Sunday, October 8, 2006

Inter-Island Ferry Authority clarification
There are a few statements about the Inter-Island Ferry Authority that need clarification in Hope Shamhart's Oct. 3 comments concerning Southeast Alaska ferry service.

Thanks, Docks and Harbors Board
There's been lots said and written lately about the Docks and Harbors Board and the level of service provided by John Stone, Lou McCall and harbor staff.

The gas reserves tax
If you want a gas line, you are going to have to force Exxon to develop Point Thompson. It is the keystone to any gas line. Exxon has sat on Point Thompson leases for 30 years and offered 22 development plans.

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

Group discusses Auke Bay facility
Nine people attended a public meeting Saturday morning about a proposed $7.7 million Auke Bay commercial loading facility, slated for construction a few feet north of Alaska Glacier Seafoods on Glacier Highway.

Chambers wins Assembly seat
After several days of uncertainty, District 2 candidate Sara Chambers won more absentee- and questioned-ballot votes from Tuesday's city election than Jean Christian to earn a seat on the Juneau Assembly.

Photo: Burning with care
Jeremy Duss, 18, throws a set of stairs as he and Cyrus Isturis, 17, burn the remains of the "Hamlet" set Friday at Perseverance Theatre as part of the Day of Caring, sponsored by the United Way of Southeast Alaska.

Photo: Pro-mine rally draws dozens
Dennis E. Wheeler, chairman and chief executive officer of Coeur d'Alene Mines Corp., second from left, speaks Friday to an audience of about 100 at Marine Park during a rally in support of opening the Kensington Mine in Berners Bay.

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

Shop owners buy Elks Lodge
A Juneau couple who owns the downtown shop, Universe Electronics, has bought the Elks Lodge 420 building on South Franklin street.

Richard Hawkins
Juneau resident Richard Hawkins, 68, died Oct. 4, 2006, at Bartlett Memorial Hospital.

Fernando Aranda
Juneau resident Fernando (Aray) Valenzuela Aranda, 52, died Sept. 29, 2006, in Juneau.

My Turn: Kensington tailings are crushed rock
Kensington tailings are crushed rock. This may seem contrary to the recent comments of one environmentalists who wrote a recent My Turn article (Mark Rorick's Tuesday My Turn).

Alaska editorial: Murkowski should pay for state jet use
The Alaska Public Offices Commission plans to take a closer look at how Gov. Frank Murkowski mixed re-election campaigning with official business trips on the state jet.

Out & About
Out & About is a listing of recreational activities.

Versatility a big advantage for plant species
When it comes to sex, plants can do just about everything animals can do.

Land ho: Storing ships for the winter
With the onset of winter comes the annual dilemma; where are you going to store your boat for the unseasonable months?

Where to go to stow
The yard, past Western Auto Marine on the way to Costco, charges $3/foot per month and is already filling up fast. Allen Marine will haul your boat from the water to the yard for $150, or to the yard and back for $200.

Outsiders: Bob Janes Sr.
Outsiders is a weekly profile in the Juneau Empire's Outdoors section.

Juneau-Douglas wins JIVE tourney
After going back and forth with Cordova all weekend, it was only fitting that the Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team faced the Wolverines in Saturday's final of the Juneau Invitational Volleyball Extravaganza tournament.

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.

Hinkley with 3 TDs as JDHS beats Palmer
The Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears showed Saturday why they are the defending large-school state football champions, and JDHS senior Chris Hinkley proved once again he is one of state's top players.

Saturday's JDHS football box score
Juneau-Douglas 19, Palmer 14

Juneau-Douglas gains experience in two meets
While the Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls swimming and diving teams didn't post great team results this weekend in Ketchikan, scores weren't the most important thing for the Crimson Bears.

Kelly tops Suchitbharabitya in straight sets to win final tune-up before state tourney
The Juneau-Douglas High School tennis team crowned the best players on their own squad Friday with the in-school tournament at the JRC/The Alaska Club valley location.

Candidates plan pipeline legislation
Two gubernatorial candidates are drawing up plans for a North Slope natural gas pipeline that go outside the Alaska Stranded Gas Development Act.

This Day in History
In Alaska, the Nation and the World

Candidates both blast anti-Knowles ad
Both former Gov. Tony Knowles and Sarah Palin, his opponent in this year's gubernatorial race, are criticizing an anti-Knowles television ad being run by an outside group. Where they differ is in assigning blame for it.

Alaska Digest
A May 7 trial date was set Friday for a man charged in the fatal shooting of an Anchorage paint contractor.

Murkowski to hand off corrosion investigation
It will be up to Alaska's next governor to decide whether to take legal action against BP for the corrosion that led to pipeline leaks on the Prudhoe Bay in March and August.

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