Tuesday, January 17, 2006

A threat to rights
I am writing to express my feelings about HF 3199, which would allow federal agencies to search for and document gun records without the approval of any court.

Document fish harvest
It's imperative that skippers and crews document their participation in fisheries harvests.

Keep the Cleveland Peninsula lands wild
This letter is in regards to the recent appeal of the Emerald Bay draft environmental impact statement's record of decision.

Plundering the planet
I am appalled at the caving in of Bureau of Land Management operatives to those who covet North Slope oil.

Expecting recycling answers from city
Regarding the bottle recycling issue (Empire, Jan. 5), I presume, then, that there is no difference in recycling glass or just putting it my weekly trash barrel.

Application #3,752
Skyview's Kendra Merkes peels a protective layer of duct tape off her face Saturday after her fourth-place finish at the Kenai Klassic cross-country ski race in Soldotna.

Southeast teen's murder trial to move to Juneau
The trial of a young Craig woman accused of murdering her mother more than a year ago has been moved from Craig to Juneau.

Juneau gets into midget brawling
Puppet - The Psycho Dwarf stands just 4 feet 4 inches tall, but nevertheless commands the spotlight when he walks into a room.

Tapping into Rev. King's vision
Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday on Monday was not a day off from work, but a "day on," according to an enthusiastic crowd that gathered at the Juneau Christian Center to celebrate the civil rights leader's life.

Photo: Enjoying the glacier
Hikers walk across frozen Mendenhall Lake on Monday. As serene and safe as the lake looks at this time of year, officials warn that some areas of lake ice may be thin

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Bartlett expansion is on schedule for summer completion
The $24.3 million expansion of Bartlett Regional Hospital is on schedule to be completed in mid-summer 2006, construction manager Bruce Hahnlen said.

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

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

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

Home from the war
Roger Smith and Leslie Watson of Kodiak welcome their son, Spc. Justin Smith, 20, home Friday at Fort Richardson.

Car hits, destroys vintage plane
Bob King was sitting in his Starr Hill home just before 10 a.m. Sunday morning, drinking coffee and working on the newspaper crossword puzzle, when Ward Air called.

Phillip Douglas Lent
Juneau resident Phillip "Phil" Douglas Lent died Jan. 3, 2006, in Juneau.

Crimson Bears' boys and girls teams win over the weekend
As the Juneau-Douglas High School varsity boys basketball team swept Service on Friday and Saturday, the Crimson Bears' junior varsity and C teams picked up wins over the weekend.

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.

NorthwestDigest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Officials lower volcano's status
Officials on Sunday downgraded the status of Augustine Volcano after a 30-hour period without any eruptions.

Northwest Digest
Staff and Wire reports from the northwest

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

Sitka man asks state to allow bow fishing
After watching a school of chum salmon swim by his boat last summer, David Rice of Sitka got to thinking.

Ted Stevens reflects on changed Senate
U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska won't be tucking away his Incredible Hulk tie anytime soon.

Hickel shares vision at conference
A state wealthy in resources held in common by residents should not be experiencing poverty, former Gov. Walter J. Hickel told delegates to the Conference of Young Alaskans.

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

FAA: AK Airlines safely maintains planes' jackscrews
The Federal Aviation Administration has determined that Alaska Airlines has safe procedures in place for lubricating jackscrews on its planes.

A young soldier's widow waits for the shock - and the reality
Sitting in front of a coffee table full of photographs on Saturday morning, Sarah Melson told a Valley love story.

Photo: Home from the war
Roger Smith and Leslie Watson of Kodiak welcome their son, Spc. Justin Smith, 20, home Friday at Fort Richardson.

Hope residents try to increase their school's enrollment
Townspeople have sent out the call for families with young children to move here.

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