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Tuesday, May 18, 2004

BusinessDigest
Planning an Internet Presence That Delivers, hosted by the Juneau Small Business Development Center and presented by Todd L. Saunders of the Small Business Administration, will be held from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, in the third-floor conference room of the Juneau Empire building.

Learn from mistakes
The anger and shame I feel about the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners - many of whom committed no crime - will haunt me for life, as will the thousands of Iraqi and American lives lost to this senseless and greed-driven war.

Pepper spray better method than dogs
This is in response to all the people who have either written to the editor and/or are in disagreement with my comments about bears and dogs.

Please don't pass up school funds
Juneau voters should pay close attention to the May 25 municipal election if they are concerned about a lack of capital project funds for Juneau in this year's budget.

Don't change preserve regulations
If you have been to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve in Haines, you may feel the same frustration I do at the controversy going on there right now.

AMHS needs to keep Angoon in mind
As a resident of Angoon, I would like to say that I hope our little community is at the top of their priorities also.

Benefit of doubt
This abortion thing makes me angry. On one side, you have a group of people claiming they are "pro-life," and they run such propaganda as "Umbert the Unborn," in hopes of persuading people with cute drawings and bad punch lines. I don't like propaganda. Many are against abortion on religious grounds, or just because.

Umbert cartoon no joke
Your characterization of the Alaskans For Life cartoon "Umbert the Unborn" as "laughing about abortion" strikes me as somewhat of a cheap shot.

Thanks for playing
I would like to thank you for the letter wrote regarding the ignorant bumper sticker.

Do not leave kids or pets in cars
I have noticed in the past few days children and pets being left alone in cars.

JDHS musicians to tour Europe
Juneau-Douglas High School students Timothy Peterson and Lindsay Perkins will be making noise this summer in places such as Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and St. Mark's Basilica in Venice. But they won't get booted out.

Longtime resident leading annual spring derby with a 33.7-pound king salmon
With 14 days left of competition in the 8th Annual Spring King Salmon Derby, Robert Reid is leading the pack of anxious anglers with a 33.7-pound chinook he caught May 10 near Funter Bay.

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

Sunbathing exchange student wakes up to bear licking his chest
When foreign exchange student Max Bergman headed from Sweden to spend his last year of high school in Juneau, he never expected to be kissed by a bear.

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

Plot to bomb school reported
Police are investigating reports alleging a 15-year-old student discussed damaging Juneau-Douglas High School with a homemade bomb.

Photo: Glass art
Pike Powers shapes a glass ball as Kelly Soderberg provides a puff of air Sunday.

City's bars may go smoke-free in early 2008
Juneau will become the largest city in Alaska to ban smoking in all businesses if the Assembly sticks to a unanimous vote taken Monday night.

Gas prices take a hefty jump, likely will go higher
About two weeks ago, the price of an unleaded gallon of gasoline at Mike's Airport Express on Mendenhall Loop Road rose 20 cents - from $1.86 to $2.06.

Assembly OKs resolution for building school
The Juneau Assembly endorsed a second high school Monday night, despite opposition saying the resolution could unfairly influence the special election next week.

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

Photo: Dock's first ship
The cruise ship Oosterdam, left, is berthed Monday at the new AJ Juneau Dock, becoming the first ship to tie up at the 380-by-60-foot floating dock.

Mine honored for accident-free year
Miners at the Greens Creek Mine work 11-hour shifts in a dark, noisy environment. They operate heavy machinery under loose rock that is regularly made looser by blasting.

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

Patricia N. Stevens
Juneau resident Patricia N. Stevens, 55, died March 21, 2004, at her home in Juneau.

Glenn Frederick Maller
Juneau resident Glenn Frederick Maller, 46, died May 12, 2004, at his home.

Ellsworth Angus McCulloch
Juneau resident Ellsworth Angus McCulloch, 91, died May 15, 2004, at Wildflower Court.

Denali park fee unreasonable
Ten bucks just to apply for a chance to drive the Denali park road in September?

Support Juneau's schools again
You will be hearing the phrase, "Build It Now!" over the next few weeks as Juneau voters prepare, once again, to have their say on an issue of great importance to our children (and their children) - building a new high school in the Valley.

Alaskans are smart enough to fix the state's budget woes
For the past few months, a group of varied individuals from across Alaska has been meeting in Juneau to discuss the fiscal issues facing our state.

Voters should reject initiative change
It's a good thing the Alaska Legislature can't amend the state constitution without the consent of Alaska voters.

Spring King Salmon Derby Standings
Standings in the Eighth Annual Spring King Salmon Derby, as reported at 10:09 a.m. on Monday, May 17.

HERSHEY'S TRACK AND FIELD EVENTS
At top: Miranda Vaughan, 11, center, races to a victory in her heat of the girls age 11-12 100-meter dash during Sunday's Hershey's Track and Field Events at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. Vaughan beat Nicole Stangeland, left, and Katherine Wilson, right.

Sports in Juneau
NEW CALENDAR ITEMS

Larson perfect in Juneau sweep
Ashley Larson threw the first seven-inning perfect game in Juneau-Douglas High School softball team history on Monday as the Crimson Bears swept two games from the Ketchikan Kings at Ketchikan's Norman Walker Field.

Crimson Bears clinch state berth
Even though most of its top varsity players stayed home this weekend, the Juneau-Douglas High School softball team had no problem clinching a berth at the state tournament with a sweep of Prince of Wales at Craig High School.

ROPEs project brings stars to town
All Carly Lehnhart wanted to do was invite an international soccer star to town for a Juneau Soccer Club camp.

SPRING KING SALMON DERBY STANDINGS
Here are the standings in the Eighth Annual Spring King Salmon Derby, as reported at 12:31 p.m. on Sunday, May 16.

Sports in Juneau
Listing of sports events in Juneau.

Region V Championships
The results of the Region V Track and Field Championships held Friday and Saturday at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park track. Results are from event finals only, not preliminaries.

Region V Track records
The Region V track and field records.

Les Vagabonds
The Montreal Expos have heard these promises before.

LENA LOOP 5K RACE
Results from the Southeast Road Runners club's Lena Loop 5-kilometer race held Saturday. There also was a 1-kilometer kids run, but no results were available. The results also will be posted on the SERR web site at http://www.juneau.com/serr.

This Day in History
Historical events in Alaska, the Nation and the world.

Search scaled back for missing climber
The search for a Utah man who went missing while attempting a solo climb of a mountain in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park in Alaska was scaled back Sunday.

This Day in History
In Alaska

Ferry floats free at last
james poulson / daily sitka sentinel

Northwest Digest
Digest of events in the Northwest

Alaska Digest
Staff and wire rpeorts across the state

Closed-door politics nothing new to state
For four years, former Anchorage Rep. Andrew Halcro attended closed caucus meetings of the House Republican majority, but he cannot think of a single time when the doors should not have been open.

Whistling swan spreads folk music around Alaska
At a time when most boys were playing hoops or flirting with girls, Mike McCormick was sipping colas and listening to jazz greats Charles Mingus and Miles Davis.

Photo: Totem refurbish
Lyle Jones makes measurements on Wayne Price's Eagle-Beaver totem pole earlier this month in Saxman.

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