Report: Cruise ship industry has big impact on Alaska's economy
The cruise line industry generated 18,500 full- and part-time jobs totaling $612 million in income for Alaska last year, according to a new industry study.

Empire crosses line with conservative propaganda
Firstly, let me say that when it comes time to find out what is happening in the world at large - i.e. nationally and internationally - the Empire is not where I turn.

Write your own liberal pieces
In response to Mr. Finley's Aug. 26 letter to the editor, I would like to point out that the opinion page is reserved for opinions.

Use downtown parking lot
Last fall the city and borough created a new parking lot on the corner of Second and Franklin, across the street from the Baranof Hotel.

Protect salmon streams
When I was a kid I loved playing games in which you connected the dots.

Say no to Gold Creek cruise docks
The Assembly Committee of the Whole met Wednesday on the long-simmering 2003 Long-Range Waterfront Plan.

Options for travelers
Those readers who saw the My Turn I wrote recently about my experience at SeaTac airport while escorting my husband, who had just had shoulder joint replacement surgery, might be interested in knowing that I did receive a reply from the Transportation Security Administration.

Who came up with this? Split ballot offends
I was very upset being presented with a split ballot at the primary election.

City trash rules credited with helping stem bear problems this summer
Brown bears are being spotted more often in Juneau this year, but bears in general are causing less trouble, said Polly Hessing, assistant wildlife biologist for the state.

City's waterfront plan goes before Assembly
It's the beginning of the end in Juneau's quest for a waterfront development plan.

Parents, teachers stress safety on first day of school
Motorists on Mendenhall Loop Road couldn't forget that Wednesday morning was the start of a new school year.

Girl Scouts start their ovens for annual fund-raiser
Tongass Alaska Girl Scouts, Girl Scout Council Board members and other local bakers are gearing up for their second annual fall fund-raiser.

Enrollment spike surprises JDHS staff
Juneau-Douglas High School administrators were scrambling Wednesday, the first day of school, to find classes for all students.

Take the food challenge
Late one night, as I watched the Chinese womens volleyball team dispatch Germany three sets to zero in the 28th Modern Olympiad, I had a dilemma.

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

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

Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

Three run for 2 spots on School Board
LaVonne Garvey, a grant writer and planner with the Tlingit Haida Regional Housing Authority, has joined two other candidates for two open seats on the Juneau School Board.

Six candidates vie for seats on Assembly
On the last day of filing for the October Assembly election, two people declared their bids.

Chapel renovation runs deeper than stone, mortar
Renovation of the chapel at the Shrine of St. Therese means more than just refurbishing wooden doors, installing new windows and replacing the tattered roof.

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

Statistics of Juneau

Nelsons celebrate their 35th
Lifelong Juneau residents Norval and Barbara Nelson celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on Aug. 22, 2004.

Photo: You Drink and Drive, You Lose campaign
Alaska State Trooper Christopher Umbs, right, attaches a Mothers Against Drunk Driving red ribbon to the antenna of his patrol truck on Wednesday as Juneau Police Department officer Kim Horn looks on.

Elton celebrates globe-trotters
A globe-trotter is defined in the dictionary as "a person who travels widely about the world," especially for pleasure instead of for business.

The truth about puppy mills
W e've touched now on three avenues for adopting a dog.

Johnsons to celebrate their 50th
Bill and Barbara Johnson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 3, 2004.

Keithahns to celebrate their 50th
Richard and Beverly (Junge) Keithahn will celebrate their 50th "golden" wedding anniversary with their family at their home in Port Ludlow, Wash.

Thank you
Messages of thanks to the community, from the community.

Badgley and Davis to marry
Ellen Miley Davis and Joshua Logan Badgley of Centreville, Va., plan to marry Oct. 16, 2004, in Fairfax, Va.

Richard E. 'Rich' Wallace
Former Juneau resident Richard E. "Rich" Wallace, 72, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, at Careage of Whidbey in Coupeville, Wash.

Maxine May Race
Longtime Juneau resident Maxine May Race, 83, died Aug. 23, 2004, at the Juneau Pioneers Home.

Earl 'Bud' F. House
Former Juneau resident Earl "Bud" F. House, 79, died Aug. 20, 2004, in Lenexa, Kan.

When death came calling, we died too
When a friend at Alaska Fish and Game got federal permission to take the skull from a rotting humpback whale for educational purposes - possibly for display at Juneau-Douglas High School - he had no problem rounding up a crew. .

Empire editorial: Striving for better education instead of just a hairline victory
J uneau citizens may feel like they're experiencing a bit of deja vu at the Oct. 5 municipal election as they vote for the fourth time on whether to build a second high school in the Mendenhall Valley.

Crimson Bears ready to run
Blink, and you may miss this year's Juneau-Douglas High School cross-country runners - in more ways than one.

Boozer to make stop in Juneau next month
Former Juneau-Douglas High School basketball standout - and current Olympian - Carlos Boozer will return to Juneau next month for an afternoon of hoops-related activities.

New Zealand triathletes capture gold, silver
At last, Hamish Carter of New Zealand became Lord of the Five Rings.

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 first big test of the season is West
The Juneau-Douglas High School football team had its way with its first two opponents this season, beating Palmer and Service by a combined score of 109-13.

Carlos Boozer's impressions on the U.S. men's victory over Spain
Postgame quotes from 1999 Juneau-Douglas High School graduate Carlos Boozer, which were provided by USA Basketball:

Alaska high school football standings
Through games of Aug. 21

Sports Briefs
Staff reports of local sports.

Marbury rains six 3s on Spain
Written off after their opener and branded failures back home, Stephon Marbury and the Americans are showing signs that they just might be the team to beat after all.

Small crew, high hopes
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys swim team is small, but it has big dreams.

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.

Capital City Soccer League
Capital City Soccer League standings through games of Aug. 20. Some teams' standings include a win for attendance at a CCSL rules clinic.

Timber harvest expected to double
Twice as much state timber could be cut down in Southeast Alaska this year after a push by Gov. Frank Murkowski to expand the harvest, state officials said.

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

State Sen. Scott Ogan resigns in face of recall
State Sen. Scott Ogan resigned Wednesday, citing the turmoil surrounding an effort to recall him from office.

Pollution proposal gets chilly reception
Two Alaska legislators and proponents of Alaska's wild fisheries lambasted the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Thursday for its proposal to allow increased pollution in the state's spawning areas.

Angoon murder trial gets change in venue
A woman charged with killing the father of her children will stand trial next month in Sitka instead of Angoon.

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

State eyes easing pollution rule
The state of Alaska is advancing a controversial proposal that would allow, in some cases, an elevated amount of wastewater pollution to enter fish spawning areas.

Few ferry workers move to Ketchikan
Seventeen of 23 state ferry system employees have retired, quit or transferred to another area of state government rather than move to new ferry headquarters in Ketchikan.

BP Exploration settles tax dispute and agrees to pay state $18 million
BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. has agreed to pay the state $18 million to settle a dispute over taxes.

Ex-Elks leader convicted of running phony raffle
A former leader of the Elk's Club has been convicted of collecting money for a phony raffle billed as a fund-raiser for the Valdez High School wrestling team.

Election officials: Human error caused numbers fluctuation
Candidates, news organizations and political junkies who followed Alaska's primary election returns on the Internet were puzzled when they saw the numbers rise and fall for 44 legislative hopefuls at various times Tuesday night.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Turnout about 24 percent
They didn't turn out in droves but in trickles.

Knowles unveils GOP support
Democratic Senate candidate Tony Knowles wasted no time beginning his campaign for the November general election, unveiling a list Wednesday of more than 450 Alaska Republicans who have pledged support.

News of local arts

The Swamp
Cartoon by local artist Toe

Much more than just a pool of water
A s staged at Broadway's Circle in the Square theater, 114 years after first opening in Chicago, Mary Zimmerman's "Metamorphoses" was notable for its smooth, trance-inducing minimalism.

Creating the illusion of depth
Scenic artist Jennifer Morrell was presented with the unique challenge of painting wood grain onto the plywood pedestals that will be submersed in 17,000 gallons of 92-degree water during "Metamorphoses."

what's happening
Entertainment events in Juneau.

Small town, Thursday night
It's 73 degrees in Nashville, with the humidity approaching 93 percent, and multi-platinum country singer-songwriter Hal Ketchum is at home in front of a canvas. Today, he's painting a horse.

movies where & when
Movie showtimes and locations in Juneau.

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