Saturday, May 8, 2004

Sales tax is unfair fix
Kudos to John Mielke for his "My Turn" article of April 28, 2004.

Check the facts on eagle preserve
In reading the guest column by ex-governor Hammond in the May 3 edition, I came upon some very misleading so-called facts.

Few know Coast Guard's sacrifice
There are many in Juneau with some sort of attachment to the Coast Guard.

Alaska fishermen benefit from labeling
In his "My Turn" of April 29, Food Marketing Institute Executive Vice President John Block paints a bleak landscape for Alaska's fishing industry under the new country of origin labeling (COOL) law that will take effect Sept. 30, 2004. The picture he paints is incomplete.

FYI
Vital statistics and legal annoucements.

Around Town
Local schedule of non-profit events.

Silent worship
Attendees at the National Day of Prayer celebration at the Capitol bow their heads in prayer on Thursday.

Police & Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reports

Man killed by truck in Lemon Creek identified
Family members of the 61-year-old man killed by a truck in the Lemon Creek area Wednesday remembered him as a popular man who was active in the community.

School district can't advocate in special election
The Juneau School District is not allowed to spend public money to advocate a position in the upcoming election about building a high school at Dimond Park, the Alaska Public Offices Commission said Thursday.

Former corrections officer charged with assaulting inmate
A man dismissed from his job at Lemon Creek Correctional Center last fall now faces a charge of sexually assaulting a female inmate.

Extreme tides bring dinner
As Juneau's tide reached its monthly low Thursday, some residents found this week's dinner.

DIPAC looks to replace cracked tank
The fish, crabs and other sea animals that inhabit the DIPAC aquarium have promoted knowledge of marine life in Southeast Alaska since 1989.

Arnoldt and Kussart to marry
Kierke A. Kussart and Matthew C. Arnoldt of Juneau will be married 6 p.m. July 10, 2004, at Glacier Gardens. A reception will follow at St. Ann's Cathedral Parish Hall.

Encounters with whales
Thar she blows," is the familiar call of the whale hunter in stories about the sea. But innocent encounters also happen.

ANS honors Native educators
Thirteen educators were honored May 1 at the Alaska Native Sisterhood's Annual Native Women's Conference.

Emel and Thompson marry
Gail Marie Emel of Juneau and Jay Everett Thompson of Gardner, Mass., were married April 11, 2004, in Lake Tahoe, Nev.

Good manners begin at home
Do you wish your canine companion had better manners? Would you like a bit more control without dampening your dog's enthusiasm and zest for life?

Epperly and Hansen to wed
Kara Hansen and Peter Epperly of Juneau were engaged on April 18, 2004, and plan to wed in the summer of 2005 in Juneau.

Teaching teaches me more than learning ever did
F our years ago, I heard a simple formula for the key to success in school: Show up.

Neighbors Digest
Events in the community

Thank you
Messages of thanks.

Fleet blessing
Andrew Krueger / Juneau Empire

Act on fund proposals and let voters decide
Gov. Frank Murkowski is pushing Alaska's senators to agree on a fiscal plan before this year's legislative session ends on Tuesday, and he's hinted he could call a special session to keep their noses to the grindstone if they don't.

Behind the news, its a dog's world
ime for a quarterly report. Three months ago I stepped off the Malaspina and into the Empire's newsroom and your sphere, not fully remembering what peculiar people line these ocean channels.

Nanooks lose coach to Princeton Tigers
University of Alaska Fairbanks hockey coach Guy Gadowsky has resigned to take over the program at Princeton.

Sanchez makes most of chance
Cheyenne Sanchez didn't take the field until the game was 29 minutes old, but his impact was immediate for the Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team.

Derby Standings
Standings in the Eighth Annual Spring King Salmon Derby

Juneau track team splits to Kodiak, Haines
The Juneau-Douglas High School track and field team is headed in two directions this weekend - both west and north - for a pair of meets today and Saturday.

Juneau softball team ends long break for its first home games
It's been so long since the Juneau-Douglas High School softball team played a game that the Crimson Bears feel as if the season's starting over.

Local Sports Results
Juneau sports agate

Sports in Juneau
Sports in Juneau

Public-interest-litigant bill voted down
The state Senate failed to gain the necessary two-thirds majority vote Thursday to overturn a recent court case maintaining Alaskans' rights to public-interest-litigant lawsuits.

Alaska Digest
News across the state

Senate balks on portion of fiscal plan
Lawmakers in the Senate hit a partisan impasse on Thursday over the first key element of Gov. Frank Murkowski's plan to close Alaska's chronic budget woes.

Unregistered sex offender charged with sexual assault
A man charged with sexually assaulting an elderly Hoonah woman in April was alleged after his arrest to be an unregistered sex offender.

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

Owl's-eye view
Photo by J. Lavrakas

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