Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Attend flouride meeting
Hail freedom!

Agrees with driver's law
Just today I read in the Internet editions of the Empire and Anchorage Daily News that Gov. Frank Murkowski had signed the bill for a provisional driving license for teenage drivers.

Wilderness is a gift
My name is Sophia Polasky and I am a 20-year-old lifelong resident of Juneau.

It's time to stop appointment madness
How much longer are Alaskans going to watch their Senate seats filled by appointment instead of democratic process?

Don't hurt morale
Less than one year ago I was in Baghdad, Iraq, fighting in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Parade panel did well
Every July 4, our family greatly enjoys the Juneau parade - seeing so many of our friends and neighbors representing so many of our town's multiple facets.

July 4 committee clarifies issue
To clear up what "inappropriate" entries are, these are those entries that have not submitted a completed entry form.

ALSC is important, needs its funding
Janell Hafner's "My Turn" article in Sunday's Empire, criticizing Gov. Frank Murkowski's veto of the legislature's appropriation to the Alaska Legal Services Corp., is excellent.

Pelican needs ferries
Thank you for the wonderful article on the trip around Chichagof Island.

More power to Moore
I am a liberal and a default Democrat because there is no viable third party, and I haven't seen "Fahrenheit 9/11."

Environmentalists are often deceptive
Worldwide demand for strategic resources drives the market price.

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

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

Lightning knocks out State Office Building phones
More than 6,800 state telephones were knocked out of service over the weekend, when lightning struck the State Office Building in downtown Juneau.

Rising steel costs shape building prices
North Pacific Erectors in Juneau got hit with an extra $10,000 bill for the construction of a rental commercial building near Lemon Creek because of the fast-rising price of steel, President Jim Williams said Tuesday.

Assembly panel prefers second high school
The city moved a step closer Monday evening to asking voters to build a second high school.

Photo: A boy and his dog salmon
Eli Rolfe, 12, reels in a dog salmon Tuesday as rain falls at Statter Harbor in Auke Bay.

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

Most at meeting want mine open
From local teachers and artists to engineers and corporate executives, more than 50 people had something to say about the proposed Kensington mine during a Monday public hearing in Juneau.

Airport tightens security to keep unwanted garbage out
Juneau International Airport has tightened security, not to prevent terrorist attacks, but to stop people from dumping garbage there.

Man pleads not guilty to 46 felony child-molesting charges
A man charged with 46 sex felonies involving children was scheduled on Tuesday for a November trial after his attorney entered pleas of not guilty to all counts.

Business drives owner's schooling
Jacob Lewis can't hear the roar of the engines, but he can feel the adrenaline of zooming about 20 miles per hour around the go-cart race track at Nugget Mall.

Convicted sex offender arrested on 46 new counts of child molestation
A man who was convicted of a child-sex charge last year is back in jail on similar charges that could carry hundreds of years in prison.

Three candidates declare their bids for Juneau Assembly seats
Although the October election is two months away, three candidates have already filed their campaign disclosure forms with the Alaska Public Offices Commission.

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

Kissner, Arvidson to marry
Krista Lynn Kissner of Juneau and Aaron William Arvidson of Somers, Mont., will be married in a ceremony at 5:30 p.m. July 30, 2004.

Barlow, Buckley marry
Jamie Grace Barlow and James Ross Buckley were married on April 3, 2004, at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center. A reception followed at a friend's home in downtown Juneau.

Windom, Mitchell to wed
Monica Windom of Juneau and Glenn Mitchell of Elizabeth City, N.C., will be married in a ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 2004, at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Winsenberg, Bolger marry
Windy Winsenberg and Shawn Bolger of Douglas were married June 21, 2004, at Caesar's Palace Terrazza Lawn in Las Vegas, Nev.

Collinsworth, Germain wed
Dawn Collinsworth and Tom Germain of Juneau were married in a ceremony during the afternoon high tide on July 3, 2004, at the home of Don and Nancy Collinsworth.

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

Lindquist, Townsend marry
Kim Lindquist and Brent Townsend were married July 1, 2004, at the Mendenhall Glacier in a ceremony performed by the bride's sister, Toni Rae Petrie.

Photo: CAP cadets
Cadet Senior Master Sergeant Jake Abbott and Cadet Tech Sergeant Will Tonsgard III are proud recipients of the Civil Air Patrol's Wright Brothers Award.

Waclaw Walter Lisowski
Juneau resident Waclaw Walter Lisowski, 88, died July 23, 2004, in Juneau.

My Turn: Murkowski ads misrepresent Knowles' job record
There they go again! Alaskans feeling a queasy sense of déj vu from the latest attack ads from Americans for Job Security shouldn't be surprised.

My Turn: What's so bad about JDHS?
I'll admit: I'm against a second high school.

Anthony guarantees gold medal
Carmelo Anthony has a message for Argentina, Lithuania and the other best basketball teams from around the world: The United States is going to win at the Athens Games.

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 win first game at state
Joe Kohan pitched a no-hitter and helped his cause with a two-run homer as Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League All-Stars beat Knik 13-1 to open the best-of-three Alaska State Junior Division (age 13-14) Little League Baseball Tournament in Wrangell.

Exclusive club
Will Landes and Kris Burnett won the men's and women's titles at Sunday's One Club Golf Championship, which raised more than $1,300 for the Juneau Junior Golf Club.

Boozer preparing to finalize Utah Jazz contract
Carlos Boozer is leaving yet another team for the Utah Jazz.

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 swimmers take fifth at state long-course meet
Juneau's Glacier Swim Club took just seven athletes to Anchorage this weekend...

Excuse me while I kick the sky
Jesse Frankson of Point Hope has broken the world record in the one-foot high kick.

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

Permafund announces banner year in earnings
High oil revenue and sound investments gave the Alaska Permanent Fund a 14.1 percent rate of return and a total value of $27.4 billion for the fiscal year that ended June 30, managers announced Tuesday.

Blue whale spotted in Alaska
Federal scientists have sighted a rare mammal in Alaska waters - endangered blue whales, the largest animal known to live on Earth.

Northwest Digest
Staff and Wire reports from the Northwest

Governor signs bill on teen licenses
Two bills by Juneau's Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch, creating a graduated driver's license requirement for teenagers and establishing a permanent office of citizenship assistance in Juneau, were signed into law Monday by Gov. Frank Murkowski.

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

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

U.S. government-Chilean fishery talks begin today in Juneau
Chilean fishery officials have landed in Juneau this week for trade talks with the U.S. government.

Alaska convention delegates laud Kerry
BJust because George W. Bush won their home state 2-1 over Vice President Al Gore in 2000 doesn't mean Alaska delegates to this week's Democratic National Convention are convinced another national win for the Republican incumbent is inevitable.

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