Saturday, December 2, 2000

Thank you

Around Town

Time for the Juneau Christmas bird count
Draw a circle 15 miles in diameter, pick a day with minimum hours of daylight and high likelihood of miserable weather, then go outdoors and count every bird you see.

Weekend Best Bets
Once or twice a month in Juneau in the winter local museums or art galleries will host receptions for new art exhibits. These are great - a chance to get together with friends and look over new works of art, meet artists and indulge in some snacks and beverages. Artists are usually more than happy to talk about their work and offer insight into their techniques and creative process. It's entertaining, especially if you go with art-loving friends. It's also a great way to meet people.

FYI

Around Town

Finding some late-night fun and laughter in Advent
How many times did Ed McMahan make that long, drawn-out, "Heeerrrrrre's Johnny!" to introduce Johnny Carson? It became a trademark, to be aped and emulated by most subsequent late-night TV talk show announcers. It was also the signal that some fun and laughter would be on the way. For some strange reason, all this came to mind while I was reflecting about Advent.

Weddings

Weekend Best Bets
Once or twice a month in Juneau in the winter local museums or art galleries will host receptions for new art exhibits. These are great - a chance to get together with friends and look over new works of art, meet artists and indulge in some snacks and beverages. Artists are usually more than happy to talk about their work and offer insight into their techniques and creative process. It's entertaining, especially if you go with art-loving friends. It's also a great way to meet people.

Thank you

Time for the Juneau Christmas bird count
Draw a circle 15 miles in diameter, pick a day with minimum hours of daylight and high likelihood of miserable weather, then go outdoors and count every bird you see.

Obituaries

Weddings

FYI

Obituaries

Finding some late-night fun and laughter in Advent
How many times did Ed McMahan make that long, drawn-out, "Heeerrrrrre's Johnny!" to introduce Johnny Carson? It became a trademark, to be aped and emulated by most subsequent late-night TV talk show announcers. It was also the signal that some fun and laughter would be on the way. For some strange reason, all this came to mind while I was reflecting about Advent.

Briefly

Briefly

Mail carrier who goes the extra mile
Talk to residents of First, Second or Third streets, and you soon learn that one of the small advantages of living on Juneau's Starr Hill is Conrad.

Cable company shuffles channels
Local cable subscribers who spent time memorizing the channel lineup will have to do a memory dump and start over.

City ponders roundabout as cure to traffic ills
The city is looking at a $500,000 roundabout to cure some of the traffic ills that continue to plague the Marine Way and parking garage intersection downtown.

Mail carrier who goes the extra mile
Talk to residents of First, Second or Third streets, and you soon learn that one of the small advantages of living on Juneau's Starr Hill is Conrad.

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

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

Yukon interested, but balks at SE dock
The Yukon Territory still wants access through ports in Southeast Alaska despite recently refusing to pick up options on a dock in Haines and tidelands in Skagway.

Briefly

Yukon interested, but balks at SE dock
The Yukon Territory still wants access through ports in Southeast Alaska despite recently refusing to pick up options on a dock in Haines and tidelands in Skagway.

City ponders roundabout as cure to traffic ills
The city is looking at a $500,000 roundabout to cure some of the traffic ills that continue to plague the Marine Way and parking garage intersection downtown.

Briefly

Cable company shuffles channels
Local cable subscribers who spent time memorizing the channel lineup will have to do a memory dump and start over.

Sides spar over fairways
Duffers and citizens concerned about the effects of duffers on the environment had a go at each other during Thursday night's marathon Juneau Planning Commission hearing.

Sides spar over fairways
Duffers and citizens concerned about the effects of duffers on the environment had a go at each other during Thursday night's marathon Juneau Planning Commission hearing.

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.

How can this be?
Gov. Tony Knowles and his extensive crew of public relations specialists should explain how it can be possible that a woman employee at a state department supposed to be dedicated to Health & Social Services can publicly proclaim in a letter to the editor that she has a legally binding No Contact Order against a representative of management in her workplace?

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.

National election ripe for change
After being inundated with presidential election propaganda for well over a year, much of which was unverifiable, we found ourselves earnestly staring at the television on election day. For some it was to see if their vote ended up in the winning column. For others it was a sigh of relief that once every four years was enough.

Improbable cause
The following editorial appeared in the San Jose Mercury News on Wednesday. There's a saying that the U.S. Supreme Court has never run into a police roadblock it didn't like. Checkpoints to intercept drunken drivers? Sure. Stops to verify the licenses and registrations of motorists? Fine. Highway blockades near the border to snatch illegal immigrants? Those are legal too.

How can this be?
Gov. Tony Knowles and his extensive crew of public relations specialists should explain how it can be possible that a woman employee at a state department supposed to be dedicated to Health & Social Services can publicly proclaim in a letter to the editor that she has a legally binding No Contact Order against a representative of management in her workplace?

Improbable cause
The following editorial appeared in the San Jose Mercury News on Wednesday. There's a saying that the U.S. Supreme Court has never run into a police roadblock it didn't like. Checkpoints to intercept drunken drivers? Sure. Stops to verify the licenses and registrations of motorists? Fine. Highway blockades near the border to snatch illegal immigrants? Those are legal too.

National election ripe for change
After being inundated with presidential election propaganda for well over a year, much of which was unverifiable, we found ourselves earnestly staring at the television on election day. For some it was to see if their vote ended up in the winning column. For others it was a sigh of relief that once every four years was enough.

Not just for boys anymore
For years, the wrestling room was one of the last places where it was still boys-only.

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Not just for boys anymore
For years, the wrestling room was one of the last places where it was still boys-only.

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