Friday, October 22, 2004

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.

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.

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

What's wrong with men?
I disagree with Ms. Peggy Ann McConnochie. In her letter to the editor, (Empire, Oct. 17), she disparages the outcome in our capital city municipal election.

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

Time to reassess rules
I was alarmed when I learned of the state of Alaska's criteria for deciding who should be arrested in a domestic violence case.

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.

Don't question vote
In response to Peggy Ann McConnochie's letter to the editor on Sunday, Oct. 17.

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.

A Nader vote opposes corporate takeover
With oil at $50 dollars a barrel, there should be no fiscal crisis and no plan to reduce permanent fund dividends.

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

Why the distinction between groups?
I read the wonderful "My Turn" column by Ernestine Hayes titled, "There's plenty of government, but not much tribe" (Empire, Oct. 17).

Correction
Due to a staff error, Kenneth R. Burch's letter to the editor in Thursday's Empire erroneously described bombing of Cambodia during the Vietnam war as "A-bombing.

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

Grant aims to curb substance abuse, violence among children
A $2.88 million grant will help Juneau schools broadly address substance abuse and violence.

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.

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

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.

Photo: Disappearing debris pile
A worker in protective gear ties down a loaded van Thursday on Seward Street as work begins to remove the remains of a 108-year-old building that burned Aug. 15.

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

Photo: Dress rehearsal
Brett Crawford and Hanna Hoshide sing "Anything You Can Do" during a dress rehearsal for the Juneau Lyric Opera's Musical High Tea on Oct. 13 at Wildflower Court.

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

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.

Defendant in stabbing case to change plea
The man charged with the Jan. 7 slashing attack and robbery of taxi driver Eric Drake is set to enter a guilty plea today in Juneau Superior Court rather than stand trial next week, his attorney said.

Man, anvil from A-J gold mine reunited in Tacoma
One day in late September, Juneau native Richard Ryan Anderson thought he'd lost a personal piece of his hometown's history.

Student recognitions
Outstanding actions of present and former Juneau students.

Olsons celebrate 60 years of marriage
Jerrold and Bette Olson of Auke Bay - Alaska residents for more than 58 years - will be celebrating 60 years of marriage on Oct. 29, 2004.

Photos: Ripe for the picking
Low bush cranberries dangle from branches earlier this week near Twin Lakes.

FYI
Statistics of Juneau

How to teach your dog to come when you call
CBJ Dog Task Force testimony revealed a concern many Juneau citizens share - better control of dogs in public spaces.

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

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports of the residents of Juneau

David Earl Reel
Juneau resident David Earl Reel died Oct. 18, 2004.

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

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.

Zip your lip, or pay through the nose
It seems inevitable that at the end of any tight election campaign partisans will resort to gimmicks of an increasingly preposterous nature. We're no different in Alaska. And so, as the Tony Knowles-Lisa Murkowski Senate race winds down, the Democrats send up a confederate to call the First Amendment illegal.

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.

Crimson Bear spikers set for final home matches
Carly Garrison magnifies the home advantage of the Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball program.

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.

Alaska Prep Swimming top 16 state times
Here are Alaska's top 16 times for the 2004 high school swimming season.

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.

Four indicted in largest-ever Southeast drug bust
A federal grand jury has indicted four people with drug conspiracy charges after what authorities are calling the largest-ever seizure of crack cocaine and methamphetamine in Southeast Alaska.

Democratic incumbent touts her experience as minority whip, work across party lines
Democratic Rep. Beth Kerttula said she should be re-elected to a fourth term because of her leadership position as a minority lawmaker and her ability to negotiate across party lines.

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.

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.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

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

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.

Exxon Mobil challenges claim in Knowles' ad
Exxon Mobil is aggressively countering attack ads by former Gov. Tony Knowles by distributing a letter saying the U.S. Senate candidate is flat wrong about the effects of a recent corporate tax bill.

Republican challenger focuses on education as a high priority; resource development also key
Local musician and window washer Andrew Engstrom will face off against a three-term incumbent Democrat in the Nov. 2 election.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

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.

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

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.

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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News of local arts

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