Thursday, August 9, 2001

Entertainment Calendar

Feng: Technical prowess and the Buddhist way
The art of Feng Jialiang reflects both a pilgrimage to Tibet and a trip to the Mendenhall Glacier.

Ceiling artist returns to Juneau
Intricately patterned ceilings and wall coverings that range from grass cloth to leather have been part of Barney Bogart's craft and workaday life since the late 1970s.

Bringing Broadway to Juneau
Come September, Juneau kids will have a chance to shine with Broadway stars.

Entertainment Briefs
Youth choir holds auditions; Identical twins sought for play; Alaska museums receive grants

Beyond disagreement
Although most Alaskans support opening ANWR, they can and do disagree about the issue. But there are ways to frame the discussion that avoid personal attacks.

Criminal history as 'filler' inappropriate
Throughout the last few months I have been consistently disappointed by the quality and journalistic integrity of some of the articles the Empire has been printing.

Around Town

A primer on do-it-yourself stream repair
Water flows, as it will, taking the easiest path, always going downhill. Obstructions are worked around, or under, slowly washing away bit by bit. People who live near running water always watch to make sure that they are not part of that which is washed away.

City, EPA reach deal
The city will pay a $30,000 fine for alleged violations at Mendenhall Wastewater Treatment Plant in 1999 in an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that is nearly final, said City Manager Dave Palmer.

Thank You
...for Princess Tours' help and for support for Catherine

Pet Of The Week
Sunny is a 1 1/2-year-old neutered male lab/husky who is playful, energetic, easygoing and intelligent.

Water restored to Valley
Workers repaired a damaged water line near Professional Plaza on Tuesday afternoon that reduced or killed water pressure for many Mendenhall Valley residents.

Twister, monkeys join other Oz creatures on roof
The quirky Wizard of Oz display that is the specialty of Reliable Sheet Metal is growing rivet by rivet.

Weddings
Fujioka, Hill plan wedding

Walks teach Ravens, Eagles paths to fitness
The results are in from the third annual Eagles vs. Ravens Walk Contest, and the winner is the Mixed Tribe team led by Sarah Paddock.

Neighbors Briefs
Alaska Youth Summit benefit luncheon; Calling all girls; Head Start is now welcoming applicants; Coast Guard Womens invitation

Tlingits closer to relief from 80-year ban on egg gathering
Juniors and seniors from Hoonah City Schools took a step this summer toward bringing back the Tlingit tradition of gathering sea gull eggs.

Bears relocated from Switzer
A mother bear and two cubs were safely relocated after they tripped a trap in Switzer Village Mobile Home Park.

Police and Fire

Around Town

Senior Menu
The following meals will be served next week. These meals and Care-a-Van transportation are available to all senior citizens (age 60 and over).

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

Wanamaker makes bid for Assembly
Randy Wanamaker said today he intends to run for one of three open seats on the Juneau Assembly this fall.

Air Safety: Establishing the minimums that work best for you
Safety of flight - that's what this column is all about. All pilots try to do the best and safest job possible. I don't know of one pilot that I can recall that decides, as do the Klingon on Star Trek, "Today is a good day to die."

Caving in on ANWR
The energy bill that passed the U.S. House last week represents a miserable example of narrow interest group politics and pork-barrel giveaways. When Congress reconvenes, it will be up to the Senate to present improvements instead of raw politics dressed up as an energy plan for the United States.

Strom II: The Sequel
Sen. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina described President Bush's new nominee to be U.S. attorney in his state as "a man of character and integrity" who "will make a fine U.S. attorney." It isn't particularly surprising that the senator would feel warmly toward the young man Mr. Bush has chosen.

Political money flows to Dems
The recent flood of campaign donations to Senate Democrats illustrates, once again, the unsavory connection between money and government favors.

Evidence of brutality
That 24 foreign and local aid workers, including two Australians, are facing the death penalty in Afghanistan for 'propagating Christianity' is further evidence of the determination and brutality of the Taliban regime. The Taliban, which is carving out a hardline, isolationist Islamic state, has been shadowing the Christian relief agency Shelter Now International for some time.

Exploiting tragedy
The Endangered Species Act kills. It killed four firefighters in the Methow Valley July 10. At least, that's the politically loaded conclusion we are being led to make, pushed by partisan politicians in Washington, D.C.

Paradise, Texas-style
We were going to snarl at George W. Bush for taking a month's vacation until it sank in that he's going to his ranch. When Ronald Reagan went to his ranch, we understood. It was near Santa Barbara. Enough said.

Success and setbacks on the Admiralty Island deer hunt
In 1979, Earle and I came down to Juneau so I could do some sign changes on Bullwinkle's. He was bored. Some men he knew were about to go deer hunting on Admiralty Island, so they invited Earle along. I was relieved - now I could paint in peace! When he got back, Earle shared this story with me.

Riding the swells of leadership
Last summer more than 200 people came to the Juneau Kayak Club play day on Twin Lakes. This summer the biggest kayaking events are group paddles organized through an e-mail list, all that is left of the kayaking club.

Out and About

A kayak, a free spirit and decades of discovering The power of one
Wind and driving rain were beating against the Alaska Discovery kayak tour Ken Leghorn was leading on the outer coast when he spotted a lone kayaker ahead.

Fish report
King salmon fishing in the Juneau area improved a little last week. The majority of the Chinook harvested last week were caught in the waters behind Douglas Island and in Young's Bay. It took 68 hours to land a keeper last week, compared to 84 hours the previous week.

Sports In Juneau

Juneau stays alive in Legion tournament
Juneau's Auke Bay American Legion Post 25 Midnight Suns escaped a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the ninth inning to eliminate the Twin City Twins of Kenai 6-3 on Tuesday at the Alaska State American Legion Baseball Tournament at Anchorage's Mulcahy Stadium.

Juneau East Majors fall to Montana in regionals
The Gastineau Channel Little League Juneau East All-Stars continued to struggle with the heat at the Far West Regional Majors Division Little League Tournament in San Bernardino, Calif., but this time Juneau East took Billings, Mont., to extra innings before dropping a 6-3 decision in the seventh inning on Wednesday.

Juneau soccer teams go 2-0-1 in State Cup
Two Juneau Soccer Club teams won their openers and another tied its first opponent Wednesday at the 2001 Alaska State Cup in Anchorage. Two other Juneau teams play their first round-robin pool-play tournament games today.

Sports In Juneau

Post 25 stays alive, eliminates Chugiak
Juneau's Auke Bay American Legion Post 25 Midnight Suns used a balanced offense and a gutsy one-hit pitching performance from Zach Kohan to claim an 11-1 victory over Chugiak on Wednesday, eliminating the Mustangs from the Alaska State American Legion Baseball Tournament at Anchorage Mulcahy Stadium. The game was called after five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.

Juneau opens football season against Sitka
The Juneau-Douglas High School football team has had 10 months to dwell on last year's near miss on qualifying for the state playoffs.

Team USA unbeaten at U-21 Worlds
Caron Butler of Connecticut scored 21 points and keyed a third-quarter run today, leading the United States past Israel 98-74 to earn a quarterfinal berth in the World Basketball Championship for Young Men.

9 cruises barred from bay
The National Park Service has opted to reduce the number of cruise ship tours into Glacier Bay National Park this month by nine instead of the 32 that would have been the most drastic scenario posed by a recent court ruling.

State Briefs
State flags lowered for musher's death; Stevens threatens filibuster over ANWR; Meeting set for off-road vehicle plan

Fishing boats play key role in oil spill cleanup
The cleanup of up to 35,000 gallons of diesel fuel in Prince William Sound should end today, state officials said.

State Briefs
Fraternal groups plan picnic; Ketchikan eyes new port authority; Patrols added at Denali park

Redistricting prompts candidates to move
Two Republican state lawmakers have moved to other districts to avoid running against like-minded incumbents in the primary under a new redistricting map.

Wandering brown bear, residents of Anchorage surprise each other
A young grizzly bear has been seen careering around some Anchorage neighborhoods, popping up on streets and city parks.

Chum run should supply dog food
Sled dogs in Alaska's Interior could be eating better this winter. Subsistence fishermen began harvesting fall chum salmon on a portion of the Yukon River on Tuesday evening.

SE support for keeping session has eroded
The public relations battle to keep legislative sessions in the capital city will have to start in Juneau's backyard.

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