Local and state news briefs

Ships in port
Ships scheduled to be docked in Juneau for the week of July 22

Events for the coming week

Refuge of Riches
A special Juneau Empire report on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Back in play
Dean Williams returns a shot to Reed Stoops Sr. at the newly upgraded and painted tennis court at Cope Park on Friday. Williams and Stoops, both in their 80s, were the first to play on the improved courts, named the Dean Williams Tennis Courts.

IFA readies fleet of ferries
The Inter-Island Ferry Authority is more than halfway finished with work on its first ferry and is close to securing funds to build a second.

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

Aug! Time to get ready for Mid-August Stress Syndrome
A column by Juneau resident Nita Nettleton

Empire editorial: Still in search of a subsistence solution
We're hopeful a subsistence summit called by Gov. Tony Knowles for next month will lead to the end of one of Alaska's longest-simmering political and cultural battles.

Behind a special report: Refuge of riches
A column by Empire Managing Editor Steve Reed

Juneau eliminates Fairbanks
Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League Senior All-Stars survived a few anxious moments in the early part of Saturday's elimination game, then settled down to claim a 6-1 victory over Fairbanks in the Alaska State Senior Division (age 15-16) Little League Baseball Tournament at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Post 25 splits two games in Anchorage
Juneau's American Legion Post 25 Midnight Suns played a doubleheader Saturday, beating Bartlett 6-5 in the early game and losing to Chugiak 4-2 in the nightcap.

Sitka hands Juneau East first loss
Bryn Calhoun threw a one-hitter and struck out nine batters as Sitka handed Juneau East its first loss of the tournament with a 4-0 victory in Saturday's final day of round-robin pool-play at the District 2-Southeast Major Division (age 11-12) Little League Baseball Tournament at Petersburg's Sandy Beach Park.

Local sports happenings

Boozer at final Team USA tryout
Former Juneau-Douglas High School basketball player Carlos Boozer Jr. is in Dallas this weekend for a second round of tryouts for the USA World Championship for Young Men Team.

Hadfield leads Juneau Jumpers at nationals
Jessica Hadfield of the Juneau Jumpers won national grand champion honors in three events earlier this month as the Juneau Jumpers took 11th place out of 64 teams in the 2001 U.S. National Jump Rope Championships held July 9-10 in Orlando, Fla.

State's $100,000 grant brings old ferry 'halfway to dry dock'
SEATTLE -- The ravaged art-deco ferry Kalakala has been awarded a $100,000 state history-and-heritage grant.

Another view of Arctic Rose sought
ANCHORAGE -- The Coast Guard board investigating the sinking of the Arctic Rose will try again to view the sunken vessel with the aid of a remotely operated video camera sometime next month.

Tugs help prevent collision
ANCHORAGE -- Tug boats stopped an oil tanker on a collision course with a fishing boat and its outstretched net in Valdez Narrows earlier this month.

Chretien asks Bush for single gas pipeline
GENOA, Italy -- Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien told President George Bush on Friday that he would like to focus on one pipeline project in the Pacific Northwest -- and Chretien made it clear he prefers the Mackenzie Valley proposal opposed by Alaska lawmakers.

Knowles meets with Katie John
Katie John's life revolves around a fish wheel that sits along the Copper River.

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