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Taku to resume its schedule Monday; Home Depot won't use Kmart site; Eagle injured by van; Ketchikan man accused of rape; Teen indicted in death of friend;
Kmart delays closing date

Kmart still plans to close its store in Juneau, but not by March 14, the closing date the company announced in January, store manager Debbie Saddler said. "It's definitely not going to be mid-March," said Saddler. "It will be after that, but beyond that I can't say. When things are gone, we'll be gone."
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Police charge two in morning burglary; Senate panel approves money for heliport study; Fuel spills outside old laboratory near Barrow; IRS announces tax relief for Alaska residents; Grand jury indicts doctor and nurse on fraud charges; Quakes shake parts of Alaska; Kmart cuts hours at stores once open 24 hours; Fairbanks woman dies in house fire; Man convicted of having home meth lab; Horse shot, killed two days after purchase
Shoppers line up for sales

...Pre-Christmas consumer spending "was a bit soft this year," said Debbie Saddler, the store director at Juneau's Super Kmart. "The biggest thing we noticed was how late the sales were." People shopped later and less before Christmas...
2003 brings war, a new mayor

Who would have foreseen on Sept. 11, 2001, that terrorist attacks on the United States would result two years later in Juneau residents helping fight an American and British war with Iraq, local marches for peace and the Juneau Assembly passing a resolution urging caution in the federal investigation of possible terrorists?


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