Wednesday, September 19, 2001

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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."

I will not obey
Please allow me to make my position on peace ever clear. My original letter to the editor sparked some "disgust." My observations that this could escalate into a "holy war," even as our president quotes scripture in a brief, televised broadcast, was "misinformed."

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.

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.

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.

No time for bickering
I find Ms. Ross' My Turn disturbing. How dare she blame us for what happened on Tuesday! Even worse she says it's George Bush's fault for the terrorist attack, the downturn of the stock market, the slowdown of the economy and Europe looking down on us?

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.

Dangerous and just
Out of the anger and hurt from the destruction of the WTC and loss of life I put pen to paper. It was cathartic to write this poem.

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."

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?

When words fail
I could not find appropriate words to express my revulsion to Monday's venomous My Turn by Juneau theologian Maggie Ross.

Randy Wanamaker aims to reach out to other SE towns
District 2 Assembly candidate Randy Wanamaker hopes to use his regional ties for Juneau's benefit.

Local forum focuses on terrorist attacks
In one brief comment, Juneau Assembly member Frankie Pillifant summarized the mood of many Americans after last week's terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C.

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.

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.

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.

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

Friends celebrate life with Mike Miller
Mike Miller remembers a lot of dates: The day he met his wife, the days his kids were born and the day he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Around Town
Today

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

Around Town
Today

Clancy DeSmet seeking balanced decisions for Juneau
At age 27, Clancy DeSmet hopes to get more young people and other groups involved in city government if he is elected to the District 2 Assembly seat that John MacKinnon is leaving.

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

Dixie Hood backs measures that preserve quality of life
Quality of life is one of the items at the top of Dixie Hood's priority list. As a candidate for the District 2 Assembly seat, the therapist and mediator says she'd like to help protect Juneau's natural beauty and small-town friendliness.

Juneau's Millennium program is under way
The Juneau Tree Committee, in cooperation with the city, the state and the U.S. Forest Service, has begun planting a Millennium Grove next to the 6th Street stairs between Willoughby and Calhoun. The location has been designated Phase 1 of a USDA project initiated at the beginning of the millennium to encourage the planting of trees.

Neighbors Briefs
Civil Air Patrol ready to help; Prayer seminar; Preschoolers invited to open gym; 'Special Saturday' features beading; 90th-birthday celebration planned; Girl Scouts campaign; Safety exposition

Pet Of The Week
Aries is a sleek, black, shorthair, neutered and declawed, 2-year-old male who is friendly, playful, energetic and is said to "talk" when he wants to eat.

Senior menu
The following meals will be served next week. These meals and Care-a-Van transportation are available to all senior citizens (age 60 and over).

Elementrary school menu

Thank you
...for the raptor rapture

There is always solace to be found in the garden
People have always found solace in the garden, reconnecting with the world after the wrenching apart of tragic events. Loss of loved ones and worry for the missing or injured call us to the soil and to the welcoming comfort of the flowers and plants waiting for us.

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

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

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:The unappeased rage of a father
Those who know me and who know these pages well know that I rarely lack for words. The last week has struck me dumb. I simply could not find a way to look at Sept. 11 and its unmitigated horror. I looked at it through my Southern, yes, my Confederate past, and my genetic predispositions against New York and Washington, and I could not accept that lens.

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.

A welcome cease-fire
Writing about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict always carries a risk that words of hope typed one day will be erased by violent acts the next. But the cease-fire that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat imposed and Israel's reaction to it Tuesday were a welcome turn at an anxious time.

Alaska High School Football Standings
Through games of Sept. 15

Empire Cup Standings
Standings through Aug. 31 in the Empire Cup Runners Series, sponsored by the Southeast Road Runners club, the Juneau Empire and the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation. Runners are listed with points earned.

Sports In Juneau
Friday, Sept. 21

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

Sports In Juneau

Court ruling allows some logging in Tongass forest
An appeals court ruling will allow logging in parts of the Tongass National Forest to continue for now.

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.

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.

U.S. is recovering from Internet worm
As American companies recovered from the latest Internet worm, the complex "Nimda" program struck companies around the world, shutting down sites in Norway, Japan and elsewhere.

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.

SE Conference wants own ferry study
The Southeast Conference of local government and business leaders wants to tackle the future of the financially troubled Alaska Marine Highway System.

State Briefs
Haines man charged with murder; Doctor apologizes for threatening comments; Power outage affects businesses

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.

This year's dividend:$1,850.28
The annual dividend from the Alaska Permanent Fund fell to $1,850 this year - $113 less than last year's checks but still the second largest on record.

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.

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