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Sunday, May 22, 2005

DOT's cutting of trees hurts Sunny Point
On a recent evening driving to the valley, I was struck by the amazing display of sunlight playing off the leaves and foliage along Sunny Drive on the channel side of Egan.

DOT should think of neighborhood
The Department of Transportation plans to begin May 23, to use chain saws and mechanical brush cutters to clear the vegetation from the edge of Sunny Point's Sunny Drive to, in and up the far bank of the drainage ditch that runs in front of the homes along the drive. This will then be followed by cleaning the ditch with heavy-duty equipment. These trees and bushes provide the homeowners with some protection from the noise and fumes from Egan Drive. Cutting the vegetation will remove this protection.

Fuel for change
Juneau isn't every biker's paradise. It rains an average of 223 days a year. It snows for a third of the time that it isn't raining.

Boy with explosive device arrested
Juneau police arrested a 14-year-old boy who was found in possession of an apparent homemade bomb Friday at Floyd Dryden Middle School, officers reported.

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

A wash with a good cause
Juneau Jumpers Grayson Carlile, Nicole Lim, Iris Neary and Laura Knapp take part in a fundraising carwash Saturday at the Mendenhall Mall.

Jazz in Juneau
Sherman Holmes and his brother, Wendell, perform along with drummer Popsy Dixon at the first event Friday of the 19th Annual Juneau Jazz & Classics at Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall.

Looking for stories that old pictures tell
History isn't some tired subject people are forced to learn in school, a co-founder of the Gastineau Genealogical Society said Saturday.

AroundTown
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

Alfred Edward Stoinich
Former Juneau resident Alfred "Big Al" Edward Stoinich, 82, died April 29, 2005, in Tierra del Mar, Ore.

Berthele Elisen (Gaffney)
Longtime Juneau resident Berthele Elisen died April 10, 2005, in Sublimity, Ore.

Austin Harding Brown
Austin Harding Brown, a 68-year resident of Juneau, died May 14, 2005, in Anchorage.

Lucy Bell DeAsis
Longtime Juneau resident Lucy Bell DeAsis died Feb. 25, 2005, at her home in Juneau, surrounded by family.

Enjoying the richness of the Empire Web site
During a discussion May 11 about the Empire's internet Web site, members of our reader advisory board expressed some surprise that the site has undergone as much development as it has in the past several months.

Time to get serious about North Douglas crossing
City leaders resurrected discussion last week of a project that has languished far too long - a bridge to north Douglas.

Out&About
Out & About is a listing of recreational activities.

Wandering Wildlife
Every winter moose invade Gustavus, and every spring they virtually disappear.

Juneau Freewheelers 34k Time Trial Results
Short Course Results (9.3 miles):

Juneau defeats POW
Juneau's Derrick Listberger streaks past Prince of Wales third baseman Colt Anderson on Saturday.

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.

Gimme five
Karen Willey, left receives a high-five from Sue Behnert during the Alaska Torch Run at Twin Lakes on Saturday.

Southeast Road Runners Treadwell Ditch Run
May 21

STATE CHAMPIONS
There were just a few sprinkles of rain in Fairbanks on Saturday afternoon, the second day of the 2005 Alaska State High School Track and Field Championships.

JDHS boys soccer team defeats Palmer for third place finish
After a heartbreaking 1-0 semifinal loss to the South Anchorage Wolverines at Anchorage Football Stadium on Friday, the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears boys soccer team defeated the Palmer Moose 3-0 on Saturday to secure third place in the Alaska School Activities Association State Soccer Championship.

2005 SPRING KING SALMON DERBY STANDINGS
Here are the standings of the Ninth Annual Spring King Salmon Derby, as reported at 12:56 p.m. on Friday, May 20.

JDHS softball sweeps Kings in season finale
The Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears shutout the Ketchikan High School Kings in the final three games of the regular season this weekend

Klukwan herbicide permit put on hold
A top state regulator has pulled Klukwan Inc.'s controversial permit to spray herbicides over Long Island in southern Southeast Alaska this summer, pending review by an administrative judge.

Difficult special session goes on
An Alaska legislative session that began with the possibility of easy budget decisions has dragged on in testy showdowns, with lingering disagreement on funding state government.

Impasse could last until the bitter end, some say
Rep. David Guttenberg's cell phone rang as soon as his food arrived at a downtown Juneau restaurant last week, calling him away from his family and back to a Capitol floor session.

State orders Ponzi scammers - foreign and domestic - to stop marketing to Alaskans
State banking officials issued a cease and desist order Friday to a private investment club after finding that its get-rich-quick scheme is illegal.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

House takes no action on Tongass
The U.S. House of Representatives took no action on an amendment that would have stripped funding for logging roads in the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska.

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