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Wednesday, September 20, 2000

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.

Business Profile

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

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

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

Governors focus on rising heating prices
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Fears of high heating bills this winter should not be used to restrict the country's embrace of natural gas as a new energy source, officials at a national meeting on natural gas prices co-chaired by Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles said today.

Governors focus on rising heating prices
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Fears of high heating bills this winter should not be used to restrict the country's embrace of natural gas as a new energy source, officials at a national meeting on natural gas prices co-chaired by Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles said today.

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.

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.

Thank you

City museum offers fall programs, art classes
The Juneau-Douglas City Museum will begin fall programming Oct. 7 with "1st Saturdays are Fun and Free." Activities on the first Saturday of each month will be free to the community through May of 2001.

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Obituaries
Today's profiles of Juneau Assembly District 1 and 2 candidates are part of a week-long look at people on the ballot in the Oct. 3 city election.

Landscaping in Alaska
Color blazes through the landscape, gold and orange along the water as Cottonwoods turn, bright yellow in the openings of the trees where Devils Club grows, and deep red Highbush Cranberry spiraling through underbrush. Blueberries have speckled themselves with purple and chrome, and sweet little Creeping Dogwoods are so crimson that they look like they're in costume.

AROUND TOWN

City museum offers fall programs, art classes
The Juneau-Douglas City Museum will begin fall programming Oct. 7 with "1st Saturdays are Fun and Free." Activities on the first Saturday of each month will be free to the community through May of 2001.

Landscaping in Alaska
Color blazes through the landscape, gold and orange along the water as Cottonwoods turn, bright yellow in the openings of the trees where Devils Club grows, and deep red Highbush Cranberry spiraling through underbrush. Blueberries have speckled themselves with purple and chrome, and sweet little Creeping Dogwoods are so crimson that they look like they're in costume.

Obituaries
Today's profiles of Juneau Assembly District 1 and 2 candidates are part of a week-long look at people on the ballot in the Oct. 3 city election.

Weddings

pet of the week

pet of the week

Thank you

AROUND TOWN

Weddings

AROUND TOWN

AROUND TOWN

School board drops travel limit
The Juneau School District has backed away from a proposed rule limiting sports teams and other activity groups to out-of-state travel only every other year.

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

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

Foul play ruled out in August death
A man whose body was found in the Mendenhall Valley last month was apparently not the victim of a crime, according to local police.

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

Foul play ruled out in August death
A man whose body was found in the Mendenhall Valley last month was apparently not the victim of a crime, according to local police.

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

Legislature: ANWR can't be monument
ANCHORAGE -- A legal analysis prepared for the Alaska Legislature says it would be against the law for the president to make the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge a national monument.

School board drops travel limit
The Juneau School District has backed away from a proposed rule limiting sports teams and other activity groups to out-of-state travel only every other year.

Assembly candidates support tax, school proposals
District 1 and 2 Assembly profiles

Standing for Pledge now optional
Juneau students don't have to stand if they don't want to recite the Pledge of Allegiance under a new policy approved by the Juneau School Board on Tuesday night.

Legislature: ANWR can't be monument
ANCHORAGE -- A legal analysis prepared for the Alaska Legislature says it would be against the law for the president to make the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge a national monument.

Botelho appointed 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.

Standing for Pledge now optional
Juneau students don't have to stand if they don't want to recite the Pledge of Allegiance under a new policy approved by the Juneau School Board on Tuesday night.

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

Botelho appointed 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.

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

Assembly candidates support tax, school proposals
District 1 and 2 Assembly profiles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

Letters
Your expos alleging that "Half of Juneau's downtown tourist shops use cheap, foreign-made knock-offs to mislead customers seeking Alaska-made Native art" is an exaggeration at best and libelous at worst.

Letters
The Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend Division did not lose "a lot of (electronically filed) applications" this year, as alleged in the Empire's Word of Mouth column on Tuesday.

Safety's fallen asleep
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: The case in the news right now is the scandal involving blowouts of Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. tires, now linked to 103 accident fatalities. But the spreading tire recall leads to a larger question: Just what kind of protection are American consumers getting from the federal regulatory agencies that are supposed to be looking out for their safety? The answers are not reassuring.

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

Letters
I would like to clarify a couple of statements about sales tax exemptions attributed to me in an article in Sunday's Juneau Empire. The Mayor's Fiscal Task Force, which I chaired, recommended eliminating seven of the 39 sales tax exemptions and modifying several other exemptions. Before any sales tax exemptions could be removed from the books, a thorough Assembly discussion and public hearing would occur.

Letters
I would like to clarify a couple of statements about sales tax exemptions attributed to me in an article in Sunday's Juneau Empire. The Mayor's Fiscal Task Force, which I chaired, recommended eliminating seven of the 39 sales tax exemptions and modifying several other exemptions. Before any sales tax exemptions could be removed from the books, a thorough Assembly discussion and public hearing would occur.

Letters
The Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend Division did not lose "a lot of (electronically filed) applications" this year, as alleged in the Empire's Word of Mouth column on Tuesday.

Letters
As business owners and community members, we wish to commend the Empire for publishing the article, "The Art of Tricking Tourists," by Riley Woodford.

Letters
As business owners and community members, we wish to commend the Empire for publishing the article, "The Art of Tricking Tourists," by Riley Woodford.

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.

Letters
Your expos alleging that "Half of Juneau's downtown tourist shops use cheap, foreign-made knock-offs to mislead customers seeking Alaska-made Native art" is an exaggeration at best and libelous at worst.

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.

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.

Safety's fallen asleep
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: The case in the news right now is the scandal involving blowouts of Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. tires, now linked to 103 accident fatalities. But the spreading tire recall leads to a larger question: Just what kind of protection are American consumers getting from the federal regulatory agencies that are supposed to be looking out for their safety? The answers are not reassuring.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

UAF's Mulloy finishes eighth in Olympics shooting event
Competing against 51 of the best shooters from around the world, Melissa Mulloy made the finals of the 50-meter rifle three-position shoot at the Sydney Olympics and finished eighth overall, just six points shy of the bronze medal.

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

UAF's Mulloy finishes eighth in Olympics shooting event
Competing against 51 of the best shooters from around the world, Melissa Mulloy made the finals of the 50-meter rifle three-position shoot at the Sydney Olympics and finished eighth overall, just six points shy of the bronze medal.

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

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