Monday, September 18, 2000

Most states don't check federal list of barred contractors
WASHINGTON More than half the states hire contractors without determining whether they are barred from doing business with the federal government for fraud or other violations, an Associated Press review found.

Most states don't check federal list of barred contractors
WASHINGTON More than half the states hire contractors without determining whether they are barred from doing business with the federal government for fraud or other violations, an Associated Press review found.

AROUND TOWN

AROUND TOWN

AROUND TOWN

AROUND TOWN

DEATH NOTICE

DEATH NOTICE

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.

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-made knock-offs to mislead customers seeking Alaska-made Native art.

The art of tricking tourists
Half of Juneau's downtown tourist shops use cheap, foreign-made knock-offs to mislead customers seeking Alaska-made Native art.

System lets UAS students go unwired and online
Monica Kane, a student at the University of Alaska Southeast, can sit in her dorm room, fire up her laptop computer and do online assignments without having to buy special equipment.

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

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

About campaign coverage
Today's profiles of mayoral candidates Patty Zimmerman and Mark Farmer are part of a week-long look at people on the ballot in the Oct. 3 city election. Profiles of mayoral candidates Sally Smith and Jamie Parsons were printed Sunday.

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.

Feds seek changes for safer flying
The federal government is asking commercial pilots and aviation company officials how to improve safety in Alaska's skies without creating more rules.

Mayoral candidates call for change
The city is healthy, according to mayoral candidate Patty Zimmerman, but poverty in Juneau is growing.

Nonprofits team up for computer jobs
Five computer-repair students sat down at a bank of 13 donated computers at the new Boys and Girls Clubs of Juneau last week to see what shape they were in.

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.

To our readers
Page one of Sunday's Empire directed readers to an article about misrepresentation of Native and imported art by about a dozen downtown shops. The article began on page C1 and was to have continued on page C7. However, readers who turned to C7 found the page was filled with national news. Regrettably, the continuation of the article was lost in the editing and production cycles. We apologize for the omission. The article is printed in full on pages 9 and 10 of today's Empire.

Corrections

System lets UAS students go unwired and online
Monica Kane, a student at the University of Alaska Southeast, can sit in her dorm room, fire up her laptop computer and do online assignments without having to buy special equipment.

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...

Mayoral candidates call for change
Photojournalist Mark Farmer thinks the time has come to change the city's form of government from one run by a manager to the "strong mayor" form. "Managers manage," he said. "They are not leaders."

Briefly

Briefly

Mayoral candidates call for change
The city is healthy, according to mayoral candidate Patty Zimmerman, but poverty in Juneau is growing.

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

Mayoral candidates call for change
Photojournalist Mark Farmer thinks the time has come to change the city's form of government from one run by a manager to the "strong mayor" form. "Managers manage," he said. "They are not leaders."

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.

Corrections

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.

About campaign coverage
Today's profiles of mayoral candidates Patty Zimmerman and Mark Farmer are part of a week-long look at people on the ballot in the Oct. 3 city election. Profiles of mayoral candidates Sally Smith and Jamie Parsons were printed Sunday.

Briefly

Feds seek changes for safer flying
The federal government is asking commercial pilots and aviation company officials how to improve safety in Alaska's skies without creating more rules.

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.

Nonprofits team up for computer jobs
Five computer-repair students sat down at a bank of 13 donated computers at the new Boys and Girls Clubs of Juneau last week to see what shape they were in.

To our readers
Page one of Sunday's Empire directed readers to an article about misrepresentation of Native and imported art by about a dozen downtown shops. The article began on page C1 and was to have continued on page C7. However, readers who turned to C7 found the page was filled with national news. Regrettably, the continuation of the article was lost in the editing and production cycles. We apologize for the omission. The article is printed in full on pages 9 and 10 of today's Empire.

Briefly

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

Word of Mouth

Minorities increasing
Historically, the term "minority" refers to people who are first, part of a racial or ethnic group, and second, have been the target of unfair treatment and have suffered disadvantages as a result. Thus, most Americans with cultural ties to Europe would not be considered minorities, except for American Jews, and for example, someone like myself, a foreign-born political refugee, who have suffered a history of persecution.

Prop 2 would bring Bartlett up to date
For the past several years we residents of Juneau have been tearing ourselves apart over a number of issues. Disagreement and thorough discussions are healthy up to a point, however, we need to come together on occasion for the good of the community.

Cruise industry has read writing on wall
Juneau's scheduled three hours of public input on Sept. 8 turned into six hours to address several topical environmental issues, one being fecal colonies. This is a very English way of addressing the nasty bacteria we humans have in abundance, particularly the "colonies" found in our intestinal waste.

Juneau appreciated
On Aug. 19, while waiting to embark on Cruise West Spirit of '98, I stopped in "Deja Vu Antiques." I f

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

End of session could kill conservation fund
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: For years, stable funding for conservation programs was held hostage in Congress by a handful of powerful House conservatives. Now, though the stalemate is all but dissolved, the congressional end-of-session crunch threatens to prevent its passage. This measure should be plucked from the pack and made law.

End of session could kill conservation fund
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: For years, stable funding for conservation programs was held hostage in Congress by a handful of powerful House conservatives. Now, though the stalemate is all but dissolved, the congressional end-of-session crunch threatens to prevent its passage. This measure should be plucked from the pack and made law.

Word of Mouth

What is daily pledge meant to achieve?
My basic question to mandating the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in the school system is: Who or which group drafted legislation to mandate education officials to require students to recite the pledge on every school day? What is the rationale behind the law?

Cruise industry has read writing on wall
Juneau's scheduled three hours of public input on Sept. 8 turned into six hours to address several topical environmental issues, one being fecal colonies. This is a very English way of addressing the nasty bacteria we humans have in abundance, particularly the "colonies" found in our intestinal waste.

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.

What is daily pledge meant to achieve?
My basic question to mandating the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in the school system is: Who or which group drafted legislation to mandate education officials to require students to recite the pledge on every school day? What is the rationale behind the law?

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.

Minorities increasing
Historically, the term "minority" refers to people who are first, part of a racial or ethnic group, and second, have been the target of unfair treatment and have suffered disadvantages as a result. Thus, most Americans with cultural ties to Europe would not be considered minorities, except for American Jews, and for example, someone like myself, a foreign-born political refugee, who have suffered a history of persecution.

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.

Prop 2 would bring Bartlett up to date
For the past several years we residents of Juneau have been tearing ourselves apart over a number of issues. Disagreement and thorough discussions are healthy up to a point, however, we need to come together on occasion for the good of the community.

Juneau appreciated
On Aug. 19, while waiting to embark on Cruise West Spirit of '98, I stopped in "Deja Vu Antiques." I f

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

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.

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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