Monday, September 11, 2000

Knowles seeks to overturn judge's action on endangered sea lions
ANCHORAGE - Gov. Tony Knowles is stepping into the controversy over fishing closures ordered to protect endangered Steller sea lions.

Knowles seeks to overturn judge's action on endangered sea lions
ANCHORAGE - Gov. Tony Knowles is stepping into the controversy over fishing closures ordered to protect endangered Steller sea lions.

Obituary
CHRISTIAN P. AUSTIN

AROUND TOWN

AROUND TOWN

AROUND TOWN

AROUND TOWN

Obituary
CHRISTIAN P. AUSTIN

RECIPES

RECIPES

Inside Out

Inside Out

Clarification

DUI suspect freed, arrested again later for theft and DUI
Once was not enough for a young driver who went on a spree Saturday morning, according to police.

Grade schoolers pass exam
ANCHORAGE - Results of a statewide exam show Alaska's grade school students are holding their own in reading and writing, but have trouble as math gets more complex.

Debate on ships is murky
Federal regulators say Alaska's effort to describe cruise ship wastewaster discharges is providing the best data they've seen so far.

Center at JDHS looks at offering birth control
Dispensing birth control methods at the Juneau Teen Health Center could reduce unwanted pregnancies, some advocates say. But other people are concerned it would contradict the high school's message of abstinence.

Gaming snafu to hit charities
The state Tax Division is punishing the Juneau Boxing Club, Tlingit and Haida, and four other nonprofits for violations of state gambling laws by a pulltab cooperative Juneau resident George Wright managed on their behalf.

Safety on local runways under review
The Federal Aviation Administration is holding a public discussion Tuesday on runway safety at the Juneau Airport.

Knowles, Yukon premier discuss natural gas pipeline
After being lobbied by Yukon Premier Pat Duncan, Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles said Friday that he is more aware of the benefits of building a natural gas pipeline along the Alaska Highway.

Paying tribute to a century of life
Anna Hitchcock, 100, remembers crossing the Atlantic Ocean as a young girl and a teen-ager. When she reached Amsterdam after one voyage, people were mourning the Titanic.

Mayoral race takes on bears
Mayoral candidate Mark Farmer is proposing a garbage-bear control plan for the city that includes compulsory use of bear-proof garbage containers and hiring a year-round, state-trained bear-control community service officer.

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

Center at JDHS looks at offering birth control
Dispensing birth control methods at the Juneau Teen Health Center could reduce unwanted pregnancies, some advocates say. But other people are concerned it would contradict the high school's message of abstinence.

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

Clarification

Groups lobby local voters
Five local groups are organizing to tell Juneau voters about this fall's city ballot propositions.

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

Sting nets jail time for clerks
Bartenders and liquor store clerks charged with selling alcohol to minors are getting jail time and fines for their crimes, but most apparently are not losing their jobs.

Knowles, Yukon premier discuss natural gas pipeline
After being lobbied by Yukon Premier Pat Duncan, Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles said Friday that he is more aware of the benefits of building a natural gas pipeline along the Alaska Highway.

DUI suspect freed, arrested again later for theft and DUI
Once was not enough for a young driver who went on a spree Saturday morning, according to police.

Contractor may foot road damage bills
Who foots the bill for windshields broken by road construction debris?

BRIEFLY

Debate on ships is murky
Federal regulators say Alaska's effort to describe cruise ship wastewaster discharges is providing the best data they've seen so far.

Paying tribute to a century of life
Anna Hitchcock, 100, remembers crossing the Atlantic Ocean as a young girl and a teen-ager. When she reached Amsterdam after one voyage, people were mourning the Titanic.

Gaming snafu to hit charities
The state Tax Division is punishing the Juneau Boxing Club, Tlingit and Haida, and four other nonprofits for violations of state gambling laws by a pulltab cooperative Juneau resident George Wright managed on their behalf.

Contractor may foot road damage bills
Who foots the bill for windshields broken by road construction debris?

Safety on local runways under review
The Federal Aviation Administration is holding a public discussion Tuesday on runway safety at the Juneau Airport.

BRIEFLY

Sting nets jail time for clerks
Bartenders and liquor store clerks charged with selling alcohol to minors are getting jail time and fines for their crimes, but most apparently are not losing their jobs.

Mayoral race takes on bears
Mayoral candidate Mark Farmer is proposing a garbage-bear control plan for the city that includes compulsory use of bear-proof garbage containers and hiring a year-round, state-trained bear-control community service officer.

Grade schoolers pass exam
ANCHORAGE - Results of a statewide exam show Alaska's grade school students are holding their own in reading and writing, but have trouble as math gets more complex.

Groups lobby local voters
Five local groups are organizing to tell Juneau voters about this fall's city ballot propositions.

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

U.S. wasn't founded on religious tenets
A few facts about the separation of church and state. The U.S. Constitution (First Amendment, Art. VI) states "Congress shall make no law respecting an establis

A final message from the departing publisher
More than five years ago, my wife and I stepped off a plane in Juneau and began an adventure of a lifetime. Of course, we arrived in the middle of the longest run of sunny days in recent history and wondered why everyone kept talking about the rain. Then came October, and we learned.

Word of Mouth

Letters
At first, I was dismayed, though not surprised, that some legislators would consider the idea of boarding schools for rural students. After some thought, I realize that there is a brilliant idea buried in this proposal.

Math error corrected
My letter published on Sunday contains an error.

Letters
Last Saturday was a gorgeous day, not to be spent indoors. My quest was to follow the Yankee Basin trail to its end. I wasn't especially surprised that brushy conditions forced me to quit after covering just over five miles. I was very surprised, however, to lose the trail on my way back.

Endgame on the Hill
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: This has been not just an unproductive but an unusual Congress in that the minority and majority roles have been reversed. The Democrats, led by the president, have set most of the agenda. The Republicans have spent most of their time playing defense, trying to block Democratic proposals -- having not that many of their own -- without appearing obstructionist.

Letters
By lowering required scores on the high school qualifying examination, state officials made the tests easier to pass.

U.S. wasn't founded on religious tenets
A few facts about the separation of church and state. The U.S. Constitution (First Amendment, Art. VI) states "Congress shall make no law respecting an establis

Word of Mouth

Endgame on the Hill
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: This has been not just an unproductive but an unusual Congress in that the minority and majority roles have been reversed. The Democrats, led by the president, have set most of the agenda. The Republicans have spent most of their time playing defense, trying to block Democratic proposals -- having not that many of their own -- without appearing obstructionist.

A final message from the departing publisher
More than five years ago, my wife and I stepped off a plane in Juneau and began an adventure of a lifetime. Of course, we arrived in the middle of the longest run of sunny days in recent history and wondered why everyone kept talking about the rain. Then came October, and we learned.

Marijuana laws may go up in smoke
There is reason to think our federal marijuana laws unraveling.

Letters
Bill McAllister's front page "editorial" on G.W. Bush's dating habits is a direct affront to all Independent and Republican voters in Juneau.

Letters
The Thinking Out Loud column in the Sept. 3 Empire was a good discussion of the pros and cons of the controversial Word of Mouth column. I hope you decided to continue it as an indication of local issues of general interest or concern.

Letters
The Thinking Out Loud column in the Sept. 3 Empire was a good discussion of the pros and cons of the controversial Word of Mouth column. I hope you decided to continue it as an indication of local issues of general interest or concern.

Marijuana laws may go up in smoke
There is reason to think our federal marijuana laws unraveling.

Letters
At first, I was dismayed, though not surprised, that some legislators would consider the idea of boarding schools for rural students. After some thought, I realize that there is a brilliant idea buried in this proposal.

Math error corrected
My letter published on Sunday contains an error.

Letters
Last Saturday was a gorgeous day, not to be spent indoors. My quest was to follow the Yankee Basin trail to its end. I wasn't especially surprised that brushy conditions forced me to quit after covering just over five miles. I was very surprised, however, to lose the trail on my way back.

Letters
Bill McAllister's front page "editorial" on G.W. Bush's dating habits is a direct affront to all Independent and Republican voters in Juneau.

Letters
By lowering required scores on the high school qualifying examination, state officials made the tests easier to pass.

Word of Mouth

Word of Mouth

No. 1 Dimond blitzes Juneau-Douglas
ANCHORAGE -- If there is such a thing as a turning point in a blowout, that critical juncture in top-ranked Dimond High's 42-7 pasting of Juneau-Douglas came in the opening minutes of the second quarter.

Juneau swims to home sweeps
A good start can set the tone for the whole season and, if that's the case, the Juneau-Douglas High School swim team can expect a great year.

Geezers wear masters crown again in Klondike
WHITEHORSE, Yukon Territory -- The Smokin' Ole Geezers of Juneau withstood the test of time ... again.

Geezers wear masters crown again in Klondike
WHITEHORSE, Yukon Territory -- The Smokin' Ole Geezers of Juneau withstood the test of time ... again.

Juneau runners sweep titles in Sitka Invitational
The Juneau-Douglas High School cross-country running teams swept to a pair of team victories in the Sitka Invitational Saturday at Totem Park in Sitka.

Juneau swims to home sweeps
A good start can set the tone for the whole season and, if that's the case, the Juneau-Douglas High School swim team can expect a great year.

Crimson Bears fourth in Fairbanks tourney
The Juneau-Douglas volleyball team placed fourth in the eight-team North Pole Invitational Volleyball Tournament Saturday in Fairbanks.

No. 1 Dimond blitzes Juneau-Douglas
ANCHORAGE -- If there is such a thing as a turning point in a blowout, that critical juncture in top-ranked Dimond High's 42-7 pasting of Juneau-Douglas came in the opening minutes of the second quarter.

Crimson Bears fourth in Fairbanks tourney
The Juneau-Douglas volleyball team placed fourth in the eight-team North Pole Invitational Volleyball Tournament Saturday in Fairbanks.

Juneau runners sweep titles in Sitka Invitational
The Juneau-Douglas High School cross-country running teams swept to a pair of team victories in the Sitka Invitational Saturday at Totem Park in Sitka.

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