Sunday, July 8, 2001

A wealth of Waterfalls
When the clouds close in and the rain is unrelenting, people who love waterfalls head for the hills.

Juneau falls at a glance
Residents interviewed for this article pointed to Ebner Falls and Nugget Falls as the most spectacular cascades in town, but a handful of others also ranked high.

Obituary

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

School bills become law
JUNEAU -- Gov. Tony Knowles on Friday signed bills to spend $18.4 million more running schools this year, plus $105 million building and repairing them.

Studying abroad gives locals a new view
Brent Vollenweider is studying architectural engineering in Colorado, but some of his studies have taken him farther away from his Juneau home. Through a Semester at Sea program, he cruised to Asia, Africa and South America, including a stop at the tallest building in the world, the 88-floor Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Around Town

Briefly

Fighter pilot lives childhood dream in visit to Wrangell
Eric Werner had a childhood fantasy that one day he would pilot a fighter jet to his hometown of Wrangell and wow the crowds on the ground. On July 3, his fantasy came true.

Anniversary

Ferry system, part 2
Last Sunday's editorial commentary on the problems with the Alaska Marine Highway System generated a lot of interest. Support for revisiting the Southeast Transportation Plan is deep and growing.

Copyright law in the age of e-mail
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Word of Mouth
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'Dangers of Invasion from without and Convulsions within'
To get into the spirit and celebrate our Independence Day holiday, I read the Declaration of Independence. I was familiar with the basic idea and can quote the popular phrases, but had never read the whole thing. Most people took care of this chore much earlier in life, but after reading it this week, I am grateful I waited. It would have given me nightmares as a youngster.

Knowles runs in Governor's Cup
Rain may have kept the big crowds away from Saturday's 24th annual JRC-Governor's Cup 5-kilometer fun run, but it didn't stop Gov. Tony Knowles from making a rare appearance in the race.

Sports in Juneau

Rain cancels local sporting events
Rain washed out two local sports events on Saturday and may postpone another today.

Governor's Cup Fun Run results
Results from Saturday's Juneau Racquet Club-Governor's Cup 5K Fun Run, a race from the Dimond Courthouse to the American Red Cross building near the hospital.

Rain helps dampen wildfires
ANCHORAGE -- Continued rainfall Saturday helped dampen wildfires burning around the state.

Public gets questions before road ban update
WASHINGTON -- The Forest Service has come up with 10 questions it wants the public to consider before revising a Clinton-era ban on logging and road construction on a third of national forest land.

President of Doyon Ltd. dies at 53
FAIRBANKS -- Rosemarie Maher, the president and chief executive officer of Doyon Ltd., died Friday night in Fairbanks.

Knowles vetoes bills for Senate succession, PFD study
ANCHORAGE -- Gov. Tony Knowles vetoed a bill Saturday that would have changed the way the governor chooses a successor should one of Alaska's U.S. Senate seats become vacant. The governor also vetoed a bill that would have taken $200,000 from Alaska Permanent Fund earnings to study the economic and social effects of the permanent fund dividend.

Briefly

Report says Steller sea lions ignore pollock
ANCHORAGE -- Alaska's endangered Steller sea lions feast on herring but ignore more abundant pollock, according to a report in the June 28 issue of the British science journal Nature.

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