Thursday, October 12, 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.

Muddy politics
I am appalled and disgusted over the recent Palin TV advertisement coming from her Washington, D.C., coffers.

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.

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.

Election 2006: What I would like
I would like to see Republican gubernatorial candidate Sarah Palin stick with one position and show up for debates and scheduled meetings.

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.

Knowles committed to education, care
In weighing out the differences of the candidates for governor in the November election, a few things stand out.

Say what?
What is the old adage, "Do as I say and not as I do?" "Tony Knowles has told Washington insiders to stay out of his campaign."

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...

Candidates need to address schools, jails
Alaskans need to get our politicians talking about real issues, those that underlie our biggest budget items: schools and jails.

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

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

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.

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

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.

Photo: A bunch of small fries
Third-graders Anna Tran and Darrian Walker, from Nancy Hakari's Riverbend Elementary School class, look at coho salmon fry held by fisheries biologist Pete Schneider during Backyard Glacier on Wednesday at the Mendenhall Glacier.

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.

Correction

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.

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.

Business Digest
Financial services business opens, Class offered in disaster planning & Business start-up tutorial offered

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

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

Photo: Sign language
James Flake of Miller Construction flags a car Wednesday near a closed portion of road at the intersection of Anka Street and Jenkins Drive.

Juneau's own 'Three Tenors' prepare for concerts
In years past, when somebody asked Juneau singer Dan Wayne about mounting a Juneau version of "The Three Tenors," he didn't want to be held up to the originals.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Neighbors mailbox
Thanks for ...

Sarah Jackson
Juneau resident Sarah Genevieve Jackson, 55, died Oct. 7, 2006, in Juneau.

My turn: Break away from boondoggle bridge
Gov. Frank H. Murkowski is still trying to ram the proposed Gravina Island via Pennock Island boondoggle bridge down our citizens' throats in Ketchikan.

Alaska editorial: Scrutiny needed in bridge bosses' raises
When someone does you a favor, it is nice to send them a thank you note.

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...

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.

JDHS girls to race in Oregon
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls cross country team will boldly race where no other Crimson Bears team has raced before - outside of Alaska.

Photo: Back to back
Players from Doc Water's Pub and Restaurant, left, and Play It Again Sports battle for control of the puck...

JDHS awaits its toughest challenge
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team saved the toughest tournament for last this weekend.

Juneau Parks and Recreation men's and women's Volleyball standings

Alaska High School Swimming And Diving Top 16
Alaska High School Swimming and Diving Top 16 Performances

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.

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.

Prudhoe Bay shutdown may last several days
America's largest oil field will produce very few barrels over the next several days as operator BP scrambles to fix an electrical problem.

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.

Critics want group to reveal its backers
Backers of a natural gas reserves tax argued Wednesday that the Alaska Public Offices Commission should force a group opposing the tax to reveal its backers.

Strykers create new camp from scratch
While preparing to return to Alaska from Iraq in August, most of the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team's personnel had packed up equipment and supplies to be shipped home or had turned them over to an incoming unit.

Residents balk at plan to limit Stikine traffic
On an island in the middle of the Tongass National Forest, the first rumblings are being heard about proposed changes to the grand plan that determines how the forest is run, known formally as the "Forest Management Plan."

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

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.

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

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

Alaska Digest
Man convicted for raping, killing woman, 7 survive small plane crash in southwest & Jury acquits man in road rage death

Highway flood repairs could take a week
Floodwaters so severely damaged a 66-mile stretch of the Richardson Highway that the road could be closed as much as a week, blocking Valdez from the rest of Alaska, state officials said Wednesday.

R.J. Reynolds agrees to ban on flavored cigarettes
R.J. Reynolds has agreed to a domestic ban on its current line of flavored cigarettes such as "Twista Lime" and "Mocha Taboo," which critics say are marketed to youths.

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