Wednesday, November 15, 2000

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.

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.

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.

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

Business Profile

Acupuncture becoming more common in U.S.
Have you ever been curious about what acupuncture could do for you? Though acupuncture is a 5,000-year-old practice, it has only recently been gaining widespread acceptance in the U.S.

Obituary

The business of selling safety to pilots
Salesmen - or to be politically correct, salespersons - that's what Safety Program Managers are. I am an Operations (pilot side) Safety Program Manager. There is an Air Worthiness (mechanics side) Safety Program Manager, John Fisher, in our office. We both answer to our Office Manager. Between the two of us, we are responsible for the Safety Program for the Juneau District Office of the FAA. We both sell aviation safety to pilots, mechanics, airport managers and airport and airline personnel. Perhaps, most importantly, passengers in aircraft also come under our umbrella.

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Weddings

Around Town

Obituary

Acupuncture becoming more common in U.S.
Have you ever been curious about what acupuncture could do for you? Though acupuncture is a 5,000-year-old practice, it has only recently been gaining widespread acceptance in the U.S.

Thank you

Pet of the week

Thank you

The business of selling safety to pilots
Salesmen - or to be politically correct, salespersons - that's what Safety Program Managers are. I am an Operations (pilot side) Safety Program Manager. There is an Air Worthiness (mechanics side) Safety Program Manager, John Fisher, in our office. We both answer to our Office Manager. Between the two of us, we are responsible for the Safety Program for the Juneau District Office of the FAA. We both sell aviation safety to pilots, mechanics, airport managers and airport and airline personnel. Perhaps, most importantly, passengers in aircraft also come under our umbrella.

Around Town

Obituaries

Briefly

Around Town

Pet of the week

Obituaries

Around Town

Weddings

Briefly

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.

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.

Mining project OK'd
A reclamation and mineral extraction project at the Alaska Juneau rock dump near downtown should be under way in late December or early January, says one of the developers.

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.

Staying after school - for fun
It turns out you have to warm up to tell stories, just as actors do.

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.

Transportation plan comments sought
Juneau residents can comment Thursday evening on the state's transportation plan for Southeast, which calls for five fast ferries for zoned dayboat operations.

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

Lake named for Juneau geologist
A previously unnamed lake in the Chilkat Valley near Haines has been named for an engineering geologist who lived in Juneau.

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.

President Clinton signs Southeast intertie authorization legislation
President Clinton signed legislation Tuesday authorizing construction of an electrical transmission intertie through Southeast Alaska.

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.

Drop in enrollment to cost school district more than $200,000
The Juneau School District has about 93 fewer students than expected, which will cost local schools nearly $204,000 in state funds.

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

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

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

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.

Transportation plan comments sought
Juneau residents can comment Thursday evening on the state's transportation plan for Southeast, which calls for five fast ferries for zoned dayboat operations.

Briefly

Staying after school - for fun
It turns out you have to warm up to tell stories, just as actors do.

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

Mining project OK'd
A reclamation and mineral extraction project at the Alaska Juneau rock dump near downtown should be under way in late December or early January, says one of the developers.

Congressional recess, presidential race leave Alaska issues in limbo
More than a score of priorities for Alaska's congressional delegation remain unresolved now that lawmakers are leaving Washington, D.C., until Dec. 5 or later.

Congressional recess, presidential race leave Alaska issues in limbo
More than a score of priorities for Alaska's congressional delegation remain unresolved now that lawmakers are leaving Washington, D.C., until Dec. 5 or later.

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.

Lake named for Juneau geologist
A previously unnamed lake in the Chilkat Valley near Haines has been named for an engineering geologist who lived in Juneau.

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

President Clinton signs Southeast intertie authorization legislation
President Clinton signed legislation Tuesday authorizing construction of an electrical transmission intertie through Southeast Alaska.

Drop in enrollment to cost school district more than $200,000
The Juneau School District has about 93 fewer students than expected, which will cost local schools nearly $204,000 in state funds.

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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.

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.

Delayed curtain
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris, put into a damned-if-she-does-and-damned-if-she-doesn't position on whether or not to delay a ballot reporting deadline in the presidential election, punted the decision into Wednesday afternoon while some counties continued a manual recount. Still, by announcing that as of 5 p.m. Tuesday Republican George W. Bush remained ahead of Democrat Al Gore by 300 votes, Republican Harris again called Bush the winner without actually saying it.

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.

One of two losers
After a ho-hum campaign from an Alaskan viewpoint, our latest presidential election has morphed into the most fascinating event in memory. That said, I would point out that historically, wars have sometimes started for less.

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.

Nixon's 1960 cave-in is a myth
Despite thousands of contested ballots in Florida's Palm Beach County, a lot of people are calling on Al Gore to act like a "mensch"

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.

Schools: a wonderland for ads
OK, staff, the task before us is clear: We've got to market our clients' products to as many schoolchildren as possible. It's a captive audience of more than 47 million students in elementary and secondary public schools.

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.

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.

Schools: a wonderland for ads
OK, staff, the task before us is clear: We've got to market our clients' products to as many schoolchildren as possible. It's a captive audience of more than 47 million students in elementary and secondary public schools.

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.

Nixon's 1960 cave-in is a myth
Despite thousands of contested ballots in Florida's Palm Beach County, a lot of people are calling on Al Gore to act like a "mensch"

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.

One of two losers
After a ho-hum campaign from an Alaskan viewpoint, our latest presidential election has morphed into the most fascinating event in memory. That said, I would point out that historically, wars have sometimes started for less.

Delayed curtain
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris, put into a damned-if-she-does-and-damned-if-she-doesn't position on whether or not to delay a ballot reporting deadline in the presidential election, punted the decision into Wednesday afternoon while some counties continued a manual recount. Still, by announcing that as of 5 p.m. Tuesday Republican George W. Bush remained ahead of Democrat Al Gore by 300 votes, Republican Harris again called Bush the winner without actually saying it.

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.

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.

Sports in Juneau

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.

SPORTS IN JUNEAU
Friday, Nov. 17

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.

Duke routs Princeton in NIT opener
DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke can score 100 points on almost anybody, but Princeton isn't exactly anybody. Princeton is 1950s basketball, milking seconds off the clock on offense, making teams work on defense.

Local Scoreboard: Wrestling

Duke routs Princeton in NIT opener
DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke can score 100 points on almost anybody, but Princeton isn't exactly anybody. Princeton is 1950s basketball, milking seconds off the clock on offense, making teams work on defense.

Sports in Juneau

SPORTS IN JUNEAU
Friday, Nov. 17

Seawolves-Raiders game reunites Nizich, Stanford
ANCHORAGE -- There was a feeling of Old Home Week for two local athletes when the University of Alaska Anchorage women's basketball team hosted the Southern Oregon Red Raiders on Friday and Saturday at the UAA Sports Center.

Seawolves-Raiders game reunites Nizich, Stanford
ANCHORAGE -- There was a feeling of Old Home Week for two local athletes when the University of Alaska Anchorage women's basketball team hosted the Southern Oregon Red Raiders on Friday and Saturday at the UAA Sports Center.

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