Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Business Digest
Play It Again Sports holds grand opening.

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...

No peace in occupied Iraq
America will not win the war on terrorism, because there is no terrorism.

Apology about Eaglecrest Remark
Referring to the article Friday (Chicks with Sticks are ready to face Geezers in Breezers) the Empire has me quoted as saying some things which I unquestionably did say, but which I realize did not come off in the way I would have liked, and I owe an apology to the hardworking people at Eaglecrest.

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.

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.

Cap the capitol with an onion dome
The idea of a golden onion dome atop a new capitol (Loomis, Nov. 19) is so gloriously grand that if it should now not materialize, I will be forever looking at Telephone Hill with a sense of something having gone awry.

Graduated license program not enough
While I definitely admire the recent implementation of the graduated driver's license program, I still believe that focusing on teen drivers is only a start.

Housing issues differ from boat issues
After reading Mondays article in "My Turn," and Tuesday's article on the harbor board, I'm sitting here at Douglas Harbor wondering, "Don't they get it?"

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.

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

Photo: Images from another time
The late Catholic bishop of Juneau, Michael Hughes Kenny, carrying the cross, leads a Pilgrimage for Peace in 1984 from St Paul's Catholic Church to the Shrine of St. Therese

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

Photo: Modern rhythms
Zoe Hawkins-Wells, a dancer and choreographer from Key West, Fla., leads a workshop on modern and African-influenced dance Monday at Juneau-Douglas High School.

Business Digest
Play It Again Sports holds grand opening.

Photo: Gearing up for black cod
Jason Bakk, a deckhand on the fishing vessel Northern Explorer, secures ice totes Monday while the boat is tied up at the Intermediate Vessel Float downtown, near Taku Fisheries.

Northwest Digest
Staff and wire reports from around the state.

Panel: Thumbs up to lease for 18-hole course
Juneau's golf enthusiasts are one hole closer to playing on a standard 18-hole course.

Around Town
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events

Search called off for men lost near Horse Island
The Coast Guard announced Monday it had suspended its search Sunday afternoon for two 30-year-old men missing since their 26-foot cabin cruiser was reported capsized at 4 p.m. Saturday near Horse Island, 12 miles west of Juneau.

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

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.

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

George Johnson Jr.
Longtime Juneau resident George Johnson Jr., 48, died Nov. 17, 2004, at the Anchorage Native Medical Center.

Paul Rod Ramirez
Longtime Juneau resident Paul Rod Ramirez, 84, died Nov. 19, 2004, at the Bartlett Regional Hospital.

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....

Alaska editorial: Delegation needs to convey urgency of Arctic warming
A distinguished group of scientists from Arctic nations, looking at the science on global warming, has issued a report that should give every Alaskan pause.

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.

My Turn: We need an effective U.N.
N o matter which side of the political spectrum you're on, or like me find yourself with a foot in both camps, your world is affected by the United Nations.

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

Boozer's big move
The jolly laugh and wide grin are the same, just like the tightly groomed goatee, the sweat-soaked jersey and the workmanlike stare after a rebound and outlet pass.

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.

Hornets win first game to spoil Stockton's big day
Darrell Armstrong grabbed the game ball from the scoring table and Lee Nailon grabbed coach Byron Scott in a big hug.

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.

Local Sports Briefs
Staff reports of Juneau sports events.

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.

A rechristening in Washington
The 73-year-old former Washington Senators public address announcer was not about to let a protester ruin another big baseball day in the nation's capital.

Sportsmen may face higher fees
Fishermen, hunters and trappers would pay more for license and tag fees under a proposal being put forward by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

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

Northwest Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

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.

This Day in History
In Alaska and the nation.

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.

Companies bid on Cook Inlet oil, gas tracts
Several oil and natural gas companies have bid on more than a dozen tracts in the Cook Inlet region owned by the Alaska Mental Health Land Trust.

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

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.

Northwest Digest
Staff and wire reports from around the state.

Canadians call for fish-farm moratorium
The majority of Canada's North Coast community leaders want to quell the rise of salmon farming in their region.

GOP penalizes ringleaders of failed coalition
The House majority has punished the Republican ringleaders of a failed bipartisan coalition that tried to seize control of the Alaska House of Representatives earlier this month.

New report shows variety in killer whale eating habits
A new report documents the varied diet of a Prince William Sound killer whale that washed up dead on Latouche Island in 2003.

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