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Monday, November 22, 2004

Business Digest
Play It Again Sports holds grand opening.

Waving the banner of freedom of religion
I find it interesting and hypocritical that people like Christina Hoffman (Nov. 15 letter) are the first to leap up and wave the banner of freedom of religion as the cornerstone of this country, as if they themselves have never sought to deny others the freedom to believe as they wish.

Number of deaths in Iraq is no joke
Here are the facts: President Bush repeatedly asserted to the citizens of the United States that Saddam Hussein was linked to al-Qaeda...

Focus efforts
Mr. Chamblee's letter indicates that because he does not agree with the aerial wolf control program here in Alaska, he will not be coming to visit us. I want to thank Mr. Chamblee for writing.

Carlos Boozer a real asset to the Utah Jazz
As a Utah Jazz fan, I just want you folks in Juneau to know how pleased we are that Carlos Boozer is now on our team.

Anchorage, Alaska not synonymous
In response to the editorial in The Voice of the (Anchorage) Times, "Juneau out of step with the rest of the state," it is clear that the editors did not do their homework (or chose not to).

Business Digest
Play It Again Sports holds grand opening.

Swarm of eateries to hit city
A veritable smorgasbord is headed to Juneau's restaurant scene in the coming months, with new eateries featuring everything from sushi to gourmet pizza to international cuisine.

Photo: Time to get Mcjolly
Downtown McDonald's employees Alex Albay, right, and Fernando Manalo untangle and staple up lights Friday along their storefront.

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

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

High school club raises money for homeless
Members of the Interact Club at Juneau-Douglas High School lived rough Friday night to raise money for the Glory Hole, the downtown homeless shelter and dining hall.

Drive set up to help Sioux
Standing in the biting wind of the South Dakota plains in late October, the president of the Douglas Indian Association knew the Natives there needed his help

A hill with a history
Every time the city or the state talks about building a new capitol on Telephone Hill, resident Peggy Pijan takes a wait-and-see attitude.

Study recommends removing wooden Lemon Creek bridge
A new study suggests the RediMix Bridge needs to be removed to prevent flooding of Lemon Creek.

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

Younger student classes bulging
What's the difference between 20 kindergartners and 30 kindergartners? Well, noise comes to mind. But there are more significant educational issues, teachers say.

Northwest Digest
Staff and wire reports from around the state.

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

Around Town
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events

Photo: Leader eulogized
Edward and Cathy Thomas deliver the eulogy during a memorial service Friday for Richard James Stitt Sr. at Centennial Hall.

Howard C. Christie
Former Juneau resident, Howard C. Christie, 91, died Nov. 18, 2004, at his home in Bellingham, Wash., with his wife, Muriel (Davis) at his side.

Empire editorial: Thumbs up for the right kind of trash talk
Thumbs up the Southeast Conference for talking trash when the situation calls for it.

School district will get less state money
For much of the past year, as the proposal for a second high school in the Mendenhall Valley was debated, those arguing for and against the facility cited many of the same sources of information, but the information was quite different.

My Turn: No flip-flopping on flipper
This week, the lame-duck Congress could be the scene of a sneak attack on a strong moral value felt across the land....

My Turn: After the election: A time for understanding
Since the end of the recent elections, I've been watching my fellow American's various reactions to the outcome with interest.

An abundance of facts, a shortage of useful ones
Jimmy sits in the corner of his high school math class and looks out the window as icy blue crystals swirl across the outstretched limbs of a Sitka spruce.

Web links
Web sites of interest to local outdoors enthusiasts.

Gearing up: Eaglecrest hasn't opened yet, but already ski enthusiasts are out on the slopes
Even though Eaglecrest Ski Area hasn't opened yet, skiing enthusiasts are showing up in droves.

Out&About
A listing of outdoor events in town

Juneau claims Pilot crown
It's been a few years since the Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team could use depth to dominate a meet.

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.

Boozer celebrates birthday with a win
Completing a stretch that called for four road games in five days, Utah's players might have been tempted to give in to fatigue Saturday night.

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.

Central Florida claims Top of the World Classic
Reserve forward Joshua Peppers scored all 12 of his points in the final 11 minutes to lead Central Florida to a 62-58 victory over New Mexico State Sunday in the championship game of the Top of the World Classic.

A gift of flowers
Photos from the Sunday morning benefit game at Treadwell Arena for the Culture Club youth hockey program.

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

Photo: Little carrier, big mail hauler
Allen Ivanoff, left, and Wade Ryan work on an Arctic Transportation Services aircraft recently in Unalakleet.

Northwest Digest
Staff and wire reports from around the state.

Forest Service puts Gravina timber sale on hold, pending review
The U.S. Forest Service put a timber sale on Gravina Island on hold while it gives further review to the project strongly opposed by Native leaders in the area.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Teen daughter, two others arrested in death of woman
The teenage daughter of a woman whose body was found in a burning van on Prince of Wales Island has been charged with her mother's murder, along with two men that she knew, according to authorities.

A lift for a famous façade
You might say Skagway's Arctic Brotherhood Hall has been in a sticky situation as of late-but that's about to change. The structure's famous driftwood-decked façade - often called the most photographed building in Alaska, but deteriorating from more than a century of wind and water - is undergoing a complete restoration this winter.

Jail-escape attempt by front-loader fizzles out
Two people were arrested early Sunday following an investigation into a failed jail break attempt in Fairbanks, Alaska State Troopers said.

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

Household hazardous waste program to return to Southeast
The Southeast Conference, working with the communities, will be able to continue the program even though the state is not participating.

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