Wednesday, September 6, 2000

Business Profile

AROUND THE CLOCK
Gottschalks opened 27 stores last week. Alas, Juneau's wasn't one of them.

AROUND THE CLOCK
Gottschalks opened 27 stores last week. Alas, Juneau's wasn't one of them.

Old kind of tattoo new to Juneau
With a surgeon's precision, Jessica Albritton detailed a curved line as her grapevine design crept up Kate McPherson's left hand.

Old kind of tattoo new to Juneau
With a surgeon's precision, Jessica Albritton detailed a curved line as her grapevine design crept up Kate McPherson's left hand.

Business Profile

Kootznoowoo turns losses to profits
The red ink has turned to black at Kootznoowoo Inc. But the turnaround has come at a cost of some jobs in Southeast.

Kootznoowoo turns losses to profits
The red ink has turned to black at Kootznoowoo Inc. But the turnaround has come at a cost of some jobs in Southeast.

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Breaking News
WASHINGTON - The Agriculture Department sparred Tuesday with representatives of its meat inspectors over whether a new system for overseeing packing plants has improved the safety of beef, pork and poultry.

Judge: MP3.com must pay up to $250 million in copyright case
NEW YORK A federal judge Wednesday ordered MP3.com to pay as much as $250 million to Universal Music Group for violating the record companys copyrights by making thousands of CDs available for listening over the Internet.

Breaking News
WASHINGTON - The Agriculture Department sparred Tuesday with representatives of its meat inspectors over whether a new system for overseeing packing plants has improved the safety of beef, pork and poultry.

Judge: MP3.com must pay up to $250 million in copyright case
NEW YORK A federal judge Wednesday ordered MP3.com to pay as much as $250 million to Universal Music Group for violating the record companys copyrights by making thousands of CDs available for listening over the Internet.

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Preschool openings

thank you

living and growing
Editor's note: This column was not available for publication as scheduled last Friday.

living and growing
Editor's note: David Lendrum's "Landscape Alaska" column was not available this week.

pet of the week
Mr. Doug has been at the Gastineau Humane Society for several months...

living and growing
Editor's note: David Lendrum's "Landscape Alaska" column was not available this week.

AROUND TOWN

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Preschool openings

thank you

pet of the week
Mr. Doug has been at the Gastineau Humane Society for several months...

AROUND TOWN

AROUND TOWN

living and growing
Editor's note: This column was not available for publication as scheduled last Friday.

AROUND TOWN

Proposed rule tough on drugs
Student athletes who use tobacco, alcohol or illegal drugs would be removed from their team for the rest of the season, under proposed Juneau School District regulations.

Bear shot in tussle Correction 9/6/00
Increasingly aggressive in their pursuit of food, bears ended up in entryways, kitchens and dead this weekend.

From Tlingit to Cree
Sunday's opening of Gathering of Tribes Pow-Wow 2000 began with the fall of an eagle feather.

CORRECTION

Labor Day deluge caps summer that's second coolest on record
If August seemed a bit wetter than normal, it was.

POLICE AND FIRE
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

POLICE AND FIRE
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Pilot lost license before fatal airplane accident
The Sitka pilot who died in a crash last week at the Juneau Airport did not have a valid pilot's certificate the aircraft equivalent of a driver's license, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Scientists measure rising Panhandle
SITKA - Northern Southeast Alaska is growing, leading scientists to ask why and how fast the land is emerging from the water.

Ship regs tough enough?
A national review of cruise ship waste-handling practices includes a public hearing in Juneau on Friday.

Two jump into city races as write-ins
A former teacher and teachers' union leader has joined the Juneau School Board race as a write-in candidate.

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Pledge law unenforced at J-D high
Juneau-Douglas High School students and teachers generally are ignoring a new law requiring them to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, according to a high school student on the Juneau School Board.

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Ship regs tough enough?
A national review of cruise ship waste-handling practices includes a public hearing in Juneau on Friday.

Two jump into city races as write-ins
A former teacher and teachers' union leader has joined the Juneau School Board race as a write-in candidate.

Labor Day deluge caps summer that's second coolest on record
If August seemed a bit wetter than normal, it was.

Scientists measure rising Panhandle
SITKA - Northern Southeast Alaska is growing, leading scientists to ask why and how fast the land is emerging from the water.

POLICE AND FIRE
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Pledge law unenforced at J-D high
Juneau-Douglas High School students and teachers generally are ignoring a new law requiring them to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, according to a high school student on the Juneau School Board.

Bear season may shrink in Southeast under proposal
The state wants to shorten some bear hunting seasons in Southeast, especially for nonresidents, but it would allow more hunting of elk, moose, beaver and wolves in selected areas if the state Board of Game agrees.

Pilot lost license before fatal airplane accident
The Sitka pilot who died in a crash last week at the Juneau Airport did not have a valid pilot's certificate the aircraft equivalent of a driver's license, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

From Tlingit to Cree
Sunday's opening of Gathering of Tribes Pow-Wow 2000 began with the fall of an eagle feather.

Two jump into city races as write-ins
Write-in candidate Maridon Boario has signed on to run against District 1 Juneau Assembly incumbent Ken Koelsch.

Bear season may shrink in Southeast under proposal
The state wants to shorten some bear hunting seasons in Southeast, especially for nonresidents, but it would allow more hunting of elk, moose, beaver and wolves in selected areas if the state Board of Game agrees.

New homes ease Hoonah crunch
Jolene Smith finally has a room of her own. Smith and her two daughters were among 18 families to move into a new Tlingit and Haida Regional Housing Authority project in Hoonah last week.

POLICE AND FIRE
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Proposed rule tough on drugs
Student athletes who use tobacco, alcohol or illegal drugs would be removed from their team for the rest of the season, under proposed Juneau School District regulations.

CORRECTION

New homes ease Hoonah crunch
Jolene Smith finally has a room of her own. Smith and her two daughters were among 18 families to move into a new Tlingit and Haida Regional Housing Authority project in Hoonah last week.

Two jump into city races as write-ins
Write-in candidate Maridon Boario has signed on to run against District 1 Juneau Assembly incumbent Ken Koelsch.

Bear shot in tussle Correction 9/6/00
Increasingly aggressive in their pursuit of food, bears ended up in entryways, kitchens and dead this weekend.

Drug firms have strange marketing strategies
Just imagine if General Motors or Ford aired expensive TV commercials which contained lines such as, "In some cases our cars may explode, fail to start, veer off cliffs, catch on fire or stall in the left lane of the FDR Drive."

Missile defense system design should start now
The following editorial appeared in Saturday's edition of the Voice of the (Anchorage) Times: Bill Clinton says wait. Frank Murkowski says let's at least get started. Bill Cohen says we'll keep testing.

Word of Mouth

My Turn: Are cruise companies clean enough?
On Friday, Juneau takes center stage regarding a national environmental issue. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected only Miami, Los Angeles and Juneau to hold hearings on cruise ship water pollution. Juneau's hearing is from 7 to 10 p.m. at Centennial Hall.

Children of war lack future without education
Millions of American parents and children are winding up the last days of summer vacations -- camp, back yard barbecues, baseball, long days at the beach. However, for millions of refugee children around the world, a forced "summer vacation" from school carries the threat of becoming a permanent vacation.

My Turn: Are cruise companies clean enough?
As the 2000 cruise season draws to a close, we take this opportunity to thank the residents of Juneau and other communities for your hospitality, making possible the memorable vacations for the cruise guests who visited Alaska. This is also an opportunity to reconfirm our commitment to high quality environmental stewardship in Alaska.

Drug firms have strange marketing strategies
Just imagine if General Motors or Ford aired expensive TV commercials which contained lines such as, "In some cases our cars may explode, fail to start, veer off cliffs, catch on fire or stall in the left lane of the FDR Drive."

Debates are critical in engaging voters
The following editorial excerpt appeared in today's Washington Post:

Children of war lack future without education
Millions of American parents and children are winding up the last days of summer vacations -- camp, back yard barbecues, baseball, long days at the beach. However, for millions of refugee children around the world, a forced "summer vacation" from school carries the threat of becoming a permanent vacation.

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. Calls will remain anonymous, and opinions will be published if they meet the editor's standards of good taste. The number to call is 586-4636. Then press 8255 to leave your message. (As you've probably figured out, messages printed here don't necessarily reflect the opinion of the Empire.)

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. Calls will remain anonymous, and opinions will be published if they meet the editor's standards of good taste. The number to call is 586-4636. Then press 8255 to leave your message. (As you've probably figured out, messages printed here don't necessarily reflect the opinion of the Empire.)

My Turn: Are cruise companies clean enough?
On Friday, Juneau takes center stage regarding a national environmental issue. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected only Miami, Los Angeles and Juneau to hold hearings on cruise ship water pollution. Juneau's hearing is from 7 to 10 p.m. at Centennial Hall.

Missile defense system design should start now
The following editorial appeared in Saturday's edition of the Voice of the (Anchorage) Times: Bill Clinton says wait. Frank Murkowski says let's at least get started. Bill Cohen says we'll keep testing.

My Turn: Are cruise companies clean enough?
As the 2000 cruise season draws to a close, we take this opportunity to thank the residents of Juneau and other communities for your hospitality, making possible the memorable vacations for the cruise guests who visited Alaska. This is also an opportunity to reconfirm our commitment to high quality environmental stewardship in Alaska.

Debates are critical in engaging voters
The following editorial excerpt appeared in today's Washington Post:

Word of Mouth

Juneau boys win Haines X-C meet
Wesley Brooks and Brian Nowlin finished 1-2 at a cross-country meet in Haines Saturday to give Juneau-Douglas a win against teams from Haines, Petersburg, Skagway and Mount Edgecumbe.

Juneau finishes with 9-4 record at Jamboree
The Juneau-Douglas High volleyball team finished with a 9-4 record during the 2000 Southeast Jamboree at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School last weekend.

Alaska AIDS rider said cold and snow was worth it
The inaugural Alaska AIDS Ride was expected to be a leisurely -- if not long -- fund-raising bike ride from Fairbanks to Anchorage with lots of scenery and camaraderie among dedicated AIDS activists from around the world.

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Juneau boys win Haines X-C meet
Wesley Brooks and Brian Nowlin finished 1-2 at a cross-country meet in Haines Saturday to give Juneau-Douglas a win against teams from Haines, Petersburg, Skagway and Mount Edgecumbe.

Stepping up, stepping in
For nearly 45 minutes at practice Tuesday, the Juneau-Douglas High volleyball team ran the same drill -- bump the ball, set the ball, spike the ball -- over and over.

Juneau finishes with 9-4 record at Jamboree
The Juneau-Douglas High volleyball team finished with a 9-4 record during the 2000 Southeast Jamboree at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School last weekend.

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Alaska AIDS rider said cold and snow was worth it
The inaugural Alaska AIDS Ride was expected to be a leisurely -- if not long -- fund-raising bike ride from Fairbanks to Anchorage with lots of scenery and camaraderie among dedicated AIDS activists from around the world.

Stepping up, stepping in
For nearly 45 minutes at practice Tuesday, the Juneau-Douglas High volleyball team ran the same drill -- bump the ball, set the ball, spike the ball -- over and over.

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