Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Boost in ferry service for Pelican
On behalf of the Pelican Visitors Association I would like to acknowledge the Alaska Marine Highway System for many improvements of service. Some that we have noticed in our community are:

No authorization of war
I decided to take Mr. Michael Heiman at his word when he stated that he wants to instigate rational discussion about the U.S. occupation of Iraq.

Marijuana is not a source of aggression
Thanks so much for covering the governor's renewed efforts to overturn the court decision to allow adults to possess marijuana for personal use.

Mining mistatements
It is very difficult to stay silent while the Southeast Alaska Conservation Coalition and other environmental agencies make blanket misstatements of the facts. These agencies choose words that misguide the reader.

Head examination for traffic engineers
As much as I hate to interject a new topic into the steady stream of letters against President Bush and the war in Iraq, there is another important issue that makes my blood boil.

Strange advertising
I guess I have too much time to think about stuff. Is it just me or does anyone else wonder why Pike's Waterfront Lodge in Fairbanks is "proudly" sponsoring ads for the "fair and balanced" Fox news network that GCI Cable is running on CNN?

Commission recommends cottage housing
Juneau could be a step closer to promoting neighborhoods where more people can live in small single-family homes.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

City retools wish list for Legislature
The Juneau Assembly wants local transportation projects back on a list of state construction priorities.

Images from another time: Cold storage catches fire
May 24, 1987: Juneau volunteer fire department personnel battle a blaze at the Juneau Cold Storage building on South Franklin Street.

Photo: Diploma that opens doors
University of Alaska Southeast Chancellor John Pugh, left, shakes Aaron Donnelly's hand during a graduation ceremony Tuesday at the UAS Technical Education Center.

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

Assembly rejects mixing zone proposal
The Juneau Assembly on Monday unanimously voted to oppose the state's proposal to allow pollution mixing zones in fish spawning streams.

Overnight dumping creates thrift shop headaches
Not a dumping ground: Salvation Army Thrift Store Manager Henry James examines a mattress, couch and a child's bike Monday in front of the store on Willoughby Avenue.

Survey explains why voters axed sales-tax plans
A $26 million aquatic center proposal had "too many bells and whistles," and a plan to renovate Juneau International Airport was too confusing to voters in October, according to a citywide survey.

Eaglecrest waits for winter temps
The snow now frosting the peaks of Douglas Island may be enough to get people thinking about fun on the slopes, but it's not enough to open Eaglecrest Ski Area.

Juneau delegation split on how to spend budget surplus
Two pairs of eyes from Juneau will look at next year's state budgets on the House Finance Committee - Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch's and Rep. Beth Kerttula's.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

Photo: Finals week at UAS
University of Alaska Southeast sophomore Rachel Rivera sits comfortably Monday as she works on her humanities term paper in the Egan Library.

Living and Growing: The glint and twinkle in our eyes
Peter, my son, who turned three this year, is learning to count and say his As and his Bs and even his Cs.

Student recognition
Recognizing Juneau's outstanding scholastic achievements

Recognition
Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska announces that tribal citizen, Christine Jenkins, was selected as the recipient of the Alaska Federation of Natives Eileen Panigeo MacLean Education President's Award.

Photo: It's all about safety
Juneau firefighters were the special guests at KTOO's Family Night. More than 50 kids attended and each child received a free children's book to take home.

Thank you
Messages of thanks to the community, from the community

Helen S. Burns-Logan
Anchor Point resident, Helen S. Burns-Logan, 76, died Dec. 5, 2005, due to complications from a brain tumor at South Peninsula Hospital Long Term Care in Homer.

Barbara Bathony
Former Juneau resident Barbara Reuter Bathony, 66, died Oct. 17, 2005, in Kindred Hospital in Seattle.

Georgette T. Light
Former Juneau resident Georgette T. Light (Davis), 49, died Dec. 3, 2005, in Haines.

Lazzette M. Ohman-Shearer
Juneau resident Lazzette M. Ohman-Shearer, 86, died Dec. 11, 2005, in her home.

JBC looking for bowlers for upcoming state tourney
The Juneau Bowling Center and Juneau chapter of the United States Bowling Congress is looking for female bowlers to attend the Alaska USBC Women's Bowling Association Championship Tournamentd held Mar. 15-19 in Kenai.

Photo: Getting ready for the season
Juneau-Douglas High School junior Talisa Rhea brings the ball down the court during the girls basketball teams Red and Black Intrasquad Scrimmage on Tuesday.

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
UPCOMING EVENTS

Anchorage man charged with murdering girlfriend
An Anchorage man has been charged with killing his girlfriend at their apartment and transporting the body to a remote beach on the Kenai Peninsula.

Regents OK center for cold climate construction
The new federal transportation bill provided more than just bridge and road money for Alaska.

Man facing homicide charge had violent past
A man charged with killing his girlfriend and dumping her body on a remote Kenai Peninsula shoreline had three restraining orders issued against him when he was arrested.

Alcohol likely had role in pedestrian accidents
Alcohol was suspected as a factor in half of the 31 fatal collisions over five years between motorists and walkers or bicyclists in Anchorage, according to a new state report.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Plan gives break on winter fuel bills
Doris St. Clair started seeing her energy bills increase in September.

Prudhoe decline highlights U.S. oil dependence
Alaska North Slope crude oil production, once heralded as a domestic mother lode, has hit a new output low - embodying the precarious balance confronting the United States as it struggles for energy security in an era of volatility in the international oil market.

This Day in History
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ConocoPhillips' bid to buy company won't affect pipeline
A ConocoPhillips Co. plan to acquire oil and gas producer Burlington Resources Inc. should not affect the petroleum giant's interest in building a natural gas pipeline from the North Slope, according to industry analysts.

Alaska's sickly health rating deteriorates
Limited access to prenatal care, low immunization rates and a high prevalence of smoking caused Alaska to drop six spots in a ranking of the nation's healthiest states released Monday.

Alaska Digest
In anticipation of soldiers from the Juneau-based Army National Guard unit coming home from service in Iraq early next year, about 70 spouses attended special training last weekend in Anchorage to help make the return easier.

Images from another time: Hickel's first term, 1966
Former Gov. Walter Hickel works in his office in the Capitol circa 1966. Hickel was governor from 1966 to 1969 and 1990 to 1994.

This Day in History
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