Monday, May 31, 2004

Library's new non-fiction includes books on Buddhism and how Congress works
New non-fiction at the Juneau Public Libraries!

Help stop self injury
Recently, I have discovered that someone very close to me has been "cutting."

Poppycock, Valley voters
Now that the vote on the new high school is behind us, Juneau can get back to doing what it does best: wringing its political hands over what it all means.

Move the school
It's disheartening to see people sidestep around the will of the voters here in Juneau.

No blind obedience
Aaron Brakel's letter about his encounter with the Coast Guardsman who suggested he leave the country if he didn't support the war in Iraq got me thinking about Memorial Day.

Support educational choice
Our two daughters have been enrolled in Juneau Montessori School, which offers preschool and kindergarten classes, for the past two years.

Juneau jury acquits pair charged with assault
People agree that things got out of control on Front Street in downtown Juneau in the early hours of May 4, 2003.

Around Town
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

More ballots, same result
The count of questioned and absentee ballots Friday afternoon didn't change the results of the special election, in which voters passed an initiative to block construction of the Dimond Park high school.

A Jonah's-eye view of the locals
Leslie Antolick, the computer technician at Riverbend Elementary, guided first-graders into the belly of a lifesize inflated humpback whale in the school gym on Friday.

Police & Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reports

Future trophies
Juneau Community Charter School second-grader Naomi Moritz, 8, takes a closer view of two coho salmon before releasing them Friday into Twin Lakes.

Tacking on Gastineau
Two sailboats head down Gastineau Channel off Mayflower Island on Saturday morning at the start of the Juneau Cup Challenge.

Montessori parents to make case for more classrooms
Parents of Montessori students want the Juneau School District to expand the grade-school program into a third classroom.

Harmon indicted in Tenakee killing
James Harmon will be asked to enter a plea Wednesday to charges that he raped and killed Margaret "Maggie" Wigen in Tenakee Springs last year.

Correction
Due to an editing error, in the obituary for lifelong Juneau resident Gretchen A. Adams, 63, she was mistakenly referred to as "Gert." She was known by her family and friends as "Gret."

Amos Louis Wallace
Amos Louis Wallace, 83, died May 27, 2004, in Juneau.

Cartoon by Toe
Cartoon by local artist Toe.

Both sides on new high school issue need to work together
Headed into last Tuesday's election that would decide the fate of a second high school to be built at Dimond Park in the Mendenhall Valley, my biggest concern wasn't the outcome of the vote.

Foreigners grabbing too many jobs
I chuckled reading a recent Associated Press article reporting that J-1 is in love.

Tough part comes next - finding a school solution
Juneau Students First members, who opposed the second high school, need to make sure they don't do what some school supporters predicted: Disappear.

Out&About
Things to do outside in Juneau.

Killer Acoustics
Stalking silently through Southeast waters in search of prey, pods of "transient" killer whales have been eluding scientists for decades, often providing more questions than answers.

Birding at Mendenhall Rec's Moose Lake
Next Saturday morning the Audubon Society's bird walk will be in the Mendenhall Recreation Area, with the route mainly circumnavigating Moose Lake.

Fish report
Here is this week's fishing report from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Study: Alaska quake altered eruption patterns of several Yellowstone geysers
A major earthquake that hit Alaska in 2002 set off a flurry of smaller quakes in far-off Yellowstone National Park and changed eruption intervals in several geysers, according to a new study.

Spring King Derby down to final hours
Robert Reid's 33.7-pound king remained the fish to beat Saturday evening going into the final two days of the 2004 Spring King Salmon Derby.

Crimson Bears secure state berth
It wasn't the sweep some of the players wanted, but the Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team's split of a four-game series with the Ketchikan Kings this weekend was enough to clinch a return trip to the state tournament.

Spring King Salmon Derby Standings
Here are the standings in the Eighth Annual Spring King Salmon Derby, as reported at 9:40 a.m. on Friday, May 28.

Sea Coast Relay
With two new teammates along for the ride, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse claimed a second straight overall title in Saturday's Sea Coast Relay.

Southeast Road Runners Sea Coast Relay
Team results from the 14th annual Sea Coast Relay, held Saturday on a course from Mendenhall River Community School to Eagle Beach Picnic Area.

Sports in Juneau
Upcoming events in Juneau

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from across the state

Ex-ferry head to run against Rep. Weyhrauch
Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch, R-Juneau, is running for a second term in the House, and as of Friday he will face off against former ferry system manager Bob Doll.

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