Thursday, February 23, 2006

Business Digest
Staff reports of local businesses

Learn to handle the responsibilities of sex
Understanding the intensely personal nature of the whole argument and with respect to those who disagree, I'd like to weigh in in favor of Planned Parenthood coming to Juneau.

Why waste money on education?
Alaska is a state rich in natural resources, minerals, fish, timber and oil. We must utilize our resources.

Abstinence pledges don't always work
It's easy to see the rationale of some of the people raising their war cry over Planned Parenthood's pending opening of a Juneau clinic:

Learn to handle the responsibilities of sex
Understanding the intensely personal nature of the whole argument and with respect to those who disagree, I'd like to weigh in in favor of Planned Parenthood coming to Juneau.

Straight men have the right to tell truth
Enough already about the rights of the gay people being stepped on and circumvented.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Photo: End of season
Taku Smokeries/Fisheries employees Bill Razpotnik, left, and Gary Isturis sort tanner crab Tuesday on the Taku dock.

Nationwide vigil draws a small crowd to protest Bush policies
Paul Nelson believes every voice makes a difference when standing up for beliefs.

Woman assaulted on Sandy Beach at night
Juneau police are searching for the alleged attacker of a woman who said she was assaulted while she walked her dog Tuesday at Sandy Beach, Sgt. David Wrightson said.

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

University of Alaska Southeast plans trail link to neighborhood
Extending Auke Lake Trail into a loop connecting the University of Alaska Southeast with its neighborhood is part of a national trend to connect the community to its neighboring university, planners say.

School Board, district look to better ties with Natives
The Juneau School Board discussed on Tuesday possible refinements to its Alaska Native student success strategy.

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

Biologists kill gulls to protect airplanes
Federal biologists have killed 50 garbage-dump sea gulls this winter to curb a threat to airplanes flying near Juneau International Airport, and now they want to take 100 more.

Photo: Birds in a bush
An eagle and raven watch traffic Wednesday from their perch above South Franklin Street, perhaps planning an upcoming potlatch or just waiting for a snack.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Ratings slump, but Olympics still a big business
This month, Juneau Pets and Supplies co-owner Dayna Robertson funneled the majority of her advertising dollars toward commercial slots during NBC's prime-time Winter Olympics coverage on KATH-TV.

Figuring out where God is
I recently spoke with an intake counselor at a cancer treatment center. In addition to all the usual questions, she asked me a few others: Do I believe God has a plan for my life?

Master class
Master class: Alexander Tutunov, a Russian classical pianist, poses with some of his piano master class students at the Egan lecture hall on the University of Alaska Southeast campus.

Feeling the power in music
I believe in the healing and redemptive power of music. I broke up with a girlfriend when I was in graduate school.

A community gets together to do the right thing for an injured cat
The little cat hung limply in the policewoman's hands, so weak she couldn't lift her head. She reeked of the diesel fuel that soaked every hair on her body and her legs were burned.

AWARE will honor women of distinction
AWARE will hold its tenth annual Women of Distinction dinner and silent auction at 5:30 p.m. on March 11 at Centennial Hall.

Mitchell and Anderson to marry
Former Juneau residents Darcy Anne Mitchell and Richard Anderson are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage on Aug. 5, 2006, in Hood River, Ore.

Soledad M. Olam
Juneau resident Soledad M. Olam, 85, died Feb. 19, 2006, at her home in Juneau.

William G. Edwards
Former Juneau resident William G. "Bill" Edwards, 65, died Feb. 11, 2006, at home after his effort to beat lung cancer.

Patrick T. Brokaw
Juneau resident Patrick Thomas Brokaw, 39, died Feb. 16, 2006, in Juneau.

My Turn: United States is not doing its share to stop the population explosion
I don't believe there is anyone who would disagree with there is a correlation between the environment and quality of life.

Alaska editorial: Pipeline ownership brings big bills, no clout
Once the trans-Alaska oil pipeline was the hottest property in the state. It carried 2 million barrels of oil a day at its peak in 1988. It was a cash machine that made its owners billions of dollars over the years.

My Turn: Berners Bay area a sanctuary to cherish, not one to pave
Anywhere else on Earth, Berners Bay would be recognized as a national treasure

Sloss and Lear combine forces to win Alfalfa II
The youth team of Jared Lear and Marlena Sloss captured the Alfalfa II Cross Country Ski Race on Saturday at Eaglecrest Ski Area.

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.

Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network Prep Basketball Poll
As of Feb. 19

Juneau Bowling Center League Standings
Sunday Mixed Week 12

Alaska Sportswriteres Prep Basketball Poll
as of Feb 20

SE report: Wrangell girls stay hot with pair of wins over Petersburg
The Wrangell girls basketball team continued to impress over the weekend with two wins over Petersburg.

Sports Digest: Baastrup earns rank of Shodan
The rank of Shodan, a first-degree black belt, was conferred upon Birger Baastrup in December 2005 following an examination administered by Master Shojiro Koyama of the International Shotokan Karate Federation.

Mighty Mites take tourney championship in the Yukon
Last year, the Juneau-Douglas Ice Association Mites hockey team went to Haines Junction and dropped three of four games at the Spirit of 2010 Haines Junction Novice International Tournament.

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

Agreement reached on gas pipeline
Gov. Frank Murkowski said Tuesday he has reached an agreement with oil producers to build a natural gas pipeline from the North Slope, though a contract is not yet ready for legislative review.

Candidates discuss fiscal plans
Four of Alaska's five declared gubernatorial candidates Wednesday offered ideas for stabilizing the state's economy.

Oil tax bill incentives questioned
On their first look at the governor's new oil tax reform bill, Alaska legislators worried about its proposed write-offs and tax credits.

Senator: ANWR fight is not over
Expect another fight over opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge drilling in Washington this year, Sen. Lisa Murkowski told the Alaska Legislature in her annual address Tuesday.

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

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Young: Bridge ought to be built
Congress approved millions of dollars for bridge projects in Ketchikan and Anchorage and the state should respect the intent of the federal government - even without "earmarks," said U.S. Rep. Don Young.

Natural gas pipeline will help, not solve, supply problems
A $25 billion pipeline carrying natural gas from Alaska to the Lower 48 states would play an important role in satisfying the nation's long-term supply needs, but experts say it will not reverse America's rising dependence on imports or cause fuel prices to plunge.

Trade group predicts 13 percent increase in Alaska construction
Alaska should see another booming year in construction, according to an industry trade group.

Photos: Orcas come back to Kodiak
A killer whale, at right, spouts from its blowhole as it swims earlier this month off the stern of the fishing vessel Kanerva in St. Paul Harbor in Kodiak.

A play in a play
When "Pippin" opened on Broadway on Oct. 23, 1972, in the thick of the Vietnam War, it was heralded for its anti-war, anti-establishment sentiments.

Baranof Hotel to host 'Third Night at the Casbah'
Five dancers and two drummers will perform during "Third Night at the Casbah," a four-course dinner with four dance sets at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at the Baranof Hotel's Gold Room.

briefly
news of local arts

Baritone to sing Franz Schubert's melancholic saga
For years, baritone Philippe Damerval has contemplated singing Franz Schubert's epic 75-minute, 24-song cycle "Winterreise."

Cinema Guide
what's playing at the box office

Hope to perform 30-minute adaptation of Tlingit story
Ishmael Hope will present his one-act, 30-minute adaptation of the Tlingit story "Gunakadeit" during the second installment of the three-part "Storybox" storytelling series Thursday, Feb. 23.

what's happening
news of local entertainment events

Sierra Club to sponsor 'Affluenza' at Gold Town
The Juneau chapter of the Sierra Club will sponsor two free showings of "Affluenza" at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at the Gold Town Nickelodeon.

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