Thursday, November 3, 2005

A self-righteous editorial
Why is the Juneau Empire going out of its way to antagonize our Southeast neighbors and even Anchorage as well?

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

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?

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

SEACC no defender of subsistence
I have been a resident of Juneau and a member of the Alaska Native Brotherhood for over 50 years.

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).

A self-righteous editorial
Why is the Juneau Empire going out of its way to antagonize our Southeast neighbors and even Anchorage as well?

SEACC no defender of subsistence
I have been a resident of Juneau and a member of the Alaska Native Brotherhood for over 50 years.

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).

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.

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

Sealaska to award larger dividends
Sealaska Corp. will pay shareholders this fall $7 million in dividends, the highest amount the Juneau-based regional Native corporation has paid in recent years, according to company officials.

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: Into the dark
A pedestrian walks along Seward Street Wednesday afternoon beneath the illuminated street lights.

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.

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.

Images from another time: 'Lady Lou Revue,' May 1990
Katie Jensen (Louisa), left, and John Wilson (Dan McGrew) act in a scene from "Lady Lou Revue" in this May 25, 1990, Empire photo.

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

Photo: Full steam ahead
Steam shoots out from behind Sara Harriger's face mask as she rides her bike to work along College Road on Tuesday in Fairbanks.

Business Digest
Staff reports from the business community

Photo: Into the dark
A pedestrian walks along Seward Street Wednesday afternoon beneath the illuminated street lights.

Photo: Full steam ahead
Steam shoots out from behind Sara Harriger's face mask as she rides her bike to work along College Road on Tuesday in Fairbanks.

A cappella bankers break stuffy stereotype with passionate singing
Maybe Roger White doesn't look like someone who would be talking about his "gigs."

A cappella bankers break stuffy stereotype with passionate singing
Maybe Roger White doesn't look like someone who would be talking about his "gigs."

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

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.

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.

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

Business Digest
Staff reports from the business community

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

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.

Images from another time: 'Lady Lou Revue,' May 1990
Katie Jensen (Louisa), left, and John Wilson (Dan McGrew) act in a scene from "Lady Lou Revue" in this May 25, 1990, Empire photo.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprotit local events

Sealaska to award larger dividends
Sealaska Corp. will pay shareholders this fall $7 million in dividends, the highest amount the Juneau-based regional Native corporation has paid in recent years, according to company officials.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprotit local events

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

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

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."

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports from members of the community

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports from members of the community

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

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."

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.

My Turn: Senior exemptions forgotten
It's discouraging when you get the feeling that you should bow your head, slink into the room, and apologize for being a senior and still alive.

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.

Opinion: Circuit court split helps Alaskans, not idealogues
The judiciary is not a big worry for most of people in Juneau, unless they're called into court for jury service or for some legal matter affecting them or a family member.

My Turn: Senior exemptions forgotten
It's discouraging when you get the feeling that you should bow your head, slink into the room, and apologize for being a senior and still alive.

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.

Opinion: Circuit court split helps Alaskans, not idealogues
The judiciary is not a big worry for most of people in Juneau, unless they're called into court for jury service or for some legal matter affecting them or a family member.

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

Photo: JDHS ready for volleyball postseason
Doing the bump: Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball player Jillian Hahnlen sets the ball during practice on Wednesday.

Juneau Parks and Rec Men's and Women's Volleyball Standings
...as of Oct. 30

Juneau Billiard association
...week 3 standings

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 Billiard association
...week 3 standings

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.

Photo: JDHS ready for volleyball postseason
Doing the bump: Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball player Jillian Hahnlen sets the ball during practice on Wednesday.

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

Juneau Parks and Rec Men's and Women's Volleyball Standings
...as of Oct. 30

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.

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

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

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

Oil chief questions gas line contract
Gov. Frank Murkowski's proposed natural gas pipeline deal could throw up roadblocks for smaller, independent companies that want to explore for petroleum, according to the state's outgoing head of the Division of Oil and Gas.

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.

AG warns of scam artists
Scam artists pretending to be from the court clerk's office are targeting Alaskans, state Attorney General David Marquez said.

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.

Regents OK operating and capital budgets
An operating budget that calls for nearly 18 percent more in state funding was approved by the University of Alaska Board of Regents.

Publisher offers AK Native Yellow Pages
Alaskans could soon walk their fingers through a new type of Yellow Pages.

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

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

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

Publisher offers AK Native Yellow Pages
Alaskans could soon walk their fingers through a new type of Yellow Pages.

Proposed halibut quotas split tourism industry
A proposal to limit the number of fish that halibut charter boats can catch has divided Alaska tourism operators.

Proposed halibut quotas split tourism industry
A proposal to limit the number of fish that halibut charter boats can catch has divided Alaska tourism operators.

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

Oil chief questions gas line contract
Gov. Frank Murkowski's proposed natural gas pipeline deal could throw up roadblocks for smaller, independent companies that want to explore for petroleum, according to the state's outgoing head of the Division of Oil and Gas.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

AG warns of scam artists
Scam artists pretending to be from the court clerk's office are targeting Alaskans, state Attorney General David Marquez said.

Regents OK operating and capital budgets
An operating budget that calls for nearly 18 percent more in state funding was approved by the University of Alaska Board of Regents.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Tale of mistaken identities
Theatre in the Rough reaches back to William Shakespeare's early days for its fall play, "The Comedy of Errors," a short, slapstick headache with four twins and a dizzying maelstrom of mistaken identity.

November First Friday: Art walk features monks, disguise, L-shapes, torn paper
University of Alaska Southeast art professor Alice Tersteeg has been tinkering with handmade, pigment-dyed paper creations for the last decade.

November First Friday: Art walk features monks, disguise, L-shapes, torn paper
University of Alaska Southeast art professor Alice Tersteeg has been tinkering with handmade, pigment-dyed paper creations for the last decade.

Traveling pianist to play his 32nd state in cross-country tour
In June, Vermont pianist Adam Tendler set out on a yearlong tour of the United States, "America 88x50," with the hope of playing Charles Ives, Charles Griffes, Alberto Ginastera and Aaron Copland for free in all 50 states.

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news of local entertainment events

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Traveling pianist to play his 32nd state in cross-country tour
In June, Vermont pianist Adam Tendler set out on a yearlong tour of the United States, "America 88x50," with the hope of playing Charles Ives, Charles Griffes, Alberto Ginastera and Aaron Copland for free in all 50 states.

Cinema Guide
What's playing at the box office

Cinema Guide
What's playing at the box office

briefly
news of local arts

Tale of mistaken identities
Theatre in the Rough reaches back to William Shakespeare's early days for its fall play, "The Comedy of Errors," a short, slapstick headache with four twins and a dizzying maelstrom of mistaken identity.

what's happening
news of local entertainment events

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