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Wednesday, November 10, 2004

President doesn't meet Bible standards
This letter is prompted by the op-ed piece by the publisher, Robert Hale, in the Empire on Sunday Nov. 7; the one about moving on. Before I respond, here's some thoughts about how the president got re-elected.

Column captures road issue
Seems to me that many people who oppose the road from Juneau to Skagway choose not to let the facts get in the way of their anti-road opinion.

Alaska's absentee process worked
In defense of the Division of Elections, my wife and I did receive our Alaska absentee ballots in time to vote. We applied for our absentee ballots several months ago. I was concerned when they had not arrived in early October so I checked the elections Web site, noting that the state was reprinting the ballots. I checked each day and when elections stated they had mailed the ballots, I watched for them in the mail. They arrived in mid-October, my wife and I voted, mailed our ballots back and mission complete.

Keep the RVs out
The plan to build a road from Juneau to Skagway is in the works, about to move from drawing boards to bulldozer.

It was truth that was ugly, not lies
The recent letter from Mr. Reese addressing "lies" by our president (Empire, Nov. 5) plays fast and loose with the text of the 2003 State of the Union address.

Keep the RVs out
The plan to build a road from Juneau to Skagway is in the works, about to move from drawing boards to bulldozer.

A sad day, when campaign calls work
I enjoyed reading Ms. Williams' letter to the editor (Empire, Nov. 4) "Campaign bullying doesn't work," and all I can say is obviously it did.

Comments on Glory Hole an affront
I applaud Stan "Caveman" DeVries, the homeless individual recently featured in the Empire (Oct. 26), on both his decision to kick his drug habit and his mission to help the homeless.

Comments on Glory Hole an affront
I applaud Stan "Caveman" DeVries, the homeless individual recently featured in the Empire (Oct. 26), on both his decision to kick his drug habit and his mission to help the homeless.

Democrats in the dust bin
There are few things as satisfying as opening the Sunday editorial page after election day and reading a condescending rant from a liberal "know-it-all" about how the majority of fellow voters in this election got conned.

Democrats in the dust bin
There are few things as satisfying as opening the Sunday editorial page after election day and reading a condescending rant from a liberal "know-it-all" about how the majority of fellow voters in this election got conned.

Photo: Prancing through the snow
Alea Oien takes her son Evan, 3, for a ride Monday on Ginger in the Mendenhall Valley.

Photo: Having a ball
Asher Cedillo, 5, leaps off a snowball Monday in the Mendenhall Valley.

Road officials earmark $1 million for Cascade Point
The Alaska Department of Transportation is partnering with Juneau's urban Native corporation to build a 3-mile road to the proposed ferry terminal for the Kensington Gold Mine.

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

Photo: Youth goes out on a limb
A juvenile bald eagle perches on a tree limb Monday near Mendenhall Lake.

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

Canada says no to Juneau forum on mine
Canadian environmental regulators have declined to attend a public forum in Juneau on the proposed Tulsequah Chief multi-metal mine in the Taku River watershed.

Sex offender in court on rape charge
Marcus Willard, 27, appeared in court Tuesday on a first-degree sexual assault charge.

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

DIPAC installs new aquarium
George Bonnett has always liked to go out in a boat at low tide and see what he can find.

Corrections
Due to an editor's oversight, an article in the Sunday Juneau Empire on the climbing death of mountaineer Kenny Kasselder, misstated the height of the peaks that he had climbed in Glacier National Park in Montana.

Road officials earmark $1 million for Cascade Point
The Alaska Department of Transportation is partnering with Juneau's urban Native corporation to build a 3-mile road to the proposed ferry terminal for the Kensington Gold Mine.

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

Yankee Cove wharf wins OK from planning panel
The Juneau Planning Commission approved a project Tuesday to build a wharf at Yankee Cove, next to the Adlersheim Wilderness Lodge.

City eyes plan for cluster housing
Juneau's abundant wetlands and steep mountains make it a paradise for outdoor activities but a challenge for residential development.

Sex offender in court on rape charge
Marcus Willard, 27, appeared in court Tuesday on a first-degree sexual assault charge.

Photo: For our troops
David McQueen, 7, works on a card Tuesday in the Juneau studio of artist Tisket Seslar.

Yankee Cove wharf wins OK from planning panel
The Juneau Planning Commission approved a project Tuesday to build a wharf at Yankee Cove, next to the Adlersheim Wilderness Lodge.

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

Photo: For our troops
David McQueen, 7, works on a card Tuesday in the Juneau studio of artist Tisket Seslar.

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports of the residents of Juneau

Consider the breed and think about personal space
Consider this scenario: You're at a party or an out-of-town business meeting.

Photo: Skier teaser
The pictured scene, next to the Poma or platter lift at Eaglecrest Ski Area, shows a snow cover as of last Friday of about 6 inches.

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports of the residents of Juneau

Photo: Skier teaser
The pictured scene, next to the Poma or platter lift at Eaglecrest Ski Area, shows a snow cover as of last Friday of about 6 inches.

We should ask ourselves: Who is my neighbor?
As a child growing up on a farm in Northwest Iowa, I knew who my neighbors were.

We should ask ourselves: Who is my neighbor?
As a child growing up on a farm in Northwest Iowa, I knew who my neighbors were.

Consider the breed and think about personal space
Consider this scenario: You're at a party or an out-of-town business meeting.

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

Thank you
Message of thanks to the community, from the community.

Ann Marie Hale
Former Juneau resident Ann Marie Hale, 67, died in her home surrounded by family members on Oct. 21, 2004, in Seattle.

Ann Marie Hale
Former Juneau resident Ann Marie Hale, 67, died in her home surrounded by family members on Oct. 21, 2004, in Seattle.

Angelo "Mike" Guinzy
Former Juneau resident Angelo "Mike" Guinzy, 75, of Ashley, Ill., died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004, at the St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital of Centralia, Ill.

Plan for capitol correctly
The conversation about building a fancy new capitol bubbled over last week with Friday's dramatic announcement (in Anchorage) that Juneau is holding a competition to solicit plans for a new building.

Reports of death are about lives
Twice in one week, the Juneau Empire's front page has held a story about an accident that claimed the life of a young Juneau man.

Reports of death are about lives
Twice in one week, the Juneau Empire's front page has held a story about an accident that claimed the life of a young Juneau man.

Alaska editorial: Time for a true capitol in Juneau
This editorial appeared in Friday's Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:

Election outcome is not necessarily a moral victory
According to the pundits, 81 percent of voters who cited "morality" as their top concern voted for Bush last Tuesday.

Plan for capitol correctly
The conversation about building a fancy new capitol bubbled over last week with Friday's dramatic announcement (in Anchorage) that Juneau is holding a competition to solicit plans for a new building.

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.

College Corner: Gaining confidence
When she was a senior at Ketchikan High School, Jodi Jakubek didn't think she had the talent to be a college runner.

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: State swim scenes
Photos from Friday's state swim competition

College Corner: Gaining confidence
When she was a senior at Ketchikan High School, Jodi Jakubek didn't think she had the talent to be a college runner.

High-scoring Jazz improve record to 4-0
The Utah Jazz are off to their highest-scoring start in nearly a decade.

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.

Alutiiq elders work to save dying language
Kodiak's Native language is in danger of dying out and Alutiiq elders are at the forefront of an effort to save it for future generations.

Northwest Digest
Staff and Wire reports from the northwest

Photo: Decked out in duct tape
Sitka High School senior Lillian Owen models a duct-tape dress Tuesday at the Westmark Sitka Lodge.

Photo: Decked out in duct tape
Sitka High School senior Lillian Owen models a duct-tape dress Tuesday at the Westmark Sitka Lodge.

Asian bank considers tapping into Alaska Native knowledge
Indigenous people in Asian and Pacific nations have much to learn from Alaska Natives in reducing poverty and establishing firm economies, according to a retired Pacific Rim executive.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Environmentalists oppose planned roadless changes
Alaska environmentalists say they've had to repeatedly jump through hoops to oppose federal plans for more roads in national forests.

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

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

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

N. Slope police try to stave off burnout
The North Slope Borough will rotate its police officers in an attempt to stanch high turnover and early burnout.

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

Board eyes new limits on Chignik seine co-op
The Alaska Board of Fisheries will consider several proposals to cap the membership in the Chignik salmon cooperative and its allocations in the Chignik purse seine salmon fishery when it meets in Anchorage next week.

Bush eyes ANWR anew
Republican gains in the Senate could give President Bush his best chance yet to achieve his No. 1 energy priority - opening an oil-rich but environmentally sensitive Alaska wildlife refuge to drilling.

Fiscal considerations top Municipal League agenda
About 350 elected and administrative officials from across Alaska will examine their positions on fiscal matters when the annual conference of the Alaska Municipal League gets underway today.

Environmentalists oppose planned roadless changes
Alaska environmentalists say they've had to repeatedly jump through hoops to oppose federal plans for more roads in national forests.

Fiscal considerations top Municipal League agenda
About 350 elected and administrative officials from across Alaska will examine their positions on fiscal matters when the annual conference of the Alaska Municipal League gets underway today.

Environmentalists oppose planned roadless changes
Alaska environmentalists say they've had to repeatedly jump through hoops to oppose federal plans for more roads in national forests.

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