A thin blue film
N oelle Ders is putting pictures of her pictures on rocks and glass. The images, called emulsion transfers, blend photography with creative printing and displa

Stabenow: Creating crime in Alaska
A laska mystery writer Dana Stabenow was offered $600,000 for the movie rights to "A Cold Day for Murder," her first Kate Shugak mystery, and she turned it down.

An evening of Russian music
Pianist Mack McCray was willing to fly to Juneau to perform with the St. Petersburg String Quartet in a hospital gown.

Kale: the queen of soups
The crucifer family has become better known in America's kitchens in the past few years, as its cancer-fighting properties have been heralded by nutritionists. Two members of the family, cabbage and kale, thrive in Alaska's gardens.

ARTS briefly
Notes on arts events around Juneau

Out and About
Juneau events

Eliminate the danger of others' smoke
I am writing to urge the Juneau Assembly to pass the proposed ordinance eliminating secondhand smoke from public places and workplaces.

Better ways to spend the state's money
The Douglas Indian Association, a federally recognized tribe, supports Gov. Knowles in his decision to conclude the Katie John case in the federal court system. Now, there is an opportunity to get on with the business of uniting Alaskans as well as protecting a vital way of life known to all as subsistence.

Parking rules apply
I am a parent volunteer at Riverbend Elementary School. Each day after school I have been standing out front of the school guiding cars not to park in the fire lane and illegally in handicap spots and helping children to walk out to cars safely to be picked up.

Inappropriate meeting place
The timing and location of the town meeting on the budget gap in Juneau on Friday evening is most unfortunate. I have a great deal of respect for Rep. Hudson, understand that the officials participating are sacrificing a great deal of their time a

Arrogant - or just lively discussion?
Is it now time to use the tension of a possible capital move to push and further a political agenda? I see this raised in many corners of our city, particularly in the business community.

A progressive candidate
Every voter has a stake in the national movement to restore faith, trust and fairness to the election process. Additionally, it is imperative that Juneau voters carefully scrutinize every candidate that is seeking elective office to lead our community.

Sleeping bear zone
In Sunday's paper, Police and Fire listed 16 animal encounters, all bears. One was seen taking a nap in the middle of the road near Taku and Ptarmigan Streets. Not long ago, while shooting at the Montana Creek Rifle Range, a bear lumbered out and walked slowly in front of the 100-yard targets as seven riflemen were firing.

Thanks and no thanks
You blew it! Your editorial on helicopters and flightseeing was filled with erroneous information. Seventy percent of local residents voted against the measure to limit flight seeing last fall. Many thought the measure went too far.

Making an impression
The other day our family went to the Broiler for dinner. While we were there, we saw something that I think relates to how the rest of Southeast feels about moving the legislative session.

Excessive exuberance
Thanks to Murray Walsh for his quick response to my inquiry about the IHH deals. I understand his defensive response in light of the flame wars that have been occurring over the past month on the Empire's editorial page.

An unacceptable solution for bears
My wife and I noted with concern that the Juneau Bear Committee is again considering "culling" of local bears. We believe that this is not the correct approach to the problem of black bears raiding our garbage cans.

Celebrity settles over air violations
Celebrity Cruise Lines has agreed to pay $55,000 to the state to settle claims it violated air opacity standards twice last year while its ships were docked in Juneau.

Panel eyes business tax cuts
Dan Johnson's Juneau-based company, The Competitive Edge Office Systems, sells office equipment and furniture for companies such as Xerox. When Johnson sells a product, the city charges sales tax on the item and the commission. Pointing to what he called an unfair tax structure, Johnson and his company asked Juneau Assembly members for help.

State ferries start seasonal changes
JUNEAU Three state ferry sailings will be canceled later this month as the state ferry Matanuska takes over the Columbia's runs to and from Bellingham, Wash., a week early.

Juneau man drowns off dock near Prince of Wales
A Juneau man drowned Monday night at Point Baker near the north end of Prince of Wales Island. He was last seen riding his bike back and forth on a dock, state troopers said.

Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Due to a reporter's error, Tuesday's On the Move column reported the wrong position of Lisa Bell of Alaska Pacific Bank. She is the bank's new executive vice president.

Juneau man gives tower a piece of the rock
It took local community volunteer Michael Orelove 2 inches of correspondence to achieve his goal, but a piece of Alaska granite is now firmly embedded in Chicago's Tribune Tower.

Teachers OK new contract
Juneau's public school teachers reluctantly approved a proposed two-year contract Wednesday evening.

What's happening in Juneau

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

News flash: August was nice
JUNEAU - August in Juneau proved to be drier and warmer than normal, according to the National Weather Service.

Around Town

Bullets found in bear killed by SUV
A black bear killed by a vehicle Monday night on Glacier Highway near Industrial Boulevard had been shot some time in the past.

Commission honors veteran memorial
Juneau's Archie Van Winkle memorial recently was recognized with a certificate of commendation by the Commission of Military and Veterans Affairs and Gov. Tony Knowles.

Lawmakers aim to fight new districts
A Republican-dominated legislative committee voted along party lines Wednesday to join the lawsuits challenging the plan that redraws the state's political boundaries.

Roadless comment deadline nears
Alaska environmentalists on Wednesday handed U.S. Forest Service officials more than 1,000 letters supporting an initiative that would ban road building and timber cutting in roadless portions of national forests.

Tea, shared lives forge bond among 4 women
In the 1930s, four Juneau women met and formed a friendship that endured time and change. More than six decades later, the communion between the two surviving friends is sometimes interrupted by the inconvenience of age, but is undiminished in its warmth.

Pet Of The Week
Teddy is a medium-hair, gray, neutered and declawed male who has a great personality.

Neighbors Briefs
'Lock-in' for freshmen; Screenings, evaluations available

With changes in the weather, the season is turning - it's planting time
The season turns again, September arrives in a flurry of changeable weather and all the plant world resonates with the arousing feeling of the lengthening nights.

Senior Menu
The following meals will be served next week. These meals and Care-a-Van transportation are available to all senior citizens (age 60 and over).

Thank you
...for help with the benefit

Shannon Rosenberger and Clay Kent, both of Juneau, were married in a ceremony on Aug. 20 at The Little Chapel of the Flowers in Las Vegas.

Valuable services from the Center for Community
Senior citizens living in Juneau, their spouses and adult children may find valuable assistance and relief through the services offered by Center for Community.

Rio will be there for UAS students
Homesick students worried about being seen with teddy bears or toy llamas in pajamas now have a furry surrogate to hug at the University of Alaska Southeast.

Obituary: Raymond Franklin Fulkerson
Raymond Franklin Fulkerson, 79, died Aug. 23, 2001, in Washington.

Death notice: Terry Pegues
Lifelong Juneau resident Terry Pegues died Sept. 4, 2001, in Juneau.

Tristan Patrick Quigley
Tristan Patrick Quigley died Aug. 20, 2001, after a year-long battle with leukemia.

Outside editorial: Bush should expand guest-worker program
Civil-rights and other leaders who argue that proposed federal-immigration reforms should apply to illegal immigrants from all countries have a point.

My Turn: Contract takes district in wrong direction
I oppose the contract with the Juneau Education Association because it is clearly not in the best interests of our students.

Gov. Knowles fosters discord on Katie John
It wasn't so long ago that Gov. Tony Knowles stood in front of the Tanana Chiefs Conference and bravely declared that if Alaska loses the Katie John case, "...we lose navigable waters to the federal government and, with it, Alaska's ability to control her destiny in so many areas."

My Turn: Being equal under state and federal laws
I have lived in Alaska long enough to have my children and grandchildren born and grow up here. I watched the Alaska Land Claims Settlement Act pass into law. I participated in the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Ac

Sailing from their driveway
When the Zeigers launched their sailboat in June, their neighbors were as happy as they were to see it in the water and out of the driveway where it was built.

Outdoors: Out and About
In season: King and dungeness crab, halibut and rockfish , and more.

Fish Report
Coho fishing in the Juneau area improved slightly over the previous week, taking an average of four hours to put a silver in the boat.

Bagging a trophy, not a ticket
All hunters go afield with high hopes of taking a fine trophy and bringing home

Crimson Bears beat Cougars for the first time
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team officially opened its season Wednesday by creating some team history.

Wrangell Invitational Stats
Results from the Wrangell Invitational high school cross country meet held Saturday in Wrangell.

Juneau trying to earn respect as East visits
After each victory, and on a few other occasions, Juneau-Douglas High School football players are given helmet stickers with the slogan "RIENG." These stickers help remind the second-ranked Crimson Bears that "Respect Is Earned, Not Given."

Back in the swim of things
The Juneau-Douglas High School swimming and diving teams begin their Region V title defenses on Friday when the Crimson Bears head to Sitka to open their season against teams from Craig, Ketchikan, Petersburg and Sitka.

Juneau volleyball team heads north for five matches
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team got a taste of competition with last weekend's preseason Sitka Jamboree.

Juneau JV places second at Wrangell Invitational
The Juneau-Douglas High School junior varsity cross country teams each took second place at the Wrangell Invitational against the varsity rosters of almost every other Southeast school on Saturday.

Sports In Juneau
Friday, Sept. 7

State Briefs
North Pole man mauled by bear; Pennsylvania hunter dies in boat accident; Teen charged with shooting brother; Privacy summit meets in Anchorage

Town meeting on budget gap comes to Juneau
Rep. Bill Hudson believes the state must get its finances in order now or Alaskans will feel it in the wallet later, and he wants Juneau residents to join him in the effort.

Tribal groups fight use of herbicides
A Native village corporation is seeking permission to spray herbicides on its logging lands on Long Island near Prince of Wales Island west of Ketchikan.

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