Sunday, May 1, 2005

Nothing good from UA lands bill
It's an awful sight to watch Republican legislators walking single file like school boys with fingers stuffed in their ears.

Fisheries bill wasn't Sen. Ben Stevens' idea
We would like to respond to the Empire's April 27, 2005 My Turn by Stephen R. Taufen.

DIPAC aquarium reopens
Children surged forward, pointing and pressing their palms and faces against the curved acrylic surface of DIPAC's new aquarium at its unveiling Saturday. On cue, a king salmon hove into view.

Cauldron of Life
Just northwest of Juneau lies an ecological mother lode.

Around Town
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

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

Murder-trial closing set for Monday
Maggie Wigen wasn't long dead when she was buried where searchers found her in Tenakee Springs two years ago, an investigator told jurors Friday before testimony closed in the trial for the man charged with killing her.

Sea Week field trip still draws squeals
Some days it isn't easy being a small spiny critter in a live tank at the Auke Bay Laboratory.

Duane Lewis Stone
Juneau resident Duane Lewis Stone, 44, died Jan. 23, 2005, in Juneau.

Maxine McCoy
Longtime Juneau resident Maxine McCoy, 86, died Jan. 1, 2005, at the Swedish Hospital in Seattle.

Leonard N. Sivertsen
Juneau resident Leonard N. Sivertsen, 85, died April 27, 2005.

Empire Editorial: Thumbs up for turning off school pop machines; and thumbs down over loosening the leash law
Thumbs up to school officials for considering shutting down soda machines at Juneau-Douglas High School during the school day.

Toe Toon
Comic by local artist Toe

Getting to know two of Juneau's unsung heroes
So often I hear people in Juneau bemoaning the things they think need fixing here in the capital city.

Out&About
A listing of outdoor events in town.

Outdoors Digest
Staff reports of outdoors activites.

Berners draws feeding frenzy in spring
The first warm rays of spring have a magical effect on Berners Bay.

Berners Sleuths
These are some of the scientists tracking wildlife in the bay

Bears' boys get stingy
After ripping Service, 11-0, on Thursday, the Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team earned two more clean sheets with a 0-0 tie against West Anchorage on Friday and a 4-0 win over South Anchorage Saturday.

New records at the Juneau meet
The Crimson Bears girls and boys track and field teams each ran away with first place at the Juneau Invitational this weekend.

Juneau Invitational Track meet results
April 29-30 at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park

Opening day at Adair-Kennedy
Joley Hodgson, 8, left, Ashley Boucher, 9, center, and Devyn Kubley, 10, listen to the national anthem during LIttle League opening day ceremonies at Adair-Kennedy Park on Saturday.

JDHS softball sweeps Kings
Juneau-Douglas' varsity softball team opened defense of their state championship with a commanding three-game sweep of Southeast rival Ketchikan Friday and Saturday.

Tour de North Douglas
Bikers compete in the North Douglas Bicycle Road Race sponsred by the Juneau Freewheelers on Friday.

JDHS baseball earns four wins
Wrangell received a harsh welcome to the world of varsity baseball Friday and Saturday as Juneau-Douglas cruised to four wins over the weekend.

Crews control Hoonah wildfire
A wildfire near Hoonah forced the evacuation Friday evening of about 15 members of a Christian farming community.

New regs, area could affect salmon derby results
Juneau's 9th Annual Spring King Derby opens today with new fishing regulations in some locations, larger derby boundaries and a forecast bounty of salmon.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Panel still mulling retirement reform
Four lawmakers tasked with the job of retooling the Alaska Legislature's retirement-system reform for public employees and teachers returned with a draft Saturday that may give new employees more money for their accounts.

New retirement plan gets the once-over
Julia Black is an assistant at Harborview Elementary School who helps children with special needs.

DIPAC aquarium reopens
Children surged forward, pointing and pressing their palms and faces against the curved acrylic surface of DIPAC's new aquarium at its unveiling Saturday. On cue, a king salmon hove into view.

Gambling measure goes to floor
A Juneau business owner told a group of lawmakers Friday that he supports a bill that would legalize poker rooms in Alaska.

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