In the Stacks: Good books for summer
There's lots of good summer reading for chapter book readers this week at the Juneau Public Libraries:

Know a man's fruits
I offer my fellow citizens a new political acronym to play with. It's WHINO, standing for Whole-Hog-Idiot-Now-Officiating.

Save the wharf
In response to the opinion column by Jerry Reinwand and Kim Hutchinson, Merchants Wharf is a part of the history of Juneau.

Humans triggering the next ice age?
On the topic of stopping global warming: Do you have any idea what happens once the climate warming trend stops?

Ketchikan bridge is a 'boondoggle'
Ketchikan residents didn't vote for a bridge that I can remember.

Can the city take our property?
The Supreme Court has handed down one of the scariest decisions of the times. Your property is in danger for use by commercial interest and developers.

Going out for a spin
They left their petticoats behind on the 780-foot cruise ship Amsterdam. But for a few hours Wednesday afternoon, more than 500 tourist square-dancers brought the funk, do-si-do style, to Centennial Hall.

Tulsequah misses its cleanup deadline
The Tulsequah Chief mine missed a Canadian deadline to clean up its toxic metal pollution on Thursday.

Photo: Ramping up
Trucano Construction carpenters Ben Haffner, left, and Jim Brown work on a new ramp on Wednesday at Harris Harbor.

Juneau-Douglas graduate wins teaching assistantship in Austria
Jeff Fanning of Juneau will spend the next academic year helping teach English to secondary students in Austria.

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

Back in the Swing
Just coming up to bat in a softball game on a rainy night this week was enough for Jamie Parsons to earn high-fives from his teammates, and a gift from the governor.

Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

Woman walks out of woods as search starts up
A Juneau woman whose friends and co-workers reported her missing Tuesday emerged from the woods in the Lemon Creek area Wednesday morning.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Variety, parade veterans expected in July 4 procession
Expect a lot of familiar faces, and few surprises, in Monday's Juneau Fourth of July Parade, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. through downtown.

Kensington Mine wins final permit
Preparations for building the Kensington Mine north of Juneau will begin Friday, developer Coeur Alaska says.

Fischer, Bowler marry
Forrest Fischer and Lesley Anne Bowler were married May 29, 2005, on the shores of Clear Lake in Northern California.

Hiott, Shine wed
Leah Hiott of Sandpoint, Idaho, and Juneau resident Jonathan Shine were married June 25, 2005, in Saindpoint.

Lunch with a view
Hikers enjoy lunch with a panoramic view from the upper slopes of Mount Juneau on June 18. Douglas Island and Mount Jumbo can be seen across Gastineau Channel.

Perdon, Fuchs to wed
Juneau resident Shammy Perdon and David Fuchs of Warrensburg, Mo., will be married at 5:30 p.m., July 1, 2005, at the Mendenhall Glacier. A reception will follow at the Travelodge Hotel.

Hedges, Gasparek to marry
Juneau resident Julie Gasparek and Daryl Hedges of Burley, Idaho, will be married July 8, 2005, at Chapel by the Lake. A reception will follow at Centennial Hall.

Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

Walters, Goenner to marry
Cheri Michelle Walters of Nome and Alec Randolph Goenner of Pensacola, Fla., will be married Aug. 21, 2005, on a yacht in Destin, Fla.

Waterfront work can be dangerous
Working on the docks has always been a dangerous job, where a person needs to be careful and prepared.

News about the people you know

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

Mary B. Johnson
Angoon resident Mary B. Johnson (Antoo.aat), 82, died June 21, 2005, at Mount Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka.

My turn: Is the school board's message to students 'dare to be average?'
Juneau School Board resistance to weighted grades for Advanced Placement courses in high school surprises me.

Alaska editorial: Supreme Court's decision on property is shameful
The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision undermining the Fifth Amendment to expand governments' powers of eminent domain as a way of generating jobs and tax revenue can only be described as shameful.

Outside editorial: Ferry riders deserve better
Residents of Prince William Sound believed it when the state said a new fast ferry would offer service this summer.

Outside editorial: Patriot Act reform
Congress and President Bush are headed in different directions with the Patriot Act, and that's good news for the civil liberties of the American people.

My turn: ANWR is the best place to reduce energy dependence
Like a majority of Alaskans, I support responsible exploration and development of a small section of ANWR on Alaska's North Slope.

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.

Fools are ready for their midnight run
Heading into its 21st year of existence, the annual Only Fools Run At Midnight race is ready to take off from Centennial Hall at precisely 11:59 p.m. on Saturday.

Midnight Suns successfully tour Oregon
Three different age groups of Juneau's Midnight Suns youth fast-pitch softball organization enjoyed successful tours of Oregon last weekend.

Ready to battle the Yukon
All three Juneau teams competing in the 460-mile Yukon River Quest said Wednesday morning's drizzling rain was an advantage.

Meet Alaska's best disc golfer
There's something about the sound a loose collection of dangling chains make when it's perfectly struck by an object.

Alaska man lists 18-foot hydraulic mecha on eBay
Anyone who's ever yearned for a hulking mecha with flame-throwing skills and red glowing eyes is in luck.

Measure to halt Tongass roads rejected
The U.S. Senate rejected a bi-partisan measure Wednesday that would have stopped the flow of taxpayer money to build new roads in the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska.

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

National Guard seeks cold war soldiers for documentary
The Alaska Army National Guard is looking for Cold War soldiers to share their experiences about those years spent protecting Alaska's Western border from the former Soviet Union.

Bear sow, two cubs tear through 13-year-old's 4-H project
Thirteen-year-old Maya Johnson had planned to show her dairy goat Annie at this year's Kenai Peninsula State Fair in Ninilchik. She also had some chickens that were part of an egg-laying project for the Funky Farmers 4-H Club.

Fast-ferry delays frustrate many
Cordova Mayor Timothy Joyce distinctly remembers a state transportation plan calling for year-round fast ferry service in Prince William Sound.

Governor attaches strings to budget appropriations
Lawmakers made sure Angoon got a taste of the oil-wealth bounty in this year's capital budget by earmarking money for a search-and-rescue boat, a fire truck, a snow plow and renovations to the community hall.

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

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Native shares bill passes Senate panel
A U.S. Senate bill that would increase younger Alaska Natives' chances of receiving dividends from Native corporations passed the Indian Affairs Committee on Wednesday.

Proposal gives state access to Medicaid patient records
In an effort to curb misuse of the Medicaid system, the state has proposed new regulations that would give it access to Medicaid patients' medical records.

Kenai Peninsula-area fire growing, putting out a lot of smoke
The King County Creek fire near Skilak Lake on the Kenai Peninsula is growing as fire officials worry about dry conditions and the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Cinema guide
What's playing on the silver screen

what's happening
News of local entertainment events

First Friday: Paint, Pastels & Glass
Jason Ford has six examples of his wildlife scenery paintings at Gallery of the North on South Franklin Street, and that kind of work is what has paid his bills as an artist. But much of Ford's work is far more "progressive."

A musician's 'Passion'
Juneau songwriter George Wallace was born and raised in Philadelphia and came of age musically in the mid-to-late 1960s.

News of local arts

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