Friday, June 25, 2004

Alaskan Brewing
Alaskan Brewing Co. owner Geoff Larson's success came down to the final investor and last penny.

Don't go easy on Native students
Mr. Doll's letter, "Testing Unfair to Natives" dated June 23, makes a great point.

Dress code confuses priorities of education
There is an old lie that says control and education need one another to exist.

Why won't Waste Management incinerate?
I know that I am no expert on waste management, but Waste Management claims on its Web site to be a company that is "committed to ensuring advanced protection of the environment, compliance with governmental regulations and implementation of state-of-the-art technology."

Honored to work with union members
Although Dennis Gellhouse is free to form his own opinion about the quality of the recent tentative agreement between the Alaska State Employees Association and the State of Alaska, it appears necessary to dispel some false conclusions that he asserted in a recent My Turn column.

Dress code suppresses expression
The school is completely wrong in their decision to enforce a dress code policy such as this at Juneau-Douglas High School.

Parents not clueless
As a parent, I'm a little tired of the generalizing insults hurled at parents, which is what Ms. Wolfe does in her letter of June 22 when she asserts that parents are clueless.

Murkowski helps vets
Mr. Kohn's letter on June 18 is factually incorrect.

Message to Lisa: Clam up chowder ads
If our CIA, FBI and military interrogators forced their prisoners to view Sen. Lisa's "Chowder" ads even half the number of times Alaskans have had to endure this torturously annoying tripe, prisoner confessions would flow like the rains of Ketchikan.

Don't spoil Alaska
I read with great disappointment about the approval of the Kensington gold mine's draft Clean Water Act permit.

New service offers random drug testing program
Companies wanting to set up a random drug testing program for employees have a new option.

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

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

Fourth of July Celebration activities
Summary of independence day activities.

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

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

Photo: Raising the Nesteby
A crew from Southeast Alaska Lighterage works to raise the 40-foot troller Nesteby.

Fires in Interior, B.C. create Juneau haze
Large forest fires raging in northeast Alaska and British Columbia are likely contributing to hazy conditions in Juneau and have caught the attention of state air regulators concerned about possible health effects.

July Fourth parade honors WWII, Iraq war veterans
With the war against terrorism continuing, Juneau Fourth of July parade organizers want to honor veterans this year.

Airport employees will pay parking fees
Jim Allday is among the workers at the Juneau Airport who aren't happy they're going to have to pay $35 a month for parking, starting July 1.

7th straight 80-degree day sets record
Expect Juneau's record-setting hot spell to set more records today.

All-class reunion expected to draw hundreds of JDHS grads July 2-3
Nearly 300 people have registered for the Juneau-Douglas High School all-class reunion to be held July 2 and 3, organizers said.

Hot dog
Dixie Weiss walks her dog, Mishka, on Thursday along Douglas Highway.

Winn and Allen to wed
Meleta Winn and Joe Allen of Juneau will be married at 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 2, 2004, at Auke Village Recreation Area. A reception will follow immediately after.

Rodriguez and Fontaine to marry
Julie Amy Fontaine and Sabastian (Tom) Lennon Rodriguez will be married on July 10, 2004, in Newport, N.H.

Neighbors Digest
Reports from our neighbors

FYI
Vital statistics events in our town

Student recognitions
Slater receives bachelor's degree

Sharing the Gospel
Heather Ligman, center, sings the gospel song, "Shout To The North" with students Harmony Wentz, 8, left, and Kristen Betit, 8, on Wednesday while attending the Faith Lutheran Church's Vacation Bible School.

Anniversary
Blue and Deb Bergmann, the owners of Juneau's Alaska Fudge Co., celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on June 23, 2004.

Holly and Shattuck wed
Alexis Holly and Rob Shattuck of El Sobrante, Calif., were married March 12, 2004, at Sugarbowl Ski Resort near Lake Tahoe.

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

Yandow and Hanrahan to marry
JoEllen Hanrahan of Juneau announces the engagement of her daughter, Teresa "T" Marie Hanrahan to Justin Yandow of Brighton, Mass.

Embrace the chowder, neighbor
Call me a chowderhead, but I don't get all the uproar over Republican ads against Senate candidate Tony Knowles.

My Turn: Dress code won't change values
In New York City I worked in a school in a gang-infested neighborhood. In an effort to root out gang colors, our school considered mandating school uniforms during my second year.

Sports Briefs
Sports story from the wire.

An inexact science
By the time expected top draft pick Emeka Okafor steps up to the podium to shake hands with NBA Commissioner David Stern and hoist up his new jersey tonight, he will have been measured, poked, watched and put through more hoops than a Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sky hook.

Juneau's Chad Bentz sent to minor leagues
Montreal Expos pitcher Chad Bentz of Juneau was optioned to the Edmonton Trappers of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League on Thursday.

Juneau teams blanked again at regionals
Three Juneau Soccer Club teams were shut out Wednesday as they lost their last games of the 2004 U.S. Youth Soccer Far West Regional Championships in Spokane, Wash.

Sports in Juneau
Upcoming sports events in Juneau

Phillies go long to end Expos' winning streak
Jim Thome and the Philadelphia Phillies made Sun-woo Kim pay for his mistakes.

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.

Legislature may return home empty-handed
The special session of the Legislature to craft a long-range fiscal plan for the state is turning out to not be so special.

State Republican chairman won't quit
The chairman of the Alaska Republican Party acknowledged violating ethics law when he held a state job but said Wednesday he has no plans to step down from the unpaid party position.

This Day in History
In Alaska; In the nation; Inthe world

Special session ends with no fiscal plan
Smoke 'em while you can afford 'em.

Lawmakers use special session for commercials
Camera crews and photographers trailed lawmakers Wednesday around the Capitol, collecting footage of them in action for campaign commercials for the November election.

Alaska tops EPA's list for toxic chemical releases
Alaska ranks as the state with the greatest volume of toxic chemicals being released into the environment, according to a new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report.

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

Alaska Digest
Staff and wire reports across the state

Photo: Grabbin' crab
Erika Judson, part of the crew aboard the fishing boat Cape Fox, displays Dungeness crabs that she was selling Wednesday at Harris Harbor.

Pelican mayor resigns for Municipal League job
Kathie Wasserman resigned earlier this month as mayor of the fishing community of Pelican for a job in Juneau with the Alaska Municipal League.

Alaska Digest
Wire reports from around the state.

Tongass Forest logging hours cut back due to fire danger
Logging crews in the Tongass National Forest are working 3:30 a.m. shifts to avoid igniting blazes during Southeast Alaska's record heat and dry conditions.

Ferry service returns to Tenakee Springs
A recent Alaska Marine Highway System ferry sighting in Tenakee Springs attracted a crowd eager for this week's resumption of service, the community's mayor said.

The Swamp
Comic by local artist Toe

Norma Desmond: Priceless specter or aging ghoul?
Step forward, young man, if you too have contemplated life as an aging spinster's towelboy - dashing and diligent amidst the smoky oak of her faded eight-bedroom mansion.

movies where & when
Titles and showing times of movies in Juneau theaters.

briefly
Staff and wire reports on cultural events in Juneau

Does Billy Wilder's classic black comedy still hold up?
I 'm always a bit leery when the word classic is bandied about, especially in reference to movies. Once placed on a pedestal, the film acquires a certain amount of inscrutability about it.

Dancers in the park
Ever since the Concert in the Park series began, the Juneau Tlingit Dancers have been part of the summer program.

Sitka Summer Music Festival to stop in Juneau
After 28 years with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, principal violist Randolph Kelly is pleased to report that his instrument of choice - the oft-misunderstood viola - has won some respect.

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