Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Board of Game made right decision
We applaud the recent Board of Game's unanimous decision not to open brown bear hunting in Swan Cove and Island on Admiralty Island.

What does it take to get snow cleaned up?
During the past few days, I've come to the conclusion that the city of Juneau has no preparedness concerning matters outside of pandering to the tour Industry.

Any exceptions for Juneauites?
It is very assuring that Juneau's road extension is finally coming to a reality. It's just sad it's taken so long.

If road moves forward, it'll be a double theft
It'll be a double theft if Gov. Frank Murkowski is allowed to push forth his "pioneer road." The first theft will be tying up $30 million of public funds for a road that might not be built, because it doesn't meet federal requirements.

Hooligan informs on what's happening
In response to Mr. Dau's letter to the editor in the Nov. 12 Juneau Empire, I feel that I need to point something out.

State is throwing away money on road
It is very disappointing that our lame-duck governor wants to throw another $30 million of our money into the bottomless pit called the East Lynn Canal Road.

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

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

Juneau nixes fluoridation
After contentious public debate, the Juneau Assembly voted down Monday a proposal to continue fluoridating the city's water supply.

Snow showers expected to subside
The Juneau area should receive a respite from the snow for at least a week, according to a National Weather Service forecast issued Monday.

Correction

City approves hike in taxi fares
Taxi passengers will pay at least 10 percent more for a ride beginning next week.

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

Photo: Stretch those wings
A bald eagle soars Tuesday over the Mendenhall Loop Road.

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

Photo: Fast-moving Berg
Juneau resident Lori Berg cross-country skis Tuesday on Mendenhall Lake.

Photo: Dancing at school
Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School students Loretta Harris, left, and Billy Moy dance with the Children of the Noble People dance group on Oct. 23 at the school.

Neighbors mailbox
Thanks for: your charity to Angoon residents, keeping the roads clear of snow, supporting high school tennis, helping in Jonathan's fundraiser, uniting our family, encouraging us while we mourn, serving us for the Day of Caring, contributing to our fall festival & funding phone book recycling

Living in God's day alleviates lonliness
"This is God's day; I do not wish it, To be any other day or time., This is God's place; I do not want it, To be any other place" - from the poem Divine Contentment Heals, by Peter Henniker-Heaton, Jubilee and Other Poems, 1979.

Neighbors Digest
First Church of Christ has Thanksgiving service, The Canvas art studio begins classes January & Imagination Library holds enrollment

William Stevenson
Lifelong Juneau resident William "Bill" Robert Stevenson, 57, died Nov. 16, 2006, at Providence Medical Center in Anchorage.

Normajane Johnson
Longtime Juneau resident Normajane Johnson died Nov. 18, 2006, at the Pioneer's Home where she had been a resident for three years. She was 88.

My turn: Rural voters don't take voices for granted
I recently responded to a Gallup Poll that asked, "In the election for president in 2004, did things come up that kept you from voting or did you happen to vote?"

My turn: Beware of Alaska pipe dreams
Perhaps he was wrong, although he was not the sort of person to get things wrong.

My turn: Separating marital status from benefits
The controversial issue of same-sex benefits is better understood through the context of the 1998 marriage amendment of the Alaska Constitution (Article 1, Section 25).

Sports brief: Alaska Sports Hall of Fame to announce 1st class
Alaska Sports Hall of Fame to announce 1st class

Sports brief: Juneau bowlers roll for awards at Special Olympics
Juneau bowlers roll for awards at Special Olympics

JAHA roundup: Wild last minute of play leads to Tier C draw
Mason Morriss' goal with 26 seconds left in regulation gave D.K. Mining a 3-3 draw against the Grey team in Juneau Adult Hockey Association Tier C action on Sunday at Treadwell Arena.

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.

Groups file new aerial hunting suit
Another lawsuit has been filed in a new attempt by conservation groups to stop the state-sponsored killing of wolves.

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

Photo: Tears for a comrade
Pfc. Daniel Stackhouse pays his respects to Army Spc. James L. Bridges of A Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade...

Pipeline flow intentionally slowed
The amount of oil flowing through the trans-Alaska oil pipeline has been intentionally slowed because of high winds at the marine terminal in Valdez, where oil is loaded onto tankers for shipment to West Coast refineries.

Panel backs reclassifying Kenai River as impaired
A local parks advisory board voted to support a proposal to list the lower Kenai River as impaired under the federal Clean Water Act.

Zoo bears snooze through own party
The brown and black bears at the Alaska Zoo missed their own party.

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

Camping, recreation areas face closure
Rising expenses and a shrinking budget are forcing Forest Service officials to consider closing hundreds of campgrounds, picnic areas and other recreation facilities.

Alaska Digest
Downtown shoppers offered free parking, Ferry to make extra trip out of Juneau, Nome residents file suit against mine & Hospital applies for expanded heart care

Alaskans pay most for nursing homes
Aging Alaskans and their families are paying the highest nursing home rates in the country, according to a study by New York Life Insurance Co.

Into the long night
The sun dips below the horizon in Barrow on Saturday for the last time of the year. Residents in Barrow and other North Slope villages won't see the sun for the next two months.

Alaska Digest
Another Democrat joins Senate coalition & Two snowmachiners presumed dead

Senate resists court-ordered gay benefits
The Alaska Legislature called Monday for a statewide vote on amending the Constitution to bar state and local governments from providing employment benefits to same-sex partners of public employees and retirees.

Dispute over oil, gas field development continues
Oil companies have been "stalling" for decades on developing the Point Thomson oil and gas field, and now the state should strip them of their leases on the property, former Gov. Wally Hickel and others said Monday.

Murkowski praises lawmakers' action
Lame-duck Gov. Frank Murkowski Tuesday praised a measure setting an advisory vote on same-sex benefits for public employees but didn't say where the issue was headed next.

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