Saturday, March 19, 2005

Granting land is an antiquated way to help universities
What are land-grant colleges? Why do they exist?

Environmentalists are deceptive and a hindrance to progress
"Environmentalists are often deceptive" (Dave Fremming's July 27, 2004, letter to the editor in the Empire), and that's putting it mildly.

Maybe it's people who need control
I agree wholeheartedly with Mr. Sexton of Utah. There must be the predators to control over-populations of any animal.

Protecting the coast is important
We live in a place where protecting coastal uses and resources should be one of the most important goals for all Alaskans.

Mention of ethnicity in story not wrong
My letter is in response to the lady who wrote and complained about the Juneau Empire stating the boy's race in the March 1 article regarding the Radio Shack incident.

Economic Engine
Route to growth: A view looking north Thursday on Glacier Highway at Mile 16.

Sad shape of rural roads stirs elder's skepticism
Klukwan elder Ruth Kasko isnt one for the road. She has seen what the elements and neglect can do to them and a car in rural Alaska.

Photo: Dressed for the occasion
Shannon Sweeney, left, shows off her leprechaun ensemble during the first stop on her St. Patrick's Day pub crawl, as her brother, Michael Sweeney, looks on Thursday at the Triangle Club.

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

Haines residents fear being left out
In the home he built himself on the Chilkat Peninsula south of Haines, artist Rob Goldberg peered out his window Tuesday afternoon and across Lynn Canal to its rugged east slope.

Douglas condo fire rekindles
Firefighters spent Thursday soaking a fire that reignited early in the morning at a Douglas Highway condominium complex.

Highway could bring savings in school travel
Athlete in transit: An out-of-town wrestler with his luggage follows Juneau residents that will house him and other teammates during a wrestling meet in the fall of 2003.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Student recognitions
Recognizing Juneau's outstanding youth

Celebrate Juneau's diversity
Since August 2004, I've served as Chair of the Juneau Diversity Committee, a volunteer group of about 30 very different people working together to plan the First Diversity Appreciation Week, March 28-April 3, 2005 in Juneau.

FYI
News from around town

What E Pluribus Unum really means
Dear Readers, thank you again for the privilege of writing. In November of last year, I visited Boston to attend a rare book show.

Photo: Campaign kickoff
Courtesy of Kristine Harder

NeighborsDigest
Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

Thank you
Messages of thanks from the community, to the community

Wineland and Spreter to wed
Rebekah Maye Wineland of Mannheim, Germany, and Juneau resident Senior Airman James "Matthew" Spreter will be married April 11, 2005, in Las Vegas.

John Emmett 'Jack' Crowley
Former Juneau resident John Emmett "Jack" Crowley died March 3, 2005, in Seattle.

Hoonah wins at state tourney
Dustin Bowen hit a jumper with eight seconds left to lift the Hoonah boys to a 76-74 win over Bristol Bay on Thursday in the opening round of the Class 2A state basketball tournament at Service High School in Anchorage.

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.

SportsBriefs
Staff reports of local sporting events

Mount Edgecumbe opposites attack
When the Mount Edgecumbe boys let an early lead slip away in Thursday's region basketball semifinal against Wrangell, the Braves turned to a disparate duo to secure the win.

New faces, same result
The two-time defending region champion Petersburg girls entered this season having lost their entire starting lineup to graduation.

Surprise visit inspires Kayhi girls in semis
Ketchikan senior K.C. Greenup wasn't expecting her father to attend this week's region basketball tournament in Juneau.

Lawsuit says staff bonuses unethical
Four former state lawmakers filed a lawsuit Thursday, contending that four legislative staff members and a building manager have received $80,000 total in improper bonuses since 2001.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Commission finds racism at Anchorage Wal-Mart
The Anchorage Equal Rights Commission has found that a Tlingit woman was discriminated against because of her race at a Wal-Mart store in Eagle River.

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

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