Saturday, July 30, 2005

In the stacks: Stacks of eclectic magazines
The Juneau Public Libraries are adding to the magazine collections at each branch.

And now, the real news
This letter is about the Empire's July 26 front-page story, "Alaska Dems get $100,000 boost."

Hypocrisy in Juneau
Tim Whiting's My Turn (Seniors get a break on the back of youth, July 27) was right on!

Prefers nature to mine
So what does Berners Bay have that is so good that many of us want to save?

Stop violence at home first
What has puzzled and troubled me from the very beginning of the "war on terror" campaign and the supposed goal of creating security in the Middle East, and liberating women, is that our own country is one of the most dangerous societies in the world, in many ways, especially for women.

A more sustainable resource
Berners Bay has long been a world, as well as local, treasure.

Respect the land: don't mine
Respecting the place we live on is ultimately respecting ourselves since it is the land that sustains us, after all.

Costco is a far cry from Wal-Mart
For the past week, one of the New York Times' "most e-mailed" articles has been an article comparing Costco to Wal-Mart.

Rainfall breaks a daily record
Juneau residents have been sloshing through their work week, coping with a record rainfall.

AroundTown
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

Photo: Quick on the draw
A great blue heron watches fishermen launch their boat early Thursday morning at the North Douglas boat launch.

Tulsequah wins OK to move ahead
Canadian regulators this week approved a controversial environmental assessment to reopen the Tulsequah Chief Mine 40 miles northeast of Juneau.

Photo: Sweetheart Creek rodeo
Lynn Bennett, in background with a throw net; Kirk McMeen, in diving gear, and Steve Wolf, with a dip net, join in the personal-use fishery last week at Sweetheart Creek near Port Snettisham, about 40 miles south of Juneau.

Artists start to sketch out works for new school
It's unusual for public projects to integrate artwork with the building's construction, architects say. Usually, the art is added later.

Photo: 'The Odyssey,' 1989
The cast of Perserverance Theatre's adaptation of Homer's "The Odyssey" appear in the opening scene of the play in September 1989.

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

Wilson, Paddock to marry
Tom Paddock and Lori Wilson invite family and friends to their wedding on Saturday, July 30, 2005.

NeighborsDigest
Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

FYI
News about the people you know.

Recognition
Recognizing Juneau's outstanding youth

Phillips, Blair wed
Carrie Blair and Patrick Phillips of Juneau were married July 22, 2005, in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho.

Photo: Having fun
Big Brothers Big Sisters enjoys rafting the Mendenhall River courtesy of Alaska Travel Adventures.

Brown, Hunt marry
Shaley Nicole Brown and Mason David Hunt, both of Juneau, were married at 4 p.m., Saturday, June 11, 2005, at the Mendenhall Glacier.

Being prepared for 'something more'
The year 1956 was formative in the history of Alaska.

Katasse, Roberts to wed
Evangeline "Evanne" Violet Katasse of Hoonah and Brian Earl Roberts of Sitka will marry at 5 p.m., Aug. 6, 2005, at the First Church of God in Juneau.

Grit-your-teeth rain
Juneauites scurry by the Bill Ray mural in front of City Hall on Wednesday in an effort to get out of the rain.

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Genevieve F. Harmon
Longtime Juneau resident Genevieve "Gen" F. Harmon, 94, died Monday, July 25, 2005, at the Juneau Pioneers Home.

Outside editorial: More daylight saving time is a good idea
One very tiny (but very talked about) provision in the energy bill would extend daylight saving time by three weeks in the spring and one week in the fall starting in 2007, conserving energy and perhaps preventing some crimes and traffic accidents.

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's GSC swimmers take 5th
The Glacier Swim Club enjoyed one of its best outings ever at the Alaska Long Course State Championships last weekend in Anchorage.

Governor: Apprentices to be hired for projects
With a bulked-up labor pool needed and in hopes that a gas pipeline deal will be struck, Gov. Frank Murkowski has signed an administrative order requiring contractors to hire apprentices for the largest state construction projects.

Port authority aims to buy state's share to push pipeline ahead
The Alaska Gasline Port Authority wants to buy the state's share of North Slope royalty gas to jump-start efforts to build a gas pipeline along an all-Alaska route.

State delves into how to pay for pipeline
The state of Alaska is taking a serious look into how much it should pay into the proposed natural gas pipeline that would carry the resource from the North Slope through Canada and to the Midwest states.

Alaska Digest
An 18-year-old Juneau man was being held Thursday on $20,000 bail, accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl.

Biologist barred from discussing bears with media
The commissioner of the Department of Fish and Game has ordered Anchorage biologist Rick Sinnott to stop talking to the media about conflicts between humans and bears.

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

Troopers break in, pull woman from her burning home
A distraught woman who locked herself in her Sterling home and set it on fire was rescued by two Alaska State Troopers. Troopers Larry Erickson and Michael Henry broke down a door, crawled beneath flames and pulled the woman to safety just before midnight Wednesday.

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