Tuesday, September 20, 2005

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

Clean Water Act protects rights
I had just graduated from high school when the Clean Air and Clean Water acts were enacted by Congress in 1972.

Smarmy damage control by Bush
Our brave war president gave a prime time pep talk on Katrina Thursday evening, a predictable and obvious effort at damage control.

Corporate colonialism reaches Alaska
Outside interests are using Alaska as a colonial resource extraction area.

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.

Opponent was not a club shareholder
In a recent letter I expressed my support for the new aquatic facility in the Mendenhall Valley.

Tour industry gets welcome boost in 2005
When the tourism season ends next week, industry officials estimate some 1 million visitors will have come to Juneau - about 50,000 more than last year.

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.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

United Way SE's town hall meeting eyes range of issues
The United Way of Southeast Alaska may find that affordable housing is the most urgent problem.

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

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.

Tramway GM rescued after falling down wet mountain
Rescue crews brought the injured but conscious general manager of the Mount Roberts Tramway off the mountain Monday afternoon after he apparently slipped while working on the line supplying water to the top.

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.

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

Photo: Douglas apartments destroyed - 1990
Douglas and Juneau Volunteer Fire Department personnel battle a blaze on Aug. 29, 1990, at the Island Apartments in Douglas.

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

Bear sought for breaking into homes
A rash of home break-ins in the Mendenhall Valley may be the responsibility of a single culprit, an Alaska Fish and Game biologist said Monday.

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.

Unions assemble to test candidates
Five unions that represent many Juneau city employees angry over the current Assembly's labor record expected answers from prospective Assembly members Monday evening.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Mary Paddock
Mary "Chickie" Paddock died Sept. 17, 2005, at home in Haines.

Laura Reynolds
Former Juneau resident Laura Reynolds, 47, of Kettle Falls, Wash., died Aug. 21, 2005, at Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane, Wash.

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."

My Turn: Senior citizens are vital to Alaska's future
Retiring in Alaska has never been popular or easy.

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.

ADN/ALASKA State Coaches Football Poll
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.

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

Wrangell Invitational Cross Country Results
Boys and Girls individual results

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.

Fish Report: Fishing remains better than last year
Here is the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's Juneau area fishing report for the week that ended Sunday:

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.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

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

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

Alaska Digest
Alaskans scramble to file for bankruptcy

Critics of Bush fisheries revamp warn of lower standards
Calling for an end to overfishing and a doubling of the nation's quota-based fisheries by 2010, the Bush administration rolled out a proposal to revise the nation's primary federal fisheries law on Monday.

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

Ketchikan Rep. Jim Elkins diagnosed with cancer
Freshman state Rep. Jim Elkins has been diagnosed with liver cancer.

University regents to discuss budget proposals
Regents for the University of Alaska expect a flurry of public comments as they tackle highly debated budget proposals at their fall meeting this week.

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