Sunday, May 15, 2005

Roadless Rule Repeal guts Southeast Alaska
Showing his disdain for both the will of the people as well as sound science, the Bush administration last week put the final nail in the coffin of the Roadless Area Conservation Rule.

Area glacier wolf is not a criminal
It's hard to believe Juneauites are still debating the fate of the glacier wolf.

O'Connor: Discrimination ebbing
Sandra Day O'Connor shook her head Friday when people referred to the current U.S. Supreme Court as "the O'Connor Court."

AroundTown
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

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

Looking for something more
Bartlett Regional Hospital employees Brenda Jones, left, and Michelle Julian, right, were two of about 50 employees and family members on parade through downtown Friday protesting the proposed 1 percent pay increase over the next three years.

Jonathan Wynn Scribner
Jonathan (Jon) Wynn Scribner, 63, died May 12, 2005, in an accidental fall while returning from a successful climb of Mount Stroller White near Juneau.

My inspiration is my son
It seemed that he barely went to high school. Having moved from Sitka to Anchorage before his freshman year, he managed a McDonald's in his new neighborhood and spent as much time there as at school.

Toe Toon
Comic by local artist Toe.

Sales tax revenues spur long-term development
Friday's Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon, which featured six 5-minute presentations on six of the components included in the proposed extension of a seven-year, 1-percent sales tax, ended up being as much about long-term economic development as it was about capital improvement projects.

Volunteering on vacation
Vacations are about getting away.

Learning at Camp W.A.T.E.R.
Some students at Floyd Dryden Middle School are building a one-man canoe in a school district program that ties together math, science and Native culture.

Outdoors Digest
Summer changes at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

Bears' girls soccer routs Ketchikan with two big wins
Juneau-Douglas midfielder Margaret Sekona scored six goals in two games over the weekend as the Crimson Bears' girls soccer team topped visiting Ketchikan on Friday and Saturday.

Take three
Straight dealing: Juneau-Douglas High School pitcher Jesse Nelson delivers to the plate during the Crimson Bears' 6-0 win over Ketchikan on Friday.

Juneau-Douglas softball earns three wins at Sitka
Even with two of its better players not making the trip to Sitka, the Juneau-Douglas softball team delivered a tremendous team-effort in three wins over the weekend.

Jack and Jill Bike Race results
Juneau Freewheelers Jack and Jill Relay Time Trial Bicycle Race

Records fall for JDHS
The Crimson Bears rewrote the record books at the Region V Track and Field Meet at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Stadium Friday and Saturday

Juneau-Douglas headed to states after sweep
Now the real work begins.

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.

Can Tenakee change?
Vicki Wisenbaugh started a new job last May as owner of the decades-old Snyder Mercantile, the lone grocery in Tenakee Springs. She had never run a market before, and, in fact, prefers to spend most of her time at home.

Change may hit Fairbanks hard
The loss of most personnel at Eielson Air Force Base would have a major effect on the Fairbanks North Star Borough economy, a state economist said.

Ak Air dumps Seattle crews
Alaska Airlines laid off its baggage handlers in Seattle on Friday and contracted for that service.

Three lawmakers file initiative to force gas pipeline construction
Adding one more twist to what already looks to be an explosive 2006 election season, three legislators filed a ballot initiative Friday to force oil companies to produce a North Slope gas pipeline.

Alaska could lose 5,000 defense jobs
Kulis Air National Guard Station in Anchorage was targeted for closure and most aircraft at Eielson Air Force Base would be moved elsewhere under a base closure and realignment plan released Friday by the Pentagon.

Fast work on UA lands bill irks some
A conference committee of Senate and House members reached a compromise Friday on a plan to transfer some 250,000 acres of land from the state to the University of Alaska.

House rejects soft-money provision
A committee of House and Senate members removed a provision from a sweeping elections bill Saturday that would have allowed corporations to give unlimited soft-money contributions to political parties.

Northwest Digest
Staff and Wire reports from the Northwest.

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