Saturday, September 9, 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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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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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.

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.

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

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
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
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.

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.

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

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
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.

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.

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.

SPORTS IN JUNEAU
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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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