Wednesday, December 20, 2000

Briefly
KENAI - A feasibility study has been commissioned to study bringing natural gas service to southern portions of the Kenai Peninsula.

The adventure comes to an end
After more than 15 years in Juneau, Adventure Sports is closing. "It's sort of shocking to a lot of people," said Tom Mayer, who co-owns the shop with his sister, Lynn Mayer, and her husband, Bill Gissel.

Briefly
KENAI - A feasibility study has been commissioned to study bringing natural gas service to southern portions of the Kenai Peninsula.

The adventure comes to an end
After more than 15 years in Juneau, Adventure Sports is closing. "It's sort of shocking to a lot of people," said Tom Mayer, who co-owns the shop with his sister, Lynn Mayer, and her husband, Bill Gissel.

Sealaska joins wireless license bid
Three Alaska Native regional corporations are teaming up with AT&T Wireless and two other companies to bid on federal wireless telephone licenses.

Sealaska joins wireless license bid
Three Alaska Native regional corporations are teaming up with AT&T Wireless and two other companies to bid on federal wireless telephone licenses.

Business Profile

Business Profile

Finding alternative ways of dealing with insomnia
Insomnia affects most of us at one time or another. For some it may mean an inability to fall asleep easily; for others it may mean frequent waking, restless sleep, waking early in the morning, or dream-disturbed sleep.

Around Town

Thank you

Around Town

Thank you

Pet of the week

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Obituaries

Awards and honors

Around Town

Obituaries

Obituaries

Pet of the week

Awards and honors

Around Town

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Finding alternative ways of dealing with insomnia
Insomnia affects most of us at one time or another. For some it may mean an inability to fall asleep easily; for others it may mean frequent waking, restless sleep, waking early in the morning, or dream-disturbed sleep.

Obituaries

Corrections

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Superintendent: Daily pledge kept at JDHS
The Pledge of Allegiance will continue to be recited daily at Juneau-Douglas High School, schools Superintendent Gary Bader recently affirmed.

Eaglecrest yearning for the perfect storm
Warm weather has become the grinch who stole downhill skiing from Juneau residents.

Fares for ferries may increase
State ferry fares would go up 10 percent for passengers and 5 percent for vehicles next summer under a proposal for a seasonal rate structure from the Alaska Marine Highway System.

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

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

State building remains closed
The state has ventilated the Court Plaza Building enough to reduce the level of harmful diesel fumes, but it probably won't know the scope of the mess for days.

Knowles going to D.C.?
Unattributed news media speculation about the presidential transition still has Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles as a possible pick for energy secretary, but as of midday the governor's spokesman was saying there's nothing to it.

Construction begins on new DIPAC fishing park
michael penn / the juneau empire

Court: Youth law unfair
The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled it's unconstitutional to revoke the driver's licenses of minors cited for drinking alcohol unless the state follows the due process required in criminal prosecutions.

$250 million for Alaska in budget
FAIRBANKS -- The fisheries industry and social programs aimed at villages across Alaska were the state's largest beneficiaries in the omnibus budget bill approved by Congress last week.

School calendar proposes Aug. 22 start, May 30 end
Next school year would start on Aug. 22, end May 30, and include a two-week winter break and a one-week spring break, under a proposal before the Juneau School Board.

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

Judge moves to end longtime court oversight of state's prison conditions
JUNEAU -- Direct court oversight of Alaska's prison system would end under a judge's ruling in favor of a new law passed by the Legislature, the Department of Corrections said Tuesday.

Construction begins on new DIPAC fishing park
michael penn / the juneau empire

Knowles going to D.C.?
Unattributed news media speculation about the presidential transition still has Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles as a possible pick for energy secretary, but as of midday the governor's spokesman was saying there's nothing to it.

Fares for ferries may increase
State ferry fares would go up 10 percent for passengers and 5 percent for vehicles next summer under a proposal for a seasonal rate structure from the Alaska Marine Highway System.

Credit union reopens despite diesel fumes
The Alaska State Employees Federal Credit Union has reopened its branch in the downtown Court Plaza Building, sealed since a fuel spill early Sunday.

$250 million for Alaska in budget
FAIRBANKS -- The fisheries industry and social programs aimed at villages across Alaska were the state's largest beneficiaries in the omnibus budget bill approved by Congress last week.

Home of retired school principal destroyed by fire
One firefighter suffered a leg injury battling a blaze that gutted a house on Mountain Side Drive on Tuesday night.

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

Judge moves to end longtime court oversight of state's prison conditions
JUNEAU -- Direct court oversight of Alaska's prison system would end under a judge's ruling in favor of a new law passed by the Legislature, the Department of Corrections said Tuesday.

Superintendent: Daily pledge kept at JDHS
The Pledge of Allegiance will continue to be recited daily at Juneau-Douglas High School, schools Superintendent Gary Bader recently affirmed.

School calendar proposes Aug. 22 start, May 30 end
Next school year would start on Aug. 22, end May 30, and include a two-week winter break and a one-week spring break, under a proposal before the Juneau School Board.

State building remains closed
The state has ventilated the Court Plaza Building enough to reduce the level of harmful diesel fumes, but it probably won't know the scope of the mess for days.

Eaglecrest yearning for the perfect storm
Warm weather has become the grinch who stole downhill skiing from Juneau residents.

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Corrections

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Home of retired school principal destroyed by fire
One firefighter suffered a leg injury battling a blaze that gutted a house on Mountain Side Drive on Tuesday night.

Credit union reopens despite diesel fumes
The Alaska State Employees Federal Credit Union has reopened its branch in the downtown Court Plaza Building, sealed since a fuel spill early Sunday.

Court: Youth law unfair
The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled it's unconstitutional to revoke the driver's licenses of minors cited for drinking alcohol unless the state follows the due process required in criminal prosecutions.

Noise mediation process flawed from start
The editorial, "A common sense ruling," in Sunday's Empire was excellent and right on the mark. The noise mediation process has been terribly flawed from the start.

Demand a refund
What do you call a professional mediator who has to blame laws that provide for open government, and challenge the integrity of a citizens' group involved in an issue to be addressed in the mediation process, while criticizing a routine decision of the U.S. Forest Service, for a failed attempt to bring business and public interest principles together as contracted to do?

Golf course benefits
I would like to urge the Planning Commission to approve the conditional use permit for construction of the golf course on North Douglas Island.

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.

Hillary book deal merits scrutiny it's receiving
The following editorial appeared in today's Philadelphia Inquirer: These are busy, busy days for the outgoing first lady and incoming junior senator from New York. There is a house to pack up - the white one in Washington - and one to buy in Georgetown, to which a dinner invitation will soon become a fervently sought inside-the-Beltway trophy.

Every state capital but ours
For over 200 years presidential electors in the United States have gone to their state capitals to cast their electoral ballots. Electors for George Bush or Al Gore in every state cast their ballots in their state capitals last Monday except ours. Alaska's three electors cast their ballots in Anchorage.

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.

Commissioners not ones who answer the phones
While focusing on the "Oh no, they are going to try to move the Capitol" panic, the real picture has been pushed into the shadows. It should not go unnoticed when the governor appoints a commissioner who does not reside full time in Juneau.

Commissioners not ones who answer the phones
While focusing on the "Oh no, they are going to try to move the Capitol" panic, the real picture has been pushed into the shadows. It should not go unnoticed when the governor appoints a commissioner who does not reside full time in Juneau.

Demand a refund
What do you call a professional mediator who has to blame laws that provide for open government, and challenge the integrity of a citizens' group involved in an issue to be addressed in the mediation process, while criticizing a routine decision of the U.S. Forest Service, for a failed attempt to bring business and public interest principles together as contracted to do?

Not right to deny access to the public
At last. Your paper's recent article confirmed the identity of "the Grinch."

Not right to deny access to the public
At last. Your paper's recent article confirmed the identity of "the Grinch."

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.

Hillary book deal merits scrutiny it's receiving
The following editorial appeared in today's Philadelphia Inquirer: These are busy, busy days for the outgoing first lady and incoming junior senator from New York. There is a house to pack up - the white one in Washington - and one to buy in Georgetown, to which a dinner invitation will soon become a fervently sought inside-the-Beltway trophy.

Test for bipartisanship
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: The bipartisanship that George W. Bush has elevated into a major test and goal of his administration could be a refreshing change. He set a tone this week, during his first visit to Washington as president-elect, by visiting with congressional leaders of both parties.

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.

Test for bipartisanship
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: The bipartisanship that George W. Bush has elevated into a major test and goal of his administration could be a refreshing change. He set a tone this week, during his first visit to Washington as president-elect, by visiting with congressional leaders of both parties.

Golf course benefits
I would like to urge the Planning Commission to approve the conditional use permit for construction of the golf course on North Douglas Island.

Every state capital but ours
For over 200 years presidential electors in the United States have gone to their state capitals to cast their electoral ballots. Electors for George Bush or Al Gore in every state cast their ballots in their state capitals last Monday except ours. Alaska's three electors cast their ballots in Anchorage.

Noise mediation process flawed from start
The editorial, "A common sense ruling," in Sunday's Empire was excellent and right on the mark. The noise mediation process has been terribly flawed from the start.

Sports in Juneau

Boozer is perfect and so is Duke
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Mike Dunleavy Jr. was a scrawny 6-foot-4 kid the last time his hometown fans watched him play in person.

Ketchikan boys sweep Metlakatla
Ken Terpsma scored 19 of his game-high 31 points in the second half as the Ketchikan High School boys basketball team held off a late rally Saturday to beat the Metlakatla Chiefs 74-69 at Metlakatla.

Ketchikan boys sweep Metlakatla
Ken Terpsma scored 19 of his game-high 31 points in the second half as the Ketchikan High School boys basketball team held off a late rally Saturday to beat the Metlakatla Chiefs 74-69 at Metlakatla.

Sports in Juneau

Boozer is perfect and so is Duke
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Mike Dunleavy Jr. was a scrawny 6-foot-4 kid the last time his hometown fans watched him play in person.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

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