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Sunday, November 14, 2004

Don't use Constitution
I am an Alaskan, 30 years residing in this Great Land.

Morally corrupt editors
On Nov. 11 I read all the letters to the editor and then read Fern Chandonnet's opinion column.

A profane editor
Brandon Loomis' farewell to Taco Bell (Empire, Nov. 12) was poignant and cute.

A spiteful column
The column, "Here's some more truth about the election," (Fern Chandonnet, Nov. 11) was filled with many hateful comments, obscuring any hope of making a salient point.

Don't argue with idiots
Mr. Chandonnet's comments (Empire, Nov. 11) about the presidential debates reminded me of something Dilbert once said: "Never argue with an idiot.

Smoky fire causes minor damage to Capital Chevrolet
Capital Chevrolet dealer Ryan Carter watched firefighters clear his business of smoke about an hour after he saw a fire burning in the second floor of his business late Saturday afternoon.

Juneau scholar, poet wins award from First Peoples fund
One day, subway riders in New York City, looking up from their tabloids and reading the ads that run above the cars' windows, saw this poem: "Granddaughters dancing,/ blossoms / swaying in the wind."

Plastics recycling gets a boost
In Saturday morning's drizzle, Colleen Campbell had her 3-year-old daughter in her thoughts as she recycled plastic milk jugs at the landfill.

Two Mexican nationals arrested after complaints of gun incidents
Juneau police arrested two men from Mexico who matched the descriptions of men who reportedly threatened people with a handgun early Saturday downtown.

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

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

Empire editorial: Thumbs down to state GOP legislative leaders, thumbs up to the city
Thumbs down to the Alaska Republican legislative leaders who continue to undermine democracy by demanding that GOP members vote not with their conscience, but with their party.

An honorary White American eyes suburbs
In cultural adoptions, individuals are ritually accepted into social groups different from the ones to which they belong.

Nervous energy: Red squirrels enliven the winter forest
As winter settles in on the forests of Alaska, wildlife quiets down.

Out&About
A listing of outdoor events in town

Web links
Web sites of interest to local outdoors enthusiasts.

Archery finds an audience
Nick Yurko fell in love with bows and arrows at age 15 in Ohio.

Juneau wrestlers savor the spotlight
The spotlight was on a handful of Juneau-Douglas High School wrestlers at Saturday's competition in Ketchikan - and the Crimson Bears held up to the pressure.

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.

Juneau spikers finish fifth
It was hard for the Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team to be disappointed, even though the Crimson Bears lost their last two matches of the Class 4A state tournament.

Craig, Petersburg post best state finishes in years
Instead of the usual two-and-out and early elimination, the two Southeast representatives stuck around a bit longer at this years Class 3A state volleyball tournament.

Utah's Okur puts hurt on old team
Just a few days after receiving his NBA championship ring, Mehmet Okur reminded his former team what they let go.

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

Municipal League calls for more state spending on cities
Leaders of Alaska cities called on the Legislature and Gov. Frank Murkowski to loosen purse strings and share wealth from state coffers with municipalities.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

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