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Friday, July 30, 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.

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.

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

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

Missile madness
I'm so glad that the "9-11 Report" paved the road to invest billions of dollars into missile defense, with six missiles in Alaska.

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

Thanks for cleaning the bike lane
Thank you, DOT, for doing an excellent job street-sweeping Juneau's bicycle lanes last week.

Appreciates facts
Regarding Ed Flanagan's July 28 My Turn article titled "Murkowski ads misrepresent Knowles' job record."

Don't rush mine planning process
The week before last I had the pleasure to float down the Taku river with a small group of people, both locals as well as some river rats from down south.

Fisheries, not timber
In Monday's Sitka Sentinel there was an article about an award the Sitka Ranger District has received for its work at the Redoubt Lake fishery.

AEL&P crewman injured in Mendenhall Valley accident
A crewman for the local power company was flown to Seattle on Thursday after receiving burns in an accident during work on a Mendenhall Valley power line.

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.

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

Corrections
Due to incorrect information supplied by the Juneau Police Department, the Empire on Thursday incorrectly reported the following:

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

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.

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.

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.

Community divided over whether to fluoridate water
The community is evenly divided over whether Juneau should add fluoride to its drinking water, judging from a fluoride study commission's first public hearing Wednesday night.

St. Brendan's to install priest on Sunday
The Rev. Michael Curran doesn't have an ounce of Tlingit blood in him, but he was adopted by a clan and given a Tlingit name for the work he's done for Alaska Natives in Wrangell.

Low-key Greenpeace visit to continue
The crew of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise expects the vessel will stay in Juneau waters through at least the weekend, as it waits for parts from Amsterdam for its 29-year-old ice cutter.

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.

Scott 25th wedding anniversary
Mike and Phyllis Scott are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary.

Adventure, comedy on the Taku River
One of the best jobs for a young high school student 50 years ago was to work on a Forest Service trail crew.

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

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports of the residents of Juneau

Adamson and Wetzstein to marry
Kristy A. Adamson of Grass Valley, Calif., and Matthew A. Wetzstein of Juneau will be married in a ceremony at noon on Aug. 8, 2004, at the Ridge in Auburn, Calif.

Buying a pure-bred puppy
If you've decided you want to buy a purebred puppy, let's talk about what you need to know to be an informed consumer.

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

FYI
Statistics of Juneau

Lenora Mae Strianese
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 2004, at the Hoonah ANB Hall for former Juneau resident Lenora Mae (Knudson) Strianese, known as Bunny, who died March 30, 2000, at Valley Hospital in Palmer.

Cecelia Kunz
Juneau resident Cecelia Kunz, 93, died July 28, 2004, in the house she was born and lived throughout her life.

George Woodbury IV
Lifelong Alaskan George Burton Woodbury IV, died July 25, 2004, at his home in Big Lake. He was 17 months old.

Gerald Paul Gray Sr.
Gerald Paul Gray Sr., 66, died July 25, 2004, in Juneau.

Losing media doesn't care
Among Southeast Alaska's legitimate summer visitors are freeloaders traveling on someone else's dollar, promising to produce an expose.

Carlos Boozer: $68 million man
In his final moments as a Cleveland Cavalier, Carlos Boozer maintained he never promised anything about staying with the team that drafted him.

Capital City Soccer League
Capital City Soccer League standings through July 26. Two points for a win, one point for a tie.

Carlos will wear No. 5 with Jazz
Carlos Boozer will wear jersey No. 5 when he plays for the Utah Jazz later this year.

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

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.

Local Sports Briefs
Staff reports of local sports news.

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.

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.

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.

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

Survey workers fined in caribou poaching case
1Survey workers at a gold deposit near Iliamna wanted something other than beef, so they illegally killed a caribou, Alaska State Troopers said.

Northwest Digest
Staff and Wire reports of the northwest.

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.

State orders tobacco sales halted at Ketchikan Wal-Mart
Ketchikan smokers won't have Wal-Mart as a source of cigarettes for the next two months.

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

State may allow clam farms in critical habitat
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game may lift a 3-year-old ban on clam farms in the Kachemak Bay and Fox River Flats Critical Habitat areas.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

Chile, U.S. sign marine agreements in Juneau
The U.S.-Chile fisheries talks wrapped up in Juneau on Thursday with new bilateral agreements on marine management, research and enforcement.

Gov. Murkowski signs bill to set up abortion Web site
The state will set up a Web site on abortion, under a bill signed this week by Gov. Frank Murkowski that tightens abortion law.

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

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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