Saturday, July 10, 2004

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

FYI
Vital stastics in our town.

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.

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.

Student recognitions
Notable accomplishments of Juneau students.

Neighbors Digest
Reports of people in Juneau

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Local Briefs
Staff reports of local sports events.

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.

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.

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