Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Taxi for disabled a welcome addition
I was a cab driver from August 1999 to February 2001 for Taku Taxi and then Metro Taxi.

Real transparency in judicial appointments
On Sunday past you published another column from Jim Clark, chief of staff for Gov.

Stand by your country, not by failure
There's a big call up for the National Guard to Iraq all over this vast nation, including sons and daughters, husbands, wives, fathers and mothers here in Alaska.

Live-aboards have real options
The Sept. 17, Empire front page article "Live-aboards lose electric heat nightly" highlights a drawback of retrofitting the electric system in an active harbor.

Juneau grows without a road
Does Juneau really need a road out?

Many thanks for stalling land swap
Wednesday's walk-out by Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee Democrats Bingaman and Johnson understandably left Sen. Murkowski outraged, as their departure effectively placed yet another bullet in the slow-to-die Cape Fox Land Exchange bill.

Marine highway suffers from state's decisions
The schedule is getting worse and long-term ferry customers are now feeling the effects.

Politics behind Berners land swap
U.S. Senate candidate Lisa Murkowski discovered the hard way that "doing it wrong" is no guarantee for success in Washington, D.C. Sen.

Proposal favoring tourists over dogs
The recent article on the banning of trails rings a little hollow.

Study assumes district can count on more money from state
A critical assumption in an accountant's study of operating costs is that the state will give more money for schools at a rate that matches the rising costs of salaries, benefits, heating fuel and other unavoidable expenses.

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

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

Prop. 2: Unused bonds would help renovate schools
If local voters redirect $18 million in bonds that were sold to build a new high school, Juneau's elementary schools will be spruced up and many of the district's schools will be more accessible to people with disabilities.

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

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

'Affordable' housing isn't to many in Juneau
Kate Arriola was excited when she saw the banners of the annual Juneau Affordable Home ownership fair at Nugget Mall on Saturday.

Can city afford another school?
For the second time in five months, Juneau voters will decide whether to build a second high school whose affordability is a matter of debate.

Marina set afire; 1,600 gallons of fuel spill
Flames shot 60 feet into the air and damaged a marina ramp after an arsonist set a fire early Tuesday at Auke Bay, and more than 1,600 gallons of diesel and gasoline spilled into the harbor from ruptured fuel lines, officials said.

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

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports of the residents of Juneau.

Children and family grief support
I first became aware of bereavement services for children when my lifelong friend, Karen, became a volunteer facilitator at The Center for Grieving Children in Portland, Maine.

SEARHC Foundation acknowledges major charter donors
Approximately 100 honored donors and guests gathered at the ANB Hall in Juneau on Thursday, Sept. 16, to witness recognition of The SEARHC Foundation's first major Charter Donors.

Photo: Fall - it's the berries
A crow snacks on mountain-ash berries last Sunday along Channel Drive.

Rikki Leeann Hudson
Rikki Leeann Hudson died Sept. 13, 2004, in Port Protection after falling off a floathouse barge and drowning.

Evelyn Navorro
Evelyn Navorro died on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004. A full obituary will follow, and a service is pending.

Carolina Abella Hermano
Juneau resident Carolina Abella Hermano, 87, died Sept. 17, 2004.

Elizabeth Ellen "Betty" Harris
Services will be held on Wednesday September 22, 2004, at 7 p.m. at the Northern Light United Church.

Rikki Leeann Hudson
Rikki Leeann Hudson died Sept. 13, 2004, in Port Protection after falling off a floathouse barge and drowning.

My Turn: Administration ignores experts
As I watch things unravel in Iraq, I often wonder how we got into this mess.

My Turn: Beware state's plan for roads and what it will do to ferries
Currently, any single road plan includes at least one ferry (from Katzehin to Haines), possibly a second (from Katzehin to Skagway) and maybe a third (if Berners Bay is left unroaded).

Alaska editorial: Remember POMV at dividend time
This editorial appeared in Sunday's Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:

Boozer signs with new sports agent
Utah Jazz power forward Carlos Boozer has signed a representation contract with CSMG Basketball and noted agent Henry Thomas.

ADN/Alaska state coaches Football Polls
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.

JYFL Scores
Juneau Youth Football League lower division scores from the weekend games held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 17-18, at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park football field.

Juneau Parks and Rec Adult Volleyball
Standings through Sept. 19 for the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreations men's and women's volleyball leagues.

Former UAF shooter aims for the gold in Paralympics
Former University of Alaska Fairbanks shooter Dan Jordan is going for Paralympic gold this week in Greece.

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.

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.

Klondike Trail of '98 International Road Relay results
Complete team results and partial individual results from the 22nd annual Klondike Trail of '98 International Road Relay, held Sept. 10-11 on a 10-stage, 110-mile course from Skagway, Alaska, to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.

Southeast Road Runners action rehab 10k and 1-miler
Results from the Southeast Road Runners club's Action Rehab 10-kilometer and 1-mile races held Saturday at Auke Recreation Area.

UAA suspends hockey player
The University of Alaska Anchorage will suspend for four games a hockey player charged with assault against a teammate last week.

Governor to protest fisheries intervention
As congressional reform of U.S. ocean policy looms, Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski is expected to testify today in Washington, D.C., to defend Alaska's management of its fisheries.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

This year's dividend check drops to $920
The Alaska Permanent Fund dividend this year is $919.84, Department of Revenue Commissioner Bill Corbus said Monday night.

Tongass official aims for more timber sales
The Tongass National Forest superintendent told Southeast leaders gathered here for an economic summit on Tuesday that he plans to increase timber sales in the forest over the next few years.

Seminar to prepare Alaskans for high costs of long-term care
Alaska is the most expensive state in the nation for long-term health care, and the public is invited to learn more about planning for it at a seminar Thursday in Juneau.

Democrats file initiative to tighten campaign restrictions
Democratic lawmakers turned in more than 36,000 signatures to the state Tuesday for a proposed ballot initiative to reverse campaign finance laws passed this year by Republicans in the Alaska Legislature.

Fin whale may be first seen in Sitka in 60 years
A large baleen whale sighted in Sitka Sound may be the first fin whale in the area since commercial whaling in Alaska inside waters was halted more than 60 years ago, a marine biologist said.

This Day in History
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Corrections
Due to a typist's error, a letter to the editor supporting Sen. Lisa Murkowski in Monday's Empire misidentified the writer, Jody Vic.

Fast ferry plows through ship's lines
The state's new fast ferry Fairweather slammed into three stern lines of a cruise ship docked in Skagway on Tuesday and also may have hit a mooring dolphin, leaving cracks in the side of the ferry.

Trial for Angoon killing begins
Denni Starr screamed and begged the father of her children not to die on the day she is accused of stabbing him in their Angoon home, a state investigator said Tuesday during the first full day of testimony in the second-degree murder trial.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

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