Tuesday, November 21, 2000

Business Profile

Institute: Good environment, good jobs go hand in hand
ANCHORAGE - A study finds that states that do a good job of protecting the environment also do well drawing and holding jobs.

Making a business out of house calls
After spending nearly two decades caring for the elderly, Corrine Rago turned her career into a business.

Business Profile

Making a business out of house calls
After spending nearly two decades caring for the elderly, Corrine Rago turned her career into a business.

Pipeline not elixir for state treasury
ANCHORAGE - A natural gas development project would give the state only a modest amount of money compared with the billions Alaska gets from oil, and would not solve state government's chronic budget shortfall, state officials said.

Institute: Good environment, good jobs go hand in hand
ANCHORAGE - A study finds that states that do a good job of protecting the environment also do well drawing and holding jobs.

Pipeline not elixir for state treasury
ANCHORAGE - A natural gas development project would give the state only a modest amount of money compared with the billions Alaska gets from oil, and would not solve state government's chronic budget shortfall, state officials said.

Around Town

Around Town

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Obituary

Around Town

Obituary

Obituary

Obituary

Volunteers fill Thanksgiving pantries
Hank Benton and Stanley Miller can really talk turkey.

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.

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.

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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.

S. Franklin building appeal nixed
In a 3-1 vote Monday night, the Juneau Assembly turned down an effort to keep a developer from putting up a retail building that will cut into the base of a steep and unstable hill downtown.

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.

Route to fisheries center may spur new subdivisions
The city has begun engineering and environmental studies of several routes to planned fisheries research center at Point Lena. The decision could pave the way for more subdivisions on the wooded peninsula north of Auke Bay.

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

Perkins leaves job after harassment charges
Dwight Perkins returned to a top management role at the Alaska Department of Labor this morning, leaving the governor's office in the wake of two harassment charges.

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.

Sealaska Corp. checks: $208
Just in time for the holidays, Sealaska Corp. will pay out a $2.08 dividend, or $208 for the typical shareholder with 100 shares, Dec. 1.

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

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.

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.

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

Route to fisheries center may spur new subdivisions
The city has begun engineering and environmental studies of several routes to planned fisheries research center at Point Lena. The decision could pave the way for more subdivisions on the wooded peninsula north of Auke Bay.

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

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.

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.

S. Franklin building appeal nixed
In a 3-1 vote Monday night, the Juneau Assembly turned down an effort to keep a developer from putting up a retail building that will cut into the base of a steep and unstable hill downtown.

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

Perkins leaves job after harassment charges
Dwight Perkins returned to a top management role at the Alaska Department of Labor this morning, leaving the governor's office in the wake of two harassment charges.

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Sealaska Corp. checks: $208
Just in time for the holidays, Sealaska Corp. will pay out a $2.08 dividend, or $208 for the typical shareholder with 100 shares, Dec. 1.

Vote tally: Morgan squeaks past Nicholia
FAIRBANKS - Carl Morgan has retained his House seat by 78 votes, beating former legislator Irene Nicholia. That's 72 votes more than his margin over the same opponent two years ago.

Vote tally: Morgan squeaks past Nicholia
FAIRBANKS - Carl Morgan has retained his House seat by 78 votes, beating former legislator Irene Nicholia. That's 72 votes more than his margin over the same opponent two years ago.

Volunteers fill Thanksgiving pantries
Hank Benton and Stanley Miller can really talk turkey.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Term-limit labels limit intelligent discourse
The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Sunday: Missouri's term limits movement has come up with an odd way to influence its congressional delegation, odd enough to amount to coercion.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Gender polarization in schools must stop
It took a few days to spot it, but I just about gagged on my double mocha when my eyes stumbled across an advertisement in Sunday's TV section of the Empire which congratulated newly elected class officers at Glacier Valley School.

Message for Sealaska
Since I took over as mayor of Hydaburg a few weeks ago, Sealaska has had several communications with my office regarding your wish to log our watershed. On Nov. 19, we had our annual Hydaburg birthday party and dinner to which you folks were invited. No one from Sealaska showed up.

Homes are at risk
Although the Empire has already let me try to save Carrol Way, please let me briefly rebut the My Turn published Sunday.

Transition planning needs to start now
As the ballot counts, recounts and rerecounts continue in Florida (and maybe elsewhere), the clock marking the time until Jan. 20 ticks away. Even under normal circum

Message for Sealaska
Since I took over as mayor of Hydaburg a few weeks ago, Sealaska has had several communications with my office regarding your wish to log our watershed. On Nov. 19, we had our annual Hydaburg birthday party and dinner to which you folks were invited. No one from Sealaska showed up.

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?

Term-limit labels limit intelligent discourse
The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Sunday: Missouri's term limits movement has come up with an odd way to influence its congressional delegation, odd enough to amount to coercion.

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.

Transition planning needs to start now
As the ballot counts, recounts and rerecounts continue in Florida (and maybe elsewhere), the clock marking the time until Jan. 20 ticks away. Even under normal circum

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.

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.

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?

Gender polarization in schools must stop
It took a few days to spot it, but I just about gagged on my double mocha when my eyes stumbled across an advertisement in Sunday's TV section of the Empire which congratulated newly elected class officers at Glacier Valley School.

Homes are at risk
Although the Empire has already let me try to save Carrol Way, please let me briefly rebut the My Turn published Sunday.

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.

Duke edges Penn State
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- It usually takes a couple years before a recruiting class lives up to its potential.

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.

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.

Duke edges Penn State
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- It usually takes a couple years before a recruiting class lives up to its potential.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

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