Saturday, September 7, 2002

Million-dollar memories
Having been out of town when "The million dollar golf course" was published on Sept. 1, I have a few comments to add.

Another fable
While many people may derive benefits from belief in the Christian God, including spiritual well-being and goodness, (Where does goodness actually come from? Kadashan, Bert Adams Sr., Sunday, Sept. 1), several historians and a poet (me) believe the "Valley Forge Prayer" to be a fabrication.

A note of thanks to two coaches
Now that school is upon us and we reminisce about the days of summer, we recall the time of flip-flops and suitcases rather than backpacks and raingear. But in addition to all that, there are two exceptional individuals that come to mind.

Poet brings 9-11 message to Capitol
Another veteran on a personal quest to commemorate the events of Sept. 11 visited Alaska's Capitol this week.

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

Correction
Due to a reporter's error, an article in Thursday's Empire about the possible longshoremen's strike misspelled Tom Satre's first name. A headline for the article mischaracterized the story. The headline should have read: "Barge companies say port workers' strike would not hit Juneau hard."

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

Hatchery chums make up for sockeye
It's a good thing the salmon hatchery doesn't put all its eggs in one species.

Chihuahua in service
In contrast to the snarling wolf tattooed on her owner's bicep, Sarah, a taciturn Chihuahua who lives with Kollean Gouyton in a small apartment above Front Street, is not known for her ferocity.

Absentee ballot applications available
The Juneau city clerk's office is now accepting applications to vote by mail and fax in the Oct. 1 city election.

Living and Growing
This summer I had the rather humbling experience of gathering and reviewing each of my college transcripts to apply for a graduate school experience.

Pre-Christian religion is out of the shadows
Forget Blair Witch and broomsticks. Juneau pagans take the elevator to their regular meetings in a brightly lighted library conference room.

Fish Talk
Juneau residents have a chance to learn more about the fish that feed Alaska's economy in a lecture series organized by the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences this fall.

Koester, Obispo to wed
Summer Amanda Hinckley Koester of Juneau and Jose Ramon Jimenez Obispo of Venezuela plan to marry Sept. 15, 2002, at the Eaglecrest Lodge.

Thank you

Griffin, Satre to marry
Tish Griffin of Juneau and Tom Satre of Juneau will be married in a ceremony planned for 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at La Vita e Bella Cafe in Seattle, Wash.

College offers endless opportunities
With fall nearly upon us and a new school year already under way, I encourage everyone to reevaluate their stance on education.

Permit applications available
Permits are required to commercially use the City and Borough of Juneau's park land.

FYI
Births

Lorraine Patterson
Juneau resident Lorraine (Johnnie) Patterson died Sept. 5, 2002, in Juneau.

Dollie Ilene Jewell
Juneau resident Dollie Ilene Jewell died Sept. 3, 2002, in Juneau.

The way Alaskans care
Have you ever noticed that Alaskans, for the most part, prefer to be left to our own devices? I suppose it makes sense that most people who choose to live in a region that is primarily a soggy forest would intuitively not be budding, big-city socialites.

My Turn: Red king crab comments inaccurate
Michael Fleming's My Turn in Tuesday's Empire contained numerous inaccuracies about management of Juneau area personal use and commercial red king crab fisheries and demonstrated a lack of understanding about how regulations that guide allocation among users of fishery resources are developed and implemented in the state of Alaska.

My Turn: Rites of passage can still be deadly
Despite great progress in reducing alcohol-related traffic deaths since MADD'S founding in 1980, drunk driving and underage drinking are still dangerous realities in our society.

2002 Football Stats
The individual high school football leaders in the state through games of Aug. 31, as compiled by the Anchorage Daily News. Statistics are for reported games only.

Juneau teams ready for 20th Klondike Relay
For two decades, the Klondike "Trail of '98" International Road Relay has drawn participants that run the gamut from those wanting to break records, to reach personal goals or just to run under the endless midnight sky of the Yukon.

Crimson Bears dive into the season
After treading water in practice the last three weeks, the Juneau-Douglas High School swimming and diving team opens its season today and Saturday at the Petersburg Invitational.

Juneau runners eager to face state's best at Palmer Invite
After playing the role of a big fish in the small Southeast pool the past two weeks, the Juneau-Douglas High School cross country team will leap into an ocean of stiff competition this weekend as it heads north for the Palmer Invitational.

Sports in Juneau
A service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau.

Man charged with killing bear in den with cubs
A man from Clear Air Force Station has been charged with crawling into the den of a black bear sow and cubs last winter and fatally shooting the sow with a handgun.

Knowles asks feds to review Chilean salmon dumping
Gov. Tony Knowles is asking the Federal International Trade Administration to widen a review of Chilean farm-raised salmon exports, which he said are responsible for depressing the prices paid to Alaska fishermen.

Lodge owners along Denali Highway seek help
Lodge owners along the 135-mile Denali Highway are looking to legislators for help.

United Way kicks off its annual campaign
The United Way of Southeast Alaska began a $650,000 fund-raising drive today.

Chignik fishing cooperative wraps up first season
More than 50 commercial salmon fishermen made $20,000 each this summer in a remote Western Alaska salmon fishery without ever wetting their nets.

Delegation: Push through Tongass forest plans
Environmental groups are on guard this week about a possible effort by Alaska's congressional delegation to limit appeals of Tongass National Forest management plans.

Tuntutuliak village residents relent on poaching probe
Three Western Alaska hunters have been charged with illegal moose hunting in a case that has heightened tensions in a region already anxious over the sensitive issues of tribal sovereignty, subsistence rights and moose management.

Parties trade complaints about campaign infractions
The state's Republican Party leader says Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fran Ulmer improperly received a $13,200 discount from a charter boat company for a May fund-raiser held in Whittier.

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