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Sunday, August 22, 2004

Library's nonfiction includes books on Victorian homes, basket-weaving, and secret government labs
More new non-fiction from the Juneau Public Libraries!

Is Angoon ancient - or historic? The question remains unanswered
Frederica De Laguna of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, is one of Alaska's most important archeologists.

Weyhrauch not keeping pledge
When Bruce Weyhrauch ran for the House of Representatives the first time, I questioned his affiliation with Alaska's Republican Party and specifically told him I did not support many Republican policies and decisions.

Support good citizens
Mary Noble was personally vilified by Spc. David Duncan as a "coward," and a "danger to our country and troops overseas (Empire, July 26)."

Let alcohol pay its way
I want to encourage our Assembly members to give we the people the opportunity to decide whether to raise our local alcohol tax by 2 percent.

Show compassion for building owner
I don't write in here often, but this story just hit a nerve with me.

Harbor officials want houseboats out of the way
Curt Terrall and his wife, Donna Perrin, waited for years to put their 38-foot, two-story float house in a quiet slip at the end of float 5 of Harris Harbor.

Juneau man survives hit-and-run with moose
The crime is a simple hit and run.

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

Burned building to come down
What's left of the burned building at Front and Seward streets will come down, leaving 17 business owners searching for new locations or plans.

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

Unearthed bones prove a reminder of city's past
Human remains unearthed on Seventh Street last week haven't triggered a murder mystery and haven't mobilized archaeologists.

What to do when you meet a moose face to face: Duck, cover and stay still
Anyone heading into Alaska's wilds may want to know a thing or two about moose.

Munro leads with 26.5-pound king
Big kings are hard to come by, and heavy cohos are surprising the field after two days of the three-day 58th Annual Golden Salmon Derby.

Empire editorial: An untimely tax proposal
Bar owners and anti-alcohol forces are loading their verbal weapons for a showdown Monday night at the Juneau Assembly meeting.

My Turn: Alaskans learn bitter lesson in Hawaiian struggle
I had always thought of Hawaii as a friendly place.

A great Southeast vacation
On the way to the airport with my wife's parents early Friday morning, David, my father-in-law, lamented that the one thing he'd not done during his 13 days here was to see an Alaskan bear.

Somewhere out there ...
Even catching a small salmon can be personally enriching.

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

Out & About
A listing of outdoor events in town

Duck hunters can hunt in the center of town
F or waterfowl hunters across North America, the first day of duck season is eagerly anticipated.

Photo: Nifty run
Phil Little of Florida runs near Eagle River during Saturday's Nifty Fifty Relay. Little has run a marathon in every state, and now is running ultra marathons.

Crimson Bears defend the den
Late Thursday night, word reached Juneau-Douglas High School football players that wandering Service Cougars had violated the sanctity of their den.

British men eke out win; Homer's Borgman wins B final
Britain's greatest active rower was too choked up to join in while the rest of his teammates and hundreds of exuberant countrymen sang "God Save the Queen."

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.

Baltic power: Lithuania defeats U.S.
Passed over by every NBA team and known mostly for his last-second miss in Sydney, a Lithuanian guard finally made a name for himself:

Emmons on target for gold
First, someone took a screwdriver and vandalized his gun. Then, Matt Emmons woke up one morning this week with something every competitive shooter dreads - an elevated heart-rate. He had a caught a cold.

Juneau Freewheelers Dimond Park race
Results from the Juneau Freewheelers cycling club's Dimond Park mountain bike race on Saturday. The race course was four laps around a 1.5-mile circuit at Dimond Park.

Juneau runners win at Bartlett
A quintet of Juneau-Douglas High School cross-country runners opened the season Saturday by winning the Bartlett Relays in Anchorage.

This Day in History
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Alaska Digest
Staff and wire reports from around the state.

Gustavus faces new challenges
Hanging over the heads of Gustavus City Council members during meetings is a sign reading, "We hope our ship comes in before the dock rots."

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