Sunday, September 18, 2005

Plenty of warning for catastrophe
I must take issue with Mr. Mulkey's letter (Empire, Sept. 16) when he stated the levee failures in New Orleans weren't predicted.

Keep UA's tuition waiver for seniors
This is to add my name to the many who have written the University of Alaska Board of Regents asking that the waiver program for seniors over 60 not be discontinued.

Lights will improve Douglas safety
There have been several letters in regard to lighting the Douglas Highway crosswalk at Cordova Street.

Appalled at talk of Glory Hole move
I think it is absolutely disgusting that downtown business owners are asking the Glory Hole to relocate just for the sake of tourists and profits.

Have faith in mine's environmental studies
I keep reading all the letters to the editor that have suddenly sprung forth from the local preservationists.

Don't fall, fall angler
Kray Van Kirk holds onto his daughter, Olivia, 9, as she casts Saturday at Point Louisa.

Disaster plans said to be in good shape
Juneau has the dubious distinction of the highest urban avalanche risk in the world.

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

Chamber questions Assembly candidates
The Juneau Chamber of Commerce got some answers it wanted to hear Friday from Assembly candidates for the District 1 downtown and District 2 Mendenhall Valley seats.

Responsible dog makes left
Mary Opp of the American Kennel Club encourages Cuba, her five-year-old male Australian shepherd, through an agility course set up Saturday at the Nugget Mall.

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

Cleanup hits city beaches
Volunteers braved the wind and rain Saturday morning to help make Juneau a better community - one piece of litter at a time.

Inga Betty Dick-Gore
Juneau resident Inga Betty Dick-Gore, 57, died Sept. 11, 2005, in Rainier, Ore. She was born Aug. 15, 1948, in Skagway.

John Peterson
Former Juneau resident John Peterson, 65, died Sept. 9, 2005, in Las Vegas.

Alaska inspires big infrastructure ideas
Gov. Frank Murkowski's administration is negotiating with oil companies to construct a natural gas pipeline from Prudhoe Bay to the Midwest. With the current price, the time is right to get that gas to market.

Alaska editorial: University should keep tuition waiver for seniors
With age comes wisdom, it is said. If that's so, then the idea of ending the tuition waiver for senior citizens attending classes at the University of Alaska must have been put forward by a bunch of youngsters.

Web links
Web sites of interest to local outdoors enthusiasts.

Out&About
Out & About is a listing of recreational activities.

Fishermen make last attempt to snag silvers
Anglers have been crowding the beach and dock of Channel Drive Wayside this week to snag as many salmon as possible before September slips away.

Trip to the backside
Local kayakers say paddling the loop around Douglas Island is one of their favorite trips, not because it's close, but because it feels like it's a million miles away.

Bears' J.V. tops Colony
Led by a swarming defense, the Juneau-Douglas High School junior varsity football team upended visiting Colony 27-6 on Friday at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

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.

Crimson Bears win Railbelt Conference title
The beasts from Southeast Alaska are now the Railbelt Conference champions.

Friday's JDHS box score
JUNEAU-DOUGLAS 40, COLONY 7

Northwest Digest
Staff and Wire reports from the Northwest.

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

For UAF, lucrative ideas grow smaller
Scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks are hoping to make a big splash in the local economy by making smaller electronics.

State considers new Ketchikan-Prince Rupert shuttle ferry
The state of Alaska is reviewing plans to build a shuttle ferry between the ports of Ketchikan and Prince Rupert.

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