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.

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.

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.

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.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

News about the people you know

King of the can

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

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 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.

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.

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.

Staff reports from around the state

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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