Tuesday, November 14, 2000

Usibelli acquires leases for coal-mine development
FAIRBANKS - The Usibelli Coal Mine has acquired 12,400 acres of state coal leases that it plans to develop within the next decade.

Exxon, Justice in spat over notorious tanker
SEATTLE - Exxon and Justice Department attorneys were back in court Monday quibbling over the aftermath of the 1989 spill of 11 million gallons of crude oil from the tanker Exxon Valdez into Alaska's pristine Prince William Sound.

Internet boosts Juneau artist's bead biz
It took half a lifetime, but 49-year-old Sue Stewart is living her dream - indulging a passion for making glass beads and earning good pay for her art.

Internet boosts Juneau artist's bead biz
It took half a lifetime, but 49-year-old Sue Stewart is living her dream - indulging a passion for making glass beads and earning good pay for her art.

Business Profile

Exxon, Justice in spat over notorious tanker
SEATTLE - Exxon and Justice Department attorneys were back in court Monday quibbling over the aftermath of the 1989 spill of 11 million gallons of crude oil from the tanker Exxon Valdez into Alaska's pristine Prince William Sound.

Usibelli acquires leases for coal-mine development
FAIRBANKS - The Usibelli Coal Mine has acquired 12,400 acres of state coal leases that it plans to develop within the next decade.

Business Profile

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.

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.

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

Around Town

Obituaries

Around Town

Obituaries

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

Around Town

Around Town

Teen in coma in Washington
A 14-year-old boy who lived most of his life in Juneau is in a coma in a Bellevue, Wash., hospital.

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.

Conservatives welcomed back into House caucus
The state Capitol will be warmer next session for a handful of banished conservatives.

Cruise execs back testing
Cruise industry officials have committed to paying for ongoing monitoring and inspection of their ships and say they'll abide by the terms of pending federal legislation, whether or not it passes this year.

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.

Conservatives welcomed back into House caucus
The state Capitol will be warmer next session for a handful of banished conservatives.

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.

Judge says Florida recount can be cut off today
Some Juneau residents pondering the outcome of the closest presidential race in decades say it's worth the wait because the stakes are high, not only for the nation, but for Alaska.

Briefly

Politicians divided over roadless policy
Alaska's U.S. senators reacted angrily Monday to inclusion of the Tongass National Forest in the Clinton administration's pending "roadless" policy.

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.

Teen in coma in Washington
A 14-year-old boy who lived most of his life in Juneau is in a coma in a Bellevue, Wash., hospital.

Briefly

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

Politicians divided over roadless policy
Alaska's U.S. senators reacted angrily Monday to inclusion of the Tongass National Forest in the Clinton administration's pending "roadless" policy.

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

Judge says Florida recount can be cut off today
Some Juneau residents pondering the outcome of the closest presidential race in decades say it's worth the wait because the stakes are high, not only for the nation, but for Alaska.

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.

Cruise execs back testing
Cruise industry officials have committed to paying for ongoing monitoring and inspection of their ships and say they'll abide by the terms of pending federal legislation, whether or not it passes this year.

Briefly

Briefly

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Listen to the people
They're at it again: City engineers, businesses and construction companies busily developing areas of our downtown just before winter - tearing down trees, nudging out homes and neighborhoods to be replaced by jewelry and fur shops in the spring. Just meander down South Franklin Street and have a look.

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.

Get your mind right as rain
We all know it hasn't been easy these last few, OK more than a few, months with abnormally wet weather. I'm just as gloomy as you are. The good news is that I love to read and have spent several hundred, could be several thousand, hours normally reserved for outdoor stuff draped over a chair, slug-like, happily reading. This is guilt-free reading thanks to the weather. The bad news is all my blood is pooled in my nether regions along with a few pounds, could be tons, of chocolate.

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.

Visit to a stubborn land
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: The United States has made long strides toward reshaping its relations with Vietnam from that of an enemy to that of an economic partner. It has lifted economic sanctions against Hanoi and established diplomatic ties, and earlier this year it signed a far-reaching trade agreement. But while attitudes in Washington have changed since the Vietnam War ended 25 years ago, they remain unmoved in Vietnam. In Hanoi's rhetoric, the United States is still an imperialist country bent on destabilizing the Communist regime. President Clinton's unprecedented visit to Vietnam later this week is unlikely to produce radical changes. But he is right to undertake the trip.

You can kick the habit on Nov. 16
Ever been around a smoker? Do you know that when you are around people who smoke, you are smoking too? That's what we call second-hand smoking. Many don't know that second-hand smoke is just as dangerous as smoking, perhaps even more dangerous. The chemicals in tobacco smoke, such as ammonia, carbon monoxide, lead, arsenic (rat poison), and butane (lighter fluid), are extremely poisonous. Regular exposure to this smoke not only threatens the lives of the smoker, but the lives of others in the room who don't smoke.

The people have voted
In response to John Mielke's letter, I feel I should inform him as to the true nature 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.

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.

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

You can kick the habit on Nov. 16
Ever been around a smoker? Do you know that when you are around people who smoke, you are smoking too? That's what we call second-hand smoking. Many don't know that second-hand smoke is just as dangerous as smoking, perhaps even more dangerous. The chemicals in tobacco smoke, such as ammonia, carbon monoxide, lead, arsenic (rat poison), and butane (lighter fluid), are extremely poisonous. Regular exposure to this smoke not only threatens the lives of the smoker, but the lives of others in the room who don't smoke.

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.

Listen to the people
They're at it again: City engineers, businesses and construction companies busily developing areas of our downtown just before winter - tearing down trees, nudging out homes and neighborhoods to be replaced by jewelry and fur shops in the spring. Just meander down South Franklin Street and have a look.

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

Get your mind right as rain
We all know it hasn't been easy these last few, OK more than a few, months with abnormally wet weather. I'm just as gloomy as you are. The good news is that I love to read and have spent several hundred, could be several thousand, hours normally reserved for outdoor stuff draped over a chair, slug-like, happily reading. This is guilt-free reading thanks to the weather. The bad news is all my blood is pooled in my nether regions along with a few pounds, could be tons, of chocolate.

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.

Visit to a stubborn land
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: The United States has made long strides toward reshaping its relations with Vietnam from that of an enemy to that of an economic partner. It has lifted economic sanctions against Hanoi and established diplomatic ties, and earlier this year it signed a far-reaching trade agreement. But while attitudes in Washington have changed since the Vietnam War ended 25 years ago, they remain unmoved in Vietnam. In Hanoi's rhetoric, the United States is still an imperialist country bent on destabilizing the Communist regime. President Clinton's unprecedented visit to Vietnam later this week is unlikely to produce radical changes. But he is right to undertake the trip.

The people have voted
In response to John Mielke's letter, I feel I should inform him as to the true nature of the Electoral College.

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.

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.

Local Scoreboard: Wrestling

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

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.

Local Scoreboard: Wrestling

Juneau wrestlers finish second at ACS Invite
ANCHORAGE -- The Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team got a preview of the fall season state meet last weekend, and the Crimson Bears liked what they saw.

Juneau wrestlers finish second at ACS Invite
ANCHORAGE -- The Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team got a preview of the fall season state meet last weekend, and the Crimson Bears liked what they saw.

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