Tuesday, January 1, 2002

Pedestrian still in Seattle hospital
A man hit by a Capital City Transit bus Friday night is in stable condition today at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

SEARHC clinic scores high in re-accreditation
The Juneau clinic of SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium has been re-accredited with a score of 94 out of a possible 100 points. "Everyone wants to score in the 90s - it's like getting an A," Administrator Brenda Sturm said.

Residents resolve to be better, thinner and more successful
Some people avoid the seriousness of making resolutions entirely, but David Ripley makes dozens - and then whittles down the list to a single keeper. "First you think about 50 of them, and then you go to one," said Ripley, 31, owner of a new business, Home Decor World Trade Gifts. "I want to be successful. I want to have more than I had in 2001 - more success but not materialistic, more understanding of life. My resolutions include trying to get rid of gossip."

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

Session move, tourism lead governmental news
Among the top governmental news events in Juneau this year was a renewed effort to move legislative sessions out of Juneau, which local leaders called a de facto capital move attempt.

Around Town
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

Donald Earl Thompson
Longtime Douglas resident Donald E. (Dux) Thompson died Dec. 20, 2001, at his home in Douglas.

A year stabbed in the heart
2001 was one bewildering blur, except that it took forever to finish. It started with a presidential inauguration, which followed an election decided by the Supreme Court and which seems about two years ago. Last summer we obsessed about the usual - shark attacks, Britney Spears' navel and a voluble California congressman turning taciturn when a "very close" female intern very mysteriously disappeared.

Word Of Mouth
Word of Mouth gives readers a forum to express opinions on a variety of issues by telephone. Call 586-4636 and press 8255 to leave a message. Be sure to leave your name and telephone number.

Sports In Juneau
Information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau.

Correction
In Sunday's boys basketball article, Juneau's Curtis Lane was omitted from the Princess Capital City Classic all-tournament team. Lane averaged 13 points during the three games.

Man dies in Fairbanks vehicle accident
FAIRBANKS A Fairbanks man was killed in a single-vehicle rollover accident on the Steese Highway on Sunday night, Alaska State Troopers said.

State Briefs
Unalaska woman chooses traditional face tattoo; Christmas gift returns include unwanted dogs and cats; Vandals damage high school

Hatchery for sale: $2 million
KOTZEBUE - Web surfers cruising eBay, the giant online auction site, now can bid serious money on a fish hatchery on the Noatak River.

Pipeline spill, paintball shootings, development plans mark Alaska in 2001
ANCHORAGE - The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks increased security efforts in Alaska, as well as attempts to increase national security with a missile defense system partially based in the state.

State warns drivers about stiffer DWI law
Alaskans driving home after celebrating too much tonight will have a greater chance of being arrested than those who hit the road under the influence last New Year's Eve.

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