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Thursday, July 1, 2004

Children don't need excuses
Thank you to Helen Hanlon for her letter concerning the education of Native students. As the parent of four half-Tlingit children,I find the idea that they cannot succeed in school because of their ancestry insulting.

Consider one school
Bill and Judy Hopkins' recent letter reminded me of past information that has been missing in the new high school issue.

Answers to school issues
I've seen multiple articles in the paper that deal with the current state of our schools here in Juneau.

Clarifying Montessori stand
Donald Douglas' My Turn attacks me for "using Montessori as a politically correct punching bag" in order to "hold this October the seat I almost lost last October."

Barefoot at school
I would like to voice my agreement with the letter to the editor submitted by Patrick McGonegal on June 22.

Celebrate freedom
This past Sunday, Lew Williams invited us to remember the War on Terror this coming July 4.

School right to impose code
The administration has every right to impose a dress code upon the misguided youth of Juneau-Douglas High School, and I applauded its efforts to suppress the short skirts in winter time.

Senator goes negative
Sen. Murkowski seems more interested in negative political campaign advertising than in positive senatorial steps to accomplish the public good,

Fight racism in school
The past year had much to do with students reporting racism incidents that occurred in all areas of the Juneau School District. There have been many more incidents that were not reported or followed up on by staff.

Food bank faces empty shelves as demand increases in summer
Six shelves at the Southeast Alaska Food Bank in Juneau are completely empty.

Bartlett expansion project finally gets low bid
Finally, Bartlett Regional Hospital expansion project has a bid that is close to hospital officials' cost estimate.

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

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

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

Church settles abuse claim
The Catholic Diocese of Juneau has agreed to pay $175,740 to a former Juneau resident who alleges he was sexually abused by one of its priests more than two decades ago.

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

Year of the king: Numbers, prices up
Wild salmon appear to be running at their strongest in more than a decade and their asking price isn't half bad either.

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

Putting the spotlight on volunteers - 'the heart of hospice'
As a nonprofit agency, Hospice and Home Care of Juneau relies on the energy and generosity of donors and volunteers,

Youthful Juneau performer hits Great White Way
Juneau's Adrienne Bosworth, 13, recently sang and danced in a Broadway production in New York City.

Aspiring and progressing in the world of theater
Out the window, in the low winter light, I see the lonely skeletons of leafless trees and frothy blue green water splashing against the docks. Clear frosty skies and fresh snow frame a postcard view.

Nelsons celebrate 30th anniversary
Ron and Thea Nelson celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on June 28.

Lancaster, McCrehin marry
Candace Jean Lancaster and Jamie Lee McCrehin were united in marriage on June 19, 2004, at the Moose Family Lodge No. 700 in Juneau. A reception immediately followed the ceremony.

Juneau Digest
Staff reports from around Juneau.

Emma Mary Paron
Former Juneau resident Emma Mary Paron, 75, died June 17, 2004, in Chilliwack General Hospital in British Columbia.

Genevieve Milton Newman
Former Juneau resident Genevieve Milton Newman, 78, died June 24, 2004, in Anchorage of a very long illness.

David Thomas Lisle
Former Juneau resident David Thomas Lisle, 50, died June 21, 2004, in Seattle.

World turns wary of nation it long admired
To describe the general feeling about the United States in his country, the African leader offered a proverbial tale of a giant lion who led his pride in an attack on an antelope.

SCOREBOARD
Results from the Kluane-Chilkat International Bike Relay, an eight-leg, 148.1-mile cycling relay held June 19 from Haines Junction, Yukon Territory, to Haines, Alaska.

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.

Synchronized to perfection
The Juneau Aurora Knights duo of Kimiko "Koko" Urata and Sarah Felix recorded the top duet routine score in the 14-15 age group finals Wednesday night at the Esynchro Age Group Synchronized Swimming Championships in Indianapolis.

Photo: On the road to Haines
The lead pack, including Juneau's John McConnochie, third from left, climbs a hill during the Kluane-Chilkat International Bike Relay

Surprise returns to win Admiralty race
Skipper McKie Campbell and his boat, the Surprise, sat out the last two runnings of the "Spirit of Adventure - Around Admiralty Race", a 200-mile sailing race around Admiralty Island National Monument.

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.

Local Sports Briefs
Reports of state and local athetes and events.

Alaskan earns an Athens trip
Homer's Stacey Borgman is going to the Olympics.

This Day in History
In Alaska; the state; and the nation

Fort Greely receives first booster rocket for Army's ground-based, defense system
Fort Greely has received the first booster rocket for a ground-based midcourse defense system designed to intercept long-range ballistic missiles.

Former Interior secretary bashes Bush administration NPR-A development plan
Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt slammed a Bush administration plan to open nearly 400,000 more acres for oil and gas drilling in Alaska, saying Tuesday it violates environmental safeguards implemented by the Clinton administration.

Village council protests aerial spraying plans
Residents of the village of Klukwan say they've gotten a bad reputation over a Native corporation that bears the town's name and wants to spray herbicides in Southeast Alaska.

Alaska Digest
Staff and wire reports from around the state.

Sealaska may grant stock to younger descendants
When Hans Chester was growing up, he'd see his Tlingit mother receive dividend checks from Sealaska Corp.

Dozens flee wildfire
Dozens of people fled their homes Wednesday as a wind-whipped wildfire prompted an evacuation north of Fairbanks.

Governor signs bill on high-interest lending
Payday lenders can keep making short-term, very high-interest loans in Alaska, but they'll have more rules to follow.

USFS rejects Chugach wilderness appeal
The U.S. Forest Service denied appeals from a coalition of groups unhappy with the plan for Alaska's Chugach National Forest, the country's second-largest national forest.

Ferries add security measures
People riding the Alaska Marine Highway System today should feel more secure, even if they don't see many differences in security, Capt. John Falvey Jr., the system's general manager said.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Court: District must reveal details on bullying settlement
A state judge ordered the Anchorage School District to release details of a settlement reached with the family of a boy who attempted suicide after repeated bullying at his middle school.

Fisheries experts try new approach to help villages
Fisheries experts are visiting Alaska's coastal villages this summer to tout a program designed to help keep the small-time commercial fisherman in business.

The Swamp
Cartoon by local artist Toe.

First Friday
Acrylic on canvas: Alan Munro's "Alaskan Vigilante" and other works will be on display this month at the JAHC.

Local history, one family at a time
Wings of Alaska co-owner John Lucas and his sister, Kathi Goddard, began piecing together their family tree two years ago for all their relatives on the Lucas side of the family.

what's happening
Concerts

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

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