Sunday, May 23, 2004

Author Morse writes about the Gold Rush from a new angle
Many readers who have sought out books about the Klondike Gold Rush have ended their search at Jack London's "The Call of the Wild," or a combination of Jack London and Pierre Berton.

Teenagers face a variety of adventures in the library's newest chapter books
Here are some pre-summer goodies for chapter book readers!

A vision of peace
I have a vision that someday there will no longer be Democrats or Republicans.

Build school to reduce the large dropout rate
Discussions about whether the current high school is large enough to adequately educate Juneau's high school students have left out an important group of Juneau teen-agers.

No plan for better schools
I'm still sitting on the fence on the new school question.

Two schools would offer options
We'll vote "no" on the initiative that would delay construction of a new high school, and urge others to vote "no."

New high school means more crowded classes
As the father of five Juneau-Douglas High School graduates, and a retired teacher, I have always been very "pro-education" - and I still am. That is why I am now very much a "yes" vote in Tuesday's important referendum.

School is too crowded
Our high school is already terribly overcrowded.

Smaller schools help at-risk students
As a lifelong Juneauite and payer or property taxes, mother, grandmother and former School Board member, I want to weigh in on the special election on Tuesday.

Build the school now
I am voting "no" on the next school ballot because I want a new high school.

Was cruise a waste?
I understand that our legislators were given a catered cruise on the new ferry Fairweather?

Prepare for inevitable population growth
As usual with controversial issues, it is difficult to follow the numbers: One group says the present high school is overcrowded; the other group says there is room to spare.

Vote 'no' and save
Taxpayers, wake up.

No room to grow at Juneau-Douglas High
I was dismayed to learn that there are people in Juneau who pretend that the proposed high school is a new idea.

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

Police & Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

DA: Accused talked about killing Wigen
brian wallace / juneau empire

Correction
Due to a reporter's error, a boat in a photo on Page A10 in Friday's Empire was misidentified as a boat where James Harmon had been living in Tenakee Springs last year.

Parents concerned about new regs for kids with disabilities
Juneau parents of children with disabilities are concerned about new state regulations that reduce respite care and require providers to have licenses.

Former boxer 'kept to himself'
Local boxing fans may remember James Harmon as a heavyweight who made an impressive debut at the end of 2001.

Photo: Smoke, no fire
An oil leak in the engine room created smoke but no fire on the Keet, an 80-foot catamaran used by Auk Nu Tours, on Friday evening, the Coast Guard reported.

Students' opinions about new high school echo adults'
Students at Juneau-Douglas High School are split over whether Juneau should build a second high school, recent interviews show.

Photo: Mining days
This photo, taken in 1942, shows the inside of a tunnel at Level 4 in the Alaska-Juneau Mine.

Photo: Made in the shaide?
Katie Stromme, 14, left, and Lucy Squibb, 13, enjoy some of their homemade lemonade - or "lemonaide," as their sign advertises - Saturday morning in the Bonnie Brae subdivision.

Leonard Milton McNees
Former Juneau resident Leonard "Mac" Milton McNees, 79, died May 11, 2004, at his home in St. George, Utah.

Think of the future and vote 'no'
W hat a vigorous and thoughtful discussion Juneau is having about the new high school. I

Cartoon by local artist Toe
Cartoon by local artist Toe

A 'yes' vote would allow the city to correct flaws
One of the hardest things in life is to admit you've made a mistake. As a community, that kind of admission becomes even tougher.

Working Overtime
Droves of anglers are putting in the equivalent of a full work week in rod hours this month as they search for the king to take the crown.

Southeast woodpeckers drum for mates
Courtesy of John Hyde

Out & About
Upcoming outdoors events in Juneau.

Fish report
Fishing report from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Sitka's Chong wins state triple-jump crown
Until two weeks ago, Sitka sophomore Dianne Chong had never competed in the triple jump.

Sports in Juneau
Upcoming sports events in Juneau.

Juneau shuts out Sitka for weekend
MICHAEL PENN / JUNEAU EMPIRE

Juneau girls claim first state soccer crown
It was a groundbreaking state soccer tournament for the Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team.

Spring King Salmon Derby Standings
Spring King Salmon Derby Standings

Tristan goes the distance for state title
Because he ran the smart race, Juneau-Douglas High School junior Tristan Knutson-Lombardo is a state champion.

Juneau boys fall to Service in title game
When the Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team opened the season in March, the Crimson Bears had no idea how far they could go.

Juneau goes 3-1 in Sitka series
The Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team took three out of four games from Sitka on Friday and Saturday at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

This Day in History
In Alaska; In the Nation; In the World.

Alaska Digest
Staff and wire reports from across the state.

State signs ferry headquarters lease
The state has signed a lease with the Ketchikan Gateway Borough to move administrative offices of the Alaska Marine Highway System from Juneau to Ketchikan this September.

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