Saturday, June 12, 2004

Find middle ground on the exit exam
I read with great interest the essay on the possible bias on the exit exam.

A dog owner's apology
In response to Ms. Ethel Smith's letter of June 9 ("Get tougher on dog rules"), I, as a dog owner who works hard at being a responsible citizen, and as the Capital Kennel Club representative on the Dogs on Trails Task Force and a member of the Grateful Dogs of Juneau, would like to apologize to Ms. Ethel Smith for the behavior of one of my fellow dog owners - and obviously not a responsible one.

SE Alaska united against spraying
Klukwan Corporation has choices. They can choose to manage their timber holdings in many different ways.

Open downtown parking
The parking situation downtown is horrible for small business owners.

Encourage, pray for troops
I agree with Harriet Hopson (letter of June 10) that we must remember our troops.

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

Panel revisits plan for another school
Some citizens on a focus group about the school special election are pushing for a smaller school that would garner a safe majority of votes.

Police & Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Theater names new director
Shortly after PJ Paparelli applied in February to become Perseverance Theatre's new artistic director, the 29-year-old flew to Juneau from Washington, D.C.

Governor reverses order for state holiday to honor Reagan
The city of Juneau on Thursday ordered all municipal offices to remain open after Gov. Frank Murkowski reversed a declaration that would have made today a state holiday.

Financial advisers make house calls a part of their services in Juneau
When Kathryn Jeffers gives financial advice to Jamie and Corrine Marks, sometimes she'll play with their children or have a cup of coffee.

McDermaid and Boyles to wed
Margarita Boyles of Juneau and Clark McDermaid of Juneau will be married at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 12, 2004, at Tlingit and Haida in Juneau, 3235 Hospital Drive.

Check received
Bishop Michael Warfel, president of the board of directors for Catholic Community Service, accepts a generous contribution of $20,000 from John Williams, former board member and owner of Juneau Real Estate for the Bridge Adult Day program.

Taking a walk in the footsteps of Franklin
This week I'll be spending a few days in London. Benjamin Franklin, one of America's great men at the nation's founding, loved the excitement and stimulation of London.

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

FYI
Vital statistics in our town.

JDHS students excel at international science fair
Three Juneau-Douglas High School students won awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

Blackwell and Rielly to wed
Jolene Marie Rielly and Jesse Vincent Blackwell of Juneau will be married at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 5, 2004, at Bear Track Inn in Gustavus. A reception at the same location will follow immediately after the ceremony.

Newman and Nichols marry
Aaron Newman and Kim Nichols were married April 26, 2004, at Castlebrook in Layton, Utah.

Neighbors Digest
Satko family hosts birthday celebration.

Marks and Flores to marry
Due to a change in scheduling, Serena A. Flores and Mervin C. Marks Jr. of Juneau will be married at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 12, 2004, at Glacier Valley Church of God on Thunder Mountain Road.

Richard W. 'Smitty' Smith Jr.
Former Juneau resident Richard W. "Smitty" Smith Jr., 70, died June 1, 2004, in Coulee City, Wash., after an extended illness.

Trey Allen VanEpps-Williams
Juneau resident Trey Allen VanEpps-Williams, 10, died Sunday, June 6, 2004, outside of Tok.

Sail on, jet-propelled prophet
Anticipating the home-coming of our new ferry, the Malaspina, I have been sitting here in the warmth of our homey kitchen, dreading the long hours.

Haiku, Rose of Erin take first legs of Juneau Cup
Haiku, captained by Brian Lieb, won two of the three legs in Round 1 of the Juneau Cup Challenge sailing series May 29-31.

Ward, Brinson team up for duathlon win
Cyclist Terry Ward and runner Miles Brinson teamed up to take first place overall at last Saturday's Wes Coyner Duathlon.

Sports in Juneau
Upcoming sports events in Juneau

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

Alaska Digest
Courtesy of Steve Lloyd via / Anchorage Daily New

Anchorage seafood plant draws firm offer
The state has received an offer to buy a now defunct fish processing plant in south Anchorage.

State may use terror funds for governor's jet
State officials want to use federal anti-terrorism funds to replace one of the two airplanes frequently used by Gov. Frank Murkowski with a jet.

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