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Monday, September 5, 2005

Douglas Turnabout
As a north Douglas resident, I have benefited for years from the courtesy of Douglas folks during morning rush "hour."

Put opinion page back
I must agree with Elton Engstrom's assessment (Empire, Sept. 2) that the placement of the editorial page at the end of the first section diminishes the voice of the community and reduces the Empire to just another paper.

Airport clarifications
I appreciate the time Mr. Dale Leighton took to provide comments about Juneau International Airport (letter to the editor, Aug. 30), and I write to respond.

Time to reach out to hurricane victims
My heart is broken over the plight of the people of the Gulf Coast, specifically in New Orleans. And I know I am not alone.

Northern Light members, friends' support buys church a new organ
Sunday morning services at Northern Light United Church included the debut of the building's almost-brand-new Rodgers Trillium Model 967 console organ.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

Business seeks shift in Assembly
With two incumbent Juneau Assembly members leaving office, some business boosters say they hope for a power shift.

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

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

Standoff ends with surrender
A standoff that began Friday night ended peacefully early Saturday with the arrest of a man who surrendered to the Juneau Police Department without incident.

TV's 'Wyatt Earp' star moseys into Juneau
"Wyatt Earp" has returned to Alaska.

Body catch
Kenny Cox, 9, catches a throwing ring with his body while playing Saturday with his father, Mike, at Savikko Park.

Fallback campground
When Larry Davis arrived in Juneau in April, the Georgia truck driver went straight to the Thane Campground.

Oceana to meet in Juneau
A group of individuals who have made the critical calls on major environmental initiatives - such as deep-sea coral protection in the Aleutians - is visiting Juneau next week.

Photo: A good wind for kites
From left, Tim Arness shows the ropes to Mike Hekkers, Mike's son, Aubrey Hekkers, 21 months, and Aubrey's mother, Di Johnson, while flying Arness' homemade traction kite Sunday outside the Juneau Yacht Club.

Voters should support new parking garage
Parking has long been a headache in downtown Juneau, but one critic of the system has it right: It shouldn't be a malady that business owners have to suffer with by themselves. It is a community problem that requires a collective cure.

Only the location of this page has changed
Elton Engstrom, whose On The Waterfront column appears regularly on our Neighbors page, is asking our readers to write and let us know how unhappy they are with the placement of our editorial page on the next-to-last page of our A section.

My Turn: Analysis favors the road
Most discussion of taking the ferry to Skagway has included the price of a one-way ticket.

Duck season opens on the Mendenhall Wetlands
Juneau hunters once again have the chance to appreciate that fowl taste in their mouths.

Web links
Web sites of interest to local outdoors enthusiasts.

A trail fit for tennis shoes
One of Juneau's most massive trail restorations is underway this summer to create the borough's only gravel path to an interior glacier.

Out&About
Out & About is a listing of recreational activities.

Juneau football box score

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.

Crimson Bears open the season with a pair of straight-set wins
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team opened the season in commanding fashion with a pair of straight-set victories over visiting Sitka.

Taking away the option
Following Friday's 50-7 win over visiting Palmer, Juneau-Douglas high school tailback/linebacker Tres Saldivar said the Crimson Bears are a good football team because they trust each other.

Juneau's junior varsity falls to Moose
The Juneau-Douglas High School junior varsity football team dropped its first game of the season as Palmer's J.V. earned a 34-24 win on Friday.

Dimond Park Mountain Bike Race Results

Women's Beat the Odds Race Results

Crimson Bears' Krehlik breaks course record
It wasn't until after she won Saturday's Juneau Invitational that Juneau-Douglas High School sophomore Katie Krehlik found out she broke the course record on the Treadwell Historic Trails.

Prostate Cancer 5K Run Results

Crimson Bears thrash Moose, 50-7
Another weekend, another demolition by the Juneau-Douglas High School football team

Fairbanks fuel customers react to climbing prices
The threat of higher fuel oil prices and winter heating costs have customers rushing to top off tanks.

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

Alaska fishermen jump to help Gulf Coast colleagues
Hurricane Katrina dealt a serious blow to thousands of commercial fishermen in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama who have struggled in recent years to maintain the traditional seagoing life.

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

Ruling allows statements of girl accused of killing mother
Prosecutors can use statements a Craig girl made to Alaska State Troopers last fall when she stands trial next year on charges alleging she conspired to kill her mother, a Juneau judge has ruled.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Brown bear mauls woman in Hoonah
A Hoonah woman was mauled Friday by a large brown bear in a popular berry-picking area near her Chichagof Island community, a nephew who was the first police officer on the scene reported.

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