Monday, January 24, 2005

Library has more new non-fiction DVDs
Brand-new non-fiction DVDs are hitting the shelves at the Juneau Public Libraries - look for these titles and more!

Holistic doctor open for business
Dr. Maureen Longworth began seeing patients last month at her new downtown holistic medical practice.

Red-face test for ethics
There is an excellent self-assessment tool for ethical decisions. If a manager has some niggling doubts about a situation that, while she knows it's technically permissible, she's just not so sure it's morally right, she can use the Red Face Test. She simply takes a minute to picture herself explaining her decision in front of her staff, clients or constituents. If she believes she can do that without a red face, her decision is probably OK. Ordinarily, a person with a good moral compass knows in her heart that if she had doubts in the first place, it's probably not the right thing to do, but the Red Face Test can help when the circumstances are particularly sticky - like personnel issues, for instance.

Roads overcome isolation
I rarely if ever see letters to the editor that are favorable in regards to the Juneau-Skagway road.

No license to enter homes
I would like to make a comment on your article, "B&Bs stung by utility-fee hike," as published in the Juneau Empire on Jan. 17.

Not Gov. Egan's ferry system
I fully expected to see the Fairweather pulled from service. I just wasn't sure which excuse the state would use to facilitate their agenda.

Mine's bottom line isn't Juneau's
I can understand why people would want the Kensington Mine to open.

UAS adds to its capacity for research
The University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau has added a natural science lab for faculty research and hopes to build a separate seawater lab at the Auke Lake campus.

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

Photo: Above the gloom
Rich Riggs of Sitka rides the Hooter chairlift on Sunday at the Eaglecrest Ski Area. Skiers at Eaglecrest managed to spend the day above the low-lying fog, but met less than superlative snow conditions.

Photo: A brief respite
The sun makes a brief appearance in Ketchikan on Thursday afternoon, lighting up the town and illuminating Tongass Narrows.

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

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

Citizens rally for and against abortion rights
The Capitol steps were the scene Friday and Saturday afternoons for dueling demonstrations about abortion rights.

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

Dude! Check out the move!
The breakable crust at the Eaglecrest Ski Area on Sunday gave Justin Papenbrock a trip into the ungroomed fringe and a new perspective.

Judge hands cabbie slasher 35 years in jail
Aaron St. Clair was sentenced Friday to serve 35 years in prison for stabbing cab driver Eric Drake a year ago.

Empire Editorial: Treat everyone equally
A surefire way to spark debate in the schools is to include the words "gay," "transgender" and "same-gender families" into a district policy.

My Turn: Logical reasons to challenge cruise initiative signatures
On January 18, the North West CruiseShip Association (NWCA) filed a lawsuit asking the courts to take a second look at the signature-validating process on a cruise ship petition.

Assembly, Public Works need to reconsider fee hike
If Juneau bed-and-breakfast owners are correct in their assessment of what a water-fee hike will do to their home-based businesses, the city's Assembly and its Public Works Department surely would need to reconsider its rate structures.

Out & About
A listing of outdoor events in town

Ice fishing has small but dedicated following
Carson Kent is one of those people who won't let anything stop him from fishing.

Snow report
As of Saturday, Eaglecrest Ski Area had 23 inches of snow at the base and 90 inches at the top.

Grizzlies arrive late, play fresh in win vs. Jazz
The Memphis Grizzlies arrived in Salt Lake City just hours before their game against the Jazz, and coming off a lackluster loss in Denver the day before.

Fairbanks snowmobiler wins overall title at Alcan 200 race
Colby Hill of Fairbanks averaged more than 112 mph to claim the overall title at last weekend's 36th annual Alcan 200 snowmobile race along the Haines Highway.

Tompkins does not finish final B.C. Disabled World Cup race
After three days of weather postponements, racers finally got another chance to compete at the International Paralympic Committee-World Cup of the Disabled ski series in Kimberley, British Columbia.

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.

Seniors sent off with a sweep
It wasn't until after this weekend's last dual meet ended that the realization hit the six seniors on the Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team.

Crimson Bear boys earn split with Kings
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team claimed a split in their season-opening Southeast Conference-Class 4A series this weekend in Ketchikan.

Sonics leave Jazz singing road blues
When Rashard Lewis gets on a roll, it's sure tough for anyone to slow him.

Record tracks Renkes moves
Documents released by Gov. Frank Murkowski's office shed more light on the connections between Alaska Attorney General Gregg Renkes and personal business ties involving a proposed state coal deal with Taiwan, the Anchorage Daily News reported Sunday.

Six railbelt utilities consider joining forces
Six utilities serving the power corridor between Fairbanks and Homer are considering teaming up, a move pres to share resources.

Bill bans automated calls from campaigns
Automated telephone campaign messages would be outlawed under legislation introduced by a Soldotna lawmaker.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

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

Sen. Stevens sells real estate, puts assets in blind trust
U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens has sold his interest in Anchorage and Fairbanks real estate and directed the money into a blind trust.

Tongass sets limits for commercial guides, outfitters
For the first time, Tongass National Forest officials have set specific allocations for commercial recreation, hunting and fishing guide operations along the northern reaches of the forest's shoreline.

Seattle company penalized $500,000 for dumping halibut
A Seattle-based commercial fishing company was ordered to pay $500,000 in penalties after pleading guilty to illegally disposing of halibut while catching other types of fish off Alaska.

Brady recalls early days of Alaska aviation
Carl Brady and Era Aviation have been a constant in Alaska's aviation industry since 1948, when the Arkansas-born man brought the first helicopter to the territory to take advantage of the area's budding government presence.

American Red Cross of Alaska is shouting SOS
The American Red Cross of Alaska has provided food, clothing and shelter for at least three Alaskans every day since 1917. But now the nonprofit service organization needs help.

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

Gustavus gets 2nd newspaper
Nine months after Gustavus was incorporated as a second-class city, the Southeast town of 450 people has found itself with a luxury that metropolises a thousand times its size lack: two newspapers.

Northwest Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

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