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Friday, September 6, 2002

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.

In the Tank

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

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

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."

A note of thanks to two coaches
Now that school is upon us and we reminisce about the days of summer, we recall the time of flip-flops and suitcases rather than backpacks and raingear. But in addition to all that, there are two exceptional individuals that come to mind.

Million-dollar memories
Having been out of town when "The million dollar golf course" was published on Sept. 1, I have a few comments to add.

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.

Another fable
While many people may derive benefits from belief in the Christian God, including spiritual well-being and goodness, (Where does goodness actually come from? Kadashan, Bert Adams Sr., Sunday, Sept. 1), several historians and a poet (me) believe the "Valley Forge Prayer" to be a fabrication.

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.

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.

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.

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

Absentee ballot applications available
The Juneau city clerk's office is now accepting applications to vote by mail and fax in the Oct. 1 city election.

Correction
Due to a reporter's error, an article in Thursday's Empire about the possible longshoremen's strike misspelled Tom Satre's first name. A headline for the article mischaracterized the story. The headline should have read: "Barge companies say port workers' strike would not hit Juneau hard."

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.

Hatchery chums make up for sockeye
It's a good thing the salmon hatchery doesn't put all its eggs in one species.

Correction
Weather

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.

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

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.

Poet brings 9-11 message to Capitol
Another veteran on a personal quest to commemorate the events of Sept. 11 visited Alaska's Capitol this week.

Chihuahua in service
In contrast to the snarling wolf tattooed on her owner's bicep, Sarah, a taciturn Chihuahua who lives with Kollean Gouyton in a small apartment above Front Street, is not known for her ferocity.

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

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

Permit applications available
Permits are required to commercially use the City and Borough of Juneau's park land.

Correction
Quilting group

Koester, Obispo to wed
Summer Amanda Hinckley Koester of Juneau and Jose Ramon Jimenez Obispo of Venezuela plan to marry Sept. 15, 2002, at the Eaglecrest Lodge.

Griffin, Satre to marry
Tish Griffin of Juneau and Tom Satre of Juneau will be married in a ceremony planned for 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at La Vita e Bella Cafe in Seattle, Wash.

Pre-Christian religion is out of the shadows
Forget Blair Witch and broomsticks. Juneau pagans take the elevator to their regular meetings in a brightly lighted library conference room.

FYI
Births

Thank you

Fish Talk
Juneau residents have a chance to learn more about the fish that feed Alaska's economy in a lecture series organized by the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences this fall.

College offers endless opportunities
With fall nearly upon us and a new school year already under way, I encourage everyone to reevaluate their stance on education.

Living and Growing
This summer I had the rather humbling experience of gathering and reviewing each of my college transcripts to apply for a graduate school experience.

Lorraine Patterson
Juneau resident Lorraine (Johnnie) Patterson died Sept. 5, 2002, in Juneau.

Dollie Ilene Jewell
Juneau resident Dollie Ilene Jewell died Sept. 3, 2002, in Juneau.

My Turn: Rites of passage can still be deadly
Despite great progress in reducing alcohol-related traffic deaths since MADD'S founding in 1980, drunk driving and underage drinking are still dangerous realities in our society.

The way Alaskans care
Have you ever noticed that Alaskans, for the most part, prefer to be left to our own devices? I suppose it makes sense that most people who choose to live in a region that is primarily a soggy forest would intuitively not be budding, big-city socialites.

My Turn: Red king crab comments inaccurate
Michael Fleming's My Turn in Tuesday's Empire contained numerous inaccuracies about management of Juneau area personal use and commercial red king crab fisheries and demonstrated a lack of understanding about how regulations that guide allocation among users of fishery resources are developed and implemented in the state of Alaska.

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.

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.

Juneau teams ready for 20th Klondike Relay
For two decades, the Klondike "Trail of '98" International Road Relay has drawn participants that run the gamut from those wanting to break records, to reach personal goals or just to run under the endless midnight sky of the Yukon.

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 dive into the season
After treading water in practice the last three weeks, the Juneau-Douglas High School swimming and diving team opens its season today and Saturday at the Petersburg Invitational.

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

Juneau runners eager to face state's best at Palmer Invite
After playing the role of a big fish in the small Southeast pool the past two weeks, the Juneau-Douglas High School cross country team will leap into an ocean of stiff competition this weekend as it heads north for the Palmer Invitational.

Alaska High School Football Standings
Through games of Aug. 31

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

2002 Football Stats
The individual high school football leaders in the state through games of Aug. 31, as compiled by the Anchorage Daily News. Statistics are for reported games only.

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.

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.

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.

United Way kicks off its annual campaign
The United Way of Southeast Alaska began a $650,000 fund-raising drive today.

Tuntutuliak village residents relent on poaching probe
Three Western Alaska hunters have been charged with illegal moose hunting in a case that has heightened tensions in a region already anxious over the sensitive issues of tribal sovereignty, subsistence rights and moose management.

Delegation: Push through Tongass forest plans
Environmental groups are on guard this week about a possible effort by Alaska's congressional delegation to limit appeals of Tongass National Forest management plans.

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.

Parties trade complaints about campaign infractions
The state's Republican Party leader says Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fran Ulmer improperly received a $13,200 discount from a charter boat company for a May fund-raiser held in Whittier.

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

Lodge owners along Denali Highway seek help
Lodge owners along the 135-mile Denali Highway are looking to legislators for help.

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.

Knowles asks feds to review Chilean salmon dumping
Gov. Tony Knowles is asking the Federal International Trade Administration to widen a review of Chilean farm-raised salmon exports, which he said are responsible for depressing the prices paid to Alaska fishermen.

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.

Chignik fishing cooperative wraps up first season
More than 50 commercial salmon fishermen made $20,000 each this summer in a remote Western Alaska salmon fishery without ever wetting their nets.

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.

Man charged with killing bear in den with cubs
A man from Clear Air Force Station has been charged with crawling into the den of a black bear sow and cubs last winter and fatally shooting the sow with a handgun.

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.

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

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."

What's Happening
Presentations

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.

Movies where & when
Movie Listings

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.

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.

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."

The Swamp

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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