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Tuesday, December 12, 2000

Business Profile

Veneer plant wants another loan
KETCHIKAN - Gateway Forest Products officials say they're short on cash for their new veneer operation.

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Business Profile

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Veneer plant wants another loan
KETCHIKAN - Gateway Forest Products officials say they're short on cash for their new veneer operation.

Building for the future
In a nondescript yellow building that most Juneau residents pass on their way to work each day is the future of construction, at least according to Triplette Construction.

Building for the future
In a nondescript yellow building that most Juneau residents pass on their way to work each day is the future of construction, at least according to Triplette Construction.

Around Town

Obituary

Around Town

Obituaries

Around Town

Around Town

Obituaries

Obituary

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.

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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.

State to see cash surplus - but just briefly
The good news is high oil prices probably will close an expected gap between state spending and revenue. The bad news is the big bucks for crude won't last.

Web site lets parents track kids' work
Local parents with computers may be able to keep track of their high school students' progress thanks to class Web pages. And students may use the Internet more to keep up with their work.

Downtown coffee house changes hands, name
Valentine's Coffee House & Bakery is in the process of becoming Valentine's Coffee House & Pizzeria.

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Holiday flights raise money for kids with nerve disorder
Juneau residents have an opportunity to view holiday light displays as Santa will see them and help Alaska kids with neurofibromatosis at the same time.

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.

Mental health transfer close to completion
The city's nearly year-long transfer of its mental health services to nonprofit care providers has been nearly "seamle

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Plan would protect permanent fund from inflation
ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Permanent Fund Corp.'s board members want a constitutional amendment approved that they believe will better protect the state's $26.6 billion oil wealth savings account from inflation.

Knowles pushes for more university funds
ANCHORAGE - Gov. Tony Knowles is backing a request from the University of Alaska regents to boost spending for the state university system by $16.9 million.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Briefly

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.

State to see cash surplus - but just briefly
The good news is high oil prices probably will close an expected gap between state spending and revenue. The bad news is the big bucks for crude won't last.

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.

Downtown coffee house changes hands, name
Valentine's Coffee House & Bakery is in the process of becoming Valentine's Coffee House & Pizzeria.

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

Holiday flights raise money for kids with nerve disorder
Juneau residents have an opportunity to view holiday light displays as Santa will see them and help Alaska kids with neurofibromatosis at the same time.

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

Mental health transfer close to completion
The city's nearly year-long transfer of its mental health services to nonprofit care providers has been nearly "seamle

Plan would protect permanent fund from inflation
ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Permanent Fund Corp.'s board members want a constitutional amendment approved that they believe will better protect the state's $26.6 billion oil wealth savings account from inflation.

Knowles pushes for more university funds
ANCHORAGE - Gov. Tony Knowles is backing a request from the University of Alaska regents to boost spending for the state university system by $16.9 million.

Web site lets parents track kids' work
Local parents with computers may be able to keep track of their high school students' progress thanks to class Web pages. And students may use the Internet more to keep up with their work.

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.

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.

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.

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.

JDHS a stressful place to work, learn
As the parent of a fifth grader, I have watched with trepidation our community's efforts to solve overcrowding at JDHS. Construction of the new high school is behind about $360 million in other higher priority projects.

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.

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.

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.

The drug czar leaves behind a shaky legacy
The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Monday: Gen. Barry McCaffrey is wrapping up his nearly five-year tenure as the president's drug policy adviser with a bang.

The drug czar leaves behind a shaky legacy
The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Monday: Gen. Barry McCaffrey is wrapping up his nearly five-year tenure as the president's drug policy adviser with a bang.

JDHS a stressful place to work, learn
As the parent of a fifth grader, I have watched with trepidation our community's efforts to solve overcrowding at JDHS. Construction of the new high school is behind about $360 million in other higher priority projects.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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