Tuesday, November 16, 2004

On the move
Business moves in Juneau

BusinessDigest
Business headlines

In God and voters we trust
Mary Noble (letters to the editor, Nov. 7) would like to know what the voting public in America were thinking when they went to the polls on Tuesday.

Firefighter's loss will be felt
It is too bad that Firefighter Richard Duncan has to leave the profession and home that he loves (Empire, Nov. 12).

New marching orders
The new mandate for President Bush has made me finally re-examine my liberal beliefs. I'm big enough to admit when I've been wrong and I'm trying to amend my muddleheaded, lefty ways. History begins today.

A harebrained excuse for not building road
Keep the RVs out? I've heard it all (letters to the editor, Nov. 10). Now that's a harebrained excuse for not building a road. Let's not build it because people with RVs will use it to invade our city and overuse our resources. Do you not want tourists to come to Juneau? And about the waste generated by RVs ... do you expect visitors to hold it until they leave your city?

Sunday editor foams at the mouth
The opinion piece by Empire Sunday editor Fern Chandonnet last Thursday was the most arrogant, destructive column I have ever seen in your paper.

Not so simple
It's been interesting listening to opinions about last week's national election. Many of the pundits are at a loss to explain it, but they didn't predict it either so perhaps it's not surprising. While groping for an explanation, they talk of the great divide between "red" and "blue" states, and the sinister influence of evangelical Christians. I think both characterizations are oversimplified, and in some cases intellectually lazy.

Harbor Board may raise some fees, lower others
A number of policy changes could rock the 1,200 boats in Juneau's harbors.

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

Photo: The making of a hot dog
Sarah, a 4-year-old Chihuahua, models Kollean Gouyton's dog scarves on sale during the craft fair Sunday at the Nugget Mall.

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

AroundTown
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

New coral photographic guide could help fishermen, scientists
A CD-ROM version of this guide is also available for $31.50 from the National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161, or from its Web site at www.ntis.gov.

To capture the aurora
Norio Matsumoto expected to go to college, find a job and get married.

Man pleads guilty to charges of abusing girls
A man formerly living in Juneau pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of sexual abuse of two preteen girls.

Around Town
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events

Longtime Native leader Richard Stitt dead at 74
Richard Stitt, a prominent figure in Southeast Native organizations, died of cancer Sunday in Juneau. He was 74.

My Turn: In search of liberal elite
I am writing to comment on a letter submitted by Mr. Chris Reilly (Empire, Nov. 10) in response to a letter submitted by Ms. Noble (Empire, Nov. 7).

Alaska editorial: Juneau out of step with rest of the state
This editorial appeared in Wednesday's The Voice of the (Anchorage) Times:

My Turn: Understanding liberal elite
I am compelled to write a response to Mary Noble's letter to the editor of Nov. 7, because it is such an excellent illustration of the liberal mind.

Alaska editorial: Build Juneau capitol
This editorial appeared in Sunday's Anchorage Daily News:

My Turn: Juneau needs higher housing densities
I have had many conversations with the city regarding the severe housing shortage in Juneau and to be honest, and to borrow a phrase from Mike Barnacle, "I get so frustrated I want to set my hair on fire." So I have decided to speak directly to our community.

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 Parks and Rec Ordway basketball standings
Standings through Nov. 12 for the Juneau Parks and Recreation Department's Adult Ordway Basketball League:

Yukon Quest: Fallen trees almost quash 2005 Quest
The record-setting wildfire season of this past summer almost spelled disaster for the 2005 Yukon Quest sled dog race.

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.

Interior Department OKs NPR-A drilling plan
The Interior Department has approved ConocoPhillips' plan to build two oil production pads in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, but the company has not yet decided to go forward with the drilling.

Bank heists not a good idea
Robbing a bank is not a smart crime to commit in general, but robbing one in this state is downright dumb, said Tom McClenaghan, special agent in charge of the FBI in Alaska.

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

Photo: Senior cleaners
Agnes Schmitz, 92, patrols around a Dumpster in October in Cooper Landing.

Photo: Rat patrol
Dustin Jones checks and rebaits rat traps last month along the harbor in St. Paul.

State House factions enter into coalition
House Democrats have teamed up with Republican colleagues to form a new Republican-led majority coalition.

Goldbelt eyes profits in IRS vehicle deal
The Internal Revenue Service could prove a profitable client for an urban Alaska Native corporation best known for its tourism-based businesses.

NorthwestDigest
Headlines from around the st ate

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

Principal fired after asking to be whipped
A principal at a Christian school who was fired for being voluntarily whipped in front of two students does not regret his decision.

GOP drops coalition, reclaims House majority
Republican caucus leaders on Monday said they had reclaimed the House majority after a weekend of marathon phoning persuaded some lawmakers - who had defected to a bipartisan coalition - to return to the fold.

State's elderly numbers growing
Alaska was supposed to be a one-year stint when Lorene Harrison arrived in 1928 to take a job teaching music and home economics in Anchorage, a small frontier town in the wilderness.

UAF may drop recognition of 'paper mill' universities
The University of Alaska Fairbanks is considering a policy change to recognize degrees only from accredited universities for decisions of transferring credit, hiring, promotions or tenure.

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