Library's DVDs cover a wide range of topics
New DVDs have hit the shelves at the public libraries - here are some choice picks from our nonfiction movies.

Fairbanks poet releases collection
Few publishers risk investing in first-time books by poets, but The Ester Republic Press has taken that risk with its very first book, "Cake: Selected Poems" by Doreen Fitzgerald.

Slow down, again
About a year ago my letter to the editor requesting motorists to take a couple extra seconds and slow down was published. Well, here is my second request.

Veterans for Kerry forms in Juneau
Juneau veterans are concerned about the Bush administration's policy of pre-emptive war, based on unsound intelligence.

Don't stifle speech
As my father before me, and my son after me; I also served this country in the military.

Smoking ban raises questions
During last Monday night's Assembly meeting the city imposed a smoking ban on all bar/restaurants starting January 2005 and January 2008 for bars.

Torture inappropriate
The administration spent months building a legal justification for torture.

Time to curtail dogs
Good dog poop, bad dog poop. Good dog bite, bag dog bite.

Were ferry firings fair?
On behalf of the deck officers who were in command of the M/V LeConte when it grounded on Cozian reef on the morning of May 10, 2004, I want the citizens of Alaska and the traveling public to know that the captain and chief mate are profoundly sorry for what happened.

Does senator support stem-cell research?
Years ago my father passed away from Alzheimer's disease.

Cooling off
Donny Sims, right, jumps his jet ski in front of Brandon Ridle on Friday, as both took advantage of the warm weather at Auke Lake.

Coastguard to inspect all cruise ships
Few heads turned on the Sun Princess on Thursday as two armed and uniformed Coast Guard petty officers walked through the cruise ship.

Women's council disbanded for lack of support
When the Juneau Women's Council was established in 1985, members fought along with women in the rest of the country for their independence.

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

Due to a reporter's error, a Sunday, June 13, article on recycling misstated for which building the Friends of Recycling covers the cost of picking up office white paper. The nonprofit organization has covered the cost of courier pickup of office white paper from the court building.

Juneau Economic Development Council combats 'brain drain'
Pat Race is the kind of entrepreneur the Juneau Economic Development Council would like to see more often.

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

Paul Robert Emerson
Juneau resident Paul Robert Emerson, 89, died June 8, 2004, in Juneau.

Cartoon by Toe
Cartoon by local artist Toe

Gov. Murkowski seeks compromise on budget
Thumbs up, thumbs down.

Aircraft are important to public safety in Alaska
The recent announcement by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) that we were considering proposals that could allow us to obtain a jet aircraft has raised some questions.

A summary of outdoors activities in our town

Bike & Brew tour a hit
In Juneau, beer and bicycles have more in common than just the letter B.

Stream angler catches a big one for Anchorage
Scott Stender fought for about a half-hour to land a 59-pound king salmon, chasing it upstream and finally yanking the behemoth back toward him.

Fish report
Last week, Juneau area marine boat anglers had the best king salmon catch rates of the year. The average marine boat angler took 14 hours to land a king.

Life in the big leagues
For most of the Montreal Expos, last weekend's visit to Seattle was just another way station in what's become an already forgettable 2004 major league baseball season.

Juneau team takes first place in Kluane Chilkat bike relay
For the first time in six years, the Kluane crown is back in Juneau.

Sports in Juneau
Upcoming sports events in Juneau

Florida-bound Jumpers
Thirteen Juneau Jumpers are traveling to Orlando, Fla., this week to compete in the U.S. National Jump Rope Championship at Walt Disney World Resort.

Touches of Alaska at Safeco ballgames
It had been 12 years since the last time I headed to the Lower 48 to watch a major league baseball game, but with Juneau's Chad Bentz pitching for the Montreal Expos last weekend in Seattle I figured it was time to take another trip south.

Big-league life: Schedules, studying, tuna sandwiches
As it turns out, life in the big leagues isn't so big after all.

Gallery: Rainball 2004

Wrangell lumber mill set to close
Silver Bay Logging Co. plans to close its Wrangell sawmill, laying off all 50 employees in October, if not sooner.

Cubs get catered meals 35 times a week
Fatty sauce, bananas, salmon, rice, kibble. Four orphaned brown bear cubs eat well and often at the Alaska Zoo.

Ketchikan worried about timber sale
The mayor of Ketchikan is seeking assurance that a proposed timber sale won't affect city drinking water.

Photo: Troubled Waters
The 70-foot vessel Waters, home-ported in Homer, sits grounded on top of a navigational beacon on a rock Friday in Narrow Strait north of Kodiak Island, near the village of Ouzinkie.

Alaska Digest
Staff aand wire reports across the state

Senator Murkowski defends ad
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is defending a Senate campaign ad even though a fellow Republican has characterized the ad as unprofessional and intentionally false.

State, companies enter negotiations for gas pipeline
The field appears to be set - for now - for the players interested in building a natural gas pipeline from Alaska's North Slope to markets in Canada and the Lower 48, a senior Department of Revenue official says.

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