Monday, September 4, 2006

Article was OK, just keep it from youth
I can see, in a society where sex is such a hidden topic, the reaction from Juneau readers over the Hooligan sex-toys article.

The minds of people who kill for sport
I have to say that I agree with Lynn Escola (Aug. 23) and Joel Bennett (Aug. 27) about the photo in the Aug. 20 edition of the Empire. It was in bad taste and shows a lack of respect for living things. But then again, it lets us peer into the minds of people who kill for sport and, even worse, the minds of those who defend them.

Don't trust Palin on capital move issue
In response to the Aug. 27 headline, "Palin addresses Juneau jitters on capital move," I would like to voice an opinion.

Outraged about anti-semetic graffiti
I am writing in response to the article, "Graffiti outrages Jewish community," dated Aug. 30.

Murkowski hasn't received the message
In wasting state monies for another expensive legislative special session, it seems obvious the governor hasn't received the message Alaska Republican voters sent him on Aug. 22.

What do you think about what I heard?
In the presentation "What I Heard about Iraq," sponsored by Veterans for Peace, I found something very disturbing. I asked the speaker from the presentation to write down her speech for me. After carrying it in my purse for several months and reading it numerous times, I am still undone by it.

Black Hawk pilots return from Iraq
Even the rain was a welcome sight for Alaska Army National Guard soldiers returning to Juneau this weekend after serving a year in Iraq, they said.

Landslide cuts power to Greens Creek Mine
Heavy rains led to a minor landslide on Admiralty Island that temporarily cut off power to Greens Creek Mine on Friday.

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

Photo: Floating garden
Charlie Whipple tends to Nasturtiums on Saturday that he planted and brought aboard the state ferry MV Kennecott.

Photo: Beating the odds
About 500 people either ran a 5K course or walked two miles Saturday morning during the 15th annual Beat the Odds women's race against breast cancer at Riverbend Elementary School.

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

Photo: Swing your partner
Doug Sanvik and Karen Carrillo work on the steps to the East Coast Swing on Saturday at Centennial Hall.

Photo: Sunday sun day
Theo, right, Wea, front, and Marcelin Bigelow enjoy the nice weather Sunday as they jump on their trampoline.

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

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

Susan Cherry
Longtime Juneau resident Susan Cherry, 65, died Aug. 22, 2006, following a brief battle with cancer.

Doreene Cleveland
Juneau resident Doreene Diane Cleveland, 69, died Aug. 27, 2006, at home.

Susan Cherry
Longtime Juneau resident Susan Cherry, 65, died Aug. 22, 2006, following a brief battle with cancer.

Alaska editorial: Measure 1 means voters tired of politics as usual
There's no better indicator that voters are tired, really tired, of politics as usual than the results of last week's Ballot Measure 1.

Should Ketchikan rejoin Alaska?
Maybe we should secede," was a comment at the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce meeting the Wednesday after the Aug. 22 primary election. The comment was in jest. Seceding had been tried and failed.

My turn: 'Let no soldier cry from the battlefield'
In response to the My Turn by Kevin C. Nye's My Turn of Aug. 14, "Let no soldier cry from the battlefield that he was not properly trained."

Alaska editorial: The best road is always the high road in politics
The primary election was both an end and a beginning.

Toe Toon

Cottonwoods color Southeast forests in vivid shades
I think my favorite tree around here is the black cottonwood, perhaps in part because we live surrounded by the somber greens of spruce and hemlock and I miss the interesting variety of deciduous trees typical of my native Midwest.

Salmon roe can be a delicacy if prepared right
I was horrified when I pulled into my driveway one day this spring and discovered two large skeins of king eggs curing in the sun, contaminated with a vile slew of painfully bright-pink chemicals with which my roommate had treated them.

Putting the lid on SALMON jarring
When a household has an abundance of salmon, preserving one of Alaska's finest offerings should not be left solely to the freezer, said Juneau residents Shirley Campbell and Celina Tandy.

Outsiders: John Unzicker
Outsiders is a weekly profile in the Outdoors section.

Hundreds of dead birds wash up on Unalaska Island
Hundreds of dead sea birds washed ashore on Unalaska Island over a two-day span and scientists are trying to figure out why.

Out & About
Today: Juneau Cup, round seven. Sponsored by the Juneau Yacht Club. Details: Jim, 723-9003.

Photos: A look at the catch by Juneau-area anglers
Monster haul: Rick Aberle, of Minneapolis, Minn., caught this halibut on July 29 in Lynn Canal while fishing with Ben Ng aboard his boat, the Relentless.

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.

Momentum swings trip up the Bears
The Juneau-Douglas High School football team team finds itself in an unwelcome and unfamiliar position.

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.

Well-prepared Moose upend Crimson Bears
Juneau-Douglas High School took to Fred Machetanz Field on Friday against the Palmer Moose as the defending large-school state football champions and the state's top-ranked team in the Alaska Sports Broadcasters Network poll.

JDHS drops its first game this season
The Juneau-Douglas High School junior varsity football team fell to 1-1 on Friday after losing 16-14 to host Palmer's JV.

Sitka Cross Country invitational results

JDHS boys and girls cross country teams both win in Sitka
Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls cross country teams enjoyed another victorious weekend with wins in Sitka on Saturday.

Friday's JDHS box score

Capital City Soccer League champions

Capital City Soccer League - Final Standings

JDHS, Kayhi split series
If this weekend serves as an accurate preview of things to come, expect a thrilling volleyball season in the Southeast Conference.

State's political past not free of corruption
The Federal Bureau of Investigation raid of the Capitol is not the only time Alaska lawmakers have been scrutinized for political influences.

Northwest Digest
Black bears have arrived earlier than usual in the town of Craig, digging in the dumpsters for food because of low salmon returns and a shortage of berries, officials said.

Alaska entrepreneur hopes to turn glacial mud into gold
Lauren Padawer's inspiration for a beauty product made of glacial mud struck during a grungy rafting trip down the Copper River.

Northwest Digest
Iraqi humanitarian relief worker Rana Al-Aiouby will speak on the civilian and security situation in Iraq at 7 p.m. Friday at the University of Alaska Southeast Egan Lecture Hall.

Iditarod champion remembered
Grizzled dog mushers, politicians, a computer mogul and a Hollywood filmmaker were among the crowd of hundreds that gathered in the heart of Interior Alaska on Saturday to remember the woman some say helped define the modern Iditarod.

Hundreds of dead birds wash up on Unalaska shoreline
Hundreds of dead sea birds washed ashore on Unalaska Island over a two-day span and scientists were trying to figure out why.

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

Stevens Village council launches bison project
Stevens Village residents have introduced a small bison herd to tribal land 200 miles southeast of the Yukon River community.

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

State's oldest lawmaker faces toughest race
Rep. Carl Moses was first elected to the state House in 1964 and hasn't lost a race in 11 tries.

Raids dim chances for special session
Lawmakers haven't shown enough willingness to consider Gov. Frank Murkowski's natural gas pipeline contract to merit another special session, House Speaker John Harris said Friday.

Officials look back to killed oil legislation
BP's partial shutdown last month of the Prudhoe Bay oil field has dredged up memories of a request five years ago by then-Gov. Tony Knowles for $5 million to strengthen oversight of Alaska's aging oil facilities and streamline new oil and gas exploration.

11-year-old claims cabbage crown
Had it been a contest of looks, some cabbage other than "Bruce" might have won the Giant Cabbage Weigh-Off on Friday night at the Alaska State Fair.

Sprinter can beat feet or beat you with his feet
Moments before he was to climb into the octagon for his Alaska Fighting Championship bout, Michael Madrid was a pillar of steady concentration.

Club goes from joke to Federal warrants
The Corrupt Bastards Club started as a barroom joke last spring among Alaska legislators whose names were linked to large campaign contributions from oil field services company VECO Corp.

Anchorage has third highest median income of large cities
Alaska's largest city has the third highest median household income of American cities with more than 250,000 residents, according to a recent report by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Siberian scholars launch research group
A summit between archaeologists and historical researchers from both sides of the Bering Sea took place at the Baranov Museum Aug. 29, when a group of Russian-America scholars from Alaska hosted four colleagues from Siberia.

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