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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

A few examples in support of Bush
Lisle Hebert's letter to the editor ("Suggestions for Bush," May 3) kindly asked a Bush supporter to send in a letter listing the positive achievements of the Bush administration over the last six years.

In support of a 'Capitol Highway'
I am writing this letter in support of the Juneau Access Road. This road has been dubbed the "Capitol Highway" by our neighbors up north, not the "road to nowhere," as the hometown critics love to say.

Some express prudish attitude about war
Jamison Paul (who last wrote May 5) continues to misunderstand my opinions, whether it's former President Bill Clinton turning a United Nations relief program into a combat mission that costs some of our finest their lives, or President Bush and Congress taking us to war in Iraq.

Salmon survived without regulations
Coeur Alaska plans to use Lower Slate Lake for the temporary storage of mining tailings. This plan has been and will continue to be monitored by the Environmental Protection Agency very closely.

Juneau road project not a good idea
The Juneau access road that would connect Juneau, Alaska's capital, to Haines and Skagway is a waste of taxpayer's money and the end of Berners Bay forever.

Photo: Fuzzy Wuzzy riders
Bonnie Fitzjarrald, riding Charlie at left, and Mark Fitzjarrald, on Cross E Gills, participate in the Ribbon Race on Monday during the Fuzzy Wuzzy Playday at the Fairweather Equestrian Center. Bonnie won the day's overall championship.

Local ceremonies honor fallen today
Memorial Day is a set aside to remember those who have died while serving in war

Teens recover after being hit by truck
Koren Bosworth said she always told her daughter to be especially careful walking home at night. But it was a bright Saturday afternoon when her daughter and two friends were hit while walking on a sidewalk.

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

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Photo: Memorial moments
Cecily Goertzen, above, stands framed by a wreath in Evergreen Cemetery on Monday afternoon, shortly after the Veterans of Foreign Wars' Memorial Day ceremony.

Foundation trying to bring more to Alaska
Juneau Jazz & Classics knows about the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. So does Perseverance Theatre and Juneau Family Birth Center.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

UAS linking graduates with paychecks
Filling in the blanks: Former UAS student Kirsten Longmeier works on a painting Thursday at her housesitting location near Lena Point.

Debris becomes eyesore for some
Neighborhood debris has been pilling up in Juneau without relief, says a Ninth Street resident.

Photo: Feeling blues
Guitarist Phil Campbell, singer Denise Brown and bass player Malcolm Kirby of The Campbell Brothers bring their high-energy gospel sound to the Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium for the finale of the 20th annual Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival on Saturday.

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

UAS students digging for clues of past
A trail of the future has led a University of Alaska Southeast archaeology class on a trail to the past.

Wedding gets extreme
A Florida couple looking to get married on an Alaska glacier found themselves smiling through their tears, kissing and clutching each on ice in Juneau on Saturday.

My Turn: House should pass a better oil tax
Seven hundred million dollars is a lot of money, at least where we come from.

Alaska editorial: Tongass vote shows patience running out
The American public has been very generous to us here in Alaska. Year after year, the state ranks first or close to it in the amount of federal money per resident hauled back home from the federal treasury.

Alaska editorial: Governor deserves praise for his efforts
Yes, the headline may surprise some people, especially the governor who probably is more accustomed to being criticized in print.

My Turn: A better alternative to spraying
The more I learn about Klukwan Inc.'s proposal to spray pesticides from a helicopter over their cut over lands on Long Island, the more I hear the voice of my forestry professor: "You can modify, cajole and improve on Mother Nature, but you never want to kick her in the face."

Barril named state's best
For Juneau-Douglas High School senior Hannah Barril, softball isn't just a springtime activity.

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.

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

Anchorage 911 calls stacking up, causing delays
Anchorage police and 911 operators estimate that 30 to 40 calls stack up on most nights as people in non-emergency situations wait to see an officer.

Stevens' attack may help Democratic colleague
When Alaska's senior U.S. senator, 82-year-old Ted Stevens, came here on a speaking swing last month, the seven-term Republican issued what sounded like an extraordinary jeremiad against his Washington state colleague Maria Cantwell, a first-term Democrat who was all of 10 years old when Stevens started serving in the Senate.

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

Exxon Valdez damages deadline approaching
The deadline for government lawyers to file broad new damage claims against Exxon Mobil in the Prince William Sound oil spill is fast approaching.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Knowles seeks return to governor's office
Former Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles said Monday that he will run for a new term.

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

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