Thursday, May 10, 2001

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Eagles, Ravens come together for wellness
The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Health Promotion department is launching its Third Annual Eagle vs. Raven Walk Contest. The contest is designed to promote health by encouraging 30 minutes of daily physical activity and walking per day.

Pet of the week

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Thank you

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Eagles, Ravens come together for wellness
The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Health Promotion department is launching its Third Annual Eagle vs. Raven Walk Contest. The contest is designed to promote health by encouraging 30 minutes of daily physical activity and walking per day.

Around Town

Around Town

Around Town

Mother's Day weather - paradise every year
I was at the nursery Monday evening, the wind was whipping through at about 50 knots, plastic flapping and big trees wavering as if about to take off. I wondered if I was in the right place, or even on the right planet.

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Obituary

Pet of the week

Mother's Day weather - paradise every year
I was at the nursery Monday evening, the wind was whipping through at about 50 knots, plastic flapping and big trees wavering as if about to take off. I wondered if I was in the right place, or even on the right planet.

Adrift and on film
Documentary filmmaker Frank Hurley joined explorer Ernest Shackleton's expedition to cross the Antarctic continent in 1914. But instead of documenting a successful crossing, he participated in a grueling, two-year struggle for survival in the pack ice and violent storms of the Weddell Sea.

Benefit performance for Rogers planned
Performers are invited to participate in "The Gift of Trouble: A Concert Celebration Benefit for George and Jean Rogers." The concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday, June 3, in the Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium.

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Adrift and on film
Documentary filmmaker Frank Hurley joined explorer Ernest Shackleton's expedition to cross the Antarctic continent in 1914. But instead of documenting a successful crossing, he participated in a grueling, two-year struggle for survival in the pack ice and violent storms of the Weddell Sea.

Tours, talks highlight Museum Day
International Museum Day is celebrated Sunday, May 13. In Juneau, this means participating museums and historic sites will offer free admission and special activities from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Big art, big ideas
When Julie and Don Decker of Anchorage made a list of some of the biggest living names in contemporary art to invite to Alaska, Christo and Jeanne-Claude were at the top.

Big art, big ideas
When Julie and Don Decker of Anchorage made a list of some of the biggest living names in contemporary art to invite to Alaska, Christo and Jeanne-Claude were at the top.

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Quilt extravaganza: from silk to duck necks
Usually they come for the glaciers, humpback whales, flight-seeing or fishing opportunities. This year, however, tourists may book a jaunt to Juneau for the quilts.

Quilt extravaganza: from silk to duck necks
Usually they come for the glaciers, humpback whales, flight-seeing or fishing opportunities. This year, however, tourists may book a jaunt to Juneau for the quilts.

Benefit performance for Rogers planned
Performers are invited to participate in "The Gift of Trouble: A Concert Celebration Benefit for George and Jean Rogers." The concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday, June 3, in the Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium.

Tours, talks highlight Museum Day
International Museum Day is celebrated Sunday, May 13. In Juneau, this means participating museums and historic sites will offer free admission and special activities from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Eight winning tickets in Nenana Ice Classic
NENANA - Eight winning tickets named 1 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on Tuesday as the time the ice would go out on the Tanana River.

State board to consider child-care regulations
FAIRBANKS - Regulations up for consideration by the state Board of Education would require that all childcare workers in licensed facilities be fingerprinted for a nationwide background check.

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

Teacher protected kids from slasher at school
ANCHORAGE - A Mountain View Elementary School teacher is being hailed as a hero for his efforts to protect students from a man wielding a knife in an attack at the school Monday.

JDHS to get funding for fixes after all
Juneau's roller coaster quest for state money to fund a $13 million high school renovation project ended at a high point Tuesday after Democrats and Republicans brokered a last-minute deal on school funding.

Crew honored for rescue with duct tape
An emergency in Frederick Sound in November wasn't the first time Kennicott Steward Nancy Abbott's first aid skills were called upon. But the incident was an example of how important ingenuity, quick thinking and duct tape can be.

Briefly

ANWR debate spurring tourism
ANCHORAGE - The debate over oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is fueling a surge in tourism to the northern Alaska wilderness area this summer.

Ship bill battle left unsettled
Gov. Tony Knowles has called a special session of the Legislature for May 21 to take up a cruise ship pollution bill that passed the House but stalled in a Senate committee.

Legislature 2001 at a glance
Actions in the final days of this year's legislative session include...

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

Legislature OKs cancer, VPSO bills
Alaska lawmakers got a little tougher on drunken driving and reached a compromise on a funding program for uninsured breast and cervical cancer patients before adjourning Tuesday night. They also expanded the Village Public Safety Officer program.

Man charged with stabbing lashes out in courtroom
ANCHORAGE - A man charged with attempting to murder four elementary school children by slashing their throats with a filet knife lashed out Tuesday at his court arraignment.

Legislature 2001: Minors to face fines for alcohol
Kids who enter bars and liquor stores would be liable for a $1,000 fine payable to the owner under a bill passed by the Legislature in the waning days of the session.

Legislature 2001 at a glance
Actions in the final days of this year's legislative session include...

Session miffs GOP
Senate President Rick Halford says there won't be a cruise ship bill passed out of a special session of the Legislature unless Gov. Tony Knowles changes his mind about the May 21 date.

Tanana Valley doctor found guilty in drugs-for-sex case
FAIRBANKS - After deliberating for almost a week, a jury on Tuesday found a former Tanana Valley Clinic doctor guilty of 73 of 105 felony counts alleging drug or sex crimes.

Renaissance theater reborn at JDHS
Paul Marshall, a loose-limbed actor with a resonant voice, has an idea while rehearsing a scene for the upcoming Juneau-Douglas High School production of "Embroglio." How about if he kicks the character Pantalone and falls down himself?

ANWR debate spurring tourism
ANCHORAGE - The debate over oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is fueling a surge in tourism to the northern Alaska wilderness area this summer.

Five adults accused of selling alcohol to minors
Investigators with the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board have cited five adults for allegedly selling alcohol to minors in Juneau.

Man charged with stabbing lashes out in courtroom
ANCHORAGE - A man charged with attempting to murder four elementary school children by slashing their throats with a filet knife lashed out Tuesday at his court arraignment.

Tanana Valley doctor found guilty in drugs-for-sex case
FAIRBANKS - After deliberating for almost a week, a jury on Tuesday found a former Tanana Valley Clinic doctor guilty of 73 of 105 felony counts alleging drug or sex crimes.

Briefly

Teacher protected kids from slasher at school
ANCHORAGE - A Mountain View Elementary School teacher is being hailed as a hero for his efforts to protect students from a man wielding a knife in an attack at the school Monday.

Auto shop project becomes showpiece at motor exhibition
The upcoming Classic, Custom and Antique Auto and Cycle Show will feature 37 cars and trucks, 10 to 12 motorcycles, some loving care and a lot of hard work.

Eight winning tickets in Nenana Ice Classic
NENANA - Eight winning tickets named 1 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on Tuesday as the time the ice would go out on the Tanana River.

Ship bill battle left unsettled
Gov. Tony Knowles has called a special session of the Legislature for May 21 to take up a cruise ship pollution bill that passed the House but stalled in a Senate committee.

Renaissance theater reborn at JDHS
Paul Marshall, a loose-limbed actor with a resonant voice, has an idea while rehearsing a scene for the upcoming Juneau-Douglas High School production of "Embroglio." How about if he kicks the character Pantalone and falls down himself?

State board to consider child-care regulations
FAIRBANKS - Regulations up for consideration by the state Board of Education would require that all childcare workers in licensed facilities be fingerprinted for a nationwide background check.

Session miffs GOP
Senate President Rick Halford says there won't be a cruise ship bill passed out of a special session of the Legislature unless Gov. Tony Knowles changes his mind about the May 21 date.

JDHS to get funding for fixes after all
Juneau's roller coaster quest for state money to fund a $13 million high school renovation project ended at a high point Tuesday after Democrats and Republicans brokered a last-minute deal on school funding.

Legislature 2001: Minors to face fines for alcohol
Kids who enter bars and liquor stores would be liable for a $1,000 fine payable to the owner under a bill passed by the Legislature in the waning days of the session.

Legislature OKs cancer, VPSO bills
Alaska lawmakers got a little tougher on drunken driving and reached a compromise on a funding program for uninsured breast and cervical cancer patients before adjourning Tuesday night. They also expanded the Village Public Safety Officer program.

Five adults accused of selling alcohol to minors
Investigators with the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board have cited five adults for allegedly selling alcohol to minors in Juneau.

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

Crew honored for rescue with duct tape
An emergency in Frederick Sound in November wasn't the first time Kennicott Steward Nancy Abbott's first aid skills were called upon. But the incident was an example of how important ingenuity, quick thinking and duct tape can be.

Briefly

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

Briefly

Auto shop project becomes showpiece at motor exhibition
The upcoming Classic, Custom and Antique Auto and Cycle Show will feature 37 cars and trucks, 10 to 12 motorcycles, some loving care and a lot of hard work.

Steam-powered
If Mr. Rorick is so concerned about the SUV gas consumption, or consumption in general, maybe he should be down at the docks when the cruise ships come in and tell them to stop, as they stock about three-fourths of a million gallons and burn most of it on the trip to and from Alaska.

From the ashes
This is the Gift of Trouble II. The outpouring of help that we have received from all of you, the sympathy, caring and love is simply unbounded.

More help than required
Sen. John Cowdery has applied flawed logic to proposed cruise ship regulations that are acceptable to the governor, to an overwhelming majority of the House membership, to a likely majority of the Senate membership and to the cruise ship industry.

Nursing provides care, offers opportunities
As the nation celebrates National Nurses Week, please take this opportunity to thank a nurse you know. This year's theme, "Nurses are the True Spirit of Caring," reflects the many ways in which nurses have consistently delivered quality patient care and advocated for their patients despite the challenges of a turbulent health care system.

Going back to the future with Reich appointment
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's Chicago Tribune: The search for a nominee for assistant secretary of state for Western hemisphere affairs evidently took the Bush administration to right field - way to the right.

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.

There is a pattern
In response to Cindy Smith's Letter to the Editor (Empire, May 6), I firmly stand by my "diatribe" regarding the governor's weak resemblance of concern in the area of racism, discrimination and hate crimes. My impressions are not just based upon recent events, but I remember some behaviors on his part when he was the mayor of Anchorage. There is a pattern here.

More help than required
Sen. John Cowdery has applied flawed logic to proposed cruise ship regulations that are acceptable to the governor, to an overwhelming majority of the House membership, to a likely majority of the Senate membership and to the cruise ship industry.

Going back to the future with Reich appointment
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's Chicago Tribune: The search for a nominee for assistant secretary of state for Western hemisphere affairs evidently took the Bush administration to right field - way to the right.

It's your money
President Bush has outlined his plan for an expanded "missile defense" system, calling for reductions in nuclear weapons on the one hand (though keeping enough such weapons to destroy our world) and moving money from nuclear weapons into the Star Wars program with the other.

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.

There is a pattern
In response to Cindy Smith's Letter to the Editor (Empire, May 6), I firmly stand by my "diatribe" regarding the governor's weak resemblance of concern in the area of racism, discrimination and hate crimes. My impressions are not just based upon recent events, but I remember some behaviors on his part when he was the mayor of Anchorage. There is a pattern here.

From the ashes
This is the Gift of Trouble II. The outpouring of help that we have received from all of you, the sympathy, caring and love is simply unbounded.

Second-hand smoke
I know a student at school who suffers from asthma. Whenever we go somewhere we have to make sure that the building is smoke-free because even the slightest scent of smoke may trigger an asthma attack, hospitalization and even death! Even though the cigarette companies say smoking is not dangerous, it kills thousand of people each year suffering from some form of horrible cancer. Each of these people experienced some form of smoke in their lives.

Second-hand smoke
I know a student at school who suffers from asthma. Whenever we go somewhere we have to make sure that the building is smoke-free because even the slightest scent of smoke may trigger an asthma attack, hospitalization and even death! Even though the cigarette companies say smoking is not dangerous, it kills thousand of people each year suffering from some form of horrible cancer. Each of these people experienced some form of smoke in their lives.

Steam-powered
If Mr. Rorick is so concerned about the SUV gas consumption, or consumption in general, maybe he should be down at the docks when the cruise ships come in and tell them to stop, as they stock about three-fourths of a million gallons and burn most of it on the trip to and from Alaska.

It's your money
President Bush has outlined his plan for an expanded "missile defense" system, calling for reductions in nuclear weapons on the one hand (though keeping enough such weapons to destroy our world) and moving money from nuclear weapons into the Star Wars program with the other.

Nursing provides care, offers opportunities
As the nation celebrates National Nurses Week, please take this opportunity to thank a nurse you know. This year's theme, "Nurses are the True Spirit of Caring," reflects the many ways in which nurses have consistently delivered quality patient care and advocated for their patients despite the challenges of a turbulent health care system.

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.

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.

Top fish disqualified from derby for lack of ticket
It takes more than a big fish to win the Spring King Salmon Derby. As Carlton Johnson learned, it also takes a derby ticket.

Find a hungry fish to feed
It's for sure, spring is here and its time to get out there and catch a fish. I just called the Fish and Game sport fish recording (465-4116) and the guy on the recording even said it was spring and more important, that king salmon fishing last week was much better than usual for this time of year.

Find a hungry fish to feed
It's for sure, spring is here and its time to get out there and catch a fish. I just called the Fish and Game sport fish recording (465-4116) and the guy on the recording even said it was spring and more important, that king salmon fishing last week was much better than usual for this time of year.

Fishing report
King salmon are abundant compared to recent years. The number of rod hours to harvest a king declined slightly from last week, with the average angler taking 26 hours to land a keeper king. Last years average was 28 hours and the five year average is 40 hours per king salmon.

Two men journey across the Juneau icefield
Connected by an umbilical cord of rope, two men glided blindly across snow bridges and around gaping crevasses.

Out and About
In season: Brown bear (March 15-May 31), black bear (until June 30), freshwater steelhead trout (peaks April-June), cutthroat trout (peaks May-June), freshwater smelt (peaks in May), salt and freshwater king salmon (peaks May-July).

Two men journey across the Juneau icefield
Connected by an umbilical cord of rope, two men glided blindly across snow bridges and around gaping crevasses.

Top fish disqualified from derby for lack of ticket
It takes more than a big fish to win the Spring King Salmon Derby. As Carlton Johnson learned, it also takes a derby ticket.

Fishing report
King salmon are abundant compared to recent years. The number of rod hours to harvest a king declined slightly from last week, with the average angler taking 26 hours to land a keeper king. Last years average was 28 hours and the five year average is 40 hours per king salmon.

Out and About
In season: Brown bear (March 15-May 31), black bear (until June 30), freshwater steelhead trout (peaks April-June), cutthroat trout (peaks May-June), freshwater smelt (peaks in May), salt and freshwater king salmon (peaks May-July).

Know if you go
Anyone crossing the border, even on the icefield, is required to check in with customs when they get back to Juneau. Usually they just call the customs station, 586-7211, then drop by to fill out the paperwork and answer questions. The same goes for crossing over the icefield into Canada. Bill Forrest and River Lee-Elkin got clearance through Prince Rupert before taking off.

Know if you go
Anyone crossing the border, even on the icefield, is required to check in with customs when they get back to Juneau. Usually they just call the customs station, 586-7211, then drop by to fill out the paperwork and answer questions. The same goes for crossing over the icefield into Canada. Bill Forrest and River Lee-Elkin got clearance through Prince Rupert before taking off.

Crimson Bear soccer heads north
After being back in town for just three school days, the Juneau-Douglas High School soccer teams will hit the road again this weekend as the Crimson Bears make their second trip to Anchorage in as many weeks.

Crimson Bear baseball heads to Kayhi for five
The Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team should be feeling pretty good about their chances to repeat as Region V champs after a successful series in Sitka last week.

Crimson Bear soccer heads north
After being back in town for just three school days, the Juneau-Douglas High School soccer teams will hit the road again this weekend as the Crimson Bears make their second trip to Anchorage in as many weeks.

Local archers compete in national meet
Ten Juneau Archery Club shooters, including seven students from Floyd Dryden Middle School, competed in the 18th Annual Western Classic 3-D Trail Shoot and Seventh Annual National Field Archery Association Marked 3-D National Championship events both held May 5-6 in Redding, Calif.

Local Scoreboard: King Salmon Derby Results

Crimson Bears softball team hosts weekend games
The Juneau-Douglas High School softball team is ready to put last weekend's disappointment behind as the Crimson Bears host their only home games this weekend.

Ex-UAS star leads team to Aussie title
Damon Lowery said he hasn't had many options when it has come to basketball.

Sports in Juneau

Ex-UAS star leads team to Aussie title
Damon Lowery said he hasn't had many options when it has come to basketball.

Local Scoreboard: King Salmon Derby Standings
SPRING KING SALMON DERBY STANDINGS

Crimson Bear hardballers take another game from Kayhi
The Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team took one more step towards another state berth by defeating Ketchikan 4-2 on the road Wednesday in Ketchikan.

Boozer to stay at Duke
It's been a little over a month since Juneau-Douglas High School graduate Carlos Boozer helped lead the Duke Blue Devils to the NCAA national basketball championship. Now Boozer wants a second title.

Sports in Juneau

Crimson Bear baseball heads to Kayhi for five
The Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team should be feeling pretty good about their chances to repeat as Region V champs after a successful series in Sitka last week.

Local archers compete in national meet
Ten Juneau Archery Club shooters, including seven students from Floyd Dryden Middle School, competed in the 18th Annual Western Classic 3-D Trail Shoot and Seventh Annual National Field Archery Association Marked 3-D National Championship events both held May 5-6 in Redding, Calif.

Crimson Bears softball team hosts weekend games
The Juneau-Douglas High School softball team is ready to put last weekend's disappointment behind as the Crimson Bears host their only home games this weekend.

Crimson Bear hardballers take another game from Kayhi
The Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team took one more step towards another state berth by defeating Ketchikan 4-2 on the road Wednesday in Ketchikan.

Sports in Juneau

Preseason tournaments avoid ax--for now
For a while some of the nation's traditional preseason college basketball tournaments appeared headed for extinction.

Local Scoreboard: King Salmon Derby Standings
SPRING KING SALMON DERBY STANDINGS

Boozer to stay at Duke
It's been a little over a month since Juneau-Douglas High School graduate Carlos Boozer helped lead the Duke Blue Devils to the NCAA national basketball championship. Now Boozer wants a second title.

Local Scoreboard: King Salmon Derby Results

Preseason tournaments avoid ax--for now
For a while some of the nation's traditional preseason college basketball tournaments appeared headed for extinction.

Sports in Juneau

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