Sunday, November 7, 2004

New books await grade-school kids
New chapter books for grade school readers are appearing daily at the Juneau Public Libraries!

Insufficient protection from bullets and traps
It is my understanding that there has been little public opposition to approval of a three wolf trapping law for Douglas Island.

Pondering what the electorate was thinking
What were we thinking?

Furious about absentee ballots
I am a 20-year-old college student attending Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Photo: Ski tot
Heidi Robichaud entertains 21-month-old Ursula Syrene with a pair of skis as Ursula's mother shops the 51st Annual Ski Sale on Saturday at Centennial Hall.

FYI
Statistics of Juneau

School funds hike won't fill local gap
A proposal by the Murkowski administration to increase education funding would add about $2.2 million to the Juneau schools in each of the next two years.

An eye of calm in the city
In bustling downtown Juneau lies an oasis of peace.

Local center helps small businesses
Linda Williams was able to buy Spruce Meadow RV Park, and may get a low-interest loan to help grow the business, thanks to the Juneau Small Business Development Center.

City voter turnout higher than state's
Registered voters in Juneau turned out to the polls this year by about 15 percentage points higher than the rest of the state.

Board proposes bear hunt in Admiralty refuge
The Alaska Board of Game wants to open brown bear hunting in Angoon and in Admiralty Island's Pack Creek bear refuge, but it won't decide until 2006.

Climber 'longed to be part of nature'
Brittany Kasselder says her husband, Kenny Kasselder, died in a climbing accident Thursday on Mount Hood doing what he loved.

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

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

James Albert Anderegg
Longtime Juneau resident James Albert Anderegg died Oct. 25, 2004, in Green Valley, Ariz.

Election Day is over; it's time to move on
Almost a week after the fact, anyone still grinding their teeth over last Tuesday's election needs to be getting over it.

Empire editorial: New capitol needs to reflect people around the state
This week Mayor Bruce Botelho took the planning for a new capitol exactly where it belongs: across the state.

Toe Toon
Opinion comic by local artist Toe.

Out & About
A listing of outdoor events in town

Hitting the big time
Mark Landvik likes to cut his own path with a snowboard.

Female hunters gather to sharpen skills
Honey, I'm going hunting!" Since the first cave man slung a club over his shoulder, that refrain has marked a hunter's departure for a day in pursuit of game.

Web links
Web sites of interest to local outdoors enthusiasts include:

Alaska state swimming and diving championships
Results from the 2004 Alaska State High School Swimming and Diving Championships held Friday and Saturday at the Bartlett High School Swimming Pool.

Boozer scores 30, Utah moves to 3-0
Andrei Kirilenko went up for a dunk and had it blocked from behind.

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.

Photos: Breaking the ice
Photos from the first Juneau Women's Hockey Jamboree.

Juneau claims region crown
When they're on the ropes, Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball players know how to respond.

Crimson Bear boys win state crown with just six swimmers
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys swim team won its second state title in three years on Saturday, and this time the Crimson Bears don't have to share.

Winless streaks for Juneau, Southeast come to an end during state girls meet
The last time a female Southeast swimmer won an event at the state swimming and diving meet was seven years ago.

Bears win four titles at season's first meet
Juneau-Douglas High School wrestlers Dante Santos, Cody Wolf, Clinton Clark and Jake Mason won individual titles Saturday as a short-handed Crimson Bear squad opened its season at the Sitka Invitational.

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

Harris to be House speaker; Ben Stevens will lead Senate
Republicans in the House and Senate announced new leadership positions on Friday, and House leaders promised to conduct the state's business in a new atmosphere of openness.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

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