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Sunday, July 9, 2000

Around Town

Around Town

Obituaries
BETTY MARIE KNUTHSON, WHEELER (BUD) JUSTICE

Obituaries
BETTY MARIE KNUTHSON, WHEELER (BUD) JUSTICE

Electric fence new weapon against hungry bears
DILLINGHAM -- Every summer for the last seven or eight years, brown bears have been irresistibly drawn to Hjalmar Olson's yard by the rich scents of drying salmon. They've ripped through the chicken wire surrounding the fish rack and torn through the plywood smokehouse to plunder the salmon.

Inside out

Cold War outpost in Gulf of Alaska becomes bird sanctuary
MIDDLETON ISLAND, Alaska - On this lonely, flat island 160 miles from Anchorage in the Gulf of Alaska, researcher Scott Hatch is building one of the world's most unusual birdhouses - and a biologist's dream.

Inside out

Cold War outpost in Gulf of Alaska becomes bird sanctuary
MIDDLETON ISLAND, Alaska - On this lonely, flat island 160 miles from Anchorage in the Gulf of Alaska, researcher Scott Hatch is building one of the world's most unusual birdhouses - and a biologist's dream.

Electric fence new weapon against hungry bears
DILLINGHAM -- Every summer for the last seven or eight years, brown bears have been irresistibly drawn to Hjalmar Olson's yard by the rich scents of drying salmon. They've ripped through the chicken wire surrounding the fish rack and torn through the plywood smokehouse to plunder the salmon.

Squatters' campground being shunned
The $5-a-night Thane Road campground opened a year ago to draw squatters away from their digs on private land and elsewhere. That's not happening.

Police and Fire
Juneau police, fire officials, hospital officials and state troopers reported:

Paying a price for lost Glacier Bay fishing
What's the price for a lost lifestyle, wonders Richard Lundahl. He has commercial fished in Glacier Bay for more than 30 years, but was pushed out of his most productive sites under recent closures.

State and local briefly

Living up for the new Potter book
Harry Potter mania has hit Juneau.

Spruce beetle plague moving into Seward area
SEWARD - The spruce bark beetle has left a trail of destruction across most of the Kenai Peninsula, but so far its impact in the Seward area has been limited.

Living up for the new Potter book
Harry Potter mania has hit Juneau.

Squatters' campground being shunned
The $5-a-night Thane Road campground opened a year ago to draw squatters away from their digs on private land and elsewhere. That's not happening.

Juneau Crime Line running short of reward money
The reward cupboard is bare at Juneau Crime Line.

Correction
Correction

Paying a price for lost Glacier Bay fishing
What's the price for a lost lifestyle, wonders Richard Lundahl. He has commercial fished in Glacier Bay for more than 30 years, but was pushed out of his most productive sites under recent closures.

Woman honored for helping spouses of slain officers
Sue Reishus-O'Brien of Juneau has received one of 29 First Lady Volunteer Awards for her work with Concerns of Police Survivors, an organization she first learned about when her husband was killed in the line of duty.

Police and Fire
Juneau police, fire officials, hospital officials and state troopers reported:

State and local briefly

Juneau Crime Line running short of reward money
The reward cupboard is bare at Juneau Crime Line.

Woman honored for helping spouses of slain officers
Sue Reishus-O'Brien of Juneau has received one of 29 First Lady Volunteer Awards for her work with Concerns of Police Survivors, an organization she first learned about when her husband was killed in the line of duty.

Correction
Correction

Spruce beetle plague moving into Seward area
SEWARD - The spruce bark beetle has left a trail of destruction across most of the Kenai Peninsula, but so far its impact in the Seward area has been limited.

Juneau needs to take notice

Word of mouth

Barry White is cleared for takeoff
If you're one of the millions of people planning to travel by air this summer, here's some important information from the Association of Commercial Airlines:

Our role in today's less-than-friendly skies
Flying commercially just isn't what it used to be. In the old days - say 15 years ago - you actually got a pretty decent meal, everyone was nice, a lot of people actually wore ties, and it seemed you almost always left and arrived on time.

Barry White is cleared for takeoff
If you're one of the millions of people planning to travel by air this summer, here's some important information from the Association of Commercial Airlines:

A fond farewell to Sen. Bill Ray
Letter by Rosalee Walker

Our role in today's less-than-friendly skies
Flying commercially just isn't what it used to be. In the old days - say 15 years ago - you actually got a pretty decent meal, everyone was nice, a lot of people actually wore ties, and it seemed you almost always left and arrived on time.

Word of mouth

Juneau needs to take notice

A fond farewell to Sen. Bill Ray
Letter by Rosalee Walker

Coming home
A couple of former Juneau-Douglas High School runners now competing in college won the 23rd annual Governor's Cup Fun Run Saturday.

Griffith survives course to win Historic Treadwell Mine race
Saturday's Historic Treadwell Mine mountain bike race was supposed to be free from the technical difficulties that sometimes appear in other Juneau Freewheelers' Association mountain bike events.

Coming home
A couple of former Juneau-Douglas High School runners now competing in college won the 23rd annual Governor's Cup Fun Run Saturday.

Griffith survives course to win Historic Treadwell Mine race
Saturday's Historic Treadwell Mine mountain bike race was supposed to be free from the technical difficulties that sometimes appear in other Juneau Freewheelers' Association mountain bike events.

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