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Saturday, July 31, 2004

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

FYI
Statistics of Juneau

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Local Sports Briefs
Staff reports of local sports news.

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.

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.

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.

Northwest Digest
Staff and Wire reports of the northwest.

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.

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.

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