Saturday, November 15, 2008

'P.S.: Further Thoughts From a Lifetime of Listening'
Studs Terkel, who died last month at the age of 96, was America's most popular oral historian.

Nonfiction for adults features 'The Fisherman's Frontier'
Look for these and lots of other new nonfiction for adult readers on the shelves at the Juneau Public Libraries.

Delta, Alaska Air to expand marketing alliance
Delta Air Lines Inc., which broadened its global reach with its purchase of Northwest Airlines, plans to expand a marketing alliance with Alaska Air Group Inc., a carrier that some industry observers have speculated Delta may have an interest in acquiring one day.

Celebrating An Alaska original
One day when Bill Martin was 14 and working at a grocery store in Juneau, a man he knew for his Tlingit radio broadcasts spotted him and said, "Tell your father I said, 'Hi.'"

Stevens falls further back in Alaska Senate count
Republican Sen. Ted Stevens, a stalwart of Alaska politics who was convicted of felony charges last month, fell further behind his Democratic rival Friday, and many of the remaining ballots come from parts of the state that have favored the challenger.

Biologists capture bear near Juneau pizzeria
Another black bear has been captured near a downtown Juneau pizzeria with a name connected to cartoon wildlife.

Palin appoints Hoffman to Game Board
A Bethel man has been appointed to the Alaska Board of Game.

Trooper in Palin probe reassigned
The state trooper behind the abuse-of-power investigations of Gov. Sarah Palin is getting a reassignment following threatening telephone calls to his employer.

Developer says BC mine could help Juneau economy
The developer of the Tulsequah Chief Mine near Juneau says the Alaska capital could see an economic impact of $24 million annually when the mine begins operations.

Electrical intertie inching along
Piecemeal progress toward a Southeast electrical intertie is coming along, and some say this is the year to push for big funding.

Woman serves 2 months in prison for smuggling meth
A Juneau woman, who police caught last year trying to smuggle nearly a pound of methamphetamines into town by stuffing it in her bra, only had to serve two months in prison because of her efforts to seek treatment.

Old telegram shows racist past
The Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall in downtown Juneau was abuzz this week with people looking to Southeast's future at the annual Native Summit, but the past was not forgotten.

Photo: Barely awake
A black bear takes a nap in a tree behind Bullwinkle's Pizza Parlor's downtown location. "He's so cute, I'm going to call him Snowflake," said passerby Callie Conerton.

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

Around Town
Today

A Lifetime of achievement
Winning the Juneau Chamber of Commerce's 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award is no small feat, but if you ask REACH founder Lenore "Lee" Sandor, 83, she'll likely give you a modest reply about why she won.

The importance of team building
A very common message in today's society is the survival of the fittest. We must do whatever it takes to fulfill our dreams no matter how the cost might impact somebody else.

Consortium to host broadcast of suicide survivor roundtable
JUNEAU - The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Behavioral Health Department on Saturday, Nov. 22, will join more than 130 other sites nationwide to host a teleconference for the 10th Annual National Survivors of Suicide Day.

Recognizing survivors of suicide
As a suicide survivor and therapist since 1985, Sondra Sexton-Jones thoroughly understands the intricacies of suicide, and her experiences have helped her to help others.

The problem with 'never'
In general, I resist the temptation to give unsolicited advice to other parents. For one thing, I don't like getting advice, especially when I haven't asked for it. And I imagine other parents respond to unsolicited advice about as well as my kids. As in "not."

Juneau residents pack shoe box gifts for children worldwide
Local volunteers will collect simple shoe box gifts, personally packed by children, families and individuals, for Operation Christmas Child's National Collection Week, Nov. 17-24, at Chapel by the Lake.

Photo: Selling for statehood
From left, Alaska Pioneers members Fred and Jean Thorsteinson are helped by their son, Fred Thorsteinson, in selling the 50th statehood anniversary commemorative medallion, pins and posters last weekend at the Nugget Mall. Customer Nila Treston, far right, stops by to pick up her medallion in time for the holidays. Sales of the memorabilia, will be this weekend during the craft fair at the Mendenhall Mall and the subsequent weekends at the Nugget Mall.

Widowed persons to hold 'Grief and the Holidays' program
JUNEAU - The Widowed Persons Program is pleased to announce a special program on "Grief and the Holidays" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the Mendenhall Valley library conference room.

Firewood Program benefits Prince of Wales residents
Sealaska Corp. is joining forces with Viking Lumber on Prince of Wales Island to provide firewood to island residents this winter.

Association lists state's most Most Endangered Historic Properties
ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Association for Historic Preservation (AAHP) has listed the state's Most Endangered Historic Properties for 2008. The list is announced each year and is intended to bring public awareness to Alaska's threatened historic properties. Heightened awareness often leads to increased support for the conservation of endangered historic properties, which are assets important to tourism, economic development, and the cultural heritage of Alaska. This year marks the 20th announcement of AAHP's Most Endangered Historic Properties.

Breaking in the band for statehood
The Juneau Concert Band, which played to a full house on Nov. 9 at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center, held its inaugural performance in honor of Alaska 50th Year of Statehood.

Shanae'a Moore: Stage crew, technical theater
Age: 15.

Thanks for helping with the volleyball tourney luncheon
The 17th annual Juneau Invitational Volleyball Extravaganza (JIVE) Tournament was a great success. More than a dozen teams from schools in Alaska participated. Congratulations to the tournament champions, Cordova!

Recognitions
Constance Trollan, Wellspring Integrative Medical Center in Juneau, recently received the Alaska Nurse Practitioner Association's 2008 Nurse Practitioner of the Year Award for her leadership in the profession and excellence in clinical practice. Trollan also was honored for her work with Project Hope in Romania, where she worked to re-establish professional nursing after the fall of communism.

Senior menu for the week of Nov. 17-21
Monday, Nov. 17

FYI
Births

Guenther, Abel to wed
Scott Guenther and Shari Abel, of Juneau, will marry in a private ceremony on Nov. 22, 2008, in Juneau. Family and friends are invited to celebrate at a reception at 6 p.m. at the Juneau Moose Lodge.

Miller, Hennon to wed
Gwenn Michael Miller and Tyler Douglas Hennon, both of Juneau, are planning a January 2010 wedding in Juneau.

David G. Forchemer
Longtime Juneau resident David G. Forchemer died Nov. 11, 2008, in Leavenworth, Wash. He was 83.

My Turn: Let's look at Juneau's economy
It was good to hear that the city of Juneau is in good financial shape.

Alaska editorial: Mining returns to prominence
Petroleum gets most of the attention when Americans, and even Alaskans, think about valuable materials pulled from our state's ground, but last year Alaska entered the big leagues on another important production front.

Outside column: Never too early to start the 2012 race
Barack Obama hadn't even clinched the 2008 election when a prominent Republican pollster took soundings on his party's 2012 prospects. Neil Newhouse's survey produced a surprising result.

2 sentenced for plan to distribute cocaine
FAIRBANKS - Plans to distribute almost 9 pounds of cocaine led to a lengthy sentence for a Fairbanks couple.

Speedskating oval soon to open
ANCHORAGE - After years of anticipation, skaters should be gliding around the new Olympic-size speedskating oval at the 15-acre Cuddy Family Midtown Park next week.

Robber binds man, steals money, camera
ANCHORAGE - A robber bound a 78-year-old Anchorage man in his home and stole coins, money and a camera.

Man sentenced to 33 years in beating
ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage Superior Court judge sentenced a man to 43 years in prison with 10 suspended for a near-fatal beating of a woman.

Longliner sinks while tied up at dock
KETCHIKAN - A commercial fishing boat tied to the Trident Seafoods processing facility dock in Ketchikan sank on a rising tide.

Cats scratch past Bears
The scoreboard showed three sets to nil, but the Crimson Bears got their money's worth Thursday night.

JDHS hockey blanks Homer
The Juneau-Douglas High School opened the End of the Road Shootout in style Thursday, downing the Homer Mariners7-0 and keeping their emotions in check along the way.

JDHS pair to hoof at Nike Regionals
A pair of Crimson Bears girls cross country runners will take on the Northwest's best high school competition Saturday at the Nike Team Northwest Regionals in Boise, Idaho.

Bears rumble to Skyview Invite
A canceled flight Thursday nixed both of its scheduled duals, but the Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team finally made its way to Soldotna last night to take part in the 10-team Skyview Invitational today and Saturday.

Photo: Middle school hoopin'
Floyd Dryden's Siosi Topou, right, fights for the ball with Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School's Mercedes Wells on Thursday. DZMS won the "B" team game 24-20 at Floyd Dryden Gym.

Begich takes charge of race
Sen. Ted Stevens' hold on the U.S. Senate seat he's held for 40 years is looking increasingly shaky in the face of more votes for Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich.

Robbery takes cash from North Pole credit union
FAIRBANKS - A bomb threat called in to North Pole Middle School was followed by a robbery at a nearby credit union and police said the incidents may be connected.

Judge nixes changing Exxon damages plan
ANCHORAGE - A federal judge has rejected a bid to create a new allocation plan for punitive damages from the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Photo: 55th annual school boards conference
The board of directors for the Association of Alaska School Boards gathers for a group photo Monday in Anchorage.

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