Get a wife
Why doesn't Gov. Murkowski apply for a piece of the federal grant to promote marriage to fund his personal plane?

Board not in conflict
Responding to the Juneau Assembly reappointment actions of the Juneau International Airport Board, it appears that the concern for addressing possible conflicts of interest has the potential for eliminating some very qualified and motivated people.

Karmic justice for Moore
While Mr. Hebert and I have had many conversations about various political items, one of the things I have not yet discussed is the latest in liberal propaganda, "Fahrenheit 9/11."

A dumb morass
It is difficult to understand how anyone in good conscience can support this gang of losers that has brought the scourge of a costly, ill-planned and bloody "pre-emptive" aggression upon the heads of all Americans and unfortunate others who have found themselves in Iraq.

More airport foolishness
I just read the article, "Defending our skies against the elderly," by Diane Dimond in the Aug. 30 Newsweek magazine.

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

Davis withdraws from Assembly race; Dybdahl unopposed
Short-time Juneau Assembly candidate Sybil Davis has withdrawn from the race, leaving Planning Commissioner Johan Dybdahl to run unopposed for the at-large seat in the Oct. 5 election.

Putting the 'sandy' in Sandy Beach
Sandy Beach is sandier, thanks to John Duncan.

EPA: Debris created risk of asbestos exposure
Crumbling asbestos fibers from debris piled at Front and Seward streets have posed a health hazard downtown and elsewhere in Juneau since the 108-year-old building at the corner was torn down last weekend.

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

Beloved doctor to thousands closes clinic after 43 years
Dr. Henry Akiyama, who championed heart care in Juneau for years and amassed a patient list of thousands, will retire Oct. 15.

Ketchikan becoming marine center
The ferry office is moving to Ketchikan.

Warwick and Morgan marry
Sydney Warwick and Yuri Morgan were married on June 12, 2004, in Fairbanks.

Statistics of Juneau

Spartz and Linklater marry
Gina Spartz and Tom Linklater of Juneau were married Aug. 12, 2004, in a small ceremony at the home of the groom's sister and brother-in-law in Montgomery, Ohio.

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

Neighbors Digest
ANB committee extends its application deadline

Hamner and Brooks wed
Jessica Hamner of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and Lt. j.g. Stephen Brooks of Juneau were married January 3, 2004, in Coronado, Calif.

William B. Davis
Hoonah resident William B. Davis Jr., 81, died Sept. 1, 2004, at his home in Hoonah.

Faith-based billions can't buy you love
The Department of God and Jesus - also known as the U.S. Administration for Children & Families - is pushing government-issue brides.

A little older, a lot smarter
In age, they're a year older. In experience, they've grown far more.

Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network football poll
Here is the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network's high school football poll, as voted on by statewide radio broadcasters and other media.

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.

Bears try to shake off rout
The Juneau-Douglas High School football team didn't have long to lick its wounds following last Friday's loss to No. 1 West Anchorage.

Annual cancer awareness runs get a new course
A problem with permits means there will be a new course for Saturday's "Beat the Odds" Women's Race Against Breast Cancer and the Prostate Cancer Run/Walk.

Alaska high school football standings
Through games of Aug. 28

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Lawsuit filed against Gov. Murkowski for rejecting nominees to Superior Court
A lawsuit filed Thursday claims Gov. Frank Murkowski violated the state constitution last month when he rejected all three nominees to fill an Anchorage Superior Court vacancy.

Engine needs to be replaced on state's new ferry Fairweather
One of four engines on the new fast ferry Fairweather has broken down due to faulty construction and must be replaced, according to the state ferry system.

Photo: The great pumpkin appears
J.D. Megchelsen of Nikiski, seen between the chains, grew a 707-pound pumpkin, which is was weighed Wednesday at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer.

Group: Deny communion to senator for her views
An anti-abortion group has included U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski in a list of pro-abortion Catholic politicians and is calling on the church to withhold Holy Communion from her and the others on the "deadly dozen" list.

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

Weyhrauch: Fire director for ferry system troubles
A Juneau lawmaker called for the firing of the state ferry system director in response to the Tuesday announcement that the state will need $20 million or more to keep the system running this year.

Rep. Heinze investigated by FBI for ethics claim
The FBI is investigating a complaint that state Rep. Cheryll Heinze solicited jobs from companies affected by legislation she supported.

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