Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Waring's background fits parents' needs
I endorse Margo Waring as a school board candidate.

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

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

Move on, Bush bashers
Yet another letter to the editor from Eric Lie-Nielson bashing the president and his administration.

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.

EarthJustice is extremist
Bertrand Adams Sr. of Yakutat has expressed concern that Gov. Murkowski recently branded the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe as extremists (letters to the editor, Sept. 9).

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.

Keep the tuition waiver for seniors
I am disheartened to learn that the Board of Regents is considering discontinuing the tuition waiver for seniors.

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

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.

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.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Photo: Summer's over
A tree begins to give up the ghost Tuesday at Evergreen Cemetery.

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.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Mountain accident victim is transferred
A day after rescue crews carried him down Mount Roberts with a bone crushed in his back and two bones broken in his neck, George Reifenstein said he felt blessed.

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.

Trial in harassment suit against police is postponed
A man claiming harassment by a Juneau policeman in a lawsuit against the officer, the department and the city was granted a postponement in the scheduled trial Tuesday.

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.

Permafund dividend dips to $845.76
Eligible Alaskans will receive an Alaska Permanent Fund dividend check of $845.76 this fall, Gov. Frank Murkowski announced Tuesday.

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.

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

Dauenhauer teaches language that's on the edge
Richard Dauenhauer has a master's degree in the German language but he is focused on bringing attention to languages a little closer to home.

Behnke, Orsborn wed
Juneau residents Corinne Behnke and Charles Orsborn were married June 18, 2005, at Eaglecrest Lodge. A reception followed the ceremony.

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

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

What is an American anthropologist?
While teaching the University of Alaska, I would often say in my opening lecture to beginning students that most people think of anthropologists as people who "wear pith helmets, carry machetes and tape recorders, and go out in the world to explore all the strange and exotic customs and beliefs!"

Where'd that cat come from?
A ll the domestic cats in the world, from purebred champion to the one snoozing on your lap, have a common ancestor.

Schoeppe, Mattson marry
Juneau residents Lisa Schoeppe and Brent Mattson were married Sept. 2, 2005, at the Shrine of St. Therese. A reception followed at the Thane Ore House.

Photo: Practice
Cruise ship crews practice launching their tenders earlier this month. The exercise also afforded crew members a chance to get in out of the rain.

Marey Kathryn McGuire
Former Juneau resident Marey Kathryn McGuire, 89, of Fairbanks, died July 12, 2005, in Petersburg.

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

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

My Turn: Aquatic center would help Juneau cement regional hub status
In 1981, the Juneau City Assembly established a Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee (PRAC) "to act in an advisory capacity for planning and development of all phases of juvenile and adult recreation."

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

My Turn: UAS should foster cultural understanding
I am a graduate of the University of Alaska Southeast. Several years ago, the university seemed supportive of our Tlingit culture; the system valued our students, our identity and our language.

McMichael runs wild in Huskies' victory over Hawkeyes
Tyler McMichael scored three touchdowns to lead the Huskies to a 20-0 victory over the Hawkeyes in Juneau Youth Football League Junior Division action last weekend.

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.

Brooks wins JRC tennis championship
Lewis Brooks rallied from a one-set deficit to defeat Alavini Lata 6-7, 6-2, 6-4 and win the men's singles championships at the JRC/The Alaska Club - Back to School Tennis Tournament held over the weekend.

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:

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.

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 and Game reopens controversial crab fishery
The state will reopen the Southeast Alaska commercial red king crab fishery this fall, following a hotly debated closure in 2004.

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.

Alaska Digest
Alaskans scramble to file for bankruptcy

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

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

Growth in minorities' buying power continues
The consumer market is becoming a more diverse place, according to report on minority buying power released Tuesday.

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.

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