Neighbors Briefs

Posted: Friday, August 31, 2001

Tickets on sale for annual gala

Tickets for Tuxedo Junction go on sale Saturday at Hearthside Books and the University of Alaska Southeast's cashier's office.

Tuxedo Junction is the university's biannual formal event, with all proceeds going to support UAS scholarships. It kicks off at 8 p.m. Sept. 29. Festivities take place downtown at the Mount Roberts Tramway and the Twisted Fish restaurant next door, with a dessert cruise on a catamaran operated by Allen Marine Tours. The Thunder Mountain Big Band, with guest artist Bruce Paulson of the Tonight Show's band, will perform. Soft rock 'n' roll will be played at the Twisted Fish.

Each $75 ticket purchased is eligible for a Caribbean cruise door prize drawing from Holland America Westours. Alaska Communications Systems is the corporate sponsor for the event.

For details, call Scott Foster at 465-6530.

Hanson receives doctorate

Christopher Mark Hanson, a 1989 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School, received a doctor of physical therapy degree from Arizona School of Health Sciences earlier this month. More than 220 health care professionals received graduate degrees in the school's largest graduation to date.

Arizona School of Health Sciences is a division of the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Juneau police concerned

Recently the Juneau Police Department has received calls from community members regarding children watching or chasing bears in various neighborhoods. It is important to remember that bears are wild animals and unpredictable.

Chasing, provoking or watching bears from a short distance away can be very dangerous to the children and other people in the neighborhood.

Please remind children if they see a bear to go inside or to another safe place, preferably where there is an adult, until the bear leaves the area.

The Juneau Police Department very much appreciates the public's cooperation.

UAS staff members published

Mary-Claire Tarlow and Katy Spangler, both members of the education staff at the University of Alaska Southeast, had an article printed in the magazine "Technos" this summer. The article was titled "Future Courses: Literacy in the Digital Age."

Clowning around town

Clowning Around Town is an event that features clown training and a public performance by award-winning clown and entertainer Don "Homer" Burda and his wife and performing partner, Dee.

The workshops, at Centennial Hall, will cover a variety of techniques and tips for those who want to learn more about clowning. They will run 6-9 p.m. Sept. 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 15, and 1-5 p.m. Sept. 15. Cost for the series is $50 (materials included). The show will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at Centennial Hall. Adults $5, children under 12, $3.

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