Thursday, October 19, 2000

Around Town

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

Around Town

Obituary

Weddings

Anniversary

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.

Weddings

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.

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.

Obituary

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.

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.

AROUND TOWN

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Anniversary

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Newly released movies in brief

Rick Clair returns to the canvas
When the volcano erupted, the white-gowned women were painting at the art institute.

More than just funny
Two Juneau actors were honored in San Francisco last month for their performance of an original theater piece called "Imbecillus: a lunatic quest."

Calendar

Rick Clair returns to the canvas
When the volcano erupted, the white-gowned women were painting at the art institute.

Calendar

More than just funny
Two Juneau actors were honored in San Francisco last month for their performance of an original theater piece called "Imbecillus: a lunatic quest."

Book surveys Alaska painters
The history of painting in Alaska spans Frances Davis' scenes of Juneau's earliest days and Sidney Laurence's grand canvases of Mount McKinley to Ray Troll's offbeat originals.

Haines commentaries strike chord across America
The value of friendship and family, the joys and trials of parenting, and the simple pleasures of life in a small town don't seem like topics of controversy. But Heather Lende has learned that some are offended by what others find heartwarming.

Haines commentaries strike chord across America
The value of friendship and family, the joys and trials of parenting, and the simple pleasures of life in a small town don't seem like topics of controversy. But Heather Lende has learned that some are offended by what others find heartwarming.

Newly released movies in brief

Book surveys Alaska painters
The history of painting in Alaska spans Frances Davis' scenes of Juneau's earliest days and Sidney Laurence's grand canvases of Mount McKinley to Ray Troll's offbeat originals.

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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.

Debate: Who's best for Juneau?
Mike Race says Beth Kerttula's party affiliation hurts Juneau.

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

Russian, U.S. leaders meet in Juneau for border talks
A U.S. Coast Guard admiral is hosting a Russian general this week in an effort to improve communications about policing the maritime border in the Bering Sea.

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.

2 high school plans debated
Architects of the proposed high school at Dimond Park still are wrestling with where to place parking and what the main access road will be. And planners haven't decided on a compact building or one that's spread out.

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.

Artist upset over Giorgio's treatment of walrus sculpture
HAINES - Haines artist Judd Mullady wants his name back on a walrus sculpture that sits in front of a downtown Juneau restaurant. And he wants a joking attribution of the sculpture to a fictitious Italian artist taken off.

Briefly

Debate: Who's best for Juneau?
Mike Race says Beth Kerttula's party affiliation hurts Juneau.

Russian, U.S. leaders meet in Juneau for border talks
A U.S. Coast Guard admiral is hosting a Russian general this week in an effort to improve communications about policing the maritime border in the Bering Sea.

Police nab counterfeiter
A man with a backpack of scanned bank notes scammed some Juneau businesses, but he couldn't fool the Secret Service.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Police nab counterfeiter
A man with a backpack of scanned bank notes scammed some Juneau businesses, but he couldn't fool the Secret Service.

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.

2 high school plans debated
Architects of the proposed high school at Dimond Park still are wrestling with where to place parking and what the main access road will be. And planners haven't decided on a compact building or one that's spread out.

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

TV video series takes on tough family topics
Jacqueline Tagaban had to ask a lot of parents of alcohol-damaged children before she found some willing to talk on videotape.

Artist upset over Giorgio's treatment of walrus sculpture
HAINES - Haines artist Judd Mullady wants his name back on a walrus sculpture that sits in front of a downtown Juneau restaurant. And he wants a joking attribution of the sculpture to a fictitious Italian artist taken off.

TV video series takes on tough family topics
Jacqueline Tagaban had to ask a lot of parents of alcohol-damaged children before she found some willing to talk on videotape.

Briefly

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.

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."

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.

Ballot box biology
Ballot box biology first reared its ugly head in 1996 when anti-hunters and animal rights zealots prompted a ban on same-day airborne wolf hunting. They succeeded in distorting the issue so people thought they were voting to ban aerial wolf hunting, which already was illegal. The fine print of the initiative also made it virtually impossible for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to ever do any predator control.

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

Effective? No way
I read with some interest Alexander Dolitsky's recent letter to the editor in support of Beth Kerttula's reelection in House District 3. From what I can tell, Ms. Kerttula is a nice enough person, but to term her an "effective legislator" requires either complete ignorance or an overactive imagination.

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.

Capital requirements
Recently the Juneau Empire reported that the governor is allowing his commissioners to relocate and do official business from outside the Capital City for the state of Alaska which in effect, is relocating the seat of government of the state.

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.

What parents want in sex ed isn't what's taught in schools
Imagine this dilemma: There are two ways to approach a subject taught in just about every high school in America. One way is supported by research, many educators and most parents. Another way is favored by a vocal minority who have the ear of Congress.

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.

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?

Diamonds: a chance to control the killing
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: This time last year, the State Department convened an international conference on the role played by diamonds in Africa's grisly civil wars. In Angola, Congo and Sierra Leone, the rebel bands that have killed and maimed civilians are driven or sustained by diamond revenues: They fight less for political reasons than to gain access to the gems that will make their commanders rich. One year since that conference, the movement to control "conflict diamonds" has progressed remarkably rapidly. And yet in the final days of Congress, the administration may miss a chance to press its advantage fully.

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."

Ballot box biology
Ballot box biology first reared its ugly head in 1996 when anti-hunters and animal rights zealots prompted a ban on same-day airborne wolf hunting. They succeeded in distorting the issue so people thought they were voting to ban aerial wolf hunting, which already was illegal. The fine print of the initiative also made it virtually impossible for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to ever do any predator control.

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:

Effective? No way
I read with some interest Alexander Dolitsky's recent letter to the editor in support of Beth Kerttula's reelection in House District 3. From what I can tell, Ms. Kerttula is a nice enough person, but to term her an "effective legislator" requires either complete ignorance or an overactive imagination.

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

Capital requirements
Recently the Juneau Empire reported that the governor is allowing his commissioners to relocate and do official business from outside the Capital City for the state of Alaska which in effect, is relocating the seat of government of the state.

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.

What parents want in sex ed isn't what's taught in schools
Imagine this dilemma: There are two ways to approach a subject taught in just about every high school in America. One way is supported by research, many educators and most parents. Another way is favored by a vocal minority who have the ear of Congress.

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.

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:

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.

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.

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.

Diamonds: a chance to control the killing
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: This time last year, the State Department convened an international conference on the role played by diamonds in Africa's grisly civil wars. In Angola, Congo and Sierra Leone, the rebel bands that have killed and maimed civilians are driven or sustained by diamond revenues: They fight less for political reasons than to gain access to the gems that will make their commanders rich. One year since that conference, the movement to control "conflict diamonds" has progressed remarkably rapidly. And yet in the final days of Congress, the administration may miss a chance to press its advantage fully.

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.

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?

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 Scoreboard: Running
MIDDLE SCHOOL RUNNING

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

Ketchikan woman wins Humboldt Redwoods Marathon
Susan Doherty of Ketchikan enjoyed her first trip to the Humboldt Redwoods Marathon near Weott, Calif., two years ago, when she ran the race with a couple of friends from Ketchikan.

Ketchikan woman wins Humboldt Redwoods Marathon
Susan Doherty of Ketchikan enjoyed her first trip to the Humboldt Redwoods Marathon near Weott, Calif., two years ago, when she ran the race with a couple of friends from Ketchikan.

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.

Local Scoreboard: Running
MIDDLE SCHOOL RUNNING

Sports in Juneau

Juneau volleyball team heads to Anchorage
This weekend will tell the Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team a lot about itself.

Juneau volleyball team heads to Anchorage
This weekend will tell the Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team a lot about itself.

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

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