Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Infrastructure, not pool, is priority
I have been pondering something and would like to share this thought with Juneau before the Assembly constructs the ballot measures regarding the sales tax at its Aug. 24 meeting.

Noise pollution at Echo Cove
To call the wailing siren that sounds throughout the day at Echo Ranch Bible camp a dinner bell is to romanticize a very unnecessary disturbance to a tranquil wilderness setting.

Consider the facts
A letter to the editor (Aug. 12) asks good questions about testing for asbestos at the city's rock quarry at Stabler's point.

Judges have long defined law
Judges in the Anglo-American tradition (England and its former colonies) have been making law since approximately the 14th century.

Learn to drive
I realize that this is almost like beating a dead horse ... it just doesn't seem to do any good, but when are the drivers in Juneau going to pull their heads out of their butts and learn how to drive?

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Working under fire
A former Juneau Douglas High School graduate has a rather unusual summer job: Brett Fairchild parachutes into forest fires.

Photo: A sea of city flowers
Carol Ackerson of city landscaping waters a flowerbed Monday next to the Juneau International Airport parking lot.

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

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

Photo: Jumping for joy
From left, Lianne, Devan and Lance Fenumiai hop around on an inflatable jumping mat at St. Paul's annual picnic Sunday in the parking lot of the church.

Hornets enjoying summer
Saying Juneau has had a bad year for hornets depends on one's perspective.

A fix for 'Living Together in Peace'
At the top of the Fifth Street stairs on Starr Hill, near the corner of Fifth and Kennedy streets, there's a movable 18-foot-tall sculpture of three men, three women and a bear called "Living Together in Peace."

Photo: And now, direct from Radiance of the Seas ...
Elizabeth Parola, left, sings country legend Patsy Cline's signature hit, "Crazy," Monday while Elvie Catulmo dances during lunch at the Oriental Express on Seward Street.

Candidates maneuver for city seats
Only one person declared his candidacy on the first day of filing for the Oct. 4 city election.

Four-day dog trials beat the heat
It was a big weekend for the Capital Kennel Club, and a big coming-out party for Biko - biologist Kim Hastings' 212-year-old border collie.

My Turn: Ferry, road combination out of Juneau is win-win
On Aug. 10 the Alaska Department of Transportation announced that the road out of Juneau would end at the Katzehin River instead of Skagway, and that short shuttle ferries would provide the final connection between Katzehin River, Haines and Skagway.

My turn: State seeks to maximize ridership on fast ferries
Enough has been said about your erroneous fares for ferry travel between Juneau and Haines and Skagway, as reported in the Thursday, Aug. 11 paper.

Bears excel in each facet of the game
The Juneau-Douglas football team's 35-9 season-opening win over visiting Kenai Saturday wasn't just impressive, it proved record-breaking as well.

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
Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau.

Saturday's box score
...of the JDHS football game

This Day in History
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Whittier: From rail yard to tourist destination
It looked like some cartoon concoction, a fantasy fish. Like seaweed with a sea horse's snout.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Corrections touts prison labor
Private companies would employ cheap prison labor and lease production or manufacturing space at three Alaska prisons under a proposal by the state Department of Corrections.

Wildfires making Fairbanks air risky
Smoke from Interior forest fires put Fairbanks air above the hazardous level.

Charter school accents Native culture
Robert Na-o liked what he heard about Fairbanks' new charter school - especially the 10 a.m. starting time that would allow him a few hours more sleep.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Pay makes state commissioners among priciest
Thanks to Gov. Frank Murkowski, Alaska commissioners got a hefty raise, becoming some of the country's priciest state department heads.

Handcuffed fugitive drowns in Nancy Lake
The body of a young Wasilla man who escaped from an Alaska State Trooper patrol car last week was found floating in a lake.

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

Alaska court decision approves joint primaries
The Alaska Supreme Court decided Friday to uphold the right of political parties to conduct joint primaries.

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