Friday, October 12, 2001

Weekend Best Bets
A remarkable look inside Afghanistan comes to Juneau this weekend. A documentary called "Jung (War) in the Land of the Mujahedin" will be shown at 7 p.m. Sunday at the JuneauDouglas High School auditorium.

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

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.

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
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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.

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."

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

Ill-suited for library
I could not have said it better than what Mr. Anderson wrote in the "My Turn" of Oct. 9. I too attended the meeting to voice my concerns about purchasing a parcel of land from Faith Lutheran with the intent of building a new library.

Fender-benders ahead
Many Douglas Island residents who commute to work each day may be unaware of plans by the Breeze In store, located just off the bridge heading to Douglas, to expand their store.

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.

Fulfill the vision
Twenty-five years ago, there was vociferous objection to the city buying land on the waterfront and "taking it off the tax rolls." That's where Marine Park is now. Today that looks like vision.

Same old, same old
Here we go again with the same old players and the same old rhetoric. Whining all the way to the editorial page with complaints of being victimized. The same old attitudes that have always come about when someone has an opposing view.

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.

Southeast media veteran returns to government work
Longtime Alaska journalist John Greely wasn't surprised when a bullet punctured the trans-Alaska oil pipeline last week. After all, he was part of a group that bombed the line nearly 25 years ago.

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.

FYI
Births

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

Nat'l Guard begins airport patrols
Nine members of the Army National Guard began regular patrols of the Juneau Airport by meeting the 1 p.m. Alaska Airlines flight on Thursday.

Award-winning film looks at Afghanistan
Children are interviewed in the dusty streets of bombedout towns and women pull their heavy chadors off their heads to talk about life in modern Afghanistan. Soldiers pause with their AK47s and rocket launchers to explain their struggle against Russia a decade ago and against the Taliban today.

Glory Hole to create homeless teen shelter
The Glory Hole dining hall and homeless shelter plans to found a separate shelter that will serve homeless teen-agers.

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.

Around Town

More cruise trips in bay OK'd
A bipartisan committee in Congress has approved a provision to keep cruises in Glacier Bay at a higher number than a federal judge set.

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.

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.

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.

Photo: Open house
Amanda Knorr hugs Animal Planet's Billy the Bobcat at the GCI Open House.

Canaday, Mapes marry
Jane Marie Canaday and Craig Richard Mapes, both of Juneau were married in a private ceremony on Aug. 18. A reception with friends and relatives followed at the Shrine of St. Therese Jubilee Cabin.

School Events
School Calendar Oct. 15-20

Thank You
...for the support and ...for your kindness

Landscape melds outside world
What is included in a landscape? Is it the flowers planted in a bed, or the level lawn filling the open space inside a fence? Could it include more?

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.

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.

More than ever, a free press
President Bush's press conference on Thursday was amiable, if not terribly informative, belying a tension that invariably infuses the relationship between the government and the news media in times of war.

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.

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.

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.

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.)

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.

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

Sports In Juneau
Friday, Oct. 12

Freshmen wrestlers head to Skagway
Nine freshmen wrestlers from the Juneau-Douglas High School team will make a short trip to Skagway on Saturday for another informal tournament.

Alaska State Football Playoffs
The schedules for the Alaska State Activities Association's large and small schools state football playoffs.

Sports In Juneau
Today, Oct. 12

Juneau swimmers head north to face defending champs
With the first half of the season behind it, the Juneau-Douglas High School swimming and diving team heads into the meat of its schedule with a pair of double-dual meets in Anchorage at Service High School today and Saturday.

Alaska High School Top-20 Swim Times
Alaska's top-10 high school swim times, plus any other top-20 swimmers from Southeast Alaska, for the 2001 season through meets of Oct. 6. The list is compiled by Glacier Swim Club coach Gary Crowe of Juneau. First names not available for all swimmers and divers.

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.

State Briefs
Survivor of crash dies from injuries; Threats land man in jail for 60 days; Driver pleads guilty to eluding police; West Wing' star tapes anti-ANWR ad

Grant should help improve rural health
The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium was awarded a $1.5 million federal grant last week to improve access to rural health care in Southeast Alaska.

Council's Katie John appeal missed deadline
The state Legislative Council was denied its request to appeal the Katie John case before the U.S. Supreme Court, a legislative leader said.

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.

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.

Botelho: Legislature could pass subsistence plan
Attorney General Bruce Botelho says a new rough draft of a constitutional amendment to provide a rural subsistence priority could break a longstanding stalemate in the Legislature and end federal management of fish and game resources.

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