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Saturday, December 18, 2004

Help the homeless
You're sitting under the bridge, you're wet and cold, it's 25 degrees out. You're so hungry that dirt starts to sound appealing. It gets worse. You look to the small bundle on your right, your baby girl, curled up in a ball trying to sleep.

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

Photo: Captives for good cause
Janice Lobaugh, left, watches Donald Schultz, Dutch Knight and Amy Tonsgard raise "bail" Thursday during a fund-raising event at the Breakwater Inn for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.<

Panel finds no middle ground on fluoridation
There seems no middle ground on the issue of Juneau's fluoridation.

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

Home Depot wants to open store 'ASAP'
The Home Depot hopes to open a store in Juneau "as soon as possible," a corporate spokeswoman said Thursday.

Heavy wind, record rain hit Juneau
Cal Richert said it was a rough flight into Juneau on Thursday. Once in town, he had to clean up some of the mess.

Knitters catch up to 'Runaway Mittens'
It's not every theater director who assembles the cast at rehearsal and asks them to put their knitting down.

Local council supports fishing, hunting fee hikes
Upon listening to a tale of woe about crumbling fish hatcheries and declining wildlife surveys in Alaska, the Juneau-Douglas Fish and Wildlife Advisory Council agreed Thursday to support the state Department of Fish and Game's legislative drive to increase sportfish and hunting fees.

FYI
Statistics of Juneau

Burns and Clayton wed
Elizabeth Lee Burns and Brian Scott Clayton of Juneau were married at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17, 2004, at the Aladdin Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports of the residents of Juneau

Student recognitions
Student recognition for December

Kolden and Woodruff to marry
Sarah Kolden and Luke Woodruff of Juneau will be married barefoot on a beach on Jan. 7, 2005, in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

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

Juneau can 'Handel' the 'Messiah'
It was my great fortune and privilege to be part of the "Messiah" performances on Dec. 12 and 13.

The perfect holiday gift
It's getting closer to Christmas Day. You may have all your Christmas shopping done, and, then again, maybe you are still looking for that perfect gift for someone.

Photo: Generations of scouts
Attending a Boy Scout ceremony in October at Chapel by the Lake are Troop 6 Scoutmaster Ron Josephson; his two sons, Matthew and Tom K. Josephson; and Ron's father, Tom A. Josephson.

Oppose Gravina bridge
My philosophy of life being a Alaskan Native.

Get thee behind me, Wal-Mart
During my exploratory visit to Juneau a year ago, I met a man who told me I was stupid to even consider moving here.

New shifts improve policing
Due to concerns expressed by the Public Safety Employees Association (PSEA) regarding my decision to return to eight-hour shifts, I believe it's important to provide additional information regarding the benefits we confidently expect to accomplish with this change.

Marlins snag Bentz
Juneau pitcher Chad Bentz's time as a free agent was brief.

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.

Sports Briefs
Yukon Quest announces low musher turnout for 2005 race

Juneau weatherman pressed into service
Weather forecasting can be more than a job. But Chris Maier, the warning coordination meteorologist at Juneau's National Weather Service office, said he's enjoying the adventure.

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

Oil producers propose building pipeline
Alaska's three largest North Slope oil producers are proposing to build a pipeline to bring North America's largest natural gas reserves to the Lower 48.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Salvage team takes another look at ship
A salvage team will take another look at whether thousands of gallons of heavy fuel can be removed from a section of a grounded freighter earlier determined unsafe to touch until spring.

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