Time to support Valley HS
I hate to say it's Valley against downtown but when it comes to the new high school it seems that a few of the downtown residents are trying to derail the project again.

Democracy means conflict
In response to Mr. Ashton's letter, "Let states decide," (Monday, July 19) it is important to point out that the argument about the states' right to govern themselves without interference from the federal government has been the Achilles' heel of efforts to establish nondiscriminatory policies in the United States.

Proud of Boozer
I'm sure Carlos Boozer could care less what no-name imps think about his character.

Stand for the flag
I just read the Sunday front-page article "ACLU eyes parade flap" about the parody of President Bush.

Likes cartoon
The cartoon on page A5 of the July 18 Sunday Empire, enc

Haul who away?
There is a lot of irony in the idea of a parade committee suppressing criticism of government officials during the 4th of July parade, but I'm not going to go there.

Noise a bad memory
I just read the article on helicopter noise, and I had to respond.

Protect Berners Bay
Having recently spent a weekend boating and camping in Berners Bay, just north of Juneau, I have become very concerned about Coeur Alaska's proposed plan to industrialize the area.

Democrats unmasked
Please don't censor entries for the Independence Day parade.

Security shakedown
With a three-day advance notice I purchased my sister a ticket to fly from Tucson, Ariz., to Juneau. It cost me $658.

Praises Loomis
The July 16 opinion piece by city editor Brandon Loomis, "Exposing Juneau's own un-American committee," deserves an award.

Bush doesn't support vets
I am writing to express my concerned that the Juneau Fourth of July Parade Committee members have granted themselves carte blanche to decide who gets to participate in the Juneau Fourth of July parade.

Parade should unite
I am sure the 4th of July parade committee is trying to make this parade a thing that brings all people together and doesn't offend and divide based on distasteful politics.

Fire damages LAB hangar wall
A fire Tuesday night at a LAB Flying Services hangar won't affect operations, a company co-owner said Wednesday.

Photo: Dropping by for a bite to eat
A bald eagle takes flight from its perch Wednesday at Sheep Creek.

Photo: Jaw-dropping dragon
Lynzey Culver, 10, pats the nose of a dragon puppet worn by Jon Brooke

Sign of the past
An old sign has been uncovered during the remodeling of the Goldstein Annex building on Front Street. The sign may be from the Stand Saloon, which operated in the building in the late 1890s. The current owners are descendants of Charles Goldstein.

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

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

Due to a reporter's error, the article about Collaboration Juneau in Wednesday's Empire misspelled the name of Steve Behnke.

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

Juneau man recovering from skateboarding head wounds
Juneau resident Stash Ginger said he doesn't expect it will be easy to get back to his life, after a skateboarding accident on Sunday left him with a fractured skull.

WB affiliate offers local advertising
Local advertisers now can buy airtime on Juneau's WB affiliate thanks to a partnership between Smith Television Group in Anchorage and the WB Television Network in California, corporate officials said.

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

Photo: Diving for a lost bike
Colton Baker, 14, searches for a bicycle his brother, Dylan, 12, lost in a deep spot in a pond at the Mendenhall Glacier. The brothers spent Thursday afternoon biking through the cold waters near the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

OSHA looking into death at Angoon lodge
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating a weekend accident at an Angoon lodge that led to the death of a man working there.

Family birth center needs funding to expand
When Kaye Kanne had her first child in a hospital 28 years ago, she was unable to see her son until four hours after his birth.

Bridge supporters may seek funds for study
Juneau may not get $8.1 million in federal funding this year for a second bridge over Gastineau Channel because other state transportation projects are of higher priority, a city lobbyist said Wednesday.

Corrections of errors printed in an earlier issue.

Kugelmann and Foster wed
Susan Rae Foster of Houston, Texas, and Johan Isaac Kugelmann of Juneau were married May 15, 2004, in Houston.

Photo: Recognizing a job well done
Hearthside Books employee Michael Reid Hunter is presented with the Customer Service Award from Janice Holst

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports of the residents of Juneau

Statistics of Juneau

Callejon and Denton to wed
Celine Callejon of Montreal-la-Cluse, France, and Chad Denton of Juneau will be married at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 2004, at the Chapel by the Lake - Log Chapel in Juneau.

Harvey and Short to wed
Misty D. Harvey of Selah, Wash., and Talus W. Short of Hoonah will be married at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, in Snohomish, Wash.

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

Learn what happened after the mutiny on the Bounty
In the last 200 years or so there is perhaps no more compelling tale of romance and adventure than that of the mutiny on the Bounty.

Fen and Snyder to marry
Luo Zhao Fen of Nanning, Guangxi, China, and Steven Snyder of Juneau will be married at 4 p.m. Monday, July 26, 2004, at The Unity Church in Tustin, Calif.

Lois Lorraine Croteau
Juneau resident Lois Lorraine Croteau, 75, died July 20, 2004, at her home in Juneau.

Paul Robert Emerson
Juneau resident Paul Robert Emerson, 89, died June 8, 2004, in Juneau.

My Turn: Kensington hearings: fair
On Monday, July 26, an extremely important public meeting will be held at Centennial Hall to take testimony on Coeur Alaska's Kensington gold mine project north of Juneau.

My Turn: Honor America by defending freedom in parade displays
Ido solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic;

Pitching, defense lead the way
Their bats were relatively silent, so the Juneau All-Stars turned to pitching and defense for victory.

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.

Juneau Juniors open tournament with rout
Joe Kohan pitched six innings of one-hit ball, then crushed a two-run homer over the center-field fence to end 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.

Sports Briefs
News of sports and athletes in Juneau

Governor's Cup kids' runs
Erik Schlechter and Kiera Clark were the top boys and girls finishers in last Saturday's Governor's Cup 1-mile kids' run.

Juneau Juniors rock, roll Ketchikan
Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League All-Stars opened the game with four straight doubles

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Justices hear arguments in Senate lawsuit
An initiative changing how U.S. Senate vacancies are filled should not appear on the general election ballot because a new state law has the same effect, an assistant attorney general told the Alaska Supreme Court.

Photo: A royal protest
Maci Clifton holds a sign while leading a cheer with a small group of people demonstrating outside of the Alaska Supreme Court on Wednesday in Anchorage.

Captain retires from ferry system after decades working on the water
Born and raised in Juneau, Karl Schoeppe grew up fishing and exploring Auke Bay.

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

Kensington meetings slated for next week
Public hearings on the revamped Kensington gold mine proposal at Berners Bay will be held Monday in Juneau and Tuesday in Haines.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Sheldon Jackson names new president
Tiny Sheldon Jackson College in Sitka, which nearly closed five years ago, has named a new president and is looking to solidify its future.

1st missile interceptor installed in Interior
A 55-foot-long rocket was installed Thursday inside a barren patch of Alaska's Interior, supplying the first component of a national defense system designed to shoot down enemy missiles.

Greenpeace charged for lack of paperwork
Alaska prosecutors on Thursday filed criminal charges against Greenpeace, saying the activist group broke environmental laws by not submitting oil spill prevention documents before its ship entered state waters.

Sen. Murkowski asks 7 stations to stop running Knowles spots
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has asked seven Alaska television stations to stop running certain campaign ads by her Democratic rival Tony Knowles, claiming the ads violate campaign finance laws.

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

Sunday blaze claims floating fishing lodge
Investors in an exclusive floating fishing lodge destroyed by fire Sunday near Glacier Bay will meet in the next two weeks to decide what to do next.

The other Mike Miller sends voters nasty e-mails
Some people trying to contact U.S. Senate hopeful Mike Miller have received obscenity-laced replies from a man with the same name.

State postpones bridge project
The state has decided to delay renovations to the Douglas Bridge until next year.

Primary will feature three ballot options
Lt. Gov. Loren Leman and Division of Elections Director Laura Glaiser are appearing around the state to publicize the three ballots that will be offered in the Alaska primary Aug. 24.

Strange but true
They call themselves "mountain music for a pleasant revolution," but it was actually a college friendship and a fortuitous pairing of ingenuity and marketing that helped bicycle revolutionaries and northern California three-piece Kipchoge and the Ginger Ninjas begin their strange, but earnest, musical odyssey.

Toe Cartoon
Comic by local artist Toe.

what's happening
Entertainment events in Juneau

movies where & when
This week's films and showtimes.

News of the Arts

Late summer nights in front of the computer in her Fairbanks home, kindergarten teacher and children's book author Chérie Stihler finds that her family's pet ferret and her monitor's Microsoft help-prompt provide her only solace.

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