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Saturday, October 23, 2004

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.

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).

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports of the residents of Juneau

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

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