Saturday, July 3, 2004

Bush proposal would open more forest land to logging
Governors would have to petition the federal government to block road-building in remote areas of national forests under a Bush administration proposal to boost logging.

Tax the real problem: alcohol
I think that no matter how much they raise the price of tobacco, people no matter what age will find a way to buy it anyway, whether they have to go without providing everything that is necessary for their families.

Oppose herbicide in Alaska
Monday morning the Juneau Empire carried a My Turn opinion co-authored by a staff forester and the president of Klukwan Inc.

School right to impose a dress 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.

Juneau charter school is not elitist
Despite Patrick McGonegal's attempts to portray the charter and Montessori schools as private schools, they are in fact public schools.

ABC report revives Echo Bay memories
Echo Bay? Echo Bay certainly rings a bell with me.

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

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

Schedule of events
4th of July 2004 event schedule

Toy power
Robert Sorg Jr. and his son, Robert Sorg III, get towed around Twin Lakes on Thursday afternoon by an electric model ship, operated by Bill Morris from shore.

As close as they come
A skiff full of whale watchers gets a close-up view of humpback whales bubble-net feeding in North Pass.

Celebrating the fourth of july
Juneau is a town spawned by gold and gold mines. When the miners had one of their two days off a year - Christmas or Fourth of July - both pageantry and liquor consumption rose to a fever pitch.

Juneau mayor, wife chosen to be grand marshals of Douglas parade
The Fourth of July is one of Lupita Alvarez's favorite American holidays. She especially likes how Juneau and Douglas celebrate the special day.

Black bear mutilated after dying in Loop Road accident
The car accident that led to a black bear's death Tuesday night on Mendenhall Loop Road was unfortunate. But what happened to the animal next was criminal, according to the area wildlife biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Wilsons celebrate 40th anniversary
Jim and Dot Wilson, owners of Coastal Helicopters of Juneau, will celebrate their 40th anniversary on July 4. Th

Winners at Gold Rush Days events
Gold rush days report

Steiner and Brenner to wed
Cece Steiner of Cle Elum, Wash., and Clint Brenner of Juneau will be married July 2 on an Allen Marine Catamaran.

What's up with the weather?
Please don't read this article if it's raining in Juneau today. What is wrong with the weather?

Father seeks families interested in group for the bereaved
David Schroeder, father of the late Evan Schroeder, who fell to his death on Aug. 22, 2001, while climbing Mount Juneau, is calling for families and individuals who might be interested in forming a Juneau chapter of The Compassionate Friends.

Learn why your dog behaves as it does
Why study breed characteristics? A simple answer is that hard-wired genetic influences, developed over hundreds of years, will dictate your dog's behavior.

FYI
Vital statistics in our town

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

Student recognitions
Christina NaMee Eriksen

Juneau Digest
Staff and wire reports from our neighbors

Marie Swanson
Former longtime Juneau resident Marie Swanson, 88, died June 24, 2004, in Tualatin, Ore.

Cleavage or no, kids rule school
Editor's note: Last week's announcement of a new dress code for Juneau-Douglas High School got under Brandon's collar, and under Korry's skin. Here is their conversation.

Lakers, Krzyzewski discuss coaching job
Krzyzewski, a 57-year-old Hall of Famer, has led the Blue Devils to three national championships in almost a quarter-century at the school.

Sports in Juneau
Upcoming sports events in Juneau

Cavaliers risk losing Boozer
Boozer's contract option for next season wasn't picked up by the Cleveland Cavaliers before Wednesday's deadline, a surprising decision by the club, which immediately makes the third-year power forward and 1999 Juneau-Douglas High School graduate a restricted free agent.

Local Sports Briefs
Sports reports

Governor replaces top staff, creates new PR team
Gov. Frank Murkowski is overhauling his public relations machine, replacing top staff and telling all his departments to get communications specialists.

Alaska Digest
Staff and wire reports from across the state

Governor searches for up to $17 million in budget cuts
Gov. Frank Murkowski is waiting to sign the 2005 state budget while he looks for up to $17 million in cuts, the amount the budget increased from last year.

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

Hundreds flee Interior wildfires
Hundreds of people and their pets fled a wildfire in Alaska's Interior on Thursday as fire crews knocked on doors to urge others living along the Elliott Highway to pack their things and leave as soon as possible.

Alaska Senate race key for Dems
Alaska might seem like the last place where Democrats would have a shot at stealing a Senate seat from the Republicans.

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