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Saturday, August 28, 2004

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

AroundTown
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

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

FYI
Statistics of Juneau

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Alaska high school football standings
Through games of Aug. 21

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.

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:

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.

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.

Sports Briefs
Staff reports of local sports.

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.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

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.

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.

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.

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