Saturday, April 22, 2006

Where are the 'good facilities' located?
It is very interesting that City Manager Rod Swope claims to know where "some pretty good facilities" are located and "where you could have dance classes or hold performances."

We live in an upside down world
A lady writes in the Empire on March 31 (Andrea Sunshine Florendo, "Treat all murders equally") decrying the different legal treatment, depending upon circumstances, given to taking the life of a child in the womb.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Eaglecrest rebounds in short season
Despite a late snow year that carved weeks off the season, Eaglecrest Ski Area drew enough revenues to keep its deficit from growing, officials said.

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

Photo: Soccer showdown
Juneau's Jamaal Bailey heads the ball toward the goal as he is flanked by teammate Andrew Flansaas and an unidentified Chugiak player in the first half of their Thursday match at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

UAS celebrates constitution's 50 years
When the 55 delegates to the Alaska Constitutional Convention sat down Nov. 8, 1955, at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, the big-money lobbyists were nowhere to be found.

Photo: What a mom
Ann Lockhart spent a sunny Thursday scrubbing her son Toby's 34-foot boat Reel Fast at Auke Bay harbor.

Turning algebra into art
Lauren Olmstead's first reaction was apprehension.

Photo: Bowling break
Matt McGuan, Big Brother Todd Wimmer, Big Brother John Hickey, Big Brother Rich Moniak of Team U.S. Coast Guard, Civil Engineering Unit, take a break from bowling and eat pizza with Little Brother Jason on Saturday at Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Southeast Alaska Bowl for Kids' Sake party.

Finding the value in diversity and loving the 'least of these'
We spend a great deal of energy placing conditions on love, care, compassion and empathy. It is so tempting to let the word "if" qualify our concern for others.

Student artist in the spotlight: Calley Odum
Student Artist in the Spotlight is a weekly feature on the Neighbors page and is in collaboration with the Juneau School District Elementary Art Program.

Alaska Coastal Airlines pilot tells of honest times
The wharf at the foot of Main Street was once the home of Alaska Coastal Airlines, the premier transportation carrier for northern southeastern Alaska in the 1950s and 60s. In the Ketchikan area, Ellis Airlines performed a similar service.

Neighbors helping neighbors: Boy Scouts of America - Southeast Alaska Council
Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a weekly feature on the Neighbors page and is in collaboration with the United Way of Southeast Alaska.

Neighbors mailbox
You've got thanks, neighbor

FYI
News about the people you know

Davidson, Giessel to wed
Taryl Davidson and Peter Giessel of Juneau will be married at 10 a.m., May 6, at Chapel by the Lake. A reception will follow at 11:30 a.m.

Elmer Marx Jr.
Juneau resident Elmer Marx Jr., 79, died April 8, 2006, in Juneau.

Alaska editorial: Facts in short supply in debate over oil taxes
Just when it seemed the oil industry's campaign to win over the hearts and minds of Alaskans could get no more intense, industry has turned up the rhetorical heat.

My turn: Tangling with the EPA
I appreciate that the Empire recently reported what I hope will be the final story on the fire that struck the Tom Huntington family back in the summer of 2004.

Big 2nd half lifts JDHS boys past Chugiak
Holding a slim 1-0 advantage after the first half, the Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team came out with fire against visiting Chugiak.

JDHS girls top Chugiak to remain undefeated
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team received terrific contributions off its bench to defeat Chugiak 3-0 on Thursday.

McCracken looking for a successful return to the ring
When Alaska National Guard Sgt. Charles McCracken and the Alpha Co., 3rd Battalion, 297th Infantry returned this winter from a year-long tour in Iraq, the first order of business was learning how to relax again.

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.

Home season ends Saturday
Just last weekend, the Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls soccer teams made their home debut.

Alaska Air reports loss in 1st quarter
Alaska Air Group, the parent of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, reported a first-quarter loss Thursday, blaming one-time charges including a drop in the value of its aging fleet of MD-80s and the company's decision to move to an all-Boeing 737 fleet.

Senate gives initial nod to 2007 budget
The Alaska Senate on Thursday tentatively passed an operating budget for next year that includes a general fund spending increase of nearly 13 percent.

Price of N. Slope oil hits milestone - $70 a barrel
The price of North Slope crude passed another milestone - topping $70 a barrel for the first time - in rising prices that are swelling state coffers.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

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

Voting machines are cutting edge, but stir discontent
The new touch-screen Diebold is a voting machine, but it has more of the new-fangled flair of a self-checkout machine at an airport or grocery store.

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