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Sunday, July 1, 2001

Around Town

Around Town

History of ice cream
As food historians are quick to remind us, the history of ice cream goes back to the first century A.D. when the Roman Emperor Nero dispatched runners to the Italian Alps to fetch the ice and snow needed to make sherbet.

Ice Cream
When some Juneau residents want to whip up a batch of ice cream, they turn to the nearest glacier for some of their supplies.

History of ice cream
As food historians are quick to remind us, the history of ice cream goes back to the first century A.D. when the Roman Emperor Nero dispatched runners to the Italian Alps to fetch the ice and snow needed to make sherbet.

Ice Cream
When some Juneau residents want to whip up a batch of ice cream, they turn to the nearest glacier for some of their supplies.

Some ships still appear to put out too much smoke
JUNEAU -- Cruise ships visiting the capital city are investing in new technology to reduce smoke emissions, but preliminary tests show some appear to still be struggling to meet state air standards.

Easements protect Kake water supply
Part of the watershed that is the source of drinking water for the 700 people of Kake will be protected from logging under conservation easements signed this summer.

Some ships still appear to put out too much smoke
JUNEAU -- Cruise ships visiting the capital city are investing in new technology to reduce smoke emissions, but preliminary tests show some appear to still be struggling to meet state air standards.

Tok firefighters get a break from the weather
ANCHORAGE -- Rain helped crews battling a wildfire near Tok while cooler temperatures, higher humidity and diminishing winds helped firefighters get the upper hand on fires near Nenana and Kenai Lake Saturday.

Swings at Twin Lakes closed for repairs
The swings at Twin Lakes are still this weekend, while the Downtown Rotary Club does repairs.

Easements protect Kake water supply
Part of the watershed that is the source of drinking water for the 700 people of Kake will be protected from logging under conservation easements signed this summer.

Neighbors of bears like protection measures
It's about two hours before the garbage truck arrives at the Thunder Mountain Mobile Park on a recent Tuesday morning and Lee George is pulling bags of fish heads and guts from the freezer.

Dealing with a bear of a problem
Community Service Officer Mike Tagaban climbs into a white minivan at the Juneau Police Department shortly before 8 a.m. on Thursday. As the department's key contact on garbage issues, he already has responded to a call about a trash container downtown this morning. He needs to track down the owner.

Tok firefighters get a break from the weather
ANCHORAGE -- Rain helped crews battling a wildfire near Tok while cooler temperatures, higher humidity and diminishing winds helped firefighters get the upper hand on fires near Nenana and Kenai Lake Saturday.

Neighbors of bears like protection measures
It's about two hours before the garbage truck arrives at the Thunder Mountain Mobile Park on a recent Tuesday morning and Lee George is pulling bags of fish heads and guts from the freezer.

Flags lowered for trooper
ANCHORAGE -- Flags will be lowered to half-staff and funeral services held Monday for Fish and Wildlife Protection Trooper James A. Moen of McGrath.

Navy ship in town for Fourth of July holiday
Residents and visitors will have a chance to visit a large U.S. Navy supply ship in Juneau over the Fourth of July holiday.

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

Flags lowered for trooper
ANCHORAGE -- Flags will be lowered to half-staff and funeral services held Monday for Fish and Wildlife Protection Trooper James A. Moen of McGrath.

Navy ship in town for Fourth of July holiday
Residents and visitors will have a chance to visit a large U.S. Navy supply ship in Juneau over the Fourth of July holiday.

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

Swings at Twin Lakes closed for repairs
The swings at Twin Lakes are still this weekend, while the Downtown Rotary Club does repairs.

Dealing with a bear of a problem
Community Service Officer Mike Tagaban climbs into a white minivan at the Juneau Police Department shortly before 8 a.m. on Thursday. As the department's key contact on garbage issues, he already has responded to a call about a trash container downtown this morning. He needs to track down the owner.

Explain wireless
The Sealaska shareholders would like a full explanation of the company's involvement with wireless communications.

Noisy skies
The other day on one of my regular walks on Sandy Beach I decided to keep track of the aircraft noise while I was walking. I walk, as does almost every dogwalker out there, from the parking lot to the cave-in and back, 10 to 15 minutes each direction at a leisurely pace.

Ferry system sails into troubled waters
This summer is a season of discontent for many Southeast Alaska travelers, as the annual marine transportation bottleneck seems to have worsened. The traffic way most seriously impacted is the Lynn Canal route. Superficially, the problem of growing demand is exacerbated by the limited capacity of the Alaska Marine Highway System to deliver passengers and cargo. Over the past eight years the volume of passengers moved by AMHS has not expanded.

Word of Mouth
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Another view of the teacher salary issue
I would like to thank CBJ Assembly members Marc Wheeler, Jim Powell and former School Board member Jeff Bush for their recent letters to the editor agreeing that our teachers deserve a better contract.

Ferry system sails into troubled waters
This summer is a season of discontent for many Southeast Alaska travelers, as the annual marine transportation bottleneck seems to have worsened. The traffic way most seriously impacted is the Lynn Canal route. Superficially, the problem of growing demand is exacerbated by the limited capacity of the Alaska Marine Highway System to deliver passengers and cargo. Over the past eight years the volume of passengers moved by AMHS has not expanded.

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.

Lesson from the Ice Man: We are what we carry with us
The Ice Man found recently between Klukwan and Klukshu, northeast of Haines, has me worried. What we know about him and continue to learn is based on the things he was wearing and carrying with him. DNA testing will link him to modern people and may tell us who he was, but what he was doing and what kind of a guy he was are being surmised from his gear.

Explain wireless
The Sealaska shareholders would like a full explanation of the company's involvement with wireless communications.

Noisy skies
The other day on one of my regular walks on Sandy Beach I decided to keep track of the aircraft noise while I was walking. I walk, as does almost every dogwalker out there, from the parking lot to the cave-in and back, 10 to 15 minutes each direction at a leisurely pace.

Democratic pandering to veterans offensive
Today I received a bulk mailing from the state. No doubt it was paid for with money taken from companies that legitimately earned a profit by producing oil. In it was a picture of a politician from the Democratic Party, posing with a veteran.

Democratic pandering to veterans offensive
Today I received a bulk mailing from the state. No doubt it was paid for with money taken from companies that legitimately earned a profit by producing oil. In it was a picture of a politician from the Democratic Party, posing with a veteran.

Another view of the teacher salary issue
I would like to thank CBJ Assembly members Marc Wheeler, Jim Powell and former School Board member Jeff Bush for their recent letters to the editor agreeing that our teachers deserve a better contract.

Lesson from the Ice Man: We are what we carry with us
The Ice Man found recently between Klukwan and Klukshu, northeast of Haines, has me worried. What we know about him and continue to learn is based on the things he was wearing and carrying with him. DNA testing will link him to modern people and may tell us who he was, but what he was doing and what kind of a guy he was are being surmised from his gear.

Local runners remember Ben Blackgoat
Ben Blackgoat was a Juneau-Douglas High School runner with Olympic dreams when he died in a Nov. 27, 1996, training accident on Perseverance Trail.

Local Scoreboard: Juneau Softball
Standings from the Juneau Softball Association through June 29.

Local runners remember Ben Blackgoat
Ben Blackgoat was a Juneau-Douglas High School runner with Olympic dreams when he died in a Nov. 27, 1996, training accident on Perseverance Trail.

Sports in Juneau

Ultimate Frisbee cahoot ends season with tourney
Blessed with beautiful Juneau summer weather, Polar Insanity beat WHO 12-10 as Ultimate Frisbee enthusiasts ended their inaugural season with a tournament at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park on Saturday.

Local Scoreboard: Juneau Softball
Standings from the Juneau Softball Association through June 29.

Sports in Juneau

Ultimate Frisbee cahoot ends season with tourney
Blessed with beautiful Juneau summer weather, Polar Insanity beat WHO 12-10 as Ultimate Frisbee enthusiasts ended their inaugural season with a tournament at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park on Saturday.

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