Saturday, April 21, 2001

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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."

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.

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.

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."

Briefly

Briefly

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Local Scoreboard

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.

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.

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