Friday, June 4, 2004

Business Digest
Business events in town.

Lost insurance jobs
In the May 30, 2004, Juneau Empire, Alaska Department of Labor Commissioner Greg O'Claray wrote an editorial about foreigners grabbing Alaska jobs.

No reason to stop concert
You may have read last week's article about our school shutting down Act of Defiance's concert.

Now it's Juneau turn to support schools
During this past legislative session, Juneau citizens played a pivotal role in securing the $82 million dollar increase for public schools, of which Juneau will receive $3.1 million for the coming school year.

Retire school bonds
I read with interest the lead article on Thursday, May 27, concerning the new school situation.

Rethink boat electric fees
The CBJ Docks and Harbors Board approved a measure that will put a flat rate on electrical fees at the small boat harbors to help pay for the electrical systems at the yet-to-be-rebuilt harbors.

Buy Spuhn Island
On Tuesday, June 8, at 7 p.m. the planning commission will meet in the Assembly Chambers to discuss the proposed subdivision on Spuhn Island.

Shut up and vote
Over the past months, I have read many opinions on the war in Iraq.

Bikes are legal on road
In response to "Keep bikes off the road," June 1, 2004.

Harmon pleads not guilty to murder charges
The man charged with killing Maggie Wigen in Tenakee Springs last year received a tentative August trial date as well as a new attorney Thursday.

Boost in property taxes helps city to fund programs
Various Juneau city organizations likely will receive additional funding, partly because of additional property tax mills that the Assembly Finance Committee agreed to levy for schools Wednesday.

Public defender appointed to represent Harmon
The man charged with raping and killing Margaret "Maggie" Wigen last year in Tenakee Springs is set to enter his plea today, with a new attorney at his side.

Assembly considers property tax hike
The Juneau Assembly put the public on notice Wednesday night that it probably will raise the property tax mill levy to give the schools more money.

Sitka Kaagwaantaan to lead this morning's grand parade
Ed Mercer and the Sitka Kaagwaantaan are honored to be the lead dance group for today's 8 a.m. Grand Entrance and Saturday's 8 a.m. parade in Celebration 2004.

Virus sickens 348 on ship
Nearly 350 passengers and crew members aboard a Princess Cruises ship that docked in Juneau on Tuesday were stricken with a norovirus this week, cruise line officials said Wednesday.

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

High school senior artist ready for the Windy City
Sarah Elliott was painting a chess board in perspective on a ceiling panel at Juneau-Douglas High School recently.

Celebration 2004 Events Schedule
A list of the celebration events to come.

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

Large logs create brief clogs in new fast ferry
The Alaska Marine Highway System has found a new definition for the word logjam.

Father, son escape Bayliner blaze in Gastineau Channel
A fire that destroyed the family's boat and an afternoon of fishing for a father and son had a bright side, said one of the men, who jumped into Gastineau Channel to escape the flames.

Actor, astronomer, church deacon, Eagle Scout graduates from JDHS
The interests of Jason Ginter, a Juneau-Douglas High School graduating senior, combine intellect, artistry, body and soul.

Celebration: Boxley's chest wins Best of Show
Six artists have taken top awards at the second Sealaska Juried Art Show for best contemporary and traditional Native art.

New leash rules drafted
The sun was shining. Daffodils were dancing.

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

Focus group to look at high school options
The city will ask voters from the recent special election why they voted for or against the Dimond Park high school.

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

A warm welcome to town
Elder Ray Wilson rides in the bow of the Tlingit Warriors canoe, one of five teams paddling from Douglas Harbor to Marine Park for the Coming Ashore Ceremony to kick off Celebration 2004.

Celebrate: Dancers of Metlakatla
Photos

From the case to the stage
The week before Celebration is often one of the busiest times of the year at the Alaska State Museum. Items placed at the museum for safekeeping are checked out for use in various performances throughout the weekend.

Celebration 2004 Events Schedule
Schedule of celebration events

Wrapped in culture
Tineka Wanakore, left, and Mere Clendon of the Rangimarie Maori Dancers from New Zealand use a borrowed button blanket to stay warm while waiting for a group photograph to be made on Thursday.

Celebration: Canoe races could be competitive
Respect will be the name of the game when five canoe teams compete at Sunday's 2 p.m. Gathering of the Canoes at Sandy Beach.

Rangimarie brings 'peace and harmony'
The 14 members of Maori singing and dancing group Rangimarie walked about 100 feet from their arrival gate Wednesday at Juneau Airport, before they had their first experience with Alaska Natives.

For your information
Vital statictics in our town.

Karpstein, Hunter to wed
Heather Karpstein of Juneau and Adam Hunter of Hartland, Wis., will be married at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 12, 2004, at the Shrine of St. Therese in Juneau.

Faith Lutheran pastor returns after 40 years
On June 4, 1964, Pastor Tom Bunnett led a dedication ceremony of Faith Lutheran Church's sanctuary, fellowship hall, educational wing and parsonage.

College graduates
Juneauites graduate around the nation.

Ballplayers' stories rekindle old memories of cold storage
I read a story in the Seattle Post Intelligencer that brought up a memory of 50 years ago.

Hutchison, Bloom marry
Anna Hutchison of Snohomish, Wash., and Scott Bloom of Juneau were married March 9, 2004, in Maui, Hawaii.

Take the guesswork out of choosing your next dog
Many prospective pet owners chose their dogs for sentimental reasons - perhaps an appealing cuteness or a behavior that plucks their heartstrings.

Rielly, Blackwell to wed
Jolene Marie Rielly of Juneau and Jesse Vincent Blackwell of Juneau will be married at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 5, 2004, at Bear Track Inn in Gustavus.

Gold in Gastineau Channel?
A rainbow cuts across the sky Tuesday evening over Egan Drive and Twin Lakes.

Discover new trails at the library
Kids will discover new trails to books at the public library this summer.

Robinson, Sabin to wed
Amy Robinson of Juneau and Jason Sabin of Juneau will be married in a ceremony planned for June 5, 2004, at Glacier Gardens.

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Carol Bryn Nelson
Former Juneau resident Carol Bryn Nelson, 50, died May 26, 2004, in Spokane, Wash., after a five-year battle with breast cancer.

Carol Bryn Nelson
Former Juneau resident Carol Bryn Nelson, 50, died May 26, 2004, in Spokane, Wash., after a five-year battle with breast cancer.

Geraldine Jacobsen
Longtime Juneau resident Geraldine "Jerry" Dinneen Jacobsen, 76, died Monday, May 31, 2004, at her home in Juneau, surrounded by family.

Road out of Juneau is long
Here's a story about a road that never got built.

Some thoughts on fixing things
Here we are several months from the election polls and already there's been a whole lot of mudslinging going.

JDHS softball squad hopes No. 7 is lucky in Fairbanks
A few of the Juneau-Douglas High School softball players may have chips on their shoulders about an unexpected seventh seed for this weekend's state tournament in Fairbanks.

Expos break out whuppin' sticks
Einar Diaz gave the Montreal Expos and manager Frank Robinson something to smile about.

Baseball team going for three-peat
The Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team will have experience in its favor when the two-time defending champion Crimson Bears open the state tournament today.

Sports in Juneau
Upcoming sports events in Juneau.

College corner: Marathon men
When Phil Dierking entered Western Washington University this past fall, he faced the same quandary faced by most former high school athletes when they go to college.

Sports in Juneau
Upcoming sports events in Juneau

Marathon moments
Photos gallery

Ice hotel succumbs to Interior sun
The frozen martini glasses are disappearing, ice chandeliers are falling from the ceiling and the walls of the Aurora Ice Hotel are shrinking.

Woman finds herself hip-deep after ground caves in at cemetery
Hazel Felton did not have a near-death experience over the weekend, but she did have one foot in the grave - literally.

Kingly catch
A big catch in Sitka.

Panel: GOP didn't break ethics code
Republican-led House majority members did not violate the legislative ethics code when they met behind closed doors to discuss a vote on funding a senior citizens program, an ethics panel decided.

Alaska Digest
Staff and wire reports from across the state.

Governor signs bill aimed at helping village groundfish fisheries
Gov. Frank Murkowski signed into law a bill Thursday intended to return a greater share of the lucrative groundfish catch to some small coastal villages.

Companies bid $53.9 million on petrol reserve leases
Five oil companies on Wednesday bid for the right to develop 1.4 million acres in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, in what was the state's largest onshore federal lease sale.

Alaska Digest
Staff and wire reports across the state.

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

Twist on Tradition
With the suits and the hats and the one microphone, five-piece Open Road certainly looks like it could have opened for the Stanley Brothers on some dusty festival stage in 1956.

briefly
Snippets on what is happening this week in Juneau.

what's happening
What's happening this week.

June First Friday
Juneau artist Rob Roys was searching for a title for his upcoming show at Annie Kaill's, and though something about this time of the year usually leads him to use more color, the word "spring" didn't sound quite right.

movies where & when
Local theater schedule.

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