Saturday, March 24, 2001

Briefly

Weddings

Weekend Best Bets
Music and theater are at the forefront this weekend, with a new play opening tonight and several good bands in town.

Obituary

Obituary

FYI

Around Town

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Keeping windows open to the other side
Sometimes brief events occurring in seconds leave us with ripples of meaning that nourish us for years.

Weekend Best Bets
Music and theater are at the forefront this weekend, with a new play opening tonight and several good bands in town.

Peer counseling: Seniors who volunteer to help elders
James, 75, who lost his wife over a year ago, lives alone and is becoming gradually more withdrawn and depressed. Of course, he is still grieving, but he has dropped the hobbies he once loved, even woodworking, and has shown no interest in resuming any of them, nor the social contacts he once enjoyed. As his activity has declined, so has his health. Can he be helped?

Around Town

FYI

Peer counseling: Seniors who volunteer to help elders
James, 75, who lost his wife over a year ago, lives alone and is becoming gradually more withdrawn and depressed. Of course, he is still grieving, but he has dropped the hobbies he once loved, even woodworking, and has shown no interest in resuming any of them, nor the social contacts he once enjoyed. As his activity has declined, so has his health. Can he be helped?

Keeping windows open to the other side
Sometimes brief events occurring in seconds leave us with ripples of meaning that nourish us for years.

Weddings

Wright: Designing angel wings and elephant skins
Costumer Marilyn Wright has dressed jackals and elephants, angels and strippers, giant puppets and small children.

Wright: Designing angel wings and elephant skins
Costumer Marilyn Wright has dressed jackals and elephants, angels and strippers, giant puppets and small children.

Legislature 2001: Lawmakers wrestle with primaries
A hearing Thursday about options for a new primary election system in Alaska failed to resolve some basic issues, including whether the Legislature has a duty to act.

USFS pulls out of Centennial Hall
The U.S. Forest Service's upcoming move from Centennial Hall leaves the city-owned and -operated convention center with about $45,000 less in its annual revenues and a 2,256-square-foot space to fill.

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

Legislature 2001: Lawmakers wrestle with primaries
A hearing Thursday about options for a new primary election system in Alaska failed to resolve some basic issues, including whether the Legislature has a duty to act.

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

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USFS pulls out of Centennial Hall
The U.S. Forest Service's upcoming move from Centennial Hall leaves the city-owned and -operated convention center with about $45,000 less in its annual revenues and a 2,256-square-foot space to fill.

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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. We reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel. Callers must leave their name and a number at which they can be contacted (usually between 8 a.m. and noon). Only comments accompanied by a name will be published and only after the caller's identity is verified. Callers' names will appear in print. Call 586-4636 and press 8255 to leave a message.

Lend-Lease memorial
A monumental bronze sculpture celebrating and commemorating the Lend-Lease program between the United States and Russia during World war II has been proposed by the Alaska-Siberia Research Center.

Conscientious carrier
I would like to thank our paperboy, Dylan, for his excellent service. A special thanks to Dylan and Officer Brink for reporting that our front door was found open when Dylan was delivering the paper.

Rough seas, happy ending
Last weekend the Floyd Dryden band students participated in a musical weekend along with the Hoonah and Sitka Middle School bands in Sitka. Together the three bands formed into on large band for a great final performance. Little did we realize that the winds would create such rough seas requiring the chartered catamaran to hold-up in Sitka.

Circumstances behind the headlines
After being in last month's news and my name and reputation being sensationalized, I feel the need to enlighten my neighbors on the issue that fishermen like myself are facing. The changes in the gillnet fisheries over 40 years have been dramatic. I grew up at Pyramid Harbor on the Chilkat River near Haines. My father and mother homesteaded six acres and had a setnet site there with a little cabin on the beach. I soon learned that the food and candy that I could get at the Haines Packing cannery store was directly related to the amount of fish my dad Karl pulled from our nets.

Conscientious carrier
I would like to thank our paperboy, Dylan, for his excellent service. A special thanks to Dylan and Officer Brink for reporting that our front door was found open when Dylan was delivering the paper.

30 oil, gas fields yet to be tapped
Our Legislature recently approved $1.85 million for Arctic Power, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to lobby for oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The grant was part of a supplemental budget bill designed to fund unforeseen expenses of our state agencies. The only other special grant contained in HB 117 was $500,000 earmarked for the 2001 Special Olympics.

30 oil, gas fields yet to be tapped
Our Legislature recently approved $1.85 million for Arctic Power, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to lobby for oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The grant was part of a supplemental budget bill designed to fund unforeseen expenses of our state agencies. The only other special grant contained in HB 117 was $500,000 earmarked for the 2001 Special Olympics.

Russia and its spies
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: The Bush administration's announcement of the expulsion of 50 Russian diplomats Thursday and Moscow's angry response came with worrisome echoes of the confrontations of the Cold War. But if the spy dramas of that bygone era have returned, then responsibility must rest not with the new American administration but with that of Russia.

Rough seas, happy ending
Last weekend the Floyd Dryden band students participated in a musical weekend along with the Hoonah and Sitka Middle School bands in Sitka. Together the three bands formed into on large band for a great final performance. Little did we realize that the winds would create such rough seas requiring the chartered catamaran to hold-up in Sitka.

Lend-Lease memorial
A monumental bronze sculpture celebrating and commemorating the Lend-Lease program between the United States and Russia during World war II has been proposed by the Alaska-Siberia Research Center.

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. We reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel. Callers must leave their name and a number at which they can be contacted (usually between 8 a.m. and noon). Only comments accompanied by a name will be published and only after the caller's identity is verified. Callers' names will appear in print. Call 586-4636 and press 8255 to leave a message.

Russia and its spies
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: The Bush administration's announcement of the expulsion of 50 Russian diplomats Thursday and Moscow's angry response came with worrisome echoes of the confrontations of the Cold War. But if the spy dramas of that bygone era have returned, then responsibility must rest not with the new American administration but with that of Russia.

Circumstances behind the headlines
After being in last month's news and my name and reputation being sensationalized, I feel the need to enlighten my neighbors on the issue that fishermen like myself are facing. The changes in the gillnet fisheries over 40 years have been dramatic. I grew up at Pyramid Harbor on the Chilkat River near Haines. My father and mother homesteaded six acres and had a setnet site there with a little cabin on the beach. I soon learned that the food and candy that I could get at the Haines Packing cannery store was directly related to the amount of fish my dad Karl pulled from our nets.

Local Scoreboard: Flannagan's Run
Results from the Southeast Roadrunners Flannagan's Run races held Saturday in Douglas.

Sitka's upset bid fails against Kodiak
The Sitka High School boys basketball team took the undefeated and top-ranked Kodiak Bears to the limit, but in the end the Wolves couldn't pull off the upset as Kodiak claimed a 65-59 victory Thursday in the first round of the Class 4A state tournament at Anchorage's Sullivan Arena.

Region V-2A Tournament: Angoon boys open region play with win
The Angoon High School boys basketball team may be the defending Region V-Class 2A champion and the defending Class 2A state champ, but the Eagles don't feel like the returning title-holders.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Local Scoreboard: Flannagan's Run
Results from the Southeast Roadrunners Flannagan's Run races held Saturday in Douglas.

Region V-2A Tournament: Higher girls seeds advance in 2A tourney
Unlike another basketball tournament taking place in the nation, the higher seeds in the girls Region V-Class 2A tournament stayed true to form Thursday at the Juneau-Douglas High School main gymnasium.

Region V-2A Tournament: Higher girls seeds advance in 2A tourney
Unlike another basketball tournament taking place in the nation, the higher seeds in the girls Region V-Class 2A tournament stayed true to form Thursday at the Juneau-Douglas High School main gymnasium.

Sitka's upset bid fails against Kodiak
The Sitka High School boys basketball team took the undefeated and top-ranked Kodiak Bears to the limit, but in the end the Wolves couldn't pull off the upset as Kodiak claimed a 65-59 victory Thursday in the first round of the Class 4A state tournament at Anchorage's Sullivan Arena.

Region V-2A Tournament: Angoon boys open region play with win
The Angoon High School boys basketball team may be the defending Region V-Class 2A champion and the defending Class 2A state champ, but the Eagles don't feel like the returning title-holders.

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