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Friday, June 3, 2005

Some property tax numbers for thought
In 2004 a house assessed at $200,000 would have been taxed at $2,348 annually, or $195.67 a month.

Remember the true cost of war
This past Monday we solemnly commemorated Memorial Day, a day to honor the soldiers who have fallen in the service of our country.

Landless issue crucial to Sealaska
Sealaska Corp. is holding its annual meeting in Ketchikan this June, and reminding shareholders, that land is the backbone of our corporation, and our guiding strength.

Happy with having a Juneau Wal-Mart
I am very excited about Wal-Mart coming to Juneau for a number of reasons, and the bashing they are taking from ill-informed people here amazes me.

Leaders' priorities: themselves only
Wednesday's (May 25) Voice of the Times editorial shocked me so much I almost fell out of my chair.

Manager says Wal-Mart critics are wrong
Letter writer Ben Madison is absolutely right about consumers welcoming Wal-Mart to help them deal with the high cost of living ("Save Juneau from Wal-Mart's ills" on May 26).

Private and public preschools needed
Rory Schneeberger has set off a false alarm. ("Look out for government control of preschools," My Turn, May 30).

What would become of Pebble Mine?
In all the discussions, it's obvious that Northern Dynasty is a "junior" mining company who does not have any current mining activities under its belt.

Don't loosen rules for waste treatment
The National Science Foundation says, "the next international crisis will be over clean water."

Governor shooting workers in the back
The governor signs for himself (and his many appointees) a 50 percent pay raise.

City makes sewer expansion top priority for sales-tax revenue
Among the many Juneau projects that could use revenues from a 1 percent sales tax, extending the city's sewer system is one of few with unanimous Assembly support.

Alaska Air flights, baggage delayed
Flights into Juneau appear to be delayed more often since Alaska Airlines laid off nearly 500 employees and started training contracted workers, passengers and union officials said.

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

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

Urban crabbing
Zach Heppner, 15, lifts a crab ring back into the water as his brother, Luke, 7, watches the king crab they pulled up from the breakwater Thursday at the Don Statter Boat Harbor in Auke Bay.

Year-end celebration
For some Juneau students, the school year ended Wednesday with a hug.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Miller disagrees with airport officials over law's interpretation
Juneau International Airport officials say state law allows the airport to acquire land within the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge for expansion, such as the runway safety project now proposed.

Jensens remarry
Mike and Shari Jensen were married 6 p.m., May 7, 2005, at Lake Side Chapel in Yakutat. A dinner reception immediately followed the ceremony at Leonard's Landing Lodge.

Remembering the bygone days of the paper boy
This story is dedicated to all the boys who sold the Empire on the streets of Juneau.

FYI
News about the people you know

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

Francis and Rielly wed
Rebecca Francis of Roseville, Calif., and Collin Rielly of Juneau were married April 28, 2005, in Juneau.

Flags unfurled
Fifty state flags are flying again along Egan Drive between the Douglas Bridge and Marine Park.

Nicks and Furlong to marry
Juneau residents Leah Furlong and Rob Nicks will be married at 3 p.m., June 12, 2005, at Skater's Cabin. A reception will follow at the cabin.

Student recognitions
Recognizing Juneau's outstanding youth

Marvin honored as 'Legend' by Alaska Airlines
Juneau resident Carl Marvin has been named an Alaska Airlines Customer Service Legend, the highest honor bestowed upon an Alaska employee.

Honored youth
Monique Barteaux, 17, and her parents Keith and Joyce Mickelsen pose with Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch, R-Juneau.

Hospice begins its 'Good Grief Walk'
On Thursday, May 19, Hospice and Home Care of Juneau began its weekly "Good Grief Walk," an hour-long hike for those who have suffered a loss through death, past or present.

NeighborsDigest
Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

Squeaky clean
Auke Bay Brownie Troop No. 29 cleaned up Auke Bay Elementary School during the May 7 Litter Free event.

Richard Pegues
Juneau resident Dick Pegues, 68, died May 31, 2005, in Juneau. He died at home with his family after a battle with lung cancer.

Stan Miller
Longtime Juneau resident Stan Miller died Jan. 18, 2005.

My turn: Planned Parenthood will benefit Juneau community
Juneau and Alaska women have much cause to protect their bodies and rights, especially now with the multitude of anti-choice campaign endorsements.

High seas adventure
Commitment sets sail at the start leg of the Juneau Cup Challenge on Saturday at the Gastineau Channel.

JDHS softball team set to defend title
The Juneau-Douglas High School softball team heads down to Fairbanks tomorrow to defend its state title as a four-seed and Crimson Bears coach Dave Massey is not happy about it.

Memories and youth recaptured on the court
Back and forth, back and forth. It becomes almost hypnotic watching the little fuzzy ball travel from end to end on the tennis court.

Local Sailing
May 28-30

Playing on the courts of youth
He may not be able to bend for the low shots like he once did, but that doesn't stop 87-year-old Dean Williams from blistering backhands on the tennis court.

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.

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.

State to charge beach fee
State officials have some big changes in store for Eagle Beach, a picnic and bird-viewing spot generations of Juneau residents have loved and abused.

Beaver crossing
Cars stop to let a beaver cross Main Street in downtown Petersburg on Tuesday.

AlaskaDigest
Staff reports from around the state

Judge: Chignik fishery violates regulations
A Superior Court judge in Anchorage ruled Thursday that a Chignik sockeye salmon cooperative is illegal because it violates existing regulations.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

West Coast group buys Era division
Era Aviation's airplane operations has been sold to a group of West Coast investors.

This Day in History
In Alaska, the nation, and the world

Investigator testifies in cop slaying trial
The state rested its case Thursday in the murder trial of a man charged with killing Kenai police officer John Watson.

Hoonah School District found liable in slashing
The Hoonah School District has been ordered to pay more than $80,000 to the victim of a 2002 classroom slashing attack involving high school girls.

Frostbitten, but safe
Don Jardine, 51, (front row from right), Erik Bjarnson, 41, and Alex Snigurowicz, 45, are wheeled Thursday by Shawn Willis (back row from right), Donald Dorey and Maseline Sunele to the security gate at the Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage.

This Day in History
In Alaska, the nation, and the world

Activists sue to protect Alaska otters
A conservation group is again suing the Interior Department for failing to protect what it says is the world's most endangered population of sea otters.

Photo: A spell-bound Alaskan
Participants in the 78th annual National Spelling Bee, from left, Danielle Tacey, 11, of Anchorage, Jonathan Horton, 12, of Gilbert, Ariz., and Levi Foster, 14, of Fayetteville, Ark., await their turns during the bee Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

Judge rejects rehiring request
A federal judge on Thursday declined to reinstate 472 unionized ramp workers laid off by Alaska Airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Buyer drops out of gas line proposal
Sempra Energy Co., citing "protracted political wrestling" and doubts that North Slope producers would cooperate, has dropped out of a natural gas line proposal being considered by the state.

Sen. Seekins eyes governor's seat
An Alaska state senator said he may run for governor in 2006 if incumbent Gov. Frank Murkowski decides not to run for re-election.

Funding keeps most districts at status quo
Some state lawmakers have hailed a $70 million increase in education spending next year as one of the successes of the Legislature this year.

Cinema Guide
what's playing on the silver screen

2005 Concerts in the Park schedule
All concerts are free and at Marine Park

First Friday: Maps, Cityscapes, Jewelry
Juneau artist Sue Kraft will share 10 large paintings and up to 15 5-by-7-inch works as June's featured artist at the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, 206 N. Franklin Street.

A blend of punk legends
The Misfits and Black Flag, two of the most legendary punk bands of the early 1980s, were introduced to each other sometime in 1980 by a young Washington, D.C., punk named Henry Garfield.

what's happening
entertainment events around town

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news of local arts

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