Thursday, October 21, 2004

Juneau's better than Anchorage
Donn Liston's letter would have many people believing that Juneau isn't worth living in.

Knowles event violates public trust
On Oct. 11, Dzantik' i Heeni Middle School was used for a Tony Knowles campaign event.

Don't spoil Southeast with road
I have not lived in Juneau for a while now, but nonetheless I do have feelings for my home town.

Republican rage evident
Those who systematically destroyed the Tony Knowles signs in the Mendenhall Valley last weekend deserve the contempt normally reserved for dictators, Taliban or any enemies of democracy.

Lincoln wouldn't recognize his own party
I was raised a Republican. It made sense to me as an 18-year-old, back in the 1960s. This was the party of Lincoln, of fiscal responsibility, of clear-headedness.

Smaller dividend tells the story
Nov. 2, 2004 is closing fast. How should I vote?

Alaskans won't drive to Juneau
Rich Poor's "My Turn: Road is realistic too" (Oct.20) was way off the mark when it comes to the Anchorage and Interior perspective of building a road to Juneau.

A little more flip-flopping
Republicans have said, over and over, that John Kerry is guilty of "flip-flopping" on the issues.

Poodle love
I love poodles also, but please don't vote for Kerry.

Empire sells out
I write to denounce what I hope will not become a regular practice of defacing the Empire front page, and particularly page one photos, with advertising stickers like the one that appeared on the Sunday, Oct. 17, edition.

Scholar: Good info is rare in nasty campaign
President George W. Bush and Democratic challenger John Kerry would be better presidential candidates if they embraced some of the other's qualities.

Photo: Slippery roads
A 2001 Toyota pickup is towed away Wednesday from where it rolled over after striking a 2000 Subaru on Egan Drive near Aurora Basin.

Bayview looks for solution to sewage ills
Since Denice McPherson moved into the Bayview subdivision in 1984, the neighborhood has always had problems with its sewer system.

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

City will wait on cruise dock expansions
Juneau Assembly members say the city will not entertain any cruise ship moorage outside downtown until the Assembly adopts an area-wide study of cruise ship dock alternatives, or Jan. 1, 2007, whichever comes first.

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

Cleanup of burnt ruin continues downtown
Downtown Juneau's 6-week-old asbestos-contaminated debris pile could be gone this weekend.

Photo: Recognizing the service of territorial troops
Sen. Ted Stevens, far right, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (not pictured) present former World War II Alaska Territorial Guardsmen their formal military discharge certificates on Tuesday at the National Guard Armory downtown.

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

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

Photo: Coming soon
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration official Conrad C. Lautenbacher, left, and U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski uncover a sign Wednesday bearing the name of the new National Marine Fisheries Service research center at Lena Point.

Yzenbaard and Johnson to wed
Lisa Yzenbaard of Onekama, Mich., and Coast Guard Lt. George Johnson of Chicago will marry at 6 p.m., May 28, 2005, at Miramar Marine Aircorps Station in San Diego, Calif., with a reception to follow in the Miramar Marine Aircorps Station Officers Club.

Photo: North Douglas woods
The view from the shore of a small pond in the woods of North Douglas shows the rainforest's version of autumn foliage - naked branches, thinning undercover and the yellow flash of dying devil's club leaves.

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

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports of the residents of Juneau

Plain little humans and UFOs
I love my son. Really I do. I need to say this, not for your benefit, but as a reminder for myself.

Bill Worrell
Former Juneau resident, Bill Worrell, 84, died in Anchorage on Oct. 16, 2004.

Rudy Keith Lee
Former Juneau resident Rudy Keith Lee, 55, died Oct. 14, 2004, outside of Ruidoso, N.M., in a motorcycle accident.

John Phillip Stewart
Twenty-seven-year resident of Juneau, John Phillip Stewart, 65, died Oct. 19, 2004, at home.

Donald W. Randolph
Donald W. Randolph, 40, a former Juneau resident and recently of Nampa, ID, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004 at a Boise hospital.

My Turn: Juneau road would bury Skagway
Skagway has survived more than a century of boom and bust, from the 1898 gold rush to the U.S. Army supplying the Aleutian Campaign, to the current tourism growth.

My Turn: Road is realistic too
Empire Publisher Robert Hale stepped into it this time with both feet and maybe unleashed the Dogs of War by insinuating that Juneau needs to choose between road access and a new capitol building.

My Turn: Examine the real Prop 2 issues
Government agencies have spoken their opinions on the ballot initiative crafted to regulate marijuana usage in Alaska.

Alaska editorial: State should consider owning share of gas line
This editorial appeared in Sunday's Anchorage Daily News:

Boozer sees first preseason action with Jazz
Carlos Boozer had eight points and nine rebounds in his first preseason game for Utah, and free agent Keith McLeod finished with 11 points and six assists in the Jazz's 113-89 win over the New York Knicks on Tuesday night.

Four Crimson Bears invited to play 28th annual Shrine Game
Four Juneau-Douglas High School senior football players have been invited to play in the Al Aska Shrine 28th Annual North-South Football Classic that takes place at 2 p.m. on Oct. 30 at Anchorage Football Stadium.

Photos: Semifinal scenes
Juneau's Tres Saldivar, above left, drags North Pole defender Schon Ellis on a running play for a loss during last Saturday's state football playoff semifinal game in Anchorage.

Cayce, Clark lead GSC swimmers at Splash
Seth Cayce of Juneau's Glacier Swim Club won 10 of the 11 events he entered, and teammate Lindsay Clark won nine of her 11 races at last weekend's October Splash meet at Augustus Brown pool.

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.

Boozer scores 12 points for Utah Jazz in losing effort
Quentin Richardson scored 16 points and Joe Johnson had 14, leading the undefeated Phoenix Suns to their fourth exhibition victory, 108-67 Wednesday night over the undermanned Utah Jazz.

Resource-industry reps ponder state of the state
Mining and tourism are booming in Alaska this year while oil has a murky future despite today's high prices, industry officials said Tuesday at the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce Convention and Trade Show in Juneau.

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

Activist faces lobbyist in House District 5 race
A long-time political activist will face off against a lobbyist in the election for Alaska House District 5.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Ted Stevens: State should buy into gas line
Returning home to Alaska with a gas pipeline victory secured, U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens said Tuesday the state should invest in the project.

Senator favors filling vacancies by appointment
Alaska's governor should retain the power to make appointments to fill U.S. Senate vacancies, Sen. Lisa Murkowski said in a letter to the group that sponsored an initiative on the Nov. 2 ballot that seeks to abolish appointments.

Head-tax petition handed in
Alaska voters may get another chance to decide whether the state should impose a $50 head tax and require water pollution permits for cruise ships.

Delegation pushes for gas pipeline
Alaska's congressional delegation addressed the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce Wednesday in Juneau, touting a victory on loan guarantees secured for construction of an Alaska gas pipeline.

Pro-lifers hang back on Senate blessing
An Alaska anti-abortion group declined to endorse a candidate in the state's U.S. Senate race, but described Republican incumbent Lisa Murkowski as the "better viable candidate for our issues."

Nation watches Alaska's Senate race with the balance of power at stake
A third of the U.S. Senate is up for election, but few races are being watched more closely than the battle in Alaska between a freshman Republican beset by charges of nepotism and a popular Democratic challenger, a former two-term governor.

Marijuana initiative backers sue over official opposition statement
A group pushing the ballot measure to legalize marijuana sued Lt. Gov. Loren Leman on Tuesday over his office's role in writing a statement of opposition in the Official Election Pamphlet.

Former ferry system head runs as Democrat
Democratic candidate Bob Doll, former director of the Alaska Marine Highway System, says he is running for House District 4 to fix the state's fiscal gap.

Alaska's baiting debate gets hot
Both sides in the debate over a ballot measure to outlaw bear baiting are accusing each other of allowing Outside forces to come in and determine what is good for Alaska.

Incumbent says Juneau needs a Republican
Republican Rep. Bruce Weyh-rauch is running against both his Democratic opponent and the reputation of a governor who shares his party.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

Old Goat
It's quitting time at an undisclosed location on the edge of the Mendenhall Valley, and the sun is collapsing, dissolving, dead.

Juneau-Grass adds snare, harmonica to bluegrass recipe
Astute fans of Alaska bluegrass have likely heard Clark County, a trio of friends from the same town in Ohio who relocated to Fairbanks and played all over the state for the better part of a decade.

Symphony opens season with Tchaikovsky
The winter of 1877-78 was a miserable time for Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the legendary Russian composer of "The Nutcracker," "Swan Lake" and "Sleeping Beauty."

Ask LaRue why you're such a loser in love
Let me tell you a little story about a girl - young, pretty, stylish and intelligent - who plays an expert in the game of love.

movies where & when
Locations and showtimes in Juneau

'Rebels of Comedy' bring honesty to Marlintini's
Morgan Preston and TK Matteson, the self-declared "Rebels of Comedy," met at a gig at Central Washington University in Ellensburg and realized they had a similar approach to the fine art of stand-up.

what's happening
Entertainment events in Juneau.

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