Wednesday, September 1, 2004

Split ballot disenfranchises
I am registered as a nonpartisan voter and was angry when I went to vote at the primary election and was told that I had a choice of three ballots.

Whiners blame Republicans
When you choose between the lesser of two evils, you are still choosing evil.

Grandma says vote 'no'
After months of endless meetings and deliberations, the Juneau Assembly and School Board have reaffirmed their original position; a second high school will improve education in the district.

Address assaults on Natives
I find it interesting that nothing was said about the beatings that happened to our local Natives this weekend...

Another Christian view of war
Last week Mr. Cox offered one Christian perspective on the war in Iraq that seemed to offer "eye for an eye" as both a guide to rulers and as justification for the invasion of Iraq.

Another truth about Fahrenheit 9/11
Lisle Hebert is most likely correct when he states that he is no authority on Michael Moore's movie "Fahrenheit 9/11," and suggests if you want to find out the truth on Moore's movie that you go to a Web site that defends and supports the notion that the movie is truthful.

Support your claims about Moore
Many conservatives, perhaps most, don't want to believe the information in the movie "Fahrenheit 9/11" and insist that it is made up of lies.

Road opponents are elitist
For those people who sport the elitist bumper sticker, "If you want more roads, move down south," I would like to know what your retirement plans are.

Jurors contact court after news of crackdown
More than half of the people who didn't show up in court last week as prospective jurors contacted people at the courthouse Monday, a day after a news report of an impending crackdown.

Audit questions conflicts on airport board
The Juneau Assembly reduced potential conflicts of interest on the Juneau International Airport Board when it declined to reappoint a member Monday.

City proposes conditions for mine
Juneau officials hope to place 45 conditions on the proposed Kensington gold mine before granting Coeur Alaska approval to develop the project.

Photo: Fending off erosion
Chuck Flory walks his dog, Milo, on Tuesday along the Airport Dike Trail.

Photo: Channel lights
Lights from the cruise ships, left to right, Zaandam, Radiance of the Seas and Diamond Princess, reflect Monday in the tranquil waters of Gastineau Channel.

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

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

A home of his own
Paralyzed from the neck down, John Hinchman was told he'd have to live in a nursing home for the rest of his life.

Photo: Baiting up
Sean Kveum, left, and Ben Botts bait longline gear Monday aboard the fishing vessel Steadfast in Auke Bay Harbor. The Hoonah fishermen are preparing to fish for black cod in Chatham Strait.

Planning Commission OKs permit for Kensington Mine
The Juneau Planning Commission approved a proposed allowable-use permit for the Kensington gold mine Tuesday night.

Police look into reports of assaults against Natives
Juneau police are investigating several recent reported assaults against Alaska Natives, though they cannot say whether the incidents are related.

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

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

Temporary roofing workers started Skinner building fire
Two men working atop the Skinner building on Front and Seward streets when a fire broke out on Aug. 15 were temporary employees paid in cash, according to a report from Juneau's fire marshal.

Chief: High fire risk calls for sprinklers downtown
Juneau's fire chief said downtown Juneau is at high risk for fire and he will propose that old buildings meet new standards with fire-suppression sprinklers.

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

Yatchmenoff and Demmert to wed
Brandi Jo Yatchmenoff of Petersburg and Joseph F. Demmert of Seattle will be married at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, at the Juneau Christian Center.

Wolf and Kemp marry in Oregon
Sarah Wolf of Roseburg, Ore., and Joe Kemp of Juneau were married May 29, 2004, at the Inn at Ottercrest in Newport, Ore.

Bill and Charlotte Heard to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary
Bill and Charlotte Heard are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004.

Help is available for elderly who drink
Aging is accompanied by losses of many kinds...

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports of the residents of Juneau

Hymer and DeVincent marry in June
Mary Ellen Hymer and James Joseph DeVincent were married June 26, 2004, at the Mendenhall Glacier Pavilion.

Darren Lane Sanders
Former Juneau resident Darren Lane Sanders, 43, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004, in an Asheville, N.C., hospital.

Adeline May Jim
Angoon resident Adeline May Jim, 63, died Aug. 28, 2004, at her home, surrounded by family and friends.

Charlotte Arlene Cameron
Former Juneau resident Charlotte Arlene Cameron, 62, died Aug. 22, 2004, in her sleep in Puyallup, Wash.

Bill M. Patch
Tenakee Springs resident Bill Patch, 65, died Aug. 26, 2004, in Juneau after a cancer-related illness.

Alaska editorial: Don't manage wildlife by urban whim
This editorial appeared in Saturday's Voice of the (Anchorage) Times:

The pizza lady knows too much
Remember when only hippies and Zen Buddhists said things like "All things are connected?"

My Turn: Bureaucrats hinder business
Small businesses are the engines of a free economy. Governor Murkowski promised Alaskans a positive approach to small business.

Alaska editorial: Price swings show danger of relying on oil for budget
This editorial appeared in Saturday's Anchorage Daily News:

My Turn: Fire could have been prevented, stopped
As a licensed professional fire protection engineer with over 20 years experience advising businesses how to prevent fires, and a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), I observed the Skinner building fire on Aug. 15 with more than casual interest.

My Turn: Changes lead to better ferry operation
I want to set the record straight in response to Juneau Empire publisher Bob Hale's "Vantage Point" column in Sunday's newspaper regarding our management of the Alaska Marine Highway System.

Alaska editorial: A welcome call for openness
This editorial appeared in Thursday's Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:

Alaska state football polls
Here are the Anchorage Daily News/Alaska State Coaches Football Polls, as voted on by high school coaches and compiled by the Anchorage Daily News.

JYFL scores
Scores from Saturday's Juneau Youth Football League games.

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.

Alaska's Olympic medalists
A list of Olympic medal winners from Alaska.

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

Anchorage wasps send dozens to emergency room
Wasps are sending more people to emergency rooms in Anchorage this year but bug experts say humans should be grateful that the carnivores prey on so many other pests.

Crewman missing from vessel with troubled history
A crewman is missing from a fishing boat on which the crew mutinied last year, tying up the skipper because they feared for their safety.

Ferries need $20 million to stay afloat
Record high fuel costs combined with increased labor expenses could bankrupt the state ferry system and halt some vessels by 2006 without help from the Legislature, according to ferry system officials.

Northwest Digest
Staff and Wire reports from the northwest

Fairweather stalled for repairs
A malfunction in the state ferry Fairweather's jet propulsion system has prompted ferry system operators to cancel today's trip to Sitka.

Feasibility of N. Slope gas project under study
The Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority is preparing reports on the feasibility of an Alaska liquefied natural gas export project that would market North Slope gas.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Commission continues ethics inquiry on Masek
The Alaska Public Offices Commission will resume deliberations Thursday over accusations that state Rep. Beverly Masek improperly used money from campaign and legislative office accounts for personal expenses.

Political neophyte gears up for race
A woodworking political neophyte who raised just $1,500 campaigning against a 10-year incumbent pulled off last week's biggest Alaska primary election upset.

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