Sunday, August 15, 2004

Books on pirates, prison, and surviving extreme injury hit library's shelves
Great books for adult readers of non-fiction are hitting the shelves thisweek at the Juneau Public Libraries!

Sanctions didn't work
I'd like to comment on Lisle Hebert's letter regarding Iraq and weaponry prohibited to it by the United Nations.

Reasons to support Bush
In his Aug. 9 My Turn article, Lisle Hebert said he doesn't understand how anyone can support President Bush or the Republican Party.

Lisa's no joke
I read with some dismay Mr. Christensen's not-so-subtle mockery of the American political process.

Bush isn't pro-life
I was dismayed to learn that President Bush has denied $34 million in family planning funds to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for the third year in a row.

Stifle your anti-Bush comments
In regard to Dyle Hein's letter I must say that I was confused.

A same-sex marriage
Here's my two cents on the "same-sex marriage" issue.

Treat bus riders with respect
It's frustrating to hear about more cuts to the city bus service to make up for lost revenue somewhere else.

Candidate had head start
I was suspicious when I read the article in the Aug. 5 edition of the Juneau Empire regarding fund-raising by District 4 candidates Bruce Weyhrauch and Bob Doll.

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

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

Retired administrator picked to be interim JDHS principal
John Norman, a retired Alaska school administrator, has been recommended to be interim principal of Juneau-Douglas High School, the district announced Friday.

Rangers close trail because of bear duo
A brown bear duo fishing the salmon-choked streams near the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and Dredge Lakes is bringing out boorish behavior in tourists and residents, forest rangers said Friday.

Eight local attorneys apply to be next Juneau District Court judge
Eight local attorneys applied before last week's deadline to follow Peter B. Froehlich as Juneau's District Court judge.

Vandals sink boat at Auke Recreation
Vandals sank a boat that was to be used as part of a divers' underwater park at Auke Village Recreation Area.

Natalie Hewlett
Former Juneau resident Natalie Hewlett, 97, died Aug. 13, 2004, at the Pioneers' Home in Sitka.

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

Empire editorial: Leave the ballot simple
Thumbs up to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce's board of directors for opposing an October ballot measure that would increase the city's liquor tax, not because it would result in higher taxes, but because its presence on the ballot would draw attention from a separate measure to approve a second high school.

My Turn: The end of our way of life
As a result of various social pressures, the Juneau Assembly decided that the prohibition of alcohol could cure a few of the evils in our society.

Tongass in best shape ever Tongass in best shape ever
The Tongass National Forest, which covers 80 percent of Southeast Alaska, is in the best shape ever, thanks to the timber industry, state control of fish and game, and modern Forest Service practices that are winning awards for its managers. The Tongass National Forest, which covers 80 percent of Southeast Alaska, is in the best shape ever, thanks to the timber industry, state control of fish and game, and modern Forest Service practices that are winning awards for its managers.

Lucky fishing rod is unlucky for halibut
Some anglers are lucky. Then there's the Carey family.

Bears, fishermen share salmon at Sweetheart Creek
Gun-toting fishermen, brown bears and sockeye salmon are sharing close quarters at Sweetheart Creek, a popular fishing stream 40 miles south of Juneau.

Fish report
Coho catch rates in the Juneau area were a little better than average the week ending Aug. 7.

Out & About
Outdoor events and activites in Juneau.

On the hook
Amanda Gile caught this 15-pound coho on Aug. 6 at North Pass. This was her first coho.

Vacation on a sailboat is rich in memories
Sunny skies from overhead and light winds from behind created perfect sailing conditions.

Knights say Aloha to first NBC title
The Aloha (Ore.) Knights didn't make many mistakes in the 70th National Baseball Congress World Series.

Treadwell Twosome Traverse
Results from the Southeast Road Runners club's Treadwell Twosome Traverse held Saturday at Sandy Beach in Douglas.

U.S. men's hoops to face familiar foe
The last time the United States and Puerto Rico met in a basketball game that meant something, a shoving match broke out and fans in San Juan threw drinks and debris onto the court.

Crimson Bears open season with a win
Opposing Cook Inlet Football Conference coaches who think Juneau-Douglas might be a powerful one-trick pony behind all-state running back Brian Felix are advised to adjust their vision.

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 Boozer is settling into life aboard the QM2
t's hard for a hotel to make a lasting impression on NBA players who spend much of their year bouncing from posh hotel to posh hotel.

CAPITAL CITY SOCCER LEAGUE
Capital City Soccer League standings through games of Aug. 9

O'Donnell isn't looking for fame, but may get it anyway
The TV reporter finished the interview by pointing out to Tela O'Donnell that "The Rock" had gone from wrestling to Hollywood.

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

Native corp., Yakutat go head-to-head in fish business
The president of a Yakutat Native corporation resigned Thursday, and the company may lose its fish processing plant to a competitor.

Ketchikan politicians vie for District 1 House seat
Two longtime Ketchikan politicians are running as Republicans for the District 1 House seat being vacated by Rep. Bill Williams, R-Saxman.

Murkowski seeks road to Skagway
Gov. Frank Murkowski's new Southeast Alaska transportation plan calls for a road from Juneau to Skagway by 2010.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

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