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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Corrections of errors printed in an earlier issue.

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

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.

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.

Statistics of Juneau

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports of the residents of Juneau

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Sports Briefs
News of sports and athletes in Juneau

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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