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Friday, September 7, 2001

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

Out and About
Juneau events

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.

ARTS briefly
Notes on arts events around Juneau

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.

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

Pass clean air ordinance
I have been waiting for years for people to realize how harmful secondhand tobacco smoke is for those of us who have asthma and the time has finally come! I am grateful to the Juneau Assembly for tackling this issue and I will be even more grateful when an ordinance is passed in this town that will provide all of us with the clean air we expect to have living here in Alaska.

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.

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.

Radical green is good
"Lie, exaggerate, divide, confuse ... ?" Initially, David Werner's "Radical Green Rally Cry" led me to believe he was describing the Bush administration or international U.S. policy in general. Incredibly, Mr. Werner was describing "the save-the-environment movement."

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.

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.

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.

FYI
News of public record

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

Weekend Best Bets
Classical music lovers won't be disappointed this weekend. An art exhibit opens downtown offering a show of new work and fans of character-driven films have something to look forward to as well.

Life in the movies Juneau's Lisle Hebert
For Lisle Hebert, Juneau is a town full of ghosts.

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.

Sportscaster and much more
Terry Pegues, who died this week at age 70, may best be remembered in Southeast as a sports broadcaster, but those close to him recall a much more complex man.

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

Residents ask for more data on copters' effects
Much of the comment at a meeting Thursday about proposed Juneau Icefield helicopter landing limits centered on what isn't in a Forest Service environmental study, as residents asked for more information about noise, wildlife and economics.

AROUND TOWN
Juneau happenings

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

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.

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.

AROUND TOWN
What's happening in Juneau

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.

POLICE AND FIRE
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Ships' air emissions improve
The cruise industry has reduced smoke stack emissions this year compared to last year, but some of the big ships continue to exceed standards for pollutants in wastewater, according to a preliminary state report.

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.

Living and Growing: Some thoughts about faith-based initiatives
A few years ago, during the debate about welfare reform, it was suggested that the government ought not to be involved anymore in providing social services and care to people in need, because it wasn't doing a very good job.

September morn
Lowering skies hang over Shelter Island and points west in a photo taken from Eagle Beach on Labor Day. The weather authorities had predicted 6-foot seas in the general area, which may explain the absence of small boats in this view of Favorite Channel and tiny Bird Island. Morning seas in the channel were closer to 6 inches, but did increase -- along with the wind -- by mid-afternoon.

Juneau Joeys presenting a show, workshops
The Juneau Joeys for the uninitiated, joeys are clowns are hosting an upcoming series of clown workshops and a show in Juneau.

NEIGHBORS BRIEFLY
Buddhism classes start

WEDDING: Mazon-Strickland
Mazon, Strickland to marry

Letters of Thanks
Letters of Thanks

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.

Obituary: Juanita Johnson
Longtime local resident Juanita June Johnson died Sept. 1, 2001, in Juneau.

Obituary: Terry Pegues
Lifelong Juneau resident Terry Pegues died Sept. 4, 2001, in Juneau following a long battle with heart disease.

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: 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

Outside Editorial: 208 and counting
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:

My Turn: Clean indoor air is a right of all people
The City and Borough of Juneau must choose whether to join the hundreds of communities from around the country that protect the majority o

My Turn: An aimless bubble among many being blown
Asking the governor and Department of Transportation officials to put politics aside, and honor agreements they have signed (in this case with the Inte

Word of Mouth
I agree with Dee Longenbaugh about the smoking ordinance. Except, I would add one word: Dictatorship.

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.

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.

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.

JDHS runners travel to Kayhi Invitational
The Juneau-Douglas High School cross country teams travel to Ketchikan this weekend to run against a large contingency of Southeast schools.

Three Geezers to run Klondike for 19th time
When the Klondike "Trail of '98" International Road Relay started in 1983, Juneau runners Glenn Frick, Al Graves and Jerry Buckley were members of the Taku Striders team that won the 109.8-mile relay race from Skagway to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.

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 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."

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