Saturday, May 29, 2004

War based on lies
We now know enough to say that the subject of the Iraq war should be the sole deciding factor in the November presidential election.

Liberals right this time
Jim Tester, wrote Alaska Daily News May 27, 2004: "Alaska Democrats are asking for higher taxes on oil produced in the state because the oil companies are making record profits.

Heiman is a veteran
This is in response to the reader whose letter stated that "I would like to confirm to the community that the Empire does print exactly what you write."

More than individuals
If I may, I'd like to offer perhaps a bit broader, if not a more lasting, perspective on Brandon Loomis' version of the reality of and reasons for church in our midst.

School pulls the plug on Christian concert
Students in a Christian club at Juneau-Douglas High School are upset that the school administration abruptly shut down a lunchtime concert Wednesday.

Master carver dies at 83
Tlingit master carver and fisherman Amos Wallace was remembered by family and friends Thursday as a gentle and generous father, a devout Orthodox Christian, an inventive artist and idea man and a champion of Native rights through his work with the Alaska Native Brotherhood.

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

FYI
Vital statistics in Juneau.

Correction
Due to a reporter's error, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum's latest exhibit, "Eight Stars of Gold: The Story of Alaska's Flag," was omitted from the Page 2 calendar in This Week.

Juneau ranked high for good quality of life
Juneau is ranked No. 11 among 3,141 counties and cities in the United States for having a high quality of life, according to a recent study.

District would tackle dropouts with city funds
The Juneau School District would hire three more secondary counselors and two more teachers if the Juneau Assembly gives the schools more money for next school year, Juneau School Board members said Thursday.

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

Teachers, district headed to arbitration after mediation
The Juneau School District and its teachers will move on to arbitration after an all-day mediation session Wednesday failed to produce a contract.

Douglas Bridge to keep bike lanes - for now
A last-minute change in federal highway funding will delay a controversial plan to remove bicycle lanes from the Douglas Bridge to make room for a reversible center lane.

Marks and Flores to wed
Serena A. Flores of Juneau and Mervin C. Marks Jr. of Juneau will be married at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 5, 2004, at Northern Light United Church in Juneau.

We are at the center of the world
As I walked along the dock in the late evening sun on a Monday night, I saw the massive ships positioning to leave the port of Juneau.

Vocational service award winners
Downtown Juneau Rotary Club's 2004 Vocational Service Award Winners are:

Dunne and James to marry
Kolene Elizabeth Dunne of Saxman and Lyle Kelly James of Hoonah will be married during a traditional Tlingit wedding ceremony from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, 2004, at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall, 320 W. Willoughby Ave., in Juneau.

Bixby and Ferguson marry
Jiilian Marie Ferguson of Juneau and David Lowell Bixby of Ukiah, Calif., were married April 24, 2004, at Pearson's Pond in Juneau. A reception followed at the Macauley Salmon Hatchery.

Student recognitions
Recognition for academic achievement.

Neighbors Digest
Reports from Juneau neighbors.

Thank you
Messages of thanks to the community, from the community.

First Lady presiding
First Lady Nancy Murkowski presented Bartlett Regional Hospital Foundation with a $15,000 donation to be used for patient services at Reifenstein Dialysis Center.

Gretchen A. Adams
Lifelong Juneau resident Gretchen A. Adams, 63, died Sunday, May 23, 2004, at her home.

We're almost as liveable as Hamilton Co., Indiana
Los Alamos County, N.M., is the best place to live in America.

Spring King Salmon Derby Standings
Here are the standings in the Eighth Annual Spring King Salmon Derby.

Magallanes' skills stand out, any way you say it
Sergio Magallanes has long plagued opposing baseball teams with his double-barreled skills from the mound and at the plate.

Felix, Urata tops in division at regionals
Juneau Aurora Knights synchronized swim club member Sarah Felix drew the 13th starting position, but it wasn't an unlucky number.

Sports in Juneau
Upcoming sports events in Juneau.

Senior sendoff
Their high school baseball careers are coming to an end, but the nine Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bear seniors haven't had time to think about their last home games this weekend.

Juneau Cup series starts on Saturday
The Rum Cup Challenge is gone, replaced by the new and improved Juneau Cup Challenge sailing series.

Alaska Digest
Staff and wire reports from across the state.

Looking cute
An orphaned brown bear cub checks out a stranger visiting its holding pen Wednesday at the Alaska Zoo.

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

Federal District Court judge rules goshawk not endangered in Southeast, but orders a review for Canada
A federal District Court judge has ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acted appropriately in not listing a Southeast Alaska species of goshawk as threatened or endangered.

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