Compensation not windfall
As a commercial fisherman in the throes of adjusting to new restrictions on my personal economic potentials, I object to the Empire's characterization of Glacier Bay compensation as windfall. Unearned pennies from heaven are windfall; gambling winnings are windfall.

Dukakis on art and attitude
Academy Award-winning actress Olympia Dukakis grew up with a chip on her shoulder, determined to prove that the daughter of Greek immigrants could be a success.Dukakis, 71, spoke to about 200 people Thursday night at the 20th Century Theater downtown. She spent several days in Anchorage and Juneau this week, part of an Alaska trip sponsored by the AARP, a nonprofit organization that advocates for Americans 50 and older.

Citizens weigh in on bridge plan
Proposed road improvements on and near the Douglas Bridge were received with some approval and some skepticism Thursday night at an open house held by the state Department of Transportation.Chris Morrow of DOT gave two presentations and held a four-hour open house to address residents' concerns and solicit their responses.

Around Town
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

Mukhya Khalsa: Living the Sikh life in Juneau
Mukhya Khalsa began learning Kundalini yoga in California when she was 16, and by the time she was 18 was practicing the Sikh dharma, the lifestyle of Sikhism. "The master of Kundalini yoga was a Sikh, so eventually a lot of us students were like, 'You wear this turban, what is your religion?' " Khalsa said. "He started telling us stories and it just felt right; there was just this click there for a lot of us. A lot that we do in Kundalini yoga segues real nicely with being a Sikh."

Juneau woman recovering from auto collision
A Juneau woman who suffered serious head injuries in a vehicle accident in Washington state this spring is back home and hard at work on rehabilitation.Shannon Cogswell, 19, was driving west along Interstate 90 near Spokane on March 19 when she hit a patch of ice and lost control of her Mazda pickup, authorities said.

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


Academic Honors
Rebecca Blasco graduated magna cum Laude from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., on June 21. She received a bachelor's degree in English, and was awarded honors from the English Department. She is a 1998 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School.

O'Brien, Brooks to marry
Shawnda O'Brien and Kevin Brooks, both of Juneau, will be married in a private ceremony Aug. 2. Friends and relatives of the couple are invited to a reception at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4, at Sandy Beach.

Clark, Schijuens to marry
Meilani Alanna Clark of Juneau and Alexander Henricus Cornelis Schijuens of Valkenswaard, The Netherlands, will be married July 27 in Gustavus.

Safety First aims to prevent accidents
I have been writing this column for several years now and I would like to think that all the area pilots know who I am and what I do to earn my bread and butter. This article was first written in 1996 and so I decided that it was time to revisit this subject. This column is primarily written for pilots and passengers in an effort to increase aviation safety. Yet, the column is read by nonpilots who frequently comment on its content. So it is about time that my readers found out that the safety program does more than write articles

Thank you
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Jesus' love has the power to change lives
I don't find living the way of Jesus easy, but I do find it a great and challenging adventure that continually opens up new vistas. In relationship with Himself, Jesus opens up the greatest adventures of life. To all who would seek to live as His followers He gives the great command: "Love one another, as I have loved you," John 13:34. It may sound easy, but living it out is demanding.

Toon, Helm to wed
Martha Toon and Jim Helm will be married on Saturday, Aug. 3.

McConkey, Smith marry
Michelle Loraine McConkey was married June 24 to Travis Wayne Smith. Capt. Michael Nute performed the marriage at The Church of the Nazarene in Sitka.

Word Of Mouth
Word of Mouth gives readers a forum to express opinions on a variety of issues by telephone. Call 586-4636 and press 8255 to leave a message. Be sure to leave your name and telephone number.

My Turn: Closing free markets turns fishermen into sharecroppers
Granting exclusive processing rights to big corporations seems pretty backward to fishermen from Alaska to New England. Massive fish processing companies are pushing Congress to give them exclusive rights to control fish markets. The idea is promoted under different names, such as crab rationalization, the two-pie system and processor quota shares.

My Turn: Do our presumptions harm the wildlife?
I began this article to thank the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for their quick removal of the eaglets from the endangered nest tree above the hillside shift on North Douglas on July 19.

Iffy foul leads to Juneau Majors defeat
A fouled-up foul call sparked an Oregon rally on Thursday, sending the Juneau Majors (age 11-12) softball team to a 12-4 loss at the Northwest Division tourney in Eagle Point-White City, Ore.The Alaska state champs are still alive in the double-elimination tourney, and will face Washington tonight. Juneau beat Washington, 4-3, in a dramatic win on Tuesday.

Sports in Juneau
Information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau.

Coho subsistence shut down on 3 rivers
The Federal Subsistence Board has halted new coho salmon subsistence fisheries on the Taku, Alsek and Stikine rivers, but a state subsistence fishery on the Alsek will continue.

ACS to cut almost 90 jobs due to 2nd-quarter earnings
ANCHORAGE - Alaska Communications Systems says it posted disappointing second-quarter earnings and is beginning plans to restructure, including phasing out close to 90 jobs.ACS posted a $3.6 million profit in the second quarter, compared with a $2.8 million loss a year ago. Revenue rose to $92.5 million from $81.5 million in the same period last year. But the company said its cash-flow measure was well-below what it had predicted.

State Briefs
Police need public's help to solve arson; Stevens backs bill to keep USCG role; Ross would prefer woman on ticket; Nearly 172 people on cruise fall ill;

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