Thursday, June 30, 2005

Censorship isn't an American value
Ted Stevens seems to have forgotten that he lives in Alaska and not in Moscow.

Know a man's fruits
I offer my fellow citizens a new political acronym to play with. It's WHINO, standing for Whole-Hog-Idiot-Now-Officiating.

Another example of creationist distortions
This is in response to the June 24 letter "Natural selection not the whole story."

Save the wharf
In response to the opinion column by Jerry Reinwand and Kim Hutchinson, Merchants Wharf is a part of the history of Juneau.

City approves Freddy's growth
Juneau's Fred Meyer store will keep storage vans and outdoor sales out of customer parking areas, according to expansion plans that went before the Planning Commission on Tuesday night.

Woman walks out of woods as search starts up
A Juneau woman whose friends and co-workers reported her missing Tuesday emerged from the woods in the Lemon Creek area Wednesday morning.

Police & Fire
Reports from Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers

Police & Fire
Reports from Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Photo: Preparing for the Fourth
Jessica Likins concentrates while folding a paper crane at the Northern Light United Church for Juneau People for Peace and Justice in preparation for the Fourth of July Parade.

AroundTown
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Photo: Long-traveling ice cube
Abigail Schnittke, left, visiting from Columbus, Ohio, Joe Mancini and Chris Mancini, both from Long Island, N.Y., and Linda Schnittke, also from Ohio, examine chunks of ice on display at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

Back in the Swing
Just coming up to bat in a softball game on a rainy night this week was enough for Jamie Parsons to earn high-fives from his teammates, and a gift from the governor.

How to diversify Juneau's economy?
Enough talk about diversifying Juneau's economy. A task force appointed by Mayor Bruce Botelho is identifying ways to make it happen.

Assembly awards funds for art mobile at JDHS
Juneau artists Steve Henrikson and Jan Criswell created a giant mobile for Craig High School in 2000 and they hope the experience helps them over the next year in Juneau.

Veto spares Juneau
Gov. Frank Murkowski sparingly used his red pen on the state budgets as he signed the two bills Tuesday in Anchorage.

Going out for a spin
They left their petticoats behind on the 780-foot cruise ship Amsterdam. But for a few hours Wednesday afternoon, more than 500 tourist square-dancers brought the funk, do-si-do style, to Centennial Hall.

Photo: Windswept
Juneau Youth Sailing Club instructor Alek Carson sits on the side of a sailboat, as Alec Calloway rides with Lars Johnson just behind the sail Tuesday while they travel to the boat landing in Gastineau Channel.

Kensington Mine wins final permit
Preparations for building the Kensington Mine north of Juneau will begin Friday, developer Coeur Alaska says.

Photo: Ramping up
Trucano Construction carpenters Ben Haffner, left, and Jim Brown work on a new ramp on Wednesday at Harris Harbor.

Spiraeas are an integral part of low-maintenance landscaping
S lowly exploding, the snowmound spiraeas detonate across the landscape, their thousands of brilliant white blossoms filling their branches with soft glowing fireworks.

Celebrating life
The Juneau Celebration of Life Walk on May 14 culminated in a luncheon at Centennial Hall with featured speaker Dr. George Laramore, head of radiology oncology at the University of Washington.

Living into the beauty of God's creation at the time of the solstice
From the beginning, our understanding, our very survival, embraced the importance of day and night, season upon season, cycles that give shape and form to our lives.

Thank you
Messages of thanks from the community, to the community

Frederick Larry St. Clair
Former Juneau resident Frederick Larry St. Clair, 77, died May 29, 2005, in Apache Junction, Ariz. He was born to Frederick L. and Ruth St. Clair on Sept. 28, 1927, in Bridgeport, Wash.

Outside editorial: Patriot Act reform
Congress and President Bush are headed in different directions with the Patriot Act, and that's good news for the civil liberties of the American people.

Outside editorial: Ferry riders deserve better
Residents of Prince William Sound believed it when the state said a new fast ferry would offer service this summer.

My turn: Delaying charter school will help solve contentious points
The decision to delay resubmitting the Montessori Borealis Charter was largely a matter of timing and had nothing whatsoever to do with the defensibility of the charter's position.

Outside editorial: Numbers don't add up for Tongass logging
The U.S. Senate has the opportunity to rectify a mistake made by the House this spring, and to pass an amendment limiting taxpayer subsidies for logging in Alaska's Tongass National Forest.

Graham lifts Cards past O's
Kyelisa Graham homered and scored the game-winning run in the fifth inning to lead the Cardinals past the Orioles, 14-13, in minor softball league action.

Gastineau Channel Little League Standings
Standings as of June 23

Midnight Suns successfully tour Oregon
Three different age groups of Juneau's Midnight Suns youth fast-pitch softball organization enjoyed successful tours of Oregon last weekend.

Ready to battle the Yukon
All three Juneau teams competing in the 460-mile Yukon River Quest said Wednesday morning's drizzling rain was an advantage.

Sports in Juneau
Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau.

Sports in Juneau
Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau.

ACS chief boosts holdings
The chief executive of Alaska Communications Systems increased her position as the company's largest individual stockholder this month by buying up shares worth about $718,500.

Abandoned walrus pup finds new home
Pup: A baby walrus, shown in a photo provided by the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, was found on a beach in Kivalina.

Kenai Peninsula-area fire growing, putting out a lot of smoke
The King County Creek fire near Skilak Lake on the Kenai Peninsula is growing as fire officials worry about dry conditions and the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend.

ACLU will review displays of Ten Commandments in Interior
The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska will take a fresh look at the Ten Commandments displayed in Fairbanks' public buildings following two rulings this week by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

National task force takes up aquaculture
A new national task force will spend the next 18 months devising ideas to reduce harm from fish farms proposed off the U.S. coast.

Measure to halt Tongass roads rejected
The U.S. Senate rejected a bi-partisan measure Wednesday that would have stopped the flow of taxpayer money to build new roads in the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Native shares bill passes Senate panel
A U.S. Senate bill that would increase younger Alaska Natives' chances of receiving dividends from Native corporations passed the Indian Affairs Committee on Wednesday.

This Day in History
In Alaska, the nation, and the world

Cinema guide
What's playing on the silver screen

what's happening
News of local entertainment events

First Friday: Paint, Pastels & Glass
Jason Ford has six examples of his wildlife scenery paintings at Gallery of the North on South Franklin Street, and that kind of work is what has paid his bills as an artist. But much of Ford's work is far more "progressive."

A musician's 'Passion'
Juneau songwriter George Wallace was born and raised in Philadelphia and came of age musically in the mid-to-late 1960s.

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News of local arts

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