Saturday, April 14, 2001

JDHS wins academic honors at state meet
The Juneau-Douglas High School team won the all-state academic trophy, with a 3.59 cumulative grade point average, at the state high school debate, drama and forensics championships in Anchorage on Wednesday.

JDHS wins academic honors at state meet
The Juneau-Douglas High School team won the all-state academic trophy, with a 3.59 cumulative grade point average, at the state high school debate, drama and forensics championships in Anchorage on Wednesday.

Weddings
Rue, Grimm to marry April 14

Moments of silence are part of the music
When I lived in Texas one of the most pleasant and life-changing experiences was singing in civic choruses and church choirs.

Dance team clinic for kids
Kids from kindergarten through high school who have a hankering to dance ought to think about joining up with the Juneau-Douglas Dance Team this Saturday for the annual Kids Clinic.

Weddings
Rue, Grimm to marry April 14

Moments of silence are part of the music
When I lived in Texas one of the most pleasant and life-changing experiences was singing in civic choruses and church choirs.

World War II in Juneau remembered
Juneau-Douglas City Museum curator Mary Pat Wyatt, above, is shown receiving original 1942 Juneau U.S. Army signs from historian and retired lieutenant colonel Jim Ruotsala in February. Army Garrison Juneau better known then as 'DuckCreek' had

Weekend Best Bets
An incredible assortment of music and entertainment is in store in the next week. The 27th Alaska Folk Festival kicks off at 7 p.m. Monday for a week of concerts and three nights of dancing. More than 150 groups will perform. A complete schedule will appear in the Sunday Juneau Empire.

World War II in Juneau remembered
Juneau-Douglas City Museum curator Mary Pat Wyatt, above, is shown receiving original 1942 Juneau U.S. Army signs from historian and retired lieutenant colonel Jim Ruotsala in February. Army Garrison Juneau better known then as 'DuckCreek' had

Weekend Best Bets
An incredible assortment of music and entertainment is in store in the next week. The 27th Alaska Folk Festival kicks off at 7 p.m. Monday for a week of concerts and three nights of dancing. More than 150 groups will perform. A complete schedule will appear in the Sunday Juneau Empire.

Dance team clinic for kids
Kids from kindergarten through high school who have a hankering to dance ought to think about joining up with the Juneau-Douglas Dance Team this Saturday for the annual Kids Clinic.

Charges change in church standoff case
James Onstott, accused in a six-plus hour standoff at a local church last Sunday evening, faces lesser charges than originally filed against him.

FYI
Births, Marriage Licenses, Business Licenses, and Courts

Judge ponders logging motion
A federal judge has agreed to consider the Alaska Forest Association's request to intervene in a case that has stopped all logging in roadless areas of the Tongass National Forest.

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

Dentist uses tools of trade in egg artistry
Charlie Detjen decorates eggs with surgical precision.

Around Town
Saturday, April 14

Charges change in church standoff case
James Onstott, accused in a six-plus hour standoff at a local church last Sunday evening, faces lesser charges than originally filed against him.

News Briefs
Senate debates who picks whom, Racism resolution vote changes

Juneau geography whiz wins 3rd place at state
Sixth-grader Ben Grammel of Juneau placed third in the Alaska Geographic Bee.

FYI
Births, Marriage Licenses, Business Licenses, and Courts

State back to square one with bids for fast ferry
Alaska officials will not negotiate with a Washington state shipyard on its proposal to build a fast ferry.

Juneau geography whiz wins 3rd place at state
Sixth-grader Ben Grammel of Juneau placed third in the Alaska Geographic Bee.

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

Judge ponders logging motion
A federal judge has agreed to consider the Alaska Forest Association's request to intervene in a case that has stopped all logging in roadless areas of the Tongass National Forest.

Around Town
Saturday, April 14

Chosen: Design for new school
Local officials have decided on a conceptual design for the planned high school at Dimond Park. But they won't put more money into refining the design until the Legislature guarantees some state construction money.

Chosen: Design for new school
Local officials have decided on a conceptual design for the planned high school at Dimond Park. But they won't put more money into refining the design until the Legislature guarantees some state construction money.

Dentist uses tools of trade in egg artistry
Charlie Detjen decorates eggs with surgical precision.

State back to square one with bids for fast ferry
Alaska officials will not negotiate with a Washington state shipyard on its proposal to build a fast ferry.

News Briefs
Senate debates who picks whom, Racism resolution vote changes

My Turn: McVeigh a product of the U.S. government
In his Thinking Out Loud column on April 1 ("McVeigh heard the words but never got the message"), Steve Reed expresses the "hidden hope" he had harbored after the Oklahoma City bombing that "[Timothy] McVeigh would express regret about the children, some conscience-revealing version of: 'I did what I had to do but I'm really sorry about the kids.'"

Letter: Help for youth
In response to the homeless teen article (Empire, April 9), I would like to remind the community of the options available to homeless teens through Juneau Youth Services.

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 where 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.

My Turn: Immunization week offers opportunity
Childhood immunization rates in Alaska and the United States continue to be too low, that is, below the goal of 90 percent of children fully immunized by age 2. A 1996 survey revealed that only 66 percent of children in Alaska were fully immunized by age 2. We ranked 48th out of the 50 states in immunization rates.

Military aid to Taiwan: Round 2 with China
The return to American soil of the 24-member crew of the Navy EP-3 reconnaissance plane may have eased tensions between the United States and China, but new confrontations loom. Next week will see the start of bilateral talks on such prickly issues as return of the badly damaged plane and the U.S. determination to continue flights off China's coast.

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 where 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.

My Turn: Immunization week offers opportunity
Childhood immunization rates in Alaska and the United States continue to be too low, that is, below the goal of 90 percent of children fully immunized by age 2. A 1996 survey revealed that only 66 percent of children in Alaska were fully immunized by age 2. We ranked 48th out of the 50 states in immunization rates.

Military aid to Taiwan: Round 2 with China
The return to American soil of the 24-member crew of the Navy EP-3 reconnaissance plane may have eased tensions between the United States and China, but new confrontations loom. Next week will see the start of bilateral talks on such prickly issues as return of the badly damaged plane and the U.S. determination to continue flights off China's coast.

My Turn: McVeigh a product of the U.S. government
In his Thinking Out Loud column on April 1 ("McVeigh heard the words but never got the message"), Steve Reed expresses the "hidden hope" he had harbored after the Oklahoma City bombing that "[Timothy] McVeigh would express regret about the children, some conscience-revealing version of: 'I did what I had to do but I'm really sorry about the kids.'"

Letter: Keep senior exemption
Some government programs - good programs - are age-specific. Examples are: schools, WIC, Head Start and CBJ's senior sales tax exemption.

Letter: Keep senior exemption
Some government programs - good programs - are age-specific. Examples are: schools, WIC, Head Start and CBJ's senior sales tax exemption.

Letter: Help for youth
In response to the homeless teen article (Empire, April 9), I would like to remind the community of the options available to homeless teens through Juneau Youth Services.

Letter: A bad example
Help me understand: In Monday's paper you report that a man fired a gun inside a church, threatening for six hours to kill himself, and that the 12 police officers on the scene were concerned enough for his wife's safety that they cut a hole in the church wall from which to extricate her.

Letter: A bad example
Help me understand: In Monday's paper you report that a man fired a gun inside a church, threatening for six hours to kill himself, and that the 12 police officers on the scene were concerned enough for his wife's safety that they cut a hole in the church wall from which to extricate her.

Sports In Juneau
Today, April 13

Juneau girls blank Wasilla
Other than the four shots that found goalposts instead of net, the Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer played nearly a perfect game in beating the Wasilla Warriors 5-0 Thursday night at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park football field.

Bear softball team opens season
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls softball team will be looking for a return to glory this year as the Crimson Bears try to reclaim the state championship it won two seasons ago.

Juneau girls blank Wasilla
Other than the four shots that found goalposts instead of net, the Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer played nearly a perfect game in beating the Wasilla Warriors 5-0 Thursday night at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park football field.

Ketchikan, Sitka boxers dominate
Ketchikan and Sitka couldn't lose and neither could the defending champions in the first day of the Second Annual Southeast Showdown Thursday night at Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall.

Ketchikan, Sitka boxers dominate
Ketchikan and Sitka couldn't lose and neither could the defending champions in the first day of the Second Annual Southeast Showdown Thursday night at Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall.

Sports In Juneau
Today, April 13

Bear softball team opens season
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls softball team will be looking for a return to glory this year as the Crimson Bears try to reclaim the state championship it won two seasons ago.

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