Friday, October 20, 2000

Around Town

Sip the right coffee to help the birds
Alaska's neotropical migratory birds are heading south to their second homes this month. They will fly for thousands of miles, burning only a few ounces of fat and muscle for fuel. Birds have a phenomenal metabolism that allows them to fly day and night until they reach their destination.

AROUND TOWN

AROUND TOWN

Respect for diversity lets us be agents of healing
As a society and community, we are very prone to spend a lot our energy focusing on our differences. We have legitimate differences. But too often our differences become walls of separation. We can spend, or in many cases, waste, our lifetime building up the tension between ourselves and others.

Weekend Best Bets
Acoustic music, fiction, fine art and a dance with a new local big band look to be the best bets for this weekend.

Around Town

Sip the right coffee to help the birds
Alaska's neotropical migratory birds are heading south to their second homes this month. They will fly for thousands of miles, burning only a few ounces of fat and muscle for fuel. Birds have a phenomenal metabolism that allows them to fly day and night until they reach their destination.

Weekend Best Bets
Acoustic music, fiction, fine art and a dance with a new local big band look to be the best bets for this weekend.

Briefly

Briefly

Respect for diversity lets us be agents of healing
As a society and community, we are very prone to spend a lot our energy focusing on our differences. We have legitimate differences. But too often our differences become walls of separation. We can spend, or in many cases, waste, our lifetime building up the tension between ourselves and others.

FYI

FYI

Thank you

Halloween can pose hazards for family pets
Halloween can be a festive and fun time of year for children and families, but for family pets, it can be a stressful and even dangerous time of year. The Gastineau Humane Society offers pet owners keep their pets safe during this time of year:

Thank you

Halloween can pose hazards for family pets
Halloween can be a festive and fun time of year for children and families, but for family pets, it can be a stressful and even dangerous time of year. The Gastineau Humane Society offers pet owners keep their pets safe during this time of year:

Briefly

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.

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

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

Briefly

Calendar

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."

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."

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

911 system on the blink for 112 hours Thursday
The 911 emergency system in Juneau was not operating for a short period Thursday afternoon.

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

Knowles gets tepid reception from AFN
ANCHORAGE - Gov. Tony Knowles was greeted with a smattering of applause Thursday as he addressed thousands of Alaska Natives gathered for the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention.

Environmentalist, booster of economy vie in Senate race
When Democrat Tim June moved to Alaska 24 years ago, he was fighting for his life. A young man "dying from cancer," he partly credits his recovery to the clean water, fish and air he found here.

City to draw up Fish Creek plan
The city has $400,000 to do something to the Fish Creek area, a popular sport fishing and recreation site on North Douglas. But nearby residents want to be sure the city doesn't attract tourists, RV campers and more users in general.

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.

Briefly

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

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.

Hypothermic hiker rescued
A visiting hiker found unconscious and hypothermic was rescued Thursday afternoon from a trail near Mendenhall Glacier.

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

Sybil Davis: Pouring passion, problem-solving into the arts
For some people, art is something they see in a museum, on a stage or at a gallery. But for Sybil Davis, art is everywhere.

Hypothermic hiker rescued
A visiting hiker found unconscious and hypothermic was rescued Thursday afternoon from a trail near Mendenhall Glacier.

Slide show details Spanish exploration in Southeast
Spanish explorers sailed Southeast Alaska waters during the American Revolution and were the first Europeans to meet and describe the Tlingit

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

McBride vows to return to ski slopes
More than two dozen people from high school students to bikers in the Southeast Alaska Panhandlers motorcycle club nervously crowded around Gate Four of the departure lounge at the Juneau Airport.

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.

Environmentalist, booster of economy vie in Senate race
When Democrat Tim June moved to Alaska 24 years ago, he was fighting for his life. A young man "dying from cancer," he partly credits his recovery to the clean water, fish and air he found here.

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

911 system on the blink for 112 hours Thursday
The 911 emergency system in Juneau was not operating for a short period Thursday afternoon.

Briefly

Knowles gets tepid reception from AFN
ANCHORAGE - Gov. Tony Knowles was greeted with a smattering of applause Thursday as he addressed thousands of Alaska Natives gathered for the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention.

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.

City to draw up Fish Creek plan
The city has $400,000 to do something to the Fish Creek area, a popular sport fishing and recreation site on North Douglas. But nearby residents want to be sure the city doesn't attract tourists, RV campers and more users in general.

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.

Slide show details Spanish exploration in Southeast
Spanish explorers sailed Southeast Alaska waters during the American Revolution and were the first Europeans to meet and describe the Tlingit

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

Sybil Davis: Pouring passion, problem-solving into the arts
For some people, art is something they see in a museum, on a stage or at a gallery. But for Sybil Davis, art is everywhere.

Briefly

Briefly

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

McBride vows to return to ski slopes
More than two dozen people from high school students to bikers in the Southeast Alaska Panhandlers motorcycle club nervously crowded around Gate Four of the departure lounge at the Juneau Airport.

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.

Bush is wiser on military
The following editorial appeared in Thursday's Wichita Eagle: George W. Bush can't recite off the top of his head the names of every world leader. But the GOP presidential candidate seems to have a better overall handle on how to use the nation's military than his more experienced Democratic rival.

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.

Bush 'strategy' is disjointed
The most pathetic moment in the third presidential debate arrived when George W. Bush became the echo of Richard Nixon 32 years ago. Nixon had a plan for bloody Vietnam, only he refused to tell anybody. Bush has a plan for the bloody Middle East, only he forgot to tell anybody...

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.

Intangibles have big role in home stretch
Presidential campaigns often have moments when voters pick up on a politician's "intangibles" and get a strong feeling whether they are right for the times. This year's race has been marked more by a tug of war than memorable moments.

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.

Unsportsmanlike
So, why are we doin' this dance again? The people of Alaska voted down the same day airborne hunt two years ago.

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.

Peace process in peril
The following editorial appeared in today's Chicago Tribune: Despite three weeks of violence, Israelis and Palestinians have been careful not to declare the peace process dead. But the 1993 Oslo accords, which for seven frustrating years guided interaction between the two sides, may be irretrievably damaged.

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.

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.

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.

Peace process in peril
The following editorial appeared in today's Chicago Tribune: Despite three weeks of violence, Israelis and Palestinians have been careful not to declare the peace process dead. But the 1993 Oslo accords, which for seven frustrating years guided interaction between the two sides, may be irretrievably damaged.

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.

Unsportsmanlike
So, why are we doin' this dance again? The people of Alaska voted down the same day airborne hunt two years ago.

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.

Intangibles have big role in home stretch
Presidential campaigns often have moments when voters pick up on a politician's "intangibles" and get a strong feeling whether they are right for the times. This year's race has been marked more by a tug of war than memorable moments.

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.

Bush 'strategy' is disjointed
The most pathetic moment in the third presidential debate arrived when George W. Bush became the echo of Richard Nixon 32 years ago. Nixon had a plan for bloody Vietnam, only he refused to tell anybody. Bush has a plan for the bloody Middle East, only he forgot to tell anybody...

Bush is wiser on military
The following editorial appeared in Thursday's Wichita Eagle: George W. Bush can't recite off the top of his head the names of every world leader. But the GOP presidential candidate seems to have a better overall handle on how to use the nation's military than his more experienced Democratic rival.

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.

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Local Scoreboard: Running
MIDDLE SCHOOL RUNNING

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Local Scoreboard: Running
MIDDLE SCHOOL RUNNING

Chugiak sweeps Juneau
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team served well, but passing breakdowns helped the Chugiak Mustangs claim a 15-7, 16-14, 15-9 sweep of the Crimson Bears in a non-region match Thursday night at Chugiak High School.

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.

Juneau boys make a pitch for volleyball
When the Juneau High School Boys Volleyball Club Team took the court in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, last weekend for a tournament the players looked through the net and saw a rare sight -- players their own age.

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

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.

Chugiak sweeps Juneau
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team served well, but passing breakdowns helped the Chugiak Mustangs claim a 15-7, 16-14, 15-9 sweep of the Crimson Bears in a non-region match Thursday night at Chugiak High School.

Juneau boys make a pitch for volleyball
When the Juneau High School Boys Volleyball Club Team took the court in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, last weekend for a tournament the players looked through the net and saw a rare sight -- players their own age.

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

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