Thursday, November 4, 2004

Candidates didn't provide real answers
This letter is about our economy and the hoodwinking that we as Americans are being subjected to.

A pointless road
In response to recent letters I offer this.

Campaign bullying doesn't work
Many times in the past several weeks I've answered the phone only to hear a pre-recorded, smug, yet soon snarling voice lob insults at a political candidate and his or her party.

Repeated tries; no absentee ballot
I am currently a student attending the University of Hawaii, but was born and raised in Alaska.

Red king crab population is healthy
ADF&G says, "They are looking at the population as a whole" in its red king crab survey.

Juneau voting by precinct, with polling place
See how Juneau voted on Tuesday.

Juneau incumbents hold onto their seats
Republican Bruce Weyhrauch and Democrat Beth Kerttula easily beat their challengers for Juneau's two seats in the state House of Representatives on Tuesday.

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

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

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

Photo: As Riverbend goes ...
Jemelyn Zeller, a 10-year-old student in Kate McCartney's fifth-grade class, exits the polling booth Tuesday in Riverbend Elementary's library.

Correction
Due to a reporter's error, the cap for exemptions from the city's personal property tax for businesses was incorrect in a Tuesday story in the Juneau Empire. The current cap is at $2,000.

Alaskans reject marijuana and bear baiting measures
Nearly 55 percent of Alaska voters supported taking away the governor's power to appoint a U.S. senator as votes were tallied late Tuesday, but other ballot measures failed or were too close to call.

How Juneau voted: Knowles wins in every city precinct
John Kerry would be headed to the White House, Tony Knowles would have won a U.S. Senate seat and marijuana would be legal for the toking if Juneau votes were the only ones counted in Tuesday's election.

Juneau Republicans and Democrats remain optimistic
Juneau Republicans and Democrats said they were optimistic late Tuesday as President George W. Bush grabbed an electoral lead but couldn't yet claim victory over Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry.

Kid voters reflect Alaska's will
Although their votes couldn't affect the official results, about 1,600 Juneau students from kindergarten to 12th grade had a taste of democracy in Tuesday's election.

'Mellow' year in city for troublesome bears
Living in Juneau still means living with bears, but this year it hasn't meant living with marauders, said the woman coordinating city efforts to curb bear problems.

Photo: Surf's up
A truck makes a splash Wednesday on Egan Highway in front of Harborview Elementary School.

Juneau Digest
Staff reports of local news and events.

Juneau schools mark National American Indian Month
The Presidential Proclamation establishing November as National American Indian Heritage Month begins: "During American Indian Heritage Month, we celebrate the rich cultural traditions and proud ancestry of American Indians and Alaska Natives, and we recognize the vital contributions these groups have made to the strength and diversity of our society."

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

Photo: Dining out downtown
Locals dine alfresco last week off the bounty of the Miss Roxanne, out of Ventura, Calif.

Christopher Denney
Former Juneau resident Christopher Denney died Oct. 26, 2004, in San Francisco, Calif., after a year-long illness.

Andrea J. 'Andi' Foldenauer
Juneau resident Andrea J. "Andi" Foldenauer, 51, died Nov. 1, 2004, at the Arbor Hospice in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Brant Cooper
Lifelong Juneau resident Brant Cooper died in a car accident on Oct. 31, 2004.

My Turn: Airport alternatives don't include runway reduction
There has been a fair amount of public debate in the past few months concerning runway safety area improvements for Juneau International Airport.

Building on success
The Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team went through a season of transition last year, with a new coaching staff and a team dominated by younger wrestlers.

Regional-bound Juneau spikers focus on the now
When the Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball squad plays at the region championships this weekend in Craig, the Crimson Bears will work toward a bright future by letting go of the past.

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.

A tourney to learn
When a group of Juneau women's hockey players traveled to a tournament in the Yukon last March, the Canadian players skated circles around the Americans.

Photo: Serves and spikes
Sitka's Hayley Whitson puts up a block attempt against Petersburg on Saturday during the All Comers Tournament at Juneau-Douglas High School.

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.

Boozer leads Jazz to season-opening rout of Lakers
Not even Kobe Bryant's 38 points could save the Lakers from one of the worst offensive performances in team history.

Juneau synchro duo advances to Phase 3
Because two members of the Juneau Aurora Knights synchronized swimming club could do a right-side split, they moved to the next level of the junior national team qualifying process.

Photo: Anxiously waiting
Precinct chairman Ray Hadley, right, counts down the seconds until those who have filled out their ballots can officially place them in the ballot box at 7 a.m. Tuesday in Ester.

Northwest Digest
Wire reports from the Northwest.

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

Voters OK initiative amendment
A proposed constitutional amendment to change Alaska's ballot initiative signature-gathering process squeaked through in the end, with just over 51 percent of the state in support.

Republicans retain control of state House
Republicans retained their hold on the Alaska House of Representatives on Tuesday. By how much was still in question.

Game board considers bear hunting in Admiralty refuges
The state Board of Game is considering undoing a 20-year ban on bear hunting in Admiralty Island's bear refuges.

Board of Game considers first brown bear kill ever
The Alaska Board of Game is considering a plan that would result in more than two dozen brown bears and 300 wolves being killed in the eastern Interior.

Alaska Legislature split largely unchanged
Republicans in the state House will lose one seat overall to Democratic rivals but remain in control of 26 seats, barring changes in election results from questioned and absentee ballots.

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

Negatives don't stick as Sen. Murkowski wins
Just call her Teflon Lisa.

Election may strengthen GOP presence in the Alaska Senate
Republicans will again control the Alaska state Senate and have a chance to add to their majority in 2005.

UA regents OK $119 million funding request
The University of Alaska Board of Regents approved a plan to ask the state for $119 million in funding for university building and maintenance projects next year.

Northwest Digest
Independents carry oil and gas lease sale

Photo: Remembering the faithful
Bishop Michael W. Warfel celebrates All Souls' Day with a Mass on Tuesday at the Shrine of St. Therese chapel.

Sen. Murkowski close to win for first full term
Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski held the lead into the night Tuesday in the race for Alaska's U.S. Senate seat, garnering a little more than 50 percent of the vote by 11:30 p.m.

Attack on new Angoon public safety officer doesn't change his view of Alaska
Angoon finally has a village public safety officer, and the former Floridian says that, with one exception, everyone has made him feel at home in his first two weeks.

Republicans Stedman, Elkins and Wilson win
Two races in Southeast Alaska remained too close to call late Tuesday night. But in other races in the region voters named Republicans to the state Legislature.

A peek at the plot of 'Don Pasquale'
ACT I, Scene One - Don Pasquale, an old, miserly bachelor, has decided to marry and is about to give the news to Ernesto, his nephew and heir.

Fairbanks author Miller to visit libraries
Fairbanks-area author, naturalist and photographer Debbie Miller will visit the Juneau Public Libraries on Nov. 5-6 to discuss her writing and research on Alaska's environment.

Empire Gallery to close
The Empire Gallery has run its course and will not be opening this month for the first time in two years.

Even advice columnists were naive once
I'm about to make light of a serious subject, but bear with me. There is a point to it.

what's happening
Entertainment events in Juneau.

Let there Be Hash
Food Challenge remembers its formative years, when it was just a glimmer in its grandmother's highball.

First Friday: plants, lamps, collage and fantasy
Juneau photographers Marilyn Holmes and Buddy Ferguson both take landscape photographs while they're doing something else.

October Food Challenge Recipes
Take a look at this month's unique recipies.

'Shaun of the Dead' scares with more than just zombies
The undead have found their way onto the screen once more. No longer are zombie films a victual for late night programming, but they are being resurrected and brought to life in a cinema near you.

Who took the challenge?
This month's entrants and a closer look at thier challenge dishes.

'Lady Rankin' comes to video
Those of you who made it out to Sandy Beach this May for Anna Gagne-Hawes and Ishmael Hope's presentation of Dave Hunsaker's "Lady Rankin Meets the Pagan," were likely struck by the casual intimacy of the production.

Last one too easy? Try this challenge!
Halloween is that rare time of the year that brings out our most animalistic of urgings - the unspoken longing to commit ritual sacrifice.

Opera meets commedia dell'arte
Joyce Parry Moore, director of Opera to GO!, sang some of Gaetano Donizetti's "Don Pasquale" in graduate school, and revisited the music at Central City Opera in Colorado a few years ago.

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