Monday, November 27, 2000

Around Town

Obituary

Around Town

Obituary

Around Town

Around Town

Obituary

Obituary

Hooking kids on theater
Micaela Fowler began her stage career at age 9 as a sled dog in "The Lady Lou Revue," a Perseverance Theatre production.

Hooking kids on theater
Micaela Fowler began her stage career at age 9 as a sled dog in "The Lady Lou Revue," a Perseverance Theatre production.

Inside out

Inside out

State wants camp gate opened
The state is actively investigating ways to solve "Boy Scoutgate" the controversy over the blocking of an access road to the Boy Scout camp near Eagle Beach.

Alaska Supreme Court affirms registration of medical pot users
FAIRBANKS -- The Alaska Supreme Court has rejected a North Pole man's challenge of the registration requirements in the medical marijuana law.

New book traces Tlingit clans, tribes
When Andrew Hope III, a Tlingit born in Sitka, wanted to know more about his clan in the early 1970s, he went to elders and other tradition-bearers.

Stevens spurns sea lion compensation
FAIRBANKS -- The Clinton administration proposed paying Alaska fishermen $75 million to compensate for a halt to groundfish harvests near habitat of endangered Steller sea lions, Sen. Ted Stevens says, but he rejected the money as inadequate.

Juneau residents double number of holiday boxes for needy abroad
This year's Operation Christmas Child was a huge success. Last year, Juneau residents filled 576 shoe boxes with Christmas gifts for children 2 to 14 years old living in distressed countries. This year, said one of the coordinators, Nancy Eiler, more than 1,200 boxes were stuffed with presents.

Ski season just around corner
Skiers and snowboarders are waxing bases, setting bindings and sharpening edges while Eaglecrest Ski Area makes the final touches for the 2000-2001 ski season.

Pioneers project collects Juneau reminiscences
Mary Joeann Monagle Mielke, 70, remembers the days when ice cream cones were five cents a scoop at Kendler's Dairy. "My favorite flavor was butterscotch," she writes.

Viagra helpful to bear population: Fact or fiction?
One wouldn't think the state game board would spend time pondering the effects of Viagra, but the sex drug took on new meaning for wildlife managers this month.

Getting in a good exchange at the Public Market
Whether it's caribou moccasins for a string of dried clams or 10 blue beads for a spear point, trade is one of the oldest social institutions.

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

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

Juneau residents double number of holiday boxes for needy abroad
This year's Operation Christmas Child was a huge success. Last year, Juneau residents filled 576 shoe boxes with Christmas gifts for children 2 to 14 years old living in distressed countries. This year, said one of the coordinators, Nancy Eiler, more than 1,200 boxes were stuffed with presents.

Correction

Correction

Landings won't change
The U.S. Forest Service has extended its helicopter glacier landing permits for the 2001 tourist season, keeping the number of permitted landings at 19,039.

State wants camp gate opened
The state is actively investigating ways to solve "Boy Scoutgate" the controversy over the blocking of an access road to the Boy Scout camp near Eagle Beach.

Crews mop up Baranof oil spill
A spill from an abandoned fuel tank that could be more than 100 years old does not appear to be threatening wildlife in an environmentally-sensitive area on Baranof Island.

Four SE mental health programs receive grants
Mental health programs in Juneau, Klawock, Sitka and Petersburg have received grants totaling nearly $25,000 from the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority. The grants will f

Performing 'The Forgotten Carols'
Singer Glenn Yarbrough has a new version of the first Christmas to share.

Alaska Supreme Court affirms registration of medical pot users
FAIRBANKS -- The Alaska Supreme Court has rejected a North Pole man's challenge of the registration requirements in the medical marijuana law.

Getting in a good exchange at the Public Market
Whether it's caribou moccasins for a string of dried clams or 10 blue beads for a spear point, trade is one of the oldest social institutions.

Viagra helpful to bear population: Fact or fiction?
One wouldn't think the state game board would spend time pondering the effects of Viagra, but the sex drug took on new meaning for wildlife managers this month.

Stevens spurns sea lion compensation
FAIRBANKS -- The Clinton administration proposed paying Alaska fishermen $75 million to compensate for a halt to groundfish harvests near habitat of endangered Steller sea lions, Sen. Ted Stevens says, but he rejected the money as inadequate.

Ski season just around corner
Skiers and snowboarders are waxing bases, setting bindings and sharpening edges while Eaglecrest Ski Area makes the final touches for the 2000-2001 ski season.

Four SE mental health programs receive grants
Mental health programs in Juneau, Klawock, Sitka and Petersburg have received grants totaling nearly $25,000 from the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority. The grants will f

Pioneers project collects Juneau reminiscences
Mary Joeann Monagle Mielke, 70, remembers the days when ice cream cones were five cents a scoop at Kendler's Dairy. "My favorite flavor was butterscotch," she writes.

Performing 'The Forgotten Carols'
Singer Glenn Yarbrough has a new version of the first Christmas to share.

Crews mop up Baranof oil spill
A spill from an abandoned fuel tank that could be more than 100 years old does not appear to be threatening wildlife in an environmentally-sensitive area on Baranof Island.

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

New book traces Tlingit clans, tribes
When Andrew Hope III, a Tlingit born in Sitka, wanted to know more about his clan in the early 1970s, he went to elders and other tradition-bearers.

Landings won't change
The U.S. Forest Service has extended its helicopter glacier landing permits for the 2001 tourist season, keeping the number of permitted landings at 19,039.

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

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.

Official, but not over
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: What happened to the presidential election in Florida Nov. 7 will forever be part of American political lore. Voter confusion over some poorly designed ballots, insufficient pressure on styluses pressed against punch-card ballots and the inability of vote-counting machines to gauge voter intent from the now-notorious dangling or dimpled chads combined to invalidate or misdirect tens of thousands of votes. After hard-fought legal battles over which questioned votes might be counted, Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris came to her official but controversial conclusion: George W. Bush won the state by 537 votes. That would give him one more electoral vote than he needs to become the nation's 43rd president.

No respect for Dems
Local Democrats need to know that the actions of their party in Florida reflect directly upon them here in Juneau. Instructing ballot counters to disregard military votes is an almost unbelievable outrage. The silence of Tony Knowles and Kim Elton speaks volumes. Democrats have chosen to draw a line between them and the men and women who offer their lives in service to their country.

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.

Another perspective on Mideast conflict
I read with interest Rev. Beran's opinions about the Middle East problems. As in his previous letter, a generous helping of Israeli "atrocities" was included without any context whatsoever, along with fairly vague suggestions about justice, freedom, dignity and similar human aspirations on which we can all agree. Here is another perspective on the situation.

Supreme intervention
The following editorial appeared in Saturday's Washington Post: Ever since Election Night, it's been clear that this astoundingly close presidential election could pose grave dangers. The legitimacy of the next president, and even of the American political system, could be called into question. Given those stakes, we hoped that leaders of both parties would step cautiously -- show some statesmanship, restrain their rhetoric, maybe even come together to find a mutually acceptable way to resolve what was essentially an electoral tie.

A grab for power
Recent editorials and news stories in the Empire have reported on the election in Florida. From these stories we learn that some 19,000 ballots were tossed due to problems. The Jesse Jackson hucksters charge that the ballots were designed to confuse voters. Pat Buchanan also received 3,000 votes in a country with a large African-American population.

Flight to Antarctica not exactly first-class
And we think flying into Juneau is bad, with the plane circling, circling, then finally landing in Sitka, or Ketchikan. Try flying to Antarctica. Then try and try again.

Supreme intervention
The following editorial appeared in Saturday's Washington Post: Ever since Election Night, it's been clear that this astoundingly close presidential election could pose grave dangers. The legitimacy of the next president, and even of the American political system, could be called into question. Given those stakes, we hoped that leaders of both parties would step cautiously -- show some statesmanship, restrain their rhetoric, maybe even come together to find a mutually acceptable way to resolve what was essentially an electoral tie.

No respect for Dems
Local Democrats need to know that the actions of their party in Florida reflect directly upon them here in Juneau. Instructing ballot counters to disregard military votes is an almost unbelievable outrage. The silence of Tony Knowles and Kim Elton speaks volumes. Democrats have chosen to draw a line between them and the men and women who offer their lives in service to their country.

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.

It's time to change laws on alcohol
It's time to change the laws that protect the adults that purchase alcohol for the youth of Alaska.

Official, but not over
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: What happened to the presidential election in Florida Nov. 7 will forever be part of American political lore. Voter confusion over some poorly designed ballots, insufficient pressure on styluses pressed against punch-card ballots and the inability of vote-counting machines to gauge voter intent from the now-notorious dangling or dimpled chads combined to invalidate or misdirect tens of thousands of votes. After hard-fought legal battles over which questioned votes might be counted, Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris came to her official but controversial conclusion: George W. Bush won the state by 537 votes. That would give him one more electoral vote than he needs to become the nation's 43rd president.

A grab for power
Recent editorials and news stories in the Empire have reported on the election in Florida. From these stories we learn that some 19,000 ballots were tossed due to problems. The Jesse Jackson hucksters charge that the ballots were designed to confuse voters. Pat Buchanan also received 3,000 votes in a country with a large African-American population.

Consider putting a crane on ferry boats
As long as we're throwing tax money at the ferry boats, please consider installing a crane on board the Alaska Marine Highway vessels M/V Le Conte and M/V Aurora on the bow so they can pick up small boats and transfer them to places such as Tenakee Springs and other outlying villages were automobiles aren't allowed.

Consider putting a crane on ferry boats
As long as we're throwing tax money at the ferry boats, please consider installing a crane on board the Alaska Marine Highway vessels M/V Le Conte and M/V Aurora on the bow so they can pick up small boats and transfer them to places such as Tenakee Springs and other outlying villages were automobiles aren't allowed.

It's time to change laws on alcohol
It's time to change the laws that protect the adults that purchase alcohol for the youth of Alaska.

Another perspective on Mideast conflict
I read with interest Rev. Beran's opinions about the Middle East problems. As in his previous letter, a generous helping of Israeli "atrocities" was included without any context whatsoever, along with fairly vague suggestions about justice, freedom, dignity and similar human aspirations on which we can all agree. Here is another perspective on the situation.

Flight to Antarctica not exactly first-class
And we think flying into Juneau is bad, with the plane circling, circling, then finally landing in Sitka, or Ketchikan. Try flying to Antarctica. Then try and try again.

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.

Time for a new state of climate
I hate to be the one to say this, but we need to subdivide Alaska. I love the shape and diversity of our state as much if not more than the next guy, but there is a compelling reason to split it up. It's climate credibility.

Time for a new state of climate
I hate to be the one to say this, but we need to subdivide Alaska. I love the shape and diversity of our state as much if not more than the next guy, but there is a compelling reason to split it up. It's climate credibility.

Juneau grapplers dominate Classic
For the Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team, this weekend's Thanksgiving Classic wasn't so much about winning the team's showcase tournament.

Depaul downs UAA in Shootout
ANCHORAGE -- Freshman Imari Sawyer scored 19 points and set a tournament record for assists as No. 21 DePaul beat Division II Alaska-Anchorage 93-76 for fourth place in the Great Alaska Shootout.

Boozer stays hot, Duke beats Army
DURHAM, N.C. -- The flashes of brilliance have given way to consistent excellence for Carlos Boozer in the early going this season.

Juneau grapplers dominate Classic
For the Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team, this weekend's Thanksgiving Classic wasn't so much about winning the team's showcase tournament.

Depaul downs UAA in Shootout
ANCHORAGE -- Freshman Imari Sawyer scored 19 points and set a tournament record for assists as No. 21 DePaul beat Division II Alaska-Anchorage 93-76 for fourth place in the Great Alaska Shootout.

Boozer stays hot, Duke beats Army
DURHAM, N.C. -- The flashes of brilliance have given way to consistent excellence for Carlos Boozer in the early going this season.

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