Saturday, May 22, 2004

School delay is costly
As you consider your vote at the May 25 election regarding the new high school, please think beyond today or the next five years.

Ah, the beauty of Valley haze
I just love viewing the glacier and the neighborhood's flowers blooming through the blue smoke of the Valley.

To be president, and stupid
I had an interesting encounter with a young man in uniform.

Money doesn't mean better education
Throwing money into education doesn't necessarily mean education will improve.

Drive carefully for kids
Not a moment goes by that I don't think of my son, Skyler Lee Kim.

Photo: Egan Drive collision
Two teenage drivers were taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital after their cars collided at about 2:20 p.m. at Egan Drive and Willoughby Avenue.

Fairweather launch set back 1 week
Stringent safety training requirements and the grounding of the state ferry LeConte have delayed the Juneau launch of the state's new fast ferry Fairweather by about a week, according to the Alaska Marine Highway System.

How the new Mendenhall Valley high school got to this point
Voters first approved a new Mendenhall Valley high school, then to cost $50 million, as a package with $13 million in renovations at Juneau-Douglas High School.

Charter school seeks more funds
The Juneau Community Charter School, founded by parents, may be an "adopted child" in the school district. But the Juneau School Board should treat it more like its "birth children" - the regular elementary schools, charter school parents say.

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

New Valley high school: What's a voter to do?
On May 25 voters will decide once again whether they want to build a high school at Dimond Park.

Photo: Autograph alley-oop
Juneau-Douglas High School alumnus Carlos Boozer Jr., who plays professional basketball with the Cleveland Cavaliers, tosses an autographed basketball to waiting fans Thursday while shooting a commericial at Floyd Dryden Middle School.

Troopers arrest suspect in Maggie Wigen case
Nearly 14 months after Margaret "Maggie" Wigen was found dead near her Tenakee Springs home, Alaska State Troopers on Thursday arrested the man they say raped and killed her.

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

FYI
Vital statistics and legal announcements.

Cesar and Kendrick to wed
Amelia Lauren Cesar and Benjamin Kendrick of Seattle will be married on May 22, 2004, in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Clemens to receive juris doctor degree
Aaron Clemens will receive a juris doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., on May 22, 2004.

Two longtime friends bicycle the world
They start their morning together but then don't see each other until dark.

Howell and Obermiller to marry
Jennifer Howell of Juneau and Albert Obermiller of Marysville, Wash., will be married at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 29, 2004, at Lost Mountain Ranch in Sequim, Wash.

Thank you
Messages of thanks

Neighbors Digest
Events and reports in the community.

When you wish upon a star, it makes no difference who you are
Have you ever wanted to make a wish upon a star?

Church, states in the NW: Things are different here
Throughout life I've been without anything I'd call religion, but have been fascinated by it and especially its cultural and communal traditions.

Spring King Salmon Derby Standings
Eighth Annual Spring King Salmon Derby standings.

Sports in Juneau
Upcoming sports events in Juneau.

Softball seniors set for last home games
When Rachel Barril made the Juneau-Douglas High School varsity softball squad as a freshman, it was her skills on the field that did the talking.

Southeast state track and field qualifiers
State track and field meet qualifiers from Southeast Alaska.

Girls beat Dimond in OT thriller
Juneau-Douglas High School senior Greta Thibodeau was behind the bleachers, leaving her lunch behind.

Bears off to state meet
Juneau-Douglas High School track and field coach Scott May had to scramble earlier this week.

Juneau kickers win state openers
It wasn't the prettiest game the Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team has played this season.

Democrats, Republicans hold state conventions
Alaska Democrats and Republicans are holding their state conventions this weekend, with the spotlight on the U.S. presidential campaign and partisan issues.

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

Alaska Digest
Events across the state.

LeConte repairs to be worked out in Ketchikan
Towed behind a tugboat, the state ferry LeConte arrived at the Ketchikan Ship Yards for repairs on Thursday morning, said state Department of Transportation spokeswoman Nona Wilson.

Flood threat receding, along with glacier; officials look to prevent problems
The immediate threat to the Situk River - renowned for its steelhead fishing - and the Yakutat economy from an advancing Hubbard Glacier appears to have passed.

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