Wednesday, December 6, 2000

Juneau brewery to get $2 million upgrade
Alaskan Brewing Co. plans $2 million in improvements this winter.

Business Profile

Juneau brewery to get $2 million upgrade
Alaskan Brewing Co. plans $2 million in improvements this winter.

Season for art sales
Two of Juneau's biggest holiday social events also are among the best marketing tools for artisans and local businesses.

Season for art sales
Two of Juneau's biggest holiday social events also are among the best marketing tools for artisans and local businesses.

Business Profile

Picking out the perfect Christmas tree
Christmas tree time is here, and with it all the spirit of the season, grins on faces, familial efforts to choose the ideal one, get it home, into the house and then how to decorate it. The knowledge that there is no best tree or decorative style encourages us all to indulge ourselves in the fantasy of Christmas decoration.

Coping with loss during the holiday season
Most of us experience the holidays as times of joy, but also as times of stress. The media pressures us to create the perfect Thanksgiving or the most meaningful Hanukkah. We never succeed, but that doesn't stop us from trying year after year.

Around Town

Obituary

Pet of the week

Around Town

Around Town

Briefly

Briefly

Coping with loss during the holiday season
Most of us experience the holidays as times of joy, but also as times of stress. The media pressures us to create the perfect Thanksgiving or the most meaningful Hanukkah. We never succeed, but that doesn't stop us from trying year after year.

Obituary
Due to a reporter's error, two family members were omitted from the obituary for Elmer Landingham that ran in the Juneau Empire on Dec. 1.

Obituary
Due to a reporter's error, two family members were omitted from the obituary for Elmer Landingham that ran in the Juneau Empire on Dec. 1.

Thank you

Pet of the week

Around Town

Thank you

Picking out the perfect Christmas tree
Christmas tree time is here, and with it all the spirit of the season, grins on faces, familial efforts to choose the ideal one, get it home, into the house and then how to decorate it. The knowledge that there is no best tree or decorative style encourages us all to indulge ourselves in the fantasy of Christmas decoration.

Obituary

Defense, D.A. present 2 views
Attorneys in the murder trial of Ronald Smith, 34, and Joel Rey Soto, 21, today presented diametrically opposed explanations of what happened on Village Street in the early morning hours of Jan. 25.

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

Bag of marijuana pivotal on third day of murder trial
Defense lawyers were unsuccessful today in attempting to prevent prosecutors from offering a baggie of marijuana as evidence to link defendants Ronald Smith and Joey Rey Soto to the Jan. 25 beating death of Kenneth Thomas.

Court: Goenett must pay ex-workers
Former tour operator Martin "Ben" Goenett received four amended sentences Tuesday, adding interest for restitution and other conditions to sentences from the summer.

Briefly

Guiding company wins nod to run tours at Treadwell
Gastineau Guiding Co. won a partial victory at Tuesday night's Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee meeting.

Braving the needle to fight the flu
For Beth McEwen, it came down to a choice between her hatred of needles and her fear of the flu.

Kennicott sailings canceled after generator breaks down
The state ferry Kennicott is stranded in Juneau for at least a week because of damage to an enormous generator that provides electricity for the ship.

Correction

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

Gov. Knowles urges cruise bill passage before session's end
Gov. Tony Knowles has resumed his push for passage of cruise ship legislation in the lame duck session of Congress.

Bag of marijuana pivotal on third day of murder trial
Defense lawyers were unsuccessful today in attempting to prevent prosecutors from offering a baggie of marijuana as evidence to link defendants Ronald Smith and Joey Rey Soto to the Jan. 25 beating death of Kenneth Thomas.

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

Correction

Gov. Knowles urges cruise bill passage before session's end
Gov. Tony Knowles has resumed his push for passage of cruise ship legislation in the lame duck session of Congress.

Briefly

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

Mayors push for roads in Tongass
WASHINGTON - Six Southeast Alaska municipal officials returned home today, feeling confident they presented the best possible case to Clinton administration officials for exempting the Tongass National Forest from a new road construction ban.

Braving the needle to fight the flu
For Beth McEwen, it came down to a choice between her hatred of needles and her fear of the flu.

Haines residents sue over flightseeing noise
Two environmental groups and a Haines neighborhood association are suing the state Department of Natural Resources over a large-scale tourism operation in the Haines State Forest.

Briefly

Kennicott sailings canceled after generator breaks down
The state ferry Kennicott is stranded in Juneau for at least a week because of damage to an enormous generator that provides electricity for the ship.

Defense, D.A. present 2 views
Attorneys in the murder trial of Ronald Smith, 34, and Joel Rey Soto, 21, today presented diametrically opposed explanations of what happened on Village Street in the early morning hours of Jan. 25.

Guiding company wins nod to run tours at Treadwell
Gastineau Guiding Co. won a partial victory at Tuesday night's Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee meeting.

Coach pleads no contest to hit-and-run charge
High school teacher and coach Guy Thibodeau pleaded no contest Monday afternoon to a misdemeanor charge of leaving an accident scene.

Court: Goenett must pay ex-workers
Former tour operator Martin "Ben" Goenett received four amended sentences Tuesday, adding interest for restitution and other conditions to sentences from the summer.

Briefly

Haines residents sue over flightseeing noise
Two environmental groups and a Haines neighborhood association are suing the state Department of Natural Resources over a large-scale tourism operation in the Haines State Forest.

Mayors push for roads in Tongass
WASHINGTON - Six Southeast Alaska municipal officials returned home today, feeling confident they presented the best possible case to Clinton administration officials for exempting the Tongass National Forest from a new road construction ban.

Coach pleads no contest to hit-and-run charge
High school teacher and coach Guy Thibodeau pleaded no contest Monday afternoon to a misdemeanor charge of leaving an accident scene.

Protect a way of life
A couple of weeks ago I went to a slide show presentation about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The images, words and music were quite powerful. But are they powerful enough to convince a misinformed public that ANWR is not a national interest?

How does lighthouse transfer benefit American taxpayers?
Last week in the Juneau Empire I read that after awarding the Alaska Lighthouse Association the Point Retreat Lighthouse, Sen. Ted Stevens is attempting to transfer ownership of that property to them.

Protect a way of life
A couple of weeks ago I went to a slide show presentation about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The images, words and music were quite powerful. But are they powerful enough to convince a misinformed public that ANWR is not a national interest?

Florida could learn much from Alaska
The 2000 presidential election has focused unprecedented attention on the way election systems are run. Since the election, I've heard comments about this from many Alaskans because one of my responsibilities is to oversee the Division of Elections.

Course to be built to exacting environmental standards
The saying "no good deed goes unpunished" finds a perfect example in the golf course proposed by Totem Creek, a non-profit corporation. Despite our good faith attempt to design the most environmentally sensitive course practical, our efforts have been portrayed quite to the contrary.

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.

Course to be built to exacting environmental standards
The saying "no good deed goes unpunished" finds a perfect example in the golf course proposed by Totem Creek, a non-profit corporation. Despite our good faith attempt to design the most environmentally sensitive course practical, our efforts have been portrayed quite to the contrary.

Reform the World Bank
The following editorial was published Monday in The Tulsa World: The World Bank was established to provide loans and technical assistance for economic development projects in poor nations.

Network irresponsibility
The following editorial appeared in today's Providence Journal: The multi-layered mess in Florida might have been avoided had the television networks not so disastrously inserted themselves into the process on Election Day.

Information is the best defense against bad toys
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: In congressional hearings this fall, legislators vaguely promised to rein in the marketing of violent entertainment to children.

Voting problems in Florida this year were off the charts
A couple of local Republicans have written in to say that Al Gore should give it up. I've been trying to understand their viewpoint, which is so radically different than my own, and it dawned on me: from their perspective, Al Gore is just trying to find a few extra votes in a close election.

Reform the World Bank
The following editorial was published Monday in The Tulsa World: The World Bank was established to provide loans and technical assistance for economic development projects in poor nations.

You have a right to know and be heard
Most Juneau folk would agree flightseeing noise is an issue of public concern. It affects some more than others. Some people benefit greatly from flightseeing, others pay the price.

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.

Voting problems in Florida this year were off the charts
A couple of local Republicans have written in to say that Al Gore should give it up. I've been trying to understand their viewpoint, which is so radically different than my own, and it dawned on me: from their perspective, Al Gore is just trying to find a few extra votes in a close election.

Florida could learn much from Alaska
The 2000 presidential election has focused unprecedented attention on the way election systems are run. Since the election, I've heard comments about this from many Alaskans because one of my responsibilities is to oversee the Division of Elections.

You have a right to know and be heard
Most Juneau folk would agree flightseeing noise is an issue of public concern. It affects some more than others. Some people benefit greatly from flightseeing, others pay the price.

Course backers aren't fast-buck artists
It saddens me to read about the efforts by some to squash the many years of careful planning by the Juneau Golf Club to construct an 18-hole golf course on North Douglas. These are efforts to halt reasonable development, in partnership with Totem Creek, of an environmentally sensitive industry and to cause unethical and financially draining delays. They also question the integrity of the people involved.

Gore showing his big spending ways
I wonder what it is costing Al Gore to pursue his litigation in Florida? And is he paying for it himself, or is this being paid by our taxes, or is the Democratic Campaign Fund paying for it, or...?

Information is the best defense against bad toys
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: In congressional hearings this fall, legislators vaguely promised to rein in the marketing of violent entertainment to children.

Course backers aren't fast-buck artists
It saddens me to read about the efforts by some to squash the many years of careful planning by the Juneau Golf Club to construct an 18-hole golf course on North Douglas. These are efforts to halt reasonable development, in partnership with Totem Creek, of an environmentally sensitive industry and to cause unethical and financially draining delays. They also question the integrity of the people involved.

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.

Gore showing his big spending ways
I wonder what it is costing Al Gore to pursue his litigation in Florida? And is he paying for it himself, or is this being paid by our taxes, or is the Democratic Campaign Fund paying for it, or...?

How does lighthouse transfer benefit American taxpayers?
Last week in the Juneau Empire I read that after awarding the Alaska Lighthouse Association the Point Retreat Lighthouse, Sen. Ted Stevens is attempting to transfer ownership of that property to them.

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.

Network irresponsibility
The following editorial appeared in today's Providence Journal: The multi-layered mess in Florida might have been avoided had the television networks not so disastrously inserted themselves into the process on Election Day.

No. 1 Duke dunks Davidson
DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke senior forward Shane Battier is on magazine covers and national player of the year lists. Meanwhile, sophomore guard Jason Williams looks more and more like the best player on the team.

No. 1 Duke dunks Davidson
DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke senior forward Shane Battier is on magazine covers and national player of the year lists. Meanwhile, sophomore guard Jason Williams looks more and more like the best player on the team.

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