Friday, November 2, 2001

Preview Calendar
Entertainment and Arts Events

'Noises Off' wherein we'll find what's up with 'Nothing On'
Split-second comic timing. An impressive set. And lots of doors and sardines.

Scenes from the North
Juneau artist Jim Fowler hit the road last summer to paint the rolling expanses of the Yukon Territory and the vistas of British Columbia and the Northwest Territories.

An exhibit of fine art landscapes
"Creative seeing" and enormous negatives allow Anchorage fine art photographer George Provost to make awardwinning images.

Layers of personal history
Sonya KelliherCombs has secrets, dozens of secrets that will be revealed at the Alaska State Museum.

Every bit as patriotic
I agree with much of what Paul Grant expressed in his Oct. 31 My Turn, "America needs to encourage democracies in Middle East." I agree emphatically with his opinion that we need to " curb our insatiable appetite for oil ." To the degree that we are unwilling to curb our national appetite, and thus feel the need to invest tremendous diplomatic, economic, and military resources in protecting our "oil interests" in Middle East oil-producing countries like Saudi Arabia, we make ourselves more vulnerable to the volatile political, social and economic conditions of those countries.

End the bombing
I am in despair watching as our government leads us into a military campaign against Afghanistan, one of the poorest countries in the world. I deplore the rule of the Taliban in that country, and especially its suppression of human rights of women, and want to see a change. I cannot accept the idea that military force can solve the problem of terrorism. I do not know the answers, but I believe we only fall into the same camp as the criminals of Sept. 11 if we choose the path of revenge and killing of innocents.

School achievements
It's time for some good news! For the past two years most of the media focus has been on the High School Qualifying Exam as the measure of success for Alaska's schools. Although Juneau's scores are higher than most, we will not be satisfied until all of our students are meeting the academic standards we have adopted.

Pavement explanation
I would like to explain some of the issues Roger Allington addressed in his Oct. 28 published letter.

Around Town
Juneau events

Teen-age runaway missing since Aug.
A dispute over house rules apparently prompted a local teen-age boy to run away from his Douglas home more than two months ago. The missing boy is James J. Osborne, 16, described as 5-foot 6-inches tall and about 130 pounds.

Officials: City needs strategy to deal with bioterrorism
Juneau residents may feel far removed from recent anthrax scares on the East Coast but public officials are warning that the city is not immune from terrorist attacks and should craft a response strategy.

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

Local Briefs
Missing teen found; Man clings to moving vehicle; Holiday food boxes offered to families

Cruise head tax still in play
The cruise ship industry says a state $50 passenger head tax would be especially harmful in the aftermath of Sept. 11. But the leading supporter of that tax, Senate President Rick Halford, said that so far he doesn't see any reason to back off.

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

Health practitioner is ever on the job - at work, at home, in the community
Justine Emerson is a mother of three, a nurse practitioner and now a colonel in the Alaska Army National Guard. One thing she doesn't seem to do often, though, is slow down. "I don't think I relax very much," Emerson conceded

Around Juneau
Recycling helps Red Cross; Ghosts needed insurance; Perseverance stages auction

FYI
Births

Around Town
Today

Fake phone reps scam Juneau
The Regulatory Commission of Alaska is warning Juneau residents to watch out for fraudulent calls from people saying they are AT&T representatives.

Landmark Bergmann Hotel, restaurant get new owners
Local diners soon will have another place to get a good steak in town, said the new owners of the Bergmann Hotel and Grubstake Restaurant downtown.

Tourism poll finds split opinions, common ground
People who responded to the city's first tourism Web poll had mixed opinions about how many cruise ship passengers Juneau can handle.

'Vote Yes!' backers to be fined
The Alaska Public Offices Commission says supporters of a 1999 ballot measure tried to influence voters with a poll, and will be fined for violating campaign disclosure laws.

Politicians, North Slope producers differ on gas bill
Despite the firm support of Alaska's top political leaders for a natural gas pipeline along the Alaska Highway corridor, North Slope producers continue to insist that the so-called "over-the-top" route is less of an economic risk.

School Events
Auke Bay Elementary 463-1775

Be prepared for the storms of your life
The morning this was written, by the light of the streetlight, one could see snow swirling through the air and the house was vibrating and creaking as it was buffeted by the wind. "Aha," I thought, "the first winter storm." I was wrong.

Wilson new executive director
Shanti of Southeast Alaska, an HIV/AIDS prevention agency, has a new executive director.

Barrett, Furber to wed
Maureen Barrett of Edmonds, Wash., and Jeff Furber of Haverhill, Mass., will be married Aug. 17, 2002, in Lynnwood, Wash.

Thank You
On Oct. 5, 2001, Alaska Health Fair hosted the annual Senior Health Fair at the Juneau Senior Center. Several hundred folks attended and were able to access free health services including height and weight measures, vision screenings, glaucoma screenings, blood pressure checks, hearing tests and bone density information.

Quilting bee raises funds for recycling
A quilt pieced by three Gustavus women to raise money for the Gustavus Recycling Center is featured in the "Quilting Bee" section of the November issue of Quilter's Newsletter Magazine.

Walter L. Greaves
Walter L. Greaves died Oct. 10, 2001, in Salt Lake City, Utah, of a cerebral aneurysm. He was vacationing with his family.

Kathryn S. Walters
Kathryn Susanne Walters died Oct. 28, 2001, in Brookings, Ore.

Jim C. Primeaux
Jim C. Primeaux died Oct. 27, 2001, in Beaumont, Texas, at the age of 51.

Louis E. Anderson
Louis E. Anderson died Oct. 27, 2001, at his home in West Juneau.

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. We reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel.

Student visas ripe for reform
Of all the anti-terrorism measures before Congress, an overhaul of the country's inept immigration system - beginning with tighter background checks and monitoring of the whereabouts of foreign students here - is the most obvious and urgent way to provide a long-term deterrent.

Outside editorial sampler
Show business as usual; Security as economic stimulus; If this is stimulus, skip it

Ski sale is Saturday at Centennial Hall
Juneau skiers willingly stand in line for hours waiting to scramble for savings at the Juneau Ski Club's Ski Sale.

The joys of photographing nature with a digital camera
After 40 years photographing nature with a 35 mm camera, I decided to see what all the hubbub was about digital equipment.

Breathtaking fun running in the woods, a runner's experience
Not long ago, I took part in my first trail 10K run with the SouthEast Road Runners on the East Glacier Trail. The terrain was rough. The runners were friendly. The overall experience was, well, breathtaking.

Outdoor Calendar
Outdoor events

Crimson Bears favored to win region volleyball title
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team was undefeated in Region V-Class 4A play for the regular season, but that perfect record won't mean anything when the Crimson Bears open play in the region tournament this weekend in Wrangell.

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. 27. The list is compiled by Glacier Swim Club coach Gary Crowe of Juneau.

Crimson Bears swim to regions
The Juneau-Douglas High School swimming and diving teams begin their quest for Region V titles today and Saturday in Sitka. Today's preliminary events begin at 6 p.m. and continue at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Blatchley Middle School Pool, where 24 Crimson Bears swimmers and five divers will make their charge towards the state meet.

Sports in Juneau
Local sports events

Local volleyball standings
Standings through matches of Sunday, Oct. 28, from the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation's men's and women's volleyball progams.

Sports In Juneau
Today, Nov. 2

Man scuffles with police at airport
KETCHIKAN --A man was arrested after he swallowed what appeared to be heroin during a scuffle with police in an airport terminal, Alaska State Troopers said.

Lifelong Alaskan, 107, dies in Fairbanks
FAIRBANKS Lucy Adams, who lived in Alaska for all 107 years of her life, died Sunday in Fairbanks.

Tempers flare as legislators joust over redistricting plan
Tempers erupted on Thursday when a bipartisan panel of lawmakers met to discuss the status of the Legislature's legal challenge to a redistricting plan opposed by Republicans.

Photo: For excellence of care
Steve Franey, far right, of the American Hospital Association, presents the Circle of Life Citation Award to Jamie McLean, second from left, and Mary Kyle of Hospice and Home Care of Juneau.

Judge lets legislators comment in lawsuit
Alaska's Legislature will be allowed to participate in a lawsuit over the state's new political boundaries, but only on a limited basis.

Expert to check state Capitol security
The Legislature will hire an expert to survey the Capitol and Terry Miller Legislative Office Building for security vulnerabilities in the wake of national terrorist attacks.

Truck crash spills acid onto tundra
ANCHORAGE -- Response crews in Prudhoe Bay continued today to clean up a spill of nearly 1,700 gallons of a hydrochloric acid mixture.

State Briefs
Second murder jury is hung; Reception erupts in fight; Jury finds doctor guilty; Survivors tell of copter crash; Man arrested for shooting; Moose makes off with swing set

Around the state
Ketchikan truck fire kills man; Judge allows extradition in Alaska pipeline bomb plot case; CSX announces new leader of the Yukon Pacific Corporation; Free bus service targets pollution

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