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Tuesday, June 22, 2004

AIDEA rejects offer to buy Healy Clean Coal plant
The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority rejected an offer from Golden Valley Electric Association to purchase the Healy Clean Coal Plant.

Dress code is right on
Amen. Kudos. Right on. Body parts hanging out of clothes are not particularly attractive, definitely not individualistic, and certainly more often offensive than desirable - regardless of age.

Don't expand Tongass roads
It would be a crime if the funding amen

Gay marriage not a civil right
The opinion column of June 17 told us we ought to be proud this year because of all the advances made by gays in the courts.

Montessori worth investment
Here is an opinion submission, with hopefully a perspective on the Montessori issue that has not been explored.

Don't fund alternative education
Recently I sat and listened while parents and educators involved with the Montessori program argued their case before the School Board.

Take school commute seriously
In the June 17 Juneau Empire article by Eric Fry entitled "School Board delays granting bus routes," Juneau School Board member Alan Schorr is credited with saying that "it would be hard for an elementary school not to be granted a hazardous route as long as it's anywhere near a car."

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

School vandals shatter 16 windows, 3 doors
Vandals and arsonists have shattered the peaceful environment around Mendenhall River Community School.

Edwina I. Berry
Former Juneau resident Edwina I. Berry, 72, died June 15, 2004, with her companion, William J. Matthews and family by her side at the Littleton Regional Hospital, Littleton, N.H., after a battle with cancer.

High school revises its dress code
Juneau-Douglas High School students will dress more demurely starting next fall.

Tina Whitehead
Former Juneau resident Tina Anne Gregory Whitehead, 57, died June 13, 2004, at Whidbey General Hospital in Coupeville, Wash., from lung cancer.

Photo: Catch me if you can
Jake Tanner, 6, shows off his Frisbee skills as he catches a Frisbee tossed to him by his mother, Kathy Tanner, while playing in the sun Monday at Twin Lakes.

Photo: Hot, hot, hot
Robert Ridgeway of Floors Galore cools off between innings in the championship game against Sitka's Stereo North-Bose during the 29th Annual Rainball Invitational Softball Tournament on Sunday at Dimond Park.

Mine wins draft permit
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a draft Clean Water Act permit for the proposed Kensington Mine, opening a 45-day public comment period for the project.

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

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

Photo: Bear bath
Ellen Carrlee, curator of collections for the Juneau Douglas City Museum, cleans "Windfall Fisherman"

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

Keven Garrison
Former Juneau resident Keven Anthony Garrison, 35, died June 16, 2004, in Port Townsend, Wash., due to complications stemming from a lifelong struggle with asthma.

Edwina I. Berry
Former Juneau resident Edwina I. Berry, 72, died June 15, 2004.

Tina Whitehead
Former Juneau resident Tina Anne Gregory Whitehead, 57, died June 13, 2004.

Jeanette Mann
Juneau resident Jeanette Mann, 76, died June 17, 2004, in Juneau.

Is there anything golf can't cure?
T he balmy weather of the past several days has done nothing but to reinforce my belief in the need for, yes, a real golf course right here in River City.

My Turn: Get fair return on state's oil
Until we get our fair share from oil, no, no and again no. If we voters let the governor raid the permanent fund, the pressure for the Legislature to do the right thing with oil will be gone.

My Turn: Seeing your faith through others' eyes
It can be both illuminating and disconcerting to find practitioners of religions other than your own commenting on aspects of the faith you follow.

Rainball tourney crowns new champs
It was in with the new, out with the old in Sunday's title games of the 29th annual Rainball Invitational Softball Tournament.

Back for more
The girls of the Juneau Xtratuffs U-14 soccer team are pioneers.

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.

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.

Juneau teams roughed up at regional tourney
Juneau Soccer Club teams got off to a rough start Monday as play opened at the 2004 U.S. Youth Soccer Far West Regional Championships in Spokane, Wash.

Special session to focus on permanent fund
State lawmakers head back to work today for a $25,000-a-day special legislative session to deal with the Alaska Permanent Fund, workers' compensation laws, a tobacco tax increase and various bond projects.

Volunteer nurses help bridge the Iraq culture gap
Triple-digit temperatures and wearing damp, sticky clothes had taken their toll on Melody Simmons.

Stevens reaps profits from Utah subdivision investment
Sen. Ted Stevens has turned a $15,000 investment into at least $100,000, and perhaps as much as $250,000.

Mom accused of killing sons found competent for trial
An Anchorage woman accused of fatally shooting her three teenage sons has been found mentally competent to stand trial.

Blaze on barge subdued Monday
Firefighters attacking the scrap-metal barge fire near Haines on Sunday attribute success to their long hours and to quick thinking and hard work by the barge operators.

Illinois chorus tours Southeast
From his home in Peoria, Ill., 18 degrees of latitude south of Juneau, Morton Civic Chorus member Lee Wenger could only imagine summer solstice in Southeast Alaska.

Woman rowing 800 miles from Ketchikan for troubled kids
Dale McKinnon is a rower with a cause.

McGrath bear effort deemed a success
FAIRBANKS - A state effort to stop bears from killing moose calves in the McGrath area appears to be paying off, officials said.

This Day in History
This day in the history of Alaska, the nation, and the world.

Barge burns near Haines
The Coast Guard closed cruise ship traffic near Haines for about 90 minutes early Sunday evening as firefighters battled a smoky blaze on a barge just a few miles south of the upper Lynn Canal town.

Alaska Digest
News briefs from around the state

Kotzebue author makes the journey from an igloo to his first novel
Growing up with his family in an igloo on the south side of the Brooks Range, 350 miles northwest of Fairbanks and right about at the tree line, Kotzebue author Seth Kantner never understood what people meant when they asked what his family did.

Western Alaska salmon runs finally rebounding
King and chum salmon appear to be making a healthy comeback in Western Alaska, defusing tensions over commercial fishing in Area M far to the south.

Alaska Digest
Collection of news briefs from around the state

Fires blacken more than 80,000 acres in Interior
Wildfires started by lightning had burned more than 80,000 acres in Alaska's Interior on Monday.

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