Sunday, October 1, 2000

Knowles signs order recognizing 227 tribes
By MARY PEMBERTON

Mask going to space
n Tlingit art to be on shuttle launching this week for space station

Knowles signs order recognizing 227 tribes
By MARY PEMBERTON

Mask going to space
n Tlingit art to be on shuttle launching this week for space station

Group trying to keep wildlife initiatives
Opponents of a measure that would bar wildlife management decisions from the ballot say the issue is not one of animal rights but of voters' rights.

Hiker still missing near Skagway
JUNEAU -- No signs of the missing hiker were found near Skagway Friday, according to Demetra Lavrakis, editor of the Skagway News.

Candidate proposes ideas to cut cruise waste
Southeast Senate candidate Tim June has proposed new monitoring initiatives to assure the cruise ship industry comply with wastewater discharge regulations.

Hiker still missing near Skagway
JUNEAU -- No signs of the missing hiker were found near Skagway Friday, according to Demetra Lavrakis, editor of the Skagway News.

Correction
Due to a reporter's error, the wrong information was given for Jim Heaton's background in an artist profile in Thursday's Empire Preview section. Heaton's grandmother was Navajo, but he was born on a Hupa reservation in California.

Intruder case remains under investigation
JUNEAU -- Police have not turned up any solid leads in the investigation of the intruder who entered a young girl's bedroom the morning of Sept. 15 in the Mendenhall Valley.

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

Correction
Due to a reporter's error, the wrong information was given for Jim Heaton's background in an artist profile in Thursday's Empire Preview section. Heaton's grandmother was Navajo, but he was born on a Hupa reservation in California.

Feasting for a good cause
Local chefs and entrepreneurs share recipes and advice about edibles to be offered at

Road, flight fans lead money race
n Road backers, flight ban opponents have more than 2-to-1 edge

Intruder case remains under investigation
JUNEAU -- Police have not turned up any solid leads in the investigation of the intruder who entered a young girl's bedroom the morning of Sept. 15 in the Mendenhall Valley.

Group trying to keep wildlife initiatives
Opponents of a measure that would bar wildlife management decisions from the ballot say the issue is not one of animal rights but of voters' rights.

Road, flight fans lead money race
n Road backers, flight ban opponents have more than 2-to-1 edge

Candidate proposes ideas to cut cruise waste
Southeast Senate candidate Tim June has proposed new monitoring initiatives to assure the cruise ship industry comply with wastewater discharge regulations.

Group suggests solutions to local crime concerns
Residents are coming up with solutions to Juneau's top crime problems as pinpointed in a June survey.

Parsons raises most among candidates
Candidates for seats on the Juneau Assembly, including the mayor's office, raised at least $62,300 by Sept. 23, according to reports filed with the Alaska Public Offices Commission. They spent at least $46,690 by that date.

Parsons raises most among candidates
Candidates for seats on the Juneau Assembly, including the mayor's office, raised at least $62,300 by Sept. 23, according to reports filed with the Alaska Public Offices Commission. They spent at least $46,690 by that date.

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

Group suggests solutions to local crime concerns
Residents are coming up with solutions to Juneau's top crime problems as pinpointed in a June survey.

Feasting for a good cause
Local chefs and entrepreneurs share recipes and advice about edibles to be offered at

Mark's concern genuine
Mayoral candidate Mark Farmer stepped out of the mayoral race, declared his support for one of the strong candidates remaining in the race, and thus cleared the way for the two leading candidates to enjoy an invigorating contest.

Road to die for
The supporters of a road into Juneau from Haines have a well-financed campaign and signs all over town.

Twists and turns
Of course all those highway engineers want the highway to Skagway. They're HIGHWAY engineers, not MARINE engineers.

Prop 2 support
I would like to add a note of support for Proposition 2 that includes upgrades for Bartlett Regional Hospital.

Road to die for
The supporters of a road into Juneau from Haines have a well-financed campaign and signs all over town.

Word Of Mouth
Calls will remain anonymous, and opinions will be published if they meet the editor's standards of good taste. The number to call is 586-4636. Then press 8255 to leave your message.

Hats off to Mark
Hats off to Mark Farmer for joining Sally Smith. I was glad to hear him announce that he was withdrawing from the race for mayor and throwing his support to Ms. Smith.

Empire endorsements
If anyone doubts we live in interesting times, consider the local election campaign season that concludes Tuesday. Voters are asked to conssider important transportation issues; whether to continue to tax themselves to provide for schools, hospital expansion and recreational facilities; to limit the byproducts of tourism; and to select the best people to represent our collective interests.

Road worthy of consideration
When I ran for office three years ago, two of the major issues were a new high school and the need for information about a road linking Juneau to the rest of the state. We have dealt with the high school but the road is another matter.

Marc supports jobs
I have known Marc Wheeler for several years, and I was very honored when he asked me to chair the committee to elect him to the Juneau Assembly.

Prop 2 support
I would like to add a note of support for Proposition 2 that includes upgrades for Bartlett Regional Hospital.

Planned coincidence
The nine member lines of the Northwest Cruise Ship Association are trying to send us a message with the constant reminders of their monetary gifts.

Realtor or tycoon?
I've noticed the Empire repeatedly refers to PeggyAnn McConnochie as a "business woman." Why not "Realtor" or "tycoon?"

The price of our economic well-being
The passage of ballot initiative 5, which places severe restrictions on helicopter flightseeing operations and opposes consideration of satellite heliports, will jeopardize our position as a valued place to visit, and in some manner will effect the economic security of many of us in Juneau.

Road to Hawaii
Like a few of my friends and neighbors, I envision a road out of Juneau. It just makes sense. But at what cost to Juneau and our Southeast neighbors?

Road vision
Did you ever wish that you could go grayling fishing in the morning, or maybe just go somewhere that it isn't raining? With a road you could.

Road will hog cash
It seems to me that a troubling aspect of the debate over the access to Juneau issue is that the road proponents are missing their target audience completely.

Mark's concern genuine
Mayoral candidate Mark Farmer stepped out of the mayoral race, declared his support for one of the strong candidates remaining in the race, and thus cleared the way for the two leading candidates to enjoy an invigorating contest.

In the guise of an explanation
I have been restraining myself for several months from public comment about Betsy Fischer's continuous personal attacks on individuals simply because they exercise their right to free speech and publicly express their concerns about the effects of industrial tourism on our community.

Problem-solver
I want to add my strong endorsement of PeggyAnn cConnochie for the areawide seat on the Juneau Assembly.

Easily disturbed
In regards to Proposition 5, it makes no difference where we go in the world or what activities we are part of, there is an impact on the residents' idea of peace and quiet.

Twists and turns
Of course all those highway engineers want the highway to Skagway. They're HIGHWAY engineers, not MARINE engineers.

Road worthy of consideration
When I ran for office three years ago, two of the major issues were a new high school and the need for information about a road linking Juneau to the rest of the state. We have dealt with the high school but the road is another matter.

This is still one dangerous road
The executive summary of the Juneau Access Study that was presented to the public in a scooping secession in 1994 stated, "The purpose of the study was to prepare an engineering analysis, together with alternatives as a preliminary step in the subsequent preparation for an Environmental Impact Statement.

Advisory vote is a starting point
Alaskans who have been to Juneau are far more likely to have a favorable impression of our community and to be supportive of retaining the capital here. Alaska Committee polling research also shows that a road connection to Alaska's capital is important to a significant percentage of voters in the railbelt.

Word Of Mouth
Calls will remain anonymous, and opinions will be published if they meet the editor's standards of good taste. The number to call is 586-4636. Then press 8255 to leave your message.

The price of peace and quiet is too high for Juneau
By Lorene Kappler

The price of peace and quiet is too high for Juneau
By Lorene Kappler

Election shifts city's partisan balance
T uesday's election will leave Juneau with three fewer Democrats and one more Republican on the city assembly and school board.

This is still one dangerous road
The executive summary of the Juneau Access Study that was presented to the public in a scooping secession in 1994 stated, "The purpose of the study was to prepare an engineering analysis, together with alternatives as a preliminary step in the subsequent preparation for an Environmental Impact Statement.

Teens in print
I wanted to express my delight at seeing six of my hard-working students' letters in Friday's paper.

Advisory vote is a starting point
Alaskans who have been to Juneau are far more likely to have a favorable impression of our community and to be supportive of retaining the capital here. Alaska Committee polling research also shows that a road connection to Alaska's capital is important to a significant percentage of voters in the railbelt.

Hospitable lodge worth preserving
After reading Ken and Michelle Ward's Taku Lodge story in the My Turn column, I felt inclined to add this:

Empire endorsements
If anyone doubts we live in interesting times, consider the local election campaign season that concludes Tuesday. Voters are asked to conssider important transportation issues; whether to continue to tax themselves to provide for schools, hospital expansion and recreational facilities; to limit the byproducts of tourism; and to select the best people to represent our collective interests.

Which is gas guzzler?
In a recent Word of Mouth it was said that the increasing price of gas made flying or taking the ferry a less expensive way to travel than by driving a highway. Here's the straight scoop on fuel costs.

Election shifts city's partisan balance
T uesday's election will leave Juneau with three fewer Democrats and one more Republican on the city assembly and school board.

Fill the woodshed
Conservationist. Environmentalist. Nice handy labels but lacking in any real information about the person. If you must hang one of these on me, I will opt for conservationist.

Teens in print
I wanted to express my delight at seeing six of my hard-working students' letters in Friday's paper.

Realtor or tycoon?
I've noticed the Empire repeatedly refers to PeggyAnn McConnochie as a "business woman." Why not "Realtor" or "tycoon?"

Hospitable lodge worth preserving
After reading Ken and Michelle Ward's Taku Lodge story in the My Turn column, I felt inclined to add this:

Road to Hawaii
Like a few of my friends and neighbors, I envision a road out of Juneau. It just makes sense. But at what cost to Juneau and our Southeast neighbors?

Planned coincidence
The nine member lines of the Northwest Cruise Ship Association are trying to send us a message with the constant reminders of their monetary gifts.

Road will hog cash
It seems to me that a troubling aspect of the debate over the access to Juneau issue is that the road proponents are missing their target audience completely.

Which is gas guzzler?
In a recent Word of Mouth it was said that the increasing price of gas made flying or taking the ferry a less expensive way to travel than by driving a highway. Here's the straight scoop on fuel costs.

In the guise of an explanation
I have been restraining myself for several months from public comment about Betsy Fischer's continuous personal attacks on individuals simply because they exercise their right to free speech and publicly express their concerns about the effects of industrial tourism on our community.

Marc supports jobs
I have known Marc Wheeler for several years, and I was very honored when he asked me to chair the committee to elect him to the Juneau Assembly.

Easily disturbed
In regards to Proposition 5, it makes no difference where we go in the world or what activities we are part of, there is an impact on the residents' idea of peace and quiet.

The price of our economic well-being
The passage of ballot initiative 5, which places severe restrictions on helicopter flightseeing operations and opposes consideration of satellite heliports, will jeopardize our position as a valued place to visit, and in some manner will effect the economic security of many of us in Juneau.

Hats off to Mark
Hats off to Mark Farmer for joining Sally Smith. I was glad to hear him announce that he was withdrawing from the race for mayor and throwing his support to Ms. Smith.

Fill the woodshed
Conservationist. Environmentalist. Nice handy labels but lacking in any real information about the person. If you must hang one of these on me, I will opt for conservationist.

Road vision
Did you ever wish that you could go grayling fishing in the morning, or maybe just go somewhere that it isn't raining? With a road you could.

Problem-solver
I want to add my strong endorsement of PeggyAnn cConnochie for the areawide seat on the Juneau Assembly.

Juneau takes care of business vs. West
But Crimson Bears lose state playoff berth on tie-breakers after Saturday's games in Anchorage

Allred takes fourth in small schools race
Ella Allred of Haines closed out her high school career with her third straight top-five performance in the state Class 1A-2A-3A cross-country running meet Saturday on Skyview High School's Tsalteshi Trails in Soldotna.

Sports in Juneau

Crimson Bears struggle at state
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys cross-country running team entered the Class 4A state meet Saturday at Skyview High School's Tsalteshi Trails in Soldotna thinking they had a legitimate shot to win the team title.<

Crimson Bears struggle at state
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys cross-country running team entered the Class 4A state meet Saturday at Skyview High School's Tsalteshi Trails in Soldotna thinking they had a legitimate shot to win the team title.<

Juneau takes care of business vs. West
But Crimson Bears lose state playoff berth on tie-breakers after Saturday's games in Anchorage

Allred takes fourth in small schools race
Ella Allred of Haines closed out her high school career with her third straight top-five performance in the state Class 1A-2A-3A cross-country running meet Saturday on Skyview High School's Tsalteshi Trails in Soldotna.

Sports in Juneau

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