Abortion as political fodder
As a long time Alaska Republican I have opposed those ideologues in the party who insist that one or two issues would be litmus tests of membership.

No time for a strong partisan in Senate
As a retired state employee and one who has always been involved in political issues, I am dismayed over the state employee action committee (EPIC) making political endorsements without talking to or interviewing all potential candidates.

Works in Sitka
I want to thank Marc Wheeler for suggesting that Juneau tourism should look into David Crislip's collaborative leadership and processes.

Around Town
Listings of local non-profit events.

Valley HS cost increases
The proposed high school in the Mendenhall Valley will be more expensive and smaller than originally projected, but it may not cost local taxpayers more than they have agreed to pay already, said architect Paul Voelckers.

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

Cancer fund-raising races expect to draw hundreds
More than 600 runners and walkers are expected to hit the pavement and trail this Saturday in runs to raise awareness of and funds for breast and prostate cancer.

Used car dealer and manager plead innocent
A former consignment used-car dealer and his former sales manager pleaded innocent to federal charges alleging they swindled their customers.

SE loses Native leader
Stella Martin is being remembered today by the community she dedicated her life to helping.

UAS geologist Connor rocks on
Cathy Connor, a Juneau geologist and teacher, looks at our Southeast rocks and sees their stories - cinnamon trees and erupting volcanoes, advancing ice and ancient lakes.

City panel opposes moratorium on dock
A new city port development committee, meeting for the first time Thursday, recommended against imposing a moratorium on new dock construction in downtown Juneau.

Chinese visit to Juneau canceled
Officials from Mishan, China, will not make it to Juneau this weekend to finalize a sister city relationship.

Burning Man celebration set
The 6th annual Alaskan Burning Man celebration will take place this Sunday at the False Outer Point parking area, North Douglas.

Births, Marriage Licenses, Divorces, Business Licenses and Court Records.

Rorem, Owen to wed
Larry Mathew Owen and Angela Elizabeth Rorem, both of Juneau, will be married in a ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church.

Hospice and Home Care offers training
Hospice and Home Care of Juneau is offering its fall training for In-Home Volunteers beginning Tuesday, Sept. 24. Interested applicants must pre-register by Sept. 12.

Day, Nalan to marry
Angela Day of Juneau and Ken Nalan of Skagway will be married in a ceremony planned for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at the former Marie Drake Middle School.

Academic Honors
The University of Idaho has awarded over 9,000 cash and tuition scholarships worth $11 million to more than 5,000 students, who may attend UI for the 2002-03 academic year.

Thank you
...for all the help.

Juneau Community Gardens sets annual Harvest Fair
The Juneau Community Garden Association will host its 10th annual Harvest Fair from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31.

Divorce recovery seminar slated
Growing Through Divorce, a six-week recovery seminar and divorce support group, will begin Monday, Sept. 9, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Restoration Grace Outreach Center. Divorced and separated persons are welcome to attend.

A trip through the solar system
Volunteers from various nonprofit organizations and schools in Juneau, led by Marie Drake Planetarium volunteer Michael Orelove, have spent sunny days this summer painting a walkable solar system on the Twin Lakes walking trail.

Soccer champs
Members of the Juneau Jaguars U14 soccer team are: Front row (L-R): Joardan Savland, Cary Kelly, Nils Domke, Kanaan Bausler, Eli Bruce, Andrew Flansaas Seond row: Carlo Ebron, Daryl Lew, Jamaal Bailey, David Wrightson, Owen Kelley, Kelly Newman, Eric Choquette, Bryan Crowder Back Row: Mark Kelley (head coach), George Crowder (assistant coach) The team earned "back to back" State Cup Championships in 2001 and 2002.

Habitat schedules garage sale
A garage sale to benefit Habitat for Humanity will be held this weekend.

Stella Martin
Lifelong Alaska resident Stella Martin died Aug. 26, 2002, in Juneau.

Geraldine Nellie Bledsoe
Former Juneau resident Geraldine Nellie Bledsoe (Mayeda) died Aug. 18, 2002, in Redding, Calif.

Steven Sincic
Steven P. Sincic died at Point Baker, Prince of Wales Island, on Sept. 5, 2001.

Michael 'Lurch' Adams
Longtime Juneau resident Michael "Lurch" Adams died at his home Monday, Aug. 26, 2002.

Shirley Davis Mowrey
Shirley Davis Mowrey died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2002, at her home in Santee, Calif.

My Turn: All benefit from all-Alaska pipeline
The All-Alaska gasline project will be on the November general ballot. It is titled Ballot Measure 3.

Sports in Juneau
Information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau.

Crimson Bears take on top-ranked Bartlett
After losing to the state's second-ranked Service Cougars last weekend, the Juneau-Douglas High School football team will have to step things up a notch when the Crimson Bears travel to Anchorage to play the Alaska's top-ranked team.

Bears host Southeast runners
The performance of the Juneau-Douglas High School cross country team at last weekend's Sitka Invitational was, literally, near perfect.

Alaska High School Football Standings
Through games of Aug. 24

Lawsuit alleges advocates cheated clients
A lawsuit has been filed that alleges former employees of a private agency for people who can't manage their own affairs cheated clients out of money.

State education board considers new exit exam scores
If the state Board of Education adopts new passing scores for Alaska's High School Graduation Qualifying Exam, more sophomores will pass.

Two die in helicopter crash in wilderness near Ketchikan
Two people are dead after a helicopter crashed into a lake 30 miles east of Ketchikan, Alaska State Troopers said.

Sheffield leads Democratic group backing Murkowski
Former Democratic Gov. Bill Sheffield and several other Democrats say Republican U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski should be the state's next governor.

Green Party candidate for governor withdraws from race
The Green Party of Alaska lost its candidate for governor today.

State calls on Nabors to mediate labor dispute
State Labor Commissioner Ed Flanagan is urging Alaska's dominant oil well drilling contractor to agree to mediation in a long-running contract standoff with its unionized workers.

Army to require hunters to register their guns
Hunters on military land will be required this year to register their guns with the Army.

Anchorage man charged with identity theft
A federal grand jury has indicted an Anchorage man on charges that he stole the identities of prisoners and dead people in order to collect tax refunds.

Ulmer and Murkowski present visions of health care
Fran Ulmer and Frank Murkowski laid out their plans for health care in Alaska on Thursday.

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