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Saturday, September 25, 2004

Senator ignores most constituents for few
Thanks for Sunday's common-sense editorial opposing the Cape Fox Land Exchange in Berners Bay.

Shameful driving
What does life cost these days?

Canadian drugs cost American jobs
I was thinking about the Tony Knowles radio advertisment ripping Murkowski for not letting the us import drugs from Canada.

Failing for lack of service
On Sept. 14 I made and paid for an Alaska Marine Highway System reservation to go from Juneau to Sitka.

Governor swore to uphold constitution
In December 2002 Frank Murkowski took the following oath: "I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Alaska, and that I will faithfully discharge my duties as governor to the best of my abilities"

Airport panel to tackle terminal expansion
A Juneau International Airport expansion panel appointed to satisfy airport tenants who felt excluded from the plans failed to attract a quorum at its first meeting Thursday.

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

Davis' supporters haven't given up on sending her to the Assembly
Johan Dybdahl's grip on the at-large Juneau Assembly seat in the Oct. 5 election may not be a lock after all.

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

Photo: New place for picnics
Mark Millea and Todd Tucker of Arete Construction lower a log into place as they construct a new cabin for picnics Thursday at Savikko Park.

Gusts lash Juneau; tree tears up house
A 100-foot hemlock tree crashed into a house on Glacier Highway near Twin Lakes Thursday morning after high winds whipped through the area.

Community offers varied opinions at school forum
Some members of the community say a second high school will provide a higher quality education, while others questioned if the new facility will address dropout rates, at a school district forum Thursday at Riverbend Elementary School.

A faulty shut-off valve contributed to the extent of Auke Bay fire; cleanup continues
A faulty shut-off valve caused more than 1,500 gallons of additional fuel to escape, adding to the vandalism that caused the fire Tuesday at Auke Bay, said Bob Cox, a spokesman for Petro Marine Services.

FYI
Local life events.

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

Neighbors Digest
HEAD:Neighbors Digest

Photo: Bartlett Foundation donation
Bartlett Regional Hospital received a check for $25,000 for the purchase of specialized beds for the critical care and obstetrics units and equipment for the infusion therapy unit.

Remembering those Yakutat days
Through the years I've had the chance to enjoy doing a variety of things, among them serving for six years in the Legislature. But the most fulfilling and rewarding days of my life was spent at Yakutat from 1972 to 1976.

The do's and don'ts of leaving rover with a petsitter
You're planning a trip out of town. Who's taking care of your dog while you're gone?

No winning wildlife politics
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals urges Americans to celebrate "National Wildlife Amnesty Day" Saturday by teaching their children kindness toward wildlife.

Alaska prep swimming top 16 state times
Here are Alaska's top 16 times for the 2004 high school swimming season.

Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network state football poll
Here is the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network's high school football poll, as voted on by statewide radio broadcasters and other media.

Heart and sole
For all the time Tristan Knutson-Lombardo spends leading the pack in Southeast cross country races, you might think the Juneau-Douglas senior was first in line to join the team his freshman year.

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.

Alaska high school football standings
Through games of Sept. 18

Juneau faces must-win final game at home
One down, two to go.

Trial's focus turns to abuse
Acquaintances of Angoon murder suspect Denni Starr described a tempestuous relationship between Starr and her fatally stabbed boyfriend, Richard "Buddy" George Jr., in district court on Thursday.

Correction
Due to an error in an Associated Press article in a Thursday Empire story concerning a missing floatplane, Lloyd Koenig of Pleasanton, Ca., was incorrectly identified as Dick Conig.

Phogo: Raised by humans
SeaWorld San Diego animal keeper Greg Streicher stands with Tessa, a female walrus calf Tuesday in San Diego.

Pot prop backers take new approach
A November ballot measure to support and regulate marijuana in Alaska is being bolstered by an organized campaign of the initiative's backers.

Stevens' amendment stirs ire of black cod fishermen
An amendment attached to a spending bill by U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens would give a Petersburg commercial fisherman and his partners millions of dollars worth of rights to harvest black cod.

Second Alaska ferry temporarily taken out of service within one week
The Alaska Marine Highway System on Thursday pulled its second ferry off-line in a week, after its Ketchikan shuttle ferry encountered engine problems.

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