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Saturday, September 15, 2001

Donate wisely
The events of this week have saddened us all.

A day to remember
I awoke early Tuesday to my clock radio, "... the World Trade Center has disappeared." My first thoughts went to a false broadcast, like the "War of the Worlds." I yelled at my dad to turn on the TV. We scrolled through the channels, and to our horror, found footage of a gaping hole in one side of the Pentagon. What we saw next was worse. The World Trade Center was collapsing in upon itself. This quite amazed me. I ran out the door, some minutes late as the news was rather distracting, to the school bus stop. There a friend was already waiting.

Misplaced dismay
I appreciate that Juneau is a community of diverse opinions, however, I was truly stunned to read Chris Joy's take on this week's terrorist attack on our nation.

Worthy of respect
I would like to publicly thank Alan Schorr for his dedication and hard work on the school board. Instead of attacking him personally for discussing the issue and providing objective, factual information, we should be recognizing his countless

Heroic examples
It strikes me that the beginnings of an effective deterrent to the kind of horrific terrorism we have witnessed this week has already been demonstrated. I am referring to the heroic actions that the crew and passengers of Flight

Reject hate, ignorance
While watching the news coverage of Tuesday's events, I saw some very painful images

In defense of U.S. values, leaders,media
Citizen Joy opened her letter (Sept. 13) by admitting that her exposure to information surrounding this event was limited, and counted that as a blessing. Sounds a lot to me like the ostrich strategy: Bury your head in the sand.

I will not give in
There are so many possible dangers in this world. Paranoia and fear are reactions to these possible dangers. The possibility is always in the back of our minds. It hides in the dark like the monster that hides under the bed. When y

Democracy is not terror
In response to Chris Joy (letter to the editor, Sept. 13), the very heart and soul of the American people and our way of life has been viciously

A way to help
Thousands of miles away from the terror in New York and D.C., I feel a desire to help that is stronger than anything I have ever felt in my life. But even if I was able to get to the scene of the crime, I have no training that would make me useful and I could do nothing more than cheer on the rescue efforts. And as wonderful as it is that many people, in many cities, have rushed to the local blood banks, we all know that blood is only useful if they find survivors, which I am afraid will be few. So I have found a small way that I can help and I would like to pass this information on to anyone else who wants to lend a hand.

AROUND TOWN
Events in Juneau

Counseling center offers help to kids
JUNEAU Tongass Community Counseling Center in Juneau will offer a free art therapy workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday for children whose parents are concerned about their child's reactions to the terrorist incidents. It will be facilitated by a registered art therapist.

Weekend Best Bets
Best bets for the weekend in Juneau

Flight delays force two cruise ships to cancel
A terrorist attack that changed New York's skyscape Tuesday changed Juneau's landscape today.

New airport procedures
In the wake of Tuesday's terrorism incidents, procedures at the Juneau Airport now include:

Juneau memorial held for attack victims
Even people who didnt know where the memorial service was Friday could find it by following the stream of people walking toward Centennial Hall at noon or the cars lining up to circle through the full parking lot.

Alaska Airlines restores flights to capital city
Alaska Airlines Flight 62, the first flight into Juneau since Tuesday, was due to arrive at 12:42 p.m. on Thursday. Then it was due at 2:30. Then 3. Finally, the flight taxied onto the runway at 3:30 p.m., to the great relief of relatives waiting and family arriving.

Klepinger found guilty on charge of mail fraud
Federal prosecutors said they haven't decided whether to retry Juneau businessman Kenneth Klepinger for fraud after a jury brought back a split verdict this week.

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

Home at last
Jim Phillips is greeted by his wife, Martha, after he arrives Thursday at the Juneau Airport on Alaska Airlines Flight 62 from Anchorage. Phillips, a Greens Creek mine employee, was supposed to have arrived home Tuesday in Juneau after moose hunting on the Yetna River. "I'm just glad he is home and he is OK," Martha said.

Memorial changed, other events canceled
JUNEAU President Bush's call for a national day of remembrance today shifted the time and day of a Juneau ceremony from Saturday to today.

FYI
News of public record

East Coast attacks strangle mail service in Alaska
There's no bread and milk in Nome.

Learn to fish with hootchies
Juneau Community Schools is offering a course designed for both beginner and experienced sports fishermen.

Hobbs, Yancey to marry
Julie Hobbs and Jared Yancey, both of Juneau, will be married in a ceremony on Sept. 15 at Church of the Nazarene in Juneau. A reception will follow immediately, downstairs in Fellowship Hall.

Wright, Allen will marry
Megan Renee Wright and Terry Jon Thorpe Allen, both of Juneau, will marry in a ceremony at 3 p.m., Sept. 16, at Valley Chapel on Mendenhall Loop Road. A reception will follow at 6 p.m. at Auke Bay Bible Church. Friends and relatives of the couple are invited to the wedding and reception.

Lauinger, Beadle marry in June
Nicole Katherine Beadle of Juneau and Joseph Michael Lauinger of Tulsa, Okla., were married in a ceremony on June 30 at the Shrine of St. Therese. A reception followed at Glacier Gardens.

Donating miles to charity
Alaska Airlines kicked off its Charity Miles program in 1998. Members donate miles in increments of 5,000 to a collective charity account. At the end of the year, the miles are distributed to these charities: Make-A-Wish Foundation, AirLifeLine, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Alaska Children's Trust and several other social service agencies.

Living and Growing: Look to your heart
When we think of the heart, we think of the life-giving organ whose beat represents life. We often take its hard work on our behalf for granted. Exactly 10

Outside editorial: Adding shame to grief
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:

Outside editorial: Arab condolences not enough
The following editorial appeared in today's Detroit Free Press:

SPORTS IN JUNEAU
Sports events around town

Juneau football teams hit the road for Saturday games
The Juneau-Douglas High School football teams were able to travel today and they will play their scheduled varsity and junior varsity games on Saturday, school officials said.

Charity basketball game postponed
The Third Annual Pro Sports and Hollywood Celebrity All-Star Charity Basketball Game, sponsored by Juneau Elks Lodge No. 420 and scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday at the Juneau-Douglas High School gym, has been postponed because of the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C.

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