Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Why not seasonal mining at Kensington?
As the U.S. Forest Service nears its final decisions for the Kensington Mine in Berners Bay, I've done a little bit of figuring.

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.

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."

Taking another look at waste disposal
Chaz Miller's thoughts on garbage transport out of Alaska (Nov. 24, 2004), do not fairly account for the concerns of some Southeast Alaska communities.

NBA could learn from Gold Medal
I've said this for years, but at this point I feel my thoughts should be made public.

Berners Bay will be changed by road
With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season officially underway, apparently Goldbelt has decided to do a little hustling of its own.

Bring back the stapling of TV Week
Apparently management of the Juneau Empire does not feel that adequate binding of the otherwise commendable TV Week section of the Sunday edition of the paper is important.

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.

No to proposed Fish and Game fee hikes
The Alaska Department of Fish & Game is proposing a 100 percent increase for residents to buy a hunting license and only an 18 percent increase for nonresidents.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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: Spirit of the season
Becky Janes puts her donation into the Salvation Army kettle Monday on Front Street as Bob Rose rings a bell and looks on.

Police upset about shift change
Despite the dangers on his job, Juneau Police Officer Paul Comolli likes the flexibility of his schedule. Working on a 12-hour shift, he is off every two or three days.

Capitol design competition jury selected
Juneau resident Puanani Maunu is one of the nine jurors chosen by the Capitol Planning Commission to select designs for a new capitol.

Photo:The big blow's aftermath, 1984
Workers remove debris from a heavily damaged Marine Park in November 1984 after a big storm swept through Southeast on Thanksgiving Day.

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.

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

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

Fire and Rescue teams with FEMA, offers free inspections
Capital City Fire and Rescue has teamed up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the State Fire Marshal's Office to provide free fire safety inspections for homes.

Marjorie Jean "Marge" Swanson
Longtime Juneau resident Marjorie Jean Swanson, 79, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, at her home in Juneau with her family at her side after a long and brave fight against cancer.

Su Lachelt
There will be a celebration of life for Su Lachelt at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, at Chapel By the Lake.

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

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.

Alaska editorial: PETA's appeal to be nice to fish
Every once in awhile, a story comes along that defies belief. We aren't talking about alien abduction stories, or two-headed-babies-with-a-gift-for-opera stories.

America suffers from loss of short-term memory on Iraq
I have been reading with interest many letters regarding Iraq, Saddam Hussein, President George W. Bush, and U.S. policy.

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.

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

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.

State till bulges with oil income
Record-high oil prices will send hundreds of millions to state coffers, but lawmakers and budget analysts are warning against calling new revenues a surplus.

Families program graded so-so
A 10-year-old program to fund at-home help for stressed-out new parents hasn't made much of a difference, a study has found.

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.

Slain Craig woman's daughter arraigned in Ketchikan court
The daughter of a slain Craig woman was arraigned Monday on charges that she conspired to have her mother killed.

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

Regulators fine seafood processors $3.44 million
Federal regulators on Monday fined Icicle Seafoods and two other companies $3.44 million, saying the companies worked as one to corner the Adak crab market, processing millions of pounds above their limit over the past two years.

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.

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

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

Campaign finance reform goes to ballot
A campaign finance reform citizen initiative is headed to voters in 2006.

The halibut season: More positive news
The halibut season rounded out its 10-year anniversary this November on a positive note - three solid years of high prices.

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