Saturday, October 13, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Around Town

School Events
School Calendar Oct. 15-20

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

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.

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?

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.

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

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.

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 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 In Juneau
Today, Oct. 12

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

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.

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.

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.

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