Thursday, July 29, 2004

Cooking for Alaska
When Stefani Marnon, chef to Gov. Frank Murkowski, found out the big boss had picked her to represent Alaska at a national seafood cooking competition, she was terrified.

Cooking for Alaska
When Stefani Marnon, chef to Gov. Frank Murkowski, found out the big boss had picked her to represent Alaska at a national seafood cooking competition, she was terrified.

Legislature acted wisely
As I was reading Ms. Fournier's letter I was stupefied by her logic.

Wrong analogy
Comparing Boozer to Arenas is a very poor analogy.

Taylor rude to public
I attended the public meeting last night regarding the Kensington gold mine and was pleased to see that most of Juneau's residents were courteous and civil towards one another.

Attend flouride meeting
Hail freedom!

JDHS is enough
I've been following the letters about the new Valley high school pretty closely.

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

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

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

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.

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.

Judge keeps Harmon's bail at $750,000
The man charged with the 2003 rape and murder of Maggie Wigen in Tenakee Springs won't be going home anytime soon.

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

Photo: Arctic Sunrise awaits visitors
The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise rests Tuesday in Gastineau Channel.

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.

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.

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

Native Matriarch dies at 93
Juneau residents owe a lot to Cecelia Kunz, a fearless full-blooded Tlingit woman who despite having only a ninth-grade education spent her life fighting for justice and human rights.

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

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.

Judge Froehlich to retire from District Court
After 15 years on the Juneau District Court bench, Judge Peter B. Froehlich has filed notice that he will retire at the beginning of 2005.

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

Committee nixes 1% sales tax
Concerned about overwhelming the public with expensive ballot measures in October, the Juneau Assembly won't ask voters for a temporary 1 percent sales tax, Finance Committee members said Wednesday.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Gerald Paul Gray Sr.
Gerald Paul Gray Sr., 66, died July 25, 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.

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.

Juneau Freewheelers False Outer Point Informal Time Trial
Results of the Juneau Freewheelers' False Outer Point Informal Time Trial bike race, held last Friday on a 10.2-mile course along North Douglas Highway.

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.

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.

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.

Seventh-inning rally gives Juneau Juniors a state championship
Jon Davis came to the plate in a situation batters dream of - and dread.

Northwest Digest
Staff and Wire reports from the Northwest

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.

Wetlands board seeks Berners Bay working group
Juneau's Wetlands Review Board issued four key recommendations related to the proposed Kensington mine, including creation of a Berners Bay Working Group, at a special meeting Wednesday evening.

Report OKs environmental conditions for lease sale
A new report by the federal government says there are no new environmental concerns preventing a Beaufort Sea oil and gas lease sale from taking place next spring.

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.

Mount Spurr stirs from its 12-year slumber
Mount Spurr is showing some life these days, 12 years after the volcano last erupted.

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

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.

Changes to ferry system concern some
Big changes are in store for the Alaska Marine Highway System and some local leaders are worried.

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.

Lights, camera, Independence
The envelopes began appearing under the doorstep of The Gold Town Nickelodeon soon after an appeal from local residents Jane Terzis and Pat White appeared on the editorial page of the July 20 Juneau Empire.

movies where & when
"King Arthur," (PG-13) last shows on Thursday, July 29, at 4:20, 7 and 9:45 p.m. at Glacier Cinemas.

Howard Zinn documentary to show in Juneau
Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral On a Moving Train," a film by Deb Ellis and Denis Mueller about the life of the radical author, activist, historian and teacher, will play at The Gold Town Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon: Q & A
Q: Why was the price for a ticket recently raised from $8 to $9?

briefly
S.T.A.R. plays begin July 30 at Noyes Pavilion

Credits inspire first-time JUMP filmmaker
One day when Lindsey Collins was watching "Finding Nemo," she noticed her name was in the credits, under production manager.

what's happening
theater

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