Friday, July 9, 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.

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?

Democrats should respond to Reagan
Ten bucks says that Michael Reagan has not yet seen "Fahrenheit 9/11" in its entirety

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

High school dress code necessary
I have been following the dress code articles and letters.

Businesses need pristine forest
I live in Sitka and have a business that depends upon pristine forests and waters.

See the movie before ranting
For sheer vein-popping political entertainment nothing beats a good ad hominem rant in the opinion section of the Empire.

Accept Weyhrauch's gesture of charity
I write to publicly compliment Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch on his announcement that he intends to refund half of his pay for the special session and give the other half to charity.

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.

Fourth of July Parade isn't for mockery
After hearing so much about the Fourth of July parade in Juneau I was eager to check it out.

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

Support prescription reform, call representative
I'm with Elizabeth Lucas and AARP on Senate Bill 2328

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.

Photo: Mother load
Tannis Kearns carries her 6-month-old daughter Sarah on her back as she mows her lawn in front of her Gee Street home Thursday.

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

JDHS principal to depart post
Deb Morse, principal of Juneau-Douglas High School, has been named coordinator of facilities planning for the Juneau School District, officials said Thursday.

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

New battle for one who helped in cancer fight
Lynne Wunsch of Juneau developed an American Cancer Society program to offset patients' travel expenses after her mother died of lung cancer in 1990.

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

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

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

School debate shifts to cost predictions
Renovating and adding onto an annex next to Juneau-Douglas High School might cost less than building a new school in the Mendenhall Valley, but not if you figure in parking, according to the city's rough first look at costs.

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

Man seeks return of ashes taken from home
The person who stole a heart-shaped box from a Starr Hill house in June struck close to many Juneau residents' hearts.

Teenager charged in boat burglaries
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of an 18-year-old Juneau resident, in connection with 14 boat burglaries in March in the Auke Bay area.

Lessons learned from past: Hard work is its own reward
Hard work is its own reward.

Annual Relay For Life is just two weeks away
Teams will be in place, tents and information booths set up and a stage erected in preparation for the Third Annual American Cancer Society's Relay For Life.

Gilliland and Perrin to wed
Christy Gilliland and Johnny Perrin of Juneau will be married at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 10, 2004, at Auke Bay Bible Church.

Photo: Heavenly yoga
Yoga instructor Oni McKinstry shows students yoga poses during a beginner class this week at Seventh Heaven Day Spa in the Mendenhall Valley.

Burke and Moore to marry
Wendy Lee Moore of Portland, Ore., and Channing Burke of Juneau will be married in a ceremony at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 11, at Chapel by the Lake.

Wallace and Lager to wed
Shelly Marie Wallace of Juneau and Noah John Lager of Juneau will be married at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 10, 2004, at the Thane Ore House.

Larson and Tanaka to marry
Asayo Tanaka of Seto City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, and Eric Larson of Paradise, Calif., will be married at 3 p.m. July 10 at Aldersheim Lodge.

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

FYI
Vital stastics in our town.

Student recognitions
Notable accomplishments of Juneau students.

Neighbors Digest
Reports of people in Juneau

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

Christopher Davis
Former Juneau resident Christopher Raymond Davis, 48, died of cancer Feb. 28, 2004, in Kingman, Ariz.

Susan O'Malley-Lyons
Former Juneau resident Susan O'Malley-Lyons, 63, died May 25, 2004, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage.

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.

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.

Cough it up for Russia
You might have read an Associated Press report in these pages a few weeks back about the bust of a black market in Russian cigarettes on the Yukon delta.

Local Briefs
Staff reports of local sports events.

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.

Boozer reaches agreement to join Utah Jazz
Carlos Boozer changed his mind, much to the dismay of the Cleveland Cavaliers and the absolute delight of the Utah Jazz.

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

It's official: Carlos Boozer will play for U.S. at Summer Games
The chance to win an Olympic gold medal just months after an NCAA title was too good for Emeka Okafor to turn down.

SOUTHEAST ROAD RUNNERS
Results of the Douglas 2-Mile Fun Run, held Sunday, the Fourth of July, along Douglas Highway with the finish line at the Douglas Library and Fire Hall.

Chasing a dream
When he was a child, Carl Blackhurst hated running.

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.

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.

Gibb 19th in 100 back
Petersburg swimmer Derek Gibb got his first taste of the USA Swimming Olympic Trials on Thursday, taking 19th place in the 100-meter backstroke preliminaries in Long Beach, Calif.

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

Northwest Digest
Wire reports from the Northwest

Alaska Digest
Staff and wire reports from around the state.

First amateur-built turbine airplane flies in Alaska
From its gold-crowned nose to its Alaska flag-starred tail fin, a hand-built, experimental aircraft is drawing curious stares as it skims the runways off the east ramp of Fairbanks International Airport.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

'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.

movies where & when
Movies playing in Juneau

what's happening
Entertainment events around Juneau

CONTACT US

  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-3028
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2230
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING