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Saturday, August 26, 2006

DVDs from the real world: part 2
There were so many new non-fiction DVD that I couldn't cover all the really interesting ones in one week: here's week no. 2.

Poor maintenance affects commuters
Bicycle commuting from the valley to downtown has been made difficult by the lack of sweeping on city roads.

Life's unpleasantness makes it all possible
When discussing logging, mines, fishing, gas lines, roads, etc., think. If someone does not dig it up, cut it down or kill it, human life on the planet would not be possible.

How about something in lieu of Lew article?
As a daily Empire reader, I enjoy the variety of opinions by letter writers, columnists and editorialists. A real detriment to that variety is Lew M. Williams.

Save tears for some worthwhile issue
In a radio interview on Aug. 17, House District 4 candidate Andrea Doll said she expects the road to be built someday and considers that to be "sad."

New governor needs to work for whole state
I'd be interested to know how Mr. Flanders (Monday's Empire) is going to "get" down south.

Juneau road not a 'link' but a 'kink'
My fellow Haines Borough Assembly members and I voted unanimously earlier this year to reconfirm our position supporting improved ferry service over the proposed Juneau road extension.

Correction
A story in Thursday's Empire inaccurately said elementary school enrollment was less than the Juneau School District's projection.

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

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

Photo: Brightening up a gray day
Though the rain may seem to make everything drab, at least one woman manages to bring some color into her day Thursday while walking downtown.

Subport slated to be demolished in a year
The downtown Subport will be demolished within a year, bringing the city one step closer to its waterfront vision, Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office officials said.

Chums return in record numbers
Silvery 10-pound dog salmon were everywhere in Southeast Alaska this summer, setting records for commercial fishermen struggling to compensate for the poor pink salmon returns this year.

Juneau police to hold a recruitment fair
The Juneau Police Department is looking for a few good men and women to serve and protect the capital.

Photo: A few ruffled feathers
This 3-month-old eagle chick fell out of its penthouse nest, a 110-foot spruce, on Tuesday.

Juneau should celebrate its abundant rain
Unfortunately the sun shone on Sunday, Aug. 20. We may have lost our chance at a world record.

Photo: Ground Breakers
Contractors, architects and school officials gathered earlier this month for the beginning of Phase 2 of construction of the new high school in the Mendenhall Valley.

Pets of the week
Cooper and Mishka looking for good homes

FYI
Births and marriage licences

Detjen and Wambach to wed
Carolyn Detjen, of Juneau, and Dennis Wambach, of Lake Oswego, Ore., will marry at 2:30 p.m. on May 12, 2007, at the Christ Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis, Minn.

Neighbors Digest
Children's Health Fair to be held Aug. 26

Cheese is delicious and nutritious
Over two decades, a renaissance in American artisan cheese has taken firm hold.

Neighbors helping Neighbors
Mount Roberts Stewards

Fowler and Levitt wed
Amber Fowler, of Raleigh, N.C., and John Levitt, of Juneau, were married Aug. 3, in Gustavus. A reception will be held on Sept. 9 in Raleigh.

Harry T. Brensdal
Juneau resident Harry T. Brensdal, 75, died Aug. 22, 2006, in Juneau.

New rules affect student info
When Juneau families read the letter from Juneau School District Superintendent Peggy Cowan advising them of their privacy rights under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment...

Alaska editorial: Democracy in action
Democracy is alive and well in Alaska. The state had its state primary Tuesday, and selected candidates for November's general election.

Alaska editorial: Looking back on one election and forward to November's
Nothing like a juicy campaign in the primary election to get people to go to the polls, and that's what seems to have been the case on Tuesday.

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.

Foul weather, far travel always fights Alaska football dreams
A light drizzle coated the synthetic turf and a chill wind blew against the nearby Chugach Mountains, but there was no need for Friday night lights when the Chugiak High School Mustangs took the football field against the Wolverines of South Anchorage High.

All five Bears teams play this weekend
The fall sports season goes into full swing this weekend as all five Juneau-Douglas High School athletic teams take to their respective arenas.

Nonprescription sales of morning-after pill OK'd
It's the morning after, and the controversy over nonprescription sales of emergency contraceptive pills hasn't abated.

Some Mat-Su residents return as flooding abates
Some Matanuska-Susitna Borough residents have returned to their homes on Wednesday as rivers retreated to their beds and the sun shone.

Alaska Digest
The Hoonah Ranger District has developed a proposal to harvest an estimated 57 million board feet of timber from about 4,430 acres of forested land in the Iyouktug valley...

Federal court halts mine construction
A federal court on Thursday issued an injunction to temporarily halt construction activities that relate to dumping rocks in a subalpine lake at the Kensington Mine.

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

Suspects sought in Anchorage shooting turn themselves in
Two Anchorage men sought in connection with a shooting that injured two people near Gov. Frank Murkowski's campaign headquarters have turned themselves in and will be arraigned Thursday, police said.

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