Wednesday, October 11, 2000

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

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.

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.

Building houses, hope in teen-agers
John Brevick of Sitka kicked back and took a year off, ready to give up on ever having a high school diploma.

Planning Commission OKs asphalt plant
The Juneau Planning Commission voted 8-0 Tuesday night to grant a permit to Montana Creek Development to operate a portable asphalt plant in the lower West Mendenhall Valley.

Building houses, hope in teen-agers
John Brevick of Sitka kicked back and took a year off, ready to give up on ever having a high school diploma.

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.

Juneau man charged with fraud
A Juneau biologist and oil spill specialist is scheduled for trial next month in federal court after being indicted this summer on charges of fraud and forgery.

Juneau man charged with fraud
A Juneau biologist and oil spill specialist is scheduled for trial next month in federal court after being indicted this summer on charges of fraud and forgery.

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.

Planning Commission OKs asphalt plant
The Juneau Planning Commission voted 8-0 Tuesday night to grant a permit to Montana Creek Development to operate a portable asphalt plant in the lower West Mendenhall Valley.

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

Pet of the Week
Radar is a 1 1/2 year-old neutered and declawed shorthair dark male tabby. He is described as easygoing, friendly, playful and able to get along with other cats. He enjoys being petted and is a lap-sitter. To adopt Radar, visit him at the Gastineau Humane Society, 7705 Glacier Highway, or call 789-0260.

AROUND TOWN

Weddings
Kye Nuttall, Suzanna Hedberg

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

Weddings
Kye Nuttall, Suzanna Hedberg

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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 or over).

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 or over).

Stone is the bone of the world's landscapes
Racehorses, great beauties and marvelous landscapes all depend on good bones, and the bones of landscapes are made of stone.

Pet of the Week
Radar is a 1 1/2 year-old neutered and declawed shorthair dark male tabby. He is described as easygoing, friendly, playful and able to get along with other cats. He enjoys being petted and is a lap-sitter. To adopt Radar, visit him at the Gastineau Humane Society, 7705 Glacier Highway, or call 789-0260.

Thank you

Stone is the bone of the world's landscapes
Racehorses, great beauties and marvelous landscapes all depend on good bones, and the bones of landscapes are made of stone.

Local students take studies overseas
The following local students are participating in a foreign student exchange program or are scheduled to do so this school year through AFS Intercultural Programs Inc.:

Local students take studies overseas
The following local students are participating in a foreign student exchange program or are scheduled to do so this school year through AFS Intercultural Programs Inc.:

Correction
Due to incorrect information supplied to the Empire, the FYI column for Oct. 6 stated that Linda Manzer of Juneau had been arrested Oct. 1 by Alaska Fish and Wildlife Protection troopers. Manzer was cited for making a false statement on her application for a sportfish license; she was not arrested, according to new information provided by Trooper Arlen Skafflestad.

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

Juneau laments cabinet creep
Juneau lost another state commissioner to Anchorage in the recent round of Cabinet appointments by Gov. Tony Knowles.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

Juneau laments cabinet creep
Juneau lost another state commissioner to Anchorage in the recent round of Cabinet appointments by Gov. Tony Knowles.

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.

Police and Fire

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."

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.

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.

Police and Fire

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.

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.

Correction
Due to incorrect information supplied to the Empire, the FYI column for Oct. 6 stated that Linda Manzer of Juneau had been arrested Oct. 1 by Alaska Fish and Wildlife Protection troopers. Manzer was cited for making a false statement on her application for a sportfish license; she was not arrested, according to new information provided by Trooper Arlen Skafflestad.

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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.

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.

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.

Letter: Room to improve ferry policies
Now that the controversy is over and there is not a clear-cut agreement on a road or more ferries I would suggest that we really need both.

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.

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.

Letter: Ice rink cost facts were readily available
The article printed in the Empire on Wednesday, Oct. 4, did not provide all the information that has been published on the construction of an ice arena at Savik

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."

Bush makes a slip on Arctic oil policy
Oil and politics should not mix, and presidential candidate George W. Bush's proposal to drill in a pristine Alaskan wilderness is a prime example of why not.

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.

The hidden cost of keeping silent
At the risk of sounding like Andy Rooney, don't you just hate it when 1) newspapers expose corruption in government or industry, 2) their investigation turns out to have been flawed, but 3) they dig in their heels and say: "We stand by our story."?

Letter: Protect hunting rights
Another hunting season has passed and thousands of lucky Alaskan families will enjoy many a fine meal of lean, nutritious wild game.

Letter: Positive coverage
The recent letters from readers upset about the Empire's coverage of municipal election were surprising.

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.

Letter: Cap hurts Juneau
The city of Anchorage has no city sales tax. They rely on property taxes and special appropriations from the legislature to meet their city budgetary needs.

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.

Letter: Knowleses oppose hemp initiative
As parents and participants in public policy issues affecting Alaska families, we appreciate this opportunity to express our views on the so-called "hemp" initiative on this November's ballot.

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!

Letter: Road warriors still watching assembly
Juneau voters must not forget that the ballot proposition 6 regarding the road vs. fast ferry issue was simply a non-binding advisory vote for the assembly to use during its deliberations on the matter.

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.

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.

Letter: Room to improve ferry policies
Now that the controversy is over and there is not a clear-cut agreement on a road or more ferries I would suggest that we really need both.

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.

Letter: Protect hunting rights
Another hunting season has passed and thousands of lucky Alaskan families will enjoy many a fine meal of lean, nutritious wild game.

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."

Letter: Knowleses oppose hemp initiative
As parents and participants in public policy issues affecting Alaska families, we appreciate this opportunity to express our views on the so-called "hemp" initiative on this November's ballot.

Letter: Road warriors still watching assembly
Juneau voters must not forget that the ballot proposition 6 regarding the road vs. fast ferry issue was simply a non-binding advisory vote for the assembly to use during its deliberations on the matter.

Bush makes a slip on Arctic oil policy
Oil and politics should not mix, and presidential candidate George W. Bush's proposal to drill in a pristine Alaskan wilderness is a prime example of why not.

The hidden cost of keeping silent
At the risk of sounding like Andy Rooney, don't you just hate it when 1) newspapers expose corruption in government or industry, 2) their investigation turns out to have been flawed, but 3) they dig in their heels and say: "We stand by our story."?

Letter: Cap hurts Juneau
The city of Anchorage has no city sales tax. They rely on property taxes and special appropriations from the legislature to meet their city budgetary needs.

Letter: Positive coverage
The recent letters from readers upset about the Empire's coverage of municipal election were surprising.

Letter: Ice rink cost facts were readily available
The article printed in the Empire on Wednesday, Oct. 4, did not provide all the information that has been published on the construction of an ice arena at Savik

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