Posted: Thursday, September 23, 2004

A story in Wednesday's Empire about Juneau's Proposition 2, to redirect $18 million in school bonds, incorrectly stated what would become of the bonds if voters reject a plan to use them for new purposes. Proceeds from the previously sold bonds would be used only to service the bond debt, leaving nothing to spend at the end of their 15-year term.


Due to a reporter's error, figures in a Wednesday story on Tongass National Forest timber supplies were incorrect. According to U.S. Forest Service officials, the agency wants to establish 450 million board feet of fully prepared and ready-to-offer volume and maintain 400 million to 500 million board feet in the planning stage. Under the Tongass timber program, the agency plans to prepare and sell about 150 million board feet per year. The story incorrectly referred to a commercial offering of 267 million board feet. Instead, this is the maximum allowable sale quantity, rather than what has been offered for sale. Also, Forrest Cole's job title was misidentified in the story. He is supervisor of the Tongass National Forest.

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