Saturday, October 14, 2000

War crimes suspect kills himself, wounds NATO soldiers
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands A Serbian war crimes suspect in Bosnia wanted for raping and torturing women killed himself and wounded four German soldiers with a hand grenade while resisting arrest by NATO troops, NATO said today.

War crimes suspect kills himself, wounds NATO soldiers
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands A Serbian war crimes suspect in Bosnia wanted for raping and torturing women killed himself and wounded four German soldiers with a hand grenade while resisting arrest by NATO troops, NATO said today.

Anniversary
Jeanne and Jack Gucker and Evelyn and Bob Scott, all of Juneau, recently celebrated their 50th anniversary in Victoria, British Columbia. The couples married three days apart and have been longtime friends.

Thank you

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Obituaries

Obituaries

Living and growing
My wife's mother died last month, suddenly, of a heart attack. She was 90 years old, was still living in her own home and driving her own car. Until almost her last day she went to an elementary school twice a week to read to third graders. She gave herself constantly to others as a hospital volunteer, a museum docent and a great friend. "Mother-in-Law" was too crass a title for her. She was more of a "Mother-in-Grace" to me. I think I told her that. I don't remember. I hope she knew. I think she did.

Weekend Best Bets
A prestigious author, a Mexican guitarist and a veteran country rock band are all coming to Juneau this week. And that's not all. There's a reception for Jacob Higgins' solo art show opening tonight, a concert to celebrate the release of Rory Stitt's new CD, a barn dance and the final performances of the Pulitzer prize winning play "Wit" at Perseverance Theatre.

FYI

Anniversary
Jeanne and Jack Gucker and Evelyn and Bob Scott, all of Juneau, recently celebrated their 50th anniversary in Victoria, British Columbia. The couples married three days apart and have been longtime friends.

Living and growing
My wife's mother died last month, suddenly, of a heart attack. She was 90 years old, was still living in her own home and driving her own car. Until almost her last day she went to an elementary school twice a week to read to third graders. She gave herself constantly to others as a hospital volunteer, a museum docent and a great friend. "Mother-in-Law" was too crass a title for her. She was more of a "Mother-in-Grace" to me. I think I told her that. I don't remember. I hope she knew. I think she did.

Around town

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Thank you

Weekend Best Bets
A prestigious author, a Mexican guitarist and a veteran country rock band are all coming to Juneau this week. And that's not all. There's a reception for Jacob Higgins' solo art show opening tonight, a concert to celebrate the release of Rory Stitt's new CD, a barn dance and the final performances of the Pulitzer prize winning play "Wit" at Perseverance Theatre.

Around town

FYI

Legislature spends $160,000 to fight subsistence suit
Legislative leaders spent $160,000 on a legal brief supporting Gov. Tony Knowles' controversial appeal of the landmark Katie John subsistence lawsuit without consulting the rest of the Legislature.

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

The ballad of Buckwheat Donahue
There are strange things done in the name of fun by the folks of Skagway's street; but the wildest by far in cafe or bar is the man they call Buckwheat.

Legislature spends $160,000 to fight subsistence suit
Legislative leaders spent $160,000 on a legal brief supporting Gov. Tony Knowles' controversial appeal of the landmark Katie John subsistence lawsuit without consulting the rest of the Legislature.

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Halibut subsistence rules legitimize fishery
Some Alaskans will be able to subsistence fish for halibut without worrying about breaking state sport-fishing rules, thanks to a new federal proposal.

Passenger fee nets $3 million
Complaints by cruise line representatives and fee opponents about the constitutionality of the $5-per-passenger fee ordinance have given way to billing by the city and timely payments from the cruise lines.

Sealaska to invest in casino
Sealaska Corp. is now in the casino business.

Passenger fee nets $3 million
Complaints by cruise line representatives and fee opponents about the constitutionality of the $5-per-passenger fee ordinance have given way to billing by the city and timely payments from the cruise lines.

Sealaska to invest in casino
Sealaska Corp. is now in the casino business.

The ballad of Buckwheat Donahue
There are strange things done in the name of fun by the folks of Skagway's street; but the wildest by far in cafe or bar is the man they call Buckwheat.

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

Halibut subsistence rules legitimize fishery
Some Alaskans will be able to subsistence fish for halibut without worrying about breaking state sport-fishing rules, thanks to a new federal proposal.

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Where does the money come from?
I would like to congratulate the winners of the last election and thank the losers for participating but as a life long Juneauite I must comment on some of the attitudes that were expressed during the campaign and the letter of Kim Metcalf-Helmar.

Word of Mouth
At about 4:43 p.m. Thursday, a young lady was at the Floyd Dryden crosswalk and nobody would stop for her to cross. About 10 cars and a Capital Transit bus did not stop for her.

Support Kerttula
I support Beth Kerttula for re-election as the Juneau's state representative. Beth has an outstanding higher education in addition to her diverse government, professional and family experiences.

Support Kerttula
I support Beth Kerttula for re-election as the Juneau's state representative. Beth has an outstanding higher education in addition to her diverse government, professional and family experiences.

Word of Mouth
At about 4:43 p.m. Thursday, a young lady was at the Floyd Dryden crosswalk and nobody would stop for her to cross. About 10 cars and a Capital Transit bus did not stop for her.

Mideast on the edge
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: It was the kind of terrifying day that we had almost forgotten in our recent years of peace and comfort, and in a campaign season of self-absorbed complacency. An apparent suicide bomber took the lives of at least six American sailors aboard an American warship that had docked briefly in Yemen. A Palestinian mob in Ramallah brutally murdered Israeli soldiers who were in the custody and supposed protection of the Palestinian police. In retaliation, Israel launched rocket attacks on Palestinian targets in Ramallah and Gaza, including in the vicinity of Yasser Arafat's residential compound. In a reminder of how quickly and dangerously Mideast violence can spread, there were reports of Iraqi troop movements as well.

Where does the money come from?
I would like to congratulate the winners of the last election and thank the losers for participating but as a life long Juneauite I must comment on some of the attitudes that were expressed during the campaign and the letter of Kim Metcalf-Helmar.

Mideast on the edge
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: It was the kind of terrifying day that we had almost forgotten in our recent years of peace and comfort, and in a campaign season of self-absorbed complacency. An apparent suicide bomber took the lives of at least six American sailors aboard an American warship that had docked briefly in Yemen. A Palestinian mob in Ramallah brutally murdered Israeli soldiers who were in the custody and supposed protection of the Palestinian police. In retaliation, Israel launched rocket attacks on Palestinian targets in Ramallah and Gaza, including in the vicinity of Yasser Arafat's residential compound. In a reminder of how quickly and dangerously Mideast violence can spread, there were reports of Iraqi troop movements as well.

Local Scoreboard: Wrestling

Sports in Juneau

Juneau wrestlers enter a season of change
The high school wrestling landscape has changed quite a bit since last February, when Juneau-Douglas High School's Gary Reid and Garrett Schoenberger ended a 14-year championship drought by the Crimson Bears by claiming Class 4A individual state titles.

Sports in Juneau

Local Scoreboard: Fun run/walk

Local Scoreboard: Fun run/walk

Juneau wrestlers enter a season of change
The high school wrestling landscape has changed quite a bit since last February, when Juneau-Douglas High School's Gary Reid and Garrett Schoenberger ended a 14-year championship drought by the Crimson Bears by claiming Class 4A individual state titles.

Local Scoreboard: Wrestling

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