Thursday, October 20, 2005

Business Digest
Staff reports from our business community

Businesses target of scams
I urge Alaskan businesses to carefully read the mail that their employees may process.

Stock the creek
The boy looked kind of raggedy. I guessed that he was about 10 years old.

A not-so-funny government joke
Regarding your story on Oct. 14 about our new Division of Elections chief, Whitney Brewster, please allow me to be the first to say it in your letters to the editor; anyone in this current gubernatorial administration using the word integrity to describe themselves is a joke.

Need for facts, not just Bush bashing
Why accuse others of "lying" when you can't tell the truth?

Not the sins of the party
In his Oct. 13 letter to the editor, Jerry Demmert asked an appropriate question, "Who's going to impeach the president, the Republican-controlled Congress?"

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Photo: 'Tis the season to be morbid
Jason Brown, with the help of his children Charlotte and Kobe, sets up a pumpkin patch and other Halloween decorations Tuesday at their home in the Mendenhall Valley.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Marrow drive leads to transplant for 6-year-old
Monday was a big day for 6-year-old Alex Cesar.

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

Alaska is on front line of bird-flu fight
Alaskans should be prepared to be on the front lines of a bird flu pandemic, the regional director of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department said.

Pull up a chair and meditate
A Buddhist group in Alaska invites all stressed-out Juneau office workers and others to sit down and take a breather.

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

Flu shots to be readily available
The pain of being stuck with a needle isn't so bad "every now and then," said Paula McCormick while waiting Monday to get her flu shot at the Public Health Center in Juneau.

State says 'no' to Smurf lamps
A row of new lampposts planted in front of the Capitol turned several heads last week as people remarked that something was not right.

Photo: Walking their human
Penny, a chihuahua-dachshund mix, left, and Bailey, a yorkie, take their owner, Jeanette Maharaj, for a walk on Wednesday through the deserted area of South Franklin Street.

Importance of safety
Surrounded by the largest national forest in the country - where bears roam through muskegs and deer amble up hillsides - a gun is a common tool in Southeast Alaska.

Living as if it is the very last day
I guess when you get right down to it, the only important thing in life is to learn how to "just relax."

Photo: Blessing of the animals
Ginger the greyhound receives a blessing by Pastor John Stevens earlier this month during the community Blessing of the Animals downtown.

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

Hale and Thorsteinson marry
Sharyn Anne Hale of Taranaki, New Zealand, and Fredrik Scott Thorsteinson of Juneau were married at 5:30 p.m., Sept. 20, at Pearson's Pond Lodge in Juneau.

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

Learning from our blockages
We often associate difficulties in life with the absence of God.

My Turn: Early cancer detection helps save women's lives
This year, more than 211,240 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and approximately 40,410 will lose their lives from the disease.

My Turn: Alaska disaster planning needs to focus on food
You need only to go to a grocery store on a weekday afternoon to realize that many Alaskans are not prepared for a disaster like last December's tsunami, Hurricane Katrina or the recent earthquake in Pakistan.

Alaska editorial: Detractors' hoopla over fish is hypocritical
The uproar over federal funds being used to paint the image of a fish on the side of an Alaska Airlines jet to advertise the state's wild salmon industry would be laughable if it were not so blatantly motivated by raw politics.

Alaska High School Swimming and Diving Top Performances
Boys and Girls results

JDHS to hold football pep rally
The Juneau-Douglas High School football team will hold a pep rally at 6:30 p.m. today at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park after practice.

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.

Roughhouse boxing rocks Juneau
Marlintini's Lounge kicked off its seventh year of Roughhouse Friday Boxing on Friday night.

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.

Juneau's Zack Bursell, 12, captures Jr. Olympics running title
Zack Bursell, 12, has been running for as long as he can remember.

Special teams lift Huskies to junior division title
The Huskies' special teams lifted the team to the Juneau Youth Football League junior division championship on Saturday at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Field, defeating the Spartans 12-6.

Enrollment window looms for Medicare drug benefit
Alaskans on Medicare will be able to enroll in November for a new prescription drug benefit, the regional director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday in Juneau.

Report questions Fort Greely role in national defense
A U.S. Senate subcommittee report chastises the Defense Department for de-emphasizing ground-based missile interceptors, such as those at Fort Greely in Alaska, as it develops a national defense system.

Palin seeks Republican nomination for governor
Former Wasilla Mayor Sarah Palin will seek the Republican nomination for governor.

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

Glacier Bay eyes climate change, its own greenhouse gases
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve staff members this week are examining the effects of global climate change on their park's glacial landscape.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

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

Park Service struggles to educate the public
Chris Nemeth is at an epicenter for curiosity about climate change in Alaska.

Photo: A rare, cold treat

Glacier Bay link to climate change murky
About five years ago, this small northern Panhandle community began absorbing a large influx of moose.

Officer arrested on child-porn charges
Officials claim a 12-year veteran of the city's police department admitted to owning hundreds of photographs and videos of child pornography, including images stored on the laptop computer in his patrol car.

Senate advances bid to drill in Arctic refuge
A key Senate committee on Wednesday advanced a measure that would achieve President Bush's long-sought goal of opening a portion of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

what's happening
news of local entertainment events

Waiting for the big slide
As the early snows paint their way down Mount Juneau in these first few weeks of October, avalanche experts Jill Fredston and Doug Fesler are starting to get busy in Anchorage.

Cinema Guide
What's playing at the box office

Celebrating women in the arts
The commitee that began raising funds five years ago to restore six nearly century-old Frances Brooks Davis paintings at Holy Trinity Church is finally nearing its $27,000 goal.

Stories for the telling
Yukon storyteller Nicole Bauberger will join Juneau storytellers Brett Dillingham, Lily Hudson and Ishmael Hope for the first installment of the three-part "Storybox" family series, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, at Resurrection Lutheran Church.

briefly
news of local arts

Finding a new organ's 'voice'
Dan Miller, the designer of the new Trillium Model 967 organ at Northern Light United Church, will visit the church today, Thursday, Oct. 20, to officially "voice" the instrument for its new home.

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