Friday, November 17, 2000

Finding a home under the ice
Salmon are not the only species to migrate through Southeast Alaska waters in the fall. Thousands of Dolly Varden migrate from the sea into lakes to spend the winter.

Weekend Best Bets
It's a busy weekend. "Desire Under the Elms" opens at Perseverance Theatre and "La Boheme" closes at the Palace. There is also a kids' concert and clown show, a playreading festival, an art exhibit opening and a vicarious trip to the North Slope in store for the coming week.

Honor roll
The following is the Honor Roll at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School for the first quarter of the 2000-2001 academic year (an asterick denotes the All A Honor Roll):

Around Town

Doing more than overeating this Thanksgiving
Most Americans are fortunate in that we are given a day off to give thanks. Many more get a second day just because it follows Thanksgiving Day. And if you throw in the weekend, that's four days just to say thanks!

Obituaries

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Obituaries

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Around Town

Around Town

Around Town

Obituaries

Doing more than overeating this Thanksgiving
Most Americans are fortunate in that we are given a day off to give thanks. Many more get a second day just because it follows Thanksgiving Day. And if you throw in the weekend, that's four days just to say thanks!

Weekend Best Bets
It's a busy weekend. "Desire Under the Elms" opens at Perseverance Theatre and "La Boheme" closes at the Palace. There is also a kids' concert and clown show, a playreading festival, an art exhibit opening and a vicarious trip to the North Slope in store for the coming week.

Obituaries

Finding a home under the ice
Salmon are not the only species to migrate through Southeast Alaska waters in the fall. Thousands of Dolly Varden migrate from the sea into lakes to spend the winter.

Honor roll
The following is the Honor Roll at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School for the first quarter of the 2000-2001 academic year (an asterick denotes the All A Honor Roll):

Contraband beer and spirituality at 60 below
Selling bootleg beer on a nearby Indian reservation seemed like a good way to raise money for the new church organ.

Exhibit features winners from statewide juried show
The rescue dog looks more like a friendly pet than a hero. But splashing and struggling in the rushing blue water with its burden, the dog pulls the drowning child to shore.

Evening of poetry set for Monday
Juneau poets Rebecca Lee Yates and Susan Hagstrom will be featured at the literary reading series Between The Lines at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20 at The Back Room at the Silverbow.

Briefly

Calendar

Contraband beer and spirituality at 60 below
Selling bootleg beer on a nearby Indian reservation seemed like a good way to raise money for the new church organ.

Fiber artist and teacher Leslie Rehfield

Calendar

Museum seeks local objects
The Juneau-Douglas City Museum is looking for specific objects to flesh out its collection.

Museum seeks local objects
The Juneau-Douglas City Museum is looking for specific objects to flesh out its collection.

Polishing the jewel of 'Desire'
The ghost of death and promise of passion haunt a hardscrabble Connecticut farm in "Desire Under the Elms."

Polishing the jewel of 'Desire'
The ghost of death and promise of passion haunt a hardscrabble Connecticut farm in "Desire Under the Elms."

Briefly

Evening of poetry set for Monday
Juneau poets Rebecca Lee Yates and Susan Hagstrom will be featured at the literary reading series Between The Lines at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20 at The Back Room at the Silverbow.

Fiber artist and teacher Leslie Rehfield

Exhibit features winners from statewide juried show
The rescue dog looks more like a friendly pet than a hero. But splashing and struggling in the rushing blue water with its burden, the dog pulls the drowning child to shore.

Miss September talks about safe sex
"What better person to talk to you about sex than a Playmate?" Rebekka Armstrong asked her rapt audience at the Silverbow Inn, half way into a two-hour talk about AIDS prevention.

EPA takes tough stance on Kensington's tailings
A plan to reopen the Kensington gold mine has been dealt a severe setback.

State may get say at Greens Creek
The Kennecott Greens Creek Mine on Admiralty Island would come under state scrutiny and more stringent environmental controls under a proposed plan to protect nearby salmon from mine operations.

JDHS grad helps bring 'Rugrats' alive
With a little help from Juneau-born artist John Holmquist, Paris has been invaded by the Rugrats.

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

Making the noise issue more public
The Peace and Quiet Coalition will ask other panelists in the continuing flight-noise mediation to allow more public input at future meetings.

UAS diesel expert named professor of year
Chuck Craig, an assistant professor of diesel technology at the University of Alaska Southeast, has been named the Alaska Professor of the Year by two national education groups.

Perkins faces harassment charges
Dwight Perkins, Gov. Tony Knowles' legislative director, was scheduled to be arraigned on two counts of misdemeanor harassment today.

JDHS grad helps bring 'Rugrats' alive
With a little help from Juneau-born artist John Holmquist, Paris has been invaded by the Rugrats.

Miss September talks about safe sex
"What better person to talk to you about sex than a Playmate?" Rebekka Armstrong asked her rapt audience at the Silverbow Inn, half way into a two-hour talk about AIDS prevention.

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

Siren for Salmon Creek Dam to be tested Friday
Juneau's power company will test an emergency siren Friday to prepare for a catastrophe it calls unlikely: failure of the Salmon Creek Dam.

Perkins faces harassment charges
Dwight Perkins, Gov. Tony Knowles' legislative director, was scheduled to be arraigned on two counts of misdemeanor harassment today.

UAS diesel expert named professor of year
Chuck Craig, an assistant professor of diesel technology at the University of Alaska Southeast, has been named the Alaska Professor of the Year by two national education groups.

Siren for Salmon Creek Dam to be tested Friday
Juneau's power company will test an emergency siren Friday to prepare for a catastrophe it calls unlikely: failure of the Salmon Creek Dam.

Perkins pleads innocent to harassment charges
Dwight Perkins, the new legislative director for Gov. Tony Knowles, faces legal and political trouble over allegations he touched two women in an offensive manner.

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

State may get say at Greens Creek
The Kennecott Greens Creek Mine on Admiralty Island would come under state scrutiny and more stringent environmental controls under a proposed plan to protect nearby salmon from mine operations.

Perkins pleads innocent to harassment charges
Dwight Perkins, the new legislative director for Gov. Tony Knowles, faces legal and political trouble over allegations he touched two women in an offensive manner.

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

University of Alaska proposing $16.9 million budget increase
FAIRBANKS - The University of Alaska Board of Regents was expected to approve a proposed budget increase of $16.9 million at its meetings here this week.

Glaser gets 55 years
Michael J. Glaser, the drunken driver who killed two prominent Juneau men and injured a third in April, was sentenced to at least 13 years in prison Tuesday in Kenai.

University of Alaska proposing $16.9 million budget increase
FAIRBANKS - The University of Alaska Board of Regents was expected to approve a proposed budget increase of $16.9 million at its meetings here this week.

EPA takes tough stance on Kensington's tailings
A plan to reopen the Kensington gold mine has been dealt a severe setback.

Making the noise issue more public
The Peace and Quiet Coalition will ask other panelists in the continuing flight-noise mediation to allow more public input at future meetings.

Glaser gets 55 years
Michael J. Glaser, the drunken driver who killed two prominent Juneau men and injured a third in April, was sentenced to at least 13 years in prison Tuesday in Kenai.

U.S. should lead
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's Miami Herald: As Americans watch transfixed by the confusing muddle of the presidential election, an arguably bigger battle plays out in the Netherlands. The stakes in The Hague aren't about a mere presidency but the environmental fate of the planet.

Disputed elections a tradition
Some political analysts claim that without quick resolution of the current presidential election, Americans will lose all faith in the electoral process.

U.S. should lead
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's Miami Herald: As Americans watch transfixed by the confusing muddle of the presidential election, an arguably bigger battle plays out in the Netherlands. The stakes in The Hague aren't about a mere presidency but the environmental fate of the planet.

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.

Work well-done
This summer, my husband and I were on an 19-day ocean trip in Southestern Alaska when we experienced an engine problem near Juneau. We found ourselves broken down with our holiday at a standstill. We soon learned that in the heart of boating season, it was an exceptionally busy time for marine mechanics.

Back to the farm
If a contingent of local residents declared that there should be no Thanksgiving Holiday this year because it runs counter to our Alaska traditions, would it be fair and reasonable for some federal agency and the City of Juneau to hire a turkey farmer to mediate the dispute?

Work well-done
This summer, my husband and I were on an 19-day ocean trip in Southestern Alaska when we experienced an engine problem near Juneau. We found ourselves broken down with our holiday at a standstill. We soon learned that in the heart of boating season, it was an exceptionally busy time for marine mechanics.

Selective persecution
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: Russian president Vladimir Putin would have the world believe that, in going after his country's independent media, his government is just enforcing the law. In the post-Communist rough and tumble, the argument goes, a handful of enterprising but shady operators got access to too much wealth. These "oligarchs," as they are known, have to be taught the lesson that they are not above the law. The media tycoons are simply oligarchs who happen to own newspapers and television networks.

They make sacrifices and the commitment
This morning while you were eating breakfast, a young Coast Guardsman was fighting severe seasickness in the 15th hour of searching for a family boat off of Cape Hatteras in gale force conditions.

Disputed elections a tradition
Some political analysts claim that without quick resolution of the current presidential election, Americans will lose all faith in the electoral process.

Bush cousin's role slaps media
Add to the press' defeat in Election 2000 the latest embarrassment: The election night call declaring George W. Bush the winner did not come from the news media polling group Voter News Service. It came first from the political desk of the Fox News Channel, which was being run by Bush's first cousin, John Ellis. The other networks quickly followed, pressured by Fox's decision.

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.

That nagging feeling
The following is excerpted from an editorial that appeared Tuesday in the Fort Wayne (Ind.) News-Sentinel: If he has any sensitivity at all, whoever ends up sitting in the White House for the next four years is going to be haunted by the nagging feeling he doesn't belong there.

They make sacrifices and the commitment
This morning while you were eating breakfast, a young Coast Guardsman was fighting severe seasickness in the 15th hour of searching for a family boat off of Cape Hatteras in gale force conditions.

Bush cousin's role slaps media
Add to the press' defeat in Election 2000 the latest embarrassment: The election night call declaring George W. Bush the winner did not come from the news media polling group Voter News Service. It came first from the political desk of the Fox News Channel, which was being run by Bush's first cousin, John Ellis. The other networks quickly followed, pressured by Fox's decision.

Back to the farm
If a contingent of local residents declared that there should be no Thanksgiving Holiday this year because it runs counter to our Alaska traditions, would it be fair and reasonable for some federal agency and the City of Juneau to hire a turkey farmer to mediate the dispute?

That nagging feeling
The following is excerpted from an editorial that appeared Tuesday in the Fort Wayne (Ind.) News-Sentinel: If he has any sensitivity at all, whoever ends up sitting in the White House for the next four years is going to be haunted by the nagging feeling he doesn't belong there.

Please speak up
The community of South Franklin and Carroll Way needs your help. Residents and friends of the neighborhood are trying to save homes and businesses in this historic part of Juneau. The Alaska Fur Gallery's latest expansion in a potentially dangerous landslide zone is a scary reality for many. Please contact your mayor and assembly and ask them to stop this development.

Individualists need not apply
There's something wrong with polls. I have an unreasonable dislike for them even when they prove to be right, as they so disappointingly often do.

American electorate is deserving of an A+
The real story of the 2000 campaign and election will, in the end, be the resilience and patience of the American people. Voters had a hard time choosing in this election, and the results were so painfully close because people (collectively and individually) liked some qualities of both Al Gore and George W. Bush, and they disliked some characteristics of both men.

Selective persecution
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: Russian president Vladimir Putin would have the world believe that, in going after his country's independent media, his government is just enforcing the law. In the post-Communist rough and tumble, the argument goes, a handful of enterprising but shady operators got access to too much wealth. These "oligarchs," as they are known, have to be taught the lesson that they are not above the law. The media tycoons are simply oligarchs who happen to own newspapers and television networks.

American electorate is deserving of an A+
The real story of the 2000 campaign and election will, in the end, be the resilience and patience of the American people. Voters had a hard time choosing in this election, and the results were so painfully close because people (collectively and individually) liked some qualities of both Al Gore and George W. Bush, and they disliked some characteristics of both men.

Please speak up
The community of South Franklin and Carroll Way needs your help. Residents and friends of the neighborhood are trying to save homes and businesses in this historic part of Juneau. The Alaska Fur Gallery's latest expansion in a potentially dangerous landslide zone is a scary reality for many. Please contact your mayor and assembly and ask them to stop this development.

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.

Individualists need not apply
There's something wrong with polls. I have an unreasonable dislike for them even when they prove to be right, as they so disappointingly often do.

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.

Boxers battle for 'King of the Ring' titles
Tony "The Storm" Stoinich pulled his shirt over his head and marched up to the scale. Muscles rippled under the leathery skin of the 40-year-old city worker as he raised his arms and flexed his biceps to the crowd of about fifty at the Sandbar on Thursday night.

Gomez scores in OT to lead Devils
Just as the New Jersey Devils were about to lose for the seventh straight time, they returned to the form that made them Stanley Cup champions.

Sports in Juneau

Colorado buffaloes UAF, 79-68
FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- Jamahl Mosley scored 18 points as Colorado overpowered a smaller Alaska Fairbanks team inside for a 79-68 win Thursday in the first round of the Top of the World Classic.

Colorado buffaloes UAF, 79-68
FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- Jamahl Mosley scored 18 points as Colorado overpowered a smaller Alaska Fairbanks team inside for a 79-68 win Thursday in the first round of the Top of the World Classic.

Boxers battle for 'King of the Ring' titles
Tony "The Storm" Stoinich pulled his shirt over his head and marched up to the scale. Muscles rippled under the leathery skin of the 40-year-old city worker as he raised his arms and flexed his biceps to the crowd of about fifty at the Sandbar on Thursday night.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Gomez scores in OT to lead Devils
Just as the New Jersey Devils were about to lose for the seventh straight time, they returned to the form that made them Stanley Cup champions.

Sports in Juneau

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