Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Best Sellers

Truncated story ends on a biased remark
I am a resident of both Juneau and Jerusalem. I would like to comment on The Associated Press story about Gillian Laub's book of photographs, published in the April 20 Juneau Empire.

A joy to work under talented conductors
Your April 23 front-page photo of Juneau Symphony conductor Kyle Wiley Pickett and Bruce Simonson identifies Simonson as a member of the Juneau Symphony Chorus, which indeed he is...

'Suicide road' would be a boost to Haines
I rode the ferry between Haines and Juneau back in December and counted seven major avalanches that had struck the beach on Lynn Canal between the Katzehin River and Berners Bay.

A good excuse to buy a Mustang
Regarding snow machines at Eaglecrest Ski Area, I say go for it. After all, the city felt it was OK to turn one of Juneau's placid, gem-like lakes into a circus field for jet skis, right?

No affordable housing sends youth packing
In an April 6 letter to the editor, Gordon Jackson points out the irony of developing a 7.5-acre piece of flat, dry land near public transit for storage units instead of housing.

Weyhrauch integrity wrongfully impugned
The Juneau Empire is a disgrace. How dare the Empire allow one of Juneau's best and brightest public figures to have his integrity called into question in a leading story (April 23) about his disappearance and possible death?

New playground is designed for everyone
I want to clarify any questions people may have regarding the blurb in the Neighbors section on April 18. It was stated in the article about the Nylan family art auction that we have a disabled children's section at the new playground that is being built at Twin Lakes.

Terrible deeds and Christianity
In his April 19 My Turn, "Christianity Is Not Hate Filled," the Rev. Tom Matthews writes about what he sees are sad misrepresentations of Christianity.

State honors Juneau volunteers
Two Juneau residents were honored this month by Gov. Sarah Palin, winning awards for being among the state's Outstanding Volunteers of the Year.

Photo: Springtime congregation
Thousands of surf scoters flock and feed together Sunday in the Gastineau Channel.

Around Town

Juneau man indicted on child pornography charges
A Juneau man was indicted last week on charges of transportation, distribution, attempted receipt and possession of child pornography.

Photo: Spring cleaning for summer tourism
Joe Nava III, a harbor officer, power washes steps on Monday near the downtown Juneau Library parking garage.

House committee supports Coeur's Kensington plan
The House Resources Committee passed a resolution Monday supporting Coeur Alaska's tailings plan for the Kensington Mine north of Juneau, encouraging an appeal to the nation's highest court if need be.

Photo: Filling needs
George Briggs, executive director of The Glory Hole, creates a display of handmade bowls for the fundraising dinner "Empty Bowls," held Sunday night at Centennial Hall.

Return of the Kings
The 11th Annual Spring King Salmon Derby kicks off today with $14,000 in cash prize money and thousands more in gifts.

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

Conoco joins in rejection of gas plan
One of Alaska's major oil companies told a Senate committee Monday that it won't be participating in Gov. Sarah Palin's competitive gas pipeline process.

Photo: Taking flight
A bald eagle takes flight Monday from a tree near Thane Road.

Report: Juneau will get warmer, wetter
Juneau's climate will become warmer and wetter in years to come, according to a report presented Monday to the city's Committee of the Whole.

Around Town

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

Photo: Casting for Dollies
Chatham Miller, right, and his friend, Patrick Millay, both 12, fish for Dolly Varden on Sunday at the Douglas Boat Harbor.

Joe Glenn Shaw
Former Juneau resident Joe Glenn Shaw, of Waynesboro, Tenn., died April 29, 2007, at his residence. He was 72.

Dennis Charles Clark
Former Juneau resident Dennis Charles Clark died April 26, 2007, in Eugene, Ore. He was 46.

Patricia Ann Erfurt
Juneau resident Patricia Ann (Nauska) Erfurt died April 23, 2007, in Juneau. She was 36.

Outside editorial: Strong laws could help ensure there's fair pay
Four decades after the women's liberation movement demanded equal pay for equal work, a new report has found that gender still largely determines what people get paid.

Don Young should go
As far as I'm concerned, the day we dump Don Young can't come soon enough.

My turn: Turn the private sector loose
It astonishes me that Alaska's political pundits think it is up to the state to get a gasline. Government doesn't make private sector projects happen, the private sector does.

Alaska editorial: We should take seriously the promise of a loss in federal dollars
The state's congressional delegation has told Alaskans we'll have to be more self-reliant.

My Turn: $1 billion for K-12 schools begins the journey to adequate funding
The old adage says you don't look a gift horse in the mouth. Days ago the Alaska Legislature passed Senate Bill 61, putting $1 billion (that's with a B) of excess revenues into the Public Education Fund.

King Salmon Classic closes season
The hockey season in Juneau came to a close Sunday as Fairbanks defeated Juneau's Island Pub 5-4 in the King Salmon Classic final at Treadwell Arena.

Juneau Ski Club concludes its season with Eaglecrest Challenge
The Juneau Ski Club closed out its season on April 7-8 with the Eaglecrest Challenge.

Palmer Relays results

BP speaks out against Palin gas line plan
Oil company BP PLC on Saturday made a strong public statement against Gov. Sarah Palin's gasline legislation in a hearing before state lawmakers.

Alaska Digest
Fire alarm triggered at Governor's Mansion, City seeks planning comment in survey, Rally to recognize wounded soldiers, Rally for National Day of Prayer set, Carbon limits bond measure fails & Army identifies soldier killed in Iraq

Firm seeks new way to fly in Southeast
A company proposing to launch a new type of transportation service in Southeast Alaska is back on track with a new vehicle.

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

Mining company seeks gold permits
A Canadian mining company is seeking state permits for a two-year underground exploration program for gold and other minerals at Moira Sound on Prince of Wales Island.

This Day in History
In Alaska, in the Nation and the World

Author creates alternate Southeast Alaska reality in new book
A wartime proposal to turn Southeast Alaska into a sanctuary for Jews fleeing the rising Nazi menace failed.

Ex-soldier charged in murder case
A grand jury has indicted a former Fort Richardson soldier in the death of a woman 14 years ago, authorities said Monday.

North Pole toddler calls 911 after his mother collapses
A toddler knew to call 911 when his mother collapsed and lost consciousness, thanks to a children's book his grandmother had sent several months earlier.

Climbing partner says knot may have prevented death
A safety knot might have prevented the death of a woman rappelling down a mountain in Denali National Park and Preserve, her climbing partner said.

Alaska Digest
Fort Richardson soldier killed in Iraq, Judge nixes permit for herbicide plan, Ex-UAF player gets 8-month sentence & Trial begins in manslaughter case

'Jeopardy!' seeks trivia expertise in Alaska
This quiz show rolled through Anchorage in a gaudy blue bus this weekend, stumping hundreds of test-takers.

Government expands offshore drilling
The Interior Department announced a major expansion of offshore oil and gas development Monday with proposed lease sales covering 48 million new acres off Alaska, in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and in the central Atlantic off Virginia.

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