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.

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

Predator control program misguided
As Alaskans, we are fortunate to live in a place where there remains an abundance of wild salmon and other wildlife.

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.

Palin's road support will keep capital here
A vote for Sarah Palin is the best way to keep Juneau as the capital.

Rep. Don Young ... the good shepherd?
Once again Rep. Don Young feels he can keep his congressional seat by simply mailing in his candidacy.

No good reason to change hunting regs
Regarding proposals 13 and 15: I'm opposed to brown bear hunting in Swan Cove.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Mysterious manefish may occupy Lynn Canal waters
A soon-to-be-published paper on the discovery of what's thought to be the first documented manefish in Southeast Alaska waters has scientists buzzing about why the mysterious creature was found in Lynn Canal.

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

Juneau loses Chevrolet franchise
Juneau's only Chevrolet car dealership, Capital Chevrolet, is no longer a General Motors franchise, a manager said Wednesday.

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

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.

Photo: Governor takes a shot
Gov. Frank Murkowski breathes a sigh of relief Wednesday as Juneau Public Heath nurse Monica Reichardt finishes giving him an influenza shot at the Capital.

The science of shooting
Most American children don't learn how to properly handle and shoot a firearm during school hours, except, that is, in Juneau.

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

Photo: What's your point?
Kyle Short talks to his friends about his spiky hair Wednesday during "Crazy Hair Day" at Auke Bay Elementary School.

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...

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...

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

Fernando Aranda
Juneau resident Fernando "Aray" Valenzuela Aranda, 52, died Sept. 29, 2006, in Juneau.

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

My turn: Harbor board's criticism is deserved
The opinion written in the Juneau Empire's My Turn "Harbor board getting unfair criticism," of Oct. 4, states...

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.

Don Young's meager campaigning shows contempt for Alaska
Alaskans have put up with a lot from Rep. Don Young during his 30-plus years in Congress: mangled malapropisms, missing votes for moose hunting, juvenile insults flung at his political opposites, buffoonish antics...

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

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

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.

Juneau Parks and Recreation Men's and Women's Volleyball standings

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.

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.

State spots at stake for Crimson Bears
After months of hard work and early morning sessions, the real test starts this weekend in Petersburg as the Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls swimming and diving teams participate in the Southeast Region Championships.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

North Pole sixth-graders given laptops
The sixth-graders at North Pole Middle School, like most of the students in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, have to bring pencils, notepads and textbooks to school each day.

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.

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

Business Digest
Sealaska invests in Alabama plant, Juneau center offers home business class & Alaska Air posts 3rd-quarter loss

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.

Alaska Digest
Officials close goat hunting in two areas & Test indicates drugs in Kodiak accident

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."

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

Public packs debate on initiatives
The public packed a 200-seat auditorium Wednesday night to hear supporters and opponents debate two ballot measures voters will decide on Nov. 7: one to shorten the legislative session and the other to put a billion-dollar tax on leaseholders of untapped North Slope natural gas.

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.

Pro-Palin mailer breaks state law
A glossy postcard promoting Republican Sarah Palin's candidacy for governor violates Alaska law, state officials say.

Voters like Halcro, but fear wasting vote
Andrew Halcro has a dilemma, one poignantly captured by a state lawmaker.

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