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Thursday, May 24, 2001

Volunteers raise flags, paint the town
Juneau resident Michael Orelove is in his third year of raising flags downtown - 50 of them - as a sign of spring and of welcome to tourists, entertainment for locals and, well, just because flags are fun.

Pet of the week

Obituaries

Thank you

Letter carriers helping to stamp out hunger
The local National Association of Letter Carriers and Rural Letter Carriers participated in the Annual Help Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive held on May 12 in Juneau.

Pet of the week

Weddings

Obituaries

Obituaries

Letter carriers helping to stamp out hunger
The local National Association of Letter Carriers and Rural Letter Carriers participated in the Annual Help Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive held on May 12 in Juneau.

Obituaries

Renewing the garden - involuntarily
We have been going through our perennial plants this week, editing out those damaged by the last late spring freeze. There are hundreds of Pom Pom primroses, astilbes, and bleeding hearts, and many others less common. They were already emerging from dormancy due to the mild winter when that 6-degree weather swept in like an avenging angel and passed the withering sword over the beds.

Renewing the garden - involuntarily
We have been going through our perennial plants this week, editing out those damaged by the last late spring freeze. There are hundreds of Pom Pom primroses, astilbes, and bleeding hearts, and many others less common. They were already emerging from dormancy due to the mild winter when that 6-degree weather swept in like an avenging angel and passed the withering sword over the beds.

Volunteers raise flags, paint the town
Juneau resident Michael Orelove is in his third year of raising flags downtown - 50 of them - as a sign of spring and of welcome to tourists, entertainment for locals and, well, just because flags are fun.

Around Town

Anniversaries

Around Town

Around Town

Around Town

Weddings

Thank you

Anniversaries

Calendar

Perseverance's 'Moby Dick': Panache or tomfoolery?
To stage a literary masterpiece is to court grief, and invite the howls of critics who are well versed in the text, as well as the rest of us who may fake it for cocktail conversation or the occasional newspaper review. To try to stage "Moby Dick," America's most complex novel, would take either great confidence or impressive foolhardiness (or a measure of both.)

Gay pride festival takes to the streets
Musicians, crafts and a "Token Straight Guy's Barbeque" highlight Juneau's Second Annual Pride Festival.

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Gay pride festival takes to the streets
Musicians, crafts and a "Token Straight Guy's Barbeque" highlight Juneau's Second Annual Pride Festival.

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Harper has debut as clown named Blu
For four years Seneca Harper has been transforming himself into his own clown creation, Blu, with the help of grease paint, a rubber nose and a blue wig.

A little night music and daytime concerts, too
Juneau Jazz and Classics draws to a close this weekend with a unique performance at the Mendenhall Glacier, an up-and-coming jazz guitarist, a little night music and Quartetto Gelato.

Jazz guitarist makes stop in Juneau
It's a unique instrument, this eight-string guitar. The five-guitar-string, three-bass-string instrument was specially-made at the request of musician Charlie Hunter. He's still developing it.

Jazz guitarist makes stop in Juneau
It's a unique instrument, this eight-string guitar. The five-guitar-string, three-bass-string instrument was specially-made at the request of musician Charlie Hunter. He's still developing it.

Harper has debut as clown named Blu
For four years Seneca Harper has been transforming himself into his own clown creation, Blu, with the help of grease paint, a rubber nose and a blue wig.

A little night music and daytime concerts, too
Juneau Jazz and Classics draws to a close this weekend with a unique performance at the Mendenhall Glacier, an up-and-coming jazz guitarist, a little night music and Quartetto Gelato.

Perseverance's 'Moby Dick': Panache or tomfoolery?
To stage a literary masterpiece is to court grief, and invite the howls of critics who are well versed in the text, as well as the rest of us who may fake it for cocktail conversation or the occasional newspaper review. To try to stage "Moby Dick," America's most complex novel, would take either great confidence or impressive foolhardiness (or a measure of both.)

Marking time on the wetlands
After observing Alaska's coastal wetlands since 1965, John Crow urges Alaskans not to take them for granted.

Panel explains breast-feeding is a lot more than mere food
Sweden, Norway and Denmark have some of the highest breast-feeding rates in the world, according to the Population Reference Bureau. The independent international research group reports 95 percent of women in 63 developing nations breast-feed. But American women lag behind when it comes to willingness to begin and to sustain the practice.

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

Sealaska picks Ketchikan site for ethanol plant
KETCHIKAN - The old Ketchikan Pulp Co. mill is the likely site for an ethanol manufacturing plant backed by Sealaska Corp., the Juneau-based regional Native corporation for Southeast Alaska.

Judge suspends ban on Tongass logging
A federal judge this morning issued an order that will allow logging to resume in the Tongass National Forest, pending further review of a case that affects Southeast Alaska wilderness areas.

Memorial remembers World War II pilots
The Juneau-based Alaska-Siberia Research Center is spearheading an effort to erect a memorial to honor the World War II Alaska-Siberia Lend-Lease Program and the veterans who were part of it.

Marking time on the wetlands
After observing Alaska's coastal wetlands since 1965, John Crow urges Alaskans not to take them for granted.

Home owners win tax breaks
Juneau Assembly members on Wednesday agreed to decrease property taxes, increase bus service and provide funding for a proposed ice rink at Savikko Park in Douglas.

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Alaska losing clout in Congress
Alaska U.S. Sens. Frank Murkowski and Ted Stevens will lose powerful committee chairmanships if Vermont Republican Sen. James Jeffords becomes an independent. National policies that matter to Alaskans also could change with new Senate leadership, political observers say.

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

Team locates body of adventurer on 6-year trek
TOKYO - A search team has found the body of a Japanese adventurer missing in the Arctic since last week, his support team reported.

Team locates body of adventurer on 6-year trek
TOKYO - A search team has found the body of a Japanese adventurer missing in the Arctic since last week, his support team reported.

Judge suspends ban on Tongass logging
A federal judge this morning issued an order that will allow logging to resume in the Tongass National Forest, pending further review of a case that affects Southeast Alaska wilderness areas.

Green: Cancer bill should spur review of Medicaid
To some, it was a straight-up issue: Spend a little state money and get twice that much from the federal Medicaid program to provide expanded coverage for treatment of breast and cervical cancer.

Bus service, ice rink on local fiscal wish list
Laurie Magorty doesn't have a car and rides the city bus every day. She said a change in Capital Transit's schedule that sends buses around town every half hour instead of every hour has made a huge difference in her life.

11 people rescued from sinking yacht
A small cruise ship hit rocks in Chatham Strait about 12 miles south of Angoon this morning, puncturing the vessel's hull.

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

Sealaska picks Ketchikan site for ethanol plant
KETCHIKAN - The old Ketchikan Pulp Co. mill is the likely site for an ethanol manufacturing plant backed by Sealaska Corp., the Juneau-based regional Native corporation for Southeast Alaska.

11 people rescued from sinking yacht
A small cruise ship hit rocks in Chatham Strait about 12 miles south of Angoon this morning, puncturing the vessel's hull.

Memorial remembers World War II pilots
The Juneau-based Alaska-Siberia Research Center is spearheading an effort to erect a memorial to honor the World War II Alaska-Siberia Lend-Lease Program and the veterans who were part of it.

Briefly

Home owners win tax breaks
Juneau Assembly members on Wednesday agreed to decrease property taxes, increase bus service and provide funding for a proposed ice rink at Savikko Park in Douglas.

Southeast House seat may stretch to Cordova
The Alaska Redistricting Board has put aside a proposal for new House districts in Southeast that would have pitted Democratic Rep. Albert Kookesh of Angoon against Republican Rep. Peggy Wilson of Wrangell.

Green: Cancer bill should spur review of Medicaid
To some, it was a straight-up issue: Spend a little state money and get twice that much from the federal Medicaid program to provide expanded coverage for treatment of breast and cervical cancer.

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

Briefly

Bus service, ice rink on local fiscal wish list
Laurie Magorty doesn't have a car and rides the city bus every day. She said a change in Capital Transit's schedule that sends buses around town every half hour instead of every hour has made a huge difference in her life.

Alaska losing clout in Congress
Alaska U.S. Sens. Frank Murkowski and Ted Stevens will lose powerful committee chairmanships if Vermont Republican Sen. James Jeffords becomes an independent. National policies that matter to Alaskans also could change with new Senate leadership, political observers say.

Southeast House seat may stretch to Cordova
The Alaska Redistricting Board has put aside a proposal for new House districts in Southeast that would have pitted Democratic Rep. Albert Kookesh of Angoon against Republican Rep. Peggy Wilson of Wrangell.

Panel explains breast-feeding is a lot more than mere food
Sweden, Norway and Denmark have some of the highest breast-feeding rates in the world, according to the Population Reference Bureau. The independent international research group reports 95 percent of women in 63 developing nations breast-feed. But American women lag behind when it comes to willingness to begin and to sustain the practice.

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

Word of Mouth
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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

Easterwood's departure a blow for Juneau
Juneau's future is at stake in a new and immediate way. This is an alert.

Christmas comes early for property owners
Remarkable things happened Wednesday night at the Juneau Assembly's Finance Committee meeting. In addition to balancing the proposed budget and socking some money away for the Rainy Day Fund, the committee voted to give a 1/2-mill tax benefit to the property owners of Juneau. At a time when Juneau's per-capita income is in decline while property values increase, this is welcome news.

Don't force Alaskans to pay for elective abortions
The editorial pages across the state have recently been filled with frantic ravings from the political left about the Legislature's restriction of public money to fund elective abortions. You know, abortion, that deeply private matter that the courts insist on using public money to fund.

Rumsfeld's battle
The following editorial appeared in today's edition of the Los Angeles Times: Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld is determined to challenge the policy assumptions that guide the vast organization he heads, and he is not overly concerned about whose feelings are hurt in the process. His marching orders come from President Bush, who has given Rumsfeld "a broad mandate to change the status quo" in strategic thinking and to move military planning and procurement decisively into the post-Cold War era.

Thanks for wolf policy
On behalf of our members and supporters, the Alaska Wildlife Alliance would like to thank the Alaska Board of Game for extending a protection zone on state lands bordering Denali National Park to help protect the world-famous Toklat wolves. It is our hope that this action marks the beginning of bringing about balance to Alaska's wildlife management system by recognizing the non-consumptive values many Alaskans hold for wildlife.

Rumsfeld's battle
The following editorial appeared in today's edition of the Los Angeles Times: Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld is determined to challenge the policy assumptions that guide the vast organization he heads, and he is not overly concerned about whose feelings are hurt in the process. His marching orders come from President Bush, who has given Rumsfeld "a broad mandate to change the status quo" in strategic thinking and to move military planning and procurement decisively into the post-Cold War era.

Christmas comes early for property owners
Remarkable things happened Wednesday night at the Juneau Assembly's Finance Committee meeting. In addition to balancing the proposed budget and socking some money away for the Rainy Day Fund, the committee voted to give a 1/2-mill tax benefit to the property owners of Juneau. At a time when Juneau's per-capita income is in decline while property values increase, this is welcome news.

Thanks for wolf policy
On behalf of our members and supporters, the Alaska Wildlife Alliance would like to thank the Alaska Board of Game for extending a protection zone on state lands bordering Denali National Park to help protect the world-famous Toklat wolves. It is our hope that this action marks the beginning of bringing about balance to Alaska's wildlife management system by recognizing the non-consumptive values many Alaskans hold for wildlife.

Easterwood's departure a blow for Juneau
Juneau's future is at stake in a new and immediate way. This is an alert.

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

Don't force Alaskans to pay for elective abortions
The editorial pages across the state have recently been filled with frantic ravings from the political left about the Legislature's restriction of public money to fund elective abortions. You know, abortion, that deeply private matter that the courts insist on using public money to fund.

'Flooding effect' keeps mortality rate in check
KENAI -- On or about May 25 is the birthday of every moose on the Kenai Peninsula. Through an amazing evolutionary adaptation called the "flooding effect," all moose here are born within a few days of each other.

Training to give backwoods help in a time of need
Matt Foruria shivered and moaned beside the lake, blood dripping down his face, but nobody ran to call 911. In the wilderness, calling an ambulance isn't an option, which is why Foruria and the other students "rescuing" him were taking the Wilderness First Responder course.

Fish Report
King salmon catch rates remained about the same last week, with anglers putting in an average of 34 hours before landing a king compared to 35 the week before. The king salmon run is shaping up to be about normal when compared to the five-year average of 32 hours. But when compared to last year's catch rate of 71 hours per king, the fishing is much better.

'Flooding effect' keeps mortality rate in check
KENAI -- On or about May 25 is the birthday of every moose on the Kenai Peninsula. Through an amazing evolutionary adaptation called the "flooding effect," all moose here are born within a few days of each other.

Out and About

On water, jackets are matter of life or death
CHICAGO -- A boater who doesn't wear a life jacket is as bad as a motorist who doesn't wear a seat belt.

On water, jackets are matter of life or death
CHICAGO -- A boater who doesn't wear a life jacket is as bad as a motorist who doesn't wear a seat belt.

Fish Report
King salmon catch rates remained about the same last week, with anglers putting in an average of 34 hours before landing a king compared to 35 the week before. The king salmon run is shaping up to be about normal when compared to the five-year average of 32 hours. But when compared to last year's catch rate of 71 hours per king, the fishing is much better.

Efforts to release may not save fish for another day
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Your proudest fishing moment may have been when you released that trophy-size walleye instead of putting it on the wall.

Efforts to release may not save fish for another day
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Your proudest fishing moment may have been when you released that trophy-size walleye instead of putting it on the wall.

Training to give backwoods help in a time of need
Matt Foruria shivered and moaned beside the lake, blood dripping down his face, but nobody ran to call 911. In the wilderness, calling an ambulance isn't an option, which is why Foruria and the other students "rescuing" him were taking the Wilderness First Responder course.

The essential outdoor overnight kit
On the last day of the Wilderness First Responder course, instructor Matt Stauffer emptied the contents of a stuff sack onto the classroom floor. The 3-by-10 inch sack held everything he needs to spend an emergency night in the woods.

Out and About

The essential outdoor overnight kit
On the last day of the Wilderness First Responder course, instructor Matt Stauffer emptied the contents of a stuff sack onto the classroom floor. The 3-by-10 inch sack held everything he needs to spend an emergency night in the woods.

Time is now for a track resurfacing
Juneau-Douglas High School hurdler Rachel Chenoweth said it started out two weeks ago as a dull ache. But it intensified until on some days, "it's so unbearable you can't even walk," she said.

Blackhurst (steeple)chasing an NCAA title
Carl Blackhurst of Haines has come close to winning the NCAA Division II 3,000-meter steeplechase title before, but something always seemed to keep him just short of the crown.

Sports in Juneau

Local Scoreboard: Spring King Salmon Derby Standings

Blackhurst (steeple)chasing an NCAA title
Carl Blackhurst of Haines has come close to winning the NCAA Division II 3,000-meter steeplechase title before, but something always seemed to keep him just short of the crown.

Sports in Juneau

Local Scoreboard: Derby Standings

Local Scoreboard: Spring King Salmon Derby Standings

Three synchronized swimmers qualify for national competition
Three members of the Juneau Aurora Knights synchronized swimming team qualified for national competition in a regional contest held May 12-13 in Spokane, Wash., against competitors from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia.

Sports in Juneau

Three synchronized swimmers qualify for national competition
Three members of the Juneau Aurora Knights synchronized swimming team qualified for national competition in a regional contest held May 12-13 in Spokane, Wash., against competitors from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia.

Juneau boys soccer team ready for state tourney
After coming up short in its bid to win a state championship last season, the Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team is looking to go all the way this year.

Local Scoreboard: Derby Standings

Crimson Bear girls see balanced state soccer tourney field
When the Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team headed to the state's season-ending tournament in past years, it was almost a foregone conclusion which team would win the title.

Time is now for a track resurfacing
Juneau-Douglas High School hurdler Rachel Chenoweth said it started out two weeks ago as a dull ache. But it intensified until on some days, "it's so unbearable you can't even walk," she said.

Crimson Bear girls see balanced state soccer tourney field
When the Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team headed to the state's season-ending tournament in past years, it was almost a foregone conclusion which team would win the title.

Sports in Juneau

Juneau boys soccer team ready for state tourney
After coming up short in its bid to win a state championship last season, the Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team is looking to go all the way this year.

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