Friday, September 22, 2000

Clinton OKs tapping oil reserves
WASHINGTON - President Clinton today decided to direct the release of oil from U.S. emergency reserves.

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.

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.

Clinton OKs tapping oil reserves
WASHINGTON - President Clinton today decided to direct the release of oil from U.S. emergency reserves.

Weddings
Robin Carpenter of Huntington Park, Calif., and Theodore Rado of Mt. Edgecumbe were married in a ceremony at 4 p.m. Sept. 16 at St. Brendan's Episcopal Church. A reception followed at the church.

Around Town

A primer on submitting digital photos to the Neighbors page
What looks good on a computer screen frequently looks awful in print.

Around Town

Briefly

Weekend Best Bets
The John Renbourn concert tonight affords folks the rare opportunity to experience an acoustic guitar virtuoso who has influenced a generation of musicians.

Briefly

Around Town

Around Town

Weddings
Robin Carpenter of Huntington Park, Calif., and Theodore Rado of Mt. Edgecumbe were married in a ceremony at 4 p.m. Sept. 16 at St. Brendan's Episcopal Church. A reception followed at the church.

Thank you

Thank you

Obituaries

A primer on submitting digital photos to the Neighbors page
What looks good on a computer screen frequently looks awful in print.

FYI
Births

Obituaries

Weekend Best Bets
The John Renbourn concert tonight affords folks the rare opportunity to experience an acoustic guitar virtuoso who has influenced a generation of musicians.

Living and growing
"In Ramah is heard the sound of moaning, of bitter weeping. Rachel mourns her children. She refuses to be consoled because her children are no more. Thus says the LORD; Cease your cries of mourning; wipe those tears from your eyes. The sorrow you have shown shall have its reward. There is hope for your future."

FYI
Births

Living and growing
"In Ramah is heard the sound of moaning, of bitter weeping. Rachel mourns her children. She refuses to be consoled because her children are no more. Thus says the LORD; Cease your cries of mourning; wipe those tears from your eyes. The sorrow you have shown shall have its reward. There is hope for your future."

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

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Calendar

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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.

Calendar

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.

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.

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

Teen, former teacher among four vying for school board
School Board Candidates Profile

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

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.

Teen, former teacher among four vying for school board
School Board Candidates Profile

Teen, former teacher among four vying for school board
School Board Candidates Profile

Paraglider injured in fall
A local athlete was severely injured in a paragliding incident an hour before sunset Thursday.

CORRECTION
Assembly District story, Wednesday, September 20, 2000

Study says local noise 'very unique'
Preliminary results from a city-commissioned noise study of Juneau in August show aircraft noise here to be less a problem of magnitude than of duration.

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.

Coach may be charged in hit-and-run accident
Charges are pending against local high school coach Guy Thibodeau for his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run incident last week.

Gambling co-op appeals ruling that shuts down gaming for 1 year
A Juneau-based gambling cooperative that funds six nonprofit groups is appealing a year-long ban placed on it by the state for breaking gambling laws.

Briefly

Study says local noise 'very unique'
Preliminary results from a city-commissioned noise study of Juneau in August show aircraft noise here to be less a problem of magnitude than of duration.

CORRECTION
Assembly District story, Wednesday, September 20, 2000

Paraglider injured in fall
A local athlete was severely injured in a paragliding incident an hour before sunset Thursday.

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

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.

Man fights court for belongings
A local man has been sleeping on the Dimond Courthouse steps since Monday to protest a judge's decision about access to his possessions.

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

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.

Man fights court for belongings
A local man has been sleeping on the Dimond Courthouse steps since Monday to protest a judge's decision about access to his possessions.

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.

Briefly

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

Briefly

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.

Coach may be charged in hit-and-run accident
Charges are pending against local high school coach Guy Thibodeau for his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run incident last week.

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

Gambling co-op appeals ruling that shuts down gaming for 1 year
A Juneau-based gambling cooperative that funds six nonprofit groups is appealing a year-long ban placed on it by the state for breaking gambling laws.

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

Teen, former teacher among four vying for school board
School Board Candidates Profile

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

Briefly

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

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
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.

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
For more than 30 years the issue of road access for Juneau has been discussed and scrutinized. Years ago when I became interested in the topic, it was a very simple idea of adding another dimension to m

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.

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
For more than 30 years the issue of road access for Juneau has been discussed and scrutinized. Years ago when I became interested in the topic, it was a very simple idea of adding another dimension to m

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.

Gushing about oil
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: The United States lacks a serious energy policy, one that promises over time to produce a reasonable match between presumably finite supplies and steadily rising demand. The failure to enact such a policy has been thoroughly bipartisan. Neither party when in power and neither elected branch of government has wanted to impose the discipline that a sensible policy requires. That's the context in which, as Election Day approaches, the presidential candidates are now arguing about responsibility for the rising price of oil.

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.

My turn
Juneau residents should vote for improved ferry service on ballot Proposition 6 on Oct. 3. After much study, the state of Alaska has chosen this option and is ready to move forward. With daily high-speed ferry service, we can have year-round, safe, convenient, and lower-cost access within three years, versus 12 or more years for a highly hazardous toll road that would likely be impassable in winter. Additional vessels can readily be brought into the fleet in future decades if demand grows. Residents and visitors alike love the ferry ride to Haines and Skagway. Ferries are safe, fun, and good for bringing families and friends together.

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.

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

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.

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
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.

My turn
Juneau residents should vote for improved ferry service on ballot Proposition 6 on Oct. 3. After much study, the state of Alaska has chosen this option and is ready to move forward. With daily high-speed ferry service, we can have year-round, safe, convenient, and lower-cost access within three years, versus 12 or more years for a highly hazardous toll road that would likely be impassable in winter. Additional vessels can readily be brought into the fleet in future decades if demand grows. Residents and visitors alike love the ferry ride to Haines and Skagway. Ferries are safe, fun, and good for bringing families and friends together.

Gushing about oil
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: The United States lacks a serious energy policy, one that promises over time to produce a reasonable match between presumably finite supplies and steadily rising demand. The failure to enact such a policy has been thoroughly bipartisan. Neither party when in power and neither elected branch of government has wanted to impose the discipline that a sensible policy requires. That's the context in which, as Election Day approaches, the presidential candidates are now arguing about responsibility for the rising price of oil.

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.

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.

Juneau runners host region meet
As he prepared for the Region V cross-country running championships this weekend, Juneau-Douglas High School junior Jesse Stringer said he can't help but feel like a marked man.

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Playoffs on line as Bears play Bartlett
When the Juneau-Douglas High School football team travels to Anchorage to play Bartlett on Saturday, the game will be high-risk, high-reward.

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Juneau runners host region meet
As he prepared for the Region V cross-country running championships this weekend, Juneau-Douglas High School junior Jesse Stringer said he can't help but feel like a marked man.

Local Scoreboard

Local Scoreboard

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Playoffs on line as Bears play Bartlett
When the Juneau-Douglas High School football team travels to Anchorage to play Bartlett on Saturday, the game will be high-risk, high-reward.

Juneau spikers host Sitka
With a very young Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team, Juneau coach Sandi Wagner said wins and losses don't mean much this early in the season. Just so long as her Crimson Bears keep showing improvement.

Juneau spikers host Sitka
With a very young Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team, Juneau coach Sandi Wagner said wins and losses don't mean much this early in the season. Just so long as her Crimson Bears keep showing improvement.

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