Posted: Sunday, July 04, 2010

University of Oregon School of Law announced that Juneau resident Katherine Rose Staton became a candidate for the degrees of doctor of jurisprudence and master of science in conflict resolution at the commencement exercises on Saturday, May 22, in Eugene, Oregon. Katherine is presently studying for and will take the Oregon Bar Exam in early August. During the last two years of school, she received a fellowship with the Many Nations Long House Graduate Teaching Fellow.


Kids coming into any of the three public libraries this summer may enter a weekly drawing for prizes donated by local businesses. They may enter the drawing by writing a book review on forms available at the library or on-line at

This is open to all ages through teens. Thank you to the local businesses for their generous support.

Rachel Erben, age 6, won two pool passes. She read "Cam Jensen and the Mystery of the Television Dog" by David A. Adler. The mystery was "the dog they switch with another."

Maggie Hurt, age 7, won a gift certificate and Bandit-O's collectible from the Alaska T-Shirt Company for reading "101 Dalmatians" by Walt Disney. "It was the first time I heard of 101 dogs. I never heard about dalmatians. It's a funny word," she said.

Pauline Zheng, age 18, won a free zipline tour from Alaska Zipline Adventures. She read "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card and enjoyed it "...because the book was very well-written and it let my imagination flow."

Aaron Blust, age 8, won a headlamp from Foggy Mountain Shop. He read "Skunk Cabbage, Sundew Plants, and Strangler Figs" by Sally Kneidel. "It told you a bunch of facts about weird and strange plants."

Gavin Boyle, age 10, won two passes to Gross-Alaska Theaters. He read "Mystery on Blueberry Island" by Laura Lee Hope and liked it "because they find 500 dollars and try to find the owner."

Melissa Maxwell, age 4, won a gift certificate from the Amazing Bookstore for reading "In a Blue Room" by Jim Averbeck. She says "I like how she (character in the book) said 'It's not blue' to everything."


Jennifer L. Hanlon, of Yakutat, received a degree from Clark University on Sunday, May 23. Hanlon graduated with a bachelor of arts in global environmental studies. Hanlon is a graduate of Mount Edgecumbe High School.

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