Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Role call
Role call

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An irrational fear factor holds you back

Yours forever
Yours forever

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

Bathroom humor in the morning
Eating cornflakes will never be the same. This morning I read Korry Keeker and Eric Morrison's "Quest for the Throne" over breakfast and laughed until the tears rolled down my face.

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

Don't punish people for visiting Alaska
Thirty-seven years have passed since I first worked in the tourism industry as a waiter on the Alaska Marine Highway, and I still feel fortunate to work in an environment where I continually hear the wonderment expressed by visitors to our state.

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.

Thanks to BP for a wonderful idea
I drive a very old worn out 1974 Ford Pick-up truck. It is often said "never put more money into a car than it is worth," but I blow that adage every time I put gas in the tank.

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."

Measure seeks to cut campaign donations
Steve Cleary would prefer Alaska politicians get $50 contributions from 1,000 people, rather than $1,000 contributions from 50 people.

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.

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.

Photo: Gathering of gulls
A flock of several hundred seagulls gather on the derelict fuel dock Monday next to the Coast Guard dock downtown.

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

Man indicted on first-degree murder and weapons misconduct charges
A 28-year-old man accused of committing Juneau's first murder in more than six years was indicted Monday on two felony counts.

Ten candidates file for six city seats in fall election
The filing period for the October municipal election ended Monday with three new candidates entering the race.

Access road lawsuit to be announced Wednesday
Southeast Alaska Conservation Council will announce Wednesday the details of a lawsuit challenging the Juneau access road.

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.

Photo: Tender reunion
Four U.S. Coast Guard buoy tenders are tied up Monday at the Coast Guard dock downtown.

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.

KTOO's Fitzgerald signs off
If you've hosted an art event, performed a concert or given a speech of some sort in Juneau in the last 20 years, you've likely been interviewed by KTOO-FM personality Susan Fitzgerald.

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

Poor salmon returns shut down seiners
Southeast Alaska seiners are handling empty nets this summer after a decade of plentiful pink salmon returns to the region.

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

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

Christina L. Hanlon
Juneau resident Christina L. Hanlon, 54, died Aug. 12, 2006, at home peacefully in her sleep surrounded by family and friends.

My Turn: We shouldn't have to pay for BP's mess
BP shutting down the Prudhoe Bay field is not a product of unanticipated corrosion from caustics carried by Prudhoe crude.

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.

My Turn: Voting for fair taxation, environment
Alaska's voters have been the target of a well-financed, professional public relations and advertising campaign against Ballot Measure 2, which taxes cruise ship passengers and provides regulation on some elements of the industry.

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.

Sports in Juneau
Listing of local sport events.

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.

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.

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.

Army recalls 300 troops back to Iraq
About 300 Alaska-based soldiers sent home from Iraq just before their unit's deployment was extended last month must now go back, the Army said Monday, setting up a wrenching departure for troops and families who thought their service there was finished.

Knowles builds war chest for election
Tony Knowles knew he picked a tough crowd to test his message.

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

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.

Alaska Digest
Most permits have been approved for two mines in the Nome area.

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.

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

Fire blamed on children playing with matches
A runaway fire that caused an estimated $35 million in damage and left dozens homeless in a remote Alaska community was sparked by children playing with matches, state authorities said Monday.

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.

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.

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