Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Harbor rate increases too high
Like Mr. Burgoyne (My Turn, May 18), I also feel that harbor users are getting the short end of the stick.

Leman wrong about parental consent
By offering platitudes such as, "Our children had to have authorization from me to get an aspirin from their school nurse" Lt. Gov. Leman ignores several important aspects of the parental consent debate (My Turn: "Parents trumped in abortion decision," May 16).

Some thoughts about our civic health
Increasingly obvious techniques used by modern political strategists are intentionally telling half-truths (which is still bearing false witness), and bullying lawmakers and public servants.

Just say no to Gov. Murkowski
It should be fairly simple. Just tell the governor no to his jet plane request.

Pebble Mine threatens resources
I am greatly dismayed that the Juneau Empire (May 18) has chosen to publish last week's Peninsula Clarion editorial column regarding Northern Dynasty's Pebble Mine proposal.

Anti-terror rule punishes fishermen
On top of the new harbor fees, boating in Southeast Alaska will be difficult with the proposed security zones around cruise ships.

Christians have moral absolutes
I am writing to comment on Dallas Blanchard's May 19 letter regarding abortion. Blanchard states:

Photo: Grace under pressure
Ryan Johnson, a Capital City Fire and Rescue volunteer, takes his multitasking test Monday at the Glacier Valley Fire Station.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Percent for art fosters range of choices
A six-member committee met for more than four hours Monday in the Juneau-Douglas High School library to judge 15 proposals for new public art installations at Juneau-Douglas High School.

Jazz in the city
Canadian violinist Gwen Thompson performs with piano accompaniment by Steve Heyman during a free brown-bag concert Tuesday at the State Office Building.

Planners endorse purchase of DeHarts
Buying DeHarts Marina and making it work for the city is a great idea, planning commissioners said Tuesday night.

Assembly backs off road resolution
The Juneau Assembly has declined to take a stand on the proposed road from Juneau to Skagway.

Assembly takes on Bartlett impasse
The Juneau Assembly began acting as a quasi-judicial committee in Bartlett Regional Hospital negotiations Monday.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

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

Photo: Finding the way
Barbee Daugherty walks Monday in the Merciful Love Labyrinth at the Shrine of St. Therese.

Sunny Point residents rue tree clearing
Residents in the Sunny Point neighborhood woke up Monday morning to the roar of chain saws as an Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities crew cut down trees along Sunny Drive.

Photo: Atomic totem
A hawthorn tree in full bloom frames the "Harnessing the Atom" totem Tuesday in front of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum.

Photo: But can Maya dunk?
Hannah Wilson, 13, plays keep-away with her dog, Maya, on Tuesday at the Capital School playground.

Memorial Day, a wonderful time to plant
Most of the years we have been in Juneau, the spring has been coming to life as the kids exited school.

Doing is a big part of the equation
In the Jordan River Valley, in the kingdom that was known in Biblical times as Judah, lies a large body of water about 50 miles long and of varying width - up to as much as 10 miles in one spot.

Hurtt and Dolloff marry
Former Juneau residents Jasmine Hurtt and Dave Dolloff were married April 9, 2005, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church.

Davis and Webster wed
Juneau residents Jerri Lynn Davis and Scott Raymond Webster were married May, 14, 2005, in Juneau.

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

Evening departure
Holland America Line's Vollendam departs Juneau on a recent evening. By end of season, the 780-foot ship will have arrived at and left Juneau's harbor 20 times.

William H. "Bill" Stalnaker
Longtime Juneau resident William "Bill" Harley Stalnaker, 80, died May 4, 2005, in the Yukon.

Daniel Holden Buckner
Former Juneau resident Daniel Holden Buckner, 53, died May 10, 2005, in Tucson, Ariz.

Bette Marie Pearl-Gould
Longtime Juneau resident Bette Marie Pearl-Gould died May 21, 2005, at her Juneau home.

Hans Wika
Former Juneau resident Hans Wika, 86, died May 17, 2005, in Eugene, Ore.

Charles Robert Hirsch
Juneau resident Charles Robert Hirsch, 21, died May 24, 2005, in Juneau.

My Turn: Pseudo-environmentalists put wrong spin on mines
I recently received an e-mail from an Alaskan attending school in Colorado expressing concerns about the proposed Pebble Mine near Iliamna, Alaska.

Tweaks to retirement plan underscore flawed process
It seems hard to believe that something as arcane as public retirement could bring the entire budget process to a halt and drag the Alaska Legislature through the longest special session since 1996.

My turn: Intolerance is at root of world's problems
Several years ago, I was in Cordoba (Cordova), Spain. I knew that it had been an old city under the control of the Muslim population at that time.

Alaska editorial: Support voter initiative to impose tax on natural gas
It's no surprise that this year's Legislature never seriously considered passing a reserves tax on North Slope natural gas.

Alaska editorial: Was Alaska asleep at the switch concerning military base closings?
All along, as the days passed toward the time when Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was to announce his recommendations for military base closures and realignments, we had an uneasy feeling that the state government and the cities of Anchorage and Fairbanks were taking things all too casually.

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.

Photo: Look of determination
Carissa Anderson of the Farm Softball League Giants connects on a base hit during action on Saturday.

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.

2005 Spring Kings Salmon Derby Standings
Standings of the Ninth Annual Spring King Salmon Derby, as reported at 10:38 p.m. on Monday, May 23.

Juneau-Douglas grad and NBA star Carlos Boozer coming back to town
Juneau-Douglas High School graduate and NBA standout Carlos Boozer is coming home.

Gastineau Channel Little League Standings
...as of May 23

Big Zach attack
During his high school baseball career, Juneau-Douglas High School senior Zach Mixson has been a part of two state championship teams and earned first-team All-State honors as a junior.

Gastineau Channel Little League Schedules
Standings from the Week of May 25 to May 31

Jaeger delivers the key hit as Royals slip past Angels, 4-2
Kohl Jaeger's three-run double, scoring Kevin O'Neal-Smith, Jonathon Hamey and Tasher Brice, lifted the Royals past Angels, 4-2, in minor baseball league action last week.

2005 Spring King Salmon Derby Standings
Standings of the Ninth Annual Spring King Salmon Derby, as reported at 1:53 p.m. on Monday, May 23.

EPA critical of Skagway road study
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has filed objections to the state's Juneau Access Project environmental impact study, citing potential harm from its proposed road connecting Juneau to Skagway.

Squid offering a new fishery on Sitka's docks
Sitka fishermen are using snagging hooks to try their luck on what many longtime harbor users say they've never witnessed before - catching California market squid off the dock.

House puts an end to battle on retirement bill
The Alaska House of Representatives on Monday night passed a Senate-approved bill creating private retirement accounts for new public employees.

Lack of funds stalls power-share project
Skyrocketing costs and a lack of funds has stalled a power-sharing project to connect hydroelectric projects in Ketchikan and Wrangell.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

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

After Paris, world's main hub is ... Anchorage?
The city of light is also the city of flight, says a new study listing Paris as the most vital connecting point for international air travel.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Doctors OK language on state abortion Web site
A panel of five doctors has approved the state's official abortion Web site as objective and medically accurate.

Indigenousleaders seek assistance with climate
Indigenous leaders from the Arctic regions of Canada, Russia, the United States, Finland and Scandinavia called on the European Union on Tuesday to do more to fight global warming and to consider giving aid to their people.

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

Committee approves bonds for virology lab and schools
A conference committee of House and Senate members approved a bill Tuesday authorizing more than $200 million in bonds for school construction and maintenance projects and to build a virology lab in Fairbanks.

Hiker injured by grizzly bear in Denali National Park
A hiker was injured by a grizzly bear that charged through heavy brush and grabbed the woman by her right ankle, dragging her off a large rock before her husband scared it off.

End is near for session
The Alaska House adjourned late Tuesday night after it approved the state projects budget, while the Senate prepared to wrap up the special legislative session today.

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