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Sunday, December 10, 2000

Around Town

Around Town

Obituaries

Obituaries

Preserving land across generations
Deborah Marshall remembers when her family lost its land.

Preserving land across generations
Deborah Marshall remembers when her family lost its land.

Kennicott resumes service
The Kennicott ferry should return to service today when it leaves Ketchikan at 1 p.m. to resume its northbound schedule.

Sewage plant may be target of probe
Federal officials apparently are considering criminal charges in connection with pollution violations alleged at the Mendenhall Valley Sewage Treatment Plant.

Who's who in Smith/Soto murder trial
With 22 witnesses, two defendants and three lawyers, the cast of characters in the Juneau Superior Court murder trial of Ronald E. Smith and Rey Joel Soto is a large one.

District asks state to pay for more of new school
The Juneau School District wants the state to pay for more of the proposed high school at Dimond Park and move up the project on a priority list.

Who's who in Smith/Soto murder trial
With 22 witnesses, two defendants and three lawyers, the cast of characters in the Juneau Superior Court murder trial of Ronald E. Smith and Rey Joel Soto is a large one.

Sewage plant may be target of probe
Federal officials apparently are considering criminal charges in connection with pollution violations alleged at the Mendenhall Valley Sewage Treatment Plant.

Mackie on cruise line's tour board
Retiring Sen. Jerry Mackie, a Craig Republican, has been appointed to the board of directors of a new tour company created by a major cruise line that paid heavy fines for polluting coastal waters off Alaska.

Committee looks at bear problem
With this year's 1,000 bear-related calls to the city's police department to mull over, an ad hoc bear committee held its inaugural meeting last week to begin formulating ways to take care of the city's persistent bear problem.

District asks state to pay for more of new school
The Juneau School District wants the state to pay for more of the proposed high school at Dimond Park and move up the project on a priority list.

Clarification

Mackie on cruise line's tour board
Retiring Sen. Jerry Mackie, a Craig Republican, has been appointed to the board of directors of a new tour company created by a major cruise line that paid heavy fines for polluting coastal waters off Alaska.

Blackout hits half of Juneau
A rush-hour blackout Friday evening knocked out half the power and lights in town, forcing Mendenhall Valley merchants to lose some business but inspiring one Douglas couple to have a special candlelight dinner.

Kennicott resumes service
The Kennicott ferry should return to service today when it leaves Ketchikan at 1 p.m. to resume its northbound schedule.

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

Clarification

Blackout hits half of Juneau
A rush-hour blackout Friday evening knocked out half the power and lights in town, forcing Mendenhall Valley merchants to lose some business but inspiring one Douglas couple to have a special candlelight dinner.

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

Committee looks at bear problem
With this year's 1,000 bear-related calls to the city's police department to mull over, an ad hoc bear committee held its inaugural meeting last week to begin formulating ways to take care of the city's persistent bear problem.

A jolt to the system
The following editorial appeared in Saturday's Washington Post: Our hope from the beginning has been that the presidential election dispute would end with a result that as many members as possible of the losing side would regard as fair.

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.

So simple yet so devious
I recently had the privilege of reading William Suss' eye-opening letter on the scandal of Point Retreat Lighthouse.

A jolt to the system
The following editorial appeared in Saturday's Washington Post: Our hope from the beginning has been that the presidential election dispute would end with a result that as many members as possible of the losing side would regard as fair.

It's spring, but something is missing
McMurdo Station in Antarctica is just like a small college set in a mining camp thousands of miles from anywhere and anything except ice. Which is to say, it's like nowhere else in the world.

Offering perspectives, goals and hopes
In the holiday season we often reflect on the past year, or perhaps the past decade. Our most recent experiences are vivid and color our personal views of the future in both positive and negative ways.

It's spring, but something is missing
McMurdo Station in Antarctica is just like a small college set in a mining camp thousands of miles from anywhere and anything except ice. Which is to say, it's like nowhere else in the world.

So simple yet so devious
I recently had the privilege of reading William Suss' eye-opening letter on the scandal of Point Retreat Lighthouse.

'It's never been done that way'
The state of Alaska is concerned because it cannot find enough suitable applicants and employees for many fields. Take note, state of Alaska: It is not only pay and benefits that lure workers away from state jobs.

'It's never been done that way'
The state of Alaska is concerned because it cannot find enough suitable applicants and employees for many fields. Take note, state of Alaska: It is not only pay and benefits that lure workers away from state jobs.

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.

Offering perspectives, goals and hopes
In the holiday season we often reflect on the past year, or perhaps the past decade. Our most recent experiences are vivid and color our personal views of the future in both positive and negative ways.

Tompkins falls, but finishes in disabled ski opener
A race for the podium became a race for pride after Juneau's Joe Tompkins fell and missed a gate during the country's first major event of the year for disabled skiers, a giant slalom race Friday at Breckenridge Ski Area in Colorado held as part of the resort's annual Ski Spectacular.

Region V wrestling tourney runs late
The Region V wrestling tournament in Ketchikan ran late Saturday night and results weren't available in time to make Sunday's editions of the Juneau Empire.

GSC finishes second in state age-group swim meet
Led by three swimmers winning the individual points titles in their respective age groups, Juneau's Glacier Swim Club finished second in the team standings at the 2000 Alaska Swimming Age-Group Championships Dec. 1-3 in Soldotna.

Tompkins falls, but finishes in disabled ski opener
A race for the podium became a race for pride after Juneau's Joe Tompkins fell and missed a gate during the country's first major event of the year for disabled skiers, a giant slalom race Friday at Breckenridge Ski Area in Colorado held as part of the resort's annual Ski Spectacular.

GSC finishes second in state age-group swim meet
Led by three swimmers winning the individual points titles in their respective age groups, Juneau's Glacier Swim Club finished second in the team standings at the 2000 Alaska Swimming Age-Group Championships Dec. 1-3 in Soldotna.

Region V wrestling tourney runs late
The Region V wrestling tournament in Ketchikan ran late Saturday night and results weren't available in time to make Sunday's editions of the Juneau Empire.

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