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Saturday, July 21, 2001

Alert to Pet Owners:
Traveling from Phoenix to Juneau by air last month, I proceeded to baggage claim to pick up my little dog in Seattle to exercise her during the two-and-a-half hour layover. They informed me she was dead.

City tries to make Riverside safe
Mendenhall Valley residents want the city to address speed, pedestrian safety and other traffic issues along the Riverside Drive corridor as consultants work on a long-range traffic plan for the area.

The golden arch

Weekend Best Bets
With plays, concerts and slide shows, this weekend offers a wealth of activities.

AROUND TOWN
Today

BRIEFLY
Assembly turns down tax exemption

Thank you
...for help with fuel spill

FYI
Births

Tram stuck for two hours
Goldbelt's Mount Roberts Tram is running again, after a blown fuse stopped operations for two hours Thursday.

Huna trust preserved
Huna Totem Corp. doesn't have to dissolve a multi-million-dollar trust or let shareholders vote to do so, a judge ruled today in Juneau.

Price, McCain to marry
Shannon Price and Travis McCain, both of Juneau, will be married in a ceremony at 4 p.m. July 27 at Auke Rec.

Juneau Color: Tongan family makes a village in Southeast
First came Leitoni Tupou in 1984. Leitoni, now 44, worked as a corrections officer, and is currently a parole officer. "He met his wife, Lori, in Hawaii and she was from Juneau," said Leitoni's sister Kueni Tupou Ma'ake. "They moved here, and in 1985 invited me to visit from California."

POLICE AND FIRE
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Houston, Bischoff to marry
Lea Amber Houston and Ryan Kenneth Bischoff, both of Juneau, will be married in a ceremony at 6 p.m. Aug. 14 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church.

Word of Mouth
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Outside editorial: The poverty summit
This editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:

Juneau hosts state Senior Little League softball tourney
They haven't sacrificed any chickens yet, but how the bats are doing will be one of the biggest keys to the success of Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League Senior All-Stars when they host the Alaska State Senior Division (age 15-16) Little League Softball Tournament this weekend.

SPORTS IN JUNEAU
Today, July 20

Juneau beats Fairbanks in 10 innings
It took awhile, but Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League Senior Di

Post 25 takes two from Homer-Kodiak
Juneau's American Legion Post 25 Midnight Suns took two games from Homer-Kodiak, winning 15-7 on Wednesday and winning by a coin flip on Thursday.

Pilot's action cited as crash cause
ANCHORAGE - The National Transportation Safety Board says the plane crash last summer that killed a well-known pilot and three park rangers was caused by the pilots decision to fly into weather so bad it broke up the plane in mid-air.

Stranded hikers plucked from glacier
SITKA All 23 Ohio hikers stuck on a Baranof Island glacier Thursday were helicoptered to safety.

AFN objects to plea agreement reached after paintball attack
ANCHORAGE One of three young men charged in a paintball attack on Alaska Natives has reached a plea agreement in which he will admit videotaping the shootings, prosecutors said Thursday.

Federal bill would prevent northern gas line route
FAIRBANKS A U.S. House committee has approved language that would block federal permits for any natural gas pipeline that runs from Prudhoe Bay directly east into Canada.

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