Thursday, December 21, 2000

Around Town

Obituaries

Thank you

Around Town

Around Town

Thank you

Around Town

Pet of the week

Pet of the week

Obituaries

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.

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.

Awards and honors

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Awards and honors

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Calendar

Calendar

'The Family Man' proves to be utterly predictable
In his new movie, Nicolas Cage learns that it's a lufrednow life.

Robyn Marriott: Melting and fusing glass for art

Winter arts and entertainment in Juneau
Deprived of sunlight but not culture, folks in Juneau can look forward to Cajun and old-time music, Korean drummers and barn dances, "Hamlet," "Gypsy" and "Candide" this winter. The coming months will offer art, alternative films, poetry readings, magic, hypnotism and The Mamas and the Papas.

Dance workshops offered this week
Dancer Brittany Troutt will be teaching four dance workshops this week for beginning and advanced dancers.

Dance workshops offered this week
Dancer Brittany Troutt will be teaching four dance workshops this week for beginning and advanced dancers.

'The Family Man' proves to be utterly predictable
In his new movie, Nicolas Cage learns that it's a lufrednow life.

The Grumpsicle is back
The Grumpsicle gambles at a Florida horse race, goes to outer space and the South Pacific before meeting Santa at the North Pole in "The Return of the Grumpsicle."

The Grumpsicle is back
The Grumpsicle gambles at a Florida horse race, goes to outer space and the South Pacific before meeting Santa at the North Pole in "The Return of the Grumpsicle."

Robyn Marriott: Melting and fusing glass for art

Winter arts and entertainment in Juneau
Deprived of sunlight but not culture, folks in Juneau can look forward to Cajun and old-time music, Korean drummers and barn dances, "Hamlet," "Gypsy" and "Candide" this winter. The coming months will offer art, alternative films, poetry readings, magic, hypnotism and The Mamas and the Papas.

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.

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.

Salmon ad has industry laughing
ANCHORAGE -- Imagine Jackie Chan vs. the grizzly bear, facing off on a gravel bar. They punch, they twirl and kick, they scream bloody murder, fighting over a fresh red salmon.

Corrections

School union, workers at odds
The statewide union that represents school employees is having union troubles of its own.

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.

Bringing tons of food and toys for Christmas
The Coast Guard cutter Liberty returned to Juneau on Tuesday night after delivering 1,500 pounds of food, 550 coats and 250 blankets to five Southeast communities during its annual Christmas drive.

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.

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

Briefly

How to 'adopt' a family
There are two Adopt-A-Family programs in Juneau, one that's anonymous and another that tries to connect residents more directly.

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

Bringing tons of food and toys for Christmas
The Coast Guard cutter Liberty returned to Juneau on Tuesday night after delivering 1,500 pounds of food, 550 coats and 250 blankets to five Southeast communities during its annual Christmas drive.

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

School union, workers at odds
The statewide union that represents school employees is having union troubles of its own.

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.

Salmon ad has industry laughing
ANCHORAGE -- Imagine Jackie Chan vs. the grizzly bear, facing off on a gravel bar. They punch, they twirl and kick, they scream bloody murder, fighting over a fresh red salmon.

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

Rededicating the Jewish faith
Today and for the coming week, Jews around the world celebrate faith, bravery and the miracle of a day's supply of lamp oil that lasted eight days.

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...

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

How to 'adopt' a family
There are two Adopt-A-Family programs in Juneau, one that's anonymous and another that tries to connect residents more directly.

Corrections

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.

Rededicating the Jewish faith
Today and for the coming week, Jews around the world celebrate faith, bravery and the miracle of a day's supply of lamp oil that lasted eight days.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Briefly

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.

We must manage Tongass wisely
Special interests cynically lobby to keep the Tongass National Forest off the roadless list for U.S. national forests. These interests profit from the same policies that have been the norm in our nation's national forests and other public lands. They have enriched themselves at the public's expense for years, aided and abetted by greedy politicians and complacent bureaucrats.

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.

All that flying was for a good cause
The Saturday evening helicopter flights were done to benefit sufferers of neurofibromatosis, a disease that causes tumors to grow inside and outside the body. For young Kenny Loken of Juneau, they grow behind his eyes and for the past three years doctors have had to remove the tumors so they don't damage his brain.

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.

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

O'Neill choice reassuring
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: President-elect Bush made a reassuring choice in picking Paul O'Neill as treasury secretary. The chairman of Alcoa has a reputation as an open-minded pragmatist and a history of extraordinary success in both business and government. He fits within the moderate rather than ideological wing of the Republican Party.

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.

Foreign policy in capable hands
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's San Jose Mercury News: The foreign policy brain trust in George W. Bush's campaign will head his administration's foreign policy team.

Foreign policy in capable hands
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's San Jose Mercury News: The foreign policy brain trust in George W. Bush's campaign will head his administration's foreign policy team.

Lime Jell-O salad, other secrets
Shopping lists are crumpled in sweaty hands, it's late, we're all in the grocery store. Finally, there is the special holiday display, like a green bean shrine, on the end of an aisle. We all just stand there in a semicircle, staring for a moment. There are some things that are just hard to cross off a list, if you know what I mean.

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.

Empire has been mum on fish woes
It has most recently, and very sadly, been discovered that Stellar sea lions are starving in Southeastern waters due to overfishing, or, excuse me, depleted food resources.

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?

We must manage Tongass wisely
Special interests cynically lobby to keep the Tongass National Forest off the roadless list for U.S. national forests. These interests profit from the same policies that have been the norm in our nation's national forests and other public lands. They have enriched themselves at the public's expense for years, aided and abetted by greedy politicians and complacent bureaucrats.

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.

All that flying was for a good cause
The Saturday evening helicopter flights were done to benefit sufferers of neurofibromatosis, a disease that causes tumors to grow inside and outside the body. For young Kenny Loken of Juneau, they grow behind his eyes and for the past three years doctors have had to remove the tumors so they don't damage his brain.

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.

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?

Empire has been mum on fish woes
It has most recently, and very sadly, been discovered that Stellar sea lions are starving in Southeastern waters due to overfishing, or, excuse me, depleted food resources.

Lime Jell-O salad, other secrets
Shopping lists are crumpled in sweaty hands, it's late, we're all in the grocery store. Finally, there is the special holiday display, like a green bean shrine, on the end of an aisle. We all just stand there in a semicircle, staring for a moment. There are some things that are just hard to cross off a list, if you know what I mean.

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.

O'Neill choice reassuring
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: President-elect Bush made a reassuring choice in picking Paul O'Neill as treasury secretary. The chairman of Alcoa has a reputation as an open-minded pragmatist and a history of extraordinary success in both business and government. He fits within the moderate rather than ideological wing of the Republican Party.

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.

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.

Sports in Juneau

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.

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.

Stanford meets Duke in a big one
STANFORD, Calif. -- It has everything and then some -- top-ranked teams, elite programs, All-Americans, national television, a sold-out arena, high-profile coaches, revenge, future first-round draft picks, bragging rights among friends.

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

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.

Stanford meets Duke in a big one
STANFORD, Calif. -- It has everything and then some -- top-ranked teams, elite programs, All-Americans, national television, a sold-out arena, high-profile coaches, revenge, future first-round draft picks, bragging rights among friends.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

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