Monday, August 7, 2006

Home and away
Home and away

Temping, part-time work options for desperate job seekers
Temping, part-time work options for desperate job seekers

Common ground
Common ground

On the clock
On the clock

City wants to make sales tax permanent
I'm getting just a little bit tired of the "temporary" sales tax issue. Every few years, it shows up on the ballot. This time, the city is using scare tactics to try to get the voters to approve its being renewed.

We need a public servant who can participate fully
Surprisingly, Roads and Highways Deputy Commissioner John MacKinnon's July 19 response to Jane Eidler's letter has not raised any eyebrows.

What's next? A war on prosperity?
So, I was thinking about this new targeted tax proposition and a couple of things came to mind - namely DDT and laser-guided bombs.

What part of temporary don't you understand?
An Aug. 1 article read: "A five-year extension of the temporary tax, which city officials say is vital to the city's schools and day-to-day operations, will appear on the Oct. 3 ballot.

Cruise ship fee would be a positive move
On July 14, the Empire reprinted an editorial from the Ketchikan Daily News against the proposed cruise ship passenger fee, which appears as Ballot Measure 2 in the Aug. 22 primary election.

Standing by original statement
In attacking my recent letter to the editor supporting the Kensington Mine, Mark Rorick of the Juneau Sierra Club made sly use of a selective quote. In particular, he used the familiar, and by-now, tired tactic of taking a statement out of context and using it to endorse his view of the mine.

Federal judge OKs Kensington Mine disposal method
A federal judge ruled Thursday the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers properly issued a permit allowing the Kensington Mine to put its rock waste in a subalpine lake.

Photo: Clean donations
Youths from Southeast Alaska and parts of the Yukon haul barrels, tires and other trash in the rain Friday from the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge.

Derby winner a 30.8-lb. king
As a fisherman, Ron Repplinger said he had caught "nothing big" before he pulled in a 30.8-pound king Sunday, the biggest turned in for the weekend's 60th annual Golden North Salmon Derby.

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

Ashby's 29-pound king leads derby
The 26-year-old co-owner of Alaska Plumbing & Heating led the 60th annual Golden North Salmon Derby as of 6 p.m. Saturday with a 29.1-pound king salmon he caught that morning and turned in to the official weigh-in packer.

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

Wyoming couple buckles up as fishers head out
Pat and Patty Lynch haven't fished in the Golden North Salmon Derby for years, but they've played a critical role in the past 28 tournaments.

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

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

Utah man charged in local murder
Less than three hours after a 26-year-old Anchorage man was fatally shot Friday afternoon, police found the person they believe killed him hiding in the brush near the scene of the assault.

Alaska Digest
An 18-year-old man was arrested on multiple charges Thursday afternoon after allegedly rolling a stolen truck with five juvenile passengers riding in it.

Burke Riley
Juneau resident Burke Riley, 92, died June 13, 2006, after medical treatment in Kirkland, Wash.

Kelly P. Riley
Former Juneau resident Kelly P. Riley, 50, died July 30, 2006, in Seattle after a short fight with cancer.

Jacqueline Vanderveldt Flory
Longtime Juneau resident Jacqueline Vanderveldt Flory, 79, died July 24, 2006.

Edward Clarence Brekhus
Former Juneau resident Edward Clarence Brekhus, 96, died peacefully at 7 p.m. on July 6, 2006, of complications of Parkinson's Disease at Forest Manor Nursing Home in Covington, La.

My Turn: Cruise ship initiative doesn't make sense
Ballot Measure 2 does not make sense. Why would we want to subject the cruise lines to such hostility?

My Turn: ANCSA remains an experiment
The question of post-Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act after-borns, those born after original stock certificates were issued, has been talked and talked and talked about.

Idea for gas line stocks and bonds is premature
Gov. Frank Murkowski likes the idea of making it easy for individual Alaskans to invest some of their Permanent Fund dividend in the proposed North Slope natural gas pipeline project.

If North Slope production ceases, Seattle will miss us
The Seattle Times editorial page editor, James Vesely, wrote on July 30:

Alaska editorial: Salmon restrictions will hit everyone hard
When people think of the Kenai River, it's most often king salmon that come to mind.

Out & About
Out & About is a listing of recreational activities.

Reeling in the Lottery
While anglers have a great chance to catch fish this weekend in the 60th annual Golden North Salmon Derby, catching the one worth $100,000 is a long shot.

Outsiders: Libby Parker
Outsiders is a weekly profile in the Outdoors section.

Alaska's vibrant biodiversity displayed along Eagle River
The long walk to the Eagle Glacier cabin is rewarded - on a clear day - by stunning views of towering, stream-laced rock walls across the lake. A couple more miles brings one close to the retreating glacier itself.

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.

Tour of Juneau results

Engle, Krehlik overcome the elements
Miserable weather couldn't dampen the spirits of 159 adventurous athletes who competed in the 15th annual Frank Maier Marathon and Douglas Island Half Marathon on Saturday.

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 Rapids take 3rd place at Zane Cup in Anchorage
The Juneau Soccer Club Rapids took third place at in the Under-12 boys division of the Zane Cup on Sunday in Anchorage.

Frank Maier Marathon and Douglas Island Half Marathon Results

Taking running to the extreme
There are marathoners and then there are the special and slightly insane athletes who competed in Saturday's Frank Maier Marathon.

Cycling: Tour of Juneau results

Juneau Rapids advance to semifinals of the Zane Cup
The Juneau Soccer Club Rapids, an Under-12 boys team, advanced to the semifinals of the Zane Cup in Anchorage on Saturday by winning two of its first three games.

Correction

Alaska Digest
A car carrier carrying nearly 5,000 autos was being towed Sunday to calmer waters inside the Bering Sea to continue efforts to right the 654-foot ship.

Susan Butcher, 51, champion musher, dies after bone marrow transplant
Four-time Iditarod champion Susan Butcher died Saturday in a Seattle hospital of a reoccurrence of leukemia after a recent stem-cell transplant, her doctor said. She was 51.

House approves production tax bill
The Alaska House on Saturday approved a bill that would tax oil companies based on how much they invest in future oil and gas development.

BP shuts oil pipeline
n a sudden blow to the nation's oil supply, half the production on Alaska's North Slope was being shut down Sunday after BP Exploration Alaska, Inc. discovered severe corrosion in a Prudhoe Bay oil transit line.

Mushers remember Butcher's grit, willpower
Mushers' tales of toughness, of outlasting furious snowstorms, of guiding dog teams down serpentine mountain switchbacks and over rivers of cracking ice are the meat and potatoes of Iditarod lore.

Strategist leaves Murkowski's campaign
A top campaign strategist for Gov. Frank Murkowski said he gave up the position three weeks ago because the governor wasn't spending enough money on his race for re-election.

Stripped-down gas bill passes Senate committee
A Senate committee on Friday took a big step toward dooming a bill that would have legitimized Gov. Frank Murkowski's proposed natural gas pipeline contract.

Sass first to register for 2007 Yukon Quest
Brent Sass stole the show on Saturday morning as he became the first musher to register for the 2007 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race at Pioneer Park.

Cleanup begins in Hooper Bay
Elvena Smart was asleep when her sister jolted her awake with the news that the old elementary school was on fire. Soon village police were knocking on the door, telling them it was too dangerous to stay.

Witness detention bill passes House
The Alaska House on Sunday approved a bill allowing police to detain reluctant witnesses to felonies.

Photo: Kings of the road
Two caribou pause Friday as they walk down a road at the Prudhoe Bay oil field on Alaska's North Slope.

House sends profit-based oil tax bill to Senate
The Alaska House on Sunday approved a change in the state's production tax system to one based on oil company's profits.

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