Chasing pulltab debts
I would like to clarify a comment I made regarding the pulltab sales tax delinquency that "If we hold firm, we run the risk of getting zip."

Way beyond the pale
Those who were dismissed as alarmists for warning about the extremist agenda of the Republicans have been vindicated. Dire predictions that the so-called faith-based initiative would prove to be a devil's bargain have turned out to be correct.


Turbulence can mean a lot and, sometimes, not so much
I work in the Juneau Airport Terminal and hear comments about flights by passengers every time I go through the lobby of the airport. Arriving passengers being met by family or friends are frequently asked, "How was your flight?"

Ludwig comes home
A mountain could not come between a German shepherd named Ludwig and a Juneau man who lost the dog on Mount Roberts last weekend, giving him up for dead.

Police and Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported...

Weekend Best Bets
This weekend's a quiet one, but several events stand out as good prospects for entertainment.


Living and growing
Two great events are going to happen to most of us in the next few months. Both warrant some planning. The first great event is the check most taxpayers will be getting from Washington as part of the massiv

Juneau Color: Saving lives in the family tradition
If you regain consciousness on the shore of the Mendenhall River and Richard Duncan is kneeling at your side, you've probably had a medical emergency.




Around Town

Fleet size frozen in national park
A bill passed by the U.S. Senate on Thursday would block a court order reducing the number of cruise ships allowed in Glacier Bay.

Fireweed Place tackles fiscal future
Joy Morgan moved into an apartment at Fireweed Place about a year ago. An Alaska resident since 1949, she originally looked for senior housing in Haines, but when none was available she tried Juneau.

Thank you

Florence G. Day

Ignoring public input on Roadless Rule
On Jan. 12, 2001, culminating years of discussion and unprecedented public input, the U.S. Forest Service issued the Roadless Area Conservation Rule, protecting the last 60 million acres of wild roadless areas in our national forests, including 9.3 million acres in the Tongass National Forest, from most logging and road building.

Not a new Mustang
This editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: President Bush's Rose Garden speech Thursday about Medicare reform had what has become a defining mark of his administration. It was wittily precise in identifying a legitimate problem but vague about how to solve it.

Word of Mouth
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Sports in Juneau

Juneau claims first game in Senior League tourney
Kyle Lanz finally got his showcase game at home.


Partner describes drowning
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The things that could go wrong did, and that led to the death of a Rapid City, S.D., man in a boating accident Sunday in Wrangell, says the partner of the man who owned the chartered boat.

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