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Thursday, October 26, 2000

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.

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Around Town

Obituaries

Obituaries

AROUND TOWN

Around Town

AROUND TOWN

Weddings

Thank you

Thank you

Pet of the week
Chinook is spayed female chocolate labrador

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?"

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Pet of the week
Chinook is spayed female chocolate labrador

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.

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?"

'Dracula' offers lesson in life skills and the undead
Brock Weller needs to learn how to be fussy with a tea cup. The high school freshman is not holding it by the handle, and he's got his thumb in it.

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'Dracula' offers lesson in life skills and the undead
Brock Weller needs to learn how to be fussy with a tea cup. The high school freshman is not holding it by the handle, and he's got his thumb in it.

Arts Profile
Mainstay of Juneau music: Singer Bill Garry has been a key player in Juneau's theatrical music scene for 10 years.

Play fit for a queen
Word play and sword play mark "Much Ado About Nothing," Queen Elizabeth's favorite play and Shakespeare's biggest success.

Play fit for a queen
Word play and sword play mark "Much Ado About Nothing," Queen Elizabeth's favorite play and Shakespeare's biggest success.

Arts Profile
Mainstay of Juneau music: Singer Bill Garry has been a key player in Juneau's theatrical music scene for 10 years.

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

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.

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

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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.

Cable company raises rates on cheapest package
Most Juneau cable TV subscribers will pay more to watch the tube beginning Dec.1. And there are program changes in the works, according to Terry Dunlap, regional manager for the city's only cable TV provider, GCI.

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.

Grant to pay for program to stop drugs
Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority has received one of 57 grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as ammunition in the war against illegal drugs.

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.

Injured paraglider returns to Juneau
Julie Graves, the competitive bicyclist injured in a paragliding accident last month, has returned to Juneau.

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

Pioneers offer safety tricks with their treats
The Juneau Pioneers' Home was invaded Wednesday afternoon by elephants, killer bees, an escaped felon, cowgirls, tigers, Pokemon characters and a junior wizard.

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Battle turns bitter for Senate seat
Republican incumbent Robin Taylor and Democratic challenger Greg Middag agree that the main issue in their Senate campaign in southern Southeast is Taylor's effectiveness in the Legislature.

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.

Ship deal in jeopardy
A cruise ship bill might sink in Congress as lawmakers work toward a weekend adjournment.

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

Ship deal in jeopardy
A cruise ship bill might sink in Congress as lawmakers work toward a weekend adjournment.

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.

Battle turns bitter for Senate seat
Republican incumbent Robin Taylor and Democratic challenger Greg Middag agree that the main issue in their Senate campaign in southern Southeast is Taylor's effectiveness in the Legislature.

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.

Pioneers offer safety tricks with their treats
The Juneau Pioneers' Home was invaded Wednesday afternoon by elephants, killer bees, an escaped felon, cowgirls, tigers, Pokemon characters and a junior wizard.

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

Injured paraglider returns to Juneau
Julie Graves, the competitive bicyclist injured in a paragliding accident last month, has returned to Juneau.

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

Grant to pay for program to stop drugs
Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority has received one of 57 grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as ammunition in the war against illegal drugs.

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

Cable company raises rates on cheapest package
Most Juneau cable TV subscribers will pay more to watch the tube beginning Dec.1. And there are program changes in the works, according to Terry Dunlap, regional manager for the city's only cable TV provider, GCI.

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.

Briefly

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, power company staff and state troopers reported...

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.

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

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

Briefly

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."

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.

Bush presidency: More than a reprise
When George W. Bush appeared last month on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," he flatly rejected the suggestion that revenge for his father's 1992 defeat was a factor in his decision to seek the presidency.

No caribou to view
Please support Proposition 1. Opponents claim that ADF&G opposes the measure. Is that why area biologists are under a gag order? Every Alaska wildlife biologist I have spoken with supports ballot measure 1. They recognize the danger to the resource by having what should be a scientific biological decision decided by confusing ad campaigns by those with the deepest pockets.

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.

Winds of democracy know no boundaries
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: Fearing that he could not win a free and fair election against major opponents, Ivory Coast strongman Gen. Robert Guei earlier this month got his puppet supreme court to bar all but five of 19 presidential candidates. That brazen rigging of the rules failed, as confirmed by the preliminary official results in last Sunday's presidential elections. Faced with a tally that showed him losing, Gen. Guei suspended Sunday's vote count and declared himself the victor. Then he heard from the people.

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.

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.

Reaffirm the right to amend constitution
Our country's first president, George Washington, in his Farewell Address on Sept. 17, 1796, said:

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

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.

Winds of democracy know no boundaries
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: Fearing that he could not win a free and fair election against major opponents, Ivory Coast strongman Gen. Robert Guei earlier this month got his puppet supreme court to bar all but five of 19 presidential candidates. That brazen rigging of the rules failed, as confirmed by the preliminary official results in last Sunday's presidential elections. Faced with a tally that showed him losing, Gen. Guei suspended Sunday's vote count and declared himself the victor. Then he heard from the people.

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

No caribou to view
Please support Proposition 1. Opponents claim that ADF&G opposes the measure. Is that why area biologists are under a gag order? Every Alaska wildlife biologist I have spoken with supports ballot measure 1. They recognize the danger to the resource by having what should be a scientific biological decision decided by confusing ad campaigns by those with the deepest pockets.

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.

Bush presidency: More than a reprise
When George W. Bush appeared last month on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," he flatly rejected the suggestion that revenge for his father's 1992 defeat was a factor in his decision to seek the presidency.

Reaffirm the right to amend constitution
Our country's first president, George Washington, in his Farewell Address on Sept. 17, 1796, said:

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

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."

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

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.

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Local Scoreboard: Wrestling

JYFL heads south for Glacier Bowl II
Donny Peterson and Luke Miller remember well their trip to Hanford, Calif., for last year's inaugural Glacier Bowl.

Local Scoreboard: Wrestling

Sports in Juneau

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

JYFL heads south for Glacier Bowl II
Donny Peterson and Luke Miller remember well their trip to Hanford, Calif., for last year's inaugural Glacier Bowl.

Sports in Juneau

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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