Friday, October 19, 2001

Monsters and the politics of sexuality
"Monsters and Outcasts" is the title of a threepart film series at the University of Alaska Southeast. The films are free and open to the public.

Three artists and an evening of music, theater
T hree performing artists have combined their talents for an evening of theater and music next week at the Goldtown Nickelodeon.

Arts/Entertainment Calendar
Entertainment events

Alsop: Helping kids express themselves
M usician and educational psychologist Peter Alsop knows kids are having a hard time dealing with the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. He hopes his songs and the information he shares at workshops for educators will make things easier.

Weekend Best Bets
Rock and roll, classical, children's music and American acoustic await this weekend for your listening pleasure. Musicians and singers are invited to participate as well. A studio art show and several nature-oriented programs bring the wilds of Southeast to town tonight.

Community performance of 'Messiah'
Rehearsals for Juneau Lyric Opera's performance of Handel's "Messiah" start tonight in the Juneau-Douglas High School band room. Performances will be Dec.14, 15 and 16 at Chapel by the Lake.

Bringing 'Paradise' to Juneau
bit of Segovia and Sting, Jane Austen, William Shakespeare and Puget Sound will converge in Juneau this weekend when the musical duo Tingstad and Rumbel perform.

We owe our heroes
Yes, I write too many letters, but, having suffered the bromidic and cockamamie ideas expressed in Chris Joy's five submissions, I find myself at the keyboard again. In her most recent missive, she extols her grandfather's military heroism, then dismisses war as a masculine reflex, the surrendering or taking of freedoms.

Nobody more qualified
How very politically correct of you to publish the sophistry of Art Chance among the serious editorial opinions of Empire letter writers. While engaging in his tiresome rhetorical brickbats about people with whom he appears to disagree on ideological grounds, Mr. Chance also happens to be one of the highest ranking labor relations manipulators in the Knowles Administration.

Plain talk appreciated
Concerning the cascade of letters to the Empire kicked off by Dale Anderson's My Turn column: In the end, it was Dale's voice that stood above the fray.

Missing TOE
I am missing the social and political commentary cartoons of TOE. I have not seen TOE's work in the Empire in the last several weeks. I was so proud to have impressive local talent in Juneau's newspaper. I know TOE sometim

A few selective responses
I know you didn't print the outside editorial from the Chicago Tribune just to make me feel better, but it did. This editorial again calls attention to the issue of a push for placing airport security in government hands. Let's hope common sense prevails.

Misleading article
In the article of Oct. 12, entitled "Glory Hole to create homeless teen shelter," it states that "Teen homeless is mostly rooted in family dysfunction, and we have no treatment for family dysfunction in Juneau." This is far from the truth. Juneau Youth Services has a Family Mental Health Center which deals with youth and family mental health issues up to and including psychiatric needs. Juneau Youth Services also has an emergency shelter, which is staffed with a mental health clinician, who deals with families on an emergency and ongoing basis.

Princess adds one ship to SE lineup
A Princess cruise ship that would have been bound for Europe during next summer's tourist season will sail to Alaska ports instead, said Kirby Day, Princess Cruises spokesman in Juneau.

Around Town
Today

Bartlett, patients seek dialysis center for Juneau
The Bartlett Regional Hospital Foundation hopes to establish a dialysis center in Juneau.

Harborview may have top teacher
The children came in from recess Monday with the noise, spirit and wet boots you would expect on a rainy day in Juneau. Then they turned to the task at hand.

FYI
Births

Language festival brings many languages, students to Juneau
Brace yourself for borscht and baguettes. Stand aside for salsa and sushi. The Southeast World Language Festival is returning to town Friday and Saturday.

Around Town
Juneau events

Photo: Slowdown on a wet day
Traffic was backed up for nearly 45 minutes following a one-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon in the outbound lane of Egan Drive at Salmon Creek.

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

State takes stock of antibiotic supplies
The state is surveying Alaska pharmacies to see if residents in fear of anthrax are hoarding antibiotics and to determine the level of drugs available in the state in case of an outbreak here.

Regional Briefs
Assembly panel picks track option; Man charged with child porn; Federal grand jury indicts pipeline suspect

Correction
Wednesday's Empire story on the calling to active duty of three former U.S. Coast Guardsmen stated that Wesley Jansen worked for the city's animal control. Jansen actually worked for the Gastineau Humane Society. His animal control position will be held open for him when he returns from duty, said Chava Lee of GHS.

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

Road repairs in Douglas
State Department of Transportation crew members direct traffic to one lane Wednesday on Douglas Highway as they repair a washed-out culvert between John and Nome streets. Traffic was diverted to one lane for several hours as workers filled the hole with rock and dirt.

Audubon academy lessons take flight
Rain was falling at Eagle Beach on Tuesday, but the group of several dozen Harborview Elementary School students, teachers and parents didn't seem to mind. There were too many other things to see.

Bible, Barbour plan local wedding reception
Laura Bible and Gary Barbour were married Sept. 22, 2001, in Fort Smith, Ark.

Domestic violence: terrorism in the home
Fear, uncertainty and confusion. Following the events of Sept. 11, most Americans experienced these feelings to some degree. But what would it be like to live with those feelings every day of your life?

Dugaqua, Mazon to wed
Delores L. Dugaqua of Kake and Sam J. Mazon of Juneau will be married in a ceremony planned for 4 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Elks Lodge at 109 Franklin Street in Juneau. A reception will follow at 5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge.

Thank You
...for your help

Photo: Glacier Valley Student Council
Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer, right, swears in newly elected Glacier Valley Elementary School Student Council President Shelby Seghers-Oelklaus on Wednesday in the school's gymnasium.

CBJ schedules awards brunch
The public is invited to the CBJ Human Rights Commission's annual Human Rights Awards Brunch on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 1pm at the Goldbelt Hotel.

School Events
All Elementary/Middle/High Schools:

Gemmell, Heine to marry
Jesse Anne Gemmell of Juneau and Christopher James Heine of Yakima, Wash., will be married in a ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Obituary: Annabelle Roberts
Annabelle K. Roberts died Oct. 13, 2001, at Wildflower Court in Juneau.

Obituary: Edwin John Stier
Edwin John Stier died Oct. 10, 2001, in Juneau.

Obituary: Donald Vent
Donald Ernest Vent died Oct. 3, 2001, in Wasilla.

Obituary: Wayne Mulkey
Wayne Riddell Mulkey died Oct. 15, 2001, in Juneau.

Word of Mouth
I am still thinking about, troubled over, in fact continuing an exchange earlier this evening with two fellow Americans. Neither agreed with my assertion that freedom is an abstraction, and so is evil, and so is terrorism. Fighting terrorism or evil i

Outside editorial: Terrorists panic the House
The following editorial appeared in today's San Jose Mercury News:

Outside editorial: The FBI can't do it all
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:

Don't refight Cold War
President Bush's visit to Shanghai represents a vital initiative in the war against terrorism. The United States has the fledgling support of China in the endeavor, and Bush must seek to cement that support during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum now taking place.

The need to carry on
The administration stepped up its efforts Thursday to reassure Americans nervous about the anthrax scare.

My Turn: Consider nature, location and playing cost for golf course
This letter raises some issues that I feel should be considered in planning for a golf course in the North Douglas watershed. These issues regard the nature of the golf course, the location of the course, and the cost of play.

Festival celebrates Sitka's winter whales
In the summertime, the humpback whales in the waters near Juneau have spellbound visitors and residents alike. Sightings of feeding whales have even been made in Gastineau Channel to the delight of state workers with waterside windows.

Playing in the rapids
Kurt Foley compares whitewater kayaking to skiing down a mogul hill. Joe Powers says running his small boat through swift water and maneuvering it around waves is a bit like skateboarding. Ray Imel equates his kayaking experience to surfing.

Outdoor Calendar
Outdoor events

Crimson Bears are restless to wrestle
The Juneau-Douglas High School varsity wrestlers are getting restless these days. For the first two weeks of the season, the Crimson Bears have been traveling with a young squad in order to get some much-needed mat time at the informal Mount Edgecumbe and Skagway Invitationals.

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. 19

'Red Zone Rick' to the rescue
Rick Carte may be just a redshirt freshman tight end with the Western Washington University Vikings, but the former Juneau-Douglas High School football player has already earned a nickname from WWU head coach Rob Smith.

Bentz to give local pitching lessons
One of Juneau's three professional baseball players, Chad Bentz is offering to give free pitching lessons to local ballplayers this off-season.

Bad plane forces Juneau volleyball team to scrub Cordova match
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team had its own version of "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" as it tried to get to Cordova for a volleyball match Wednesday.

Colony outlasts Juneau volleyballers in five games
A sluggish start proved to be more than the Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team could overcome as the Crimson Bears dropped a five-game match to the Colony Knights on Thursday in Palmer.

Crimson Bear swimmers host Juneau Invitational
Over two months have passed since the Juneau-Douglas High School swimming and diving team officially started its season.

Era helicopter goes down in Cook Inlet
Authorities were waiting for high tides to subside today before resuming their search for three people missing in Cook Inlet after a helicopter crash Thursday afternoon west of Anchorage's international airport.

Natives granted Senate hearing on subsistence
The U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee will take up Alaska's subsistence dispute next month, when the panel is scheduled to hear from Native leaders.

Dividend checks sent to the wrong accounts
George Ferree saved half of his 17-year-old daughter's Alaska Permanent Fund dividend for college this year.

Panel: Alaska salmon can't be called 'organic'
ANCHORAGE Alaska has suffered a major blow in its efforts to win the federal government's official organic label for wild salmon.

Houston councilman-elect dies
ANCHORAGE A 63-year-old City Council candidate who won a tight election in Houston, north of Anchorage, died of a heart attack the day before he was to be sworn in.

State Briefs
Mat-Su won't join redistrict lawsuit; Winter trolling under way in Southeast; Army shuts down Seward resort

Alaska Airlines OK'd for Reagan
Alaska Airlines has gotten clearance to resume nonstop flights between Seattle and Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C.

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