Saturday, September 18, 2004

Empire shouldn't print stories on suicides
I thought that the Empire did not cover articles related to suicide - at least that has been past practice.

A look at Bush and Kerry's views of war
I do not like war.

Honor 9/11 victims with the truth
Mr. Mulkey's letter (Juneau Empire, Sept. 15), in which he reports that 16 members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted against a House resolution to honor the victims of 9/11, set me to researching why this might have happened.

Empire insensitive to grieving family
I was appalled at the lack of privacy your paper had for the family of Blake Sanford by putting both a picture and the address of the family that lived in the home of Blake, who met a tragedy on Sunday, Sept. 12.

Live-aboards lose electric heat nightly
Woodrow Fralix woke up Thursday morning to an orange warning tag on his boat.

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

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

Judge upholds indictment in slashing case
Enough evidence exists to charge Aaron St. Clair Jr. in the Jan. 7 slashing of a Juneau taxi driver, even without the statements he made to police after his arrest, a Superior Court judge ruled Thursday.

Alaska regulators consider hike in fees for basic phone service starting in 2006
Alaska utility regulators are expected to decide in two weeks whether to raise the cost of the state's basic phone service $3 a month by 2007.

Photo: Jewish New Year
HEAD:Photo: Jewish New Year

Etheridge and Adams to marry
Jennifer Etheridge and John Adams of Juneau will be married in a ceremony planned for spring 2005.

Klotz and Fred wed
Frances M. Fred of Angoon and Kenneth W. Klotz of Tallahassee, Fla., were married Sept. 4, 2004, at Turning Point Church in Anchorage.

Day and Armstrong to wed
Gerardo Day and Dana Armstrong of Anchorage will be married at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at the Green Lake Chalet on the Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage.

Electrical training facility named after Tom Cashen
The Alaska Joint Electrical Apprenticeship and Training Trust honored Juneau-Douglas resident Tom Cashen on July 9 by naming their new building the Tom Cashen Electrical Training Facility.

FYI
Statistics of Juneau

Elton feels like Tlingit in spirit
What is the only constant in Southeastern Alaska? It is the presence of the Tlingit.

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

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports of the residents of Juneau

William Charles Nelson
William Charles "Bill" Nelson, of Redmond, Wash., died on Sept. 14, 2004, after a fall at home. He was 83.

Frederick Henry Salter
Frederick Henry Salter, 82, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2004, at his home on Foothill Road in Kalispell, Mont.

2-for-1 canned meat: These be the end days
Brandon: Hey Korry. If you had to, could you survive for seven days?

Empire editorial: A welcome voter drive
The nationwide Native Vote 2004 initiative had a good day in Juneau this week.

Alaska high school footbal standings
Through games of Sept. 15

Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network state football poll
Here is the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network's high school football poll, as voted on by statewide radio broadcasters and other media.

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.

Backs against the wall
The state high school football playoffs don't start until Oct. 9.

Photo: On the rocks
The commercial gillnetter Royal Flush sits Monday on a reef near Ketchikan.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Regents urge university administrators to trim funding request
University of Alaska administrators want the Legislature to appropriate $141 million for construction and upgrades at campuses next year but the Board of Regents is counseling a more moderate request.

Photo: Southeast's slow ferry, 1963
The state ferry Chilkat chugs along at a leisurely 8 knots in Lynn Canal in the early 1960s.

School district cries foul over Murkowski letter
An endorsement letter sent by the Lisa Murkowski for Senate campaign to thousands of Anchorage school employees through district e-mail was a flagrant violation of district policies, according to Superintendent Carol Comeau.

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