Thursday, November 17, 2005

Business Digest
Staff reports of local businesses

UAS needs change
It looks like more of the same at University of Alaska Southeast.

When will it end?
How much longer can we tolerate what is going on in the governor's office before we Alaskans say enough!

Be careful before slamming SEACC
Customary and traditional use of Tlingit territory is reduced to the word "subsistence."

Democracy mixed with torture?
Right now, between Congress and the Bush administration, there is a struggle taking shape that will affect our standing as a nation in the world, and we feel, our status as citizens in the United States.

State paid too much for governor's jet
The governor's jet is now a reality in the face of a highly suspect and highly irregular bid process.

A new world of communications
I read the article about Internet use by Juneau teens (Empire, Nov. 6). In the first sentence the word "fad" is used, however, I'm not sure chatting and blogging on the Internet is a "fad." The new generation is comfortable with this form of communication. Teens are no longer talking on the phone, writing notes or hanging out in front of the local hot-spot to find out what is happening.

Reject judge Alito
The far right base of the Republican Party is only a fraction of the body politic. It should not govern the whole federal judiciary by locking in far-right judges. Vote 'no' on Alito.

Legislative Affairs settles case with security guard
A Capitol security guard fired in February for writing a letter critical of lawmakers who drink in the building accepted a $10,000 settlement from his former employers on Tuesday, attorneys say.

Harmon sentenced to 72 years for murder
After hearing Maggie Wigen's mother call James Harmon "a monster," a judge Wednesday sentenced the 26-year-old man to 72 years in prison.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Learning Math Tlingit-style
Harborview Elementary School teacher Shgen George has been teaching math to her second- and third-grade class this fall in an unusual way - with fish.

Rita drives family out of Texas
Lynda Savant wants to see bears. After a week in Juneau, the victim of Hurricane Rita said she has already seen eagles fly over mountains, and a spirit that makes Juneau special.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

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

Classes train mine workers
To earn locally some workers might consider learning locally.

Ex-prisoner in Tibet to speak on human rights
A political prisoner for 33 years in Chinese labor camps and prisons throughout his home country, Tibetan lama Palden Gyatso says he was shocked, burnt, prodded, beaten, even roasted alive.

Escalating meth addictions put focus on cold medicine
Juneau's biggest illegal drug problem has some people asking if it should be harder to soothe the sniffles.

Photo: Lighting up the mansion
State employee Izzy Campos strings holiday lights in a tree Wednesday at the Governor's Mansion.

Images from another time: Becoming world champs, 1995
The Juneau-Douglas High School Drill Team performs its military routine in August of 1995 at a special parents performance at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School.

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

Photo: Filipino scholarships
Filipino Community Incorporated celebrated excellence in education during its scholarship awards night in September at the Filipino Hall.

Campbell and Anderson marry
Former Juneau resident Melissa Campbell and Mark Anderson of Issaquah, Wash., were married Aug. 27 in a ceremony on the University of Washington campus in Seattle.

This year, a principled approach to the holidays
The holidays are upon us. We look forward to special times with family and friends.

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

Idabelle Bryson
Longtime Juneau resident Idabelle Bryson died Nov. 15, 2005, at her home in Juneau.

Mary R. Hargrave
Juneau resident Mary Rosina Hargrave, 89, died Nov. 11, 2005, in her sleep at her home in Juneau.

Meredith Nino-Egbert
Former Juneau resident Meredith A. Nino-Egbert, 53, of Woodinville, Wash., died Nov. 7, 2005, in Seattle.

Joseph Allen Woodin
Former Juneau resident, Joseph Allen Woodin, 80, of Soap Lake, Wash. died Oct. 3, 2005, at Lakeridge Special Care in Moses Lake, Wash.

My Turn: Overzealous enforcement at liquor establishments
Last week bartenders and other beverage alcohol servers were targeted for a "compliance check," an elaborate sting involving underage drinkers and the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.

Alaska editorial: An irresponsible omnibus budget bill
Now that the U.S. House has dropped Arctic National Wildlife Refuge drilling from the omnibus budget bill, Alaskans have no reason to root for its passage.

Juneau hosts fight night
Roughhouse Friday Boxing at Marlintini's Lounge didn't disappoint fans as fighters provided plenty of knockdowns and a knockout.

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.

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.

Bridges may no longer be earmarked
A congressional conference committee may strip two maligned Alaska bridge projects of their earmarks, but keep the same amount of highway funding for the state.

Southeast Native leaders decry lack of ANWR revenue sharing
Southeast Alaska Native leaders want an Arctic Native corporation to share the wealth from proposed oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Natives form coalition for addressing economic problems in Southeast Alaska
Native leaders voted Tuesday to form their own coalition to address high energy costs and other economic problems in Southeast Alaska's rural communities.

Gangs blamed for Alaska crime spike
An increase in violent crime in Alaska is largely due to aggravated assaults involving gangs in Anchorage, according to law enforcement officials.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

New bankruptcy law spurs flood of filings
Alaskans scrambled to file for bankruptcy to beat the Oct. 17 date that brought stricter solvency requirements into law.

Midday moon in Alaska a first in nearly 19 years
The moon is at an extreme end of its 18.6-year lunar cycle and between Thursday and Saturday, it will pull an all-nighter.

Oil producers' leases give them edge in gas line talks
Gov. Frank Murkowski on Wednesday defended his preference for a natural gas pipeline proposal by three North Slope oil companies over two competing applications.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Groups seek economic safeguards for villages
Some Alaska fishing organizations said Wednesday that a major federal fisheries bill launched by Sen. Ted Stevens could be strengthened with more economic safeguards for coastal fishing villages.

Building priorities may be up for grabs
Alaska lawmakers and state officials expect funding for other transportation needs to compete with funding for two major bridges this legislative session if the bridges are not earmarked in a federal bill.

Photo: Dyed-in-the-wool optimists
Sally Kuhn, 8, right, pulls with all her might as she tries to tow 4-year-old Lukas Coakley up the sledding hill last week near the University of Alaska Fairbanks Student Recreation Center in Fairbanks.

Cinema Guide
what's playing at the box office

what's happening
news of local entertainment events

Riding that highway with Bluegrass 101
Just out of high school, relatively new to Fairbanks and his tape deck full of the Stanley Brothers and Bill Monroe, Jeremy "JR" Kane was an 18-year-old banjo player, a transplant from Springfield, Ohio, when he first met bluegrass guitar player Carl Hoffman in 1996.

Free recitals: Trio prepares program for viola, flute, piano
Flutist Sally Schlichting, pianist Mary Watson and Seattle violist Sam Williams have prepared a chamber program of 20th-century music for two free recitals, 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church.

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