Sunday, October 10, 2004

Many titles available on audio from the library
We've got many bestsellers in audiobook format, sometimes both on cd and on tape.

Skagway's ironic road stance
I just finished reading the article about the Skagway City Council wanting to designate the Dewey Lakes area an official recreation area.

No reactionary ideals for airport
Our city revolves around the use and safety of flying in and out of the International Airport.

Questions about school funds
In last Sunday's edition of the Empire, we all received a copy of the voter guide, which provided us with information we needed to cast our votes.

Iditarod sled race is dog torture
Rep. Young is wrong about the Iditarod being a slice of Alaskan culture ("Bear baiting prop sparks debate over what's a fair chase," Oct. 8).

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

Photo: Irish jam
Jerry Fiscus, right, Leif Saya, center, and Greg Burger play their fiddles at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum on Saturday as part of the Irish and oldtime music jam.

Assembly race tightens; Bush says he's still optimistic
Juneau's Assembly election faces a possible recount.

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

China Joe: Man of the golden rule
Mark Whitman knelt next to a grave at the Evergreen Cemetery.

Tlingit research specialist dies at 98
An Eastern-educated anthropologist who sought the ancient origins of Angoon and was honored with a potlach by the Yakutat Tlingit for her study of their ancestors has died.

There's good news, bad news for Alaska
The good news for 630,000 Alaskans is collecting his and her annual Alaska Permanent Fund dividend this month.

Empire editorial: Waterfront plan needs to reflect residents' views
The city has been crafting a 20-year plan for the downtown waterfront for some two years and is getting close to giving it the final seal of approval.

Fisher-wolves
The wolf puppy was fishing in the intertidal zone, working the riffles where salmon were exposed in the shallow stream.

Out&About
A listing of outdoor events in town

Web links
Web sites of interest to local outdoors enthusiasts

On the run
The Juneau Youth Football League Junior Division Huskies won the division title Saturday, then placed six players on the All-Star roster.

Hollywood ending
The Juneau-Douglas High School football team started their trip to the state playoffs by going to the movies.

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.

Bears strong in Petersburg
It may be late in the season, but the Juneau-Douglas High School swim and dive team showed it has plenty of energy left with a strong showing Friday and Saturday at meets in Petersburg.

Mueller, Sadighi claim Southeast high school tennis titles
Juneau's Max Mueller and Naomi Sadighi won individual titles Saturday at a Southeast high school tennis tournament at JRC/The Alaska Club in the Mendenhall Valley.

Descendants of Alaska Native chief reclaim remains
Descendants of an Alaska Native chief who was shot to death by a German count almost 100 years ago have reclaimed his remains.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

Alaskans to decide on marijuana
Alaskans will decide next month whether to overturn a state law making marijuana possession illegal, but a court decision in 2003 may make the effort moot.

Legalization advocates hope to tax marijuana
Pro-marijuana advocates are united in their effort to pass an initiative to legalize the drug, but there is uncertainty on how to regulate it if the initiative succeeds.

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

House action sets up more incentives for Alaska gas pipeline
Congressional action authorizing language and fiscal incentives for an Alaska natural gas pipeline is significant progress for an idea decades in the making, Alaska's congressional delegation said Saturday.

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