Wednesday, October 18, 2000

On the move

On the move

Business Profile

Business Profile

PFD time: Better than Christmas
So, you've received your Alaska Permanent Fund dividend and now comes the wonderful dilemma: What to do with your $1,963.83 windfall.

PFD time: Better than Christmas
So, you've received your Alaska Permanent Fund dividend and now comes the wonderful dilemma: What to do with your $1,963.83 windfall.

Pet of the week
Besha is a large, sturdy, ragdoll-type, neutered and declawed 3-year-old male cat who is friendly and easy-going.

Taking precautions against icy weather a must
It's October already can you believe it? It seems that we didn't have much of a summer this year. Aviation, whether for pleasure or business, depends on good weather for a successful flying season.

Weddings

Obituary

Anniversary

Taking precautions against icy weather a must
It's October already can you believe it? It seems that we didn't have much of a summer this year. Aviation, whether for pleasure or business, depends on good weather for a successful flying season.

Shaping trees to meet our needs
The old crabapple tree tips at a crazy angle, branches pointed down when they should be reaching skywards and a flash of bright white in the middle of a gray maze of trunks and branches. Something has gone dramatically wrong.

Briefly

Pet of the week
Besha is a large, sturdy, ragdoll-type, neutered and declawed 3-year-old male cat who is friendly and easy-going.

Shaping trees to meet our needs
The old crabapple tree tips at a crazy angle, branches pointed down when they should be reaching skywards and a flash of bright white in the middle of a gray maze of trunks and branches. Something has gone dramatically wrong.

AROUND TOWN

Weddings

Briefly

Around Town

Around Town

AROUND TOWN

Anniversary

Obituary

Operators, scientists question whale plan
A proposed federal rule to keep boats 200 yards away from humpback whales in Alaska would harm tour companies, some boat owners told regulators. A whale research institute said the proposed rule wouldn't help the whales, either.

City raises fees, makes new ones for construction
Fees for services provided by the city's Community Development Department went up Monday night when the Juneau Assembly authorized the hike - and introduced several new fees.

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

Agreement close on ship rules
Environmentalists said today that a tentative agreement in Washington, D.C., on regulating the cruise ship industry could be a major breakthrough in protecting Alaska waters from pollution.

Briefly

Haines duo creates 12-part TV series
Over the summer, Rich Cooper and Herb VanCleve floated down the Copper River, sea kayaked with humpback whales, climbed glaciers near Haines and fished, fished, fished.

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

Natural history group targets new members
When most visitors drop by the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, they don't realize the book store is operated by the Alaska Natural History Association, which publishes many of the books sold there.

Obituary
Mabel Anderson, Augusta Clements

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

Obituary
Mabel Anderson, Augusta Clements

Agreement close on ship rules
Environmentalists said today that a tentative agreement in Washington, D.C., on regulating the cruise ship industry could be a major breakthrough in protecting Alaska waters from pollution.

Haines duo creates 12-part TV series
Over the summer, Rich Cooper and Herb VanCleve floated down the Copper River, sea kayaked with humpback whales, climbed glaciers near Haines and fished, fished, fished.

Race becomes issue in contest for House seat
Every year, Rep. Al Kookesh's resume gets a bit longer. Besides winning two terms to the state House of Representatives, the Angoon lodge owner also serves as co-chairman of the Alaska Federation of Natives and, since June, as chairman of the board of Sealaska, the Juneau-based regional Native corporation. He's also been active in the Alaska Native Brotherhood.

Natural history group targets new members
When most visitors drop by the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, they don't realize the book store is operated by the Alaska Natural History Association, which publishes many of the books sold there.

Operators, scientists question whale plan
A proposed federal rule to keep boats 200 yards away from humpback whales in Alaska would harm tour companies, some boat owners told regulators. A whale research institute said the proposed rule wouldn't help the whales, either.

Carnival faces pollution probe
MIAMI - A cruise company that sends ships to Juneau says it has been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury to provide company documents about environmental practices on all its ships.

Carnival faces pollution probe
MIAMI - A cruise company that sends ships to Juneau says it has been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury to provide company documents about environmental practices on all its ships.

Students take on election issues
The widest ranging discussion yet held in Juneau on the upcoming state election was conducted Monday before an audience that can't vote.

Students take on election issues
The widest ranging discussion yet held in Juneau on the upcoming state election was conducted Monday before an audience that can't vote.

Race becomes issue in contest for House seat
Every year, Rep. Al Kookesh's resume gets a bit longer. Besides winning two terms to the state House of Representatives, the Angoon lodge owner also serves as co-chairman of the Alaska Federation of Natives and, since June, as chairman of the board of Sealaska, the Juneau-based regional Native corporation. He's also been active in the Alaska Native Brotherhood.

City raises fees, makes new ones for construction
Fees for services provided by the city's Community Development Department went up Monday night when the Juneau Assembly authorized the hike - and introduced several new fees.

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

Briefly

Five years later, the Million Family just another march
As I joined the Million Family March, I could not help but miss the Million Man March that preceded it by five years. Both events were conceived and organized by Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan, but don't hold that against them.

This one not about to be fooled again
So the city has managed to pass another temporary-permanent sales tax extension. The hospital will get larger, and no doubt so will my bills. The schools will all be restored to showroom condition until it rains and one of the roofs starts leaking. And hallelujah, a new ice rink will be built! Maybe not quite built, but almost built. Maybe not quite almost built, but at least we will have a lot of money in the bank to start thinking about building one.

This one not about to be fooled again
So the city has managed to pass another temporary-permanent sales tax extension. The hospital will get larger, and no doubt so will my bills. The schools will all be restored to showroom condition until it rains and one of the roofs starts leaking. And hallelujah, a new ice rink will be built! Maybe not quite built, but almost built. Maybe not quite almost built, but at least we will have a lot of money in the bank to start thinking about building one.

What's wrong with Word of Mouth
Everything that is wrong with The Word of Mouth became apparent after my letter in the My Turnsection.

Local taxes are a local issue
In a couple of weeks, Alaskan voters will decide the fate of the proposed property tax cap initiative (Prop 4). In my view, it is an ill-conceived, dangerous proposal. A snap decision in the voting booth could seriously affect every Alaskan's quality of life for decades to come.

Telling them apart
The following editorial appeared in today's Dallas Morning News: Against a backdrop of tragedy, Gov. George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore squared off Tuesday in a debate that barely remained civil but delineated sharp differences between the two candidates. The final presidential exchange shaped up this way:

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.

Plan to vote
Have any big plans for Nov. 7? How about planning to stop by your local polling place? Why not plan on casting a vote that, cumulatively, will positively impact the quality of life of all Alaskans?

Dignity in action
The following editorial appeared in today's Kansas City Star: Missouri mourns. An outstanding public servant has fallen.

Please don't look the other way
Fifty years ago, when folks needed help, there were family, neighbors, and friends that banded together to offer a hand up. Today, the needs remain, but the circle of support has changed. When families are scattered and neighbors are strangers, United Way is there.

A great country
The recent discussion about the Pledge of Allegiance brought back some amusing memories.

Five years later, the Million Family just another march
As I joined the Million Family March, I could not help but miss the Million Man March that preceded it by five years. Both events were conceived and organized by Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan, but don't hold that against them.

Tax cap will hurt public libraries
On the November ballot, every Alaska voter will make an important choice. This choice will dictate whether our libraries will wither or thrive.

Social Security should be privatized
The debate over the privatization of Social Security is confusing all of us.

Social Security should be privatized
The debate over the privatization of Social Security is confusing all of us.

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. The number to call in 586-4636. Then press 8255 to leave your message.

Telling them apart
The following editorial appeared in today's Dallas Morning News: Against a backdrop of tragedy, Gov. George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore squared off Tuesday in a debate that barely remained civil but delineated sharp differences between the two candidates. The final presidential exchange shaped up this way:

CBJ taxes are high
Regarding the front page story on how low "our" (state) taxes are, great, but as the man from Deering, N.H., stated, the state figure is misleading. Yes, state taxes are very reasonable.

What's wrong with Word of Mouth
Everything that is wrong with The Word of Mouth became apparent after my letter in the My Turnsection.

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.

Tax cap will hurt public libraries
On the November ballot, every Alaska voter will make an important choice. This choice will dictate whether our libraries will wither or thrive.

Homes needed
You folks are very active and vocal and you make a difference in this state. You save the trees. You save the whales. You keep the water clean. You keep the air quiet.

Let's quit fighting
In The State of Alaska Official Election Pamphlet, Robin Taylor calls upon the citizens of the state to "fight federal agencies," to "fight state agencies," to "fight liberal bureaucracies," to "fight policies."

CBJ taxes are high
Regarding the front page story on how low "our" (state) taxes are, great, but as the man from Deering, N.H., stated, the state figure is misleading. Yes, state taxes are very reasonable.

It's grouse that go boom in the night
In response to Erica Schenkers letter concerning the loud boom-boom "music" she hears late at night, I must say I'm surprised to learn that her father, Bob, being the veteran grouse hunter I know him to be, did not explain this phenomenon of nature rather than waste his breath indulging in phone fantasies with the police.

Dignity in action
The following editorial appeared in today's Kansas City Star: Missouri mourns. An outstanding public servant has fallen.

Plan to vote
Have any big plans for Nov. 7? How about planning to stop by your local polling place? Why not plan on casting a vote that, cumulatively, will positively impact the quality of life of all Alaskans?

Please don't look the other way
Fifty years ago, when folks needed help, there were family, neighbors, and friends that banded together to offer a hand up. Today, the needs remain, but the circle of support has changed. When families are scattered and neighbors are strangers, United Way is there.

Let's quit fighting
In The State of Alaska Official Election Pamphlet, Robin Taylor calls upon the citizens of the state to "fight federal agencies," to "fight state agencies," to "fight liberal bureaucracies," to "fight policies."

It's grouse that go boom in the night
In response to Erica Schenkers letter concerning the loud boom-boom "music" she hears late at night, I must say I'm surprised to learn that her father, Bob, being the veteran grouse hunter I know him to be, did not explain this phenomenon of nature rather than waste his breath indulging in phone fantasies with the police.

Local taxes are a local issue
In a couple of weeks, Alaskan voters will decide the fate of the proposed property tax cap initiative (Prop 4). In my view, it is an ill-conceived, dangerous proposal. A snap decision in the voting booth could seriously affect every Alaskan's quality of life for decades to come.

A great country
The recent discussion about the Pledge of Allegiance brought back some amusing memories.

Homes needed
You folks are very active and vocal and you make a difference in this state. You save the trees. You save the whales. You keep the water clean. You keep the air quiet.

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

It's operation No. 28 for Alaskan Schlereth
DENVER -- Denver Broncos offensive guard Mark Schlereth is having surgery for the 28th time in his career, and the 14th time on his left knee alone.

Sports in Juneau

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Juneau wrestlers open season in Hoonah
Anthony Manacio IV and Robert Vicario posted undefeated records as the Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team opened its season Friday and Saturday at Hoonah High School.

It's operation No. 28 for Alaskan Schlereth
DENVER -- Denver Broncos offensive guard Mark Schlereth is having surgery for the 28th time in his career, and the 14th time on his left knee alone.

Juneau wrestlers open season in Hoonah
Anthony Manacio IV and Robert Vicario posted undefeated records as the Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team opened its season Friday and Saturday at Hoonah High School.

Sports in Juneau

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