Wednesday, August 1, 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.

In the Tank

Business Profile

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.

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.

A memorable hiking experience
I have noticed several letters to the editor regarding hiking across Baranof Island from Sitka to Baranof Warm Springs. I would like to share my experience with those who may be considering the hike.

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.

Carnival kids
Thank you to the clowns at the Moose carnival last weekend. If not for them the weekend would have been a total bust for my kids.

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.

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.

Weddings

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Honoring the doers
Alaska's First Lady, Susan Knowles, presented the First Lady's Volunteer Awards on July 25 at the Juneau Senior Center. Shown left to right, bottom row, are Pat Denny, Mike Miller and Barbara Fallon. Top row, left to right, are Ellen Northrup, Knowles and Sen. Kim Elton.

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.

Alaska has 2nd biggest state government
By one measurement, Alaska has the second largest state government in America.

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

Juneau slips to third place for top incomes
Juneau residents made more money in 1999 than in 1998, but the capital city still slipped a notch on a federal list ranking areas in Alaska by highest average personal income.

Getting it together
Three Juneau volunteers work on a Habitat for Humanity 'First Ladies Build' project in this June photo. Left to right are Jennifer Boldt (in the pink hat), Marion Berry and Stacy Poulson.

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

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.

Around Town

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.

Pet of the week

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Airplane hit jutting rock
A chunk of rock jutting from Davidson Glacier may have made the difference between life and death for six people on a flightseeing tour Monday near Haines, a searcher said today.

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.

38 chosen to tackle subsistence
Gov. Tony Knowles today appointed a group of 38 Alaska leaders to make a recommendation on how to resolve the subsistence controversy.

Thank you

Kootznoowoo Corp.'s new leader takes the reigns
A former Haida Corp. chief executive officer takes the helm of the Kootznoowoo Corp. today, ushering in what Angoon's village Native corporation hopes is an era of prosperity.

At the peak of summer - time for a party
Bobbing and weaving like tiny lanterns through the landscape, the ripening berries beckon all comers. Highbush cranberry is bursting forth into fulsome color and along the roadsides and over the meadows the colors of the wild world are sweeping all before them. They signal the peak of summer delights is about to begin; the fish are here; and it's time for summer garden parties.

Around Town

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

Who should deliver the bad news?
We all saw Tuesday's headline about the plane crash south of Haines. Why do these accidents keep happening? These were tourists that came here to see some Alaskan scenery,

Deficit: It rings a bell
This editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Remember deficit spending? The gigantic national debt? Well, like a dieter who has lost dozens of pounds only to reach for one little piece of chocolate cake, the U.S. government is backsliding on fiscal discipline. Unfortunately, it's no surprise.

Word of Mouth

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.

Word of Mouth

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.

Juneau Legion team finishes third
A battered and bruised Juneau American Legion Post 25 Midnight Suns baseball team put together a late rally, but fell to the Kenai Twin City Twins 7-5 Tuesday afternoon in the District 2 American Legion tournament at Wasilla's McManus Field.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Local Scoreboard: Capital City Soccer League

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.

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.

Juneau Juniors take third in Pacific NW
Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League Juniors All-Stars took third place in the Pacific Northwest Division Juniors (age 13-14) Little League Softball Tournament after dropping an 8-2 decision to Oregon on Tuesday in Mount Vernon, 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.

Rivera finishes Ironman triathlon in Lake Placid
Tracy Rivera of Juneau finished in 208th place Sunday in the Ironman-Lake Placid triathlon in Lake Placid, N.Y.

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.

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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.

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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.

House takes on ANWR debate
WASHINGTON -- The House tackled a broad energy bill today that would open an Arctic wildlife refuge to oil drilling and provide tens of billions of dollars in tax breaks for energy industries.

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