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Wednesday, October 4, 2000

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Long-time aviator retires
No doubt, Jamie Bryson has lots of experience flying the skies of Alaska. He stops short, however, of calling himself a weary veteran.

Long-time aviator retires
No doubt, Jamie Bryson has lots of experience flying the skies of Alaska. He stops short, however, of calling himself a weary veteran.

Business Profile

Laser surgery brings new wave in eye care
How much are you willing to pay to have 20/20 vision? How much are you willing to risk?

Laser surgery brings new wave in eye care
How much are you willing to pay to have 20/20 vision? How much are you willing to risk?

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Business Profile

Court annuls part of Yugoslav election
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia - The Yugoslav constitutional court on Wednesday annulled parts of the contested presidential election in which the opposition claims President Slobodan Milosevic was defeated, the state-run Tanjug news agency said.

Court annuls part of Yugoslav election
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia - The Yugoslav constitutional court on Wednesday annulled parts of the contested presidential election in which the opposition claims President Slobodan Milosevic was defeated, the state-run Tanjug news agency said.

Congress approves national standard for drunken driving
WASHINGTON Congress has agreed to a tough national standard for drunken driving with penalties for states that don't abide. Supporters say the legislation should save 500 lives a year.

Congress approves national standard for drunken driving
WASHINGTON Congress has agreed to a tough national standard for drunken driving with penalties for states that don't abide. Supporters say the legislation should save 500 lives a year.

Pet of the week

Obituary

Landscape
Snow came slowly at first, just a few light tiny crystals, but it was like an electric shock. Weather predictions, which had been dismissed with shrugs, were confirmed. The season was changing right before our eyes. Summer, with its glorious flowering, had moved into fall, changing colors of the leaves and appearance of the bright fruit clusters in full force. I was looking foreward to another month of good planting weather before the white stuff appeared. It was not to be.

Around Town

Senior news
On Tuesday, Nov. 7, Alaskan voters will decide whether or not to pass Ballot Measure 4, a statewide 10 mill property tax cap. Many people in our state believe that this issue, more than any other on the ballot, will affect senior citizens' lives.

Landscape
Snow came slowly at first, just a few light tiny crystals, but it was like an electric shock. Weather predictions, which had been dismissed with shrugs, were confirmed. The season was changing right before our eyes. Summer, with its glorious flowering, had moved into fall, changing colors of the leaves and appearance of the bright fruit clusters in full force. I was looking foreward to another month of good planting weather before the white stuff appeared. It was not to be.

Obituary

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Around Town

Weddings

Pet of the week

AROUND TOWN

Senior news
On Tuesday, Nov. 7, Alaskan voters will decide whether or not to pass Ballot Measure 4, a statewide 10 mill property tax cap. Many people in our state believe that this issue, more than any other on the ballot, will affect senior citizens' lives.

Weddings

AROUND TOWN

New sewers for N. Douglas to reduce pollution
North Douglas residents' sewer systems soon will connect with the city's treatment plant instead of dumping their discharge into Gastineau Channel.

Cash for Kake water faces Clinton veto
Kake's water system and several other Southeast projects hang on a presidential signature.

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

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

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

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Measure to review city charter shot down
Juneau has voted overwhelmingly against forming a commission to consider changes to the city charter.

Plan: Fishing history in bay to determine payout
The National Park Service has released a draft plan for disbursing $23 million to people, businesses and communities hurt by recent commercial fishing restrictions in Glacier Bay.

Teen-ager garners most votes
High school senior Daniel Peterson won a vote of confidence Tuesday, garnering the highest tally among four announced candidates for three seats on the Juneau School Board.

Brown's balloon plan picked up internationally
A grassroots arts event launched in Juneau has gone global.

Approval of sales tax triggers planning stage
Now that voters have agreed to pay for hospital improvements and an ice rink, organizers of those projects have a lot of work to do before the construction season.

Hot propositions draw voters
Snow and ice may have slowed Juneau voters this morning, but a large turnout is expected by the time polls close at 8 tonight.

Noise initiative fizzles
The flightseeing noise abatement initiative went down in flames Tuesday night.

Earliest icing in 30 years
Icy roads worked miracles this morning, persuading many Egan Drive commuters to head for work at a sedate 35 miles per hour - or less.

Voters OK $7.7 million for schools
Juneau's public schools won this election.

Wheeler suprises with margin of win
In the only real Juneau Assembly contest, Southeast Alaska Conservation Council grass-roots organizer Marc Wheeler coasted to victory in Juneau's areawide assembly race Tuesday night with a tailwind of more than 700 votes.

Smith edges past Parsons
Sally Smith's supporters whooped and leaped in a victory dance Tuesday night at the Juneau-Douglas High School commons as Smith squeaked an apparent win over her principal opponent, former mayor Jamie Parsons, by a margin of 209 votes.

Hot propositions draw voters
Snow and ice may have slowed Juneau voters this morning, but a large turnout is expected by the time polls close at 8 tonight.

Approval of sales tax triggers planning stage
Now that voters have agreed to pay for hospital improvements and an ice rink, organizers of those projects have a lot of work to do before the construction season.

New sewers for N. Douglas to reduce pollution
North Douglas residents' sewer systems soon will connect with the city's treatment plant instead of dumping their discharge into Gastineau Channel.

Teen-ager garners most votes
High school senior Daniel Peterson won a vote of confidence Tuesday, garnering the highest tally among four announced candidates for three seats on the Juneau School Board.

Earliest icing in 30 years
Icy roads worked miracles this morning, persuading many Egan Drive commuters to head for work at a sedate 35 miles per hour - or less.

Wheeler suprises with margin of win
In the only real Juneau Assembly contest, Southeast Alaska Conservation Council grass-roots organizer Marc Wheeler coasted to victory in Juneau's areawide assembly race Tuesday night with a tailwind of more than 700 votes.

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Smith edges past Parsons
Sally Smith's supporters whooped and leaped in a victory dance Tuesday night at the Juneau-Douglas High School commons as Smith squeaked an apparent win over her principal opponent, former mayor Jamie Parsons, by a margin of 209 votes.

Around Juneau

Voters OK $7.7 million for schools
Juneau's public schools won this election.

Plan: Fishing history in bay to determine payout
The National Park Service has released a draft plan for disbursing $23 million to people, businesses and communities hurt by recent commercial fishing restrictions in Glacier Bay.

Noise initiative fizzles
The flightseeing noise abatement initiative went down in flames Tuesday night.

Cash for Kake water faces Clinton veto
Kake's water system and several other Southeast projects hang on a presidential signature.

Support for ferry puts road on hold
Is it the end of the road for the road?

Brown's balloon plan picked up internationally
A grassroots arts event launched in Juneau has gone global.

City election results

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

Measure to review city charter shot down
Juneau has voted overwhelmingly against forming a commission to consider changes to the city charter.

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City election results

Support for ferry puts road on hold
Is it the end of the road for the road?

Around Juneau

Worth of vocational training is diminishing
The following editorial appeared in Friday's edition of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: There's less and less truth associated with the traditional notion that students struggling in academic classrooms can seek refuge, inspiration and, eventually, that shimmering road to success via the school wood shop, TV repair bench or some other vocational-training program.

Letters
I have taken several cruises on the Holland American Line. I hope to take more. I support the tourism industry generally as a boon to the local economy. I believe the cruise ship industry in particular has been and will continue to be an engine for prosperity in our community. I do not share the belief of some that the inconveniences of being a major cruise ship destination outweigh the many benefits. I enjoy talking to "boat people" on downtown streets and will continue to do what I can to see that they enjoy their visit to Juneau -- the place I have been proud to call home all of my life.

Worth of vocational training is diminishing
The following editorial appeared in Friday's edition of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: There's less and less truth associated with the traditional notion that students struggling in academic classrooms can seek refuge, inspiration and, eventually, that shimmering road to success via the school wood shop, TV repair bench or some other vocational-training program.

My turn
More than the pastime of a privileged few, the arts are pervasive in our lives. During October, officially designated National Arts and Humanities Month, we should all take a moment to look more deeply than usual at the impact of the arts on our lives.

My turn
On Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. the planning commission will determine whether to permit a controversial new asphalt plant in lower Mendenhall Valley near the Troopers' office and the fire training center. This asphalt plant would create air emissions, noise, heavy traffic, and noxious odors that would affect residents who live on Mendenhall Peninsula and in the valley, depending on which direction the wind blows. Asphalt fumes and air pollution could result each time the plant operates, which would be daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from April to November.

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 have taken several cruises on the Holland American Line. I hope to take more. I support the tourism industry generally as a boon to the local economy. I believe the cruise ship industry in particular has been and will continue to be an engine for prosperity in our community. I do not share the belief of some that the inconveniences of being a major cruise ship destination outweigh the many benefits. I enjoy talking to "boat people" on downtown streets and will continue to do what I can to see that they enjoy their visit to Juneau -- the place I have been proud to call home all of my life.

Lively campaigns; interesting results
Despite being paved with good intentions and financed by truckloads of cash, the road went nowhere. Having raised a ruckus all summer, the flightseeing initiative crashed and burned. May it rest in peace . . . and quiet.

Letters
I am a junior at Juneau-Douglas High School. I think that whoever is putting together the Alaska State Graduation Qualifying Exam should do something about all the kids who have learning disabilities in reading, writing or math and qualify for some education services, and for all of the students who score low on the exam the first time they are tested. The state could provide some kind of class to help them gain the skills to pass the test the next time they take it. They could even put together some kind of study classes after school and on weekends for the kids who would like some help on the subjects that they failed.

My turn
More than the pastime of a privileged few, the arts are pervasive in our lives. During October, officially designated National Arts and Humanities Month, we should all take a moment to look more deeply than usual at the impact of the arts on our lives.

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
The other day while speaking to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce regarding the flightseeing initiative, I made a statement that Chamber members laughed uproariously at. I asked them "how many jobs do we need [in Juneau]?" The statement was a classic political gaffe -- the opposition and a local radio reporter ran with it, a quote that, taken out of context, could embarrass the person who delivered it.

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.

Lively campaigns; interesting results
Despite being paved with good intentions and financed by truckloads of cash, the road went nowhere. Having raised a ruckus all summer, the flightseeing initiative crashed and burned. May it rest in peace . . . and quiet.

My turn
On Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. the planning commission will determine whether to permit a controversial new asphalt plant in lower Mendenhall Valley near the Troopers' office and the fire training center. This asphalt plant would create air emissions, noise, heavy traffic, and noxious odors that would affect residents who live on Mendenhall Peninsula and in the valley, depending on which direction the wind blows. Asphalt fumes and air pollution could result each time the plant operates, which would be daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from April to November.

My turn
The other day while speaking to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce regarding the flightseeing initiative, I made a statement that Chamber members laughed uproariously at. I asked them "how many jobs do we need [in Juneau]?" The statement was a classic political gaffe -- the opposition and a local radio reporter ran with it, a quote that, taken out of context, could embarrass the person who delivered it.

Letters
I am a junior at Juneau-Douglas High School. I think that whoever is putting together the Alaska State Graduation Qualifying Exam should do something about all the kids who have learning disabilities in reading, writing or math and qualify for some education services, and for all of the students who score low on the exam the first time they are tested. The state could provide some kind of class to help them gain the skills to pass the test the next time they take it. They could even put together some kind of study classes after school and on weekends for the kids who would like some help on the subjects that they failed.

Ten schools to leave Pac West Conference
SEATTLE -- The 16-team Pacific West Conference is breaking up.

Juneau spikers split matches in Ketchikan
The Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears lost a Region V-Class 4A volleyball match for the first time in several years Friday in Ketchikan, but came back Saturday to gain a split of the series.

Olympic marathoner Chris Clark returns home to Anchorage
ANCHORAGE -- Marathoner Chris Clark, tired but happy to be home after a 30-hour flight, returned Monday from the Sydney Olympics.

Seven locals finish Portland Marathon
Seven Juneau-area residents finished the Portland Marathon on Sunday in Portland, Ore.

Olympic marathoner Chris Clark returns home to Anchorage
ANCHORAGE -- Marathoner Chris Clark, tired but happy to be home after a 30-hour flight, returned Monday from the Sydney Olympics.

Sports in Juneau

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Bentz takes his pitch Down Under
On his off games as a starting pitcher for the Grand Valley State University baseball team of Allendale, Mich., Josh Bentz frequently drew videotaping duties.

Local Scoreboard
VOLLEYBALL STANDINGS

Ten schools to leave Pac West Conference
SEATTLE -- The 16-team Pacific West Conference is breaking up.

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Seven locals finish Portland Marathon
Seven Juneau-area residents finished the Portland Marathon on Sunday in Portland, Ore.

Local Scoreboard
VOLLEYBALL STANDINGS

Bentz takes his pitch Down Under
On his off games as a starting pitcher for the Grand Valley State University baseball team of Allendale, Mich., Josh Bentz frequently drew videotaping duties.

Juneau spikers split matches in Ketchikan
The Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears lost a Region V-Class 4A volleyball match for the first time in several years Friday in Ketchikan, but came back Saturday to gain a split of the series.

Sports in Juneau

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