Marvin: From victim to victor
Gail Marvin said she still feels hands on her throat, even though she hasn't seen her attacker for nearly four years. In 1997, Marvin and her two young children escaped from almost three years of domestic violence meted out by her then live-in boyfriend. Despite lingering physical and emotional damage, Marvin, owner of The Cutting Edge Hair Salon downtown, has gone from surviving off food stamps to building a flourishing business. She's gone from victim to victor.
Photo: Scout cruise
Captain Mikko Polley, third adult from the left, stands with members of Cub Scout Pack 6, from Chapel by the Lake, on the Allen Marine vessel Cape Aialik in Auke Bay.
Police and Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:
Spring King Derby standings change; Windfall Lake trail undergoing repairs
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.
City eyes switch in ship fees
Juneau Assembly members are considering a plan to replace a week-old, $1.73-per-person cruise ship passenger fee with a modified version of the city's former tonnage fee to pay for port development projects.After hearing objections from private dock owners and the cruise ship industry, the Assembly's port dues subcommittee Thursday asked city staff to prepare a tonnage-fee resolution that would be used for specific projects and exempt private dock users. It would replace a $1.73 passenger fee that went into effect May 15.
Photo: Cleaning up the Village
Jessie Schoonover, an employee of Tlingit and Haida Indians of the City and Borough of Juneau, cleans up junk Thursday in the neighborhood known as the Village, near the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. Tlingit and Haida staff and local volunteers helped in the effort.
Body found at mine campsite
Police are trying to identify an elderly man whose partially decomposed body was recovered Thursday evening at a campsite on Mount Roberts above South Franklin Street.Police responded to a campsite near the Alaska-Juneau gold mine ruins around 7 p.m. after a person walking through the area reported seeing a body. Police found the remains of the man, who they believe was in his 70s, near an area where it appeared he had been camping.
Kondro, Hynning to marry
Karen Kondro and Jacob Hynning, both of Vancouver, Wash., will be married in a ceremony planned for 4 p.m. on June 29, 2002, in Kelso, Wash.
...for the support; ...for all the help; ...for the participation.
Behrends, Heiman to marry
Leah Behrends of Fredericksburg, Texas, and Michael Heiman of Juneau will be married in a ceremony on May 30, 2002, at LBJ Park in Stonewall, Texas.
Growing Church Community
Father Tony Dummer is glad people do not have to stand outside St. Paul's Catholic Church anymore during mass. To accommodate the growing number of parishioners, St. Paul's has constructed a new church at the corner of Egan Drive and Mendenhall Loop Road to replace the current structure there. Two priests will be ordained in the new building May 31 and a dedication mass June 2 will celebrate its opening.
Froehlich honored as Volunteer of the Year for program
Judge Peter Froehlich has been voted the Volunteer of the Year for a youth program by Juneau Community Schools.
City Museum now open for summer hours
The Juneau-Douglas City Museum is open for summer hours, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $3. For those 18 and younger, admission is free.
Juneau resident Rebecca Christine Hall has accepted membership in Golden Key International Honour Society and was individually honored during a campus ceremony at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Surviving the high-tech classroom
If you're a techno-terrified teacher, an average day can be fairly intimidating. As you watch kids sashay into your classroom with everything from wristwatch-size TVs to wireless computers that allow them to talk behind your back, you yearn for retirement. Then one day comes the "gift" you've been dreading: three hours a week in your school's computer lab whether you want it or not, allowing you to really show your students how little you know about the age you're living in. But, there's no need to panic.
Spring King Salmon Derby Standings
Here are the standings in the Sixth Annual Spring King Salmon Derby, as reported at 11:07 a.m. on Friday, May 24. The rankings include the angler's name, weight of the fish (in 10ths of a pound), date caught and what station the fish was turned into.
Juneau boys beat East to open title defense
WASILLA -- There were times during the Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer teams 5-1 victory over the East Anchorage Thunderbirds where the Crimson Bears didn't play with a lot of grace or poetry of movement.
Sports In Juneau
Information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau.
JDHS Baseball Crimson Bears 5, Kings 0
Friday's varsity game from Sitka's Moller Field
Juneau girls defeat W. Anchorage, 4-2
WASILLA -- The first and last five minutes of a half can make or break a soccer game, and the Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team used those minutes to beat the West Anchorage Eagles 4-2 during Thursday's opening round of the state soccer tournament at Wasilla High School.
Juneau clinches state berth
It's official. The Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team secured a spot in the state tournament on Thursday after defeating Ketchikan, 5-0, in Sitka."We're all excited about going to state," Juneau coach Jim Ayers said. "It was our clear goal."
Juneau's Menendez, Wysocki complete California Half Ironman triathlon; Crimson Bears boys basketball team wraps up season with awards night<
Judge gives printer 6 months for fraud
ANCHORAGE - Businessman Nezar "Mike" Maad was sentenced Thursday to six months in federal prison for bank and wire fraud. Maad's attorney said he plans to appeal the sentence.
Knowles plans for interim members of unfilled boards
ANCHORAGE - Gov. Tony Knowles has no intention of allowing the state Board of Fisheries to finish out the year with only four of seven seats filled, his spokesman said Thursday.
Lobbyist convicted of wire fraud
KETCHIKAN - A U.S. District Court jury Wednesday found lobbyist Geoffrey Bullock guilty of three federal wire fraud charges. He was found innocent of two other charges.
Falling tree kills Dall Island logger; Anchorage prosecutor to head new crime victims rights office; Fires burn near Kalskag, McGrath, Fairbanks; Woman says two men raped her in Anchorage
Seafood plant retools for big rush
ANCHORAGE - Alaska Seafood International will shut down for two weeks next month to retool in advance of an expected rush of big orders, chief executive Russell Schreck said.
Panel kills new whale-quota bid for Alaska Natives
SHIMONOSEKI, Japan - Whaling officials today rejected a U.S. request to allow Alaska Eskimos to hunt whales, threatening a tradition dating back thousands of years that still feeds many Eskimos.