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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Road won't save much in travel costs
I've got to respond to Erin Heywood-Anderson's letter ("Juneau's taking it in the tush without road," Sept. 5).

SEACC is impacting my quality of life
I was born and raised in Juneau, graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School and went to technical school in Arizona.

No, we don't seem to learn from mistakes
In Gregory Acres' letter to the editor of Aug. 22, he asks the rhetorical questions, "Do we learn from our mistakes, or are we doomed to repeat history?"

What representative democracy means
The Greek philosopher Plato said that a complete democracy would never work because we can't all gather at one place and vote on every issue that comes up.

What does it take to enforce traffic laws?
Shortly after getting out of church, I was tailgated from the Salmon Creek intersection and nearly involved in an accident at the Nugget Mall Intersection.

Someone explain 'corrupt' joke, please
Maybe the simultaneous FBI raids of legislative and VECO offices across the state was a huge mistake based on no more than a joke.

What's wrong with a little bit of humor?
And I thought I was a prude.

Reader not ashamed of the Juneau Empire
I am responding to Sue E. Miller's statements in her Sept. 1 My Turn, regarding the weekly Hooligan section.

Residents brace for higher heating costs
News of world oil prices has some in Juneau wondering if oil heating may come with an electric-heat price tag this winter.

Images from another time
Former Gov. Keith Miller poses in the late 1960s with a group of Southeast Alaska Empire newspaper carriers in the governor's office at the Capitol.

Around Town

Photo: Can't wait for spring training
Dylan Baker tries to pick off a runner...

Photo: Duck!
William Carlson, 2, chases ducks Monday at Juneau Rotary Park.

Photo: Fall foliage
A devil's club plant next to Basin Road puts on a colorful display Monday for hikers to enjoy.

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

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

Photos: Juneau remembers
Brent Fischer and Carl Ferlauto raise "Old Glory" to half-staff Monday at Juneau Rotary Park in the Mendenhall Valley to mark the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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

A solution to Parking Woes
The city may give developers and property owners the option to create fewer or no parking spaces when building downtown and instead pay a fee that would help construct a parking garage.

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

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

Alaska Digest
Computer glitch shuts down gas pumps, Man charged with illegally taking bear, Fatal crash suspect says he went for help & ConocoPhillips pulls out of oil association

Neighbors mailbox
Your neighbors thank you.

Krenz and Wright wed
Sadie Wright, of Juneau, and Chris Krenz, of Gold Hill, Colo., were married Sept. 3 at Eaglecrest Ski Lodge in Juneau.

Photo: Certified ombudsmen
Juneau volunteer ombudsmen for the U.S. Coast Guard received certificates for attending a one-day training course Sept. 7 to learn how to best serve the families in their units.

Pastor advocates separation of church and hate
I am not a huge fan of bumper stickers.

Pets of the week
Kiki, Sage look for loving families

James Brooks
Juneau resident James Washington Brooks, 83, died May 19, 2006, at his home in Juneau.

Joseph Millard
Former longtime Juneau resident Joseph Michael Millard, 63, died Aug. 19, 2006, due to natural causes at his home in Joyce, Wash.

My turn: One request: Be professional
I'm writing in reaction to the debate about Hooligan.

Plastic bags epidemic means our oceans are dying
Right now the world's oceans are in pretty bad shape.

Klondike run
At first glance, the 24th annual running of the Klondike International Road Relay might have seemed just like any of the previous years...

Photo: Clearing a path
The Juneau Youth Football League's Gary Speck clears a path for Tigers' teammate Alex Erickson...

The Wasilla Warriors didn't lose; they were robbed
In Tim Nichols' article on Sept. 10, he stated, "The defending state champion Crimson Bears... didn't so much beat the Warriors, but survived a determined Wasilla team."

Puttin' for Paws Charity Disc Golf Tournament results
Puttin' for Paws Charity Disc Golf Tournament

Cowboys nip the Seahawks in Cub Division
In a back-and-forth affair, the Cowboys held on to nip the Seahawks 19-16 in Juneau Youth Football League Cub Division action last weekend.

Alaska High School Top 16 Swimming and Diving performances
Alaska High School Top 16 Swimming and Diving Performances

Klondike run final times
Klondike run times

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.

Coho salmon remain steady while chinook prove harder to hook
Coho fishing continues to be good with last week's catch rate at 3-rod hours per fish.

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.

Gaming commission initiative sponsors turn in signatures
The sponsor of a plan to create an Alaska Gaming Commission says he turned in enough signatures to the Division of Elections on Monday to place an initiative on the 2008 ballot.

Senators criticize BP executives
Federal regulators warned BP on Tuesday that it must supply detailed and credible evidence that a temporary fix to resume oil production on Alaska's North Slope can be done without environmental risk.

Moses given cash before casting vote
Days before an ailing Rep. Carl Moses flew from Anchorage to cast the deciding vote on a contentious oil and gas tax bill, six VECO Corp. executives contributed $3,000 to the Unalaska Democrat's campaign.

Another woman alleges abuse by Rev. James Poole
A sixth woman has filed a lawsuit alleging she was sexually abused by a Jesuit priest who served in rural Alaska during a four-decade career.

Bulldozer helps end Talkeetna standoff
An armed Talkeetna man barricaded himself in his trailer home for two days and resisted chemical assaults and a high pressure water stream but surrendered when Alaska State Troopers ripped away part of his home's wall with a bulldozer.

Mazda won't sell cars on listing ship as new
Mazda Motor Co. says it won't sell as new any of its 4,700 cars on board a ship that severely listed on its side south of Alaska's Aleutian Islands in July.

Northwest Digest
Fort Wainwright soldier killed in Iraq and Washington tribe running low on water

State hand-counts votes in two House contests
Two state House races are still too close to call and Division of Elections officials are hand counting ballots from one precinct in each district.

State OKs BP oil bypass line
BP has received permission from a state agency to use a bypass line to possibly restart some production from the shuttered eastern side of Prudhoe Bay.

Suspect in fatal crash surrenders
A man suspected of leaving the scene of a weekend fatal traffic accident turned himself in to Alaska State Troopers.

Student shortages threaten school district
Student shortages at two schools in the eastern Aleutians could lead to cuts in school district funds.

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