Roof rot
Nearly 100 homeowners, most in West Juneau, are dealing with rotting roofs that could cost more than $100,000 each to replace.

New Trophy shop staffer creates Native designs
Juneau Works has pulled off another match, resulting in a new product for a local business. Oliver's Trophies & Engraving is now offering original Southeast Alaska Native art designs for its gold pans, medals, plaques, sculptures and traditional trophies. The designs are the work of Jerome "Jerry" Eldemar, a new employee who was hired at the instigation of Linni Esther of Juneau Works, an jobs program helping the disabled.

In the Tank
A look at gas prices around town

On The Move
Wostmann announces new staff: Wostmann and Associates, a computer programming consulting firm in downtown Juneau, recently hired two new programers.

Business Profile
Title and firm: Mike Collins, partner with son Daniel in Grizzly Products, a new product line at Archery Outfitters.

Business briefs
Pharmacy owners retire; Renovations close Armadillo temporarily; Red Dog remodels; SBDC mailing Seminar; Flags cleaned for free; Eight complete construction training

USFS priorities
In the Nov. 11 Juneau Empire, the U.S. Forest Service is quoted as saying that the road to Auke Bay Recreational Area will not be plowed, sanded or de-iced this winter.

Time for Auke Bay park
The city has recently improved the Auke Bay Boat Harbor, expanding parking, widening the access road and landscaping. However, the harbor is not a place for a resident to leisurely stroll to the waterfront to enjoy the view. A park sharing the nearby waterfront would expand the use of the waterfront to everyone.

Not weapons training
The letter from Ed Hein in the Nov. 9 Empire decrying handgun instruction at Floyd Dryden is a perfect example of alarm raised by inaccurate reporting and unfortunate photo selection to attract attention rather than for effective illustration.

Church land ideal for new library
I have been amazed at the recent action by the Assembly with regard to the purchase of a site for a new Valley library. I had no idea one could "deappropriate" (is there such a word?) money appropriated for that purpose. I thought the issue was settled and thought it was a good decision and I'll tell you why.

A lost Art
I am struck by the profound hypocrisy of Knowles' labor relations henchman Art Chance writing publicly about the need for courtesy by public employees.

The right thing to do
The beautiful houses on Starr Hill are a joy to look at. But now when I see them, it reminds me that the people in the homes where I live are suffering.

Plans in conflict
The Nov. 9 Empire included a nice long story, "Bullish about tourism," that told us what the tourism industry was doing to reassure tourists that it was safe to go vacationing in Alaska.

Things have changed
I appreciate Mr. Cornwell's comments in Sunday's Empire but disagree that it would cost more to deport aliens (who are from the current terrorist nations) than to use those resources to fight terrorism as they live among us.

No sign cruise tourist numbers will be down
Regarding Empire publisher Don Smith's recent editorial comparing Juneau's tourism situation with that of Hawaii, Mr. Smith is comparing completely different situations. Hawaii's tourism-based economy has been in a slump since 1992.

Rules of the road
I am sure everyone agrees with Art Chance that airport security personnel ought to treat passengers with courtesy. I also happen to think that airline and security personnel are doing what they can right now to ensure the safety of Mr. Chance, and a few others, while working under a great deal of pressure.

Airport safety meeting; high-tide opportunity
On Thursday, Nov. 15, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will host a workshop from 5-9 p.m. at Centennial Hall to discuss wildlife hazard issues at the Juneau Airport. This is an important element of the Environmental Impact Statement being prepared for possible airport expansion.

Around Town

Boat tax worries charter operators
Local charter boat operators and some Juneau Assembly members think a proposal to tax commercial boats needs more discussion than a current deadline allows.

Teachers suggest shuffling Harborview space
Two plans for the future of elementary school programs housed in the Marie Drake building were offered during a public forum Tuesday evening, but many questions remain to be addressed.

Local Briefs
Airport wants to cut trees near pond; Native art shown at Federal Building

Police and Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Police and fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Local Briefs
Powder from airliner tested; Divers recover bones where skull was found; Woman blocks alleged burglar in shed; Forum set on school bullying; Ship job program here on Thursday

Sailor serves on U.S. carrier in Arabian Sea
A Juneau sailor is serving on the USS Carl Vinson, an aircraft carrier acting as a staging base for air assaults on Afghanistan. Robert D. Rogers, 27, has been on the carrier since January 2000 and is assigned to the ship until October 2003.

Support group helps local women
A coffee klatsch atmosphere and the opportunity to master new skills have proved a workable combination for a Juneau women's support group.

Commemorating terror's victims, square by square
Several Juneau quilters are putting together part of a project they hope will help the nation recover from the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. Barbara Knapp drummed up local interest in the World Trade Center Memorial Quilt Project after surfing the Internet while wondering what to do in response to the attacks.

Project helps make dogs comfortable
An after-school sewing program turned into a gesture of community goodwill when Girls Scouts decided to stitch and donate dog beds. "It was hard making these," said Scout Kymberly Hoyle, 11, holding her bright-red print bed. "I had only sewn by hand before. It was a good idea because it was kind of sad that (the dogs) slept on cement."

Thank you
...for your aid; ...for your participation; ...for your kindness; ..for your assistance

Pet Of The Week
Dutch is a 3-year-old short-hair neutered male gray tabby.

Beautiful colors still accent winter landscape
Cold air flows down the mountains, chilling my hands as I cut down the last of the perennials. The stalks are now brittle and most of the leaves are pale outlines, with the rich color drained away like money put into the vault.

Neighbors Briefs
Education staff published in magazine; Knights win 2 awards; Senior Center numbers change; Foot care clinics provided to seniors; FAS training event scheduled in 2002; Students receive certification; Freshman receives scholarship, award; Donations needed

Substance abuse plays role in domestic violence
Can you hear what the neighbors are saying? "If he didn't drink so much, he wouldn't get so out of control and beat up his wife ..." "If she didn't drink so much, he wouldn't get so angry and hit her ..."

Lyda M. Museth
Lyda M. Museth died Oct. 23, 2001, in Juneau.

My Turn: It's not yet the end of the oil age
John Jensen reads a book about the "impending world oil shortage" and concludes that the CBJ tourism poll is a complete waste of time because in a few years there will be no fuel to get tourists here. Not having read the book, it sure sounds like a big leap of faith to reach this conclusion.

Combining patience with urgency
The surprisingly swift advance of Northern Alliance soldiers, aided by U.S. bombing and special forces, has once again turned Washington punditry upside down. When the bombing began Oct. 7, many commentators assumed a quick victory and chose to debate which target President Bush should move to next: Baghdad or Damascus?

American Flight 587
Again, it was around 9 a.m. eastern time, with bright blue skies over New York City, when word came of yet another American Airlines jetliner crash. In the high-alert atmosphere of post-Sept. 11, the possibility of a horrid reprise leapt to every mind: Would another jetliner smash down somewhere in a few minutes, and then still another?

State Swimming and Diving Championships
Friday's swimming preliminaries, top eight finishers advance to Saturday's finals

Boys will be volleyball players
On Saturday and Sunday, the Juneau Boys' Volleyball Club hosted three teams from Whitehorse in the Juneau Invitational Boys' Power Volleyball Tournament at the Juneau-Douglas High School main gymnasium.

Sports In Juneau
Saturday, Nov. 17

Sports In Juneau
Saturday, Nov. 17

ACS wrestling Invitational
Results from the Anchorage Christian Schools Invitational wrestling tournament held Friday and Saturday. The top six place winners in each weight class are listed, as well as the records of all other Southeast wrestlers at the meet.

Veterans' Day Run
Here are the results of the Southeast Road Runners' 8K Veterans' Day Run held on Nov. 10, 2001.

Regents dub Pt. Lena UA's top priority
A new fisheries and ocean sciences building at Lena Point is a top funding priority for the University of Alaska in the next capital budget, its Board of Regents decided at a meeting in Fairbanks last week.

Officials: Indications are plane crash caused by accident, not terrorism
Federal safety officials concluded a month ago there was an unsafe condition in the type of engine that powered an airliner that crashed in New York City, and started moving toward tougher inspections.

Dismal summer sockeye run predicted for Bristol Bay
The forecast for Bristol Bay reds doesn't look promising. Alaska's largest and most valuable salmon fishery is expected to produce an extremely low commercial sockeye salmon catch next summer, according to government and university forecasts to be released today in Seattle.

Haines tempers flare as state ponders reins on Chilkat River tours
On one side, an "earth goddess cult" of "enviro-Nazi assassins" allegedly is trying to stifle economic growth. In opposition, "a selfish local minority" with "aggressive, mean-spirited tactics" supposedly shows "blatant disrespect" for wildlife and humans in order to make a buck.

State Briefs
Alaska snow heads to Puerto Rico; Bears charge Juneau family; State honored for repatriation; Quake strikes near Attu Island

State Briefs
Palmer teens win video contest; Yakutat mail service improved; Airplane powder wasn't anthrax; Shooting victim is alert; Barrow gets record snowfall

Knowles outlines rural agenda at Native convention
Entering his last year in office, Gov. Tony Knowles told a group of Alaska Natives he has much unfinished business to take up when the Legislature returns to session in January.

Knowles launches bid to counter terrorism
Gov. Tony Knowles wants to spend about $100 million to beef up defenses against potential terrorism attacks and to set up a state Office of Homeland Security.

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