Dissent can be positive
Thanks to Ted Wright for speaking his mind. Gordon Jackson believes Ted Wright's articles "struggle to make points from knowledge gained from academia."

There are reasons to fight terrorism
In Lynn Matt's letter to the editor (11/23) he stated that, "America will not win the war on terrorism, because there is no terrorism."

Cap administrative costs at University of Alaska
I am certain I am not alone in thanking and congratulating Wallace Olson for his superb My Turn article of Nov. 24, "A simple proposal," recommending that the University of Alaska system discipline itself with a 15 percent budget ceiling on administrative costs.

There are options for dealing with wolf populations
This letter is in response to the My Turn submitted by Kevin Duffy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game regarding wolf control here in Alaska.

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

Filipino group elects 1st woman president
Jenny Gomez Strickler is the first woman elected president of the Filipino Community since it was founded in 1929.

Photo: Winner
Mike Collins, center, receives a framed print from Angelo Katasse, 17, during a presentation Sunday of the first Forrest Fletcher Mentor of the Year Award at the Juneau Archery Club in the Mendenhall Mall.

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

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

Photo: Sampling the goods
Patti Olson, right, and her daughter Shawna sample a variety of the Alaskan Soap Company's scented candles Saturday at the Public Market at Centennial Hall.

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

Power shoppers hit Juneau
Juneau resident Dan Johnson described himself as a "pack mule" Friday afternoon while holding a shopping bag at the Public Market and waiting for his wife and daughter.

Grief during the holidays
The holiday season can be a tough time for those who have recently lost a loved one, but planning how to spend the holidays can make the experience less upsetting, according to bereavement specialists.

Photo: Urban birds
City gulls rest atop a downtown rooftop last week.

Hospital apologizes for error in McClinton death
A former Juneau resident who underwent surgery for a brain aneurysm was mistakenly injected with a highly toxic antiseptic solution and died, hospital officials have admitted.

Photo: Douglas lights up
Juneau mayor Bruce Botelho threw the switch to light The Douglas Community tree Friday between Waterwheel Plaza and Douglas Community United Methodist Church.

Photo: 'tis the season
A hiker plows his way along a snowy Mount Roberts Trail on Friday at about 1,900 feet elevation - 100 feet or so below the upper terminal of the Mount Roberts Tramway.

Photo: Sign of the times
Travis Mill, 19, carries a 6-foot jack pine selected by Nancy DeCherney to her car Sunday at his Christmas tree stand at the corner of Egan Drive and Channel Drive.

Sonar techs join search for two men
A husband and wife from Idaho who used their sonar equipment in March to retrieve the body of a man drowned in Auke Bay have joined the search for two men missing since their boat capsized on Nov. 20 near Horse Island.

Charges increase for man accused of arson
Charges have become more severe for the man accused of arson after a September fire at DeHart's Marina.

F. Bruce Steadman
He was born June 26, 1948, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He received his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University and his graduate degree at the University of Utah.

Nicholas 'Nick' Arthur Mayer
Longtime Juneau resident Nicholas Arthur Mayer, 31, died Nov. 20, 2004, lost at sea near Horse Island.

James 'Jim' Charles Metlicka
Lifetime Juneau resident James Charles Metlicka, 30, died Nov. 20, 2004, out on the waters doing what he loved most.

Melissa Athena Rogers
Longtime Juneau resident Melissa Athena Rogers, 31, died Oct. 24, 2004, at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

Cartoon by Toe
Cartoon by Toe

My Turn: No Child Left Behind sets up schools, kids for failure
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is underfunded, overregulated, and time-intensive.

Alaskan Editorial: Alaskans write their own history, required or not
While the state and local school boards debate whether to require a course in Alaska history, other Alaskans - and history - march off without them.

Indoor Range on target for opening in December
Juneau residents can squeeze off their first live shots at the new $1.9 million indoor shooting range in the Mendenhall Valley as early as Dec. 7.

Nongame studies: Whales to warblers
Bowhead whales and boreal owls are among the wide range of research projects proposed for the upcoming year through the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's nongame program.

Snowboarders, once shunned, now coveted by the ski industry
Dressed in a yellow T-shirt despite bitter winter temperatures, Jon Raevsky sat atop Breckenridge Ski Resort watching fellow snowboarders ride steel rails instead of snow.

A listing of outdoor events in town.

Nilsen sets golden goals
When Homer's Tela O'Donnell competed at the Summer Olympics last August, fellow Alaskans followed her progress in the Games' inaugural women's wrestling matches.

Huskies win Great Alaska Shootout
Washington guard Nate Robinson was held seven points below his season average against No. 19 Alabama.

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.

Spurs blitz Jazz
The San Antonio Spurs' fast start didn't surprise Utah coach Jerry Sloan.

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.

State's wolf-control program continues
Aerial hunters have claimed the first wolf kills of the season as Alaska officials renew predator-control efforts to boost moose and caribou populations.

Sen. Ted Stevens chides FERC rule through legislation
Through legislation, U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens chastised the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a decision affecting Alaska refineries and major oil companies.

Alaska women do well in pay, poorly in health
Alaska women average larger paychecks than women nationwide, but rank significantly lower for health and well-being, according to a new report.

Corps of Engineers projects increase spending in Alaska
Two large military projects in Alaska and a transformation of the Army has more than doubled the U.S. Department of Defense's current construction budget for the 49th state, according to Col. Timothy Gallagher, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Alaska district.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Alaskans among those having least health-care coverage
The percentage of Alaska adults without health insurance ranks among the highest in the nation, according to a report.

More smuggled pot unearthed
Hidden in frozen hamburger, strapped to smugglers' bellies or shipped in unmarked boxes to family and friends, more and more marijuana is being found on its way to the Bush.

Northwest Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state/the Northwest.

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

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