Monday, August 9, 2004

Collection of prose and poetry honors women of the American west
Anthologies introduce the reader to a broad range of writers parsing a particular subject matter, and serve the reader well-like a table spread with delectable appetizers.

In the Stacks: Brief reviews of five of the library's graphic novels from librarian Jeremy Frank
Last week's column was an introduction to the realm of graphic novels; this week's is a collection of reviews written by librarian and graphic novel aficionado, Jeremy Frank.

BusinessDigest
Business headlines

Time for change
Mr. Maixner needs to see "Fahrenheit 9/11" and t

Against woman's release
The headlines about Mary Letourneau being released from prison make me sick!

We're not children
I agree with Melanie Mickelson 100 percent in her recent letter to the editor titled "Thankful for the offensive."

Thanks ferry workers
On Friday, July 16, my family and I sailed from Juneau to Skagway on the state ferry Fairweather.

Results matter
President Bush, responding to John Kerry's campaign theme "Help is on the way," has claimed that "Results matter." How true!

Entry form was complete
As one of the veterans who conceived, outfitted, and marched in the Bush parade entry, I am writing to respond to Mr. Dorsher's July 28 letter.

Speak up
This is in response to Stuart Ashton's letter that appeared Aug. 2.

Here's the evidence
Andrea Ballew wrote in an Aug. 5 letter that I was incorrect in stating that most Americans now oppose the war in Iraq. She proposed I need scientific data to make a broad statement. Here is a result of a USA Today poll from last week. The poll reveals that 53 percent of voters say that the situation in Iraq did not merit the war, while 43 percent say it did. When the question was asked by the same pollsters in November and March, the figures were reversed. Meanwhile, only 35 percent believe the United States is making good progress, while 61 percent feel America is "getting bogged down."

Dislikes Fox News
Fox News says they'll give you the news and let you decide for yourself.

Correction
Due to false information given to the police, and then relayed to the Juneau Empire, a 22-year-old who was arrested for drunken driving was incorrectly identified in the Sunday, Aug. 8, police blotter.

Mendenhall River carves a new course
The retreating Mendenhall Glacier is creating potential hazards for users of a popular trail and threatening the water level of the nearby airplane float pond.

Another boat for the fishes
Alaska is renowned for its wild and scenic parks, and Juneau's expanding underwater park is adding to the diversity and wonder of the state's recreation opportunities.

Fisheries committee to target aquaculture, bycatch, other issues
The debate over marine aquaculture, bycatch and other major issues of concern to Alaskans will unfold in Juneau this week with a three-day meeting of the advisory committee for U.S. marine fisheries policy.

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

Photo: Blueberry kinda guy
Matthew Girmscheid, 3, joins in on a drum Sunday during the music portion of the 2nd Annual Blueberry Festival at Eaglecrest Ski Area.

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

Photo: Biker fans
Cheryl Levitt, left, Morgan Davis, center, and Obren Davis cheer on racers in the Tour of Juneau bicycle race Sunday at Auke Recreation Area. They are standing next to the Yax-Te totem pole.

AroundTown
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

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

Correction
Because of an editor's error, an incorrect date was given for Super Shot Saturday - a free-vaccination clinic for children through age 18.

Group works toward Native charter school
A group of citizens talking about Native education in Juneau is moving ahead with a proposal for a charter school.

I don't dance for my father
The losses suffered by Alaska Natives since American contact are undeniable.

My Turn: Bush support is baffling
I 've been baffled when rational people tell me they like President Bush because they trust him. So far, I haven't noticed that he's kept many promises other than invading Iraq and rewarding his wealthy backers with tax cuts, less government oversight, and government contracts upon which they often don't have to pay U.S. income tax.

Fish report
Catch rates for the week of July 26 to Aug. 1 for chinook salmon continued their seasonal decline, with 85 rod hours in Juneau, poorer than the five-year average.

Inside the wolf den
Wriggling into the wolves' underground den, I could make out several squirming wolf puppies curled up on top of one another.

Where are the birds? Try avian Web sites
Birds in August? What kinds of fun things are happening with birds in Southeast in August?

Out & About
Aug. 7-8: Juneau Yacht Club Rum Cup Races, Round 3, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Admiralty Cove.

McConnochie takes Tour of Juneau lead
Eloise Brown didn't think it was fair.

Team USA beats Turkey
One week before its opener at the Athens Games, the U.S. men's Olympic team took a step backward - even though the Americans didn't quite see it that way.

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.

Seniors softball team splits first two games
Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League All-Stars opened the Western Regional Senior Division (age 15-16) Little League Softball Tournament with an 8-4 victory over Union City (Calif.) on Friday.

Moments from the marathon
Eleven miles from Savikko Park and with no transportation at hand to reach the start of Saturday's Frank Maier Marathon, Kevin Hatfield knew one option was out of the question.

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.

Cruising to victory
It was going to take a miracle - or a bad accident - for anybody to keep John McConnochie or Janice Sheufelt from winning the overall titles during Sunday's final stage of the Juneau Freewheelers cycling club's Tour of Juneau.

U.S. men's Olympic hoops team gets back on track
Perhaps the worst is already in the past for the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team.

Juniors baseball squad still undefeated
Sam Clark singled in the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning, leading Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League All-Stars to a 7-6 come-from-behind, extra-inning victory

Juneau All-Stars stay unbeaten in regional
Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League Junior Division (age 13-14) All-Stars stayed undefeated in the Western Regional Little League Baseball Tournament in Forest Grove, Ore., as the All-Stars knocked off Selah (Wash.) 4-1 Sunday in round-robin pool play.

Long run in the sun
Joe Viechnicki can credit his win in Saturday's Frank Maier Marathon to long training runs with his dog, experience in past marathons - and the fishing boat Emily Jane.

5 charged with walrus poaching
Five Gambell men are accused of poaching walruses in the Bering Sea to sell the tusks.

Photo: Berry intense
Amber Ecklund, 7, right, Thelea Savlick, 9, and her mother, Carol Savlick, pick blueberries Saturday near the Eaglecrest Ski Area parking lot.

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

NorthwestDigest
Headlines from around the region

This Day in History
In Alaska; In the nation; In the world.

Jury awards millions to injured Quinhagak girl
A Chicago company has been ordered to pay more than $8.6 million to a 13-year-old girl in the village of Quinhagak in western Alaska.

Miller attacks foes
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike Miller brought his conservative message to Juneau on Friday, attacking the records of his two top opponents, Democrat Tony Knowles and Republican Lisa Murkowski.

Firefighters race to S. Fork blaze
Firefighters reacted quickly when a small brush fire was reported in Eagle River for fear it might spread down a valley full of homes.

Top executive resigns from Anchorage Native corporation
The top executive of Anchorage-based Cook Inlet Region Inc. said he will resign by the end of the year to ease dissension between competing factions on the Native corporation's board of directors.

Court gives former soldiers choice of rehab over jail
Martin Padilla's drinking started getting him in trouble about five years ago. Now, he says, it's spun out of control.

Alaska Digest
Staff and wire reports from around the state.

Biologists to study caribou response to fires
For 10 years, most of the Nelchina caribou herd has wandered north on a winter trip to fatten up on lichens along the Taylor Highway. That could change this year, after the state's second-worst wildfire season.

Plethora of whales slows marine traffic
In a record year for humpback whales in Glacier Bay, the national park northwest of Juneau has once again slowed marine traffic.

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