Friday, November 12, 2004

Justified in Iraq
While some folks voted for "W" based on moral values, I voted for the lesser of two evils.

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).

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.

Revive democracy
If it's religion that drives you to live your life based on a code of morality, then be driven.

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

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.

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

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.

Injury forces firefighter to leave the town he loves
Having served Juneau as a career firefighter for almost 13 years after volunteering for eight, Richard Duncan considered the fire station his home.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

This week's auroras seen in unusual places
The planet is under attack, and night people in Juneau have had a great view this week.

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

Honoring those who served
Veterans listen to the Juneau Youth Choir during a Veterans Day ceremony Thursday at Centennial Hall.

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.

Photo: Shimmering sight
The aurora borealis arcs over the trees on Sunny Point early Wednesday.

Student recognitions
Outstanding actions of present and former Juneau students.

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

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports of the residents of Juneau

FYI
Statistics of Juneau

5th-grader observes election process
Nov. 2 was Election Day, and that night I went to Election Central at Centennial Hall not only to see the voting results, but also because I was part of Kids Voting, a national organization that helps kids understand the electoral process.

Hirsch and Brock to wed
Susan Elizabeth Hirsch and Irvin Rodney Brock of Juneau will marry at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 14, 2005, at Resurrection Lutheran Church with a reception to follow at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall.

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

Nick Kokotovich
Longtime resident Nick Kokotovich, died Nov. 9, 2004, at his home in Juneau, surrounded by his family.

For whom the Bell tolls? No mas for thee
Once or twice in a generation an event is so profound, so broad in social and cultural scope, that it shakes a community into asking what it's become and where it goes now.

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.

My Turn: Honor and mourn troops, regardless of politics
Last week, while in Washington, D.C., I visited the National World War II Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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.

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.

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.

Craig used JIVE to turn season around
After finishing a lowly seventh place in the Juneau Invitational Volleyball Extravaganza, the Craig High School volleyball team realized it had a problem.

Juneau Parks and Rec adult volleyball
Final standings for the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreations men's and women's volleyball leagues.

Bear spikers overpower Kardinals to open state
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team had three big advantages entering Thursday's opening-round match of the Class 4A state tournament against the Kenai Central Kardinals.

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.

Northwest Digest
Staff and Wire reports from the Northwest

Stevens nears end of reign over spending
For two of Congress' old bulls, the lame duck session that begins next week will be the last roundup.

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

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

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

Photo: Speaking out
Ryan Kauffman, left, Kati Adams and 15 other protesters carry signs at the intersection of Halibut Point Road and Sawmill Creek Road in Sitka on Monday.

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.

Young to press transportation bill during short session
U.S. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, will push for the passage of a new transportation bill that includes hundreds of millions of dollars in Alaska projects when Congress meets in a short session next week.

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.

Eagles flock to Haines, followed by bird watchers
Sandy Harbanuk can only wonder what the bald eagles in Haines must be thinking.

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.

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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