Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Clinton bashing seems to be alive
Back in the mid-1990s, I was in a coin-operated laundry in Hoonah one day when a guy walked in and began expounding on a startling theory: Bill Clinton was responsible for the Iran-Contra affair.

If Dems win, shouldn't Alaska have a voice?
I heard Congressional candidate Diane Benson speak.

Reduction of flight controllers a concern
In light of recent events, I am greatly concerned about air travel here in Juneau. No, I am not concerned about a terrorist attack, but I am concerned about flying in Juneau.

Palin declares war on women with stance
I would really like to vote for Andrew Halcro in this election, but I find myself voting for Tony Knowles instead.

Democrats grapple important questions
The old saying, "Every vote counts," is right on for Nov. 7.

Infection prevention in everyone's hands
Gov. Murkowski has proclaimed this week as International Infection Prevention Week.

Palin addresses mandatory boroughs
On Oct. 3, Interior residents got their chance to meet and size up the political phenomenon from the Mat-Su Valley...

Planning Commission mulls airport fuel tank farm
A city planner recommended Tuesday night that a proposed fuel tank farm at the Juneau International Airport be limited to 120,000 gallons of fuel, instead of 210,000, to quell neighborhood concerns.

Capital move issue stays in spotlight
Republican candidate for governor Sarah Palin says she is not in favor of moving either the state capital or the Legislature from Juneau, while Democrat Tony Knowles and independent Andrew Halcro say they strongly oppose any such move.

Tank farm fuels neighbors' ire
In place of spruce and hemlock trees, residents and businesses along Berners Avenue might soon see dirt piles, fledgling willow trees, and several 30,000 gallon tanks that would store a portion of Juneau International Airport's fuel.

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

Whereabouts of Alaska Day flag remain a mystery
Today marks the anniversary of the first time an American flag flew on Alaskan soil, but on each Alaska Day some historians wonder if that particular flag still remains in the Last Frontier.

Photo: Gull gathering
A few hundred seagulls fly and swim around...

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

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

Rescuers save hunter's life
Roughly 12 inches of rock and the same number of men saved the life of a Juneau hunter stranded for more than eight hours Sunday.

House, Senate candidates focus on ethical issues
The Alaska Legislature's ethics came under fire Tuesday during a candidate forum at Juneau's Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall.

Photo: Erosion barriers crumble
Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, inspects on Sunday the anti-erosion embankment in Kivalina, built during the summer to protect areas from fall storms.

Photo: Filling the gap
James Sanford "gaps the pyramid" on Tuesday at the Pipeline Skate Park on Mendenhall Loop Road.

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

Critics aim at bid to open bear hunting
For the past 20 years, brown bears that frequent Admiralty National Monument's Pack Creek have become accustomed to people, toting cameras and binoculars, who are lured there by the rare chance to see the creatures in the wild.

Photo: Catching air
Alex Jayne swings Monday at Riverside Rotary Park in the Mendenhall Valley after his mom gave him a "power push."

Wilcox and Reinhart wed
Lacy J. Reinhart, of Homer, and Benjamen Wilcox, of Medford, Ore., were married on Sept. 23 at the historic Capitol Inn Bed and Breakfast in Juneau, in a ceremony performed by Linda Wendeborn. A reception followed at the historic Bergmann Hotel.

We must choose our words truthfully
We live in a world where words seem to flow in endless disharmony. Words are too often misused in ways that do an injustice to truth.

Photo: Future firefighters
Jessie Lamson, 7, of Juneau, tries on a firefighter jacket, with the help of Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighter, Erin Russel...

Pets of the week
Boots, Tinkerbell are sweet, friendly female pooches

Recognitions
The University of Alaska Southeast automotive technology class & Robin Sylvester

Neighbors mailbox
Thanks for supporting Fil-Am's scholarship fundraising dinner, Juneau, for your vote of confidence in the recent election & making the first Editors Day writing event possible

Neighbors Digest
Gastineau Humane Society holds annual Pet Festival, Free introductory workshop to energy balancing, Regional science fair looking for volunteers & Worksite wellness program for Juneau employers

Grace Jean Edelman
Grace Jean Edelman, 88, died in the Juneau Pioneers' Home on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, after several months of continually failing health.

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

My Turn: Wanted: Reasoned thinking about health care
It should come as no surprise to us that health care and access to health care are in a state of perpetual chaos for Alaskans.

My Turn: Shoot down brown-bear proposals
The Alaska Board of Game will soon be considering two proposals regarding brown bear hunting in Admiralty Island's Seymour Canal.

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: Gotcha
The Huskies' Danny Nore tries to escape the grasp of a Warriors defender...

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.

Railbelt Conference All-conference team

Cowboys nip Seahawks for Cub Division crown
The Cowboys won the Juneau Youth Football League's Cub Division championship on Saturday by blanking the Seahawks 6-0 in a defensive struggle at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Juneau's Shawn Miller finishes second in Royal Victoria Marathon
Juneau marathon runner Shawn Miller set a new personal record en route to a second place finish at the Royal Victoria Marathon on Oct. 8 in Victoria, British Columbia.

Alaska High School Swimming and Diving Top 16
As of Oct. 17, courtesy of JDHS coach John Wray

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

Alaska Digest
National activist to speak on right to die, Fishermen only thing missing for king crab season, Bush declares areas of Alaska a disaster & Repair crews restore communications

Army identifies soldier killed in Iraq
The military on Monday identified a soldier assigned to the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team who was killed in Iraq.

Legislative votes for cash? Law says it's OK
A lobbyist can walk up to an Alaska lawmaker, hand that lawmaker cash for his re-election campaign and exert a promise that he will vote for the lobbyist's bill in return.

Poll: Alaska a mystery to America
Alaska's governor wanted to find out what the rest of the nation thinks about their neighbor to the north, so he commissioned a pop quiz.

State do-not-call registry gives way to national version
Alaska's do-not-call registry has officially expired and residents who want to avoid phone solicitors will have to join a national system.

North Slope oil production nearly back to normal
Production has been nearly restored to the Prudhoe Bay oil field, where high winds last week coated electrical insulators with dirt, temporarily shutting down the nation's largest oil field.

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

Northwest Digest
Candidates to discuss regional issues, Crews work to restore cut fiberoptic cable & Airlines try to court Spanish speakers

Supreme Court approves petition signatures
The North West CruiseShip Association and other groups appealed to the Supreme Court after a state Superior Court judge ruled against them and in favor of the Alaska Division of Elections, which was charged with certifying a petition for the ballot initiative.

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