Saturday, December 25, 2004

You're nobody without a Web cam and an audience
Got a Web cam? No? Then I'm sorry, but you're officially a nobody. Not having a Web cam is worse than not having tri-color holographic business cards.

Support other beliefs
Kudos to Mrs. Parry Moore (Empire guest column, Dec. 21). She said what my soul has wanted to say.

Coal lumps to vandals
It just breaks my heart with what is happening in Juneau: the vandalism, the increase in crime, the insensitivity we have towards each other anymore.

Forest industry wastes time, money
Republican Rep. Richard Pombo summed up the Forest Service on the Tongass perfectly when he said in a recent Empire article detailing national forest planning regulation changes...

No reason for recount
I cannot understand why the Division of Elections felt it was necessary to have recounts in the Murkowski and June races.

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

Institute says book teaches language, values
When a Tlingit boy is rude to his mother and contemptuous of a piece of salmon, it's an opportunity to teach respect.

Juneau honors Guard troops
Desert camouflage makes for a conspicuous outfit on a rainy December night in Juneau, but most conspicuous Thursday night at the Moose Lodge was the respect men wearing it earned.

Mobile home blaze leaves 6 homeless
A fire in a Switzer Village Mobile Home Park unit left six people without a home for Christmas.

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

We remember them
The Hospice and Home Care of Juneau's Remembrance Gathering took place on Nov. 28 this year, with Sheryl Weinberg as the guest speaker.

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

Student Recognitions
Outstanding actions of present and former Juneau students.

FYI
Statistics of Juneau

Neighbors Digest
UAS closed for the holiday season

The Holiday Seen at the Grumpsicle
Backstage photos from the Grumpsicle and pictures from A Holiday for All at Treadwell Arena.

Readers like 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
Readers have written the Empire in the last week to rave about Perseverance Theatre's version of "A Midsummer Night's Dream." The following is a sample of the letters we have received:

Steven T. Clark
Longtime Juneau resident Steven T. Clark, 35, died Dec. 22, 2004.

Empire editorial: An appropriate holiday gesture
Perhaps it was the holiday spirit that moved the Juneau Assembly to action.

It's time for ASAA to take a stand on travel
In Alaska high school sports there are two classes of teams- those who pay a lot for travel and those who pay a lot less.

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.

Liberated by speed
Skiing is freedom to Joe Tompkins and Chris Devlin-Young, a chance to climb out of their wheelchairs and regain some of the self worth lost in accidents that swept away the use of their legs.

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

Senior citizens group plans appeal for dismissed longevity bonus lawsuit
A group of senior citizens is planning to appeal a decision by a Fairbanks judge who dismissed their lawsuit seeking a return of the state Longevity Bonus program.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Alaskan fined $10,000 in Canada for shooting sheep
Canadian authorities have fined a North Pole man $10,000 for illegally shooting a sheep just inside the border.

Alaska regulators want authority to grant own water discharge permits
Mining and timber interests say they will likely throw their weight behind Alaska regulators who want to gain the authority from federal regulators to grant their own water pollution discharge permits.

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