Monday, September 25, 2000

German museums return more than 80 artworks to Jewish heirs
BERLIN - Two German museums returned more than 80 artworks today to a Jewish art-lover's heirs decades after they first sought compensation for a collection seized by the Nazis.

German museums return more than 80 artworks to Jewish heirs
BERLIN - Two German museums returned more than 80 artworks today to a Jewish art-lover's heirs decades after they first sought compensation for a collection seized by the Nazis.

Obituary
Juneau resident Julia B. Gingras died Sept. 20, 2000.

AROUND TOWN

AROUND TOWN

AROUND TOWN

Obituary
Juneau resident Julia B. Gingras died Sept. 20, 2000.

AROUND TOWN

Inside out

Inside out

Stitched together by stairways
Like many frontier towns, Juneau was thrown together hastily in an effort to attract settlers, merchants, steamships and government services. Plans were not really thought through, said retired economist George W. Rogers.

Stitched together by stairways
Like many frontier towns, Juneau was thrown together hastily in an effort to attract settlers, merchants, steamships and government services. Plans were not really thought through, said retired economist George W. Rogers.

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

Around Juneau

New school theater may not answer city's needs
The proposed high school at Dimond Park will include an auditorium, but it's not certain how much a new venue will help community groups solve their booking problems.

Briefly

Road-ferry vote a matter of politics
City voters are being asked to support either a road or better ferry service to improve Juneau access.

Prop 5 calls for cut in flightseeing
Ballot Proposition 5, if passed, would have the city ask the U.S. Forest Service to reduce over a three-year period the number of Juneau Icefield landing permits it issues to the level of 1994.

Around Juneau

Rolled truck injures 9-year-old pedestrian
A 9-year-old boy is in critical condition and undergoing an operation for a head injury at a Seattle hospital today after being struck by a pickup Sunday night.

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

New school theater may not answer city's needs
The proposed high school at Dimond Park will include an auditorium, but it's not certain how much a new venue will help community groups solve their booking problems.

Twin Lakes drained for work
Corroded slide gates connecting Twin Lakes and Gastineau Channel will be replaced in the next few months. In the meantime, the lakes will not be available for trout fishing.

Twin Lakes drained for work
Corroded slide gates connecting Twin Lakes and Gastineau Channel will be replaced in the next few months. In the meantime, the lakes will not be available for trout fishing.

Intruder alarms neighborhood
A Mendenhall Valley family and neighborhood have been galvanized by an attempted assault on a 9-year-old girl.

Road-ferry vote a matter of politics
City voters are being asked to support either a road or better ferry service to improve Juneau access.

A conceptual look at the new high school
The proposed new high school at Dimond Park could have a second-story library with glacier views. The building could be tucked into the trees or be visible from Riverside Drive. Its classrooms could swing off a curving hall or sit in wings.

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

Intruder alarms neighborhood
A Mendenhall Valley family and neighborhood have been galvanized by an attempted assault on a 9-year-old girl.

Briefly

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

Prop 5 calls for cut in flightseeing
Ballot Proposition 5, if passed, would have the city ask the U.S. Forest Service to reduce over a three-year period the number of Juneau Icefield landing permits it issues to the level of 1994.

Rolled truck injures 9-year-old pedestrian
A 9-year-old boy is in critical condition and undergoing an operation for a head injury at a Seattle hospital today after being struck by a pickup Sunday night.

A conceptual look at the new high school
The proposed new high school at Dimond Park could have a second-story library with glacier views. The building could be tucked into the trees or be visible from Riverside Drive. Its classrooms could swing off a curving hall or sit in wings.

Letters
In 1954, in Seattle, at the old "Merchandise Building" at Second and Virginia (in the basement), Bob Arwine had a small ceramics factory, willed to him by his mother. He was a manufacturer's representative for Swank and other men's accessories. He served all of Alaska with his "route" and combined this with the ceramic merchandise we made for Alaska, when I worked there as a silk-screener.

Letters
As a curator and anthropologist studying Alaska Native art, I'm writing in response to Riley Woodford's excellent article (appearing in the Fairbanks News-Miner Sept. 18) about the problem of gift shops passing off cheap replications of Alaska Native art as the real thing.

Letters
Why are Juneau people all over the map on what is the right or acceptable amount and quality of everything? I think many people here don't appreciate the diversity in Juneau's population. Other communities may claim more ethnic, religious and political groups, but Juneau has a very broad spectrum of "what is right."

Letters
I write in support of Proposition 2, which if approved will renew the temporary 1 percent sales tax and raise an estimated $29 million over the five-year life of the tax. The money raised will provide matching funds for school improvements, the Bartlett Regional Hospital expansion project and the Treadwell Arena.

Letters
In 1954, in Seattle, at the old "Merchandise Building" at Second and Virginia (in the basement), Bob Arwine had a small ceramics factory, willed to him by his mother. He was a manufacturer's representative for Swank and other men's accessories. He served all of Alaska with his "route" and combined this with the ceramic merchandise we made for Alaska, when I worked there as a silk-screener.

My turn
Our family, friends and employees have watched the flightseeing initiative develop over the past several months. It was sold to Juneau voters primarily as something that would stop the unregulated growth of the helicopter industry. We believe that those who sponsored this initiative and some who signed the petition may not be aware of the devastating effect this initiative would have on our family business.

My turn
Our family, friends and employees have watched the flightseeing initiative develop over the past several months. It was sold to Juneau voters primarily as something that would stop the unregulated growth of the helicopter industry. We believe that those who sponsored this initiative and some who signed the petition may not be aware of the devastating effect this initiative would have on our family business.

Letters
The cost of medical care will rise in Juneau if Bartlett Regional Hospital includes their proposed new medical service, the Emergency Room (ER) "fast-track" in their Project 2005. BRH is proposing this expansion, despite a declining ER census and stalled population growth.

Letters
On election day, in the privacy of the polling booth, voters will express their preference for "enhanced ferry service" or a road as the best long-term improvement for access to Juneau.

The Kiss versus the Ash Sole
It's time for us to "take stock" of the presidential election campaign, so that we, as voters, can make an informed decision about how much vodka we will need to get through it.

Letters
The "build a road to Skagway" folks just won't give up, will they? If enough Juneau folks vote for it, we'll have to get it. Nevermind that Haines and Skagway have resoundingly voted NO. Nevermind that Gov. Knowles has voted for more ferries instead of a road. Never mind that the ferry system is ready to build more ships.

My turn

Faking art doesn't pay
The following editorial appeared in today's Anchorage Daily News: A story out of Juneau confirms what many observers have suspected. The souvenirs in local shops that say "Made in Alaska" may have been made in Indonesia or China. Or if they were made in Alaska, they weren't made by Native artists, as buyers are lead to believe.

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
Probably to no surprise Juneau's mayor will probably win with less than 50 percent of the vote. It is time to put our present system on antique road show. A small town like Hoonah and cities like Anchorage and Fairbanks have runoff elections and it is time Juneau joins the 21st century.

Write-ins liven up boring campaigns
Democracy thrives on conflict, not consensus. That's the reason write-in candidacies can make elections more interesting.

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.

A failing grade in Public Health 101
The following editorial appeared in Saturday's Los Angeles Times: The United States has an internationally respected "rapid-response system" for detecting and treating infectious diseases, as most Americans know through nonfiction thrillers like Richard Preston's "The Hot Zone." That book dramatized how the federal Centers for Disease Control quickly contained a deadly virus after it escaped into a lab in Reston, Va., in 1989.

Letters
The cost of medical care will rise in Juneau if Bartlett Regional Hospital includes their proposed new medical service, the Emergency Room (ER) "fast-track" in their Project 2005. BRH is proposing this expansion, despite a declining ER census and stalled population growth.

Letters
If yes means yes, and no means we haven't said yes yet, have we really been asked?

Letters
Probably to no surprise Juneau's mayor will probably win with less than 50 percent of the vote. It is time to put our present system on antique road show. A small town like Hoonah and cities like Anchorage and Fairbanks have runoff elections and it is time Juneau joins the 21st century.

Letters
On election day, in the privacy of the polling booth, voters will express their preference for "enhanced ferry service" or a road as the best long-term improvement for access to Juneau.

Letters
I write in support of Proposition 2, which if approved will renew the temporary 1 percent sales tax and raise an estimated $29 million over the five-year life of the tax. The money raised will provide matching funds for school improvements, the Bartlett Regional Hospital expansion project and the Treadwell Arena.

My turn

Letters
I find it completely mind-boggling that as Gov. Knowles advocates "jobs for Alaskans," Department of Labor employee Kim Metcalfe-Helmar has now openly and publicly questioned whether or not we really need any more jobs in Juneau.

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.

Alaska really is different
The following editorial excerpt appeared Sunday in the Voice of The (Anchorage) Times: These gorgeous autumn days, in which Mount McKinley in all its majesty can be seen in stunning splendor from as far away as Anchorage, are a reminder that the feds still don't understand that Alaska is not Kansas or any other state.

Alaska really is different
The following editorial excerpt appeared Sunday in the Voice of The (Anchorage) Times: These gorgeous autumn days, in which Mount McKinley in all its majesty can be seen in stunning splendor from as far away as Anchorage, are a reminder that the feds still don't understand that Alaska is not Kansas or any other state.

My turn
The polarization between those forces wanting less pollution and better tourism management and those making their money off tourism can only be resolved by the people through the initiative process. The lack of commitment by certain assembly candidates further illustrates the need for citizen intervention. Rather than campaigning on platforms of how to solve this sticky issue, they prefer to talk about compromise, attitude, forgetting the past and more planning.

Faking art doesn't pay
The following editorial appeared in today's Anchorage Daily News: A story out of Juneau confirms what many observers have suspected. The souvenirs in local shops that say "Made in Alaska" may have been made in Indonesia or China. Or if they were made in Alaska, they weren't made by Native artists, as buyers are lead to believe.

Letters
Why are Juneau people all over the map on what is the right or acceptable amount and quality of everything? I think many people here don't appreciate the diversity in Juneau's population. Other communities may claim more ethnic, religious and political groups, but Juneau has a very broad spectrum of "what is right."

My turn
The polarization between those forces wanting less pollution and better tourism management and those making their money off tourism can only be resolved by the people through the initiative process. The lack of commitment by certain assembly candidates further illustrates the need for citizen intervention. Rather than campaigning on platforms of how to solve this sticky issue, they prefer to talk about compromise, attitude, forgetting the past and more planning.

Letters
In 1954, in Seattle, at the old "Merchandise Building" at Second and Virginia (in the basement), Bob Arwine had a small ceramics factory, willed to him by his mother. He was a manufacturer's representative for Swank and other men's accessories. He served all of Alaska with his "route" and combined this with the ceramic merchandise we made for Alaska, when I worked there as a silk-screener.

Letters
I find it completely mind-boggling that as Gov. Knowles advocates "jobs for Alaskans," Department of Labor employee Kim Metcalfe-Helmar has now openly and publicly questioned whether or not we really need any more jobs in Juneau.

Letters
As a curator and anthropologist studying Alaska Native art, I'm writing in response to Riley Woodford's excellent article (appearing in the Fairbanks News-Miner Sept. 18) about the problem of gift shops passing off cheap replications of Alaska Native art as the real thing.

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 "build a road to Skagway" folks just won't give up, will they? If enough Juneau folks vote for it, we'll have to get it. Nevermind that Haines and Skagway have resoundingly voted NO. Nevermind that Gov. Knowles has voted for more ferries instead of a road. Never mind that the ferry system is ready to build more ships.

Write-ins liven up boring campaigns
Democracy thrives on conflict, not consensus. That's the reason write-in candidacies can make elections more interesting.

Letters
In 1954, in Seattle, at the old "Merchandise Building" at Second and Virginia (in the basement), Bob Arwine had a small ceramics factory, willed to him by his mother. He was a manufacturer's representative for Swank and other men's accessories. He served all of Alaska with his "route" and combined this with the ceramic merchandise we made for Alaska, when I worked there as a silk-screener.

A failing grade in Public Health 101
The following editorial appeared in Saturday's Los Angeles Times: The United States has an internationally respected "rapid-response system" for detecting and treating infectious diseases, as most Americans know through nonfiction thrillers like Richard Preston's "The Hot Zone." That book dramatized how the federal Centers for Disease Control quickly contained a deadly virus after it escaped into a lab in Reston, Va., in 1989.

Letters
If yes means yes, and no means we haven't said yes yet, have we really been asked?

The Kiss versus the Ash Sole
It's time for us to "take stock" of the presidential election campaign, so that we, as voters, can make an informed decision about how much vodka we will need to get through it.

Weather postpones Sitka game
The Sitka varsity football team didn't play its scheduled game against Anchorage Christian Schools on Saturday because the ACS jet couldn't land in Sitka due to heavy fog.

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Bears sweep swim meets in Ketchikan
The Juneau-Douglas boys and girls swim teams swept their weekend meets at the Mike Smithers Pool in Ketchikan.

Juneau JV knocks off Ketchikan
Brandon Pilot scored a pair of rushing touchdowns late Saturday night as the Juneau-Douglas High School junior varsity football team claimed a 27-14 victory over the winless Ketchikan varsity in Ketchikan.

Bartlett crushes Juneau
ANCHORAGE -- The Juneau-Douglas High School football team's long Saturday became an eternity after Bartlett administered a 41-12 whipping of the Crimson Bears at the Anchorage Football Stadium.

Bears sweep swim meets in Ketchikan
The Juneau-Douglas boys and girls swim teams swept their weekend meets at the Mike Smithers Pool in Ketchikan.

Weather postpones Sitka game
The Sitka varsity football team didn't play its scheduled game against Anchorage Christian Schools on Saturday because the ACS jet couldn't land in Sitka due to heavy fog.

Juneau runners sweep region titles

Juneau spikers sweep Sitka
Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears assistant volleyball coach Dale Bontrager believes his team can improve on perfection.

Juneau spikers sweep Sitka
Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears assistant volleyball coach Dale Bontrager believes his team can improve on perfection.

Juneau runners sweep region titles

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Juneau JV knocks off Ketchikan
Brandon Pilot scored a pair of rushing touchdowns late Saturday night as the Juneau-Douglas High School junior varsity football team claimed a 27-14 victory over the winless Ketchikan varsity in Ketchikan.

Bartlett crushes Juneau
ANCHORAGE -- The Juneau-Douglas High School football team's long Saturday became an eternity after Bartlett administered a 41-12 whipping of the Crimson Bears at the Anchorage Football Stadium.

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