Monday, December 4, 2000

Around Town

Around Town

Obituaries

Obituaries

Women may win major party nominations for governor
In 2002, Alaska could become only the second state in at least 30 years to have two women running as major party candidates for governor.

Who's Next?
When one election cycle ends, positioning for the next one begins.

Who's Next?
When one election cycle ends, positioning for the next one begins.

Women may win major party nominations for governor
In 2002, Alaska could become only the second state in at least 30 years to have two women running as major party candidates for governor.

City ironing out details to secure funds for Duck Creek
Giving Duck Creek a transfusion of water from Nugget Creek is one of the sticking points to be worked out before the city agrees to a federal project to restore the Mendenhall Valley stream.

Company aims to expand tours on trails
The summer tourist season is still six months away, but the battle over the commercial use of local trails already has begun.

USCG taking comments on plan to modernize
The U.S. Coast Guard is taking comments on the environmental impacts of its proposed multi-billion-dollar modernization. But the public may have trouble opining on such a broad topic.

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

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

PBS film focuses on Alaska expedition
EmmyAward winner Lawrence Hott is making a documentary about both Alaskas.

Company aims to expand tours on trails
The summer tourist season is still six months away, but the battle over the commercial use of local trails already has begun.

Multiple-gallery show a feast for the eyes
Gallery Walk offers a short course in art appreciation. The annual holiday event, now in its 19th year, beckons browsers with goodies from hot cider to 30-foot buffets, to be sipped and munched while strolling and driving from trading post to gallery, from Franklin Street to Jordan Creek.

Murder trial to begin
Jury selection in the long-postponed murder trial of Ronald E. Smith and Rey Joel Soto began this morning in Juneau Superior Court. More than four dozen Juneau residents were summoned as potential jurors.

What's in store next session?
A string of drunken-driving deaths and the need for more state revenue have put tougher alcohol laws and higher liquor taxes on the wish-lists of some Republicans.

Doctor delays retirement to ensure care of patients
Dr. Henry Akiyama has postponed his December retirement apparently until he finds a qualified doctor to take over his large Juneau practice.

Obituary
Dale Graham Sarles

Briefly

Doctor delays retirement to ensure care of patients
Dr. Henry Akiyama has postponed his December retirement apparently until he finds a qualified doctor to take over his large Juneau practice.

Murder trial to begin
Jury selection in the long-postponed murder trial of Ronald E. Smith and Rey Joel Soto began this morning in Juneau Superior Court. More than four dozen Juneau residents were summoned as potential jurors.

Around Town

What's in store next session?
A string of drunken-driving deaths and the need for more state revenue have put tougher alcohol laws and higher liquor taxes on the wish-lists of some Republicans.

Obituary
Dale Graham Sarles

Multiple-gallery show a feast for the eyes
Gallery Walk offers a short course in art appreciation. The annual holiday event, now in its 19th year, beckons browsers with goodies from hot cider to 30-foot buffets, to be sipped and munched while strolling and driving from trading post to gallery, from Franklin Street to Jordan Creek.

PBS film focuses on Alaska expedition
EmmyAward winner Lawrence Hott is making a documentary about both Alaskas.

USCG taking comments on plan to modernize
The U.S. Coast Guard is taking comments on the environmental impacts of its proposed multi-billion-dollar modernization. But the public may have trouble opining on such a broad topic.

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

City ironing out details to secure funds for Duck Creek
Giving Duck Creek a transfusion of water from Nugget Creek is one of the sticking points to be worked out before the city agrees to a federal project to restore the Mendenhall Valley stream.

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

Briefly

Around Town

Compassionate activism needs volunteers
I read the story about Alaska's meteoric rise up the State of Caring Index at least three times and I'm not sure I got it.

Word of Mouth
I love the Christmas tree in the wetlands. Thank you to whoever gave this gift to Juneau.

Word of Mouth

Letter: SE vets due chance at Admiralty land
On behalf of the original "Friends of Admiralty" (the people of Angoon), we would like to point out an error in what appeared to be an otherwise accurate article concerning the Pt. Retreat Lighthouse (Empire, Tuesday, Nov. 28).

Word of Mouth
I love the Christmas tree in the wetlands. Thank you to whoever gave this gift to Juneau.

Compassionate activism needs volunteers
I read the story about Alaska's meteoric rise up the State of Caring Index at least three times and I'm not sure I got it.

Roadless, harried, hungry and proud
This just in ... Juneau is America's most isolated capital city. Imagine my surprise when, while I vacationed at my parents' north Texas farm on the occasion of my father's 80th birthday, the Dallas Morning News reported our isolation on the front page of last Sunday's editions.

Roadless, harried, hungry and proud
This just in ... Juneau is America's most isolated capital city. Imagine my surprise when, while I vacationed at my parents' north Texas farm on the occasion of my father's 80th birthday, the Dallas Morning News reported our isolation on the front page of last Sunday's editions.

Forget dimpled chads, go to Gallery Walk 2000
Only a cynical Grinch or skeptical Scrooge could consider Juneau's annual Gallery Walk to be a mere retailing event. Yes, it is a shopping experience, but also much more. It is a civic celebration and the kickoff to Juneau's Christmas season.

Word of Mouth

France vs. the Internet
The following editorial appeared Friday in the Providence Journal. Throughout history, distinct civilizations have constantly interacted, spreading ideas and inventions, some by force and some by trade. This ebb and flow let the best ideas spread, and civilizations advanced accordingly.

Forget dimpled chads, go to Gallery Walk 2000
Only a cynical Grinch or skeptical Scrooge could consider Juneau's annual Gallery Walk to be a mere retailing event. Yes, it is a shopping experience, but also much more. It is a civic celebration and the kickoff to Juneau's Christmas season.

Letter: SE vets due chance at Admiralty land
On behalf of the original "Friends of Admiralty" (the people of Angoon), we would like to point out an error in what appeared to be an otherwise accurate article concerning the Pt. Retreat Lighthouse (Empire, Tuesday, Nov. 28).

France vs. the Internet
The following editorial appeared Friday in the Providence Journal. Throughout history, distinct civilizations have constantly interacted, spreading ideas and inventions, some by force and some by trade. This ebb and flow let the best ideas spread, and civilizations advanced accordingly.

Four Juneau wrestlers win titles in Sitka
Four Juneau-Douglas High School wrestlers claimed titles in their weight classes at the Geoff Brederman tournament at Sitka's Mount Edgecumbe High School.

College Corner: From walk-on to starter
When Caroline Gruening joined the Santa Clara University women's basketball team three years ago she had no roster spot, no scholarship, no guarantees.

Weston 19th in Foot Locker meet
Brandy Weston, a senior at Juneau-Douglas High School, was the top finisher from Southeast Alaska in the Foot Locker West Regional cross-country running meet Saturday.

Proposals would alter Alaska high school tournament alignment
ANCHORAGE -- Responding to a recent trend of school-generated realignment, the Alaska School Activities Association board has forwarded a proposal that could drastically reduce the number of schools competing in Class 4A and Class 3A.

College Corner: From walk-on to starter
When Caroline Gruening joined the Santa Clara University women's basketball team three years ago she had no roster spot, no scholarship, no guarantees.

Four Juneau wrestlers win titles in Sitka
Four Juneau-Douglas High School wrestlers claimed titles in their weight classes at the Geoff Brederman tournament at Sitka's Mount Edgecumbe High School.

Proposals would alter Alaska high school tournament alignment
ANCHORAGE -- Responding to a recent trend of school-generated realignment, the Alaska School Activities Association board has forwarded a proposal that could drastically reduce the number of schools competing in Class 4A and Class 3A.

Weston 19th in Foot Locker meet
Brandy Weston, a senior at Juneau-Douglas High School, was the top finisher from Southeast Alaska in the Foot Locker West Regional cross-country running meet Saturday.

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