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Sunday, September 19, 2004

In the stacks: Find out why people lie and what you can do to help solve the world's problems
Non-fiction for art lovers, adventurers, and armchair philosophers at the Juneau Public Libraries.

Local father and son publish Baranov biography
Aleksandr Andreevich Baranov (1746-1819), chief manager of the Shelikhov and Russian American Company settlements in North America from 1790 to 1818, is sometimes casually and speedily dismissed by modern historians as a drunken megalomaniac, a no-count, a bumbling puppet.

School underfunded
I would like to express my dissatisfaction with the Senate Finance Committee and the Murkowski administration in regard to the lack of appropriate funding for the Mount Edgecumbe High School (MEHS) expansion.

Real glory is in peace
The United States is fighting a war against an enemy using guerrilla tactics and fighting in their home territory.

Disgusted with Assembly
This is going to be an unusual letter coming from me, because it doesn't fully reveal my complete and utter disgust with the current regime in our Assembly.

Getting around U.S. Junta
If you've ever had any wariness as to the validity of the Bush White House, not knowing what to believe or disbelieve from this non-committal administration, attending Dahr Jamail's lecture last Thursday night (Sept. 9) at the Chapel by the Lake may very well have restored some of your sanity.

A costly road
I am just shaking my head, for anyone who knows the road to anywhere will cost money - money to maintain the condition of the roads all year long.

Stop preying on grief
Cindy Cashen (Empire My Turn guest column, Sept. 14), needs to let a family grieve for their son before she whips out a column to unleash her own pain and anger.

Young children get to play in ensemble at Auke Bay
The 24 second-graders quietly file in to Ann Boochever's music room at Auke Bay Elementary School on Friday morning.

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

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

Photo: On the lookout for bargains
Ashley Likins considers a buying pink nightgown as her sister, Jami Likins, and Jami's daughter, Chloe, 4, watch Saturday at the Community Garage Sale at Centennial Hall.

Locals clean hundreds of pounds of garbage from Sandy Beach
Nine-year-old Ben Krall walked along Sandy Beach in Douglas with his mother Saturday, collecting garbage from beach parties and rusted metal left over from the days of the Treadwell Mine.

City, builders promote homes for singles, families
With the introduction of cottage housing in Juneau, home ownership might not be a pipe dream for single people in Juneau.

Elizabeth Ellen "Betty" Harris
Juneau author, artist, and Master Gardener Elizabeth Ellen "Betty" Harris died peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 16 at her 12th Street home, surrounded by family and friends. She was 79.

Blake Adam Sanford
Juneau resident, Blake Adam Sanford, 21, unexpectedly passed away in his home on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004.

My Turn: Not neo-imperialism, but needed review
Sen. Kim Elton's Sept. 13 My Turn column wrongly characterizes the constitutional requirements for nominating and selecting judges and grossly mischaracterize the governor's actions.

My Turn: Family landlocked in an overstressed school system
Our family moved to Juneau from the Seattle area last month. My teenage daughter's old high school had 1,200 students but started at the 10th grade. Junior high went through ninth.

Empire editorial: Berners Bay land swap
-is poor value for Southeast

Fish report
Here's last week's fishing report from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game:

Out & About
A listing of outdoor events in town

Kittlitz's murrelet retreats with the glaciers
What does Kittlitz's murrelet have in common with tidewater glaciers?

Coming Home
The annual September run of coho salmon, coupled with the pleasant weather this week, has provided anglers with ample opportunity to get a few more rod hours in before the end of the season and one last chance to fill the freezer with fish for the approaching winter.

Crimson Bears play in first prep matches
The Juneau-Douglas High School tennis team played its first prep matches in school history this weekend, posting a 2-3 record at the Alyeska Pipeline-Fairbanks High Schools Tennis Invitational tournament held Friday and Saturday at two locations in Fairbanks.

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 spikers sweep at Sitka
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team improved its season record to 10-0 this weekend with a pair of Southeast Conference road victories over Sitka.

Juneau is back on track
Juneau-Douglas High School quarterbacks Chris Hinkley and Pat Kohan don't mind sharing playing time - not when the combination is nearly perfect.

Banner year for salmon trollers
Juneau fisherman Mark Stopha feels like a lucky guy. As a new fisherman, he doesn't have to pine for the "good old days" of Alaska fishing.

Governor yields on nominees
Gov. Frank Murkowski has decided after all to make a judicial appointment from nominees sent to him by the Alaska Judicial Council, according to the governor's chief of staff.

Gustavans buck logging plan
Fed up with clearcuts at nearby Point Couverden, residents of Gustavus have a new idea for logging in their northern corner of the Tongass National Forest.

State plan for transportation leans toward more roads
Longer, more direct drives and shorter ferry rides are at the heart of the Southeast Alaska Transportation Plan released this week.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

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