Thursday, October 11, 2001

Author Fredston rows Alaska and the Arctic
Big bears, sudden storms and lasting companionship have marked Jill Fredston's adventures in Arctic waters. Fredston will be in Juneau this weekend to talk about her new book, "Rowing to Latitude," and will show slides of her travels rowing up the coasts of Alaska, Greenland and Norway.

Painting of wetlands shown in New York
An homage to the Mendenhall Wetlands is one of seven paintings by Juneau artist Alan Munro featured in the Monserrat gallery in New York City.

Governor's 2001 awards announced
Walter Soboleff of Juneau is among those recognized this year for the 2001 Governor's Arts and Humanities Awards.

Army field band offers free concerts in Juneau
A big band in swing terms might include 18 musicians. A big band, in Army terms, means almost 100 musicians.

'Coming Back Alive' author Spike Walker set to speak
Slammed by raging winds and blinding rain, a Coast Guard rescue crew struggled to maneuver a helicopter over the drowning fishermen.

Ballet Master
Some people talk with their hands. Alexei Badrak uses his whole body. A lifetime as a professional dancer, choreographer and dance teacher has integrated his movement and communication. Badrak, the new artistic director and ballet master for Juneau Dance Unlimited, grew up in Russia and worked with the Bolshoi Theater.

Calendar
Movies

Hiding the facts
Assemblyman Dale Anderson's unwarranted attack on other Assembly members is a community embarrassment.

Liars and socialists
Apparently if a few people express their opinion, that now constitutes an "organized campaign." Reading Kim Metcalfe's letter on this subject is like hearing Beth Kerttula use the words "honest mistake."

A few questions
I have a few questions that I am sure will be answered in a moderate way by some of the local moderates.

Extremism not needed
The just completed municipal elections were marked by a minor but calculated torrent of invectives related to development and other select issues.

A campaign to divide
I have serious concerns regarding the recent "My Turn" column by Assembly member Dale Anderson. To begin with, it is rare to see an Assembly member take on a fellow Assembly member in a newspaper opinion column.

Strong commitment
In this time of great tragedy for our country it has become apparent to all the commitment that is required by the men and women who work for fire departments across the country.

Around Town
Today

Automobile catches on fire near Governor's Mansion
No one was hurt in a vehicle fire that broke out early this morning near the Governor's Mansion, said city fire officials.

USA Today honors program at JDHS
Juneau-Douglas High School's CHOICE program received national recognition today as four of its teachers, past and present, were among 25 educators nationwide named to USA Today's 2001 All-USA Teacher First Team.

Photo: Repaving near completion
John Logsdon, a Secon employee, takes readings of monument markers Tuesday along Glacier Highway during the final days of the repaving of the Jordan Creek business area.

Dike trail stays open as airport security increases
Juneau Airport officials do not want to close the Airport Dike Trail, the Juneau Airport Board and staff members said Wednesday.

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

University, Perseverance offer theater minor
The sound drifted through the windows of the brightly-lit classroom and carried across the otherwise silent Third Street in Douglas on Monday night.

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

Police arrest man after hatchet threat
A man was arrested this morning at the Coho Apartments on Amalga Street for allegedly chasing another resident with a hatchet.

Gastineau students honor attack victims with project
Fifth-grade students at Gastineau Elementary School recently completed a project that helped them memorialize the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks - and gain a sense of the scope of the loss of life.

Senior Menu
The following meals will be served next week. These meals and Care-a-Van transportation are available to all senior citizens (age 60 and over). All meals are served at noon.

Jones earns bachelor's degree
Hilarie Jones, 1997 JDHS graduate, graduated in August 2001 from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore. with a BA in psychology.

Neighbors Briefs
Operation KidSafe IDs children during September program; Bear safety video now available to Juneau educators, classes; ACT assesment scheduled for Dec. 8; deadline Nov. 2; Nominations needed for the Alaskan of the Year award; Soboleff set to be honored for his work; Alliance to offer free depression screens; Red Cross to hold first aid course; Schmitt named as career education dean

Thank you
...for promoting child safety; ...for volunteering at the museum; ...for the donations

Carbonetti, Bellevue plan wedding
Alyssa Carbonetti and Michael Bellevue both formerly of Castro Valley, Calif. plan to marry in fall 2002.

Pet Of The Week
Oscar is a large medium hair black neutered m

Dennis Harold Gwyther
Dennis Harold Gwyther died Oct. 6, 2001, in Tucson, Ariz., of complications from diabetes.

My Turn: It's time for a transportation experiment
The most dangerous thing most of us ever do is drive an automobile on the public roads. The danger comes from the race-car speeds and maneuvers we permit and practice.

Who deserves a bailout?
The talk of economic stimulus certainly has stimulated lobbyists. The airline industry has bagged $15 billion, which it hopes is only a down payment.

My Turn: Buying land can be sound public policy
I appreciate Assembly member Dale Anderson's attempt to inform the voters about a recent decision by the Juneau Assembly. Unfortunately, Mr. Anderson failed to present all the facts behind the Assembly's decision to purchase land in the Mendenhall Valley for "a library or other public purposes."

Moderate Islam's message
As Osama bin Laden's call for all Islam to rise up in holy war against the United States echoes chillingly worldwide, it is heartening to hear increasing numbers of American Muslims denounce fundamentalist hatemongering. These moderates deserve strong encouragement as they seek to define their faith's proper place in America and to shape Islam for the world.

My Turn: Trans-Alaska Gas System project still alive
The North Slope producers have come out and flatly stated that neither the governor's highway route nor the "over the top" route would pay the 15 percent return on investment they require to construct a natural gas pipeline.

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.

The difference between a 'habituated' bear and a 'food-conditioned' bear
For years I have been hearing about all the problems "habituated" bears cause. This confuses me because I regularly work around habituated bears and they rarely cause my coworkers or me any problems at all.

Fish report
There's still some winter kings and hatchery cohos, but not much else in Juneau waters for people fishing for salmon.

Paddling in the Yukon
Choosing the mighty Yukon River for your first extended canoe trip may seem a bit ambitious. But knowledgeable canoeists say it's feasible for those with limited experience and a willingness to follow some common-sense safety rules.

Out and About
In season: King and dungeness crab, halibut, coho salmon (June-Nov.), deer (Aug.-Dec., depending on area), mountain goat (Aug.-Dec., depending on area), wolf (Aug.-April), grouse (Aug.-May), ptarmigan (Aug.-May), ducks, geese, brants, swans, snipe, crane (Sept.-Dec.), moose, (Sept.-Oct.), coyote (Sept.-April), hare (Sept.-April), brown bear (Sept.-Dec.), black bear (Sept.-mid-Oct.) and crow (Sept.-mid-Nov.)

Who canoes the Yukon?
According to a Yukon Territory government survey, 2,125 people passed a Yukon River survey checkpoint on their way to Carmacks and Dawson during the summer of 1997. The largest number of people counted in one day was 73 in July.

Volleyball Standings
Standings through matches of Sunday, Oct. 7, from the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation's men's and women's volleyball progams.

Sports Correction
In local results reported Tuesday on the East Glacier 10K race, Dan McCrummen's time was incorrectly listed due to an error by race organizers.

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One month later
One month later, Americans have removed 260,000 tons of rubble from the World Trade Center and created unknown tons in Afghanistan. Smoke spires from ruins in both lands.

Nine killed, one injured in Dillingham plane crash
Nine people were killed and one injured this morning when a PenAir plane crashed soon after taking off from the airport in Dillingham.

State eyes highway restrictions
State officials are considering restricting traffic on the Dalton Highway through the Alaska interior to protect the trans-Alaska oil pipeline and North Slope oil facilities from terrorist attacks.

Crash takes toll on Native organization
At least eight of the nine passengers killed in a plane crash Wednesday morning in Dillingham were affiliated with the Bristol Bay Native Association, said its chief operating officer Terry Hoefferle.

Updated: Panel looks at 2nd priority for urban subsistence users
The governor's committee charged with drafting a constitutional amendment to protect subsistence hunting and fishing rights for rural residents is proposing to give some urban residents a subsistence priority as well - although a lower one.

State briefs
Juneau election results certified; Bear injured near Sunny Point; Launch ramp meeting set for Thursday; Explosive device parts found in truck; Wind causes limited power outage; Commission holds off on store ordinance

Senate excludes ANWR from energy legislation
An energy bill will head to the Senate floor without a provision to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling for oil.

Tlingit-Haida setting up services database
Several regional organizations are developing a database of social services and educational resources.

State dividend checks arrive in bank accounts
Most people who asked the state to transfer this year's Alaska Permanent Fund dividends directly into their bank accounts awoke today $1,850 richer.

Haines city mayor elected by 2-vote margin
Two votes separate the top candidates for Haines city mayor, but the second-place finisher won't challenge the tally.

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