Wednesday, July 6, 2005

Creationism is more than it looks
Mr. Baldwin's letter against creationism (June 29) has prompted me to add a few words on the subject.

Let voters choose among projects
I have always been in favor of the sales tax measures as a great way for Juneau to provide many needs for our community such as the recent police station project and the current addition and remodel of Bartlett Regional Hospital.

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

More places to park and play
Brian Clayton of Alaska Stone and Concrete works on a new retaining wall Tuesday in front of Juneau-Douglas High School.

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.

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.

Man accused of trying to run over policeman
A 28-year-old Juneau man who was shot by police with a stun gun while on an all-terrain vehicle Monday night faces charges that could send him to prison for up to 15 years.

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."

Input shows region mixed on highway
Exactly 1,600 people submitted comments to the state about its proposal to build a 68-mile road between Juneau and Skagway, according to a draft state report released Friday.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Photo: Cleaning up the skies
A tree swallow chick waits for its parents to deliver a meal Tuesday to its nest in the awning near the Juneau office of Alaska Pacific Bank on North Franklin Street.

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.

Stigen and Richmond to wed
Jessica RayLee Stigen of Wrangell and Francis John Richmond IV of Petersburg will be married 4 p.m., July 30, 2005, aboard the yacht Kona Dream. A reception will follow the wedding at the Moose Lodge.

Photo: Top fund-raiser
Ketchikan Little Sister Courtney Enright receives Alaska Airlines tickets from Deanna Kenyon.

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

NeighborsDigest
Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

Leschper wins two national outdoor writing awards
Juneau resident Lee Leschper earned two Excellence in Craft awards from the Outdoor Writers Association of America, presented at OWAA's annual conference June 19 in Madison, Wis.

Photo: Senior at the prom
Mary Pepin and Fred Abad dance to the music of Ron Maas' Thunder Mountain Big Band at the Juneau Pioneers' Home fifth annual senior prom.

Phyllis Joan Hurst
Juneau resident Phyllis Joan Hurst, 78, died June 27, 2005, at home.

Tadashi C. Fujioka
Juneau resident Tadashi C. Fujioka, 85, died June 27, 2005, at his home in Tee Harbor.

Juneau blessed with fine arts in summer
This summer I've noticed a wonderful thing: The arts are everywhere!

My turn: Who are the Native landless?
Sen. Lisa Murkowski recently introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate to compensate five Southeast Alaska communities that were omitted from a major portion of the Alaska Natives Claims Settlement Act. Rep. Don Young introduced the same bill in the House of Representatives.

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.

Juneau Rifle & Pistol Club - Alaska State 300 Yard Championships
Saturday and Sunday's results...

Brinson lifts Phillies past the Astros
Aquino Brinson drove in the game-tying run and later scored the game-winning run to lift the Phillies past the Astros 4-3 in Gastineau Channel Little League Minor Baseball action last week.

A hidden golfing treasure in Haines
With extreme weather and mountainous terrain, Alaska isn't exactly a golfer's paradise

King salmon appear to be swimming in Auke Bay-Fritz Cove terminal harvest area
Landing a king salmon in the Juneau area took an average of 22 hours in the week ending Sunday, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game reported Tuesday.

Fourth of July 2-mile run results
From Monday...

Hiker dies of hypothermia after losing way in Talkeetna Mountains
A Wasilla man died after he and a cousin lost their way in the Talkeetna Mountains and spent two nights without shelter, authorities said.

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.

North Pole officer shoots ATV rider
Alaska State Troopers are investigating a fatal shooting involving a North Pole police officer over the weekend.

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:

Murkowski wins seat on energy panel
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is among eight Republicans named to a conference committee dealing with the national energy bill.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Citizens protest clampdown on postal clerk's neckties
A window clerk at the Soldotna Post Office has been ordered to replace the funky ties he's worn for nearly a decade with a standard blue model, and many residents, including the town's mayor, aren't pleased

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

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Experts say melting ice will shrink polar bear populations in next 50 years
Melting ice could spell the ruin of polar bear populations over the next century, warns a report by an international panel of experts on the subject.

State claims unions acted in bad faith
State labor negotiator Art Chance filed a complaint on Friday that charges unions with acting in bad faith toward talks to get a crew ready for the fast ferry Chenega.

Dino track discovered in park
ANCHORAGE - A track from a three-toed dinosaur thought to be about 70 million years old was discovered in Denali National Park by a University of Alaska Fairbanks student.

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