Tuesday, September 19, 2000

Competition, accidents dampen tourism profits
A record number of cruise ship passengers this summer did not translate to record-setting profits for Juneau businesses.

A day in the life of sales clerks
Here's the secret: Wear comfortable shoes.

Business Profile

A day in the life of sales clerks
Here's the secret: Wear comfortable shoes.

Business Profile

Competition, accidents dampen tourism profits
A record number of cruise ship passengers this summer did not translate to record-setting profits for Juneau businesses.

Governor names Botelho to permanent fund board
Attorney General Bruce Botelho, who oversaw the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend program in the mid-1980s, has been named by Gov. Tony Knowles to the board of the state's oil-wealth savings account.

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.

Governor names Botelho to permanent fund board
Attorney General Bruce Botelho, who oversaw the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend program in the mid-1980s, has been named by Gov. Tony Knowles to the board of the state's oil-wealth savings account.

AROUND TOWN

AROUND TOWN

AROUND TOWN

AROUND TOWN

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.

Pot initiative winning votes
Supporters of a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana say they'll make worldwide news on election day in November.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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."

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

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.

Briefly

Briefly

Industry issues at heart of race for Garrett's seat
October 3rd City Election: Assembly candidates

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.

Moving firm lays off 28
Longtime local moving company Douglas Trucking is dissolving its business operations and will close its doors Sept. 30.

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

Ohio man imports 1,300 pounds of pianos
Robert Siegfried only dabbles in music, but he can sure carry a tune.

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

Pot initiative winning votes
Supporters of a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana say they'll make worldwide news on election day in November.

Corrections

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

Briefly

Briefly

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.

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.

Industry issues at heart of race for Garrett's seat
October 3rd City Election: Assembly candidates

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

Moving firm lays off 28
Longtime local moving company Douglas Trucking is dissolving its business operations and will close its doors Sept. 30.

Ohio man imports 1,300 pounds of pianos
Robert Siegfried only dabbles in music, but he can sure carry a tune.

Corrections

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.

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.

Shoppers deserve fair prices, full disclosure
We all are customers. Regardless of where we come from or whether we are shopping for Firestone tires, dolphin-free tuna or a Native-carved totem, we deserve to be told the truth.

Letters
Ann Chandonnet's article in the Juneau Empire on Sept. 11 made me wonder where the 300 outlets for alcohol in Juneau were.

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?

Letters
I certainly understand that Matt Felix in his position with the National Council on Alcoholism was attempting to show (Juneau Empire, Sept. 11) that there are too many liquor outlets in Juneau and in Southeast Alaska. I think few people would disagree. However, the state has not been blind to the need to carefully limit and when possible reduce the number of licensed liquor outlets.

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.

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 and we reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel. The number to call in 586-4636. Then press 8255 to leave your message.

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

Shoppers deserve fair prices, full disclosure
We all are customers. Regardless of where we come from or whether we are shopping for Firestone tires, dolphin-free tuna or a Native-carved totem, we deserve to be told the truth.

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.

Letters
Ann Chandonnet's article in the Juneau Empire on Sept. 11 made me wonder where the 300 outlets for alcohol in Juneau were.

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.

Letters
I certainly understand that Matt Felix in his position with the National Council on Alcoholism was attempting to show (Juneau Empire, Sept. 11) that there are too many liquor outlets in Juneau and in Southeast Alaska. I think few people would disagree. However, the state has not been blind to the need to carefully limit and when possible reduce the number of licensed liquor outlets.

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

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 and we reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel. The number to call in 586-4636. Then press 8255 to leave your message.

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.

Word of Mouth

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

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.

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?

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