Saturday, October 2, 2004

Committees take up gas pipeline incentives
WASHINGTON - Members of the U.S. House and Senate have begun negotiations on a bill containing tax incentives for a natural gas pipeline from the North Slope.

Committees take up gas pipeline incentives
Members of the U.S. House and Senate have begun negotiations on a bill containing tax incentives for a natural gas pipeline from the North Slope.

Pushing decisions into the shadows
I am disgusted with the commissioners of fish and game and environmental conservation. The latest in a string of industrial-strength boondoggles from these two is an agreement to not voice dissent over controversial development issues. The commissioner of fish and game, the one person ultimately responsible for protecting, managing, sustaining and improving our prized fish and game riches is on record as "comfortable with that process."

Reid's ideas in tune
I have been reading with interest the Assembly candidates' responses to questions from the media. While waterfront issues and road systems must be considered, one response that struck me as in tune with the immediate times, as well as the future, was Mr. Reid's thoughts regarding the downtown parking predicament, and wasted city revenues on renting scattered office space within the municipality. I agree with his thoughts regarding the future use and (dare I say wise ) purchase of the abandoned Kmart building.

Speak out for resources
It's too bad that Alaska's leaders still aren't seeing the forest for the trees.

Reid's ideas in tune
I have been reading with interest the Assembly candidates' responses to questions from the media.

Speak out for resources
It's too bad that Alaska's leaders still aren't seeing the forest for the trees. Gov. Murkowski is touting the dismissal of a lawsuit that challenged poor logging and management practices on the Tongass. In reality, this decision marks a sad day for Southeast Alaskans who care about their home. The lawsuit's outcome would allow plans to go forward for six timber sales that will cause problems for many Alaskans who depend on the forests and waters of their homeland.

School decision is crucial
There might be a tendency by many, as we head into yet another vote for a new high school, to shrug the issue off with a "here we go again."

An election of values
Municipal elections this year give us an opportunity to vote our values. My own values encompass a concern for our children and their future in this community and for quality of life in Juneau. Jeff Bush shares these values. His opponent, Jeannie Johnson, voted against funding for a Valley library (Ordinance 2001-20 (AB)); she voted against increasing funding for education by $677,200 (the Assembly's only non-vote); and she voted against encouraging balance and diversity on Juneau's volunteer boards and commissions (Resolution No. 2130). Jeff Bush will be a positive vote for these important issues.

How many deaths are enough?
When do we say "that's enough?" Fifteen days ago I mentioned in a letter to the editor that 1,007 American soldiers had been killed in Iraq since the start of that war.

Pushing decisions into the shadows
I am disgusted with the commissioners of fish and game and environmental conservation.

An election of values
Municipal elections this year give us an opportunity to vote our values. My own values encompass

School decision is crucial
There might be a tendency by many, as we head into yet another vote for a new high school, to shrug the issue off with a "here we go again." Please don't. It is a decision much too important to take lightly or be underinformed on. This is our final shot at taking advantage of the state's generous offer to cover 70 percent of construction costs. While my reasons for continued strong support of this are too many to list here, I would like to highlight a few points.

How many deaths are enough?
When do we say "that's enough?" Fifteen days ago I mentioned in a letter to the editor that 1,007 American soldiers had been killed in Iraq since the start of that war. As of today the number is 1,053.

Photo: Studying up on business
Keynote speaker Kent Burnes gives a lecture titled "Outrageous Customer Service" during the 2nd Annual Capital City Business Symposium on Thursday at Centennial Hall. The two-day conference focused on how to make small businesses successful, as well as other topics such as low-cost advertising, recruiting employees, e-commerce and marketing to tourists.

Fatal crash revives calls for traffic sign
Police interviewed the driver of the truck that killed a Juneau woman Tuesday night and continued the investigation Thursday to decide whether any criminal charges are warranted, Police Capt. Tom Porter said Thursday.

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

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

Healing traditions from Tibet to Alaska
michael penn / juneau empire

Around Town
Today

Debate: 4 more years or time for a change?
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - John Kerry summed up President Bush's plan for Iraq in four words - "More of the same" - and thus neatly laid out the choice facing voters Nov. 2: Stick with the incumbent or take a leap of faith with a newcomer.

Construction looms for research center
At least 30,000 yards of soil and tons of crumbled rock will be removed by December to make room for the $51 million marine research station at Lena Point by December.

Healing traditions from Tibet to Alaska
With the ceremonial blowing of two long dung-chen horns at 12:17 p.m. Thursday, seven monks from India's Drepung Loseling Monastery began the four-day process of creating a colored sand mandala in the Alaska State Museum to invoke the power of Akshobya, the ancient Buddha of all-knowing.

Fatal crash revives calls for traffic sign
Police interviewed the driver of the truck that killed a Juneau woman Tuesday night and continued the investigation Thursday to decide whether any criminal charges are warranted, Police Capt. Tom Porter said Thursday.

Brown bear sow charges duck hunter in the Valley
Two brown bear sows with cubs are frequenting the Dredge Lakes area and one of the sows charged a duck hunter on Sunday.

Construction looms for research center
At least 30,000 yards of soil and tons of crumbled rock will be removed by December to make room for the $51 million marine research station at Lena Point by December.

Debate: 4 more years or time for a change?
John Kerry summed up President Bush's plan for Iraq in four words - "More of the same" - and thus neatly laid out the choice facing voters Nov. 2: Stick with the incumbent or take a leap of faith with a newcomer.

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

Photo: Studying up on business
Keynote speaker Kent Burnes gives a lecture titled "Outrageous Customer Service" during the 2nd Annual Capital City Business Symposium on Thursday at Centennial Hall.

Brown bear sow charges duck hunter in the Valley
Two brown bear sows with cubs are frequenting the Dredge Lakes area and one of the sows charged a duck hunter on Sunday.

Bikers fill ward with toys
The Southeast Alaska Panhandlers M/C hosted the 10th Annual Toy Run on Sunday, Sept. 19, once again filling the toy boxes on the pediatric ward of Bartlett Regional Hospital.

Thompsons renew vows
Jonathan Bryce Thompson and Ana Karina Taquia Thompson will renew their vows on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, at the Church of the Nazarene.

Neighbors Digest
Fire department looking for recruits

FYI
Statistics of Juneau

Elton on hiatus until next spring
It's wonderful to be able to write freely.

Bikers fill ward with toys
Courtesy of Southeast Alaska Panhandlers M/C

FYI
Births

Student recognition
Juneau's Christy Keller receives Eastern Washington Scholarship

Elton on hiatus until next spring
It's wonderful to be able to write freely. The Bill of Rights protects this privilege. In Article One it says that Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of the press.

Student recognition
Outstanding actions of present and former Juneau students.

Bikers fill ward with toys
Courtesy of Southeast Alaska Panhandlers M/C

Thank you
Courtesy of Ruth Simpson

Thompsons renew vows
Jonathan Bryce Thompson and Ana Karina Taquia Thompson will renew their vows on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, at the Church of the Nazarene.

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports of the residents of Juneau

Mickelson and Baillie wed
Melanie Mickelson of Juneau and Rick Baillie of Hayden, Ind., were married at 3 p.m. Aug. 14, 2004, in St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Spokane Valley, Wash.

Mickelson and Baillie wed
Melanie Mickelson of Juneau and Rick Baillie of Hayden, Ind., were married at 3 p.m. Aug. 14, 2004, in St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Spokane Valley, Wash.

Thank you
Courtesy of Ruth Simpson

Mike Squartsoff
A 40-day party for Douglas resident Mike Squartsoff will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 3, 2004, at the Tlingit-Haida building. Squartsoff, 72, died Aug. 24, 2004, at his home.

Mike Squartsoff
A 40-day party for Douglas resident Mike Squartsoff will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 3, 2004, at the Tlingit-Haida building. Squartsoff, 72, died Aug. 24, 2004, at his home.

They're in possession of troubling intelligence
It's sad commentary on our democracy that lost in all the heated debate over a war on terror has been a war much closer to home, waged on the personal freedoms that made America America.

They're in possession of troubling intelligence
It's sad commentary on our democracy that lost in all the heated debate over a war on terror has been a war much closer to home, waged on the personal freedoms that made America America.

Empire editorial: Fresh perspectives are the best choices
Voters on Tuesday will have three chances to send someone new to the Juneau Assembly, and in two cases they should seize it.

Empire editorial: Fresh perspectives are the best choices
Voters on Tuesday will have three chances to send someone new to the Juneau Assembly, and in two cases they should seize it.

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 cross country champions
These are the past Alaska state cross-country running individual and team champions.

Juneau girls look to move up from third place
By coach Merry Ellefson's calculations, the Juneau-Douglas High School girls cross-country running team has flown or driven 6,060 miles and spent 15 nights on the road this season.

Alaska high school football standings
Through games of Sept. 25

Playoff bid on the line for Crimson Bears
In past years the Juneau-Douglas High School football team has had to rely on convoluted tiebreaker formulas to figure out if they had a chance to make the state playoffs.

Alaska prep swimming top 16 state times
Here are Alaska's top 16 times for the 2004 high school swimming season. This list is compiled by Juneau-Douglas High School swim coach John Wray and is through meets of Sept. 25. It includes all reported meets, but is missing results from the Sept. 11 dual meet between West Valley and North Pole. First names are not available for all athletes. Corrections and missing meet results should be sent to Wray at jwray@hisea.org.

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

Sports in Juneau
NEW CALENDAR ITEM

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.

Juneau girls look to move up from third place
MICHAEL PENN / JUNEAU EMPIRE

Crimson Bear boys seek repeat title
As he gets ready for his first state meet, Juneau-Douglas High School senior cross-country runner Greg Frank has been picking up some tips from his older brother, Chris, a former Crimson Bear runner.

Playoff bid on the line for Crimson Bears
BRIAN WALLACE / JUNEAU EMPIRE

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. The poll lists each team with records through games of Sept. 25 and previous rank in the poll.

Alaska high school football standings
Through games of Sept. 25

Alaska High School cross country champions
These are the past Alaska state cross-country running individual and team champions. The state meet was a single classification until the 1985 season, when it was split into two divisions for small schools (Class 1A-2A-3A) and large schools (Class 4A). Champions from the single-classification years are listed with the Class 4A winners.

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MICHAEL PENN / JUNEAU EMPIRE

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

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

GOP imports volunteers from Outside to help Sen. Murkowski
Volunteers organized by the National Republican Senatorial Committee will be imported to Alaska for the last weeks of the Senate campaign, part of a final push by U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski to gain an edge over former Gov. Tony Knowles.

GOP imports volunteers from Outside to help Sen. Murkowski
ANCHORAGE - Volunteers organized by the National Republican Senatorial Committee will be imported to Alaska for the last weeks of the Senate campaign, part of a final push by U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski to gain an edge over former Gov. Tony Knowles.

State won't appeal ruling that forces change of ballot
Alaska's lieutenant governor says he will comply with a judge's order to reprint and redistribute all 517,000 ballots with just over a month to go before the Nov. 2 election.

This Day in History
In Alaska

State won't appeal ruling that forces change of ballot
ANCHORAGE - Alaska's lieutenant governor says he will comply with a judge's order to reprint and redistribute all 517,000 ballots with just over a month to go before the Nov. 2 election.

Alaska Digest
Coast Guard suspends search for missing plane

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