Chapter books for a wide range of ages abound at the library
Chapter books for elementary and middle school readers and Young Adult titles for teens abound!

More ships bring more traffic, business to Whittier
Whittier is quickly gaining fans, with more visitors, more business and more traffic for the tiny Prince William Sound community.

Primary purpose
There have been many complaints recently about the primary election from voters who feel disenfranchised.

Back-biting Bushes
Never in my nearly 80 years have I heard or seen such back-biting mean-spiritedness as I have recently.

Some Democrats are blowhard blamers
I've come to the conclusion that some Democrats think it's OK to bash Bush but when the tables are turned, it's a travesty and horrible unjustice.

Cowardice in Senate race
I write to add to Robert Hale's Sunday column (Empire, Sept. 5) about deterioration of the senatorial race between Murkowski and Knowles. These two otherwise willing politicians are showing political cowardice. Yes, I do mean cowardice. Is this in poor taste or libelous? Airing truths is always in poor taste to anybody avoiding them. The dictionary definition of cowardice is "showing dishonorable inability to confront, with fear in the face of, pain or danger."

Ferries don't need to pay their own freight
First of all, I would like to say that I am totally in favor of a road between Juneau and Skagway, but, that is many years away at best, and perhaps never, at worst.

Tired of the bashing
You know, I'm kind of getting tired of people constantly bashing something they don't agree with. I read article after article of people whining about the Bush administration. Just because you don't agree with something doesn't mean it's the wrong thing.

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

Photo: Remembering September 11
September 11 Memorial

Green Party seeks all-Alaska gas line
Alaska needs to increase its share of the take in resource development and plan for a future without oil, according to Jim Sykes, the Green Party's candidate for U.S. Senate.

The pain after
Every time Bob Palmer visited his daughter, Michelle, while she received cancer treatment in Seattle, he wondered if it would be the last time he saw her alive.

Jury awards $12 million in insurance case
An insurance company that turned down a request to settle a Juneau traffic accident claim for $50,000 in 2001 now faces more than $12 million in punitive damages.

Two corrections from Friday's Empire

No contempt orders for no-show jurors
Excuses were few from people who appeared Friday before Juneau's presiding judge to show why they shouldn't be held in contempt for not showing up when called for a recent jury selection.

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

Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

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

City looks to market Centennial Hall locally, bring in more users
The city plans to better locally market Centennial Hall Convention and Civic Center after 10 years of no promotions, officials told the Empire.

If you have news
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Record highs make 2004 a summer to remember
Salmon swam up streams they weren't born in. Southeast Alaska fishermen shrugged off their raincoats and rejoiced in balmy weather. A mountain on Prince of Wales Island sizzled at 103 degrees. And glaciers calved and melted away like there was no tomorrow. For these reasons and more, the summer of 2004 in Southeast Alaska will not soon be forgotten.

Jason Tripp Cunningham
Former Juneau resident Jason Tripp Cunningham, 34, died in his sleep Sept. 6, 2004, in Gallipolis, Ohio.

Community must plan and prepare for growth
Some thoughts about Juneau's downtown this weekend as I, like hundreds of thousands of Floridians, try to reason with hurricane season.

My Turn: Neo-imperialism creeps into the governor's picks
I guess, for the governor, it depends on what the definition of "shall" is. The whole of Article IV, Sec. 5, Constitution of the State of Alaska, provides: "The governor shall fill any vacancy in an office of supreme court justice or superior court judge by appointing one of two or more persons nominated by the judicial council."

Empire editorial: Hydropower is nice, but not in national parks
No one would want the electric bill of a Gustavus resident. They pay five times what Juneau residents pay for power.

Fish report
Here's the most recent fishing report from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game:

Out &A bout
A listing of outdoor events in town

First-time fishing
Making memories: First-time angler Brayden Massey Jones, 3, enjoys a day down at the dock recently.

Setting your sights on a Gustavus moose
M oose season opens Wednesday, and when Juneau hunters talk about moose, nine times out of 10 they're talking about Gustavus.

Crimson Bear boys win Dimond Invite
The defending state champion Juneau-Douglas High School boys cross-country running team established itself as the team to beat again this year as the Crimson Bears claimed the title in the new Dimond Invitational meet held Saturday at Anchorage's Kincaid Park.

Juneau swimmers beat times in Sitka
Southeast swimmers and divers recorded a handful of state bests during the Sitka Invitational swim meets held Friday and Saturday at Sitka's Blatchley Pool.

Klondike Trail of '98 International Road Relay
Unofficial top-10 overall and top-three division team results from the 22nd annual Klondike Trail Of '98 International Road Relay, provided by Don Inverarity and Sport Yukon. Runners listed in order of legs run; runners listed twice ran two legs.

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.

Juneau girl swimmers sweep, boys split in Sitka
Led by a mixture of younger and older swimmers, the Juneau-Douglas High School girls swimming and diving team dominated its competition at the Sitka Invitational meets Friday and Saturday at Sitka's Blatchley Pool.

Vestigial Appendages claim division title in Klondike road relay
A Juneau-based running team proved yet again that even vestigial appendages have plenty of kick.

Vikings hold on for victory
Rainier Beach better check its phone bill after it returns home to Seattle.

Juneau spikers go 6-0 on road trip
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team posted a perfect 6-0 record during their weekend road trip to Soldotna and Kodiak.

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.

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

Great white bites halibut
Yakutat charter boat skipper Mark Sappington may be the only Alaskan able to say he shared his dinner with a great white shark.

Headlines from around the state

Legislative panels eye judicial nominations
The state House and Senate judiciary committees will meet at the end of the month to discuss the conflict between Gov. Frank Murkowski and the Alaska Judicial Council on the state's judicial nominating process.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

The lure of the Klondike
Call it a Klondike conversion. Somewhere under a veil of aching muscles and sleep deprivation, amid the moonscape of White Pass or the sweeping vistas of the Yukon interior, many first-time runners in last weekend's Klondike Trail of '98 International Road Relay got hooked on the unique race.

State's entrepreneurs challenge stereotypes of women on the job
Alison's Relocations sometimes gets calls asking to speak with "Mr. Alison." But there is no Mr. Alison.

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