Monday, December 6, 2004

Ukraine vs. U.S.
Stolen elections happen someplace else, like Ukraine.

A fine young man
Oct. 6 to 13, I had an opportunity to hunt with Chad Carson, his Mom, Kathy, and my wife.

Keep Celebration in SE
Regarding Celebration: What the Sealaska organization needs to remember is that Sealaska stands for Southeast Alaska Native Organization.

Grant driving privilege gradually
Unfortunately I missed the beginnings of this discussion, but I would like to voice my opinion.

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

Donor's gift pays admission for 270 into 'Nutcracker'
Thanks to a last-minute gift by a longtime local advocate of the arts, more than 270 children and parents were given free tickets to the Oregon Ballet Theatre's Thanksgiving weekend production of "The Nutcracker" at Juneau-Douglas High School.

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

Photo: Eaglecrest aviation
Matt Kern, 18, goes airborne Sunday afternoon near the top of the Ptarmigan chairlift at the Eaglecrest Ski Area.

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

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

Chamber offers some support for capitol project
At the weekly Juneau of Commerce luncheon, Mayor Bruce Botelho tried to energize members with the capitol project he is spearheading.

Photo: Ambassador of reading
First Lady Nancy Murkowski holds third- and fourth-grade students' attention Friday as she reads "Welcome Comfort" by Patricia Polacco at Mendenhall River Community School.

Retired teacher receives honors
Deb Gill, a recently retired special-education teacher in Juneau, has won a national award for her career work with students with severe disabilities.

City sued for sexual harrassment
A woman who resigned from the city's harbors department last year claims hostility toward women in her department forced her out, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday.

Group formed for restoration of governor's residence
The Governor's House needs a makeover, according to first lady Nancy Murkowski.

Artists learn to engrave
In short, confident strokes of pencil on paper, master carver Steven Brown drew a killer whale design for Steve Griffin.

My Turn: Gravina's value is more than the trees
Just days before it was required to respond to the administrative appeals filed by the Organized Village of Saxman, the Metlakatla Indian Community, and others, the Forest Service withdrew the controversial decision to authorize logging nearly 38 million board feet of forest and building about 22 miles of road on Gravina Island.

A golf course, new eateries show entrepreneurial spirit
Some random thoughts today on what I see as some positive points for and about Juneau:

My Turn: Predator-killing programs don't work for Alaskans
The state of Alaska is attempting to minimize public outcry over the massive aerial wolf killing programs currently underway on tens of thousands of square miles in Alaska.

Cartoon by toe
Cartoon by toe

Empire editorial: State needs to share the windfall with cities
Some states would be envious of Alaska even in our worst budget times, but once again financial fortune has smiled on this state and the result will be hundreds of millions of unexpected dollars into its lap.

The old ones were right
My grandmother raised me during the years that my mother was a tuberculosis patient in public health hospitals in territorial Alaska.

Sled dog race debuts in Interior
A full slate of mushers has signed up for the debut of the Sheep Mountain 150 sled dog race.

We made our way into the muskeg, whispering, walking in circles around the pools of standing water, quicksand.
I awoke in my girlfriend's armpit, one hour before dawn, to a terrifying howl. I was scared, and I peered out quietly from beneath the sheet.

Out&About
A listing of outdoor events in town.

Juneau wrestlers just miss title
Starting out in a six-point hole came back to haunt the Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team in the championship match of the Rebel Duals.

Local Sports
Staff reports of Juneau sports events.

Sports Briefs
Staff reports of Juneau sports events.

Jazz fall to Mavs, drop below .500
Despite finishing 23 points shy of his previous effort, Dirk Nowitzki still provided more than enough offense.

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.

Felix, Ritter inducted into Juneau-Douglas football Hall of Fame
Brian Felix and Jake Ritter were inducted into the Juneau-Douglas High School football team's Hall of Fame on Friday, capping the Crimson Bears' annual awards banquet in the JDHS Commons.

Photos: 11th annual Jingle Jog
Kye Scholes, 3, gets a high-five from Santa - as played by George Reifenstein - as Scholes' grandmother pushes him over the finish line of Saturday's Jingle Jog.

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.

Flying mishaps in Alaska at their lowest in 20 years
The number of aviation accidents in Alaska in the last fiscal year was the lowest it's been in 20 years, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

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

This Day in History
In Alaska and the nation.

High court to weigh Alaska marine lands case
Alaska attorneys will ask the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 10 to force the federal government to relinquish ownership of Southeast Alaska's submerged marine lands - including Glacier Bay.

Photo: Million-dollar smile
Sue Anelon of Iliamna talks about her good fortune Friday in Anchorage. She became a millionaire by winning $1.9 million on a slot machine in Oregon.

Education board to decide Alaska history requirement
The state Board of Education will decide Tuesday whether to make the study of Alaska history a high school graduation requirement.

Study: AIDS incidence in women is up
Shannon Guillory knew people were dying but she didn't know why.

Alaska 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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