Friday, May 18, 2001

Around Town

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School Calendar

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Around Town

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Finding the joy and value in opposition
"For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction." This principle of Newtonian physics is not only demonstrated in the physical world but in much of the social and emotional world as well.

Weekend Best Bets
In 1851 Henry David Thoreau said, "In wildness is the preservation of the world," and Herman Melville published "Moby Dick."

FYI

Around Town

Weekend Best Bets
In 1851 Henry David Thoreau said, "In wildness is the preservation of the world," and Herman Melville published "Moby Dick."

School Calendar

Around Town

Teens take prom dinner to the sea
Impressing a date with a pre-prom dinner can be tough in Skagway, where everyone has already eaten at the local cafes, restaurants and pizza places any number of times. So this year the high schoolers made dinner reservations on a cruise ship.

JDHS librarian honored by state association
When Juneau-Douglas High School librarian Linda Thibodeau saw Justin Dorn looking confused, she set down her lunch and helped the student.

Finding the joy and value in opposition
"For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction." This principle of Newtonian physics is not only demonstrated in the physical world but in much of the social and emotional world as well.

Teens take prom dinner to the sea
Impressing a date with a pre-prom dinner can be tough in Skagway, where everyone has already eaten at the local cafes, restaurants and pizza places any number of times. So this year the high schoolers made dinner reservations on a cruise ship.

Obituaries

JDHS librarian honored by state association
When Juneau-Douglas High School librarian Linda Thibodeau saw Justin Dorn looking confused, she set down her lunch and helped the student.

Obituaries

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Festival artists teach workshops
Voice, piano, cello, violin and cabaret workshops will be offered next week as part of the Juneau Jazz and Classics music festival.

Jazz and Classics brings back old favorites
It's Year 15 for Juneau Jazz and Classics, and organizers have put together a lineup of familiar favorites.

Calendar

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Jazz and Classics brings back old favorites
It's Year 15 for Juneau Jazz and Classics, and organizers have put together a lineup of familiar favorites.

Calendar

Juneau Jazz and Classics events this week

Murder, secrets and oil in Alaska suspense novel
Much like her creator, Shannon DeShay lives in two worlds.

Festival artists teach workshops
Voice, piano, cello, violin and cabaret workshops will be offered next week as part of the Juneau Jazz and Classics music festival.

Subsistence, obsession and a new Moby Dick
Last fall Peter DuBois helped butcher a whale in Barrow. The artistic director for Perseverance Theatre earned a 75-pound share of meat and blubber, but he wasn't in the Arctic village to work for food. He was researching Inupiat whaling for a new "Moby Dick."

Subsistence, obsession and a new Moby Dick
Last fall Peter DuBois helped butcher a whale in Barrow. The artistic director for Perseverance Theatre earned a 75-pound share of meat and blubber, but he wasn't in the Arctic village to work for food. He was researching Inupiat whaling for a new "Moby Dick."

Murder, secrets and oil in Alaska suspense novel
Much like her creator, Shannon DeShay lives in two worlds.

Juneau Jazz and Classics events this week

Ferry plan set back, but alive
Despite setbacks in the legislative session, the state Department of Transportation isn't giving up on a new ferry concept for Southeast.

Prof takes on snow mold to make grass greener
FAIRBANKS - Interior golfers are waiting to see if a new product developed by a local college professor can kill the snow mold that often has kept players on temporary greens for much of the Interior city's summer.

Native group urges boycott of sportsmen
ANCHORAGE - A group seeking to advance civil rights of Alaska Natives through economic measures has targeted two sport fishing and hunting organizations - and anyone associated with them - for boycotts.

Copper River salmon becomes high-priced treat in Lower 48
ANCHORAGE -- Salmon whisked from the Copper River flats to Seattle was selling for anywhere from $12.99 to $19.99 at Seattle supermarkets hours after the fishery opened Thursday.

Native group urges boycott of sportsmen
ANCHORAGE - A group seeking to advance civil rights of Alaska Natives through economic measures has targeted two sport fishing and hunting organizations - and anyone associated with them - for boycotts.

Divided on road plan
Opinions about the future of transportation in Juneau varied at a meeting Thursday, with discussions centering on safety, a second channel crossing, Egan Drive and ways to reduce demand for driver-only trips.

Kenai wants study of private prison
KENAI - The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly may hire an independent contractor to do a feasibility study of the impacts of a proposed private prison.

An early start on energy
WASHINGTON -- Alaska U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski will be among those taking a first crack at President Bush's energy package.

Kenai wants study of private prison
KENAI - The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly may hire an independent contractor to do a feasibility study of the impacts of a proposed private prison.

Hearing aid merchant indicted on 56 charges
An Anchorage-based federal grand jury indicted a Juneau merchant Thursday on multiple charges related to dispensing hearing aids in Southeast Alaska.

Ferry plan set back, but alive
Despite setbacks in the legislative session, the state Department of Transportation isn't giving up on a new ferry concept for Southeast.

Plane that crashed in Denali park disintegrated in flight
ANCHORAGE - The small plane that crashed in the Alaska Range near Mount McKinley last summer, killing the pilot and three National Park Service rangers, disintegrated in flight, according to a report by the National Transportation Safety Board.

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Weaver takes on a tradition
Take a tour of Debbie Young-Canaday's Tlingit and Haida-style baskets and you'll see patterns that have existed for hundreds of years: half head of salmonberry, Hudson Bay blanket, snail trail.

Prof takes on snow mold to make grass greener
FAIRBANKS - Interior golfers are waiting to see if a new product developed by a local college professor can kill the snow mold that often has kept players on temporary greens for much of the Interior city's summer.

Board takes up wolf control issues
FAIRBANKS -- The state Board of Game will hold a special, two-day meeting in Fairbanks to discuss wolf control and wolf protection issues.

Bush looks to ANWR for energy
WASHINGTON - President Bush outlined an ambitious recipe today for increasing the nation's supply of energy including drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and rejuvenating nuclear power.

Two Anchorage residents chosen for Board of Game
ANCHORAGE - Two Anchorage residents were appointed to the state Board of Game on Thursday.

Community pulls together to help family hit by cancer
Connor Corcoran has been in and out of hospitals for most of his short life.

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

State adds to ice rink fund
A proposed ice rink at Douglas' Savikko Park is getting a boost in state funding as officials look for additional money to start work.

Board takes up wolf control issues
FAIRBANKS -- The state Board of Game will hold a special, two-day meeting in Fairbanks to discuss wolf control and wolf protection issues.

Politicians shy away from gay parade
ANCHORAGE - What if Anchorage had a gay pride parade and no politicians came?

Weaver takes on a tradition
Take a tour of Debbie Young-Canaday's Tlingit and Haida-style baskets and you'll see patterns that have existed for hundreds of years: half head of salmonberry, Hudson Bay blanket, snail trail.

Bush looks to ANWR for energy
WASHINGTON - President Bush outlined an ambitious recipe today for increasing the nation's supply of energy including drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and rejuvenating nuclear power.

Plane that crashed in Denali park disintegrated in flight
ANCHORAGE - The small plane that crashed in the Alaska Range near Mount McKinley last summer, killing the pilot and three National Park Service rangers, disintegrated in flight, according to a report by the National Transportation Safety Board.

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Hearing aid merchant indicted on 56 charges
An Anchorage-based federal grand jury indicted a Juneau merchant Thursday on multiple charges related to dispensing hearing aids in Southeast Alaska.

Community pulls together to help family hit by cancer
Connor Corcoran has been in and out of hospitals for most of his short life.

An early start on energy
WASHINGTON -- Alaska U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski will be among those taking a first crack at President Bush's energy package.

Politicians shy away from gay parade
ANCHORAGE - What if Anchorage had a gay pride parade and no politicians came?

Divided on road plan
Opinions about the future of transportation in Juneau varied at a meeting Thursday, with discussions centering on safety, a second channel crossing, Egan Drive and ways to reduce demand for driver-only trips.

State adds to ice rink fund
A proposed ice rink at Douglas' Savikko Park is getting a boost in state funding as officials look for additional money to start work.

Copper River salmon becomes high-priced treat in Lower 48
ANCHORAGE -- Salmon whisked from the Copper River flats to Seattle was selling for anywhere from $12.99 to $19.99 at Seattle supermarkets hours after the fishery opened Thursday.

Minimum wage petition gets boost from Knowles
Saying the Legislature has failed to act on the issue, Gov. Tony Knowles signed a petition Wednesday in support of a ballot initiative to raise Alaska's minimum wage.

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

Two Anchorage residents chosen for Board of Game
ANCHORAGE - Two Anchorage residents were appointed to the state Board of Game on Thursday.

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

Minimum wage petition gets boost from Knowles
Saying the Legislature has failed to act on the issue, Gov. Tony Knowles signed a petition Wednesday in support of a ballot initiative to raise Alaska's minimum wage.

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

Ensure the well-being of the Tongass
To the outward eye, Judge Singleton's March 30 decision dealt out a win for both sides of the timber fence. The timber injunction did stretch beyond a reasonable solution of protecting roadless areas. While the Forest Service unnecessarily halted logging in roaded areas, the timber industry became an overrated victim of the court, thus fueling the fire over the contention to include the Tongass in the Roadless Policy.

Word of Mouth
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ANWR oil essential
I support the president's energy plan 100 percent. Developing our energy resources is the only way to keep America strong.

Introduce DOT/PF to accountability
In the May 16 Empire, Capt. Bob Doll, Southeast regional director for the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT/PF), heralded the opportunity to "talk about ferry

Word of Mouth
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A scattershot energy policy
This editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: President Bush's energy plan is a compendium of just about every energy idea, good and bad, to come down the pike in the past 25 years. At times, the former Texas oilman sounded like a born-again environmentalist as he introduced his policy in St. Paul, Minn., Thursday.

A good investment
I would like to point out an increase in state education spending that has gone unnoticed. Before their recent adjournment, the Legislature provided $250,000 in tuition assistance for members of the Alaska National Guard attending the University of Alaska.

Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth appears when justified by the number of calls received. It 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.

A degree of mercy
The following editorial appeared in today's Miami Herald: With a certain quality of mercy, a Palm Beach County jury refused Wednesday to find that a 13-year-old boy - even one who shot his teacher in the face - was guilty of first-degree murder and should spend his life in prison. It was the right finding.

Introduce DOT/PF to accountability
In the May 16 Empire, Capt. Bob Doll, Southeast regional director for the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT/PF), heralded the opportunity to "talk about ferry

Ensure the well-being of the Tongass
To the outward eye, Judge Singleton's March 30 decision dealt out a win for both sides of the timber fence. The timber injunction did stretch beyond a reasonable solution of protecting roadless areas. While the Forest Service unnecessarily halted logging in roaded areas, the timber industry became an overrated victim of the court, thus fueling the fire over the contention to include the Tongass in the Roadless Policy.

A scattershot energy policy
This editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: President Bush's energy plan is a compendium of just about every energy idea, good and bad, to come down the pike in the past 25 years. At times, the former Texas oilman sounded like a born-again environmentalist as he introduced his policy in St. Paul, Minn., Thursday.

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.

ANWR oil essential
I support the president's energy plan 100 percent. Developing our energy resources is the only way to keep America strong.

A good investment
I would like to point out an increase in state education spending that has gone unnoticed. Before their recent adjournment, the Legislature provided $250,000 in tuition assistance for members of the Alaska National Guard attending the University of Alaska.

A degree of mercy
The following editorial appeared in today's Miami Herald: With a certain quality of mercy, a Palm Beach County jury refused Wednesday to find that a 13-year-old boy - even one who shot his teacher in the face - was guilty of first-degree murder and should spend his life in prison. It was the right finding.

Out and About

Pedal-powered commutes
Bill Johnson lost 10 pounds in the last six weeks just commuting to work. That's what happens when you're commuter vehicle is a bike.

Bike to Work Day
The national event promoting bicycle commuting will be recognized in Juneau on Friday with group rides to downtown and a free continental breakfast at Dimond Courthouse.

Out and About

Pedal-powered commutes
Bill Johnson lost 10 pounds in the last six weeks just commuting to work. That's what happens when you're commuter vehicle is a bike.

All Dolled up and biting
A fly fisherman playing the waters next to DIPAC Wednesday was up to his waders in Dolly Varden.

All Dolled up and biting
A fly fisherman playing the waters next to DIPAC Wednesday was up to his waders in Dolly Varden.

Bike to Work Day
The national event promoting bicycle commuting will be recognized in Juneau on Friday with group rides to downtown and a free continental breakfast at Dimond Courthouse.

Fishing Report
King salmon are still relatively abundant in the Juneau area, though not as easily caught as two weeks ago. The number of rod hours to harvest a king salmon was 35 hours last week, up from 26 rod hours two weeks ago. Last year at this time the average was 59 rod hours and the five year average is 28 rod hours per keeper king salmon.

Fishing Report
King salmon are still relatively abundant in the Juneau area, though not as easily caught as two weeks ago. The number of rod hours to harvest a king salmon was 35 hours last week, up from 26 rod hours two weeks ago. Last year at this time the average was 59 rod hours and the five year average is 28 rod hours per keeper king salmon.

Go play outside: Ideas for nature families
The fifth grade student excitedly held out a plastic container that rattled as I took it. I opened it and looked inside: more than fifty fragile bones, various sizes, and a big-eyed skull with a small, straight beak. I asked her where she had found them.

Go play outside: Ideas for nature families
The fifth grade student excitedly held out a plastic container that rattled as I took it. I opened it and looked inside: more than fifty fragile bones, various sizes, and a big-eyed skull with a small, straight beak. I asked her where she had found them.

Sports in Juneau

No let up for Crimson Bears
After Wednesday's 8-2 win over Ketchikan clinched a second-straight state tournament berth, it would be easy to understand if the Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team took it easy and cruised through its final three games of the regular season.

Juneau softball team ready for state
The Juneau-Douglas High School softball team was disappointed when the Crimson Bears were snowed out of eight games by a freak storm early this month in Anchorage and Palmer.

Juneau hosts region meet
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls track teams will host the Region V track meet beginning Friday at the Adair Kennedy Memorial Park. Both squads have had very successful seasons so far and hope to send several athletes to next week's state track meet at Palmer High School.

Sports in Juneau

Crimson Bears bound for state
The Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team's mission from the beginning of the season was to make it to the Alaska state baseball tournament.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Sports Briefs

Juneau hosts region meet
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls track teams will host the Region V track meet beginning Friday at the Adair Kennedy Memorial Park. Both squads have had very successful seasons so far and hope to send several athletes to next week's state track meet at Palmer High School.

Local Scoreboard: King Salmon Derby Standings

Local Scoreboard: King Salmon Derby Standings

Juneau softball team ready for state
The Juneau-Douglas High School softball team was disappointed when the Crimson Bears were snowed out of eight games by a freak storm early this month in Anchorage and Palmer.

No let up for Crimson Bears
After Wednesday's 8-2 win over Ketchikan clinched a second-straight state tournament berth, it would be easy to understand if the Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team took it easy and cruised through its final three games of the regular season.

Local Scoreboard: King Salmon Derby Standings

Local Scoreboard: King Salmon Derby Standings

Sports Briefs

Crimson Bears bound for state
The Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team's mission from the beginning of the season was to make it to the Alaska state baseball tournament.

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