Thursday, December 7, 2000

Pet of the week

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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.

Around Town

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Obituary

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

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

Around Town

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
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

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.

Alaska Youth Choir presents holiday concert
Favorite traditional Christmas songs and carols from around the world will be featured at the Alaska Youth Choir's annual holiday concert this weekend.

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New twist on Nutcracker
With Kung Fu, funk and MTV, Juneau Dance Unlimited is bringing "The Nutcracker" into the 21st century.

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Calendar

Alaska Youth Choir presents holiday concert
Favorite traditional Christmas songs and carols from around the world will be featured at the Alaska Youth Choir's annual holiday concert this weekend.

'Dalmatians' sequel not as bad as first
"101 Dalmatians" is the finest animated movie ever, so the loud, crude, live-action "101" of four years ago was a desecration on a level with throwing acid at a Van Gogh.

'Dalmatians' sequel not as bad as first
"101 Dalmatians" is the finest animated movie ever, so the loud, crude, live-action "101" of four years ago was a desecration on a level with throwing acid at a Van Gogh.

Calendar

New twist on Nutcracker
With Kung Fu, funk and MTV, Juneau Dance Unlimited is bringing "The Nutcracker" into the 21st century.

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.

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.

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.

Knowles: Vets should get admission priority at Pioneers' Homes
Marking Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Gov. Tony Knowles announced he will ask the Legislature to establish a veterans' preference for admission to the state-run Pioneers' Homes, with a corresponding name change.

AK Pacific Bank opens 2 branches
Customers of a large national bank in two Southeast communities will find themselves without local branches after Friday.

Mediator may call on the law
A Seattle mediator will handle any disruption of Juneau's flight-noise mediation meetings on federal property by calling out Forest Service law enforcement, according to an affidavit she filed in Juneau Superior Court on Wednesday.

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

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Murder weapon under scrutiny
An expert from the state crime lab today pointed out the blood stains she found on a wooden softball bat police have said was removed from the car driven by one of the two men charged in the Jan. 25 beating death of Kenneth Thomas.

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

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AK Pacific Bank opens 2 branches
Customers of a large national bank in two Southeast communities will find themselves without local branches after Friday.

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.

Catamaran to replace Glacier Pt. flights
Chilkat Guides owner Bart Henderson says he'll use a high-speed catamaran next summer to take cruise ship passengers from Skagway to Glacier Point, near Haines, eliminating the airplane noise that has sparked a lawsuit.

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.

Knowles: Vets should get admission priority at Pioneers' Homes
Marking Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Gov. Tony Knowles announced he will ask the Legislature to establish a veterans' preference for admission to the state-run Pioneers' Homes, with a corresponding name change.

Briefly

Murder weapon under scrutiny
An expert from the state crime lab today pointed out the blood stains she found on a wooden softball bat police have said was removed from the car driven by one of the two men charged in the Jan. 25 beating death of Kenneth Thomas.

Briefly

Mediator may call on the law
A Seattle mediator will handle any disruption of Juneau's flight-noise mediation meetings on federal property by calling out Forest Service law enforcement, according to an affidavit she filed in Juneau Superior Court on Wednesday.

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.

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.

Catamaran to replace Glacier Pt. flights
Chilkat Guides owner Bart Henderson says he'll use a high-speed catamaran next summer to take cruise ship passengers from Skagway to Glacier Point, near Haines, eliminating the airplane noise that has sparked a lawsuit.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Elmer Rasmuson, 1909-2000
"You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world. You impoverish yourself if you forget this errand." - Woodrow Wilson

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Elmer Rasmuson, 1909-2000
"You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world. You impoverish yourself if you forget this errand." - Woodrow Wilson

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 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.

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.

Local scoreboard: basketball standings

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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.

Local scoreboard: basketball standings

Juneau wrestlers head to Region V meet in Ketchikan
Sophomore Jestin Hulegaard has a dream for the Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team as it heads to the Region V Championships this weekend in Ketchikan.

Juneau wrestlers head to Region V meet in Ketchikan
Sophomore Jestin Hulegaard has a dream for the Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team as it heads to the Region V Championships this weekend in Ketchikan.

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