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Saturday, October 9, 2004

School vote disheartening
I was reading the Juneau Empire online Wednesday when I read that the Valley high school had been approved.

Empire fans controversy with verbose abuse
First, let me say, I support the Constitution of the United States of America, Amendment 1

Vote your conscience
Obviously, not every one will agree with me, but in America, we have a civil means of sorting out our differences. It's called the vote.

Nepotism vs. democracy
Democracy is, as President Lincoln stated at the end of his Gettysburg Address, "of the people, by the people and for the people."

Building height a hot issue for waterfront plan
After two years of work, the Juneau Assembly held its first public hearing on the city's Long-range Waterfront Plan.

Photo: Located by gunfire
Floyd Blue, left, and Peter M. McCarr, far right, walk with a family member after U.S. Coast Guard rescuers found the two men about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday near Indian River, a mile southeast of Sitka.

Photo: Autumn stroll
Dan Rasmussen walks his 1-year-old dachshund, Daisymae, on Thursday along a stretch of the Brotherhood Park trail scattered with cottonwood leaves.

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

Retribution for burglary may have led to assault
A 20-year-old man accused of damaging a van and injuring its driver in a Wednesday night confrontation thought the victim burglarized his residence, a state prosecutor said Thursday.

Photo: Peaceful in the park
With the summer crowds gone, Leilaniana Macasaet has Marine Park downtown all to herself Thursday.

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

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports of the residents of Juneau

FYI
Statistics of Juneau

The ins and outs of boarding your dog
It can be a dilemma if you own a dog and travel. One solution is to board your dog at a professional kennel, either in Juneau or at your destination.

Entwife and Haines to wed
Mona Entwife and Timothy Haines of Juneau, will marry at 2 p.m. on Oct. 9, 2004, at a ceremony in Ferndale, Wash., with a reception to follow at Hovander Homestead.

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

Barteaux wins national MADD award
In front of an audience of nearly 700 activists representing 48 states, Canada, Puerto Rico, Australia, Japan and Guam, Juneau's Monique Barteaux was honored for outstanding work contributing to Mothers Against Drunk Driving's mission to help save lives, prevent injuries and serve victims.

Rock the vote, but brush your teeth first
I am under strict orders not to discourage or disparage voting or voters.

State football champions
The scores of the state football championship games since 1983.

Juneau Parks and Rec men's and women's volleyball standings
Standings through matches of Sept. 26 of the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation's 2004 men's and women's volleyball leagues.

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 ready for T-Birds
It's only been a month, but it seems like a lifetime since the Juneau-Douglas High School football team last played the East Anchorage Thunderbirds.

Alaska high school football standings
Through games of Oct. 2

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.

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

Alaska state football playoffs
The schedules for the Alaska State Activities Association's large and small schools state football playoffs.

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

Bear baiting prop sparks debate over what's a fair chase
Hidden between the lines of propaganda on the proposed ban on black bear baiting lies a question about one of Alaska's biggest traditions.

Council survey to gauge state's economic future
The Juneau Economic Development Council is floating a questionnaire statewide to learn about Alaska's economic development conditions and what residents want in the future.

Outside group foots large part of bill for campaign to legalize pot
A group working to decriminalize marijuana has received more than $500,000 from an Outside organization, according to reports filed with the Alaska Public Offices Commission.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

Small towns lose Hazmobile
The Hazmobile that for 11 years plucked batteries, old paint and other hazardous waste from isolated communities from Valdez to Ketchikan has, itself, been plucked.

Governor urges researchers to aid in resource development
Gov. Frank Murkowski urged University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers to help Alaska's economy by helping expand production of resources and providing expertise to counter people who would lock Alaska away from responsible development.

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