Wednesday, July 7, 2004

Book reviewer puzzles
In her review ("Book explores oil industry's impact on Alaska" on June 13 ) of my book, "Alaska Agonistes: The Age of Petroleum," Ann Chandonnet wrote that the chapter entitled "Other Scriveners" included Alaska authors Dermot Cole of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner and John Strohmeyer of Anchorage among the "Hit and Run Literati" whose work I generally disparaged.

Not the best process, but a better code
I understand the desire to express oneself.

Clothe your children well
Society is tough enough having to deal with these kids that aren't getting proper discipline.

Restrain dogs
I would like to urge all dog owners to keep their dogs in their fence, yard or on leashes at all times.

Alaska owns Alaska
I just read the article about Bruce Babbitt bashing President Bush over opening nearly 400,000 acres for oil and gas drilling in Alaska.

Disrespect at the cemetery
We returned to Juneau early Friday morning, tired, hungry and in dire need of a shower after two weeks of summer camp in Sitka.

Improper notification at harbor
The recent harbor electrical power shutoff on June 21 was done without public input and without proper notification.

Return building to school
With all the problems we are having with finding space for our high school students, there is actually a fairly simple solution.

Worry about what matters
With all the things going on in our lives when we're in high school, all the pressures and wayward emotions, restricting students' clothing is just another way of singling them out and making them feel inferior and misunderstood.

Support harbor improvements
I would like to raise my voice in support of the harbormaster's office in their efforts to renovate and improve the facilities here in Juneau.

Photo: Dogland security
Three of Jeannie Smith's golden retreivers take in the sights Tuesday as she runs errands downtown.

Photo: Sharing a birthday
Nikki Richert blows bubbles from her float in the Douglas Fourth of July Parade on Sunday.

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

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

City looks to extend 'temporary' sales tax
The city's 1 percent temporary sales tax will expire on Dec. 31, 2005, and the Juneau Assembly is considering whether to put an extension of the tax on the October ballot.

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

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

Juneau Digest
Staff reports from around Juneau

City shines with spirit of the Fourth
brian wallace / juneau empire

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

Eateries required to tell if fish is wild or farmed
By this fall, all Alaska restaurants will have to say on their menus whether the fish they serve is farmed or wild.

Gibson, Williams to marry in Utah
Chiska Gibson of Juneau and Wade Williams of Evanston, Wyo., will be married on July 19 in St. George, Utah.

Photo: Downtown afterglow
Downtown Juneau glows under the post-fireworks haze in the early-morning hours on Sunday

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

Scott, Kanouse to marry
Billie Jo Scott and Justin Forbes Kanouse will be married in a ceremony at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 10, in the Chapel by the Lake sanctuary.

Mill, Mickle marry in Florida
Angela Marie Mill and Matthew Frederick Mickle of Juneau were married on June 8 at Cypress Grove Park in Orlando, Fla.

Charlotte Greenewald Underwood
Charlotte K. (Lottie) Greenewald Underwood, 82, died July 3, 2004, at Wildflower Court after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Samuel Knudson Jr.
Hoonah resident Samuel Knudson Jr., 74, died July 6, 2004, at his home with his son, Wilbur Knudson, at his side.

My Turn: Forestry complaints are hollow
This is spurred by remarks I heard about a month ago on KTOO by Owen Graham, director of the Alaska Forest Association (AFA),

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.

Midsummer night's dream
With partly cloudy skies and comfortably cool temperatures a welcome change from last year's intense heat, 70 runners completed Tuesday's Midsummer Night 10-kilometer and 1-mile runs on North Douglas Highway.

Rookie nearly breaks Mt. Marathon record
Toby Schwoerer did not disappoint in his much-anticipated Mount Marathon debut.

Fourth of July fun on Douglas Island
Dozens of young athletes - and a few older ones, too - gathered Sunday at Savikko Park for the annual Douglas Island Fourth of July Field Events.

Bentz back in the big leagues
Juneau's Chad Bentz is back in the show.

Rediscovering rowing
When James Bibb rowed in last year's inaugural Juneau Rowing Club Regatta, he'd been away from the sport for nearly a decade and he didn't make it out of the preliminary heats.

Alaska's Russian dissidents integrate with American life
Kondraty Fefelov traveled more than 20,000 miles to lay claim to a patch of earth here at the end of North America's roadway and keep the world at arm's length.

Yukon researchers find new Ice Age fossils
Fossils unearthed around the Klondike gold fields have revealed two new species of ice age mammals.

Interior fire managers hoping for more rain
Firefighters took advantage of scattered rain showers across Alaska's Interior on Monday to clear more protective trail, reinforce established fire lines and snuff hot spots on the nation's two top-priority wildfires.

Alaska again No. 1 in U.S. for sexually transmitted disease
Alaska is ranked highest in the nation for infection from the sexually-transmitted disease chlamydia.

State checks out salmon hot-spot
Before salmon return to their natal streams north and south of Juneau, chances are that they will first slip through Icy Strait and then bump in confusion against the western shoreline of Admiralty Island at Hawk Inlet.

Sealaska Heritage gets federal grant to help reclaim clan hats
The Sealaska Heritage Institute in Juneau can reclaim culturally significant Tlingit clan hats from museums in the Lower 48 with the help of a new federal grant.

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

Anchorage to receive $2 million for rape investigations
Anchorage is slated to receive $2 million in federal funds over the next three years for rape and sexual assault investigations and victim care.

Cyclist's environmental awareness campaign will take her to Argentina
In Philadelphia, Kristen Sullivan would often confront people who had discarded their garbage on the sidewalk.

Consulting work pays off big for Alaska legislators
Consulting work is paying off for some Alaska legislators.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

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