August 24, 2009 Hangar on the Wharf, Juneau, Alaska Moonalice poster by Carolyn FerrisAccording to Moonalice legend, 2009 is the 50th anniversary of Alaskan statehood. Don’t know about you guys, but we’re really happy about it. We still need a passport to get in here, but it’s worth it because you have SportsCenter on cable. But did you know that today is the 97th anniversary of the day that Alaska became a U.S. territory? One of the ways in which a territory differs from a state is that it doesn’t have its own courts. As a result, the Birdman of Alcatraz was prosecuted and incarcerated in the lower 48 after his arrest for manslaughter. Had you been a state back then, we might well have had a Moose Man of Matanuska or a Bear Man of Barrow. According to Moonalice legend, The Juneau What newspaper is the official newspaper of the Moonalice tribe in these parts. We noted with interest the story about the plight of bi-polar bears, whose survival is threatened by lack of self-esteem. We were also excited by the upcoming production of Tanning of the Shrew. According to the Moonalice legend, the best news comes from Juneau. M203 Listen to this show now at Moonalice.com.