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Thursday, December 14, 2006

How will fluoride decision affect teeth?
I just want to know what the effect of not having fluoride in our water is going to have on our teeth as a community?

Rise in shareholders won't decrease value
This is in response to Tuesday's letter to the editor by Richard Beasley, titled "Sealaska shareholders, vote no to new-borns."

Spending our money to toot his horn
Just when I thought I'd seen the last of Mr. Murkowski's arrogance (his last-hour appointments to boards and commissions), along comes a tax-supported 48-page recital of his administration's record.

On descendants resolution, vote 'no'
For my fellow Sealaska shareholders who may be undecided as to how they will vote regarding the descendants resolution and for those Sealaska shareholders who intend to vote "yes" or "discretionary," I believe that your "no" vote on the resolution is still necessary to preserve the rights of Sealaska's original shareholders.

SEACC ad, Empire headline misleading
With their advertisement in the Dec. 5 Juneau Empire, Southeast Alaska Conservation Council continues to mislead the public.

1984 plus 23
The corrupt fascist criminal secret-police state, described by George Orwell in "1984," was begun by the Reagan regime before 1984 and has reached its apex under the Cheney-Bush regime.

Why would we want to be like China, India?
A Fairbanks Daily News-Miner editorial, which appeared in Sunday's Juneau Empire as "The value of Alaska mining operations," says Alaska mineral production is trying to keep pace with the likes of India and China.

Anti-war group's methods shameful
The Veterans for Peace organization is not about getting the truth out; they are about getting "their" truth out at the exclusion of any other viewpoint.

Correction

Poised for profits at end of the road?
Even though he has officially stepped out of the decision process, Alaska's top transportation official is positioned for profit from land at the end of a controversial access road leading north from Juneau.

Photo: Planning ahead
Dan Glidmann, property manager for the Charles Goldstein building,

School can be a battleground for recruiters
When military recruiters visit a high school, they like to see students. When they visit Juneau-Douglas High School, they also see adults.

Around Town

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

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

Images from another time: Mystery photo
Alaska State Library staff is trying to identify people and activities in historical photos in the library's collection.

Weather causes spate of oil spills, harbor sinkings
Juneau's recent spate of harsh weather has caused havoc at harbors and kept experts busy dealing with oil spills at homes and businesses.

Business Digest
Whittaker to serve as program coordinator, Starbucks is here, State agency offers rural Internet grants & Alaskan Brewing Co. wins recognition

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

Photo: Christmas eavesdropping
Graham Sutch, 5, watches and listens to an electric train set in a holiday display on Wednesday at the REACH offices on the corner of Seward and Third streets.

Neighbors Digest
Class for cancer victims offered Jan. 7, Floyd Dryden students collect cell phones, Salmon Creek Trail now reopened, Parks and Rec holds volleyball registration & Panic Relief wants to start local program

Peace: The promise of Christmas
Remember this one? "If a tree falls in the middle of the forest and there's nobody there to hear it, does it still make a sound?"

Photo: Sisterhood swear-in
Alaska Native Sisterhood officers are sworn in Monday at the installation ceremony of the 2007 officers at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall.

Photo: Studying for fun
Members of the Juneau-Douglas High School Academic Decathlon team pose on the JDHS library stairs after a recent regional meet.

Pets of the week
Cuddly, independent kitties seek loving home

Recognitions

Furman Marshall
Juneau resident Furman Thomas Marshall, 92, died Dec. 6, 2006, in Juneau.

William Pritchard Sr.
Former Juneau resident William M. Pritchard Sr., 93, died Dec. 3, 2006, in his sleep at Citadel Care center in Mesa, Ariz., on following a diagnosis of congestive heart failure.

Maxine Dunker
Former Juneau resident Maxine Dunker, 73, died Nov. 10, 2006, in Honolulu.

My turn: 30 years and going strong
Many Alaskans this month are celebrating the 30th anniversary of a piece of legislation that has profoundly and positively affected our state.

Alaska editorial: Taking Congress' work ethic to task
Is it any wonder that Americans have such a low opinion of Congress? Of both its Republican and Democratic members?

Sports in Juneau

Dzantik'i Heeni C-Team vs JDHS A-Team basketball
Hustle play: The Crimson Bears' Nani Totuu picks up a loose ball as Dzantik'i Heeni's Karli Brakes gives chase during a JDHS A-team vs. Dzantik'i Heeni C-Team game on Wednesday at the Juneau-Douglas High School gym.

Photo: Juneau Adult Hockey Association
Nice save: DK Mining Co.'s goalie Wayne Coleman deflects a shot by the Yellow team's Michael Wunderlich during Sunday's Tier-C Juneau Adult Hockey Association game.

Week 15 NFL picks plus week 14 results
Last week, we ran an NFL pick'em column that Korry Keeker, JDHS football coach Bill Chalmers and myself participated in.

Sports in Juneau
UPCOMING EVENTS

Young anticipates struggle over resources
Rep. Don Young on Wednesday said he will continue pushing for development of Alaska's oil and mineral deposits as the highest-ranking minority member on the House Resources Committee.

Northwest Digest
Police charge man with assaulting teen, Woman accused of trying to kill trooper & Searchers battle Mount Hood weather

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

Palin picks fellow Mat-Su resident as top attorney
Gov. Sarah Palin appointed more top staff Wednesday, including an attorney general who believes in "strict interpretation" of the Alaska Constitution and is a fellow Mat-Su Borough resident.

Alaska Digest
Perseverance Trail to close until May, Company proposes tram over Ketchikan & Boy brings meth to elementary school

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

Companies pay to settle false marketing suits
Two companies will pay a combined $14.5 million to settle claims that they tricked people in Alaska, Pennsylvania and 14 other states into paying for membership programs that claimed to offer discounts on automotive service, home repair and other services.

Palin announces plans to sell state jet
The state jet will soon have a "for sale" sign on it.

Bethel cab driver shot to death
A Bethel taxi driver was killed when suspects on a snowmachine approached his idling cab and shot him in the head with a shotgun, according to city officials.

Anchorage approves new city ethics rules
The Anchorage Assembly has approved new ethics rules for city officials.

State board creates fish refuge panel
The state Board of Fisheries voted to create a panel to evaluate whether protections for fisheries in Bristol Bay need to be strengthened because of the Pebble Mine project.

Thousands may be stripped of federal subsistence rights
Thousands of Alaskans are at risk of losing their federal subsistence hunting and fishing rights.

Three more paratroopers killed in Iraq
Three more Fort Richardson paratroopers died in a roadside bomb in Iraq, bringing to five the number of Alaska-based soldiers killed in the war zone in three days.

Maine miffed over new surimi labeling rules
Maine lobster promoters are protesting new labeling rules that allow producers of surimi, which is made from Alaska pollock or other whitefish, to drop the word "imitation" from their labels.

Strykers Honor Fallen Comrades
Nearly 3,800 soldiers with the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team returned home to Alaska from Iraq to during the last two weeks.

Palin questions road, may cancel deal
Gov. Sarah Palin said Wednesday she may cancel the contract for the contentious access road north of Juneau.

Murkowski makes exit on notorious jet
The jet that helped bring former Gov. Frank Murkowski's political career to an end also carried him out of state at the end of his term.

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