Friday, November 10, 2000

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Love is enough, if done in the proper spirit
Is it enough simply to love? According to the Christian tradition it is. All three of the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) recount Jesus' response to the question, "Which is the first of all commandments." His response? To love God with your whole heart, soul and strength (from Dt. 6:4 Shema Israel) and to love neighbor as self (from Lev. 19:18). The early Church as well as Christianity throughout the centuries had maintained the importance of this central pronouncement of Jesus to love God and neighbor.

Around Town

Seniors offered flu shots next week
To prevent serious complications and death, everyone who is 65 years of age or older is warned to get their influenza vaccine next week. In fact, Alaska's Committee on Immunizations recently broadened its recommendations to people over 50.

Love is enough, if done in the proper spirit
Is it enough simply to love? According to the Christian tradition it is. All three of the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) recount Jesus' response to the question, "Which is the first of all commandments." His response? To love God with your whole heart, soul and strength (from Dt. 6:4 Shema Israel) and to love neighbor as self (from Lev. 19:18). The early Church as well as Christianity throughout the centuries had maintained the importance of this central pronouncement of Jesus to love God and neighbor.

FYI

Seniors offered flu shots next week
To prevent serious complications and death, everyone who is 65 years of age or older is warned to get their influenza vaccine next week. In fact, Alaska's Committee on Immunizations recently broadened its recommendations to people over 50.

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Weekend Best Bets
It's a great week for live entertainment. There are just two chances left to see "Much Ado About Nothing," at 8 p.m. tonight or Saturday at McPhetres Hall. Last weekend they had good attendance and some shows sold out. You might want to go early to get your tickets.

Weekend Best Bets
It's a great week for live entertainment. There are just two chances left to see "Much Ado About Nothing," at 8 p.m. tonight or Saturday at McPhetres Hall. Last weekend they had good attendance and some shows sold out. You might want to go early to get your tickets.

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'Charlie's Angels' cheesy but digestible
I'd prefer not to have cheesy '70s TV shows made into movies but, since that's not very likely, let's hope all of them are as fun as "Charlie's Angels."

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Return to the art world
Artist Sharron Lobaugh looks to the scenic beauty of Southeast Alaska for many of her paintings. But last year she was digging through the dump for a work of art.

'Charlie's Angels' cheesy but digestible
I'd prefer not to have cheesy '70s TV shows made into movies but, since that's not very likely, let's hope all of them are as fun as "Charlie's Angels."

'Pay It Forward' full of shameless manipulation
Somewhere along its circuitous route, "Pay It Forward" takes a wrong step and never recovers.

Return to the art world
Artist Sharron Lobaugh looks to the scenic beauty of Southeast Alaska for many of her paintings. But last year she was digging through the dump for a work of art.

Sherri Brown: Pastels, bones and altars

Sherri Brown: Pastels, bones and altars

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Tales of trickster Raven and a bear in disguise
Sometimes a handsome suitor is not who he seems to be.

'Pay It Forward' full of shameless manipulation
Somewhere along its circuitous route, "Pay It Forward" takes a wrong step and never recovers.

Tales of trickster Raven and a bear in disguise
Sometimes a handsome suitor is not who he seems to be.

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City's ban on taping draws sunshine suit
Douglas resident Hugh Malone has hit the city and the city manager with a lawsuit charging they have failed to conduct the public's business in the open.

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

City's ban on taping draws sunshine suit
Douglas resident Hugh Malone has hit the city and the city manager with a lawsuit charging they have failed to conduct the public's business in the open.

Ballot losses don't halt Republican Moderates
Republican Moderate Party leader Ray Metcalfe vows to keep building his political movement and fighting the religious right.

Bush margin shrinks
WASHINGTON - George W. Bush's margin over Al Gore in make-or-break Florida dwindled to fewer than 1,000 votes today in a continuing canvass that held the presidential rivals and the nation in agonizing suspense.

Driver pleads innocent to attempted murder rap
Kenneth A. Cupps, who on Oct. 26 drove his vehicle into a ditch near an elementary school just as classes were getting out, pleaded innocent to seven charges, including attempted murder, at his arraignment Thursday in Juneau Superior Court.

Board limits nonresident hunters of black bears on Kuiu Island
The Alaska Board of Game has set a nonresident harvest cap for black bears on Kuiu Island, considered a world-class location to bag trophy bears.

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Bay losses may total $60 million
A plan to compensate people harmed by commercial fishing closures in Glacier Bay is too little and too exclusive, some fishermen told National Park Service officials Wednesday in Juneau.

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

Center says no to birth control
The advisory board to the Juneau Teen Health Center voted unanimously Wednesday night against recommending the school-based clinic dispense birth control.

Hudson wins spot on House Finance
Juneau's lone Republican in the Alaska Legislature will have some sway next session on how state dollars are spent.

Board limits nonresident hunters of black bears on Kuiu Island
The Alaska Board of Game has set a nonresident harvest cap for black bears on Kuiu Island, considered a world-class location to bag trophy bears.

Relentless on research
Retirement hasn't stopped Olson from digging deeper Wally Olson bends over the old map of Bucareli Bay, a page from an atlas published in 1793, and sees life in the fragile brown lines of the coast and tiny italic place names.

Researcher presents insights into possible causes of Alzheimer's
A free lecture Friday night will provide information to family caregivers and others who want to learn more about links between diet and Alzheimer's disease.

Ballot losses don't halt Republican Moderates
Republican Moderate Party leader Ray Metcalfe vows to keep building his political movement and fighting the religious right.

Subsistence worries run from seaweed to ships
The subsistence provisions of ANILCA continue to be a key issue for the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood. But this year's Grand Camp Convention, held in Juneau last week, added halibut, seaweed and cruise ship waste discharges to the list of fisheries concerns.

Hudson wins spot on House Finance
Juneau's lone Republican in the Alaska Legislature will have some sway next session on how state dollars are spent.

Researcher presents insights into possible causes of Alzheimer's
A free lecture Friday night will provide information to family caregivers and others who want to learn more about links between diet and Alzheimer's disease.

Driver pleads innocent to attempted murder rap
Kenneth A. Cupps, who on Oct. 26 drove his vehicle into a ditch near an elementary school just as classes were getting out, pleaded innocent to seven charges, including attempted murder, at his arraignment Thursday in Juneau Superior Court.

Center says no to birth control
The advisory board to the Juneau Teen Health Center voted unanimously Wednesday night against recommending the school-based clinic dispense birth control.

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

Relentless on research
Retirement hasn't stopped Olson from digging deeper Wally Olson bends over the old map of Bucareli Bay, a page from an atlas published in 1793, and sees life in the fragile brown lines of the coast and tiny italic place names.

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

Century-old canoe being restored
An unadorned pea pod canoe going on exhibit this evening at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum will help to reveal part of Juneau's past.

Briefly

Subsistence worries run from seaweed to ships
The subsistence provisions of ANILCA continue to be a key issue for the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood. But this year's Grand Camp Convention, held in Juneau last week, added halibut, seaweed and cruise ship waste discharges to the list of fisheries concerns.

Bush margin shrinks
WASHINGTON - George W. Bush's margin over Al Gore in make-or-break Florida dwindled to fewer than 1,000 votes today in a continuing canvass that held the presidential rivals and the nation in agonizing suspense.

Century-old canoe being restored
An unadorned pea pod canoe going on exhibit this evening at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum will help to reveal part of Juneau's past.

Bay losses may total $60 million
A plan to compensate people harmed by commercial fishing closures in Glacier Bay is too little and too exclusive, some fishermen told National Park Service officials Wednesday in Juneau.

Honor the veterans: They paid a high price for war
On the eve of my deployment to Saudi Arabia in January 1991 for the Gulf War, I was pulled aside by a Seattle news crew. A reporter asked me, "What do you expect once you're there?" I answered: "My feelings are irrelevant. We are just the tools used when the decision is war."

Honor the veterans: They paid a high price for war
On the eve of my deployment to Saudi Arabia in January 1991 for the Gulf War, I was pulled aside by a Seattle news crew. A reporter asked me, "What do you expect once you're there?" I answered: "My feelings are irrelevant. We are just the tools used when the decision is war."

A reminder: At-large districts are unconstitutional
I read with some incredulity the article in Tuesday's paper regarding Sen. Kim Elton's thoughts on Juneau returning to a two-member at-large legislative district in the upcoming redistricting process.

Veterans made free elections possible
With all the howling that accompanied this past election, most Americans were hoping it would all just be OVER on Tuesday night. What a nightmare ... two long years and $3 billion worth of hype later, and we STILL don't know who will be president. But let's forget about this election for just a second.

It's time to reform Electoral College
Imagine if, after the conclusion of the Super Bowl or the World Series, it was announced that the winner didn't really win. That instead the championship would be given to, well - the loser. That's exactly what might be happening right now for the highest elected office in our land.

Peace and Quiet defends public process
After a vigorous initiative campaign to limit noise from flightseeing, representatives of the Peace and Quiet Coalition agreed to join flightseeing operators and representatives of the cruise industry, small business, conservation groups, the CBJ, U.S. Forest Service and Cruise Control to try to mediate a solution. The fight over flightseeing noise has become louder each year, and the Peace and Quiet Coalition believed it would be in the interest of all Juneau residents to join the mediation process set up by the city and the Forest Service.

It's time to reform Electoral College
Imagine if, after the conclusion of the Super Bowl or the World Series, it was announced that the winner didn't really win. That instead the championship would be given to, well - the loser. That's exactly what might be happening right now for the highest elected office in our land.

Electoral College serves us best
I was disturbed by your editorial suggestion on Nov. 8 that the Constitution be changed to eliminate the Electoral College. Residents of the Great Land more than most should realize the value of full governmental representation by both population numbers and the area occupied by those residents. Accordingly, we Alaskans should recognize the value of the Electoral College.

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.

Unintended consequences
You don't have to be a lawyer or legislator to understand the intent of the Alaska Open Meetings Act. But you may have to be a hired mediator or city manager to misunderstand it.

Elections work in a land of law
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: An impatient nation fidgeted Wednesday while the outcome of a razor-close presidential election rested on a recount of votes in Florida. If there are legal challenges, the suspense could stretch for weeks. But in the end, Americans can be assured that this election will be settled in due time, fairly and legally a democratic confidence still sadly too rare in the world.

Public welcome, but law doesn't apply
I am a professional mediator who specializes in environmental disputes. I was asked by the Forest Service and by CBJ to help get a fresh start on tackling flightseeing noise issues in Juneau. Mediation is an at

ANWR can be developed without harming wildlife
If I said to you that South Carolina must remain untouched, there can be no development, no homes, nothing but wilderness, your answer would be: "That is ridiculous. In each state there must be a balance between protected areas and development."

Veterans made free elections possible
With all the howling that accompanied this past election, most Americans were hoping it would all just be OVER on Tuesday night. What a nightmare ... two long years and $3 billion worth of hype later, and we STILL don't know who will be president. But let's forget about this election for just a second.

Elections work in a land of law
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: An impatient nation fidgeted Wednesday while the outcome of a razor-close presidential election rested on a recount of votes in Florida. If there are legal challenges, the suspense could stretch for weeks. But in the end, Americans can be assured that this election will be settled in due time, fairly and legally a democratic confidence still sadly too rare in the world.

Public welcome, but law doesn't apply
I am a professional mediator who specializes in environmental disputes. I was asked by the Forest Service and by CBJ to help get a fresh start on tackling flightseeing noise issues in Juneau. Mediation is an at

ANWR can be developed without harming wildlife
If I said to you that South Carolina must remain untouched, there can be no development, no homes, nothing but wilderness, your answer would be: "That is ridiculous. In each state there must be a balance between protected areas and development."

Electoral College serves us best
I was disturbed by your editorial suggestion on Nov. 8 that the Constitution be changed to eliminate the Electoral College. Residents of the Great Land more than most should realize the value of full governmental representation by both population numbers and the area occupied by those residents. Accordingly, we Alaskans should recognize the value of the Electoral College.

Unintended consequences
You don't have to be a lawyer or legislator to understand the intent of the Alaska Open Meetings Act. But you may have to be a hired mediator or city manager to misunderstand it.

Peace and Quiet defends public process
After a vigorous initiative campaign to limit noise from flightseeing, representatives of the Peace and Quiet Coalition agreed to join flightseeing operators and representatives of the cruise industry, small business, conservation groups, the CBJ, U.S. Forest Service and Cruise Control to try to mediate a solution. The fight over flightseeing noise has become louder each year, and the Peace and Quiet Coalition believed it would be in the interest of all Juneau residents to join the mediation process set up by the city and the Forest Service.

A reminder: At-large districts are unconstitutional
I read with some incredulity the article in Tuesday's paper regarding Sen. Kim Elton's thoughts on Juneau returning to a two-member at-large legislative district in the upcoming redistricting process.

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.

Craig upsets defending Class 3A champs
ANCHORAGE -- For a few minutes there, it looked like the Craig Panthers' goose was cooked.

Spikers head to state
ANCHORAGE -- Even though only two of the Juneau-Douglas High School Crimson Bears have been to a Class 4A state volleyball tournament before, the Crimson Bears weren't too worried about their tourney opener this morning.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Boozer in running for prestigious award
ANCHORAGE -- Juneau's Carlos Boozer is one of 25 college basketball players named to the preseason Wooden Award All-America Team.

Palmer sweeps Juneau at state
ANCHORAGE -- There were many reasons why the Palmer Moose swept the Juneau-Douglas High School Crimson Bears in the first round of the Class 4A state volleyball tournament Thursday afternoon at West Anchorage High School.

Spikers head to state
ANCHORAGE -- Even though only two of the Juneau-Douglas High School Crimson Bears have been to a Class 4A state volleyball tournament before, the Crimson Bears weren't too worried about their tourney opener this morning.

Craig upsets defending Class 3A champs
ANCHORAGE -- For a few minutes there, it looked like the Craig Panthers' goose was cooked.

Boozer in running for prestigious award
ANCHORAGE -- Juneau's Carlos Boozer is one of 25 college basketball players named to the preseason Wooden Award All-America Team.

Juneau sends 16 swimmers to state meet
The Juneau-Douglas High School swimming and diving team is realistic about its chances of winning a team championship during the state meet today and Saturday at Bartlett High School.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Juneau sends 16 swimmers to state meet
The Juneau-Douglas High School swimming and diving team is realistic about its chances of winning a team championship during the state meet today and Saturday at Bartlett High School.

Palmer sweeps Juneau at state
ANCHORAGE -- There were many reasons why the Palmer Moose swept the Juneau-Douglas High School Crimson Bears in the first round of the Class 4A state volleyball tournament Thursday afternoon at West Anchorage High School.

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