Wednesday, November 8, 2000

Panel to coordinate fish research
JUNEAU - The North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission has agreed to coordinate salmon research in three areas, said Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer, president of the four-member nation commission.

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Local florists grow blossoming profits
Brilliant colors and soft pastels are hard to find in the natural landscape of winter when shades of gray dominate the local landscape. But for the florists in Juneau, bringing color to Southeast is serious business no matter what the season.

Business Profile

Business Profile

Panel to coordinate fish research
JUNEAU - The North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission has agreed to coordinate salmon research in three areas, said Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer, president of the four-member nation commission.

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Mining industry worth $1.12 billion in '99
ANCHORAGE - Alaska's mining industry was valued at $1.12 billion last year, the second highest amount on record, officials said.

Local florists grow blossoming profits
Brilliant colors and soft pastels are hard to find in the natural landscape of winter when shades of gray dominate the local landscape. But for the florists in Juneau, bringing color to Southeast is serious business no matter what the season.

Mining industry worth $1.12 billion in '99
ANCHORAGE - Alaska's mining industry was valued at $1.12 billion last year, the second highest amount on record, officials said.

Young wins easy re-election
Faced with a slate of political novices, U.S. Rep. Don Young easily secured a 15th term as Alaska's only member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Kerttula re-elected, seeks coalition
Incumbent Beth Kerttula has left one political battle behind, only to fight another.

Legalized hemp, marijuana fail
n About 60 percent of voters reject measure

Republicans boost legislative presence in Southeast
n Grussendorf's seat goes to GOP's Wilson

Republicans boost legislative presence in Southeast
n Grussendorf's seat goes to GOP's Wilson

Legalized hemp, marijuana fail
n About 60 percent of voters reject measure

Young wins easy re-election
Faced with a slate of political novices, U.S. Rep. Don Young easily secured a 15th term as Alaska's only member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Kerttula re-elected, seeks coalition
Incumbent Beth Kerttula has left one political battle behind, only to fight another.

Obituary

Like it or not, it's time to get things ready for winter
The leaves have slipped away, the forest shows another profile and views that were hidden all summer have reappeared. Vistas that we cherished last winter and early spring have returned, and the older shapes of the landscape are revealed.

Pet Of The Week
Kona is a 6-year-old neutered male black lab who is described as friendly, loyal and able to get along with other dogs. He wou

Students help plant new outdoor education site
Carefully cradling the tiny Elderberry bush, a Floyd Dryden Middle School seventh grader walks over to the edge of the pond and plants one of the hundreds of native plants at her new outdoor education site. "That's my plant! I'm going to watch it grow!" she gushed.

Obituary

Pet Of The Week
Kona is a 6-year-old neutered male black lab who is described as friendly, loyal and able to get along with other dogs. He wou

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Senior Menu
The following meals will be served next week. These meals and Care-a-Van transportation are available to all senior citizens (age 60 or over).

Senior Menu
The following meals will be served next week. These meals and Care-a-Van transportation are available to all senior citizens (age 60 or over).

Like it or not, it's time to get things ready for winter
The leaves have slipped away, the forest shows another profile and views that were hidden all summer have reappeared. Vistas that we cherished last winter and early spring have returned, and the older shapes of the landscape are revealed.

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Around Town

Weddings

Around Town

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Students help plant new outdoor education site
Carefully cradling the tiny Elderberry bush, a Floyd Dryden Middle School seventh grader walks over to the edge of the pond and plants one of the hundreds of native plants at her new outdoor education site. "That's my plant! I'm going to watch it grow!" she gushed.

Weddings

Farmer to take on local bears
Former mayoral candidate Mark Farmer has been appointed by Mayor Sally Smith to head an advisory committee studying Juneau's garbage bear problem.

A last-minute scramble in Alaska
ANCHORAGE -- Candidates worked phones, volunteers braved the autumn chill to wave signs and political commercials clogged the airwaves Monday as campaigns scrambled for votes in tight races.

Wildlife protection advocates win ballot measures 1 and 6
Now that voters overwhelmingly have rejected attempts by the Legislature to pre-empt them on wildlife management issues, attention may turn to the mechanics of the initiative process.

Big game hunter unveils new guide book
When hunting guide Larry Bartlett got his book "A Complete Guide to Float Hunting Alaska" back from the printer, he threw it in the water.

Elton may seek at-large House seats for Juneau
Today, Juneau residents are choosing House representatives for different parts of the community.

Students learn which vote really counts
If Juneau-Douglas High School were America, George W. Bush would be president already.

Tax cap goes down to defeat
Alaska voters overwhelmingly rejected a measure Tuesday to cap property taxes statewide at 1 percent of a property's assessed value.

Farmer to take on local bears
Former mayoral candidate Mark Farmer has been appointed by Mayor Sally Smith to head an advisory committee studying Juneau's garbage bear problem.

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

Correction

Kids get into voting habit early
At an age when many small children are preoccupied with naptime, 4-year-old Holly Nelson was choosing the country's next president.

A last-minute scramble in Alaska
ANCHORAGE -- Candidates worked phones, volunteers braved the autumn chill to wave signs and political commercials clogged the airwaves Monday as campaigns scrambled for votes in tight races.

Elton may seek at-large House seats for Juneau
Today, Juneau residents are choosing House representatives for different parts of the community.

Big game hunter unveils new guide book
When hunting guide Larry Bartlett got his book "A Complete Guide to Float Hunting Alaska" back from the printer, he threw it in the water.

Wildlife protection advocates win ballot measures 1 and 6
Now that voters overwhelmingly have rejected attempts by the Legislature to pre-empt them on wildlife management issues, attention may turn to the mechanics of the initiative process.

Kids get into voting habit early
At an age when many small children are preoccupied with naptime, 4-year-old Holly Nelson was choosing the country's next president.

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

Riverbend to get roof improvements, but some problems remain
The city will improve the roof at Riverbend Elementary School, which has leaked since the school opened three years ago, but it won't be a perfect solution, officials warn.

Tax cap goes down to defeat
Alaska voters overwhelmingly rejected a measure Tuesday to cap property taxes statewide at 1 percent of a property's assessed value.

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Students learn which vote really counts
If Juneau-Douglas High School were America, George W. Bush would be president already.

Times, conservation groups target of campaign complaints
Alaska Democrats are accusing a conservative editorial section in the Anchorage Daily News of behaving like an illegal campaign organization. Republicans, mean- while, are accusing a conservation group of illegally fronting for candidates in today's statewide election.

Riverbend to get roof improvements, but some problems remain
The city will improve the roof at Riverbend Elementary School, which has leaked since the school opened three years ago, but it won't be a perfect solution, officials warn.

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

Hunting permits increased
The Alaska Board of Game has voted to nearly double the number of permits to hunt elk on Etolin and Zarembo Islands near Wrangell.

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Correction

Times, conservation groups target of campaign complaints
Alaska Democrats are accusing a conservative editorial section in the Anchorage Daily News of behaving like an illegal campaign organization. Republicans, mean- while, are accusing a conservation group of illegally fronting for candidates in today's statewide election.

Hunting permits increased
The Alaska Board of Game has voted to nearly double the number of permits to hunt elk on Etolin and Zarembo Islands near Wrangell.

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

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. Calls will remain anonymous, and opinions will be published if they meet the editor's standards of good taste. The number to call is 586-4636. Then press 8255 to leave your message.(As you've probably figured out, messages printed here don't necessarily reflect the opinion of the Empire.)

Fourth Amendment deserves more respect
The following editorial appeared Friday in the San Jose Mercury News:

Electoral College holds potential perils
One positive thing that has come out of the 2000 presidential race between Al Gore and George W. Bush going down to the wire is that it has force-fed the American electorate on the existence of, and potential mischief involved in, the Electoral College.

Is this a wake-up call?
It's time to dismantle the Electoral College, as yesterday's national election clearly demonstrates.

Electoral College holds potential perils
One positive thing that has come out of the 2000 presidential race between Al Gore and George W. Bush going down to the wire is that it has force-fed the American electorate on the existence of, and potential mischief involved in, the Electoral College.

Next president will face a changed world
There is no way to know how a new occupant will handle the Oval Office, until it tests him.

Fourth Amendment deserves more respect
The following editorial appeared Friday in the San Jose Mercury News:

Is this a wake-up call?
It's time to dismantle the Electoral College, as yesterday's national election clearly demonstrates.

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. Calls will remain anonymous, and opinions will be published if they meet the editor's standards of good taste. The number to call is 586-4636. Then press 8255 to leave your message.(As you've probably figured out, messages printed here don't necessarily reflect the opinion of the Empire.)

Next president will face a changed world
There is no way to know how a new occupant will handle the Oval Office, until it tests him.

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.

Sports in Juneau
Saturday, Nov. 11

Juneau sweeps Soldotna, Seward in wrestling duals
If you've got friends in town, it only makes sense to invite them over for a visit -- or a wrestling meet -- before they leave town.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau
Saturday, Nov. 11

Juneau Football Awards
The Juneau-Douglas High School football team season awards presented during Friday night's team banquet

Juneau Football Awards
The Juneau-Douglas High School football team season awards presented during Friday night's team banquet

Juneau sweeps Soldotna, Seward in wrestling duals
If you've got friends in town, it only makes sense to invite them over for a visit -- or a wrestling meet -- before they leave town.

Sports in Juneau

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