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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Business Digest
Staff reports from the business community

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.

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.

Play not offensive
Rebecca Chenoweth asks a reasonable question in her recent letter to the editor (Empire, Oct. 25): If I attend Perseverance Theatre's production of "Twelfth Night," will I be offended? The answer is "No."

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.

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.

He's read the Bible
In Wednesday's paper, Marlin Bricker states that "it is obvious" that Wade Rogers hasn't read the Bible or Darwin, "word for word, beginning to end."

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.

Mines aren't models
In response to Jerry Madden's recent letter in the Empire, "a week ago Coeur Alaska spilled contaminants near the Kensington Mine.

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.

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.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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.

Photo: Remembering the dead
Juneau People for Peace and Justice and Juneau Veterans for Peace hold a vigil Wednesday in the Dimond Courthouse Plaza to commemorate the military and civilian Iraq war dead.

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

Women's health forum to highlight depression
Just in time for Juneau's late October blahs, the annual Women's Health Forum this Saturday will take on the weighty topic of health and depression.

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.

Seniors fight for tax exemption
About three dozen young and old Juneau residents attended Wednesday night's Assembly Finance Committee meeting ready for a showdown.

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

Finance panel OKs business tax break
The Juneau Assembly's Finance Committee on Wednesday advanced proposals that would give businesses some relief on personal property taxes, though boat and aircraft owners should prepare to pay more to the city.

Business Digest
Staff reports from the business community

New high school budget rises
The aftermath of the 2005 Gulf Coast hurricane season is reaching as far as Juneau's school construction budget.

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

Volunteers in awe of destruction, survivors
Writing a check wouldn't have been enough, say some of the Juneau residents who have returned home after helping victims of the worst Atlantic hurricane season on record.

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

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

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

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.

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

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.

Vincet R. Osterhout
Former Juneau resident Vincet Ross Osterhout of Wasilla, 35, died Oct. 14, 2005, at Valley Hospital in Palmer.

My Turn: 9th circuit split should have its day in court
Justice delayed is justice denied. The 58 million people who live within the jurisdiction of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals have had justice delayed for far too long.

Juneau Parks and Rec Men's and Women's Volleyball Standings
...as of Oct. 23

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

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 teens ready for Phase II
This Friday and Saturday, 55 of the best 14-to-18 year old synchronized swimmers in the nation will assemble in Walnut Creek, Calif., with hopes of taking the next step towards becoming a national team member.

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.

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

Wal-Mart Supercenter coming to Kenai
Following years of rumors, speculation and closed-door negotiations, the world's largest retailer is coming to the Kenai Peninsula.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

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

Oil companies lease on Alaska Peninsula
The first sale of state oil and gas leases in 22 years on the Alaska Peninsula generated 37 bids Wednesday, with a major oil company winning the most.

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.

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

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.

Photo: Looking for a handout
A large sea lion watches as crewmembers remove bait salmon from the ice hold of the fishing vessel ANGJENL on Wednesday in Petersburg.

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.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

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

Cinema Guide
what's playing at the box office

what's happening
news of local entertainment events

'Twelfth Night' a most eccentric play
For its fifth Shakespeare play in the last seven seasons, Perseverance Theatre is taking on "Twelfth Night," the bard's absurdist comedy about love, rejection and disguise.

Young soloists:
Juneau-Douglas High School freshman Franz Felkl and Sitka High School junior Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins take center stage this weekend as the featured soloists in the opening concert of the Juneau Symphony's 2005-2006 season.

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