Tuesday, March 28, 2006

The golden age never existed
I had no intention of writing further about the good work Planned Parenthood does, but as my name was repeatedly mentioned in Mr. Heidersdorf's letter, I feel I should reply.

Level the field
Over 100 years ago, the common working people in the United States "hit the bricks" and went on strike, laying their lives on the line to get what we have now in this country.

Binkley has Alaska's interest at heart
Many Alaskans are great fans of our legendary governor, Jay Hammond. Gov. Hammond always had Alaska's best interest at heart. John Binkley, a third-generation Alaskan and presently a candidate for the governor of Alaska, has many of the same qualities that Gov. Hammond had.

Stop the killing
Predator control was the subject of a Ketchikan Daily News editorial reappearing in the Juneau Empire on March 20.

Gay rights supporters fear voter rejection
After reading the My Turn by Marsha Buck and Jonathan Anderson (March 15) which followed a letter by Dixie Hood (March 3) I'm convinced that the issue is this:

Photo: Long-distance shot
Juneau Imperials' Kara Lockhart takes a jump shot between Petersburg's Tammy Strickland (44) and Summer Baxter (42) during Monday's women's game in the Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Tournament at the Juneau-Douglas High School gym.

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

Photo: Jump Baby
Pre-bracket: Dustin Endicott entertains his 14-month-old daughter, Kiara, between games on the first day of the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament in the Juneau-Douglas High School gymnasium.

Photo: Glacial Arts
Jo Boehme, front, leads a Tai Chi demonstration Saturday at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center. With Boehme, from left are Helen Williams, Marion Simpson, partially hidden, Janet Adams, Betty McVey and Sandy DeLong.

Valley church deals with fire
For a month, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church has begun services by setting up a portable altar at the front of a room where kids eat lunch during the week.

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

City struggles with changes to bid system
A Juneau Assembly member says he worries that a voter-approved proposition giving city management flexibility in allowing some construction projects to avoid competitive bidding will lead to potential mistrust of city officials.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Alaska editorial: Board was wise to delay predator control decision
The Alaska Board of Game wrapped up its spring meeting in Fairbanks on March 19 on its ninth day, after tackling hundreds of proposals and, apparently, doing its best to maintain game populations, while providing opportunities for people to hunt - and for the state to stay out of court.

Alaska editorial: Lawmakers shouldn't legislate common sense
The Legislature might as well pass a law requiring Alaskans to brush their teeth.

My turn: Majority of Southeast Alaska opposes road
I am strongly against building a 50-mile road to a dead end about 18 miles short of Skagway, but I do support increased ferry service.

My turn: Don't develop parcel
I am writing in regards to an article in the Juneau Empire on Feb. 26, concerning the federal plan to sell a 6-acre parcel of U.S. Forest Service land near the Boy Scout Camp Trail.

Women's bracket switches its draw
After alternating between six-team, all-village and all-city draws for the last two years, the 2006 Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Invitational Tournament women's bracket has changed to a combined eight-team, village-city draw.

Hydaburg opens title defense with win
Matt Carle was one of three Hydaburg players with more than 20 points as it routed Craig 111-99 in the opening game of the Mighty B bracket at the Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Tournament at Juneau-Douglas High School.

Chilkats conquer Totem
The Klukwan Chilkats never trailed the Huna Totem Oldtimers and coasted to an 89-71 victory in both teams' opening game of the Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Tournament's Legendary C bracket.

Sharpshooting Friday lifts Kake past Sitka
The Kake LAB Masters received some terrific outside shooting to beat Sitka Stereo North 95-58 on Monday in the 60th Annual Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Tournament Legendary C bracket.

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

Hydaburg speeds past Haines Merchants in B bracket
Defending Mighty B Bracket champs Hydaburg showed great grit and determination by outlasting Haines Merchants 90-83 in the Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Tournament on Monday.

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.

Huna Totem beats Yakutat in B bracket
Action in the Mighty B bracket kicked off Sunday morning with Huna Totem beating Yakutat ANB 90-75 in the Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Tournament.

Juneau Parks and Recreation Co-Ed Volleyball Standings
As of March 19

Tournament honors the unsung heroes
Monday's official opening ceremonies kicked off the 60th annual family reunion known as the Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Invitational Tournament.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Democratic group criticizes Stevens for Pebble Mine stand
A Democratic group is taking aim at Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens over his opposition to the Pebble Mine in a position that also angered environmentalists.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Funds for rural energy revived
After heavy protest from the Democrats, the House passed a "fast track" supplemental spending bill Monday night that included some funding for energy needs in rural Alaska.

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

Reps OK millions to push oil drilling
The Alaska House on Monday approved spending $3.7 million to lobby Congress for opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.

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

Lawmakers back cities' use of fluoride in water
Alaska should recognize and foster the benefits of community water fluoridation, says the author of a resolution urging communities to get on board the fluoride train.

Photo: Herring haul
Crews aboard the Jeanine Kathleen, left, and the Andy Sea pull in their seine nets Sunday during the second Sitka Sound sac roe herring opening.

Photo: Soon-to-be-forbidden feast
A bald eagle feasts on red salmon on the Homer Spit after being fed by the Eagle Lady, Jean Keene, who has been baiting wild eagles for 28 years.

Candidates want to 'reinvent' office
Candidates in this year's race for lieutenant governor say they want to introduce more transparency to the office and commit to fair reviews of ballot initiatives.

House aims to create panel to track changes in climate
The Alaska House Resources Committee endorsed a resolution Monday to create a 15-member panel advising the Legislature how to react to coastal erosion, rising sea levels and other problems caused by climate warming.

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