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Sunday, June 5, 2005

A skewed JDHS Baccalaureate
I was extremely disappointed in the 2005 Baccalaureate program on June 2.

Rarig, city trail praised
Just because Saturday was a day for Juneau trail supporters to celebrate their successes was no reason not to work too.

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

Adult education offers hope, confidence
Lying on the ground after a logging cable snapped and flung him 20 feet, Lyle James can be pardoned for thinking there must be a safer way to make a living.

Funds could cut class size
The Juneau School Board will consider reducing class sizes in kindergarten through grade two thanks to the recent increase in state funding.

No snagging
Marc Scholten, throws a rescue line to Dave Beatley as instructor Colin Aikman supervises white-water training for Forest Service employees Friday in the Mendenhall River.

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

Obituary
Juneau resident Mae Ellen (Haube) Singer, 37, died Jan. 12, 2005.

Expanding the sewers should be a priority
As the Juneau Assembly and its Finance Committee continue eyeing options for which of several capital improvement projects may be included in a seven-year, 1-percent sales tax proposal, the fact that a planned expansion of the city's sewer system has received unanimous Assembly support is great news.

Empire Editorial: New user fee shifts Tongass funding to where it's needed
A new fee for users of the Tongass National Forest has drawn a predictable round of criticism for a predictable reason: People want government services, but they don't want to pay for them.

My Turn: U.S. Coast Guard has become the cruise lines' private militia
On May 27, the public comment period for the Coast Guard's proposed cruise ship security regulations closed.

Toe toon
Cartoon by local artist Toe.

Out&About
Out & About is a listing of recreational activities.

Web links
Web sites of interest to local outdoors enthusiasts

Outdoors Digest
Speed, course limits set in Glacier Bay

Hook 'em young
Until Nintendo invents a virtual game of salmon fishing, parents still have time to bond with their kids by the lake.

Going the distance
When the 2005 high school track and field season opened in March, winning a state championship wasn't even in the plan for the Juneau-Douglas boys or any other Southeast track team.

Twice as nice
Deep-six those pre-tourney seedings because now there is no doubt and no debate about which high school softball team is the best in the state.

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.

Eaglecrest Road Race
June 4

DOT dubs fast-ferry switch 'experiment'
The Alaska Department of Transportation calls its plan to reroute two fast ferries from north Lynn Canal to destinations south of Juneau an "experiment."

State to fund study of polar cargo route
Marine transportation in the Arctic Ocean could become a reality in the next few decades as climate change thins Arctic sea ice, allowing icebreaker ships to plow through, scientists say.

Yakutat blasts official inertia
The small fishing town of Yakutat is frustrated by the glacial pace of emergency planning for a potentially devastating deluge from the Hubbard Glacier.

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