Tuesday, September 6, 2005

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Oceana to meet in Juneau
A group of individuals who have made the critical calls on major environmental initiatives - such as deep-sea coral protection in the Aleutians - is visiting Juneau next week.

Photo: Last fling with summer
Towed by her husband, Tim Gray, and spotter Bethany Bereman, Mary Soltys water-skis Monday in Gastineau Channel.

Photo: A good wind for kites
From left, Tim Arness shows the ropes to Mike Hekkers, Mike's son, Aubrey Hekkers, 21 months, and Aubrey's mother, Di Johnson, while flying Arness' homemade traction kite Sunday outside the Juneau Yacht Club.

Photo: Margaret has a wicket shot
Margaret Comstock, 6, attempts a wicket stroke Monday while playing croquet at Savikko Park.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

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

AK Air to boost cargo capacity
Alaska Airlines is retrofitting up to seven aircraft with more space to carry cargo in and out of Southeast Alaska.

Northern Light members, friends' support buys church a new organ
Sunday morning services at Northern Light United Church included the debut of the building's almost-brand-new Rodgers Trillium Model 967 console organ.

Tying the landscapes together
On the first day of the 2004 spring hunt in Barrow, Juneau writer Mo Hicks sat in her car with her friend, Annie, and watched a pack of hunters hitch up their sleds and head out onto the ice to catch the first seals of the season.

My Turn: Analysis favors the road
Most discussion of taking the ferry to Skagway has included the price of a one-way ticket.

Court rules against Alaskans
When the 9th Circuit Court, on Aug. 5, overturned the 1997 Tongass Land Management Plan (TLMP), it ruled against the citizens of Alaska.

Taking away the option
Following Friday's 50-7 win over visiting Palmer, Juneau-Douglas high school tailback/linebacker Tres Saldivar said the Crimson Bears are a good football team because they trust each other.

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.

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.

Happy to be called Halfbreeds
The Alcorn State Braves, the University of Utah Utes and 15 other college mascots are banned from postseason tournaments, pending appeal, because the NCAA has deemed their nicknames "abusive" or "hostile" to Native Americans.

Union wary of museum proposal
City officials have proposed "privatizing" employees of the Anchorage Museum of History and Art but union officials say projected costs savings that would allow the change may not be accurate.

Mat-Su spuds go to school
It's been a mixed year for potato farmers in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, with some crops hit by a fungus, but local school officials hope to provide them with another market.

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Something for the victims of Katrina
Strictly Strawberries stand owner Cheryl Harkey, left, stands at the window of her booth last week at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer, along with Nichol Bartholomew, center, and Tanna Holbart, right.

Fairbanks fuel customers react to climbing prices
The threat of higher fuel oil prices and winter heating costs have customers rushing to top off tanks.

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