Sunday, June 19, 2005

Say no to farmed fish in Alaska
I would like to comment on the June 15 outside editorial (from the Seattle Times): Building more fish farms is inevitable.

Selling Tongass is like selling our crown jewels
Supervisor Forrest Cole stated in his My Turn about the state of the Tongass (May 26), "The Tongass National Forest is one of the 'crown jewels' of public lands and we intend to keep it that way."

Sex offender sentenced to 15 years
A man charged last year with 46 counts of child molesting was sentenced Friday to serve 15 years in prison and work on his problem while he is there.

Montessori charter won't seek state approval for now
Organizers of the Montessori Borealis charter school in Juneau have decided they won't reapply this year for state approval.

Back in the game
Ailing boys hunt this island at civilization's end to renew their humanity.

Resident sues city, city attorney, Empire, reporter
A man who has sued Juneau five times is suing the city again.

Rhubarb: the tart plant that makes itself at home
Rhubarb is so popular in Juneau that it got its own festival Saturday.

Schwartzmiller faced first charges in Juneau in 1970
More than three decades before Dean Arthur Schwartz-miller was labeled last week as one of history's most prolific child molesters, he was in Juneau District Court, waiving his right to make a statement on a charge alleging he molested a 14-year-old boy.

Life father, like son ...
While some fathers and sons enjoy fishing together, the Bedfords share something different in common: the history and future of the aviation industry.

AroundTown
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

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

Group makes hunting dreams come true
Five years ago Brigid O'Donaghue helped a friend in Wisconsin arrange a deer hunt for a man who was dying of pancreatic cancer.

Sales tax proposals can set up Juneau's economic future
It appears Juneau voters will be asked later this year to vote on just how much taxation they're willing to bear, and for which capital improvement projects.

Toe Toon
Cartoon by local artist Toe.

Empire editorial: Offshore fish farming threats need research
Some argue that fish farms are inevitable and we need to jump on the aquaculture bandwagon so it doesn't take off without us.

Different ways to look at nature
The eight boys couldn't get far down the nature trail near the Mendenhall Glacier without science teacher Topaz Shryock pointing to a plant.

KTOO 5K Fun Run
1. Shawn Miller, 16:33; 2. Greg Frank, 18:12; 3. Brian Goettler, 18:57; 4. Andrew Ainsworth, 19:29; 5. Daniel Stoops, 19:32; 6. Michael Hekker, 19:54; 7. Peter Warren, 19:57; 8. Page Press, 20:03; 9. Jim Ustasiewski, 20:10; 10. Tom Ainsworth, 20:15; 11. Craig Millard, 20:20; 12. Emily Ferry, 20:25; 13. Zack Bursell, 20:33; 14. John Bursell, 20:33; 15. Zane Clark, 21:00; 16. Ben Haight , 21:25; 17. Cameron Clark, 21:46; 18. Reed Stoops, 22:01; 19. Bob Koenitzer, 22:17; 20. Jim Grammel, 22:26; 21. Michael Schlechter, 22:30; 22. Samantha Davis, 22:41; 23. Scott Allee, 22:54; 24. Bob Kuhn, 23:32; 25. Deborah Rudis, 23:36; 26. Rebecca Braun, 23:36; 27. Guy Crockroft, 24:03; 28. David Thomson, 24:28; 29. T.J. Slagle, 24:43; 30. Joseph Hindman, 24:53; 31. Erik Schlechter, 24:54; 32. Jamie Bursell, 25:07; 33. Heather Haugland, 25:29; 34. Denise Grant, 25:59; 35. Helen Phillips, 26:56; 36. Doug Edgar, 27:20; 37. Therese Thibodeau, 27:27; 38. Joyce Parry-Moore, 27:35; 39. Jill Anderson, 27:36; 40. Patty Ware, 30:37; 41. Nicholas Wright, 30:49; 42. Angela Wright, 31:08; 43. John Wright, 31:09; 44. Tamara Bledsoe, 32:12; 45. Maclean Tiffany, 32:58; 46. Julia Carlisle, 33:25; 47. Carissa Anderson, 37:15

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.

Ben Blackgoat Race Results

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

Fair singer's politics riles some in Haines
Southeast Alaska State Fair headliner Steve Earle has been the subject of a flurry of angry letters in the Chilkat Valley News since early May, accused of being anti-American.

Seven villages could lose power
Seven villages in Western Alaska and the Aleutian Islands are in jeopardy of losing electricity to their public buildings and water and sewer utilities this year because they cannot pay their bills.

Weyhrauch to seek ideas on retirement shortfall
News: Current photos: Sunday:Weyhrauch.eps

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