Sunday, January 1, 2006

A need for term limits
The United States was attacked by foreign terrorists. Investigation showed the attackers were Arab terrorists.

The irony of views on oil drilling
Recently, Sen. Maria Cantwell made national news by spearheading efforts to further delay oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve.

Affordable, clean energy for all
Wanted: Alternative, cheap, renewable, clean and efficient; these are words I often see when reading opinions about energy.

Stop the waste and embarrassment
Talk about common sense! Imagine, to put a bridge to where there are actually people. Where it is a short distance to Ketchikan.

It will snow in 2006, probably
Snow is in the forecast for 2006. Despite a relatively snowless December, there's a possibility of snow today, said Kimberly Vaughan, hydrometeorologist at the National Weather Service in Juneau.

Kid-inspired playground to be built at Twin Lakes
A new playground at Twin Lakes will be designed for children - by children.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

Photo: Getting all fired up
Shauncey Sorenson, right, and Tony Florendo stack firewood Saturday at one of two large bonfire pits for Sunday's New Year celebration at Eaglecrest Ski Area.

Ray Rose
Longtime Haines resident Ray Rose, 71, died Nov. 20, 2005, at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau.

Cartoon By Toe
Cartoon by Toe

My Turn: Correcting false claims about Lower Slate Lake
I am writing in response to the My Turn of Mr. Lindekugel of SEACC/Sierra Club to clarify some statements related to the mine tailings at Lower Slate Lake.

Out&About
News of local outdoors events

Web links
Links for the cyberoutdoorsman

Snow report
As of Friday, there was no snow at the base and 14 feet at the top at Eaglecrest Ski Area.

Sun to set on Forest Service Cabins
A red caboose parked several yards from the tracks near Skagway is outfitted with bunk beds and a stove. For the railroad buff or curious hiker, an overnight stay is a milestone.

Photo: Can't stop now
The Titans' Andrew White, 11, races toward the ball while Reliable's Cole Carnahan, 13, gives chace during the B Championship game of the Holiday Cup on Saturday at Dzantak'i Heeni Middle School.

Juneau wrestlers fall in NW Duals final
The Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team ran into stiff competition in the championship round of the Northwest Duals Tournament on Friday in Portland, Ore.

Holiday Cup 2005 Standings
round robin results

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.

Northwest Duals Tournament Wrestling Results
Friday at Portland, Ore.

Key run lifts JDHS girls to tourney title
A third-quarter run and clutch free-throw shooting led to a Capital City Classic championship for the Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team Friday.

Hidden Valley nips Bears for championship
The 15th Annual Capital City Classic ended in thrilling fashion Friday night as Hidden Valley, Ore., earned a 51-48 victory over Juneau-Douglas High School to claim the title.

Capital City Classic Box Scores
from Friday at Juneau-Douglas High School

Mat-Su parishes share a priest
In small Catholic churches miles up the Parks Highway from the hustle and bustle of Wasilla, a do-it-yourself sort of religion is practiced, much different from the priest-led churches of larger communities.

5 bills target government property grabs
Alaska Republicans pre-filed five bills Friday to prevent public officials in Alaska from seizing private land through eminent domain for economic development.

Complaint against Alaska attorney general dropped
The state Personnel Board on Friday dismissed an ethics complaint which requested Alaska Attorney General David Marquez, a former oil industry lawyer and executive, recuse himself from Alaska natural gas pipeline negotiations.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Lawmaker suggests adding $500 million to state's permanent fund
Sen. Donny Olson, D-Nome, is filing a bill for the upcoming legislative session that adds $500 million of the expected state surplus into the principal of the Alaska Permanent Fund to increase future dividends.

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