Tuesday, September 13, 2005

The joys of garage sale traffic
Imagine this scenario: It's another beautiful Saturday morning in Juneau, and you are very carefully pulling out of your driveway so you don't hit another car or, worse yet, some poor soul in a hurry to get to the garage sale across the street.

Those who use it should pay
I have sent two letters to the editor regarding the proposed water park in the Mendenhall Valley.

Remember problem of the Midas touch
Proponents of the Kensington Mine would do well to remember the tale of King Midas, who lost everything he held dear in his lust for gold.

Accountability a must after Katrina
We are all saddened by the tragedies surrounding the loss of life and homes on the Gulf coast.

Let there be more light around town.
OK, so there is light on Seward Street. How about some lights on the crosswalk on the Douglas Highway and Cordova Street intersection?

People need to make roundabout work
I am writing because I am a Douglas citizen concerned about the new roundabout. I am glad the Juneau Empire published the article on the roundabout.

We live in a more dangerous country
When pressed by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for a response on the Hurricane Katrina disaster in the gulf, and Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Michael Brown's culpability in the national tragedy, our commander in disbelief, George W. Bush, had this to say: "What didn't go right?"

Waivers should be first step to free ed
The university's attack on tuition waivers for senior Alaskans continues unabated.

Activist is not a transportation expert
Malcolm Menzies' editorial the other day about a road out of Juneau and SEACC's involvement was right on.

Higher wages pay off for Costco
Juneau's lone warehouse outlet Costco is paying employees some of the highest wages in the retail business, as the company experiments with new policies to beat the competition.

Historical group to present Burg program
The Gastineau Channel Historical Society will co-sponsor a free, 90-minute presentation about world traveler and longtime Juneau resident Amos Burg from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Photo: The Age of Steam lives
John George, right, and his wife, Patty, standing, give harbor rides on their steamboat Sunday for donations to the American Red Cross.

Photo: Memorial ceremony
Troop 11 Boy Scouts Trevor Larsen, right, Ryan Farrell, center, and Alex Botelho, all 14 years old, raise the nation's flag Sunday at the September 11th Memorial Brick Plaza at Riverside Rotary Park.

SEACC sues to block Kensington
Two Southeast Alaska environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit Monday to try to prevent Coeur Alaska from dumping rock waste from the Kensington Mine into a subalpine lake north of Juneau.

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

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Photo: Wearing Old Glory
Linda Smith wears a flag while attending ceremonies Sunday at the September 11th Memorial Brick Plaza at Riverside Rotary Park.

New funeral director joins Juneau mortuary
Jon L. Fullerton is used to his friends' joking about his profession.

Photo: Grace at Treadwell
Figure skaters Sarah McDermott, left, and Lynzey Culver, both 11 years old, practice a move called a spiral Monday during the freestyle skate at the Treadwell Arena.

Experts monitor tangled whale calf
Whale biologists are monitoring a humpback whale calf tangled in crab pot gear near Juneau this week.

Business leaders head to state show
This week Juneau business leaders will have a chance to hear and chat with other Alaska executives, as well as the state's congressional delegation and a variety of other company representatives interested in the state's economy.

Photo: While the running's good
Sherry Roundtree runs southbound Monday near Mile 15 of the Glacier Highway during a 10-mile run.

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

Daniel Lawrence Jackson
Kake resident Daniel "Dan" Lawrence Jackson died Sept. 9, 2005, in Anchorage.

Alaska editorial: ; Are North Slope gas line concessions really needed?
Is Alaska North Slope natural gas a marginal prospect that needs state concessions before a pipeline can carry it to U.S. markets?

My Turn: Editorial page, TV guide changes aren't for the better
I agree that moving the Empire opinion page to the next-to-the-last page in section A is a bad idea.

My Turn: State uses misleading rhetoric in road debate
Nothing pains me more than seeing large organizations play the role of David in an effort to make their opponents seem the Goliath.

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.

ADN/ALASKA State Coaches Football Poll
Here are the Anchorage Daily News/Alaska State Coaches Football Polls, as voted on by high school coaches and compiled by the Anchorage Daily News.

Bears' J.V. throws 5 TD passes in win
The Juneau-Douglas junior varsity football team did their best impersonation of the Crimson Bears' varsity squad with an impressive passing performance Saturday.

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.

Fish Report: Coho anglers still find success
Here is the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's Juneau area fishing report for the week that ended Sunday:

Crimson Bears show ability to bounce back
Saturday night against host Wasilla, the Juneau-Douglas High School football team found themselves behind for the first time all season.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

UA cites heating cost as one reason for requested increase
The University of Alaska system is expected to ask the state Legislature for a $47 million increase next year to cover increases in operating costs including the cost of heating fuel.

Hundreds attend museum expansion opening
Hundreds of people showed up for a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the official opening of the University of Alaska Museum of the North expansion.

Missouri firm plans Anchorage fabrication plant
The president of a company that makes an environmentally friendly wall- and roof-building system plans to build a manufacturing plant in Anchorage that could employ up to 100 Alaskans.

Former NFL star among the rescued from Bering Sea
Pro football Hall of Famer Larry Csonka was among six people who spent a harrowing night aboard a rolling and pitching boat in the Bering Sea before being hoisted to safety aboard a Coast Guard helicopter.

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

Peninsula residents rethink bridge
Support for a bridge across the Kenai River that would open up Funny River country has grown somewhat muted after Kenai Peninsula residents discovered they may have to pay a significant chunk of the bridge's cost.

Katrina fuels calls for more oil exploration
Hurricane Katrina has reopened a national debate on energy policy, generating new congressional support for more stringent automobile fuel economy requirements and a fresh push by the oil industry for drilling in areas now off-limits.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

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