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Sunday, October 24, 2004

Library's new non-fiction covers wide range of subjects
New non-fiction at the Juneau Public Libraries.

Knowles sound-bite claims unsound
Tony Knowles says the No Child Left Behind Act is federal intrusion into Alaska's schools that's underfunded.

Your country needs you
My wife found a Web site where you can adopt a soldier in Iraq. (www.operationac.com) After filling out the paperwork we were assigned a young man named Gilbert, Gill for short. We just sent him a new pair of desert boots, and other knickknacks soldiers always need. About $200 worth of common everyday stuff, nothing spectacular.

It's gut check time, indeed
During the second presidential debate, John Kerry said: "I ask each of you just to look into your hearts, look into your guts.

Stop complaining of land trade
I am tired of people talking about trading public lands and thinking the land deal the Natives are trying to get is so wrong.

Gravina project an affront to Natives
Tribal representatives from Saxman, Metlakatla and Ketchikan Indian Community (KIC) blasted U.S. Forest Service (USFS) plans to harvest about 38 million board feet of timber on Gravina Island.

Let bikers ride off-road
The picture of the two people on the mini bikes (Empire, Oct. 18) was really nice.

Photo: For love of language
Juneau-Douglas High School student Valera Panov jokes with friends as other students sing songs during the Annual Southeast Alaska World Language Festival on Saturday at JDHS.

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

Women's Health Forum highlights nutrition as cancer preventive
After Tish Griffin-Satre was diagnosed with cancer for the third time, she recalled Saturday at the Women's Health Forum, it was a "wake up moment" that she needed to change her lifestyle.

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

Photo: Giving it up for the blood bank
Carrie Hoover watches blood bank technicians draw her blood Saturday at Centennial Hall.

Postal Service shuts doors of downtown contract office
U.S. Postal Service officials began meeting Friday afternoon to begin the process of replacing the Franklin Street station, which was shut down Wednesday, said a postal spokesman in Colorado.

Milton S. Hunt
The Rev. Milton S. Hunt, a former resident of Juneau, died in Bend, Ore., on Oct. 12, 2004, at age 73 of congestive heart failure.

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

Empire editorial: Lt. governor abuses his election authority
The lieutenant governor's role is one that often fades into the background once a gubernatorial election is won, but Loren Leman is managing to grab far more newsprint than most who have held his office.

My Turn: Stakes in state election could invite trouble
I read with some skepticism the Juneau Empire's latest upbeat article (Oct. 17) extolling the accuracy of Alaska's voting system.

Alaska's summer fires found to be not all-consuming
Now that the smoke has cleared from this summer's extensive wildland fires, the Alaska Fire Service reports that more than 612 million acres of Alaska burned this year.

Web links
Web sites of interest to local outdoors enthusiasts.

Aiming at safety
Sixth-graders Sheron Shramm and Raymond Webster, each carrying rifles, had to pass under a log Thursday in a simulation at the Juneau Gun Club.

North Pole claims state large-school football crown
Perry Monzulla rushed for 226 yards and three touchdowns as the North Pole Patriots claimed their first state football title with a 44-13 win over West Anchorage in Saturday's Alaska large-school championship game at Anchorage Football Stadium.

Alaska High School state football champions
The high school state football championship game results over the years.

Finishing strong
Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball fans got a long, last look at their 2004 varsity squad on Saturday night - though that wasn't necessarily what the Crimson Bears had hoped for in their final home matches.

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.

Knowles would be 1st Democratic Senator in 23 years
Former Democratic Gov. Tony Knowles faces a variety of obstacles in the race for U.S. Senate against incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the major hurdle being his party affiliation.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Slasher's plea will suppress sex charges
Aaron St. Clair Jr.'s guilty plea to attempted first-degree murder could get him up to 99 years in prison, Juneau Superior Court Judge Larry Weeks told him Friday.

Alternative candidates claim they differ from the same old same old
Tired of the same old political rhetoric?

Murkowski campaign tries to dump nepotism label
Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski's political career, unlike her Democratic opponent's, has been anything but charmed.

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