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Sunday, June 12, 2005

Thumbs up to Juneau-Douglas High School's class of 2005
I attended the graduation ceremony for the Juneau-Douglas High School class of 2005.

Baccalaureates vary from year to year
In response to Miss Schoenfeld's letter about the 2005 baccalaureate (June 5)...

Psychiatric patients have rights to better care at API
On June 3, I attended the building dedication and tour of the new Alaska Psychiatric Institute.

Port wants sales tax to maintain harbors
Port officials say if Juneau voters renew an optional 1 percent sales tax in October, some of the revenues should be used to maintain the city's small-boat harbors.

'Care packages' bound for troops
Volunteers at some local grocery stores spent Saturday collecting items to send to 140 Alaska National Guardsmen in Iraq and elsewhere overseas.

Juneau Mountain Rescue founder heading for Iraq
Juneau resident Steve Lewis said he's not looking to put "hero" on his résumé when he ships out today to join the American war effort in Iraq.

Airport miscalculated terminal expansion project by $16 million
Juneau International Airport officials underestimated their terminal expansion project by $16 million, they acknowledged Friday.

How it's done
Ron Greene helps his daughter, Patricia, 7, cast her line into Twin Lakes on Saturday during Family Fishing Day.

Montessori charter axed
The Alaska Board of Education on Friday, in a 5-2 vote in Anchorage, turned down Montessori Borealis' application for a charter school.

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

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

Maas named circulation manager at Empire
Lisa Maas, a 6-year veteran of the Juneau Empire's circulation department, has been named the newspaper's circulation manager. The announcement was made Friday by Steve Bower, the Empire's circulation director since Jan. 5.

Sara Jane Goese
Juneau resident Sara Jane Goese, 44, died June 9, 2005, at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau.

Empire Editorial: Juneau harbors deserve a piece of the sales-tax action
Everyone's clamoring for a piece of the sales-tax pie and city leaders need to be sure not to leave one important group empty-handed - harbor users.

Indigenous languages key to cultural identity
Language and culture are so deeply interrelated that when one is compromised, the other is profoundly weakened.

Toe Toon
Comic by local artist Toe.

Haugland, Skaggs capture the JRC regatta
Shortly prior to competing in the finals of the Juneau Rowing Club's Third Annual Gastineau Channel Challenge regatta on Saturday, defending champion Heather Haugland claimed she was dreading the race.

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.

Windfall Lake Challenge Run

Dynasty in the making
After winning their second straight state championship, and their third in the past four seasons, it would seem like the Juneau-Douglas High School Crimson Bears have a softball dynasty in the making.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

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

For some in Yakutat, Timber sale spells grief
The fishing village of Yakutat has reaped plenty of national buzz in recent years - for world-class surfing waves, the frightening surge of Hubbard Glacier and the biggest steelhead run in Alaska.

Foul play now suspected with missing mother
When Marion Gonangnan disappeared two years ago, there was no evidence of foul play. Fairbanks police thought she might turn up as most people reported missing do.

Board member says meddling pushed him out
A state Public Employees Retirement Board member has resigned, accusing the Murkowski administration of manipulating and interfering with the board and its duties.

State Board of Education adopts revised standards
The Alaska Board of Education adopted new education standards Friday after revising science study guidelines that had been criticized as dismissive of evolution.

Graduate lineup
Graduates of the Department of Public Saftey's Alaska Law Enforcement Training course listen to speaker Judge Elaine Andrews during ceremonies Thursday in Sitka.

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