Thursday, April 19, 2001

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Garden conversations in the post office
I was standing in line at the post office this week, talking with a lifelong Juneauite, about the changes in landscape consciousness that the last twenty years had brought. In 1980, there were very few ornamental plants available each season, Paul Shaw had a small nursery by Superbear, Emelie Cherry had some by her trailer in Switzer Park, and Foodland carried some bedding plants, but no shrubs or trees.

Around town

Around Town

Dance fest is team's big fund-raiser
The 20-member Juneau-Douglas High School Dance Team will be struttin' their best stuff at their biggest fund-raiser tonight and Thursday night at the JDHS gym beginning at 7. The team has received the highest, "Superior" rating in each of the past 15 years of tournaments it has entered, according to team coach Jodi Barnes. The team will showcase all of this year's routines as well as their tournament routine - as yet unseen by a Juneau audience, Barnes said.

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Pet of the week

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Pet of the week

Dance fest is team's big fund-raiser
The 20-member Juneau-Douglas High School Dance Team will be struttin' their best stuff at their biggest fund-raiser tonight and Thursday night at the JDHS gym beginning at 7. The team has received the highest, "Superior" rating in each of the past 15 years of tournaments it has entered, according to team coach Jodi Barnes. The team will showcase all of this year's routines as well as their tournament routine - as yet unseen by a Juneau audience, Barnes said.

JDHS students vie for academic honors
Juneau-Douglas High School students placed fourth of Division III schools and seventh overall of 35 teams at the state academic decathlon in Anchorage last month.

JDHS students vie for academic honors
Juneau-Douglas High School students placed fourth of Division III schools and seventh overall of 35 teams at the state academic decathlon in Anchorage last month.

Garden conversations in the post office
I was standing in line at the post office this week, talking with a lifelong Juneauite, about the changes in landscape consciousness that the last twenty years had brought. In 1980, there were very few ornamental plants available each season, Paul Shaw had a small nursery by Superbear, Emelie Cherry had some by her trailer in Switzer Park, and Foodland carried some bedding plants, but no shrubs or trees.

Obituaries

Around Town

Around town

Obituaries

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Folk fest workshops run from drumming to dulcimers
Most music workshops will be in the Hickel, Hammond, Egan, Miller or Sheffiel rooms or the main hall at Centennial Hall.

Folk fest workshops run from drumming to dulcimers
Most music workshops will be in the Hickel, Hammond, Egan, Miller or Sheffiel rooms or the main hall at Centennial Hall.

'Navigating Tides': Science and spirituality
J uneau author David La Chapelle has drawn upon the insights of scientists and philosophers, the faith of saints and mystics and the courage of revolutionaries and explorers for his new book, "Navigating the Tides of Change."

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Calendar

Calendar

Festival dances, workshops throughout weekend
The Alaska Folk Festival offers three nights of dancing this weekend. All dances are at the National Guard Armory next to Centennial Hall, and admission is free.

Festival dances, workshops throughout weekend
The Alaska Folk Festival offers three nights of dancing this weekend. All dances are at the National Guard Armory next to Centennial Hall, and admission is free.

The gypsy life of Vaudeville
Three world-class jugglers and a 7-foot tall dragon that glows in the dark and breathes fire sweep through Juneau this week.

'Navigating Tides': Science and spirituality
J uneau author David La Chapelle has drawn upon the insights of scientists and philosophers, the faith of saints and mystics and the courage of revolutionaries and explorers for his new book, "Navigating the Tides of Change."

The gypsy life of Vaudeville
Three world-class jugglers and a 7-foot tall dragon that glows in the dark and breathes fire sweep through Juneau this week.

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House rejects Senate changes to anti-hate crime resolution
The state House on Tuesday voted against Senate changes to a resolution condemning recent paintball attacks on Alaska Natives in Anchorage.

New jewel in shrine crown
An elemental place of tall trees, moss, rock and waves, the Shrine of St. Therese offers a refuge from the tumult of daily life.

Teachers' negotiations with district collapse
Teachers and the Juneau School District declared an impasse Tuesday in contract negotiations. The next step is for the parties to seek a mediator.

Governor outlines session-end goals
Gov. Tony Knowles wants more money for education and public safety before the Legislature adjourns May 8.

Juneau man saves 12-year-old from neighbor's aggressive dog
Timothy Benner has no doubt of the debt he owes Dale Steinmetz. "He saved my son's life," Benner said.

New jewel in shrine crown
An elemental place of tall trees, moss, rock and waves, the Shrine of St. Therese offers a refuge from the tumult of daily life.

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Sharing Holocaust memories
Kristen Zarlengo wanted her 7-year-old son Joey to hear a first-hand account of the Holocaust. On Wednesday afternoon, they joined more than 500 people in Centennial Hall to hear Mariam Greenstein describe how she survived six years of Nazi ghettos and death camps.

New maps shuffle SE districts
Rep. Albert Kookesh, an Angoon Democrat, and Rep. Peggy Wilson, a Wrangell Republican, would be thrown into the same House district under a draft plan for new state legislative boundaries.

House rejects Senate changes to anti-hate crime resolution
The state House on Tuesday voted against Senate changes to a resolution condemning recent paintball attacks on Alaska Natives in Anchorage.

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

Rape victim was beaten with bat
The victim in Saturday's sexual assault was allegedly enticed to a vacant house on Decker Way, the public staircase that leads from South Franklin Street to Gastineau Avenue. As the woman, 43, walked up 58 steps to the white clapboard, two-story house, she had no inkling of what was in store for her, said a person who spoke to her after the incident.

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

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

Neighbors may block fish center
Point Lena residents say they might withdraw support for a proposed fisheries research center in their neighborhood if concerns about increased traffic are not addressed.

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Juneau man saves 12-year-old from neighbor's aggressive dog
Timothy Benner has no doubt of the debt he owes Dale Steinmetz. "He saved my son's life," Benner said.

Teaching academics via the arts
The revels at the Palace Theatre ended last week with a performance of Shakespeare's "The Tempest" by students at Juneau Community Charter School.

Governor outlines session-end goals
Gov. Tony Knowles wants more money for education and public safety before the Legislature adjourns May 8.

Neighbors may block fish center
Point Lena residents say they might withdraw support for a proposed fisheries research center in their neighborhood if concerns about increased traffic are not addressed.

Sharing Holocaust memories
Kristen Zarlengo wanted her 7-year-old son Joey to hear a first-hand account of the Holocaust. On Wednesday afternoon, they joined more than 500 people in Centennial Hall to hear Mariam Greenstein describe how she survived six years of Nazi ghettos and death camps.

Teachers' negotiations with district collapse
Teachers and the Juneau School District declared an impasse Tuesday in contract negotiations. The next step is for the parties to seek a mediator.

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

Rape victim was beaten with bat
The victim in Saturday's sexual assault was allegedly enticed to a vacant house on Decker Way, the public staircase that leads from South Franklin Street to Gastineau Avenue. As the woman, 43, walked up 58 steps to the white clapboard, two-story house, she had no inkling of what was in store for her, said a person who spoke to her after the incident.

2001: Fewer ships, more passengers
Susie Bavo of Nevada City, Calif., became Juneau's first cruise ship visitor of the season when she stepped off the Spirit of Glacier Bay shortly after 9 a.m. today. For the passengers on board the Alaska Sightseeing ship, Juneau was the last stop in a 10-day tour of the Inside Passage.

2001: Fewer ships, more passengers
Susie Bavo of Nevada City, Calif., became Juneau's first cruise ship visitor of the season when she stepped off the Spirit of Glacier Bay shortly after 9 a.m. today. For the passengers on board the Alaska Sightseeing ship, Juneau was the last stop in a 10-day tour of the Inside Passage.

Teaching academics via the arts
The revels at the Palace Theatre ended last week with a performance of Shakespeare's "The Tempest" by students at Juneau Community Charter School.

New maps shuffle SE districts
Rep. Albert Kookesh, an Angoon Democrat, and Rep. Peggy Wilson, a Wrangell Republican, would be thrown into the same House district under a draft plan for new state legislative boundaries.

Still looking for answers after 6 years
When the bomb went off in Oklahoma City, I felt it 36 blocks away. I still remember the mushroom cloud of dust and debris as we watched it float toward the sky.

Trail recommendations near completion
A two-year process to evaluate all of the 122 hiking and beach access trails in the greater Juneau area for their suitability for guided hiking tours is nearing completion. The Trails Working Group (TWG) was formed in 1999 to evaluate commercial activity on the Juneau trail system and make recommendations to the Assembly and state and federal management agencies concerning the future use of these trails.

Mideast awaits leadership
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: If the purpose of this week's Palestinian mortar attacks on Israel was to provoke a harsh response, it succeeded. Israel briefly sent troops, tanks and bulldozers into an area of the Gaza Strip controlled by the Palestinian Authority, destroying a number of police stations and uprooting orchards that might have provided cover for the Palestinian attack.

Understanding recent permitting history of Greens Creek mine
Greens Creek is beginning the process of applying for a permit to expand its current tailings facility. Mines are dynamic entities and their facilities have a finite life. It is normal to have to extend facilities, or even permit new facilities, during the life of an operation.

Word of Mouth
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Still looking for answers after 6 years
When the bomb went off in Oklahoma City, I felt it 36 blocks away. I still remember the mushroom cloud of dust and debris as we watched it float toward the sky.

Go lemmings go
I'm on the board of the Alaska Folk Festival and this letter does not represent the board's official position on anything. It's just to show the hypocrisy and bias against local musicians the Alaskan arts bureaucracy represents.

Go lemmings go
I'm on the board of the Alaska Folk Festival and this letter does not represent the board's official position on anything. It's just to show the hypocrisy and bias against local musicians the Alaskan arts bureaucracy represents.

Suppression of Russian media not acceptable
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: Last Thursday Secretary of State Colin Powell told Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov of the Bush administration's support for preserving the freedom of Russia's NTV television network, reiterating a concern that the administration had repeatedly voiced publicly.

Mideast awaits leadership
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: If the purpose of this week's Palestinian mortar attacks on Israel was to provoke a harsh response, it succeeded. Israel briefly sent troops, tanks and bulldozers into an area of the Gaza Strip controlled by the Palestinian Authority, destroying a number of police stations and uprooting orchards that might have provided cover for the Palestinian attack.

Suppression of Russian media not acceptable
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: Last Thursday Secretary of State Colin Powell told Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov of the Bush administration's support for preserving the freedom of Russia's NTV television network, reiterating a concern that the administration had repeatedly voiced publicly.

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.

Understanding recent permitting history of Greens Creek mine
Greens Creek is beginning the process of applying for a permit to expand its current tailings facility. Mines are dynamic entities and their facilities have a finite life. It is normal to have to extend facilities, or even permit new facilities, during the life of an operation.

Word of Mouth
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Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth appears when justified by the number of calls received. It 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.

Trail recommendations near completion
A two-year process to evaluate all of the 122 hiking and beach access trails in the greater Juneau area for their suitability for guided hiking tours is nearing completion. The Trails Working Group (TWG) was formed in 1999 to evaluate commercial activity on the Juneau trail system and make recommendations to the Assembly and state and federal management agencies concerning the future use of these trails.

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