Saturday, September 8, 2001

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.

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."

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

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

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.

AROUND TOWN
Juneau happenings

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.

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.

FYI
News of public record

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.

NEIGHBORS BRIEFLY
Buddhism classes start

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.

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.

Letters of Thanks
Letters of Thanks

WEDDING: Mazon-Strickland
Mazon, Strickland to marry

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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