Monday, November 28, 2005

No bridge to Gravina
Having been a resident of Ketchikan for 45 years or so, I have been fighting against the bridge for the last 25 years.

Zimbabwe project shares art of a subsistence tribe
In 1997, sociology professor Dick Adams and his students at Lewis and Clark College visited Weya, a subsistence communal area of 10,000 to 15,000 in northeastern Zimbabwe, about 100 miles from the Mozambique border.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Deadlines for military delivery
People sending packages to family members serving in the military should get them out by Dec. 10 by priority mail to most military addresses, according to the U.S. Postal Service.

New game system creates buzz
Heavy wind and relentless rain didn't deter dozens of locals from standing in line all night last week to shell out hundreds of dollars for the "it" holiday item.

Charities looking to enroll, use volunteers
As shoppers crowd stores for bargain prices in the opening weekend of the holiday shopping season, local charities are hoping the community will share the Christmas cheer with the less fortunate.

Photo: At the Public Market
Ben Cotter, left, and Stephanie Hinckle admire earrings on display at the Peer Amid Beads booth Sunday at the Public Market in Centennial Hall.

Christmas lights
Brian Oldfield and his daughter, Theodora, 3, admire the lights during the Fifth Annual Douglas Community Tree Lighting on Friday next to the Douglas Community United Methodist Church.

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

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

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

Post office set for holiday surge
After mailing a Christmas gift Friday, Mendenhall Valley resident Bruce Bowler said he was trying to do things right this year.

Annabelle Mansfield
Juneau resident Annabelle Lee Mansfield (Poe), 77, died from lung cancer on Nov. 23, 2005, in Juneau.

Joseph Weaver
Juneau resident Joseph Lewis Weaver, 76, died Nov. 23, 2005, in Juneau.

Alaska editorial: Some fund earnings should be used for community dividend
Gov. Frank Murkowski's proposal for an annual community dividend is a good first step, but far too timid.

Empire Editorial: Boarding schools not sole solution for rural schools
Fighting back tears while waving goodbye to their parents on a Bush runway is no longer an annual ritual for rural Native children, once forced to leave their families and hometowns for a formal education.

My Turn: There is nothing sacred about U.S. flags, coffins
When I first read Lisa Viteri's guest column (My Turn, Oct. 30) regarding the propriety of using coffins and flags as symbols in anti-war demonstrations, I found several things which I considered wrong.

Subsistence halibut fishing is a serious chore
Juneau resident Harold Martin was the first in Alaska to obtain a federal certificate for subsistence halibut fishing.

Wild turkey day, Juneau-style
Relaxing on Thanksgiving Day takes extra planning and execution when you're going over the muskeg and through the woods to a U.S. Forest Service cabin.

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

Racking up points
Of the 12 individual and relay titles up for grabs at the Alaska State High School Swimming and Diving Championship, the Crimson Bears qualified for the finals in each one.

JUNEAU'S CREW AT STATE
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls' swimming and diving team qualified 13 athletes to the Alaska State Swimming and Diving Championships in Anchorage. The Crimson Bears also sent all three relay teams to compete for state titles.

Record-breaking Bears
The Juneau-Douglas girls' swimming and diving team set seven new school records this season.

Photos: Into the boards
Dane Harmalert pushes Nolan Ainsworth into the boards during the JDHS hockey team practice on Saturday morning.

Juneau's girls deliver a season of perfection
It didn't take long for swimming and diving aficionados to realize that something special was happening with the Juneau-Douglas High School girls' team.

Juneau Billiard Association standings
Juneau Billiard Association Week 6 Standings

Experience wins out at annual charity contest
Score one for the aged. Geezers In Breezers upended Chicks With Sticks 7-2 on Sunday in the annual hockey game benefiting the Culture Club Hockey Program.

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.

Local rivals take to the ice in charity contest
While it may not rank among sports' all-time rivalries like the Celtics and Lakers in the 1980s, Juneau does have a heated competition of its own.

The Iron Women of Juneau
There was every reason in the world for the Juneau-Douglas High School girls' swimming and diving team to feel the pressure of the state championship meet on Nov. 4-5 in Anchorage.

Akiak erosion measured in skulls
Where an old graveyard once stood, coffins now jut from Akiak's eroded riverbank along the Kuskokwim River in southwest Alaska.

Skeleton of 'mini-whale' goes on display in Kodiak
A Dall's porpoise carcass shipped to Kodiak in a surplus casket and allowed to decompose has been resurrected as a nature display and installed at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park.

Photo: Casualty of the sea
An unidentified boat owner walks the beach Friday of Monashka Bay in Kodiak as his boat rolls in the surf.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Two Interior bases to see housing boost
Interior Alaska's two major military bases will gain a few hundred family apartments through a spending bill recently approved by Congress.

UAA focusing on reducing number of Native dropouts
Education came easy for Kathy Black. Growing up in Noorvik, a northwestern village outside of Kotzebue, she breezed through high school with A's.

Permafund hits new high
The Alaska Permanent Fund has hit a new threshold of $32 billion dollars.

NorthwestDigest
In Alaska, the nation, and the world

Kodiak artist takes Alutiiq artwork to Smithsonian Institution
Thirty-five hundred miles from Kodiak, local artist Leona Haakanson-Crow experienced an epiphany that has fueled her creative spirit.

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