Thursday, October 5, 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?

Women's rights are always an issue
Once again we have an election coming up, and once again I am going to put my opinion on paper.

Juneau road will not stop need for ferry
There have been many valid arguments lately both for and against the Juneau access road and I would like to bring up another perspective.

Alternative school, union launch job-training program
Yaakoosge Daakahidi Alternative High School and a local union have started a school-to-apprenticeship program they hope will keep students in class and help them find jobs after they graduate.

Juneau Digest
Autopsy: Woman died from gunshot, KTOO prepares for Festival of Seafood, Nobel Prize nominee to speak against war, Iraq conscientious objector to speak, & JWAC visits Egypt for travelogue talk

Photo: Splash down
A Jeep plows through a flooded area Wednesday on Riverside Drive near Lupine Lane.

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.

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

'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.

Unofficial precinct results for Juneau's municipal election

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

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.

Business Digest
White Pass Railroad reports record year, $1.1 million available for youth training & Alaskan Pale wins beer festival award

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.

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

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.

Worst parking violators may get the boot
Juneau drivers who've delayed paying their parking tickets may get the boot when they overstay a visit at a downtown public parking spot.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

Alaska editorials: Voters, be aware of views on PERS/TRS
t will behoove all Alaska voters to pay close attention to what state candidates are saying about what sounds like code or alphabet soup, PERS and TRS. The acronyms stand for the retirement systems for state employees and teachers.

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

My turn: Offshore oil plan risky
Somehow, one of the biggest issues facing Alaska today has all but escaped public attention - the federal plan to open vast areas of Alaska's outer continental shelf to oil and gas leasing.

Alaska editorials: Nation's best sent to the military in Alaska
Deployment of another 3,500 Fort Richardson paratroopers to combat in Iraq brings the total number of Alaska-based troops in the war zone to about 8,000.

My turn: Murkowski simply didn't fit
Dozens of issues contributed to voters' stunning rejection of Gov. Frank Murkowski in the August election - the jet, the appointment of his daughter to his Senate seat, axing the Longevity Bonus, broken promises on taxation...

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

Crimson Bears ready for one long weekend
For Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball players, maybe its time for them to start eating, sleeping and going to class in their uniforms.

Authorities charge two in 10-year-old Alaska murder
A steelworker and a woman who worked as a stripper in two states have been charged with killing a man outside a rural Alaska community more than 10 years ago.

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.

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.

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

Homer rejects seasonal sales tax
Voters in Homer said no to increasing sales tax when tourists are in town.

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.

Streaming video records private life of sea lions
Just call this steamy video, not streaming video.

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

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.

Program aims to keep kids in Alaska
If you build it, they will come home - that is what local groups are hoping will happen with a new residential treatment center that officially opened Wednesday in Juneau.

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 and the world

Fairbanks '07 budget in question after tax votes
Voters simultaneously slashed property taxes and removed the Fairbanks City Council's ability to assess sales tax, leaving city leaders wondering how to pay for services next year.

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