Thursday, September 22, 2005

Business Digest
Staff reports of local businesses

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).

Don't dump toxic waste
This letter responds to Chris DeWitt's My Turn of Sept. 15, in which he argues in favor of the Kensington Mine.

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

Vote for a good community
We may sometimes have different ideas about what makes living in Juneau great and what might make it better.

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

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

A scandalous lawsuit, story
Despite the fact that the Alaska State Commission for Human Rights has found no violation of law and dismissed the claim by Mr. Kross, the Juneau Empire felt the filing of a scandalous, one-sided lawsuit was worthy of print (Empire, Sept. 16).

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

Photo: Garden cleanup
Brian Davies, an employee for the Juneau Landscape Department, takes advantage of a break in the weather to clear freshly cut Japanese knot weed Wednesday along Twin Lakes.

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

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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.

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.

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.

Candidates exhibit their similarities
Juneau Assembly and School Board candidates showed more similarities than differences at the League of Women Voters' forum Wednesday.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Assembly candidate Early pressured to bow out of race
Juneau Assembly candidate Mara Early has faced pressure to step down but said she will stay in the race.

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.

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

City joins wetlands enhancement project
One project's waste can be another's treasure.

Taking a deeper look at horses
Veterinarian Rachel Berngartt makes "barn calls" with a tie-dye-colored lead vest and a small yellow box that is Juneau's first horse X-ray machine.

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.

John B. Hendrix
Former Juneau resident John B. Hendrix, 79, died Sept. 4, 2005, in Grants Pass, Ore. from a stroke and complications with Parkinson's Disease.

Rebecca Mae Wilson
Juneau resident Rebecca Mae Wilson died Sept. 17, 2005, in Port Angeles, Wash.

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

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.

My Turn: PBS should listen to listeners and viewers
Bureaucrats typically won't admit to caving under political pressure.

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."

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.

Coach's Corner: The Crimson Bears' 'RIENG' leader
The Thursday night practice was winding down; the season opener was mere hours away and the Bears were pumped and ready.

Juneau's Hard Women are also fast runners
They started as a Saturday morning running club, a group of women who got together to talk, run and sip coffee.

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.

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.

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.

Juneau Parks & Rec Volleyball standings
as of Sept 18

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

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.

Alaska Digest
Juneau bomb squad called aboard ferry

Regents raise age for older student tuition waiver
University of Alaska regents voted Wednesday to maintain a tuition waiver for older students but raised the eligibility age.

Hundreds protest drilling in arctic refuge
Hundreds rallied in Washington outside the Capitol to protest oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as part of a weeklong lobbying effort by environmental groups.

Skagway's petition revived
A Skagway petition to create a borough out of Alaska's first incorporated city should go back to the state Local Boundary Commission, which denied it three years ago, a Juneau judge has ruled.

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

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Fall fest returns
The Second Annual Autumn Festival Street Fair returns to Marine Park from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday to celebrate the end of the tourist season.

Discovering musical roots
Linda Tillery spent two decades singing rhythm and blues and rock 'n' roll in the San Francisco Bay area, before she finally found her focus one night on PBS.

Cinema Guide
What's playing on the silver screen

what's happening
News of local entertainment events

briefly
News of local arts

Celebrating 75 years of recipes
In the late 1940s, when Anne (Grisham) Schultz was still in grammar school, she used to go out halibut fishing with her Fourth Street neighbors, J. Simpson "Sim" MacKinnon and his wife, Hazel.

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