Archived Top Stories: 2001

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• Jan. 12, 2001: Baby Jesus missing from manger, APT wants Skway linked to world, Roadless ban's effect

• Jan. 26, 2001: Southeast superpowers meet in Haines, Haines-based inquiry into Skagway annexation creates uproar, Gas pipeline committee considers new dock, Saved- Baby Jesus left at wrong church

• Feb. 9, 2001: Community education and recreation on rise, AIDEA wants ore terminal resurrected, Radio volunteers raring to go

• Feb. 23, 2001: Conceptual dock plans presented, City asks Tri-White's Sahi to come to town, More canine control demanded

• Mar. 9, 2001: Gas line meeting raises questions, Pioneer road bill passes House, School Board rehires James Telles

• Mar. 23, 2001: Skagway remembers beloved Oscar Selmer, Stardancer ramp ownership in dispute, WPYR delays Carcross service, Dog owners want public education campaign, Corrected sales tax figures

• April 6, 2001: City reacts to accusations, Accused gets time and fine in first McCabe trial, Chamber distances itself, Three resign from Pipeline Committee, School budget approved, Buckwheat Ski Classic, Panther boys barely miss shot at State

• April 20, 2001: Mayor would disband EDC, McCabe contractor sues for $1.73 million, NPS lichen study reveals pollution, Bill would cut school funding, "Little Orphan Annie"

• May 11, 2001: EDC disbanded, will become non-profit, Audit finds no money missing, Mill rate may go up, Horse tour still uncertain

• May 25, 2001: Big horses coming to Skagway, Chamber to hold referendum on EDC duties, Departing School Board president looks back, Graduation

• June 8, 2001: Taylor will be retried, School Board picks Hunz, Black Bear killed near Dyea Rd. residence, Masons celebrate 100 years in Alaska, Cancer walk

• June 22, 2001: Mill rate likely to stay same, Klondike Park turns 25, Chamber turns down EDC, Fireworks show moved, Bike relay, SS Sophia Memorial and Anna Maria reborn

• July 13, 2001: Deadlocked jury gives Taylor appraent victory, Ten-foot rule goes to court, Ivory thief chaperoned "Make a Wish" child, Fourth of July, Klondike Park 25th birthday and Lynn Canal unity celebrations

• July 27, 2001: Smelly slick but no discharge from cruise ship, Labor and housing shortage, Summer only sale tax considered, MOU with Yukon on hold

• August 10, 2001: New evidence in missing B.C. hiker case, Plane crash kills 6 near Haines,

• August 24, 2001: Plea agreement for Taylor, Summer sales tax prop. shut down, Candidates slow in filing, Tutshi whitewater

• September 14, 2001: National tragedy affects Skagway, Special report on cruise promotional fees, McCabe work nears end, Man knifed in bar, INS sting nets six

• September 28, 2001: Skagwayns raise voice for torn country, Bush wins Southeast, WPYR breaks record, Election forum

• October 12, 2001: City Election - Bourcy wins mayoral race, Mielke signs MOU with Yukon, Clinic reflexes muscles

• October 26, 2001: WPYR rock repair afects river, WP supports Yukon MOU, ATIA learns about terrorism effect

• November 9, 2001: FedEx cuts 400 Alaskan communities, Fish hatchery MOU, Selmer picked by Mayor

• November 21, 2001: Haines supports Skagway borough, SAR rescues Haines man, Sales tax holidays

• December 7, 2001: Flood control gravel site debate, Rec. Center planning starts, Rec. Center fuel spill, Cruieseline merger

• December 21, 2001: Quilt for Afghan kids, Hunz and Hunz bid, Study on Lynn Canal fast ferry

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