Local Briefs

Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2001

Forum to discuss terrorist attacks

JUNEAU - Perseverance Theatre will hold a community forum from 7 to 9 tonight to discuss events related to last week's terrorist attacks.

Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer will facilitate and the entire event will be broadcast live on KTOO-FM. Community members will have the opportunity to comment and share their thoughts following brief statements from community leaders. Guests include members of the Juneau Assembly, Juneau Rep. Beth Kerttula, Roman Catholic Bishop Michael Warfel and others.

"I feel like dialogue is central to being a citizen," said organizer Peter DuBois, artistic director of Perseverance Theatre. "This is an opportunity for our community to come together and listen to one another and hear the diversity of views on the crisis as well as how people are coping, in their families and in regard to their own personal convictions and beliefs."

Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be provided by Perseverance. The forum will be held on the theater's main stage.

"We use our stage as a way to bring the community together to talk about things," DuBois said. "We usually do that through the medium of a play. But in this case we can do it directly."

Groups help NYC search efforts

JUNEAU - A fund to aid New York City search-and-rescue dogs and their handlers has been started by three local groups.

Checks made out to The Gastineau Humane Society can be dropped off or mailed to the society at 7705 Glacier Highway, Juneau, 99801. The society, Juneau Mountain Rescue and SEADOGS started the fund. All proceeds will go to New York rescue groups, the society said.

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