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Sunday, September 17, 2000

DEATH NOTICE

DEATH NOTICE

AROUND TOWN

AROUND TOWN

Inside out

Inside out

The art of tricking tourists
Half of Juneau's downtown tourist shops use cheap, foreign knock-offs to mislead customers seeking Alaska-made Native art. "Made in Indonesia" stickers are removed, covered and sometimes replaced with "Made in Alaska" stickers. Non-Native artists are presented as Native and imported products are passed off as locally made, Empire reporters discovered during repeated visits to 26 shops this summer.

The art of tricking tourists
Half of Juneau's downtown tourist shops use cheap, foreign knock-offs to mislead customers seeking Alaska-made Native art. "Made in Indonesia" stickers are removed, covered and sometimes replaced with "Made in Alaska" stickers. Non-Native artists are presented as Native and imported products are passed off as locally made, Empire reporters discovered during repeated visits to 26 shops this summer.

Church groups ready for Graham crusade
Jerry Bennett Sr. was encouraged by the big, enthusiastic turnout at a Christian Life and Witness class held Wednesday evening at Bethel Assembly of God.

Are tourists being tricked?
Many downtown gift shops are misleading visitors who come to Juneau seeking Alaska-made art and souvenirs, an Empire investigation has determined.

Road, taxes among candidates' topics
Editor's note: Empire profiles of candidates in the Oct. 3 city election begin today with two of the mayoral candidates, Jamie Parsons and Sally Smith. Mayoral candidates Patty Zimmerman and Mark Farmer will be profiled Monday, followed by candidates for Juneau Assembly and Juneau School Board later in the week.

Are tourists being tricked?
Many downtown gift shops are misleading visitors who come to Juneau seeking Alaska-made art and souvenirs, an Empire investigation has determined.

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

Church groups ready for Graham crusade
Jerry Bennett Sr. was encouraged by the big, enthusiastic turnout at a Christian Life and Witness class held Wednesday evening at Bethel Assembly of God.

Road, taxes among candidates' topics
Editor's note: Empire profiles of candidates in the Oct. 3 city election begin today with two of the mayoral candidates, Jamie Parsons and Sally Smith. Mayoral candidates Patty Zimmerman and Mark Farmer will be profiled Monday, followed by candidates for Juneau Assembly and Juneau School Board later in the week.

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

Briefly

Word of Mouth
As an Alaskan, I am ashamed that Gov. Tony Knowles is so impolite to the cruise ship industry. They bring a lot of money to Juneau.

Presidential buck-passing
The following editorial appeared in Saturday's Washington Post:

Word of Mouth
As an Alaskan, I am ashamed that Gov. Tony Knowles is so impolite to the cruise ship industry. They bring a lot of money to Juneau.

It's the Dipsy hour for dads with infants
It's very early, still dark out, and I'm on the living-room floor, trying to simultaneously sleep and play with my 6-month-old daughter, Sophie. She goes to bed at 7:30 p.m., so by 5:30 a.m., she's wide awake and raring to go.

My turn
In 1998 twice as many youth age 15-24 died of suicide than from motor vehicle crashes.

It's the Dipsy hour for dads with infants
It's very early, still dark out, and I'm on the living-room floor, trying to simultaneously sleep and play with my 6-month-old daughter, Sophie. She goes to bed at 7:30 p.m., so by 5:30 a.m., she's wide awake and raring to go.

My turn
In 1998 twice as many youth age 15-24 died of suicide than from motor vehicle crashes.

Presidential buck-passing
The following editorial appeared in Saturday's Washington Post:

Juneau upsets No. 3 Service
As the Juneau-Douglas High School football team was warming up before its 27-8 upset victory over the two-time defending state champion Service Cougars Friday night, Juneau lineman Henry Wyatt looked across the rainy Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park football field and saw something that made him livid.

Bears survive a scare
At certain times, it appeared youth and inexperience might doom the Juneau-Douglas High volleyball team in its matches with Region V-rival Ketchikan Friday and Saturday night at the high school's auxiliary gym.

Bears survive a scare
At certain times, it appeared youth and inexperience might doom the Juneau-Douglas High volleyball team in its matches with Region V-rival Ketchikan Friday and Saturday night at the high school's auxiliary gym.

Juneau upsets No. 3 Service
As the Juneau-Douglas High School football team was warming up before its 27-8 upset victory over the two-time defending state champion Service Cougars Friday night, Juneau lineman Henry Wyatt looked across the rainy Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park football field and saw something that made him livid.

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