Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Government can't create wealth
Sen. Elton asks if "it makes sense to give up the taxing authorities," with reference to the yet-to-be-determined gas line construction agreements. This is a disingenuous comment at best.

Harbor maintenance is underfunded
Aurora Harbor maintenance staffing is inadequate and under funded to accomplish basic harbor repair and maintenance.

Bush has opened up a can of worms
I've given this matter some serious thought and have come to the conclusion that the Bush administration has opened a can of worms that should have been left closed. If we were to pull out of Iraq now, it would be perceived by the insurgents that they defeated America.

Why Murkowski is closing the deal fast
Gov. Hickel hit the nail on the proverbial head when he asked, "What's the rush," in regard to approving Murkowski's back room gas line deal.

Juneau forum on Iraq was productive
As many of your readers know, I recently participated in a town hall forum regarding the war in Iraq. Hosted by the Juneau People for Peace, the event offered a valuable opportunity for me to hear first hand the thoughts of Juneauites regarding our involvement in Iraq.

Seniors, take action at election time
I found your Sunday editorial (June 11) highly entertaining and somewhat amusing by encouraging the seniors in Juneau to calm their emotional overflow regarding recent Assembly actions.

Palin may be ahead with the common folk
A couple of radio talk show hosts locally and in Anchorage have attempted to paint Sarah Palin into a corner over the gas line. Study the link closely for Palin's take on the gas line, fishing and the rest of her stances.

If we build a road, let's do it right
On June 5, Rich Poor's My Turn painted an idyllic picture of the Juneau access road with all sorts of expanded recreational opportunities such as new campsites, cabins, trails and beach access. It sounds nice.

Photo: Wave maker
Hoonah artist Duane Bosch cleans his totem called "Wave" on Monday next to the Augustus Brown Swimming Pool.

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

Arson suspected at Melvin Park
A small wooden concession stand at Melvin Park was destroyed early Monday morning in a fire Juneau police say is being investigated as possible arson.

Photo: Colorful variety
Master gardener Ginger Johnson tends her garden Tuesday in front of her Douglas home.

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

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

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

District putting new junk-food rules on the table
After nearly two years the Juneau School District has a nutrition policy on its plate.

Federal Bldg. lifts ban on anti-war views
The Juneau Federal Building's bulletin board is open for anti-war messages, now that a government agency has acknowledged its mistake in barring such posters from the property.

Photo: Balanced Commute
Dr. Taylor Dunn commutes on one wheel from Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium to his home Monday on Douglas Highway.

Day and Mitchell to wed
Stephany Mitchell and Robert Day, of Juneau, will marry at 4 p.m., June 24 at Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau. A reception will follow at the Juneau Yacht Club.

Photo: McNeil donates to new endowment fund
McNeil and his wife, Mary, have donated $100,000 to the institute to endow a new scholarship fund, named in honor of the late Tlingit leader Judson Lawrence Brown.

Hammonds celebrate 50 years
Dave and Claudine Hammonds, formerly of Juneau, will celebrate of their 50th wedding anniversary on June 23. They were married in 1956 in Carson City, Nev.

Neighbors mailbox
Glacier Valley Elementary School's Art is Elementary program provides weekly arts-integrated instruction to all of our Glacier Valley students.

Recognitions
Laraine Derr and Charlotte Richards of Juneau were awarded the First Lady's Volunteer Award at a luncheon on April 24 in Anchorage.

Higdon and Plumb to wed
Pauline Ann Higdon and Robert Jay Plumb will marry at 5 p.m. June 24 at Eaglecrest Ski Area in Juneau. Friends and family are welcome in celebration.

Carte and Menlove to wed
Kate Menlove of Issaquah, Wash., and Rick Carte, formerly of Juneau, will marry on July 15 at the DAR House in Seattle. A Juneau reception will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Aug. 19 at Sandy Beach.

Living & Growing: Celebrate change this summer solstice
American educator and management consultant W. Edwards Deming was quoted as saying, "The two basic rules of life are: ...

James Patrick Sullivan
Juneau resident James Patrick Sullivan, 55, died June 12, 2006, in Juneau.

Allyn Richard Moore Jr.
Juneau resident Allyn Richard Moore Jr., 38, died June 15, 2006, at his home in Hoonah.

Jodine May Meacock
Juneau resident Jodine May Meacock, 41, died June 17 at Wildflower Court in Juneau, after a courageous fight with multiple sclerosis.

Take lesson from village corporations
The Empire editorial in Sundays paper on the subject of local reaction to Pebble Mine opponents misses the mark.

A bevy of pitchers helps the Mariners defeat the Athletics
Brenden Winters went 3-for-3 as the Mariners defeated the Athletics 14-4 in the Major Baseball division of the Gastineau Channel Little League last week.

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.

Juneau Jambaars drop first two games at region tourney
The Juneau Soccer Club Jambaars dropped their first two games in the United States Youth Soccer Region IV championships for Under-13 teams in Boise, Idaho.

Shopping for some hardball bargains
In this week's fantasy baseball installment, we'll check in with some under-the-radar position players who could be the difference between winning and losing your fantasy matchup.

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.

Oil antitrust suit dismissed by judge
A federal judge on Monday tossed out an antitrust lawsuit alleging two oil companies that control the vast majority of North Slope natural gas reserves are refusing to sell the gas to a pipeline project other than their own.

Alaska Digest
An inch-long caterpillar that dines on the tips of spruce trees is creating headaches for homeowners near Fairbanks.

BLM recommends lifting restrictions
The federal Bureau of Land Management is recommending that Congress lift development restrictions on millions of acres of federal land in the state.

Alaska's governor traveling to Afghanistan
A press information officer at the American embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, confirmed Tuesday that Gov. Frank Murkowski will visit the country.

Murkowski's approval rating sinks to 20 percent
Gov. Frank Murkowski's approval rating is one percentage point away from tying the nation's least popular governor, according to one of the country's largest pollsters.

Court appeal seeks to block Long Island spraying
Six Southeast Alaska groups have gone to court to block a permit authorizing Klukwan Inc. to conduct aerial herbicide spraying on Long Island this summer.

State seeking unpaid funds from Kake Foods
The state has filed a civil action against Kake Foods seeking more than $61,000 for unpaid employment security contributions.

Athabaskan storyteller, author of 'Two Old Women' dies at 78
A woman whose tales of life in a remote Interior Alaska village were the inspiration for a best-selling book has died.

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

This Day in History
In Alaska and the Nation

Iraq means unique hardships for Eskimos
Looking to the ends of the Earth: Army National Guard Staff Sgt. William F. Brown sits on a snow berm on the frozen Arctic Ocean off of Barrow on June 6.

Alaska Digest
A 31-year-old woman and her 13-month old son were treated for minor injuries after a single-vehicle accident Tuesday morning on Egan Drive near Yandukin Drive, police reported.

Conservationists challenge Haines jet boats in court
Conservation groups are going to court to restrict large jet boats in "sensitive habitat" areas of the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve near Haines.

Anchorage re-examining train car addition to bar
City officials want to take a second look at a bar owner's plan to attach a rail car to the second floor of his building.

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