Friday, August 23, 2002

Looking for a job? Neatness, spelling do count
Tips for applying for a first job: Without a resume or references, getting the first job is one of the hardest. The key is to present well what you do have, according to Sue Luckey, who has hired many teen-agers for their first jobs at Super Bear Supermarket.

On The Move
The Juneau Convention and Visitors Bureau has hired Jamie Allenbaugh-Letterman as convention services manager.Her responsibilities include coordinating catering, transportation, accommodations and registration services for groups meeting in Juneau.

Business Profile: Thomas Wehnes
Title and company: Owner, Wehnes & Sons

In the Tank
Juneau gas prices as of Wednesday evening

Child-labor law
State and federal laws overseeing child labor are designed to make sure children are safe and not being overworked. Jobs that could be dangerous, such as operating heavy equipment or using sharp tools, are prohibited. Children under 14 may work only as newspaper carriers, entertainers, baby sitters, and other odd jobs in private homes. The restrictions loosen as they grow up.

Entry level - part of growing up
Some of Sue Luckey's new hires get rides to work from mom and need to be taught how to tie a tie. If they get behind in homework, they have to quit.But then, they're only 14, the starting age for bagging groceries at Super Bear Supermarket and this is their first job, said Luckey, the store's front-end manager.

Juneau cable station to offer CBS programming
CBS fans could be switching channels soon to find their favorite shows on Channel 24.That's where Juneau's newest television station, KTNL, begins broadcasting CBS programming this week as a network affiliate. Within two to three months KTNL expects to be on GCI cable as the only CBS station in Juneau, replacing KIRO from Seattle.

Not real hunters
The wanton waste of wildlife in the Juneau area sickens me. I have also heard many negative and even derogatory comments by tourists and those in the tourism industry regarding the "un-Alaskan" and "totally unsportsman" behavior of the so-called "hunters" in Juneau.

Non-response is non-issue
As briefly as possible, I feel I need to clarify and respond to yesterday's Empire article about the recent burglary and vandalism problems here at the Shrine of St. Therese.

Protect rare bear
The white bear recently seen near Juneau, whether a "spirit" bear, a white black bear, or light-colored glacier bear, is extremely rare and need to be treated as such. You don't have to be a biologist to see that. What an awesome creature to allow to live and perpetuate its genetic code, potentially creating greater diversity in the future bear population around Juneau.

Black and white
I am writing in support of protecting the recently reported white bear in Juneau. Matt Robus, deputy director of the state Department of Fish and Game's Wildlife Conservation Division, is quoted "We manage wildlife by populations, not by individual animals." This makes perfect sense.

Out of touch?
Does your incumbent for state office favor the "closed primary"? To find out, go to the "Watchdog Page" on the Alaska Voters Organization web site (http://www.akvoters.org/). There you will find how legislators voted on HB 193, the bill which closed all party primaries within our state.

Irony abounds
How ironic that Libertarian candidate for U.S. House of Representatives Rob Clift believes that government's only function should be to protect citizens' rights and property.

Party poopers
I'm a 74-year-young lady and have voted in every election since I became 21 years of age. This year will be the first primary election that I will miss voting in. Along with a lot of other people, I feel that, if I cannot vote for the candidate that I feel is best suited for the position, regardless of their political party, then why bother.

On behalf of Filipinos
I want to thank the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly members en bloc for a resolution and adoption dedicating Manila Square in honor of Juneau's Filipino community on Aug. 19. This recognition honors those that have been here in the past and the present.

A growing economy
In his Sunday editorial endorsing plans for the Kensington mine, Publisher Don Smith writes that the Southeast economy "has lost 4,000 jobs over the last decade." This is wrong. Southeast Alaska's annual average non-agricultural employment in 2001 was 36,350, up by 7 percent from 1992.

We should rejoice
I would like to bring to the attention of your readers an opportunity to intervene on the behalf of a rare and exquisite animal - the solitary white "spirit" black bear - which lives near Juneau (Empire, page one, Monday).

Derby's hopeful early birds go after the big one
Some boaters headed to the harbors early this morning to prepare for the first day of the 56th Golden North Salmon Derby.In Douglas, where two of the three last winners were weighed in, skiffs, cabin cruisers and small yachts began threading their way out of the harbor minutes after validation of tickets began at 7:30 a.m. Once in Gastineau Channel, they joined a line of cruisers and trollers from downtown harbors headed to the grounds south of town.

Tourist still in serious condition
JUNEAU - The Washington woman struck by a local tour van and trapped beneath its wheels downtown Wednesday is still in serious condition today in a Seattle hospital.

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

Religious schools offer different opportunities
Prayer in school is a given, not a controversy, for the four private Christian-based schools in Juneau. The teachers say the schools erase what is an unnatural separation of students' academic and spiritual growth.

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

Police explain response to shrine burglary report
Police did not investigate eight recent burglaries at the Shrine of St. Therese because the caretaker reporting the crimes didn't request an officer and because he had no suspects, police said.

FYI
Births

White bear gets a break
The state Board of Game made an emergency finding today protecting white-colored black bears from hunting in the Juneau area until the panel considers a permanent regulation in November. The bear-hunting season opens Sept. 1 and lasts through June 30. The board met by teleconference in an emergency session to hear a request from Juneau photographer Pat Costello that white-colored bears, such as one he saw in Juneau last week, be exempt from being hunted.

Concern grows about official bear shootings
Some locals are wondering whether garbage-eating should be a crime punishable by death.Two garbage bears, one in Douglas and one in Switzer Village near Lemon Creek, were shot recently after the state Department of Fish and Game trapped them. Neil Barten, a wildlife biologist for Fish and Game, said those were the only two bears shot this summer. Four others were relocated.

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

Remote cannery holds fond memories for workers' children
To hear the reminiscing at a reunion last week, Hawk Inlet cannery was as much summer camp as work camp.Juneau Natives who spent their childhood summers at the cannery on Admiralty Island from 1915 to 1960 remembered it as an idyllic spot.

Correction
An article in Wednesday's Empire on burglaries at the Shrine of St. Therese misspelled the shrine's name.

Correction
The gas price for Fred Meyer published in Thursday's Business Spotlight was incorrect. It should have been $1.59.9.

District plans for more security at Dzantik'i Heeni
To deter vandalism at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School, the Juneau School District may install a fence, motion-sensitive lights, and security cameras hooked up to computers, and will assign a custodian to work through the night.Windows were broken at the school four times this summer, and intruders entered at least twice, said school Principal Les Morse. Police have taken four young people into custody on charges related to one or more of the incidents, and are looking for more suspects.

Updated: Could teen-ager repeat history with double win?
JUNEAU - The Washington woman struck by a local tour van and trapped beneath its wheels downtown Wednesday is still in serious condition today in a Seattle hospital.

JDHS: Ready for students, open for construction
Classes will start as scheduled Aug. 28 at Juneau-Douglas High School, despite the hollowed-out shells where lockers use to be, exposed ceiling grids and ongoing construction.As part of a $20 million renovation, the school is getting a new atrium and commons area, lockers, windows, elevator, and communication systems. Upgrades to classrooms and the auditorium also are a part of the work.

'We the People' on the march
Politics, prayers and Native pride were prominent at We The People, a march and rally in downtown Juneau on Thursday. Native recognition and subsistence were at the heart of the event."We hunt and fish not for sport, but to feed ourselves," said Frank White, leader of the Wolf house of Hoonah. "We do not hang the heads of animals, or the fish, on the walls of our living rooms."

Four file for School Board seats
Bob Van Slyke, Julie Morris, Steve Kikendall and Jeremy Kerr have submitted their names as candidates for the Juneau School Board.A Juneau-Douglas High School senior, Carl Brodersen, said he was gathering signatures today in order to meet the 4:30 p.m. filing deadline.

5 more aim for School Board
Seven candidates are certified to run for two open Juneau School Board seats, and two more candidates are awaiting certification of their paperwork, city officials said today.Thursday was the deadline to file to run for the School Board and three open seats on the Juneau Assembly in the Oct. 1 city election. Seven candidates have filed for the Assembly.

Downtown tourist hit by van
A 65-year-old tourist who was struck by a van and trapped beneath its wheels on South Franklin Street Wednesday afternoon was in serious condition at a Seattle hospital today.Marian Noe, of Olympia, Wash., sustained head, chest and arm injuries and is being treated at the Harborview Medical Center, said Kristin Foley, a hospital spokeswoman.

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

Bakker, Standerwick wed
Anne Bakker and Doug Standerwick announce their marriage in an outdoor ceremony Aug. 10, 2002 at Bartlett Lodge on Cache Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada.

Carbonetti, Bellevue marry
Alyssa Carbonetti of Castro Valley, Calif. and Mike Bellevue of Castro Valley, Calif. were married in a ceremony at 1 p.m. on July 21, 2002, at Elliston Vineyards in Sunol, Calif. A reception followed at 2 p.m. at Elliston Vineyards Event Room.

Miller, Muhle to marry
Karleen Jamae Miller and Chad Adam Muhle, both of Omaha, Neb., announce their plans for a Sept. 28 wedding at Christ Lutheran Church in Columbus, Neb.

Photo: 2002 Alaska State Soccer Cup Champs
After finishing as runners up in the 2001 tournament, the Juneau Soccer Club U13 girls team won the 2002 Snickers Alaska State Cup Tournament held Aug. 7-11 in Fairbanks. They will represent the state of Alaska at the Snickers Far West Regional Championships in Honolulu, Hawaii, from June 23-28, 2003.

Neighbors briefs
Helping Hands sets annual auction; Charter school taking applications for opening; Sept. 11 vigil set

Photo: Award-winning quilt
At the Haines Fair, Kallie Mae Jacobsen hugs the quilt she designed. Jacobsen sewed the quilt top entirely herself. The actual quilting was done by her and a group of female relatives who helped complete the item before fair time.

Parent-run nursery taking applications for semester
The Juneau Co-op Nursery School is now taking applications for the Fall 2002 semester for children who will be between the ages of 20 months and three years by Sept. 15, 2002. JCNS is a parent-run nursery school program located in the basement of the Northern Lights United Church at 400 11th Street in Juneau.

Kindness to others lies in the realm of spirit
Recently, a coworker and I were talking about a situation we'd noticed in our workplace. We were both fairly new on the scene and we were amazed at how one person's negativity could set the tone for the entire work place. This person was not in a managerial position so her power to control others was not dictatorial but rather her negative attitude seemed to bring others down. Everyone had let her black cloud of negativity rain on their parade.

Blanche Beitz
A memorial service will be held for Blanche Beitz at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002, at the Elk's Lodge. Beitz died Aug. 13, 2002, in Juneau.

Isidro Marcha Abella
Juneau resident Isidro Marcha Abella died Aug. 21, 2002, in Juneau.

Eileen V. Hansen
Juneau resident Eileen V. Hansen died April 3, 2002, in Arizona.

Alexandria Joan Woods
Juneau resident Alexandria Joan Woods died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002, in Juneau.

My Turn: The difficulty of being independent or non-partisan
Back in the early days of statehood, I followed in my father's footsteps and proudly voted for the man, not the party. I, like my father, felt independent of politics. I had no idea back then that when I voted for the man, I got the party philosophy that came with the man. I was nave about political party caucuses that determined how each elected official would vote on any particular issue.

My Turn: The ebb and flow of nature
I am a lifelong resident of Juneau whose father hunted and trapped this area from 1936 to 1972. I began trapping and hunting with him at the age of 8 (1955) and have continued hunting through today. Most of this time has been spent on the mainland south of Juneau, Douglas Island and Admiralty.

My Turn: Red Dog Mine lawsuit protects jobs
Alaskans want good jobs developing Alaska's ample natural resources and at the same time, demand protection of our clean air and water. The state of Alaska and the operators of the world's largest zinc mine - Red Dog near Kotzebue - reached that careful balance when the state issued an air quality permit to allow an expansion of the mine.

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

Alaska High School Football Standings
Through games of Aug. 17

Bears look to stop Cougar running game
Before losing to Dimond 13-9 last Saturday, the Juneau-Douglas High School football team had a chance to see what's on this weekend's schedule.The Crimson Bears scouted the undefeated Service Cougars' 53-21 rout over the East Anchorage Thunderbirds, a game that was 46-0 when the Juneau players left midway through the third quarter. The Cougars ran for 406 yards against East, with two players gaining more than 100 yards each and a third with 89. Service also had three players score two touchdowns apiece.

State Football Leaders
The individual high school football leaders in the state through games of Aug. 17, as compiled by the Anchorage Daily News. Statistics are for reported games only.

Runners seek answers at Sitka Invite
Ask Southeast cross-country coaches or runners to size up this year's Region V competition, and more often than not they'll reply, "It's an unknown."Entering a season with a lot of turnover among top runners, Southeast teams will get their first opportunity for a first-hand assessment this afternoon as they gather for the Sitka Invitational. Region V-Class 4A schools Juneau-Douglas, Ketchikan and Sitka will be joined by a field of smaller schools including Kake, Craig, Metlakatla, Yakutat, Wrangell and Petersburg.

Capital City Soccer League Standings
The standings of the Capital City Soccer League through games of Monday, Aug. 19.

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

Green, Libertarian candidates challenge Young
One candidate wants government to do more to support sustainable, environmentally sensitive development. The other wants government to do less - period.Russell deForest is the Green Party's candidate for the U.S. House seat held by Republican Rep. Don Young. Rob Clift is the Libertarian Party candidate.

Young hand-shaking way toward re-election
After 30 years in Congress, Don Young wants Alaskans to know he's still "fired up" about being their representative."I love the job and I love the state," Young, 69, said in a recent telephone interview. "This is the most fun anybody could have."

State Briefs
Coalition wants new studies of trans-Alaska pipeline; Eielson guard unit returns; Fishing permit broker sentenced in scam;

State Briefs
Committee to pay redistricting legal fees; Officials pull out of search for Angoon man; No one injured as youth ignites family garage; Hobo Jim fan creates fund to replace stolen guitar; Nome students start school a week late

Rep. Masek returns to the campaign trail
After being absent from the campaign trail for most of the summer, Republican Rep. Beverly Masek is trying to make up for lost time.Masek, a two-term incumbent from Willow facing criticism for being absent from the Legislature and her district, is now working to win enough support to fend off a Republican challenger in Tuesday's primary.

NorQuest Seafoods official floats cold-storage idea
KETCHIKAN - A Norquest Seafoods official is floating the idea of a community cold storage in Ketchikan as a way of helping the struggling seafood industry in Alaska.

Miles, Greene battle in Dem primary
The two candidates running in the Democratic primary for the U.S. House of Representatives are basing their platforms on issues including public transportation, nuclear missile defense and renewal of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline.Dae Miles of Fairbanks and Clifford Mark Greene of Juneau ran against each other two years ago in a three-way primary with Frank Vondersaar, this year's Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate.

Ulmer: State will need new taxes
KENAI - Democrat Fran Ulmer has set herself apart from other candidates in the governor's race by declaring that new taxes will be needed to solve the state's budget crisis.The other candidates at an hour-long forum in Kenai on Wednesday rejected that idea, reported the Anchorage Daily News.

Company officers indicted in waste dumping
ANCHORAGE - Five more people have been indicted by an Anchorage federal grand jury for their roles in an ocean pollution conspiracy involving oil dumping from cargo ships that regularly travel in Alaska.

4 file suit for more time on absentee ballots
ANCHORAGE - A Talkeetna homesteader and three other Alaskans filed suit Thursday seeking more time to receive and send in absentee ballots.The public interest lawsuit was filed in Anchorage Superior Court on behalf of Judy M. Price and three others who said the window of opportunity for voting absentee is too narrow and that hazardous conditions prevent rural voters from picking up or mailing in ballots.

Alaska airports to gain dozens more screeners
FAIRBANKS - Federal officials expect to hire dozens of passenger and luggage screeners at Alaska's largest airports. The boost reflects a nationwide trend that has airlines concerned about where the costs will land and airport managers wondering where they will put all the people.

Workshop brings Argentina's social dance to Juneau
Last winter's waltz weekend led to this summer's tango tea.A tea and dance Sunday afternoon will culminate a three-day tango workshop this weekend, led by Richard Powers and Angela Amarillas, dance instructors from Stanford University. The Juneau International Folkdancers group brought Powers and Amarillas to Juneau in January for a well-attended cross-step waltz workshop.

Student symphony performs
JUNEAU - The Juneau Student Symphony will perform two free concerts, Friday, Aug. 23, at noon at the State Office Building and at 6:30 p.m. at Marine Park.

Youth choir launches auditions
The Alaska Youth Choir returned to Juneau tanned and smiling after performing at the Crescent City Children's Choir Festival in New Orleans earlier this summer. The group is preparing for the upcoming season and auditions will be held Aug. 27, 28 and 29 at Northern Light United Church.

Bearfoot Bluegrass: A young old-time sound
By the time the five members of Bearfoot Bluegrass turn 21, they'll have two CDs under their belt and performances at scores of concerts and festivals across the American West. The Bearfoot Bluegrass band takes the stage Friday in Juneau, wrapping up a 100-day tour of seven states. This is the second summer the Anchorage- and Cordova-based group has toured the West, and the members have learned more about the realities of being professional musicians than many players twice their age.

Inside the Tango
Knife fights and lost loves. Prostitutes, playboys and toughs. This is the stuff of tangos. The tango is Argentina's gift to the world. It is a dance and a style of music, born in the bordellos of Buenos Aires early in the last century when the Argentine capital was wealthy and flourishing. The songs are heartfelt, melancholy ballads and the dance is intimate and close, considered risqué in the early days.

Book-signing with author Carol Crane
JUNEAU - Children's author Carol Crane will sign her new release, "L is for Last Frontier: An Alaska Alphabet," between noon and 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at Hearthside Books downtown.

What's up with that?
Q: Sometime within the last year or so I contacted the Empire with a query about that ratty-looking building at 307 S. Franklin (i.e., what's to become of it?). I found out that the owners live in the Netherlands so I wrote them a letter. It was courteous and pleasant, asking what their plans were for it, explaining that the entire street had been renovated with the exception of their building, and it was an eyesore.

What's Happening
Concerts

Best Bets: Dance from Argentina and music from Kentucky
Sultry tangos, driving rock, zippy breakdowns and the high, lonesome sound of traditional bluegrass provide music and dancing for Juneau this weekend. The Bearfoot Bluegrass band performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the ANB Hall. Last spring this band played an outstanding set at the Alaska Folk Festival. The five-piece group features two fiddle players, three-part harmonies and original music as well as traditional bluegrass songs.

Movies where & when
Gross-Alaska Theaters will begin its fall and winter schedule Sunday, Aug. 25, with only one evening show Sunday through Thursday and two evening shows Friday and Saturday.

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