Wednesday, October 10, 2001

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.

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

In The Tank / Gas Prices
Gas prices

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Extremism not needed
The just completed municipal elections were marked by a minor but calculated torrent of invectives related to development and other select issues.

A campaign to divide
I have serious concerns regarding the recent "My Turn" column by Assembly member Dale Anderson. To begin with, it is rare to see an Assembly member take on a fellow Assembly member in a newspaper opinion column.

Around Town
Today

Photo: Repaving near completion
John Logsdon, a Secon employee, takes readings of monument markers Tuesday along Glacier Highway during the final days of the repaving of the Jordan Creek business area.

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.

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.

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

Around Town
Juneau events

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.

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 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.

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

Pet Of The Week
Oscar is a large medium hair black neutered m

Neighbors Briefs
Operation KidSafe IDs children during September program; Bear safety video now available to Juneau educators, classes; ACT assesment scheduled for Dec. 8; deadline Nov. 2; Nominations needed for the Alaskan of the Year award; Soboleff set to be honored for his work; Alliance to offer free depression screens; Red Cross to hold first aid course; Schmitt named as career education dean

Jones earns bachelor's degree
Hilarie Jones, 1997 JDHS graduate, graduated in August 2001 from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore. with a BA in psychology.

Thank you
...for promoting child safety; ...for volunteering at the museum; ...for the donations

Gastineau students honor attack victims with project
Fifth-grade students at Gastineau Elementary School recently completed a project that helped them memorialize the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks - and gain a sense of the scope of the loss of life.

Senior Menu
The following meals will be served next week. These meals and Care-a-Van transportation are available to all senior citizens (age 60 and over). All meals are served at noon.

Carbonetti, Bellevue plan wedding
Alyssa Carbonetti and Michael Bellevue both formerly of Castro Valley, Calif. plan to marry in fall 2002.

Dennis Harold Gwyther
Dennis Harold Gwyther died Oct. 6, 2001, in Tucson, Ariz., of complications from diabetes.

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

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

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.

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.

Moderate Islam's message
As Osama bin Laden's call for all Islam to rise up in holy war against the United States echoes chillingly worldwide, it is heartening to hear increasing numbers of American Muslims denounce fundamentalist hatemongering. These moderates deserve strong encouragement as they seek to define their faith's proper place in America and to shape Islam for the world.

My Turn: Buying land can be sound public policy
I appreciate Assembly member Dale Anderson's attempt to inform the voters about a recent decision by the Juneau Assembly. Unfortunately, Mr. Anderson failed to present all the facts behind the Assembly's decision to purchase land in the Mendenhall Valley for "a library or other public purposes."

My Turn: It's time for a transportation experiment
The most dangerous thing most of us ever do is drive an automobile on the public roads. The danger comes from the race-car speeds and maneuvers we permit and practice.

Local sports statistics
Sports stats for the week

Sports in Juneau
Sports events

Sports In Juneau
Friday, Oct. 12

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.

Volleyball Standings
Standings through matches of Sunday, Oct. 7, from the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation's men's and women's volleyball progams.

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.

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.

State eyes highway restrictions
State officials are considering restricting traffic on the Dalton Highway through the Alaska interior to protect the trans-Alaska oil pipeline and North Slope oil facilities from terrorist attacks.

Senate excludes ANWR from energy legislation
An energy bill will head to the Senate floor without a provision to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling for oil.

State dividend checks arrive in bank accounts
Most people who asked the state to transfer this year's Alaska Permanent Fund dividends directly into their bank accounts awoke today $1,850 richer.

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

Haines city mayor elected by 2-vote margin
Two votes separate the top candidates for Haines city mayor, but the second-place finisher won't challenge the tally.

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.

Tlingit-Haida setting up services database
Several regional organizations are developing a database of social services and educational resources.

Nine killed, one injured in Dillingham plane crash
Nine people were killed and one injured this morning when a PenAir plane crashed soon after taking off from the airport in Dillingham.

State briefs
Juneau election results certified; Bear injured near Sunny Point; Launch ramp meeting set for Thursday; Explosive device parts found in truck; Wind causes limited power outage; Commission holds off on store ordinance

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