Sunday, October 3, 2004

Downtown library's Mail Services collection available for readers who live in the Bush
The Juneau Public Library (downtown branch only) has a collection of fiction that is shelved separately from the main fiction collection.

Downtown library's Mail Services collection available for readers who live in the Bush
The Juneau Public Library (downtown branch only) has a collection of fiction that is shelved separately from the main fiction collection.

Downtown library's Mail Services collection available for readers who live in the Bush
The Juneau Public Library (downtown branch only) has a collection of fiction that is shelved separately from the main fiction collection.

Ignoring constituents
Assemblywoman Jeannie Johnson and Sen. Lisa Murkowski are both running for another term in the offices they now occupy and they share a common thread.

Make a difference; support Juneau schools
Dollars aren't everything, but they make a huge difference in what is possible in a classroom.

No blue-light special on education
I urge Juneau voters to vote "yes" on Proposition 1 for a new high school.

Vote to manage tourism
Tuesday's city election gives us a chance to help shape the future of downtown Juneau.

Juneau children deserve two schools
Renovating Marie Drake to make an expanded Juneau-Douglas High School will cost more to build and operate than a second high school.

A split school is better
I have not only heard of a split-grade high school, I attended one in La Grange, Ill.

No blue-light special on education
I urge Juneau voters to vote "yes" on Proposition 1 for a new high school.

Make a difference; support Juneau schools
Dollars aren't everything, but they make a huge difference in what is possible in a classroom.

Second school is not what's needed
A second high school will not improve our educational system or the product coming out of it.

Move forward with school
As an elected official I do not take lightly the decision to ask voters to pay more.

Vote against Valley school
Two-thirds of Alaska Native students in Juneau drop out of school prior to graduation.

Second school is not what's needed
A second high school will not improve our educational system or the product coming out of it.

Vote to manage tourism
Tuesday's city election gives us a chance to help shape the future of downtown Juneau.

Vote against Valley school
Two-thirds of Alaska Native students in Juneau drop out of school prior to graduation.

Ignoring constituents
Assemblywoman Jeannie Johnson and Sen. Lisa Murkowski are both running for another term in the offices they now occupy and they share a common thread.

A split school is better
I have not only heard of a split-grade high school, I attended one in La Grange, Ill.

Move forward with school
As an elected official I do not take lightly the decision to ask voters to pay more.

Juneau children deserve two schools
Renovating Marie Drake to make an expanded Juneau-Douglas High School will cost more to build and operate than a second high school.

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

Crime-spree suspect escapes police after high-speed chase
A 19-year-old male felony suspect remains at large after an alleged crime spree Friday night in which he allegedly stole an SUV from the DIPAC parking lot, engaged a law officer in a high-speed chase and struck a police car.

Study: Taku contributes much to Juneau economy
The Taku River is funneling a lot more than pocket change into Juneau's economy.

Clarification
A story in Thursday's Empire about a fatal truck-pedestrian accident stated that the driver had passed through the intersection and that police could not identify the driver but had not classified the accident as a hit-and-run.

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

Correction
A story in Friday's Empire overstated the square footage of a new National Marine Fisheries Service research center at Lena Point.

Clarification
A story in Thursday's Empire about a fatal truck-pedestrian accident stated that the driver had passed through the intersection and that police could not identify the driver but had not classified the accident as a hit-and-run.

Crime-spree suspect escapes police after high-speed chase
A 19-year-old male felony suspect remains at large after an alleged crime spree Friday night in which he allegedly stole an SUV from the DIPAC parking lot, engaged a law officer in a high-speed chase and struck a police car.

Juneau women rally for change
More than 100 Juneau women rallied Saturday for improvements to health care, education and other social services and began developing a political platform that will be submitted to the media and then to Alaska political leaders.

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

Correction
A story in Friday's Empire overstated the square footage of a new National Marine Fisheries Service research center at Lena Point. The building will be 69,000 square feet.

Photo: Remembering the fallen
Capital City Fire and Rescue firefighter George Johnson and Captain Ed Quinto read names of firefighters who died in the line of duty throughout the nation in 2003 during a ceremony Saturday at Centennial Hall.

Photo: Remembering the fallen
Capital City Fire and Rescue firefighter George Johnson and Captain Ed Quinto read names of firefighters who died in the line of duty throughout the nation in 2003 during a ceremony Saturday at Centennial Hall.

Study: Taku contributes much to Juneau economy
The Taku River is funneling a lot more than pocket change into Juneau's economy.

Juneau women rally for change
More than 100 Juneau women rallied Saturday for improvements to health care, education and other social services and began developing a political platform that will be submitted to the media and then to Alaska political leaders.

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

Crisis trims civil liberties
I had a different column ready. Spent quite a bit of time writing it.

Empire editorial: Revamped school plan deserves voters' approval
Voters will get their fourth - and perhaps final - chance on Tuesday to endorse building a second high school at Dimond Park in the Mendenhall Valley.

My Turn: Juneau's growth requires new school
We haven't built a new Juneau high school in nearly 50 years,

Toe Toon
Comic by local artist Toe.

A new second school proposal, a new position
In our staff editorial on this same page today, you'll notice that we've endorsed construction of a second high school at Dimond Park in the Mendenhall Valley, an issue that will be decided by Juneau voters on Tuesday.

A new second school proposal, a new position
In our staff editorial on this same page today, you'll notice that we've endorsed construction of a second high school at Dimond Park in the Mendenhall Valley, an issue that will be decided by Juneau voters on Tuesday.

Empire editorial: Revamped school plan deserves voters' approval
Voters will get their fourth - and perhaps final - chance on Tuesday to endorse building a second high school at Dimond Park

Crisis trims civil liberties
I had a different column ready. Spent quite a bit of time writing it.

My Turn: Juneau's growth requires new school
We haven't built a new Juneau high school in nearly 50 years, and that one was paid for by the federal government because we were a territory way back then, when Dwight Eisenhower was president.

Toe Toon
Comic by local artist Toe.

Fish report
Here's last week's fishing report - the final of the season - from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game:

Agencies to survey owls with public help
As daylight shortens and the autumn rains commence, most Alaskan birds migrate south to warmer climates for the winter months.

Fish report
Here's last week's fishing report - the final of the season - from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game:

Agencies to survey owls with public help
FOR THE JUNEAU EMPIRE

Web links
Web sites of interest to local outdoors enthusiasts,

Dzantik'i Heeni Trail expands the classroom
After spending years on the drawing table, the Dzantik'i Heeni Trail became a reality over the summer.

Dzantik'i Heeni Trail expands the classroom
After spending years on the drawing table, the Dzantik'i Heeni Trail became a reality over the summer.

Trail through time
The Switzer Creek Trail offers more than just a walk through the woods. It's a journey through time.

Trail through time
The Switzer Creek Trail offers more than just a walk through the woods. It's a journey through time.

Web links
Web sites of interest to local outdoors enthusiasts include:

Crimson Bears do some JIVE talking
The Crimson Bears' teamwork was really jiving Saturday night during the championship match of the 13th Annual Juneau Invitational Volleyball Extravaganza at the Juneau-Douglas High School main gymnasium.

Repeat champions
AL GRILLO / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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.

Crimson Bears do some JIVE talking
MICHAEL PENN / JUNEAU EMPIRE

Crimson Bears make playoffs
Nothing could shatter the grin on Juneau-Douglas High School senior Brian Felix's face, or the grip his athletic hands held to the Crimson Bears' team charm.

Crimson Bears do some JIVE talking
MICHAEL PENN / JUNEAU EMPIRE

Crimson Bears make playoffs
ANCHORAGE - Nothing could shatter the grin on Juneau-Douglas High School senior Brian Felix's face, or the grip his athletic hands held to the Crimson Bears' team charm.

Sports in Juneau
UPCOMING EVENTS

Repeat champions
The pressure was on for the Juneau-Douglas High School boys cross-country running team as the Crimson Bears made their bid for a repeat state title on Saturday.

Alaska Digest
Mental illness week recognized in Juneau

Struggle for survival
The people of Kake are scattering to cities such as Juneau and to the Lower 48 in search of work as the village's tribal corporation spirals into financial uncertainty.

Pelican, Alaska: A company town without a company
The tiny town of Pelican is at a loss, with big decisions in its near future.

Violet St. Clair enters guilty plea; may testify during husband's trial
Violet St. Clair entered a guilty plea Friday and may be asked to testify against her husband, with whom she is charged in the robbery and slashing attack of a Juneau cab driver.

Violet St. Clair enters guilty plea; may testify during husband's trial
Violet St. Clair entered a guilty plea Friday and may be asked to testify against her husband, with whom she is charged in the robbery and slashing attack of a Juneau cab driver.

Struggle for survival
Peter Metcalfe / For the Juneau Empire

Pelican, Alaska: A company town without a company
Andrew Krueger / Juneau Empire

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