Sunday, July 4, 2004

Books on night science and sharks await young readers at the library
Adventures for kids in face painting, anthropology, Antarctic exploration, and more at the Juneau Public Libraries!

Of rats and moms
They say in the newspaper business that "If it bleeds, it leads." A prime example of that was in Wednesday's Lifestyle section of the paper.

Affordable prescription drugs
On June 30, AARP released a watchdog report indicating that pharmaceutical companies continue to raise prices at a rate three times as high as normal inflation.

Don't buy propaganda
I have noticed recently that the liberal propaganda machine has been hard at work at the Empire.

Survey error persists in Greenwood Avenue neighborhood debate
A surveying error from the 1960s may force Greenwood Avenue residents to pay for paving the road if they want the work done.

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

Judge declines to move stabbing case from Juneau
A spring survey proves that the Jan. 7 robbery and assault of cab driver Eric Drake is too well known for the accused to get a fair trial in Juneau, an attorney for one of the defendants has argued.

City harbor board halts flat fees plan
Juneau boat dwellers might not face a flat rate for electricity after all, according to Dick Knapp, president of the Juneau Docks and Harbors Board.

JDHS reunion draws hundreds
Amid hugs, the flashes of cameras and quick peeks at name tags, more than 400 graduates of Juneau-Douglas High School - many in their 60s, 70s and 80s - came together in the school commons and at Sandy Beach on Friday.

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

Photo: Portrait of young artists
Music Instructor Teri Tibbett leads kindergarten, first- and second-grade students through a list of the songs they learned during the summer Fine Arts Camp held at Juneau-Douglas High School.

Man arrested in shooting incident
Police on Saturday morning arrested a man who they allege shot at a college student Friday afternoon near Back Loop Road. The 36-year-old student was uninjured.

Edna Beryl Gumble
Former Juneau resident Edna Beryl Gumble, 96, died June 20, 2004, in Portland, Ore.

Think like the founders
Jamison Paul's article of June 10th articulates his reasons why he thinks our founding fathers told us a lie about our unalienable rights: life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.

Don't legalize pot to balance budget
As Gov. Frank Murkowski and members of the Alaska Legislature struggled with ways of closing a fiscal gap of a few hundred million dollars this year, one of many ideas for generating additional revenues was an increase in the state tax on tobacco.

Governor's office needs more than an overhaul
Gov. Frank Murkowski is replacing top staff members who help shape his image and has created a new position in each of 14 departments to get his word out to the people. But the governor needs more than a new cadre of spin doctors. He needs an epiphany.

Democrats lead hate campaign
America is witnessing one of the most despicable political campaigns in our long history - a presidential race filled with lies, distortions and outright hatred - and the offender is not the mythical Republican attack machine the Democrats keep talking about. It's the national Democrat party itself.

Alaska's Dragons
On a warm summer day in Alaska, a fat black and blue-green dragonfly cruises the horsetails at the edge of a shallow pond.

Crab season opens
The Juneau-area (Section 11-A) personal use red and blue king crab summer season began July 1.

Fish report
King salmon fishing in the Juneau area improved last week.

Out & About
Staff and wire reports about upcoming ourdoor activities.

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.

Report: Boozer to remain with Cavs
The Cleveland Cavaliers have no intention of letting go of 1999 Juneau-Douglas High School graduate Carlos Boozer.

Fools and slugs
Andrew Krueger / Juneau Empire

Chrises cross in Frangos race
When he kicked into his sprint, swinging wide to the outside to pass about four riders just before the finish line, it appeared Chris Scholes was on his way to winning his fourth straight title in the Nick Frangos Memorial Bike Race.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Fishermen eye looming mine deadline
Worried Juneau-area gillnetters this week will sail out to the Taku River Inlet, fed by Southeast Alaska's biggest salmon spawning ground while upstream in Canada a proposed, multi-metal mine hurtles toward a crucial milestone in its approval process.

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

Greenpeace ship heads to Southeast with aim to close Tongass to logging
The environmental activist organization Greenpeace is headed back to Southeast Alaska with its mission of closing the Tongass National Forest to logging.

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