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Wednesday, October 25, 2000

Ugly sells well
This year, Halloween may not be pretty.

Anchorage stores launch war with gasoline prices
ANCHORAGE - Retailers in Alaska's largest city are hoping to entice shoppers by adding cut-rate gas stations to their stores.

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Anchorage stores launch war with gasoline prices
ANCHORAGE - Retailers in Alaska's largest city are hoping to entice shoppers by adding cut-rate gas stations to their stores.

Business Profile

Business Profile

Ugly sells well
This year, Halloween may not be pretty.

Briefly

Thank you

Creating your own soil can be a satisfying act
Take your shovel and open the door to the world below. Lift the carpet of lawn or moss or native grasses and see the basis of all life. The soil below the surface is the determining factor in the great landscape question, "What can I grow here?"

AROUND TOWN

Obituary

Pet of the week
Chinook is spayed female chocolate labrador

AROUND TOWN

Around Town

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Talk about end-of-life issues while there's time
Death and dying -- once taboo subjects -- are becoming increasingly relevant for baby boomers and their aging parents. Research conducted last year by the National Hospice Foundation found that Americans are more likely to talk to their children about safe sex and drugs than talk to their terminally ill parents about end-of-life care options and preferences.

Talk about end-of-life issues while there's time
Death and dying -- once taboo subjects -- are becoming increasingly relevant for baby boomers and their aging parents. Research conducted last year by the National Hospice Foundation found that Americans are more likely to talk to their children about safe sex and drugs than talk to their terminally ill parents about end-of-life care options and preferences.

Pet of the week
Chinook is spayed female chocolate labrador

Weddings

Creating your own soil can be a satisfying act
Take your shovel and open the door to the world below. Lift the carpet of lawn or moss or native grasses and see the basis of all life. The soil below the surface is the determining factor in the great landscape question, "What can I grow here?"

Around Town

Thank you

Weddings

Obituary

Briefly

Ships come off clean
Monitoring of cruise ship air emissions and water discharges should continue in 2001, according to a group of industry officials, citizen activists, and state and federal regulators.

Golf course creeps ahead
Golf fans smacked one off the tee at a Juneau Planning Commission meeting Tuesday night and got good distance when commissioners promised them another hearing soon on a permit application for their West Douglas golf course project.

Briefly

Grant to expand village services
Non-Native residents in some remote Southeast communities soon will have the same medical care as their Native neighbors.

Ships come off clean
Monitoring of cruise ship air emissions and water discharges should continue in 2001, according to a group of industry officials, citizen activists, and state and federal regulators.

Perkins tapped to become governor's chief lobbyist
Dwight Perkins, deputy commissioner of the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development, has been named legislative director for Gov. Tony Knowles.

Crane falls at Auke Bay pier
A crane working at Auke Bay harbor toppled over onto the fuel pier about 11 a.m. today.

Crane falls at Auke Bay pier
A crane working at Auke Bay harbor toppled over onto the fuel pier about 11 a.m. today.

High school fair brings colleges to Juneau
More than 90 schools will be represented at Juneau-Douglas High School's College Fair on Thursday. The fair will be held in the gym from 8 to 11:35 a.m. and from 1:20 to 3:15 p.m.

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

Golf course creeps ahead
Golf fans smacked one off the tee at a Juneau Planning Commission meeting Tuesday night and got good distance when commissioners promised them another hearing soon on a permit application for their West Douglas golf course project.

Pit cleanup to cost city $120,000
The city wants to get rid of petroleum-contaminated soil it's been storing at its Lemon Creek gravel pit. The project, put out for bid Monday, will remove and dispose of about 1,650 tons of material at an estimated cost to the city of $120,000.

Helping parents weather baby storms
"Should she still be on the bottle?" asks Jake Kent, as he sits on the carpet tickling his daughter Sydney, 13 months.

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

Quintet tours with piano virtuoso
Touring with award-winning pianist Jon Nakamatsu proved to be an excellent decision for the Berlin Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet.

Helping parents weather baby storms
"Should she still be on the bottle?" asks Jake Kent, as he sits on the carpet tickling his daughter Sydney, 13 months.

SE power grid wins approval
A power grid to carry more reliable electricity throughout Southeast Alaska was approved by Congress on Wednesday.

High school fair brings colleges to Juneau
More than 90 schools will be represented at Juneau-Douglas High School's College Fair on Thursday. The fair will be held in the gym from 8 to 11:35 a.m. and from 1:20 to 3:15 p.m.

Quintet tours with piano virtuoso
Touring with award-winning pianist Jon Nakamatsu proved to be an excellent decision for the Berlin Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet.

Barnes faces tough House race
ANCHORAGE - State Rep. Ramona Barnes and challenger Harry Crawford are polite when they appear in public forums, but the civility disappears during other aspects of their hotly contested race for state House.

Grant to expand village services
Non-Native residents in some remote Southeast communities soon will have the same medical care as their Native neighbors.

Briefly

Snowmachine workshops held around Panhandle
A grant to the Southeast Alaska Avalanche Center is making a set of snowmachine workshops possible in six locations around Southeast.

3rd parties courting Alaskans
Ralph Nader and Pat Buchanan are hoping to mine Alaska's rich lode of independent voters for the quirkiest of political coups - beating Al Gore for second place.

Pit cleanup to cost city $120,000
The city wants to get rid of petroleum-contaminated soil it's been storing at its Lemon Creek gravel pit. The project, put out for bid Monday, will remove and dispose of about 1,650 tons of material at an estimated cost to the city of $120,000.

Snowmachine workshops held around Panhandle
A grant to the Southeast Alaska Avalanche Center is making a set of snowmachine workshops possible in six locations around Southeast.

Hudson to push for tapping Permafund
When oil prices hit historic lows two years ago, Juneau Rep. Bill Hudson was one of the first lawmakers to push a plan to help fund government with income from the Alaska Permanent Fund. Voters later overwhelmingly rejected the idea of using fund earnings to help balance the state budget, but last session Hudson championed it again.

Hudson to push for tapping Permafund
When oil prices hit historic lows two years ago, Juneau Rep. Bill Hudson was one of the first lawmakers to push a plan to help fund government with income from the Alaska Permanent Fund. Voters later overwhelmingly rejected the idea of using fund earnings to help balance the state budget, but last session Hudson championed it again.

3rd parties courting Alaskans
Ralph Nader and Pat Buchanan are hoping to mine Alaska's rich lode of independent voters for the quirkiest of political coups - beating Al Gore for second place.

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

Briefly

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

Perkins tapped to become governor's chief lobbyist
Dwight Perkins, deputy commissioner of the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development, has been named legislative director for Gov. Tony Knowles.

SE power grid wins approval
A power grid to carry more reliable electricity throughout Southeast Alaska was approved by Congress on Wednesday.

Barnes faces tough House race
ANCHORAGE - State Rep. Ramona Barnes and challenger Harry Crawford are polite when they appear in public forums, but the civility disappears during other aspects of their hotly contested race for state House.

Caring and competent
I sat next to Rep. Beth Kerttula in the House of Representatives during the last two years. In her first term, she distinguished herself as one of the most effective legislators in the State House.

June boosts economy
Your Friday headline about my race, "Environmentalist, booster of economy vie in Senate race" is inaccurate, prejudicial and unprofessional. In this society, we are labeled by how we make a living, not by our hobbies or passions. How does my 20-year career in the fishing industry and my 20 years as a businessman in the boat-building industry earn me your label?

Timeout from peace
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: It's hard to fault Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak for declaring a "timeout" in the Palestinian-Israeli peace process and scrambling to form an emergency government with the opposition Likud Party.

Taking responsibility
This is my reply to the article in the paper about me, Charles De Boer, shooting a cow moose in Gustavus.

Prop 4 is fad diet
What is "No 4?" This is the question my 6-year-old asked as we were riding in our car the other day. She was reading the "No Proposition 4" sign I taped on the window. I tell her it is a ballot question which if adopted would mean no new schools can be built, less money for organizations that provide good services to the public (our non-profits), fewer police, less fire protection, less road repairs, less everything. It would severely limit money now provided to our municipalities. But didn't we just have an election my 10-year-old asked. Well, yes, I explained we just had the local municipal election; this is the federal and state election where we vote on who will be president, who will be our state representatives, and on ballot propositions or questions. Election Day is on Nov. 7.

Gore's character molded by headmaster
A phrase that passed almost unnoticed in Al Gore's acceptance speech at the Democratic convention was his mention of the need sometimes "to pick the hard right over the easy wrong."

June boosts economy
Your Friday headline about my race, "Environmentalist, booster of economy vie in Senate race" is inaccurate, prejudicial and unprofessional. In this society, we are labeled by how we make a living, not by our hobbies or passions. How does my 20-year career in the fishing industry and my 20 years as a businessman in the boat-building industry earn me your label?

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.

Prop 4 is fad diet
What is "No 4?" This is the question my 6-year-old asked as we were riding in our car the other day. She was reading the "No Proposition 4" sign I taped on the window. I tell her it is a ballot question which if adopted would mean no new schools can be built, less money for organizations that provide good services to the public (our non-profits), fewer police, less fire protection, less road repairs, less everything. It would severely limit money now provided to our municipalities. But didn't we just have an election my 10-year-old asked. Well, yes, I explained we just had the local municipal election; this is the federal and state election where we vote on who will be president, who will be our state representatives, and on ballot propositions or questions. Election Day is on Nov. 7.

Smiles aren't enough
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has ended her historic trip to North Korea's dark and cheerless capital with an agreement to continue discussions about the Communist regime's missile program and with assurances from leader Kim Jong Il that he seeks friendlier ties with the United States. Albright's carefully balanced assessment of her six hours of talks with Kim was that "we made important progress, but much work remains to be done." So it clearly does.

Who's bamboozled?
Last election, the people of Alaska passed a law prohibiting land-and-shoot hunting of wolves. The Legislature immediately canceled the law, and ginned up an initiative that would prohibit us from bothering them again. The kookiest of them say they're doing it to prevent wolves from eating our children. Despite one recent attack that made national news (precisely because it was so unusual), the chief danger to children in the outdoors is the boat, car, or airplane that takes them there.

Help empower the next generation
Have you noticed how advertisers are aggressively targeting young adults? From pizza to gameboys to tennis shoes, there's no doubt expensive media campaigns are aimed directly at the younger gener

Prop 1 takes rights
I have lived in Alaska for over 20 years, and in all my time here I have never known Alaskans to voluntarily throw away their rights. This upcoming election offers us the chance to do just that.

Who's bamboozled?
Last election, the people of Alaska passed a law prohibiting land-and-shoot hunting of wolves. The Legislature immediately canceled the law, and ginned up an initiative that would prohibit us from bothering them again. The kookiest of them say they're doing it to prevent wolves from eating our children. Despite one recent attack that made national news (precisely because it was so unusual), the chief danger to children in the outdoors is the boat, car, or airplane that takes them there.

Straight talk Al
After reading the article about the house race between Pardee and Kookesh, I'm sure that folks that weren't clear on their choice are very clear now. To say that Kookesh is too involved in Native affairs leaving too little time to represent us non-Native people offends me. As a resident of Skagway I've never been turned away from his office on the hill nor has a phone call ever been ignored. Kookesh has been a good friend to Skagway as well as the rest of his district. He is a strong supporter of PCE, school funding, improved ferry service, and takes a strong stand for what is just for all people in his district.

Taking responsibility
This is my reply to the article in the paper about me, Charles De Boer, shooting a cow moose in Gustavus.

'Cheap grace' is easy but not lasting
The central conceit of the new movie "Pay It Forward" is this: Saving the world, or at least your own soul, is pretty easy.

Gore's character molded by headmaster
A phrase that passed almost unnoticed in Al Gore's acceptance speech at the Democratic convention was his mention of the need sometimes "to pick the hard right over the easy wrong."

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.

Prop 1 takes rights
I have lived in Alaska for over 20 years, and in all my time here I have never known Alaskans to voluntarily throw away their rights. This upcoming election offers us the chance to do just that.

Help empower the next generation
Have you noticed how advertisers are aggressively targeting young adults? From pizza to gameboys to tennis shoes, there's no doubt expensive media campaigns are aimed directly at the younger gener

'Cheap grace' is easy but not lasting
The central conceit of the new movie "Pay It Forward" is this: Saving the world, or at least your own soul, is pretty easy.

Smiles aren't enough
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has ended her historic trip to North Korea's dark and cheerless capital with an agreement to continue discussions about the Communist regime's missile program and with assurances from leader Kim Jong Il that he seeks friendlier ties with the United States. Albright's carefully balanced assessment of her six hours of talks with Kim was that "we made important progress, but much work remains to be done." So it clearly does.

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.

Straight talk Al
After reading the article about the house race between Pardee and Kookesh, I'm sure that folks that weren't clear on their choice are very clear now. To say that Kookesh is too involved in Native affairs leaving too little time to represent us non-Native people offends me. As a resident of Skagway I've never been turned away from his office on the hill nor has a phone call ever been ignored. Kookesh has been a good friend to Skagway as well as the rest of his district. He is a strong supporter of PCE, school funding, improved ferry service, and takes a strong stand for what is just for all people in his district.

Timeout from peace
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: It's hard to fault Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak for declaring a "timeout" in the Palestinian-Israeli peace process and scrambling to form an emergency government with the opposition Likud Party.

Caring and competent
I sat next to Rep. Beth Kerttula in the House of Representatives during the last two years. In her first term, she distinguished herself as one of the most effective legislators in the State House.

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Local Scoreboard: Wrestling

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Local Scoreboard: Wrestling

Juneau wrestlers split six matches in Sitka
Despite not having several of its top varsity wrestlers eligible for the weekend, the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears posted a 3-3 mark during a series of dual meets at Sitka High School last Friday and Saturday.

Juneau wrestlers split six matches in Sitka
Despite not having several of its top varsity wrestlers eligible for the weekend, the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears posted a 3-3 mark during a series of dual meets at Sitka High School last Friday and Saturday.

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