Thursday, September 30, 2004

A yes vote means more teachers
Want more teachers in the school? Vote yes to build the new high school.

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.

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.

Land swap is real horse pucky
A highly eloquent Lisa Murkowski recently described the Democratic response to her hand-me-down land swap bill as "absolute horse pucky." After my first reaction of humor at her ruffled condition, I was struck by the irony of her statement. While she may choose to address the media using language a third-grader could understand, to behave as though her constituents cannot decipher horse pucky from special interest pork is insulting.

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.

Don't let Sealaska sell your vote
I had submitted a letter to the editor directed to the landless Sealaska shareholders. I had recommended remaining on the political fence and negotiating a settlement in your best interest. This idea was soundly rejected by Sealaska's designated landless representatives, the Southeast Alaska ANCSA Landless Acquisition Coalition Incorporated (SAALACI). The legislative draft they've produced for the landless reads like a "Christmas wish list," and has no chance of passing. Meanwhile the landless are watching perhaps their best opportunity in 33 years pass them by.

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.

A yes vote means more teachers
Want more teachers in the school? Vote yes to build the new high school.

Put the school in Kmart
When I hear about what the new high school will cost and when it will be ready, I cannot help but think that we are selling out our children's education and time waiting for the cure-all new school.

Put the school in Kmart
When I hear about what the new high school will cost and when it will be ready, I cannot help but think that we are selling out our children's education and time waiting for the cure-all new school.

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."

Don't let Sealaska sell your vote
I had submitted a letter to the editor directed to the landless Sealaska shareholders.

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.

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.

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.

Land swap is real horse pucky
A highly eloquent Lisa Murkowski recently described the Democratic response to her hand-me-down land swap bill as "absolute horse pucky."

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

Women to rally for national domestic issues
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Correction
Due to an editor's error, a Wednesday story on an alleged sexual assault mistakenly identified the person whom a 33-year-old woman reportedly gave a black eye and a bruised right hand.

Woman killed in crosswalk
A 35-year-old woman died Tuesday night after being struck by a pickup while walking in a west Juneau crosswalk, police said.

Assembly candidates show differences
Juneau Assembly candidates clashed over taxes, building heights and city expenses Wednesday in a forum that served as write-in candidate Sybil Davis' campaign debut.

Photo: Shot in the arm
Alaska Health and Social Services Commissioner Joel Gilbertson receives a flu shot from Anchorage Pioneers' Home staff nurse Janet Sumner on Tuesday

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.

Grant writer and planner wants change
LaVonne Garvey wants to serve on the Juneau School Board because people want a change, she said.

Photo: Outer Drive, circa 1970
An aerial view of the construction of Outer Drive, which was later named Egan Drive after the late Gov. Bill Egan. When the workers connected the road, Twin Lakes was formed.

Photo: Outer Drive, circa 1970
An aerial view of the construction of Outer Drive, which was later named Egan Drive after the late Gov. Bill Egan.

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

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.

Peters offers managerial experience
Bill Peters is making his second run for the Juneau School Board, having lost last year by a handful of votes.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Women to rally for national domestic issues
Women will gather Saturday in Juneau for a rally to speak out about domestic issues that they say are virtually ignored on the national political scene.

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: Sons and soldiers
Heather Bunnell, far right, owner of Photographic Endeavors Gallery & Portrait Studio, positions the Demmert family Wednesday before taking their photo in her studio.

Photo: Sons and soldiers
Heather Bunnell, far right, owner of Photographic Endeavors Gallery & Portrait Studio, positions the Demmert family Wednesday before taking their photo in her studio. Bunnell has been donating her services to help support local National Guard soldiers who have been called up for service in Iraq. Fred Meyer has donated the photo processing of the photo packages. The Demmert family includes, back row from left, brother, Ivan; mother, Sandy; and father, Reggie; and front row from left, brother, Spc. Paul; sister, Regina; and brother, Pvt. Billy. Paul and Billy Demmert ship out for duty Friday.

Travel: Pueblos & Canyons
New Mexico is the "Land of Enchantment" and Arizona is the "Grand Canyon State."

Alaska Digest
Judge orders 517,000 ballots reprinted

Correction
Due to an editor's error, a Wednesday story on an alleged sexual assault mistakenly identified the person whom a 33-year-old woman reportedly gave a black eye and a bruised right hand. The story should have stated that the recipient of those injuries was Rodney Jackson, who was charged in the case.

Proposals to reduce subsistence fail to win support from panel
Proposals to reduce subsistence harvest of some Southeast Alaska fish provoked controversy and failed to win support from an advisory panel Thursday in Juneau.

Incumbent has a classroom perspective.
Mary Becker, a six-year member of the Juneau School Board who taught for 30 years, said she'll bring valuable perspective to the panel if re-elected.

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: Shot in the arm
Alaska Health and Social Services Commissioner Joel Gilbertson receives a flu shot from Anchorage Pioneers' Home staff nurse Janet Sumner on Tuesday, as First Lady Nancy Murkowski stands by with an adhesive bandage. Both Gilbertson and Gov. Frank Murkowski got their shots to kick off the state's 2004 flu vaccination program.

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.

Travel: Pueblos & Canyons
Courtesy of Don Harris

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.

Around Town
Today

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

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

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.

Incumbent has a classroom perspective
Mary Becker

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.

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

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

Peters offers managerial experience
Bill Peters

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Assembly candidates show differences
Juneau Assembly candidates clashed over taxes, building heights and city expenses Wednesday in a forum that served as write-in candidate Sybil Davis' campaign debut.

Woman killed in crosswalk
Brian Wallace / Juneau Empire

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.

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.

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

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

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports of the residents of Juneau.

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports of Juneau's residents.

Student recognition
Outstanding actions of present and former Juneau students.

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

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

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.

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.

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

Jamie Donald Olson
Jamie Donald Olson, 28, died Sept. 11, 2004.

Jamie Donald Olson
Jamie Donald Olson

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

My Turn: Options exist for airport expansion
Reports about transferring 18 acres from the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge to the airport are being oversimplified - needlessly - into another us-versus-them battle. Wildlife versus aircraft safety, some say. This is an unjust characterization of a very complex issue.

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.

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.

My Turn: Options exist for airport expansion
Reports about transferring 18 acres from the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge to the airport are being oversimplified - needlessly - into another us-versus-them battle.

Long road to recovery
For months, Megan Treston's life was measured not in minutes, hours or days, but in degrees.

Long road to recovery
Brian Wallace / Juneau Empire

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.

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.

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.

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
UPCOMING EVENTS

Local Sports Briefs
Staff reports of Juneau sports events.

Local Sports Briefs
Staff reports of local sports events.

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.

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.

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.

This Day in History
In Alaska

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.

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.

Rep. Young becomes latest victim of no-fly list
WASHINGTON - Alaska Airlines earlier this month thought Donald E. Young, the chairman of the House Transportation Committee, might be Donald Lee Young, a person on the government's no-fly list, and told him he couldn't board his Anchorage-to-Seattle flight.

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.

Proposals to reduce subsistence fail to win support from panel
Proposals to reduce subsistence harvest of some Southeast Alaska fish provoked controversy and failed to win support from an advisory panel Thursday in Juneau.

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

Rep. Young becomes latest victim of no-fly list
Alaska Airlines earlier this month thought Donald E. Young, the chairman of the House Transportation Committee, might be Donald Lee Young, a person on the government's no-fly list, and told him he couldn't board his Anchorage-to-Seattle flight.

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.

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 Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

movies where & when
"Resident Evil: Apocalypse," (R) last show at 6:50 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, at 20th Century Twin.

what's happening
theater

The Mystical Arts of Tibet
Part One (50 minutes)

First Friday
Juneau's Todd Mosher began painting five years ago as a way to extract himself from an extended period of grief.

'Oil on Ice' documentary to play at Nickelodeon
Courtesy of "Oil ON Ice"

The Mystical Arts of Tibet
Concert, Saturday, Oct. 2

Mystical Traditions
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Mystical Traditions
One look at the jubilant snow lion in The Mystical Arts of Tibet's Senggey Garcham dance, and you begin to wonder.

First Friday
Courtesy of Devita Writer

what's happening
Entertainment events in Juneau.

Briefly
News of local arts

movies where & when
Locations and showtimes in Juneau.

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