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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

State legislative candidates evenly matched in funding
Candidates for one of Juneau's House seats said Tuesday they expect to be evenly matched in campaign funds.

Retire Young, send Benson instead
Recent polls indicate Congress has a 25 percent approval rating, which even reflects on Alaska's 17-term representative.

Graduated income tax would be more fair
In response to the Kenai Peninsula Clarion editorial published in Friday's Juneau Empire: It always seems strange to hear those who are well-off pushing for using the Alaska Permanent Fund for government expenses...

Misguided fish policy should be nixed
The Department of Fish and Game does an exemplary job of managing Alaska's fisheries, and Commissioner McKie Campbell has provided sound leadership overall.

Spraying on Long Island is 'madness'
I live in Hydaburg. My grandmother and grandfather were from Tlingkwaan before they moved to Howakan to attend the mission school.

Focus on real issues, not red herrings
I realize that the press and the radio disembodied talking heads have to have something to fuss over.

Dropping appeal would unify our community
The Sunday edition of the Juneau Empire featured a front-page picture of a pro-Kensington Mine rally...

Comparing Palin, Knowles on kids
For those of us raising young children, we hope and pray they will receive the best education, the best health care and access to the services they need to grow up safe, healthy and successful.

Photo: Real people, real fun
Caroline Aceveda, center, laughs at a guess offered by Tasha Youngblut on Monday during a game of "Real People" at the Boys and Girls Club.

City voter turnout a mere 32 percent
Last week's municipal election had the third lowest voter turnout in 20 years.

Assembly opens way to new limits on speed, wakes
The Docks and Harbors Board is hoping a new ordinance will lead to boaters slowing down when nearing local harbors.

Photo: Gaggle of goldeneye
Dock crew unload and sort goldeneye rockfish Sunday at the Norquest Seafoods plant in Petersburg. Processors are buying goldeneye for $1.25 per pound.

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

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

Suspects flee shooting incident
Juneau police are seeking a man and a woman involved in a weekend shooting on a bike trail along Mendenhall Loop Road, officials said Monday.

Spouse of Assembly member-elect charged with assault
Mike Chambers, 40, was arrested on Sept. 16 after police responded to a call at the couple's home in the Mendenhall Valley area of Juneau.

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

Exploratory drilling wraps up
A survey to determine how much the mineral deposits are worth in British Columbia's proposed Tulsequah Chief Mine is nearly finished, mine officials said Tuesday.

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

School name committee pares down possibilities
The naming committee for Juneau's new high school settled Monday on two possibilities for the building, Thunder Mountain High School and Capital High School.

Commission approves harbor rezoning
Commercial boaters entering Juneau waters will soon have more space to load and unload their wares pending final city approval of an expansion plan slated for the Auke Bay harbor near Alaska Glacier Seafoods on Glacier Highway.

Photo: Acting out
Kaipo Tseu, center, rehearses a scene as the clock keeper from 'The Great Jugarito' on Tuesday at the Juneau Community Charter School.

Witness to Nazi horror visits Juneau
Bodies. Bodies on the ground stacked like cordwood, bodies cascading out of trucks and railroad cars, and bodies shoved, crooked and bent, into ovens.

Hanson and Brenton to wed
Cara Lyn Hanson, of Juneau, and Jason Patrick Brenton, of Poulsbo, Wash., will be married at 3 p.m. Nov. 25 at First Lutheran Church in Sitka.

Photo: Swearing-in ceremony
Graduates hold their certificates of graduation from the Court Appointed Special Advocate program on Sept. 27 at the Dimond Courthouse.

Neighbors Digest
Local Head Start participates in USDA child, adult food program, Project Playground sells fence pickets for community playground & Alaska Holistic Family Medicine holds energy balancing clinics

'Comfort' squash warms up for winter
In the dark days of autumn and winter, there is a tendency to turn to food for solace.

Fleagle and Thorp to wed
Jill Fleagle and Sam Thorp, of Juneau, will marry at 3 p.m. Oct. 14 at The Little Chapel in Las Vegas, Nev. Friends and relatives are invited to attend.

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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: Gone in a flash
A member of the Cougars rushes for yardage in a game against the Hurricanes...

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.

Cougars stay atop division with win over Hurricanes
The Cougars improved to 5-1 in the Juneau Youth Football League Senior Division last weekend with a 26-0 victory over the Cougars at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Alaskan escapes kidnappers in Mexico
An Anchorage woman kidnapped from a beach home in Mexico escaped by slipping into a dark jungle and walking to a town.

Northwest Digest
Public hearing on Medicaid planned, Assembly accepts grants to improve Juneau airport, Actor 'Wild Ben' Stein hired to promote Alaska seafood & Energy Department drops appeal of fine for Hanford waste

State legislative candidates evenly matched in funding
Candidates for one of Juneau's House seats said Tuesday they expect to be evenly matched in campaign funds.

Wind, floods force closure of pipeline
Both the nation's largest oil field and the trans-Alaska oil pipeline were shut down Tuesday after poor weather caused havoc at both ends of the 800-mile pipeline.

Pipeline operator investigates line vibrations
The sharp reduction of crude flowing through the trans-Alaska oil pipeline after a partial shutdown of the nation's largest oil field caused a steep section of the line to vibrate for weeks, the operator said Monday.

Official recommends dismissing case against anti-initiative group
The head of the Alaska Public Offices Commission says a group opposing a ballot initiative should not be forced to disclose where its cash is coming from.

Knowles outspends Palin in fall campaign
Campaign finance reports filed Monday show Democratic candidate Tony Knowles outraising and outspending Republican Sarah Palin with a month to go before Alaska's gubernatorial election.

Official: Tax-exempt group started as a front for oil giants
A nonpartisan organization described as a group of pro-business young Alaskans was created as a front for Exxon Mobil Corp., BP and ConocoPhillips to promote a natural gas pipeline deal, the group's former president said.

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

Flooding closes Southcentral highways
Flooding brought on by heavy rain closed highways leading out of Valdez and Seward, officials said Tuesday.

Alaska Digest
Entrepreneurs plan business series, Juneau prisoner found guilty of assault, Wasilla father, 25, convicted of murder & Car and dog stolen, then recovered

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

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