Thursday, September 9, 2004

Disappointing search for successor
I wish to clarify a misunderstanding in the Sept. 3, 2004 Juneau Empire article about my retirement.

Fight emerging racism
I am appalled at what I have read in the Juneau Empire regarding the recent assaults upon our Native people.

Respect all
I have a child and other family members that entered high school and it disturbs me on what's going on with the students.

Roadless: good for your soul
I'm not surprised that once again the Bush administration has ignored the will of the people.

Questions about salmon rule
Three questions that might be of some interest to the general public:

Knowles ads deceive
Tony Knowles' latest commercial cites Vote No. 41 on an amendment offered on Senate Concurrent Resolution 95, this year's concurrent resolution on the budget, as proof that Sen. Lisa Murkowski voted against jobs for Alaskans.

A shameful convention
I feel it is important to respond to the recent Republican National Convention in New York.

Be heard
I am in mourning today for all of the children and innocents that have been used by people in power and terrorists throughout history, including the hostage situation in Russia.

Venting hot gas
I read with interest Mr. Anderson's critique of Capital City Fire and their efforts to stop the fire in the Skinner building.

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

UAS Juneau nears record enrollment- up 10 percent
The University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau has the largest freshman class in its history, officials said this week.

Valley family's apple tree falls victim to apparent bear attack
Lavena Sargent doesn't doubt the identity of the thief that stole her apples and, in the process, tore apart the tree her family had nurtured for 20 years.

EPA finds another asbestos hazard in burned building
The 108-year-old building destroyed in a downtown Juneau fire last month had more asbestos sources than officials originally believed, an Environmental Protection Agency inspector said Wednesday.

Juneau plans more parking, sports field for downtown schools
The city is moving forward with plans for more parking and a high school sports field at the downtown Juneau schools complex.

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

Photo: Glacier walk
Merrill Fox steps gingerly over rocks Wednesday near Nugget Falls and the Mendenhall Glacier.

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

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

Vandals deface, destroy portable toilets; reward offered for information
Vandals have taken their bathroom graffiti and destruction to the streets, at great cost to the owner of a portable toilet company.

Thanks for helping with Juneau's marathon
Thank you to the people and businesses that contributed to the success of Juneau's 13th annual Frank Maier Marathon and Douglas Island Half Marathon.

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

Stoddard, Crossley to marry
Crystal Stoddard and Aaron Crossley of Juneau plan to marry at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at Glacier Gardens.

Catherine Roberts Miller
Former Juneau resident Catherine Roberts Miller, 44, died Aug. 29, 2004, at her home in Maui following a six-month experience with cancer.

My Turn: The real ferry agenda
It appears the order from the governor's office is to go on the offensive to repair the public-relations debacle Murkowski finds his administration in.

My Turn: Healthy relationships help Alaska's children
Since I announced the creation of a healthy marriage initiative in Alaska, there has been considerable interest and discussion throughout the state.

Alaska editorial: GOP's Alaska agenda
This editorial appeared in Friday's Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:

Alaska editorial: Alaska women working hard, deserve more pay
This editorial appeared in Thursday's Anchorage Daily News:

Ketchikan Invitational cross-country results
Results of Saturday's Ketchikan Invitational cross-country running meet, held on a 5-kilometer course (3.1 miles) along the shores of Ward Lake north of Ketchikan.

JDHS spikers head north for matches at Skyview and Kodiak
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team leaves Juneau today to begin a road trip through southcentral Alaska.

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.

GUDivas gel at the Klondike
For every running team that enters the Klondike Road Relay to win, a dozen others sign up for an all-night party-on-the-run.

Alaska prep swimming: Top 16 state times
Here are Alaska's top 16 times for the 2004 high school swimming season.

Fairbanks dedicates memorial to fallen officers
The father of a fallen police officer was the keynote speaker at a new memorial honoring Interior law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

Parents, agencies cope with fetal alcohol syndrome
Larry and Laura Rorem call their two adopted children pioneers.

Northwest Digest
Wire reports from the Northwest

Former rival Miller endorses Sen. Murkowski
Republican Mike Miller has endorsed his former rival, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, but says she still must work to draw conservative voters who preferred him in the primary last month.

Reporter faults war coverage
Dahr Jamail, a freelance journalist from Anchorage, has spent much of the last two years in Iraq doing the work he says the mainstream media won't.

Knowles takes aim on Iraq war and vets record
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tony Knowles criticized the Bush administration's handling of the war in Iraq and accused his Republican opponent, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, of voting against fully funding veterans benefits.

Earhart clues sought in Alaska wreckage
Researchers trying to solve the mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance searched for clues in the wreckage of a plane that crashed 61 years ago in Misty Fiords National Monument.

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

Remains of Gold Rush-era ship identified
The remains of a steam ship found near Cordova have been identified as the S.S. Portland, the vessel known for launching the Klondike Gold Rush.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

what's happening
Entertainment events in Juneau.

Stepping out
Last November, well into her eighth season as the executive director of the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, Sybil Davis had an epiphany.

Animatronic to play three shows before hiatus
'Undefinable sound': Members of The Animatronic Stage Show - guitarist Lacey Ingalls (foreground), bassist Sadie Ingalls, drummer Dale McFarlin (background) and saxophonist Doug Bridges - play during a 2003 performance at Channel Bowl.

World-class ventriloquist to visit Juneau
Comedian/ventriloquist/impersonator/singer Terry Fator will appear at Juneau-Douglas High School for two student shows, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9.

The Swamp
Comic by local artist Toe.

"The Last Run": A story of bad weather, five fishermen, and a run-down schooner
An experienced Coast Guard pilot is flying a Jayhawk helicopter over the Fairweather Grounds, flying straight up, but notices that his altitude continues to be 40 feet.

movies where & when
Movie locations and showtimes

Pioneer artist
In the winter, when the sun went down and the mountains turned pink, Frances Davis would paint.

Stepping in
Karen Lechner, an avid ballroom and salsa dancer and the current business manager at the nonprofit Armstrong-Keta fish hatchery, will begin transitioning into her new role as executive director of the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council in late October.

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