Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2001

Boy injured in fall

JUNEAU - A 4-year old boy fell from a two-story window Tuesday afternoon near Timberland Court.

Capital City Fire & Rescue workers were called to the scene at 12:22 p.m. When they arrived the boy was conscious and moving.

According to the fire department the boy was talking to garbage men on his street when the window screen he was leaning on broke free. Firefighters said the boy fell 12 feet from the window onto the sidewalk. He was taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital. According to hospital officials he was suffering from a fractured skull when he was airlifted to Providence Hospital in Anchorage. The boy's name and condition have not been released.

Two Juneau residents on Montana AIDS ride

JUNEAU - Jessica Menendez and Bernie Sorenson of Juneau are participating in the Montana AIDS Ride, a 575-mile bicycle trek to raise money for AIDS research.

There are 1,025 riders and 297 crew participating, Menendez said in a phone interview this morning. "Yesterday we rode 55 miles from Lincoln to Helena. It was pouring rain, and there was a 5,000-foot altitude change over the Continental Divide. You're very exposed on a bicycle, and it made for a long day. But we all made it."

Menendez is a fitness instructor. Sorenson is the principal of Glacier Valley Elementary School. "We are riding together and riding strong," Menendez said.

The riders expect to arrive in Missoula, the finish of the ride, on Sunday, Menendez said.

Haines Fort is among 10 most endangered

JUNEAU - Fort William H. Seward, a Haines landmark, has been named one of the Top Ten Most Endangered Historic Properties of 2001.

The Alaska Association for Historic Preservation listed the frontier fort, once known as Chilcoot Barracks, in the July edition of its newsletter. The AAHP, a nonprofit historic preservation advocacy organization headquartered in Anchorage, also designated it among the 10 most endangered in 1999 and 2000.

The fort was established in 1898 to secure a military presence during the gold rush. For almost 20 years, it was Alaska's only military installation. It originally consisted of about 85 buildings, mostly constructed between 1904 and 1906. The property was designated a national historic landmark in 1978.

The other nine endangered properties are the Saints Sergius and Herman of Valaam Church near Kodiak; the Victor Holm Cabin in Kasilof; St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Eagle; the Jesse Lee Home in Seward; the Winter Watchman's House on the Kenai Peninsula; Wyatt Earp's Cabin in Nome; the Bureau of Indian Affairs school in Unalakleet; the U.S. Signal Corps Naval Radio Apartment House in Unalaska; and the Jimmy H. Doolittle Home in Nome.

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