Monday, November 6, 2000

Around Town

Around Town

Around Town

Obituaries

Around Town

Obituaries

Raising the Grade
"It has wings," a boy said excitedly, looking through a pile of creek muck in Mary Carter's fourth-grade class at Glacier View Elementary School.

Inside Out

Raising the Grade
"It has wings," a boy said excitedly, looking through a pile of creek muck in Mary Carter's fourth-grade class at Glacier View Elementary School.

Inside Out

Briefly

Demers sentenced to halfway house
Convicted embezzler Jim Demers was sentenced Friday to six months in a halfway house and ordered to pay up to $24,000 in restitution.

Where to vote in Juneau
The following are the precinct polling places in Juneau for Tuesday's presidential and state general election.

Demers sentenced to halfway house
Convicted embezzler Jim Demers was sentenced Friday to six months in a halfway house and ordered to pay up to $24,000 in restitution.

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

Disagreeing on how to keep score
Figure out what you want kids to know, teach it to them, test them to see if they know it and help those who don't.

Visiting author relates Athabascan joys, trials
Attempted murder, ghostly visitations, poverty and hard-fought success mark an Athabascan family's transition into modern Alaska. In her new book, "Cold River Spirits," author Jan HarperHaines draws on intimate details of her family's history to tell a story of cultural assimilation from the inside out.

Preserving everything from crucibles to crazy quilts
Documenting and preserving the past were the main topics Saturday afternoon during free tours at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum.

Asphalt plant opposed by neighboring residents
A city-approved asphalt plant operation in the lower West Mendenhall Valley is meeting resistance from a half-dozen local residents. They filed an appeal of the Juneau Planning Commission's Oct. 13 conditional use permit for an asphalt plant that borders their residential neighborhood. The appeal was filed with the city clerk Thursday.

Council says Weeks should stay
Larry Weeks, a Superior Court judge based in Juneau, is up for retention in the Nov. 7 election.

Briefly

Outside influence center of wildlife debate
As with the title character in Alfred Hitchcock's "Rebecca," the alleged protagonist is missing from Alaska's debate about wildlife management.

Juneau man fights back after brain injury
Dick HofMann thought he was invincible until the day he almost died.

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

Changes planned for JDHS
Advanced and honors classes at Juneau-Douglas High School would have entrance requirements under a plan for the school's accreditation.

Juneau man fights back after brain injury
Dick HofMann thought he was invincible until the day he almost died.

Ship pesticide reading false
The cruise industry has been cleared of suspicions that a banned pesticide was carried on ships visiting Southeast.

Preserving everything from crucibles to crazy quilts
Documenting and preserving the past were the main topics Saturday afternoon during free tours at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum.

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

Disagreeing on how to keep score
Figure out what you want kids to know, teach it to them, test them to see if they know it and help those who don't.

Outside influence center of wildlife debate
As with the title character in Alfred Hitchcock's "Rebecca," the alleged protagonist is missing from Alaska's debate about wildlife management.

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

Briefly

Council says Weeks should stay
Larry Weeks, a Superior Court judge based in Juneau, is up for retention in the Nov. 7 election.

Where to vote in Juneau
The following are the precinct polling places in Juneau for Tuesday's presidential and state general election.

Changes planned for JDHS
Advanced and honors classes at Juneau-Douglas High School would have entrance requirements under a plan for the school's accreditation.

Ship pesticide reading false
The cruise industry has been cleared of suspicions that a banned pesticide was carried on ships visiting Southeast.

Briefly

Visiting author relates Athabascan joys, trials
Attempted murder, ghostly visitations, poverty and hard-fought success mark an Athabascan family's transition into modern Alaska. In her new book, "Cold River Spirits," author Jan HarperHaines draws on intimate details of her family's history to tell a story of cultural assimilation from the inside out.

Asphalt plant opposed by neighboring residents
A city-approved asphalt plant operation in the lower West Mendenhall Valley is meeting resistance from a half-dozen local residents. They filed an appeal of the Juneau Planning Commission's Oct. 13 conditional use permit for an asphalt plant that borders their residential neighborhood. The appeal was filed with the city clerk Thursday.

In this case, no
The editorial which appeared Sunday, 5 November, contains this sentence: "Are Bush or Gore up to the challenges of leadership?"

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.

Which candidate for commander in chief
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: At the start of his campaign, Gov. George W. Bush sounded good on foreign policy. He distanced himself from the Republican Party's inward-looking wing and promised a strengthened military and greater attention to key alliances. Today Mr. Bush looks less convincing. His early promises have been undermined by his subsequent campaign, leaving Vice President Al Gore as the more committed internationalist.

Effective Beth
Rep. Beth Kerttula's opponent has tried to minimize her service on the Legislature's joint committee to study BP's takeover of ARCO. He apparently misunderstands the impact of the oil industry on Juneau's economy.

Which candidate for commander in chief
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: At the start of his campaign, Gov. George W. Bush sounded good on foreign policy. He distanced himself from the Republican Party's inward-looking wing and promised a strengthened military and greater attention to key alliances. Today Mr. Bush looks less convincing. His early promises have been undermined by his subsequent campaign, leaving Vice President Al Gore as the more committed internationalist.

A yes vote is right choice for judges
With all the attention that has been directed to candidates and ballot propositions, it is easy to forget that the ballot also lists a number of judges and asks for a vote on whether each judge should be retained. Some voters may find this part of the ballot puzzling, but it is really quite straightforward. A "Yes" vote means you believe the person should continue serving as a judge.

Bush's real scandal: the coverup
Supporters of George W. Bush were quick to point fingers at Democrats for revealing, in the last days of his campaign for president, the Texas governor's 1976 drunk-driving arrest.

Same-day airborne hunting is wrong
A YES vote on Proposition 6 will restore the ban on same-day airborne wolf hunting that Alaskan's passed overwhelmingly in 1996.

The Empire endorses

Changing Alaska's Constitution should not be taken lightly
By now the Alaska public has been pummeled with numerous reasons and arguments for and against Proposition 1 prohibiting wildlife issues from being decided by initiative. Who is right and who is wrong?

Listing the best and worst of campaign 2000
Here's an admittedly subjective list of the year's high and low points.

The Empire endorses

Blessing in disguise
I am disappointed in the Empire's coverage on the USFS's cancellation of Alaska Pulp Corp.'s timber contract. It's as if the Empire chose to print Don Young's and Frank Murkowski's press releases verbatim instead of presenting a complete picture.

Not a crime
So much of the discussion surrounding Proposition 5 centers on whether marijuana is bad for one's health, is addictive or leads to other addictions, or creates problems in one's work or personal life. These arguments miss the point.

Not a crime
So much of the discussion surrounding Proposition 5 centers on whether marijuana is bad for one's health, is addictive or leads to other addictions, or creates problems in one's work or personal life. These arguments miss the point.

Effective Beth
Rep. Beth Kerttula's opponent has tried to minimize her service on the Legislature's joint committee to study BP's takeover of ARCO. He apparently misunderstands the impact of the oil industry on Juneau's economy.

Listing the best and worst of campaign 2000
Here's an admittedly subjective list of the year's high and low points.

A yes vote is right choice for judges
With all the attention that has been directed to candidates and ballot propositions, it is easy to forget that the ballot also lists a number of judges and asks for a vote on whether each judge should be retained. Some voters may find this part of the ballot puzzling, but it is really quite straightforward. A "Yes" vote means you believe the person should continue serving as a judge.

Blessing in disguise
I am disappointed in the Empire's coverage on the USFS's cancellation of Alaska Pulp Corp.'s timber contract. It's as if the Empire chose to print Don Young's and Frank Murkowski's press releases verbatim instead of presenting a complete picture.

Same-day airborne hunting is wrong
A YES vote on Proposition 6 will restore the ban on same-day airborne wolf hunting that Alaskan's passed overwhelmingly in 1996.

In this case, no
The editorial which appeared Sunday, 5 November, contains this sentence: "Are Bush or Gore up to the challenges of leadership?"

Changing Alaska's Constitution should not be taken lightly
By now the Alaska public has been pummeled with numerous reasons and arguments for and against Proposition 1 prohibiting wildlife issues from being decided by initiative. Who is right and who is wrong?

Bush's real scandal: the coverup
Supporters of George W. Bush were quick to point fingers at Democrats for revealing, in the last days of his campaign for president, the Texas governor's 1976 drunk-driving arrest.

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.

Sports in Juneau

Juneau sweeps titles in Region V swimming
Juneau-Douglas High School swimming coach John Wray celebrated his birthday Friday, but the Crimson Bears waited until Saturday to give him his presents.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Spikers advance to state
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team struggled at times Saturday, but still managed to rally for a three-game sweep of Ketchikan to win the Region V-Class 4A championship for the 11th time in 13 years.

Juneau sweeps titles in Region V swimming
Juneau-Douglas High School swimming coach John Wray celebrated his birthday Friday, but the Crimson Bears waited until Saturday to give him his presents.

Local Scoreboard: Swimming scores

Sports in Juneau

Local Scoreboard: Swimming scores

Spikers advance to state
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team struggled at times Saturday, but still managed to rally for a three-game sweep of Ketchikan to win the Region V-Class 4A championship for the 11th time in 13 years.

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