Friday, August 6, 2004

Avoid broad statements
Regarding Mary Noble's letter of Aug. 1: Dear Mary, you are incorrect.

Funding cut minor
I don't understand the fuss regarding Gov. Frank Murkowski's $62,500 cut to Alaska Legal Services.

Buy dogs locally
While Linda Shipman no doubt meant well in trying to educate readers about the "dos and don'ts" of purchasing puppies ("Buying a pure-bred puppy," July 30), her good intentions were completely undermined by the online version of the Juneau Empire.

Look to adult stem cells
John Kerry and Ron Reagan have garnered cheers and headlines recently for criticizing the Bush administration for its limits on federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research.

Mine waste is harmless
In response to Eric Holle's completely misinformed letter to the editor about the mines putting off pollution, let me set it straight.

Full speed ahead
Bush in Iowa: "If America shows uncertainty and weakness in this decade, the world will drift toward tragedy.

Lighten up, candidates
"Lighten up," Sen. John Edwards advised Ralph Nader during their recent debate aired over KTOO. Good advice, of course.

Remember Hiroshima
Friday, Aug. 6, is the 59th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima.

Appreciates Loken
I was delighted to learn from your front page article on Aug. 3 ("4 honored for 50 years of safe flying") of the FAA awards to Steve Thompson, Layton Bennett, Ken Eichner and Ken Loken.

Lauds small timber sales
Sometimes you just have to give credit where it's due.

Raise the liquor tax
I believe the city is doing the right thing by raising the tax on alcohol.

Wrong about Bush
Jesse Dizard wrote a letter to the editor regarding his feelings about the way President Bush is handling things, and how he feels that John Kerry would be the best solution to our problems as a nation.

Questions CG's judgment
I was recently a visitor in your lovely town off a cruise ship and had the occasion to go on a kayak excursion.

Correction
Due to a reporting error, Wednesday's police blotter incorrectly described the woman treated at Bartlett Regional Hospital after an accident Monday on Riverside Drive.

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

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

Nonprofit eyes land near Eaglecrest for bears
An Angoon family is in talks with a nonprofit organization to lease about 20 acres of land for a bear sanctuary near Eaglecrest Ski Area.

UAS attracts student scientists in the summer
Mike Glista points out features on a stuffed Myotis lucifugus, the little brown bat, on Thursday at the University of Alaska Southeast.

Lessons with art
It may look like child's play - crafting miniature dolls from scraps under the direction of a Yupik elder on the floor of a University of Alaska Southeast classroom.

Photo: Harmonious encounter
Sailors from the Juneau Youth Sailing program drift near the cruise ship Crystal Harmony on Thursday in Juneau's harbor.

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

Playwright adapts Native story for kids
This March, Perseverance Theatre and Sealaska Heritage Institute invited local playwright Merry Ellefson to adapt the Native story "The Woman Who Married The Bear" for its Summer Theatre Arts Rendezvous children's program.

Weyhrauch leads Juneau candidates in contributions
The first round of campaign donation disclosure statements is in for state candidates, and local Republican Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch has raised more than all the other Juneau candidates combined.

Photo: Out for a trot
Joyce Sepel and her dog Spruce, left, walk with Alea Oien and her son, Evan, 3, their dog Piper, and horse Ginger on Thursday along Glacier Spur Road.

More schools statewide meet academic goals
Juneau's high school and middle schools did not meet state goals for improvement last school year, according to statistics released Wednesday by the state Department of Education.

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

Long and Kritchen to marry
Katie Kritchen of Cordova and Tim Long of Anchorage will be married at 10 a.m. Aug. 7, 2004, at Point Louisa in Juneau.

Beck and Foucault to wed
Leah Dawn Beck of Whangarei, New Zealand, and David Patrick Foucault of Tracy, Calif., will be married in a ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, at Glacier Gardens in Juneau.

Down to serious business
Now let us get down to serious business.

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

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports of the residents of Juneau

Time for back-to-school immunizations
It happens every year.

FYI
Statistics of Juneau

Reiser and Scott to host open house
Theresa Scott, formerly of Juneau, and Mark Reiser of Portland, Ore., will host a second anniversary open house celebration Aug. 7, 2004, at Blue Heron Haven, 4545 Thane Road in Juneau.

Oliver and Seath to wed
Cheryl Seath and Lynn Oliver of Bishop, Calif., will be married at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004, at the Table Mountain Campground in Bishop.

Lester Weiss
Former Juneau resident Lester Weiss, 100, died Thursday, July 29, 2004, at the Ocean Crest Retirement Home in Coos Bay, Ore.

Dorothy Dalton Parish
Longtime Juneau resident Dorothy Dalton Parish, 84, died Aug. 3, 2004, at Wildflower Court in Juneau.

Evelyn Sears
Former Juneau resident Evelyn Sears, 80, died July 23, 2004, at her Edmonds, Wash., home.

My Turn: Hoonah tourist attraction should be open to everyone
Imagine our excitement at obtaining ($354 at auction), a chance to see Hoonah and the new development!

My Turn: Permit process for mine takes too long
This is the 11th year of the most recent effort to gain permits to develop Coeur Alaska's Kensington project.

Frank Maier Marathon
Past Winners

U.S. men's Olympic team wins on buzzer beater
Things are not looking good for the NBA stars on the U.S. Olympic basketball team.

Juneau Juniors win big
The Juneau Juniors baseball squad used a stellar all-around team effort to make a strong statement Wednesday at their region tourney opener.

Running for life
With 36 - soon to be 37 - marathons to her name, it could be said that Julia Froble lives for running.

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.

JDHS grad Chad Bentz returns to Class AA Harrisburg
The Montreal Expos reshuffled the rosters of their top minor league teams Tuesday, and Chad Bentz of Juneau has been sent back to his 2003 team, the Class AA Harrisburg (Pa.) Senators.

Learning from a master
As his Muay Thai students shadow-boxed, practiced footwork and sparred with each other, Ajarn Chai Sirisute worked to instill them with knowledge of the centuries-old history and tradition-steeped rituals that back the sport's brute force.

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 Briefs
Staff reports of locla sports news

Capital City Soccer League
Capital City Soccer League standings through August 2

Ferry service to continue to Pelican, Angoon
Alaska Marine Highway service will continue to Angoon and Pelican while the state negotiates an agreement with two unions on back pay.

Law enforcement orders activists out
Fourteen Greenpeace activists were cited for a variety of infractions Wednesday after staging a two-day protest and blocking a U.S. Forest Service road to a logging operation south of Petersburg.

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

Northwest Digest
Staff and Wire reports from the Northwest

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

Kodiak to dig out buried whale for eventual display of skeleton
More than four years after it was buried, a gray whale carcass will emerge next week on the way to eventual public display as an articulated skeleton in a new Kodiak Wildlife Refuge visitors center.

Knowles holds slight lead over Sen. Murkowski
A public opinion survey released this week by an Anchorage pollster shows Lisa Murkowski winning the Republican primary for U.S. Senate this month.

Alaska volcano stirs after 12 years
The last time Mount Spurr erupted, it covered Anchorage in a cloud of ash that drove residents indoors, shut down the airports and left the city with volcanic soot a quarter of an inch thick. The ash spewed 50,000 feet in the air and drifted on air currents as far away as Greenland.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

The Swamp
Comic by local artist Toe.

Burgers don't kill; stupid people poison themselves
I too have eaten a quarter-pound cheeseburger on an empty stomach in a hotel room at 2 in the morning, felt my insides puff then vaporize, fallen to the floor and silently wept until at last asleep, the tears crusty on the already crusty floor.

briefly
News of local arts

what's happening
Entertainment events in Juneau.

movies where & when
Movie locations and show times

New lineup, same sound
When Bearfoot Bluegrass guitarist Mike Mickelson decided in March to take the summer off to heal his tendonitis, it seemed at the time that the temporary absence of him and his 1948 Martin D-18 would irrevocably change the basic Bearfoot sound.

what's happening
Entertainment events in Juneau.

An August First Friday
Last July, the seven potters in Alaska Blue Clay Studios were introduced to fiber artist Ellen Anderson when they ended up sharing a month-long show at the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council gallery.

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