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Tuesday, September 4, 2001

Food for the people in the wee hours of the night
Hungry patrons of the Pel' Meni eatery have their choice of dumplings, dumplings or dumplings.

On the move
New VP for Alaska Pacific Bank: Alaska Pacific Bank, headquartered in Juneau, has named Lisa Bell its executive director.

Business Briefs
Chamber seeking award nominations; FedEx plans Anchorage expansion

Business Profile
Title and firm: Anli-Mu Kastien, owner and sole proprietor of Anli's, a downtown consignment clothing store.

Plague of incivility
I have had nothing to do with the "IHH deals" mentioned in Jeff Barnard's letter that appeared in Friday's Empire. All I know is what has been reported in the press, which I assume Mr. Barnard knows, too.

Mall makes more sense
I'm sure I'm not the only one who read Thursday's headline "City searches for bigger space for valley library" and marveled at the absurdity of the situation.

Generation to generation
Many people comment about subsistence and have their own definition of subsistence. To the Alaska Natives it is a way of life. When I spoke, I said it is not a new issue; it has been an issue for a long time, before statehood.

Here we go again
The Alaska Tobacco Control Alliance and the Juneau Tobacco Prevention Network are about to steamroll legislation into place in Juneau, like they did in Anchorage.

Thanks for help
While visiting your city on Aug. 26, my friend, Ms. Marilyn Elliott, was robbed by three older teens on bikes (kangaroo jackets with the hoods over their head) while we were walking along the bike-walking path coming back from the Mendenhall Glacier.

UAS freshman enrollment jumps 40 percent
Katie Gibbons, a new marine biology student from Boise, Idaho, heard of the University of Alaska Southeast at a high school college fair.

Facing the 'Iatolla Hola'
Despite its mostly demure demeanor, the Mendenhall River can conjure adventure with a flick of a paddle.

Memorial set up for teen who died in fall
The family of Evan Pierce Schroeder, the 17-year-old who fell to his death on Mount Juneau while visiting the capital city Aug. 22, has established a memorial in his name.

Photo: Whale show
Passengers aboard the tour boat St. Phillip watch as a pod of humpback whales bubble-net feed Sunday in North Pass, about six miles west of the Shrine of St. Terese.

Calendar
Today

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

Flight limits could end up in court
As the U.S. Forest Service prepares for a public discussion Thursday about the number of helicopter landings allowed on the Juneau Icefield, representatives on both sides of the issue have indicated it could land in court.

City snuffs beach bonfire
More than a dozen people were sprayed with a fire hose Sunday night attempting to prevent firefighters from putting out a North Douglas bonfire.

Amelia 'Mel' Lillian Cesar McClure
Amelia "Mel" Lillian Cesar McClure died Sept. 1, 2001, in California after a six-month battle with cancer.

A good decision for Alaska
In one firm stroke, Gov. Tony Knowles gave the state of Alaska a chance to get back on the right side of rural subsistence policy Monday when he dropped further appeals of the Katie John lawsuit. The job now is to summon the political will to get the issue onto the ballot for Alaskans to decide in November 2002.

My Turn: Time for statesmanship, democracy
I believe the economic health of our state may be at risk unless this Legislature, in the coming winter session, can muster the necessary backbone and political courage to adopt and implement a financial plan that honestly reflects both long-term spending needs as well as new revenue sources to meet those needs.

Crimson Bears move to second in state football poll
The Juneau-Douglas High School football team had just tied its record for highest-ranking ever in the Anchorage Daily News/Alaska State High School Football Coaches Polls, with a No. 2 ranking in the large schools poll released on Monday.

Sports in Juneau
Friday, Sept. 7

Bentz ends season with foot surgery
After a month of cortisone shots and rest failed to cure his injured left foot, the first professional baseball season of Juneau's Chad Bentz came to an end last week when he had surgery.

Sixth Annual Prostate Cancer Run/Walk standings
Results from the 10th Annual "Beat the Odds" Women's Race Against Breast Cancer and the Sixth Annual Prostate Cancer Run/Walk held Saturday at Mendenhall River Elementary School. Results are for the five-kilometer (3.1-mile) run only. No results are available for the two-mile walk.

Alaska High School Football Standings
ALASKA STATE

Expert questions ANWR job claim
An economist is disputing claims about the number of jobs that would be created by oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

State Briefs
Police find body of missing woman; Man sentenced in paint-ball attack

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