Thursday, September 16, 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.

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

Alaska's judicial system works, as is
Alaska's system of selecting people to sit on the judicial bench is the fairest most objective system in the country.

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."

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.

Monarchy in the U.S.
How well veiled is monarchy in the U.S.?

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.

Put your money where your dog poop is
After just scooping up dog droppings in front of our Douglas Highway house, left by a poor dog whose runner-owner apparently couldn't afford the time to pick up after her pet (guess she left her blue gloves at home).

9/11 resolution not what it seems
J. Marc Mulkey wrote that he was curious to find out why certain representatives wouldn't vote for a house resolution extending sympathies to 9/11 victims.

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

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

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.

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.

Local author links music to English, history
Local musician and educator Teri Tibbett has published a book that uses American music to teach language arts and social studies.

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.

Juneau man protests his neighbor's pitched roof
Juneau resident Joel Casto is appealing a Planning Commission decision that allowed a pitched roof, which Casto says blocks his view and reduces his property value.

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

Judge considers argument to dismiss indictment in taxi driver slashing
The attorney for the man charged in the Jan. 7 slashing of a Juneau taxi driver could get an answer soon to his motion seeking dismissal of the indictment, Juneau Superior Court Judge Larry Weeks said Wednesday.

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.

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.

Clarification
Mary Anne Miller, 43, was arrested on drunken driving charges at 7:17 p.m. Sunday at her home at 1122 Timberline Court, according to Juneau court records.

Photo: Solitary leaf
A solitary devil's club leaf is illuminated Wednesday by a ray of sunlight in the forest near Eagle Beach.

Business symposium to be held Sept. 29-30
Local business groups will hold the second annual Capital Business Symposium this month to help small business owners in such areas as customer service and tourism marketing.

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

Travel: Time travel
Books have always played an extremely important role in my life.

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.

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

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

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.

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

Michael Eaglin
Michael Eaglin, 34, died on Sept. 5, 2004. All friends can come and share in a Celebration of Life at Cope Park at 3 p.m. Sept. 19, 2004.

Blake Adam Sanford
Blake Adam Sanford passed away September 12, 2004. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 21, at the Alaska Memorial Park, 3839 Riverside Drive.

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

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

My Turn: Have faith in school leaders
On Oct. 5 we will be asked to vote on a ballot measure which authorizes bonds for building the new Valley high school.

Hitting the courts
The new Juneau-Douglas High School tennis team has been practicing for two years. But, other than a few local scrimmage tournaments, that's all it's been able to do.

UAA hockey team captain released on bail
The captain of the University of Alaska Anchorage hockey team was released into the custody of his parents after spending two days in jail on an assault charge.

Expos' former limited partners try to block move
Lawyers for the former limited partners of the Montreal Expos plan to ask a federal judge to block major league baseball from moving the team.

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.

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.

Alaska prep swimming top 16 state times
Here are Alaska's top 16 times for the 2004 high school swimming season. This list is compiled by Juneau-Douglas High School swim coach John Wray and is through meets of Sept. 11.

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.

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.

Native organizations mobilize nationwide voting effort
Native organizations in Juneau and across the country are working to exert their political clout by encouraging their members to vote.

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

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

Coeur Alaska to fuel ferries at Cascade Pt.
After changing plans several times, Kensington gold mine officials say they will fuel their proposed employee ferry at Cascade Point.

This Day in History
This Day in History

Democrats help stall vote on Cape Fox bill
Democrats on Tuesday walked out of a U.S. Senate committee hearing on a bill to privatize acreage at Berners Bay, stalling a vote on the proposed Cape Fox Corp. land exchange.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

Alaska Digest
Staff and wire reports from around the state

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.

what's happening
News of local arts

UAS sells old piano to raise money
In addition to hosting two benefit concerts, the University of Alaska Southeast College of Fellows is selling 88 keys, three pedals and the bench from an old piano to help raise $45,000 for its Piano Campaign.

Murky Myths
Mary Zimmerman's "Metamorphoses" is an adaptation of millenia-old myths, compiled by the Roman poet Ovid in 8 A.D., that sought to explain man's emotions, actions and environment.

briefly
News of local arts

Tutunov returns for UAS Piano Campaign
F rom his office at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Ore., Belorussian pianist and keyboard studies professor Alexander Tutunov has planned, painstakingly, for his third trip to Juneau.

Do Jump! swings into town
The acrobatically inspired dance pieces performed by Do Jump! often start with a simple concept.

Beta Sigma Phi to host dessert, art auction
Beta Sigma Phi, an international women's community service organization, is hosting a dessert and art auction from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Glacier Gardens for the group's service project at the Reifenstein Kidney Dialysis Center.

movies where & when
Locations and showtimes in Juneau

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