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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Fourth of July Celebration activities
Summary of independence day activities.

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

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

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

Neighbors Digest
Reports from our neighbors

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.

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.

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.

Student recognitions
Slater receives bachelor's degree

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

Vital statistics events in our town

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

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.

Sports in Juneau
Upcoming sports events in Juneau

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

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

Alaska Digest
Staff and wire reports across the state

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.

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