Sunday, November 4, 2007

Road will provide safe, convenient access
The late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, (D-N.Y.), once said, "Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but they are not entitled to their own facts."

Bill would lock out potential developers
This is in response to Sally Gumlickpuk's Web posting of Oct. 21, in which she stated, "I wondered how in the world can she (Lorianne Rawson) claim to be a Bristol Bay fisherman?"

Let's travel academic road carefully
Say you are heading out on an unknown, somewhat icy road to get somewhere important. It is trite to say that driving slowly and carefully is more likely to get you there more quickly (and safely) than going faster will. It is trite because it is true.

Sports Schism
A group of coaches and fundraisers who run high school club sports are disappointed in the public process as the school district plans for athletics in the next generation of Juneau high schools.

Photo: Big ambitions
Cameron Skaggs, 6, may look like he has high hopes for the skiing season, but he was only holding downhill skis for his father, Jubal, during Saturday's 54th annual Ski Sale at Centennial Hall.

Around Town

Police & Fire
Juneau police and fire officials and state police reported:

Brenda Kae McCrary Wieber
Former Juneau resident Brenda Kae McCrary Wieber, of Conifer, Colo., died Nov. 1, 2007, after a short battle with cancer. She was 55.

Empire editorial: Sorting through oil industry lies
The oil industry has been as good at spinning falsehoods about Alaska as it is at making money here.

Lack of democracy magnifies risks of China's boom
I've visited the fabulous boom economy of China, and I return to Alaska with a deep sense of foreboding.

Toe Toon
Cartoon by local artist Toe

Eagle Myths
Every few years a story goes around about a bald eagle carrying off a dog, or trying to snatch someone's cat. It's far-fetched, but it's not impossible.

Out&About
Out & About is a listing of recreational activities.

Eagles can let go: Talon locking bogus
An eagle is sometimes spotted in the water, talons latched on a heavy salmon, laboriously rowing to shore with its wings.

Seed-eaters and conifers interact in interesting ways
Both red squirrels and crossbills are closely tied ecologically to conifers. Previous essays in this space have dealt with both red squirrels and crossbills, but there is still more interesting natural history involving these seed predators.

THREE IN A ROW FOR JDHS GIRLS
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls' swimming and diving team crushed its competition to win its third consecutive state title on Saturday 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.

JDHS captures SE region title in five-game thriller
All season long the Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team talked about the need to stay positive during tough matches or down points.

Juneau-Douglas High School wrestlers win two titles in Ketchikan
Steven Dyer and Ramiro Lamas led the charge for the Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team Saturday at the Ketchikan Tournament.

2007 State Swimming and Diving championships
State Swimming and Diving Championships

This Day in History
In Alaska, in the Nation and the World

Schoolchildren in Galena receive space-age sunglasses to protect eyes
Schoolchildren in this small village have been provided with space-age protection for their eyes.

Parental consent for abortions not needed, court rules
The Alaska Supreme Court ruled Friday that underage teenage girls can get abortions without parental consent.

Oil costs dwarfed by profits
Oil company officials have spent hours testifying before legislative committees about the difficulty of working in the harsh Arctic environment.

Supreme Court upholds most of Alaska's English-only law
Alaska's highest court struck down a central provision of a state law requiring only English to be used for all government business.

Alaska Legislature enters third stage of oil tax review
As quick as one Senate committee gutted Gov. Sarah Palin's oil tax bill, another replenished it.

Alaska Digest
Driver crashes into Airport Blvd. building; Enstar says prices will decrease slightly; Salmon bycatch threatens fisheries; Use of cyanide OK'd for Fort Knox mine

World governments pushing for greater share of oil riches
If oil companies want to continue taking Alaska's oil, state officials say they need to up the ante.

Maggie arrives at new home
After living nearly her whole life in Alaska, Maggie the elephant on Friday made her way to a new home in Northern California.

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