Sunday, August 12, 2007

ATV rider asks: What happened to Alaskans?
I am ashamed that the Juneau Empire printed such a letter from Bob Hunsick (" For the public good, please don't let ATVs have North Douglas," Aug. 1).

Leaving Juneau
Juneau's population sprung a leak, and a flood of young professionals left the community, according to a recent report.

Coday receives 101 years
Convicted killer Jason Coday, 29, was sentenced Friday to serve the maximum sentence of 99 years in prison for the 2006 killing of Anchorage painting contractor Simone Kim.

Around Town

Photo: Look out, I'm coming through
A young black bear walks toward a group of tourists Friday morning near Mendenhall Glacier as a U.S. Forest Service employee, right, directs people to move back.

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

Juneau police kill sword-wielding suspect
A Juneau police officer shot and killed an assault suspect wielding a samurai sword near the Thunder Mountain Trailer Park on Friday evening.

Cecelia M. Carlson
Longtime Juneau resident Cecelia Carlson died July 4, 2007, in Glendale, Ariz., after a long illness. She was 81.

Helen Baxter
Former Juneau resident Helen McIlhardy Baxter died peacefully on July 31, 2007, after a valiant fight with lung cancer with her husband and daughter at her side. She was 67.

My turn: 'Clean elections' will work
In his My Turn, "Clean Elections a bad idea," (July 30) Sean Parnell, president of the Center for Competitive Politics in Washington, D.C., was off the mark equal to the distance from the nation's capital to Alaska.

Empire editorial: Let's make Juneau a better place to live for state legislators
Juneau can breathe a sigh of relief that the fall special session on the oil profits tax will likely be held in Juneau.

Toe Toon
Cartoon by local artist Toe.

My turn: Legislature should meet in Juneau
Holding a legislative session outside of Juneau raises a number of serious concerns and I've been surprised by the muted public reaction around the state.

Floating on kayaks, men fish for sharks
Picture this: There's a 50-pound sit-on-top kayak, a 170-pound man and about 15 pounds of fishing tackle and gear.

Out and About
Out & About is a listing of recreational activities. To have your group included, notices should be dropped off at 3100 Channel Drive.

Herbert Glacier Run raises money for Hospice and Home Care of Juneau
Saying it will have something for everyone, Hospice volunteers Lori and Tony Yorba are organizing the second annual Herbert Glacier Trail Run at 10 a.m Saturday at the Herbert Glacier trailhead.

River of salmon flows with nutrients
There is a 'river' that flows upstream in salmon-spawning season-a 'river' of fish is headed upstream to the spawning area.

Alaska's next fishery?
Charismatic mollusk are not words that are generally used together, but that's exactly how researcher James Browning describes the giant north Pacific octopus. Browning and other Alaska biologists are exploring the potential for a commercial fishery for these fast-growing, short-lived and abundant creatures.

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.

Crimson Bears rout Kodiak
The Juneau-Douglas High School football team's defense showed off its speed and power Saturday.

Saturday's box score

Runners enjoy the rugged terrain of Treadwell Tandem
The Treadwell Tandem Run, sponsored by the Southeast Road Runners, proved an entertaining course for the community's loyalists.

Alaska Digest
Pipeline giant to file gas line application, Juneau woman accused of assault, Police suspect foul play in disappearance, Jurors undecided in Lawson murder trial

State employees receive long-awaited wage increases
Gov. Sarah Palin's new administration nearly has completed a series of union contract negotiations, giving what some union officials called the best deals they've had in years.

FBI seizes Stevens note on renovation
FBI agents earlier this week retrieved a handwritten note by U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens to former U.S. Attorney Wev Shea in which Stevens said he and his wife paid "over $130,000" for the VECO-supervised renovations to their home in Girdwood.

Young accused of altering earmark
Alaska Rep. Don Young or his staff may have changed the language in a $10 million earmark after it had already been approved for another project, a retired federal government budget expert said in report released this week.

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