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Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2000

Theater event kicks off Girl Scout Week

Local Girls Scouts will kick off Girl Scout Week, which runs from March 11-17, with a Dessert Theatre for girls ``and the significant women in their life'' at 7 p.m. Friday at St. Brendan's Episcopal Church.

The Honorable Patricia Collins will be the guest speaker and Girl Scouts of all ages will participate in short skits dramatizing Juneau's history. The event is open to the public.

Habitat for Humanity seeks families

Habitat for Humanity is seeking families for two homes to be built in Juneau this year. Applicants must be willing to perform some of the building.

For more information call 789-1417 and leave a name and address. The application deadline is March 31.

AMH begins engine room intern program

The Alaska Marine Highway System and the Inland Boatman's Union of the Pacific have signed an agreement to put student interns in the engine rooms of state ferries.

This agreement is the first partnership between the Alaska Marine Highway System and the University of Alaska for the training of future AMHS employees. Since the employment pool has been limited for years, identifying qualified applicants for these available engineering positions has been difficult. As a result, AMHS has frequently had to go outside the State of Alaska to find qualified marine oilers and junior engineers.

Interns will receive a Marine Engine Room Preparation Certificate by participating in a 180-day internship aboard AMHS ships. Students will receive nine credits in a AAS degree and 12 credits in a bachelor's degree program. They will also be eligible for their Merchant Mariner's Document, which is required by the U.S. Coast Guard to be employable in an AMHS vessel's engine room.

Beginning in April, up to six students will enter the program. For more information call 465-8815.

Sturgelewski to speak at dinner/auction

The nonprofit Southeast Alaska Land Trust is sponsoring a dinner, silent auction, entertainment and lecture Thursday at the Fiddlehead.

The featured speaker, Arliss Sturgelewski, will speak at 7 p.m. about land conservation easements. Other events include a silent auction at 6 p.m., dinner and entertainment by the Blues Cast at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $50. For more information call 586-3100.

PET OF THE WEEK

Punky is a 3-year-old shorthair gray tabby spayed female who is described as playful, enjoys attention and gets along with everyone. She has been at the shelter since Dec 30. To adopt Punky, visit her at the Gastineau Humane Society, 7705 Glacier Highway, or phone 789-0260.



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