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Saturday, August 18, 2001

Post article unfair
A recent article in the Washington Post about a proposed timber sale on Gravina Island near Ketchikan did not meet the high standards of investigative reporting to which the Post normally aspires.

Leck's release shows weaknesses in law
Jack Leck II had his parole hearing on Tuesday. The Parole Board revoked his parole. This is good news. And I want to thank everyone here in Juneau who took the time to sign a letter telling the Parole Board to keep him locked up.

A 55-year fishing tradition
Rudy Pusich left from Auke Bay on a boat owned by his son-in-law, John Rear. Dick Garrison left from Aurora Harbor on a charter boat skippered by Jeff Grant.

Around Town
Today

Panel offers ATV trail list
Amber Laudert welcomes a proposal to open new areas to off-road vehicles in Juneau. With little snow cover in town, she traveled to Haines last winter to use her snowmachine. Her four-wheeler sits dormant except when used as a snowplow in her yard.

Local Briefs
Driver hits tree after police chase and More construction planned for Treadwell

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

Clarification
An article in Thursday's Empire about the release date for convicted child molester Jack Leck II, incarcerated at Juneau's state prison, requires clarification. The

Klein: Taking the wide view of life
Whether he's finding rare cameras under toilets or building an authentic steamboat, Ron Klein never stops seeking new experiences.

Rohr, Clauder marry
Frances Clauder of Juneau and Daniel Rohr of Vader, Wash., were married in a ceremony on Aug. 3, at high tide, on Shelter Island.

Thank You
...for library support and for picnic help

Anniversaries
Jim and Stephanie Arnoldt, congratulations on your commitment of 30 years together.

Letter: Smoking ordinance in Anchorage is not working
Our 7-month-old No Smoking Ordinance in Anchorage is alive, but not well!

Neighbors Briefs
Veggies, flora on display; School lunch program; Preschool open house; Annual dinner, auction

Kindness nourishes the soul
I was in the Seattle airport last month in a hurry to meet a friend. On my way to the south concourse where the TWA flight was to arrive, I was stopped at the top of an escalator. The reason I was stopped was that there was an elderly foreign woman trying to make her way up the "down" escalator.

Photo: Connections
While attending a World Health Organization conference in Geneva recently, longtime Juneau resident Dr. Henry Wilde revealed to colleagues that the 'African statue' just outside WHO headquarters was actually the work of Juneau artist Skip Wallen.

Morr, Kazama marry
Stephanie Morr of Vienna, Va., and Andy Kazama of Juneau were married in a ceremony on June 16 at the Vienna Presbyterian Church in Virginia.

Mary Abella Egsgaard
Longtime Juneau resident Mary Abella Egsgaard died Aug. 17, 2001.

My Turn: School funding should not be partisan
Recently, the Department of Education and Early Development released data that show an achievement gap in Alaska between students who are white and students who are minority. The report has prompted a number of comments.

My Turn: Keep the capital, stop the creep
Are you happy with the way our elected officials are running this city? Are you concerned that we have lost our Southeast friends? Are you the least bit irritated that we live under the constant threat (40 years) of losing the capital? If you're like me, you're astonished and angry with our leadership and their actions.

Japan's bitter symbolism
To Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, a visit to the Yasukuni Shrine may have seemed a simple thing. Leaders should honor their nations' war dead.

JDHS runners open at Bartlett
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls cross country teams open their season Saturday in Anchorage, competing at the Bartlett Relays against some of the best runners in the state.

Alaska High School Football Standings
Through games of Aug. 11

Sports In Juneau
Today, Aug. 17

Wind chill warmer with new formula
When the icy blasts of winter return to North America, those fearsome wind chill numbers won't sound quite as ominous as before.

Whale inquiry focuses on 1 ship
The National Park Service is following up on tips from passengers aboard a cruise ship that could have collided with a humpback whale last month.

Mayors sign petition to move session to Mat-Su
Three Matanuska-Susitna area mayors have signed a petition to move the legislative session from Juneau to their borough north of Anchorage.

Panel calls for a rural preference
Summit seeks ballot measure to solve subsistence quandary

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