Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2000

Injured engineer improving

JUNEAU - The physical condition of David Valley, the ferry engineer injured in an automobile accident involving his vehicle and a bus, has improved.

Valley's condition has been upgraded from serious to satisfactory, said Larry Zalin, news media representative for Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where Valley is being treated.

Zalin was unable to say when Valley might be released.

Valley, 49, suffered severe injuries in the crash Feb. 21 on Back Loop Road. He was initially treated at Bartlett Regional Hospital, then flown to Seattle, where he has been hospitalized ever since.

His wife, Claudia Valley, 45, was pronounced dead at the scene. Funeral services were held Saturday.

ANB/ANS convention slated for Juneau

JUNEAU - The Grand Camp convention of the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood will be held in Juneau this year.

The ANB and ANS are the oldest Native organizations in Alaska. The convention will bring hundreds of members to town from around Southeast and other parts of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. The event will take place Oct. 29 to Nov. 4 at the ANB Hall on Willoughby Avenue.

Alfred McKinley Sr, a Grand Camp Executive Committee member, said Camps 2, 3 and 70, representing Juneau, the Mendenhall Valley and Douglas will host the event.

The convention will hear from members and public officials and discuss issues of interest to Southeast Alaskans. Volunteers interested in assisting with the organizational effort can call McKinley at the ABN Camp 2 office, 586-2049.

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