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Friday, April 20, 2001

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JDHS cheerleaders score in L.A.
The Juneau-Douglas High School Cheerleading and Stunt team placed sixth at the Universal Spirit Association Cheerleading Nationals in Los Angeles March 30-April 2. JDHS's best joined the competion among 2,800 cheerleaders on 18 teams from across the United States.

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Obituaries

Obituaries

JDHS cheerleaders score in L.A.
The Juneau-Douglas High School Cheerleading and Stunt team placed sixth at the Universal Spirit Association Cheerleading Nationals in Los Angeles March 30-April 2. JDHS's best joined the competion among 2,800 cheerleaders on 18 teams from across the United States.

FYI

FYI

Weekend Best Bets
The next few days bring an incredible wealth of entertainment to Juneau. There will be seven or eight concerts featuring scores of acts, two nights of dancing with more than a dozen bands and 40 free music workshops. There will also be informal jam sessions throughout town offering hours of great music.

Eulachon run draws many predators
Hunkered at the edge of the river, we watch them pass thousands upon thousands of small, cigar-shaped forms, shadowy in the murky glacial water, moving slowly upstream in a long black column near the shore. It is spring, and the eulachon are running.

Obituaries

Weekend Best Bets
The next few days bring an incredible wealth of entertainment to Juneau. There will be seven or eight concerts featuring scores of acts, two nights of dancing with more than a dozen bands and 40 free music workshops. There will also be informal jam sessions throughout town offering hours of great music.

Around Town

Eulachon run draws many predators
Hunkered at the edge of the river, we watch them pass thousands upon thousands of small, cigar-shaped forms, shadowy in the murky glacial water, moving slowly upstream in a long black column near the shore. It is spring, and the eulachon are running.

Calendar

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."

Briefly

Briefly

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.

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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.

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.

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."

Mine says tailings piles environmentally safe
About 50 people packed Assembly chambers Thursday night for a hearing on a proposal by Greens Creek mine to expand its tailings facility on north Admiralty Island, about 18 miles from Juneau.

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.

Briefly

Recent signs of violent times
Amid continued campus violence across the nation, troubling incidents have surfaced at Juneau-Douglas High School.

Briefly

City's ski area dips into savings after short season
Eaglecrest Ski Area will use savings to make up a budget shortfall connected to a short ski season, says business manager Gary Mendivil.

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.

Abrupt sea change on cruise bill
Backed by the cruise ship industry, the House Transportation Committee on Thursday passed a bill to limit the sewage content in the graywater discharges of large vessels by no later than 2003.

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.

Mine says tailings piles environmentally safe
About 50 people packed Assembly chambers Thursday night for a hearing on a proposal by Greens Creek mine to expand its tailings facility on north Admiralty Island, about 18 miles from Juneau.

Briefly

House OKs ban on north pipeline route
The state House passed a bill Thursday banning construction of a possible northern route for an Alaska gas pipeline.

Donaldson: the force behind the dances
The Alaska Folk Festival is Sally Donaldson's field of dreams. But Donaldson puts a twist on the saying, "Build it and they will come."

Donaldson: the force behind the dances
The Alaska Folk Festival is Sally Donaldson's field of dreams. But Donaldson puts a twist on the saying, "Build it and they will come."

Abrupt sea change on cruise bill
Backed by the cruise ship industry, the House Transportation Committee on Thursday passed a bill to limit the sewage content in the graywater discharges of large vessels by no later than 2003.

Bullying taken seriously in middle schools
Earlier this month, an 11-year-old Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School student was assaulted by another student. Police were summoned and issued a verbal warning to both parties.

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

Briefly

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.

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

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

Recent signs of violent times
Amid continued campus violence across the nation, troubling incidents have surfaced at Juneau-Douglas High School.

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

Smith gets life in prison
Convicted murderer Ronald E. Smith received a composite 85-year prison sentence from Judge Larry Weeks Thursday in Juneau Superior Court.

Smith gets life in prison
Convicted murderer Ronald E. Smith received a composite 85-year prison sentence from Judge Larry Weeks Thursday in Juneau Superior Court.

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.

Bullying taken seriously in middle schools
Earlier this month, an 11-year-old Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School student was assaulted by another student. Police were summoned and issued a verbal warning to both parties.

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.

House OKs ban on north pipeline route
The state House passed a bill Thursday banning construction of a possible northern route for an Alaska gas pipeline.

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

City's ski area dips into savings after short season
Eaglecrest Ski Area will use savings to make up a budget shortfall connected to a short ski season, says business manager Gary Mendivil.

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 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.

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

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.

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.

Music for the masses
John Palmes, in his recent letter to the Empire, lamented the lack of support by the State Arts Council for local, amateur musicians. I know no one who has been more active and creative in his contribution to amateur music in Juneau than John has been. He has been energetic in the support of his fellow amateurs, and his own artistic creations, often the talk of the town for years afterward, reflect his resourcefulness and ingenuity.

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.

Marketing violence to children
Many thought the tragic shootings at Bethel, Paducah, Jonesboro and Columbine would be a wake-up call to Americans. More school shootings were added to the list last month.

Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth appears when justified by the number of calls received. Only comments accompanied by a name will be published. Callers' names will appear in print. Call 586-4636 and press 8255 to leave a message.

A message to our lawmakers, from 'your favorite teacher'
Sometimes as a classroom teacher, I address the entire class even though the message is not intended for every student. I advise them that if the shoe doesn't fit, they don't have to wear it. But they should try the shoe on.

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.

Do reach out to teens; don't tolerate bullying
To believe that school violence "can never happen here" - in Juneau or other places dear to us - is to deny the sobering reality that dozens of students have used guns to kill or wound their fellow students and teachers in a variety of campus settings around the nation.

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.

Marketing violence to children
Many thought the tragic shootings at Bethel, Paducah, Jonesboro and Columbine would be a wake-up call to Americans. More school shootings were added to the list last month.

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.

A message to our lawmakers, from 'your favorite teacher'
Sometimes as a classroom teacher, I address the entire class even though the message is not intended for every student. I advise them that if the shoe doesn't fit, they don't have to wear it. But they should try the shoe on.

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.

Do reach out to teens; don't tolerate bullying
To believe that school violence "can never happen here" - in Juneau or other places dear to us - is to deny the sobering reality that dozens of students have used guns to kill or wound their fellow students and teachers in a variety of campus settings around the nation.

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.

Music for the masses
John Palmes, in his recent letter to the Empire, lamented the lack of support by the State Arts Council for local, amateur musicians. I know no one who has been more active and creative in his contribution to amateur music in Juneau than John has been. He has been energetic in the support of his fellow amateurs, and his own artistic creations, often the talk of the town for years afterward, reflect his resourcefulness and ingenuity.

Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth appears when justified by the number of calls received. Only comments accompanied by a name will be published. 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.

Local Scoreboard

Softball team takes aim at improvement
The Juneau-Douglas High School softball team posted a perfect 5-0 record during its season-openers in Ketchikan last weekend, but coach Kari Monagle feels there's still room for improvement.

Sports in Juneau

Softball team takes aim at improvement
The Juneau-Douglas High School softball team posted a perfect 5-0 record during its season-openers in Ketchikan last weekend, but coach Kari Monagle feels there's still room for improvement.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Local Scoreboard

Juneau boys must sweep Kings for state bid
As he sold fund-raising raffle tickets for the Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team at a local grocery store earlier this week, senior defender Cal Craig put this weekend's series of home games in perspective.

Juneau boys must sweep Kings for state bid
As he sold fund-raising raffle tickets for the Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team at a local grocery store earlier this week, senior defender Cal Craig put this weekend's series of home games in perspective.

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