Sunday, May 13, 2001

Guide to Steller sea lions
Identification: Adults are light brown to blond and appear tan in the water. Two pinnipeds (eared seals) are common in Southeast Waters: harbor seals and Steller sea lions. Sea lions are much larger. Stellers are sometimes referred to as northern sea lions. California sea lions may range north to Southeast Alaska but they are black and about half the size of Steller sea lions.

Guide to Steller sea lions
Identification: Adults are light brown to blond and appear tan in the water. Two pinnipeds (eared seals) are common in Southeast Waters: harbor seals and Steller sea lions. Sea lions are much larger. Stellers are sometimes referred to as northern sea lions. California sea lions may range north to Southeast Alaska but they are black and about half the size of Steller sea lions.

Sea Lions of Berners Bay
A fast-moving pack of 200 to 300 hungry sea lions prowled Berners Bay this spring, hunting together in a manner that has astounded scientists.

Sea Lions of Berners Bay
A fast-moving pack of 200 to 300 hungry sea lions prowled Berners Bay this spring, hunting together in a manner that has astounded scientists.

Spawning hooligan: The life of the party
They may be small, but they attract a lot of attention. When the hooligan run in Berners Bay, hundreds of marine mammals and tens of thousands of birds follow.

Spawning hooligan: The life of the party
They may be small, but they attract a lot of attention. When the hooligan run in Berners Bay, hundreds of marine mammals and tens of thousands of birds follow.

Obituary
Ernest C. Olmsted

Volunteers clean up more than 11 tons of Juneau's trash
Volunteers pulled a dryer from Dredge Lake, bicycles out of the woods and a TV set from under the bridge at the end of Montana Creek Road during the annual spring cleanup Saturday.

Obituary
Ernest C. Olmsted

Anchorage special session considered
Republican lawmakers frustrated with the governor for calling a special session floated the idea of resisting his plan by calling their own in Anchorage. That would be a first for Alaska.

Around Town
Today

Volunteers clean up more than 11 tons of Juneau's trash
Volunteers pulled a dryer from Dredge Lake, bicycles out of the woods and a TV set from under the bridge at the end of Montana Creek Road during the annual spring cleanup Saturday.

Six JDHS students win state art awards
It was a challenge to keep the overhanging wet clay from sagging, and the blue glaze unexpectedly pooled at the bottom, but the low, broad pot won James Voelckers first place in ceramics at the state high school art competition.

Hundreds of bills await next year
Lawmakers passed 103 bills this year, but about 400 more are still sitting in committees waiting for the Legislature to return in January.

Anchorage special session considered
Republican lawmakers frustrated with the governor for calling a special session floated the idea of resisting his plan by calling their own in Anchorage. That would be a first for Alaska.

Six JDHS students win state art awards
It was a challenge to keep the overhanging wet clay from sagging, and the blue glaze unexpectedly pooled at the bottom, but the low, broad pot won James Voelckers first place in ceramics at the state high school art competition.

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

Trying to take small steps to stop hate
The best way to stop hate is to start small, according to Brian Goldberg, director of the Anti-Defamation League's Pacific Northwest Region office.

State Briefs
Sweepstakes settlement coming to Alaska; Private prison could go to Kenai voters

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

Trying to take small steps to stop hate
The best way to stop hate is to start small, according to Brian Goldberg, director of the Anti-Defamation League's Pacific Northwest Region office.

State Briefs
Sweepstakes settlement coming to Alaska; Private prison could go to Kenai voters

Around Town
Today

Hundreds of bills await next year
Lawmakers passed 103 bills this year, but about 400 more are still sitting in committees waiting for the Legislature to return in January.

Letter: Campaign expenses
If the APOC pursued Kerttula and Powell with the passion that Kerttula displays for hunting down cruise ships, those two would both be behind something else besides podiums and microphones.

Letter: Campaign expenses
If the APOC pursued Kerttula and Powell with the passion that Kerttula displays for hunting down cruise ships, those two would both be behind something else besides podiums and microphones.

As Yogi once said, nothing difficult is ever easy
At the risk of being called a Downtown Liberal, I admit to having lived in Moscow for two years in the decade before the Soviet Union went out of business.

Unfortunate fact: Yard moss is bigger than all of us
A lot of people who live in the temperate rainforest of Southeast Alaska feel compelled to carpet their yards with thick, exclusive, not-from-around-here grass.

Letter: Still doing our job
I am writing with a correction to the AIDS ride article in the May 7 edition of the Empire. It was stated that Jessica Menendez is a board member of the organization 4A's, which was "formerly Shanti."

As Yogi once said, nothing difficult is ever easy
At the risk of being called a Downtown Liberal, I admit to having lived in Moscow for two years in the decade before the Soviet Union went out of business.

Letter: Unproductive political posturing
It seems that many of the key players in the cruise ship legislation issue are more interested in political maneuvering and/or seeing their name in print than they are in addressing the issue at hand.

Letter: Unproductive political posturing
It seems that many of the key players in the cruise ship legislation issue are more interested in political maneuvering and/or seeing their name in print than they are in addressing the issue at hand.

Unfortunate fact: Yard moss is bigger than all of us
A lot of people who live in the temperate rainforest of Southeast Alaska feel compelled to carpet their yards with thick, exclusive, not-from-around-here grass.

Just how strange was this session?
See if you can pick out the false statement about the conclusion of the regular legislative session.

Millions for renovation
For a while, it was stormier inside the Capitol than across Juneau's night sky when the Alaska Legislature adjourned minutes before midnight on Tuesday. But storms pass and tempers ease.

Millions for renovation
For a while, it was stormier inside the Capitol than across Juneau's night sky when the Alaska Legislature adjourned minutes before midnight on Tuesday. But storms pass and tempers ease.

Letter: Still doing our job
I am writing with a correction to the AIDS ride article in the May 7 edition of the Empire. It was stated that Jessica Menendez is a board member of the organization 4A's, which was "formerly Shanti."

Just how strange was this session?
See if you can pick out the false statement about the conclusion of the regular legislative session.

Juneau boys soccer team knocks off Dimond, Chugiak
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team handed the Dimond Lynx their first loss of the season as the Crimson Bears claimed a 4-1 victory late Friday night at Anchorage Football Stadium. On Saturday afternoon at AFS, the Crimson Bears finished their regular season with a 1-0 victory over the Chugiak Mustangs.

Sports in Juneau
Sunday, May 13

Juneau boys soccer team knocks off Dimond, Chugiak
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team handed the Dimond Lynx their first loss of the season as the Crimson Bears claimed a 4-1 victory late Friday night at Anchorage Football Stadium. On Saturday afternoon at AFS, the Crimson Bears finished their regular season with a 1-0 victory over the Chugiak Mustangs.

Crimson Bears sweep another track meet
Led by three individual victories apiece by Jesse Stringer and Adrianna Rodriguez, the Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls track teams turned in dominating performances Friday and Saturday as they easily won the Haines Invitational track meet in Haines.

Bear softball unbeatable
Nicole Adair was exhausted but happy after the Juneau-Douglas High School girls softball team closed out its regular season with a perfect record Saturday afternoon at Melvin Park.

Sports in Juneau
Sunday, May 13

Crimson Bears in control
The Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team took a giant leap toward its second straight berth in the state tournament by winning two of three games Friday and Saturday in Ketchikan.

Bear softball unbeatable
Nicole Adair was exhausted but happy after the Juneau-Douglas High School girls softball team closed out its regular season with a perfect record Saturday afternoon at Melvin Park.

Crimson Bears sweep another track meet
Led by three individual victories apiece by Jesse Stringer and Adrianna Rodriguez, the Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls track teams turned in dominating performances Friday and Saturday as they easily won the Haines Invitational track meet in Haines.

Crimson Bears in control
The Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team took a giant leap toward its second straight berth in the state tournament by winning two of three games Friday and Saturday in Ketchikan.

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