Monday, November 13, 2000

Funds for high school ranked low by state
The proposed high school at Dimond Park is ranked 43rd on a state priority list for school construction grants, behind $337 million in other requests for state funds.

New committee heads see changes
Newly appointed Juneau Assembly Finance Committee Chairwoman Cathy Munoz anticipates the next budget cycle to be considerably less gloomy than the last one.

Capitol cruise summit
Two months ago, Gov. Tony Knowles stood by the cruise ship dock downtown and described the industry's environmental performance as "disgraceful."

Capitol cruise summit
Two months ago, Gov. Tony Knowles stood by the cruise ship dock downtown and described the industry's environmental performance as "disgraceful."

Knowles meets with cruise ship executives
Cruise industry officials told Gov. Tony Knowles today that they'll continue to underwrite the state's program for monitoring and inspecting their ships.

New committee heads see changes
Newly appointed Juneau Assembly Finance Committee Chairwoman Cathy Munoz anticipates the next budget cycle to be considerably less gloomy than the last one.

Funds for high school ranked low by state
The proposed high school at Dimond Park is ranked 43rd on a state priority list for school construction grants, behind $337 million in other requests for state funds.

Knowles meets with cruise ship executives
Cruise industry officials told Gov. Tony Knowles today that they'll continue to underwrite the state's program for monitoring and inspecting their ships.

Around Town

Around Town

Death notice
Longtime Juneau resident Eunice Leona Anderson died Sunday evening, Nov. 12, 2000, at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

Death notice
Longtime Juneau resident Eunice Leona Anderson died Sunday evening, Nov. 12, 2000, at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

SE doesn't grow most of its own
Marijuana-growing operations are rare birds in Southeast Alaska in contrast to the frequent fliers in the Matanuska and Sustina valleys.

Cultivating Alaska's most lucrative ca$h crop
The Mat-Su area may be home to as many as 1,200 marijuana farms most of them

SE doesn't grow most of its own
Marijuana-growing operations are rare birds in Southeast Alaska in contrast to the frequent fliers in the Matanuska and Sustina valleys.

Cultivating Alaska's most lucrative ca$h crop
The Mat-Su area may be home to as many as 1,200 marijuana farms most of them

Why experts worry about pot
Although marijuana was minimized as a recreational drug in the 1960s, it's seen as a much more potent substance today.

Why experts worry about pot
Although marijuana was minimized as a recreational drug in the 1960s, it's seen as a much more potent substance today.

Around Town

Flying south in pursuit of sunshine and dreams
Alaskans often go south in the winter in search of sun - California, Hawaii, Mexico. If a little's good, a lot must be better, right? So I'm going south this week too.

Around Town

UAS, Guard may build rec center
The state university and the Alaska Army National Guard are considering a joint recreation and drill facility near Auke Bay.

Obituaries

Alaska Senate leadership up for grabs
It could take several weeks for the Senate Republican majority to settle differences over who gets key leadership positions next session.

Flying south in pursuit of sunshine and dreams
Alaskans often go south in the winter in search of sun - California, Hawaii, Mexico. If a little's good, a lot must be better, right? So I'm going south this week too.

Tongass nearer roadless status
A long-standing fear of the Southeast Alaska timber industry was realized this morning when the Tongass National Forest was included in a proposed ban on logging in roadless areas of national forests.

Obituaries

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

Local pastor sees Mideast conflict, deplores Israeli actions
"Helicopter gun ship" is a vague phrase to most Juneau residents, but it became very real to Paul Beran during a recent two-week trip to the Middle East.

Tongass nearer roadless status
A long-standing fear of the Southeast Alaska timber industry was realized this morning when the Tongass National Forest was included in a proposed ban on logging in roadless areas of national forests.

Police and Fire

Alaska Senate leadership up for grabs
It could take several weeks for the Senate Republican majority to settle differences over who gets key leadership positions next session.

Local pastor sees Mideast conflict, deplores Israeli actions
"Helicopter gun ship" is a vague phrase to most Juneau residents, but it became very real to Paul Beran during a recent two-week trip to the Middle East.

UAS, Guard may build rec center
The state university and the Alaska Army National Guard are considering a joint recreation and drill facility near Auke Bay.

Women's Council brings workplace visions to local schools
Workman and Lt. Stacie Fain, both of the Coast Guard in Juneau, visited Floyd Dryden Middle School last week as part of a series that brings professional women into the school.

Briefly

Briefly

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

Women's Council brings workplace visions to local schools
Workman and Lt. Stacie Fain, both of the Coast Guard in Juneau, visited Floyd Dryden Middle School last week as part of a series that brings professional women into the school.

Police and Fire

Nation can take either outcome
The majority does not always rule. Every vote does not always count. Life is not always fair.

Authoritative source
I am so pleased you shared with us Paul Beran's insights on the Mideast. After his 14 days in Turkey, Syria, Jordan and Israel he will certainly be my authoritative source on Israel. He speaks with such nice folk in Syria and I guess it means the government is also nice and would like nothing more than peace with its neighbor.

Close elections? We're used to 'em
The vote count is too close to call. Recounts begin. Courts are petitioned to review the tally. Candidates huddle with advisors and sweat it out. Sound familiar? It should if you're an Alaskan.

Where do you want to go?
On the front page of today's Empire, reporter Kristan "Stan" Hutchison shares her thoughts about fulfilling one of her dreams. She's taking a leave of absence from our newsroom and our community to spend about four months in a place where she will have to bundle up against the cold even though it's mid-summer.

For this Congress, less will be more
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Tuesday's election kept the Republicans in control of Congress and its working committees for the next two years, but only barely. A handful of votes divides the two parties in the House, and the Senate appears to be headed for an unprecedented 50-50 split. With these numbers, either Democrats or Republicans can bring the legislative process to a standstill. The only alternative to chronic legislative gridlock is for the next Congress to drop the most divisive issues large tax cuts on the GOP side and profligate spending by the Democrats on the other and work on issues where there is bipartisan support.

Close elections? We're used to 'em
The vote count is too close to call. Recounts begin. Courts are petitioned to review the tally. Candidates huddle with advisors and sweat it out. Sound familiar? It should if you're an Alaskan.

Word of Mouth
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Letter: For the most part, our election system works

Letter: One tiny problem

Letter: Circulation jewel
I hope you know what a jewel you have in Cynthia.

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.

Letter: One tiny problem

Markets maintain relative calm
There is a tired old saying that markets hate uncertainty and respond negatively to it. If you carry this concept to its logical conclusion, you'd assume that if Wall Street had its way we'd never have another election.

My Turn: Gore and Bush could take a lesson from Grant, Lee
n 1865, when Gen. U.S. Grant was hard onto the heels of determined but beaten Confederate soldiers, Gen. Robert E. Lee realized he must surrender or witness the devastation of his men.

Authoritative source
I am so pleased you shared with us Paul Beran's insights on the Mideast. After his 14 days in Turkey, Syria, Jordan and Israel he will certainly be my authoritative source on Israel. He speaks with such nice folk in Syria and I guess it means the government is also nice and would like nothing more than peace with its neighbor.

Word of Mouth

Letter: For the most part, our election system works

For this Congress, less will be more
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Tuesday's election kept the Republicans in control of Congress and its working committees for the next two years, but only barely. A handful of votes divides the two parties in the House, and the Senate appears to be headed for an unprecedented 50-50 split. With these numbers, either Democrats or Republicans can bring the legislative process to a standstill. The only alternative to chronic legislative gridlock is for the next Congress to drop the most divisive issues large tax cuts on the GOP side and profligate spending by the Democrats on the other and work on issues where there is bipartisan support.

Where do you want to go?
On the front page of today's Empire, reporter Kristan "Stan" Hutchison shares her thoughts about fulfilling one of her dreams. She's taking a leave of absence from our newsroom and our community to spend about four months in a place where she will have to bundle up against the cold even though it's mid-summer.

Markets maintain relative calm
There is a tired old saying that markets hate uncertainty and respond negatively to it. If you carry this concept to its logical conclusion, you'd assume that if Wall Street had its way we'd never have another election.

Nation can take either outcome
The majority does not always rule. Every vote does not always count. Life is not always fair.

My Turn: Gore and Bush could take a lesson from Grant, Lee
n 1865, when Gen. U.S. Grant was hard onto the heels of determined but beaten Confederate soldiers, Gen. Robert E. Lee realized he must surrender or witness the devastation of his men.

Word of Mouth

Letter: Circulation jewel
I hope you know what a jewel you have in Cynthia.

Juneau spikers eliminated from state tournament
The results may have been similar, but the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears felt there was a world of difference between their two matches in the Class 4A state volleyball tournament Thursday and Friday at West Anchorage High School.

Craig takes fifth place in Class 3A state tourney
The Craig Panthers took fifth place in the Class 3A state tournament after dropping a 15-10, 15-13, 15-5 decision to the Seward Seahawks Saturday at West Anchorage High School.

Bears make best of relocation
The Alaska state swimming and diving meet didn't quite go off as planned this weekend.

Juneau wins awards at state volleyball
ANCHORAGE -- The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team didn't win a match at last weekend's Class 4A state volleyball tournament, but the Crimson Bears did leave Anchorage with a trophy.

Craig takes fifth place in Class 3A state tourney
The Craig Panthers took fifth place in the Class 3A state tournament after dropping a 15-10, 15-13, 15-5 decision to the Seward Seahawks Saturday at West Anchorage High School.

Juneau spikers eliminated from state tournament
The results may have been similar, but the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears felt there was a world of difference between their two matches in the Class 4A state volleyball tournament Thursday and Friday at West Anchorage High School.

State swim meet results
Results from the Alaska state high school swimming and diving championships held Friday at Bartlett High School in Anchorage and Saturday at Chugiak High School in Chugiak.

State swim meet results
Results from the Alaska state high school swimming and diving championships held Friday at Bartlett High School in Anchorage and Saturday at Chugiak High School in Chugiak.

Sports in Juneau

Bears make best of relocation
The Alaska state swimming and diving meet didn't quite go off as planned this weekend.

Juneau wins awards at state volleyball
ANCHORAGE -- The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team didn't win a match at last weekend's Class 4A state volleyball tournament, but the Crimson Bears did leave Anchorage with a trophy.

Sports in Juneau

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