Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Plan ahead

Healthy eating
Potato chips, candy bars and caffeinated sodas are, without a doubt, primary staples in most workplace vending machines.

Wage age

Weighty celebrations
The average American will consume more than 4,500 calories in one meal this holiday season, according to the Atlanta-based Calorie Control Council.

Not really so-called exemption abuses
The article titled "Seniors fear loss of city tax breaks" (Empire, Nov. 18) was so typical of today's government, whether it be here in Haines, there in Juneau or nationwide.

Why say no to mine?
I love Southeast Alaska and I love Juneau - Alaska's capital city.

Here are more dividend glitches
While filing for my dividend in March 2004, I also filed for my children's dividend. They were all done at the same time, all online.

Bank closure a stake in Hoonah's heart
I recently saw a copy of an article from the Alaska Journal of Commerce, Nov. 6, entitled "Alaska Pacific Bank branch closures shock Hoonah, Yakutat."

Little stewardship from Sealaska
The article on the timber situation at Sealaska in the Tuesday edition of the Empire makes it clear the corporation has practiced little in the way of sustainable harvest, value-added processing or true stewardship of the land. Sounds to me like they've reaped exactly what they've sown. Why would the Forest Service, Congress or the general public have any interest in promoting this short-sightedness by granting Sealaska higher-value allotments or control over the management of Tongass timber?

Why must we sacrifice a lake?
If the tailings aren't toxic, like Mr. DeWitt states in his recent My Turn (Empire, Nov. 15), then why does Kensington insist on dumping them in the lake?

Lakes come and go
Some observations concerning the Slate Lake controversy.

Let Iraqis sort it out
As a veteran (Army medic '70-73), I am sickened by the continued willingness of our congressional delegation to support the immoral war in Iraq.

Images from another time: The prospect of oil wealth, 1973
Governor William Egan examines Alaska newspapers in his Capitol office after calling a special legislature session in October 1973.

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

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Photo: Cleaning up after Mother Nature
Scott Stevens of the Public Works Department pumps water and debris Monday from a storm drain on Behrends Avenue.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Southeast Natives rally behind hurt Iraq soldier
No matter their feelings about the war in Iraq, scores of Tlingits in Southeast Alaska are rallying behind Latseen Benson.

Prices for halibut hit new heights
If there was ever any doubt that Lower 48 consumers are willing to pay a premium for Alaskan halibut, it was shattered in Juneau this year.

Rain continues to pelt Juneau
As the rain continued Monday afternoon, Bret Schmiege was looking at "several tons of mud and several tons of tree debris" where he used to sleep in his Nelson Street home.

Assembly revamps tax exemptions
Non-residents will have to start paying sales tax in Juneau, while businesses can enjoy a bigger tax break next year.

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

Photo: Staying tuned
Juneau-Douglas High School cross country and track team members, from left, Wesley Dinnen, Katie Krehlik, Hunter Brown, Tyler Dinnen, Justin Jones and Jordan Moser (obscured by Jones) run in the hard-driving rain Monday on Glacier Highway.

To live and fly in L.A.
The Los Angeles Clippers are 8-2 in the National Basketball Association's Pacific Division, and off to the best start in franchise history thanks to a flashy backcourt and a quiet, superstar power forward.

Alaska Editorial: A new vision for our forests and our future
Forest resources are vital to the future of Alaska and all its people. In Southeast Alaska, after fishing, forests provide the most private jobs.

My turn: A test predestined to failure
What happened to the "test" of the fast ferries this winter?

We must reject call to elect judges
When Alaska courts issue a controversial decision, some who disagree with the ruling almost inevitably complain that it wouldn't have happened if the state's judges were elected.

My turn: Critics make erroneous claims about fast ferries
At some point in the discussion of public policy, facts should be helpful.

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.

JDHS wrestlers delight the home crowd
Victories are always nice for the Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team

Pilot Tournament results
from this weekend...

UA puts land next to refuge up for sale
The University of Alaska may sell 200 acres next to Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge after being approached by a potential buyer who wants to use the property for wetlands mitigation.

Company plans Anchorage generic-drug manufacturing plant
An Alaska-based home health care company plans to construct a manufacturing facility in Anchorage to make generic drugs.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

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

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

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Domestic market for black cod is up
Commercial fishermen from Alaska to California used to rely on the Japanese market to buy up tons of black cod, but sales to Japan are down 40 percent this season as that country's economy has lagged.

Gravel-laying is 1st step in long-discussed road
A long-proposed northern route into Denali National Park and Preserve will take shape as soon as this spring when the Department of Transportation plans to lay gravel for the road's first five miles.

Proposal to reopen boarding schools prompts rural debate
Boarding schools in Alaska date to the 19th century and were mostly phased out 30 years ago.

Partners launch seafood magazine
A Seattle company hopes to capitalize on the popularity of wild-caught seafood with a new magazine.

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