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Tuesday, October 10, 2000

China turns to Alaska for fuel
ANCHORAGE - China will be looking to Alaska to provide more oil and gas as the Asian country's economy grows, the Chinese ambassador to the United States said last week.

China turns to Alaska for fuel
ANCHORAGE - China will be looking to Alaska to provide more oil and gas as the Asian country's economy grows, the Chinese ambassador to the United States said last week.

Tapping into tailings: Miners' dream or residents' nightmare?
Companies that want to run a small mine at the Alaska Juneau rock dump believe significant amounts of precious metals can be recovered.

Business Profile

Tapping into tailings: Miners' dream or residents' nightmare?
Companies that want to run a small mine at the Alaska Juneau rock dump believe significant amounts of precious metals can be recovered.

Business Profile

Fairbanks girl one 10 Harry Potter winners
A Fairbanks girl is one of 10 winners of an essay contest sponsored by the American publisher of the wildly popular Harry Potter series. Sarah Brown will fly to New York next week to meet with author J.K. Rowling. Alaska and Hawaii writers were originally excluded from the contest. After protests from Alaskans, including the mayor of Ketchikan, the exclusion was dropped.

Indian tribe accused of abusing prescription-drug program
MASHANTUCKET, Conn. - A wealthy Indian tribe that runs the world's largest casino abused a government health program intended for American Indians by dispensing $5.8 million in discounted prescription drugs to its non-Indian casino employees, a federal audit says.

Fairbanks girl one 10 Harry Potter winners
A Fairbanks girl is one of 10 winners of an essay contest sponsored by the American publisher of the wildly popular Harry Potter series. Sarah Brown will fly to New York next week to meet with author J.K. Rowling. Alaska and Hawaii writers were originally excluded from the contest. After protests from Alaskans, including the mayor of Ketchikan, the exclusion was dropped.

Indian tribe accused of abusing prescription-drug program
MASHANTUCKET, Conn. - A wealthy Indian tribe that runs the world's largest casino abused a government health program intended for American Indians by dispensing $5.8 million in discounted prescription drugs to its non-Indian casino employees, a federal audit says.

AROUND TOWN

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

Around Town

Obituary
Former Juneau resident Mary Thorne-Thomsen died Sept. 1, 2000, at her home in Santa Barbara, Calif. She was 88 years old.

Around Town

AROUND TOWN

Obituary
Former Juneau resident Mary Thorne-Thomsen died Sept. 1, 2000, at her home in Santa Barbara, Calif. She was 88 years old.

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

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

Jacobsson fasting again to spur murder inquiries
Subsistence activist Erica "Desa" Jacobsson is fasting again, this time to prompt further investigation into the recent deaths of six Anchorage women, five of whom were Native.

Congress to finish up cruise line, fishing bills
WASHINGTON - This week will be crucial for Alaska as Congress takes up issues ranging from cruise ship pollution to a vessel buyout for crab fishermen.

Briefly

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

Feds push for tougher DWI rating
A comprehensive package of measures to combat alcoholism and drunken driving is likely in the 2001 legislative session, now that the federal government has increased pressure on states to adopt a 0.08 blood-alcohol standard.

Brown bear mauls man on Kodiak Island
KODIAK - A 53-year-old man was reported in stable condition at a Kodiak hospital after being mauled by a brown bear over the weekend.

Beauty of Alaska preserve in eye of the beholder
WASHINGTON -- Jim Waldman of the Wilderness Society has been there only once, but he remembers it as "like nothing I've ever seen" and one of "the most spectacular wildlife areas in North America."

Kake land swap bill heads to Clinton
A bill headed to the desk of President Clinton is key to the economic revival of Kake Tribal Corp., which filed for bankruptcy a year ago today.

Haines adopts new form of city government
HAINES - Voters in Haines have decided to switch from a strong mayor system of government to a city manager.

Congress to finish up cruise line, fishing bills
WASHINGTON - This week will be crucial for Alaska as Congress takes up issues ranging from cruise ship pollution to a vessel buyout for crab fishermen.

Probe reveals possible fraud in PFD forms
ANCHORAGE - The first random check of the eligibility of 700 Alaska Permanent Fund dividend applicants has raised enough red flags that state officials plan to continue the checks to protect the program from fraud.

Straw prices skyrocket, putting pinch on mushers
FAIRBANKS - Alaska mushers could face a pricey winter when it comes to finding bedding and insulation for their dogs.

Fairbanks girl wins Harry Potter contest
FAIRBANKS - Reading the "Harry Potter" books gave Sarah Brown a literary adventure. Now she's about to get a real one.

Jacobsson fasting again to spur murder inquiries
Subsistence activist Erica "Desa" Jacobsson is fasting again, this time to prompt further investigation into the recent deaths of six Anchorage women, five of whom were Native.

SEARHC to build $8 million clinic
The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium plans to triple its space in Juneau with an $8 million clinic to be built near Bartlett Regional Hospital and the new St. Ann's Care Center.

Kake land swap bill heads to Clinton
A bill headed to the desk of President Clinton is key to the economic revival of Kake Tribal Corp., which filed for bankruptcy a year ago today.

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

Brown bear mauls man on Kodiak Island
KODIAK - A 53-year-old man was reported in stable condition at a Kodiak hospital after being mauled by a brown bear over the weekend.

Straw prices skyrocket, putting pinch on mushers
FAIRBANKS - Alaska mushers could face a pricey winter when it comes to finding bedding and insulation for their dogs.

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

Teens win chance to solo with symphony
After winning in their age groups at the Juneau Symphony's youth competition Sunday, music students Megan Bush, 14, and Niko Hoskins, 17, will perform as soloists with the symphony this winter.

Briefly

Beauty of Alaska preserve in eye of the beholder
WASHINGTON -- Jim Waldman of the Wilderness Society has been there only once, but he remembers it as "like nothing I've ever seen" and one of "the most spectacular wildlife areas in North America."

Briefly

Haines adopts new form of city government
HAINES - Voters in Haines have decided to switch from a strong mayor system of government to a city manager.

Pollster says ANWR survey results misstated by group, congressman
FAIRBANKS -- The day after Al Gore and George W. Bush debated whether to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a congressman stood on the floor of the U.S. House and delivered what would no doubt be surprising news for many Alaskans.

Probe reveals possible fraud in PFD forms
ANCHORAGE - The first random check of the eligibility of 700 Alaska Permanent Fund dividend applicants has raised enough red flags that state officials plan to continue the checks to protect the program from fraud.

Teens win chance to solo with symphony
After winning in their age groups at the Juneau Symphony's youth competition Sunday, music students Megan Bush, 14, and Niko Hoskins, 17, will perform as soloists with the symphony this winter.

Fairbanks girl wins Harry Potter contest
FAIRBANKS - Reading the "Harry Potter" books gave Sarah Brown a literary adventure. Now she's about to get a real one.

SEARHC to build $8 million clinic
The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium plans to triple its space in Juneau with an $8 million clinic to be built near Bartlett Regional Hospital and the new St. Ann's Care Center.

Briefly

Feds push for tougher DWI rating
A comprehensive package of measures to combat alcoholism and drunken driving is likely in the 2001 legislative session, now that the federal government has increased pressure on states to adopt a 0.08 blood-alcohol standard.

Pollster says ANWR survey results misstated by group, congressman
FAIRBANKS -- The day after Al Gore and George W. Bush debated whether to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a congressman stood on the floor of the U.S. House and delivered what would no doubt be surprising news for many Alaskans.

Statewide tax cap is a ridiculous idea
Some people say the vote on the tax cap initiative is about money. I believe it is about community. The small amount of money individuals save on their property taxes will come at a high cost to our community. It will mean no new high school. It will reduce opportunities in employment, recreation, education and the arts. It will take control over local decisions away from Juneau's citizens.

Failing the test
The following editorial appeared in Saturday's Voice of The (Anchorage) Times: It's no wonder parents and the general public are confused about educational standards in Alaska schools.

Brass shouldn't do endorsements
When senior retired military people endorse a presidential candidate as some 85 of them, including five former service chiefs, reportedly plan to do for the George W. Bush campaign it marks a major step toward politicizing the American military.

Prop 4 offers relief?
Please join me in voting NO in the November election on "An Act Providing Property Tax and Assessment Relief." Relief? Give us a break, this notion of what relief is scares the heck out of me!

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.

Clarifying physical therapy requirements
I would like to thank the Juneau Empire for taking the time to educate the community regarding benefits of physical therapy and of National Physical Therapy Month.

Failing the test
The following editorial appeared in Saturday's Voice of The (Anchorage) Times: It's no wonder parents and the general public are confused about educational standards in Alaska schools.

Making us weak, docile vegetarians
In 1982 I was blessed with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit Alaska for several weeks. During my stay, I was greatly impressed by the land, its resources and its wonderful scientific wildlife management program.

Statewide tax cap is a ridiculous idea
Some people say the vote on the tax cap initiative is about money. I believe it is about community. The small amount of money individuals save on their property taxes will come at a high cost to our community. It will mean no new high school. It will reduce opportunities in employment, recreation, education and the arts. It will take control over local decisions away from Juneau's citizens.

Mideast needs bold outside intervention
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: If there is anything that the violent clashes between Israelis and Palestinians underscore, it is how much they have to lose if they don't reach a peace agreement. The sides have come closer than ever to a peace deal, but their accomplishment is being lost in the heat of street battles.

How to get truly enhanced ferries
In reference to Proposition 6, the governor's spokesman, Bob King, stated that the governor "thinks that this was an important vote because it sends a clear message that Juneau residents support a modern fast-ferry system."

Concerns about ice rink unwarranted
On Oct. 5 the Juneau Empire wrote an article titled, "Ice rink funds fall far short. Project plan changes one day after voters approved funding." The following day, comments from Word of Mouth indicated that some voters felt they were misled by the city and the Douglas 4th of July Committee. First of all, to those voters who felt misled, as president of the Douglas 4th of July Committee I extend my sincere apology. This committee has been straightforward in its objectives with no thought of misleading anyone.

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.

Proud of Kim
Now that the election in Juneau is over I must comment on what I consider was one of the meaner campaigns in Juneau's history. In my 39 years of living in Juneau (1941-71 and 1981-90), I witnessed many and participated in more that a few campaigns.

How to get truly enhanced ferries
In reference to Proposition 6, the governor's spokesman, Bob King, stated that the governor "thinks that this was an important vote because it sends a clear message that Juneau residents support a modern fast-ferry system."

Supreme Court threatens the disabled
Once again, the state of Alabama is in the spotlight as a symbol of discrimination and as a die-hard defender of states' rights. But this time the battle is over the civil rights of people with disabilities.

Prop 4 offers relief?
Please join me in voting NO in the November election on "An Act Providing Property Tax and Assessment Relief." Relief? Give us a break, this notion of what relief is scares the heck out of me!

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.

Clarifying physical therapy requirements
I would like to thank the Juneau Empire for taking the time to educate the community regarding benefits of physical therapy and of National Physical Therapy Month.

Proud of Kim
Now that the election in Juneau is over I must comment on what I consider was one of the meaner campaigns in Juneau's history. In my 39 years of living in Juneau (1941-71 and 1981-90), I witnessed many and participated in more that a few campaigns.

Making us weak, docile vegetarians
In 1982 I was blessed with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit Alaska for several weeks. During my stay, I was greatly impressed by the land, its resources and its wonderful scientific wildlife management program.

Brass shouldn't do endorsements
When senior retired military people endorse a presidential candidate as some 85 of them, including five former service chiefs, reportedly plan to do for the George W. Bush campaign it marks a major step toward politicizing the American military.

Mideast needs bold outside intervention
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: If there is anything that the violent clashes between Israelis and Palestinians underscore, it is how much they have to lose if they don't reach a peace agreement. The sides have come closer than ever to a peace deal, but their accomplishment is being lost in the heat of street battles.

Concerns about ice rink unwarranted
On Oct. 5 the Juneau Empire wrote an article titled, "Ice rink funds fall far short. Project plan changes one day after voters approved funding." The following day, comments from Word of Mouth indicated that some voters felt they were misled by the city and the Douglas 4th of July Committee. First of all, to those voters who felt misled, as president of the Douglas 4th of July Committee I extend my sincere apology. This committee has been straightforward in its objectives with no thought of misleading anyone.

Supreme Court threatens the disabled
Once again, the state of Alabama is in the spotlight as a symbol of discrimination and as a die-hard defender of states' rights. But this time the battle is over the civil rights of people with disabilities.

Alaskan impact felt in playoffs
When the New York Mets needed a pitcher to close out their National League playoff series with the San Francisco Giants on Sunday, the Mets turned to one of the many players with Alaska League ties in this year's playoffs.

Alaskan impact felt in playoffs
When the New York Mets needed a pitcher to close out their National League playoff series with the San Francisco Giants on Sunday, the Mets turned to one of the many players with Alaska League ties in this year's playoffs.

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