Wednesday, September 5, 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.

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

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

Kale: the queen of soups
The crucifer family has become better known in America's kitchens in the past few years, as its cancer-fighting properties have been heralded by nutritionists. Two members of the family, cabbage and kale, thrive in Alaska's gardens.

Thanks and no thanks
You blew it! Your editorial on helicopters and flightseeing was filled with erroneous information. Seventy percent of local residents voted against the measure to limit flight seeing last fall. Many thought the measure went too far.

Better ways to spend the state's money
The Douglas Indian Association, a federally recognized tribe, supports Gov. Knowles in his decision to conclude the Katie John case in the federal court system. Now, there is an opportunity to get on with the business of uniting Alaskans as well as protecting a vital way of life known to all as subsistence.

Arrogant - or just lively discussion?
Is it now time to use the tension of a possible capital move to push and further a political agenda? I see this raised in many corners of our city, particularly in the business community.

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.

Excessive exuberance
Thanks to Murray Walsh for his quick response to my inquiry about the IHH deals. I understand his defensive response in light of the flame wars that have been occurring over the past month on the Empire's editorial page.

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.

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.

A progressive candidate
Every voter has a stake in the national movement to restore faith, trust and fairness to the election process. Additionally, it is imperative that Juneau voters carefully scrutinize every candidate that is seeking elective office to lead our community.

Panel eyes business tax cuts
Dan Johnson's Juneau-based company, The Competitive Edge Office Systems, sells office equipment and furniture for companies such as Xerox. When Johnson sells a product, the city charges sales tax on the item and the commission. Pointing to what he called an unfair tax structure, Johnson and his company asked Juneau Assembly members for help.

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.

Bullets found in bear killed by SUV
A black bear killed by a vehicle Monday night on Glacier Highway near Industrial Boulevard had been shot some time in the past.

Commission honors veteran memorial
Juneau's Archie Van Winkle memorial recently was recognized with a certificate of commendation by the Commission of Military and Veterans Affairs and Gov. Tony Knowles.

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

Tea, shared lives forge bond among 4 women
In the 1930s, four Juneau women met and formed a friendship that endured time and change. More than six decades later, the communion between the two surviving friends is sometimes interrupted by the inconvenience of age, but is undiminished in its warmth.

Around Town
Today

Juneau man drowns off dock near Prince of Wales
A Juneau man drowned Monday night at Point Baker near the north end of Prince of Wales Island. He was last seen riding his bike back and forth on a dock, state troopers said.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Correction
Due to a reporter's error, Tuesday's On the Move column reported the wrong position of Lisa Bell of Alaska Pacific Bank. She is the bank's new executive vice president.

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

Calendar
Today

Neighbors Briefs
'Lock-in' for freshmen; Screenings, evaluations available

Senior Menu
The following meals will be served next week. These meals and Care-a-Van transportation are available to all senior citizens (age 60 and over).

Weddings
Shannon Rosenberger and Clay Kent, both of Juneau, were married in a ceremony on Aug. 20 at The Little Chapel of the Flowers in Las Vegas.

With changes in the weather, the season is turning - it's planting time
The season turns again, September arrives in a flurry of changeable weather and all the plant world resonates with the arousing feeling of the lengthening nights.

Valuable services from the Center for Community
Senior citizens living in Juneau, their spouses and adult children may find valuable assistance and relief through the services offered by Center for Community.

Pet Of The Week
Teddy is a medium-hair, gray, neutered and declawed male who has a great personality.

Rio will be there for UAS students
Homesick students worried about being seen with teddy bears or toy llamas in pajamas now have a furry surrogate to hug at the University of Alaska Southeast.

Thank you
...for help with the benefit

Tristan Patrick Quigley
Tristan Patrick Quigley died Aug. 20, 2001, after a year-long battle with leukemia.

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.

My Turn: Contract takes district in wrong direction
I oppose the contract with the Juneau Education Association because it is clearly not in the best interests of our students.

Gov. Knowles fosters discord on Katie John
It wasn't so long ago that Gov. Tony Knowles stood in front of the Tanana Chiefs Conference and bravely declared that if Alaska loses the Katie John case, "...we lose navigable waters to the federal government and, with it, Alaska's ability to control her destiny in so many areas."

Alaska High School Football Standings
ALASKA STATE

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.

Juneau JV places second at Wrangell Invitational
The Juneau-Douglas High School junior varsity cross country teams each took second place at the Wrangell Invitational against the varsity rosters of almost every other Southeast school on Saturday.

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.

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.

Juneau volleyball team heads north for five matches
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team got a taste of competition with last weekend's preseason Sitka Jamboree.

Sports in Juneau
Friday, Sept. 7

Sports In Juneau
Friday, Sept. 7

Wrangell Invitational Stats
Results from the Wrangell Invitational high school cross country meet held Saturday in Wrangell.

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

Town meeting on budget gap comes to Juneau
Rep. Bill Hudson believes the state must get its finances in order now or Alaskans will feel it in the wallet later, and he wants Juneau residents to join him in the effort.

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.

Tribal groups fight use of herbicides
A Native village corporation is seeking permission to spray herbicides on its logging lands on Long Island near Prince of Wales Island west of Ketchikan.

State Briefs
North Pole man mauled by bear; Pennsylvania hunter dies in boat accident; Teen charged with shooting brother; Privacy summit meets in Anchorage

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