Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Blunderbuss approach
So we are off to the races again on Klukwan Inc.'s test case for helicopter pesticide spraying on Long Island near Prince of Wales Island.

Blunderbuss approach
So we are off to the races again on Klukwan Inc.'s test case for helicopter pesticide spraying on Long Island near Prince of Wales Island.

Comfort of wild places
Reading Don Abel's My Turn Tuesday morning brought back some exciting memories of the early '70s for me.

Drop the drama in reporting criminal exports
I suppose Empire reporter Tony Carroll thinks I should feel guilty because convicted criminals are sent out of state to serve their sentence (Empire, Oct. 31).

Let Ketchikan decide
There's been an awful lot of controversy lately about money earmarked for the bridge in Ketchikan.

Too much "news" analysis
AKA "The Outing of Valerie Plame"? More to the point, are you as slackjawed as I am at innumerable "news" reports describing in exquisite detail what this or that treacherous, Machiavellian (and alleged) act might mean for the country if 14 things (in order) happen first?

Drop the drama in reporting criminal exports
I suppose Empire reporter Tony Carroll thinks I should feel guilty because convicted criminals are sent out of state to serve their sentence (Empire, Oct. 31).

Comfort of wild places
Reading Don Abel's My Turn Tuesday morning brought back some exciting memories of the early '70s for me.

Let Ketchikan decide
There's been an awful lot of controversy lately about money earmarked for the bridge in Ketchikan.

Too much "news" analysis
AKA "The Outing of Valerie Plame"? More to the point, are you as slackjawed as I am at innumerable "news" reports describing in exquisite detail what this or that treacherous, Machiavellian (and alleged) act might mean for the country if 14 things (in order) happen first?

Photo: Set for crabbing
Norval Nelson installs cotton twine Monday on one of his king crab pots aboard his boat, Star of The Sea, tied up at Auke Bay harbor.

Photo: Set for crabbing
Norval Nelson installs cotton twine Monday on one of his king crab pots aboard his boat, Star of The Sea, tied up at Auke Bay harbor.

Photo: Aerial Ariel
Ariel Lyon, 15, performs a balancing act Tuesday on a guardrail along Evergreen Cemetery.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Photo: Dock power
Andre Anderson, an electrician for Puffin Electric, pulls newpower lines Tuesday to new floats at Harris Harbor.

Photo: Dock power
Andre Anderson, an electrician for Puffin Electric, pulls newpower lines Tuesday to new floats at Harris Harbor.

Fast ferry to link Juneau, Ketchikan
The fast ferry Fairweather turns south from Juneau to Petersburg on Thursday, helping form a faster water link to Ketchikan.

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

Panel seeks changes to Pocket Park
Pocket Park, a small downtown lot and bus stop across from the Triangle Building, continues to be a thorn in the business community's side, so members of a new Juneau Chamber of Commerce committee say they're watching it.

Photo: Rare catch
Alaska Department of Fish & Game fisheries technician Becky Knight checks a rare white black cod sitting next to a normal black cod Friday as she checks fish caught from the Chatham Strait black cod fishery near Petersburg.

Fast ferry to link Juneau, Ketchikan
The fast ferry Fairweather turns south from Juneau to Petersburg on Thursday, helping form a faster water link to Ketchikan.

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

Photo: Aerial Ariel
Ariel Lyon, 15, performs a balancing act Tuesday on a guardrail along Evergreen Cemetery.

Photo: Rare catch
Alaska Department of Fish & Game fisheries technician Becky Knight checks a rare white black cod sitting next to a normal black cod Friday as she checks fish caught from the Chatham Strait black cod fishery near Petersburg.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

Council, district form partnership
The Juneau School District announced its first formal partnership with the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska on Tuesday night at the Juneau School Board meeting.

Panel seeks changes to Pocket Park
Pocket Park, a small downtown lot and bus stop across from the Triangle Building, continues to be a thorn in the business community's side, so members of a new Juneau Chamber of Commerce committee say they're watching it.

Council, district form partnership
The Juneau School District announced its first formal partnership with the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska on Tuesday night at the Juneau School Board meeting.

Photo: We're gonna rock around the clock tonight
The "Pink Ladies," from left, Vicki Van Fleet, Jean McBrien and Lorene Palmer, strike a sassy pose on Oct. 28 at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce's "A Rockin' Juneau 50s Bash."

Photo: Neighbors
A regal, serene and, thankfully, silent great blue heron observes gulls and scoters as they go about their pedestrian business last week off the shore of the Rain Forest Trail.

Peterson and Cooper marry
Laurie Peterson and Mike Cooper were married Oct. 15 in Sitka. Friends of the couple are invited to a potluck reception at 4 p.m., Nov. 5, at Squires Rest in Juneau.

Photo: We're gonna rock around the clock tonight
The "Pink Ladies," from left, Vicki Van Fleet, Jean McBrien and Lorene Palmer, strike a sassy pose on Oct. 28 at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce's "A Rockin' Juneau 50s Bash."

Photo: Neighbors
A regal, serene and, thankfully, silent great blue heron observes gulls and scoters as they go about their pedestrian business last week off the shore of the Rain Forest Trail.

Shepro and Tupou marry
Jacquelyn J. Shepro and Romney M. Tupou were married Oct. 29, in Anchorage.

Shepro and Tupou marry
Jacquelyn J. Shepro and Romney M. Tupou were married Oct. 29, in Anchorage.

Peterson and Cooper marry
Laurie Peterson and Mike Cooper were married Oct. 15 in Sitka. Friends of the couple are invited to a potluck reception at 4 p.m., Nov. 5, at Squires Rest in Juneau.

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports from members of the community

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports from members of the community

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

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

David W. Mitchell
Longtime Juneau resident David W. Mitchell died Sept. 22, 2005, in Juneau.

Raymond W. Johnson
Former Juneau resident Raymond W. Johnson, 87, died Oct. 19, 2005. He was buried with a military honor guard in Oceanside, Calif.

David W. Mitchell
Longtime Juneau resident David W. Mitchell died Sept. 22, 2005, in Juneau.

Edmund R. Platnico
Former Juneau resident, Edmund R. Platnico, 75, died Oct. 18, 2005, in Carson City, Nev.

Edmund R. Platnico
Former Juneau resident, Edmund R. Platnico, 75, died Oct. 18, 2005, in Carson City, Nev.

My Turn: Kensington Mine needs environmental safeguards
I was sitting on the beach at Point Bridget on one of those rare fall days when the sun was shining and the view into Berners Bay was spectacular.

My Turn: The logical road a big win for the future of Juneau
Mal Menzies' Aug. 29 column in the Empire and Tim Whiting's in the Sept. 5 edition concerning the Juneau access road are most enlightening

My Turn: Kensington Mine needs environmental safeguards
I was sitting on the beach at Point Bridget on one of those rare fall days when the sun was shining and the view into Berners Bay was spectacular.

My Turn: Colorado gold mining disaster points to risks
In 1986, the Vancouver-based mining company, Galactic Resources, opened the Summitville gold mine in the Rocky Mountains near Del Norte in southern Colorado.

My Turn: The logical road a big win for the future of Juneau
Mal Menzies' Aug. 29 column in the Empire and Tim Whiting's in the Sept. 5 edition concerning the Juneau access road are most enlightening

My Turn: Colorado gold mining disaster points to risks
In 1986, the Vancouver-based mining company, Galactic Resources, opened the Summitville gold mine in the Rocky Mountains near Del Norte in southern Colorado.

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.

Crimson Bears ready to take to the mats
What started on Oct. 17 as a room full of about 50 wrestling hopefuls has dwindled to half that in three weeks

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.

Crimson Bears ready to take to the mats
What started on Oct. 17 as a room full of about 50 wrestling hopefuls has dwindled to half that in three weeks

Alaska Club hosts fall doubles tennis tournament
The JRC/The Alaska Club held its Fall Doubles Tennis Tournament on Oct. 20-23.

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.

Alaska Club hosts fall doubles tennis tournament
The JRC/The Alaska Club held its Fall Doubles Tennis Tournament on Oct. 20-23.

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.

Salmon harvest was third largest on record
This year's salmon harvest was the third largest on record, state officials said Monday.

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

Probe finds more permafund fraud
Alaska Permanent Fund dividend investigators are using high-tech methods and other means to expand efforts to root out fraud.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Coastal environmental document gets little comment
Juneau residents had little to say Monday about a draft environmental review of a state plan to change Alaska's coastal management program, but a state official said the changes are by no means "noncontroversial."

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Delta Junction man charged with threats against magistrate
A Delta Junction man was arrested after he threatened a magistrate and his family Friday in a letter, prosecutors said.

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

Army to send more troops, copters to Wainwright
The Army is giving Fairbanks another economic shot in the arm.

Murkowski moves to kill gay benefits
A long battle is expected in a recent court ruling that requires the state to give certain benefits to public employees with same-sex partners.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Photo: Pipeline students showing their stuff
Students with the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development and the Alaska Works Partnership Pipeliner Training program demonstrate their skills last week at the Great Northwest yard in Fairbanks.

Delta Junction man charged with threats against magistrate
A Delta Junction man was arrested after he threatened a magistrate and his family Friday in a letter, prosecutors said.

Three Southeast towns hope ferry route will attract tourists
A ferry slated to begin sailing Southeast Alaska next spring will create a new transportation corridor in an area usually transited only by floatplanes and fishing boats.

Photo: Pipeline students showing their stuff
Students with the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development and the Alaska Works Partnership Pipeliner Training program demonstrate their skills last week at the Great Northwest yard in Fairbanks.

Salmon harvest was third largest on record
This year's salmon harvest was the third largest on record, state officials said Monday.

Group looks into Alaska version of Innocence project
Alaskans who believe they were improperly imprisoned could be getting an advocate.

Group looks into Alaska version of Innocence project
Alaskans who believe they were improperly imprisoned could be getting an advocate.

Coastal environmental document gets little comment
Juneau residents had little to say Monday about a draft environmental review of a state plan to change Alaska's coastal management program, but a state official said the changes are by no means "noncontroversial."

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

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

Ship zone security revised
The U.S. Coast Guard is revising its proposed rule creating 100-yard no-entry zones around cruise ships in Alaska waters to include state ferries.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Murkowski moves to kill gay benefits
A long battle is expected in a recent court ruling that requires the state to give certain benefits to public employees with same-sex partners.

Ship zone security revised
The U.S. Coast Guard is revising its proposed rule creating 100-yard no-entry zones around cruise ships in Alaska waters to include state ferries.

Three Southeast towns hope ferry route will attract tourists
A ferry slated to begin sailing Southeast Alaska next spring will create a new transportation corridor in an area usually transited only by floatplanes and fishing boats.

Army to send more troops, copters to Wainwright
The Army is giving Fairbanks another economic shot in the arm.

Probe finds more permafund fraud
Alaska Permanent Fund dividend investigators are using high-tech methods and other means to expand efforts to root out fraud.

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