Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Knowles is adamant against capital move
Should the residents of Southeast Alaska be alarmed concerning a capital move depending on who is elected the next governor of Alaska?

Nervous about Palin, possible capital move
Sarah Palin once told a KTOO reporter she supported an initiative to move the legislative session to the Mat-Su because it would serve the "greater good."

Place blame on state government not city
The My Turn by Bill Bjork and John Davis on Sept. 29 made me aware of a primary capital-move issue.

Americans are dying because of greed
Approximately 3,000 people died on 9/11. (Thirty-nine percent of Americans, including myself, believe that most, if not all of 9/11 was an inside job.)

We need to preserve senior tax exemption
I think the senior tax exemption is a wonderful benefit for people who are elderly.

Ferry service may just get even worse
All of Southeast Alaska seems to be in agreement on two things: 1) We need to improve the Alaska Marine Highway System, and 2) getting rid of Robin Taylor is the first step.

Botelho takes mayor's race
Juneau voters returned Bruce Botelho to the mayor's seat Tuesday night.

Committee mulls four names for new school
The high school naming committee whittled a list of 88 possible names for the new Juneau high school down to four candidates on Monday.

Incumbents keep School Board seats
In a four-way race for three seats on the Juneau School Board, voters sent two incumbents back to office Tuesday along with a new face, a local attorney.

Photo: Double duty
Sarah Corsbie, nanny for 9-month-old twins Stein, right, and Jaeger Dostal, walks Tuesday along Calhoun Avenue in downtown Juneau.

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

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

Stone leads District 1, District 2 too close to call
While incumbent David Stone held a commanding lead over challenger Mark Stopha in Juneau's District 1 Assembly race, the contest between Sara Chambers and Jean Christian for the District 2 seat was too close to call Tuesday night.

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

Polls open for city election
Polls are open across the city today for citizens to cast their votes in the municipal election.

Photo: A not-so-prickly situation
A porcupine soaks up the sun in comfort Monday while resting in a mountain ash tree on Basin Road.

'08 Celebration days announced
Juneau residents and business owners, prepare to mark your 2008 calendars - the Sealaska Heritage Institute has set the dates for its biennial bash, Celebration, for June 5-7.

Groups oppose Long Island pesticide plan
Worries about pesticides seeping into fishing waters and wildlife habitat has prompted five groups to file a lawsuit to block aerial-spraying on nearly 2,000 acres on Long Island, near Prince of Whales.

'56 time capsule contents unveiled
It took two men, a blow torch, a screwdriver and almost two minutes to break into a sealed copper time capsule from Juneau-Douglas High School on Tuesday.

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

Voters approve both propositions
Juneau residents overwhelming approved the two initiatives on the ballot in Tuesday's city election, according to preliminary results released that evening.

Hiker finds 2 bodies in N. Douglas
Two Juneau residents - a hydroponic gardener and his female acquaintance - were found dead in the forest Sunday morning at the end of North Douglas Highway.

Photo: Comraderie camp out
Big Brother Tom Walls and Little Brother Tino Kensinger-Duran hang out Sept. 16 at the Big Brothers Big Sisters Echo Ranch camping trip.

Neighbors mailbox
Thank yous for helping the family of Harry Brensdal, for sponsoring my summer basketball trip & donating to our benefit for the Beechum family

Pets of the week: Bushky and KC
Bushky and KC steal hearts at GHS

Wrap-around philosophy supports seniors
Mrs. Jones, a regular customer at the bank, is always well-groomed and alert, and she balances her checking account to the penny.

Yizkor service remembers the dead
The Jewish High Holy days have just ended. Beginning with Rosh Hashana and ending with Yom Kippur, they are a time of contemplation, rededication, spiritual accounting and introspection.

Neighbors Digest
Big Brothers Big Sisters launches regional recruitment campaign

Barbara Stambaugh
Juneau resident Barbara Ann Thatcher Stambaugh, 77, died Sept. 29, 2006, in Juneau.

Terrance F. Lennon
Juneau resident Terrance F. Lennon, 77, died Sept. 30, 2006, while receiving medical care in Seattle.

My Turn: Coeur's ads are hard to swallow
Coeur d' Alene Mines has constantly bombarded the Juneau public with ads touting its wonderful environmental record and making claims of how "clean" its Kensington Mine will be.

My Turn: Harbor board getting unfair criticism
Juneau's Docks and Harbors Department has been on the wrong end of lots of recent criticism.

Alaska editorial: Candidates need to remember there are limits to state treasury
Promising what's popular is a good way to get elected. But there should be limits, or at least an accounting of how to pay for all the promises.

My turn: Have we had enough bad news yet?
Let's take just one edition of the Juneau Empire (Sept. 28), and you decide, as an Alaskan and an American, if there is any reason to allow the Republican Party to stay in charge of this state and country.

Local Sports Briefs
JDHS grad Suzanne Parr earns weekly honor,Dinnan garners rookie award with Quinnipiac, Dinnan is a freshman with the Bobcats& JDHS cross country girls win academic award

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.

Rhea to take her game to Oregon State
One of Juneau's and Alaska's most heralded young athletes came to a big decision Sunday.

Photo: Running through a Storm
he Juneau Youth Football League Huskies Matt Vandor runs through the Sitka Storm defense...

Tigers fight back to upend the Warriors 19-12
The Tigers rallied from a 12-6 deficit to earn a 19-12 win over the Warriors in a Juneau Youth Football League Junior Division battle last weekend at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Juneau Parks and Recreation 2006 Men's and Women's Volleyball Standings
JUNEAU PARKS AND RECREATION 2006 MEN'S AND WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL STANDINGS

Alaska High School Swimming and Diving Top 16
Complied by JDHS swim coach John Wray as of Oct. 3

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 page from Alaska surprised by resignation
Manfred Bekeris said he was floored by the scandal surrounding former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., who resigned last week amid reports he sent sexually suggestive electronic messages to teenage male pages.

Fur Rondy survives another year
Anchorage's winter festival will get a $48,000 city donation to keep it alive another year.

Supreme Court won't hear anti-abortion group's case
The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear an Alaska anti-abortion group's challenge that state campaign finance laws violate its constitutional right to free speech.

Bush seeks high-seas ban on destructive fishing
President Bush called for a halt to destructive fishing on the high seas Tuesday and said the United States will work to eliminate or better regulate practices such as bottom trawling that devastate fish populations and the ocean floor.

Alaska officials send off Guard soldiers
Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski told hundreds of soldiers headed to Iraq in his state's largest deployment of National Guard troops in decades that the men and women come from a long line of warriors.

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

BP sued over Prudhoe Bay management practices
BP executives and its board of directors were negligent in their oversight of pipelines in the Prudhoe Bay oil field in Alaska, resulting in leaks that damaged the company's reputation while exposing it to millions of dollars in penalties and fines, according to a lawsuit filed on behalf of shareholders.

Alaska Digest
Fort Wainwright boy receives hero award, Strykers will be home by mid-December & Managers disagree on hunting in refuge

Trial in school-funding suit starts
The "tremendous disparity" between test scores of Alaska Natives and white students shows how the state is falling short of providing an adequate education required by the Alaska Constitution, a lawyer said Monday.

Alaska Digest
Speaker Hastert has Rep. Young's support, Man charged in school meat-cleaver assault & N.J. man surrenders in Alaska murder case

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

Task force recommends efforts to attract doctors
The task force prepared the report for the University of Alaska and the state, recommending that student subsidies could help solve the problem.

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