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Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2000

July 4th emergencies were minor

JUNEAU -- Juneau residents came off relatively unscathed while celebrating the Fourth of July.

Bartlett Regional Hospital recorded ``just very normal stuff; nothing unusual,'' according to regional affairs coordinator Marijo Toner. There were no injuries involving fireworks.

One unusual accident during the holiday involved a paraglider who took flight from the Mount Roberts Tramway platform and collided with a woman while landing at Sandy Beach. The accident took place about high tide Tuesday afternoon, meaning that the glider had scant beach on which to land.

Capital City Fire & Rescue responded to a call for medical assistance at 4:12 p.m., said Capt. Mike Doyle. A woman, 39, was knocked to the ground and bruised her left shoulder and upper arm. She was released by Bartlett after two hours, Toner said.

A garbage can fire was reported on Sandy Beach at 9:50 p.m. on the Fourth, but it was ``no big deal,'' police said, ``and out by the time we got there.''

Juneau parade winners announced

JUNEAU -- Weddings and Flowers by Martha's Flowers took home ``Best of Parade'' honors in Juneau's Fourth of July parade.

Other winners included: ``Best Use of Theme,'' U.S. Forest Service, first place, S.E. Native Veterans, second place; ``Most Patriotic,'' S.E. Native Veterans, first place, Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Post 25, second place; ``Most Alaskan,'' U.S. Forest Service, first place, Boat Doc Fiberglass Shop, second place; ``Best Commercial Entry,'' Boat Doc Fiberglass Shop, first place, Juneau Kayak Club, second place; ``Best Customized Vehicle,'' Boatmobile, first place, The Wedding Shop and Boutique, second place; ``Best Marching Group,'' Stroller White Pipes and Drums, first place, Ati-Atihan, second place; ``Best Classic or Antique Car,'' The Wedding Shop and Boutique, first place, Capitol Office Supply, second place; ``Best Youth Entry,'' Thunder Mountain 4-H Club, first place, Riding in the Rodeo, second place; ``Best Animal,'' Riding in the Rodeo, first place, Bernese Mountain Dog Club, second place.

The theme of the 2000 parade was ``Honor the Past, Dream the Future.''

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