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Monday, November 20, 2000

Around Town

Around Town

Obituary

Around Town

Obituary

Around Town

Mr. Mayor
Who is he? Dennis Egan was born in Juneau in 1947, the son of Bill and Neva Egan. The Egans were actually residents of Valdez, where Bill Egan, Dennis' father, owned a grocery store. When it came time for Dennis to be born, Neva traveled to Juneau where Bill, an elected representative, was attending a session of the Territorial Legislature.

Inside out

Mr. Mayor
Who is he? Dennis Egan was born in Juneau in 1947, the son of Bill and Neva Egan. The Egans were actually residents of Valdez, where Bill Egan, Dennis' father, owned a grocery store. When it came time for Dennis to be born, Neva traveled to Juneau where Bill, an elected representative, was attending a session of the Territorial Legislature.

Inside out

Extra funds would boost UAS education program
A proposed $17 million boost to the University of Alaska budget would be a significant step toward adding new students and keeping current ones, says UAS Chancellor John Pugh.

Decathlon teens' tools: fast thinking, long hours of study
Descartes sought to give philosophy certainty by means of a universal method based on - what?

Coast Guard gears up for holiday drive
Shivering in a drafty house when the cupboard is bare is no way to spend the holidays.

Briefly

What Senate shuffle means
Last year, Republican state senators agreed to ask Alaskans for permission to use permanent fund earnings for government operations. Don't expect a replay in 2001.

Multi-media show details Canadian's Arctic trek
Canadian photographer Ken Madsen hiked, canoed and kayaked 1,000 miles across the Arctic Coastal Plain of Alaska and Canada. Madsen will offer a multi-media presentation of his 1998 journey at 7 p.m. Tuesday at McPhetres Hall. The free show is sponsored by the Sierra Club.

Wash. dam could hurt local salmon take
The campaign to breach four federal dams on the Lower Snake River in southeastern Washington state will be affected by presidential and U.S. Senate recounts, says a leading proponent.

Decathlon teens' tools: fast thinking, long hours of study
Descartes sought to give philosophy certainty by means of a universal method based on - what?

Multi-media show details Canadian's Arctic trek
Canadian photographer Ken Madsen hiked, canoed and kayaked 1,000 miles across the Arctic Coastal Plain of Alaska and Canada. Madsen will offer a multi-media presentation of his 1998 journey at 7 p.m. Tuesday at McPhetres Hall. The free show is sponsored by the Sierra Club.

Fog disrupts weekend flights
Just a few days before one of the busiest travel days of the year, Juneau's foggy weekend wreaked havoc on travelers' plans after several flights were canceled or delayed.

Fog disrupts weekend flights
Just a few days before one of the busiest travel days of the year, Juneau's foggy weekend wreaked havoc on travelers' plans after several flights were canceled or delayed.

What Senate shuffle means
Last year, Republican state senators agreed to ask Alaskans for permission to use permanent fund earnings for government operations. Don't expect a replay in 2001.

Surgery goes well for boy in coma
Sean Shipler, the former Juneau resident who went into cardiac arrest during a physical education class in Washington state, seems to be improving.

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

Coast Guard gears up for holiday drive
Shivering in a drafty house when the cupboard is bare is no way to spend the holidays.

Wash. dam could hurt local salmon take
The campaign to breach four federal dams on the Lower Snake River in southeastern Washington state will be affected by presidential and U.S. Senate recounts, says a leading proponent.

Crash kills teen
A teen-age high school wrestler died in a rollover accident on Eaglecrest Road early Saturday morning.

Crash kills teen
A teen-age high school wrestler died in a rollover accident on Eaglecrest Road early Saturday morning.

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

Halibut, cod fisheries report strong catches
It was a good year overall for halibut and black cod fisherman.

Halibut, cod fisheries report strong catches
It was a good year overall for halibut and black cod fisherman.

Briefly

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

Surgery goes well for boy in coma
Sean Shipler, the former Juneau resident who went into cardiac arrest during a physical education class in Washington state, seems to be improving.

Extra funds would boost UAS education program
A proposed $17 million boost to the University of Alaska budget would be a significant step toward adding new students and keeping current ones, says UAS Chancellor John Pugh.

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

Cruise industry progress
After years of contentiousness and mistrust, it is important to acknowledge the positive steps that appear to have come out of Monday's meeting between Gov. Tony Knowles and representatives of the cruise ship industry.

Mediation: What, exactly, is a caucus?
I took the opportunity to attend a working meeting of the Peace and Quiet Coalition this past week, and learned quite a bit about the proposed mediation process for reducing tourism industry noise in Juneau. Of all the subjects presented, the one that really caught my attention was the caucus members. I got to wondering who has standing to sit at the table during this process?

Give the system a chance to work
Having remained publicly silent for these past three-plus years, I finally find that I must raise my voice about the "controversial" proposed H&H Management project at Carroll Way-South Franklin downtown.

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.

OPEC: fat and myopic
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Los Angeles Times: It's going to be a cold winter in much of the United States, and a costly one. The OPEC countries, which control 60 percent of the world's oil exports, have ruled out any further production increases for now, all but guaranteeing that heating oil supplies will remain tight and prices will stay high. The decision undercuts OPEC's earlier agreement on an automatic mechanism that was to boost oil output if prices exceeded $28 a barrel for more than 28 days. Prices have been in the $32-to-$34 range for some time, but OPEC oil ministers have now concluded the world can afford that. Past judgments along those lines helped bring on global recession and a sharp drop in OPEC's sales.

Showcasing the capital city
The Alaska Municipal League has just completed its annual conference for statewide local elected officials that was held in Juneau. They also celebrated their 50th anniversary, which made this a very special occasion for the statewide local elected officials. As a past AML president, I was invited to participate in all of the workshops and related activities. I want to express my gratitude to AML for the opportunity to be a part of such an auspicious event that was informative, stimulating and socially rewarding.

This may be going back a way, but ...
I'm writing to ask for your assistance regarding any information about my grandfather's brother, Mr. Andrew Tweiten. He came to Alaska in 1908 or 1910 and made his home at Treadwell on Douglas Island for 15 years. He then moved into Juneau where he owned and operated the Bergman Hotel.

Adventurers, sign this waiver
We are all born with a built in desire to live and the top item on our little default agendas is to breathe. Unfortunately, that marvelous automatic system has a manual override. As soon as we get out of the playpen, we do our best to kill ourselves. But frankly, I've been a little confused as to where Mom leaves off and the courts begin to be responsible for our safety.

Construction adds hazard to slide zone
It is a rare occasion when Jack Cadigan and I agree on an issue, but this is one. Like Jack, I support Page Bridges' attempt to save her Carroll Way home and neighborhood.

This may be going back a way, but ...
I'm writing to ask for your assistance regarding any information about my grandfather's brother, Mr. Andrew Tweiten. He came to Alaska in 1908 or 1910 and made his home at Treadwell on Douglas Island for 15 years. He then moved into Juneau where he owned and operated the Bergman Hotel.

Mediation: What, exactly, is a caucus?
I took the opportunity to attend a working meeting of the Peace and Quiet Coalition this past week, and learned quite a bit about the proposed mediation process for reducing tourism industry noise in Juneau. Of all the subjects presented, the one that really caught my attention was the caucus members. I got to wondering who has standing to sit at the table during this process?

Bush: An adventurer not likely to stagnate
It looks like George W. Bush will make it to the White House.

Bush: An adventurer not likely to stagnate
It looks like George W. Bush will make it to the White House.

Knowledge for better processing choices available
Construction of a seafood facility directly adjacent to the Auke Bay ferry terminal is proposed. The private facility will provide fish loading-unloading and a platform to discharge ground-up seafood waste. With hard lessons learned from near-shore and shore-based seafood processing in other parts of Alaska, why is the Alaska Department of Conservation proposing to authorize one-acre accumulation of seafood waste on the seafloor of Auke Bay? ADEC's record is evident from their Web site list of "impaired waters" from seafood processing pollution.

Cruise industry progress
After years of contentiousness and mistrust, it is important to acknowledge the positive steps that appear to have come out of Monday's meeting between Gov. Tony Knowles and representatives of the cruise ship industry.

Residents in Middle East deserve peace with justice
Alan Schorr and I appear to agree: Violence is destructive and does not yield social peace. The toll to human life in Israel-Palestine due to violence leaves empty homes, blind and maimed lives, deeply imbedded fears, and haunting lifetime psychological scars.

Knowledge for better processing choices available
Construction of a seafood facility directly adjacent to the Auke Bay ferry terminal is proposed. The private facility will provide fish loading-unloading and a platform to discharge ground-up seafood waste. With hard lessons learned from near-shore and shore-based seafood processing in other parts of Alaska, why is the Alaska Department of Conservation proposing to authorize one-acre accumulation of seafood waste on the seafloor of Auke Bay? ADEC's record is evident from their Web site list of "impaired waters" from seafood processing pollution.

Alaska could teach Florida something
If Florida had Alaska's voting system, odds are its election results would be facing fewer challenges in court.

Showcasing the capital city
The Alaska Municipal League has just completed its annual conference for statewide local elected officials that was held in Juneau. They also celebrated their 50th anniversary, which made this a very special occasion for the statewide local elected officials. As a past AML president, I was invited to participate in all of the workshops and related activities. I want to express my gratitude to AML for the opportunity to be a part of such an auspicious event that was informative, stimulating and socially rewarding.

Adventurers, sign this waiver
We are all born with a built in desire to live and the top item on our little default agendas is to breathe. Unfortunately, that marvelous automatic system has a manual override. As soon as we get out of the playpen, we do our best to kill ourselves. But frankly, I've been a little confused as to where Mom leaves off and the courts begin to be responsible for our safety.

Residents in Middle East deserve peace with justice
Alan Schorr and I appear to agree: Violence is destructive and does not yield social peace. The toll to human life in Israel-Palestine due to violence leaves empty homes, blind and maimed lives, deeply imbedded fears, and haunting lifetime psychological scars.

Construction adds hazard to slide zone
It is a rare occasion when Jack Cadigan and I agree on an issue, but this is one. Like Jack, I support Page Bridges' attempt to save her Carroll Way home and neighborhood.

Give the system a chance to work
Having remained publicly silent for these past three-plus years, I finally find that I must raise my voice about the "controversial" proposed H&H Management project at Carroll Way-South Franklin downtown.

OPEC: fat and myopic
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Los Angeles Times: It's going to be a cold winter in much of the United States, and a costly one. The OPEC countries, which control 60 percent of the world's oil exports, have ruled out any further production increases for now, all but guaranteeing that heating oil supplies will remain tight and prices will stay high. The decision undercuts OPEC's earlier agreement on an automatic mechanism that was to boost oil output if prices exceeded $28 a barrel for more than 28 days. Prices have been in the $32-to-$34 range for some time, but OPEC oil ministers have now concluded the world can afford that. Past judgments along those lines helped bring on global recession and a sharp drop in OPEC's sales.

Alaska could teach Florida something
If Florida had Alaska's voting system, odds are its election results would be facing fewer challenges in court.

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.

UAF Nanooks upset Jackson State, 64-61
FAIRBANKS -- Bogdan Popescu's jumper broke a tie with less than a minute to play as Alaska Fairbanks rallied to beat Jackson State 64-61 Saturday in the consolation bracket of the Top of the World Classic.

College Corner
When Jesie Lewis of Juneau arrived at Fresno State University three seasons ago she had an immediate impact on the team, winning the team's Newcomer of the Year award.

UAF Nanooks upset Jackson State, 64-61
FAIRBANKS -- Bogdan Popescu's jumper broke a tie with less than a minute to play as Alaska Fairbanks rallied to beat Jackson State 64-61 Saturday in the consolation bracket of the Top of the World Classic.

Sports in Juneau

'King of the Ring' brings out beast in Juneau's fans
A thick haze of cigarette smoke was hanging over the crowd at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall and Juneau's boxing fans had one thing on their minds -- they wanted to see blood and lots of it during Friday night's 'King of the Ring' roughhouse boxing competition.

Austin Peay wins Top of the World Classic
FAIRBANKS -- Nick Stapleton sank two 3-pointers in overtime as Austin Peay rallied to beat Utah State 80-76 Sunday in the championship game of the Top of the World Classic at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks.

Southeast boxers show who's 'King of the Ring'
Over 500 boxing fans packed the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall Saturday night for the sold-out 'King of the Ring' roughhouse boxing event.

College Corner
When Jesie Lewis of Juneau arrived at Fresno State University three seasons ago she had an immediate impact on the team, winning the team's Newcomer of the Year award.

Sports in Juneau

Austin Peay wins Top of the World Classic
FAIRBANKS -- Nick Stapleton sank two 3-pointers in overtime as Austin Peay rallied to beat Utah State 80-76 Sunday in the championship game of the Top of the World Classic at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks.

Krzyzewski gets 500th win at Duke
DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski prides himself on eliminating surprises.

Sports in Juneau

Southeast boxers show who's 'King of the Ring'
Over 500 boxing fans packed the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall Saturday night for the sold-out 'King of the Ring' roughhouse boxing event.

Krzyzewski gets 500th win at Duke
DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski prides himself on eliminating surprises.

'King of the Ring' brings out beast in Juneau's fans
A thick haze of cigarette smoke was hanging over the crowd at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall and Juneau's boxing fans had one thing on their minds -- they wanted to see blood and lots of it during Friday night's 'King of the Ring' roughhouse boxing competition.

Sports in Juneau

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