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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

UAS gatekeepers are culturally insensitive
Kudos to Hans Chester (My Turn, Sept. 21) for bringing up the cultural conflict issues at the University of Alaska Southeast. It isn't old news that some gatekeepers at UAS are not culturally sensitive.

Wrong time to boost local tax burden
The Tax Policy Subcommittee submitted its recommendations on 15 tax proposals to the Assembly Finance Committee on Sept. 16, 2005.

Quit meddling with Assembly candidates
The recent (Sept. 22) article in the Empire about the areawide Assembly seat caused this voter some considerable concern.

O'Brien an involved school parent
One of the greatest things a school learning community can experience is the active participation of its parents.

Russian politics alive in Juneau
The recent actions of Jim Powell to inject himself into a local Assembly race lay bare the sad fact of politics in Juneau.

Privileged to live here
Coeur Alaska is in clear violation of the Clean Water Act with its plans to dump millions of tons of mine waste into a pristine, freshwater lake.

The Costco approach to government
I'd like to comment on a couple of articles that recently appeared in the Empire.

Photo: It's fall
Thomas McDonald, an employee of Juneau Docks and Harbors, disassembles one of several vendor booths Monday near the Mount Roberts Tramway.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Photo: Tour de fall
A pair of bicyclists ride by green ash and trident maple trees in full fall color Sunday on the University of Alaska Southeast campus.

Feds come around to state coastal revision
A draft environmental review of the state's plan to make radical revisions to its coastal management program has been released for public comment.

Weather Service lauds Elfin Cove observers
There's that old adage about the weather in Southeast Alaska - if you don't like it, wait 15 minutes.

Photo: Orphaned siblings
Two Russian River juvenile grizzly bears pass each other last week, with the male, right, showing a definite limp. Biologists darted both bears in August and declared their general health to be good.

UAS professor says if elected he will serve as bridge between the university and the city
District 2 candidate Jonathan Anderson says he is running for the Juneau Assembly to put the public administration theories he has been teaching into practice.

Hopefuls offer willingness to act, listen: Merril Sanford
During his three years on the Juneau Assembly, District 1 candidate Merrill Sanford hasn't hesitated to stand his ground, sometimes alone.

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

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

Photo: The cranberry store
Tom Schwartz picks bog cranberries Sunday in a meadow near Eaglecrest Ski Area.

Students quiz School Board, city hopefuls
Although most of them haven't reached voting age, Juneau-Douglas High School students had many questions for the Juneau Assembly and School Board candidates.

Photo: Power to the mine
Mitch Harp, a lineman for Alaska Electric Light & Power, works on the North Douglas substation switch yard Monday in preparation for tying into a new submarine cable that will bring power to Greens Creek Mine.

Cruise ship industry employee says he would not work for repeal of $5 marine passenger fee
Andrew Green has taken a low profile in his campaign for the District 2 Juneau Assembly seat.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Hopefuls offer willingness to act, listen: Joan Cahill
Juneau Assembly District 1 candidate Joan Cahill is the opposite of incumbent Merrill Sanford in many ways.

Inga Betty Dick-Gore
Juneau resident Inga Betty Dick-Gore, 57, died Sept. 11, 2005, in Rainier, Ore.

Don I. Briscoe
Former Juneau resident Don I. Briscoe, 74, died Sept. 25, 2005, in Wichita Falls, Texas.

We should invest and save the oil surplus
High oil prices, while a shock to the wallet at the gasoline pump, likely will turn out to be a bonanza for the state treasury.

Alaska can help, but let's get real about the bridge
Alaska can help finance the recovery from recent hurricanes. It also can secure an energy supply and generate future revenue, thus avoiding tax increases.

My Turn: Despite sticker shock, aquatic center is bargain
We have a problem. I think it's safe to say that indoor, water-based activities are very important to this community for a variety of good, healthy reasons.

Bears can now focus solely on Pasco Bulldogs
With the West Valley game behind them, the Juneau-Douglas High School football team can now talk about Pasco.

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.

Friday's JHDS box score with stats
from Friday...

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.

Bears' J.V. shares the wealth in 58-0 victory
The Juneau-Douglas High School junior varsity team delivered another standout defensive performance in a 58-0 win over West Valley Friday.

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.

Oil company official expects pipeline deal with state
North Slope producers should reach an agreement with the state to build a natural gas pipeline in time to put the proposal before the Alaska Legislature in a special session this year, an official with one of the producers said Monday.

Winter ferry fares to be discounted
The Alaska Marine Highway System will discount all passenger and vehicle fares 30 percent this winter to encourage ferry ridership.

Study: Salmon industry needs restructuring
Alaska's commercial salmon industry can thrive only if it restructures, a University of Alaska Anchorage study concluded.

North Slope Borough tightens its belt as oil property tax base declines
Buses sit idle inside a garage, gathering dust, their only purpose these days to serve as makeshift storage bins for Alaska's largest regional government.

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

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Photo: Locked
Caught at the moment of main motor ignition, an FGM-148B Javelin self-guided missile streaks towards its target last week during live-fire maneuvers at the Donnelley Training Area on the banks of the Delta River near Delta Junction.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Pilgram family patriarch indicted on sex charges
The patriarch of a family that has a running feud with the National Park Service over access to their property inside Wrangell-St. Elias National Park has been charged with numerous counts of sexual assault and incest.

Cruise ship growth expected to be 'flat'
Cruise ship industry officials said at a regional civic meeting that they expect next summer's tourist season to be flat compared to years of impressive growth.

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