Church wants to buy defunct plant
The state has agreed to sell a defunct fish processing plant to an evangelical church for less than half it cost to build the plant.

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

Be wary of 'Fahrenheit'
I just exited the Gross Alaska Theatre having experienced Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11."

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.

Boozer not unethical
I am confused how anyone could think that Carlos Boozer violated any ethical rule, and it's not just because I admire the meteoric rise of my former schoolmate

Economy is not timber
A few comments are due in reply to Mr. George Woodbury's "My Turn" piece in the Juneau Empire on Monday, July 12.

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.

Parents should take teens to R-rated 'Fahrenheit 9/11'
I saw "Fahrenheit 9/11" at the 20th Century.

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

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

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

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

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

Airport board will review parking fee
Just in case the Juneau Airport Board didn't realize how the new monthly $35 parking fee will affect employees, James "Rob" Reedy bought $35 worth of groceries from Safeway and lined them up on a table in front of the board at its Wednesday meeting.

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.

Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

Board presents two options for high school
The Juneau School Board presented two alternatives Wednesday night that could set the course for future high school expansion.

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.

Photo: Skating in the USA
Dillon Walter, 13, practices his skateboarding tricks Wednesday afternoon on Franklin Street.

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

Residential group appeals Spuhn Island development
A group of residents is trying to block the Spuhn Island development project unless the developer builds a road, private dock and parking at the end of Mendenhall Peninsula.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Barbara S. Cooper
Juneau resident Barbara S. Cooper, 96, died July 13, 2004, at the Juneau Pioneers' Home.

Lolus Carol Westbrooks
Juneau resident Lolus Carol Westbrooks, 60, died July 13, 2004, at her home.

Outside editorial: Bush plan hardly the road to forest progress
The Bush administration has been intent on circumventing, blocking or ignoring a Clinton-era rule that protects about 60 million acres of national forest, including 69,000 acres in Wisconsin, from logging operations that cost taxpayers mo

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

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.

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.

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.

Cavs owner shoulders blame for Boozer fiasco
The Cavaliers have been deeply wounded for a week. Wednesday they tried to start their healing.

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.

Boozer signs offer sheet with Jazz
Carlos Boozer has signed an offer sheet with the Utah Jazz, and the Cleveland Cavaliers won't try to get him back.

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

Boozer is right to start anew in Utah
In today's episode of "Watch Carlos Twist in the Wind," Carlos Boozer makes big bank.

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.

Ketchikan tames Juneau West
The Ketchikan All-Stars remained the lone undefeated team in the Alaska District 2 Major Division (age 11-12) Little League Baseball Tournament after they held on for a 6-2 victory over Juneau West on Wednesday night at Miller Field No. 1.

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.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

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.

Seabirds mysteriously dying
Seabirds have been dying by the dozens in the Aleutian Island village of False Pass.

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.

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

Forest Service downsizes 1,477-acre Tongass sale
The U.S. Forest Service has agreed to trim its 1,477-acre Fusion timber sale on Prince of Wales Island as part of a legal settlement with environmental groups.

Ferry union gets pay hike, gives up some union routes
Members of a ferry workers union would get much bigger raises than other state workers under a tentative labor agreement with the state, but they also must be willing to let nonunion contractors take over service for several villages.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Gov. Murkowski pitches $23.5 billion road, rail, pipeline links with Canada
Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski wants Canada to get on board what he calls a $23.5 billion big-vision project that includes building railway, pipeline and highway links that connect Alaska with Canada and the United States.

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.

movies where & when
Movies and showtimes

what's happening
Entertainment and the Arts Juneau.

Toe Cartoon
Comic by local artist Toe.

From Gustavus to Antarctica
I n 1985, two years before Lynne Cox became the first person to swim across the 38-degree Bering Strait, she embarked on a series of cold-water swims around the world to see if it was even possible.

Brief news of the Arts.

A road well-traveled
From his days in the 1980s as a guitarist in the Phoenix music scene, Juneau musician Alex Romero remembers some of the low-budget tricks his bands used to take when recording a simple cassette demo.

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