Wednesday, November 22, 2000

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.

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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.

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

Around Town

Around Town

Celebrating the season with outdoor decorating
Colors that were taken for granted, shapes that were masked by foliage and shadowy images filtered through branches are newly appreciated. This long, warm fall has us enthralled; we see things we've forgotten in shorter, quicker weather changes. Margaret and I have Christmas Roses blooming for the first time; these Hellebores have lived through winters before, but never were able to set bud and bloom. The robust coloring of the petals belies the delicate form of the blossom and the glossy, tough leaves.

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Around Town

Pet of the week

Thank you

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Around Town

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Thank you

Pet of the week

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Celebrating the season with outdoor decorating
Colors that were taken for granted, shapes that were masked by foliage and shadowy images filtered through branches are newly appreciated. This long, warm fall has us enthralled; we see things we've forgotten in shorter, quicker weather changes. Margaret and I have Christmas Roses blooming for the first time; these Hellebores have lived through winters before, but never were able to set bud and bloom. The robust coloring of the petals belies the delicate form of the blossom and the glossy, tough leaves.

Obituary

Two men portray the many faces of Tuna, Texas
Greater Tuna, Texas, is a long way from Juneau. But the two towns share some surprising similarities.

"Desire Under the Elms:" A tragic tour de force
Sideshow Bob: Ah, Mr. Simpson, you're forgetting the first two noble truths of the Buddha. Homer: I am not! Sideshow Bob: Yes, you are. One: Existence is suffering. Two: The cause of suffering is desire. (The Simpsons)

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Comic strip classic comes to Juneau stage
The "Peanuts" gang comes to life this week as a living, breathing and singing comic strip in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown."

Comic strip classic comes to Juneau stage
The "Peanuts" gang comes to life this week as a living, breathing and singing comic strip in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown."

Two men portray the many faces of Tuna, Texas
Greater Tuna, Texas, is a long way from Juneau. But the two towns share some surprising similarities.

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"Desire Under the Elms:" A tragic tour de force
Sideshow Bob: Ah, Mr. Simpson, you're forgetting the first two noble truths of the Buddha. Homer: I am not! Sideshow Bob: Yes, you are. One: Existence is suffering. Two: The cause of suffering is desire. (The Simpsons)

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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.

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

Fellow students grieve for the loss of teen wrestler
The death in a single-vehicle rollover of 16-year-old Brandon Pilot, a high school football player and wrestler, has been hard to bear for his friends and fellow students, said an assistant principal in charge of counseling at Juneau-Douglas High School.

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.

Groups launch holiday toy drive
The Great Alaskan Toy Drive is kicking off its third year of collecting gifts for needy children.

Knowles finds replacement for Perkins
Gov. Tony Knowles has moved swiftly to put the Dwight Perkins episode behind him, today naming special assistant Mike Abbott as his new legislative director.

Sewage plant loses stench
Good happens, even at sewage plants.

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Knowles finds replacement for Perkins
Gov. Tony Knowles has moved swiftly to put the Dwight Perkins episode behind him, today naming special assistant Mike Abbott as his new legislative director.

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.

New community tree lighting set for Douglas
Douglas will begin to look a lot like Christmas following a community tree-lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday in a lot between Waterwheel Plaza and the Douglas Community United Methodist Church.

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

Vote total gives Davis state Senate seat
ANCHORAGE - Democrat Bettye Davis has won a tight race with Republican Terry Martin for an East Anchorage Senate seat.

EPA charge of pollution may come from mixup
The Environmental Protection Agency's recent charge that the Mendenhall Valley Treatment Plant polluted city waters may be a bum rap precipitated by a misunderstanding, according to city wastewater manager Andrew Bronson.

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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.

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

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

EPA charge of pollution may come from mixup
The Environmental Protection Agency's recent charge that the Mendenhall Valley Treatment Plant polluted city waters may be a bum rap precipitated by a misunderstanding, according to city wastewater manager Andrew Bronson.

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.

Fellow students grieve for the loss of teen wrestler
The death in a single-vehicle rollover of 16-year-old Brandon Pilot, a high school football player and wrestler, has been hard to bear for his friends and fellow students, said an assistant principal in charge of counseling at Juneau-Douglas High School.

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.

USFS may drop winter fee for glacier visitor center
The Forest Service is taking public comment on proposals to temporarily eliminate the entry fee for the Mendenhall Visitors Center and to keep a nearby campground closed in winter so cross-country skiers can continue to use it.

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.

Groups launch holiday toy drive
The Great Alaskan Toy Drive is kicking off its third year of collecting gifts for needy children.

USFS may drop winter fee for glacier visitor center
The Forest Service is taking public comment on proposals to temporarily eliminate the entry fee for the Mendenhall Visitors Center and to keep a nearby campground closed in winter so cross-country skiers can continue to use it.

Sewage plant loses stench
Good happens, even at sewage plants.

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

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.

Vote total gives Davis state Senate seat
ANCHORAGE - Democrat Bettye Davis has won a tight race with Republican Terry Martin for an East Anchorage Senate seat.

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.

New community tree lighting set for Douglas
Douglas will begin to look a lot like Christmas following a community tree-lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday in a lot between Waterwheel Plaza and the Douglas Community United Methodist Church.

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...

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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.

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.

We must work harder to protect teen-agers
Recently, the life of a young teen-age boy was tragically ended in an automobile accident.

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.

Sexual harassment never acceptable
Sexual harassment is not a crime of passion, it is a crime of power. Sexual harassment usually occurs when a supervisor or someone in a position of perceived power acts inappropriately at an opportunistic moment. Sexual harassment is a violation of another person's personal space and is unacceptable by any public official.

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.

Reactions to Florida Supreme Court ruling
The following are cxcerpts from newspaper editorials on the Florida Supreme Court's ruling:

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.

Is it possible to heal old war wounds?
The great under-reported story of the month was Bill Clinton's trip to Vietnam. In America, we huddle by our television sets to watch the seemingly endless story of a presidential election. It is more than two weeks old. But President Clinton's journey to Vietnam comes 25 years after the fighting ended, and it is the story of a generation.

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.

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.

We must work harder to protect teen-agers
Recently, the life of a young teen-age boy was tragically ended in an automobile accident.

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.

Is it possible to heal old war wounds?
The great under-reported story of the month was Bill Clinton's trip to Vietnam. In America, we huddle by our television sets to watch the seemingly endless story of a presidential election. It is more than two weeks old. But President Clinton's journey to Vietnam comes 25 years after the fighting ended, and it is the story of a generation.

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.

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

Reactions to Florida Supreme Court ruling
The following are cxcerpts from newspaper editorials on the Florida Supreme Court's ruling:

Sexual harassment never acceptable
Sexual harassment is not a crime of passion, it is a crime of power. Sexual harassment usually occurs when a supervisor or someone in a position of perceived power acts inappropriately at an opportunistic moment. Sexual harassment is a violation of another person's personal space and is unacceptable by any public official.

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.

The Assassin kills Pistons
CLEVELAND -- On a night when blinding snow and howling winds turned Cleveland's streets into a winter wonderland, it was fitting that the "Alaskan Assassin" hardly missed.

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

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
Friday, Nov. 24

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Volleyball Standings

Local Scoreboard
Volleyball Standings

Sports in Juneau

The Assassin kills Pistons
CLEVELAND -- On a night when blinding snow and howling winds turned Cleveland's streets into a winter wonderland, it was fitting that the "Alaskan Assassin" hardly missed.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau
Friday, Nov. 24

No. 22 DePaul heads field in 23rd Great Alaska Shootout
ANCHORAGE -- The Great Alaska Shootout will, once again, serve up a Thanksgiving feast of Division I play for Alaska basketball fans. But a proposed NCAA rule change could spell the end of the state's premiere holiday tournament.

No. 22 DePaul heads field in 23rd Great Alaska Shootout
ANCHORAGE -- The Great Alaska Shootout will, once again, serve up a Thanksgiving feast of Division I play for Alaska basketball fans. But a proposed NCAA rule change could spell the end of the state's premiere holiday tournament.

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