Thursday, October 13, 2005

Reparation, not discrimination
This is in response to the letter about Sealaska's "racist job ad." I write to educate those, like Mr. Wirtz, who know nothing of tribal sovereignty or the history and purpose of Native corporations.

Ample grounds for impeachment
Bill Clinton was impeached for having sex with "that woman" and lying about it.

Pedestrians should protect themselves
What makes people think they can cross Cordova Street at Douglas Highway and the traffic will automatically stop?

Don't run off an opportunity
As someone whose permanent work opportunity and family's support outlook is at stake, I am compelled to write.

Support troops with torture ban
About anywhere one goes these days, we see a message from people who care about this country, and about the men in our armed forces: "Support our troops."

Crashes not caused by chance
The police report records the facts about various vehicle collisions.

Mine offers escape from poverty
This letter is to inform the public that the Chilkoot Indian Association of Haines is ardently opposed to the most recent lawsuit filed by the Southeast Conservation Council against the U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers, regarding the permitting process with the Kensington Mine.

More behind police station's history
The editorial in Sunday's Empire regarding capital projects was generally good and well-intentioned but there was a serious historical error in the reference to the new Juneau Police station.

A congressman for all Gravina
Last week on Alaska Public Radio, where the topic was U.S. House majority leader Tom DeLay's legal and ethical lapses, our very own Rep. Don Young was able to counter statements by Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi by calling her "a rabid skunk with glittering eyes and gashing teeth."

Improve Juneau's economy with mine
Coeur Alaska participated in a job fair in Juneau back in September.

The difference between 'privilege' and 'prejudice'
I have to respond to the person who wrote to the Empire feeling like he was being discriminated against. racist.

Downtown bank robbed
Police went room to room through the Gastineau Apartments Wednesday afternoon after an unmasked man robbed the First National Bank a half block away and ran in the building's direction.

Photo: Rainforest basketball
Colin Zheng, left, and Tyler Trapp, both sixth-graders at Floyd Dryden Middle School, compete for possession Tuesday while warming up for basketball tryouts.

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

Images from another time: A busy day in port, 1987
Fishing vessels line up in front of Juneau Cold Storage. Also pictured are the cruise ships Cunard Princess, left, and the Fairsky, right, which was later renamed Sky Princess.

Annual JDHS college fair gives its students options
High school requires students to make big life decisions over their school careers, not the least of which is what to do with themselves after graduation.

Tales from a PFD ADVENTURE
Last October, my husband, Don, and I took advantage of an Anchorage travel agency's Permanent Fund Dividend fares to one of 36 European cities and chose to go to Dusseldorf, Germany.

Board certifies city election results
A four-member canvass review board certified the results of the Oct. 4 municipal elections Tuesday evening.

Lawmaker hitches ride to Calif. on an oil tanker
The behemoth moved beneath my feet.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

One-time top AK forester honored
From his home among the trees of Douglas Island on a cool rainy Tuesday morning, John Sandor said there was no place he would rather be.

Future state leaders flock to JDHS for conference
Alaska's future leaders are converging on the state capital this week.

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

City to foot 80 percent of sea-walk tab
Property owners along Juneau's downtown waterfront will be required to pay 20 percent of the costs of a sea walk the city plans to build from the Juneau-Douglas Bridge to a rock dump near Thane Road.

Photo: Higher ed
Katie Laliberte, left, and Lanie Lumbab, both seniors at Juneau-Douglas High School, talk with Billie Jean Hall, the Senior Admissions Advisor for Eastern Washington University,during the college fair Wednesday at Centennial Hall.

32 year old male arrested and charged with Robbery in the First Degree
Police went room to room through the Gastineau Apartments Wednesday afternoon after an unmasked man robbed the First National Bank a half block away and ran in the building's direction.

Kohnen and Shah wed
Former Juneau resident Felicia Frances Kohnen and Kashif Tahir Shah were married at 2 p.m., June 25, 2005, at Glacier Valley Baptist Church. A reception followed at Centennial Hall.

Photo: Firefighter stopover
The Mat-Su Fire Crew IA were in Juneau in August waiting for their flight out of Southeast Alaska.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month means to alert public to a real problem
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Strays and feral cats need herding
Every kitten is born with the potential to become either a feral cat or a pet. It all depends on whether the kitten is handled by humans in its first 12 weeks of life.

Crowe and Haumann to marry
Former Juneau resident Jodi Lynn Crowe and Brett Duane Haumann of Meridian, Idaho, will be married Oct. 14, 2005, at the Latter-day Saints Boise Temple, in Boise, Idaho. A ring ceremony and reception will follow the wedding.

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

Thank you
Messages of thanks to the community, from the community

Elisabeth S. Hakkinen
Former longtime Haines resident Elisabeth S. "Lib" Hakkinen died Oct. 2, 2005, at the home of her son, Fred Hakkinen, in Canby, Ore.

My Turn: Imagine a world where non-Natives give up their culture
I would like to give the Webster dictionary meaning of racism. It states, "A belief that some races are by nature superior to others."

My Turn: Alaskans have most to gain from an all-Alaska gas line
Oil industry aligned critics continue to lambast the all-Alaska gas line as proposed by the Alaska Gasline Port Authority using false information. Now, the facts:

Midnight Suns take 2nd place during tournament play in Des Moines, Wash.
Juneau's Midnight Suns Under-12 baseball team captured second place overall during the Shark Shootout tournament over the Labor Day weekened in Des Moines, Wash.

A smashing success
There may be no state championship tournament for tennis, but that hasn't stopped the Juneau-Douglas High School tennis team from preparing as if there was one.

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

Huskies score four TDs on the ground in win
The Huskies scored four rushing touchdowns en route to a 28-0 win over the Hawkeyes in the Juneau Youth Football League junior division last weekend.

High School Swimming and Diving Results
from Friday

Ketchikan school gets on national historic register
The National Park Service has named Ketchikan's former Clover Pass School to the National Register of Historic Places.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Proposal for Dalton draws fire
Outdoor enthusiasts, including hunters and conservationists, largely oppose a proposal to allow off-road vehicle use along the Dalton Highway.

Blow it or stow it?
Gov. Frank Murkowski would like Alaskans to spend their permanent fund dividend checks wisely, perhaps putting it toward their children's' education.

Report says Tongass and 11 other forests are endangered
A coalition of environmental groups issued a report Wednesday that pronounced the Tongass National Forest and 11 other federal forests as "endangered" due to logging, drilling and mining.

Anchorage limits sale of cold medicines used to make meth
The Anchorage Assembly passed a law limiting the sale of over-the-counter cold medicines containing ingredients that can be used to make the illegal drug crystal methamphetamine.

Ruling expected on cruise ship tax initiative
A citizens ballot initiative that would impose new taxes and environmental rules on giant foreign-flagged cruise ships is expected to be decided soon in Anchorage Superior Court.

University invites Alaska youth to meet about future
As the 50th anniversary of Alaska's 55 founders signing the state constitution approaches, the University of Alaska is seeking the same number of delegates to recreate another brain-storming session among young people.

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

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

Sen. Murkowski bill would divvy up 9th Circuit
A bill introduced in Congress by Sen. Lisa Murkowski on Tuesday would divide a federal appeals court that has ruled on many controversial Alaska cases, including a recent rejection of timber demand projections in the Tongass Land Management Plan.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Angoon council to canvass unofficial vote against alcohol
With absentee votes coming in against alcohol possession in Angoon, the City Council today is scheduled to canvas the unofficial vote rejecting a question that would have legalized it.

Yup'ik encore
There have certainly been recordings of Yup'ik music, and stations such as Bethel's KYUK have broadcast and archived traditional material in an attempt to preserve the western Alaska culture.

Cinema Guide
What's playing on the silver screen

briefly
news of local arts

Notorious to swing through Juneau as part of its five-city, Alaska tour
In January 2004, at the weekend-long Bayou Bedlam contra dance festival in Houston, guitarist-banjo player Larry Unger and fiddler Eden MacAdams-Somer met at a jam session.

Sierra Club movie series returns with 'Inheritance'
The Juneau chapter of the Sierra Club will start its second season of free monthly movies at the Gold Town Nickelodeon with a screening of the Australian documentary "Inheritance: A Fisherman's Story," at 5:30 and 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18.

what's happening
news of local entertainment events

Last Call
Part-time cab driver and Fairbanks writer Richard W. Robinson visited Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka for about a week in the spring of 2004. His mission: to visit as many bars as possible.

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