Monday, June 11, 2001

Around Town

Around Town

In the stacks
Here's a sampling of the new non-fiction books that will be hitting Juneau library shelves this week.

In the stacks
Here's a sampling of the new non-fiction books that will be hitting Juneau library shelves this week.

UAS leadership program targets rural students
n Group exercises designed to make transition to college easier for regional youths

UAS leadership program targets rural students
n Group exercises designed to make transition to college easier for regional youths

Kenai commercial fisherman retrofits boat for tourism
he Darby will never again haul salmon-laden gillnets out of the icy waters of Cook Inlet.

Building boats for people instead of fish
When Kvichak Marine Industries built its first boats back in 1980, the Washington state shipyard catered to North Pacific fishing fleets, primarily building vessels for salmon and herring catchers.

Kenai commercial fisherman retrofits boat for tourism
he Darby will never again haul salmon-laden gillnets out of the icy waters of Cook Inlet.

Building boats for people instead of fish
When Kvichak Marine Industries built its first boats back in 1980, the Washington state shipyard catered to North Pacific fishing fleets, primarily building vessels for salmon and herring catchers.

Valdez considers lawsuit over state redistricting plan
The city of Cordova is backing away from suing the state over a final redistricting plan announced Saturday, but the controversial proposal is sparking talk of a lawsuit in Valdez.

Cruise lines get tough mandate
The cruise industry's No. 1 trade association has a new environmental message for its members: Toe the line or sail the seas alone.

St. Paul's building new church
Now that the wooded site is cleared, the bear and deer may not return - but the robins are still singing at St. Paul's Church.

DNA study seeks relatives of 'Ice Man' found in B.C.
The Juneau-based Sealaska Heritage Foundation will gather blood samples this week for a DNA study to find relatives of a hundreds-of-years-old aboriginal man found in British Columbia.

Wrangell manager turns down $20,000 pay raise
In a town hit by declines in Southeast Alaska's timber market, Wrangell City Manager Bob Prunella said his decision to turn down a $20,000 pay raise had everything to do with politics.

Local Briefs
Sewage equipment not working on ship; Regents approve new education program; Murkowski's suicide grant bill passed; Air Guard commander retires

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

Obituary
uneau resident J.C. "Red" Tomlinson died May 29, 2001. He was born Aug. 20, 1922, in Wapello, Iowa. In 1940 he joined the Navy and served as a signalman in World War II.

Erosion threat has village looking for homes
NEWTOK - When Betty Ann Tom looks out her kitchen window she sees a wide river where there used to be only land.

Wrangell manager turns down $20,000 pay raise
In a town hit by declines in Southeast Alaska's timber market, Wrangell City Manager Bob Prunella said his decision to turn down a $20,000 pay raise had everything to do with politics.

Redistricting plan OK'd amid rancor
The final plan passed Saturday by the Alaska Redistricting Board returns Juneau's voting districts to their present configuration.

Drue Pearce leaving state Senate for D.C. job
Sen. Drue Pearce, an Anchorage Republican, announced Saturday she is leaving the Senate to take a job in Washington, D.C.

Local Briefs
Sewage equipment not working on ship; Regents approve new education program; Murkowski's suicide grant bill passed; Air Guard commander retires

Legislature passes cruise ship bill
The Alaska Legislature has passed a landmark bill establishing state oversight of cruise ship pollution.

Coast Guard hearings into sinking start in Seattle
SEATTLE - Two months after 15 men died in the sudden sinking of the fishing vessel Arctic Rose in the Bering Sea, the Coast Guard has scheduled two weeks of hearings here trying to determine why it happened.

Redistricting plan OK'd amid rancor
The final plan passed Saturday by the Alaska Redistricting Board returns Juneau's voting districts to their present configuration.

Briefly

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

Glacier in Denali park takes off
TOKOSITNA GLACIER - After decades of inactivity, the Tokositna Glacier is rumbling and crackling through the craggy peaks of the Alaska Range.

Briefly

Environmentalists ask judge to reinstate logging ban
Environmental groups seeking wilderness protections for the Tongass National Forest have asked a federal judge to reinstate a ban on logging and road-building, pending appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Around Town
Today

Legislature passes cruise ship bill
The Alaska Legislature has passed a landmark bill establishing state oversight of cruise ship pollution.

DNA study seeks relatives of 'Ice Man' found in B.C.
The Juneau-based Sealaska Heritage Foundation will gather blood samples this week for a DNA study to find relatives of a hundreds-of-years-old aboriginal man found in British Columbia.

Drue Pearce leaving state Senate for D.C. job
Sen. Drue Pearce, an Anchorage Republican, announced Saturday she is leaving the Senate to take a job in Washington, D.C.

Valdez considers lawsuit over state redistricting plan
The city of Cordova is backing away from suing the state over a final redistricting plan announced Saturday, but the controversial proposal is sparking talk of a lawsuit in Valdez.

Obituary
uneau resident J.C. "Red" Tomlinson died May 29, 2001. He was born Aug. 20, 1922, in Wapello, Iowa. In 1940 he joined the Navy and served as a signalman in World War II.

Environmentalists ask judge to reinstate logging ban
Environmental groups seeking wilderness protections for the Tongass National Forest have asked a federal judge to reinstate a ban on logging and road-building, pending appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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

Cruise lines get tough mandate
The cruise industry's No. 1 trade association has a new environmental message for its members: Toe the line or sail the seas alone.

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

St. Paul's building new church
Now that the wooded site is cleared, the bear and deer may not return - but the robins are still singing at St. Paul's Church.

Coast Guard hearings into sinking start in Seattle
SEATTLE - Two months after 15 men died in the sudden sinking of the fishing vessel Arctic Rose in the Bering Sea, the Coast Guard has scheduled two weeks of hearings here trying to determine why it happened.

Glacier in Denali park takes off
TOKOSITNA GLACIER - After decades of inactivity, the Tokositna Glacier is rumbling and crackling through the craggy peaks of the Alaska Range.

Erosion threat has village looking for homes
NEWTOK - When Betty Ann Tom looks out her kitchen window she sees a wide river where there used to be only land.

Around Town
Today

Staying connected
I'm a Juneauite who is finishing up my undergraduate degree at the University of Oregon. I really appreciate your paper and the local community format it reflects.

Memo to Mother Nature: please try jiggling the handle
I may have figured out all the rain. As I looked to the heavens today during a frisky little shower, I wondered if we just have a gasket problem. If we got periodic downpours, I would suspect a pressure buildup thing, like a celestial ice dam somewhere. But I'm leaning toward the theory that we just have an unattended, leaky valve. It may be as simple as asking Mother Nature to jiggle the handle.

Almost all local almost all the time
Indulge me just this once ... more. I received a letter from a reader who decided to cancel her subscription, citing the absence of coverage of a Coast Guard training exercise and the imbalance between local and non-local stories on the front pages of the Empire.

Rare words and unspoken issues during special session
Longtime observers remember just three precedents over the past 10 years:

Airport, wetlands meeting
Juneau's airport personnel are invited speakers at the Mendenhall Refuge Citizens Advisory Group meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Mendenhall Valley Library conference room.

An urban opportunity in our own back yard
Urban renewal may sound like a term from Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society, something that happens when big Eastern cities awaken one day to find that their centers have decayed, their businesses have followed workers to the suburbs, that recovery cannot happen overnight and that there's not enough money to do it anyhow.

Staying connected
I'm a Juneauite who is finishing up my undergraduate degree at the University of Oregon. I really appreciate your paper and the local community format it reflects.

Almost all local almost all the time
Indulge me just this once ... more. I received a letter from a reader who decided to cancel her subscription, citing the absence of coverage of a Coast Guard training exercise and the imbalance between local and non-local stories on the front pages of the Empire.

Rare words and unspoken issues during special session
Longtime observers remember just three precedents over the past 10 years:

Memo to Mother Nature: please try jiggling the handle
I may have figured out all the rain. As I looked to the heavens today during a frisky little shower, I wondered if we just have a gasket problem. If we got periodic downpours, I would suspect a pressure buildup thing, like a celestial ice dam somewhere. But I'm leaning toward the theory that we just have an unattended, leaky valve. It may be as simple as asking Mother Nature to jiggle the handle.

Environmental stewardship could earn global praise
The passage Saturday by the Alaska Legislature of a bill to regulate the discharge of cruise ship waste is either a "huge step" toward protecting the environment or a "wimpy response" to a problem.

Environmental stewardship could earn global praise
The passage Saturday by the Alaska Legislature of a bill to regulate the discharge of cruise ship waste is either a "huge step" toward protecting the environment or a "wimpy response" to a problem.

Airport, wetlands meeting
Juneau's airport personnel are invited speakers at the Mendenhall Refuge Citizens Advisory Group meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Mendenhall Valley Library conference room.

An urban opportunity in our own back yard
Urban renewal may sound like a term from Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society, something that happens when big Eastern cities awaken one day to find that their centers have decayed, their businesses have followed workers to the suburbs, that recovery cannot happen overnight and that there's not enough money to do it anyhow.

Juneau Empire Online Sports: Local Scoreboard: Synchronized Swimming Results 06/10/01

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Juneau Empire Online Sports: Local Scoreboard: Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club Results 06/10/01

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Running the path less traveled
After winning Saturday's Treadwell Ditch Trail Run, John Bursell said running off the beaten path requires a smarter runner than those who race on the pavement. Or at least a runner who can pay attention to what's going on.

Sports in Juneau

Running the path less traveled
After winning Saturday's Treadwell Ditch Trail Run, John Bursell said running off the beaten path requires a smarter runner than those who race on the pavement. Or at least a runner who can pay attention to what's going on.

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