Saturday, September 11, 2004

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

FYI
Statistics of Juneau

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.

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

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

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

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

Student recognitions
Outstanding actions of present and former Juneau students.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Local Briefs
Staff reports of loca and state sports.

Alaska high school football standings
Through games of Sept. 4

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.

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

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.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports form around the state

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.

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.

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