Saturday, July 2, 2005

In the Stacks: Good books for summer
There's lots of good summer reading for chapter book readers this week at the Juneau Public Libraries:

Can the city take our property?
The Supreme Court has handed down one of the scariest decisions of the times. Your property is in danger for use by commercial interest and developers.

Humans triggering the next ice age?
On the topic of stopping global warming: Do you have any idea what happens once the climate warming trend stops?

Ketchikan bridge is a 'boondoggle'
Ketchikan residents didn't vote for a bridge that I can remember.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Tulsequah misses its cleanup deadline
The Tulsequah Chief mine missed a Canadian deadline to clean up its toxic metal pollution on Thursday.

Juneau-Douglas graduate wins teaching assistantship in Austria
Jeff Fanning of Juneau will spend the next academic year helping teach English to secondary students in Austria.

Variety, parade veterans expected in July 4 procession
Expect a lot of familiar faces, and few surprises, in Monday's Juneau Fourth of July Parade, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. through downtown.

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

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

Perdon, Fuchs to wed
Juneau resident Shammy Perdon and David Fuchs of Warrensburg, Mo., will be married at 5:30 p.m., July 1, 2005, at the Mendenhall Glacier. A reception will follow at the Travelodge Hotel.

Waterfront work can be dangerous
Working on the docks has always been a dangerous job, where a person needs to be careful and prepared.

FYI
News about the people you know

Lunch with a view
Hikers enjoy lunch with a panoramic view from the upper slopes of Mount Juneau on June 18. Douglas Island and Mount Jumbo can be seen across Gastineau Channel.

Fischer, Bowler marry
Forrest Fischer and Lesley Anne Bowler were married May 29, 2005, on the shores of Clear Lake in Northern California.

NeighborsDigest
Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

Hedges, Gasparek to marry
Juneau resident Julie Gasparek and Daryl Hedges of Burley, Idaho, will be married July 8, 2005, at Chapel by the Lake. A reception will follow at Centennial Hall.

Hiott, Shine wed
Leah Hiott of Sandpoint, Idaho, and Juneau resident Jonathan Shine were married June 25, 2005, in Saindpoint.

Walters, Goenner to marry
Cheri Michelle Walters of Nome and Alec Randolph Goenner of Pensacola, Fla., will be married Aug. 21, 2005, on a yacht in Destin, Fla.

Mary B. Johnson
Angoon resident Mary B. Johnson (Antoo.aat), 82, died June 21, 2005, at Mount Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka.

My turn: Is the school board's message to students 'dare to be average?'
Juneau School Board resistance to weighted grades for Advanced Placement courses in high school surprises me.

Alaska editorial: Supreme Court's decision on property is shameful
The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision undermining the Fifth Amendment to expand governments' powers of eminent domain as a way of generating jobs and tax revenue can only be described as shameful.

My turn: ANWR is the best place to reduce energy dependence
Like a majority of Alaskans, I support responsible exploration and development of a small section of ANWR on Alaska's North Slope.

Meet Alaska's best disc golfer
There's something about the sound a loose collection of dangling chains make when it's perfectly struck by an object.

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

Fools are ready for their midnight run
Heading into its 21st year of existence, the annual Only Fools Run At Midnight race is ready to take off from Centennial Hall at precisely 11:59 p.m. on Saturday.

Alaska man lists 18-foot hydraulic mecha on eBay
Anyone who's ever yearned for a hulking mecha with flame-throwing skills and red glowing eyes is in luck.

National Guard seeks cold war soldiers for documentary
The Alaska Army National Guard is looking for Cold War soldiers to share their experiences about those years spent protecting Alaska's Western border from the former Soviet Union.

Governor attaches strings to budget appropriations
Lawmakers made sure Angoon got a taste of the oil-wealth bounty in this year's capital budget by earmarking money for a search-and-rescue boat, a fire truck, a snow plow and renovations to the community hall.

Proposal gives state access to Medicaid patient records
In an effort to curb misuse of the Medicaid system, the state has proposed new regulations that would give it access to Medicaid patients' medical records.

Fast-ferry delays frustrate many
Cordova Mayor Timothy Joyce distinctly remembers a state transportation plan calling for year-round fast ferry service in Prince William Sound.

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

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Bear sow, two cubs tear through 13-year-old's 4-H project
Thirteen-year-old Maya Johnson had planned to show her dairy goat Annie at this year's Kenai Peninsula State Fair in Ninilchik. She also had some chickens that were part of an egg-laying project for the Funky Farmers 4-H Club.

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