Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Message to Palin: Cute doesn't cut it
Throughout this campaign, I have heard how Palin ducks the issues, but I didn't realize how serious this was until I read the "literature" she passed out at the recent school principals' conference in Anchorage.

Exercising his choice to vote pro-life
Abortion has become a campaign issue and it should be.

Knowles set regions against one another
Tony Knowles has the gall to remind Sarah Palin "that a governor must represent the whole state - not just one region." What hypocrisy he demonstrates.

Wanamaker helped get Eaglecrest on track
Every community needs good state legislators to help guide its destiny.

What does Palin mean when she says 'biased'?
It seems that at a recent Chamber of Commerce meeting in Wasilla, Sarah Palin, the Republican candidate for governor, said that, if elected, she would be "biased towards the valley (Mat-Su) in the decisions I make."

Killing male bears reduces cub viability
Male brown bears roam more widely than females.

The madness of calculating revenge
Various sources put the number of innocent people killed in the New York City World Trade Center towers on 9/11 at about 3,000.

Business community should vote for Tony
After Tony Knowles' talk to the Chamber of Commerce on Thursday at the Moose Club, members of the Juneau business community should feel comfortable in voting for him.

Young is too divisive to represent Alaska
For 33 years, we have had one voice in the U.S. House. That voice has been the voice of Don Young.

Opening Pack Creek to hunting is bad policy
In Friday's Empire, and in support of opening Swan Cove to brown bear hunting, Mike Millar is quoted saying bears are "a common property resource under our constitution. ... They belong to you and me."

A vote for Ratigan is a vote against Rumsfeld
I was surprised to see the news that the Fairbanks Assembly voted against the resolution calling for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's resignation, despite hours of testimony that ran 4 to 1 in support of it.

State seeks to join fight in road suit
The Alaska Department of Law is seeking to join in a lawsuit over the proposed road north of Juneau.

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Around Town
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City may fund research on Auke Lake use
The Juneau Assembly may use city funds for environmental research that could help the community decide whether to restrict personal watercraft on Auke Lake.

Group seeks to ramp up wolf hunting
The Upper Lynn Canal Advisory Committee has asked the Alaska Board of Game to loosen wolf hunting regulations throughout Southeast Alaska to boost the moose population in the Chilkat Valley.

Photo: Ship shape
Ron Moss and his wife, Kathy, look at charts and log books Monday aboard their boat, the Alaskan.

Petition submitted to stop aerial shooting
ANCHORAGE - A group calling itself Alaskans for Wildlife is hoping that once again the will of the people will be enough to stop the aerial shooting of wolves and bears in Alaska.

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

Around Town
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Photo: Great day for a skate
Mike Sutton and his son, Michael, skate Monday afternoon around the Treadwell Ice Arena...

Young donates to ousted legislators
Alaska Congressman Don Young's efforts to help his party have resulted in his being linked to some of the year's top financial scandals.

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

Bartlett Hospital mulls smoking ban
Cigarettes can be used as a "carrot at the end of a stick" to help subdue some unruly patients who come to the hospital for care, emergency room physician Nathan Peimann said.

Photo: The buzz about music
Steve Tada of the Juneau Symphony plays 'Flight of the Bumblebee' on violin for fifth- and sixth-grade students Tuesday at Riverbend Elementary School.

Man pleads guilty to church arson
A Juneau man accused of setting a fire that destroyed a downtown church and left one family homeless pleaded guilty Tuesday to first-degree arson.

Pets of the week
Cuddly cats seek company in warm, happy homes

Photo: Healthy living and eating
Women's Health Forum organizers from left, Linda Wild, Ruth Johnson, Mary Diven, Pat Yearty, Dr. Maureen Longworth, Carolyn Brown and Virginia Smiley stop for a picture during the forum on Oct. 14...

Neighbors Digest
Juneau Symphony opens concert season Oct. 28, Holst dancers perform for Red Ribbon Week, Christmas bazaar held Saturday in Douglas, Grief support group to begin on Oct. 26 & Valley library will be closed Oct. 28 to Nov. 12

Passion is the territory of the young
Last year, I read an article in a magazine called "Spirituality and Health," about a woman whose passion was surfing.

Bernaldo and Durham to wed
Aimee Aleta Durham, of Spokane, Wash., and Nerio Dela Rosa Bernaldo Jr., of Juneau, will marry at 5 p.m. on Nov. 11 at Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...

Soldier Stories: Pvt. John E. Augustine
Station: Private First Class with the 3rd Platoon, Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 297th Infantry.

Thomas Findley
Juneau resident Thomas W. Findley, 61, died the afternoon of Oct. 22, 2006, at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle following a hard-fought battle with cancer.

Carole Baker
Juneau resident Carole Sara Baker, 68, died Oct. 21, 2006, in her home after a long battle with lung cancer.

Patrick Conheady
Juneau resident Patrick William Conheady, 61, died Oct. 18, 2006, at his home in North Douglas of cancer.

Cathy Hildre
Juneau resident Cathy Memorie Hildre, 54, died Oct. 20, 2006, peacefully in her home near Tee Harbor, following a two-year battle with breast cancer.

Bruce Dalrymple
Juneau resident Bruce Edward William Dalrymple, 55, died Oct. 18, 2006, at home.

My Turn: PERS/TRS gets worse if we do nothing
I was quite amazed at the recent "Don't Worry - Be Happy" Oct. 11 Anchorage Daily News Compass piece from Pat Wellington about the huge Public Employees' Retirement System debt.

Alaska editorial: State should never back from strict pipeline enforcement
Check it again, just to be sure. Run that drill again, just to make sure we didn't miss anything. Figure out how often to test a pipeline to guarantee its soundness, then do it more often.

My Turn: Osama's bin Lost: Cut losses, get money, run
How is it possible that Osama bin Laden, popularly responsible for the deaths of more than 3,000 innocent Americans and a U.S. economy strained by a billion dollar weekly expenditure in Iraq, has been able to evade apprehension?

Sports brief: Four JDHS players named second-team all-state
Four members of the Juneau-Douglas High School football team garnered second-team all-state honors Sunday by the Alaska Coaches Association.

Photo: Passing for the season
The Tigers' quarterback looks for an open receiver during Saturday's Juneau Youth Football League Junior Division championship game...

Red Raiders and Tigers finish the season with titles
It took extra time to decide, but the Tigers toppled the Hawkeyes 6-0 in overtime Saturday to win the Juneau Youth Football League Junior Division title at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

High School football postseason awards
Alaska Coaches Association All-State Football Teams

Sports in Juneau
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Sports brief: Matt Metzger wins Humboldt Marathon
Matt Metzger, a Juneau resident until this September, won the 28th annual Humboldt Redwoods Marathon on Oct. 15 in Humboldt, Calif., with a time of 2 hours and 41 minutes.

Sports in Juneau
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Anchorage man dies from gunshot wound
A 58-year-old Anchorage man has been charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of his landlord.

Recent troubles expected to curb BP earnings
A pipeline leak in Alaska, production outages in the Gulf of Mexico, allegations of market manipulation, an investigation and lawsuits into a deadly refinery blast - there seems to be no end to BP's troubles in the United States.

Study shows high risk in approving reserves tax
A natural gas reserves tax would create only a small incentive for Alaska's big three oil producers to speed up a pipeline project, according to a new study by the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Judge blocks ex-con from UAA entry
A man convicted of murder as a teenager has again been denied entry into a University of Alaska Anchorage social work program.

Alaska Digest
Petersburg fisherman named to council, State's flu vaccine is in ample supply, Bulldozer turns on its side, killing girl, Killer whale skull to be put on display & Village of Nikolski runs out of fuel

Palin's campaign echoes 1996 run
Sarah Palin's populist campaign was a hit.

Exxon executive reiterates call for access
Exxon Mobil Corp. Sr. Vice President Stuart McGill would not mince words on Tuesday when he said the nation's ability to foster domestic oil and gas production is in "short supply."

Alaska's Future can keep membership secret
A nonprofit group formed with the help of the state's largest oil companies can keep its membership secret, the Alaska Public Offices Commission ruled Tuesday.

Land slated for volcano center sold
A real-estate agent is selling land on the southern Kenai Peninsula once designated for a volcano learning center and some residents say he got a bargain price.

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

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

Alaska Digest
Nelson faces 11 years for sexual assault, Board seeks input on new school name & BP's quarterly profits fall 3.6 percent

Knowles makes big promises, plans
Pick an issue and odds are that Tony Knowles has a plan or made a promise.

Scientists puzzled about Torpedo Lake spill-over
Scientists are trying to figure out what caused Torpedo Lake to dump 10 percent of its water - or about 65 million gallons - into the Kenai River.

Conference explores reasons for high Native dropout rate
Laretta Adams started her junior year in Kivalina this fall with about 15 high school classmates.

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