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Monday, August 28, 2006

What's your passion
What's your passion

For the ages
For the ages

Seasoned to taste
to taste

Game on
At some companies, a little healthy competition can create some much-needed enthusiasm and camaraderie among co-workers, not to mention a sense of pride after a victory.

Photo comment shows lack of respect
In response to Lynn Escola's letter to the editor regarding the Kubley's family affair (Aug. 23), I was saddened to read Lynn's hurtful comments regarding "master Kubley," aka Dylan, aka "Hawk."

Letter writer wrong about many Alaskans
The fact that Lynn Escola admits to being a left-wing crazy is commendable ("Empire strikes out with graphic photo," Aug. 23). The fact that she is proud of it, proves she is crazy.

Point of article was to respect nature
In Lynn Escola's letter to the editor in the Aug. 23 Empire states, "Killing animals may be a family affair for the Kubleys, but I'm reasonably certain it is not for their victims."

Gov. Murkowski made three big mistakes
The primary elections proved one thing, that Gov. Frank Murkowski lost big time by not listening to the people and legislators when he should have.

What was the Juneau Empire thinking?
I can't imagine what people at the Empire were thinking when the Kubley photo of the bloody brown bear was published in the paper last Sunday.

Plan to build Juneau road is illogical
The so-called plan for a road out of Juneau has morphed into a mutant caricature without meaning, logic, or form.

Sex-toys article was in poor taste
The First Amendment gives us the right to free speech, and you've shown this boldly today with last week's Hooligan ("Nautical but nice: Hooligan's very own sex-toy story").

Ferry system no longer what it was
I remember riding on the Alaska state ferries when the service and food was often better than in the towns the ferries served.

Pay attention to Middle East oil spill
I am writing to ask my friends and fellow community members to take some time from their busy lives to learn about the devastating oil spill in the eastern Mediterranean.

Hooligan article was disgusting
Your Hooligan article on Juneau's public toilets made little sense and certainly wasn't newsworthy.

Hooligan is a slimy news magazine
I need you to know that if I had a personal subscription to the newspaper, I would most certainly cancel it today.

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

Tentative agreement reached for North Douglas golf course
The first tee time at the proposed 18-hole west Douglas golf course is still years away, but the nonprofit group spearheading the effort has taken a big swing by signing a letter of intent with a pair of developers.

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

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

Conservation group files suit against Canadian gold mine
An alliance of environmental groups has filed a lawsuit to stop the Tulsequah Chief Mine they say would hurt Alaska wild salmon and a Canadian caribou herd.

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

Photo: Selling like hot cakes
Lori Hoover carries a plate of blueberry pancakes to an eager customer Sunday at Eaglecrest.

Photo: Looking for Juneau's finest
Capt. Tom Porter, right, talks with Ron Swanson on Saturday about the positions available at the Juneau Police Department at the Juneau Job Center.

Good Wellness
Nancy Barnes dances with the Yees-Ku-Oo group during the Eagles vs. Ravens Wellness Challenge Grand Finale, held Sunday at the Tlingit and Haida Community Council Building.

Photo: Zip it
Alex Whitehead slides down one of the ziplines Sunday at Alaska Zipline Adventures at Eaglecrest as the rest of the group watches during the Eaglecrest Blueberry Festival.

Harry T. Brensdal
Juneau resident Harry T. Brensdal, 75, died Aug. 22, 2006, in Juneau.

Toe Toon

My turn: Feeling squeezed?
We seem to be a city of people that likes its projects. The hospital gets a renovation. Eaglecrest gets a new chair lift. We're building a brand new high school.

Alaska editorial: Alaska should help villages with training, firefighting equipment
The fire in Hooper Bay earlier this month destroyed the school, teacher housing, 14 private homes, a grocery store, steam baths and sheds. More than 70 people were left homeless, and damage estimates exceed $30 million.

Outside editorial: Reaction to Pluto's demotion
This editorial appeared in the Miami Herald:

Swope should be held accountable
In light of the recent news regarding the Juneau Public Safety Employees Association prevailing on both issues that went before an arbiter this past January, one has to ask who is accountable.

Outsiders: Ray Imel

Out & About
About is a listing of recreational activities.

Surprises lurk for deep sea anglers in Alaska waters
From the seafloor deep below a halibut fishing boat to the water's surface above, there's no telling what mysterious sea creature a halibut hook might grab hold of. From creatures that will fit in the palm of your hand to beasts that rival some of the largest halibut, halibut fishing has plenty of surprises to offer.

Silver lining can be found in pink salmon with a little effort
Now is the time of year when enterprising fishermen turn their attention from the dwindling red run to silvers.

Coho encore closes salmon season show
Let's say you're sportfishing for coho in late August at your favorite drag.

Try this before pitching pinks
With five children to feed, Ron Calliou of Kenai doesn't shy away from serving humpy. Following is a recipe he said will make just about any fish delicious.

Photo: Big fish, little man, proud papa

Eaglecrest Road Race results
Sunday, Eaglecrest Road

Juneau wins its first-ever tourney
History was made Saturday at the Alyeska Invitational Tennis Tournament in Fairbanks.

Juneau-Douglas girls pick up where they left off in Sitka
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls swimming and diving team rolled to a pair of season-opening victories in Sitka over the weekend.

Crimson Bears' JV top the Patriots in their season-opening game
After two cancellations, the Juneau-Douglas High School junior varsity team finally took to the field Friday at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Sitka Swimming and Diving Invitational results

Paul's running adventure
The saying goes that even a journey of 1,000 miles must begin with a single step.

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.

Special teams shine as JDHS runs to 3-0
Punting, special teams and field position are definitely not the most exciting words associated with football.

Crimson Bears open season with strong showing in Ketchikan
Juneau-Douglas High School girls cross country freshman phenom Leah Francis said she was nervous before her first official race Saturday at Ketchikan.

Photo: Race to the finish
Jacob Caggiano, right, and Nicholas Wright sprint to the finish line of the one-mile Eaglecrest Road Race on Saturday to kick off the Blueberry Festival.

Crimson Bears ace season's 1st major test
If Friday's football game against North Pole was Juneau-Douglas High School's first major test, the Crimson Bears aced the exam.

JDHS boys, girls win in Ketchikan
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls cross country teams won their regular-season debuts on Saturday at the Ketchikan Invitational.

Friday's JDHS box with stats
Juneau-Douglas 41, North Pole 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.

Correction

JDHS football box score

Northwest Digest
The nonprofit company that owns and operates Anchorage's public tele-vision and radio stations, as well as the Alaska Public Radio Network, is cutting 20 percent of its work force.

Police: Election day gunfight over woman
The election-day shooting outside Gov. Frank Murkowski's Anchorage campaign office was triggered by a dispute over a woman, according to police.

Palin, GOP work to resolve tension
Three Sarah Palin campaign signs are hanging in the window of the Alaska Republican Party office in Anchorage.

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

Port authority renews pitch for an all-Alaska gasline
The Gasline Port Authority is renewing its pitch for an all-Alaska gasline while at the same time urging lawmakers to stop work on Gov. Frank Murkowski's natural gas pipeline proposal.

Alaska Digest
Two men in their early 20s were arrested and charged with fourth-degree assault Tuesday after jumping out of a black van and beating up two boys on Basin Road.

Photos: Remembering a hero
Cynthia Jones, one of the late Douglas T. Wahto's grandchildren, shares a happy story about her grandfather Saturday during a memorial service at the Douglas Community Methodist Church.

Anchorage, Seattle mayors look to build ties
Plans for two historic celebrations in 2009, honoring the centennial of the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition, and Alaska's 50th year of statehood, are gathering steam in Anchorage and Seattle.

Guitar makers discuss tree use, conservation
Bob Taylor, president and founder of Taylor Guitars, admits his company doesn't need 250-year-old Sitka spruce to make perfectly fine sounding guitars.

Lawmakers seek money behind tax attack ad
A proposed tax on natural gas reserves has come under attack in a television advertisement and two legislators say they are determined to find out who is paying for the ads.

Two races are still too close to call
Two races in Tuesday's primary election still have no winners because they are too close to call.

Iditarod next challenge for Iowa wrestler
Former Shenandoah resident Matt Anderson is mushing full speed ahead to the 2007 Iditarod.

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

Listing ship is finally set upright
The Cougar Ace - the huge car carrier that developed a bad list south of the Aleutian Islands - is finally upright and headed to Oregon in coming days.

Defense secretary praises soldier on extra duty in Iraq
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Saturday praised the work of an Army brigade whose one-year tour in Iraq was extended just as they prepared to return home, and said he saw no reason for the soldiers or their families to be angry at him.

Body may be man on the run
A body found by tourists rafting the Yukon River may belong to a man who was on the run with his underage girlfriend, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Hiring freeze lifted
Gov. Frank Murkowski lifted a state hiring freeze Friday, 19 days after imposing it in the wake of BP's shutdown of the Prudhoe Bay oil field.

Photo: Show me those pearly whites
Liz Scott, a dental hygienist with SEARHC Dental, shows 4-year-old Kayla Kohlhase how to brush using a large teeth model and an extra large toothbrush Saturday at the Children's Health Fair, held at the Nugget Mall.

Palin addresses Juneau jitters on capital move
Republican gubernatorial candidate Sarah Palin says if elected, she will leave any proposals of moving the Alaska Legislature to lawmakers.

Alaska looks to head testing of unmanned aircraft systems
A small unmanned aircraft buzzes north from Anchorage to drop weather monitors over the Arctic Ocean. On the way, it photographs the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, directs Alaska State Troopers to boaters lost on the Yukon River, and sends images of a North Slope caribou herd to researchers.

Stolen ashes returned
Two months after a burglar stole their daughter's ashes, someone placed the urn in its red velvet bag on the steps of a church several miles from Leo and Fredi Brown's home.

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