No words to describe
A couple of days ago, I witnessed a man die. I remember making eye contact as he passed by me to get a drink of water after playing a game. The next thing, he was on the floor struggling to catch one more breath of life. I saw a him living and dying in front of my eyes. There are no words to describe what I saw.

Good luck, Mr. Brink
In his letter, "Welcome Brink Back," Larry Knecht misses the point regarding the return of Steve Brink to the Tongass. Is the "professional" management Mr. Knecht speaks of guaranteed 50-year timb

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

Studying art
Conor Lendrum, 11, shows his father, David, his drawings during a basic drawing class held at the Alaska State Museum on Saturday. The three-weekend class is being taught by local artists Cathy Hocker and Jim Fowler and is paid for by a city sales tax grant to the Friends of the Alaska State Museum.

Debate over Point Retreat
A symbol of Alaska's maritime heritage, the Point Retreat lighthouse near Juneau has been a beacon to travelers for nearly a century. Today, it is at the center of a dispute that squares a historic restoration project against federal land management.

How to make your way in the wilderness
A review of "Participating in Nature: Thomas J. Elpel's Field Guide to Primitive Living Skills" by Thomas J. Elpel (Fourth Edition, 1999, HOPS Press, Pony, Mont., paper, 156 pp., no price listed).

Group claims Tongass is 4th most endangered forest
The Tongass is fourth on a list of the 10 most endangered national forests in the country, according to a new report from environmentalists. But the logging industry said the report is based on false assumptions, and the U.S. Forest Service said timber sales on the Tongass are way down.

Ulmer enters governor's race
After seven years as the state's second in command, Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer is ready for the big chair.

Around Town
Events Juneau

COMTECH canceled
JUNEAU COMTECH 2002, a program of technology seminars scheduled for Feb. 6-8 at Centennial Hall, has been canceled due to the recent world events, organizers said.

Learning on the way to school
The walk to school: same route, same time, every weekday. It can become so routine that students and their parents don't give it a second thought.

Lighthouses and their properties vary around SE
W hile the use and size of land connected with U.S. lighthouses varies, observers say the Point Retreat lighthouse reserve near Juneau is larger than most.

My Turn: Peace Corps volunteer, permanent Alaskan
I was born and raised in Fairbanks, attended college in Minnesota, and then served as an aide to U.S. Sen. Murkowski. Currently, I am a Peace Corps volunteer in the central highlands of Guatemala.

Nita Nettleton: Try to concentrate on remembering where the sea slugs are
We four million Americans have a lot to remember. In the last 30 years or so, we have complicated our lives exponentially. Take two of the

Empire editorial: Juneau International Airport improvements long overdue
The tragic events of Sept. 11 focused the nation's attention on air safety and security.

Steve Reed: Creating something good from Sept. 11
The fallout from Sept. 11 still swirls like the dust clouds created by the collapse of the twin towers of the World Trade Center. Like the people who escaped from towering infernos to terra firma, some of us continue to run without looking back.

Word of Mouth
Since many airlines are stopping serving food, why don't we drop the airline food on the Taliban. That should take care of a number of problems.

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Sports in Juneau
Sports events

JYFL hosts state junior league championship
In recent years, Juneau Youth Football League junior division coach Eddie Brakes took his team to California for a postseason game arranged through the Internet.

Southeast swimmers lack kryptonite in meet
Juneau-Douglas High School's Forrest Preston donned a 'Superman' T-shirt around Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool while waiting for his events Saturday at the Juneau Inivitational ... and rightly so.

Norton's ANWR portrait faulted
WASHINGTON When a Senate committee asked U.S. Interior Secretary Gale Norton questions about caribou in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, she sought answers from the agency in her department that runs the refuge.

Jobless increased slightly last month
JUNEAU Unemployment rose by less than a percent in Alaska during September to 5.2 percent as the tourism season ended, the state labor department said Friday.

More Alaska guardsmen called up
ANCHORAGE Part of the Alaska Air National Guard's 168th Air Refueling Wing has been mobilized for Operation Enduring Freedom.

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