Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Check your facts on the Juneau road
In the March 14 paper there was a letter from a Juneauite expressing concern that the anti-road (Juneau-Skagway) advocates were spreading disinformation, and asked them to "please stick to the facts."

Abuse survivors deserved attention
In regards to the March 10, My Turn: "Sexual abuse survivors stigmatized by diagnoses" by Juanita J. Reese, I applaud you for printing this article.

Free ferry access for constituents
It's time to get back to a real access issue. A Lynn Canal road, even if desirable, is 10-15 years in the future.

Alaska needs the mining industry
As a mining engineering student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and avid outdoorswoman raised in Juneau, I am a protector of the environment.

Where's the inaccuracy?
This responds to the letter to the editor March 10, 2005, entitled "Empire should clarify its sources," in which the author accuses the Empire of "selective reporting" and implies that the Empire is guilty of "manipulation of factual information."

Odd choice on Our Alaska
As a registered voter of the great state of Alaska, I watched, with interest, a recent edition of Our Alaska with guest Joel Gilbertson.

Consider ferry service
The Department of Transportation is not only not listening to the many folks in Juneau, Skagway and Haines who are telling them we want more, and more reliable ferry service.

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

Capitol designer is awarded prestigious architecture prize
Some Alaskans' taste in architecture got affirmation Sunday.

Boat fan's heaven
Connor Hoyt, 10, investigates survival gear inside a life raft on display by Allen Marine on Sunday as part of this year's Boat Show at Centennial Hall.

State won't use Harmon disclosures
Prosecutors have agreed not to use statements that James Harmon allegedly made to an undercover state trooper when they try Harmon next month for the 2003 killing of Tenakee Springs resident Maggie Wigen.

Bahais celebrate New Year
Near the end of 2000, Firouz Mehrabad, his wife, Sofia, and their three children fled Tehran, Iran, to stay with Sofia's brother in Minnesota. As Bahais, the Mehrabads were tired of the constant persecution they faced from Iran's Shiite Muslim government.

A loyal fan
Hoonah basketball fan emeritus Sam Hanlon, 78, cheers on the Huna ANB team as it plays Kake Tlingit Heat on Monday in second- day action of the 59th Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament.

Around Town
Around Town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

House, Senate give road thumbs up
The Alaska Legislature rushed Monday to vote on a resolution supporting the construction of a 68.5-mile highway skirting East Lynn Canal to connect Juneau and Skagway.

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

Regulators report sea lions will be OK
Federal regulators said Monday the proposed Kensington Mine would disrupt Steller sea lions in Berners Bay but wouldn't jeopardize the species.

Assembly panel says no to Alaska Club pool
Thanks, but no. The Juneau Assembly Committee of the Whole unanimously declined the Alaska Club's offer to build a community pool in Mendenhall Valley.

Getting the drift of Napakiak
If you ever go to Napakiak, a Yup'ik Eskimo village on the Kuskokwim River, don't fall for the "tradition" about biting the head of the first fish you catch.

My Turn: Road would ruin the Lynn Canal wilderness
Why don't I want a road? Well, if you asked me as a teenager I would have said build the road. A couple years ago maybe I would have been on the fence. Now, after building my kayak and paddling from downtown Juneau, through the Gastineau Channel, past Auke Bay, out to Echo Cove, across Berners Bay, and up Lynn Canal to Mud Bay in Haines, I say no way. It took me a year of work to build a kayak. It took about a week to paddle to Haines.

My Turn: Time to start managing city's waste, not just move it around
Yesterday I was placing a sandwich into a plastic sandwich bag for today's lunch when I recalled reading recently that, since Waste Management has decided a new incinerator would not be profitable, all of Juneau's garbage is now being piled up at the Lemon Creek dump on the edge of the Juneau wetlands.

Alaska editorial: 'Revolving door' law for state workers is too lax
Alaska supposedly has a law preventing state workers from jumping right into jobs with an employer who was in a position to benefit from their official state actions.

Huna Totem Tribe cruises to victory in C Bracket
The defending C Bracket champion Huna Totem Tribe gained momentum for a repeat Sunday in the opening round of the 59th Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament.

Photo: In good cheer
Juneau-Douglas High School cheerleader Rachelle Albay, in midair, and her teammates on the ground complete a toe-touch basket toss during Saturday's Southeast Tournament cheer and dance team adjudication at Juneau-Douglas High School.

Crimson Bears get familiar opponent
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team will face a familiar foe to open the Class 4A girls state tournament next week.

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.

Defense, fleet feet power Imperial
Juneau Imperial flexed its might Monday afternoon, beating Sitka BDK 79-43 in the opening round of the 59th Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament's Women's Bracket.

Defending champs open with win
While most people were still cooking their eggs and hash browns Sunday morning, the Kake Tlingit Heat fired up their run at a second straight B Bracket championship at the 59th Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament.

Juneau Hangar Green Team hangs on to beat Kake LAB
The Juneau Hangar Green Team dug a deep hole for Kake LAB, but Kake almost was able to climb out of it during Juneau's 85-80 victory Monday in C Bracket winners' bracket action in the 59th Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament at Juneau-Douglas High School.

Hoonah Braves second at state
Strong shooting helped carry the Hoonah boys basketball team to Saturday's Class 2A state title game, but the Braves' shooting touch went cold when it mattered most.

Huna ANB shows no mercy in B Bracket
On paper, Monday's B Bracket matchup between Huna ANB and Kake Tlingit Heat promised to be a barnburner for fans at the 59th Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament.

Vaughan goes for ascent on 100th birthday
Alaska - He is a world-class adventurer who now spends days on end in bed at his Anchorage apartment, relying on a caretaker to help him with mundane activities, such as walking.

Northwest Digest
Staff Reports from around the state/the Northwest

Senate moves education funding bill
Over objections from Democrats, the state Senate gave preliminary approval Monday to a bill linking a $70 million increase in education funding with retirement reform legislation.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Groups in opposition to ANWR drilling continue their grass-roots campaign
About 40 people gathered at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington to watch and discuss "Oil on Ice," an hourlong political documentary about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and why, in the view of the film producers and most people they featured, its oil would be better left in the ground.

Why deer cross the road
A Sitka blacktailed deer jumps a guardrail last week along a road in Petersburg.

Fishing processor goes adrift after losing steering power
A commercial fish processing ship with 204 people on board was drifting in the stormy waters of the Gulf of Alaska Monday after its steering system failed, the Coast Guard said.

State asserts more reasons to dismiss school suit
The state has given a judge two more reasons to dismiss a lawsuit that challenges the adequacy of Alaska's school funding.

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

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

Canadian firms look for diamonds in Susitna Valley
Two Canadian companies have turned up a rare find in Alaska: diamonds.

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