Thursday, September 5, 2002

Tlingit adviser assists in first all-Native bond purchase
Natives are developing new trade routes to keep money within the tribes.

Doing business with principles
For Richmond Kelly a business lunch means sitting outside a mud house eating Tibetan dumplings with his hands.

Kake Foods gets showcase status at tribal summit
Kake Foods Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Kake Tribal Corp., has been selected as a showcase business at the upcoming National Summit on Emerging Tribal Economies.

23 Alaskans lose jobs in Consolidated Freightways closure
The bankruptcy filing and shutdown of Consolidated Freightways this week means the loss of 23 jobs in Alaska and a scramble among remaining freight companies for the customers left behind.

Business Profile
"If you're a fisherman trying to produce the best product that you can, one of the ways is to directly sell to people, because then you know you're going to directly give it to the person who's going to eat them."

U.S. Supreme Court to hear Alaska Native wireless case
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case of a group of Alaska Native corporations seeking to protect their disputed licenses to operate wireless phone businesses in major U.S. markets.

In the Tank

Volunteer effort
The Southeast office of the Fran Ulmer for Governor Campaign has been telephoning registered voters in the Juneau Borough. Over 100 of your fellow employees, neighbors, and friends have volunteered their time and energy to this on-going effort.

Winning strategy?
It's called education? They lower the bar until the product passes inspection. It's a good thing for the rest of us that the same technique is not applied to airplanes, or cars, or bridges.

Mike Race calls for covered parking at airport
Republican candidate for House District 3 Mike Race announced Wednesday he'll push for covered parking at the Juneau Airport if elected in November.

Juneau gathers to commemorate events of Sept. 11
Despite inexplicable tragedy, we get up in the morning and we go on, and we go on because we have to, Juneau Rep. Beth Kerttula said today about coping with and remembering the events of Sept. 11.

Sister cities learn from each other
Many Juneau tourists take home a fish or two. The delegation from Mishan, China, wants the whole hatchery.

Around Town
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

Lands Committee gets new direction on Lena Point
The Juneau Planning Commission is directing the city's Lands Committee to adjust its proposal for the Lena Point subdivision in an attempt to appease land owners in the area.

Sitka child molester beaten in prison
A Sitka man convicted of molesting three young girls in a "sex camp" on Bauer Island allegedly was beaten by at least two prison inmates with a mop handle last weekend, prison officials said today.

Convicted child abuser's weapons trial begins
Convicted Sitka child molester Dick Blue Sky goes on trial today on a weapons charge, one of two remaining charges in a nearly 50-count indictment against him.

Bike ride around the sun
Brianna Avis, 10, rides her bike by the sun on the Juneau Community Planet Walk at Twin Lakes on Wednesday.

Around Town
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

Correction
Weather

Police and Fire
Reports from Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers.

Police and Fire
Reports from Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers

Hood quits, endorses Ridgeway
Dixie Hood withdrew as a candidate for the District 2 Juneau Assembly seat Tuesday, throwing her support to Stan Ridgeway in the race against Don Etheridge.

Wet, dry extremes add up to average rainfall
The driest spring in Juneau's recorded weather history was followed this year by the third wettest July and the second wettest August, according to the National Weather Service.

Alaska politics and art merge at local gallery
Collectors of the art of Rie Muñoz filled her gallery Wednesday night for the dual purpose of buying her latest print and helping fund the FRANK Committee's legislative-move information campaign.

Retailers say port workers' strike would not hit Juneau hard
Local retailers who have been stockpiling goods and developing contingency plans in preparation for a possible West Coast longshoremen's strike can relax, at least in the short term.

School Board OK's more charter school funds
Against the recommendation of its superintendent, the Juneau School Board voted Tuesday night to provide an extra $10,000 to the Juneau Community Charter School to help cover a deficit in the school's budget for next year.

High-performance quilters
Many quilters create about two or three quilts a year. A group of volunteers at Resurrection Lutheran Church, though, have put together more than 1,200 quilts since they began quilting together in 1991, and they've been getting more efficient with practice.

Crabb, Jenkins wed
The families of Gary L. Jenkins II and Rachel M. Crabb invite family and friends to a potluck reception to celebrate the marriage of Gary and Rachel. The couple was married in Fairbanks on Aug. 24.

Dance contest
Billie-June Tonsgard holds up a gold medal after the first round of contests at the Dance Educators of America national competition held this July in Las Vegas.

Where do new plants come from?
I've just returned from one of the most enjoyable and inspirational events of my year, the Far West Show. This annual unveiling of the new plant varieties offered by the wholesale nursery industry is a chance to talk to the specialists in the many fields that nursery people and landscapers work in.

Thank you
...for all the help.

Pets of the week
Animals available for adoption at the Gastineau Humane Society

A salmon notebook: Tricks and tips for fresh or frozen salmon
With a lucrative coho run concluded, many people now are lucky enough to have freezers full of silver salmon. Others, who might not have gone out, will probably be receiving a share of the bounty from their fishing friends.

Correction
Quilting group

Glen Scott Kramer
Juneau resident Glen Scott Kramer died Aug. 29, 2002, in Juneau.

My Turn: Lena Point is the right place for lab
As a retired 30-year employee of the Auke Bay Lab who joined the original research staff in 1956, I believe that Juneau should do whatever is necessary to take advantage of this rare opportunity to fund a new fishery research facility at Lena Point.

Word of Mouth
A forum for readers to express opinions on a variety of issues by telephone.

Juneau spikers open season for real
Last weekend, the Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team took a brief shakedown cruise with the exhibition Sitka Jamboree.

Crimson Bears hoping to bounce back versus West
When the Juneau-Douglas High School football team hosts the West Anchorage Eagles on Friday, both teams will be on the rebound.

Alaska High School Football Standings
Through games of Aug. 31

JYFL Score
Scores

Sports in Juneau
A service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau.

Sports in Juneau
A service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau.

Host of political program quits
The moderator of a widely watched political debate program aired in Juneau on KTOO-TV has resigned amid complaints from Republicans.

Point Possession becomes part of Kenai refuge
Point Possession on the Kenai Peninsula has been sold to the federal government and will become part of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.

Youth charged with shooting father, daughter with pellet gun
A teen-ager accused of firing a pellet gun on a father and his 4-year-old daughter has been charged with felony assault, Kenai police said.

Light quake shakes Southeast Alaska
A light earthquake was recorded in Southeast Alaska early today.

Baby drowns near Sitka
A baby drowned Tuesday morning near Sitka.

Judge rejects suit challenging school bus contract
An Anchorage Superior Court judge has rejected a lawsuit challenging the award of the Anchorage School District's bus contract.

FAA gives Ted Stevens airport high marks for safety
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport has received high marks for safety and operations, airport officials said Wednesday.

Hooper Bay has state's highest cost of living
The University of Alaska Fairbanks says it costs more to live in Hooper Bay than in any other community in Alaska.

Ulmer campaign barnstorms through Railbelt
Democrat Fran Ulmer took a detour from her quest for governor while in the Railbelt last week to autograph an outhouse.

Drowned infant identified
Officials have released the name of a baby who drowned in a Sitka boating accident Tuesday.

Tire ride
Zachary Jones, 3, smiles as he spins around on a tire swing after being pushed by big brother Kyle Jones, 8, right, at the Denali Elementary School playground on Tuesday in Fairbanks.

Anchorage doctor's license suspended
he Alaska State Medical Board suspended the license of an Anchorage doctor after a state review said "irresponsible and erratic" practices led to the death of two patients.

Man enters plea in ax attack
A man charged with killing one of his roommates with a hatchet and injuring another in an attack one year ago has changed his plea. Lamar Gathers, 23, pleaded no contest Tuesday to first-degree murder and first-degree assault.

Democrats pick new candidate for Senate seat
The Democratic Party has chosen a new candidate for an Anchorage-area state Senate seat after the previous candidate withdrew, the party said Wednesday.

Ulmer unveils her three-part fiscal plan
Democratic gubernatorial nominee Fran Ulmer stepped into Republican country Wednesday to announce her three-part fiscal plan for Alaska.

Chugach gets contract for Kwajalein Atol missile work
Chugach Alaska Corp., the regional Native corporation for the Prince William Sound area, has tentatively been selected to provide support services for the missile defense testing site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.

Legislative move is fair game
Advocates of keeping the Legislature in Juneau headed into the belly of the beast last week, traveling to the Alaska State Fair in Palmer to persuade Alaskans to vote no on the upcoming ballot measure.

Wilkes Tucker: What makes a good photo
When Time Magazine named Anne Wilkes Tucker "America's best museum curator" last year, the article opened: "If you follow photography, where Anne Wilkes Tucker is going next is something you need to know."

What's up with that?
Q: What's up with the spots and lines painted in the outbound lane on the new Auke Rec bypass? I was driving to town a few weeks ago and some guys had blocked off part of the traffic and were marking the road.

Movies where & when
Movie Listings

Song contest has 3 new categories
The Alaska Public Radio Network's 7th Annual Song of the Year Contest is accepting song entries until the close of business Friday, Sept. 13.

Whipple Art
Artist Charles Whipple is learning to alter the dimensions. "My paintings are all exercises in making two-dimensional surfaces look three-dimensional," he said. "I saw a Da Vinci once that looked so three-dimensional you wanted to look at it from the side to be sure."

The Swamp

Exhibit turns community project into art
F or workers at the Village of Arts and Humanities, the abandoned lots they have been turning into brightly decorated community gardens for 16 years have always been works of art.

A weekend for photo buffs, jazz lovers
J azz at the Alaskan Bar, a presentation on photography and an exhibition of new paintings herald the coming of a full roster of arts events this month.

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