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Saturday, July 17, 2004

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."

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.

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.

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

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?).

FYI
Local birth, life, and legal statistics.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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:

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Demonstrating their depth
Juneau East beat POW 7-0.

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.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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