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Friday, July 16, 2004

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.

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.

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

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

Don't use labels
Stereotypes have a general basis in fact. Love or hate it, we either label or are labeled by others.

Defend freedom
Rather than place the burden of censorship on the parade committee, let's encourage citizens to bring "freedom of expression sticks" (perhaps the local softball teams can assist with this) to the parade and then modify our ordinances to temporarily suspend any prohibition on assaulting parade participants during the parade.

Wunsch inspires
I am writing about your article titled "New battle for one who helped in cancer fight." You quoted Lynne Wunsch of Juneau saying that Dot Wilson is, "just a wonderful lady."

The natural economy
Some, such as the author of a recent My Turn ("Alaska needs to revitalize dormant timber industry," by George Woodbury), argue that timber sales will bring much needed investment to Southeast Alaska's economy and benefit our communities.

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

Nothing to fear from film
This letter is in response to the letter written by Richard Schmitz, the man who is obviously not a "self-loathing, America-hating, self righteous limousine liberal" (what is a limousine liberal?).

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.

Photo: Keeping up appearances
Jennifer Davis, an employee of the Juneau Landscape Maintenance Department, removes dead blossoms from a hanging flower pot...

AroundTown
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

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

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

Study: Funding more favorable for new school
Having two high schools would generate nearly enough state funds to pay for added operating costs, according to a recent study.

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

Correction
Due to a reporter's mistake, a July 4 story about a survey error in the Greenwood Avenue neighborhood misstated...

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.

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.

EPA seeks more answers on mine
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is again asking Canada for cross-border review of a proposed British Columbia mine that some fear would harm U.S. fisheries in the Taku River watershed.

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

FYI
Local birth, life, and legal statistics.

McCreary and Young to marry
Sara McCreary of Nome and Shane Young of Juneau will be married July 24 at Chapel by the Lake in Juneau.

Filling in for his father, Allan Engstrom takes us on a trip around Chichagof Island
My son, Allan, I hope with the good wishes of the readership, is taking over for me to write this week's column. Here it is:

How to adopt a dog
Q&A with Becky Hinman-Frank, licensed veterinary technician and certified pet dog trainer with Gastineau Humane Society

Ashmore and Myers to wed
Kristina Ashmore of Zion, Ill., and Jeffrey Myers of Pecatonica, Ill., both formerly of Juneau, will be married in a ceremony on July 23, 2004, at Kemper Chapel in Kenosha, Wis. A reception will follow at Midlane Country Club in Wadsworth, Ill.

Carrillo and Goodsell wed
Freida Carrillo of Juneau and Jacob Goodsell of North Richland Hills, Texas, were married on June 15, 2004, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Keller, Texas.

Photo: Warm welcome
The state ferry Taku dwarfs the Tenakee Springs dock during a trial run in June, and neighbors show their enthusiasm.

Malley and Dilmore to marry
Rachel Morgan Dilmore of Beaumont, Pa., and Jeffrey Nicholas Malley of Youngstown, Ohio, will be married at 2 p.m. July 24, 2004, in Juneau. A reception will follow immediately after the ceremony at the groom's home.

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

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

Exposing Juneau's own un-American committee
A parade is an event in which fast cars go slowly while clowns honk horns as people who for some reason know how to ride unicycles prove it.

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.

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.

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

Correction
Due to a reporter's error, Ketchikan Major Division Little League baseball player Colby Slanaker's name was misspelled in district tournament game coverage earlier this week.

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

Rhea, Rehfeld lead big comeback, but Alaska team loses at buzzer
Mary Rehfeld's 3-point shot at the buzzer lipped out Thursday as the Alaska Youth Basketball Association Girls High School Select Team fell just short of completing a major comeback in the semifinals of the MidSummer Night's Madness Tournament in Seattle.

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.

Demonstrating their depth
Juneau East beat POW 7-0.

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.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

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 unemployment rate holds steady at seven percent
The unemployment rate in Alaska held at 7 percent in June, according to the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Photo: Blazing toward a record
A Beaver floatplane lands Tuesday on a lake near Bettles as the Evansville wildfire, northwest of Fairbanks, burns.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Photo: Calamitous nap
Mike Blewett waits for high tide Thursday near Halibut Point Road in Sitka, as his fishing boat is refloated.

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.

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

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

Anchorage park visitors warned of grizzly bear
Visitors to a large city park are being warned that a grizzly bear has been spotted in the area.

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.

Greenpeace faces environmental citation
State environmental officials say the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise broke Alaska law by not filing an oil spill response plan or having a certificate of financial responsibility.

Alaska senators vote for ban on gay marriages
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, voted in favor of a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

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

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.

briefly
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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