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Friday, May 25, 2001

Floyd Dryden Middle School releases honor roll
The following is the Floyd Dryden Middle School honor roll for the third quarter.

Around Town

Around Town

There are benefits to brewing a cup of tea
At a recent fundraiser for Hospice and Home Care of Juneau, I was greeted by these words as I sat down to afternoon tea...

Jesus tells us to '... consider the ravens ...'
A common and frequently encountered bird in our area is the raven. Because of this, a phrase caught my eye as I was reading in the Gospel of Luke. In Luke 12:24 (RSV), Jesus tells us to "... consider the ravens ...." The suggestion led to curiosity. Can this bird - often considered a nuisance - teach us anything? Curiosity led to research and research to reflection.

School calendar

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Jesus tells us to '... consider the ravens ...'
A common and frequently encountered bird in our area is the raven. Because of this, a phrase caught my eye as I was reading in the Gospel of Luke. In Luke 12:24 (RSV), Jesus tells us to "... consider the ravens ...." The suggestion led to curiosity. Can this bird - often considered a nuisance - teach us anything? Curiosity led to research and research to reflection.

Around Town

Obituaries

School calendar

Floyd Dryden Middle School releases honor roll
The following is the Floyd Dryden Middle School honor roll for the third quarter.

Obituaries

FYI

FYI

Briefly

Weddings

Weekend Best Bets
This weekend offers plenty of magic and music for Juneau residents.

Obituaries

Around Town

Obituaries

Weddings

There are benefits to brewing a cup of tea
At a recent fundraiser for Hospice and Home Care of Juneau, I was greeted by these words as I sat down to afternoon tea...

Weekend Best Bets
This weekend offers plenty of magic and music for Juneau residents.

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.

Calendar

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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.)

Juneau Color: Not one to throw his weight around
It's hard to miss a 330-pound man in uniform, but Alofaae "Al" Fenumiai is uncomfortable with the assumption that muscle mass makes his escorting job with the judicial system a cinch.

Stevens ponders power shift
WASHINGTON - Alaska U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens mourned the loss of his "beautiful office" in the Capitol on Thursday but expressed few other regrets over surrendering the chairmanship of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

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.

Herring shortage strikes during derby's final week
Fisherman's Bend sold its last package of bait herring Thursday night. It might have been the last herring for sale in town.

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Researchers to study heli-sites
Researchers will spend the next three months looking for places to put alternate heliports in Juneau, but a perfect solution might not be available, according to city consultants.

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.

Governor signs legislation on service areas for cities
Gov. Tony Knowles has signed into law a bill that would prevent local governments from changing the boundaries of road and fire service areas without a vote of the people within them.

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.

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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.

Punctured boat patched
The 96-foot charter yacht Alaskan Song, which ran onto submerged rocks and started flooding Thursday morning south of Angoon, was being towed to Alaska Ship & Dry Dock in Ketchikan for repairs.

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

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.

Woman found dead outside Bartlett Regional Hospital
A mental health patient at Bartlett Regional Hospital was found dead Wednesday morning outside the hospital.

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

Stevens ponders power shift
WASHINGTON - Alaska U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens mourned the loss of his "beautiful office" in the Capitol on Thursday but expressed few other regrets over surrendering the chairmanship of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Briefly

Herring shortage strikes during derby's final week
Fisherman's Bend sold its last package of bait herring Thursday night. It might have been the last herring for sale in town.

Briefly

Researchers to study heli-sites
Researchers will spend the next three months looking for places to put alternate heliports in Juneau, but a perfect solution might not be available, according to city consultants.

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.

Juneau Color: Not one to throw his weight around
It's hard to miss a 330-pound man in uniform, but Alofaae "Al" Fenumiai is uncomfortable with the assumption that muscle mass makes his escorting job with the judicial system a cinch.

Governor signs legislation on service areas for cities
Gov. Tony Knowles has signed into law a bill that would prevent local governments from changing the boundaries of road and fire service areas without a vote of the people within them.

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.

Punctured boat patched
The 96-foot charter yacht Alaskan Song, which ran onto submerged rocks and started flooding Thursday morning south of Angoon, was being towed to Alaska Ship & Dry Dock in Ketchikan for repairs.

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.

Woman found dead outside Bartlett Regional Hospital
A mental health patient at Bartlett Regional Hospital was found dead Wednesday morning outside the hospital.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 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. Callers must leave their name and a number at which they can be contacted. Callers' names will appear in print. Call 586-4636 and press 8255 to leave a message.

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.

GOP ignoring reasons for Jeffords' decision
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: Sen. James Jeffords delivered a short but powerful farewell lecture to the Republican Party Thursday, which party leaders -- the president and Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott -- quickly disputed and brushed off. In doing so, it seems to us they perpetuate the misjudgments of which they were accused.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

GOP ignoring reasons for Jeffords' decision
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: Sen. James Jeffords delivered a short but powerful farewell lecture to the Republican Party Thursday, which party leaders -- the president and Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott -- quickly disputed and brushed off. In doing so, it seems to us they perpetuate the misjudgments of which they were accused.

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. Callers must leave their name and a number at which they can be contacted. Callers' names will appear in print. Call 586-4636 and press 8255 to leave a message.

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.

Crimson Bears head to semis
ANCHORAGE -- As the Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team was warming up for its state tournament opener against the Chugiak Mustangs on Thursday night, the Crimson Bears overheard a comment one of the Mustangs made to her coach.

Juneau boys soccer team pulls out 2-1 victory over Service
ANCHORAGE -- Travis Croteau's breakaway goal with two minutes reamaining lifted the Juneau-Douglas boys' soccer team to a 2-1 victory over the Service Cougars in the opening round of the state soccer tournament Thursday night at Dimond High School.

Sports in Juneau

Local Scoreboard: 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.

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.

Local Scoreboard: King Salmon Derby Standings

Local Scoreboard: Derby Standings

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Crimson Bears head to semis
ANCHORAGE -- As the Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team was warming up for its state tournament opener against the Chugiak Mustangs on Thursday night, the Crimson Bears overheard a comment one of the Mustangs made to her coach.

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 pulls out 2-1 victory over Service
ANCHORAGE -- Travis Croteau's breakaway goal with two minutes reamaining lifted the Juneau-Douglas boys' soccer team to a 2-1 victory over the Service Cougars in the opening round of the state soccer tournament Thursday night at Dimond High School.

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.

Local Scoreboard: King Salmon Derby Standings

Sports in Juneau

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