Monday, August 14, 2006

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Role call
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An irrational fear factor holds you back

Blow up Thane Road, move it north
I keep hearing people say we don't need a road out of Juneau.

Misadventures at the bike race
On Aug. 5, while driving from our home in north Douglas, there was a vehicle straddling the inbound lane and the shoulder with a sign saying "Caution - Bikers on Road."

Keeker's article gave hope for humanity
I wanted to take the time to relay that the article on same sex marriage by Mr. Keeker was excellent.

We need to act for the sake of the children
Act now. The National Institute of Health projects that our next generation of children will be the first in the history of the United States whose life expectancy is shorter than their parents due to the effects of obesity and related health consequences.

Bush is what's wrong in the Middle East
So much for the "Road Map for Peace" in the Middle East.

Murkowski, Binkley see support from big industry
Wasilla Mayor Sarah Palin may be in the lead for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, according to several polls, but that hasn't stopped major industries from spending thousands of dollars to keep her opponents in the race.

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

Tram marks 10th anniversary
Before joking about the "liquid sunshine" Friday afternoon, Mount Roberts Tramway operator Erick Karlson told passengers it was a ride people have been taking for 10 years and a day.

Troopers still pursuing wolf case
Several weeks after the illegal shooting of a black wolf in Juneau, Alaska State Troopers are guardedly optimistic a locally raised reward - at $9,000, and growing - will help crack the case.

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

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

Construction begins for Home Depot
Workers began pouring concrete last Monday for Home Depot, which is scheduled to open in Lemon Creek in the first week of February.

Most Juneau schools graded below average
Juneau schools are below the state average in meeting the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, according to the "adequate yearly progress" numbers released Friday by the state.

Juneau acquires 'disaster container'
The recent Hooper Bay fire that displaced nearly 250 residents was an eye-opener to how preparations need to be taken before disaster strikes a remote village.

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

Derby entrants donate more than 12 tons of salmon
Contestants in the 60th annual Golden North Salmon Derby weighed 5,540 pounds of king and coho for potential prizes, but donated more than 12 tons of their weekend catch to benefit its the event's scholarship fund, said event co-chairman Ron Somerville.

Candidates pull for votes
While gubernatorial candidate Tony Knowles is drawing supporters near the political center, his opponent Rep. Eric Croft is not afraid to embrace backers from the political fringe, said political science professor Carl Shepro of the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Georgina 'Gina' (Martin) Irene Dedrick
Juneau resident Georgina "Gina" Irene (Martin) Dedrick, 45, died Aug. 8, 2006, at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau.

Joy Evelyn Tanner Bearman
Former Juneau resident Joy Evelyn Tanner Bearman, 63, died July 25, 2006, in Gearhart, Ore., following a long illness.

My turn: Help ensure that Alaska's troops get adequate training
It has come to my attention that the Alaska Army National Guard sent to Camp Shelby, Miss., is not being adequately trained.

Toe Toon

Ballot Measure 2 a sinking ship
Ballot Measure 2 in the Aug. 22 primary election, sponsored by environmental organizations, is unfair to Ketchikan and Juneau - the ports hosting the most cruise ships. Actually, it enhances ports competing with Ketchikan and Juneau.

Minimum wage increase muddled by politics
The federal minimum wage has reached a 50-year low in buying power. For 10 years, it has languished at $5.15 an hour even while energy costs have skyrocketed and other costs of living have increased.

Outside editorial: Thoughts from across the nation on foiled British terror plot
The triumph of British intelligence in thwarting an international terror plot didn't have the glamour and decisiveness of say, World War II's Battle of Midway.

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

Minority status pushes female halibut captain to work harder
The small-boat harbor is cool and quiet at 6:30 a.m. on a Monday as Capt. Mereidi Liebner prepares the 34-foot twin-engine Jillian Dawn for a day of deep-sea fishing in the Gulf of Alaska.

Slim Pickings
A poor berry harvest this summer in Juneau may have bears looking for alternative sources of food, experts say.

Kenai hunter attributes continued success to preseason scouting
Hunched down among the dense stands of young, leafy cottonwood trees, Jeremy Malloy of Sterling was barely noticeable to spike-forked bull moose that dined on tender foliage just 50 yards away.

U.S. Alpine Championships return to Alaska
The U.S. Alpine Championships will return to Alaska's Alyeska Resort next year.

Outsiders: Tara Jeans
Favorite outdoor activities: Biking, running, kayaking and any activity that involves her daughters.

Photo: Getting ready to go

Sports brief: Bursell, Sheufelt hanging tight in Tour of Anchorage
Bursell, Sheufelt hanging tight in Tour of Anchorage

Crimson Bears rout Kenai to open season
With just 17 players in uniform for Saturday's season opener against Juneau-Douglas, the Kenai Central High School football team didn't look like much of a match for the visiting Crimson Bears.

Juneau Riptide wins Under-17 state title
Juneau Soccer Club Riptide captured the Alaska State Cup Under-17 boys championship in Wasilla on Saturday with a 2-1 win over the Cook Inlet Soccer Club Velocity.

JDHS box score
Crimson Bears 39, Kardinals 0

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.

Ice Devils reach semis
The Juneau Soccer Club Ice Devils reached the semifinal round of the Under-14 girls tournaments at the Alaska State Cup in Wasilla.

Correction

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.

Photo: For a good cause

Dredge Lake Mountain Bike Race Results
Dredge Lake Mountain Bike Race Results

Photo: Lot in net, but little net
The crew of the limit-seiner Miss Sherri hauls aboard a small catch of pink and chum salmon Thursday outside Eliza Harbor and Admiralty Island.

Skagway shelter finds room for Angoon puppies
Skagway's animal shelter has stepped forward to help Angoon with its surplus puppy population.

This Day in History
In Alaska, the Nation, and the World

Historic cabin remains home for anthropology
Gleaming, multimillion-dollar buildings at the University of Alaska Fairbanks stand as symbols to the advancement of science in the North and a research budget of more than $120 million.

Northwest Digest
The state is expected to settle its dispute with the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe over the future of an ancient tribal village that was unearthed during the state's Hood Canal Bridge project, the Peninsula Daily News reported Sunday.

Pressure on for pipeline fix
Hard by the Beaufort Sea, in 30-degree wind chill and surrounded by an otherworldly tableau of bright orange natural gas flares, caribou herds and wisps of arctic fog, Kemp Copeland wants everyone to know that he's working as fast as he can.

Croft not cowed in Democratic race
Eric Croft likes Tony Knowles.

Advances could prevent future problems
Technological improvements could help avert the severe corrosion and leaks that forced the partial shutdown of the nation's largest oil field, experts say, but the best way to prevent such problems in pipelines is to simply take better care of them.

NorthwestDigest
A former Princess Cruises employee accused of stealing $400,000 from a ship's safe was charged on Friday in a Ketchikan court.

State economy addicted to oil ... industry
Picture Alaska and most people in the Lower 48 think abundant forests, picturesque bears, frosted tundra and perhaps the odd salmon.

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

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