Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Business Digest
News from the business community

Why trust Rice?
On Feb. 9, I heard Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice begging European leaders to heed her warning about a nuclear threat from Iran.

Putting squeeze on Southeast
In the 30 years I've lived in Alaska, there has been dependable ferry service in Southeast.

Juneau can't afford charter Montessori
Juneau Board of Education should not grant the sole remaining charter school charter to the Juneau Montessori School.

Danger, expense seen in road
Northern Southeast Alaska's heavy snowfall a couple of weeks ago followed by rain, then snow, is not unusual.

Abortion procedures are not natural
After reading the letter by Chris Joy (Empire, Feb. 4) that said "Abortion is a natural and necessary right," I was trying to figure out how anyone could make the leap of reason to say abortion is natural.

United States lacks responsibility
Every day we teach our children about taking responsibility for their actions.

Capitol designs out of place
After viewing the capitol visions, I am just appalled at how badly these fine companies have missed the mark in their concepts.

Firing raises concerns
It concerns this Alaskan resident that our elected officials are allowed to drink in the capitol building.

Ugly designs picked
I think these people have lost their freaking minds. I would rather move the capital to Anchorage than look at one of these eyesores the rest of my life here.

Kids could design better
I had to pick myself off the floor laughing at the new capitol design proposals.

Fish farming is future
Apparently the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is working to legalize fish farming in federally controlled waters, beyond the three-mile state jurisdiction.

'Adequacy' suit receives its first hearing in March
Kristine Moore, a Wasilla parent of three children, said she has lobbied lawmakers for seven years to get more money for the schools.

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

Carnaval Atmosphere
Photos from the Wearable Art exhibit last Saturday at Centennial Halll

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

AroundTown
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Sex offenders will receive new approach
When Juneau Superior Court Judge Larry weeks sentenced a 61-year-old sex offender earlier this month to serve eight years in prison, he said incarceration wouldn't be enough.

Photo: A Juneau family scene
Three snow-dusted totem poles known as "A Southeast Family," carved by Juneau Tlingit artist Mick Beasley in 1996, keep watch Monday near the Terry Miller Office Building.

The lone wolf of Mendenhall Lake returns
A black wolf trots across frozen Mendenhall Lake on Monday near Skaters Cabin.

Family strikes lode in chimney
A weekend chore turned into a treasure hunt in mid-January when Rosanne Funk and her family began cleaning out a forgotten eight-foot-tall chute beneath the fireplace in their 90-year-old Juneau home.

Alaska editorial: Attorney general's resignation shows the constitution works
In the wake of the Renkes affair, state Sen. Fred Dyson, R-Eagle River, has introduced a constitutional amendment to elect Alaska's attorney general.

My Turn: Show some character and rehire Capitol guard
Reinstate Dan the security guard at the State Capitol in Juneau. It's about character.

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.

Glacier Swim Club claims team title at Southeast meet
Girls ruled at last weekend's Mike Smithers Southeast Alaska Swimming Championships in Petersburg.

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.

Willomitzer leads mushers out of Eagle
Gerry Willomitzer was the fourth musher in and the first musher out of Eagle on Sunday during the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race.

Feds help remove old lead cable from ocean bottom near Sitka
A pair of divers hauled about 500 pounds of World War II lead communication cable from the ocean floor near Clam Island, as part of a project to remove a segment of the 63-year-old cable from Sitka Sound.

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

State managers consider overhaul of Nelchina hunt
State game managers are considering an overhaul of rules in Nelchina so that any state resident will be able to subsistence hunt in areas north and east of Anchorage for caribou and moose.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Photo: Winter fun in Anchorage
Bian Vukasim hits a snow berm as he competes in the stock car race Saturday during the Fur Rendezvous grand prix in Anchorage.

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

Bear-viewing, bear-hunting debate heats up
When word spread that the state burned a bear-viewing camp near Chenik Lake on the south side of Cook Inlet in early January, it rekindled a clash over the management of state lands and the bears that live in the McNeil River area.

Celebration location still up in the air
Months after they were offered a chance to bid against Juneau to host Southeast Alaska's largest Native cultural event, it's unclear whether smaller Panhandle cities are prepared for the spectacle.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Internet, big boxes put lid on institution
After more than half a century selling working attire to Alaskans, Brewster's Clothing & Footwear will close at the end of February.

State to check out people who take care of elderly, disabled
The state is requiring expanded background checks for long-term caregivers to the elderly, the disabled, the handicapped and other vulnerable people.

Wash. drops suit against ex-ferry, Alaska processor
The Washington Department of Natural Resources has dropped its lawsuit against the foundation that owns the art-deco ferry Kalakala.

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