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Saturday, October 6, 2001

Time of need
Philosophers! Prophets! Heroes! Leaders! We need you. Pacifists! Soldiers! Patriots! Dissenters! Veterans! Protesters! We need you. Diplomats! Speakers! Poets! Artists! Flag-bearers! Anarchists! We need you.

A loud bark
I thank Betsy Fischer for her clarification regarding Jim Powell's campaign finance violations, but the question I never heard Assemblyman Powell answer, and I think he should now answer, is "if the rules were so complex, why were not all of the other candidates fined for the same violation?"

Sources of hate
We were shocked and saddened to hear about the recent anti-Semitic vandalism that occurred in Juneau. This occurred within the context of other recent anti-Semitic acts occurring throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Illusion of security
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin

Keep it open
President Bush tells us we should return to our normal activities. The Juneau Airport authorities propose closing the Airport Wetlands Trail. What's next?

Support a road
I believe there needs to be an access road out of and to Juneau. I would like to ask your support in achieving this goal.

National Guard to add to airport security
The Juneau Airport will get a contingent of the Army National Guard as added security in a few days. Meanwhile, curbside loading and unloading of travelers and their luggage has resumed and the nearby dike hiking trail remains open.

Long-range tourism plan to answer locals' questions
Familiar topics such as cruise passenger volumes, flightseeing noise and congestion will be a part of Juneau's long-range tourism plan. So will marketing Juneau to noncruise passengers and how the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks could change the visitor industry.

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

Poetry theater spurs students toward better language skills
In his own words, Nile Stanley takes poems "from the page to the stage."Classic or modern, humorous or serious, long or short, any poem is fair game for Stanley to transform from the written word to an animated performance. And by introducing "poetry theater" into grade schools, he said, students can reap benefits ranging from better reading comprehension to improved public speaking.

Around Town
Today

Cooking for the governor
Being chef to Gov. Tony Knowles and first lady Susan Knowles is as laid back as salmon steaks on the griddle, according to Stefani Marnon, who has held that position for the past two and a half years.

One license needed every year, every dog
Sanitary disposal of pet waste and leashing of pets seem to be allotted more jaw time than one of the most basic topics, licensing pets.

Photo: End of the season
Commercial fisherman Dave Gibson on the left and commercial diver Jake Ritter take advantage of the off-season by knee boarding Monday on Auke Lake.

Living and Growing
On Sept. 11, I was to make a presentation on "Things we can control and things we cannot control." I had planned on talking about things like teen-age sons, the weather, and how long Lou Pinella leaves Norm Charlton on the mound as just a few examples of the many things I cannot control.

Thank you
... for helping Ashley; ..for help with Juneau Cares; ...for help with trees

LaFavour, Allington to marry
Reva LaFavour of Bellevue, Wash. and Roger Allington of Juneau will be married Sunday, Oct. 28 at 12:30 p.m. in a ceremony at Northern Light United Church in Juneau. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall at the church.

School Calendar
School Calendar Oct. 8 - Oct. 12

Neighbors Briefs
Parks and Rec department wants several volunteers; Submissions requested for a community events calendar; United Way to hold benefit event for the Sept. 11th Fund; University supporters sought for Edith R. Bullock award

Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth gives readers a forum to express opinions on a variety of issues by telephone. Calls must be limited to one minute. We reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel.

Follow the money: Obscure transfer system needs global attention
On any day, a terrorist somewhere in the Middle East could go to a hawala dealer with instructions to send money to an associate in the United States. The dealer, in coded communication, would contact his counterpart in the United States, who would provide money from his cache to a person here.

My Turn: Unrealistic restrictions in ridiculous places
I held a job for 10 years on "the hill" working for both Republicans and Democrats, for both the Legislature and the administration. I managed to do so only by listening to the advice of my husband who always said, "Honey, it's OK to have an opinion; it's even OK to have a strong opinion; but the world doesn't need to know your opinion so, to keep a job, keep your opinion to yourself!"

Sports In Juneau
Today-Saturday, Oct. 5-6

Juneau wrestlers open season at Mount Edgecumbe
The Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling season gets underway today in Sitka at the Mount Edgecumbe Invitational.

Crimson Bears host first state playoff game
The Juneau Youth Football League has come a long way since it was run out of the back of a pick-up truck.

Empire Cup Standings
Here are the standings of the Southeast Road Runners club's Empire Cup runners series through the end of September. Please see the note at the end if corrections are needed.

Correction
The Cook Inlet Football Conference honors story appearing in Thursday's Juneau Empire was missing several names because incomplete information was given to the newspaper. A complete list of the All-CIFC teams follows below.

Pipeline pierced by bullet
Spill cleanup continued near a damaged section of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline today, a day after a bullet pierced the line, causing the worst spill in the pipeline's history.

State faces bioterrorism questions
The state is advising Alaskans not to stockpile antibiotics, buy gas masks or push for certain vaccines to protect themselves against potential biological or chemical attacks.

Voters elect new mayors in Skagway, Kake
Skagway and Kake each got a new mayor, and taxes were approved in Hoonah and Kake, in Tuesday's municipal elections in Southeast.

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