Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Practice session

Road trips
Everyone has one. While some are shorter than others, it's a daily encounter we all have to face - some readily, some not so much.

Talk show
Few things strike more fear into the hearts of job seekers than the interview.

Top terms

Strange laws
There is something the matter with the way the laws of this great state treat our teens and young adults.

Not a great vision
With all due respect to the president of Sealaska Corp., Mr. McNeil, his My Turn column of Nov. 21, "A new vision for our forests and our future," outlines circular logic that, quite frankly, isn't logical.

Dealing with diabetes
As a future health care professional, I will be dealing with many people with diabetes. I would like to offer some suggestions for those that may not know they have diabetes. It is a good idea for everyone to get tested for diabetes. I get tested every year. My father died of complications of diabetes when I was 31 years old. By getting a Fasting Plasma Glucose Test from your doctor or local clinic, you will be on your way to a healthier life.

Remove the food tax
One tax that should be exempt is the food tax, not only for seniors, but all citizens of Juneau.

Photo: After the slide
Lloyd Mitchell of the city streets division widens a ditch Monday with an excavator on Wickersham Avenue. Earlier crews cleared the culvert that runs under the avenue and which was blocked during last week's mudslide.

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.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Photo: A break in the weather
Pedestrians cast long shadows as they walk in the sunshine Monday on the Juneau waterfront.

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.

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

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Photo: Christmas eave
George Utermohle takes advantage of the clear weather to hang Christmas lights and a wreath Monday on his Glacier Avenue home.

City shuns changes on property tax exemptions
Organizations such as the Juneau Gun Club, Perseverance Theater and Filipino Community Inc. won't have to start paying property taxes - at least for now.

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

Mine builder homes in on erosion glitch
While two of its major permits are suspended and pressure mounts from Alaska regulators to stop polluting a creek, the Kensington Mine has a new mission: erosion control.

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.

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

My Turn: Alaska predator control based on wrong assumptions
I returned from the March 2004, Board of Game meeting where a play unfolded. This play began in 1900, when Nome had 12,000 residents, Skagway had 2,012 and Juneau had 1,456.

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.

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.

Juneau Bowling Center Standings
as of 29 November

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.

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.

Juneau Bowling Center up and running
The cars and bowlers have started to filter into the Juneau Bowling Center on West Willoughby Avenue.

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

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.

NorthwestDigest
In Alaska, the nation, and the world

Commercial fishermen forming nat'l group
Long splintered into small groups, commercial fishermen are putting together a national organization to promote their image and press their interests before 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.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

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.

Fin whale comes back to Sitka Sound
A fin whale, the first of its species to be seen in Sitka Sound in decades when it was spotted last September, has returned to the area.

Grant allows Alaska to hire rural prosecutors
A $2 million federal grant over three years will allow the state to add two prosecutors to lower the criminal caseload in rural Alaska.

Anchorage to host '09 beard championships
Gentlemen, start growing your beards.

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