Thursday, June 21, 2001

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Southeast knows perennial garden power
June is National Perennial Gardening Month. In Southeast Alaska we experience the power of perennial flowering plants like nowhere else on the planet. Our wild world is 99 percent perennial plants - mostly wind-pollinated grasses and sedges, but with a huge number of animal-dependent species too.

Six honored with Pink Lung Awards
On Tuesday, June 5, the Juneau Tobacco Prevention Network held the annual Pink Lung Awards at Di Sopra Restaurant and Lounge at the Fiddlehead. The Pink Lung Awards are dedicated to honor businesses, restaurants and individuals in Juneau who are committed to eliminating the harmful effects of tobacco and second-hand smoke.

Six honored with Pink Lung Awards
On Tuesday, June 5, the Juneau Tobacco Prevention Network held the annual Pink Lung Awards at Di Sopra Restaurant and Lounge at the Fiddlehead. The Pink Lung Awards are dedicated to honor businesses, restaurants and individuals in Juneau who are committed to eliminating the harmful effects of tobacco and second-hand smoke.

Southeast knows perennial garden power
June is National Perennial Gardening Month. In Southeast Alaska we experience the power of perennial flowering plants like nowhere else on the planet. Our wild world is 99 percent perennial plants - mostly wind-pollinated grasses and sedges, but with a huge number of animal-dependent species too.

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Mark Kelley wins major award for photo book
Juneau photographer Mark Kelley recently took home the Oscar of the publishing world.

Alaska youth theater takes Aesop's fables to the stage
Twelve-year-old Tamsen Peeples has spent the last three weeks getting in touch with her villainous side.

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Mark Kelley wins major award for photo book
Juneau photographer Mark Kelley recently took home the Oscar of the publishing world.

Summer camp for artists
Four piles of wood form a rough square on the floor of the Juneau-Douglas High School commons.

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Summer camp for artists
Four piles of wood form a rough square on the floor of the Juneau-Douglas High School commons.

Alaska youth theater takes Aesop's fables to the stage
Twelve-year-old Tamsen Peeples has spent the last three weeks getting in touch with her villainous side.

Festival musicians bring anniversary performances from Sitka to Juneau
Ten musicians from the Sitka Summer Music Festival will perform in Juneau this weekend.

Festival musicians bring anniversary performances from Sitka to Juneau
Ten musicians from the Sitka Summer Music Festival will perform in Juneau this weekend.

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

Norton defends choice for special assistant to Alaska
ANCHORAGE - U.S. Interior Secretary Gale Norton on Wednesday defended her choice of Cam Toohey, the former director of a group lobbying to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling, to serve as her special assistant for Alaska.

Company increases oil field estimates
ANCHORAGE - After drilling a second exploration well at Redoubt Shoal, Denver-based Forest Oil says the Cook Inlet field may produce 50 million barrels of oil over the coming years.

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

Makeshift team jumps into test of endurance
FAIRBANKS - They met each other last Friday, but they've got 150 miles to get to know each other better.

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SE residents leaving towns
Hobart Bay has almost disappeared and other Southeast towns are shrinking.

False Pass strike continues over prices
ANCHORAGE - A small processor has agreed to pay 55 cents a pound for sockeye salmon to False Pass fishermen, the same price rejected this week by Peter Pan Seafoods, one of two large Sand Point processors in a price war with striking fishermen.

Orphaned cub killed
The state Department of Fish and Game euthanized a black bear cub Tuesday after his mother was shot by police on Threadneedle Street in the Mendenhall Valley.

Shrine seeks volunteers to help build labyrinth
Chartres pattern: This is a diagram of an 11-circuit labyrinth pattern like the one to be constructed at the Shrine of St. Therese. It was used in churches in Europe during the Renaissance.

Locals wrangle over airport trees
Residents on Wednesday night urged the federal government to weigh the environmental effects of clearcutting a 60-acre woodland at the Juneau airport.

Norton defends choice for special assistant to Alaska
ANCHORAGE - U.S. Interior Secretary Gale Norton on Wednesday defended her choice of Cam Toohey, the former director of a group lobbying to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling, to serve as her special assistant for Alaska.

False Pass strike continues over prices
ANCHORAGE - A small processor has agreed to pay 55 cents a pound for sockeye salmon to False Pass fishermen, the same price rejected this week by Peter Pan Seafoods, one of two large Sand Point processors in a price war with striking fishermen.

District filters obscene sites
The Juneau School District will block access from its computers to obscene Internet sites to be eligible for certain federal funds.

Company increases oil field estimates
ANCHORAGE - After drilling a second exploration well at Redoubt Shoal, Denver-based Forest Oil says the Cook Inlet field may produce 50 million barrels of oil over the coming years.

High metals levels found near Red Dog mine
ANCHORAGE - Researchers have found elevated levels of heavy metals in moss and soil samples collected along the Red Dog Mine haul road.

Work swapped for share of harvest at experimental farm
ESTER - An experiment in community agriculture is taking shape in a patch of woods along the Old Nenana Highway. Susan Willsrud and Tom Zimmer, founders of Calypso Farm and Ecology Center, say their project will give people a chance to work on the farm in exchange for a share of the harvest.

Sewage supervisor sentenced
ANCHORAGE - The superintendent of Juneau's wastewater treatment system was sentenced Wednesday for diluting test samples of the discharges from one of the city's treatment plants.

Gov. Knowles has 30 days to replace Pearce
Gov. Tony Knowles must decide within the next month who should replace Anchorage Sen. Drue Pearce, who resigned her Senate seat effective Monday to take a Department of Interior job in Washington, D.C.

Locals wrangle over airport trees
Residents on Wednesday night urged the federal government to weigh the environmental effects of clearcutting a 60-acre woodland at the Juneau airport.

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

Sewage supervisor sentenced
ANCHORAGE - The superintendent of Juneau's wastewater treatment system was sentenced Wednesday for diluting test samples of the discharges from one of the city's treatment plants.

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High metals levels found near Red Dog mine
ANCHORAGE - Researchers have found elevated levels of heavy metals in moss and soil samples collected along the Red Dog Mine haul road.

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District filters obscene sites
The Juneau School District will block access from its computers to obscene Internet sites to be eligible for certain federal funds.

Shrine seeks volunteers to help build labyrinth
Chartres pattern: This is a diagram of an 11-circuit labyrinth pattern like the one to be constructed at the Shrine of St. Therese. It was used in churches in Europe during the Renaissance.

Makeshift team jumps into test of endurance
FAIRBANKS - They met each other last Friday, but they've got 150 miles to get to know each other better.

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Work swapped for share of harvest at experimental farm
ESTER - An experiment in community agriculture is taking shape in a patch of woods along the Old Nenana Highway. Susan Willsrud and Tom Zimmer, founders of Calypso Farm and Ecology Center, say their project will give people a chance to work on the farm in exchange for a share of the harvest.

Gov. Knowles has 30 days to replace Pearce
Gov. Tony Knowles must decide within the next month who should replace Anchorage Sen. Drue Pearce, who resigned her Senate seat effective Monday to take a Department of Interior job in Washington, D.C.

Fight on for 'wilderness' seas status
ANCHORAGE - The Ocean Conservancy wants five ocean sites in the United States, including Glacier Bay, and one in the Caribbean designated as wilderness to provide protections already granted on land.

Marie Drake preschool wins 1-year reprieve
A preschool at the Marie Drake building that includes special-needs students likely will stay there in the upcoming school year. But that means Juneau-Douglas High School probably will be a bit more crowded.

SE residents leaving towns
Hobart Bay has almost disappeared and other Southeast towns are shrinking.

Fight on for 'wilderness' seas status
ANCHORAGE - The Ocean Conservancy wants five ocean sites in the United States, including Glacier Bay, and one in the Caribbean designated as wilderness to provide protections already granted on land.

Marie Drake preschool wins 1-year reprieve
A preschool at the Marie Drake building that includes special-needs students likely will stay there in the upcoming school year. But that means Juneau-Douglas High School probably will be a bit more crowded.

Orphaned cub killed
The state Department of Fish and Game euthanized a black bear cub Tuesday after his mother was shot by police on Threadneedle Street in the Mendenhall Valley.

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

Editorial roundup

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

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.

Give Juneau's teachers a raise
We'd like to encourage members of the Juneau School Board to give our teachers a raise. We all know how much it costs to live in Juneau. In order to keep high quality teachers and give our community's children an excellent education, we need to offer competitive salaries for our teachers that reflect Juneau's high cost of living.

Protect bears; enforce the garbage ordinance
As a result of the deaths of two bears, the implementation of Juneau's new garbage ordinance could not go unnoticed Wednesday. Early Tuesday, a police officer fatally shot a female bear that was prowling through a Mendenhall Valley neighborhood. Later Tuesday, the bear's cub was found in a tree near where the sow had been slain. Before the day ended, the state Department of Fish and Game euthanized the cub.

Brother should run Sealaska
I attended the June 9 Sealaska Corp. annual meeting. I got in line for the question-and-answer period. I was ignored by the moderator Rosita Worl until another shareholder pointed out that I, an elder, had waited in line for a long time. Being ignored was an insult. When allowed to speak, I asked Chris McNeil, the president and chief executive officer, "Is Mr. Robert W. Loescher (the former president and CEO) still on the Sealaska payroll?" He said yes. Then I asked him, "How long is Mr. Loescher going to be on the Sealaska payroll?'' He replied one year. Then I asked him why. After all, decisions made during Mr. Loescher's tenure cost Sealaska Corp. $122 million. Then I thought I heard Mr. McNeil say that Mr. Loescher is a consultant for Mr. McNeil. Mr. Loescher being on the Sealaska payroll is absolutely wrong. So I am calling for Mr. McNeil to resign his position immediately.

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.

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

Editorial roundup

Give Juneau's teachers a raise
We'd like to encourage members of the Juneau School Board to give our teachers a raise. We all know how much it costs to live in Juneau. In order to keep high quality teachers and give our community's children an excellent education, we need to offer competitive salaries for our teachers that reflect Juneau's high cost of living.

Brother should run Sealaska
I attended the June 9 Sealaska Corp. annual meeting. I got in line for the question-and-answer period. I was ignored by the moderator Rosita Worl until another shareholder pointed out that I, an elder, had waited in line for a long time. Being ignored was an insult. When allowed to speak, I asked Chris McNeil, the president and chief executive officer, "Is Mr. Robert W. Loescher (the former president and CEO) still on the Sealaska payroll?" He said yes. Then I asked him, "How long is Mr. Loescher going to be on the Sealaska payroll?'' He replied one year. Then I asked him why. After all, decisions made during Mr. Loescher's tenure cost Sealaska Corp. $122 million. Then I thought I heard Mr. McNeil say that Mr. Loescher is a consultant for Mr. McNeil. Mr. Loescher being on the Sealaska payroll is absolutely wrong. So I am calling for Mr. McNeil to resign his position immediately.

Protect bears; enforce the garbage ordinance
As a result of the deaths of two bears, the implementation of Juneau's new garbage ordinance could not go unnoticed Wednesday. Early Tuesday, a police officer fatally shot a female bear that was prowling through a Mendenhall Valley neighborhood. Later Tuesday, the bear's cub was found in a tree near where the sow had been slain. Before the day ended, the state Department of Fish and Game euthanized the cub.

Learn to tolerate bears if possible
I believe the police are partially responsible for escalating what should have been a simple, easily solvable problem into one that resulted in the death of a bear cub and its mother. In the most recent case, the mother bear was threatening a person's property (dogs), and the police were right to respond and chase the bear up the tree. At that point, they should have had the dog-owner secure his dogs inside, issued a citation for unsecured garbage (no excuses allowed) and then left. If the commotion has attracted onlookers, direct them to leave as well. The bear will eventually come down, will finish eating the garbage that attracted it and will leave itself.

Learn to tolerate bears if possible
I believe the police are partially responsible for escalating what should have been a simple, easily solvable problem into one that resulted in the death of a bear cub and its mother. In the most recent case, the mother bear was threatening a person's property (dogs), and the police were right to respond and chase the bear up the tree. At that point, they should have had the dog-owner secure his dogs inside, issued a citation for unsecured garbage (no excuses allowed) and then left. If the commotion has attracted onlookers, direct them to leave as well. The bear will eventually come down, will finish eating the garbage that attracted it and will leave itself.

Out and About

Fish Report

Building canoes and self-esteem
"An hour here and there" over a month of classes resulted in a project that could be launched and paddled for Juneau Community Charter School's fourth, fifth and sixth graders.

Wildflower areas
Wildflowers of every size, shape and color bloom profusely around Juneau from early spring to late fall. Watch for them along the road, trails and our parks. Right now lupine are at their peak and particularly abundant. Following are some of the more outstanding areas to view wildfowers.

Fish Report

Out and About

Wildflower areas
Wildflowers of every size, shape and color bloom profusely around Juneau from early spring to late fall. Watch for them along the road, trails and our parks. Right now lupine are at their peak and particularly abundant. Following are some of the more outstanding areas to view wildfowers.

Youths learning on the water
Fun, safety and training are the watchwords of sailing classes offered for the fourth summer in a row by the Juneau Youth Sailing Foundation.

Building canoes and self-esteem
"An hour here and there" over a month of classes resulted in a project that could be launched and paddled for Juneau Community Charter School's fourth, fifth and sixth graders.

Youths learning on the water
Fun, safety and training are the watchwords of sailing classes offered for the fourth summer in a row by the Juneau Youth Sailing Foundation.

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