Sunday, August 12, 2001

Unfounded claims
In a recent letter to the Chilkat Valley News, Jim Tuttle of Klukwan Inc. attempted to justify the corporation's proposed spraying of the herbicides glyphosate and imazapyr on Long Island. He claimed that these herbicides are "safe," yet offers no scientific information to support his claim.

Time to pull together
For those people who opposed tourism, you may not have to worry about it much longer.

Back into the wild
Eagle released by raptor center

Apparent suicide leads to tighter Bartlett procedures
Bartlett Regional Hospital has changed the way it checks that mentally ill patients are in their rooms. And it bought a computer program to track requests for maintenance work, all in the wake of an apparent suicide in May.

Ships in port August 12-18
Ships in Juneau for the next week

Seeking help for a flood in Russia
To citizens of Russia's Sakha Republic, relief means 3,200 tons of flour, 120 tons of canned meat and 10,000 pairs of boots.

Whales are labeled hazard to aircraft
If Petersburg pilot Rod Judy had taken off from Keku Islands seconds later than he did on a recent trip, he might have collided in mid-air with a humpback whale.

POLICE AND FIRE
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

A new test for shellfish
A new shellfish screening test may be the difference between life and death for clam eaters, geoduck harvesters and laboratory mice.

Getting immunized
Super Shot Saturday attracts hundreds.

AROUND TOWN
Happenings in Juneau

Job probation can be a very sticky and scary business
Do you ever wake up screaming at your new desk around 9:30 on a Tuesday morning? Gripped by a panic of impending doom, you fear that at any moment your boss will notice that you're horribly unfit for your job. That happens to me, too. Every time I get a new job, I launch into it with confidence and the encouragement of my co-workers. Then, after the honeymoon is over, at about exactly four months, I come abruptly to the awareness that I am in fact not competent to do the work, failing miserably, and drowning in the surge of poorly done or undone work. It's about as comfortable a feeling as being stuck in a tar pit.

Complexion of Juneau Assembly to change
Key changes in the makeup of the Assembly are on the horizon. Assembly seats held by Jim Powell, Cathy Munoz and John MacKinnon are up for grabs in the fall election. Jim Powell has decided to run for a third term.

Local sports briefs
Hughes wins Western Zones swim title; Juneau East Majors lose final game

Sitka's Smith climbs into Tour of Juneau top spot
Gary Smith of Sitka hasn't done much cycling this summer, so he was a little bit surprised after winning the first two stages of the Tour of Juneau.

SPORTS IN JUNEAU
Local sports calendar

Boozer scores record 29 to send USA into title game
SAITAMA, Japan -- Former Juneau-Douglas High School star Carlos Boozer scored a Team USA single-game record 29 points and grabbed nine rebounds Saturday as the United States survived a late scare to advance to the finals of the World Basketball Championship for Young Men with a 95-90 victory over Argentina.

Juneau overwhelms Sitka, 47-6
There were many stars in the Juneau-Douglas High School football team's 47-6 season-opening victory over the Sitka Wolves Friday night at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Three Juneau teams reach State Cup soccer finals
Three of the five Juneau Soccer Club teams at the 2001 Alaska State Cup tournament advanced into today's championship games in Anchorage.

Seward businesses face worker shortage
Seward businesses are struggling to fill a worker void, especially as college students head back to school.

Employment tax nixed in Fairbanks
The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly has rejected a proposal to put an employment tax before voters.

Bear killings in Mat-Su area highest in a decade
So far this summer, 18 bears have been killed in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley area in encounters with humans.

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