Friday, June 1, 2001

Around Town

Weddings

Around Town

FYI

Weekend Best Bets
This weekend presents plenty of opportunities to go out, have fun and even give something back.

Trust to break ground for affordable housing
There will be a public ground-breaking ceremony on Sunday for the first four houses to be built by the Juneau Housing Trust.

Graduations

Weekend Best Bets
This weekend presents plenty of opportunities to go out, have fun and even give something back.

Experience the peace that Shabbat brings
Shabbat comes from the Hebrew verb for pausing, ceasing. In Exodus 20:8-11 the reason given for the Sabbath is to recall creation. In Deuteronomy 5:12-15 it is to free us from slavery. Jewish tradition teaches us that these two seemingly separate meaning are in fact one.

Totemic beadwork created at Harborview
A sparkling beadwork panel with a Tlingit totemic design has been created by 420 students in grades kindergarten through fifth at Harborview Elementary School.

Trust to break ground for affordable housing
There will be a public ground-breaking ceremony on Sunday for the first four houses to be built by the Juneau Housing Trust.

Around Town

Totemic beadwork created at Harborview
A sparkling beadwork panel with a Tlingit totemic design has been created by 420 students in grades kindergarten through fifth at Harborview Elementary School.

Weddings

Obituary

Thank you

Obituary

Experience the peace that Shabbat brings
Shabbat comes from the Hebrew verb for pausing, ceasing. In Exodus 20:8-11 the reason given for the Sabbath is to recall creation. In Deuteronomy 5:12-15 it is to free us from slavery. Jewish tradition teaches us that these two seemingly separate meaning are in fact one.

Obituary

Obituary

Thank you

Graduations

FYI

Around Town

Drawing from life
Heidi Reifenstein and Miah Lager draw their inspiration from the world around them.

Calendar

Artists return to celebrate music fest's 30th birthday
T he Sitka Summer Music Festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a homecoming.

Arts groups give back after Rogers' fire
A benefit concert to help George and Jean Rogers rebuild their home will bring together a number of groups from Juneau's artistic community.

Calendar

Briefly

Briefly

Artists return to celebrate music fest's 30th birthday
T he Sitka Summer Music Festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a homecoming.

Pride festival this weekend
Juneau's Second Annual Pride Festival will take place from noon to 11 p.m. this Saturday on Second Street between Seward and Main.

Pride festival this weekend
Juneau's Second Annual Pride Festival will take place from noon to 11 p.m. this Saturday on Second Street between Seward and Main.

Arts groups give back after Rogers' fire
A benefit concert to help George and Jean Rogers rebuild their home will bring together a number of groups from Juneau's artistic community.

Drawing from life
Heidi Reifenstein and Miah Lager draw their inspiration from the world around them.

Workers save starving seal pups
KENAI - Oil terminal workers rescued a starving female seal pup Tuesday on a beach south of Drift River.

Briefly

Walking to save premature babies
Tracy Balovich recently got a new job giving tours at the Alaskan Brewing Co. But she's hoping to get somebody to fill in for her Saturday so she can be part of a fund-raising walk.

Assembly ups JEDC funding
The Juneau Assembly Finance Committee on Wednesday gave the Juneau Economic Development Council a $45,000 boost.

Graduating Seniors Part One: Seniors poised for different paths
Kendra Barnes was active in the music and theater programs at Juneau-Douglas High School and she'll probably study music, theater and literature in college. Allan Anderson didn't grow up thinking he'd be going to college, but a high school program has led to scholarships and plans to study business.

Some JDHS grads have head start
Sometimes the real world starts fast for graduating seniors.

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

Teens direct tourists to smoke-free eateries
The students of Nancy Seamount's health classes withstood the rain and the rebuffs of harried tourists Thursday as they handed out pamphlets telling visitors which restaurants in Juneau are smoke-free.

New rules: Steer clear of whales
Most boaters won't be allowed to approach within 100 yards of humpback whales in Alaska under federal rules that take effect July 2. The endangered whales and their calves feed from spring to fall in Alaska waters.

Knowles, Chretien aim to speed up gas pipeline
ANCHORAGE - Gov. Tony Knowles said Thursday that he and Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien have agreed to try to speed development of a natural gas pipeline from Alaska to the Lower 48.

Koyukuk gets break after flooding
FAIRBANKS - Spirits soared Tuesday in the Athabascan village of Koyukuk as Yukon River levels slowly receded, giving welcome respite after nearly a week of flooding.

Push for fiscal plan to begin
Supporters of a long-range fiscal plan for the state are getting ready to tell the public that it's later than they think.

Arctic warming worries scientists
FAIRBANKS - The Arctic is among the least studied regions in the world but is the first place to feel the effects of climate change, residents and researchers say.

Briefly

New rules: Steer clear of whales
Most boaters won't be allowed to approach within 100 yards of humpback whales in Alaska under federal rules that take effect July 2. The endangered whales and their calves feed from spring to fall in Alaska waters.

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

Workers save starving seal pups
KENAI - Oil terminal workers rescued a starving female seal pup Tuesday on a beach south of Drift River.

Flying for 'Pearl Harbor'
In the climactic bombing scene of the recently released movie "Pearl Harbor," audiences see Japanese planes swoop across the American base, diving toward the water, strafing ships.

Arctic warming worries scientists
FAIRBANKS - The Arctic is among the least studied regions in the world but is the first place to feel the effects of climate change, residents and researchers say.

Teens direct tourists to smoke-free eateries
The students of Nancy Seamount's health classes withstood the rain and the rebuffs of harried tourists Thursday as they handed out pamphlets telling visitors which restaurants in Juneau are smoke-free.

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

City deal may stop logging
The city is in negotiations to acquire private property near Eagle Beach slated for timber harvest.

Graduating Seniors Part One: Seniors poised for different paths
Kendra Barnes was active in the music and theater programs at Juneau-Douglas High School and she'll probably study music, theater and literature in college. Allan Anderson didn't grow up thinking he'd be going to college, but a high school program has led to scholarships and plans to study business.

Assembly ups JEDC funding
The Juneau Assembly Finance Committee on Wednesday gave the Juneau Economic Development Council a $45,000 boost.

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

Some JDHS grads have head start
Sometimes the real world starts fast for graduating seniors.

City deal may stop logging
The city is in negotiations to acquire private property near Eagle Beach slated for timber harvest.

Knowles, Chretien aim to speed up gas pipeline
ANCHORAGE - Gov. Tony Knowles said Thursday that he and Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien have agreed to try to speed development of a natural gas pipeline from Alaska to the Lower 48.

Panel nixes salmon label
ANCHORAGE - Efforts to have wild Alaska salmon certified as organic suffered a setback Wednesday when a federal study panel ruled against the idea.

Flying for 'Pearl Harbor'
In the climactic bombing scene of the recently released movie "Pearl Harbor," audiences see Japanese planes swoop across the American base, diving toward the water, strafing ships.

Walking to save premature babies
Tracy Balovich recently got a new job giving tours at the Alaskan Brewing Co. But she's hoping to get somebody to fill in for her Saturday so she can be part of a fund-raising walk.

Push for fiscal plan to begin
Supporters of a long-range fiscal plan for the state are getting ready to tell the public that it's later than they think.

Briefly

Koyukuk gets break after flooding
FAIRBANKS - Spirits soared Tuesday in the Athabascan village of Koyukuk as Yukon River levels slowly receded, giving welcome respite after nearly a week of flooding.

Panel nixes salmon label
ANCHORAGE - Efforts to have wild Alaska salmon certified as organic suffered a setback Wednesday when a federal study panel ruled against the idea.

Briefly

Traffic roundabouts work wonders
The recently completed traffic "roundabout" built in front of the downtown parking garage is terrific. Constructed with funds from the passenger ship fee fund, the new roundabout works for residents and visitors alike.

Going down swinging
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: Nobody forced the PGA Tour to fight all the way to the Supreme Court to prevent a disabled pro golfer named Casey Martin from using a cart in professional competition.

Good rules can make tolerable neighbors
The Northwest Cruise Ship Association's recent full-page ads in the Juneau Empire made claims that they are "good corporate partners" and their members are "good corporate neighbors" to Alaskans. Where is the evidence to support these outrageous claims?

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 which they can be contacted (usually between 8 a.m. and noon). Only comments accompanied by a name will be published and only after the caller's identity is verified. Callers' names will appear in print. Call 586-4636 and press 8255 to leave a message.

Truly a public course
Thank you for the editorial of Sunday, May 27, in support of the efforts by Totem Creek Inc. to develop a golf course at a site designated by the CBJ Assembly for that purpose.

Cruise ship bill worthy of support
The Juneau Resource Alliance adds its voice to those supporting HB 260, the cruise ship regulatory bill that will be the focus of the upcoming special session of the Alaska Legislature. The Alliance is usually interested in resource issues like mining and forestry, but we have to keep an eye on all economic activity, and cruise ship visitors are a vital part of Southeast Alaska's economy. By now, everyone should be aware that the cruise industry also supports this legislation. It also appears that various environmental organizations do as well. This is a rare confluence of agreement in today's fractious climate.

Bush changes nothing
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's San Jose Mercury News: Get ready for nothing to change. George Bush has landed in California, sat face-to-face with Gov. Gray Davis and heard firsthand the pitch for price controls on the wholesale cost of electricity.

Oceans have no pollution borders
With regards to the special session for HB260, Oceans Blue Foundation (Canada) supports Gov. Knowles' efforts to bring meaningful closure to his longstanding dedication to achieve environmental regulation of the burgeoning cruise ship industry in Alaska's pristine waterways.

Traffic roundabouts work wonders
The recently completed traffic "roundabout" built in front of the downtown parking garage is terrific. Constructed with funds from the passenger ship fee fund, the new roundabout works for residents and visitors alike.

Cutting in the visa line
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: Tired of those long lines at the Immigration and Naturalization Service? Weary of waiting months for approval of a visa allowing you or a prospective employee to come to work in the United States? Starting today, some applicants will have a way to skip all that tiresome delay, if they're willing to pay for the privilege.

Bush changes nothing
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's San Jose Mercury News: Get ready for nothing to change. George Bush has landed in California, sat face-to-face with Gov. Gray Davis and heard firsthand the pitch for price controls on the wholesale cost of electricity.

Nice boots, so-so plan
This editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: George W. Bush has a great idea-one of those win-win things. Hiking through Sequoia National Park in his cowboy boots this week, the president proposed a five-year, $5 billion program to fix up the national parks. He called it "a new environmentalism for the 21st century." The plan would be financed in part by putting off the purchasing of parklands.

Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth appears when justified by the number of calls received. Callers' names will appear in print. Call 586-4636 and press 8255 to leave a message.

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 which they can be contacted (usually between 8 a.m. and noon). Only comments accompanied by a name will be published and only after the caller's identity is verified. Callers' names will appear in print. Call 586-4636 and press 8255 to leave a message.

Going down swinging
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: Nobody forced the PGA Tour to fight all the way to the Supreme Court to prevent a disabled pro golfer named Casey Martin from using a cart in professional competition.

Good rules can make tolerable neighbors
The Northwest Cruise Ship Association's recent full-page ads in the Juneau Empire made claims that they are "good corporate partners" and their members are "good corporate neighbors" to Alaskans. Where is the evidence to support these outrageous claims?

Truly a public course
Thank you for the editorial of Sunday, May 27, in support of the efforts by Totem Creek Inc. to develop a golf course at a site designated by the CBJ Assembly for that purpose.

Cruise ship bill worthy of support
The Juneau Resource Alliance adds its voice to those supporting HB 260, the cruise ship regulatory bill that will be the focus of the upcoming special session of the Alaska Legislature. The Alliance is usually interested in resource issues like mining and forestry, but we have to keep an eye on all economic activity, and cruise ship visitors are a vital part of Southeast Alaska's economy. By now, everyone should be aware that the cruise industry also supports this legislation. It also appears that various environmental organizations do as well. This is a rare confluence of agreement in today's fractious climate.

Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth appears when justified by the number of calls received. Callers' names will appear in print. Call 586-4636 and press 8255 to leave a message.

Cutting in the visa line
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: Tired of those long lines at the Immigration and Naturalization Service? Weary of waiting months for approval of a visa allowing you or a prospective employee to come to work in the United States? Starting today, some applicants will have a way to skip all that tiresome delay, if they're willing to pay for the privilege.

Oceans have no pollution borders
With regards to the special session for HB260, Oceans Blue Foundation (Canada) supports Gov. Knowles' efforts to bring meaningful closure to his longstanding dedication to achieve environmental regulation of the burgeoning cruise ship industry in Alaska's pristine waterways.

Nice boots, so-so plan
This editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: George W. Bush has a great idea-one of those win-win things. Hiking through Sequoia National Park in his cowboy boots this week, the president proposed a five-year, $5 billion program to fix up the national parks. He called it "a new environmentalism for the 21st century." The plan would be financed in part by putting off the purchasing of parklands.

Brushing up on trail manners
Dogs don't think like people, and a lot of the training and disciplinary methods that work with people will only confuse (a dog), said Gaile Haynes, a dog trainer certified by the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors. "For most people, (a training class) is the best way to learn the basics of dog training and for their dogs to learn good manners around other people and other dogs."

Fishing Report
King salmon fishing in the Juneau area slowed considerably last week, taking an average of 47 hours to land a keeper king. Last year during the same week it took 48 hours while the five-year average is 29 hours. The weather was fine for fishing over the long Memorial weekend and kings were sampled from Icy Strait, Lizardhead, False Point Retreat, Doty's Cove and Point Bishop. North Douglas and the Breadline were the "hottest" spots. It's difficult to tell if the herring shortage had anything to do with last week's catch rates.

Out and About

Out and About

Hitting the trail with your best friend
Sandy Harris used to hike with her dogs Murray and Darcy. She loved having them along in large part because they loved being there.

Fishing requires flexibility, and bait
I got my operation up and running and am happy to report that our king salmon fishing has generally been pretty good, but it's been a perfect example of the need to be versatile and able to change your way of fishing.

Fishing tournament comes to Sitka
After filming a segment of the TV show "Fishing Expeditions" near Sitka last year, Steve Carson and Ronnie Kovach decided the waters were worthy of an international tournament.

Fishing Report
King salmon fishing in the Juneau area slowed considerably last week, taking an average of 47 hours to land a keeper king. Last year during the same week it took 48 hours while the five-year average is 29 hours. The weather was fine for fishing over the long Memorial weekend and kings were sampled from Icy Strait, Lizardhead, False Point Retreat, Doty's Cove and Point Bishop. North Douglas and the Breadline were the "hottest" spots. It's difficult to tell if the herring shortage had anything to do with last week's catch rates.

Fishing requires flexibility, and bait
I got my operation up and running and am happy to report that our king salmon fishing has generally been pretty good, but it's been a perfect example of the need to be versatile and able to change your way of fishing.

40.6-pound king leads Spring Salmon Derby on final day
For once, Alfred McKinley Sr. is hoping the fishing is bad, so he can hold onto the top spot in the Spring King Salmon Derby until it closes tonight.

40.6-pound king leads Spring Salmon Derby on final day
For once, Alfred McKinley Sr. is hoping the fishing is bad, so he can hold onto the top spot in the Spring King Salmon Derby until it closes tonight.

Hitting the trail with your best friend
Sandy Harris used to hike with her dogs Murray and Darcy. She loved having them along in large part because they loved being there.

Fishing tournament comes to Sitka
After filming a segment of the TV show "Fishing Expeditions" near Sitka last year, Steve Carson and Ronnie Kovach decided the waters were worthy of an international tournament.

Brushing up on trail manners
Dogs don't think like people, and a lot of the training and disciplinary methods that work with people will only confuse (a dog), said Gaile Haynes, a dog trainer certified by the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors. "For most people, (a training class) is the best way to learn the basics of dog training and for their dogs to learn good manners around other people and other dogs."

Switzer Creek path focus of Trail Day
The trail wending by Switzer Creek, into the woods and out again, is ready for some repairs.

Switzer Creek path focus of Trail Day
The trail wending by Switzer Creek, into the woods and out again, is ready for some repairs.

McKinley's 'little' fish wins derby
At first, Alfred McKinley Sr. didn't think he'd caught an especially huge fish when he landed his king salmon early last Friday morning.

McKinley's 'little' fish wins derby
At first, Alfred McKinley Sr. didn't think he'd caught an especially huge fish when he landed his king salmon early last Friday morning.

Sports in Juneau

Two wins from a state title
PALMER -- All the elements are there for the Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team to win the state championship.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Local Scoreboard: Spring King Salmon Derby Standings
Here are the final standings from the Fifth Annual Spring King Salmon Derby as of 7:13 p.m. Thursday, May 31. The derby closed at 7 p.m. May 31, and the top 30 fish will earn cash or merchandise prizes. The standings include the rank, angler's name, weight of the fish, date caught (earliest fish turned in breaks ties) and which of the three weigh stations was used.

Local Scoreboard: Spring King Salmon Derby Standings
Here are the leaders of the Fifth Annual Spring King Salmon Derby as of 9:53 a.m. Thursday, May 31. The derby closes at 7 p.m. tonight, and the top 30 fish will earn cash or merchandise prizes. The standings include the rank, angler's name, weight of the fish, date caught (earliest fish turned in breaks ties) and which of the three weigh stations was used.

Three Juneau archers earn spots on traveling trophy
Three Juneau archers earned the right to have their names engraved on the Alaska Bowhunters Association's traveling plaque last weekend after their performances in the Sixth Annual ABA 3-D Bowhunters Tournament held Saturday and Sunday at Juneau's Montana Creek Archery Range.

Local Scoreboard: Southeast Road Runners Sea Coast Relay
Results from the Southeast Road Runners Club's 2001 Sea Coast Relay held on Saturday. The five-person relay covered 21.93 miles from Mendenhall River Elementary School to the Eagle Beach picnic area.

Local Scoreboard: Spring King Salmon Derby Standings
Here are the final standings from the Fifth Annual Spring King Salmon Derby as of 7:13 p.m. Thursday, May 31. The derby closed at 7 p.m. May 31, and the top 30 fish will earn cash or merchandise prizes. The standings include the rank, angler's name, weight of the fish, date caught (earliest fish turned in breaks ties) and which of the three weigh stations was used.

Two wins from a state title
PALMER -- All the elements are there for the Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team to win the state championship.

Three Juneau archers earn spots on traveling trophy
Three Juneau archers earned the right to have their names engraved on the Alaska Bowhunters Association's traveling plaque last weekend after their performances in the Sixth Annual ABA 3-D Bowhunters Tournament held Saturday and Sunday at Juneau's Montana Creek Archery Range.

Local Scoreboard: Southeast Road Runners Sea Coast Relay
Results from the Southeast Road Runners Club's 2001 Sea Coast Relay held on Saturday. The five-person relay covered 21.93 miles from Mendenhall River Elementary School to the Eagle Beach picnic area.

Sports in Juneau

Local Scoreboard: Spring King Salmon Derby Standings
Here are the leaders of the Fifth Annual Spring King Salmon Derby as of 9:53 a.m. Thursday, May 31. The derby closes at 7 p.m. tonight, and the top 30 fish will earn cash or merchandise prizes. The standings include the rank, angler's name, weight of the fish, date caught (earliest fish turned in breaks ties) and which of the three weigh stations was used.

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