tough race.

Juneau seniors battle, but fall to Ketchikan in if-necessary game
Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League Senior All-Stars had already battled back through the losers' bracket to force an if-necessary game in the Alaska District 2 (Southeast) Senior (age 15-16) Little League Baseball Tournament in Sitka.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Juneau advances to play Sitka juniors
Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League Junior All-Stars stayed in the winners' bracket Friday night, claiming a 15-1 victory over Prince of Wales in the second round of the Alaska District 2 (Southeast) Junior Baseball Tournament at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Juneau seniors battle, but fall to Ketchikan in if-necessary game
Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League Senior All-Stars had already battled back through the losers' bracket to force an if-necessary game in the Alaska District 2 (Southeast) Senior (age 15-16) Little League Baseball Tournament in Sitka.

Taking the scenic route
Scenic beauty was the attraction for the 36 runners who competed in the Spaulding Meadows (with a view of Windfall Lake) Cross-Country Trail Challenge on Saturday.

Juneau Juniors to play for title
Juneau got it's first real test at the Alaska District 2 Junior Little League Tournament Sunday.

Juneau seniors force if-necessary game vs. Ketchikan
Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League Senior (age 15-16) All-Stars had some shaky moments on defense early in the game.

Sports in Juneau

Boozer misses in bid for Team USA
Carlos Boozer Jr.'s dream of playing for the U.S. junior national team came to an end Friday when he was one of four players to miss the squad's final cut, announced during a Team USA training camp at Miami's LaSalle High School.

Taking the scenic route
Scenic beauty was the attraction for the 36 runners who competed in the Spaulding Meadows (with a view of Windfall Lake) Cross-Country Trail Challenge on Saturday.

Huemann wins Cope Park race
The Cope Park Mountain Bike Race didn't have the long, grueling hill climbs one normally associates with the sport of mountain biking, but that didn't mean it wasn't a tough race.

Sports in Juneau

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