Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Report: Alaska could see the creation of 43,000 jobs by 2012
At least 43,000 new jobs could be created in Alaska by 2012, according to a new state report that ties its optimistic prediction to construction of a natural gas pipeline beginning by that year.

Flow of North Slope crude picks up
Crude oil production on Alaska's North Slope is picking up again after equipment problems in Prudhoe Bay for weeks staunched the flow of oil bound for the West Coast.

The change in bus fares is appalling
The recent decision and implementation of bus fares for our senior and disabled citizens both infuriates and appalls me.

Government should act like businesses
The Chamber of Commerce asks to have the personal property tax lifted from small business and what is the response of our municipal staff?

Just don't vote for giant monkeys
This just in: On the campaign trail in Whining, W.Va., Vice

Media only care about profits
I have to take issue with your opinion piece (Brandon Loomis column, Sept. 10).

Students need more teachers
News flash: Is it a new high school we're asking for or more teachers (meaning smaller class sizes) for the Juneau School District?

Vote for Native education
Recently I dropped my son off at the high school at about 7:45 a.m. I was surprised to see many Alaska Native kids, and it seemed to be only Native kids, walking away from the school.

Stick up for fisheries
As the owner of a Juneau sport fishing business I well know the value of the Taku's healthy salmon fishery.

Don't allow mixing zones
Let's keep our water clean, not murky.

Who wouldn't sympathize with terror victims?
I just finished reading an article regarding the passage of House Resolution 757 which states: By a vote of 406 to 16, Congress's lower chamber passed a resolution extending "its deepest sympathies to the thousands of innocent victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, their families, friends, and loved ones."

School play offers model for Juneau
Last spring I saw a wonderful play preformed by students from Glacier Valley called Tides and The Tempest.

Daddy's pig puckers up
Hey Juneau, right now, back in D.C., Sen. Lisa Murkowski is busy applying lipstick to a pig. To make matters worse, it's not even her pig. She inherited it from her daddy.

Assembly pushes for more runway input
An 18-acre piece of the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge has become a battleground between the Juneau International Airport management and advocates for wildlife habitat.

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

Burned building recalled as focus of downtown
The fire that ruined a downtown building a month ago also destroyed a piece of Juneau's youth.

Business owners moving on after fire
Instead of talking to customers and creating displays on Monday, Lisa Ryals sat on the floor of her smoke-damaged downtown business filling out insurance paperwork amid paint cans and torn green carpeting.

Police identify man who shot himself on roof
Police on Monday identified the man who fatally shot himself Sunday evening on the roof of a Mendenhall Valley residence after officers arrived to serve a search warrant.

City gets taxi for wheelchair-bound
Nancy Andison felt locked up not by her multiple sclerosis but by Juneau's lack of flexible transportation for wheelchair users.

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

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

City candidates prioritize Native issues
Juneau Assembly and School Board candidates Tuesday told a largely Native audience that improving race relations and Native students' academic performance are top priorities.

Photo: Mendenhall bridge, early 1980s
Red Samm Construction Co. moved the 400-ton Mendenhall River bridge on Back Loop Road 48 feet to make room for a new bridge in the early 1980s.

Assembly bans tours on some local trails
Residents may find it easier to avoid tour groups on Juneau trails now that the Juneau Assembly has barred commercial use in some areas.

Planning Commission gives OK to building geared for tourists
The Juneau Planning Commission on Tuesday approved the construction of an 11,900-square-foot retail building on South Franklin Street geared toward tourists.

Letter sent to governor's office possibly rigged to ignite
Juneau postal workers intercepted a letter to the office of Gov. Frank Murkowski on Friday that was similar to others across the nation that were rigged to ignite when opened.

Photo: Gastineau Human Services director honored
Greg Pease, executive director of Gastineau Human Services, works in his office Tuesday. Pease was honored by Rep. Beth Kerttula and the 23rd Alaska Legislature on Monday for his achievements during his many years as director of the agency, which runs a halfway-house program.

L'Shana tova - Good year blessings
At sundown Wednesday night Sept. 15, the Jewish people will celebrate the beginning of the Hebrew year 5765.

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

Georgetown student gets Luce fellowship
Washington - Georgetown University student and Juneau resident

United Way enters season of community giving
Fall has arrived. How fortunate we in Southeast have been to have enjoyed one of the best summers ever.

Juneau Montessori open house Sept. 23
Juneau Montessori School is pleased to welcome the community to its annual open house on Thursday, Sept. 23 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Daniel Clayton Folletti
Haines resident Daniel Clayton Folletti, 20, died Sept. 2, 2004, in a Seattle hospital from injuries sustained in a car accident in Haines.

Jamie Donald Olson
There will be a public viewing for Jamie Donald Olson, 28, from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at the Alaskan Memorial Park and Mortuary.

The road to Juneau: Not if, but when
I've been traveling a lot lately, mostly flying to Anchorage for work.

My Turn: The costs of underage drinking will probably reach everybody
Recently I received a call from a close friend. A friend of hers had been involved in an alleged drunken driving crash in Ha

Alaska editorial: The Wilderness Act has continuing consequences
This editorial appeared in Saturday's Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:

Alaska editorial: Governor undermines judiciary process
This editorial appeared in Friday's Anchorage Daily News:

Fight lands one UAA hockey player in jail, another in the hospital
The captain of the University of Alaska Anchorage's hockey team was charged with assault after breaking a teammate's jaw with a punch.

New round of meetings on Expos
Still deliberating on where to move the Montreal Expos, members of baseball's relocation committee scheduled a new round of meetings this week.

ADN/Alaska state coaches football polls
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.

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.

Dredge Lake Trail mountain bike race
Results from the Juneau Freewheelers cycling cl

N.Y. protest targets an Alaska musher
In appearance by Willow sled dog racer DeeDee Jonrowe during a four-day series of workshops on female empowerment is drawing protests from animal rights activists.

Missed training run led to UAA hockey team fight
An assault that put one University of Alaska Anchorage hockey player in the hospital and another in jail was apparently triggered by a dispute about an early morning training run.

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.

JYFL scores
Scores from the Juneau Youth Football League games held Friday and Saturday at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

More time for comments given on mixing zone measure
A public comment period for a controversial water pollution rule change has been extended to Nov. 1.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Hatcheries may not be able to turn out ready-to-catch trout, chinook
The stocking of ready-to-catch fish in Interior and Southcentral Alaska lakes may be threatened because two state hatcheries are losing their source of cheap heat.

Satellite helps track right whales in Bering Sea
A satellite is helping scientists track two rare North Pacific right whales in the Bering Sea.

Photo: Alaska soldier returns
U.S. Air Force medics tend to Staff Sgt. Michael Helmick, left, as he waves to a crowd of friends while being loaded from a medevac flight into an ambulance at Elmendorf Air Force Base this weekend in Anchorage.

House hopefuls face the voters
State Democratic Rep. Beth Kerttula said at a Native-sponsored candidates' forum Tuesday that she would push hate crimes legislation if re-elected to the state House of Representatives.

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Ambulance plight: Emergency rooms turn patients away
A shortage of some medical professionals and a lack of bed space often forces Anchorage ambulances to go to more than one hospital before patients can receive emergency treatment.

Dividend division sends out 357 bogus denial letters
At least 357 Alaskans across the state received startling news last week from the state that they are criminals and not eligible for an Alaska Permanent Fund dividend.

UA regents look at tuition hikes
The University of Alaska Board of Regents was set to decide today on another proposed tuition increase, a move administrators say is necessary to fund nursing programs and other service expansions.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

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