Monday, September 19, 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.

Absolving Bush of blame is folly
A Sept. 16 letter to the Empire attempted to absolve President Bush of all blame for the tragic circumstances surrounding the devastating assault of Katrina on the Gulf Coast states.

Astonished at DOT official's diatribe
I was astonished to read Malcolm Menzies' diatribe against the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Photo: Over easy
Instructor Jodee Goldsberry helps Jim Thilenius with his kayak-rolling skills during a UAS class Sunday at Auke Lake.

Back again in Juneau, biologist seeks abler fisheries commission
Denby Lloyd calls Kodiak Island home, but his work as a fisheries biologist keeps propelling him back to Juneau.

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.

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

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

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

Housing is top concern
Affordable housing worries residents from all walks of life, according to a study recently released by the United Way of Southeast Alaska.

Glory Hole has recovery celebration
September is National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month, and Sunday, a handful of treatment advocates got together for an hour to dish out a warm slice of fry bread on a rainy afternoon at the Glory Hole.

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.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Not as high as an elephant's eye, but hey!
Mark Miller's friends said it couldn't be done in Juneau's cool, wet weather, but the 54-year-old amateur gardener has turned the front yard of his Long Run Drive home into a scene more befitting central Iowa.

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

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.

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.

The poetry of Katrina
Last week's televised musical benefit for survivors of Katrina opened with Randy Newman at the piano singing the song that's been running through a lot of people's minds lately, "Louisiana 1927."

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.

Web links
Web sites of interest to local outdoors enthusiasts.

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.

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

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

Friday's JDHS box score with stats
from Friday's game vs. Colony

Juneau gets physical in win over Colony
Despite the robust 33-point margin of victory, Juneau-Douglas' 40-7 win Friday over visiting Colony wasn't perfect.

Wrangell Invitational Cross Country Results
Boys and Girls individual results

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

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.

JDHS returns from road trip stronger, wiser
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team went to Washington last weekend to discover where they were at as a team.

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.

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.

Northwest Digest
Staff and Wire reports from the Northwest.

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.

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.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

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

Breast-cancer patients to experiment with imagination
Mention a clinical trial, and potential wonder drugs often come to mind.

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

Small Alaska towns struggle to survive
The city clerk at Holy Cross doesn't spend much time at her desk these days.

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