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Friday, June 30, 2006

JYFL respects memory of officers
In response to Mr. Lea's letter to the editor dated June 26, the Juneau Youth Football League Board of Directors would like to clarify one point:

August GOP primary critical; get involved
What strikes me most about John Binkley and the reason why I will be voting for him, is his sincere interest in listening and doing what's right by Alaskans.

Who has higher moral ground?
As a former Juneau resident, I found your story of the eagles attempting to dine on baby herons very interesting. I can see how it would be disturbing to witness both visually and auditorally. It would send some chills up my spine.

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

Photo: Summer sail
Sailboats of the Juneau Youth Sailing Club glide Thursday in Gastineau Channel.

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

Juneau man cited for second tidelands violation
Former Juneau planning commissioner Jody Vick is a repeat offender of the federal Clean Water Act, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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

Eagles rip up blue herons again
Nature red in beak and claw is once against causing trauma in the heron colony on Goldbelt Avenue.

Photo: Look ma, no hands
Quincy Gregg shows off a flounder he caught Wednesday from the old Douglas Cold Storage dock.

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

Business Digest
Business briefs are compiled by Juneau Empire reporter Andrew Petty.

Interpreters take on a new look at Mendenhall Glacier
After years of wearing ranger-style shirts and U.S. Forest Service badges, the naturalists at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center are donning a more "visitor-friendly" uniform.

School Board alters student privacy policy
As a mother of two teenagers, Carol Prentice believes balanced information should be provided to students and parents about the military when it attempts to recruit high school students.

Year of the Dog
No astrology is needed to tell Northern Panhandle salmon fishermen that 2006 is the Year of the Dog.

Walker and Boddy wed
McLean Walker, of Salt Lake City, and Kyle Boddy, of Juneau, were married on June 10, 2006, in Salt Lake City, in an outdoor wedding.

Turning 90 years old
Juneau resident Maurice Long stands in front of his game during a hunting trip in 1950 near Seymour Canal on Admiralty Island.

Lewis and Morrison wed
Jennifer J. Lewis, of Spokane, Wash., and former Juneau resident Bryce T. Morrison, were married March 11 at Sunrise Church in Spokane. Friends and relatives attended.

Greens celebrate 50 years
Bob and Nancy Green celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a renewal of vows at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, with family and friends present. The Rev. Dan Wanders officiated.

Missing men from St. Paul
Historical research is like mining for gold on a placer stream, where you often see a glint of color and in a rare instance you may discover the mother lode.

Guertins celebrate 25 years
Francis Louis Guertin and Janice Darlene (Williams) Guertin will celebrate their 25th year wedding anniversary on July 11. They will host an open house from 2 to 6 p.m. July 8 at their home, 1670 Glacier Highway.

FYI
Statistics of Juneau, this week.

Sands and Kookesh wed
Kristi Kookesh and Loren Sands, of Angoon, were married June 17 in Stanwood, Wash.

Recognitions
Juneau residents Leo Jones Jr., 85, and Harold Wheaton, 87, received high school diplomas for World War II veterans from the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development at the board's meeting on June 15.

Neighbors Digest
Puls returns to do Sunday scripture lessons in July

Barbara J. Galdabini
Former Juneau resident Barbara J. Galdabini, 59, of Drain, Ore., died June 26, 2006, of cancer.

Ronald Herrick
Former Juneau resident Ronald Dale Herrick, 70, died May 31, 2006, of natural causes in Williams, Ariz.

Charles Hardin
Former Juneau resident Charles A. "Chuck" Hardin, 52, of Boise, Idaho, died June 24, 2006, at home after a battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

Alaska editorial: Special session should stick to oil
The governor is right to call legislators back to work to rewrite the state's oil and gas production taxes.

Alaska needs 90-day Legislature
It has appeared many times in the form of proposed bills before the Alaska Legislature. It has been alternately praised and condemned by politicians and the press and has never made it to a final vote. I

My turn: 'Collateral damage' a weak excuse in Iraq war
I n a June 17 news article, the New York Times raises many questions about the controversial death of 24 Iraqi civilians that occurred last November in Haditha.

My turn: Lake debate about more than just noise
I commend the Juneau Empire for seeking a solution to the controversy regarding the use of Auke Lake. Unfortunately, the paper's June 26 editorial only discussed how to deal with the noise issue.

Alaska editorial: Give states say in fish farming plans
Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens wants to ensure that a state can block any federal plans to put fish farms in federal waters off that state's coast. Good for him.

Alaska Editorial: 'All-Alaska' gas line economics don't add up
Testimony against the economics of the so-called all-Alaska natural gas project keeps building, and it's time that Alaskans - and candidates in this year's elections - pay more attention to the financial facts of life.

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.

Fools getting ready for midnight run
They come dressed as dragons, brides and six-packs of beer.

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.

Fantasy Baseball: Despite high hopes, some players aren't panning out
Every year baseball reminds us there is no such thing as a sure thing.

Port Authority denounces ads
A group promoting an all-Alaska natural gas pipeline denounced recent ads questioning its ability to bring gas to market and said the media campaign is nothing more than lies and dirty politics.

Photo: Lots of legs
Crew members unload Dungeness crab Saturday from the hold of a fishing boat at Icicle Seafoods in Petersburg.

Alaska Digest
An Anchorage man piloting a small plane was killed and his passenger seriously injured when the plane they were riding in crashed in the Chugach National Forest near Seward.

Privatizing state services costs $1 million
The state's controversial "pilot" program to privatize procurement services - said to cost Alaska an extra $1 million - sunsets today.

Prisoner from Fairbanks dies after struggle with jail guards
A Fairbanks man who suffered a broken neck during a struggle with jail guards in Anchorage died of his injuries, according to authorities.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Parts of Aleutians closed to trawling
The National Marine Fisheries Service on Wednesday closed 279,114 square nautical miles in the Aleutian Islands to trawling, intending to protect sensitive deep-sea corals and sponges.

Kodiak officials testify on effects of freezing grants
Following a Colorado court decision, federal officials have frozen grants to Indian housing authorities, including some in Alaska.

Feds urge Alaska to act on gas line
The Bush administration is leaning on state lawmakers to pass legislation that would advance a proposed multibillion-dollar natural gas pipeline, which would be North America's largest ever construction project.

Extra $16 million added onto museum price tag
Visitors may be free to browse the nearly completed University of Alaska Museum of the North, but the landmark building on a hill above the city is overdue and over budget, according to the company in charge of construction.

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