Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Bush, Rove shouldn't get away with lying
My mother taught me that lies beget more lies.

Look at national health care
There was an article in Friday's Empire about how burdened hospitals are becoming because of customers who cannot pay. Wow, that would be solved with national health care.

Off-kilter minds make women suffer
God Almighty, I can not believe we are still on this road of pro-life.

Unfair to liveaboards
Well, our user-unfriendly harbor board is at it again.

Don't bundle city's capital projects
The Juneau Assembly's current position that a Valley municipal pool should be bundled with other community needs on the fall ballot is problematic at best and condescending at worst.

Need stricter penalties for DWI
In response to lawmakers wanting stricter punishments for drunken driving, I completely agree.

Morning-after pill can be like abortion
Reference is made to your July 8 editorial supporting over-the-counter availability of the emergency "contraceptive" pill.

It's hard to start small in Juneau
The plight of the rickshaw driver is part of an overall problem where the permitting structure prevents small operators from bootstrapping a business.

Seniors add to university classes
University of Alaska President Mark Hamilton should find university tuition waivers for senior citizens easy to defend to both younger students and the regents.

Roberts is well qualified for court
Judge John Roberts has everything necessary to become a Supreme Court justice - a keen mind, years of relevant experience and the near-universal respect of those in the legal community.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

'Traveling Pants' party celebrates book
About 15 girls and some parents sewed and glued on decorations to jeans Saturday at the Douglas library's "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" party.

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

Crews respond to TEMSCO copter downed in wetlands after takeoff
A Juneau helicopter tour for six cruise ship passengers went only 100 feet before the craft lost power Monday, and all escaped without injury in nearby wetlands, according to reports from the scene.

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

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Photo: Not quite Mad Av, but hey, it's a start
Brady Mauernann, 14, walks along Glacier Highway on Sunday advertising for Freakin Pizza in the Nugget Mal

Photo: The governor explains, 1985
Then-governor Bill Sheffield answers questions posed to him by Senate Chief Council Sam Dash during the governor's 1985 impeachment proceedings, held by the Senate Rules Committee at the Capitol.

Merchants Wharf appraisal jumps
The Merchants Wharf may be a money pit for its owners, but it apparently sits on a gold mine.

City efforts lauded 15 years after disabilities act passed
Kevin Gadsey said Juneau's accessibility is one major reason he moved to the city about a year ago.

New rule creates 100-yard no-entry zone around ships
Following recent terrorist attacks in London and an ensuing security alert for U.S. public marine transportation, the U.S. Coast Guard has begun enforcing a temporary rule that creates a 100-yard no-entry zone around cruise ships.

A class for honing social skills
Alaska is a place of wilderness but it doesn't mean that one should forego politeness.

My Turn: Diversity is an opportunity for talking about values
Freedom of speech, but only what I want to see or hear? What kind of democratic principle is that?

My turn: State was right to cut prisoner-transport funds
The municipality of Anchorage wants Alaska State Troopers to begin transporting municipal misdemeanants to and from court and it sought legislative support of $461,900 in state funds to do so.

Juneau faces decisive game for title
The Juneau All-Stars major softball team will play the third and deciding game of the Alaska Little League State Tournament today at 6 p.m. after falling 7-6 to Nunaka Valley Sunday in Anchorage.

Ketchikan's Seaver 24th in 25K race
Sean Seaver of Ketchikan finished in 24th place during Saturday's 25-kilometer race at the World Open-Water Swimming Championships in Montreal.

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.

Olympic advice
Frank Shorter, 1972 Olympic gold medalist in the marathon, talks to a crowd about running Sunday at JRC/The Alaska Club's Mendenhall Valley location.

Sitka eliminates Juneau West from regional
The Sitka All-Stars scored six runs on five hits and a walk in the fifth inning as they rallied to eliminate the Juneau West All-Stars 7-2 on Monday at the Southeast Alaska Majors Division Regional Little League Baseball Tournament at Sitka's Villandre Field.

Mt. Roberts Mountain Run - Southeast Road Runners results
from this weekend

One Club Tournament at Mendenhall Golf Course results
results and photos from Sunday

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.

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

Permafund investments up 10 percent
The Alaska Permanent Fund ended fiscal year 2005 with a healthy investment gain, but you won't see the benefits soon.

Prince William Sound fishermen tag fish to assure their authenticity
Prince William Sound fishermen and processors have begun placing tags on individual fish to assure domestic and Japanese buyers they're getting genuine Copper River king, sockeye and coho salmon.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Photographer specializes in capturing bugs
Dennis Daigger sees things most of us don't. Not that he has X-ray vision or the ability to go nocturnal. What he sees is right there in front of us in broad daylight. Little things - the littler, the better.

Alaska Dems get $100,000 boost
The Democratic National Committee has decided to make Alaska one of the first states to receive funding for more staff members in part of its campaign to revitalize the party.

Malaspina evacuated after alleged threats
The state ferry Malaspina was evacuated Saturday night after a 20-year-old Oregon man was overheard making a threat to blow it up, Juneau police said.

4 AK scout leaders killed at jamboree
Four adult scout leaders from Anchorage were killed Monday afternoon in an electrical accident that occurred as they were setting up camp at the Boy Scout Jamboree, a gathering of thousands of scouts and leaders from throughout the world, officials said.

Governor signs bill transferring 250,000 state acres to university
Gov. Frank Murkowski on Monday signed into law a bill transferring 250,000 acres of state land to the University of Alaska over the next three years.

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

Now streaming live: Walruses of the Bering Sea
Wallowing and snorting as they jockey for position on the rocks, the two-ton walruses may not be the prettiest of Internet reality show stars.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

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