Friday, October 14, 2005

In the stacks:New picture books for young readers
"Hurry and the Monarch," by Antoine O Flatharta, illustrated by Meilo So.

Business Digest
The Southeast Alaska Building Industry Association and the organization's parent office of the National Association of Home Builders are treating local high school students today to visits at Juneau construction sites.

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

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

Build the tunnel, Juneau to Skagway
I really can't help it, but I need to jump into this hard link/road access out of Juneau debate. I will be quite up front about what my position is.

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.

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.

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.

Competition prevents creation of gas line
Alaskans have been looking forward to development of North Slope natural gas for more than 30 years.

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

Incredulous about critics of Bush
In response to Lowell S. Barrick's comments, "Ample grounds for impeachment," on Oct. 13, who's going to impeach the president, the Republican-controlled Congress?

Voters should decide Juneau sea walk
The Juneau Empire headline of Oct. 13 stated: "City to foot 80 percent of sea-walk tab."

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

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

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.

AroundTown
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Dems protest choice for elections chief
The lieutenant governor's pick to head the Division of Elections was until last month the chairwoman of Alaska's Young Republicans, prompting Democrats to protest that she is too partisan for the job.

Images from another time: Brothers and sisters, circa 1964
Alaska Native Sisterhood and Alaska Native Brotherhood Camp No. 2 members pose for a photo during a meeting, circa 1964, at the Salvation Army Church on Willoughby Avenue.

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.

Photo: Break from D.C. battles
Sen. Lisa Murkowski answers a question from Lt. Al McCabe of the U.S. Coast Guard after a Thursday morning meeting of the Juneau- Gastineau Rotary Club at the Prospector Hotel.

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.

Lengthy statement postpones convicted arsonist's sentencing
Sentencing for the man found guilty in July of last year's Auke Bay arson was postponed until this morning to give him a chance to finish a sweeping statement that began with him alleging he was "railroaded" by a "kangaroo court."

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.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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.

Man arrested for bank robbery
Tellers robbed at a downtown bank Wednesday told police the man said "please" and signed his name to his note.

Middle school hits state mark for first time
Floyd Dryden Middle School is making progress.

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

Lutchansky, Bloomberg marry
Nathan Lutchansky and Carson Grey Bloomberg were married on June 12, 2005, at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham, N.C.

FYI
News about the people you know

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

Photo: Plush toy posse
Bob Valliant (in white shirt), administrator at Bartlett Regional Hospital, receives toys delivered as part of a toy run sponsored by Douglas Fire Department and the Panhandlers MC SE Alaska.

Gervais asks: Who's got game?
When I need a little "got game" inspiration locally, all I need to do is walk down the halls of Juneau-Douglas High School or read the paper on Sunday.

Plea and thank yous
Messages of thanks to the community, from the community

Diekmann, Howell wed
Juneau residents Diane Howell and Gary Diekmann were married Sept. 10, at the Governor's Mansion. A reception followed the ceremony at the Moose Lodge.

Obituary
Haines resident Irene Nellie Johnson died Oct. 9, 2005, in Seattle.

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 lambaste the all-Alaska gas line as proposed by the Alaska Gasline Port Authority using false information. Now, the facts:

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

JDHS and East battle again in postseason
It almost seems fitting that this year's state football championship will run through either East Anchorage or Juneau-Douglas, the two teams that play in the state semifinals at noon Saturday at Anchorage Football Stadium.

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.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Sen. Murkowski says Washington faces difficult times ahead
Sen. Lisa Murkowski said that while congressmen look for offsets to pay for Gulf Coast relief and reconstruction, she and others will be caught in the middle of the battle.

Dems protest choice for elections chief
The lieutenant governor's pick to head the Division of Elections was until last month the chairwoman of Alaska's Young Republicans, prompting Democrats to protest that she is too partisan for the job.

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.

AlaskaDigest
Staff reports from around the state

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.

Governor stops short of endorsing Bristol Bay oil drilling
Offshore drilling for oil in Bristol Bay, one of Alaska's most prolific fishing regions, has failed to win the endorsement of Gov. Frank Murkowski.

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

Drugstore treasures go on auction block
On the auction block: Refined skunk oil, goose grease, a pack of medicinal cigarettes ("Promotes easier breathing") and empty bottles once holding cocaine, morphine and amphetamine multivitamins.

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.

This Day in History
In Alaska

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.

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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