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Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Land swap trades public use for private gain
If Congress were to award a prize for the worst piece of legislation proposed each year, Sen. Lisa Murkowski's Cape Fox land exchange bill would be a top contender for 2004.

Cape Fox bill ignores public interest
I would like to thank the Juneau Empire for taking a stand in defense of the public interest in its editorial of Sept. 19 on the proposed Cape Fox land exchange bill.

Land swap trades public use for private gain
If Congress were to award a prize for the worst piece of legislation proposed each year, Sen. Lisa Murkowski's Cape Fox land exchange bill would be a top contender for 2004.

Stay involved in waterfront plan
On Friday evening, Sept. 24, I attended a joint meeting of the Waterfront Development Committee and the Assembly Committee of the Whole.

An accident waiting to happen
In Sunday's edition of the Empire there appeared a letter from Merry Ellefson in which she stated that the accident involving the Fairweather and a cruise ship in Skagway was an "unfortunate accident." I could not disagree with her more.

An accident waiting to happen
In Sunday's edition of the Empire there appeared a letter from Merry Ellefson in which she stated that the accident involving the Fairweather and a cruise ship in Skagway was an "unfortunate accident."

Cape Fox bill ignores public interest
I would like to thank the Juneau Empire for taking a stand in defense of the public interest in its editorial of Sept. 19 on the proposed Cape Fox land exchange bill.

Build the new high school and move on
Juneau has a highly transient population, with more people arriving by boat or ferry than by stork.

Reason vs. unfounded ideology
American democracy did not arrive overnight.

Stay involved in waterfront plan
On Friday evening, Sept. 24, I attended a joint meeting of the Waterfront Development Committee and the Assembly Committee of the Whole.

Vote to regain world's respect
Two days ago President Bush spoke before the United Nations and once again showed to the world that he lacks the depth of intellect or understanding to hold the job given him by his brother and the United States Supreme Court.

Build the new high school and move on
Juneau has a highly transient population, with more people arriving by boat or ferry than by stork.

Let's try democracy and free enterprise
My dictionary defines the word "liberal" as: "Favorable to progress or reform." "Conservative" is defined as: "Disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., and to agree with gradual rather than abrupt change."

Why did state cover cruise?
After reading the article on Monday, Sept. 20, I am glad to see that a local private corporation has shown interest in Hoonah and has provided some locals here in Juneau and Hoonah with employment, but it is also my understanding that they have hired some from outside the state.

Reason vs. unfounded ideology
American democracy did not arrive overnight.

Vote to regain world's respect
Two days ago President Bush spoke before the United Nations and once again showed to the world that he lacks the depth of intellect or understanding to hold the job given him by his brother and the United States Supreme Court.

Let's try democracy and free enterprise
My dictionary defines the word "liberal" as: "Favorable to progress or reform."

Why did state cover cruise?
After reading the article on Monday, Sept. 20, I am glad to see that a local private corporation has shown interest in Hoonah and has provided some locals here in Juneau and Hoonah with employment, but it is also my understanding that they have hired some from outside the state.

Photo: End of the rainbow
A rainbow appears to end at the Goldbelt Hotel on Monday afternoon in downtown Juneau.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Randy Wanamaker emphasizes managing tourism, development
District 2 Assembly member Randy Wanamaker is running for re-election on essentially the same platform he first used in 1995.

Photo: Gearing down
Dick Workman, 68, takes the net off his boat, Twenty-Grand, on Tuesday at the floatplane dock next to the Douglas Bridge.

Randy Wanamaker emphasizes managing tourism, development
District 2 Assembly member Randy Wanamaker is running for re-election on essentially the same platform he first used in 1995.

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

Photo: Eyeing the season's last ship
The popular Patsy Ann statue faces the last cruise ship of the season, the Norwegian Spirit, on Monday at Marine Park.

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

Juneau man indicted on sex-assault charges
A grand jury has indicted Rodney Jackson of Juneau on charges of sexually assaulting a 33-year-old woman on Sept. 20 in Lemon Creek.

Photo: Gearing down
Dick Workman, 68, takes the net off his boat, Twenty-Grand, on Tuesday at the floatplane dock next to the Douglas Bridge.

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

Dybdahl will work to keep capital here
After serving on the city Planning Commission for 15 years, Johan Dybdahl decided it's time for a change.

Sybil Davis is back in race, now as write-in
Sybil Davis is back in the race for Juneau Assembly because she said friends and supporters wanted her to run as a write-in.

Sybil Davis is back in race, now as write-in
Sybil Davis is back in the race for Juneau Assembly because she said friends and supporters wanted her to run as a write-in.

James Reid spurred to run by Assembly's action on business regs
James Reid said he decided to run for Juneau Assembly in the October election because he was frustrated.

Juneau man indicted on sex-assault charges
A grand jury has indicted Rodney Jackson of Juneau on charges of sexually assaulting a 33-year-old woman on Sept. 20 in Lemon Creek.

Dybdahl will work to keep capital here
After serving on the city Planning Commission for 15 years, Johan Dybdahl decided it's time for a change.

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

Photo: Eyeing the season's last ship
The popular Patsy Ann statue faces the last cruise ship of the season, the Norwegian Spirit, on Monday at Marine Park.

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

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

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

Clarification
A letter from the board of the Juneau chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving in Sunday's Empire did not identify letter writer Susan Phipps as the chapter president.

Photo: End of the rainbow
A rainbow appears to end at the Goldbelt Hotel on Monday afternoon in downtown Juneau.

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

James Reid spurred to run by Assembly's action on business regs
James Reid said he decided to run for Juneau Assembly in the October election because he was frustrated.

Clarification
A letter from the board of the Juneau chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving in Sunday's Empire did not identify letter writer Susan Phipps as the chapter president.

Kohnen and Shah to marry
Felicia Frances Kohnen and Kashif Tahir Shah, both of Juneau, are to be married on June 25, 2005.

Deciding on which wolf to feed
Dr. Wayne Dyer tells a story about a grandfather talking to his grandson about the attacks of September 11.

Photo: Camels out
A workman on the scow Skookum Yarder pulls a camel - a log used as a fender for docking ships - out of the water last week at the Steamship Wharf.

Kohnen and Shah to marry
Felicia Frances Kohnen and Kashif Tahir Shah, both of Juneau, are to be married on June 25, 2005.

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports of Juneau's residents.

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

Photo: Camels out
A workman on the scow Skookum Yarder pulls a camel - a log used as a fender for docking ships - out of the water last week at the Steamship Wharf.

Deciding on which wolf to feed
Dr. Wayne Dyer tells a story about a grandfather talking to his grandson about the attacks of September 11.

Student recognition
Outstanding actions of present and former Juneau students.

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports of the residents of Juneau.

Student recognition
Outstanding achievements of Juneau's students and former students.

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

Thomas Willis Peters
Lifelong Juneau resident Thomas Willis Peters, 67, died Sept. 24, 2004, at his home.

Shane Howard White
Shane Howard White, 15, died in Ketchikan on Sept. 25, 2004.

Thomas Willis Peters
Lifelong Juneau resident Thomas Willis Peters, 67, died Sept. 24, 2004, at his home.

Shane Howard White
Shane Howard White, 15, died in Ketchikan on Sept. 25, 2004.

My Turn: Juneau can't afford not to build a second high school
Last May, Juneau narrowly voted not to build a new high school in the Valley.

Bias remains the standard
Outright bigotry is difficult to endure.

My Turn: Juneau can't afford not to build a second high school
Last May, Juneau narrowly voted not to build a new high school in the Valley.

Bias remains the standard
Outright bigotry is difficult to endure.

Alaska editorial: Don't ask state to fact-check campaign statements
This editorial appeared in Saturday's Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:

Alaska editorial: Don't ask state to fact-check campaign statements
This editorial appeared in Saturday's Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:

Ketichikan Invitational Swim Meet results
Results from the Ketchikan Invitational high school swimming and diving meets that took place Friday and Saturday at the Mike Smithers Pool behing Ketchikan High School.

Ketichikan Invitational Swim Meet results
Results from the Ketchikan Invitational high school swimming and diving meets that took place Friday and Saturday at the Mike Smithers Pool behing Ketchikan High School.

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.

Huskies make a change at starting quarterback
Washington coach Keith Gilbertson said Monday redshirt freshman Carl Bonnell will be the starting quarterback when the Huskies visit Stanford next weekend.

ADN/Alaska State Coaches foot ball 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. The poll lists each team with first-place votes in parentheses, records through games of Sept. 25, total poll points and previous rank in the poll. Points are awarded on a 5-4-3-2-1 basis. Large schools coaches vote only in the large schools poll, while small schools coaches vote for small schools.

Former UAF shooter takes silver
Former University of Alaska Fairbanks shooter Dan Jordan claimed a silver medal in his three events at the 2004 Paralympics last week in Athens, Greece.

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.

Midnight Suns baseball team goes 2-2 in Labor Day tourney
A Midnight Suns baseball team from Juneau featuring 11- and 12-year-olds tied for fifth place in the South Kitsap Blast tournament over the Labor Day weekend in Port Orchard, Wash.

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.

Local Sports Briefs
Staff reports of local sports events.

JYFL scores
Scores from Juneau Youth Football League games held Saturday at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

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.

Announcement on Expos move might come Thursday
Exactly 33 years after the Washington Senators played their final game, the nation's capital might learn on Thursday that major league baseball plans to return next season.

Former UAF shooter takes silver
Former University of Alaska Fairbanks shooter Dan Jordan claimed a silver medal in his three events at the 2004 Paralympics last week in Athens, Greece.

JYFL scores
Scores from Juneau Youth Football League games held Saturday at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Midnight Suns baseball team goes 2-2 in Labor Day tourney
A Midnight Suns baseball team from Juneau featuring 11- and 12-year-olds tied for fifth place in the South Kitsap Blast tournament over the Labor Day weekend in Port Orchard, Wash.

Announcement on Expos move might come Thursday
Exactly 33 years after the Washington Senators played their final game, the nation's capital might learn on Thursday that major league baseball plans to return next season.

Local Sports Briefs
Staff reports of Juneau sports events.

Huskies make a change at starting quarterback
Washington coach Keith Gilbertson said Monday redshirt freshman Carl Bonnell will be the starting quarterback when the Huskies visit Stanford next 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.

Photo: Shot in self-defense
Gary Boyd, 57, left, a retired Army National Guard helicopter pilot from Anchorage, and his friend Dennis Hall spread out the hide of a brown bear last week.

Alaska, Taiwan sign coal agreement
Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski earlier this month signed a memorandum of understanding with high-ranking representatives of Taiwan's government to expand trade.

Walrus orphan finds new home at SeaWorld
A baby walrus found tangled in fishing nets near Barrow this summer is getting used to her new home at San Diego's SeaWorld.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

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

Photo: Sinking of the Prinsendam, 1980
The 427-foot cruise ship Prinsendam drifts after its passengers and crew abandoned it Oct. 4, 1980, in the Gulf of Alaska, 120 miles west of Glacier Bay National Monument.

Plan for floating outpost near Whittier stirs outcry
A proposal to sell fuel and supplies from a floating outpost in Prince William Sound 40 miles from Whittier has generated support from weekend boaters but protests by environmentalists.

Craig land bill awaits president's signature
A bill that passed Tuesday in the U.S. House will allow the city of Craig to acquire the site of the former Wards Cove Packing Co.'s fish processing plant in Southeast Alaska.

Plan for floating outpost near Whittier stirs outcry
A proposal to sell fuel and supplies from a floating outpost in Prince William Sound 40 miles from Whittier has generated support from weekend boaters but protests by environmentalists.

Special ferry sailing costs state $74,000
The state ferry system spent at least $74,000 last week on an unscheduled trip at the request of Gov. Frank Murkowski.

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

Study could open up tundra to earlier winter exploration
The state might allow oil exploration equipment onto North Slope tundra weeks earlier than usual this winter based on a federally funded study of how the gear affects delicate arctic terrain.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

New rule may allow subsistence handlines
Subsistence fishermen in Southeast Alaska may be allowed to snag salmon and steelhead trout using handlines on all streams excluding the Stikine River, under a proposed federal rule change.

Walrus orphan finds new home at SeaWorld
A baby walrus found tangled in fishing nets near Barrow this summer is getting used to her new home at San Diego's SeaWorld.

New rule may allow subsistence handlines
Subsistence fishermen in Southeast Alaska may be allowed to snag salmon and steelhead trout using handlines on all streams excluding the Stikine River, under a proposed federal rule change.

Alaska, Taiwan sign coal agreement
Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski earlier this month signed a memorandum of understanding with high-ranking representatives of Taiwan's government to expand trade.

Study could open up tundra to earlier winter exploration
The state might allow oil exploration equipment onto North Slope tundra weeks earlier than usual this winter based on a federally funded study of how the gear affects delicate arctic terrain.

Photo: Shot in self-defense
Gary Boyd, 57, left, a retired Army National Guard helicopter pilot from Anchorage, and his friend Dennis Hall spread out the hide of a brown bear last week.

Special ferry sailing costs state $74,000
The state ferry system spent at least $74,000 last week on an unscheduled trip at the request of Gov. Frank Murkowski.

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

Photo: Sinking of the Prinsendam, 1980
The 427-foot cruise ship Prinsendam drifts after its passengers and crew abandoned it Oct. 4, 1980, in the Gulf of Alaska, 120 miles west of Glacier Bay National Monument.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

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

Craig land bill awaits president's signature
A bill that passed Tuesday in the U.S. House will allow the city of Craig to acquire the site of the former Wards Cove Packing Co.'s fish processing plant in Southeast Alaska.

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