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Wednesday, November 1, 2000

On the move

Visualization technology helps oil companies target oil better
ANCHORAGE - In what looks like a small theater at BP 's Alaska headquarters, petroleum engineers, geologists and geophysicists are using sophisticated 3-D visualization technology to drill better wells at the company's North Slope fields.

Bringing a trend to town
Many people believe Alaska is behind the bell curve when it comes to business trends that are ringing up big profits down south.

Visualization technology helps oil companies target oil better
ANCHORAGE - In what looks like a small theater at BP 's Alaska headquarters, petroleum engineers, geologists and geophysicists are using sophisticated 3-D visualization technology to drill better wells at the company's North Slope fields.

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On the move

Business Profile

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Bringing a trend to town
Many people believe Alaska is behind the bell curve when it comes to business trends that are ringing up big profits down south.

Business Profile

Thank you

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Around Town

Obituaries

Obituaries

Anniversary

Around Town

Around Town

Anniversary

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Your yard is more than a decorative skirt
Imagination, desire and design can lead one to paradise, or at least as close as landscaping can take you. Seek your innermost wishes, build a place to satisfy them and go to it. Adventurous climbing courses, spaces for contemplation and harmony, or settings to increase familial tranquility, all these are possible. Exercises in skill and patience, strength training and accuracy, or delving into the mysteries of exotic plant propagation -- any neighborhood yard might provide these settings.

Your yard is more than a decorative skirt
Imagination, desire and design can lead one to paradise, or at least as close as landscaping can take you. Seek your innermost wishes, build a place to satisfy them and go to it. Adventurous climbing courses, spaces for contemplation and harmony, or settings to increase familial tranquility, all these are possible. Exercises in skill and patience, strength training and accuracy, or delving into the mysteries of exotic plant propagation -- any neighborhood yard might provide these settings.

Pet of the week

Obituaries

Around Town

Pet of the week

Thank you

Obituaries

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

District OKs union raises
The Juneau School Board on Tuesday approved a three-year contract with the Juneau Education Support Staff that gives employees a bonus in the first year and raises in the second and third years.

'01 Bristol Bay harvest expected to be dismal
ANCHORAGE - Scientists at the University of Washington are predicting another gloomy harvest next year for Alaska's premier Bristol Bay red salmon fishery. They also say prospects for good prices look bleak.

Goldbelt nixes 2000 dividends
The board of Goldbelt Inc., the urban Native corporation for Juneau, did not recommend a dividend for shareholders at its meeting Saturday, according to President and CEO Gary Droubay.

Dogged detective work, DNA crack 5-year-old murder case
ANCHORAGE - They found her body on a Sunday morning five years ago, wearing a purple tank top and silver necklace, dumped at the edge of Ship Creek where it runs through Anchorage's warehouse district.

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

Tape request slows down noise talks
The Peace and Quiet Coalition has been sent to time-out to think about working more collaboratively with the other participants trying to mediate problems related to noise from large-scale tourist activities.

'01 Bristol Bay harvest expected to be dismal
ANCHORAGE - Scientists at the University of Washington are predicting another gloomy harvest next year for Alaska's premier Bristol Bay red salmon fishery. They also say prospects for good prices look bleak.

District OKs union raises
The Juneau School Board on Tuesday approved a three-year contract with the Juneau Education Support Staff that gives employees a bonus in the first year and raises in the second and third years.

Measure Two: Power at stake
"Separation of powers" isn't a galvanizing issue with most of the electorate.

Timber plan brings cash to Juneau
The amount of money Juneau's city government gets from a federal timber program will more than quadruple under a bill signed by President Clinton.

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

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

Burial No. 4058 gets a family
Graham McIntyre was appalled that his brother, John, might be lying in an unmarked grave in Juneau for 45 years.

Dogged detective work, DNA crack 5-year-old murder case
ANCHORAGE - They found her body on a Sunday morning five years ago, wearing a purple tank top and silver necklace, dumped at the edge of Ship Creek where it runs through Anchorage's warehouse district.

Measure Two: Power at stake
"Separation of powers" isn't a galvanizing issue with most of the electorate.

Burial No. 4058 gets a family
Graham McIntyre was appalled that his brother, John, might be lying in an unmarked grave in Juneau for 45 years.

Debated parking lot close to finish
Volunteers are putting the finishing touches on a parking lot for snowmobilers in the Blueberrry Hills area of West Juneau. A snowmobilers' nexus in a high-end residential area would seem a contradiction, and it was for most of the process that saw the project through.

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Goldbelt nixes 2000 dividends
The board of Goldbelt Inc., the urban Native corporation for Juneau, did not recommend a dividend for shareholders at its meeting Saturday, according to President and CEO Gary Droubay.

New trend brings new risks
Fourth-grader Jesse Doak, 10, is crazy about his orange scooter, new two months ago. He often rides it on the gently sloping half mile from his home to Harborview Elementary School.

Ketchikan yard likely to repair Columbia
KETCHIKAN - Alaska Ship and Drydock is the apparent low bidder for $10.5 million worth of renovations and repairs to the state ferry Columbia this winter.

Debated parking lot close to finish
Volunteers are putting the finishing touches on a parking lot for snowmobilers in the Blueberrry Hills area of West Juneau. A snowmobilers' nexus in a high-end residential area would seem a contradiction, and it was for most of the process that saw the project through.

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Ketchikan yard likely to repair Columbia
KETCHIKAN - Alaska Ship and Drydock is the apparent low bidder for $10.5 million worth of renovations and repairs to the state ferry Columbia this winter.

Game board appointee may hit hitch
In an appointment that pleased conservationists but could run into trouble in the Legislature, Tony Knowles named the regional director for the National Parks Conservation Association to the state Board of Game on Monday.

Game board appointee may hit hitch
In an appointment that pleased conservationists but could run into trouble in the Legislature, Tony Knowles named the regional director for the National Parks Conservation Association to the state Board of Game on Monday.

Timber plan brings cash to Juneau
The amount of money Juneau's city government gets from a federal timber program will more than quadruple under a bill signed by President Clinton.

Tape request slows down noise talks
The Peace and Quiet Coalition has been sent to time-out to think about working more collaboratively with the other participants trying to mediate problems related to noise from large-scale tourist activities.

Anglers exceed treaty limit
KETCHIKAN - Sport fishermen in Southeast Alaska took about 4,400 more chinook salmon covered by the Pacific Salmon Treaty than they were allotted this year.

New trend brings new risks
Fourth-grader Jesse Doak, 10, is crazy about his orange scooter, new two months ago. He often rides it on the gently sloping half mile from his home to Harborview Elementary School.

Anglers exceed treaty limit
KETCHIKAN - Sport fishermen in Southeast Alaska took about 4,400 more chinook salmon covered by the Pacific Salmon Treaty than they were allotted this year.

DZ students on the Nov. 7 election

Deciding right time to fight for funds
I guess you might say I'm learning. Lest anyone read the Sunday Empire's account of the Chamber of Commerce luncheon and deduce I am attempting to stymie construction of the new valley high school, let me clear the misunderstanding by putting my comments in context.

Prop 4 hurts schools
Recently, the newly-elected Juneau Assembly met to discuss our priorities for the coming year. Several members emphasized the need to build the new high school and more public recreational facilities for Juneau families, like the ice rink and valley pool. Sadly, we may lose the ability to pay for these needed projects if the statewide tax cap passes on Nov. 7. Not only will we lose our ability to fund new projects, we will also have to cut back on existing services provided by the city.

Time for a change
The quality of Alaska life has been hard hit in the last decade. It is painful to see the economic downswing, and view friends and neighbors leaving Alaska to find better living and working conditions elsewhere.

The Nader dissent
The following editorial excerpt appeared in today's Washington Post: Ralph Nader is dismissive of the differences between the major political parties and their presidential candidates. That's the basis of his campaign, and of his assertion that it doesn't matter if he drains votes from Al Gore. The Democrats and Republicans are "one corporate party with two heads," he said the other day. He argued that the issues on which they differ are minor when seen alongside their "enormous similarities."

Make a difference
I attended my first AFN convention. It was great, the biggest ever. Congratulations. Now, as we go to vote let us look carefully and not vote for those against our concerns. Our Native people, when we voted a few years back 100 percent of our persons won, let us vote again 100 percent. The biggest yet! And God bless us all! United we stand, divided we fall, we must be strong and not back down. The resolutions passed; we must support them.

DZ students on the Nov. 7 election

Prop 4 hurts schools
Recently, the newly-elected Juneau Assembly met to discuss our priorities for the coming year. Several members emphasized the need to build the new high school and more public recreational facilities for Juneau families, like the ice rink and valley pool. Sadly, we may lose the ability to pay for these needed projects if the statewide tax cap passes on Nov. 7. Not only will we lose our ability to fund new projects, we will also have to cut back on existing services provided by the city.

A sputtering finale
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: The 106th Congress began in January 1999 in the bitter wake of the House's impeachment of President Clinton and as the Senate held a trial that failed to convict him. Congress has since spent much of its two-year term in partisan maneuvers, rather than legislating. It's fitting that as it sputters toward an end it is engaged in an unproductive game of political brinkmanship with the president.

A sputtering finale
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: The 106th Congress began in January 1999 in the bitter wake of the House's impeachment of President Clinton and as the Senate held a trial that failed to convict him. Congress has since spent much of its two-year term in partisan maneuvers, rather than legislating. It's fitting that as it sputters toward an end it is engaged in an unproductive game of political brinkmanship with the president.

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.

Deciding right time to fight for funds
I guess you might say I'm learning. Lest anyone read the Sunday Empire's account of the Chamber of Commerce luncheon and deduce I am attempting to stymie construction of the new valley high school, let me clear the misunderstanding by putting my comments in context.

Yemen: An abundance of roadblocks for U.S.
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: The U.S. destroyer Cole has begun its long journey home from Yemen, where a terrorist explosion on Oct. 12 killed 17 of its crew, injured 39 and left the $1 billion ship heavily damaged. The inquiry into the attack continues, with frustration rising among American officials who complain that the Yemeni regime is being less than fully cooperative. Resemblances to the investigation that followed the 1996 bombing that killed 19 Americans at a U.S. barracks in Saudi Arabia have been noted. In that case the Saudis blocked some avenues of inquiry, and the investigation ultimately came to a dead end.

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.

Yemen: An abundance of roadblocks for U.S.
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: The U.S. destroyer Cole has begun its long journey home from Yemen, where a terrorist explosion on Oct. 12 killed 17 of its crew, injured 39 and left the $1 billion ship heavily damaged. The inquiry into the attack continues, with frustration rising among American officials who complain that the Yemeni regime is being less than fully cooperative. Resemblances to the investigation that followed the 1996 bombing that killed 19 Americans at a U.S. barracks in Saudi Arabia have been noted. In that case the Saudis blocked some avenues of inquiry, and the investigation ultimately came to a dead end.

Time for a change
The quality of Alaska life has been hard hit in the last decade. It is painful to see the economic downswing, and view friends and neighbors leaving Alaska to find better living and working conditions elsewhere.

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.

Make a difference
I attended my first AFN convention. It was great, the biggest ever. Congratulations. Now, as we go to vote let us look carefully and not vote for those against our concerns. Our Native people, when we voted a few years back 100 percent of our persons won, let us vote again 100 percent. The biggest yet! And God bless us all! United we stand, divided we fall, we must be strong and not back down. The resolutions passed; we must support them.

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.

The Nader dissent
The following editorial excerpt appeared in today's Washington Post: Ralph Nader is dismissive of the differences between the major political parties and their presidential candidates. That's the basis of his campaign, and of his assertion that it doesn't matter if he drains votes from Al Gore. The Democrats and Republicans are "one corporate party with two heads," he said the other day. He argued that the issues on which they differ are minor when seen alongside their "enormous similarities."

JYFL teams sweep Glacier Bowl II games
The Juneau Youth Football League juniors wanted to play a ball-control offense in their Glacier Bowl II game Saturday in Hanford, Calif.

Spikers close out season with win
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team closed out its regular season with a pair of victories Friday and Saturday in Sitka.

JYFL teams sweep Glacier Bowl II games
The Juneau Youth Football League juniors wanted to play a ball-control offense in their Glacier Bowl II game Saturday in Hanford, Calif.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Spikers close out season with win
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team closed out its regular season with a pair of victories Friday and Saturday in Sitka.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

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