Saturday, July 1, 2006

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Neighbors Digest
Puls returns to do Sunday scripture lessons in July

FYI
Statistics of Juneau, this week.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

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.

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