Monday, March 28, 2005

Libraries offer a batch of nonfiction for all tastes
There's something new for just about everyone at the Juneau Public Libraries.

Republicans not acting democratic in choosing justices
Next month the U.S. Senate will most likely vote on what the Republicans call the "nuclear option."

Special warning not needed about wolf
I find it hard to understand how someone who has observed a wolf in the Mendenhall area in recent months could then blame the loss of his dog on officials for not "posting" the area.

Death and taxes
Though taxes may be certain, the way they are sometimes prepared are not.

ELF-repeal initiative deserves support
Our initiative to repeal the ELF (economic limit factor) tax breaks for the big North Slope oil producers was approved last week.

Follow NMFS's idea
This letter is submitted on behalf of SEACC.

Stop Planned Parenthood from building in Juneau
From what I read in the Juneau Empire, Planned Parenthood is planning to establish a clinic in Juneau.

Safety more important than wolf
The first I've heard of this black wolf was about a year ago. What happened to the public awareness about this black wolf today?

Private business had good idea with pool
The Assembly needs to reconsider its decision not to allow a private business to construct and operate a swimming pool while at the same time tax us significantly to construct a publicly owned one.

Fund the schools so classes can be small
I am a full time senior at Yaakoosge Daakahidi alternative high school and work full time at Goldbelt Hotel.

Animals were here first; killing them off isn't the answer
You know what really gets me? It's the fact that people think they own this world and animals should be killed off as we cut the trees, prep the land, build homes, pave streets, and push these creatures off their land.

Wolf not a menace
It is disappointing to hear that the lone wolf is suspected of killing Rick Huteson's pet, Tank. My condolences go out to him. We in Juneau love our dogs.

Veterans for Peace on their own
This is an open letter to Juneau from Taku Post 5559 Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Juneau Southeast Chapter 4 Disabled American Veterans and Auke Bay Post 25 American Legion.

UAS launches women's studies
There are lively discussions in Ann Ropp's course at the University of Alaska Southeast on the psychology of women.

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

Seward's folly goes on celebrating Seward
Heading into the Seward's Day three-day weekend Friday, some state workers said they knew they were going to get the day off.

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

Around Town
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

AroundTown
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Growing pains for SEARHC dental
They call it the MASH unit, an odd nickname for a dental clinic that temporarily occupies an office building.

Patience - the better part of planting
Juneau residents shouldn't be fooled by the warming sun and longer afternoons.

Looking at perspective, diversity
Since Ishmael Hope founded the annual Beyond Heritage festival in 2001, event organizers have sought to put together a program that balances traditional and contemporary expressions of Native art and culture.

Bear enters Switzer trailer
Florentino Acosta said he loves to take pictures of wildlife, "but not inside my home."

Photo: ... with all the ears upon it
Charlotte McConnell models her bunny hat as Mary Miller, background, takes pictures of participants in this year's Easter Bonnet Parade on Friday at the Juneau Senior Center.

Bunrab hot dog
An Eaglecrest Easter rabbit, who wished to have his secret identity kept that way, takes a run down the slalom course between races Sunday at the JIV-JV State Alpine Skiing Championships at Eaglecrest Ski Area.

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

My Turn: Marriage resolution runs counter to Alaska principles
On Wednesday morning, at 8:30, March 9, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard Senate Joint Resolution 10, sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson.

My Turn: Alaska's funding of education should reflect costs in the bush
Imagine an Alaska in which all students have a fair crack at a good education.

AARP's stand on president's Social Security plan is wrong
The AARP, a senior citizens' organization, is wrong to oppose President Bush's plan to allow wage earners under 55 to put 4 percent of their Social Security payroll taxes into personal accounts.

Toe Toon
Cartoon by local artist Toe.

Empire editorial: Governor's tax bill reflects GOP values
Gov. Frank Murkowski took action - and criticism from fellow party members - this week for being true to his Republican roots.

Snow report
Eaglecrest Ski Area reported on Saturday 132 inches of snow at the top of the mountain and 20 inches of snow at the base.

Shifting seascape
It takes a visionary to see a park that hasn't been completed. Seeing the features at one Auke Bay park already requires more.

Out&About
March 25-27: Alpine State Youth Championships for JIV and JV Ski Racers, Eaglecrest, ages 12 and under. Details: 723-1557.

Huna Totem wins second straight C crown
The dynasty continues. In a rematch of last year's championship game, Huna Totem Tribe beat Juneau Green Team 79-74, becoming the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament's C Bracket champions for the second consecutive year.

POW women are back on top
Winning Gold Medal titles is nothing new to the Prince of Wales women.

Southeast Shootout
Boosted by a key steal by Karli Brakes in the final minute, the Juneau HoopTime 6 Black girls team edged Juneau HoopTime 7 Red 25-24 on Friday to win the Girls B Bracket title at the Southeast Shootout middle school basketball tournament.

JDHS baseball team in Arizona
Zach Mixson hit a double to drive in the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning Friday as the Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team beat Collegiate School of New York 3-2 in Chandler, Ariz.

Southeast Class 2A hoops teams wrap up state tourney
After falling in their Class 2A state tournament openers earlier this month,

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.

Arctic Lights outshine Lakers for repeat title
The Juneau Marlintini's Arctic Lights tapped into their Seawolf connection to win a second straight title in the Gold Medal basketball tournament's A Bracket.

Hydaburg ends B title drought
Hydaburg had a lot of reasons to celebrate Saturday.

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.

Governor aims ferry at feds' turf
The governor surprised the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve staff and nearby Gustavus residents last week when he said he will send a state ferry into the bay this summer.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

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

Anchorage to get world's first elephant treadmill
It's not easy being a pudgy pachyderm.

Regulators: North Slope spills were not reported
BP Exploration (Alaska) and its drilling contractor, Nabors Alaska Drilling, neglected to report spills at two Prudhoe Bay well sites, according to state environmental regulators.

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

Knowles was tops in Senate fund-raising
Former Gov. Tony Knowles lost his bid for U.S. Senate, but he won the fund-raising race, slightly beating Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski in contributions collected, according to the latest tallies of campaign finance reports.

NorthwestDigest
Staff and wire reports from around the state/the Northwest

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