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Saturday, November 4, 2006

Rubenfeld mixes Freud, Shakespeare
Jed Rubenfeld doesn't know how he got here.

Translator of 'The Iliad' completes 'The Aeneid'
For the past decade, professor emeritus Robert Fagles has kept a Barrington's Atlas on the desk in his study, open to pages showing the Greek isles, the Italian coast and the surrounding Mediterranean, a region sailed in history by many and in legend by the Trojan warrior Aeneas.

Doll supports the Clean Water Act
It is obvious to anyone who has heard Andrea Doll speak at candidate forums that the quote by her regarding the Kensington Mine in the Oct. 31 Empire left out a key part of her position.

A vote for Elton is a vote for experience
Do you want someone who has worked in Alaska politics and government for a long time? .

Palin will bring integrity to office
This may be one of the most important governor elections our state has experienced.

Vote Democrat this time around
I have one simple question for your readers. Had enough?

Independent Alaskans should vote likewise
Reading the Division of Elections Web site produces some interesting numbers about voter registration in Alaska.

Knowles unequivocally against Pebble Mine
I am voting for Tony Knowles for governor on Tuesday because he is the obvious choice for anyone who cares about fish and science - two things near and dear to my heart.

Vote 'Mac' Meiners for Alaska Senate
Would you prefer to be represented by someone with an understanding of the average Juneau citizen? I would. That's why I encourage you to vote for Herman "Mac" Meiners.

Moderate Republicans unite, vote for Palin
Sarah Palin gets my unqualified support and vote for governor.

Why I support Benson for the U.S. House
Twenty years ago as a high school student I remember being distinctly unimpressed by my first encounter with Don Young.

Choose wisely, don't vote for Sarah Palin
Alaska is fortunate to have two highly qualified candidates out of the three that are running for governor.

Palin needs to think more about ethics
After the exciting primary results, I looked forward to hearing what each candidate would have to say.

Can't trust Knowles to keep promises
It is truly amazing to witness the political tap dancing of former Gov. Tony Knowles.

Send Benson to new majority in Congress
In this election, Alaska's 30-year congressman pretends his only offense is bad diction.

Wanamaker deserves praise for his work
I have to take issue with the Oct. 30 letter by Patricia O'Brien, in which she accused Randy Wanamaker of not soliciting her testimony during the Lands Committee's consideration of a proposed rezoning in her neighborhood.

Photo: Capitol idea
Matt Fiddler, left, and Scott MacDonald leap off the front steps Thursday of the Capitol.

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

Photo: Political compadre
Former Alaska Gov. Bill Sheffield speaks Thursday at Tony Knowles' campaign headquarters in Juneau.

Local campaigns have sizeable war chests
Campaign finance numbers

Crab fishermen in a pinch after fishery closed
Southeast Alaska crabbers were feeling a pinch this week after authorities closed the red king crab fishery.

Don Drew 1950-2006: Popular DJ, weatherman known for charisma, flair
Happy trails: Don Drew, seen here performing during the 2004 Alaska Folk Festival, was found dead in his home Wednesday.

Shorter sessions may squeeze businesses
Reining in lengthy legislative sessions is being billed as a way to save the state some money, but it may come at a high cost to some Juneau businesses.

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

Neighbors mailbox
Thanks for helping with Day of Caring

FYI
Births, Marriage licenses & Courts

Photos: Cartoon contest honorable mentions at Dzantik'i Heeni
Kids Voting Juneau - a nonpartisan educational program that includes a civic education curriculum and gives students an opportunity to vote with their parents at the polls - announced the winners of its first political cartoon contests...

Neighbors Digest
Girl Scout Association shows 'Odd Girl Out', SEARHC open regular hours on Veterans Day & SEA Avalanche center shows snowboard film

Neighbors Helping Neighbors: HAEYC-SEA
AEYC-SEA works to increase the the quality of early learning for young children through support of parents as first teachers and enrichment of early childhood programs.

Threshold Choir gives the gift of music
Originally founded by Kate Munger, of San Francisco, the first Threshold Choir gathering was held on March 21, 2000. Choirs are now appearing in cities up and down the west coast.

Living and Growing: Knowing is not the same as believing
I know a great many things that I don't believe. Don't you? I know that the sun rises every day, but I can't say I believe it.

Photos: Halloween highlight
Party thrown by the U.S. Forest Service on Oct. 28 at the Mendenhall Visitor Center brought many local trick-or-treaters.

Grace Davis (Ramsay) Ohrbeck
Former Juneau resident Grace Davis (Ramsay) Ohrbeck, 95, died on Oct. 31 2006, in Friday Harbor, Wash. She was a member of a pioneer Juneau family.

Alaska editorial: Vote 'No' on ballot measures on Tuesday
This editorial appeared in the Kenai Peninsula Clarion:

My turn: Juneau would be better served by Republicans
In the 2002 gubernatorial election, Frank Murkowski captured 6,499 votes (42 percent) in the capital.

My turn: There are reasons to delay a gas pipeline
We are being inundated by advertising aimed either at the proposed natural gas pipeline or electing our new governor.

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.

Optimism abounds for JDHS
Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling coach Kris Mercer is taking a decidedly different approach to the upcoming season.

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 & the world

Voters to decide on 2 initiatives Tuesday
Jay Ramras, a Fairbanks legislator and hotelier, says the Legislature should be run more like a business.

Critics question Murkowski 11-day trade mission to Asia
Gov. Frank Murkowski is on a trade mission to Asia and will not be around when voters select his successor next week.

Alaska Digest
Juneau men arrested for shooting at trailer, Three other men were released after being interviewed, Coast Guard rescues lost hunters, Military: Soldier killed in Baghdad, not Mosul & Gray whale skeleton takes shape in Kodiak

Photo: Last debate
Independent gubernatorial candidate Andrew Halcro, from left, Republican candidate Sarah Palin and Democratic candidate Tony Knowles participate Thursday...

Superior Court says state must come up with revised regs
A judge is refusing to give the state of Alaska more time to revise its requirements for providing same-sex benefits for domestic partners of state employees and retirees.

Candidates face off in final debate
All three candidates for governor said Thursday they supported the state Legislature's lawsuit against Gov. Frank Murkowski to keep him from signing his natural gas contract.

Board of Game chairman apologizes for remark
So sorry: Ron Somerville, Alaska Board of Game chairman, listens to testimony from Katie John during a meeting in Anchorage.

Fish fried: Seafood may be done for
Clambakes, crabcakes, swordfish steaks and even humble fish sticks could be little more than a fond memory in a few decades.

Agreement to not sign gas deal on hold
Gov. Frank Murkowski has made a tentative agreement not to sign a natural gas pipeline contract before Nov. 14, but the deal has been put on hold.

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