Around Town
Listings of local nonprofit events.

Juneau student finds success at int'l science fair
Juneau-Douglas High School sophomore Natalie Hale received several honors for her study of mussels at the 2002 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, held May 12-18 in Louisville, Ky.

Police and Fire
Reports from Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers.

Remembering those who were lost
Juneau Police officers come to attention during the playing of "Taps" at a Memorial Day service sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Monday at Evergreen Cemetery.

Mother charged with assault back in jail
A Juneau woman accused of showing "extreme indifference" to the life of her 10-week-old baby is back in prison after allegedly violating conditions of her release.

National Guard rep asks for support
The Alaska Army National Guard needs Juneau residents and businesses to continue to support citizens who are Guard members by advocating for the facilities and training needed to make the Guard effective in the community.

Esther G. Kassner
Esther G. Kassner, 89, died at the Juneau Pioneers' Home on May 27, 2002.

Kathleen M. Fawcett
Juneau resident Kathleen Michelle Fawcett died May 21, 2002, in Juneau.

Word of Mouth
A forum for readers to express opinions on a variety of issues by telephone.

Sports in Juneau
Information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau.

Spring salmon derby standings change
Four of the top-10 Spring King Salmon Derby fish have been caught in the past week. The derby, with cash and merchandise prizes for the top 30 fish, ends Friday.

State Track and Field Results
Results from the 2002 Alaska School Activities Association/First National Bank state track and field championships, held Friday and Saturday at Anchorages Bartlett High School.

Unconscious climber rescued
A Massachusetts solo climber was rescued Monday on Mount McKinley after European climbers found him unconscious at the 19,500-foot level.

Ulmer camp names press secretary
A TV reporter is taking over as press secretary for the Democratic gubernatorial campaign of Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer.

Lodge survives wind-fueled fire
The Angel Creek Lodge was still standing this morning, despite strong winds that pushed an uncontained wildfire within 500 yards of the structure on Chena Hot Springs Road east of Fairbanks.

Aleutians museum hopes to draw military history buffs
During World War II, the severe wet and windy Aleutian weather was the real enemy of thousands of troops stationed on the island chain. For U.S. aviators, the airport weather station in Unalaska was the first line of defense as a source of weather forecasts.

Normandy survivors honored
Lt. Donald Cook landed on the ravaged beaches of Normandy in 1944 with an eerie assignment: the 24-year-old was replacing another Lt. Cook, killed the day before, on D-Day.

Photo: Day for crabs
Armed with a pair of scissors, Ryan Seifert, 5, inspects his work Saturday as he snips through the tough shell of a king crab leg to get to the juicy meat inside, during Kodiak's annual Crab Festival.

Budget expected to curb road repairs
Alaskans may face a bumpy ride under the new state road budget transportation officials say is short on funds needed for maintenance.

Two die in plane crash near McGrath
Two men died when their small plane crashed after taking off from a private airstrip southeast of McGrath, Alaska State Troopers said Monday.

Glaciers shrink far faster in the last decade
Alaska's glaciers have shrunk by an average total of about 12 cubic miles each year since the 1950s. But in the past decade, the rate of shrinkage has doubled, a team of scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks has found.

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