Thursday, June 15, 2006

Business Digest
Anchorage-based Roger Hickel Contracting was selected by Home Depot as general contractor for its Juneau store to open in Lemon Creek early next year.

Supporting troops without the war
I would like to explain how a person can support the troops, but not the war.

When the out-go exceeds the in-go
Mr. Sandy Williams is accurate in his expressed opinion about a new road from Juneau to Skagway ("Road alternative costs travelers less than ferry system," June 11).

Palin's supporters don't know much about Binkley
Supporters of Sara Palin in her bid for governor persistently emphasize in the Anchorage Daily News that her opponent, John Binkley, made his fortune as a businessman...

Roads versus those nasty ferries
An expensive road to nowhere is just that. Mr. Poor's recent My Turn decrying subsidies for the Marine Highway System and citing misleading comparisons between the road and the ferry deserves a brief response.

Pianist returns for 'pops' concert
In Russia, if there's a household with one classical record, it's likely to be American pianist Van Cliburn's 1958 version of Tchaikovsky's "Piano Concerto No. 1."

5 Sealaska board members re-elected
Sealaska Corp. shareholders re-elected five board members and heard a review of the corporation's performance at their 33rd annual meeting, Saturday in Bellevue, Wash.

Cab driver who jumped off bridge faced cancer
A 55-year-old Juneau man who died Monday evening after leaping from the Douglas Bridge was facing cancer and didn't have the money to learn if surgery could help, according to the office manager at the cab company for which he drove.

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

Photo: Rolling out the green carpet
From left, Chris Steiner, Eric Holum, Eric Pratt and Brandon Long install artificial turf Wednesday next to the Marie Drake Building.

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

Photo: Birth of a parking garage, 1984
The city's waterfront parking garage, under construction here, was completed in 1984.

Photo: Celebrating the Filipino Community's 50 years
The Wah-Wah Wee Senior Dancers, from left, Norma Andes, Julia Carrillo, Dominga Ferrer, Isidra Lazo, Norma Villasis and Fely Elizarde, perform Monday during the opening night of the weeklong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Filipino Community Inc.

Sealaska shareholders to vote on descendants next June
At next year's annual meeting, shareholders of Sealaska Corp. will vote on issuing stock to their descendants, Chief Executive Officer Chris McNeil said Wednesday.

School district to chew on soda, candy sales ban
The Juneau School District is hoping students will go bananas for healthy foods next year, instead of for candy.

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

Worries about eagle nests delay city decision on road-ferry link
Eagles may slow the path for a road out of Juneau.

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

Burke Riley, signer of AK constitution, dead at 92
Burke Riley, one of the signers of the Alaska Constitution, died Tuesday in Kirkland, Wash. He was 92.

Photo: On the grid
Joe Ross and his daughter Cate paint the hull of their fishing boat Tuesday on the grid at Harris Harbor.

Photos: Honoring Old Glory
The U.S. Coast Guard Color Guard presents the colors to open the Flag Day service at Marine Park. The service was sponsored by the Juneau Elks Lodge No. 420. About 40 people attended the service.

$248 million budget passed
The city approved a nearly quarter-billion-dollar budget for fiscal year 2007 at a special Juneau Assembly meeting Wednesday evening.

Lemon Creek fire leaves 6 people without a home
While firefighters sprayed her burned-out Lemon Creek mobile home Tuesday afternoon, Maria Javier said she had no idea what she would do next.

Hooligan to light up Juneau
We weren't just thinking about the young and the rowdy when we came up with the name "Hooligan" for our new leisure and entertainment section.

Neighbors mailbox
Thank you for Otnes memorial, condolences

Neighbors Digest
Proceeds from tea fundraiser to help rebuild Holy Trinity Church

Loverink and Sattler to wed
Alexandra Sattler, of Fort Collins, Colo., and Jacob Loverink, of Juneau, will be married at 4:30 p.m. June 17 at Centennial Hall. A reception will follow at 5:30 p.m. Friends and relatives are invited to the wedding and reception.

Photos: Graduates then and now

Recognitions
Riley Hall, Evan Thibodeau and Matt Callahan, 2006 Juneau-Douglas High School graduates, won Discovery Southeast's first naturalist scholarships.

McFall and Nichols wedded
Kayla Ann Nichols, of Eagle Point, Ore., and Brett "BJ" McFall, of Eagle Point and Juneau, were married on April 30, at their home in Eagle Point. The Rev. Larry Baker officiated, while friends and family gathered for the joyous union.

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Hallie P. Rice Sr.
Former Juneau resident Hallie P. Rice Sr., 82, died in his sleep June 3, 2006, in Gainesville, Fla.

Barbara Jane Fuller
Former Juneau resident Barbara Jane (Alter) Fuller, 53, died May 23, 2006, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Mo., of recurrent cancer.

My turn: Kensington practices exceed requirements
Let's see, open fears voiced by seven communities, at or near Bristol Bay is a cheap way to use Native support in Alaska. Native support is the only way Alaska has any say on how and what should be done to Alaska pertaining to its natural resources.

My turn: Contract: Alaska getting a raw deal
Alaska's constitution gave fresh meaning to Abraham Lincoln's famous phrase "of the people, by the people and for the people." Through our government, the people of Alaska own Alaska. That's why we call it the Owner State.

Alaska Editorial: People are to blame for bear behavior
A series of recent bear sightings, attacks and shootings force us humans to remember we aren't the only ones at the dominant end of the food chain.

Jambaars ready for regional tourney
As the World Cup rages on halfway around the world, a group of Juneau youths will be embarking on its own soccer odyssey starting Friday.

Fantasy baseball: Finding gems on the wire
Millions of fans across the country spend hours poring over their fantasy baseball teams, trying to win that imaginary ring that will let them take trash to their buddies all winter long.

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.

Jambaars ready for regional tourney
As the World Cup rages on halfway around the world, a group of Juneau youths will be embarking on its own soccer odyssey starting Friday.

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.

Little League: A's break out the bats in a win over the Reds
Jackson Lehnhart went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and was a single shy of hitting for the cycle in the Athletics' 20-11 win over the Reds in Gastineau Channel Little League Major Baseball action.

Feds deny BP's call to delay pipeline tests on North Slope
Federal regulators have denied a request by BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. to postpone testing of North Slope low-pressure transit pipelines with internal devices that clean lines and detect physical problems.

This Day in History
In Alaska and In the nation

Villagers side with SEACC on mine suit
Due to their fears about open-pit mining near Lake Iliamna, some Bristol Bay Native communities have rallied behind the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council's lawsuit to block the Kensington Mine from dumping its rock waste into a lake.

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

Alaska Digest
Police on Monday arrested a 27-year-old Juneau man who was recently indicted on charges accusing him of setting up a small laboratory to manufacture methamphetamine.

Railroad wants to use herbicides along tracks
Alaska Railroad officials said Tuesday they need herbicides to control fast-growing weeds and plants along the train tracks because the plants are hampering safety.

SE Native corp. leaders blast Bristol Bay for Kensington suit
Three Southeast Alaska Native corporation leaders slammed Bristol Bay village corporations Wednesday for allying with the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council's lawsuit against the Kensington Mine.

Bear causes problems at Denali campground
A campground at Denali National Park is closed to tent camping this week because of two, young and curious bears that are causing problems.

Oops! Fairbanks sells employee info
A Fairbanks woman got a surprise when she bought surplus office supplies at a city auction.

Alaska Digest
U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens lost money last year on his investments in horses and Arizona livestock, but the income from his blind trust more than made up for it.

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