Saturday, June 5, 2004

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

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.

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.

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

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: 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.

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

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.

Celebrate: Dancers of Metlakatla
Photos

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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

Marathon moments
Photos gallery

Sports in Juneau
Upcoming sports events in Juneau

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.

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.

Alaska Digest
Staff and wire reports across the state.

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.

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.

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.

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