Sunday, December 4, 2005

History in context
Lately we've seen a letter claiming comparisons between the current Iraq war and World War II and more than one rebutting it.

Juneau's gas gap
A gap is growing between Juneau gas prices and the national average and Alaskans are wondering when it will close.

Native art shines at Ninth Annual Arts and Crafts Fair
Chilkat blanket weaver Anna Brown Ehlers understands the true meaning of patience.

Photo: Still life with kayak
Kayaks and a bicycle at Alaska Boat & Kayak at the Don Statter Boat Harbor in Auke Bay form a winter still life after a dusting of snow on Saturday.

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

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

REACH celebrates the holidays with traditional Christmas display downtown
Lola and Jim Herr came to downtown Juneau Friday for breakfast, and lingered to look in a window at Third and Seward streets and play with the toys.

Irene G. Satko
Longtime Juneau resident Irene G. Satko (Hill), 81, died Nov. 30, 2005, at her home in Juneau.

Idabelle Bryson
Longtime Juneau resident Idabelle Bryson, 84, died Nov. 15, 2005, at her home.

Native study hall gives a new meaning to value of education
A t first glance it strikes one as an odd and perhaps misguided way of engaging students: Bribe them into studying.

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

Skating on thick ice
Marc Scholten skates on Juneau ponds and lakes, whacking at the surface to learn whether it is safe for a game of hockey.

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Web sites of interest to local outdoors enthusiasts.

Lots of natural history going on in wetlands
The premier access to Juneau's wetlands is the dike trail near the airport, but another good route is the lower Fish Creek trail out to the mouth of the creek, starting near the bridge on the North Douglas Highway. There is so much interesting natural history going on out there that it is hard to know where to start the telling.

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.

Koko Urata takes 17th in Phase III swim competition
Koko Urata's dream of making the U.S. Junior Synchronized Swimming team came to a halt in Portland, Ore.

JDHS wrestling results

JDHS wrestling takes eighth in Washington
Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling coach Kris Mercer received his wish on Friday and Saturday in Washington state - he got his Crimson Bears some serious competition.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Alaska Republicans expects no fallout from leaders' missteps
The Reagan legacy of the Teflon Republican is alive and well in Alaska.

Aleuts Remember
Mary Bourdukofsky was at home after church on rugged St. Paul Island one Sunday in the summer of 1942, when her agitated husband rushed breathless through the door from his weekly baseball game.

Natives question federal eagle law
Some Southeast Alaska Native leaders are raising questions about a federal law that makes picking up eagle feathers a criminal offense.

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