Sunday, August 13, 2006

We need to act for the sake of the children
Act now. The National Institute of Health projects that our next generation of children will be the first in the history of the United States whose life expectancy is shorter than their parents due to the effects of obesity and related health consequences.

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

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

Murkowski, Binkley see support from big industry
Wasilla Mayor Sarah Palin may be in the lead for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, according to several polls, but that hasn't stopped major industries from spending thousands of dollars to keep her opponents in the race.

Tram marks 10th anniversary
Before joking about the "liquid sunshine" Friday afternoon, Mount Roberts Tramway operator Erick Karlson told passengers it was a ride people have been taking for 10 years and a day.

Most Juneau schools graded below average
Juneau schools are below the state average in meeting the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, according to the "adequate yearly progress" numbers released Friday by the state.

Candidates pull for votes
While gubernatorial candidate Tony Knowles is drawing supporters near the political center, his opponent Rep. Eric Croft is not afraid to embrace backers from the political fringe, said political science professor Carl Shepro of the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Georgina 'Gina' (Martin) Irene Dedrick
Juneau resident Georgina "Gina" Irene (Martin) Dedrick, 45, died Aug. 8, 2006, at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau.

Joy Evelyn Tanner Bearman
Former Juneau resident Joy Evelyn Tanner Bearman, 63, died July 25, 2006, in Gearhart, Ore., following a long illness.

Outside editorial: Thoughts from across the nation on foiled British terror plot
The triumph of British intelligence in thwarting an international terror plot didn't have the glamour and decisiveness of say, World War II's Battle of Midway.

Ballot Measure 2 a sinking ship
Ballot Measure 2 in the Aug. 22 primary election, sponsored by environmental organizations, is unfair to Ketchikan and Juneau - the ports hosting the most cruise ships. Actually, it enhances ports competing with Ketchikan and Juneau.

Minimum wage increase muddled by politics
The federal minimum wage has reached a 50-year low in buying power. For 10 years, it has languished at $5.15 an hour even while energy costs have skyrocketed and other costs of living have increased.

Toe Toon

Slim Pickings
A poor berry harvest this summer in Juneau may have bears looking for alternative sources of food, experts say.

Kenai hunter attributes continued success to preseason scouting
Hunched down among the dense stands of young, leafy cottonwood trees, Jeremy Malloy of Sterling was barely noticeable to spike-forked bull moose that dined on tender foliage just 50 yards away.

U.S. Alpine Championships return to Alaska
The U.S. Alpine Championships will return to Alaska's Alyeska Resort next year.

Outsiders: Tara Jeans
Favorite outdoor activities: Biking, running, kayaking and any activity that involves her daughters.

Minority status pushes female halibut captain to work harder
The small-boat harbor is cool and quiet at 6:30 a.m. on a Monday as Capt. Mereidi Liebner prepares the 34-foot twin-engine Jillian Dawn for a day of deep-sea fishing in the Gulf of Alaska.

Out & About
Out & About is a listing of recreational activities.

Photo: Getting ready to go

Crimson Bears rout Kenai to open season
With just 17 players in uniform for Saturday's season opener against Juneau-Douglas, the Kenai Central High School football team didn't look like much of a match for the visiting Crimson Bears.

Ice Devils reach semis
The Juneau Soccer Club Ice Devils reached the semifinal round of the Under-14 girls tournaments at the Alaska State Cup in Wasilla.

Correction

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 brief: Bursell, Sheufelt hanging tight in Tour of Anchorage
Bursell, Sheufelt hanging tight in Tour of Anchorage

JDHS box score
Crimson Bears 39, Kardinals 0

Dredge Lake Mountain Bike Race Results
Dredge Lake Mountain Bike Race Results

Photo: For a good cause

Croft not cowed in Democratic race
Eric Croft likes Tony Knowles.

NorthwestDigest
A former Princess Cruises employee accused of stealing $400,000 from a ship's safe was charged on Friday in a Ketchikan court.

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