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Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Focus on policies, not ridicule
As a Kerry voter and firm opponent of our non-defensive war in Iraq, I am disappointed in Mr. Chandonnet's column, "Here's some more truth about the election" (Empire, Nov. 11).

Congratulations on delivering Juneau
I was disappointed with Juneau's Fourth of July parade this year.

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).

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.

That's no documentary
documentary: adj. 1. Consisting of, concerning, or based on documents.

No mandate for George Bush
I can't say that I am happy how this election turned out.

Road to a hole in the ground
Upon reading your article about a million dollars of public money being spent on Cascade Point road for Goldbelt and Coeur Alaska, I felt there were questions unanswered: What does the public get for its million dollars?

Don't cower in face of The Voice
Well, well, well. Seems Oz has spoken.

Architects take a look at Telephone Hill
One of 40 people who toured the Alaska Capitol on Tuesday with cameras and notebooks in hand might be the one to design its replacement.

Photo: Images from another time
Planning a pulp mill, early 1920s. In the early 1920s, Bart Thane, left, managing director of the Alaska Gastineau mine, tried to turn the failing mine in Thane into a pulp mill.

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School enrollment, funds dip
The Juneau School District will receive $183,454 less in state funding this school year than expected, though officials said reserves will cover the shortfall.

NorthwestDigest
Staff reports of the residents of Juneau

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

Man gets 2 years after not showing up in court for drug case
A man charged with being part of Juneau's cocaine connection in 1997 was sentenced Monday to two years in prison after turning up in Florida earlier this year.

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.

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
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

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

Science festival stimulates, answers questions
Do you ever wonder how the police collect fingerprints from a crime scene, how genes make you who you are, and when a snake hibernates?

Photo: Magic time
Pastor John Stevens, Resurrection Lutheran Church, entertains children at the Nuggett Mall Halloween Carnival on Oct. 31.

Photo: Thank you
Members of the Juneau Lyric Opera

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports of the residents of Juneau

Photo: Young voices
Abigail Query and Lenka Craigova pose for a self-administered snapshot on Election Day at the Douglas library.

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

Richard James Stitt Sr
Longtime Juneau resident Richard James Stitt Sr., 74, died Nov. 14, 2004, at his home.

My Turn: State still needs income tax
Once again, high oil prices - amazingly high - have disguised the critical need for a state fiscal plan.

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:

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: 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
This editorial appeared in Friday's (Kenai) Peninsula Clarion:

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:

Boozer leads Utah in rally over Charlotte
The Utah Jazz have no idea if they are any good, despite their 6-1 start.

Photos: Scenes from state
Juneau's Megan Treston (2) and Lesley Kalbrener (11) go for a block against Colony's Rochelle Ray (5) during the third-fifth place match Saturday at the Class 4A state volleyball tournament at West Anchorage High School.

Photos: Boyd Worley tourney
Juneau Christian School's Kallie Easton (7) goes up to block a shot by Skagway's Paige Hahn during the Boyd Worley Junior High School Basketball Tournament held Nov. 5-6 in Skagway.

Women's game looks for new stars
No Diana Taurasi, no Alana Beard. Nicole Ohlde is gone and so is Nicole Powell. Lindsay Whalen and Kelly Mazzante?

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.

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.

Photo: Alaska fliers deploy
Airmen from the 90th Fighter Squadron take off in an F-15E Strike Eagle fighter bomber Tuesday at Elmendorf Air Force Base outside Anchorage.

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.

Close House races unchanged as more votes are tallied
The results of three close House races haven't changed after nearly all the absentee and questioned ballots have been counted, according to state Division of Elections officials.

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.

Court puts brakes on police stops
A court ruling is preserving Alaskans' constitutional rights at a time when government and police powers are being expanded because of terrorism, a public defender said Tuesday.

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

State's working retirees face uncertain future
For more than 250 state of Alaska workers, retirement is just another word for getting both their pension and a new state job.

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.

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

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

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