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Saturday, April 29, 2006

Peace demonstrations not always peaceful
In response to Jamison Paul's attempt to distract from the facts ("Some interesting points on Iraq War," April 6): Yes, Mr. Paul you are selfish, civil-rights grabbing folks.

Writer chooses not to be silent
I would like to answer Connie Riley's question about my choice (when does one choose sexual orientation?) on April 6. Riley asks, "At what point did he decide that he would find women attractive instead of men?"

Ludicrous allegations made against Bush
Upon reading David Mallet's letter to the editor ("History will judge Bush a moron," April 17), I was outraged at the ridiculous charges made against President Bush.

Photo: Future focus
Carl Ferlauto, a Juneau engineer with years of international experience, presented "Development Beyond the Urban Service Boundary," part of Juneau's Chamber of Commerce regular luncheon Thursday at the Hangar on the Wharf.

Panel: Gradually raise age of sr. exemption
The Juneau Assembly will be asked to change the senior sales-tax exemption, rather than eliminate it, the Senior Sales Tax Exemption Task Force chairman said Thursday.

Rally draws attention to sex abuse rate
Leona Santiago said it is a long healing process to deal with the deep emotional scars that remain after enduring sexual assault and domestic violence.

Legislators decide to purchase temple
A panel of legislators voted on Thursday night to notify Juneau that the Alaska Legislature intends to accept its offer of the Scottish Rite Temple, next-door to the Capitol, for future use.

AroundTown
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

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

Photo: Vets for peace
Veterans for Peace members Ed Hein, left, and Chuck Moreland hold their weekly vigil in front of the Capitol, protesting the war in Iraq and honoring the fallen.

FYI
Births

Food for life: The time is now for the 'king of fruits' - mango
This is the age of miracles and wonders. Like being able to eat fresh mangos when you live in Southeast Alaska.

Student artist in the spotlight: Denali Hyatt
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.

Neighbors Digest
Benefit Saturday for churches burned in fires.

Early lesson: The stronger of the species is female
The female species is often considered the stronger.

Neighbors helping neighbors: Southeast Regional Resource Center
Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a weekly feature on the Neighbors page and is in collaboration with the United Way of Southeast Alaska.

Thank you
Thanks for donating to school's literacy program

All the money in the bank gets donated to Holy Trinity
A small Juneau congregation with no building of its own has turned its entire bank account over to a church that lost its home in a fire.

Richard Leland Davis
Juneau resident Richard "Pops" Leland Davis, 72, died April 21, 2006, in the arms of his wife Ilse, with his grandson Michael Northern at his side.

Edward James Mills
Juneau resident Edward James Mills, 60, died April 25, 2006, at his home after a lengthy illness.

Alaska editorial: Lawmakers should fund retirement accounts
Last year's overhaul of public employee and school teacher retirement benefits for future new hires did not solve the projected long-range, multibillion-dollar shortfall in the state-administered retirement funds.

Outside editorial: Foot-dragging threatens Haiti's economy, U.S. interests
This is a critical time for Haiti. Its voters elected a new president in February and a new parliament last week.

My turn: Be wary of tax on petroleum production
I s it just my wary consideration for anything Gov. Frank Murkowski and his pals market to the Legislature as beneficial for the state, or is this 20-20 Petroleum Production Tax really to our advantage?

My turn: Finance Committee should stop bundling needs, wants
The citizens of the city of Juneau have been asked by the Assembly to approve extension after extension of the temporary 1 percent sales tax levied on goods and services purchased within the borough

Juneau Jumpers ready to dazzle the audience
The Juneau Jumpers will perform their annual year-end show at 7 p.m. Saturday at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School.

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 girls win, boys fall against West
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team kept rolling along Thursday with a 3-0 victory over West Anchorage at the Anchorage Football Stadium.

State High School Track and Field Bests
State Track and Field results

State ferry makes first trips to Glacier Bay in five years
The state's first ferry cruise into Glacier Bay in five years didn't turn a profit, but the second trip has the potential, transportation officials said Thursday.

Exxon Mobil's earnings disappoint Wall Street, stir ire in Washington
Exxon Mobil Corp. posted the fifth highest quarterly profit for any public company in history on Thursday, and with oil prices above $70 a barrel it could go down as the company's weakest quarter for the year.

Northwest Digest
Gov. Frank Murkowski on Thursday signed a spending bill that will supplement the budgets of state agencies this year and sock away $600 million of Alaska's revenue surplus.

Hearing set for Monday on stranded gas contract
A court hearing is scheduled for Monday on a state senator's request to force the release of a natural-gas contract Gov. Frank Murkowski inked with the state's three largest oil producers.

Lawmakers struggle over high oil prices
House Republicans on Thursday refused to support billions of dollars in new taxes on oil companies as lawmakers in both parties looked for ways to soothe election-year rage over high gasoline prices.

Governor, oil companies repeat tax warnings
Gov. Frank Murkowski and executives from the state's largest oil producers struck the same chord in their message to state lawmakers Thursday - tax at your own risk.

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