Thursday, June 17, 2004

Alaska pollock fishery gets eco-label approval
The $750 million Alaska pollock fishery - the largest fishery in the world - has been approved for an eco-label, an industry group said Tuesday.

No confidence in school management
The administration of Juneau-Douglas High School may not be able to maintain a safe environment, keep racist graffiti at bay, properly handle the retirement of a dedicated coach, or retain some well-qualified Native administrators and teachers, but at least it is capable of dramatically crushing a Christian rock concert.

Blaming it all on Reagan
A PhD in tripe is awarded to Daniel Buck for his ridiculous letter of June 15.

Build a new, not another school
The votes were counted; the answer was no.

Wife defends LeConte chief mate
I feel compelled to respond to the article on KINY's Web site regarding the termination of my husband.

Fight worker's comp change
Working Alaskans and businesses should be very concerned about Gov. Murkowski's plans to revisit his workers' compensation bill during the special session.

Don't whine to taxpayers
As a concerned taxpayer (who pays almost $400 monthly property tax and lives on an unpaved street) I would like to throw my two cents in concerning the city employees being snubbed on this Reagan holiday.

Protect SE Alaska for generations
I have many concerns about Klukwan Inc's plans to aerially spray herbicides on Long Island.

A flawed school process
What was the city thinking, or were they thinking? The vote to build the Valley school lost by a 51 percent to 49 percent margin.

School opponents speculate
I've noted the recent progress which has been made by the high school focus team, and am encouraged that they've narrowed down the possible courses of action to two: renovation of Marie Drake, or construction of a smaller valley high school.

Murkowski's appearance of action
I was struck by a recent headline in the Anchorage Daily News: "(Lisa) Murkowski touts support for tax cuts that opponents couldn't vote on."

Teachers, not buildings
After months of discussion, wrangling and an election, the School Board and the Assembly still don't get it.

Juneau boy flown to Anchorage after bicycle accident
A 9-year-old Juneau boy was in stable condition at an Anchorage hospital Tuesday night, a day after his bike ran into a sport utility vehicle near his Douglas Island home.

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

Eaglecrest Ski Area struggles for survival
Eaglecrest Ski Area has weathered some tough snow and financial years and now may have to convince city leaders it remains a community asset to keep from being buried.

Group wants plan for Native students
Local educators and Native organizations are working on a plan to improve Native achievement in the Juneau schools.

Bergmann Hotel owners to buy Arcticorp Building
The owners of the Bergmann Hotel plan to buy the downtown Arcticorp Building across the street.

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

All you need is friends
Amy Miller and Jeff Druia install trusses on Timi and Harry Tullis' new garage Monday on Lena Loop Road.

Photo: Prep work
Tom Pittman mends a 250-fathom purse seine net Wednesday on the old Douglas Cold Storage Dock.

School district says no to Montessori expansion
The Juneau School District doesn't plan to expand its Montessori program into a third classroom, administrators say.

Free sailing
A small sailboat crisscrosses Gastineau Channel on Wednesday, paying no heed to the hulking cruise ships that, were tied to shore in downtown Juneau.

Planners give Spuhn Island go-ahead
The development of Spuhn Island can go forward if it meets conditions that include providing electricity, parking spaces and docks or floats, the Juneau Planning Commission decided Tuesday night.

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

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

City looks at sports field, parking
The city will refine a design to build a sports field at Juneau-Douglas High School and add more parking in the area, possibly next summer.

School Board delays granting bus routes
The Juneau School Board has delayed granting bus routes in areas where it may be hazardous for students to walk.

Boaters upset about flat electric rate
Louie Pusich swears that he will use "every ounce" of electricity this winter since Juneau will start charging all boaters a flat electrical rate July 1.

State to hold herbicide hearing today
A controversial proposal for aerial spraying of herbicides in Southeast Alaska is getting a second hearing today.

Pets of the week
The humane society's pets of the week.

UAS honors supportive companies
The University Alaska Southeast Environmental Science program hosted a reception to thank four local helicopter companies and an engineering firm that have contributed considerable time, instruments, helicopter support and enthusiasm for the program's ongoing research projects.

Beal, Dean to wed
Joyce Beal and Kevin Dean of Juneau will be married at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 19, 2004, at The Little White Wedding Chapel, in Las Vegas, Nev.

Miller, Jorgensen to marry
Dawn Miller of Juneau and Mike Jorgensen of San Jose, Calif., will be married at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 26, 2004, at First Presbyterian Church, Skagway.

Neighbors Digest
Staff and wire reports from our neighbors.

LaVigne, Scott to marry
Cindy LaVigne of Port Townsend, Wash., and Brady Scott of Olympia, Wash., will be married at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, at Nuqua'lum on the North Fork in Maple Falls, Wash.

King, Haida marry
Erin King and Rick Haida of Juneau were married May 17, 2004, at Red Rock Canyon, Nev.

Thank you
Messages of thanks from the community, to the community.

Charles Frank Fawcett Sr.
Juneau resident Charles Frank Fawcett Sr., 61, died May 5, 2004, in Juneau.

Stanley D. 'Stan' Swanson
Longtime Juneau resident Stanley D. "Stan" Swanson, 81, died Monday, June 14, 2004, at his home in Juneau, with his family by his side, after a brief battle with cancer.

Charles 'Tex' Kaze Sr.
Former Juneau resident Charles "Tex" Kaze Sr., 78, died June 12, 2004, in Anchorage.

Harold Cosgrove Jr.
Longtime Juneau resident Harold L. "Harry" Cosgrove Jr., 76, died June 9, 2004, of an apparent heart attack at his home.

Gays and straights should both feel proud this year
You don't have to be gay to feel proud during this June's gay pride celebrations.

ASEA taking lumps in state agreement
The Alaska State Employees Association is presenting a contract to its members that will result in a significant reduction in the inflation-adjusted wages of the majority of state employees.

School Board needs to keep an open mind
The Juneau School Board wants nothing more than to build a second high school. But what it really needs right now is credibility.

Sports Briefs
Staff and wire reports about sports

Sports in Juneau
Upcoming sports events in Juneau

Regional races reach record participation
For the first time in its 12-year history, the Kluane-Chilkat International Bike Relay has reached its participation cap of 1,200 riders.

Rainball tourney takes field
If the weather forecast holds true, Rainball will be anything but this weekend.

Sports in Juneau
Upcoming sports events in Juneau

Governor offers guarantee for use of permafund
Gov. Frank Murkowski wants to make a deal with the Legislature and Alaska voters.

Alaska Digest
Staff and wire reports from across the state

Homer voters to decide whether to let big-box stores move into town
Voters were to decide Tuesday what exactly is too big when it comes to stores in the scenic, seaside town of Homer.

This Day in History
In Alaska; In the nation; In the world

Three plead guilty on black bear poaching charges
Three Anchorage men have pleaded guilty to poaching black bears and trying to sell their gall bladders and other body parts, the U.S. Attorney's office said Tuesday.

Lawsuit over 2000 veto takes on life of its own
As Alaska's governor, Tony Knowles vetoed a university land grant bill - an action he said could result in years of litigation.

Octopus J-1 had the right stuff, mate Aurora lays eggs
J-1 was doing more than whispering sweet nothings to Aurora as the two clutched each other in a deep embrace in a secluded corner last month.

Alaska Digest
Staff and wire reports across the state.

briefly
Staff and wire reports on cultural events in Juneau

Violent Femmes
As with most great albums, the circumstances behind the Violent Femmes' 1983 self-titled debut seem improbable.

The Swamp
Cartoon by local artist Toe

movies where & when
Titles and showing times of movies in Juneau theaters.

what's happening
Upcoming cultural events in town

Musical Odyssey
Since leaving Alaska two months ago for an extended exploration of their musical opportunities in the southeastern Lower 48, Juneau/Skagway duo Deering and Down has had a fair share of fortuity.

Patshiva brings tribal-style dance to Marine Park
Those who saw the first-ever performance of Patshiva, last August at a Concert in the Park, may remember that the Middle Eastern drumming and dancing group performed to pre-recorded music.

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