Thursday, September 21, 2000

Millions stay off the Internet by choice
AUSTIN, Texas - A study released today by the Pew Internet and American Life Project found that more than half the American adults who do not currently use the Internet have little or no desire to get online. Fear and a lack of interest are among the main reasons.

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.

Millions stay off the Internet by choice
AUSTIN, Texas - A study released today by the Pew Internet and American Life Project found that more than half the American adults who do not currently use the Internet have little or no desire to get online. Fear and a lack of interest are among the main reasons.

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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.

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AROUND TOWN

Around Town

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.

Weddings

AROUND TOWN

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Weddings

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.

Briefly

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.

pet of the week

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.

Find the way through a world of mazes
In ancient Crete, the monstrous Minotaur roamed the isle's famed labyrinths. In "The Shining," an axe-weilding Jack Nicholson prowled a living outdoor maze fashioned from shrubbery.

Irish music trio focuses on tradition
The Irish tunes echoing off the walls at Northern Light United Church on Saturday will be the same ones that filled Patty Furlong's childhood home.

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Renbourn tells acoustic tales
A ticket for Friday's John Renbourn concert gets you seven concerts in one.

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Facing death with 'Wit'
Four-hundred-year-old poetry and 21st-century medical issues come together in "Wit."

Irish music trio focuses on tradition
The Irish tunes echoing off the walls at Northern Light United Church on Saturday will be the same ones that filled Patty Furlong's childhood home.

Calendar

Find the way through a world of mazes
In ancient Crete, the monstrous Minotaur roamed the isle's famed labyrinths. In "The Shining," an axe-weilding Jack Nicholson prowled a living outdoor maze fashioned from shrubbery.

Facing death with 'Wit'
Four-hundred-year-old poetry and 21st-century medical issues come together in "Wit."

Poets on stage in new series
An evening of poetry Monday night will feature the former poet laureate of Alaska as well as an internationally recognized translator of Tlingit oral literature.

Arts Profile
Carving hooks: Traditional Tlingit wood carver Franklin Peters has made masks, halibut hooks, plaques, paddles and figurines. His first piece was a long, narrow seal bowl, a tableware item traditionally used to serve seal oil. It now belongs to his wife.

Arts Profile
Carving hooks: Traditional Tlingit wood carver Franklin Peters has made masks, halibut hooks, plaques, paddles and figurines. His first piece was a long, narrow seal bowl, a tableware item traditionally used to serve seal oil. It now belongs to his wife.

Renbourn tells acoustic tales
A ticket for Friday's John Renbourn concert gets you seven concerts in one.

Poets on stage in new series
An evening of poetry Monday night will feature the former poet laureate of Alaska as well as an internationally recognized translator of Tlingit oral literature.

Fourth bear killed
A fourth Juneau bear was shot by police shortly after midnight Wednesday.

Fourth bear killed
A fourth Juneau bear was shot by police shortly after midnight Wednesday.

2000 dividend hits $1,964
More than half a million Alaskans can pay for a snowmachine, a round of drinks in a really crowded bar or a few months' groceries with the largest dividend ever paid by the Alaska Permanent Fund $1,963.86.

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

CORRECTION
Assembly District story, Wednesday, September 20, 2000

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

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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.

Board veterans want to work on new school
School Board Candidate Profiles

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.

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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.

2000 dividend hits $1,964
More than half a million Alaskans can pay for a snowmachine, a round of drinks in a really crowded bar or a few months' groceries with the largest dividend ever paid by the Alaska Permanent Fund $1,963.86.

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.

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

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.

CORRECTION
Assembly District story, Wednesday, September 20, 2000

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

Parents call for end to summer homework
The Juneau School Board will consider whether to allow teachers to assign summer homework for the following school year's classes.

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

Creating a tomato haven in Douglas
A south-facing window is sufficient to turn an Alaskan's thoughts to Early Girl, Oregon Spring and Beefsteak.

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.

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

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.

Creating a tomato haven in Douglas
A south-facing window is sufficient to turn an Alaskan's thoughts to Early Girl, Oregon Spring and Beefsteak.

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.

Parents call for end to summer homework
The Juneau School Board will consider whether to allow teachers to assign summer homework for the following school year's classes.

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.

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.

Board veterans want to work on new school
School Board Candidate Profiles

Defense budget details needed from Bush, Gore
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's Chicago Tribune: Texas Gov. George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore have been talking tough on defense issues. Each contends that he would keep America's military stronger and make a better commander-in-chief. Truth is, neither one has scratched the surface of the serious debate they ought to be waging over the defense budget.

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
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.

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
We of the Family Practice Physicians clinic urge the citizens of Juneau to vote "yes" to continue the 1 percent sales tax for another five years to fund the Bartlett Regional Hospital improvements. Portions of the money raised will also be used to renovate Juneau schools and to build a skating rink.

My turn
I can't believe the comments in Word of Mouth about the Teen Health Center at JDHS. The "promotion and dispensing of birth control methods" to students would not send any message, except that there are ways to be safe and they are obtainable. No girl is going to say, "Hey they're handing out condoms, I'm going to lose my virginity!" It's not realistic to think that by providing students with birth control, the center is advertising a sexually active lifestyle. They go into health classes and give presentations to every student that abstinence is very important, but they understand that many teenagers are going to do what they are going to do, regardless.

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
Thanks to Gov. Knowles for taking the cruise ship industry to task. For too long we've heard from this industry, "We care about the environment and wouldn't do anything to hurt it." Right. And I've got some moon rocks I'll sell you cheap. The only thing these people really care about is the bottom line.

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 members of Knights of Columbus Council 1760 in Juneau fully support the state law requiring the daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

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
We of the Family Practice Physicians clinic urge the citizens of Juneau to vote "yes" to continue the 1 percent sales tax for another five years to fund the Bartlett Regional Hospital improvements. Portions of the money raised will also be used to renovate Juneau schools and to build a skating rink.

Letters
Well, huff and puff and blow the Empire down! If Jack Cadigan, president of Destination Juneau, took one-tenth of the energy that he puts into snarling at the Juneau paper and put it into chasing down people who sell phony Native handicrafts, maybe his group would get some respect.

Letters
I am a freshman at the University of Idaho. Last year I attended Juneau-Douglas High School in the now non-existent Phoenix Program. I have known Dan Peterson, a fellow student at JDHS, for the past three years. He was, and obviously continues to be, an individual very dedicated to his learning.

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
Well, huff and puff and blow the Empire down! If Jack Cadigan, president of Destination Juneau, took one-tenth of the energy that he puts into snarling at the Juneau paper and put it into chasing down people who sell phony Native handicrafts, maybe his group would get some respect.

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.

Defense budget details needed from Bush, Gore
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's Chicago Tribune: Texas Gov. George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore have been talking tough on defense issues. Each contends that he would keep America's military stronger and make a better commander-in-chief. Truth is, neither one has scratched the surface of the serious debate they ought to be waging over the defense budget.

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.

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.

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.

My turn
I can't believe the comments in Word of Mouth about the Teen Health Center at JDHS. The "promotion and dispensing of birth control methods" to students would not send any message, except that there are ways to be safe and they are obtainable. No girl is going to say, "Hey they're handing out condoms, I'm going to lose my virginity!" It's not realistic to think that by providing students with birth control, the center is advertising a sexually active lifestyle. They go into health classes and give presentations to every student that abstinence is very important, but they understand that many teenagers are going to do what they are going to do, regardless.

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
Thanks to Gov. Knowles for taking the cruise ship industry to task. For too long we've heard from this industry, "We care about the environment and wouldn't do anything to hurt it." Right. And I've got some moon rocks I'll sell you cheap. The only thing these people really care about is the bottom line.

Letters
The members of Knights of Columbus Council 1760 in Juneau fully support the state law requiring the daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

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.

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
I am a freshman at the University of Idaho. Last year I attended Juneau-Douglas High School in the now non-existent Phoenix Program. I have known Dan Peterson, a fellow student at JDHS, for the past three years. He was, and obviously continues to be, an individual very dedicated to his learning.

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.

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.

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