Tuesday, November 28, 2000

Business Profile

Why so high?
Tens of thousands of Christmas packages will head into the state from hundreds of catalogs and Web sites in the next few weeks. But those deliveries can come at a high price some companies tack on a surcharge for shipping to Alaska.

Briefly

Business Profile

Briefly

Inaccessible businesses continue 10 years after disabilities act passed
ANCHORAGE - Ten years after the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed, businesses are still opening stores that aren't accessible, says Janel Wright, an attorney with the Disability Law Center in Anchorage.

Why so high?
Tens of thousands of Christmas packages will head into the state from hundreds of catalogs and Web sites in the next few weeks. But those deliveries can come at a high price some companies tack on a surcharge for shipping to Alaska.

Inaccessible businesses continue 10 years after disabilities act passed
ANCHORAGE - Ten years after the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed, businesses are still opening stores that aren't accessible, says Janel Wright, an attorney with the Disability Law Center in Anchorage.

Around Town

Obituary

Obituary

Around Town

Around Town

Around Town

Valley recreation center could cost $22 million
A feasibility study has put a $22 million price tag on a recreation complex in the Mendenhall Valley's Dimond Park. The study was presented at a Juneau Assembly work session Monday evening.

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...

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.

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...

Correction

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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.

Teen seriously hurt in crash
Four people were injured Monday evening in two closely related collisions at Mile 2.5 of Egan Drive.

Correction

Groups sue for equity on game board
Conservation groups are suing the state to put more advocates of wildlife viewing on the state Board of Game and to break up what they call a "hunter-trapper monopoly."

Groups battle over Pt. Retreat
WASHINGTON - Sen. Ted Stevens is in the middle of a dispute about what should be done with the Point Retreat Lighthouse, which for nearly a century has been a navigational beacon for travelers of Southeast Alaska's inland passage.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Valley recreation center could cost $22 million
A feasibility study has put a $22 million price tag on a recreation complex in the Mendenhall Valley's Dimond Park. The study was presented at a Juneau Assembly work session Monday evening.

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.

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

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.

Briefly

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.

Teen seriously hurt in crash
Four people were injured Monday evening in two closely related collisions at Mile 2.5 of Egan Drive.

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.

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

First real freeze likely, with wind, snowfall on the way
Icy roads are almost a certainty tonight and tomorrow morning with temperatures in Juneau dropping into the 20s tonight. Taku winds may follow, with snow later in the week, forecasters said.

First real freeze likely, with wind, snowfall on the way
Icy roads are almost a certainty tonight and tomorrow morning with temperatures in Juneau dropping into the 20s tonight. Taku winds may follow, with snow later in the week, forecasters said.

Groups battle over Pt. Retreat
WASHINGTON - Sen. Ted Stevens is in the middle of a dispute about what should be done with the Point Retreat Lighthouse, which for nearly a century has been a navigational beacon for travelers of Southeast Alaska's inland passage.

Groups sue for equity on game board
Conservation groups are suing the state to put more advocates of wildlife viewing on the state Board of Game and to break up what they call a "hunter-trapper monopoly."

Word of Mouth
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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.

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.

Cheney's health a legitimate issue
The following editorial appeared in Tuesday's Los Angeles Times: George W. Bush, who now regards himself as the president-elect, has named Dick Cheney, his vice presidential running mate, to oversee the transition that he expects to usher in a new Republican administration. Cheney, with his extensive Washington experience, is a sound choice. But as the nation now has been reminded, he is also a man with a worrisome health history, the details of which Cheney has zealously guarded. Given that history, legitimate questions are being asked about his ability to cope with the stresses of high office.

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.

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.

Cheney's health a legitimate issue
The following editorial appeared in Tuesday's Los Angeles Times: George W. Bush, who now regards himself as the president-elect, has named Dick Cheney, his vice presidential running mate, to oversee the transition that he expects to usher in a new Republican administration. Cheney, with his extensive Washington experience, is a sound choice. But as the nation now has been reminded, he is also a man with a worrisome health history, the details of which Cheney has zealously guarded. Given that history, legitimate questions are being asked about his ability to cope with the stresses of high office.

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.

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