Weekend Best Bets
Rock and roll, classical, children's music and American acoustic await this weekend for your listening pleasure. Musicians and singers are invited to participate as well. A studio art show and several nature-oriented programs bring the wilds of Southeast to town tonight.

We owe our heroes
Yes, I write too many letters, but, having suffered the bromidic and cockamamie ideas expressed in Chris Joy's five submissions, I find myself at the keyboard again. In her most recent missive, she extols her grandfather's military heroism, then dismisses war as a masculine reflex, the surrendering or taking of freedoms.

Plain talk appreciated
Concerning the cascade of letters to the Empire kicked off by Dale Anderson's My Turn column: In the end, it was Dale's voice that stood above the fray.

Harborview may have top teacher
The children came in from recess Monday with the noise, spirit and wet boots you would expect on a rainy day in Juneau. Then they turned to the task at hand.

Regional Briefs
Assembly panel picks track option; Man charged with child porn; Federal grand jury indicts pipeline suspect

Police and Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Photo: Slowdown on a wet day
Traffic was backed up for nearly 45 minutes following a one-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon in the outbound lane of Egan Drive at Salmon Creek.

Bartlett, patients seek dialysis center for Juneau
The Bartlett Regional Hospital Foundation hopes to establish a dialysis center in Juneau.


Around Town

CBJ schedules awards brunch
The public is invited to the CBJ Human Rights Commission's annual Human Rights Awards Brunch on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 1pm at the Goldbelt Hotel.

School Events
All Elementary/Middle/High Schools:

Domestic violence: terrorism in the home
Fear, uncertainty and confusion. Following the events of Sept. 11, most Americans experienced these feelings to some degree. But what would it be like to live with those feelings every day of your life?

Bible, Barbour plan local wedding reception
Laura Bible and Gary Barbour were married Sept. 22, 2001, in Fort Smith, Ark.

Gemmell, Heine to marry
Jesse Anne Gemmell of Juneau and Christopher James Heine of Yakima, Wash., will be married in a ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Thank You
...for your help

Dugaqua, Mazon to wed
Delores L. Dugaqua of Kake and Sam J. Mazon of Juneau will be married in a ceremony planned for 4 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Elks Lodge at 109 Franklin Street in Juneau. A reception will follow at 5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge.

Photo: Glacier Valley Student Council
Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer, right, swears in newly elected Glacier Valley Elementary School Student Council President Shelby Seghers-Oelklaus on Wednesday in the school's gymnasium.

Don't refight Cold War
President Bush's visit to Shanghai represents a vital initiative in the war against terrorism. The United States has the fledgling support of China in the endeavor, and Bush must seek to cement that support during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum now taking place.

The need to carry on
The administration stepped up its efforts Thursday to reassure Americans nervous about the anthrax scare.

My Turn: Consider nature, location and playing cost for golf course
This letter raises some issues that I feel should be considered in planning for a golf course in the North Douglas watershed. These issues regard the nature of the golf course, the location of the course, and the cost of play.

Sports In Juneau
Today, Oct. 19

Crimson Bears are restless to wrestle
The Juneau-Douglas High School varsity wrestlers are getting restless these days. For the first two weeks of the season, the Crimson Bears have been traveling with a young squad in order to get some much-needed mat time at the informal Mount Edgecumbe and Skagway Invitationals.

Bentz to give local pitching lessons
One of Juneau's three professional baseball players, Chad Bentz is offering to give free pitching lessons to local ballplayers this off-season.

'Red Zone Rick' to the rescue
Rick Carte may be just a redshirt freshman tight end with the Western Washington University Vikings, but the former Juneau-Douglas High School football player has already earned a nickname from WWU head coach Rob Smith.

Colony outlasts Juneau volleyballers in five games
A sluggish start proved to be more than the Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team could overcome as the Crimson Bears dropped a five-game match to the Colony Knights on Thursday in Palmer.

State Briefs
Mat-Su won't join redistrict lawsuit; Winter trolling under way in Southeast; Army shuts down Seward resort

Natives granted Senate hearing on subsistence
The U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee will take up Alaska's subsistence dispute next month, when the panel is scheduled to hear from Native leaders.

Alaska Airlines OK'd for Reagan
Alaska Airlines has gotten clearance to resume nonstop flights between Seattle and Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C.

Dividend checks sent to the wrong accounts
George Ferree saved half of his 17-year-old daughter's Alaska Permanent Fund dividend for college this year.

Era helicopter goes down in Cook Inlet
Authorities were waiting for high tides to subside today before resuming their search for three people missing in Cook Inlet after a helicopter crash Thursday afternoon west of Anchorage's international airport.

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