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Sunday, August 29, 2004

'The Fog of War' is among new DVDs at the Juneau library
New DVDs are being added to all the Juneau Public Library branches!

DVD verdict bad precedent
I hope and pray that, given the world-leading position of the U.S., that the jurors' acquittal verdict in the Petterson-DVD case, just ended in Anchorage, does not define judicial trends for the rest of this American century.

Don't buy pets from puppy mills
We at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) applaud Linda Shipman for warning readers about the horrific treatment of dogs in puppy mills.

A railroad, not a road, is the future of Alaska
The new commuter rail station at Palmer is the future for transportation in Alaska.

Judge sends troopers for jury no-shows
A Juneau judge is sending Alaska State Troopers after people who didn't show up for a jury selection last week.

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

The sun gets credit at the Harvest Fair
Sunny weather this summer boosted Marilyn Helle's dahlias at the Juneau Community Garden and produced a seal-sized zucchini in Bonnie Herbold's plot.

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

Richard W. 'Smitty' Smith Jr.
Former Juneau resident Richard W. "Smitty" Smith Jr., 70, died June 1, 2004, in Coulee City, Wash., after an extended illness.

Mike Squartsoff
Douglas resident Mike Squartsoff, 72, died Aug. 24, 2004, at his home.

Charlotte Arlene Cameron
Former Juneau resident Charlotte Arlene Cameron, 82, died Aug. 22, 2004, in her sleep in Puyallup, Wash.

Empire editorial: Don't stain Alaska's waters or its image
Few things could be worse for Alaska business than polluting both the state's salmon spawning streams and its name.

My Turn: Stand with children and not with alcohol
Drug-pushing as a profession engenders corruption, ruthlessness and denial.

Troubling signs from the state ferry system
Seeing the moving vans parked in front of the state's Department of Transportation offices last week was but another tangible reminder of the crummy hand Gov. Frank Murkowski dealt the state's ferry workers last spring,

State too quick to take Native children
The 1978 Indian Child Welfare Act was heralded as a powerful weapon in the fight for Indian self-determination.

Flocks of robins ready for migration south
Late summer in Alaska and trees like the mountain ash, with its bright orange-red berries, draw noisy flocks of robins.

Raven rules & hidden jewels
Eagles, wildflowers, a glacier, towering mountains and the occasional bear are elements that can enhance any outdoor experience.

Fish report
The week of Aug. 15-21 it took the average marine boat angler 95 hours to land a king salmon.

Out & About
A listing of outdoor events in town.

Juneau posts perfect score
Lexi Garvey and Megan Bush proved Saturday that in a cross-country running race, a sum can be greater than its two parts.

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.

Bear girls sweep opener
For the first meets of the season, the Juneau-Douglas High School swimming and diving team wasn't too concerned with team scores.

Boozer's prep coach pleased with his play
While some American fans may be disappointed at the U.S. men's basketball team's performance at the Summer Olympics, Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball coach George Houston is thrilled with the showing of Crimson Bear alumnus Carlos Boozer.

Photo: Winning the bronze
Members of the U.S basketball team react at the end of a 104-96 victory over Lithuania in the bronze medal game Saturday at the Olympics Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece.

Juneau gridders fail big test
Facing the No. 1 West Anchorage Eagles wasn't difficult enough.

U.S. basketball team, Boozer win bronze medal
ATHENS, Greece - Bronze is better than nothing. That's one Olympic lesson the U.S. men's basketball team was able to understand.

State denies commercial crabbers Southeast fishery
King crab fishermen in Southeast Alaska are disappointed they have been denied access to their estimated $1.4 million fishery this fall.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

Court won't allow search warrants for less than four ounces of marijuana
The Alaska Court of Appeals ruled Friday that police cannot execute a search warrant in a person's home for possession of less than 4 ounces of marijuana.

Report shows juvenile salmon numbers are up
Federal biologists have recorded high numbers of juvenile pink and chum salmon in Southeast in June.

Palmer's $2.3 million train station opens for state's fairgoers
A new $2.3 million train station at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer will be used only a few days per year for now, but rail officials and Alaska leaders say it may be part of a commuter system someday.

Legislators prod governor to ditch jet
Two state legislators are calling on Gov. Frank Murkowski to reconsider his plan to purchase a jet.

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