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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Coeur Alaska and others did homework
In a recent letter to the editor, Mr. Sebastian, Sept. 19, suggested that Coeur Alaska had "done its homework in advance."

Road plan only extends a dead end
My name is Devin Baxter. I am a senior at Juneau-Douglas High School and a JDHS Student Council representative to the mayor's task force.

Anti-roader shouldn't question integrity
In response to Garri Constantine's letter about the "Road Gang" (Friday's Juneau Empire), to question the integrity of these people is just another blind attempt by the anti-roaders to obscure the facts of the project.

Re-elect Andi Story to the School Board
Andi Story works hard for Juneau school children. She has served on the Juneau School Board for three years.

Build a railroad, not a natural gas pipeline
Eleven hundred railcars filled with 170,000 pounds of liquefied natural gas hauls the equivalent amount of gasified natural gas as the gas pipeline.

Leadership needed to keep economy viable
In Thursday's Hooligan, Korry Keeker wrote about the difficulty in locating affordable housing. Seems to me that this is a much more readable topic than Egan express stop lights, or the lack thereof.

Election letters policy
During the election season, the Empire will run letters about candidates that deal with issues, politicians' past actions and experiences that reveal an office-seeker's character.

'Bong Hits' ruling doesn't need clarity
Why I believe Phyllis Carlson should not be returned to the Juneau School Board.

Provide a living wage to average consumer
This letter is in response to four different articles within the Empire over the last couple of weeks, and if the readers will bear with me, I will tie them all together upon summation.

Elect Palin, the 'mom in Xtratufs'
Thanks for the great outdoors article in Sunday's edition about the gubernatorial candidates outdoors activities and the candid photos of Sarah Palin and Tony Knowles.

Developer outlines downtown building
The Juneau Planning Commission unanimously approved a developer's plan Tuesday to demolish a building on the 400 block of South Franklin Street, paving the way for a more modern building.

Candidates focus on School Board's future
Incumbent Andi Story wants to continue to serve on the Juneau School Board to persuade the Alaska Legislature to fully fund education.

Corrections

Mayoral candidates build on experience
For incumbent Mayor Bruce Botelho, his five decades in Juneau are just the beginning. He wants to make his mark for years to come.

Juneau wife stands by wounded soldier
When Juneau resident Maily Miramontes-Gregory, 23, agreed to "for better or worse" with her husband Sgt. Paul Gregory, 25, she never thought worse would come so soon.

Assistant police chief to retire
Tom Porter, the No. 2 man in the Juneau Police Department, has had a long and honorable career in law enforcement, said Chief Greg Browning, who believes there are three strong candidates to take Porter's place.

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

Photo: Glacier gazing
Tourists take photos of the Mendenhall Glacier on Monday...

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

Images from another time
Legendary Alaska aviator Shell Simmons stands in front of an Alaska Airlines 727 jet at Juneau International Airport circa 1979.

Candidates focus on School Board's future
Chris Thomas believes his age and work experience can add another dimension to the Juneau School Board.

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

Cruise ships sail through strong season
Even before Zuiderdam, the last cruise ship of the year, left Juneau on Monday, one downtown gift shop manager said business was great this summer.

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

Correction

Mayoral candidates build on experience
Investment advisor Brad Fluetsch says affordable housing in Juneau has become a runaway train in recent years and the community needs to get the cost of living back on track.

Renters not the only ones paying high cost of living
Rents might be high in Juneau, but landlords say they've got bills increasing to the point that some are questioning whether this once-profitable investment is worth it anymore.

Vacationing family accuses cruise line of fraud
An Ohio family vacationing in Alaska this past summer has accused Holland America Line of defrauding them and other passengers by engaging in intentionally deceptive financial dealings.

Photo: Community grant for Project Playground
Project Playground representatives accept a $5,000 community grant, for the new playground at Twin Lakes, from the Fred Meyer Foundation on Sept. 12 at the future playground site.

Pets of the week
Funkster, Tara are friendly animals

Neighbors Digest
Big Brothers' 'Guys Night Out' held at last JDHS football game, Juneau Kids Coalition sponsors free vaccination clinic on Oct. 7, Sports development program offers six-week class starting Oct. 14 &: Widowed Persons Service serves brunch at support group Sunday

Sgt. Michael Phelps
My military career started when I joined the high school ROTC program when I was living in North Carolina.

Hospice volunteers practice 'vigil care'
Most of us are familiar with the term "birth coaching" or "doula" when applied to bringing new life into this world.

Neighbors mailbox
Thanks for contributing to Big Brothers and United Way

David Allen Hayes
Former Juneau resident David Allen Hayes, 62, died unexpectedly Sept. 20, 2006, at his home in Haines.

Charles Gregory
Kake resident Charles Edward Gregory, 53, died Sept. 23, 2006, in Kake.

My turn: Fleet exodus not 'anecdotal'
In Friday's Empire, Port Director John Stone, who earns $125,000 a year, dismissed stories that the commercial fleet was leaving town due to poor harbor management and skyrocketing fees as "anecdotal."

Alaska editorial: State needs to solve costly retirement-system shortfall
The 50,000 students attending Anchorage public schools can't afford to pay the price of filling the hole in Alaska's public employees' and teachers' retirement systems.

Four Juneau Shotokan members take 3rd in Anchorage competition
Four youth members of the Juneau Shotokan Karate Club captured third-place honors at the 28th annual International Shotokan Karate Federation/U.S. National and Collegiate Karate Championships in Anchorage on Sept. 2-3.

Dredge Lake Night Mountain Bike Race results
Dredge Lake Night Mountain Bike Race

Hawkeyes' defense plays strong to help defeat tough Warriors
The Hawkeyes stopped the Warriors' extra-point conversion attempt to pull out a hard-fought 21-20 overtime victory in the Juneau Youth Football League's Junior Division last weekend.

JUNEAU PARKS AND RECREATION men's and women's volleyball standings
Standings...

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 swimming and diving Top 16 Performances
Alaska High School Swimming and Diving Top 16 Performacnes

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.

Photo: Stand your ground
A Wildcats ballcarrier and a Cowboys defender collide in the center of Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park...

BP increases oil field production
Oil giant BP restarted the eastern side of the Prudhoe Bay oil field - shut down since August when a leak was found - and expects production to reach 150,000 barrels a day by the weekend, a BP spokesman said Tuesday.

Man dies after fall on glacier
A hiker slid to his death after losing his footing on an Alaska glacier near a popular tourist destination, state troopers said Monday.

Alaska Digest
Decision on Auke Lake ordinance delayed & Medical exam shows woman died quickly

Edgmon wins Alaska House by toss of a coin
Challenger Bryce Edgmon won a coin toss Monday to break an election tie for a disputed southwestern Alaska House seat, apparently the first time in Alaska's short history a race has been determined by lot.

Governor's race takes edgier tone
The race to be Alaska's governor appears to be taking an edgier tone just 43 days before the Nov. 7 election.

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

Alaska Digest
Missing woman found dead at site of crash, Overdue fishermen found OK after search & Woman charged in St. Paul death

Fourpeaked Mountain may erupt, but isn't 'imminent'
Vents on Fourpeaked Mountain have been spewing volcanic gases and experts at the Alaska Volcano Observatory say an eruption could occur.

FBI seizes documents from Ben Stevens
FBI agents have seized more documents during a second visit to the legislative office of Senate President Ben Stevens, some related to his consulting work for the fisheries industry.

This Day in History
In Alaska, the nation &: the world

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