A look at Bush and Kerry's views of war
I do not like war.

Monarchy in the U.S.
How well veiled is monarchy in the U.S.?

Alaska's judicial system works, as is
Alaska's system of selecting people to sit on the judicial bench is the fairest most objective system in the country.

Empire shouldn't print stories on suicides
I thought that the Empire did not cover articles related to suicide - at least that has been past practice.

Put your money where your dog poop is
After just scooping up dog droppings in front of our Douglas Highway house, left by a poor dog whose runner-owner apparently couldn't afford the time to pick up after her pet (guess she left her blue gloves at home).

Empire insensitive to grieving family
I was appalled at the lack of privacy your paper had for the family of Blake Sanford by putting both a picture and the address of the family that lived in the home of Blake, who met a tragedy on Sunday, Sept. 12.

9/11 resolution not what it seems
J. Marc Mulkey wrote that he was curious to find out why certain representatives wouldn't vote for a house resolution extending sympathies to 9/11 victims.

Honor 9/11 victims with the truth
Mr. Mulkey's letter (Juneau Empire, Sept. 15), in which he reports that 16 members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted against a House resolution to honor the victims of 9/11, set me to researching why this might have happened.

Juneau man protests his neighbor's pitched roof
Juneau resident Joel Casto is appealing a Planning Commission decision that allowed a pitched roof, which Casto says blocks his view and reduces his property value.

Mary Anne Miller, 43, was arrested on drunken driving charges at 7:17 p.m. Sunday at her home at 1122 Timberline Court, according to Juneau court records.

Photo: Solitary leaf
A solitary devil's club leaf is illuminated Wednesday by a ray of sunlight in the forest near Eagle Beach.

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

Travel: Time travel
Books have always played an extremely important role in my life.

Judge considers argument to dismiss indictment in taxi driver slashing
The attorney for the man charged in the Jan. 7 slashing of a Juneau taxi driver could get an answer soon to his motion seeking dismissal of the indictment, Juneau Superior Court Judge Larry Weeks said Wednesday.

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

Photo: Jewish New Year
HEAD:Photo: Jewish New Year

Local author links music to English, history
Local musician and educator Teri Tibbett has published a book that uses American music to teach language arts and social studies.

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

Business symposium to be held Sept. 29-30
Local business groups will hold the second annual Capital Business Symposium this month to help small business owners in such areas as customer service and tourism marketing.

Live-aboards lose electric heat nightly
Woodrow Fralix woke up Thursday morning to an orange warning tag on his boat.

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

Alaska regulators consider hike in fees for basic phone service starting in 2006
Alaska utility regulators are expected to decide in two weeks whether to raise the cost of the state's basic phone service $3 a month by 2007.

Judge upholds indictment in slashing case
Enough evidence exists to charge Aaron St. Clair Jr. in the Jan. 7 slashing of a Juneau taxi driver, even without the statements he made to police after his arrest, a Superior Court judge ruled Thursday.

Etheridge and Adams to marry
Jennifer Etheridge and John Adams of Juneau will be married in a ceremony planned for spring 2005.

Elton feels like Tlingit in spirit
What is the only constant in Southeastern Alaska? It is the presence of the Tlingit.

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

Statistics of Juneau

Electrical training facility named after Tom Cashen
The Alaska Joint Electrical Apprenticeship and Training Trust honored Juneau-Douglas resident Tom Cashen on July 9 by naming their new building the Tom Cashen Electrical Training Facility.

Klotz and Fred wed
Frances M. Fred of Angoon and Kenneth W. Klotz of Tallahassee, Fla., were married Sept. 4, 2004, at Turning Point Church in Anchorage.

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports of the residents of Juneau

Day and Armstrong to wed
Gerardo Day and Dana Armstrong of Anchorage will be married at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at the Green Lake Chalet on the Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage.

William Charles Nelson
William Charles "Bill" Nelson, of Redmond, Wash., died on Sept. 14, 2004, after a fall at home. He was 83.

Michael Eaglin
Michael Eaglin, 34, died on Sept. 5, 2004. All friends can come and share in a Celebration of Life at Cope Park at 3 p.m. Sept. 19, 2004.

Blake Adam Sanford
Blake Adam Sanford passed away September 12, 2004. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 21, at the Alaska Memorial Park, 3839 Riverside Drive.

Frederick Henry Salter
Frederick Henry Salter, 82, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2004, at his home on Foothill Road in Kalispell, Mont.

My Turn: Have faith in school leaders
On Oct. 5 we will be asked to vote on a ballot measure which authorizes bonds for building the new Valley high school.

Empire editorial: A welcome voter drive
The nationwide Native Vote 2004 initiative had a good day in Juneau this week.

2-for-1 canned meat: These be the end days
Brandon: Hey Korry. If you had to, could you survive for seven days?

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.

Backs against the wall
The state high school football playoffs don't start until Oct. 9.

Alaska high school footbal standings
Through games of Sept. 15

Hitting the courts
The new Juneau-Douglas High School tennis team has been practicing for two years. But, other than a few local scrimmage tournaments, that's all it's been able to do.

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.

UAA hockey team captain released on bail
The captain of the University of Alaska Anchorage hockey team was released into the custody of his parents after spending two days in jail on an assault charge.

Alaska prep swimming top 16 state times
Here are Alaska's top 16 times for the 2004 high school swimming season. This list is compiled by Juneau-Douglas High School swim coach John Wray and is through meets of Sept. 11.

Expos' former limited partners try to block move
Lawyers for the former limited partners of the Montreal Expos plan to ask a federal judge to block major league baseball from moving the team.

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.

Coeur Alaska to fuel ferries at Cascade Pt.
After changing plans several times, Kensington gold mine officials say they will fuel their proposed employee ferry at Cascade Point.

Native organizations mobilize nationwide voting effort
Native organizations in Juneau and across the country are working to exert their political clout by encouraging their members to vote.

Alaska Digest
Staff and wire reports from around the state

Photo: On the rocks
The commercial gillnetter Royal Flush sits Monday on a reef near Ketchikan.

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

School district cries foul over Murkowski letter
An endorsement letter sent by the Lisa Murkowski for Senate campaign to thousands of Anchorage school employees through district e-mail was a flagrant violation of district policies, according to Superintendent Carol Comeau.

Regents urge university administrators to trim funding request
University of Alaska administrators want the Legislature to appropriate $141 million for construction and upgrades at campuses next year but the Board of Regents is counseling a more moderate request.

Photo: Southeast's slow ferry, 1963
The state ferry Chilkat chugs along at a leisurely 8 knots in Lynn Canal in the early 1960s.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Democrats help stall vote on Cape Fox bill
Democrats on Tuesday walked out of a U.S. Senate committee hearing on a bill to privatize acreage at Berners Bay, stalling a vote on the proposed Cape Fox Corp. land exchange.

what's happening
News of local arts

UAS sells old piano to raise money
In addition to hosting two benefit concerts, the University of Alaska Southeast College of Fellows is selling 88 keys, three pedals and the bench from an old piano to help raise $45,000 for its Piano Campaign.

Murky Myths
Mary Zimmerman's "Metamorphoses" is an adaptation of millenia-old myths, compiled by the Roman poet Ovid in 8 A.D., that sought to explain man's emotions, actions and environment.

News of local arts

Tutunov returns for UAS Piano Campaign
F rom his office at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Ore., Belorussian pianist and keyboard studies professor Alexander Tutunov has planned, painstakingly, for his third trip to Juneau.

Do Jump! swings into town
The acrobatically inspired dance pieces performed by Do Jump! often start with a simple concept.

Beta Sigma Phi to host dessert, art auction
Beta Sigma Phi, an international women's community service organization, is hosting a dessert and art auction from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Glacier Gardens for the group's service project at the Reifenstein Kidney Dialysis Center.

movies where & when
Locations and showtimes in Juneau

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