Friday, November 4, 2005

In the Stacks: Books Nonfiction on DVDs
What's new at the Juneau Public Library

In the Stacks: Books Nonfiction on DVDs
What's new at the Juneau Public Library

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

Protest is necessary, not disrespectful
I was involved in some peace activities during the Vietnam era.

Take care with Pocket Park
In response to Andrew Petty's Nov. 2 article on Pocket Park, I hope the city does its homework on the issue before it commits.

Governor's plan no deal
Gov. Murkowski, much like the Wizard of Oz, seems to be furiously pulling levers and turning dials in an effort to make us believe that we are seeing real progress on a gas line project.

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

Coeur is no victim
Some are angry that environmentalists have sued the Army Corps of Engineers about the Kensington permit just when the mine has begun construction.

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

Irony in tax proposal
It was with a sense of irony that I read in last Thursday's Empire that the Assembly Finance Committee's plan to levy a property tax on boats is based on a belief that somehow boat owners are being subsidized by the rest of the taxpaying public.

Take care with Pocket Park
In response to Andrew Petty's Nov. 2 article on Pocket Park, I hope the city does its homework on the issue before it commits.

Protest is necessary, not disrespectful
I was involved in some peace activities during the Vietnam era.

Governor's plan no deal
Gov. Murkowski, much like the Wizard of Oz, seems to be furiously pulling levers and turning dials in an effort to make us believe that we are seeing real progress on a gas line project.

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

Irony in tax proposal
It was with a sense of irony that I read in last Thursday's Empire that the Assembly Finance Committee's plan to levy a property tax on boats is based on a belief that somehow boat owners are being subsidized by the rest of the taxpaying public.

Coeur is no victim
Some are angry that environmentalists have sued the Army Corps of Engineers about the Kensington permit just when the mine has begun construction.

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

Business Digest
Staff reports from the business community

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprotit local events

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

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.

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

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 nonprofit local events

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

Taste of Winter
Big white snowflakes fell on Juneau Thursday afternoon, and while most weren't sticking on the roads when people headed home, many had to clear the slush from their cars for the first time in months.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprotit local events

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."

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: 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.

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

Business Digest
Staff reports from the business community

City eyes tax break as oil costs heat up
A Juneau Assembly member proposes to stop taxing heating oil sold in the city from January through March.

City eyes tax break as oil costs heat up
A Juneau Assembly member proposes to stop taxing heating oil sold in the city from January through March.

Photo: Not too skimpy for sledding
Catherine Pusich pulls her children, Caitlin, 4, and Jenae, 3, Thursday in the snow on Pioneer Avenue in West Juneau.

Photo: Not too skimpy for sledding
Catherine Pusich pulls her children, Caitlin, 4, and Jenae, 3, Thursday in the snow on Pioneer Avenue in West Juneau.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

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

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: Glowing in the dark
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel Fairweather sits tied up on Oct. 28 at Juneau's NOAA dock.

Schneider, Armstrong to marry
Amber Armstrong of Wrangell and Lucas Schneider of Belleville, Ill., will be married at 2 p.m. Nov. 12, at the Moose Lodge in Juneau.

Student Artist in the Spotlight
Student Artist in the Spotlight is a new weekly feature on the Neighbors page and is in collaboration with the Juneau School District.

Student Artist in the Spotlight
Student Artist in the Spotlight is a new weekly feature on the Neighbors page and is in collaboration with the Juneau School District.

FYI
News about the people you know

Neighbors helping neighbors
Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a new weekly feature on the Neighbors page and is in collaboration with the United Way of Southeast Alaska.

Teacher talk: 'All the change in my pocket'
My dad never said many words to me as a kid, but his impact on my life has been huge. Every morning of my youth, I would watch him kiss my mom goodbye in the morning.

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

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

Schneider, Armstrong to marry
Amber Armstrong of Wrangell and Lucas Schneider of Belleville, Ill., will be married at 2 p.m. Nov. 12, at the Moose Lodge in Juneau.

Student recognition
Recognizing Juneau's outstanding youth

Student recognition
Recognizing Juneau's outstanding youth

Photo: Glowing in the dark
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel Fairweather sits tied up on Oct. 28 at Juneau's NOAA dock.

FYI
News about the people you know

Neighbors helping neighbors
Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a new weekly feature on the Neighbors page and is in collaboration with the United Way of Southeast Alaska.

Teacher talk: 'All the change in my pocket'
My dad never said many words to me as a kid, but his impact on my life has been huge. Every morning of my youth, I would watch him kiss my mom goodbye in the morning.

Alaska editorial: Not just another 'bump in the road'
Gov. Frank Murkowski, in a session with the Daily News-Miner editorial board Friday, was asked whether he would do anything different if he had the opportunity to redo events of the last week regarding debate within his administration about the proposed natural gas pipeline.

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.

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: Protesting is your right, but it is demoralizing
I have read several letters recently regarding the use of a flag-draped casket as a prop for an anti-war protest.

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.

Alaska editorial: Not just another 'bump in the road'
Gov. Frank Murkowski, in a session with the Daily News-Miner editorial board Friday, was asked whether he would do anything different if he had the opportunity to redo events of the last week regarding debate within his administration about the proposed natural gas pipeline.

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: Protesting is your right, but it is demoralizing
I have read several letters recently regarding the use of a flag-draped casket as a prop for an anti-war protest.

Juneau's youth movement
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls' swimming and diving team has a very realistic shot at winning the state championship this weekend at Bartlett High School in Anchorage.

Juneau's youth movement
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls' swimming and diving team has a very realistic shot at winning the state championship this weekend at Bartlett High School in Anchorage.

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 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.

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

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.

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

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

Juneau Billiard association
...week 3 standings

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.

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

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.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest.

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

Photo: Day with the Fords, 1990
Former U.S. President Gerald Ford, right, and his wife, Betty, are introduced on June 19, 1990, to Wade Cowper, 3, with a little help from Wade's father, Alaska Gov. Steve Cowper.

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.

Fairbanks borough works to keep winter air cleaner with free bus rides
The Fairbanks North Star Borough is again offering free rides on municipal buses to help keep winter air clean, but the program may end next year when federal funding runs out.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Sierra Club pushes for Alaska pipeline over Mackenzie plan
One of Canada's largest environmental organizations wants a multinational energy giant to focus on building a natural gas pipeline from Alaska instead of down Canada's Mackenzie Valley.

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.

Senate endorses drilling in Alaska wildlife refuge
The Senate insisted Thursday on opening up the Arctic National Wildlife refuge for drilling after being blocked by environmentalists for decades, then voted overwhelmingly to prohibit exporting any of the oil pumped from the region.

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.

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

Senate endorses drilling in Alaska wildlife refuge
The Senate insisted Thursday on opening up the Arctic National Wildlife refuge for drilling after being blocked by environmentalists for decades, then voted overwhelmingly to prohibit exporting any of the oil pumped from the region.

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.

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.

Photo: Day with the Fords, 1990
Former U.S. President Gerald Ford, right, and his wife, Betty, are introduced on June 19, 1990, to Wade Cowper, 3, with a little help from Wade's father, Alaska Gov. Steve Cowper.

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

Fairbanks borough works to keep winter air cleaner with free bus rides
The Fairbanks North Star Borough is again offering free rides on municipal buses to help keep winter air clean, but the program may end next year when federal funding runs out.

Sierra Club pushes for Alaska pipeline over Mackenzie plan
One of Canada's largest environmental organizations wants a multinational energy giant to focus on building a natural gas pipeline from Alaska instead of down Canada's Mackenzie Valley.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

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.

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

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.

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.

briefly
news of local arts

Cinema Guide
What's playing at the box office

Cinema Guide
What's playing at the box office

what's happening
news of local entertainment events

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.

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