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Wednesday, August 16, 2000

Fueling Inuvik's economy
INUVIK, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES Inuvik, the Arctic town that government built, could come to be known for its industry.

Peninsula seeking fishery disaster assistance
Public officials on the Kenai Peninsula have asked Gov. Tony Knowles to consider expanding his fishery disaster declaration to include those hurt by this year's poor Cook Inlet red salmon returns.

Business profile
Title and firm: Manager, Sweetpeas Consignment Shop

Peninsula seeking fishery disaster assistance
Public officials on the Kenai Peninsula have asked Gov. Tony Knowles to consider expanding his fishery disaster declaration to include those hurt by this year's poor Cook Inlet red salmon returns.

Around the clock
Under the National Bank of Alaskas Home$tart Saving Program, every dollar prospective homebuyers save is matched by $3.

Around the clock
Under the National Bank of Alaskas Home$tart Saving Program, every dollar prospective homebuyers save is matched by $3.

Elk farming thriving in Alaska
DELTA JUNCTION -- Scott Millers steps quickened as he led a group of visitors to the pen holding the best things on his farm. At the far end stood three bull elk, their bodies well-fleshed, the crowns of their antlers pointing skyward.

Business profile
Title and firm: Manager, Sweetpeas Consignment Shop

Elk farming thriving in Alaska
DELTA JUNCTION -- Scott Millers steps quickened as he led a group of visitors to the pen holding the best things on his farm. At the far end stood three bull elk, their bodies well-fleshed, the crowns of their antlers pointing skyward.

Fueling Inuvik's economy
INUVIK, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES Inuvik, the Arctic town that government built, could come to be known for its industry.

Recall creates shortage of tires; manufacturers scramble to fill
DETROIT - Owners of the 15-inch Firestone tires under recall may have to wait several weeks for replacements because the recall apparently created a nationwide shortage.

Tropical storm churns toward Baja, rain across northern Mexico
MEXICO CITY -- Tropical Storm Ileana churned past the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula Tuesday and headed out to sea, while tropical storm Beryl moved inland, dumping rain on Texas and northern Mexico as it weakened.

Tropical storm churns toward Baja, rain across northern Mexico
MEXICO CITY -- Tropical Storm Ileana churned past the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula Tuesday and headed out to sea, while tropical storm Beryl moved inland, dumping rain on Texas and northern Mexico as it weakened.

Recall creates shortage of tires; manufacturers scramble to fill
DETROIT - Owners of the 15-inch Firestone tires under recall may have to wait several weeks for replacements because the recall apparently created a nationwide shortage.

Weddings
ANDREW WACHMANN, CHRISTINE TATHAM, ART DUNN, SANDRA BAXTER

Honors
The Tlingit Haida Central Council has announced the graduation of the following higher education students who achieved a 3.0 or better GPA during the 1999-2000 academic year:

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Obituary
BRIAN W. SCHULTZ

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Honors
The Tlingit Haida Central Council has announced the graduation of the following higher education students who achieved a 3.0 or better GPA during the 1999-2000 academic year:

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Pet of the week

What everyone seeks in their ornamentals
The next big wave of summer color is breaking over the local landscape now, sp

What everyone seeks in their ornamentals
The next big wave of summer color is breaking over the local landscape now, sp

Obituary
BRIAN W. SCHULTZ

Thank you

Thank you

Briefly

Weddings
ANDREW WACHMANN, CHRISTINE TATHAM, ART DUNN, SANDRA BAXTER

Around town

Pet of the week

Agency urged to provide more aid to struggling seafood plant
ANCHORAGE A state lending agency is being urged by lawmakers and members of the Alaska business community to provide $15 million more in financing to keep a local seafood plant running here.

Local bank's stock at all-time high
ANCHORAGE - Juneau-based Alaska Pacific Bancshare Inc.s stock climbed 21 percent this past week, closing Tuesday at an all-time high of $12.25 a share.

Deformed frogs found in Kenai wildlife refuge
KENAI Scientists have found increasing numbers of deformed frogs on the Kenai Peninsula, raising concerns about pollution that could affect people.

Alaska delegates back off ANWR protest
LOS ANGELES Alaska delegates didnt carry through on their threat Tuesday to vote against the Democratic platform to protest a plank against development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Tongass National Forest.

Alaska delegates back off ANWR protest
LOS ANGELES Alaska delegates didnt carry through on their threat Tuesday to vote against the Democratic platform to protest a plank against development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Tongass National Forest.

Poe's departure leaves 3 empty seats in Knowles' cabinet
State Administration Commissioner Bob Poe has been selected as the new executive director of the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority, a quasi-independent public corporation that assists businesses.

Time to scale back?
Southeast Alaska fishermen are concerned the state will rob Peter without paying Paul in its search for answers to low salmon runs in Western Alaska.

Tough sell in Alaska
LOS ANGELES Alaska delegates didnt carry through on their threat Tuesday to vote against the Democratic platform to protest a plank against development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Tongass National Forest.

Raises stall city union contract
The city workers union wants $600,000 in raises, but says city negotiators claims of poverty have driven the union to declare an impasse.

AK Discovery sold to California firm
He sold his business, but he hasnt sold out.

Tough sell in Alaska
LOS ANGELES Alaska delegates didnt carry through on their threat Tuesday to vote against the Democratic platform to protest a plank against development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Tongass National Forest.

Local bank's stock at all-time high
ANCHORAGE - Juneau-based Alaska Pacific Bancshare Inc.s stock climbed 21 percent this past week, closing Tuesday at an all-time high of $12.25 a share.

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

State: Tax cap lawsuit filed too late
ANCHORAGE The state says a lawsuit filed last month to remove the property tax-cap initiative from the November ballot was brought too late and should be dismissed.

Raises stall city union contract
The city workers union wants $600,000 in raises, but says city negotiators claims of poverty have driven the union to declare an impasse.

Tour operators question creation of fake whale
Local charter boat captains say they are skeptical of a colleagues claim that he created a fake whale to ensure tourists had a positive whale-sighting experience, but most agree that if he did, it was a big mistake.

Around the state
Knowles looks to market state's natural gas

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

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Tour operators question creation of fake whale
Local charter boat captains say they are skeptical of a colleagues claim that he created a fake whale to ensure tourists had a positive whale-sighting experience, but most agree that if he did, it was a big mistake.

State: Tax cap lawsuit filed too late
ANCHORAGE The state says a lawsuit filed last month to remove the property tax-cap initiative from the November ballot was brought too late and should be dismissed.

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

AK Discovery sold to California firm
He sold his business, but he hasnt sold out.

Word of mouth

Poe's departure leaves 3 empty seats in Knowles' cabinet
State Administration Commissioner Bob Poe has been selected as the new executive director of the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority, a quasi-independent public corporation that assists businesses.

Agency urged to provide more aid to struggling seafood plant
ANCHORAGE A state lending agency is being urged by lawmakers and members of the Alaska business community to provide $15 million more in financing to keep a local seafood plant running here.

Around the state
Knowles looks to market state's natural gas

Alaska reps oppose party's resources plank
LOS ANGELES A Democratic Party platform plank calling for protection of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil drilling and the Tongass National Forest from logging was added minutes before the final deadline, upsetting some Alaska delegates.

Volunteers, cops jump-start policing in neighborhoods
Admitting that community policing has lapsed in the last few years, a group of volunteers and officers is working to revive the collaborative, police-and-neighbors project.

Crash report holds pilots responsible
The first of three helicopters to crash on Herbert Glacier last September went down because the pilot flew into poor weather for which he was not prepared.

Alaska reps oppose party's resources plank
LOS ANGELES A Democratic Party platform plank calling for protection of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil drilling and the Tongass National Forest from logging was added minutes before the final deadline, upsetting some Alaska delegates.

Time to scale back?
Southeast Alaska fishermen are concerned the state will rob Peter without paying Paul in its search for answers to low salmon runs in Western Alaska.

Deformed frogs found in Kenai wildlife refuge
KENAI Scientists have found increasing numbers of deformed frogs on the Kenai Peninsula, raising concerns about pollution that could affect people.

Anderson makes run for city seat
Juneau small-business owner Dale Anderson has filed a petition with the city clerk to get himself on the Oct. 3 ballot.

Crash report holds pilots responsible
The first of three helicopters to crash on Herbert Glacier last September went down because the pilot flew into poor weather for which he was not prepared.

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

Volunteers, cops jump-start policing in neighborhoods
Admitting that community policing has lapsed in the last few years, a group of volunteers and officers is working to revive the collaborative, police-and-neighbors project.

Feds deny request to appeal trawl decision
FAIRBANKS The U.S. Department of Justice won't appeal a court decision that banned, at least temporarily, most of the groundfish harvests along the western Gulf of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands.

Anderson makes run for city seat
Juneau small-business owner Dale Anderson has filed a petition with the city clerk to get himself on the Oct. 3 ballot.

Feds deny request to appeal trawl decision
FAIRBANKS The U.S. Department of Justice won't appeal a court decision that banned, at least temporarily, most of the groundfish harvests along the western Gulf of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands.

What influence do lobbyists?
The following editorial appeared in Sundays edition of the Anch

Convention road goes on and on and on
Im in a taxi, somewhere in Los Angeles. Or it could be Oklahoma. We just passed, I swear, some oil rigs.

The difference between race and ethniciy
The recent selection of Senator Joseph Lieberman as Democrat Al Gores running mate is truly a revolutionary step in multicultural America. It is a celebration of democracy not only for ethnic minorities and foreign-born immigrants in the United States, but also for all Americans.

Alaska judges can't speak to interest groups
The Empire reprinted an editorial on July 28 that originally appeared in the Washington Post. That editorial condemned judges for being guests at seminars put on by special interest groups. Your readers sh

Prizes for those political performances
The paparazzi have finished capturing countless images of celebrity politicians waving to the crowds as they stroll

Airport, dike trail can exist together in peace
Thank you for publishing the article on the airport dike trail. (Laurie Ferguson Craig, Juneau Empire, July 28, 2000). This is the best article I have read summarizing the benefits of Juneaus most-used trail.

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 and we reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel. The number to call in 586-4636. Then press 8255 to leave your message.

The difference between race and ethniciy
The recent selection of Senator Joseph Lieberman as Democrat Al Gores running mate is truly a revolutionary step in multicultural America. It is a celebration of democracy not only for ethnic minorities and foreign-born immigrants in the United States, but also for all Americans.

President Clinton's valedictory speech
The following editorial appeared in the Providence Journal on Wednesday, 8-16: President Clintons 50-minute-plus valedictory Monday night at the Democratic National Convention was an emotional, at times rousing, farewell. But he did very little to make the case for voters to choose Al Gore over George W. Bush. At stake, after all, is the future, not the past.

President Clinton's valedictory speech
The following editorial appeared in the Providence Journal on Wednesday, 8-16: President Clintons 50-minute-plus valedictory Monday night at the Democratic National Convention was an emotional, at times rousing, farewell. But he did very little to make the case for voters to choose Al Gore over George W. Bush. At stake, after all, is the future, not the past.

What influence do lobbyists?
The following editorial appeared in Sundays edition of the Anch

Convention road goes on and on and on
Im in a taxi, somewhere in Los Angeles. Or it could be Oklahoma. We just passed, I swear, some oil rigs.

Word of mouth

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 and we reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel. The number to call in 586-4636. Then press 8255 to leave your message.

Prizes for those political performances
The paparazzi have finished capturing countless images of celebrity politicians waving to the crowds as they stroll

Alaska judges can't speak to interest groups
The Empire reprinted an editorial on July 28 that originally appeared in the Washington Post. That editorial condemned judges for being guests at seminars put on by special interest groups. Your readers sh

Airport, dike trail can exist together in peace
Thank you for publishing the article on the airport dike trail. (Laurie Ferguson Craig, Juneau Empire, July 28, 2000). This is the best article I have read summarizing the benefits of Juneaus most-used trail.

Word of mouth

Pat Buchanan commits another folly
LOS ANGELES When that list of the 100 funniest movies came out recent

Pat Buchanan commits another folly
LOS ANGELES When that list of the 100 funniest movies came out recent

King fishing slows; coho, halibut steady
The 2000 Golden North Salmon Derby has nearly arrived. While coho and halibut fishing remain decent at 10 rod hours per fish in the Juneau area, catch rates for king salmon decreased last week.

Thompson bows out of 50 free
INDIANAPOLIS Jenny Thompson dropped out of Tuesdays episode of The Jenny and Dara Show, leaving Dara Torres and Amy Van Dyken battling for supremacy in the 50-meter freestyle at the U.S. Olympic trials.

Thompson bows out of 50 free
INDIANAPOLIS Jenny Thompson dropped out of Tuesdays episode of The Jenny and Dara Show, leaving Dara Torres and Amy Van Dyken battling for supremacy in the 50-meter freestyle at the U.S. Olympic trials.

King fishing slows; coho, halibut steady
The 2000 Golden North Salmon Derby has nearly arrived. While coho and halibut fishing remain decent at 10 rod hours per fish in the Juneau area, catch rates for king salmon decreased last week.

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