Tuesday, October 9, 2001

New ordinance at a glance
The proposed convenience store ordinance would:

InvestNet plans seminar
JUNEAU Alaska InvestNet will host a mid-October seminar in Juneau directed at Alaska entrepreneurs.

On the Move
Business news in Southeast Alaska

Convenience stores ready to expand
Some Juneau residents are upset with a proposed ordinance allowing neighborhood convenience stores to more than double in size in exchange for improvements such as landscaping.

T-H electric authority restructured
JUNEAU -- The Tlingit-Haida Central Council recently announced the restructuring of its electrical authority into a nonprofit rural utility cooperative.

Business Profile: Lisa Gable
Title and firm: Lisa Gable, owner, Thunder Mt. Crafts & Gifts at the Nugget Mall.

In The Tank / Gas Prices
Gas prices

UFA launches subsistence education
JUNEAU The Juneau-based United Fishermen of Alaska group recently launched an education program aimed at helping Alaskans understand subsistence fisheries management.

Path to police state
Closure of the airport dike trail is now being considered, purportedly due to recent terrorist attacks. As a regular user of the trail and a pilot with a plane on the field, I believe this is a nothing more than an attempt by a bureaucratic agency with its own agenda to take the decision-making process out of the public realm and into its own hands under the guise of "public safety."

Community effort needed for security
Perhaps the FAA and airport officials don't realize the extent to which Juneau locals and their guests use the airport dike trail. We look upon this trail as the one, sure means to enjoy whatever bit of sunlight we might have a chance at, and it is a trail anyone who works in the valley can access during a lunch hour.

Unthinkable things aren't new
I strongly disagree with Leonard Pitts Jr. of the Miami Herald on the future of violence in entertainment. He says it's not fun to watch unthinkable things anymore; that we never thought the mayhem we have read about and watched in the movies all our lives would ever really happen. In reality, people all over the world have had unthinkable things happen to them since long before New York and DC's unthinkable things. It is very shortsighted of Mr. Pitts to think the entertainment industry will have any long-lasting sensitivity to these particular events.

Around Town
Today

Juneau teen-ager raises money for families of N.Y.C. firefighters
While many Americans felt powerless to act following the events of Sept. 11, Kerriann Powers turned her feelings into a pin-making enterprise and raised $3,400 for New York City survivors.

Around Town
Juneau events

Former lawmaker dies
JUNEAU -- Oral E. Freeman, a former legislator who played a major role in creating the Alaska Permanent Fund, died on Saturday in Ketchikan. He was 85.

City's new director of development eyes Juneau possibilities
It's too soon for new city Community Development Director Dale Pernula to say what direction he wants his department to take, but he has some ideas about programs he'd like to implement in Juneau.

Correction
The profile of chef Stefani Marnon of the Governor's Mansion printed in Friday's Empire gave the wrong date for her arrival in Juneau. She came here in 1997.

Vehicle kills black bear cub
A young black bear was struck and killed about 9 p.m. Saturday as it crossed Glacier Highway at mile 24.

Community development director named
JUNEAU City Manager Dave Palmer today announced Dale Pernula of Moscow, Idaho, will be Juneau's new Community Development Department director.

Juneau reaction: Praise, caution
Juneau resident Sarah Asper-Smith was in Manhattan on Sept. 11 watching the World Trade Center burn when a jet hit the second tower.

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

City ponders uses for land in Auke Bay
A small piece of waterfront property in Auke Bay would be the perfect place to launch kayaks, eat lunch, take school groups and watch wildlife, according to residents who want the city to turn it into a park.

Students break down barriers between schools
Juneau's two middle schools stand just two and a half miles apart, but students say their impressions of the other school create a wide gulf.

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

Obituary: Samuel Tyler
Samuel Wesley "Sam" Tyler died Sept. 14, 2001, in Sweet Home, Ore.

Obituary: Rosemary J. Reynolds
Rosemary J. Reynolds died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001, in Apple Valley, Calif.

Obituary: Dorothea C. Eide
Dorothea C. "Dot" Eide died on Sept. 20, 2001, in Federal Way, Wash.

Obituary: George Converse
George Herbert Converse died Sept. 23, 2001, in Port Angeles, Wash.

Obituary: Ralph B. Williams
Ralph Benjamin Williams died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, in Juneau.

Obituary: Robert E. Emerson
Capt. Robert "Kingfisher Bob" Emerson died Oct. 5, 2001, in Juneau.

Word of Mouth
Returning from out of town and going through the mail, I was dismayed when I saw the election results. However, when I went out to the yard to take down the political signs, I thought "shall

My Turn: Al Qaeda group leaves America with no options
When my oldest son was 4, a neighborhood bully his own age would regularly intimidate him by raising a fist and threatening to hit him. One day I came home from work to find Jamie in the playground and, across the commons, the bully riding around on Jamie's new bike. I decided that my son wasn't going to be bullied. I went to Jamie and told him to go get his bike back.

Outside editorial: The war of ideas
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:

My Turn: Subsistence solution lies at hand
As Alaska's political leaders wrestle with the vexing issue of subsistence hunting and fishing, they would be wise to consider the efforts of other state leaders who considered the problem in the past. Like the new gold discovered by reworking old tailings, the answer to the subsistence question may already be in our hands.

My Turn: We should be preparing for lean times
Last Monday evening your Assembly voted 6-3 to spend $430,000 of your money to purchase a parcel of land at the intersection of Egan Drive and the Mendenhall Lo

Outside editorial: Bin Laden makes case for strong U.S. strikes
The words of George W. Bush and Tony

Sports in Juneau
Local sports events

Sports in Juneau
Sports events

Four Bears win titles in Sitka tourney
The Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team fared well at the Mount Edgecumbe Invitational held Friday and Saturday in Sitka.

Alaska State Football Playoff statistics
The schedules for the Alaska State Activities Association's large and small schools state football playoffs.

Local sports statistics
Sports stats for the week

Council cuts catch to protect sea lions
SEATAC, Wash. Next year's commercial harvests of Alaska pollock, cod and mackerel would be cut by at least 5 percent under conservation measures proposed by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.

Well-known walrus turns up alive
SOLDOTNA -- "Wally" the walrus is not dead after all.

U.S. military campaign brings few security changes in Alaska
Few new visible security measures are expected at Alaska airports and public safety agencies following the military strikes in Afghanistan.

Pipeline repaired
Gov. Tony Knowles, right, talks with Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. CEO David Wight, left front, and Alyeska Senior Vice President Bill Howitt about the patched hole in the trans-Alaska oil pipeline Monday afternoon. The

State board OKs expansion of testing in grades 5 to 9
ANCHORAGE Students in grades five through nine will be required to take achievement tests even though several members of the state Board of Education called the tests useless.

Georgians create group to block oil drilling in ANWR
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge today gained nearly 40,000 oil-drilling opponents when the Alaska Coalition of Georgia was launched in Atlanta.

Trans-Alaska pipeline back in service after repairs
FAIRBANKS Crude oil resumed flowing through the trans-Alaska oil pipeline Sunday after workers welded over a bullet hole in the line that caused 285,600 gallons of oil to spew onto the Alaska wilderness.

Guardsmen posted at Alaska airports
ANCHORAGE -- National Guard troops began providing added security at airports in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Valdez on Monday. About nine guardsmen will be assigned to augment security at the Juneau Airport, probably on Thursday, said Guard spokesman Maj. Mike Haller.

Committee to draft subsistence wording
JUNEAU -- A committee appointed by Gov. Tony Knowles likely will complete drafting of a proposed constitutional amendment on subsistence during meetings in Juneau on Wednesday and Thursday, according to Attorney General Bruce Botelho, chairman of the 11-member group.

Airport finds bag with bomb instructions
FAIRBANKS -- Two bags containing bomb-making instructions and military materials were found Sunday in woods next to Fairbanks International Airport during a routine security patrol, airport police said.

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