Friday, October 6, 2000

House moves against violence against women, sex trafficking
WASHINGTON - The House approved a sweeping anti-crime bill Friday that includes more than $3 billion to fight violence against women and seeks to protect foreign women brought into the country by the international illegal sex trade.

Astronomers find 18 planet-sized objects in distant star field
WASHINGTON - Scientists are rethinking some basic theories about planets after astronomers found 18 planet-sized gas balls drifting free in a star field some 1,200 light years from Earth.

Astronomers find 18 planet-sized objects in distant star field
WASHINGTON - Scientists are rethinking some basic theories about planets after astronomers found 18 planet-sized gas balls drifting free in a star field some 1,200 light years from Earth.

House moves against violence against women, sex trafficking
WASHINGTON - The House approved a sweeping anti-crime bill Friday that includes more than $3 billion to fight violence against women and seeks to protect foreign women brought into the country by the international illegal sex trade.

Around Town

AROUND TOWN

Briefs

Briefs

Around Town

Weekend Best Bets

FYI

AROUND TOWN

Weekend Best Bets

Weddings

Obituary
Robert A."Bob" Hinman, 72, of Juneau, Alaska, died on Sept. 22, 2000, at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, Wash., after a long battle with cancer.

Thank you

Keeping a watch on Trumpeter Swans
October is the best month to see wild North American swans in Southeast Alaska.

Weddings

Thank you

Living and growing
We sense God in our lives in many different ways. A friend asked me the other day, "How do you take in the presence of God in the world around us, in the birds and animals and plants? How does it reach you?"

FYI

Keeping a watch on Trumpeter Swans
October is the best month to see wild North American swans in Southeast Alaska.

Living and growing
We sense God in our lives in many different ways. A friend asked me the other day, "How do you take in the presence of God in the world around us, in the birds and animals and plants? How does it reach you?"

Obituary
Robert A."Bob" Hinman, 72, of Juneau, Alaska, died on Sept. 22, 2000, at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, Wash., after a long battle with cancer.

Opening the season
The Juneau Symphony launches the new season Saturday with more musicians, a new conductor, a Russian piano soloist and a passionate, sincere concerto.

A chance to chat with Shakespeare
Actor Rod Molzahn has been walking out on stage in a red velvet suit and claiming to be William Shakespeare for almost 15 years.

New band debuts
With an eye on the pop music charts, Jason Maroney hopes Juneau's newest rock group can get audiences up and dancing.

A chance to chat with Shakespeare
Actor Rod Molzahn has been walking out on stage in a red velvet suit and claiming to be William Shakespeare for almost 15 years.

Opening the season
The Juneau Symphony launches the new season Saturday with more musicians, a new conductor, a Russian piano soloist and a passionate, sincere concerto.

Visiting musicians are household names in Ireland
Button box and fiddle fans can hear two consummate instrumentalists straight from Ireland on Friday at Northern Light United Church.

Photo exhibit pushes limits
Photographs printed on silk and sewn into a kimono share the gallery with more conventional images in Alaska Positive.

Briefly

Briefly

Calendar

Visiting musicians are household names in Ireland
Button box and fiddle fans can hear two consummate instrumentalists straight from Ireland on Friday at Northern Light United Church.

New band debuts
With an eye on the pop music charts, Jason Maroney hopes Juneau's newest rock group can get audiences up and dancing.

Photo exhibit pushes limits
Photographs printed on silk and sewn into a kimono share the gallery with more conventional images in Alaska Positive.

Calendar

Briefly

Poll shows pot measure trailing
A new poll shows increasing opposition to a proposed statewide property tax cap and a separate measure that would legalize marijuana.

Cruise lines still giving despite threat
Cruise ship companies are making about $1 million in charitable donations in Southeast Alaska this year, say

Will final ballot count alter race?
Whether unofficial mayor-elect Sally Smith can hang onto her slim, 209-vote lead will be decided tonight when city officials count questioned and absentee ballots.

Corrections

Opening of crusade draws 1,000
The multitudes filled Centennial Hall to hear a religious message at rock concert volume Thursday night.

Corrections

Correction

Flu shots available after vaccine supply restored
Delays plaguing the supply of influenza vaccine for the flu season were resolved last week and private providers should get their supply soon. In Juneau, one retailer will begin providing the shots Friday.

Young working to help people die with grace
While most of us think about death only when a loved one is injured or ailing, death constantly whispers in Jan Young's ear.

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

Briefly

More toxins found in ship waste
A new water sample analysis shows that a banned pesticide and "elevated levels" of certain heavy metals have been included in marine discharges in Alaska. The new data were released as Gov. Tony Knowles stepped up pressure on Congress to approve tougher regulations for cruise ships.

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

Briefly

More toxins found in ship waste
A new water sample analysis shows that a banned pesticide and "elevated levels" of certain heavy metals have been included in marine discharges in Alaska. The new data were released as Gov. Tony Knowles stepped up pressure on Congress to approve tougher regulations for cruise ships.

Cruise lines still giving despite threat
Cruise ship companies are making about $1 million in charitable donations in Southeast Alaska this year, say

Will final ballot count alter race?
Whether unofficial mayor-elect Sally Smith can hang onto her slim, 209-vote lead will be decided tonight when city officials count questioned and absentee ballots.

Crusade aims to offer spiritual freedom
After a year of prayerful organizing and fund-raising, Juneau Celebration 2000 is coming to pass.

Opening of crusade draws 1,000
The multitudes filled Centennial Hall to hear a religious message at rock concert volume Thursday night.

Ice rink funds fall far short
Juneau voters might think the money they OK'd for an ice rink Tuesday is enough to build a "bare-bones" facility because that's how the proposition was touted by its promoters.

Correction

Asphalt plant decision delayed
The Juneau Planning Commission favored a permit to operate a portable asphalt plant in the lower West Mendenhall Valley on Wednesday. But a shortage of commissioners meant there's still no final answer to Montana Creek Development's plan.

Young working to help people die with grace
While most of us think about death only when a loved one is injured or ailing, death constantly whispers in Jan Young's ear.

Briefly

Ice rink funds fall far short
Juneau voters might think the money they OK'd for an ice rink Tuesday is enough to build a "bare-bones" facility because that's how the proposition was touted by its promoters.

Flu shots available after vaccine supply restored
Delays plaguing the supply of influenza vaccine for the flu season were resolved last week and private providers should get their supply soon. In Juneau, one retailer will begin providing the shots Friday.

Poll shows pot measure trailing
A new poll shows increasing opposition to a proposed statewide property tax cap and a separate measure that would legalize marijuana.

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

Asphalt plant decision delayed
The Juneau Planning Commission favored a permit to operate a portable asphalt plant in the lower West Mendenhall Valley on Wednesday. But a shortage of commissioners meant there's still no final answer to Montana Creek Development's plan.

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

Crusade aims to offer spiritual freedom
After a year of prayerful organizing and fund-raising, Juneau Celebration 2000 is coming to pass.

Letters to the editor
Currently, about 9 million to 12 million young children in America are regularly exposed to their parents' cigarette smoke at home, called "second-hand smoke," or Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS). ETS contains over 4,000 poisonous chemicals and has been classified as a "Group A" carcinogen, which means it is known to cause cancer in humans.

Letters to the editor
Thank you for your report on Jamie Parsons' corporate ties, as well as those of Sally Smith and Patty Zimmerman.

My turn
The unofficial tally is in, ferry or road, the verdict is ... undecided.

Letters to the editor
Ice rink fraud?

My turn
The unofficial tally is in, ferry or road, the verdict is ... undecided.

Letters to the editor
After reading about the waterfront development plan, I am concerned that we've limited our thinking too quickly in describing this pedestrian plaza and commercial space.

Letters to the editor
Thank you for your report on Jamie Parsons' corporate ties, as well as those of Sally Smith and Patty Zimmerman.

Letters to the editor
I wish the rude teen-agers that drive around town with their music on very loud would stop. They keep me awake at night and shake the house they are so loud! My dad calls the police but they don't do anything.

Letters to the editor
Currently, about 9 million to 12 million young children in America are regularly exposed to their parents' cigarette smoke at home, called "second-hand smoke," or Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS). ETS contains over 4,000 poisonous chemicals and has been classified as a "Group A" carcinogen, which means it is known to cause cancer in humans.

Letters to the editor
The recent "Ethanol plant pie in the sky?" article highlighted independent consultant L. Scott Trainum's finding that Sealaska's proposed wood-to-ethanol plant is economically marginal.

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 to the editor
I am a senior at Ketchikan High School and I support Greg Middag. I believe his views for education will help students achieve higher skills and be more prepared for the world at large. I have also read his points on timber, pro-choice, the Alaska Marine Highway, and subsistence. There are important to all of us, Alaska is our state and we should be able to vote on our own issues.

The 'other' candidates
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's edition of the Wichita Eagle: One presidential debate down, two more to go. But George W. Bush and Al Gore aren't the only ones on the campaign trail.

Another crumbling wall
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: Once again, Thursday, the awesome strength and unpredictability of democratic will was on display, this time in Belgrade. Just 10 days ago, the autocratic regime of Slobodan Milosevic seemed nearly impregnable, immune to public opinion by virtue of his control of the police. Thursday his grip appeared to loosen by the hour as masses of mostly peaceful demonstrators seized parliament, state television and other key sites while police barely resisted. The scenes recalled democratic uprisings in Manila and Seoul, Berlin and Moscow. But they were no less inspiring for their familiarity.

Letters to the editor
Young people have simple solutions for complicated problems; especially those problems that affect teens. So instead of going by statistics and "educational leaders", let's ask the students how to help them learn more, better and faster.

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.

Another crumbling wall
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: Once again, Thursday, the awesome strength and unpredictability of democratic will was on display, this time in Belgrade. Just 10 days ago, the autocratic regime of Slobodan Milosevic seemed nearly impregnable, immune to public opinion by virtue of his control of the police. Thursday his grip appeared to loosen by the hour as masses of mostly peaceful demonstrators seized parliament, state television and other key sites while police barely resisted. The scenes recalled democratic uprisings in Manila and Seoul, Berlin and Moscow. But they were no less inspiring for their familiarity.

The 'other' candidates
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's edition of the Wichita Eagle: One presidential debate down, two more to go. But George W. Bush and Al Gore aren't the only ones on the campaign trail.

Letters to the editor
I am a senior at Ketchikan High School and I support Greg Middag. I believe his views for education will help students achieve higher skills and be more prepared for the world at large. I have also read his points on timber, pro-choice, the Alaska Marine Highway, and subsistence. There are important to all of us, Alaska is our state and we should be able to vote on our own issues.

Letters to the editor
Young people have simple solutions for complicated problems; especially those problems that affect teens. So instead of going by statistics and "educational leaders", let's ask the students how to help them learn more, better and faster.

Letters to the editor
After reading about the waterfront development plan, I am concerned that we've limited our thinking too quickly in describing this pedestrian plaza and commercial space.

Letters to the editor
Congressman Don Young and Sen. Frank Murkowski deserve congratulations from all Alaskans for their leadership in proposing and advancing the Conservation and Reinvestment Act, pending in Congress. This legislation would take a steady stream of revenue generated by resource development to fund projects like Marine Park in Juneau as well as a host of other valuable projects and activities throughout our nation.

Letters to the editor
Ice rink fraud?

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 to the editor
I wish the rude teen-agers that drive around town with their music on very loud would stop. They keep me awake at night and shake the house they are so loud! My dad calls the police but they don't do anything.

Letters to the editor
The recent "Ethanol plant pie in the sky?" article highlighted independent consultant L. Scott Trainum's finding that Sealaska's proposed wood-to-ethanol plant is economically marginal.

Letters to the editor
Congressman Don Young and Sen. Frank Murkowski deserve congratulations from all Alaskans for their leadership in proposing and advancing the Conservation and Reinvestment Act, pending in Congress. This legislation would take a steady stream of revenue generated by resource development to fund projects like Marine Park in Juneau as well as a host of other valuable projects and activities throughout our nation.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Middle School Running scores

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Conference honors Ketchikan's Nordlund
Geoff Nordlund was the only Ketchikan player to make the Northern Lights Conference-South's all-conference football first team announced earlier this week.

NCAA to stage 2002 ski championships in Alaska
ANCHORAGE -- The NCAA Ski Championships will return to Kincaid Park and Alyeska Resort in March of 2002.

Conference honors Ketchikan's Nordlund
Geoff Nordlund was the only Ketchikan player to make the Northern Lights Conference-South's all-conference football first team announced earlier this week.

Alaska high school top-20 swim times
Alaskas top-20 high school swim times for the 2000 season, as compiled by Glacier Swim Club coach Gary Crowe of Juneau through meets ending Sept. 30.

Juneau volleyball team hosts JIVE tourney
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball season seems like it just started, but the Crimson Bears are already hosting their last home matches of the year this weekend.

Middle School Running scores

NHL
For weeks, Brian Swanson expected the axe to fall. He prepared himself for it. Sooner or later, someone in the Edmonton Oilers organization would tell him they had his plane ticket to Hamilton, Ontario, and it would be back to the minor leagues for him, just like last year.

Juneau swimmers head to Sitka for weekend meets
These are the dog days of the high school swimming season.

Juneau volleyball team hosts JIVE tourney
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball season seems like it just started, but the Crimson Bears are already hosting their last home matches of the year this weekend.

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

NHL
For weeks, Brian Swanson expected the axe to fall. He prepared himself for it. Sooner or later, someone in the Edmonton Oilers organization would tell him they had his plane ticket to Hamilton, Ontario, and it would be back to the minor leagues for him, just like last year.

NCAA to stage 2002 ski championships in Alaska
ANCHORAGE -- The NCAA Ski Championships will return to Kincaid Park and Alyeska Resort in March of 2002.

Juneau swimmers head to Sitka for weekend meets
These are the dog days of the high school swimming season.

Alaska high school top-20 swim times
Alaskas top-20 high school swim times for the 2000 season, as compiled by Glacier Swim Club coach Gary Crowe of Juneau through meets ending Sept. 30.

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