Sunday, February 17, 2002

When it falls to 40 below, you can't afford to make mistakes
"Wolf Brother," by local author Ed Ferrell, will appeal to readers of "Old Yeller," "White Fang," "Dances with Wolves" and "Gentle Ben."

In the Stacks
Apologies to those readers paying attention: though I promised fiction, this week is non-fiction instead.

Birth of a college
That concept of bringing higher education opportunities to Natives, and teaching them in a way that ties to their backgrounds, their communities and their lives is driving the formation of the Southeast Alaska Tribal College.

A look at three tribal colleges
While the geographical area and population it will serve is unique, the Southeast Alaska Tribal College will follow in the footprints of dozens of other tribal higher education institutions across the United States and Canada.

Music festival wins recognition
CrossSound, a local festival of chamber music, recently won a first prize for adventurous programming from Chamber Music America and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

Campaign breaks fund-raising record
The United Way of Southeast Alaska hoped to raise $550,000 in its annual drive brought in a record-breaking $552,603.

It's Christmas in February for a sailor on furlough
The lighted evergreen in the corner may be dropping its needles, but Lisa Parr doesn't care. Her boy is home safe.

Fire destroys transient-built structure
A small building near the Thane substation, apparently built by transients, was destroyed by fire Friday evening.

Photo: Music to soothe the savage breast
Instructor Lisa Miles leads her Suzuki students through a tune Thursday as they play a public service concert at the Gastineau Humane Society.

Driver medevaced to Seattle after two-vehicle crash on Egan Drive
A 38-year-old man was medevaced to Seattle's Harborview Medical Center on Saturday evening following a two-vehicle accident on Egan Drive earlier in the day.

Alaska stuff hits the big time
If you turn on the television in about eight months and see customers in a bar reading a newspaper that looks familiar, look closer.

Photo: Not in Juneau anymore
Juneau, a 1-year-old black bear, takes a look around his new surroundings Friday at the Hill's Black Bear Woods exhibit at the Topeka Zoo in Topeka, Kan.

Post office looks at options for Auke Bay
The U.S. Postal Service is considering a range of options for its Auke Bay branch, including relocating, privatizing or closing the facility. The post office also may opt to keep the branch as it is.

Police and Fire
Reports from Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers.

Around Town
Listings of local nonprofit events.

Access to marine transportation is jeopardized
Two serious issues are facing the Alaska Marine Highway System which will directly impact the access communities throughout coastal Alaska will have to marine transportation.

Media and the Legislature, Part II
Last April in this space, I expressed my bewilderment at the frosty relationship between the news media and members of the Republican majority in the Legislature.

Memories of the house on Ninth Street
Whenever I am in Juneau and drive into town past the Juneau-Douglas bridge, I always look for a house on Ninth Street. In 1944, my father moved us to Juneau from Yakutat. We lived in that house.

Word of Mouth
A forum for readers to express opinions on a variety of issues by telephone.

A case that can affect local governments
Democrats are trying to ensnare President George Bush and his administration in the collapse of energy giant Enron. Republicans are spreading a net to catch Democrats in two scandals, Enron and in Global Crossing, a bankrupt communication company.

Cartoon by TOE

SEACC and the near-sighted professor
A disturbing wire story crossed our desk this week dealing with a very lopsided report paid for by the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council (SEACC) and the Northern Alaska Environmental Center entitled: "The role of Metal Mining in the Alaska Economy."

Butteri has nice lead in Yukon Quest
About the only person calling Peter Butteri the surprise leader of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race is -- Peter Butteri.

Juneau girls can't come back twice
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team only had one comeback in reserve for this homecoming weekend against the Colony Knights.

Photo: That's the spirit!
Juneau-Douglas High School freshman Jordan Johnston shows she's got the spirit Friday night during the boys' varsity basketball game against Colony High in Juneau.

Crimson Bears lance Knights
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team stayed perfect on its home court with a weekend homecoming sweep of the Colony Knights.

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

Youth arrested in Pilot Point killing
A juvenile has been arrested in the killing of a Pilot Point woman, Alaska State Troopers report.

Coffee dispute could be nearing resolution
The Carrs Safeway grocery chain is sending signs that it might back down from booting local coffee roasters from its stores and replacing them with coffee giant Starbucks.

Fairbanks man convicted of 96 federal charges
A federal jury has found Fairbanks massage parlor owner Bruno Bordonici guilty of 96 felony counts in a verdict that took nearly an hour to read aloud.

Man who was shot by trooper indicted
A grand jury has indicted Timothy Chad Lobdell on a charge of attempted murder in an incident involving an Alaska State Trooper last December.

Judge set to rule on logging ban
While testimony about a possible Tongass logging injunction ended Friday in Juneau federal court, a debate about wilderness and Southeast Alaska jobs continues.

Ketchikan culinary students learn restaurant skills
Ketchikan High School smelled like a bakery. The delicious scent of cinnamon French toast wafted through the air as about a dozen students in white jackets worked in the school's kitchen next to the commons area.

BP: Natural gas pipeline costs too much
BP's chief executive said the estimated $15 billion to $20 billion pricetag on an Alaska natural gas pipeline puts it out of reach financially.

Ketchikan district champ proves fearless speller
"Fearsome" isn't such a scary word to sixth grader Sam Roth. In fact, after Tuesday night's district-wide spelling bee, it might turn out to be his favorite word.

Former fire chief sentenced to 2 years
The former chief of the Ester Volunteer Fire Department has been sentenced to two years in prison for embezzling more than $56,000 from the department.

President pushes ANWR during stop at Elmendorf base
President Bush, greeted by a pristine snowfall on his first presidential visit to Alaska, pressed his argument Saturday for oil and gas drilling in the Arctic wilds here.

Sitka's Katlian St. neighbors work on conflicts
Any resolution to land-use conflicts in Sitka's waterfront Katlian Street neighborhood will have to start and end with property owners.

Sitka man recovering from accident
A Sitka man was recovering today at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle from injuries suffered Feb. 10 when a 5,000-pound machine fell on his leg.

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