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Saturday, August 14, 2004

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

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

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.

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."

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

FYI
Statistics of Juneau

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.

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.

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports of the residents of Juneau

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Northwest Digest
Staff and Wire reports from the Northwest

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.

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