Saturday, May 5, 2001

Migratory Bird Day programs planned
Saturday, May 12, is International Migratory Bird Day. Festivities in Juneau and throughout America will celebrate the beauty and diversity of these harbingers of spring.

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Migratory Bird Day programs planned
Saturday, May 12, is International Migratory Bird Day. Festivities in Juneau and throughout America will celebrate the beauty and diversity of these harbingers of spring.

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Obituaries

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Weekend Best Bets
May is packed with entertainment and arts events. This week there are concerts, workshops and art exhibits; later we'll have new plays, new exhibits at local museums, visiting authors and artists and Juneau Jazz and Classics.

City museum celebrates turning 25
The Juneau-Douglas City Museum welcomes 2001 with the celebration of a double anniversary. The city museum has turned 25, and the Veterans Memorial Building where the museum is housed turns 50.

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City museum celebrates turning 25
The Juneau-Douglas City Museum welcomes 2001 with the celebration of a double anniversary. The city museum has turned 25, and the Veterans Memorial Building where the museum is housed turns 50.

Thank you

Around Town

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Around Town

Weekend Best Bets
May is packed with entertainment and arts events. This week there are concerts, workshops and art exhibits; later we'll have new plays, new exhibits at local museums, visiting authors and artists and Juneau Jazz and Classics.

Feds keep ban on new roads
The federal government today upheld a rule that bans road-building and logging on some national forest land as officials work on revisions. What the decision means to Alaska's forests is not yet clear.

Sealaska staff cuts reflect new business plan
This week's layoff of a dozen Sealaska Corp. employees is part of a 10 percent staff reduction resulting from company losses and changes in business strategy, its board chairman said.

Fire destroys 2 apartments
Half of a Mendenhall Valley apartment building was damaged, but no one was hurt in a fire Thursday night.

Feds keep ban on new roads
The federal government today upheld a rule that bans road-building and logging on some national forest land as officials work on revisions. What the decision means to Alaska's forests is not yet clear.

Juneau Color: Getting the degree to go with the discipline
It's fitting that Ernestine Hayes will be one of three student speakers at the University of Alaska Southeast commencement Sunday.

Correction
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Chapel by the Lake celebrates 50 years
After 3,000 sermons, 640 baptisms and 900 weddings, the parishioners of Chapel by the Lake are celebrating their 50th anniversary May 6.

Sealaska staff cuts reflect new business plan
This week's layoff of a dozen Sealaska Corp. employees is part of a 10 percent staff reduction resulting from company losses and changes in business strategy, its board chairman said.

UAS graduation on Sunday
The University of Alaska Southeast Juneau campus will hold its commencement exercises for the Class of 2001 starting at 2 p.m. Sunday at Centennial Hall.

UAS graduation on Sunday
The University of Alaska Southeast Juneau campus will hold its commencement exercises for the Class of 2001 starting at 2 p.m. Sunday at Centennial Hall.

44 pink slips issued to cut 14 teachers
The Juneau School District has told 44 teachers they won't be retained, but it intends to offer many of them contracts for next school year.

Legislature 2001: Veto bait out of schools bill
Juneau schools would receive an extra $547,000 a year under a compromise school-funding bill that has emerged in the Senate.

Fire destroys 2 apartments
Half of a Mendenhall Valley apartment building was damaged, but no one was hurt in a fire Thursday night.

Chapel by the Lake celebrates 50 years
After 3,000 sermons, 640 baptisms and 900 weddings, the parishioners of Chapel by the Lake are celebrating their 50th anniversary May 6.

Correction
View the story by clicking here.

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

Legislature 2001: Veto bait out of schools bill
Juneau schools would receive an extra $547,000 a year under a compromise school-funding bill that has emerged in the Senate.

Juneau Color: Getting the degree to go with the discipline
It's fitting that Ernestine Hayes will be one of three student speakers at the University of Alaska Southeast commencement Sunday.

44 pink slips issued to cut 14 teachers
The Juneau School District has told 44 teachers they won't be retained, but it intends to offer many of them contracts for next school year.

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

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.

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.

Proposed solutions for flightseeing goals
Juneau's flightseeing operators have worked long and hard over the past year to make Juneau's skies as quiet as possible this summer. To their credit, the Assembly's Planning and Policy Committee and city staff have tried to leave no stones unturned in their efforts to address these issues. Operators appreciate the Assembly's support of the "Best Management Practices" adopted Monday night and - contrary to the statements of some - flightseeing operators also believe that more can and should be done.

Never too late for justice
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: The conviction this week in Birmingham, Ala., of Thomas E. Blanton Jr. on four counts of murder came very late. Blanton was convicted of killing four girls in the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church back in 1963.

Never too late for justice
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: The conviction this week in Birmingham, Ala., of Thomas E. Blanton Jr. on four counts of murder came very late. Blanton was convicted of killing four girls in the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church back in 1963.

Support efficiency
The Bush administration energy policy, as formulated by Vice President Cheney, contains few surprises. It calls for more oil drilling, coal mining and nuclear power plants, but leaves out any meaningful conservation measures. It is already being used to rationalize opening up our roadless areas, monuments and wildlife refuges to more resource extraction.

Solutions for local traffic flow require political will
The State Department of Transportation appears to be on its way to speedily turning Egan Expressway into a full-fledged freeway. I find that extremely interesting, in view of an article appearing in Forbes magazine two weeks ago describing BP-Amoco's ocean search for oil as occurring in the "waning years of the petroleum era."

Act on alcohol tax
I am a "responsible drinker," and I believe paying a dime a drink is more than reasonable "to pay for the misdeeds of a few." A dime a drink will not change my drinking habits, or where I purchase my alcohol. Claiming the proposed excise tax as a 300 percent increase is extremely misleading, making it sound as though it would cost someone more than a fair amount of money.

Discharges should meet all safety standards
A cruise ship pollution bill has finally steamed passed the House, manned with remarkable bipartisan support despite the best efforts of a formidable industry lobby.

Discharges should meet all safety standards
A cruise ship pollution bill has finally steamed passed the House, manned with remarkable bipartisan support despite the best efforts of a formidable industry lobby.

Support efficiency
The Bush administration energy policy, as formulated by Vice President Cheney, contains few surprises. It calls for more oil drilling, coal mining and nuclear power plants, but leaves out any meaningful conservation measures. It is already being used to rationalize opening up our roadless areas, monuments and wildlife refuges to more resource extraction.

Proposed solutions for flightseeing goals
Juneau's flightseeing operators have worked long and hard over the past year to make Juneau's skies as quiet as possible this summer. To their credit, the Assembly's Planning and Policy Committee and city staff have tried to leave no stones unturned in their efforts to address these issues. Operators appreciate the Assembly's support of the "Best Management Practices" adopted Monday night and - contrary to the statements of some - flightseeing operators also believe that more can and should be done.

Solutions for local traffic flow require political will
The State Department of Transportation appears to be on its way to speedily turning Egan Expressway into a full-fledged freeway. I find that extremely interesting, in view of an article appearing in Forbes magazine two weeks ago describing BP-Amoco's ocean search for oil as occurring in the "waning years of the petroleum era."

Act on alcohol tax
I am a "responsible drinker," and I believe paying a dime a drink is more than reasonable "to pay for the misdeeds of a few." A dime a drink will not change my drinking habits, or where I purchase my alcohol. Claiming the proposed excise tax as a 300 percent increase is extremely misleading, making it sound as though it would cost someone more than a fair amount of money.

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Juneau splits in Sitka
Brett Fairchild threw a six-hitter and struck out 10 batters as the Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team claimed a 5-3 victory over the Ketchikan Kings in the first game of a doubleheader in Sitka on Thursday.

Juneau boys, girls sweep Bartlett in soccer snowstorm
Even though it was snowing in Anchorage, the Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls soccer teams both claimed shutout victories over the Bartlett Golden Bears Thursday night at Anchorage Football Stadium.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

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Local Sports briefs

Local Sports briefs

Juneau boys, girls sweep Bartlett in soccer snowstorm
Even though it was snowing in Anchorage, the Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls soccer teams both claimed shutout victories over the Bartlett Golden Bears Thursday night at Anchorage Football Stadium.

Juneau splits in Sitka
Brett Fairchild threw a six-hitter and struck out 10 batters as the Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team claimed a 5-3 victory over the Ketchikan Kings in the first game of a doubleheader in Sitka on Thursday.

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