Sunday, September 1, 2002

In the Stacks
The Juneau Public Libraries subscribe to NoveList, a fun and easy-to-use program from Ebsco. NoveList will answer those questions and many more to help you to find exactly the right book to read next, to pick books for your book club, or to guide your childrens' reading.

Another bear perspective
In response to Wednesday's "better alternatives" letter by Roberta L. Hubbard, my name is Roberta J. "Bobbie" Hubbard and I also live in Douglas. Though our names are similar, our viewpoints differ.

Seniors group urges older drivers to take course
Vision blurred, ears plugged, medication squeezing judgment from muscles, and new-fangled gadgets buzzing and beeping in carnival-fashion from a dashboard - welcome to the older driver's view of the open road.

The Million Dollar Golf Course
Almost everyone who remembers playing Juneau's Million Dollar Golf Course mentions "oiling the greens."

Teachers hired for extra enrollment
Three teachers were hired to accommodate slightly larger classes at Floyd Dryden Middle School, Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School and Auke Bay Elementary, said schools Superintendent Gary Bader.

Duck season kicks off; groups push for safety
Duck-hunting season begins today with a reminder for safety and considerate shooting.

Police and Fire
Reports from Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers.

Juneau's golfing history
J uneau has an old and distinguished golf history stretching back to 1915, when Juneau's first golf course was established in the Mendenhall Valley by Bart Thane and other mining and business executives.

Around Town
A listing of local nonprofit events.

Gordon J. Hallum
Longtime Juneau resident Gordon James Hallum died Aug. 26, 2002, in Juneau.

May Cleary Ramsay Wright
Former Juneau resident May Cleary Ramsay Wright died Aug. 23, 2002, in Lynnwood, Wash.

I strongly agree: too many phone surveys
Juneau would appear to be a real snoopy town if you add up all the opinion surveys of the last year.

My Turn: Pipeline regulators need citizen oversight
The regulators of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System this summer ignored a host of calls for more time to review and comment on their 1,700-page argument for approving the system for another 30 years of operation.

Cartoon by TOE

Where does goodness actually come from?
I was going to stay away from this topic, but I think, now, that I must express my opinion on the matter. It is this question of God being taken from the Pledge of Allegiance.

Empire editorial: Remembering Stella Martin
Because we all depend on good people to help make us better people, Stella Martin will be missed.

Hikers still walk the trail to the tram and beyond
A few things have changed on Mount Roberts since a local priest and a number of volunteers constructed the first trail in 1908.

Out And About
Calendar of Outdoor Events

Bears, beavers, eagle videos featured at Audubon program
Take a good helping of bald eagles, toss in a handful of brown bears and add a dash of beaver and what do you have? The program for Juneau Audubon Society's first fall meeting at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School.

Fish Report
It took an average of 103 hours to land a keeper king salmon in the Juneau area during the most recent survey.

The silvers are here
The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are starting to drop, and sadly, fall is just around the corner.

Fishy Photos
Photos submitted by readers

Ultimate disc-overy
Ultimate is sport at its ultimate. No frills, a few flexible rules, no referees. Just a field, a disc, devoted players and the game they love.

Juneau dominates Invite
Last weekend, the Juneau-Douglas High School cross country team opened Region V competition with a dominating performance on a flat, gentle course in Sitka.

Sports in Juneau
To provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau.

Bartlett blitzes Juneau
Singing the praises of the top-ranked Bartlett High School football team is getting easy to do. Hearing the Golden Bears sing, however, is best avoided.

Running for more than just a winning time
For most races, the story is about fast runners and fast times. But Saturday's two cancer awareness runs at Mendenhall River Community School told a different story.

Security breached at Ketchikan airport
Ketchikan International Airport has experienced three security breaches since new, more stringent security procedures were implemented on Aug. 2.

Sitka fire hall project approved
On a 6-1 vote Aug. 26 the City and Borough of Sitka Assembly gave the go-ahead for the design and development of a 16,042- square-foot fire hall.

Green candidate to be on ballot
The Green Party of Alaska will be able to put its new candidate for governor on the Nov. 5 general election ballot.

Palmer boy is cabbage king again
Nine-year-old Seth Dinkel edged nurseryman Scott Robb with a repeat win Friday in the Seventh Annual Giant Cabbage Weigh-off at the Alaska State Fair.

Ketchikan Charter school contract approved
The Ketchikan School Board approved a three-year contract with the Ketchikan Charter School on Wednesday, Aug. 28. The approval is contingent on receipt and board approval of the school's academic goals and achievement levels.

Four Sitka women walk in Washington
Four Sitka women participated in the Avon 3-day Breast Cancer Walk held in western Washington on Aug. 9-11.

Gun-registration policy clarified
The U.S. Army is backing away from enforcing a rule that hunters have to register their guns with the military before bringing them onto military land. The Army now says only people who want to bring guns on the main post have to register them.

Ketchikan Borough faces road dilemma
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough is pondering options for maintaining several roads that will no longer be receiving snow removal service from the state.

Clamping down on gaming
State gambling regulators are betting that proposed rules will fix some of the problems with charitable gaming, a $310 million-a-year industry in Alaska.

Ketchikan Indian Community recall petitions filed
A group of dissatisfied Ketchikan Indian Community members have filed three recall petitions with the tribe in an attempt to remove Tribal Council members Marly Edenso, Sue Pickrell and Norman Arriola from office.

Plea entered in DWI charge
A federal prosecutor on Friday pleaded no contest to a drunken-driving charge and was ordered to pay a $5,000 fine and serve three days in a halfway house.

Man wins hearing in pot bust appeal
A North Pole man in federal prison could be freed if his attorney can prove drug agents never showed him a complete search warrant before raiding his home and discovering marijuana plants.

Passel of polar bears pounces on Pt. Barrow
Large numbers of polar bears have crowded into the Point Barrow area recently, and scientists are at a loss to explain exactly why.

Murkowski: Resources can pay for education
If elected governor, Frank Murkowski would use revenues from state timber sales and mining operations to fund an endowment for education and Alaska's young people, he told a Juneau audience Friday.

New Anchorage ordinance means more cars seized
Dozens of Anchorage drivers learned the hard way over the past week that getting caught driving with a suspended license might mean losing their cars.

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