Sunday, August 28, 2005

Support Glory Hole
I've lived in Sitka most of my life and wish we had a place like the Glory Hole to share with the less fortunate neighbors we have.

For freedom, not oil
Whatever you do, don't compare Iraq to past dictatorships and monarchies of countries that have completely turned around.

Asbestos isn't safe
I read your recent news article in which Rorie Watt of the city of Juneau asserted that there was no problem with asbestos from Stabler's Quarry.

Outside lies
With regard to your policy of reprinting "Outside" editorials, I have to ask if anyone on your staff reads these editorials with any concern for the accuracy of the information some of them pretend to offer.

Photo: Muscular-dystrophy fighter
Capital Fire and Rescue firefighter Charlie Blattner works to drum up some cash Saturday at the Mendenhall Mall. Money raised will go to help children with muscular dystrophy.

Students move into UAS dorms
Rekann Keppinger arrived in Juneau for the first time on Saturday morning to embark on a new chapter in life.

Purse seiners see cause for some optimism
Southeast Alaska's purse seine fishery may hit a significant turning point in 2005. A vote expected late this year by the 400-plus permit holders in the fleet could shrink the size of the already reduced fleet to as low as 180 boats.

AroundTown
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

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

Enrollment is higher than expected for Juneau schools
Enrollment in Juneau schools this year is slightly higher than originally projected, which administrators say indicates financial stability.

Outdoors Digest
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has closed the mountain goat bow hunt in area RG014 of Unit 1C, south and east of Little Sheep Creek.

Fish and Game says coho catch rate is better than average
The catch rates for cohos are slightly above average in saltwater for this time of year, according to Alaska Department of Fish and Game surveys.

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

Elvish Delight
The fun of mushroom hunting is far more than finding the edible fungi. "The greatest thing about mushroom hunting is the vast diversity of mushrooms you start to see," said Dave Gregovich, a fisheries biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

JDHS girls win on Friday while boys fall to Sitka
Juneau-Douglas High School junior swimmer Julie DiCostanzo took second in the 100-yard backstroke Saturday and won two races on Friday as the Crimson Bears opened the swimming and diving season in Sitka.

Photo: Bump, set, spike
Juneau-Douglas' Anne Wilcock knocks the ball over the net against Metlakatla's Candice Dundas during their Saturday match at the JDHS preseason jamboree.

JDHS beats North Pole to stay undefeated
The prep football team from Juneau-Douglas High School played its first Railbelt Conference road game Saturday evening at Patriot Pride Field in North Pole, and the Crimson Bears made it one to remember.

Sitka Invitational Cross Country 5K Race results
Saturday at Totem Historical National Park in Sitka

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.

Krehlik leads the way for Bears
Juneau-Douglas High School sophomore Katie Krehlik opened the cross country season with a powerful performance Saturday at the Sitka Invitational.

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

3 soldiers indicted in fatal shooting
Three soldiers based at Fort Wainwright have been indicted on charges of second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of a 25-year-old Fairbanks man.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Skagway cabin a treasure trove of old newspapers
William Moore saw the Klondike Gold Rush coming years before the first nugget was plucked from Bonanza Creek.

Harness supplier caves in to box stores
A longtime, mom-and-pop store in Anchorage is shutting down.

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