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Monday, October 16, 2000

White House and Congress battle over ergonomics rules
Washington - A decade-long effort to give workers new protections against repetitive motion injuries is coming to a head with the Clinton administration, over the objections of Congress, intent on implementing workplace rules this year.

Power grab or good policy?
Mixed in with drug use, gunfire and a tax revolt on the Nov. 7 general election ballot, a proposed constitutional amendment on public corporations is considered a little dull even by a leading sponsor.

New investment officer to oversee permafund
The Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. has hired Allan Moore as its new Chief Investment Officer.

White House and Congress battle over ergonomics rules
Washington - A decade-long effort to give workers new protections against repetitive motion injuries is coming to a head with the Clinton administration, over the objections of Congress, intent on implementing workplace rules this year.

New investment officer to oversee permafund
The Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. has hired Allan Moore as its new Chief Investment Officer.

Power grab or good policy?
Mixed in with drug use, gunfire and a tax revolt on the Nov. 7 general election ballot, a proposed constitutional amendment on public corporations is considered a little dull even by a leading sponsor.

Around Town

Around Town

Learning from another land
Juneau teacher finds parallels between

Inside Out

Learning from another land
Juneau teacher finds parallels between

Inside Out

Briefly

School raffle gives winner Juneau vacation
Juneau If drizzle and dreariness have your family thinking of vacation, but you're budget won't allow a break, increase your chances of getting away from it all by buying a raffle ticket during the Juneau Community Charter School's Family Vacation Raffle.

Transition of school services 'smooth'
The transition of some school-related mental health services from the city to a private nonprofit group has been slow, some principals say. But officials at the new provider, Juneau Youth Services, say the changeover was smooth and is nearly complete.

Kids meet to learn the ABCs of politics
Almost 500 students converge for a 3-day conference at JDHS

B.C. meteorite allows for study of early solar system
WASHINGTON In a search for new clues about the origin of life, researchers worldwide are analyzing bits of a bus-sized meteorite that blazed to Earth last January in a spectacular fireball, giving science the most pristine primordial matter ever recovered.

Families welcome survivors of attack
PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Louge Gunn needed a place to lament the death of his son, one of the 17 sailors killed in the USS Cole blast.

Alaska ferry plays the Great Pumpkin
KODIAK - Jack-o'-lantern grins will be seen again along the Aleutian chain this Halloween thanks to the ferry Tustumena and the Alaska Marine Highway System.

Bethel family clinic in need of life support
BETHEL -- Poor salmon runs on the Kuskokwim River could spell the end of the Bethel Family Clinic, which has been crippled by the collapse in the fishery and the subsequently slow economy.

Wolf control program deemed a success
ANCHORAGE - The Fortymile caribou herd has grown so fast in recent years that state biologists have declared a program to sterilize and trap wolves a success. They plan to call it quits after this winter.

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

B.C. meteorite allows for study of early solar system
WASHINGTON In a search for new clues about the origin of life, researchers worldwide are analyzing bits of a bus-sized meteorite that blazed to Earth last January in a spectacular fireball, giving science the most pristine primordial matter ever recovered.

Briefly

School raffle gives winner Juneau vacation
Juneau If drizzle and dreariness have your family thinking of vacation, but you're budget won't allow a break, increase your chances of getting away from it all by buying a raffle ticket during the Juneau Community Charter School's Family Vacation Raffle.

Weaver honored for passing on Chilkat tradition
When Anna Brown Ehlers apprenticed to one of the last traditional Chilkat weavers, her teacher was 92 years old.

Weaver honored for passing on Chilkat tradition
When Anna Brown Ehlers apprenticed to one of the last traditional Chilkat weavers, her teacher was 92 years old.

Alaska ferry plays the Great Pumpkin
KODIAK - Jack-o'-lantern grins will be seen again along the Aleutian chain this Halloween thanks to the ferry Tustumena and the Alaska Marine Highway System.

New ship regs in the works
Intense negotiations continued today in Washington, D.C., on possible new regulations for marine discharges by cruise ships.

New ship regs in the works
Intense negotiations continued today in Washington, D.C., on possible new regulations for marine discharges by cruise ships.

Spill cleanup problems could slow oil development
ANCHORAGE - After failing to satisfy state and federal officials in three recent spill cleanup drills, BP Exploration (Alaska) could see the drilling season limited seriously at its new offshore Northstar oilfield.

Obituary

Kids meet to learn the ABCs of politics
Almost 500 students converge for a 3-day conference at JDHS

Bridge over Alaska waters
Ferry riders sometimes play cards to pass the time, but this weekend 40 bridge players rode the ferry just to play cards. They commandeered the secondary dining room on the Kennicott, spreading cards across the small tables for four days.

Obituary

Wolf control program deemed a success
ANCHORAGE - The Fortymile caribou herd has grown so fast in recent years that state biologists have declared a program to sterilize and trap wolves a success. They plan to call it quits after this winter.

Friday fire totals van downtown
Juneau A fire destroyed a Capital Cab van Friday afternoon on South Franklin Street and drew a crowd as a large cloud of dark smoke billowed over Peoples Wharf.

Police and Fire

Friday fire totals van downtown
Juneau A fire destroyed a Capital Cab van Friday afternoon on South Franklin Street and drew a crowd as a large cloud of dark smoke billowed over Peoples Wharf.

Police and Fire

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

Families welcome survivors of attack
PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Louge Gunn needed a place to lament the death of his son, one of the 17 sailors killed in the USS Cole blast.

Bethel family clinic in need of life support
BETHEL -- Poor salmon runs on the Kuskokwim River could spell the end of the Bethel Family Clinic, which has been crippled by the collapse in the fishery and the subsequently slow economy.

Transition of school services 'smooth'
The transition of some school-related mental health services from the city to a private nonprofit group has been slow, some principals say. But officials at the new provider, Juneau Youth Services, say the changeover was smooth and is nearly complete.

Spill cleanup problems could slow oil development
ANCHORAGE - After failing to satisfy state and federal officials in three recent spill cleanup drills, BP Exploration (Alaska) could see the drilling season limited seriously at its new offshore Northstar oilfield.

Bridge over Alaska waters
Ferry riders sometimes play cards to pass the time, but this weekend 40 bridge players rode the ferry just to play cards. They commandeered the secondary dining room on the Kennicott, spreading cards across the small tables for four days.

The grass is seldom greener elsewhere
I would like to apologize for a couple of statements in the "My Turn" column in Friday's paper. I made an attempt to resubmit my letter but missed the deadline.

A place for truth
The Oct. 6 article in the Empire about "grasping the reality of God" was so far out it reminded me of a remark by G.K. Chesterton: "The trouble when people stop believing (i.e. in the God of the Bible) is not that they thereafter believe in nothing; it is that they thereafter believe in anything."

Candidates' third time at bat
The resurgence of George W. Bush in the post-debate polls proves that voters tend to remember the music, if not the words, from such recitals. The drama is building for the third and final job interview Tuesday. Some tips:

Doing their duty
The following editorial appeared in Saturday's Washington Post: The phrase "in harm's way" has a face again. Too many faces. Seventeen sailors, including two women, are dead or missing and presumed dead as a result of Thursday's apparent suicide attack on the USS Cole in the Yemeni port of Aden, where it was tying up to refuel.

Congress' fuzzy math
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: In the past few years, Congress has funded the government by setting unrealistically low spending limits, breaking them, and then covering the difference by payment shifts and budgetary gimmicks. This fiscal year, Congress has ceased even to pretend to stick to budget discipline. With much of its work still to be done, Congress is on track to appropriate some $630 billion to $640 billion for discretionary spending, nearly $100 billion above the cap it set in 1997.

Letter: Prop 4 thwarts local controls
In the Nov. 7 general election I will vote NO on Proposition 4. This ballot measure proposes to cap municipal property taxes at 10 mills ($1,000 per year for every $100,000 worth of property).

Fish Creek planning
Juneau Parks and Recreation is hosting a kickoff meeting for the Fish Creek Master Plan at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in the downtown library conference room. This is a good opportunity to find out what the city has planned for Fish Creek as well as to share ideas about what we would, or would not, like to see happen. Given that Fish Creek is a favorite place for fishermen, bird-watchers, duck hunters, berry pickers, and people who like a pretty place to stroll, this meeting will interest most of the community.

My Turn: Prop 4 will gut services
By Wayne Anthony Ross

Words of hate
I was very disturbed and utterly appalled to find the following anonymous comment that the Empire printed in Friday's Word of Mouth:

Sea lions and fishermen are together in this one
The world's largest species of sea lion is starving to death. Unless steps are taken to reverse the plummeting population of Steller sea lions, magnificent animals that inhabit the northern Pacific and grow to the size of a Volkswagen Beetle, many scientists believe that the species is doomed. However, the long-term effects are not limited to this species.

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.

Words of hate
I was very disturbed and utterly appalled to find the following anonymous comment that the Empire printed in Friday's Word of Mouth:

Alaska mysteries can drain
I was up very late last night, sweating my way through a northern winter kidnapping, murder and insidious drygulching. As if that wasn't nail-biting enough, the main characters broke up. They had been together through so many murders, near murders and stalkings, I thought they were bulletproof. I cried my eyes out and now feel drained.

A place for truth
The Oct. 6 article in the Empire about "grasping the reality of God" was so far out it reminded me of a remark by G.K. Chesterton: "The trouble when people stop believing (i.e. in the God of the Bible) is not that they thereafter believe in nothing; it is that they thereafter believe in anything."

Doing their duty
The following editorial appeared in Saturday's Washington Post: The phrase "in harm's way" has a face again. Too many faces. Seventeen sailors, including two women, are dead or missing and presumed dead as a result of Thursday's apparent suicide attack on the USS Cole in the Yemeni port of Aden, where it was tying up to refuel.

Alaska mysteries can drain
I was up very late last night, sweating my way through a northern winter kidnapping, murder and insidious drygulching. As if that wasn't nail-biting enough, the main characters broke up. They had been together through so many murders, near murders and stalkings, I thought they were bulletproof. I cried my eyes out and now feel drained.

Letter: Prop 4 thwarts local controls
In the Nov. 7 general election I will vote NO on Proposition 4. This ballot measure proposes to cap municipal property taxes at 10 mills ($1,000 per year for every $100,000 worth of property).

Congress' fuzzy math
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: In the past few years, Congress has funded the government by setting unrealistically low spending limits, breaking them, and then covering the difference by payment shifts and budgetary gimmicks. This fiscal year, Congress has ceased even to pretend to stick to budget discipline. With much of its work still to be done, Congress is on track to appropriate some $630 billion to $640 billion for discretionary spending, nearly $100 billion above the cap it set in 1997.

My Turn: Prop 4 will gut services
By Wayne Anthony Ross

The grass is seldom greener elsewhere
I would like to apologize for a couple of statements in the "My Turn" column in Friday's paper. I made an attempt to resubmit my letter but missed the deadline.

Sea lions and fishermen are together in this one
The world's largest species of sea lion is starving to death. Unless steps are taken to reverse the plummeting population of Steller sea lions, magnificent animals that inhabit the northern Pacific and grow to the size of a Volkswagen Beetle, many scientists believe that the species is doomed. However, the long-term effects are not limited to this species.

Fish Creek planning
Juneau Parks and Recreation is hosting a kickoff meeting for the Fish Creek Master Plan at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in the downtown library conference room. This is a good opportunity to find out what the city has planned for Fish Creek as well as to share ideas about what we would, or would not, like to see happen. Given that Fish Creek is a favorite place for fishermen, bird-watchers, duck hunters, berry pickers, and people who like a pretty place to stroll, this meeting will interest most of the community.

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.

Candidates' third time at bat
The resurgence of George W. Bush in the post-debate polls proves that voters tend to remember the music, if not the words, from such recitals. The drama is building for the third and final job interview Tuesday. Some tips:

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.

Sports In Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Canadian Peter Reid win's Ironman
The Associated Press

Sports in Juneau

Juneau swimmers finish second in Valley Invitational
The Juneau-Douglas High School Crimson Bears had a skeleton crew when they went to the Valley Invitational swimming and diving meet Friday and Saturday at Palmer High School.

Juneau swimmers finish second in Valley Invitational
The Juneau-Douglas High School Crimson Bears had a skeleton crew when they went to the Valley Invitational swimming and diving meet Friday and Saturday at Palmer High School.

College Corner: Beedle named to U.S. telemark ski team
By CHARLES BINGHAM

Sports In Juneau

Juneau wins Haines tourney
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team had an opening on its schedule this weekend, so the Crimson Bears filled it with a victory.

Canadian Peter Reid win's Ironman
The Associated Press

Juneau wins Haines tourney
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team had an opening on its schedule this weekend, so the Crimson Bears filled it with a victory.

College Corner: Beedle named to U.S. telemark ski team
By CHARLES BINGHAM

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