Thursday, October 12, 2000

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.

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.

Evidence mounts that fiber does not prevent colon cancer
LONDON - Evidence is mounting that fiber might not prevent colon cancer after all, with a new study suggesting that one type of supplement might even be bad for the colon.

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.

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.

Evidence mounts that fiber does not prevent colon cancer
LONDON - Evidence is mounting that fiber might not prevent colon cancer after all, with a new study suggesting that one type of supplement might even be bad for the colon.

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.

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.

Obituary
Christine Marie Casperson. Sharon L. Cote

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.:

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).

AROUND TOWN

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.

Weddings
Kye Nuttall, Suzanna Hedberg

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AROUND TOWN

Thank you

Obituary
Christine Marie Casperson. Sharon L. Cote

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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.

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.

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).

Thank you

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.:

Weddings
Kye Nuttall, Suzanna Hedberg

Becky Engstrom: Dancer and choreographer
Dancing in silence: Becky Engstrom, 36, has performed, choreographed and taught dance for almost 20 years. She's worked with dance companies, theaters, community groups and dance academies, and has produced her own projects. She's choreographed dance to the poetry of e.e. cummings, to paintings and to silence.

Newberry winner visits for talks on writing
Award-winning author Karen Hesse doesn't just write novels. She cultivates intimate relationships with her characters.

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Newberry winner visits for talks on writing
Award-winning author Karen Hesse doesn't just write novels. She cultivates intimate relationships with her characters.

Calendar

A master monsters
Flesh-eating zombies and a legion of monsters will bring Halloween to Juneau a few weeks early this year.

A master monsters
Flesh-eating zombies and a legion of monsters will bring Halloween to Juneau a few weeks early this year.

Becky Engstrom: Dancer and choreographer
Dancing in silence: Becky Engstrom, 36, has performed, choreographed and taught dance for almost 20 years. She's worked with dance companies, theaters, community groups and dance academies, and has produced her own projects. She's choreographed dance to the poetry of e.e. cummings, to paintings and to silence.

Calendar

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

4 injured in Dimond Park fire
A propane heater fire inflicted minor injuries on four men Wednesday morning in Dimond Park.

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

Bargain buyer's boot-giving grows
Like the loaves and fishes in the New Testament, Ray Vidic's boot bargains multiplied.

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

Wildlife initiative stirs questions on Outside cash
The question is whether it's your money or your wildlife.

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.

Measure resurrects wolf debate
For wolves in certain areas of the state, Ballot Measure 6 could mean the difference between life and death.

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

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

Bargain buyer's boot-giving grows
Like the loaves and fishes in the New Testament, Ray Vidic's boot bargains multiplied.

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Traffic woes pose Catch-22 for Riverside
Neighbors of Mendenhall River Community School are looking for ways to slow down speeding drivers in an area where many children walk to school. But they've learned that what slows down traffic on one road may only add to traffic on other roads.

4 injured in Dimond Park fire
A propane heater fire inflicted minor injuries on four men Wednesday morning in Dimond Park.

Measure resurrects wolf debate
For wolves in certain areas of the state, Ballot Measure 6 could mean the difference between life and death.

Traffic woes pose Catch-22 for Riverside
Neighbors of Mendenhall River Community School are looking for ways to slow down speeding drivers in an area where many children walk to school. But they've learned that what slows down traffic on one road may only add to traffic on other roads.

Wildlife initiative stirs questions on Outside cash
The question is whether it's your money or your wildlife.

Police and Fire

Marijuana is equivalent in danger to espresso
Thank you for this opportunity to respond to Gov. and First Lady Knowles' views on the "hemp" initiative. As a parent and doctor I also am extremely protective of Alaskan children and appreciate their similar concern.

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

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.

Pork, greed supplant long-term U.S. needs
The following editorial appeared Monday in the Claremore (Okla.) Progress: During their first debate, both Vice President Al Gore and Texas Gov. George W. Bush referred over and over to the $21 trillion surplus the country is going to have someday. Who do these two birds think they are kidding?

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.

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.

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.

Campaign seeks to build assets in local youths
Have you ever wondered what you can do to help make Juneau a better place for young people? Then you are ready to be an asset build

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.

Ballot subterfuge
Am I supposed to believe that the supporters of Ballot Measure 1 are trying to "protect wildlife" and "the Alaskan Way of Life" by taking away my right to say how wildlife is managed? You've got to be kidding.

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.

For children, students
Our state Legislature has cut education funding for years. When you adjust for inflation, education funding has resulted in a loss of more than 35 percent in student funding since 1986. Even with SB36, passed in 1998, there was only an increase for one year in some districts in Southeast. Petersburg actually lost funding.

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.

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.

Ballot subterfuge
Am I supposed to believe that the supporters of Ballot Measure 1 are trying to "protect wildlife" and "the Alaskan Way of Life" by taking away my right to say how wildlife is managed? You've got to be kidding.

For children, students
Our state Legislature has cut education funding for years. When you adjust for inflation, education funding has resulted in a loss of more than 35 percent in student funding since 1986. Even with SB36, passed in 1998, there was only an increase for one year in some districts in Southeast. Petersburg actually lost funding.

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

Marijuana is equivalent in danger to espresso
Thank you for this opportunity to respond to Gov. and First Lady Knowles' views on the "hemp" initiative. As a parent and doctor I also am extremely protective of Alaskan children and appreciate their similar concern.

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.

Pork, greed supplant long-term U.S. needs
The following editorial appeared Monday in the Claremore (Okla.) Progress: During their first debate, both Vice President Al Gore and Texas Gov. George W. Bush referred over and over to the $21 trillion surplus the country is going to have someday. Who do these two birds think they are kidding?

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.

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.

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.

Campaign seeks to build assets in local youths
Have you ever wondered what you can do to help make Juneau a better place for young people? Then you are ready to be an asset build

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: 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.

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.

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.

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

A tribute to humanity and medicine
I want to take a moment to recognize a wonderful person who has been a big part of our lives for the past 10 years. This fellow is very modest and unpretentious. You would never guess he's an angel who has deeply touched thousands of lives in our little town. I'm talking about Tom McCabe. Good ol' white-bearded unassuming Dr. McCabe. At least that's how I describe him.

Against tax cap
I am voting against the tax cap because I think Juneau should decide on its own what its tax policies should be.

Against tax cap
I am voting against the tax cap because I think Juneau should decide on its own what its tax policies should be.

A tribute to humanity and medicine
I want to take a moment to recognize a wonderful person who has been a big part of our lives for the past 10 years. This fellow is very modest and unpretentious. You would never guess he's an angel who has deeply touched thousands of lives in our little town. I'm talking about Tom McCabe. Good ol' white-bearded unassuming Dr. McCabe. At least that's how I describe him.

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.

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."?

Local Scoreboard: Volleyball
Volleyball Standings

Sports in Juneau
Saturday, Oct. 14

Local Scoreboard: Running
Middle School running

Local Scoreboard: Swimming
Alaska High School Top-20 swim times

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Local Scoreboard: Volleyball
Volleyball Standings

Local Scoreboard: Swimming
Alaska High School Top-20 swim times

Local Scoreboard: Running
Middle School running

Sports in Juneau
Saturday, Oct. 14

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Juneau swimmers get first big state test of season
All season long the Juneau-Douglas High School swimmers and divers have been checking out the list of the state's top-20 swim times, trying to see where they stand in comparison to the rest of Alaska's swimmers.

Juneau swimmers get first big state test of season
All season long the Juneau-Douglas High School swimmers and divers have been checking out the list of the state's top-20 swim times, trying to see where they stand in comparison to the rest of Alaska's swimmers.

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