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Friday, July 8, 2005

Business Digest
Staff reports of the business community.

Column lacked legitimate facts
I was perplexed by the July 4 column from Lew Williams, former publisher of the Ketchikan Daily News.

Fourth of July panel needs to be replaced
The panel that allows floats, bands, classical cars, firefighters, soldiers and Elvis singing needs to be replaced.

Locals not asked to the square dance
Square dancing is supposed to be fun and full of friendship.

Time for a change of transportation
The motorcycle article (July 4) by I-Chun Che was very good.

Juneau police need better manager
The exodus of officers from the Juneau Police Department should be a huge wake-up call to the City and Borough of Juneau officials.

Masks instill hatred at the parade
It saddens me that as my child participated in the Freedom of Speech parade she witnessed the assaults by grown men and women pelting other parade participants with handfuls of candy.

Parks are Alaska's real gold mines
A road into Berners Bay is an old, outdated, dead-end idea.

Juneau has a great Fourth of July parade
This time last year my wife and I enjoyed the best Fourth of July parade we have ever seen, the Juneau parade.

Doing away with dead heads
Amy Sherwin of the city landscape division "dead-heads" flowers, or removes old blooms, Wednesday in barrels along the downtown cruise ship dock.

Images from another time
The Juneau-Douglas High School cross-country team watches teammates Missy Tyson, far left, and Katie Ratcliffe wrestle with each other before having their team photo taken after winning a cross-country meet in September 1982 at Sandy Beach.

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

Hangar celebrates 10-year milestone
Ten years ago, Reecia Wilson and the Damitio family came up with a concept for a restaurant for locals that would also entice curious tourists.

Man sentenced to four years for sex assault
A 20-year-old man sentenced Wednesday to serve four years in prison for molesting a 7-year-old girl should get sex-offender treatment before he gets out, a Juneau judge said.

City of Roses
For at least 15 years, my husband, Don, and I have visited the City of Roses, Portland, Ore., at least once a year.

In a giant's shadow
A U.S. Coast Guard vessel escorts the Ryndam, a Holland America Line cruise ship, down Gastineau Channel on Thursday evening.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

A tender moment
Deckhand Akemi Kunibe, left, unloads chum salmon Wednesday aboard the fish tender San Juan.

Taylors to celebrate 60 years
Ruth and Jim Taylor will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on July 12, 2005, with a family gathering.

Phillips, Nelson to wed
Former Juneau resident Haley Phillips and David Nelson of Florence, Ore., will be married July 31, 2005, at Shore Acres Botanical Gardens on the Oregon coast.

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

King of the can

Millar, Gill marry
Carrie Ann Gill of Waukesha, Wis., and former Juneau resident Michael Scott Millar were married June 4, 2005, in Mesa, Ariz.

House or Mansion?
I don't go along with calling the Governor's Mansion a house. I like to call it a mansion.

FYI
News about the people you know

Patch, Arriaga to wed
Juneau resident Kara Patch and Kenneth Arriaga of Post Falls, Idaho, will be married at 2 p.m., June 21, 2006, at Victoria Chapel in Las Vegas.

Clark and Garvey to wed
Crystal Clark of Craig and Kolt Garvey of Juneau will be married 6 p.m., July 9, 2005, at the Shrine of St. Therese.

Horvath, LaPierre to marry
Juneau residents Elizabeth Ann LaPierre and Charles Damien Horvath of St. Croix, Virgin Islands, will be married 1 p.m., July 23, 2005, at the big shelter at Auke Village Recreation Area.

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

Alaska editorial: A one-sided ANILCA anniversary conference
Wednesday and today in Anchorage, former President Jimmy Carter headlines a two-day conference marking the 25th anniversary of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act.

Empire editorial: There's no reason for state to curtail morning-after pill
Typically when the topic of a woman's right to choose comes up in public discourse people's brains lock into their old, rigid channels and civility vanishes.

Parents need a choice of schools
Eighty years ago the famous Scopes Monkey Trial began in Dayton, Tenn. The lessons from that trial can help us understand the school-choice debate today.

Juneau Jumpers stand out in Orlando
The Juneau Jumpers recently completed a successful competition at the U.S. National Jump Rope Tournament in Orlando, Fla., from June 24-26.

Midnight Suns end season on a high note
Juneau's Midnight Suns' 14-and-under softball team capped off a successful season last weekend by capturing the Newberg Firecracker Tournament in Newberg, Ore.

Juneau East tops POW in All-Stars
Tanner Petrie pitched five strong innings to lead Juneau East's All-Stars to a 9-2 win over Prince of Wales in the Alaska Little League 9-10 Year Old District 2 Baseball tournament Thursday in Petersburg.

JDHS takes to the ice
In addition to wrestling and basketball, Juneau-Douglas High School students will have another sporting option starting this winter.

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.

East squad wins battle of Juneau teams in district playoffs for 9-10 year olds
Juneau East topped Juneau West, 13-5, in the opening round of the Alaska Little League District 2 9-10 Year Old Baseball All Star tournament Wednesday in Petersburg.

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.

Short sessions would take toll on Juneau businesses
Thirty fewer days of legislative meetings during a regular session would cut into local business and city sales tax revenue, said Juneau businessmen.

Legislators receive raise that doubles interim pay
Alaska legislators are getting a raise in their interim per diem pay that more than doubles the old rate.

Man shot by N. Pole police tied to jail plot
man who was fatally shot by a North Pole police officer was linked to an attempt last year to break a friend out of Fairbanks Correctional Center by knocking down the prison wall with a front-end loader, authorities said.

Exxon to replace fleet in Alaska
Exxon Mobil said it will replace its Alaska fleet of single-hulled oil tankers with double-hulled vessels.

Carter celebrates 25th anniversary of Alaska conservation act
America should not despoil the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge with oil drilling rigs, former President Jimmy Carter said Wednesday, but that's not the most pressing environmental issue facing Alaska.

Alaska Airlines first in delays
Alaska Airlines' layoff of its Seattle ramp workers and other factors in May led to the company having the nation's lowest percentages for on-time rates, company officials said Thursday.

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

Charges are refiled against suspect in cabbie slaying
Charges of second-degree murder and robbery have been dismissed against one of two defendants in a Barrow homicide.

Sealaska Heritage to collect migration stories, songs of Tlingits
When Clarence Jackson Sr. is alone at the wheel of his seiner, he sometimes turns on a recording of his grandfather's voice and listens once again to stories about Tlingits returning to Southeast Alaska after an absence.

Shishmaref to build rock wall to stem erosion from tides
Engineers plan to build a rock embankment in Shishmaref this fall to stave off erosion brought by the violent tides of the Chukchi Sea.

'Morning-after pill' may soon require prescriptions
A new regulation proposed by the Alaska State Medical Board would make it more difficult for women to buy emergency contraception, or the "morning-after pill."

Judge reschedules murder trial for Craig teen
A 16-year-old Craig girl will wait until next year to stand trial on charges that she conspired in her mother's murder last November.

Alaskans weigh in on federal fishing law
Federal lawmakers are poised to take a new look at federal fishing law, but many Alaskans this week are cautioning them:

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

Prop would cut session to 90 days
An initiative petition certified this week by Lt. Gov. Loren Leman calls for legislative sessions to be cut from 121 days to 90.

AlaskaDigest
Staff reports from around the state

Remote towns may lose airline subsidy
A federal subsidy for airlines providing service in remote communities needs to be reworked to accommodate changes in the aviation industry, U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta said in Anchorage this week.

As the pig turns - Memphis style!
Mike Wiley might be best known in town as the owner of the downtown Ben Franklin, but lately, he and his wife, Shannon, have been spending long hours in the 12-foot-long preparation area of their new log-cabin-style barbecue concession trailer.

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News of local arts

what's happening
Entertainment events around Juneau

Going strong: Sitka Fine Arts Camp celebrates 30 years
The Sitka Fine Arts Camp celebrated its 30th year last month with 32 instructors from all over the country, more than 60 courses and its highest-ever enrollment of 230 seventh- through 12th-grade students from 30 Alaska communities.

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