Monday, January 10, 2005

In the Stack: Nonfiction dominates this week's library titles
Book reviews for the discerning reader

Not the issue
It was inevitable that someone would write the Empire comparing the expense of the Iraq war and the much smaller amount pledged as of now for relief to victims of the south Asian tsunami ("A more moral fight," Mark Stopha, Jan. 6).

Most are immigrants
The majority of our ancestors immigrated from other countries. Reasons of the immigrations are varied.

Dismantling system
President Bush is endangering the retirements of millions of Americans with his plan to "reform" (read: "dismantle") Social Security.

A terrible show
I wonder at times where the American people and media will draw the line between entertainment and downright voyeurism?

Around Town
Around town is a listing of non-profit local events.

Measure requires voter approval of Capitol move costs
Alaskans would have to approve the costs of moving the Capitol even just a few blocks away from its present location, under a bill in the Legislature.

Canada is fine with the mine
Canadian federal regulators said last week they have found no significant environment impacts from the proposed multi-metal Tulsequah Chief Mine about 12 miles from the Alaska border.

Photo: Hockey fans at work
Hockey enthusiasts play Thursday as the sun sets at Twin Lakes.

Angoon health aide to retire following 35 years of service
When she started working as a community health aide in Angoon 35 years ago, Jessie Jim worked from her own house.

Humans are cause of most '04 fires
Last year seemed a bad year for fires in Juneau, the city's fire marshal said - until he looked at the numbers.

Web-based history curriculum helps teachers
Before Juneau-Douglas High School students leave Kurt Dzinich's Alaska history class, they should know who qualifies for subsistence under differing federal and state laws, and that most rural Alaskans aren't Native.

Alaska history course has costs
The new state mandate that high school students take a one-semester course in Alaska history, or show proficiency in the subject, comes with a price.

Schools, community promote racial accord
Race is like an undercurrent. Everyone feels it but is reluctant to talk about it.

Legislators start session
The smell of wet paint wafted through the halls of the Capitol last week as lawmakers and staff rushed to orientation meetings and receptions in preparation for today's kickoff of the 24th Alaska Legislature.

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

Photo: All shook up
Teresa Germain rejoices after kissing Elvis impersonator Archie Cavanaugh on Friday during "An Elvis Birthday Bash!" at ANB Hall.

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

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

Maxine McCoy
Longtime Juneau resident Maxine McCoy died Jan. 1, 2005, at the Swedish Hospital in Seattle, Wash.

Curt Begley Jr.
Former Juneau resident Curt Begley Jr., 61, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, at his home in Winlock, Wash. He moved to Winlock two years ago after living in Alaska for 30 years.

Don't price out boat life
A proposal to crank up boater fees by 166 percent in Juneau's harbors is a fiscally responsible idea, but with a serious social side effect.

Cartoon by Toe
Cartoon by toe

My Turn: A plan for fighting terrorism
Although President Bush won the 2004 election handily and likes to speak of his "mandate," he is undoubtedly aware that during these last days of his first term, he has exceptionally weak approval ratings for a recently re-elected president.

Empire editorials: Keep tsunami victims in mind
Juneau's official day of remembrance for tsunami victims has come and gone, but the righteousness of putting Alaskans' money where their hearts are must go on.

Braving the ice
As Liz Quinn of Sheridan, Wyo., got help adding traction to her shoes from her daughter before stepping out on Mendenhall Lake Friday, she said people were swimming in it the last time she visited.

Out&About
A listing of outdoor events in town.

Web links
Web links for the outdoor enthusiast

Snow report
An update on the conditions at Eaglecrest

Crimson Bears 5th in Fairbanks
The last time the Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team saw action, the Crimson Bears won the West Anchorage Christmas Classic.

Different kind of losing tests Sloan
Jerry Sloan thought for a while about the worst year in his life, the one that just passed when his wife of 41 years, Bobbye, died of pancreatic cancer, the one in which he had the difficult decision of returning to coach the Utah Jazz and the one in which the team got off to a horrible start.

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 in Juneau
Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau.

Juneau wins Bear battle
Juneau girls basketball players spent much of their weekend home games against Bartlett as researchers, trying out new offensive plays and defensive schemes.

Local Sports
Your local sports scoreboard

Bucks hand Jazz their 10th straight loss
Mike James figured he was going to win the game. He just had to decide how to do it.

Sports Briefs
Staff reports of Juneau sporting events.

United Parcel Service extends ground service to Alaska
When United Parcel Service announced it was going to make ground service available to places like Hawaii and Southeast Alaska, some people laughed, said company spokeswoman Christine McManus in Atlanta.

This Day in History
In Alaska and the nation.

Report takes a look at status of Alaska Natives
A report issued Friday provides a wide-ranging look at Alaska Natives, including how the state's indigenous people are doing in areas of population, health, economics and education.

Liability dispute between landowner, feds delays search for agent orange
A disagreement between a federal agency and a private landowner over who will pay to move construction equipment is holding up the search for barrels of Agent Orange possibly buried in Tok.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state.

Millions on tap for pipeline training
The authorization of $20 million to train and hire Alaskans to build a proposed natural gas pipeline has state officials and trade organizations talking about how to spend it.

Sitkans cool to Baranof Island crossing
A state proposal to build a road from Sitka across Baranof Island received an ice-cold reception by residents of the city.

Postcards make a joke of proposed Juneau road
Opponents of a proposed road to Alaska's capital are trying humor to poke holes in support for the project.

Critic of U.S. space weaponry to lecture
Space-based weapons, once the fantasy toys of science-fiction novels and robot cinema, are a very real part of the U.S. military's research and development plans, according to Victoria Samson, a research analyst at the Center for Defense Information in Washington, D.C.

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

Photo: Chilling in Southeast
Sea birds walk on the ice in the boat harbor in Petersburg last week as a blanket of cold covered most of Southeast Alaska.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state.

CONTACT US

  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-3028
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2230
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING