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Sunday, July 18, 2010

RCA green-lights rate hike
Juneau power bills are set to soar following Friday's approval by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska of the full rate increase request sought by Alaska Electric Light & Power.

Jets using biomass fuel on Alaska Airlines' radar
Alaska Airlines will team up with Boeing, Washington State University and major airports in the Pacific Northwest to see if biofuels could be used in aviation.

Photo: Jazzipino jamboree

Photo: $quad $upport

Photos: Race for the Governor's Cup

Photo: Reaching the halfway point

Police & Fire
Juneau Police and Fire reported:

Correction
In Friday's edition of the Juneau Empire, the public defender named in the story about a man charged with nitrous oxide theft was misidentified. His name is Trevor Higgins.

Cheerleaders are more than just pom poms
The days of cheerleaders standing on the sidelines yelling "Give Me a 'J!'" have given way to athletes who do much more than try to infuse the student body with school spirit.

Maki, Lium wed
Stephen Lium and Jennifer Maki were married in a ceremony on July 10, 2010 at Skater's Cabin in Juneau. A small reception followed with close friends and family.

Art in community, community in art
Weekday afternoons at Cedar Park apartment complex, up to 20 kids have been painting, designing and gluing sand on banners that will set the scene for a concert in Savikko Park today on Douglas.

Red Cross hires new Southeast Alaska development director
JUNEAU - The American Red Cross of Alaska recently announced Caitlyn McLaughlin has been hired as its new Southeast Alaska development director. The announcement was made by Michelle Houlihan, Chief Executive Officer of the Alaska Red Cross Chapter.

Water valve exercise begins July 21
JUNEAU - The City and Borough of Juneau Water Utility will be exercising water valves beginning July 21 through mid-September. Anticipated hours will be between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The work will occur area wide, beginning in downtown Juneau and proceeding to the Mendenhall Valley, ending in the Tee Harbor area.

Author to speak about experience with Mother Teresa
JUNEAU - Susan Conroy will be speaking at St Paul's Catholic Church at 7 p.m. on July 18 on her recent book about her experience working with Mother Teresa. She has also translated the plays of St. Therese of Lisieux and another book, "The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life," which had only been available in French until last year.

Recognitions
Olive Landon celebrated her 95th birthday at the Pioneers Home on Friday, July 2. Olive is a Past President of Svalbard Lodge, Sons of Norway, in Juneau and also is active in the Pioneers of Alaska. Her party included many of her friends and family members. Olive is an active member of the Pioneers Home and still participates in many Juneau activities.

Thanks for the generous donations
On behalf of the Duval Family, we would like to send out a special thank you to everyone for their generous donations. Since the fundraiser held in late May at the Juneau Moose Lodge, we can have goals achieved and get Chuck stronger and on his way to a full recovery, and get him back to doing what he loves best! This has become possible because of the thoughtful contributions and support from people like you.

Thanks from Governor Parnell
We would like to extend our warmest thanks to the community of Juneau for hosting the Second Annual Governor's Family Picnic. Juneauites know how to have a great time in spite of the rain, and we had a great turnout.

Births
Recent births at the Juneau Family Health and Birth Center:

Jonathon Hamblin
Jonathon Rex Hamblin was born in July, 1983 in Orem, Utah. He passed away on July 8 in Sitka. He lived in Juneau for 23 years. He was a student at UAS during the fall and winter and worked as a fishing guide during the summers.

Honoring whales through responsible action
As I'm out on the water sharing the magic of our whales with our many visitors, I am regularly reminded of how productive and clean our waters are.

TOE Cartoon:

A faithful citizen's responsibility
One day in the spring of 2000 while working at my assignment at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C., a colleague approached me, gave me a list of cities and asked if I could travel to those cities as a representative of the Bishops' Conference.

Editorial: All cost, no benefit
The following editorial first appeared in the Chicago Tribune:

Troopers seek suspect in Soldotna shooting
KENAI - An Alaska State Trooper spokeswoman says a person has been killed near Soldotna.

Hostel opens in Kodiak
KODIAK - Kodiak Island's only hostel is open for business.

Pre-trial for suspects in black wolf killing starts Monday
JUNEAU - A pre-trial hearing for a Juneau hunting guide and one of his clients who are accused of unlawfully taking a wolf and two black bears is set for 3 p.m. Monday.

John Muir Cabin closing for renovations
JUNEAU - The John Muir Cabin is being temporarily closed for renovations.

Alaska dad accused as truck carrying sons crashes
FAIRBANKS - An Anchorage man was accused of drunken and reckless driving as well as assault and reckless endangerment after his truck with his two boys inside plowed into a car.

Search continues for missing driver
FAIRBANKS - Rescuers have found the personal effects of a missing federal customs agent whose car was found in a creek near a rain-damaged section of the Taylor Highway.

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sinking boat
COOK INLET - The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued two people from a sinking 34-foot boat about 10 miles northwest of Anchor Point in Cook Inlet.

2 die as canoe overturns on Kenai Peninsula
ANCHORAGE - Alaska state troopers say two men fishing for trout have died after their canoe overturned in Johnson Lake on the Kenai Peninsula.

Publisher delays Palin biography for 'tweens'
JUNEAU - Christian book publisher Zondervan is delaying publication of a Sarah Palin biography for young readers.

Judge: Ahtna community hunt unconstitutional
ANCHORAGE - A state judge has ruled that a community hunt reserved for eight Native villages is illegal because it violates the Alaska Constitution.

Natural gas storage facility planned at Kenai
ANCHORAGE - Enstar has taken its plans for a natural gas storage facility at Kenai to the Regulatory Commission of Alaska.

High bacteria levels found in Kenai River
KENAI - State officials are warning people about elevated bacteria levels in Kenai River water off a popular dipnetting beach.

4 survive small plane crash near King Salmon
KING SALMON - A small airplane trying to reach King Salmon crashed near the southwest Alaska community but all four people on board survived.

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