Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Shame on hurried drivers
I am saddened that on Tuesday, May 18, between 5 and 5:45 p.m., my daughter and her friend were trying to cross the street at Old Glacier Highway and the turn to Costco, and no vehicles yielded to the traffic light or the crosswalk light for the children to cross.

Where a first lady belongs?
While watching "Our Alaska," the weekly television show paid for by the office of the governor, I was disturbed to see that this week's topic featured an apron-wearing Nancy Murkowski in the kitchen.

Be safe on roads
Every time I go anywhere, I drive the speed limit. That's what the sign says, right?

Equal laws for men
Joshua Carter's letter, titled "Benefit of doubt," stated that he disagrees with the notion that it "is a woman's choice. It takes two to tango. The fact that a lot of immature men leave the women they impregnate should not be a factor."

Honored to ride with LeConte crew
I am saddened by how the State of Alaska has been responding in the press to the grounding of the M/V LeConte.

French lessons worthwhile
I would like to take this opportunity to say how much I enjoyed Carol Prentice's weekly "French Lessons" ( Wednesday's Neighbors section) over the past 12 weeks.

Where's Sen. Lisa Murkowski's loyalty?
I appreciate Senate candidate Tony Knowles' position with the cruise ship industry.

Tonight, Beethoven's final quartet
Complicated and nearly 50 minutes long, Beethoven's final work, the "String Quartet Op. 130 in B flat Major," is not often heard at music festivals.

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

Photo: Son-bathing
Doug R. Chilton plays with his 5-month-old son, Dylan, while enjoying the summer weather Sunday at Twin Lakes.

Bus route changes put on hold
The Juneau Assembly stopped plans to change the downtown bus routes after the public raised concerns Monday night.

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

A Hoonah welcome
Celebrity Cruises' Mercury arrives Sunday in Hoonah.

Bills signed into law
Gov. Frank Murkowski signs two bills into law during an assembly Monday at Auke Bay Elementary School.

ANB leader Jackson dies
Sam Jackson will not only be a loss to the Native community, but to all of Southeast Alaska, those who knew him said Monday.

Photo: Rain forest? Fuhgedaboutit!
From left, Cheryl Shorty, 11, Haunani Liborio, 14, and Haunani's sister, Lehua, 10, swim at Twin Lakes on Sunday. April's streak of unusually good weather comes to an end with rain predicted for the coming week.

Police & Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reports

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

Tuesday decides fate of proposed high school
Voters will go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether a high school should be built at Dimond Park in the Mendenhall Valley.

Andrew Abraham Anderson
Former Juneau resident Andrew Abraham Anderson, 78, died May 16, 2004, at his home in Newport, Ore.

Some progress, but work remains
Now that the Legislature has adjourned, I'd like to share what I believe to be some significant highlights and low points of the 2004 session.

No safety with the Legislature in session
No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session." - Judge Gideon J. Tucker, 1866.

My Turn: Protesters also served honorably
Election-year politics, or rather, election-year mudslinging seems bent on deriding anew those Americans who, in the late 1960s and early 70s, protested the war in Vietnam.

Republican slugfest in primaries begins
This editorial appeared in Friday's Anchorage Daily News.

Correction
In the linescore for Saturday's late baseball game between Juneau and Sitka, reported in Monday's Empire, the win should have been credited to Crimson Bear relief pitcher Sergio Magallanes.

Spring King Salmon Derby Standings
Here are the standings in the Eighth Annual Spring King Salmon Derby, as reported at 12:33 p.m. on Sunday, May 23.

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.

Spring King Salmon Derby Standings
Here are the standings in the Eighth Annual Spring King Salmon Derby

Turning it around
Playing four baseball games in two days can lead to cuts, bruises, aches and pains.

State scenes
Photo gallery by Charles Bingham.

State Track Results
Results from the Alaska School Activities Association/First National Bank of Anchorage State Track and Field Championships held Friday and Saturday at Bartlett High School in Anchorage.

Two with Alaska ties qualify for Olympics
Two athletes with Alaska ties will compete in this summer's Olympic games, including a Homer native who qualified for the United States' first women's Olympic wrestling team.

Southeast Road Runners Treadwell Ditch Run
Results from the Southeast Road Runners club's Treadwell Ditch Run held Saturday along the trails in Douglas.

Sports in Juneau
Upcoming sport events in Juneau.

Juneau Freewheelers' 40K Individual Time Trial
Results from the Juneau Freewheelers cycling club's 40-kilometer individual time trial held Saturday along the North Douglas Highway from the Douglas Bridge to beyond False Outer Point and back.

Juneau junior varsity goes 4-0 against Sitka
In last week's junior varsity baseball action, Juneau swept four games from Sitka, winning 12-1 and 7-4 on Thursday, 5-3 on Friday and 6-3 on Saturday.

Sports Briefs
Sports snippets from around Juneau.

GOP committee, governor take a stand for Ruedrich
The state Republican Party Central Committee is backing party chairman Randy Ruedrich, despite questions about whether he violated state ethics laws.

This Day in History
Today's history in Alaska, the nation, and the world.

Dentist divides time between Manhattan, Hoonah
Stan Oldak, a pediatric dentist with a private practice in Manhattan, has treated kids in Southeast Alaska several times a year for the last three years.

Governor calls special session
Gov. Frank Murkowski announced Monday he will call a special session of the Legislature this summer to deal with the fiscal gap and other unresolved issues from the regular session.

Alaska Digest
Staff and wire reports from around the state.

Suit targets air-traveler screening
Two Anchorage travel agencies and other Alaska plaintiffs filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking review of an airline passenger screening system they say the government is developing in secret.

Army's pilotless planes making presence felt in Alaska
Tipping the scales at 350 pounds, the Army Shadow 200 is slightly lighter than beefy Chicago Bears' offensive lineman Aaron Gibson. That's pretty small for an airplane.

Report: Native corporations generate billions
Alaska Native corporations continue to pack a significant economic punch, according to a new report.

Alaska Digest
News briefs from around the state

Alaska out $61 million in federal highway funds
Alaska stands to lose $61 million in federal highway funds because of changes passed this year in the highway funding formula.

This Day in History
In the nation; In the world.

Dem convention goes with liberal Kucinich
Close to half of Alaska's elected delegates to the Democratic National Convention will cast their votes for Dennis Kucinich - the only candidate to visit the state and a man with virtually no chance of winning the nomination.

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