Saturday, April 23, 2005

Wolves aren't the ones to be relocated
I think small dogs and children are adorable, whereas wolves find them adorable and delicious.

UA land bill needs instauration
Regarding the University of Alaska lands bill, it is clear from public testimony and editorials that Alaska citizens have rejected the injustice and imposition of the governor's land-transfer scheme for the University of Alaska...

You can drive 55
Am I the only citizen here in Juneau that follows the speed limit? This is Juneau; the road still is only so long. If you drive 55, you will still eventually get to where you're going.

Know the risks of Caesarean sections
April is Caesarean Awareness Month as proclaimed by the International Cesarean Awareness Network and Governor Frank Murkowski and recognized by the National Institutes of Health.

Live with wildlife
Wolves are indeed wild animals and have a place in our country's ecosystem.

Act quickly on university land bill
The university lands bill is moving through the Legislature and it could pass this session. This bill known as SB 96 or House Bill 130 gives lands in Southeast Alaska to the university to sell for profit.

Witness tells of attack on Wigen
Several months before Maggie Wigen's life ended violently in Tenakee Springs, her year began violently at the hands of the man now standing trial in her death, a witness said Thursday.

Photo: Spring cleaning
Harbor Officer Joe Nava III pressure-washes the cruise ship ramp Thursday next to the Mount Robert's Tramway terminal. Nava and other harbor workers will be washing the cruise ship dock in preparation for the cruise ship season.

Photo: Oil disposal
Ed Beam, a pipe layer for Arete Construction, lifts a five-gallon bucket of oil Thursday from an abandoned fuel tank next to the Goldstein building on Second Street.

FYI
News about the people you know

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

City looks at raising exemption on property tax for businesses
Talking taxes: Daryl Miller, owner of the Commercial Signs and Printing, said he doesn't think raising the business personal property tax exemption will help businesses because the city will have to make up the money somewhere else.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Ice fishing
Bob Warfield on Thursday steers glacier ice to shore at Mendenhall Lake. Warfield was collecting the ice with a friend, Marsh Allen, for a weekend fishing trip.

Hospice & Home Care: Jasmine discovers proof to the adage: All roads do lead home
Editor's note: Jean Jasmine is filling in for Mary Cook this month. Cook will be back with a column next month.

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

Seventh-grader subject of biography
Just a seventh-grader at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School, Lydia Mills is still getting used to the idea of having her own biography at the age of 12.

Student recognitions
Recognizing Juneau's outstanding youth

Warford and Handy to wed
Summer Nichole Handy of Hickory, N.C., and Kelson Lee Warford of Juneau will be married Oct. 1, 2005, in Bethlehem, N.C.

Recycling on Earth Day
Americorps member Joan McBeen, left, will help Tenakee Springs recycle tin cans today, which is also Earth Day.

Elton urges reading about South Seas
"Under the wide and starry sky, Dig the grave and let me lie. Glad did I live and gladly die, And laid me down with a will."

NeighborsDigest
Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

Mary Metzgar
Former Juneau resident Mary Simpkins Metzgar, 91, died March 29, 2005, in Edmonds, Wash.

Arlene Martin Souve
Former Hoonah resident Arlene Martin Souve, 72, died March 18, 2005, in Seattle.

My turn: Veneer plant isn't acceptable Tongass industry, will do harm
It is good that the Empire has elevated the issue of reopening the Ketchikan veneer mill, even though I believe their (March 3) editorial was factually in error and reached unjustified conclusions.

Long experiment draws to a close
And so, after 943 issues, a long experiment in journalism is drawing to a close.

Juneau hockey league names its champions
The Juneau Adult Hockey Association ended its season last weekend as Wasabi defeated the Purple Peelers for the women's title.

Bear runners boast record participation
With one of the most well rounded teams in recent years, anchored by a strong core of distance runners, the Juneau-Douglas High School track and field team has the potential to run all over the competition this year.

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.

JDHS grad draft eligible
Like millions of other football fans, Rick Carte will probably tune into ESPN to watch a couple rounds of this weekend's 2005 NFL Draft.

House approves bill on university lands
The House on Thursday approved a measure to transfer more than 250,000 acres of state land to the University of Alaska to sell or use for education.

Mayors: Cities on verge of disaster
More than 50 Alaska mayors and city officials flew to Juneau this week to deliver the message to lawmakers that, thanks to lack of financial support from the state, cities are "disintegrating."

Senate approves new fees to cover costs of hatcheries around state
The Alaska Senate passed a bill Thursday that would tack a new surcharge on resident and nonresident sport anglers to pay for fish hatchery projects throughout Alaska.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

This day in history
In Alaska, the nation, and the world

Governor tries a third time for state jet
Denied by the federal government and rebuffed by the state Legislature, Gov. Frank Murkowski is now making a third attempt to acquire a state jet.

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