Thursday, September 1, 2005

Bayview no different than Bonnie Brae
In response to the letters concerning the Bayview subdivision sewer, I do not agree with their opinions, simply for the fact that it is not the taxpayer's fault that their sewage is not in compliance.

Past the attacks and sleight of hand
Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Southeast Region Director Malcolm Menzies' mean-spirited attack on Alaska Transportation Priorities Project coordinator Emily Ferry should be recognized for what it is: an act of desperation by a deeply conflicted government employee who knows his road dreams are in deep trouble.

Where was the national media?
The Kelo versus New London Supreme Court case made some minor headlines for about three days this past June.

A matter of being fair to seniors
Every time I read something about the university and its proposal to eliminate the tuition waiver program for seniors, it makes my blood boil.

Connection to R&M in letter was wrong
I would like to make a correction to my recent letter to the editor. I mistakenly connected Mr. Menzies and the Juneau road debate to R&M Engineering.

Two sides of the new Alaska quarter
I would like to offer two possible ideas for the new quarter-coin honoring our state of Alaska.

Good luck in the vigil, Cindy Sheehan
Cindy Sheehan continues her vigil outside of Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas, as Dubya calmly sails past Ronald Reagan's record of most time spent on vacation of any American president.

Take action before another life is lost
Over the last five years, there have been at least three pedestrian deaths that have happened in crosswalks.

Photo: A taste of fall
Kelsey Dill, left, and Casey Germain walk under a canopy of autumn leaves on Marshall seedless ash trees in Marine Park.

One killed, 2 hospitalized in car accident
One person was killed and two others were taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital after a head-on collision early Wednesday evening on Brotherhood Bridge on Glacier Highway.

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

Coast Guard suspends search for fisherman
The U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday afternoon suspended its search for a longtime Juneau gillnetter whose boat was found running in reverse on a muddy beach in Slocum Inlet, 18 miles south of town.

JDHS grad says storm reminds him of priorities
From a Houston hotel room, where he said his baby was smiling and his dog was wagging its tail, Jason Bigelow said it's easy to forget the water inside his New Orleans house may be 7 feet deep.

Two candidates for Juneau Assembly seats decide to drop out of the race
Two Juneau Assembly candidates withdrew Tuesday from the Oct. 4 election.

Development consultant: Less parking could be more
It sounds like a paradox.

Judy George remembered
More then 500 people crowded Juneau's downtown Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall on Wednesday, lining the walls and spilling out the doors to remember a woman praised as a Native leader who will continue to inspire.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

New alternative school location brightens outlooks
Yaakoosge Daakahidi Principal Laury Scandling hopes the alternative high school's new space will help convince students that an education is worth a million dollars.

Getting the feel for the Southeast
Students coming to Juneau from all over the nation are converging on the University of Alaska Southeast this week to get a feel for the state.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

Living on Rhine time
Last October, an Anchorage travel center advertised a Permanent Fund Dividend deal - two round-trip tickets from Juneau to one of 36 cities in Europe for $550 per person.

Photo: Mario eats Juneau
Ken Hill of Taku Store recently met celebrity chef Mario Batali, right.

Lindsay and Weimer wed
Former Juneau residents Pastor Greg Lindsay and Lisa Weimer were married July 24 in a private ceremony at the home of Brad and Dixie Siegel.

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

Photo: Fall colors
Devil's club shows off its fall colors by a waterfall next to North Douglas Highway.

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

Jones and McBride to marry
Former Juneau residents Sarah C. Jones and JD McBride will be married at 1 p.m., Sept. 24, 2005, at the Penrose House on Fort Carson Army Base in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Judith Ann George Duksa.aat' Tlaa
Juneau resident Judith Ann George died Aug. 28, 2005, at her residence with her husband Cyril, family members, and friends by her side.

Helen Florence Gowdy
Helen Florence Gowdy, 86, died peacefully in her home on Aug. 25, 2005.

John L. Craft
Former Juneau resident John L. Craft died July 28, 2005, at home in Paris, Tex.

Jim Cargill
Former Juneau resident Jim Cargill died Aug. 23, 2005, in Chowchilla, Calif.

My Turn: Student privacy rights top military recruitment needs
The recent mailing from our school superintendent included information and forms regarding family and privacy rights.

My Turn: How do the Juneau road alternatives stack up?
In his Aug. 29th opinion piece, Southeast Region Transportation Director Malcolm Menzies displays an oversimplified, dismissive view of those citizens who are not "pro-road" with regard to the Juneau Access project.

Kyle O'Brien breaks swimming record
Juneau-Douglas High School swimmer Kyle O'Brien isn't just about swimming as hard as he can. He likes to break records along the way.

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.

Juneau Youth Football League roundup: Huskies edge Sitka 6-0 to open the JYFL season
The Huskies nipped Sitka 6-0 on Saturday, as the Juneau Youth Football League opened the season in the junior division.

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.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

University officials rethinking plan to cancel tuition break for the elderly
A flurry of letters and phone calls has prompted University of Alaska officials to rethink a proposal that would do away with a tuition break for the state's oldest residents.

National Park Service investigates orca death
The National Park Service is investigating the death of a juvenile female killer whale discovered on a beach in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve on Friday.

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

Officials want to halt handouts to beggars
The mayor, businesspeople and social service workers in Anchorage are asking people to stop giving money to street beggars and instead give to agencies that assist needy people.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Ship's stink airs Juneau's garbage-handling deficiency
A Russian billionaire's 350-plus-foot luxury yacht got a bit smelly on its final trip to Southeast Alaska this summer.

SeniorCare to pay for drug costs through summer 2007
While Alaska seniors anticipate a new Medicare drug plan starting next year, a state program will continue through summer 2007 to provide additional relief.

'The People's Temple':
When "The People's Temple" opened at the Berkeley Repertory Theater this spring, director Leigh Fondakowski and company had the unenviable task of sorting through a period of history that was still very fresh to the people of the Bay Area.

First Friday: Blue Clay stands alone
Blue Clay Studio, a family-run cooperative near Sandy Beach, has shared three shows at the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council with photography and textile artists.

Cinema Guide
what's playing on the silver screen

briefly
news of local arts

From street to stage
For many years, bass player Milo Matthews didn't play the music of the streets.

what's happening
News of local entertainment events

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