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Inside Out

Lighthouses got facelifts this summer while locals got a taste of island life
Edward McIntosh spent so much time at Five Finger Light over the summer that he began to recognize specific whales and name them.

Senate OKs legislation to preserve lighthouses
Life for friends of lighthouses may soon become easier because Alaska U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski won Senate approval earlier this month for a bill to preserve historic lighthouses nationwide.

Senate OKs legislation to preserve lighthouses
Life for friends of lighthouses may soon become easier because Alaska U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski won Senate approval earlier this month for a bill to preserve historic lighthouses nationwide.

Lighthouses got facelifts this summer while locals got a taste of island life
Edward McIntosh spent so much time at Five Finger Light over the summer that he began to recognize specific whales and name them.

Inside Out

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

Briefly

Miller honored for advocacy of cancer research
The Prostate Cancer Research Institute and US TOO, a cancer education and support group, awarded Juneau resident Mike Miller the Unity Award 2000 at an Oct. 13 conference in Long Beach, Calif.

Selling everything under the sun
Eric and April Hotchkiss left the Fourth Annual Community Garage Sale Saturday morning grinning, wheeling matching black Huffy bicycles toward the parking lot.

AFN tackles wildlife initiative
ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Federation of Natives is getting involved in two wildlife-control ballot initiatives on the Nov. 7 general election ballot.

Who backs the tax cap?
Supporters of the statewide initiative to cap property taxes are laying low in Southeast.

Helicopter rescues hunter stuck on slope near ski area
A stranded hunter stepped onto a hovering helicopter to get out of tight spot in approaching darkness Sunday afternoon on a mountain near the Eaglecrest Ski Area.

Nixed timber contracts may cost $1 billion
WASHINGTON - A 1994 decision to cancel Tongass National Forest and other timber contracts could cost the federal government as much as $1.5 billion.

Poster contest helps children understand domestic violence
In the first frame, Dad yells at Mom. In the second frame, Mom throws a tea cup at Dad. In the third frame, Junior cowers under the kitchen table.

AFN tackles wildlife initiative
ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Federation of Natives is getting involved in two wildlife-control ballot initiatives on the Nov. 7 general election ballot.

Selling everything under the sun
Eric and April Hotchkiss left the Fourth Annual Community Garage Sale Saturday morning grinning, wheeling matching black Huffy bicycles toward the parking lot.

Tests: Ship waste has too much bacteria
Ongoing analysis of wastewater discharges from cruise ships continues to show high levels of fecal matter and some heavy metals but no hazardous wastes, according to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.

Tests: Ship waste has too much bacteria
Ongoing analysis of wastewater discharges from cruise ships continues to show high levels of fecal matter and some heavy metals but no hazardous wastes, according to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.

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

Ousted labor leader files suit for damages
Donn Liston, former Southeast business agent for the state's largest public employees union, has filed suit against his old employer.

Briefly

New test spurs elevated focus on literacy
At a time of high pressure on public schools, teachers need a sophisticated knowledge of the brain and how children learn, says Donna Ogle, president-elect of the International Reading Association.

Who backs the tax cap?
Supporters of the statewide initiative to cap property taxes are laying low in Southeast.

Fairbanks girl meets creator of Harry Potter
NEW YORK - Author J.K. Rowling let slip the title for the fifth Harry Potter book in a breakfast Friday morning with a Fairbanks girl and nine other children who won an essay contest.

Southeast towns close to winning OK for power intertie
An electrical power grid for Southeast Alaska is on the verge of congressional approval.

Love and wit: Literary series continues
Juneau writers Heidi Gosho and Tom Linklater will read their work at 7 p.m. Monday at The Back Room at Silverbow. The reading is the second in a monthly literary reading series called Between The Lines.

Fairbanks girl meets creator of Harry Potter
NEW YORK - Author J.K. Rowling let slip the title for the fifth Harry Potter book in a breakfast Friday morning with a Fairbanks girl and nine other children who won an essay contest.

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

Love and wit: Literary series continues
Juneau writers Heidi Gosho and Tom Linklater will read their work at 7 p.m. Monday at The Back Room at Silverbow. The reading is the second in a monthly literary reading series called Between The Lines.

Southeast towns close to winning OK for power intertie
An electrical power grid for Southeast Alaska is on the verge of congressional approval.

Nixed timber contracts may cost $1 billion
WASHINGTON - A 1994 decision to cancel Tongass National Forest and other timber contracts could cost the federal government as much as $1.5 billion.

Poster contest helps children understand domestic violence
In the first frame, Dad yells at Mom. In the second frame, Mom throws a tea cup at Dad. In the third frame, Junior cowers under the kitchen table.

New test spurs elevated focus on literacy
At a time of high pressure on public schools, teachers need a sophisticated knowledge of the brain and how children learn, says Donna Ogle, president-elect of the International Reading Association.

Briefly

Miller honored for advocacy of cancer research
The Prostate Cancer Research Institute and US TOO, a cancer education and support group, awarded Juneau resident Mike Miller the Unity Award 2000 at an Oct. 13 conference in Long Beach, Calif.

Briefly

Ousted labor leader files suit for damages
Donn Liston, former Southeast business agent for the state's largest public employees union, has filed suit against his old employer.

Helicopter rescues hunter stuck on slope near ski area
A stranded hunter stepped onto a hovering helicopter to get out of tight spot in approaching darkness Sunday afternoon on a mountain near the Eaglecrest Ski Area.

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

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.

Landslides ahead
I am writing to ask the new assembly and everyone in Juneau who can help to pay attention to a horrible situation downtown.

Statewide tax cap is losing support
Odds are the tax cap on the Nov. 7 ballot will go down in flames.

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.

Landslides ahead
I am writing to ask the new assembly and everyone in Juneau who can help to pay attention to a horrible situation downtown.

Coast Guard needs
Your Oct. 17 article, "Russians meet with Coast Guard," provided an informative glimpse at a mission the Coast Guard finds itself taking on more and more often.

Prop 1 a power-grab
Wildlife initiatives are not "ballot box biology" but "polling place policy." The Constitution says all power resides in the people. Wildlife is reserved to the people for common use consistent with the public interest and for the maximum benefit of the people. Who can better decide what's in the public's interest or what benefits them than the people themselves? Initiatives are a reasonable check on the Legislature, and that's why our Constitution guarantees them as a right of the people.

Distorted history
As a 21-year Alaska resident and hunter, I take exception to views expressed by the "Ballot box biology" letter of Oct. 19. Contrary to the writer's claim, in the 1996 election the issue was not distorted, but was simply a ban on the practice of same-day airborne wolf hunting, to give the same sporting chance most wildlife is given. It is well-known that same-day airborne wolf hunting is at best unsporting, is not an effective method of wolf control and has been shown to lead to abuses such as aerial wolf hunting.

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.

Let experts decide
Which kind of bridge should we build? An arch bridge, a beam bridge, a suspension bridge, or a cable-stayed bridge? Which engineering principles should we apply? Are you qualified to make these decisions? I know I am not. Bridges are for the public; we all use and appreciate them, yet the methods and means of engineering and constructing a public bridge are appropriately left to those trained in that field.

Governor runs state like Anchorage mayor
How profound of Gordon Warren Epperly to suggest in his Letter to the Editor of Thursday that the sleazy current movement of the capital, and business which should be conducted at the capital, from Juneau is a violation of state law.

Protect wildlife and the initiative process
On Nov. 7 I will cast my vote to protect the rights of all Alaskans by voting no on Proposition 1. Proposition 1 aims at removing the power from the people of this state by prohibiting any citizen initiatives on wildlife issues. Regardless if you are a hunter or someone who prefers to watch wildlife, we are all equally harmed by this outrageous attempt to strip us of our rights.

Distorted history
As a 21-year Alaska resident and hunter, I take exception to views expressed by the "Ballot box biology" letter of Oct. 19. Contrary to the writer's claim, in the 1996 election the issue was not distorted, but was simply a ban on the practice of same-day airborne wolf hunting, to give the same sporting chance most wildlife is given. It is well-known that same-day airborne wolf hunting is at best unsporting, is not an effective method of wolf control and has been shown to lead to abuses such as aerial wolf hunting.

No on Prop 1
As a retired Alaska Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologist and former member of the Alaska Board of Game, I strongly believe we must keep the voter initiative for wildlife issues. My main reason is that we need a check on the Legislature, which passes and threatens to pass wildlife legislation that benefits only special interest groups and is not good resource management. When the Legislature has a majority that can override a governor's veto, as it does now, one of the few ways to overturn poor wildlife legislation is with a voter initiative.

Contest obsession is no bed of roses
I love contests. The kind where you need a quick wit and a bottomless pit of useless knowledge. I guess I started in the spring of 1964, when my family learned a thing or two about earthquakes and started playing Name that Magnitude. It was simple. After a shaker (the earth was still forming then), we would all guess the magnitude, then wait for the official word to see who was closest. We were good, but couldn't guess the epicenter. We were kids, give us a break.

Governor runs state like Anchorage mayor
How profound of Gordon Warren Epperly to suggest in his Letter to the Editor of Thursday that the sleazy current movement of the capital, and business which should be conducted at the capital, from Juneau is a violation of state law.

Just a coincidence?
Mike Mauseth's letter to the editor in Thursday's paper in support of the Republican candidate in House District 3 begs for a rebuttal.

Tax cap proposal is bad medicine
The tax cap proposal is medicine much worse than the ailment it seeks to treat.

Tax cap measure deserves a no vote
With a notable exception, persuasive arguments are being made on both sides of statewide ballot measures that range from hemp to hunting. The exception is the lack of positive persuasion provided by supporters of Ballot Measure 4, the tax cap initiative.

Voter initiative process needs to be reformed
The following editorial appeared Friday in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Regardless of the outcome of Ballot Measure No. 1 the proposed constitutional amendment banning initiatives affecting wildlife major changes are needed in Alaska's provision for voter-enacted laws.

Voter initiative process needs to be reformed
The following editorial appeared Friday in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Regardless of the outcome of Ballot Measure No. 1 the proposed constitutional amendment banning initiatives affecting wildlife major changes are needed in Alaska's provision for voter-enacted laws.

Contest obsession is no bed of roses
I love contests. The kind where you need a quick wit and a bottomless pit of useless knowledge. I guess I started in the spring of 1964, when my family learned a thing or two about earthquakes and started playing Name that Magnitude. It was simple. After a shaker (the earth was still forming then), we would all guess the magnitude, then wait for the official word to see who was closest. We were good, but couldn't guess the epicenter. We were kids, give us a break.

Tax cap proposal is bad medicine
The tax cap proposal is medicine much worse than the ailment it seeks to treat.

Prop 1 a power-grab
Wildlife initiatives are not "ballot box biology" but "polling place policy." The Constitution says all power resides in the people. Wildlife is reserved to the people for common use consistent with the public interest and for the maximum benefit of the people. Who can better decide what's in the public's interest or what benefits them than the people themselves? Initiatives are a reasonable check on the Legislature, and that's why our Constitution guarantees them as a right of the people.

No on Prop 1
As a retired Alaska Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologist and former member of the Alaska Board of Game, I strongly believe we must keep the voter initiative for wildlife issues. My main reason is that we need a check on the Legislature, which passes and threatens to pass wildlife legislation that benefits only special interest groups and is not good resource management. When the Legislature has a majority that can override a governor's veto, as it does now, one of the few ways to overturn poor wildlife legislation is with a voter initiative.

Just a coincidence?
Mike Mauseth's letter to the editor in Thursday's paper in support of the Republican candidate in House District 3 begs for a rebuttal.

Let experts decide
Which kind of bridge should we build? An arch bridge, a beam bridge, a suspension bridge, or a cable-stayed bridge? Which engineering principles should we apply? Are you qualified to make these decisions? I know I am not. Bridges are for the public; we all use and appreciate them, yet the methods and means of engineering and constructing a public bridge are appropriately left to those trained in that field.

Statewide tax cap is losing support
Odds are the tax cap on the Nov. 7 ballot will go down in flames.

Coast Guard needs
Your Oct. 17 article, "Russians meet with Coast Guard," provided an informative glimpse at a mission the Coast Guard finds itself taking on more and more often.

Tax cap measure deserves a no vote
With a notable exception, persuasive arguments are being made on both sides of statewide ballot measures that range from hemp to hunting. The exception is the lack of positive persuasion provided by supporters of Ballot Measure 4, the tax cap initiative.

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.

Protect wildlife and the initiative process
On Nov. 7 I will cast my vote to protect the rights of all Alaskans by voting no on Proposition 1. Proposition 1 aims at removing the power from the people of this state by prohibiting any citizen initiatives on wildlife issues. Regardless if you are a hunter or someone who prefers to watch wildlife, we are all equally harmed by this outrageous attempt to strip us of our rights.

Southeast Sports Roundup

Local Scoreboard: All State Football

Lowden wins Mr. Anchorage competition
Who would have thought a cure for smoking would turn a man into a champion bodybuilder?

Juneau players claim three spots on all-state football team
The Juneau-Douglas High School football team may not have made the state playoffs this season, but the Crimson Bears were well-represented on the all-state football team announced Sunday.

Local Scoreboard: High School Wrestling Polls

Local Scoreboard: Volleyball

Juneau's girl swimmers win twice in Petersburg
The Juneau-Douglas High School swimming and diving team was missing more than a dozen of its top guns during the Petersburg Invitational swim meets Friday and Saturday.

Local Scoreboard: All State Football

Local Scoreboard: Petersburg Swim Meets

Khannouchi wins his Olympics
CHICAGO -- Khalid Khannouchi didn't watch the Olympic marathon. He just couldn't.

Lowden wins Mr. Anchorage competition
Who would have thought a cure for smoking would turn a man into a champion bodybuilder?

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Local Scoreboard: Petersburg Swim Meets

Khannouchi wins his Olympics
CHICAGO -- Khalid Khannouchi didn't watch the Olympic marathon. He just couldn't.

Juneau wins division title at Service-Dimond tourney
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team found itself facing a familar foe in the Blue Division championship match of the Service-Dimond Tournament Saturday at Service High School.

Juneau wins division title at Service-Dimond tourney
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team found itself facing a familar foe in the Blue Division championship match of the Service-Dimond Tournament Saturday at Service High School.

Sports in Juneau

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Local Scoreboard: High School Wrestling Polls

Local Scoreboard: Volleyball

Southeast Sports Roundup

Juneau's girl swimmers win twice in Petersburg
The Juneau-Douglas High School swimming and diving team was missing more than a dozen of its top guns during the Petersburg Invitational swim meets Friday and Saturday.

Sports in Juneau

Juneau players claim three spots on all-state football team
The Juneau-Douglas High School football team may not have made the state playoffs this season, but the Crimson Bears were well-represented on the all-state football team announced Sunday.

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