Thursday, August 19, 2004

Coeur a gamble
In Tuesday's Juneau Empire (Aug. 17), the business page reported that Coeur d'Alene Mines Corp.'s stock is down over 40 percent for the year to date.

Scared into action
After reading the letter of Mr. Cox in the Sunday paper, I took action.

Consider candidates' prescription drug stance
Alaskans pay more for their prescriptions and health care than residents of most other states and these high costs hurt our senior population even more.

Unite, landless shareholders
I'm targeting this letter to all landless Sealaska shareholders, and encouraging them to exercise their political leverage as a voting bloc with the five landless communities.

Skagway road bias
Dan Joling's article on "Murkowski seeks road to Skagway" is inaccurate, poorly researched and biased against the road.

Changing America's face
Kudos to Elva Bontrager for her Aug. 17 letter to the editor.

Another view of free speech
I couldn't help myself. I shared Kevin Landry's letter to the editor with some out-of-state friends.

Act quickly to halt recruiters
As the new school year rapidly approaches, mailboxes are flooded with information about registration for school, classes, extracurricular activities, health-records requirements, bus routes, and the many other matters that students must address as they start the school year.

City responds to port criticism
To correct two inaccuracies, I write in response to Bob Tkacz's My Turn of Aug. 17, 2004.

Preposterous smallpox argument
Monday's letter to the editor correlating the use of smallpox-laden blankets in 1763 to modern weapons of mass destruction is absurd.

An anti-Bush frenzy
Anyone reading the letters-to-the-editor in the Juneau Empire cannot help but notice the outpouring of venom towards President Bush.

Freedom of speech for some
I read with disgust Kevin Landry's letter asking those who don't agree with Bush to keep their opinion to themselves.

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

Judge may toss alleged confession
Comments about the alleged stabbing made to police by the man accused of robbing and slashing cab driver Eric Drake in January may not be used against him.

Invasion of the carpenter ants
A relatively invisible group of residents is sneaking into people's homes in Juneau, and the squatters are here to stay.

Becker, Peters OK'd for School Board ballot
Mary Becker, the incumbent Juneau School Board president, and credit union executive Bill Peters have been certified as candidates for the School Board.

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

Museums offer tips for fire-damaged art
Since a fire consumed the Skinner building on Sunday afternoon, Ellen Carrlee has been worried about the artwork displayed on the building's second floor.

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

Cleanup aims to save part of building
The owner of the burned building at Front and Seward streets watched contractor Dave Hanna working a 90,000-pound excavator to scrape off the charred remains of the second floor Tuesday afternoon.

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

Photo: Leaf with your lemonade?
Carissa Anderson, 8, left, and Sara Wood, 6, set out bead encrusted leaves that they decorated to sell for $1 in addition to lemonade Tuesday afternoon on Gee Street.

Destructive fire seemed no threat
Before it spread to consume much of a historic building at Front and Seward streets, a small fire on a canopy roof Sunday didn't seem like a big deal, witnesses said.

Fire puts off family's hopes
Dragon Inn restaurant owner Peter Lan was planning to open a new second dining room this weekend which would have offered barbecued meats and bubble tea.

Napping kid is kidnapped
Douglas resident John DelGado was interviewing someone for a job at the Tacoma, Wash., pizza take-out he co-owns, when the applicant ran out of the interview to chase down a thief who stole his car - with his child in it.

Judge grants new trial in youth's beating death
A Superior Court judge has granted a new trial for a man convicted in 1999 of participating in a teenager's fatal beating.

Harkins and Wilson marry
Angela Wilson of Juneau and Matt Harkins of Seattle were married July 17, 2004, at Lord Hill Farms in Snohomish, Wash.

Photo: JV football team delivers
Car seat delivery: The Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bear junior varsity football team poses with children's car seats that the team delivered to the Ketchikan Public Health Center while traveling to last week's football contest.

Student Recognition
Outstanding actions of former Juneau students.

Walsh and Stickel to marry
Hanna Marie Walsh of Juneau and Daniel Richard Stickel of Juneau will be married at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

Moose Awards
Coworker of the month and coworker of the year, from the Women of the Moose.

Wallace and Early marry
Marti Early of Juneau and George Wallace of Juneau were married at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, at Mendenhall Lake in Juneau.

Thank You
Messages of thanks to the community, from the community.

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports of the residents of Juneau

Connie J. (Kossman) Thompson
Former Juneau resident Connie J. (Kossman) Thompson, 50, died June 29, 2004, in Atlanta, Ga., following a two-year battle with cancer.

Alaska editorial: Overturning 'Roadless rule' is logical step
This editorial appeared in Saturday's (Anchorage) Voice of the Times:

My Turn: Things beyond explanation
The older I get, the less I seem to know.

My Turn: Manhandling at the airport
On Aug. 12, I escorted my husband, Fern, home from Swedish Medical Center where he had undergone shoulder joint replacement surgery only 23 hours before.

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.

U.S. crews advance to semifinals
Oh, those brainy MIT guys. It just figures that a creative frat house party contest would launch an Olympic rowing career.

Ketchikan wins first game in football program's six-year history
Fans and players along the Ketchikan High School football sideline did something Friday night they haven't done for a long time.

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.

U.S. men get back on track
Tim Duncan had fouled out, Allen Iverson was playing with a broken thumb, and Greece had just passed the ball inside with a chance to pull within two points with 18 seconds left.

ALASKA STATE FOOTBALL POLL
Here is the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network's high school football poll, as voted on by statewide radio broadcasters and other media. The poll lists each team with records through games of Aug. 14 and previous rank in the preseason poll.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Mountain lion sighted in Southeast
A mountain lion has been spotted on Revillagigedo Island, startling deer hunters in the Tongass National Forest.

Four Dems vie for Kookesh's seat
Four Democrats are running for the District 5 House seat being vacated by Angoon Democrat Albert Kookesh, who is leaving his post to run for the state Senate.

Alaska researchers probe rare sea duck's disappearance
Researchers at the Alaska Sealife Center are poking into the private lives of Steller's eiders - a rare sea duck that is disappearing from its nesting grounds in Alaska.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Tlingit-Haida receives $50,000 federal grant
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded a $50,000 grant to the Tlingit-Haida Central Council to start a Native youth delinquency prevention program.

Palmer man grows record cantaloupe
A Palmer man has done the impossible in any other Alaska summer: growing a record-breaking cantaloupe, a fruit that craves heat and founders in rain.

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

New study examines effects of ship waste
Environmental scientists have begun a groundbreaking study on the effects of cruise ship waste and other contaminants in Southeast waters this month.

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

movies where & when
"The Manchurian Candidate," (R) last shows on Thursday, Aug. 19, at 1:50, 7:20 and 10 p.m. at 20th Century Twin.

Shock Art!
In Dallas and then Tacoma, north Douglas residents Bryan and Lydia Harris had their own art gallery - the type of place that embraced "the suits" during the day and a hodgepodge of goths, punks and drifters at all hours of the night.

Graceland Girls put together complete set for Silverbow show
J. Althea and The Graceland Girls formed in April with the purpose of playing three songs - all Elvis - at the 25th Annual Alaska Folk Festival.

briefly
News of local arts

what's happening
Entertainment events in Juneau.

Beyond the dollhouse
Juneau-born artist Mary Ellen Frank began making wooden portrait dolls after taking a workshop with Inupiat teacher Dolly Spencer in March 1988. She completed her first doll in 1989 and sold her first the following year.

The Swamp by Toe
Comic by local artist Toe

Is objectivity a myth?
At their headquarters in Doha, Qatar, the television network that Iraqi prime minister Ayad Allawai recently criticized for "inciting hatred and problems and racial tensions," looks like any media outlet in the world.

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