Thursday, July 8, 2004

Crab fishermen to vote again on federal buyout program
Bering Sea crab fishermen will vote again on whether to reduce part of the fleet through a $100 million federal buyout.

Greenpeace helping fishermen
I have been salmon fishing for forty-five years, long enough to experience the fluctuation of salmon prices.

That was no American
Of the 22 years I have lived in Juneau, I have always enjoyed the Fourth of July parade.

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.

Don't fear the smokefree
Thank you, thank you to our assembly for making sure we all have clean indoor air wherever we go in public places.

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.

Cemetery guardians honor dead
The letter from those girls that were outraged at the vandalism at the cemetery warmed my heart and made me proud of our youth.

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.

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

Be fair to victims
So the lawyers for the St. Clairs would like the case moved out of Juneau because they don't feel they will get a fair trial?

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.

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

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

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

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

Juneau Digest
Staff reports from around Juneau

Photo: Reflecting on the weather
John Roas of White Construction sands down the side of the Sealaska

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.

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.

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

Eagles released from death grip
Two tenacious bald eagles in Juneau have made a full recovery after hooking up in a most unpleasant way.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Glen W. Woods
Former Pelican resident Glen W. Woods, 43, died July 4, 2004, at his home in Edmonds, Wash., after a year-long battle with cancer.

Samuel Knudson Jr.
Hoonah resident Samuel Knudson Jr., 74, died July 6, 2004, at his home.

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: Don't blame session on governor
Recently some legislators have been putting their spin on the failure of the special session to come up with a solution for the state's structural deficit.

Juneau East claims tournament opener
Christian Gould, Garrett Jones and Matt Vandor teamed up to pitch the Juneau East All-Stars past Haines 10-3 on Wednesday in the Alaska District 2 (Southeast) Age 9-10 Little League Tournament at Craig on Prince of Wales Island.

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.

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.

Fisherman swimmer
Derek Gibb is a commercial fisherman with his own piscine qualities. In other words, Derek Gibb swims like a fish.

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.

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

Bentz gets first at-bat in majors; Expos lose
Andruw Jones and the Atlanta Braves feel right at home at Hiram Bithorn Stadium.

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.

Fishing industry gets behind one of its own
As a swimming commercial fisherman, Petersburg's Derek Gibb has been spending more time in the water training than he does in a boat pulling fish out of the ocean.

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

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

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.

Torgerson appointed to oversee ferry changes
Former Sen. John Torgerson of the Kenai Peninsula has been hired to oversee changes in the Alaska Marine Highway and conduct a sweeping review of how the system works.

Feds and state collaborate to end homelessness in 10 years
Philip Mangano, appointed by President George W. Bush to address homelessness across the nation, set what many consider an ambitious goal: End chronic homelessness in 10 years.

Northwest Digest
Wire reports from the Northwest

Residents near wildfires allowed to return home
Hundreds of residents evacuated last week because of a growing wildfire in Alaska's Interior were allowed to return to their homes Wednesday.

Anchorage teenagers face firebomb charges
Five teenagers were arrested Wednesday for lobbing Molotov cocktails at playground equipment and a bridge, police said.

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.

Ketchikan plans to spend less for ferry HQ
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly has loosened bidding rules for repairs to the former Ketchikan Pulp Co. administration building at Ward Cove, while allocating less money than requested for the work.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Alaska dioceses would consider filing for bankruptcy over abuse settlements
Alaska's Catholic leaders say the cost of sex abuse lawsuits has not reached the point of bankrupting any of the three dioceses in the state, but they say bankruptcy is a legal option they'd consider if they had to.

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.

'TheWinter's Tale' plays at Noyes Pavilion
Over the last four years, the Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre has toured up and down the Parks Highway, through Anchorage, Valdez and Kenai, and even twice overseas to the Edinburgh (Scotland) Fringe Festival.

'Fahrenheit 9/11' gets to Juneau late
Two weeks after opening as the highest-grossing movie in North America, Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" will open at Juneau's downtown 20th Century Theatre on July 8.

'The Winter's Tale' a story of grief, reconciliation
Polixeness, the king of Bohemia, is staying with his good friend Leontes, the king of Sicily, but would like to leave. Hermione, Leontes' wife, wants him to stay.

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