Saturday, August 3, 2002

Watchable wildlife brings revenue
Our family along with thousands of others in Alaska and all over the United States would hope that the Alaska Board of Game would be able to support measures to ensure the overall management of wildlife that not only considers hunter-trapper concerns but also and more importantly wildlife viewers and the thousands of tourists that bring tremendous revenue into your state.

Skiff rental space fees drop
The cost of mooring a skiff at Juneau's city harbors is sinking.Under a change unanimously approved by the city's Docks and Harbors Board on Thursday, people who keep open skiffs 18 feet and smaller in city harbors will pay $350 a year plus tax, a reduction of more than 25 percent.

Perseverance, passion pay off with university job
Janice Jackson hopes her experiences as an impoverished single mother and nontraditional, Native college student will inspire others to continue their education, no matter their age.Jackson, 42, a 2002 University of Alaska Southeast graduate, was hired a month after graduation as an academic advisor and coordinator of the Native and Rural Student Center at UAS.

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

Tobacco retailers balk at penalties for clerks' mistakes
Some local tobacco dealers are questioning the fairness of tobacco violation penalties they face when clerks sell tobacco products to minors.The issue was raised after police conducted a sting operation at 19 randomly chosen stores last weekend and cited six clerks for selling tobacco to a minor, said LeRoy Davis, tobacco coordinator for the state Department of Health and Social Services.

FYI
Births

Lost hiker spends night on mountain
A dot flailing madly in a creek bed among the brush, spotted from the cockpit of a helicopter this morning, turned out to be a hiker who had gone missing on Mount Roberts more than 12 hours earlier.Marcel Theroux, 48, of Ontario, Canada, was found uninjured by local rescue teams near the 1,500-foot mark of Mount Roberts around 7 a.m. today.

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

Briefs
Exxon Valdez oil workers sought; Cashen named local MADD director; Head Start accepting program applications; Arthritis class offered

Local Awards
Douglas July 4 children's parade winners; Winners of library youth reading contest

Crowe, Abel to marry Aug. 10
Shelly Crowe of Juneau and Russell Abel of Juneau will be married in a ceremony at 6 p.m. on Aug. 10, 2002, at Lena Beach in Juneau. A reception will follow at 8 p.m. at DIPAC. Friends and relatives are invited to attend the wedding and reception.

Breast milk - the best milk, a special gift
It's long been known that a woman's breast milk is the best milk for her baby.Now there is more compelling evidence that breastfeeding is one of the most important gifts a mother can give her child. An article published in the May 8 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association reported infants breastfed for nine months grew up to be significantly more intelligent than infants breastfed for one month or less.

Abbott, McGee to wed
Katrina Abbott of Juneau and Zachery McGee of Spokane, Wash., will be married in a ceremony Aug. 2, 2002, at 6 p.m. at the Northside Church of Christ in Spokane.

Academic honors
John W. Piceno, a 1995 Juneau-Douglas High School graduate, graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alaska Anchorage on May 5, 2002.

Rae, Crepeaux married July 6
Shawna Rae and Darrin Stephen Crepeaux were married in a ceremony July 6, 2002, in Juneau. A Hawaiian open house is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 5100 Glacier Highway.

Halls to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary
Jim and Betty Hall will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at a reception hosted by their family from 3 to 6 p.m. Aug. 4, 2002, at Mountainside Estates, 1414 Mary Ellen Way.

Hall, Wittig to wed Aug. 10
Sheryl Hall and Michael Wittig will marry at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002. Friends of the couple are invited to the wedding and reception at Glacier Gardens.

Forrest Glenn Stevens
Juneau resident Forrest Glenn Stevens died July 30, 2002, in Juneau.

Letter: An incredible summer run
A great big thank you is in order to the Juneau community. This summer's run by the tournament teams of the Gastineau Channel Little League has been awesome. Your board of directors, volunteer coaches and supportive parents are indeed grateful for the outpouring of support for the 960 youth in softball and baseball divisions of the league.

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

One leg up on the field
The names of former Juneau resident Brett Wolfe and his riding partner Kurt Levy weren't at the top of the standings when the grueling Transalp Challenge mountain bike race ended last week.But they weren't last either. Not bad, considering Wolfe only has one leg. That's right, he has one leg.

Defense bill would boost funds for Alaska air war training
FAIRBANKS - Two air war training areas northeast and southwest of Eielson Air Force Base could get a major boost under a Defense Department spending bill.

More counterfeit state checks found
ANCHORAGE - Three more counterfeit state checks have been found, bringing the total cashed this week to eight with a total value of almost $27,000.The state Department of Revenue warned businesses Thursday to be on watch for the phony checks worth as much as $4,500 each.

Marrs wins new contract with CIRI
ANCHORAGE - Carl Marrs will continue to manage Anchorage-based Cook Inlet Region Inc., Alaska's most profitable Native corporation.

U.S. Health Secretary Thompson visits Alaska
FAIRBANKS - Federal Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson headed to Fairbanks today, the first stop on a four-day swing through the state.

Bush OKs aid package for fishing industry
ANCHORAGE - The Bush administration has agreed to an aid package worth tens of millions of dollars for Alaska fishermen and fishing communities hard hit by low prices and bad runs.The package is patterned after government programs to help displaced Northwest loggers and after long-standing assistance for farmers, said Alaska's two U.S. senators, who negotiated the agreement.

State Briefs
Boise angler lands 89.25-pound Kenai king salmon; Senate approves Adak land transfer; Trial of teen accused of killing infant delayed until Dec.; Company offers reward for clues in Zutz murder; Barrow to have first sunset in almost three months; Kodiak man faces federal charges

Killer whales counted in Alaska
KODIAK - Killer whales were counted over three days last month as part of a study to better understand the relationship between orcas and Steller sea lions.The count was conducted from July 19 though July 21, with mariners from the Pribilofs to Dutch Harbor to Sitka participating.

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