Saturday, November 4, 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.

Obituary

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.

Around Town

FYI

Obituary

Briefly

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.

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.

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

FYI

Wedding

Around Town

Wedding

Anniversaries

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

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

Briefly

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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):

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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):

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Local Scoreboard: Wrestling Polls

Local Scoreboard: Wrestling Polls

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.

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.

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