Monday, December 11, 2000

Around Town

Obituary

Around Town

Obituaries

Around Town

Around Town

Obituary

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.

Tribal group loses bid for Taku fishery
The Federal Subsistence Board has rejected a proposal by the Douglas Indian Association to allow a new subsistence fishery near the Taku River south of Juneau.

Tribal group loses bid for Taku fishery
The Federal Subsistence Board has rejected a proposal by the Douglas Indian Association to allow a new subsistence fishery near the Taku River south of Juneau.

Briefly

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

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.

Clarification

Attorneys offer immigrants tips on establishing the right to stay
A 28-year-old woman wants to do more to help her sick child in the Lower 48 but won't contact government agencies for fear of deportation because she lacks the appropriate immigration documents.

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

Glory Hole seeking donations
The Glory Hole gave out 100 boxes of fixings for Christmas dinner last year and expects to give 150 such boxes to the needy this year. As always, the church-supported homeless shelter and dining hall downtown is relying on the community to fill the boxes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Holiday dinner honors seniors
It took more than 25 years, but Liz Leach finally got to hear her son's band play.

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.

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

Attorneys offer immigrants tips on establishing the right to stay
A 28-year-old woman wants to do more to help her sick child in the Lower 48 but won't contact government agencies for fear of deportation because she lacks the appropriate immigration documents.

Smoothing of Egan Drive almost complete
Motorists should expect a kinder, gentler ride on Egan Drive and other roads after the state finishes laying down about 50,000 tons of asphalt using a laser-guided computer that can measure smoothness of pavement to one-tenth of an inch.

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

City ponders Salmon Creek building's fate
The city will consider what to do with the Salmon Creek office building that housed the now-defunct Health and Social Services Department at a Juneau Assembly work session tonight.

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.

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.

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.

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

Clarification

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

Smoothing of Egan Drive almost complete
Motorists should expect a kinder, gentler ride on Egan Drive and other roads after the state finishes laying down about 50,000 tons of asphalt using a laser-guided computer that can measure smoothness of pavement to one-tenth of an inch.

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.

Glory Hole seeking donations
The Glory Hole gave out 100 boxes of fixings for Christmas dinner last year and expects to give 150 such boxes to the needy this year. As always, the church-supported homeless shelter and dining hall downtown is relying on the community to fill the boxes.

City ponders Salmon Creek building's fate
The city will consider what to do with the Salmon Creek office building that housed the now-defunct Health and Social Services Department at a Juneau Assembly work session tonight.

Briefly

Holiday dinner honors seniors
It took more than 25 years, but Liz Leach finally got to hear her son's band play.

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.

Holiday gift of song
The Alaska Youth Choir presented a gift to Juneau last weekend with its Holiday Concert 2000. Two sold-out performances are proof that the spirit of youth and the arts is alive and well in Juneau.

Word of Mouth
I'd like to thank Sealaska for the generous $200 check they sent out. I was able to buy groceries, about a week's worth, knowing that them and their families look the other way when our people need help.

Partisan Supremes
Five members of the U.S. Supreme Court being partisans of George W. Bush, he will now become President of the United States.

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.

Partisan Supremes
Five members of the U.S. Supreme Court being partisans of George W. Bush, he will now become President of the United States.

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.

Word of Mouth
I'd like to thank Sealaska for the generous $200 check they sent out. I was able to buy groceries, about a week's worth, knowing that them and their families look the other way when our people need help.

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

Holiday gift of song
The Alaska Youth Choir presented a gift to Juneau last weekend with its Holiday Concert 2000. Two sold-out performances are proof that the spirit of youth and the arts is alive and well in Juneau.

'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.

Monument status for ANWR not the way to go
The following editorial appeared in today's Anchorage Daily News: If President Clinton intends to declare national monument status for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, he's not letting out any hints. We hope he doesn't do it.

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.

Two observations
In order to get The Learning Channel on cable, subscribers have to pay $34.21 additional. It used to be part of tier 2, which has been discontinued. Personally I think there is more to this change than the public was allowed to know.

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.

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.

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.

Monument status for ANWR not the way to go
The following editorial appeared in today's Anchorage Daily News: If President Clinton intends to declare national monument status for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, he's not letting out any hints. We hope he doesn't do it.

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.

Two observations
In order to get The Learning Channel on cable, subscribers have to pay $34.21 additional. It used to be part of tier 2, which has been discontinued. Personally I think there is more to this change than the public was allowed to know.

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

Oil patch dividends
The following editorial appeared in Friday's Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: The donation of $2.5 million from the state's two biggest oil producers to the University of Alaska offers another example of the benefits flowing from industry's continued investment in Alaska.

'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.

Oil patch dividends
The following editorial appeared in Friday's Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: The donation of $2.5 million from the state's two biggest oil producers to the University of Alaska offers another example of the benefits flowing from industry's continued investment in Alaska.

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.

Ketchikan wins Region V wrestling title
The Ketchikan Kings retained the Region V high school wrestling crown for the fourth straight year with a 21-point victory over the favored Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears late Saturday night at Ketchikan High School.

Hoonah claims 2A volleyball
The championship match and an if-necessary match took nearly five hours to play, but when the matches were over the Hoonah Braves again wore the Region V-Class 2A volleyball crown following their victory the Klawock Chieftains in a five-game thriller late Saturday night at Klawock High School.

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.

Ketchikan wins Region V wrestling title
The Ketchikan Kings retained the Region V high school wrestling crown for the fourth straight year with a 21-point victory over the favored Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears late Saturday night at Ketchikan High School.

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.

Hoonah claims 2A volleyball
The championship match and an if-necessary match took nearly five hours to play, but when the matches were over the Hoonah Braves again wore the Region V-Class 2A volleyball crown following their victory the Klawock Chieftains in a five-game thriller late Saturday night at Klawock High School.

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.

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.

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