Friday, November 3, 2000

Demers sentencing hearing today
Former Alaska Folk Festival treasurer Jim Demers was in court today for sentencing on charges he took money from the nonprofit group. Festival officials asked for $22,000 in restitution and six months in prison.

Demers sentencing hearing today
Former Alaska Folk Festival treasurer Jim Demers was in court today for sentencing on charges he took money from the nonprofit group. Festival officials asked for $22,000 in restitution and six months in prison.

Wedding

This is the year to do something about bears
They've opened dumpsters and climbed inside. They've lingered on lawns, loitered on porches and occasionally peered into windows. They've simply ambled through neighborhoods, at times inspiring fear by their very presence.

Briefly

Weekend Best Bets
This weekend opens a month of great entertainment in Juneau. There's the opera "La Boheme," the plays "Much Ado About Nothing," "Dracula," "Greater Tuna" and "Desire Under the Elms," the musical "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," art shows, good music, good films, dances, authors reading and plenty of other presentations. Here's what's in store this weekend.

Briefly

This is the year to do something about bears
They've opened dumpsters and climbed inside. They've lingered on lawns, loitered on porches and occasionally peered into windows. They've simply ambled through neighborhoods, at times inspiring fear by their very presence.

FYI

Anniversaries

Weekend Best Bets
This weekend opens a month of great entertainment in Juneau. There's the opera "La Boheme," the plays "Much Ado About Nothing," "Dracula," "Greater Tuna" and "Desire Under the Elms," the musical "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," art shows, good music, good films, dances, authors reading and plenty of other presentations. Here's what's in store this weekend.

Alcoholism is a disease, not a moral failure
So what do you think of drunks? What's their problem?

Around Town

Anniversaries

Around Town

Around Town

Around Town

Wedding

Obituary

Obituary

FYI

Alcoholism is a disease, not a moral failure
So what do you think of drunks? What's their problem?

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.

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

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.

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.

Calendar

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Calendar

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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.

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

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.

Politics stall ship pollution talks
WASHINGTON - A political stalemate between the Republican-controlled Congress and the Clinton administration is threatening a deal intended to limit cruise ship pollution in Alaska waters.

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Governor's outer offices undergo $130K remodel
The staff of Gov. Tony Knowles will be breathing easier during the next legislative session.

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.

Anchorage backhoe tangles Internet traffic in Juneau
Juneau residents who yelled at their computers because of slow Internet service Thursday can blame a heavy-equipment operator hundreds of miles away.

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Films, stories, talks highlight Native American Heritage Month
Native defiance and the FBI, Tlingit stories and culture, "Smoke Signals" and "Cold River Spirits" will be among the many events featured in Juneau as part of Native American Heritage Month.

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

Buchanan forces ad on KTOO
Invoking an obscure clause in federal communications law, Reform Party presidential candidate Pat Buchanan has secured free air time from public broadcasting outlets, including in Juneau.

Buchanan forces ad on KTOO
Invoking an obscure clause in federal communications law, Reform Party presidential candidate Pat Buchanan has secured free air time from public broadcasting outlets, including in Juneau.

Briefly

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, fire officials and state troopers reported...

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

Carothers: Finding a place for veterans
With service in World War II and in the Korean and Vietnam wars, and the distinction of being the most decorated member of the Marine Corps when he retired after 36 years, Juneau's Lt. Col. Pat Carothers remains the essential military man.

Politics stall ship pollution talks
WASHINGTON - A political stalemate between the Republican-controlled Congress and the Clinton administration is threatening a deal intended to limit cruise ship pollution in Alaska waters.

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.

Governor's outer offices undergo $130K remodel
The staff of Gov. Tony Knowles will be breathing easier during the next legislative session.

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.

Anchorage backhoe tangles Internet traffic in Juneau
Juneau residents who yelled at their computers because of slow Internet service Thursday can blame a heavy-equipment operator hundreds of miles away.

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

Films, stories, talks highlight Native American Heritage Month
Native defiance and the FBI, Tlingit stories and culture, "Smoke Signals" and "Cold River Spirits" will be among the many events featured in Juneau as part of Native American Heritage Month.

Briefly

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.

Carothers: Finding a place for veterans
With service in World War II and in the Korean and Vietnam wars, and the distinction of being the most decorated member of the Marine Corps when he retired after 36 years, Juneau's Lt. Col. Pat Carothers remains the essential military man.

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

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

Police and Fire

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.

Who rules Alaska?
It's bad enough we have had to listen to the phony fiscal gap argument and the sham claims of having saved $250 million over the last five years. To top things off we have a legislature that finds itself so convinced of its anointed rather than elected status, that it now believes the voters really are irrelevant.

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.

Who rules Alaska?
It's bad enough we have had to listen to the phony fiscal gap argument and the sham claims of having saved $250 million over the last five years. To top things off we have a legislature that finds itself so convinced of its anointed rather than elected status, that it now believes the voters really are irrelevant.

The better steward
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: The United States has enjoyed unparalleled prosperity for eight years, and a fundamental question is, or ought to be, which presidential candidate's policies are likeliest to make it last. Both candidates have come back to this question of stewardship in criss-crossing the country this week in the final frantic hunt for votes. Our sense is that Al Gore, who says he would sustain the strikingly conservative and largely successful policies of the administration of which he has been a part, wins the economic argument hands down.

The whole story
Ballot Measure 5, (the hemp initiative), is poorly conceived and if passed would be detrimental to the majority of Alaskans. It is being touted as a bill that would allow medicinal use of marijuana and industrial use of hemp. The bill is much more than that. Among the items contained in this petition that are not frequently mentioned by the petition supporters are (paraphrased):

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.

Vote your conscience
What do Mother's Day and the upcoming federal election have in common? The answer: Millions of people have an opportunity to express their concerns about the epidemic of gun violence in this country. Ten children are killed by guns every day in this country. The majority of these are not victims of criminal strangers, but rather of accidents, suicide and domestic violence. In Alaska, about once a week, a child is fatally shot or seriously injured by gunfire. If this many children died or were severely affected by meningitis, or polio, people would demand a solution.

Smell of intervention
The recent highly unusual act of taking positions on public ballot measures by the commissioner of Fish and Game broke with a long-standing neutrality policy enforced by previous administrations. By doing this the commissioner and his deputy have politicized a professional agency that will have an uphill fight to regain lost public confidence in their professionalism. Action such as this also has a negative effect on agency morale. Agency professionals are precluded from speaking out as private citizens under threat of agency reprisal such as occurred following the 1998 initiative drive.

A fine father
With election day barreling down on me, I've finally decided that I should stop and think about some of the issues facing me. What do I think of the various propositions? Is my vote even worth anything on the presidential level? Most important to me is the question of who I want as a representative to the state House.

Smell of intervention
The recent highly unusual act of taking positions on public ballot measures by the commissioner of Fish and Game broke with a long-standing neutrality policy enforced by previous administrations. By doing this the commissioner and his deputy have politicized a professional agency that will have an uphill fight to regain lost public confidence in their professionalism. Action such as this also has a negative effect on agency morale. Agency professionals are precluded from speaking out as private citizens under threat of agency reprisal such as occurred following the 1998 initiative drive.

Testing alone won't help children
Alaskans have made the right choice in demanding education reform. Together, we are seeking improved results for students through higher academic standards, more accountability from schools and increased resources where needed.

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.

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.

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.

Testing alone won't help children
Alaskans have made the right choice in demanding education reform. Together, we are seeking improved results for students through higher academic standards, more accountability from schools and increased resources where needed.

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.

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.

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.

The better steward
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: The United States has enjoyed unparalleled prosperity for eight years, and a fundamental question is, or ought to be, which presidential candidate's policies are likeliest to make it last. Both candidates have come back to this question of stewardship in criss-crossing the country this week in the final frantic hunt for votes. Our sense is that Al Gore, who says he would sustain the strikingly conservative and largely successful policies of the administration of which he has been a part, wins the economic argument hands down.

The whole story
Ballot Measure 5, (the hemp initiative), is poorly conceived and if passed would be detrimental to the majority of Alaskans. It is being touted as a bill that would allow medicinal use of marijuana and industrial use of hemp. The bill is much more than that. Among the items contained in this petition that are not frequently mentioned by the petition supporters are (paraphrased):

Vote your conscience
What do Mother's Day and the upcoming federal election have in common? The answer: Millions of people have an opportunity to express their concerns about the epidemic of gun violence in this country. Ten children are killed by guns every day in this country. The majority of these are not victims of criminal strangers, but rather of accidents, suicide and domestic violence. In Alaska, about once a week, a child is fatally shot or seriously injured by gunfire. If this many children died or were severely affected by meningitis, or polio, people would demand a solution.

A fine father
With election day barreling down on me, I've finally decided that I should stop and think about some of the issues facing me. What do I think of the various propositions? Is my vote even worth anything on the presidential level? Most important to me is the question of who I want as a representative to the state House.

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.

Local Scoreboard: Swimming

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.

Local Scoreboard: Wrestling Polls

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.

Slight fires up Boozer
DURHAM, N.C. -- The concept of getting cut wasn't totally foreign to Carlos Boozer. That's what sometimes happens to other players.

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 wrestlers head north for three tournaments
The Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team will see its first action outside Region V when it heads north for a 10-day, three-tournament road trip this week.

Sports in Juneau

Juneau wrestlers head north for three tournaments
The Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team will see its first action outside Region V when it heads north for a 10-day, three-tournament road trip this week.

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.

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Sports in Juneau

Local Scoreboard: Wrestling Polls

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Slight fires up Boozer
DURHAM, N.C. -- The concept of getting cut wasn't totally foreign to Carlos Boozer. That's what sometimes happens to other players.

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