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Sunday, August 8, 2004

In the Stacks: Brief reviews of five of the library's graphic novels from librarian Jeremy Frank
Last week's column was an introduction to the realm of graphic novels; this week's is a collection of reviews written by librarian and graphic novel aficionado, Jeremy Frank.

Collection of prose and poetry honors women of the American west
Anthologies introduce the reader to a broad range of writers parsing a particular subject matter, and serve the reader well-like a table spread with delectable appetizers.

Speak up
This is in response to Stuart Ashton's letter that appeared Aug. 2.

Results matter
President Bush, responding to John Kerry's campaign theme "Help is on the way," has claimed that "Results matter." How true!

Thanks ferry workers
On Friday, July 16, my family and I sailed from Juneau to Skagway on the state ferry Fairweather.

Time for change
Mr. Maixner needs to see "Fahrenheit 9/11" and t

Dislikes Fox News
Fox News says they'll give you the news and let you decide for yourself.

Entry form was complete
As one of the veterans who conceived, outfitted, and marched in the Bush parade entry, I am writing to respond to Mr. Dorsher's July 28 letter.

Against woman's release
The headlines about Mary Letourneau being released from prison make me sick!

Fisheries committee to target aquaculture, bycatch, other issues
The debate over marine aquaculture, bycatch and other major issues of concern to Alaskans will unfold in Juneau this week with a three-day meeting of the advisory committee for U.S. marine fisheries policy.

Group works toward Native charter school
A group of citizens talking about Native education in Juneau is moving ahead with a proposal for a charter school.

Correction
Because of an editor's error, an incorrect date was given for Super Shot Saturday - a free-vaccination clinic for children through age 18.

Mendenhall River carves a new course
The retreating Mendenhall Glacier is creating potential hazards for users of a popular trail and threatening the water level of the nearby airplane float pond.

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

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

I don't dance for my father
The losses suffered by Alaska Natives since American contact are undeniable.

Fish report
Catch rates for the week of July 26 to Aug. 1 for chinook salmon continued their seasonal decline, with 85 rod hours in Juneau, poorer than the five-year average.

Inside the wolf den
Wriggling into the wolves' underground den, I could make out several squirming wolf puppies curled up on top of one another.

Where are the birds? Try avian Web sites
Birds in August? What kinds of fun things are happening with birds in Southeast in August?

Out & About
Aug. 7-8: Juneau Yacht Club Rum Cup Races, Round 3, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Admiralty Cove.

McConnochie takes Tour of Juneau lead
Eloise Brown didn't think it was fair.

Seniors softball team splits first two games
Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League All-Stars opened the Western Regional Senior Division (age 15-16) Little League Softball Tournament with an 8-4 victory over Union City (Calif.) on Friday.

Juniors baseball squad still undefeated
Sam Clark singled in the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning, leading Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League All-Stars to a 7-6 come-from-behind, extra-inning victory

U.S. men's Olympic hoops team gets back on track
Perhaps the worst is already in the past for the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team.

Moments from the marathon
Eleven miles from Savikko Park and with no transportation at hand to reach the start of Saturday's Frank Maier Marathon, Kevin Hatfield knew one option was out of the question.

Long run in the sun
Joe Viechnicki can credit his win in Saturday's Frank Maier Marathon to long training runs with his dog, experience in past marathons - and the fishing boat Emily Jane.

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.

Plethora of whales slows marine traffic
In a record year for humpback whales in Glacier Bay, the national park northwest of Juneau has once again slowed marine traffic.

Photo: Berry intense
Amber Ecklund, 7, right, Thelea Savlick, 9, and her mother, Carol Savlick, pick blueberries Saturday near the Eaglecrest Ski Area parking lot.

Top executive resigns from Anchorage Native corporation
The top executive of Anchorage-based Cook Inlet Region Inc. said he will resign by the end of the year to ease dissension between competing factions on the Native corporation's board of directors.

5 charged with walrus poaching
Five Gambell men are accused of poaching walruses in the Bering Sea to sell the tusks.

Alaska Digest
Staff and wire reports from around the state.

Miller attacks foes
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike Miller brought his conservative message to Juneau on Friday, attacking the records of his two top opponents, Democrat Tony Knowles and Republican Lisa Murkowski.

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