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Saturday, June 18, 2005

Don't preach about Planned Parenthood
In a recent Empire, Ms. Joan Heidersdorf writes that "we" don't need Planned Parenthood, that Planned Parenthood "targets" teenagers, that all abortion kills babies.

Bring back ferry connection
The Murkowski administration has successfully angered this entire Southeast corridor with his "outlook" on the ferry system.

Testing the rules of Physics
It seems that Isaac Newton and Daniel Bernoulli may have cottoned on to something after all.

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

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Panel: Extend 1% sales tax for nine years
If voters agree with the Assembly Finance Committee, Juneau's temporary 1 percent sales tax will last nine years the next time around.

Plea pre-empts trial in Radio Shack assault case
The former manager of the Radio Shack store in the Nugget Mall pleaded no contest Thursday to misdemeanor assault of a man who police allege questioned if he had acted in a racist manner.

Taku king fishery could pour $900K into Juneau economy
The first commercial harvest of Taku River king salmon in 30 years is shaping up to be a rousing success, state biologists and fishermen said this week.

Sealaska to host annual meeting
Shareholders of Sealaska will gather in Ketchikan for the Native corporation's annual meeting Saturday, for which people will fly in from all over Alaska and the Lower 48.

Gillette and Fox to marry
Leah Gillette of Yakima, Wash., and Sam Fox of Juneau will be married Oct. 22, 2005, in Yakima, Wash.

Manicure is key to story of city's founding
Here is my nomination for the most beautiful manicurist in town.

Purdy and Grubb to wed
Juneau resident Kellee Grubb and Seth Purdy of Salem, Ore., will be married 6:30 p.m. June 24, 2005, at McMenamin's Edgefield in Troutdale, Ore.

Honoring years of service
Ruth Vincent (center), manager of customer services at the Mendenhall Valley Post Office, presents Sandi Hicks (left) and Dominck Idone with awards for their years of service to the U.S. Postal Service.

Coming up daisies
Jennifer George exercises with her children, Jacob, 3, and Jocelyn, 10 months, Thursday at Twin Lakes.

NeighborsDigest
Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

FYI
News about the people you know

Task force proposes dog restrictions
Where do you regularly walk your dog?

AARP Volunteers Honored
AARP Alaska volunteers from Southeast were recognized for their service to fellow Alaskans during an event May 11 in Juneau.

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

Student recognitions
Recognizing Juneau's outstanding youth

My turn: We need clear rules for dogs and trails
I live downtown. I am not a dog owner, and I utilize Juneau's trail system extensively.

My turn: Tribe didn't expect to be sole litigant in timber case
In Ms. Elizabeth Bluemink's Sunday article she mentions that I felt some deep ambiguity about the lawsuit the tribe has pending against the U.S. Forest Service on the Yakutat Timber Salvage II Sale.

Skippers prepare for Spirit of Adventure
It's one of the more grueling and beautiful boat races of the year.

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.

Natives who owe IRS risk losing corporate dividends
Alaska Natives who owe the federal government money now face losing their corporate dividends, under a policy change by the Internal Revenue Service.

Fishing heats up on the Russian River
The "sanctuary" area of the Russian River was opened up to sockeye salmon fishing Thursday morning.

Did you get my good side?
A moose standing in a parking lot Tuesday in downtown Anchorage is photographed by a motorist.

Study finds diarrhea is a common climbing malady
Mountain climbers face a risk that has nothing to do with falling, blizzards or exhaustion: diarrhea

Officials crack down on insurance 'discount plans'
As the cost of health insurance increases across the nation, businesses and individuals in Alaska and the Lower 48 are more vulnerable to companies offering bogus discount plans, the state Division of Insurance said Thursday.

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