Friday, September 3, 2004

Era Aviation may be sold by parent company
Era Aviation's parent company is deciding whether to sell the air carrier, Rowan Companies Inc. officials said.

Dog committee's real agenda
The Dog Task Force has recommended banning dogs on many of our trails; and a closer look at their recommendations reveals that, basically, all new and proposed trails are closed to dogs.

Karmic justice for Moore
While Mr. Hebert and I have had many conversations about various political items, one of the things I have not yet discussed is the latest in liberal propaganda, "Fahrenheit 9/11."

Logging with a smaller footprint
Lew Williams' opinion piece and other letters about how good things are on the Tongass National Forest really got me thinking.

Get a wife
Why doesn't Gov. Murkowski apply for a piece of the federal grant to promote marriage to fund his personal plane?

Misguided racial comments
First of all, I wish to thank the Juneau Empire for the thoughtful coverage given to the series of Native Education forums over the last three months.

More airport foolishness
I just read the article, "Defending our skies against the elderly," by Diane Dimond in the Aug. 30 Newsweek magazine.

Board not in conflict
Responding to the Juneau Assembly reappointment actions of the Juneau International Airport Board, it appears that the concern for addressing possible conflicts of interest has the potential for eliminating some very qualified and motivated people.

A dumb morass
It is difficult to understand how anyone in good conscience can support this gang of losers that has brought the scourge of a costly, ill-planned and bloody "pre-emptive" aggression upon the heads of all Americans and unfortunate others who have found themselves in Iraq.

Road is a bad idea
To Mary (Lihou, Empire letter, Sept. 1) and the other pro-roaders, get real.

Conflicting ferry messages
On page A4 of the Juneau Empire for Sept. 1, Transportation Commissioner Mike Barton asserts, "to suggest that we would allow our vessels to run down to the point that they would not pass Coast Guard certification is simply irresponsible."

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

EPA: Debris created risk of asbestos exposure
Crumbling asbestos fibers from debris piled at Front and Seward streets have posed a health hazard downtown and elsewhere in Juneau since the 108-year-old building at the corner was torn down last weekend.

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

EPA may finish its investigation into rubble today
The Environmental Protection Agency could determine today whether asbestos in the demolition rubble at Front and Seward streets will require special handling, a spokesman for the federal agency said.

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

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

Davis withdraws from Assembly race; Dybdahl unopposed
Short-time Juneau Assembly candidate Sybil Davis has withdrawn from the race, leaving Planning Commissioner Johan Dybdahl to run unopposed for the at-large seat in the Oct. 5 election.

JDHS's Smith a finalist for Teacher of the Year
"Slope! I love it!" Jonathan Smith cries out when one of his biology students suggests the terrain's slope should be part of an environmental study for a hypothetical miniature golf course above the Gold Creek flume.

Beloved doctor to thousands closes clinic after 43 years
Dr. Henry Akiyama, who championed heart care in Juneau for years and amassed a patient list of thousands, will retire Oct. 15.

Warm summer creates stench
Unlike most Juneau residents who embrace sunny days, Bobbe Palmer and her neighbors have mixed feelings.

Putting the 'sandy' in Sandy Beach
Sandy Beach is sandier, thanks to John Duncan.

Ketchikan becoming marine center
The ferry office is moving to Ketchikan.

Neighbors Digest
ANB committee extends its application deadline

FYI
Statistics of Juneau

Warwick and Morgan marry
Sydney Warwick and Yuri Morgan were married on June 12, 2004, in Fairbanks.

Hamner and Brooks wed
Jessica Hamner of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and Lt. j.g. Stephen Brooks of Juneau were married January 3, 2004, in Coronado, Calif.

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

Spartz and Linklater marry
Gina Spartz and Tom Linklater of Juneau were married Aug. 12, 2004, in a small ceremony at the home of the groom's sister and brother-in-law in Montgomery, Ohio.

Robert H. Howe Sr.
Former Juneau resident Robert "Bob" H. Howe Sr., 74, died Aug. 18, 2004, at his home in Surprise, Ariz.

William B. Davis
Hoonah resident William B. Davis Jr., 81, died Sept. 1, 2004, at his home in Hoonah.

Mereritt G. Monagle
Former Juneau resident Mereritt G. Monagle, 78, died Aug. 17, 2004, at his home in Prescott, Ariz.

Faith-based billions can't buy you love
The Department of God and Jesus - also known as the U.S. Administration for Children & Families - is pushing government-issue brides.

Firefighters worked hearts out
I read Mr. Anderson's My Turn in the Sept. 1 edition of the Juneau Empire regarding the operation of my fire department on the Skinner building fire with great interest and I would like to comment upon his allegations.

A little older, a lot smarter
In age, they're a year older. In experience, they've grown far more.

Sports Briefs
Staff and Wire reports of Juneau athletes.

Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network football poll
Here is the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network's high school football poll, as voted on by statewide radio broadcasters and other media.

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 high school football standings
Through games of Aug. 28

Annual cancer awareness runs get a new course
A problem with permits means there will be a new course for Saturday's "Beat the Odds" Women's Race Against Breast Cancer and the Prostate Cancer Run/Walk.

Bears try to shake off rout
The Juneau-Douglas High School football team didn't have long to lick its wounds following last Friday's loss to No. 1 West Anchorage.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

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

Weyhrauch: Fire director for ferry system troubles
A Juneau lawmaker called for the firing of the state ferry system director in response to the Tuesday announcement that the state will need $20 million or more to keep the system running this year.

Photo: The great pumpkin appears
J.D. Megchelsen of Nikiski, seen between the chains, grew a 707-pound pumpkin, which is was weighed Wednesday at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer.

Alaska delegates cheer on fellow Republicans in New York
Karoline Beckeris was all smiles this week as she sat only a few yards away from her political heroes.

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

Homeland Security rejects Murkowski jet
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has rejected a request by Alaska officials to purchase a jet with federal homeland security funds, saying the state failed to meet the required parameters.

Rep. Heinze investigated by FBI for ethics claim
The FBI is investigating a complaint that state Rep. Cheryll Heinze solicited jobs from companies affected by legislation she supported.

Northwest Digest
Staff and Wire reports from the Northwest.

Engine needs to be replaced on state's new ferry Fairweather
One of four engines on the new fast ferry Fairweather has broken down due to faulty construction and must be replaced, according to the state ferry system.

Alaska awarded $500,000 grant to promote marriage
The state of Alaska is urging community and religious groups to apply for federal grants promoting marriage.

Lawsuit filed against Gov. Murkowski for rejecting nominees to Superior Court
A lawsuit filed Thursday claims Gov. Frank Murkowski violated the state constitution last month when he rejected all three nominees to fill an Anchorage Superior Court vacancy.

Group: Deny communion to senator for her views
An anti-abortion group has included U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski in a list of pro-abortion Catholic politicians and is calling on the church to withhold Holy Communion from her and the others on the "deadly dozen" list.

Part-time professors keep community classes going
It didn't look like a room full of college instructors.

Myths: An early form of science
No one can say precisely when the stories contained in "Metamorphoses" were first written. The Roman poet Ovid compiled them around 3 B.C., at which point they were already well-shrouded in oral folklore.

what's happening
Entertainment events in Juneau.

'Over the Rainbow'
An interactive version of the "Wizard of Oz" that's screening in Juneau this weekend comes highly recommended by munchkins.

First Friday: Quilts, Tongass, marabou coho and Cajun picture boxes
Four years ago, Petersburg artist Susan Christensen was content as a painter. She worked on large canvases, and occasionally glued pieces of clothing into her work or added stitching in the middle of a piece.

movies where & when
Movie locations and showtimes.

'METAMORPHOSES'
Midas - King Midas is a wealthy man, but bored. When Bacchus offers him one wish, he asks that whatever he touch turn into gold. He delights in his power, until his daughter leaps into his arms.

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