Friday, December 15, 2000

Weekend Best Bets
I don't blame anyone for wincing at the cold, but I'm glad to finally see some winter weather. We're getting beautiful clear nights, short, glorious sunny days, and consistent sub-freezing temperatures. That promises great skating weather.

The story of the northern flying squirrel
PHOTO BY JEFF NICHOLS

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Thank You

Finding the meaning of God's purpose at Advent
Graham W. Hardy, in an address entitled, "Advent has Three Tenses," tells about a night in Australia he spent looking up into the star-filled sky with a friend. In the course of their conversation, Graham asked his friend a question that sometimes comes up in times like those: "Do you believe in God, Sandy?"

The story of the northern flying squirrel
PHOTO BY JEFF NICHOLS

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Obituary

Weekend Best Bets
I don't blame anyone for wincing at the cold, but I'm glad to finally see some winter weather. We're getting beautiful clear nights, short, glorious sunny days, and consistent sub-freezing temperatures. That promises great skating weather.

Obituary

Finding the meaning of God's purpose at Advent
Graham W. Hardy, in an address entitled, "Advent has Three Tenses," tells about a night in Australia he spent looking up into the star-filled sky with a friend. In the course of their conversation, Graham asked his friend a question that sometimes comes up in times like those: "Do you believe in God, Sandy?"

Around Town

Around Town

Briefly

Windows into heaven
Charles Rohrbacher practices an art that puts originality second and self expression third. What comes first is faith. Faithfulness to tradition and faith in God.

'Traffic' named flick of the year
Steven Soderbergh's complex drug thriller "Traffic" was chosen best picture of the year Wednesday by the New York Film Critics Circle.

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Calendar
MOVIES

Rebecca Poulson: Working from black to white

'Vertical Limit' succeeds in ropes-and-crampons genre
"Vertical Limit" opens with an eight-minute red-rock gripper. It's the vertiginous start of what one wag has called "The Perfect Climb" and it's certainly more edge-of-the-seat than the watery blue-screen storm flick.

'Traffic' named flick of the year
Steven Soderbergh's complex drug thriller "Traffic" was chosen best picture of the year Wednesday by the New York Film Critics Circle.

Rebecca Poulson: Working from black to white

Windows into heaven
Charles Rohrbacher practices an art that puts originality second and self expression third. What comes first is faith. Faithfulness to tradition and faith in God.

Concert to turn instruments into other voices
Saturday night, even the clarinet will be singing with the Juneau Symphony.

Calendar
MOVIES

'Vertical Limit' succeeds in ropes-and-crampons genre
"Vertical Limit" opens with an eight-minute red-rock gripper. It's the vertiginous start of what one wag has called "The Perfect Climb" and it's certainly more edge-of-the-seat than the watery blue-screen storm flick.

Concert to turn instruments into other voices
Saturday night, even the clarinet will be singing with the Juneau Symphony.

Stangl: Finding art in math and free form in Russian
Ian Stangl, a senior at Juneau-Douglas High School, is a member of the National Honor Society, the academic decathlon team, the pep band and the concert band. He still finds time for his job tutoring students in math after school.

Seeing good in election chaos
According to media reports, the recent goings-on - some would say shenanigans - of Florida's executive, judicial and legislative branches of government, not to mention the U.S. Supreme Court, have left Americans variously appalled, bemused and, well, still uncommitted.

Judge: Meetings can be taped
The state's Open Meetings Act applies to Juneau's ongoing flight-noise mediation sessions and allows them to be tape-recorded, a judge decided Wednesday. But whether the meetings will continue is up in the air.

Guilty on all counts: Jury brings in verdict in Smith-Soto murder trial
Accused killers Ronald Smith and Rey Joel Soto were convicted of murder, assault and robbery charges today in Juneau Superior Court.

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

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Holiday service offers relief from seasonal depression
A solemn pre-Christmas service for all denominations aims to bring relief from the gloom that seems inevitable for some.

Seeing good in election chaos
According to media reports, the recent goings-on - some would say shenanigans - of Florida's executive, judicial and legislative branches of government, not to mention the U.S. Supreme Court, have left Americans variously appalled, bemused and, well, still uncommitted.

Knowles backs budget increase
Gov. Tony Knowles today proposed a state general fund spending increase of $145 million to shore up education, strengthen law enforcement, protect public health and safety, and lay the groundwork for a natural gas pipeline.

Elders: Juneau should build itself as SE hub
Kay Smith told the joke about the banker with a glass eye to explain her vision of Juneau's future Thursday night during a community panel discussion at Centennial Hall.

Stangl: Finding art in math and free form in Russian
Ian Stangl, a senior at Juneau-Douglas High School, is a member of the National Honor Society, the academic decathlon team, the pep band and the concert band. He still finds time for his job tutoring students in math after school.

Was cold medicine factor in plane crash?
Federal investigators say over-the-counter drugs might have contributed to a plane crash that killed four Juneau residents last year. However, a physician outside the investigation said the amount of medicine found was so small it probably didn't play a role.

Was cold medicine factor in plane crash?
Federal investigators say over-the-counter drugs might have contributed to a plane crash that killed four Juneau residents last year. However, a physician outside the investigation said the amount of medicine found was so small it probably didn't play a role.

Holiday service offers relief from seasonal depression
A solemn pre-Christmas service for all denominations aims to bring relief from the gloom that seems inevitable for some.

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Kenneth Thomas murder case heads to jury
Jury deliberations in the murder trial of Ronald Smith and Rey Joel Soto were expected to begin this afternoon following two hours of closing arguments at midday.

Kenneth Thomas murder case heads to jury
Jury deliberations in the murder trial of Ronald Smith and Rey Joel Soto were expected to begin this afternoon following two hours of closing arguments at midday.

Judge: Meetings can be taped
The state's Open Meetings Act applies to Juneau's ongoing flight-noise mediation sessions and allows them to be tape-recorded, a judge decided Wednesday. But whether the meetings will continue is up in the air.

Knowles backs budget increase
Gov. Tony Knowles today proposed a state general fund spending increase of $145 million to shore up education, strengthen law enforcement, protect public health and safety, and lay the groundwork for a natural gas pipeline.

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

Guilty on all counts: Jury brings in verdict in Smith-Soto murder trial
Accused killers Ronald Smith and Rey Joel Soto were convicted of murder, assault and robbery charges today in Juneau Superior Court.

Gifts growing on trees
Times were hard for Michelle Rosenblad growing up in Juneau, so she didn't expect much for Christmas.

Elders: Juneau should build itself as SE hub
Kay Smith told the joke about the banker with a glass eye to explain her vision of Juneau's future Thursday night during a community panel discussion at Centennial Hall.

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

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Gifts growing on trees
Times were hard for Michelle Rosenblad growing up in Juneau, so she didn't expect much for Christmas.

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

'Soft money' reform should be a priority
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: President-elect Bush has his own ideas about the legislative priorities he should pursue, but he also has some unsolicited and certainly unwanted advice from John McCain, his erstwhile rival for the Republican nomination.

Word of Mouth
Thanks to Leo and Alice Jones for their beautiful Christmas tree in Auke Bay. My fisherman husband says it's a real beacon when out on the water in a boat. We on the land like it, too.

Can't help but wonder
For the past month I have been more or less preoccupied by the nation's presidential election. Now it would seem to be over as we enter a realm of deep political division.

Spell check this; Hal's last laugh
I've had just about enough advice from my computer. I get red squiggly lines under bad spelling, green squiggly lines under whole lines of alleged bad grammar and now I get alerts from a thing called Mood Watch.

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.

'Soft money' reform should be a priority
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: President-elect Bush has his own ideas about the legislative priorities he should pursue, but he also has some unsolicited and certainly unwanted advice from John McCain, his erstwhile rival for the Republican nomination.

Prepare to be tested
Now that it seems Vice President Al Gore has tucked his tail between his legs and is about to roll over and give up, I'd like to say that as a longtime Green Party member and Ralph Nader supporter, I'm sick and tired of having Democrats tell me that Nader caused Gore to lose.

Objection overruled
Our clever new way of selecting presidents - by a vote of the Supreme Court - ought to be codified into law (quick, quick, while we still have a GOP Senate).

Bush, Gore invite nation to walk bipartisan path
Perhaps it would be too optimistic to believe politics as usual ended last night. But the concession speech of Vice President Al Gore and the response from Texas Gov. George W. Bush should put politics as usual on hold for a while. We hope it will be a long while.

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.

Bush, Gore invite nation to walk bipartisan path
Perhaps it would be too optimistic to believe politics as usual ended last night. But the concession speech of Vice President Al Gore and the response from Texas Gov. George W. Bush should put politics as usual on hold for a while. We hope it will be a long while.

Spell check this; Hal's last laugh
I've had just about enough advice from my computer. I get red squiggly lines under bad spelling, green squiggly lines under whole lines of alleged bad grammar and now I get alerts from a thing called Mood Watch.

Objection overruled
Our clever new way of selecting presidents - by a vote of the Supreme Court - ought to be codified into law (quick, quick, while we still have a GOP Senate).

Can't help but wonder
For the past month I have been more or less preoccupied by the nation's presidential election. Now it would seem to be over as we enter a realm of deep political division.

Prepare to be tested
Now that it seems Vice President Al Gore has tucked his tail between his legs and is about to roll over and give up, I'd like to say that as a longtime Green Party member and Ralph Nader supporter, I'm sick and tired of having Democrats tell me that Nader caused Gore to lose.

Word of Mouth
Thanks to Leo and Alice Jones for their beautiful Christmas tree in Auke Bay. My fisherman husband says it's a real beacon when out on the water in a boat. We on the land like it, too.

Juneau wrestlers look for state redemption
The Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team is still a bit in shock over its 21-point loss to Ketchikan in last weekend's Region V championships, but the Crimson Bears don't have much time to lick their wounds.

Sports in Juneau

Local Scoreboard: Fastbreak Tourney

Sports in Juneau

Local Scoreboard: Fastbreak Tourney

Juneau wrestlers start strong at state
The Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team was only two points out of first place after Thursday's first day of action at the fall season state wrestling tournament at Kenai Central High School.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Juneau wrestlers start strong at state
The Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team was only two points out of first place after Thursday's first day of action at the fall season state wrestling tournament at Kenai Central High School.

Juneau wrestlers look for state redemption
The Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team is still a bit in shock over its 21-point loss to Ketchikan in last weekend's Region V championships, but the Crimson Bears don't have much time to lick their wounds.

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