Tuesday, July 31, 2001

Bringing experience to new eatery
Robby Harris, taking a break from sweating over a cooker in the back of Henry's Food and Spirits, stares at his lunch crowd briefly.

Business Profile

In the Tank

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Bringing experience to new eatery
Robby Harris, taking a break from sweating over a cooker in the back of Henry's Food and Spirits, stares at his lunch crowd briefly.

Native corps. sign $2 billion contract
ANCHORAGE - Chenega Corp. and Arctic Slope Regional Corp. are preparing to take over a $2 billion sole-source contract - the largest government contract ever awarded to an Alaska Native corporation.

Alaska wakeup call
Jim Duncan provided statistics at the Governor's Tolerance Commission meeting in Juneau on July 26. The Alaska state minority hire statistics speak for themselves. Of 14,700 employees; only 7 percent are Alaska Native. The statistics are very low; it is time to give the state of Alaska a wake-up call.

Just plain goofiness
The opposition to the golf course has reached the point of just plain goofiness. We have a private group seeking to construct, at private expense, a major asset for the community.

Disaster averted
It's a great day! We had a fire at Don Abel Building Supply over the weekend and thanks to the combined efforts of Juneau Alarm and the Auke Bay/Lynn Canal Fire Department the fire was extinguished and 60 people still have jobs.

Canadian victim identified
A group pushing a measure to move legislative sessions to the Matanuska-Susitna Borough would prevail if the question were put to voters today, according to results of a recent poll cited by Juneau Mayor Sally Smith.

Carnival coiffure
Skyler Kim, 8, shows off the stuffed toy snake he won while playing at the Fifth Annual Moose Lodge Charity Carnival on Saturday at Dimond Park. More than 20 local charities benefited from the event, which was the biggest carnival the local Moose lodge has ever hosted.

Weekend drug bust results in two arrests
Two Juneau residents were charged Saturday with drug crimes after authorities searched a home on Portage Boulevard in the Mendenhall Valley.

Blaze damages homeless haven
Fire destroyed the contents of an abandoned building on Village Street Monday night, but none of the homeless who used the structure as a haven was injured, Capital City Fire and Rescue officials said today.

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

Condition of rescued otter pup improves
A week ago, Elfin, the newborn male sea otter rescued in Gull Cove by fishermen on July 15, was fighting for his life in Seward. However, he seems to have turned the corner over the weekend.

GHS to build short-term homeless shelter
The renovation of a triplex by Gastineau Human Services will provide Juneau's homeless with another option for temporary shelter.

Original play, grief groups bring hospice national award
Hospice and Home Care of Juneau has received national honors for its work in caring for patients nearing the end of their lives.

Copter plans draw reaction
U.S. Forest Service proposals to set the number of helicopter landings on the Juneau Icefield for the next five years have sparked a range of responses from community members with a focus on access, growth and noise.

Plane crash kills 6 near Haines
Five foreign tourists and a pilot from Juneau were killed Monday afternoon in the crash of a flightseeing plane about a dozen miles south of Haines, according to Alaska State Troopers.

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Channel Drive fishing dock opens
Scott Echols and his 7-year-old son, Jacob, were some of the first anglers in town to catch a fish from a new floating dock alongside the fish hatchery on Channel Drive.

Around Town

Poll shows support for session move
A group pushing a measure to move legislative sessions to the Matanuska-Susitna Borough would prevail if the question were put to voters today, according to results of a recent poll cited by Juneau Mayor Sally Smith.

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

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Around Town

Geraldine R. Whiting
Geraldine R. Whiting died July 27, 2001, in Juneau.

Colin Powell's opportunity
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: The release of two "spy scholars" by Chinese authorities on the eve of Secretary of State Colin Powell's visit to China was a welcome gesture that could help make that visit less tense and more productive.

Word of Mouth

Word of Mouth

We still haven't solved the bear problem
The better part of a year has passed and after all the politics, behind-the-scene deals, back slapping and personality conflicts, I'm left asking if we really are doing any better dealing with the problem of humans, garbage and bears?

Distinguish between political party, people
The following editorial was published July 27 in the Anchorage Daily News: The Anchorage Assembly did the best it could ... (July 24) to distance the city from the redistricting lawsuit Mayor George Wuerch unilaterally decided to join. Once the mayor dragged the city into the court fight, it was nigh impossible for the Assembly, acting on its own, to pull the city out.

B.C. Liberal takeover good for Southeast
The chief of the U.S. Forest Service decides in October on the proposed Gravina Island timber sale of 40 million board feet. The draft EIS has been out since January.

Welcome return of artifacts
The following editorial was published July 25 in the Ketchikan Daily News The return of Native artifacts to Saxman is a welcome event on this island as well as throughout Alaska.

Local Scoreboard: Capital City Soccer League

Juneau East Majors win state
The three Juneau East Majors Little League coaches are a little lighter in the hair department after the Gastineau Channel Little League Juneau East All-Stars earned the rights to take razors to hair following their 11-3 victory over Abbott-O-Rabbit on Monday night at Abbott-O-Rabbit's Black Field in Anchorage.

Alaska's Borgman strikes rowing gold
PENNSAUKEN, N.J. -- The best rower from Homer, Alaska, continued to catch up with the rest of the country Saturday as Stacey Borgman won a pair of gold medals at the U.S. Rowing national championships on Cooper River.

Sports in Juneau

Washington hands Juniors first loss
Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League Junior All-Stars suffered their first loss of the Pacific Northwest Divisional Junior (age 13-14) Little League Softball Tournament on Monday, dropping a 3-2 nine-inning decision to Washington in Mount Vernon, Wash.

Hawaii eliminates Juneau Seniors
Hawaii needed an extra inning to do it, but the team from Maui eliminated Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League Senior All-Stars from the Pacific Northwest Division Senior (age 15-16) Little League Baseball Tournament, claiming a 4-3 victory in eight innings Sunday in Vancouver, Wash.

It's that time again
Juneau-Douglas High School senior quarterback Brett Fairchild (13) leads his Crimson Bear teammates for a quick run during Monday afternoon's first practice of the high school football season. The Juneau-Douglas High School cross-country running team also had its first practice of the season on Monday afternoon.

Injuries decimate Juneau Legion team in 8-1 loss
The Juneau Post 25 American Legion Midnight Suns baseball team was down to nine healthy bodies after losing an 8-1 decision to the Fairbanks Tri-Cities 49ers on Sunday in the District II tournament at Wasilla's McManus Field.

Sports in Juneau

Stevens: Will find money for Fort Greely
FAIRBANKS - Sen. Ted Stevens says he won't fight Democratic attempts to stop military construction money from being spent on missile defense work at Fort Greely this summer.

Land deal secures Russian R. access
ANCHORAGE - Public access to one of Alaska's most popular fishing holes, the Russian River, was secured last week with a land deal.

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Skagway may shift tax burden to tourists
City officials in Skagway are considering a plan to tap into the pocketbooks of migratory tourists to provide a year-round source of revenues for its government.

NASA uses U2 spy plane to track spruce bark beetles
SOLDOTNA - The U2, a high-altitude spy plane made famous when one was shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960, will conduct reconnaissance over Nikiski late this summer.

Vote on ANWR expected this week in U.S. House
FAIRBANKS - The U.S. House likely will vote this week on the simple question of whether to drill for oil in the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Teen account of car crash differs from police officers'
ANCHORAGE - A teen-ager who exited 19-year-old Robert Esper's vehicle shortly before he crashed into an Anchorage Police patrol car July 9 disputes the police version of events preceding the fatal crash.

Stevens brings back millions
ANCHORAGE - Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens hasn't lost his touch.

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