Friday, May 11, 2001

God provides a gift of new beginnings
Springtime is my favorite season. Darkness is shrinking as light rapidly lengthens. Nature seems to be awakening after

Weekend Best Bets
If you've ever wanted to ask a world-famous artist what makes him or her tick, tonight is your chance.

Around Town

Obituary

FYI

Around Town

Weddings

Weekend Best Bets
If you've ever wanted to ask a world-famous artist what makes him or her tick, tonight is your chance.

Around Town

Briefly

Briefly

FYI

Gardening clubs gather for plant sale
Four Juneau gardening clubs are scheduled to take part in a plant sale starting at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Carr's parking lot.

Gardening clubs gather for plant sale
Four Juneau gardening clubs are scheduled to take part in a plant sale starting at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Carr's parking lot.

Schools

God provides a gift of new beginnings
Springtime is my favorite season. Darkness is shrinking as light rapidly lengthens. Nature seems to be awakening after

Around Town

Schools

Weddings

Obituary

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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?

Briefly

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?

First ship fouls waters
The first major cruise ship to ply Alaska waters this season discharged waste with fecal coliform counts 3,500 times higher than the new federal standard, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Feds halt Y-K salmon fishing for commercial, sport fleets
ANCHORAGE - Federal subsistence managers Thursday closed all sport and commercial fishing for king and chum salmon throughout most of the Yukon Kuskokwim river drainages on June 1. The move marked the federal government's first major break with the state over subsistence fisheries management.

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.

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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.

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.

Pillars speaker connects history to current events
Global politics have changed dramatically since John Stoessinger first spoke in Juneau in 1992. The political scientist and international relations expert told an audience at Thursday's Pillars of America Freedom Series that the world is better off because of it.

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.

Recycling an old logger
In his salad days as a logger, Mark "Red" Geil was king of the south end of Stephens Passage.

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.

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

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.

Juneau Guide to be reprinted
A number of readers have registered complaints with the Juneau Empire citing the offensive nature of a tattoo ad in the Juneau Guide.

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New date for session?
Concerned about a potential appearance of heartlessness, supporters of a cruise ship bill sought by Gov. Tony Knowles say the governor should reschedule the special legislative session he has called for May 21.

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.

Feds halt Y-K salmon fishing for commercial, sport fleets
ANCHORAGE - Federal subsistence managers Thursday closed all sport and commercial fishing for king and chum salmon throughout most of the Yukon Kuskokwim river drainages on June 1. The move marked the federal government's first major break with the state over subsistence fisheries management.

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.

Recycling an old logger
In his salad days as a logger, Mark "Red" Geil was king of the south end of Stephens Passage.

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

Pillars speaker connects history to current events
Global politics have changed dramatically since John Stoessinger first spoke in Juneau in 1992. The political scientist and international relations expert told an audience at Thursday's Pillars of America Freedom Series that the world is better off because of it.

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.

Juneau Guide to be reprinted
A number of readers have registered complaints with the Juneau Empire citing the offensive nature of a tattoo ad in the Juneau Guide.

New date for session?
Concerned about a potential appearance of heartlessness, supporters of a cruise ship bill sought by Gov. Tony Knowles say the governor should reschedule the special legislative session he has called for May 21.

Natives' U.N. plan worries senator
ANCHORAGE - U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski said Thursday he's concerned about the Alaska Federation of Natives' plan to take human rights complaints to the United Nations.

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.

Road ban halted, but SE logging still at standstill
An injunction from a federal court in Idaho stopping a road-building ban on sections of national forest land won't be felt in Southeast Alaska immediately, but could have ramifications here, according to environmental and timber industry groups.

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.

First ship fouls waters
The first major cruise ship to ply Alaska waters this season discharged waste with fecal coliform counts 3,500 times higher than the new federal standard, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

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...

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

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.

Road ban halted, but SE logging still at standstill
An injunction from a federal court in Idaho stopping a road-building ban on sections of national forest land won't be felt in Southeast Alaska immediately, but could have ramifications here, according to environmental and timber industry groups.

Natives' U.N. plan worries senator
ANCHORAGE - U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski said Thursday he's concerned about the Alaska Federation of Natives' plan to take human rights complaints to the United Nations.

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.

Word of Mouth
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'Collateral damage' all over the landscape
The repugnance that has greeted Timothy McVeigh's use of the word "collateral damage" is understandable, but misplaced. At least he was honest in his description of the despicable act.

Old-fashioned ideas
How do you do it, I asked my good friend T. Pickens Goodolboy, manager of the Antigua-headquartered gift shop, "Made in Juneau," and treasurer of the industry PAC "Tour PAC," "how do you reconcile your moving up here five years ago to get away from the lower 48 rat race to enjoy unspoiled nature and your support now of unregulated tourism growth?

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.

Juvenile at best
My children (19 and 21) were frequently miffed when they couldn't have things their way too! In fact, they still get miffed, when they fail to participate responsibly in a decision-making process, and are unsatisfied with the result. But as young as they are, they do recognize that their failure to act responsibly during the decision-making process is their failure, and behave in a much more adult fashion than the GOP has, with their reactions to the governor's press conference and his calling of a special session.

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.

'Collateral damage' all over the landscape
The repugnance that has greeted Timothy McVeigh's use of the word "collateral damage" is understandable, but misplaced. At least he was honest in his description of the despicable act.

Learning problems must be found early
I have been following with interest the discussions concerning testing students before they can graduate from high school in Alaska. As parents, my wife and I worked hard with our children and it was with great relief when our youngest

Learning problems must be found early
I have been following with interest the discussions concerning testing students before they can graduate from high school in Alaska. As parents, my wife and I worked hard with our children and it was with great relief when our youngest

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 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.

The fuel of GOP fears
This editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Wouldn't it be ironic if gas prices hit $3 or $3.50 a gallon this summer and drivers credited President George W. Bush with their sudden conservation-mindedness?

The fuel of GOP fears
This editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Wouldn't it be ironic if gas prices hit $3 or $3.50 a gallon this summer and drivers credited President George W. Bush with their sudden conservation-mindedness?

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.

Old-fashioned ideas
How do you do it, I asked my good friend T. Pickens Goodolboy, manager of the Antigua-headquartered gift shop, "Made in Juneau," and treasurer of the industry PAC "Tour PAC," "how do you reconcile your moving up here five years ago to get away from the lower 48 rat race to enjoy unspoiled nature and your support now of unregulated tourism growth?

Juvenile at best
My children (19 and 21) were frequently miffed when they couldn't have things their way too! In fact, they still get miffed, when they fail to participate responsibly in a decision-making process, and are unsatisfied with the result. But as young as they are, they do recognize that their failure to act responsibly during the decision-making process is their failure, and behave in a much more adult fashion than the GOP has, with their reactions to the governor's press conference and his calling of a special session.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Local Scoreboard: King Salmon Derby Standings

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

Juneau boys soccer team edges Service
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team played with a man advantage for nearly three-quarters of Thursday night's game against the Service Cougars, but barely escaped with a 1-0 victory at Anchorage Football Stadium.

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.

Sports in Juneau

Bear tracksters head to Haines for final tune-up
The Juneau-Douglas High School track teams will have a little more competition at their annual track meet at Haines today and Saturday.

Local Scoreboard: King Salmon Derby Results

Crimson Bear softball team tops Ketchikan 5-1
Even though the coaches were only calling it a glorified scrimmage, the Juneau-Douglas High School girls softball team treated Thursday night's 5-1 victory over the Ketchikan Kings like it was a playoff game.

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.

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

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

Juneau boys soccer team edges Service
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team played with a man advantage for nearly three-quarters of Thursday night's game against the Service Cougars, but barely escaped with a 1-0 victory at Anchorage Football Stadium.

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 Bear softball team tops Ketchikan 5-1
Even though the coaches were only calling it a glorified scrimmage, the Juneau-Douglas High School girls softball team treated Thursday night's 5-1 victory over the Ketchikan Kings like it was a playoff game.

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

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.

Juneau pounds Sitka 15-5
A nine-run second inning was just one of several highlights in the Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team's 15-5 pounding of Sitka in five innings Thursday night in Ketchikan.

Sports in Juneau

Bear tracksters head to Haines for final tune-up
The Juneau-Douglas High School track teams will have a little more competition at their annual track meet at Haines today and Saturday.

Local Scoreboard: King Salmon Derby Results

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

Juneau pounds Sitka 15-5
A nine-run second inning was just one of several highlights in the Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team's 15-5 pounding of Sitka in five innings Thursday night in Ketchikan.

Sports in Juneau

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