Sunday, November 20, 2005

Trashed trailheads
Over the years I have tried to pick up litter at the numerous trailheads around Juneau. The Windfall Lake trailhead was a disaster; so I ventured out to clean it up, and it turned out to be a major undertaking.

50 years of Marlboro
On Nov. 5, the Phillip Morris USA Inc. celebrated its Marlboro's 50th year in existence. To wrap up this year's promotion, they planned to hallmark this occasion by hiring famous bands to play in 49 major cities.

Careful with the BB gun
A new kid fad in Juneau is a product called an "Airsoft Gun." It fires a plastic BB at a supposedly safe velocity.

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

Torrential rains break city record
Record rainfall at the end of the workweek left some city and state employees working overtime this weekend.

Photo: Honoring the fallen
Blaine Smith, a maintenance worker at the Capitol, raises an Alaska flag above the building Friday in honor of Staff Sgt. Stephan J. Sutherland, killed Nov. 12 in Iraq.

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

Stoked on saunas
Some can still remember a time when all the world's problems could be solved in a sweltering room on a Saturday night, when visiting the Douglas sauna was a highlight of their week.

Empire Editorial: Share the wealth
Southeast Alaska Native leaders who gathered for a Juneau summit last week raised a good question: Why shouldn't the Arctic Slope Regional Corp. share the wealth if and when oil starts flowing from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge?

Out&About
Out & About is a listing of recreational activities.

Leaving no trace
One of the things Harry Tullis loves about living in Southeast Alaska is the nearby wilderness, he said last week before leaving for a deer hunting trip on Admiralty Island.

JDHS takes the Pilot Tournament
Juneau-Douglas High School captured the Brandon Pilot Invitational Wrestling Tournament on Saturday.

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.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Alaska's dental health aides face opposition in Washington
For Wynita Lee, an Inupiaq Eskimo in the small village of Shungnak, a trip to the dentist for her children and grandchildren was anything but easy.

State's turnover rate at 12 percent
A study by the Alaska Division of Personnel shows the turnover rate for state employees was 12 percent between January and June.

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

Mushing champ ponders future with one less finger
Some have identified Cohoe musher Lance Mackey as having the team to beat this winter, but a recent amputation could point to an uncertain future.

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