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Friday, September 10, 2004

Environmental reasons for Gustavus hydro plant
Your article on the Falls Creek hydropower project in Gustavus (Empire, Sept. 5) missed the major environmental reason leading me to support the project.

Disappointing search for successor
I wish to clarify a misunderstanding in the Sept. 3, 2004 Juneau Empire article about my retirement.

Knowles ads deceive
Tony Knowles' latest commercial cites Vote No. 41 on an amendment offered on Senate Concurrent Resolution 95, this year's concurrent resolution on the budget, as proof that Sen. Lisa Murkowski voted against jobs for Alaskans.

Have a heart about senior bus fares
I recently opened the Juneau Empire and read that businesses were pressing the city for a tax break, reportedly hoping to exempt most Juneau companies from personal property tax.

Reasonable decisions
It is interesting that some people are offended and others feel discriminated against by having to choose which ballot to request.

Venting hot gas
I read with interest Mr. Anderson's critique of Capital City Fire and their efforts to stop the fire in the Skinner building.

Fight emerging racism
I am appalled at what I have read in the Juneau Empire regarding the recent assaults upon our Native people.

Professional firefighters
I remember a time in Juneau, around 1973 or '74, when the Baranof Hotel was on fire.

Vandals deface, destroy portable toilets; reward offered for information
Vandals have taken their bathroom graffiti and destruction to the streets, at great cost to the owner of a portable toilet company.

Photo: Marching for children
Participants in the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Day events walk Thursday on Main Street after a rally near the Capitol.

Photo: Glacier walk
Merrill Fox steps gingerly over rocks Wednesday near Nugget Falls and the Mendenhall Glacier.

Goldbelt posts $3 million loss in '03
Goldbelt Corp. lost $3 million in 2003 but is experiencing a turnaround this year after selling unprofitable assets and seeing a strong tourism season, according to the annual shareholders report.

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

Dog owners ask panel to retool proposals
JoAnne Craig complains that the city's Dog Task Force is not dog-friendly.

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

Man sentenced to 2 years for assaulting small boy
A man found guilty of second-degree assault against a boy who was about to turn 2 was ordered Thursday to serve two years in jail.

EPA finds another asbestos hazard in burned building
The 108-year-old building destroyed in a downtown Juneau fire last month had more asbestos sources than officials originally believed, an Environmental Protection Agency inspector said Wednesday.

Seniors want city to drop new bus fares
Many of Sylvia Towle's friends used Juneau city buses to see doctors and go grocery shopping, until the city started charging them this month.

Smearing name allegedly spurs Valley fight
A dispute over one man using another's name during a drunken driving arrest led to two men being jailed early Thursday on assault charges and one allegedly kicking the window out of a police car.

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

Photo: Olympian returns
Utah Jazz forward Carlos Boozer, a 1999 Juneau-Douglas High School graduate, signs a replica Team USA jersey worn by Fernando Pintang on Thursday in the Safeway parking lot, during a promotional visit to Juneau.

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

Reception for William and Grace Barron
Friends of Jim and Sandy Barron are invited to an open house reception for their son an

Elton's book takes a slow boat from China
It sure is exciting to be in the book business.

Photo: Silver winners
Members of the Juneau Soccer Club's Xtratuffs under-15 girls soccer team pose for a team portrait after winning the silver at the 2004 Alaska State Cup.

FYI
Statistics of Juneau

Student recognitions
Outstanding actions of present and former Juneau students.

Harben and Szabadi marry
Kristin Harben and Zoltan Szabadi were married at the Mendenhall Glacier on July 10, 2004.

McMaster and Bishop to marry
Gabrielle McMaster and Christopher Bishop, both of Juneau, will be married at 3 p.m. Oct. 16, 2004, at the Valley Chapel. A reception will follow.

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

Tips on flying with Fido
Perhaps you're considering a trip south with the advent of autumn weather?

All the news that's fit to prove
Yesterday was one of those days when a newspaperman belatedly wishes for the foresight to enter the office the back way, to telecommute from home in a bathrobe, to install a trap door in front of the receptionist's desk.

My Turn: Healthy relationships help Alaska's children
Since I announced the creation of a healthy marriage initiative in Alaska, there has been considerable interest and discussion throughout the state.

Local Briefs
Staff reports of loca and state sports.

JDHS spikers head north for matches at Skyview and Kodiak
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team leaves Juneau today to begin a road trip through southcentral Alaska.

Alaska prep swimming: Top 16 state times
Here are Alaska's top 16 times for the 2004 high school swimming season.

Monday Night Football goes live in Alaska
The Alaska Superstation is making a change to the way it broadcasts the Monday Night Football game in the state this year.

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.

GUDivas gel at the Klondike
For every running team that enters the Klondike Road Relay to win, a dozen others sign up for an all-night party-on-the-run.

Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network state 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 to host a (Rainier) Beach party
When the Juneau-Douglas High School football team got its start 15 years ago, the Crimson Bears frequently used out-of-state teams to fill their schedule.

Alaska high school football standings
Through games of Sept. 4

Boozer has brief homecoming in Juneau
Now that he's playing in the NBA, Carlos Boozer doesn't get home to Juneau that often.

Knowles takes aim on Iraq war and vets record
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tony Knowles criticized the Bush administration's handling of the war in Iraq and accused his Republican opponent, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, of voting against fully funding veterans benefits.

Northwest Digest
Wire reports from the Northwest

North Slope crude oil production plunges, cutting into state revenue
North Slope crude oil production was down 24 percent in August compared to last year and continued to fall short of expectations through the first week of September, according to the state Department of Revenue.

Governor declares Marriage Fidelity Day
Alaska is the first state in the nation to discourage cheating spouses with an official observance of Marriage Fidelity Day.

Former rival Miller endorses Sen. Murkowski
Republican Mike Miller has endorsed his former rival, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, but says she still must work to draw conservative voters who preferred him in the primary last month.

Airline cuts 24 jobs in Juneau
Alaska Airlines is cutting nearly 900 jobs - including 24 in Juneau - as part of efforts to become more competitive against low-cost carriers and save up to $35 million per year.

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

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

Parents, agencies cope with fetal alcohol syndrome
Larry and Laura Rorem call their two adopted children pioneers.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports form around the state

Remains of Gold Rush-era ship identified
The remains of a steam ship found near Cordova have been identified as the S.S. Portland, the vessel known for launching the Klondike Gold Rush.

what's happening
Entertainment events in Juneau.

Stepping out
Last November, well into her eighth season as the executive director of the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, Sybil Davis had an epiphany.

Animatronic to play three shows before hiatus
'Undefinable sound': Members of The Animatronic Stage Show - guitarist Lacey Ingalls (foreground), bassist Sadie Ingalls, drummer Dale McFarlin (background) and saxophonist Doug Bridges - play during a 2003 performance at Channel Bowl.

World-class ventriloquist to visit Juneau
Comedian/ventriloquist/impersonator/singer Terry Fator will appear at Juneau-Douglas High School for two student shows, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9.

The Swamp
Comic by local artist Toe.

"The Last Run": A story of bad weather, five fishermen, and a run-down schooner
An experienced Coast Guard pilot is flying a Jayhawk helicopter over the Fairweather Grounds, flying straight up, but notices that his altitude continues to be 40 feet.

movies where & when
Movie locations and showtimes

Pioneer artist
In the winter, when the sun went down and the mountains turned pink, Frances Davis would paint.

Stepping in
Karen Lechner, an avid ballroom and salsa dancer and the current business manager at the nonprofit Armstrong-Keta fish hatchery, will begin transitioning into her new role as executive director of the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council in late October.

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