Tuesday, September 18, 2001

Tribes join to create information technology firm
Two tribes on Prince of Wales Island are taking the plunge into high tech. The tribal governments for the villages of Craig and Kasaan have formed an information technology company to provide computer services to the federal government.

Princess announces winners of awards for onshore tours
Princess Tours held its second annual CRUISE awards last week honoring members of the onshore tour industry.

Home-brew contest begins
The Alaska Brewing Co. is accepting applications for the second annual Southeast Alaska Autumn Pour Home-brew Competition from Sept. 12 through 21 at 5 p.m.

Leaks interrupt oil production
Unocal has halted production from its King Salmon Platform following the latest in a series of leaks from Cook Inlet oil and gas pipelines.

Business Profile: Fred Weiler
Title and firm: Fred Weiler, partner with Keith Axt Aisner at the AP&T Wireless Juneau branch.

On The Move
Grummett is insurance group president; Silverbow names head chef; Business center moves; New VP for Alaska Pacific Bank

Outboard owners caught in bankruptcy's wake
Promises of repairs and long life are in question after a company's demise left many Evinrude and Johnson outboard motors without usable warranties.

Business Briefs
Seminars focus on contracting, finances; Brewery brings back winter ale

Worthy ambassadors
I'm an American who has lived in Alaska 16 years but I also was raised in two other countries. When I started a small import business here in 1995, I traveled among a staggering array of nationalities and I've learned two major truths. Bear with me.

Incomplete coverage
The Juneau Empire's story in Sunday's paper on municipal election campaign finances omitted important facts regarding Jim Powell's 1998 re-election campaign. The story reads "Powell's reporting was $3,200 off." That is correct information.

Know thine enemy
Whoa! Before the "superpatriot" and the blaming rhetoric gets out of hand, let's think again. Can we afford to forget that one of the greatest things about America is freedom of speech, which includes the freedom, even the obligation, to question our own and our government's actions?

A fan of Ann
I just had an urge to say that I really have enjoyed Ann Chandonnet's articles on local personalities and history.

Quest for vengeance
I join the rest of America in expressing my shock at the horrific attack of Sept. 11. It is beyond my comprehension that any person or group could have such complete and utter disregard for the value of human life. My heart and prayers go out to those who have lost loved ones in this disaster.

Signs of hatred
Juneau is a community that takes care of its own. Last week, late at night, swastikas and white supremacist slogans were painted on several cars downtown. The police department does not believe the incident was targeted at particular individuals, but the Jewish community was very disturbed to see signs of such hatred here in our home.

Fairness to all
I commend you for printing in last evening's paper both the column entitled "the enemy is neither the Arab nor the Muslim - it is fanaticism" and the editorial "Adding shame to grief."

The watchword is patience
I appreciated the letter titled "Prosecution or War" by Tom Wagner in Sunday's Empire. Although I want the culprits punished as much as anyone, I am somewhat alarmed about what seems at times to be a war frenzy. One headline (thankfully not the Empire's) read something like "America wants War."

Show tolerance
My seven siblings and I were born to immigrant parents from Japan. As most people are aware, during WWII we were placed in relocation (concentration) camps because of our racial background. As I reflect upon the experience of our family as a typical Japanese-American family in this country, I feel we have significantly contributed to the strength of this nation built upon racial and religious diversity and tolerance.

Angels are watching
I am a 22-year-old Alaska resident who, like every other American citizen in the United States and those around the world, is truly affected by Tuesday's events. In the aftermath of this tragedy I would like to share a poem I wrote that I think is befitting our current situation. My family's prayers and thoughts go out to everyone affected.

Practice what we preach
I took some time to gather with other community members and churches to pray for our country and the people suffering through this great travesty. I am still in shock and yet after the first onslaught of great sadness and anger, which is still simmering, I am now facing the fact that much of this we brought upon ourselves.

Police and Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Assembly Election: Reiger would like to unite Juneau community
Tony Reiger is probably best known in Juneau as an advocate for sewer improvements and airport safety. If elected to the District 1 Assembly seat, he said he hopes to be an advocate for the community as a whole.

Around Town
Today

Police and Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Correction
Due to a reporter's error, an article in Sunday's Juneau Empire incorrectly stated the amount that Jim Powell's 1998 campaign for Juneau Assembly failed to report as accrued expenses.

School Board elections: Becker calls board 'research group' that works to figure out best school policy
After teaching for 30 years, Mary Becker wasn't shocked at anything she's seen in her first term on the Juneau School Board. But she didn't fully appreciate how hard the board works, how important its committees are, or anticipate the volume of calls from parents.

Around Town
Today

School Board elections: Ridgeway says board experience has taught him reality of moving issues ahead
When Stan Ridgeway was first elected to the Juneau School Board three years ago, he had spent the previous year attending its meetings. But it's not the same on the other side of the desks.

Alternative heliport study out this month
The city plans to release a study of possible locations for alternative heliports in Juneau later this month.

Assembly Election: Johnson hopes to preserve 'business balance'
With 26 years of experience in real estate, Jeannie Johnson says she has learned to listen to all sides. And she hopes to bring her skills as a negotiator and a mediator to the District 1 Assembly seat being vacated by Cathy Munoz.

Photo: Memorial service in the park
More than 100 people gather at Marine Park for a memorial service and prayer vigil Sunday in Juneau in response to Tuesday's terrorist attacks.

Local Briefs
Forum to discuss terrorist attacks; Groups help NYC search efforts

Natasha Calvin
Natasha Ivanovna Calvin, 68, died Sept. 7, 2001, of cancer in Sitka.

William R. West
William R. "Bill" West died Aug. 20, 2001, in Renton, Wash., after suffering a heart attack.

The ideals of this nation
In his book "Lincoln at Gettysburg," historian Garry Wills writes of how the definition of an American changed with the upheaval of the Civil War. "American" became a broader, more powerful notion. No longer was it a matter of lineage, race, religion or even Western civilization.

My Turn:'If you desire peace, work for justice'
The disruption caused by the heinous events of Sept. 11 has, in one way or another, affected us all. Many have had their entire lives disrupted. Thousands will have disrupted lives for years to come due to the emotional and/or physical wounds inflicted upon them.

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. We reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel.

Market cringes after attacks, but stands
The American economy is amazingly resilient. In the past century, it weathered the Great Depression, the oil shocks of the 1970s, the stock market crash in 1987 and a recession in the early 1990s before roaring for 10 boom years. But it has never had to deal with a physical attack on its financial nerve center. The terrorists who crashed into the two World Trade Center towers were trying to take American capitalism along with them.

My Turn: Amid a failure of leadership
It has been shocking and sad to hear people stating that they are willing to sacrifice civil liberties for security. Security such as they seek does not exist.

Alaska High School Football Standings
Through games of Sept. 15

Alaska State Football Polls
Here are the Anchorage Daily News/Alaska State Coaches Football Polls, as voted on by high school coaches and compiled by the Anchorage Daily News.

Klondike 'Trail of '98' International Road Relay
Here are the final team placings from the Klondike "Trail of '98" International Road Relay, a 109.6-mile relay held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7-8, from Skagway to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.

Volleyball Standings
Standings through matches of Sunday, Sept. 16, from the Juneau Parks and Recreation volleyball progam.

Crimson Bears hold on to top spot
Autumn in Alaska is a time when the leaves turn yellow, the evenings get cool and dark, and bears gorge themselves in preparation for a long, cold winter.

Sports In Juneau
Friday, Sept. 21

Sports In Juneau
Friday, Sept. 21

Authorities find holes in Sea-Tac security
Federal and police records show significant lapses in security at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the Seattle Times reported in a copyright article on Sunday.

State Briefs
More events respond to attacks; Panel OKs library land acquisition; Absentee voting starts; Flights, mail nearing normalcy; Venetie mans body found

State tones down dividend announcement after attacks
The announcement of the 25th annual Alaska Permanent Fund dividend will get none of the hoopla it usually commands.

Ferry system follows lead of airlines on security measures
The Alaska Marine Highway System is instituting new security measures in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C.

SE leaders to meet in B.C.
Transportation and electricity will be among the big topics discussed when government and business leaders from around Southeast meet this week in Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

Three shipyards vie for fast ferry contract
A second attempt by the state to hire a shipyard to build fast ferries netted responses from three companies that competed for the contract the first time around.

New survey: Alaskans want vote on rural priority
76 percent would like to see a subsistence amendment on the Three out of four Alaskans polled this month said they want the chance to vote on a constitutional amendment guaranteeing a rural subsistence priority. Half said they would vote in favor of such an amendment.

Police investigate bomb incidents
A man died after a pipe bomb exploded in his room at a motel and another was jailed after materials to make bombs were found in his apartment, Anchorage police said.

Smoking ban may go to court
A week after an overflow crowd debated the pros and cons of a city ordinance banning smoking in many more public places, the proposal faces a court challenge.

Alaska Airlines increasing flights; stock price sags
Alaska Airlines said today it was flying about 75 percent of its normally scheduled flights and hopes to increase service to 80-85 percent within the next few weeks.

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