Friday, September 8, 2000

Indian Affairs head apologizes for agency's 'legacy of racism'
WASHINGTON - The head of the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs apologized today for the agency's "legacy of racism and inhumanity" that included massacres, forced relocations of tribes and attempts to wipe out Indian languages and cultures.

Study: Lakes and rivers are freezing later, thawing earlier
WASHINGTON - In a study that adds weight to global warming theories, an analysis of freeze and thaw records for lakes and rivers in the northern hemisphere shows the Earth's temperature has risen steeply over the last 150 years.

Study: Lakes and rivers are freezing later, thawing earlier
WASHINGTON - In a study that adds weight to global warming theories, an analysis of freeze and thaw records for lakes and rivers in the northern hemisphere shows the Earth's temperature has risen steeply over the last 150 years.

Indian Affairs head apologizes for agency's 'legacy of racism'
WASHINGTON - The head of the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs apologized today for the agency's "legacy of racism and inhumanity" that included massacres, forced relocations of tribes and attempts to wipe out Indian languages and cultures.

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Living and growing
There's not a more exciting time to be alive than right now! Yesterday is great for memories and lessons. Tomorrow is great for dreaming and planning. But right now is the time to live.

AROUND TOWN

AROUND TOWN

Living and growing
There's not a more exciting time to be alive than right now! Yesterday is great for memories and lessons. Tomorrow is great for dreaming and planning. But right now is the time to live.

AROUND TOWN

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'Usual Suspects' writer debuts as director in 'Way of the Gun'
When you learn early on in "The Way of the Gun" that the main characters go by the names "Parker" and "Longbaugh," you know serious trouble will find them in the end, probably someplace bleak and desolate.

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Season of New Ideas
Last year they brought Moses to Juneau and put swordplay to music. This year they will conduct an invisible symphony and bring "The Nutcracker" into the 21st century.

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'Usual Suspects' writer debuts as director in 'Way of the Gun'
When you learn early on in "The Way of the Gun" that the main characters go by the names "Parker" and "Longbaugh," you know serious trouble will find them in the end, probably someplace bleak and desolate.

B.C. band to perform, teach Celtic workshops
Blending traditional Celtic music with contemporary songwriting, The Tiller's Folly brings the music and dance of Ireland and the history of Canada's Pacific Coast to Juneau.

Weekend Best Bets
The CrossSound Music Festival continues this weekend with a second Juneau concert. The musicians flew to Sitka last week for two performances and return this weekend with some Sitka musicians for a completely different concert.

Season of New Ideas
Last year they brought Moses to Juneau and put swordplay to music. This year they will conduct an invisible symphony and bring "The Nutcracker" into the 21st century.

B.C. band to perform, teach Celtic workshops
Blending traditional Celtic music with contemporary songwriting, The Tiller's Folly brings the music and dance of Ireland and the history of Canada's Pacific Coast to Juneau.

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Weekend Best Bets
The CrossSound Music Festival continues this weekend with a second Juneau concert. The musicians flew to Sitka last week for two performances and return this weekend with some Sitka musicians for a completely different concert.

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ARTS Profile
Over the icefield and under the icebergs: Photographer John Hermle Jr. has shot the Juneau icefield in winter through the open window of an airplane and Southeast Alaska's inside waters from a kayak from beneath the arch of a melting iceberg.

ARTS Profile
Over the icefield and under the icebergs: Photographer John Hermle Jr. has shot the Juneau icefield in winter through the open window of an airplane and Southeast Alaska's inside waters from a kayak from beneath the arch of a melting iceberg.

CORRECTION

Juneau Color
Nobody tells Clark Gruening to take a flying leap. Sometimes he does anyway.

Store opens doors
The term "grand opening" might be a bit strong. Perhaps a "moderate opening" is a better way to describe what took place at the Nugget Mall this morning.

Family, residents continue search for missing boaters
A distraught Hoonah mother is holding out hope that her eldest child, lost in a Yakutat boating accident this week, is still alive, somewhere.

Family, residents continue search for missing boaters
A distraught Hoonah mother is holding out hope that her eldest child, lost in a Yakutat boating accident this week, is still alive, somewhere.

Union: FAA staff levels aren't safe
The union for technicians who maintain the navigational aids pilots rely on claim the Juneau area is severely understaffed.

Pledge law inspires allegiance in some students
It's 8:02 a.m. at Juneau-Douglas High School, and the three students present at George Gress' advanced placement English class are standing, facing the flag. Their right hands are over their hearts and they are saying the familiar words of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Cops kill third bear with taste for trash
For the third time this summer, Juneau police on Thursday evening were forced to kill a black bear.

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Development council selects mining exec as new director
The Juneau Economic Development Council appointed Lance D. Miller as executive director at its board meeting Thursday afternoon.

Cops kill third bear with taste for trash
For the third time this summer, Juneau police on Thursday evening were forced to kill a black bear.

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

Boat found; 2 men missing
Two fishermen are missing and presumed dead after their skiff was found overturned near Yakutat, according to the Alaska State Troopers.

Juneau Color
Nobody tells Clark Gruening to take a flying leap. Sometimes he does anyway.

Cops cite man for shooting bear
A Juneau resident was cited Wednesday for shooting at a bear in the Crow Hill area of Douglas. The man was charged under a city ordinance that prohibits firing a gun near inhabited property.

Boat found; 2 men missing
Two fishermen are missing and presumed dead after their skiff was found overturned near Yakutat, according to the Alaska State Troopers.

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

Pledge law inspires allegiance in some students
It's 8:02 a.m. at Juneau-Douglas High School, and the three students present at George Gress' advanced placement English class are standing, facing the flag. Their right hands are over their hearts and they are saying the familiar words of the Pledge of Allegiance.

CORRECTION

Cops cite man for shooting bear
A Juneau resident was cited Wednesday for shooting at a bear in the Crow Hill area of Douglas. The man was charged under a city ordinance that prohibits firing a gun near inhabited property.

Development council selects mining exec as new director
The Juneau Economic Development Council appointed Lance D. Miller as executive director at its board meeting Thursday afternoon.

Store opens doors
The term "grand opening" might be a bit strong. Perhaps a "moderate opening" is a better way to describe what took place at the Nugget Mall this morning.

Union: FAA staff levels aren't safe
The union for technicians who maintain the navigational aids pilots rely on claim the Juneau area is severely understaffed.

POLICE AND FIRE
Juneau police, fire officials and Alaska State Troopers reported:

POLICE AND FIRE
Juneau police, fire officials and Alaska State Troopers reported:

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Letters
I appreciated your thoughtful editorial, the fact that you are thinking about WOM and have dropped the "if you don't like it lump it" comments. I also agree that in this fast

My turn
On Friday Juneau will serve as one of three sites nationally selected, at the behest of 53 self-appointed environmental watch-dog groups, for testimony before EPA concerning cruise ship discharges.

Letters
In response to Jack Cadigan's My Turn (Juneau Empire, Thursday, Sept. 7), I find a bit bizarre the claim that "overboard discharge is a non-problem locally." Why would the federal government fine law-breaking cruise ship companies millions of dollars for illegally dumping tons of trash in Alaskan waters, including the Inside Passage, if this is not a problem? Why would the cruise ship lines then lie about it to government officials?

My Turn
I suppose I should quickly run like a lemming to worship tourism in Juneau when an Anchorage Times editorial said the capital should be moved because Juneauites don't like tourism. The Times (and many legislators) will advocate the capital move no matter the reason. Saturn has six moons rather than five, the ozone hole above the North Pole gets larger every year. Whatever.

Word of Mouth
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Without strong rules, states milk Medicaid
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: The states are forever complaining about excessive federal regulation. Federal aid comes wrapped in too many rules, the governors say; why not just give us the money and get out of our energetic way? But the answer is, in part, that without the rules the states will rip off the federal programs. The record is clear; the latest example involves, once again, Medicaid, by far the largest of the grant programs.

Word of Mouth
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.

Letters
As a "young" Alaskan (28 exactly, is that still young?), I am excited by political newcomers, Maridon Boario and Marc Wheeler.

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. The number to call in 586-4636. Then press 8255 to leave your message.

Word of Mouth
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.

Estate tax law should be changed, not killed
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times:

My Turn
I suppose I should quickly run like a lemming to worship tourism in Juneau when an Anchorage Times editorial said the capital should be moved because Juneauites don't like tourism. The Times (and many legislators) will advocate the capital move no matter the reason. Saturn has six moons rather than five, the ozone hole above the North Pole gets larger every year. Whatever.

My turn
On Friday Juneau will serve as one of three sites nationally selected, at the behest of 53 self-appointed environmental watch-dog groups, for testimony before EPA concerning cruise ship discharges.

Without strong rules, states milk Medicaid
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: The states are forever complaining about excessive federal regulation. Federal aid comes wrapped in too many rules, the governors say; why not just give us the money and get out of our energetic way? But the answer is, in part, that without the rules the states will rip off the federal programs. The record is clear; the latest example involves, once again, Medicaid, by far the largest of the grant programs.

Estate tax law should be changed, not killed
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times:

Letters
As a "young" Alaskan (28 exactly, is that still young?), I am excited by political newcomers, Maridon Boario and Marc Wheeler.

Letters
Thanks for the column on WOM. WOM is something I look at every day.

Letters
In response to Jack Cadigan's My Turn (Juneau Empire, Thursday, Sept. 7), I find a bit bizarre the claim that "overboard discharge is a non-problem locally." Why would the federal government fine law-breaking cruise ship companies millions of dollars for illegally dumping tons of trash in Alaskan waters, including the Inside Passage, if this is not a problem? Why would the cruise ship lines then lie about it to government officials?

Letters
Thanks for the column on WOM. WOM is something I look at every day.

Letters
I appreciated your thoughtful editorial, the fact that you are thinking about WOM and have dropped the "if you don't like it lump it" comments. I also agree that in this fast

Bears face Dimond in key CIFC matchup
The Dimond Lynx may be the top-ranked high school football team in Alaska this week, but to hear Dimond coach Duncan Shackelford talk you'd think the Lynx are decided underdogs when they host the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears on Saturday.

Back in the swim of things
The Juneau-Douglas High School swimming and diving team kicks off its 2000 campaign with a rare home meet this Friday and Saturday at Augustus Brown Swimming Pool.

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

SPORTS IN JUNEAU
Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau. To submit an item to Sports in Juneau, please fax the info to 1-907-586-3028 or e-mail it to sports@juneauempire.com.

Sitka man, brother win mountain classic
The Alaska Mountain-Wilderness Classic isn't your typical walk, or race, in the park.

Klondike record in danger?
Two of Juneau's top runners jumped ship for a record run in this year's 18th annual Klondike Trail of '98 International Road Relay, hoping a new team will lead to a record after two years of narrowly missing the mark with Juneau's Pacific Roadrunners Wolfpack team.

Back in the swim of things
The Juneau-Douglas High School swimming and diving team kicks off its 2000 campaign with a rare home meet this Friday and Saturday at Augustus Brown Swimming Pool.

Bears face Dimond in key CIFC matchup
The Dimond Lynx may be the top-ranked high school football team in Alaska this week, but to hear Dimond coach Duncan Shackelford talk you'd think the Lynx are decided underdogs when they host the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears on Saturday.

Sitka man, brother win mountain classic
The Alaska Mountain-Wilderness Classic isn't your typical walk, or race, in the park.

Juneau volleyball team falls in three games to Lathrop
FAIRBANKS -- The Lathrop High School volleyball team defeated Juneau-Douglas in three games Thursday, even though Lathrop fell behind in all three.

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

SPORTS IN JUNEAU
Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau. To submit an item to Sports in Juneau, please fax the info to 1-907-586-3028 or e-mail it to sports@juneauempire.com.

Juneau volleyball team falls in three games to Lathrop
FAIRBANKS -- The Lathrop High School volleyball team defeated Juneau-Douglas in three games Thursday, even though Lathrop fell behind in all three.

Klondike record in danger?
Two of Juneau's top runners jumped ship for a record run in this year's 18th annual Klondike Trail of '98 International Road Relay, hoping a new team will lead to a record after two years of narrowly missing the mark with Juneau's Pacific Roadrunners Wolfpack team.

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