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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Business Digest
Staff reports from local businesses

Authors of My Turn leave out facts
A recent My Turn column by Donald N. Anderson and Wiley Brooks (April 7) argues for abolishing the current federal tax code and replacing it with a "federal retail sales tax."

Some clarifications
Thank you for Eric Morrison's story on the local dropout rate.

Change the dark side of Alaska life
Another year of grim statistics about rape and child abuse in Alaska, and another chance to speak out against interpersonal violence.

No diplomacy
Let us break David Mallet's rant (April 17) down piece by piece, shall we?

Increase funding for Alaska schools
I recently read something Lt. Gov. Leman wrote about the importance of "growing our own," i.e., developing the skills in our young people to fill needs in Alaska.

Prep work for Juneau access road begins
Instead of finding solitude at the Berners Bay cabin on a recent Saturday afternoon, Juneau resident Jarrod Sowa discovered survey tape, a pilot and his helicopter.

Photo: From RAGS to Nimbus
September 1983: Models Robyn Marriott, left, and Erika (Moser) Fagerstrom model outfits designed by Norma Kamali using the metal sculpture "Nimbus," which used to be next to the Dimond Court House, as a prop.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Images from another time: Far Cry Players
The Far Cry Players, left to right, Elaine Garner, Jim Slagle, Lee Harris, Leroy Howard, and Helen Gamman pose for a photo July 15, 1983 in the KTOO-FM studios.

Fire left five homeless
Capital City Fire and Rescue officials are still investigating a blaze that started Tuesday night in the bathroom area of a Mendenhall Valley double-wide mobile home and destroyed the unit.

Valley fire extinguished
No one was injured in a fire in a double-wide mobile home Tuesday night in the Mendenhall Valley, but the blaze left a family of five homeless.

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

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

Final whistle Blows for Houston
After toying with the idea of retiring for two years, Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball coach George Houston made it official Tuesday.

Students speak out in silence
Hundreds of Juneau-Douglas High School students Wednesday participated Wednesday in a symbolic day of silence to combat homophobia and discrimination.

Photo: Preparing for dock days of summer
Sam Thorp, left, and Caleb Ziegenfuss of Southeast Remodel push a portion of the North Douglas boat launch ramp into place Tuesday as they assemble the ramp in time for the beginning of the Spring King Salmon Derby, which starts next Monday.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Honoring native veterans
Four years after it was dedicated, a memorial for Native veterans was recently removed from the plaza in front of Sealaska Corp.'s Juneau headquarters.

Recognitions
Recognizing outstanding academic achievements

Photo: What's for lunch, guys?
Four crows wait to dine in the sunshine outside of Merchants Wharf last week. Tables were full inside Wharf restaurants.

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Older cats may need some special attention, adjustments
We recently celebrated Clementine's sixteenth birthday. That's getting up there for a cat - something like 80 in people years.

Neighbors mailbox
You've got mail, neighbor

Hotch, Mattson to wed
Helen Ann Hotch of Klukwan and Sean Mattson of Juneau will be married at 2 p.m., April 28, 2006, at the Juneau Yacht Club. A reception will follow after the ceremony.

Ricky Arthur Nebert
Juneau resident Ricky Arthur Nebert, 42, was lost at sea March 10, 2006, at Point Gardner, along with his deckhand and his vessel.

Margaret Abbott
Juneau resident Margaret Abbott, 93, died April 21, 2006, at her Juneau home surrounded by her loving family and primary care-giver Gary Hansen Jr.

Thomas Lee Gregory
Juneau resident Thomas Lee Gregory, 73, died peacefully April 21, 2006, after a lengthy illness, in Juneau with his wife by his side.

William Smoke
Chugiak resident William Arthur Smoke, 55, died April 23, 2006, in an airplane accident near Palmer.

Irene Grace Satko
Juneau resident Irene Grace Satko, 81, died Nov. 30, 2005, in Juneau after a lengthy illness.

My turn: Butte remedies: education, enforcement
Picture air boats scattering families of ducks, or off-road vehicles slicing up wetlands and shorelines while "exploring" for nesting swans and cute little moose calves.

My turn: Immigration issue also touches Alaska
For the last few months, one of the national debates de jour has been migrant/low-end workers, legal and illegal, in America. The farmers claim they can't live without them.

Alaska editorial: Lawmakers recognize role the courts play in the gas line debate
The strong reaction against two bills put forward at the request of Gov. Frank Murkowski to curtail judicial review of an important component of the anticipated natural gas contract was to be expected.

King Salmon Classic starts tonight
Juneau's ice hockey season will come to close this weekend, but not without a bang.

Houston leaves behind legacy of success
For 32 years, Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball coach George Houston taught kids about basketball and life, won games and helped continue the winning tradition of Crimson Bears basketball.

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.

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.

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

Officials predict bad fire season
High summer temperatures and large stands of trees killed by beetles will bring another big fire season to the state, according to forest officials.

Fort Knox mine will keep working to 2012
Properties belonging to the owners of Fort Knox gold mine have been devalued, but company officials said they don't plan to lay off workers.

Bush halts filling nation's oil reserve
Under election-year pressure to reduce surging gasoline prices, President Bush on Tuesday halted filling of the nation's emergency oil reserve, urged the waiver of clean air rules to ease local gas shortages and called for the repeal of $2 billion in tax breaks for profit-heavy oil companies.

House begins to debate Senate's oil tax bill
The House Finance Committee on Wednesday began looking at the Senate's version of a bill that would restructure the way the state collects money from oil producers.

House delays pension plan
A new retirement system for future state employees could be delayed one year, according to a bill passed by the Alaska House of Representatives on Monday.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

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

University president proposes tuition hike
Tuition for University of Alaska students will rise for the fifth consecutive year under a recent proposal by University of Alaska President Mark Hamilton.

Consultant says oil tax debate too narrow
The debate in the Alaska Legislature on setting a new net-profits tax rate has become too narrowly focused, says an international petroleum consultant hired by the state Legislature.

Marijuana-meth bill on governor's must pass list
Gov. Frank Murkowski said during a Tuesday news conference that a marijuana-methamphetamine bill the House rejected last week is one of his "must-pass" pieces of legislation for this year.

Passport rules may be eased for Canada
The Bush administration is facing a rebellion by northern border-state lawmakers who want to push back deadlines requiring passports or tamperproof ID cards from all who enter the United States.

Murkowski: Gas contract open to public May 10
Gov. Frank Murkowski said he will unveil the natural gas pipeline contract on May 10, the first day of a special session that begins immediately after the Alaska Legislature adjourns May 9.

Fire left five homeless
Capital City Fire and Rescue officials are still investigating a blaze that started Tuesday night in the bathroom area of a Mendenhall Valley double-wide mobile home and destroyed the unit.

Gillnetters try to block new rules
Copper River gillnetters hoping to block new fishery rules filed a lawsuit against state agencies three weeks before the river's salmon harvest opens.

Totem pole returned from Sweden after 77 years
A world-renowned totem pole, regarded by Native people whose ancestors carved it more than a century ago as an "umbilical cord" to their history, has been returned to British Columbia after 77 years in a Swedish museum.

Cinema Guide
What's playing at the box office

Ham, eggs, apple and chocolate: Not as repulsive as it sounds
Fourteen months ago, The Food Challenge unleashed a cavalcade of flavors so bold, so shocking, that it forever changed the way you thought about hard-boiled eggs.

Rockfish paper scissors
Joan Deering, owner of the Paradise Café, can attest to the magical properties of parchment paper.

A whale of an exhibit hits state museum
Back when he was a kid in Buffalo, N.Y., photographer Mark Kelley wondered what it would be like if he could see a whale one day.

Egyptian dancer to play Juneau
Yasmina Amal, a professional Middle Eastern dancer in the Detroit area for the last 18 years, will lead a workshop in Egyptian cane dancing from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Creating Apostles
It was 3 a.m. one day in the winter of 2003, and with 2 feet of snow outside his Hoonah studio, sculptor R.D. Robinson had run into a problem with his clay base of the apostle Paul.

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