Saturday, June 29, 2002

Coeur achieves compliance with NYSE listing requirements
Coeur d'Alene Mines Corp. announced June 25 the New York Stock Exchange has removed the company from its "watch list" and now considers Coeur a "company in good standing" in relation to the NYSE's continued listing standards.

Misplaced priorities
I have never claimed to understand politics, but, for the life of me I cannot understand how the governor and Legislature can appropriate millions of dollars, without any accountability, to an organization whose cause was politically hopeless from the get-go (Arctic Power; $3 million in the current fiscal year, $6 million since 1993 in state money), and yet that same governor and Legislature cannot come up with $186,000 to keep our parks opened up.

Herring over-harvested
I noticed the article about the herring shortage. The general view seems to be that the "competition for bait from commercial fisherman in the Lower 48 frequently were cited as possible causes" Aw c'mon.

Taylor, pals pretend not to understand?
It looks as though the added consumer cost and destabilized labor markets wrought by the business conglomerations that have deflated our middle class - almost to extinction! - since the hey-day of Reaganomics will not be so easily reconciled.

Fireworks danger
This is a letter I've been intending to write for many years.

Davis cabin to be torn down soon
Contractors plan to demolish the Davis Log Cabin in downtown Juneau in the next couple of weeks, officials said Thursday.

Frederick fails to show up at arraignment for assault
Joseph Frederick, accused of encouraging the random beating of a Juneau-Douglas High School student, missed his Thursday arraignment at Juneau District Court.

Around Town
Listings of local nonprofit events.

Police and Fire
Reports from Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers.

Steve Merli: Dancing with the devil's club
Steve Merli helps people take their first step in the forest and their last breath on Earth.

Harbor board, Assembly set up panel to boost collaboration
The Juneau Assembly and the city's Docks and Harbors Board decided Thursday to collaborate on port development projects.

Vocational Service Award Winners
The 2002 Vocational Service Awards were given at a Juneau Rotary luncheon at the Baranof Hotel.

Academic honors
Marissa Jeanine Florendo graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo. on April 20, 2002.

Big Brothers Big Sisters recognized for agency growth
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Southeast Alaska will receive a Top 2002 Agency Growth award this week at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America annual conference in Anaheim, Calif.

Weekday summer Mass offered at Shrine of St. Therese
The Rev. Deogratias Biabandi is a visiting pastor with the Diocese of Juneau this summer at the Shrine of St. Therese. Father Deo, as he is often called, will offer Mass at 11 a.m. Monday through Friday and at 1:30 p.m. on Sundays in the Shrine Chapel.

Rieger, Birnbaum wed
Kyla Moretta Rieger of Juneau married Stephen Michael Birnbaum of Chino Hills, Calif. on June 22, 2002, in Woodinville, Wash.

Juneau Arts Council awards scholarships
The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council Scholarship Program awards scholarships every May to Juneau students who have applied and auditioned for these competitive scholarships.

Juneau group folds cranes for peace
Sadako Sasaki was two years old when the atom bomb was dropped Aug. 6, 1945, on Hiroshima. Though she was safe from the bomb at the time, she was not immune to its effects and developed leukemia at the age of 10.

Remembrance Day scheduled
State flags will be lowered July 3 in remembrance for Drunk Driving Victims Remembrance Day.

Thank You...
...for supporting JA

Officer honored
Juneau Police Sgt. Kevin Siska was presented with an "Outstanding Service" award by Juneau Crime Line president Bob Kanan on April 10.

FYI
Births, Marriage Licenses, Business Licenses, Court Records and Judgements and Divorces.

Marion Ray McConnell
Former Juneau resident Marion Ray McConnell, 80, died May 2, 2002, in Renton, Wash.

Word of Mouth
A forum for readers to express opinions on a variety of issues by telephone.

My Turn: Correct choice for the Tongass
This is to comment on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) for the Tongass National Forest Plan Revision. The choice of the No-Action Alternative as the preferred alternative is the correct choice for a number of reasons.

Juneau Jaguars eliminated in Region IV soccer tourney
The Juneau Jaguars U-13 soccer team was eliminated from play in the U.S. Youth Soccer Region IV Championships in West Jordan, Utah, on Wednesday with a 5-2 loss to Marin United of Northern California.

Letter: A clarification and thank you for Tlingit canoe races story
Thank you soooo very much for the article about the Tlingit canoe races (that ran in the June 10 issue of the sports section). It again re-enforced why we do our traditional paddling.

Sports in Juneau
Information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau.

Rainball returns for 27th year
Since 1976, Rainball has been the tourney that gets Juneau softball teams to play at the top of their game.

Boozer: 'It may be a blessing in disguise'
One day after being picked by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round of the NBA Draft, former Juneau-Douglas High School basketball star Carlos Boozer Jr. said he's excited about playing for the Cavs.

Softball tourney set for June 28-30
Gold Rush Days and the 27th Annual Rainball Invitational Softball Tournament will both be held in Dimond Park on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 28, 29 and 30.

Critics blast crab-quota shares for processors
Crab vessel owners and conservationists asked Congress on Thursday to reject a plan to give processors quota shares in the lucrative Bering Sea crab fishery.

State will send Hoonah fawn to Alaska Zoo
A fawn that has been cared for by people in Hoonah this week may be on its way to the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage next week, state wildlife officials said.

Man pleads no contest on fire
The man blamed for unintentionally starting the fire that burned roughly 23,000 acres and four cabins near the end of Chena Hot Springs Road last month has pleaded no contest to illegal burning.

June 30 is named Alaska Salmon Day
The Alaska State Legislature approved a Legislative Resolution during the 2002 legislative session designating June 30, 2002, as Alaska Salmon Day.

Denali Park accepts entries for road lottery
Denali National Park will begin accepting entries for its annual road lottery on July 1.

INS relaunches cruise ship inspections
The Immigration and Naturalization Service has reinstated inspections of some Victoria, British Columbia-based cruise ships traveling to Southeast Alaska.

11 named to panel to tackle salmon industry troubles
State lawmakers have named an 11-member task force to try to solve the commercial salmon industry's many woes.

Museum hold hovercraft exhibit
A model of the hovercraft used to haul mail on the lower Kuskokwim River is being featured in an exhibit at the postal museum in Washington, D.C.

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