Saturday, March 26, 2005

Either move or kill the wolf
The wording, assertions and tone of the article on the wolf killing the dog has left me feeling a bit incredulous.

Sometimes, war is the answer
So war protesters are out waving their signs and displaying their faux-coffin.

Road driven by haste, greed
Approaching decisions regarding the Juneau Access project have raised many arguments on both sides of the debate.

Wilderness provides comfort, serenity
My conscience and me resolved the issue of a highway north some time ago and we have long since set aside all the innumerable arguments "for" and "against" it.

Consider the Valley for a new capitol
Peggy Ward is right-on in her views. Juneau has a hill overlooking Auke Lake that would be perfect for a new capitol site.

Shouldn't have to run a gantlet
Regarding the "peaceful" demonstration held Thursday night to get our troops out of Iraq, I actually had considered joining this demonstration.

FYI
News from around the community

Forest Service rejects appeal to halt mine
Alaska Regional Forester Dennis Bschor has rejected an appeal by the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council asking him to withdraw the U.S. Forest Service's decision to approve Kensington gold mine operations.

Free eye to make you the hired guy
No need to envy those who get onto TV's "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" or "A Makeover Story." Here in Juneau, job seekers can receive free advice on how to present a professional look.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Dunking in the sun
Enjoying the weather, Michael Gion, 13, reverse-dunks a basketball while playing with his brother, Tyler Troudt, 9, on Thursday next to the Taku Harley-Davidson shop where their father was working.

Writer to offer personal perspective on Arctic refuge
While a closely divided U.S. Senate has voted for opening Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling, some people believe the refuge is an economic opportunity that can generate billions of barrels of oil.

Defending champion
Theresa Badilla, a soccer player on the girls Juneau-Douglas High School team, juggles the ball Thursday at Adair-Kennedy Park.

City, UAS consider expansion of lake trail
A trail at Auke Lake could be extended into a loop that connects the University of Alaska Southeast with its neighborhood, planners say

Workers fear legislation denies medical service
Labor advocates said Thursday that a workers' compensation reform bill advanced by Gov. Frank Murkowski could mean injured workers will be denied medical services.

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

Five bus routes could be cut
The Juneau School District may drop five bus routes next school year that collectively carry roughly 200 students and cost about $200,000.

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

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

Clark and Bishop to wed
Pamela Jean Clark of Hoonah and Robert Nicholas Bishop of Juneau will be married June 18, 2005, at Juneau Christian Center.

On the Waterfront: Finding inspiration in Walter
What an inspiration to get a letter from Walter Soboleff. Here is the letter I recently received from him:

The Culture Club
Members of the Culture Club Hockey Team are (listed alphabetically): Marcelin Bigelow, Jordan Curbox, David Evanson, Rashidi Galuber, Desarae Harris, Dominic McGonegal, Jacob Miller, Eli Olson, Alysha Walker, Jolene Wheaton, Cliff White and coaches Dave Perry, Art Hughes and Tom McKenna. Special awards were given out to Rashadi Glauber and Dominic McGonagal for perfect attendance.

Student recognitions
Recognizing Juneau's outstanding youth

Relay kickoff to be held Saturday
Plans are underway for this year's Relay For Life. This year's theme is "Bring Hope to Find the Cure." The event runs from 4 p.m. on July 16 to 8 a.m. on July 17 at the Riverbend Elementary School-Dimond Park area.

Charles Knipple
Charles Knipple, 78, died March 17, 2005, in Yuma, Ariz.

Terrie Murray
Former Juneau resident Terrie Ilene Winniford Murray died March 21, 2005, in Portland, Ore.

My turn: An updated doctrine
As the chattering classes prematurely credit the United States with fostering democracy in the Middle East, they have ignored the old habits of empire that continue to fester in our own hemisphere.

Cellar edges by BDK in all-Sitka women's battle
In a basketball battle pitting Sitka against Sitka, defense carried the day.

Edenshaw attack powers Hydaburg
Two years ago, Darren Edenshaw helped the Hydaburg High School Warriors claim the boys Class 2A state basketball title.

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 sports events

Haines Merchants stay alive by ousting Kake
There will be a new B Bracket champion crowned in this year's Gold Medal Basketball Tournament.

Huna Totem wins tough C game over Juneau
The term "hard fought" is an overused sports cliché, but it also happens to perfectly describe Thursday's Huna Totem Tribe-Juneau Hangar Green Team game.

Gold Medal boxscores
Updated Gold Medal Scores

AlaskaDigest
Staff reports from around the state

Oil companies appeal proposed tax increase
The Prudhoe Bay oil producers are appealing a new Alaska tax hike and are chary of proposals on the horizon for much larger increases, including one that could end up as a voter initiative in the 2006 general election.

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