Sunday, June 3, 2007

Empire editorial: Moving special session adds insult to injury
When building contractors don't complete a job on time, they're forced to suck up the extra costs.

Palin's fall session a wake-up call for city
This is in response to Gov. Sarah Palin's idea to hold a special session outside Juneau this fall and Juneau Rep. Andrea Doll's outcry that the governor should not consider this.

Session to be held in Anchorage
The Alaska Legislature has decided to call itself into special session in Anchorage to keep the SeniorCare program going.

Alaska editorial: Credit for Point Thomson dissolution is due ex-Gov.
There's been much in the news about state leaders being pleased with recent court rulings supporting the state's dissolution of the Point Thomson unit on the North Slope and the many leases that constituted it.

Immigration bill shouldn't become law
Improbable as it may sound, the immigration bill currently before the U.S. Senate makes it illegal for any employer in the United States to hire any person, including U.S. citizens, without obtaining the permission of the federal government.

Palin's fall session a wake-up call for city
This is in response to Gov. Sarah Palin's idea to hold a special session outside Juneau this fall and Juneau Rep. Andrea Doll's outcry that the governor should not consider this.

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

Drug bust at airport finds meth and cocaine
Authorities last weekend arrested two Juneau residents and confiscated hundreds of grams of methamphetamine and other drugs at Juneau International Airport.

Around Town

Session to be held in Anchorage
The Alaska Legislature has decided to call itself into special session in Anchorage to keep the SeniorCare program going.

Recyclers plan to build 'viking' ship
Armed with discarded fishing rods, nets and about 5,000 thousand plastic drink bottles, community members today begin construction of a 20-foot flat-bottom "Viking" boat to be rowed from Douglas Island to Juneau on July 4.

Photo: Summer concert series begins
Bruce Simeonson, front, and Debbie Mass of the Thunder Mountain Band perform Friday in downtown Juneau during the summer's first Concert in the Park.

Roscoe H. Van Pool
Former Juneau resident Roscoe Van Pool died the morning of May 31, 2007, at Mercy Hospital in Janesville, Wis. He was 70.

Darlene Higgins
Juneau resident Darlene Martha Higgins died May 30, 2007, in her home. She was 61.

Katherine Waller
Juneau resident Katherine Marie "Kathy" Waller died May 12, 2007, at her home. She was 48.

Empire editorial: Moving special session adds insult to injury
When building contractors don't complete a job on time, they're forced to suck up the extra costs.

Alaska editorial: Credit for Point Thomson dissolution is due ex-Gov.
There's been much in the news about state leaders being pleased with recent court rulings supporting the state's dissolution of the Point Thomson unit on the North Slope and the many leases that constituted it.

A tunnel to peace?
Times have changed for the better. We still have radical terrorists waging war against civilized people, but at least the major nations, whose militaries can do some real damage, are seriously talking and doing business with each other in a peaceful, cooperative manner.

Toe Toon

Photo: Spring King derby winner
The winner: Joseph Castillo poses with the winning, 38.2-pound catch he reeled in May 12.

The rise of Juneau's trail King
After years of making trails in Juneau, James King is taking a new path.King stepped down from his position as executive director of the nonprofit organization Trail Mix and on Friday began a new job: director of the Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation.

Sailing hooks fans in Seward and beyond
SEWARD - Bobbing on the water at seemingly precarious angles, the sailboats tacked and jibed in unison, following the wind's patterns on Resurrection Bay.

Photos: Small fry, big fish
12-year-old Coltin Lanz poses with the 11.35-pound king he caught May 18. Six-year-old Andrew Dilley poses with the 24.9-pound king he caught May 1. 6-year-old Tristan Alexander poses with the 12.9-pound king he caught May 28.

Wild beasts loose on Mount Juneau
I saw my first bears last week, a fat mamma black bear with a roly poly cub.They looked about as dangerous as a couple of warm pillows.

Pike limits reduced in Minto Flats area this year
Pike fishermen in Minto Flats will pay the price this summer for what was a record subsistence pike harvest this winter in the Chatanika River.

Out & About
Out & About is a listing of recreational activities. To have your group included, notices should be dropped off at 3100 Channel Drive.

JDHS boys can't stop 3-peat
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team scored in the first half, but the second half, and ultimately the state championship, belonged to South Anchorage High School.

Sports In Juneau

Bears heading to state as No. 1 seed
The Juneau-Douglas High School Crimson Bears baseball team defeated Sitka High School 5-1 on Friday, and 4-3 on Saturday, securing them a number one seed at the State Championships next week in Fairbanks.

Girls finish third
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer players exhibited on Saturday what made them so successful all season long.

Report: Texas leads U.S. in carbon emissions
America may spew more greenhouse gases than any other country, but some states are astonishingly more prolific polluters than others - and it's not always the ones you might expect.

Fairbanks man shoots grizzly
Another grizzly bear has been shot outside Fairbanks. It was the third killed in defense of property in eight days.

Man nabbed on child porn charges
An airman based at Elmendorf Air Force Base was arrested on charges of child pornography, with 15,000 images found on his computer.

Alaska Digest
Woman found in Gustavus after search, Woman found guilty in Houston homicide

Search continues for missing campers
The search for two campers at Harding Lake will continue this weekend, several days after their companion was found drowned, authorities said Friday.

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

Center for climate change research opens in Barrow
A new facility for studying climate change opened in Barrow on Friday to a warm reception and cold temperatures.

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