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Monday, August 23, 2004

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

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

BusinessDigest
Business Headlines

God never fails
Have you ever noticed on our currency we have depiction's of various presidents of the United States but if you flip the bill over it says "In God We Trust?"

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)."

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.

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.

Murkowski growing
"Most people elected to the U.S. Senate grow. But some just swell up." I remember Sen. Malcolm Wallop of Wyoming saying that several years ago.

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

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

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

Munro's fish wins derby
Saturday morning was shaping up to be a normal Golden North Salmon Derby day for Carol Munro and her husband, Billy Cameron.

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.

AroundTown
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

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.

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 by Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers.

Photo: Killing time
Kyler Baines, 11, pulls up a tomcod Sunday at Auke Bay while he and his grandmother, Sharon Durling, wait for their family to return from fishing in the Golden North Salmon Derby.

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.

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

My Turn: It's come to this: foreigners to monitor U.S. election
Election years really bring out the silliness in politicians, who, quite frankly, are a pretty silly lot to begin with. The latest example of election year nuttiness comes to us courtesy of a handful of Democratic lawmakers who have managed to secure an agreement with the U.S. State Department that will place foreign observers in some of our polling places during the 2004 presidential election.

My Turn: Prevent Sudan genocide; give humanitarian relief
With attention focused on our own national, state and local disasters - hurricane destruction in Florida, wildfires around the state and country, and our own devastating Juneau fire - a terrible crisis is occuring in Sudan which cries out for our urgent action. Just as we respond to our immediate neighbors and friends, our sisters and brothers across the oceans are in desparate need of our help. We have seen the gruesome and tragic pictures on the evening news. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has issued its first ever genocide emergency.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Emmons off target
Former University of Alaska Fairbanks shooter Matt Emmons was focusing on staying calm. He should have been focusing on the right target.

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:

Groves, Burger, Frick team up for a victory
Juneau runners Debbie Groves, Susie Burger and Glenn Frick teamed up to win Saturday's Nifty Fifty Relay. The race, back after a one-year hiatus and on a revised course, covered about 50 kilometers (31 miles) in three legs from near the end of Glacier Highway to the Montana Creek Trailhead.

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.

U.S. hoopsters not as shocked by second loss
Once there was shock. Now there are shrugs. The U.S. men's basketball team wasn't taking its latest Olympic defeat too hard Sunday, knowing its spot in the quarterfinals was assured.

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."

U.S. men's eight ends 40-year drought
Jason Read wanted an American flag in the boat for the U.S. eight crew's first Olympic victory lap in 40 years, and one exuberant fan was happy to oblige.

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 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.

Women's wrestling debuts
Tela O'Donnell stood in a concourse underneath the stands, watching a television, reacting to each move on the screen.

Scores: Local, Ak Athletes in Athens
A listing of sports scores

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.

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.

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.

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."

Versatile online service coming to Anchorage
Fifteen years ago, nobody could have dreamed up the social addictions the Internet has spawned.

The art of war informs Clem Tillion's career in fishery politics
No one talks with Clem Tillion for very long without hearing a tale or two about military history and heroism. The art of war has deeply informed his own storied career in Alaska fishery politics.

This Day in History
In Alaska; In the nation; In the world.

This Day in History
In Alaska

U.S. Senate race draws the usual suspects
Three U.S. Senate candidates running in Tuesday's primary election have made repeated attempts over the years to secure top elected positions in state and federal government.

Alaska Digest
Staff and wire reports from around the state.

Sen. Murkowski wants to be judged on job performance
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she hasn't asked Alaskans to like the way she got her job - appointed by her father, Gov. Frank Murkowski.

Three Dems to run in primary for U.S. House
The three democratic candidates in Tuesday's primary election for the U.S. House are united in their disillusionment with what they consider to be incumbent Republican Don Young's support for the U.S. Patriot Act.

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