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Friday, October 13, 2000

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.

War crimes suspect kills himself, wounds NATO soldiers
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands A Serbian war crimes suspect in Bosnia wanted for raping and torturing women killed himself and wounded four German soldiers with a hand grenade while resisting arrest by NATO troops, NATO said today.

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.

War crimes suspect kills himself, wounds NATO soldiers
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands A Serbian war crimes suspect in Bosnia wanted for raping and torturing women killed himself and wounded four German soldiers with a hand grenade while resisting arrest by NATO troops, NATO said today.

Obituary
Christine Marie Casperson. Sharon L. Cote

AROUND TOWN

Anniversary
Jeanne and Jack Gucker and Evelyn and Bob Scott, all of Juneau, recently celebrated their 50th anniversary in Victoria, British Columbia. The couples married three days apart and have been longtime friends.

Around town

Thank you

Thank you

Anniversary
Jeanne and Jack Gucker and Evelyn and Bob Scott, all of Juneau, recently celebrated their 50th anniversary in Victoria, British Columbia. The couples married three days apart and have been longtime friends.

Obituaries

Obituary
Christine Marie Casperson. Sharon L. Cote

Living and growing
My wife's mother died last month, suddenly, of a heart attack. She was 90 years old, was still living in her own home and driving her own car. Until almost her last day she went to an elementary school twice a week to read to third graders. She gave herself constantly to others as a hospital volunteer, a museum docent and a great friend. "Mother-in-Law" was too crass a title for her. She was more of a "Mother-in-Grace" to me. I think I told her that. I don't remember. I hope she knew. I think she did.

Obituaries

FYI

Living and growing
My wife's mother died last month, suddenly, of a heart attack. She was 90 years old, was still living in her own home and driving her own car. Until almost her last day she went to an elementary school twice a week to read to third graders. She gave herself constantly to others as a hospital volunteer, a museum docent and a great friend. "Mother-in-Law" was too crass a title for her. She was more of a "Mother-in-Grace" to me. I think I told her that. I don't remember. I hope she knew. I think she did.

Weekend Best Bets
A prestigious author, a Mexican guitarist and a veteran country rock band are all coming to Juneau this week. And that's not all. There's a reception for Jacob Higgins' solo art show opening tonight, a concert to celebrate the release of Rory Stitt's new CD, a barn dance and the final performances of the Pulitzer prize winning play "Wit" at Perseverance Theatre.

FYI

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Around town

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Weekend Best Bets
A prestigious author, a Mexican guitarist and a veteran country rock band are all coming to Juneau this week. And that's not all. There's a reception for Jacob Higgins' solo art show opening tonight, a concert to celebrate the release of Rory Stitt's new CD, a barn dance and the final performances of the Pulitzer prize winning play "Wit" at Perseverance Theatre.

AROUND TOWN

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

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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

Calendar

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.

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

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.

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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.

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Sealaska to invest in casino
Sealaska Corp. is now in the casino business.

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.

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

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

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Passenger fee nets $3 million
Complaints by cruise line representatives and fee opponents about the constitutionality of the $5-per-passenger fee ordinance have given way to billing by the city and timely payments from the cruise lines.

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

Legislature spends $160,000 to fight subsistence suit
Legislative leaders spent $160,000 on a legal brief supporting Gov. Tony Knowles' controversial appeal of the landmark Katie John subsistence lawsuit without consulting the rest of the Legislature.

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

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

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

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

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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The ballad of Buckwheat Donahue
There are strange things done in the name of fun by the folks of Skagway's street; but the wildest by far in cafe or bar is the man they call Buckwheat.

Halibut subsistence rules legitimize fishery
Some Alaskans will be able to subsistence fish for halibut without worrying about breaking state sport-fishing rules, thanks to a new federal proposal.

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

Sealaska to invest in casino
Sealaska Corp. is now in the casino business.

Passenger fee nets $3 million
Complaints by cruise line representatives and fee opponents about the constitutionality of the $5-per-passenger fee ordinance have given way to billing by the city and timely payments from the cruise lines.

The ballad of Buckwheat Donahue
There are strange things done in the name of fun by the folks of Skagway's street; but the wildest by far in cafe or bar is the man they call Buckwheat.

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

Legislature spends $160,000 to fight subsistence suit
Legislative leaders spent $160,000 on a legal brief supporting Gov. Tony Knowles' controversial appeal of the landmark Katie John subsistence lawsuit without consulting the rest of the Legislature.

Halibut subsistence rules legitimize fishery
Some Alaskans will be able to subsistence fish for halibut without worrying about breaking state sport-fishing rules, thanks to a new federal proposal.

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

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.

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.

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.

Mideast on the edge
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: It was the kind of terrifying day that we had almost forgotten in our recent years of peace and comfort, and in a campaign season of self-absorbed complacency. An apparent suicide bomber took the lives of at least six American sailors aboard an American warship that had docked briefly in Yemen. A Palestinian mob in Ramallah brutally murdered Israeli soldiers who were in the custody and supposed protection of the Palestinian police. In retaliation, Israel launched rocket attacks on Palestinian targets in Ramallah and Gaza, including in the vicinity of Yasser Arafat's residential compound. In a reminder of how quickly and dangerously Mideast violence can spread, there were reports of Iraqi troop movements as well.

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.

Where does the money come from?
I would like to congratulate the winners of the last election and thank the losers for participating but as a life long Juneauite I must comment on some of the attitudes that were expressed during the campaign and the letter of Kim Metcalf-Helmar.

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.

Word of Mouth
At about 4:43 p.m. Thursday, a young lady was at the Floyd Dryden crosswalk and nobody would stop for her to cross. About 10 cars and a Capital Transit bus did not stop for her.

Support Kerttula
I support Beth Kerttula for re-election as the Juneau's state representative. Beth has an outstanding higher education in addition to her diverse government, professional and family experiences.

Support Kerttula
I support Beth Kerttula for re-election as the Juneau's state representative. Beth has an outstanding higher education in addition to her diverse government, professional and family experiences.

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.

Mideast on the edge
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: It was the kind of terrifying day that we had almost forgotten in our recent years of peace and comfort, and in a campaign season of self-absorbed complacency. An apparent suicide bomber took the lives of at least six American sailors aboard an American warship that had docked briefly in Yemen. A Palestinian mob in Ramallah brutally murdered Israeli soldiers who were in the custody and supposed protection of the Palestinian police. In retaliation, Israel launched rocket attacks on Palestinian targets in Ramallah and Gaza, including in the vicinity of Yasser Arafat's residential compound. In a reminder of how quickly and dangerously Mideast violence can spread, there were reports of Iraqi troop movements as well.

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.

Where does the money come from?
I would like to congratulate the winners of the last election and thank the losers for participating but as a life long Juneauite I must comment on some of the attitudes that were expressed during the campaign and the letter of Kim Metcalf-Helmar.

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.

Word of Mouth
At about 4:43 p.m. Thursday, a young lady was at the Floyd Dryden crosswalk and nobody would stop for her to cross. About 10 cars and a Capital Transit bus did not stop for her.

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.

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

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.

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.

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?

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

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.

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?

Local Scoreboard: Volleyball
Volleyball Standings

Local Scoreboard: Running
Middle School running

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

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.

Local Scoreboard: Fun run/walk

Local Scoreboard: Running
Middle School running

Local Scoreboard: Wrestling

Local Scoreboard: Volleyball
Volleyball Standings

Juneau wrestlers enter a season of change
The high school wrestling landscape has changed quite a bit since last February, when Juneau-Douglas High School's Gary Reid and Garrett Schoenberger ended a 14-year championship drought by the Crimson Bears by claiming Class 4A individual state titles.

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Sports in Juneau

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Local Scoreboard: Fun run/walk

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

Local Scoreboard: Wrestling

Juneau wrestlers enter a season of change
The high school wrestling landscape has changed quite a bit since last February, when Juneau-Douglas High School's Gary Reid and Garrett Schoenberger ended a 14-year championship drought by the Crimson Bears by claiming Class 4A individual state titles.

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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