Thursday, November 2, 2000

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.

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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.

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Web buzz casts pall on 'Blair Witch'
HOLLYWOOD -- The Internet giveth and the Internet taketh away.

Frontier artist captured life in early Juneau days
Drawn to Juneau in 1891 by the lure of adventure and impressive scenery, London-born artist Frances Brooks Davis fell in love and stayed. She spent the rest of her life in Juneau, painting the landscapes and peoples of Southeast Alaska.

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One man's dream brought to stage
"La Boheme" is contagious.

One man's dream brought to stage
"La Boheme" is contagious.

Ed Christian: Actor and fight choreographer
Shakespeare to Rocky Horror: Ed Christian has been in dozens of plays in Juneau over the past 19 years. He's done Shakespeare with Theatre in the Rough and is currently playing Benedick in "Much Ado About Nothing." He's been in shows at Perseverance Theatre ranging from "The Cherry Orchard" and "Obscene Bird Of Night," in the mid-1980s to "How I Learned to Drive" and "The Rocky Horror Show" in the late 1990s.

Ed Christian: Actor and fight choreographer
Shakespeare to Rocky Horror: Ed Christian has been in dozens of plays in Juneau over the past 19 years. He's done Shakespeare with Theatre in the Rough and is currently playing Benedick in "Much Ado About Nothing." He's been in shows at Perseverance Theatre ranging from "The Cherry Orchard" and "Obscene Bird Of Night," in the mid-1980s to "How I Learned to Drive" and "The Rocky Horror Show" in the late 1990s.

Web buzz casts pall on 'Blair Witch'
HOLLYWOOD -- The Internet giveth and the Internet taketh away.

Frontier artist captured life in early Juneau days
Drawn to Juneau in 1891 by the lure of adventure and impressive scenery, London-born artist Frances Brooks Davis fell in love and stayed. She spent the rest of her life in Juneau, painting the landscapes and peoples of Southeast Alaska.

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.

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.

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Rep. Young's fund-raising margin almost 4,000 to 1
It would be hard to exaggerate Don Young's commanding position in Alaska's sole congressional race.

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.

Wolves: Violent? Yes Threat? No
A wildlife biologist told the state game board Wednesday the notion wolves never attack humans is wrong.

Police and Fire
Juneau police officials, 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.

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.

Hospital sends out hepatitis warnings
ANCHORAGE - Alaskans who received blood transfusions at the Alaska Native Medical Center prior to 1992 before a reliable test for hepatitis C was available will get letters urging them to be tested for the liver disease.

'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.

Police shoot 5th black bear
Juneau police said they found it necessary to kill a fifth black bear early this morning.

Police shoot 5th black bear
Juneau police said they found it necessary to kill a fifth black bear early this morning.

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.

Absentee voters have multiple options for Nov. 7 election
Residents who want to vote absentee in the Nov. 7 election can do it in a number of ways: in person, by mail, by fax and, for the disabled, elderly or ill, through a personal representative.

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

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'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.

Wolves: Violent? Yes Threat? No
A wildlife biologist told the state game board Wednesday the notion wolves never attack humans is wrong.

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.

Rep. Young's fund-raising margin almost 4,000 to 1
It would be hard to exaggerate Don Young's commanding position in Alaska's sole congressional race.

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.

October extra soggy with unusual snowfall
October in Juneau lived up to its reputation for rain.

October extra soggy with unusual snowfall
October in Juneau lived up to its reputation for rain.

Hospital sends out hepatitis warnings
ANCHORAGE - Alaskans who received blood transfusions at the Alaska Native Medical Center prior to 1992 before a reliable test for hepatitis C was available will get letters urging them to be tested for the liver disease.

Absentee voters have multiple options for Nov. 7 election
Residents who want to vote absentee in the Nov. 7 election can do it in a number of ways: in person, by mail, by fax and, for the disabled, elderly or ill, through a personal representative.

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.

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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.

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Police and Fire

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.

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.

Napster goes legit
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Napster, in the eyes of record companies and most artists a synonym for the biggest larceny in the history of the Internet, is going legit. Rather than enabling its 38 million or so users to steal music, Napster has signed a deal with Bertelsmann, the German owner of the major music label BMG, to begin converting its music-swap connection from a take-what-you-want commune into a paid online subscription service.

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.

Keep the board-advisory process strong
The My Turn submitted by Avrum Gross (Juneau Empire, Oct. 29) contains some assumptions and statements that are misleading. Referring to Mr. Gross's statement that biologists in this case fisheries biologists make resource allocations among user groups has never been true.

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.

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.

Give ANWR to the conservationists
One of the most contentious environmental debates between George W. Bush and Al Gore this election season concerns what to do with Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Bush, like most Republicans, thinks it should be opened up to the oil industry. Gore, like most Democrats, thinks it should be walled off from commercial exploitation. Neither has a very strong case.

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.

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.

Keep the board-advisory process strong
The My Turn submitted by Avrum Gross (Juneau Empire, Oct. 29) contains some assumptions and statements that are misleading. Referring to Mr. Gross's statement that biologists in this case fisheries biologists make resource allocations among user groups has never been true.

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.

Napster goes legit
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Napster, in the eyes of record companies and most artists a synonym for the biggest larceny in the history of the Internet, is going legit. Rather than enabling its 38 million or so users to steal music, Napster has signed a deal with Bertelsmann, the German owner of the major music label BMG, to begin converting its music-swap connection from a take-what-you-want commune into a paid online subscription service.

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.

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.

Thanks, Dennis
Seems to me that a terrible oversight has been made by the people of Juneau in neglecting to express our collective thanks to outgoing Mayor Dennis Egan for the service he's done our city these past several years.

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.

Give ANWR to the conservationists
One of the most contentious environmental debates between George W. Bush and Al Gore this election season concerns what to do with Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Bush, like most Republicans, thinks it should be opened up to the oil industry. Gore, like most Democrats, thinks it should be walled off from commercial exploitation. Neither has a very strong case.

Thanks, Dennis
Seems to me that a terrible oversight has been made by the people of Juneau in neglecting to express our collective thanks to outgoing Mayor Dennis Egan for the service he's done our city these past several years.

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.

Local Scoreboard: Swimming

Spikers head to regions
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team can breathe easier this weekend, knowing that one bad match in the Region V-Class 4A tournament won't spoil a season where the Crimson Bears ran away with the regular-season title.

Sports in Juneau

Spikers head to regions
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team can breathe easier this weekend, knowing that one bad match in the Region V-Class 4A tournament won't spoil a season where the Crimson Bears ran away with the regular-season title.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Local Scoreboard: Swimming

Juneau hosts Region V swimming championships
After three years without it, the Juneau-Douglas High School boys swimming and diving team has its eye on the prize this weekend when it hosts the Region V championships at Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool.

Juneau hosts Region V swimming championships
After three years without it, the Juneau-Douglas High School boys swimming and diving team has its eye on the prize this weekend when it hosts the Region V championships at Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool.

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