Thursday, November 18, 2004

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

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).

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?

No illegal stops on Douglas
I am making a plea for the Douglas drivers not to stop for North Douglas drivers who are legally at a stop sign before entering out on traffic.

May God help the pathetic
Your cynicism is pathetic. You must find it very hard to leave your home each day, knowing you will come into contact with these miserable excuses for human beings.

Graduated driver's license safer
MacKenzie Allison raises a valid point in her letter concerning the new provisional driver's license soon to be in effect in Alaska (letters to the editor, Nov. 1).

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

Call police on unlawful shooters
This letter is in response to Mary B. Goode's "Insufficient protection from bullets and traps" recent letter to the editor (Empire, Nov. 7).

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

Proud of Alaska's balloting
Concerning some negative comments about Alaska's absentee ballots, I'm serving in the U.S. Coast Guard and am currently stationed in Portsmouth, Va.

No common sense
Thanks for posting Mr. Chandonnet's take on things.

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

Photo: Holiday decorating
Carol Munro of the state's garden and grounds crew installs holiday decorations Wednesday at the Governor's House.

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

Around Town
Today

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

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.

Northwest Digest
Staff and wire reprorts from around the state.

Towns search for solution to trash problem
For more than 10 years, Southeast Alaskans have barged much of their trash to the Lower 48.

Photo: Overpass cleanup
City Street Department employees Craig Temanson, left, and Richard Madrid remove graffiti Wednesday from the Calhoun Avenue overpass.

AroundTown
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

Acupuncturist releases CD-ROM on pain relief
Valerie DeLaune wants all her patients to take a tennis ball around to reduce their physical pain.

NorthwestDigest
Staff reports of the residents of Juneau

Photo: Tangled deer
Klas Stolpe / Petersburg PilotA deer chews on a rope that became tangled in its antlers Tuesday as it wanders a backyard in Petersburg. Deer are commonly seen walking the neighborhood looking for food.

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?

Towns search for solution to trash problem
For more than 10 years, Southeast Alaskans have barged much of their trash to the Lower 48.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

Alaska editorial: Alaskans differ over Electoral College
This editorial appeared in the Nov. 10 Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:

May God help the pathetic
Your cynicism is pathetic. You must find it very hard to leave your home each day, knowing you will come into contact with these miserable excuses for human beings.

Graduated driver's license safer
MacKenzie Allison raises a valid point in her letter concerning the new provisional driver's license soon to be in effect in Alaska (letters to the editor, Nov. 1).

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

Call police on unlawful shooters
This letter is in response to Mary B. Goode's "Insufficient protection from bullets and traps" recent letter to the editor (Empire, Nov. 7).

No common sense
Thanks for posting Mr. Chandonnet's take on things.

No illegal stops on Douglas
I am making a plea for the Douglas drivers not to stop for North Douglas drivers who are legally at a stop sign before entering out on traffic.

Proud of Alaska's balloting
Concerning some negative comments about Alaska's absentee ballots, I'm serving in the U.S. Coast Guard and am currently stationed in Portsmouth, Va.

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.

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.

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?

UAF faces tough field at Top of the World
No one can accuse the University of Alaska Fairbanks of plotting an easy path to the finals of the BP Top of the World Classic basketball tournament.

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

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.

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.

Boozer scores 27, but Jazz lose to Magic
Grant Hill's game is back because his pain is gone.

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.

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.

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.

Report: Alaska business has big tax burden
A new Federal Reserve Bank of Boston study says business taxes in Alaska are the highest in the nation, but oil taxes skew those figures and the average business shoulders a much smaller burden, according to a state official.

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.

Trooper held on 11 criminal charges
A veteran Alaska state trooper has been arrested on multiple counts of sexual assault and other crimes against at least four women, authorities said Wednesday.

Gov.: More funds to help prevent substance abuse
Gov. Frank Murkowski is calling on the Legislature to approve $7.1 million in increased funding for state programs that prevent substance abuse and fetal alcohol syndrome.

Stevens disagrees with climate study's conclusion, fellow GOP senator
U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, says he disagrees with a new scientific study's conclusion that the burning of fossil fuels is a major factor in climate change.

Thanksgiving's basic recipes
There are certain basic Thanks-giving recipes that, once mastered, need no adjusting from year to year.

Briefly
'Don Pasquale' enters its last week.

Oregon Ballet Theatre brings holiday tradition to Juneau
It's a holiday tradition in major cities across the country. You dress up, you go to the theater, and you watch "The Nutcracker," the famous ballet originally written by E.T.A. Hoffman, scored by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and choreographed by Marius Pepita and Lev Ivanov.

LaRue for the lovelorn: Know when to tell your friends to butt out
Flummoxed by love? Got bedlam in the boudoir? Just ask LaRue.

What's happening
Entertainment events in Juneau

Photo: Enter 'The Nutcracker'
A sugar plum fairy dances in a scene from George Balanchine's version of "The Nutcracker."

Save your money - don't see 'Saw'
"Saw" is the reality television of a sick-minded serial killer.

Nationwide celebration of stories returns to Juneau
Tellabration!, an international day of storytelling traditionally held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, is returning to Juneau after a multi-year hiatus.

Young Company brings 'Twelfth Night' to stage
Perseverance Theatre's Young Shakespeare Training Company, now called simply the Young Company, will present a slightly pared-down version of the comedy "Twelfth Night" for its fall production.

Once upon a time, a journalist borrowed some photos...
This is the story of a circle that took 54 years to complete. The story begins and ends in Britain.

'The Nutcracker'
Dancing snowflakes: A scene from the Oregon Ballet Theatre's production of George Balanchine's version of "The Nutcracker".

Photos capture mixture of terror and hope
Lost Photographs of the RNLI" preserves a remarkable set of 37 dramatic photos borrowed from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's London headquarters in the late 1940s by American explorer, writer and filmmaker Amos Burg, who lived in Juneau.

TELLABRATION! LINEUP
Tellabration! Lineup

Thanksgiving: A time to remember why we don't live with our loved ones
Thanksgiving is a very special holiday when we take a break from our hectic everyday lives to spend quality time with our loved ones, rediscovering all the reasons why we don't actually live with them.

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