Tuesday, March 8, 2005

Crime victims should register
There is an important issue concerning the rights of crime victims I would like to bring to the attention of Empire readers.

Mention of ethnicity was wrong
I read your article "Mall merchants express regret about incident," which was the follow up to the March 1 article "Manager charged with attacking man in store."

Road would change experiences
Growing up in Juneau has shaped who we are. We've grown up in a community with an appreciation for nature and conservation.

Designs wasted time, money
I was under the assumption that the new building is supposed to represent the history and purpose of our state government.

Too much liberalism?
I have to agree with John Coghill. It probably is a huge negative having the capitol in such a liberal town as Juneau.

Pipeline not exempt from antitrust laws
Your article (Legislators aim to head off gas monopoly: Three oil giants control 90 percent of North Slope gas reserves, Feb. 4, 2005) addresses the question of whether the prospective North Slope gas producers may own the North Slope gas pipeline they propose to build without violating antitrust law.

Road to be costly, dangerous
I wrote Reuben Yost of the Alaska Department of Transportation months ago expressing concern that no information has been presented concerning earth (landslide) problems for the 68.5-mile proposed Juneau road route on the east side of Lynn Canal.

Ban Southeast mining
I totally disagree with Robert B. Robinson, who may not have lived in Southeast Alaska or any part of the state. There is no quality of life when it comes to mining. We have had mining in Alaska.

Winter X Games thrill
A weekend full of traditional snow sports at Eaglecrest Ski Area ended Sunday with an event so extreme that one of the littlest competitors won its biggest prize.

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

Around Town
Around Town is a listing of nonprofit local events

JDHS coach Reilly Richey dead at 51
As coach of the Juneau-Douglas High School football team, Reilly Richey instilled in his players the motto RIENG - Respect Is Earned, Not Given.

Around Town
Around Town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Fitness grant funds free activities
The Juneau School District is launching its new physical fitness grant with free activities for students.

New Juneau District Court judge is sworn in
Keith Levy, Juneau's new District Court judge, said he went into law to help people.

Photo: Fresh from Mother Nature
Donna Rabbage jigs for herring Monday at the Auke Bay boat harbor. Rabbage will use the herring to troll for king salmon this upcoming season.

Photo: Whale of a show
A killer whale patrols the icy waters of Gastineau Channel on Monday off the DIPAC hatchery.

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

Filipino Channel arrives in Juneau
For many of Juneau's Filipino residents, a hometown now is just a click away.

My Turn: Alaska is better off exploiting its wild, sustainable trademark
In my nearly 30-year career working with salmon and in Alaska's salmon industry, I see the issue of finfish (salmon) farming in Alaska's coastal waters as the biggest challenge facing our wild salmon resource, the wild salmon industry, and the coastal Alaska communities where these industry activities occur.

Alaska editorial: Use caution when talking about Alaska Permanent Fund
Most everyone has something to say about the Alaska Permanent Fund. At more than $30 billion, it's just too big to not talk about.

My Turn: Affordable transportation is an egalitarian imperative
Transportation is one of the core functions of government.

Boulding: The musher's musher
Charlie Boulding, a man who reinvented himself a few times and came out of the woods to change sled dog racing, ought to make his next career in Hollywood now that he's running his last Iditarod.

Eight Juneau skiers qualify for Alaska Junior Olympic squads
An early season lack of snow made training difficult for Juneau youth skiers, but they persevered to post top performances last month at Junior Olympic qualifying races at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood.

Bears JV hoops earns weekend sweep of Wolves
Faifo Levale and Ryan Beason scored 10 points apiece on Saturday as the Juneau-Douglas High School boys junior varsity basketball team beat host Sitka 69-51. The win completed a weekend sweep for the Crimson Bears, who beat the Wolves 65-43 on Friday.

Photos: Pool party in the Capital City
Dozens of players from around Southeast - and beyond - took part in the three-day, three-event tournament. Results will run later this week in the Empire.

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.

Tompkins: Winning downhill race was 'best run of my life'
Juneau monoskier Joe Tompkins posted "the best downhill run of my life, so far" when he won a Disabled World Cup race last week in Klosters, Switzerland.

ASAA nixes reunification of split wrestling seasons
A Southeast-backed proposal to reunify the state's high school wrestling seasons was defeated last week by the Alaska School Activities Association board.

Blind musher confident as she hits trail
The tough part is over. That's how Rachael Scdoris felt at the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

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.

Hendricks is early leader
Jessica Hendricks of Copper Center was the first musher to reach the Skwentna checkpoint Sunday night as the 33rd annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race got underway.

Sports Digest
Staff reports of local sporting events

Photo: Successful crab harvest

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

Declining bids leave some questioning ANWR projections
After shelling out an average of $564 per acre for North Slope oil leases in the 1960s, '70s and '80s, oil companies in the past 15 years have offered an average of only $53 per acre.

AlaskaDigest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Forest Service plans Tongass study of second-growth trees
The U.S. Forest Service will study the quality of second-growth trees in the Tongass National Forest to prepare for future timber sales.

Lands bill advances, with some deletions
Gov. Frank Murkowski's proposal to transfer state land to the University of Alaska has advanced minus several parcels that had drawn objections in Kodiak and Ketchikan.

Troopers dub Mat-Su area the meth capital of Alaska
The Matanuska-Susitna area is the methamphetamine capital of Alaska, according to Alaska State Troopers.

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

Committee considers renewing rehire plan
Amid concerns about double-dipping by state employees on their salary and pension funds, an Alaska Senate committee Monday held over a bill that would extend the state's retire-rehire program until 2009.

Fund's earnings tagged for gas line
Senate Democrats on Monday questioned the use of Alaska Permanent Fund earnings to pay for gas pipeline development work in a year of rich oil revenue, but were unable to remove the spending from a proposed supplemental budget appropriation.

Moving North - to write and mush
Writer Gary Paulsen left the Hollywood party scene years ago for a less glamorous life.

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