Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Mike Reagan needs history refresher
I recently read Mike Reagan's essay "Democrats lead hate campaign" in the Juneau Empire (7/4/04).

Civil Air Patrol deserved photos
I was surprised and disappointed that among all the Fourth of July parade photos of kids, dogs, clowns, and more kids, dogs, and clowns - there was not one photo of the grand marshals and their escorts, the Civil Air Patrol.

Heckler was insulting
I agree with Heather Karpstein. I too, was appalled at the person who hid behind the mask of our president.

Learn the rules
I find it completely absurd how some students feel they cannot express themselves without wearing short shorts and spaghetti straps.

Boozer is low-class
I'm not a Jazz or a Cavs fan, so I have a somewhat objective standpoint.

No abuse of free speech
I would like to point something out to Ms. Karpstein, author of the letter regarding the person who wore a mask of the president in the Fourth of July Parade.

Administration on wrong side of B.C. mine
Last week's article on the Taku River hit home.

Adults should ask kids about dress code
As a sophomore at Juneau-Douglas High School, I think that we shouldn't have a dress code.

Questioning patriotism is silly
I am writing in response to Ms. Karpstein's letter about the Fourth of July and her claims that someone disrespected our President.

Leave the school planning to experts
I would like to offer some comments regarding the Juneau Empire's July 9 article entitled "School debate shifts to cost predictions."

Photo: Smoky sunset
A fishing boat returning to Auke Bay on Monday evening slips past Spuhn Island.

Photos: rescued pup
Dawn Kostenko, veterinary technician, left, and Liesl Lemke, veterinarian's assistant, pet a 3- to 4-month-old female harbor seal pup they named "Spunky Jo" on Monday afternoon at the Juneau Veterinary Hospital.

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

Task force looks at Native programs
A group of educators and community members will refine proposals for a Native-oriented charter secondary school in Juneau, a Tlingit-language immersion grade school and programs to increase Native enrollment in college.

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

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

Group to bar 'inappropriate' parade entries
Starting next year, the Juneau Fourth of July Committee will bar entries it thinks inappropriate.

Assembly OKs higher home density near glacier
When Michelle Kaelke considered buying a house on Trapper's Lane five years ago, she was attracted by the Montana Creek neighborhood's rural atmosphere.

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

Automated kiosk at Mendenhall Post Office reduces waiting time
Customers who want to avoid the line at the Mendenhall Post Office can use a new automated kiosk to mail packages and letters.

Photo: Seasonal feast
Visitors watch bald eagles gather near Salmon Creek to feast on chum salmon returning to spawn Monday.

Panel approves intertie project
Alaska Electric Light & Power Co. can begin construction for a submarine cable on west Douglas and Admiralty islands to provide hydropower to Greens Creek Mine and Hoonah, the Juneau Planning Commission decided Tuesday.

Burns, Lucas to marry
Danea Marie Burns and Jason Corey Lucas of Denver, Colo., will be married at 6 p.m. on July 17, 2004, in Juneau.

Photo: Mother Nature flouts city ordinance
A pair of hikers crosses a muskeg meadow along the Mount Jumbo Trail on Monday as Sheep Mountain looms in the haze across hidden Gastineau Channel.

Clements, DeJesus engaged
LeeRay and Lynne Clements are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Debrah Kathleen Clements, of Juneau to Leo Charles DeJesus, of New Orleans, La.

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

Kincade, High to wed
Casina Joelle Kincade of Sitka and Charles Alan High of Montgomery, Ala., will be married at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 24, 2004, at Auke Bay Recreation Cabin.

Minty Gay Guesman
Former Juneau resident Minty Gay Guesman, 92, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died Saturday, July 3, 2004, at a local care facility.

Birgit M. Caldwell
Juneau resident Birgit M. Caldwell, 57, died June 22, 2004, in Florida after a short battle with cancer.

Robert 'Stu' Hamann
Former Southeast Alaska resident Robert "Stu" Hamann, 35, died July 2, 2004, in Gooding, Idaho, with his family by his side.

Daryl Kerlin Middleton
Former Juneau resident Daryl Kerlin Middleton, 47, died Sunday, July 4, 2004, at his brother's home in Kennewick, Wash., surrounded by family.

My Turn: ANWR opponents disingenuous
Will the real Bruce Babbitt please stand up?

My Turn: A tale of two timber sales
In June the House of Representatives passed a subsidy amendment that removed Forest Service funding for the planning, engineering, and construction of new logging roads on the Tongass National Forest.

Photo: Happy champions
The Juneau West All-Stars celebrate their victory Monday in the Southeast Alaska District 2 Rookie (age 9-10) Little League Baseball Tournament in Craig.

The Little League game that wasn't
Question: When is a 10-0 game not a 10-0 game?

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 rises above sun
As the sun beat down on dusty, parched Miller Field on Tuesday afternoon, the rays of light seemed to sap the energy of baseball players in the game.

Cavaliers offer Carlos last-ditch deal
Making a last-ditch effort to retain Carlos Boozer, the Cleveland Cavaliers have offered him a one-year contract worth about $5 million amid reports he will part ways with his agent, The Associated Press has learned.

Gibb, Blackhurst fall short in bids for Athens
Gibb, Blackhurst fall short in bids for Athens

Carlos breaks silence about controversy
Carlos Boozer broke his silence on the controversy surrounding his likely jump from the Cavaliers to the Jazz with an interview published Tuesday in Cleveland's The Plain Dealer newspaper.

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.

Sources: Boozer goes through with deal to join Jazz
The Utah Jazz fretted, the Cavaliers prepared to move on, Carlos Boozer got paid.

Sports Briefs
Staff reports of local sports news.

Juneau West wins Rookie title
The Juneau West All-Stars beat Petersburg 19-2 in Monday's championship game to cap an undefeated run through the Southeast Alaska District 2 Rookie (age 9-10) Little League Baseball Tournament in Craig.

McKinley climbing season ends with 50-50 success rate
The climbing season on Mount McKinley is winding down for the year.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

8-foot halibut hooked; world record gets away
courtesy of Janusz Kunat

Canadians, Americans want Alaska Highway recognized as international scenic byway
The 1,390 miles of the Alaska Highway have often been thought to be some of the most beautiful of any roadway in the world.

Residents of two Yukon towns warned wildfires are fast approaching
Residents of two Yukon River communities have been told to gather their belongings and be ready to leave if a wildfire burning five miles away moves closer to their homes.

Fishing industry leader Gordon Jensen dead at 85
Gordon Jensen, board chairman of one of Alaska's largest seafood processing companies, has died at age 85.

This Day in History
In Alaska; the nation; and the world.

Cod fishermen lose to farms
Canadian fishermen lost their legal battle to halt the sale of hatchery-raised black cod to British Columbia fish farms this week.

Man sought for alleged JDHS rape arrested in California
A local teen wanted on a high-school rape charge is back in Juneau after he was arrested in California and charged with smuggling illegal aliens from Mexico.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Air health advisory extended as smoky skies linger
State regulators are extending an air health advisory in the Juneau area through Friday due to smoky conditions caused by fires in Alaska and western Canada.

Warmer temperatures recharge wildfires in Alaska's Interior
Fed by unusually dry air and gusting winds, wildfires spread quickly through Alaska's Interior Monday, edging near the small village of Bettles and choking the Taylor Highway.

Bush proposal would replace roadless rule
The Bush administration proposed a new policy Monday leaving it up to governors to petition the federal government to block any road building in national forests.

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