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Saturday, May 15, 2004

No good argument
I watched the House discuss HB81 Monday morning and was struck by what I would call the shallowness of the opposition's argument.

Empire prints tripe
Several times in the last six months I've sent correspondence to the Empire in a vain attempt to have my modest efforts published in the "Letters to the Editor" or the "My Turn" column.

Pre-emptive war not new
I'm not sure what David Crosby means by his statement that President Bush should be held "personally accountable" for prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib prison.

No shame in righteous war
How can somebody say that true Americans or Christians do not support war?

Change course
Thank you Jonathan Anderson (May 2 Empire), Doug Woodby and Matt Skerbitz (May 11 Empire) for voicing outrage about this terrible war.

Fyi
Vital statistics in Juneau.

Around Town
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

Mobile glass-blowing studio comes to capital city for Museum Day
In 2001 and 2002, Pilchuck Glass School art director Pike Powers worked with a group of wood carvers in Haines to create a wood and glass totem pole for the northwest Washington state school's 30th anniversary.

Crew tries to salvage helicopter
A salvage team was working Thursday in the waters near Skagway to recover a TEMSCO helicopter from beneath 35 feet of water at low tide, according to a Federal Aviation Administration officer.

Bartlett offers new service to detect cancer
Thanks to Bartlett Regional Hospital's new breast cancer detection equipment, Julie Millar didn't have to fly to Anchorage for the service.

Coming up tulips
Enjoying a sunny day for gardening.

Dandelion express
Bob Beierly takes his granddaughters, Roselina and Jazzi Wilson, for a ride on his electric scooter Thursday along Glacier Highway.

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

Schmitz and Klei to marry
Jaimee Lorraine Schmitz of Juneau and Ian Martin Klei of Kennewick, Wash., will be married at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 26, 2004, at the Juneau Church of Christ. A reception will follow at 6:30 p.m. in the Treadwell Room at the Baranof Hotel.

Check it out
Organizers of the annual Custom Classic & Antique Auto and Cycle Show presented a check for $6,000, representing some of the proceeds from last year's event, to vocational programs at Juneau-Douglas High School last month.

Thank you
Messages of thanks from the community.

Barron and Misa marry
Mary Grace A. Misa and William H. Barron were married Nov. 23, 2003, at Ceasar's Palace in Lake Tahoe, Nev.

Appreciating the Capitol's beauty
One of the most beautiful buildings in Alaska is the Alaska State Capitol.

Neighbors Digest
Digest of local community events.

Stears celebrate 10 years
Gary and Heidi Stears of Juneau will celebrate their 10-year anniversary on May 21, 2004, with a reception open to family and friends from 6-9 p.m. at Glacier Gardens.

They got Hope
Family case worker Susettna King, left, from Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Tribes of Alaska and social worker Jeannie Hale from the Office of Children's Services received the Juneau CASA Light of Hope Award in recognition for their efforts on behalf of Alaska's children.

Rena Leonard
Former Juneau resident Rena Leonard, 84, died May 11, 2004, in Helena, Mont.

The golf of Alaska
My history with golf has only a handful of chapters, but it's getting to be a long and troubled history.

Sports in Juneau
Upcoming sport events.

Going the distance
If past races can predict the future, Juneau-Douglas High School junior Tristan Knutson-Lombardo will grab the lead shortly after the gun goes off for the boys 1,600 meters this weekend.

Alaska's Top Prep Track and Field Times
2004 Alaska high school track and field season bests.

Spring King Salmon Derby Standings
Standings in the Eighth Annual Spring King Salmon Derby.

Region V Track records
Region V track and field records.

Donated oxygen masks aimed at saving pets' lives
Alaska Interior firefighters have a new piece of rescue equipment to work with - doggie-sized oxygen masks.

Group prepared to sue over right whales
A conservation group said Thursday it is prepared to sue a federal agency for failing to do more to protect a group of very rare North Pacific right whales in the Bering Sea.

Alaska Digest
Digest of Alaska staff and wire reports.

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

Vehicles will be pulled off LeConte
Cars could begin coming off the state ferry LeConte today, and a salvage boat is expected to arrive Saturday to work to get the vessel out of Peril Strait.

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