Friday, August 13, 2004

ACS offers local broadband wireless
Your computer is your office, and your phone is your camera with technology unveiled in Alaska this summer.

Rock waste a pollutant
Stuart Ashton claimed in a recent letter that "rock waste causes no more harm than the dirt you dig for your garden."

Lisa Simpson for Senate
I have just heard about Lisa Simpson's bid for U.S. Senate, and would like to be the first to pledge my support to her campaign.

Actions, not hot air
In answer to Jesse Dizard's letter (Aug. 4, 2004 Empire), I am personally tired of people criticizing George Bush for deceiving the people when George Bush was deceived himself.

In defense of Christians
I wish to make a response to Lisle Hebert's editorial in the Juneau Empire.

Fiscal responsability
In the Aug. 11 Juneau Empire, I read that Juneau voters in 1999 approved borrowing $50 million to build a new high school.

Beware of nonsense
I see that a Feng Shui seminar is being offered this weekend. According to the ad, they're also giving astrological readings by appointment.

Don't blame Bush
Reading the letters in the Sunday empire by Tim Essebaggers, Derick Williams, and Dyle Hein make me wonder if people on the other side of the fence have the right in their mind to express a different opinion with out having to justify it.

Intelligence failure
President Bush and the lap dog press are now blaming our misguided invasion of Iraq on an "intelligence failure."

Not a 'blind supporter'
I am quite surprised by Derek Williams' response letter to my own letter which was published recently.

Leave the seniors alone
It appears we have a city manager that is taking lessons from the governor.

Chamber opposes higher liquor tax
The Juneau Chamber of Commerce came out in opposition Thursday to the city's proposal to raise the liquor tax.

Juneau man to serve 6 months on sex charge
A 22-year-old man arrested in May after police reported finding him in a vehicle with an undressed 12-year-old girl was ordered Wednesday to serve six months in jail.

What's that smell? This year's fish odor especially pungent
Hold your noses, Juneau, the dog days of summer have arrived - and along with them the smell of rotting salmon.

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

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

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

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

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports of the residents of Juneau

The breed rescue option
Perhaps you have your heart set on adopting a certain breed. You've visited Gastineau Humane Society for six months and haven't found it.

Athearns to celebrate their 30th
David and Cindy Athearn would like to invite all their friends and mere acquaintances to an open house at the Juneau Pioneers' Home between 6 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, in celebration of their 30th anniversary.

In praise of religious growth
Two signal events recently took place. Let me celebrate them with a cry like that of Walt Whitman, who spoke for all Americans when he said he was a mighty Kosmos of Manhattan, who sang with a voice like the Body Electric.

Sheeley and O'Shea wed
Katryn Ann Sheeley and Shaun Vincent O'Shea of Anchorage were married Saturday, July 3, 2004, at McHugh Creek outside of Anchorage by Alaska State Balladeer Hobo Jim.

FYI
Statistics of Juneau

Chenoweth and Pereira to marry
Rachel Chenoweth of Juneau and Bruno Arantes Pereira of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will be married Aug. 14, 2004, in the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Salt Lake City.

Cassidy and Kinney to wed
Frances Vlacancich Kinney of Juneau and William Cassidy of Sierra Vista, Ariz., will marry at 10 a.m., Sept. 4, 2004, at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Sierra Vista, Ariz.

William Osborne
Juneau resident William Osborne, 85, died Aug. 11, 2004, in Juneau.

William Rongstad
Juneau resident William Alver Rongstad, 57, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, at his home in Juneau after a long fight with cancer.

Correction
Due to a typist's errors, some words in Rebecca Braun's column on Wednesday's Empire opinion page were inadvertently changed.

Balancing Alaska's shell game
It's only half true, what they say about never going home again.

Empire editorial: Another gold rush
In the spirit of shameless civic boosterism, we offer our best wishes to Carlos Boozer and this Olympiad's version of the Dream Team.

Alaska guide to the Games
As the 2004 Summer Olympics open in Athens tonight, perhaps it's only fitting that two women from Homer made the odyssey to Greece.

Alaska rower feels right at Home - Depot
Stacey Borgman was hauling a 40-pound bag of black mulch from a shelf in the expansive outdoor garden department at Home Depot. Across the plant-filled greenhouse, Bryan Volpenhein was on a short ladder wrestling with a fish pond.

Different rules force Team USA to adjust playing style
One of the first things the young players on Team USA's Olympic men's basketball team had to learn was that the international game is a lot different than the NBA.

U.S. men stay in Turkey for an extra day of preparation
If the U.S. basketball team's wildly inconsistent warmup tour accomplished anything, coaches hope it finally delivered the message they've been screaming about: Winning the gold medal in Athens won't be easy.

Original Dream Team inspires Carlos Boozer
Carlos Boozer was a wide-eyed 10-year-old living in Juneau when the first Dream Team went to the Barcelona Olympics and dominated the competition.

Alaska's medalists
A list of Summer Olympic medal winners with ties to Alaska:

Taking the next step
After finishing second in the state last year, the Juneau-Douglas High School football team is ready to take the next step this season.

Juneau's other Olympian
Jeff Donaldson's love affair with fixing bikes has been an on-again, off-again relationship.

Team USA schedule
The preliminary rounds of the men's basketball competition at the 2004 Athens Olympics will feature two six-team round-robin pools.

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.

Strong defense, Valero's hat trick lead Reign to shutout win
Fernando Valero scored a hat trick in the first 15 minutes of the game, and his teammates on defense posted a shutout as the Juneau Soccer Club Reign U14 boys beat the Arctic Knights 7-0 on Wednesday at the State Cup tournament in Anchorage.

Photos: Hitting the trails
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys' cross-country team heads down the Treadwell Historic Trails during practice on Wednesday.

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.

Photo: Riding the Squirrel Cage
Winter Hall, 17, left, and Ashley Llewelyn, 14, react as they take another roll on the Egg Roll ride, also known as the Squirrel Cage, on Tuesday at the Tanana Valley State Fair in Fairbanks.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

Lynn Canal water taxi on scene for 4 rescues this summer
Gary Hess is sure he would not be alive if it weren't for the crew of the Chilkat Express.

Klondike stampede: state fair beckons
The 36th annual Southeast Alaska State Fair is an event to touch, to taste, to hear and to see.

Alaska's only elephant to stay in state
Alaska's only elephant will be staying at the Alaska Zoo - instead of going to a warmer climate - with the understanding that her life will be enriched with better accommodations and activities, such as aerobic workouts on the first elephant treadmill.

Native corp. chairmen run for state Senate
The chairmen of two Alaska Native regional corporations will face off later this month in the Democratic primary election for the largest state senate district in the country.

Oil companies plan to expand heavy oil production at West Sak
ConocoPhillips and BP plan to spend $500 million in the largest-ever heavy oil development program in Alaska.

Northwest Digest
Staff and Wire reports from the Northwest

United Fishermen, politicians, Native communities worry about aquaculture
The United Fishermen of Alaska, Juneau politicians and Native coastal communities are worried that a federal effort to establish aquaculture in the open ocean isn't accounting for potential harm to wild fisheries and the marine ecosystem.

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

Federal panel concedes to Alaska on aquaculture
A federal advisory panel on Thursday called for more public input and more environmental and economic analysis before aquaculture can be expanded to U.S. federal waters.

Smaller parties in Alaska worry about political status
Alaska's smaller political parties stand to lose state recognition this year because a presidential election could make it difficult to secure enough support to meet new state rules, according to some party leaders.

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News of local arts

what's happening
Entertainment events in Juneau.

The Swamp
Cartoon by local artist Toe

Fit to be tied
One of the pleasant problems of being a successful artist is that you work fulltime to create enough art for a show, quickly sell a majority of your work and then immediately have to start working once again.

movies where & when
Movie locations and showtimes.

Journal resurrected
Ten years after she started the irregularly published literary journal McCann's in Connecticut, Juneau resident Morissa Lou Williams is taking the ambitious step of expanding the magazine into a quarterly publication.

Latin Jazz Project resumes at the Silverbow
From Turiya Mareya's perspective behind the piano, the return of the Juneau Latin Jazz Project on Saturday at the Silverbow's Back Room, was a smashing success.

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