Saturday, October 30, 2004

Reject Ballot Measure 3
Unfair. Double unfair. Triple unfair.

Weyhrauch votes GOP line
I was shocked to read your October 21 "editorial" by Timothy Inklebarger titled, "Incumbent says Juneau needs a Republican."

Vote for fairer process
Did you know that someone in Anchorage can get most of their signatures for a statewide initiative in the Anchorage area alone?

Democracy at home, too
As our country exports democracy abroad, we must make certain to ensure that our own political process remains an example for others to follow.

Juneau's fortunate
As a former Juneau resident, I want to commend Juneau legislators for their efforts on behalf of all the community, especially for some of the seemingly overlooked folks: seniors, the disabled, and particularly the deaf community.

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

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

Runners seek role on rescue team
Some people who run for the fun of it may soon be called upon to run because they're needed.

Juneau voters: Debates didn't change their minds
Juneau residents who turned out Thursday night to view the final debate between Sen. Lisa Murkowski and former Gov. Tony Knowles said the forum did not persuade them to change their vote in the close U.S. Senate election.

City, developer agree on golf course deal
Juneau and Totem Creek Inc. have reached a tentative deal to build an 18-hole golf course, with land for housing in north Douglas, according to the city and the nonprofit developer.

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports of the residents of Juneau

Recognitions
Phelps rejoins Alaska Army National Guard

A lesson in spiritual civics
A recent U.S. News magazine article titled "Angry In America" pretty well sums up how personal our political partisanship has become.

FYI
Statistics of Juneau

Toll and Gunstrom wed
Brook Toll and Jonathan Gunstrom were married May 22, 2004, at St. John's Catholic Church in Logan, Kan.

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

Wyant and Higgins wed
Lori Wyant of Collingwood, Ontario, and Liam Higgins of Juneau were married Sept. 18, 2004, at Alpine Ski Club in Collingwood, where a reception also followed.

Photo: Sprout master
Fernando Aranda and his business Sprout About took first place for Division 9 at the state fair in Palmer with the following indoor edibles - hydroponic alfalfa, radish, mung bean and three-bean mix sprouts.

Andrew Gibb
Juneau resident Andrew Gibb, 16, died Oct. 20, 2004, at Children's Hospital in Seattle after a lengthy illness.

Rudy Keith Lee
Former Juneau resident Rudy Keith Lee, 55, died Oct. 14, 2004, outside of Ruidoso, N.M., in a motorcycle accident.

Empire editorial: Two solid candidates, but only one spot
The Mendenhall Valley has the rare and enviable dilemma of having no way of going wrong in this year's state House election.

Madman disapproves of Prop. 1
I'm the dense one around here, I guess, because I don't see how making it harder or more expensive to get a voter initiative on the ballot secures the capital in Juneau or saves us from the whims of the dreaded Outsiders.

Incumbent right for downtown
D emocratic Rep. Beth Kerttula is attuned to downtown Juneau's and Douglas' needs and desires, and deserves another term from voters in House District 3.

Juneau volleyball team hosts annual All-Comers tourney
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team will host squads from nine other Southeast schools today and Saturday for the 2004 All-Comers Tournament.

Knicks 89, Jazz 83
Tim Thomas scored 19 of his 23 points in the third quarter, leading New York past Utah in the final preseason game for both clubs.

Felix, Urata head to nat'l synchro tryout
Juneau-Douglas High School freshman swimmers Sarah Felix and Kimiko "Koko" Urata won't be able to compete in this weekend's Southeast Region Swimming and Diving Championships.

Crimson Bear swimmers look for region repeat
The Juneau-Douglas High School swimming and diving team has a lot at stake when it hosts the Southeast Region Swimming and Diving Championships this weekend at Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool.

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.

Debate touches on ANWR, party politics
Familiar issues and occasional tempers emerged Thursday night as Republican incumbent Lisa Murkowski and Democrat Tony Knowles squared off in a U.S. Senate debate aired on public television.

UAS program eyes nat'l accreditation
The University of Alaska Southeast's teacher-education programs are getting good marks from a national accreditation program.

Photo: Bristol Bay permits
The crew of the fishing vessel Dakota pulls in its driftnets loaded with red salmon in Bristol Bay offshore of Naknek in this undated file photo.

Photo: Oath of citizenship
Deborah Koelsch, originally from Scotland, and Roger Hill, John Erasmo and Hermino Ramirez, all from the Philippines, take the oath of U.S. citizenship Wednesday from U.S. Magistrate Judge Phil Pallenberg during a naturalization ceremony at the federal courthouse in the Federal Building downtown.

Legions of poll watchers expected to crowd voting venues on Tuesday
Tens of thousands of poll monitors, challengers, lawyers and other activist observers are expected to clog voting precincts in battleground states Tuesday in what will probably be the most scrutinized U.S. election in at least 40 years.

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

State ferry LeConte to go back on line after expensive repairs
The state ferry LeConte has returned to service after months of costly work to repair damage when the vessel was grounded on Cozian Reef in Peril Strait.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

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