Thursday, November 11, 2004

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.

Days of whine and cheese are over
Mary Noble (letters to the editor, Nov. 7), it's time to let it go.

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.

Have mercy, politicians
The Empire has published two letters recently on the subject of intruding political calls.

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.

Old Goat no threat
The Juneau Empire's Nov. 1, letter to the editor featuring Peter Lie-Nielsen's complaint was almost as entertaining as an Old Goat show.

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.

Boiled by government juices
My condolences to Mary Noble in her grief over the outcome of the recent election (letters to the editor, Nov. 7).

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.

Kissy-feely left should come clean
Thank the Lord the electorate in Juneau didn't mirror the majority of the U.S. or rest of this great state; whom I'd like to thank for using something other than hate and blind ideology to pick our leaders.

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.

Suckers restrict right of initiative
The right of initiative allowed the voters of Alaska to enact laws when the Legislature was unwilling or unable to do so.

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.

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

Juneau's fast food options shrink
The only Taco Bell in Juneau closed Tuesday evening because of flat sales, ending the franchise's 19-year presence in town and further eating into Juneau's fast food choices.

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

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.

Music students named to all-state
Thirteen Juneau-Douglas High School students have been selected for the All-State Music Festival on Nov. 18 to 20 in Anchorage.

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

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

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

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

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

Travel: Going Dutch
Months before my husband, Don, and I left Juneau for our PFD Old World adventure in the Netherlands, we planned to visit the Zuiderzee open-air museum in Enkhuizen, a small town northeast of Amsterdam.

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.

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.

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.

Hitting close to home
Today's Veterans Day holiday is different for Reggie Demmert, the proud father said Wednesday.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports of the residents of Juneau

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

Walter Kirkness
Former longtime Juneau resident Walter Kirkness died in Seattle on Nov. 6, 2004.

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

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.

Here's some more truth about the election
Now and then - not often - a saintly person will cross my path, but I have never met a group whose membership comprises fewer criminals than any other.

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.

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.

Jazz suffer first loss of the season
After struggling from the floor for the first 46 minutes, Toronto's Rafer Alston was perfect when the Raptors needed him most.

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.

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.

Setting up a state run
Winning a spot on the all-conference volleyball team last weekend was a little out of character for Juneau-Douglas High School junior Rochele Rodman.

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.

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.

Republicans toss vote pledge contract
House Republicans will no longer have to sign a pledge to vote with party leaders on budget and procedural matters.

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.

Alaskans respond heavily to mixing zone proposal
Environmental regulators have begun plowing through more than 500 public comments on their controversial proposal to lift the ban on mixing zones in the state's spawning streams.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Prince William Sound killer whales appear doomed by oil spill
It's probably too late to save a small pod of killer whales whose numbers plummeted after the Exxon Valdez tanker spilled nearly 11 million gallons of oil into Prince William Sound.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Guest choreographer creates 'rigorous' routines for high school production
Zoe Hawkins-Wells, a dancer and choreographer from Key West, Fla., came to Juneau to visit her boyfriend. She's staying for a few more weeks than she had planned.

Sons of Norway to host speakers Saturday at Yacht Club
The Sons of Norway will be hosting two speakers on Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Juneau Yacht Club, near Aurora Harbor.

what's happening
Entertainment events in Juneau.

LaRue for the lovelorn
So this week's tale might leave you feeling a little maudlin, but it's for a greater good.

Back to the 'Jungal'
Don't go to Juneau-Douglas High School's presentation of "Jungal-book" expecting King Louie, the comic orangutan and his wise-cracking Disney-fied friends.

Briefly
News of local arts

Paramedic stars as Daddy Warbucks
A firefighter paramedic for the last 212 years in Juneau, Paul Kelly's singing experience has been limited to random outbursts while he's driving down the road in his Jeep.

'Silent Lives' explores the problems of 'passing' as straight
n 1990, Juneau human rights advocate Sara Boesser wrote a 25-page paper, with the intention of turning it into a book, for a writing course at the University of Alaska Southeast.

F-stop from up high
One Easter Sunday, air taxi pilot and aerial photographer Buddy Ferguson was re-turning to Juneau from a job in Fairbanks.

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