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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Darwin was an "evocreationist"
Even though Wade R. Rogers has a lot to say (letters to the editor on Aug. 22 and Oct. 20), it is obvious he has never read "Origin of the Species" or the Bible.

Stevens should retire
It is time for you to retire, Sen. Ted Stevens. It is obvious to Alaskans and the rest of America that you lost touch with the people you are supposed to represent.

Wishful thinking in Berners Bay
I've lived in Juneau for 33 years. When I arrived, a company wanted to build a plywood plant at Berners Bay.

Darwin was an "evocreationist"
Even though Wade R. Rogers has a lot to say (letters to the editor on Aug. 22 and Oct. 20), it is obvious he has never read "Origin of the Species" or the Bible.

No to pesticide permit
My husband and sons commercial fish, and therefore depend on a healthy fish stock and healthy oceans.

Doubts about election integrity
As a Republican, I am offended that our lieutenant governor would appoint an active member of the Republican Party to head the Division of Elections.

A life-threatening budget proposal
The Republican budget proposal would slash $35 billion to $50 billion from vital national services for the poor and middle class, including Medicaid.

Alaska's big- government senator
Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, a free-spending Republican in name only, recently took to the floor of the Senate to express outrage in reaction to the proposal by some members to shift a modest amount of budget earmarks for Alaska bridge projects to the rebuilding of an interstate highway in New Orleans that was demolished by the strike of Hurricane Katrina.

How mature is this Shakespeare?
Twelfth Night is playing at Perseverance Theatre this fall.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

City will limit legal support for Kensington
The Juneau Assembly decided Monday that, if necessary, it will file a court brief supporting the Kensington Mine, but it will not intervene in a lawsuit intending to stop mine operators from dumping rock waste into a nearby lake.

Irwin falls out of public view
Three days after the release of his potentially damaging memo questioning the legality of the state's gas pipeline negotiations, Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Irwin is nowhere to be found.

Eaglecrest seeks ties to tour business
Eaglecrest Ski Area is asking the city to allow it to give long-term contracts to tourism companies interested in operating on the property during the summer.

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

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Photo: A tale of loss and recovery
Brennan Low walks along Glacier Highway on Monday while wearing a beanbag chair on his head.

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

New ordinance OKs higher density zoning
Some 75 acres of land near Montana Creek's flood plains and wetlands are set to be rezoned for higher density housing.

Planners reject topsoil business application
Juneau planning commissioners rejected an application Tuesday for a Lemon Creek storage yard, coupled with a topsoil sales and processing business, to resume operations.

Officials, parents to discuss school youth health plan
Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School is getting healthier this school year.

Photo: A dusting of what's to come
Patty Fiorella, left, walks with her mother, Marguerite Fiorella, in Tuesday's falling snow on Basin Road.

Photo: Nimbus (temporarily out of favor), October 1985
Nimbus, the controversial five-ton, $40,000 green metal sculpture, sits forlornly next to a state warehouse after it was uprooted from its location at the Dimond Courthouse.

Photo: How The Great One started, probably
Luanne Ginter helps her sons Logan, right, and Kane navigate the ice Monday during the Parent-Tot Skate at the Treadwell Ice Rink.

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

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

November is a month for caregivers
Do you feel responsibility for an older relative or friend who might need some assistance?

Photo: Helping with Christmas
Valerie Skelton holds up a T-shirt before packing a gift box for kids in Russia as part of Operation Christmas Child.

For the right karma, love
Do you remember the children's rhyme, "I'm rubber, you're glue.

Laurin and Maurice marry
Former Juneau resident Lisa Rene' Laurin and David Daniel Maurice of Seattle were married at 5 p.m. July 23, at Lake Silverado in Adna, Wash.

Roger Williams Jr.
Juneau resident Roger Williams Jr., 48, died Oct. 14, 2005, at Mount Edgecumbe Hospital.

Mary Elizabeth (Bette) Reischl
Longtime Juneau resident Bette Reischl died Oct. 19, 2005, at her home on Reischl Way, surrounded by her family.

All-Star games end JYFL season
The Juneau Youth Football League wrapped up its season on Saturday with its all-star games.

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.

Gold Medal prepares for 60th tourney
The tip-off of Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Basketball Tournament may be five months away, but preparation for the event is a year-long event

Lawmakers fast-track Western court breakup
Senate and House of Representatives members are holding simultaneous discussions today on a proposed split of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

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

AFN convention to return to Fairbanks
Delegates to the Alaska Federation of Natives convention liked the warm welcome they received in Fairbanks.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

ANWR drilling backers pare bill in hopes of winning
A small paragraph disappeared this month from the last page of a U.S. Senate proposal to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.

Natives renew complaint about spraying permit
Some Southeast Alaska tribal groups are coming out in renewed opposition to Klukwan Inc.'s second attempt to spray chemicals on its Long Island second-growth timber.

Gas pact likely to end up in court
Alaska's own gas pipeline negotiators are divided over their contract proposal to the point that they are nearly certain it will land in court.

Teen sent to sex-offender treatment for child-care incident
A 15-year-old Juneau boy has been sent to a sex-offender treatment center for at least two years after an incident at a child-care center this summer that initially led to his arrest on a charge of first-degree sexual assault.

Alaska firefighters expect chimney fires will accompany surge of interest in woodstoves
Mitch Flynn remembers the last time there was a dramatic spike in oil prices in Fairbanks.

Photo: From stormy Louisiana
Abe Conway, originally of Lake Charles, La., stands outside the Cold Bay School in Cold Bay last week.

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