Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Say no to escalation of the war in Iraq
Soon a resolution stating the president is on the wrong track in sending 21,500 more American serviceman into harm's way in Iraq will be introduced in both houses of the U.S. Congress.

Coeur hired workers after getting permits
This letter is in response to the president of the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council's board of directors (Anissa Berry-Frick's My Turn in Sunday's Juneau Empire).

Quote out of context in Coeur advertisement
I would like to take this opportunity to correct an inaccuracy put out by Coeur d'Alene Mines' media department.

Backstage changes make room for 24-7 legislative programming
Gavel to Gavel, which provides television coverage of state government, turned 12 this year. It looks forward to an adolescent growth spurt.

Ethics issues sweep over Legislature
Legislators are debating whether they should be forced to reveal details of outside "consulting" income, or whether such work should be banned altogether.

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

Police chief seeks to bridge divide
f you ask Greg Browning about the cases he remembers, he might tell you about the one back in Amarillo.

Activists rally against abortion
Participants face the Capitol on Monday as they listen to speakers during the Right to Life Rally.

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

Eaglecrest anticipates long season
Plentiful snow promises to give skiers and snowboarders the longest season at Eaglecrest Ski Area since 1995, records show.

Photo: Dancing the night away
Gov. Sarah Palin dances with her husband, Tom, on Saturday evening during the Governor's Inaugural Ball at Centennial Hall.

Corrections
A photo caption on Page A2 in Monday's Empire incorrectly stated Gov. Sarah Palin's husband's name. His name is Todd Palin.

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

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

Kathleen M. Carson
Juneau resident Kathleen M. Carson died Jan. 17, 2007, after a 10-and-a-half-year battle with cancer. She was 63.

Joanne Lennon
Juneau resident Joanne Marie Lennon died Jan. 20, 2007, in Juneau. She was 74.

My turn: City needs to slow down on second crossing
My property sits under the second crossing alternative drawn from Sunny Point to Hendrickson Creek in the map sent to me recently by the city of Juneau.

My Turn: Ferry system versus road
As a frequent volunteer in my son's classroom, I've come to realize that I can learn a few things myself. Many times, enlightenment comes unexpectedly, as it did for me last week.

Juneau Parks and Recreation Adult Ordway Basketball Standings

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.

Chris Hinkley wins two races as alpine season opens
Chris Hinkley captured the Juneau Ski Club's Timberwolf Slalom men's skiing competition at Eaglecrest Ski Area on Jan. 14.

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-Douglas boys, girls work overtime against Kings
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls junior varsity basketball team connected on 20 of 29 free throws to earn a 65-58 triple-overtime victory over host Ketchikan on Saturday.

Global warming to take center stage at forum
Global warming issues will be the main focus Feb. 12-16 in Anchorage, as participants in the 2007 Alaska Forum on the Environment discuss the significance of climate change to Alaska, the Arctic and the nation.

Northwest Digest
Juneau vehicles shot, Regent used UA seal to back grant request, Thieves break into, damage nine chuches & Safeway nixes growth hormone in milk

Photo: Cultural award
First lady Laura Bush, right, congratulates Karlie Spud, second from right, and Kathryn Friedle, second from left, with the Tlingit Language and Culture Program of Haines, on Monday in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C.

Poker Flat range launches rockets to explore aurora
Four rockets were launched from Poker Flat Research Range to study the aurora.

Highway fatality still a mystery
Anchorage police want to find out how a 29-year-old woman came to be standing in the middle of a dark rural highway, where she was struck and killed by a pickup truck.

State lawmaker to provide peers' pipeline lessons
State Rep. Ralph Samuels may be an airline executive, but he's also among the few lawmakers who understands the minutiae when it comes to natural gas pipelines.

As Palin makes pipeline a priority, Alaska waits
Gov. Sarah Palin is a few weeks away from handing lawmakers a plan for a 3,600-mile natural gas pipeline from the North Slope to the Midwestern markets.

Ice blocks harvested for art championship
Volunteers are harvesting ice and gearing up for the World Ice Art Championships. That means the opening of the ice park and the reprieve of late winter cabin fever is only about one month away.

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

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

Oil refinery operations uninterrupted by small fire
A small fire that broke out at Alaska's largest crude oil refinery did not interrupt production and refining operations, officials said.

Alaska Digest
Permanent Fund returns 5.6 percent, Avalanche misses houses in Highlands, Police arrest man who was posing as a cop, Court limits parole eligibility for killer & Hunters again to try and get stuck trucks

Alaska's wolf control hunt off to slow start
Ten wolves have been killed by aerial gunners this winter in Alaska's predator control program.

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