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Saturday, November 5, 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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

FYI
News about the people you know

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.

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: 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.

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.

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'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'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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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