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Tuesday, July 5, 2005

Are Dredge Lakes really better off?
Has anyone paid attention to Dredge Lakes area lately? Or should I say since ATV recreation was expelled?

Let voters decide
I have always been in favor of the sales tax measures as long as I can remember.

Improve ferry service, not road
I would like to thank Mr. Ridgeway for setting aside his personal feelings about the Juneau road and doing something increasingly rare these days, listening to his constituents.

All the stories are adding up
If you connect the dots of recent news stories, you get a clear picture that should catch everyone's attention.

Nothing heard by government agencies
Hundreds of workers shuttle daily back and forth. Kayaks search for peace on a distant quiet shore.

It's hard times for celebrity blue herons
The crime was captured on a videotape. The time was 2:19 p.m., June 14. The suspect was a bold bald eagle.

Small classes, computer program may give boost in literacy
A boy in Teresa Kissel's summer class Thursday looked over his writing about the Fourth of July and struggled to understand why "drak" was a misspelling for "dark."

JDHS grad experiences fisheries biology firsthand
Little fish will be hiding in some people's Christmas trees, but not to worry. The old, dead trees are at the bottom of lakes.

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

Photo: Arts camp in Sitka
Students in Roblin Davis' Sitka Fine Arts Camp theater class perform at Centennial Hall last week in SItka.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

The Fourth in Juneau
Retired state employee Steve White was one of the people responsible for the 2004 Juneau Fourth of July parade flap, when a masked man lampooning George W. Bush sparked a flurry of complaints.

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

Photo: A little something for the celebrants
Firefighters from Capital City Fire and Rescue douse spectators Monday during the annual Make & Break hose race in front of the Douglas Fire Hall.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Riders of the Rain forest
Juneau, a city of 30,000 people, has 926 registered motorcycles. No road out. Some 223 days of rain annually. Nine hundred twenty six motorcycles.

Sally K. Hathaway
Former Juneau resident Sally Kathleen Hathaway, 71, died May 21, 2005, in Bellingham.

Criticism gives comfort to the enemy in time of war
T his July 4, the observance of the founding of this nation is clouded by baseless bombast that is disheartening. It gives comfort to our enemies in time of war.

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.

Foolish Runners
Photos from Sunday morning's 21st Annual "Only Fools Run at Midnight" fundraising race.

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.

Officials suspect 50 terror groups operate in Canada
Though many view Canada as an unassuming neutral nation that has skirted terrorist attacks, it has suffered its share of aggression, and intelligence officials believe at least 50 terror groups now have some presence here.

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

Hoonah grads head for high-powered colleges
Tiny Hoonah High School, with a graduating class of 14, this year is sending students to two of the most selective universities in the United States.

On the border, jitters replace historic openness
Nearly four years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks and after billions in security investment on both sides of this frontier stretching from Atlantic to Pacific, authorities and average folks are still jittery. Here's why:

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Ice forecaster watches for dangers in Arctic
A change in wind and current rammed the frozen Bering Sea into the Norton Sound coast. The collision shattered the ice attached to shore. In an hour or two, a ragged ridge of ice, with chunks as large as Zambonis, tumbled into glacial rubble on a Nome street.

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

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Genomics project targets mushrooms
If you haven't found many dollars worth of morel mushrooms this season, there remains at least some possibility that you could at least receive a little credit.

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