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October 2, 1997 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Boeing 737 plunges down through a blanket of drizzle in search of the runway that lies below two high, tree-topped ridges. No luck. Passengers sigh as the captain guns the engines and circles around for another try. This time, bingo: a blanket of city lights pops into view, and the jet rolls into a low-level swoop toward the runway. Welcome to one of the most nerve-racking air approaches in the country.
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SPORTS
August 24, 2013 | By Eric Maddy
INTERSECTIONAL Juneau (Alaska) Juneau-Douglas 26, Viewpoint 20 Westlake 59, Waipahu (Hawaii) 8
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August 24, 2013 | By Eric Maddy
INTERSECTIONAL Juneau (Alaska) Juneau-Douglas 26, Viewpoint 20 Westlake 59, Waipahu (Hawaii) 8
TRAVEL
June 23, 2013
THE BEST WAY TO SOUTHEAST ALASKA From LAX, Alaska and Delta offer connecting service (change of plane) to Bellingham, Wash. Restricted round-trip airfares begin at $238. Alaska offers connecting service (change of plane) to Ketchikan and Juneau, Alaska. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $665 and $745, respectively. The Alaska Ferry System can be accessed from Bellingham, Wash., or anywhere along its route north. Walk-on passengers can travel for as little as $329 from Bellingham to Juneau; a cabin with a view would add an additional charge of $352 or more depending on amenities.
TRAVEL
August 11, 1991
I enjoyed reading of the great culinary experiences in Juneau ("From Halibut to Reindeer Sausage...", July 28), my city of birth. I was also around when Alaska became the 49th state, not the 50th, as stated in the story. On our most recent Juneau visit, the Gold Creek Salmon Bake may have been the best meal we ever had. JAN GITSTEIN Alhambra
NATIONAL
April 28, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A Juneau utility has agreed to pay $125,125 in fines for destroying a bald eagle's nest. Alaska Electric Light & Power Co. reached the agreement with the U.S. attorney's office, which accused the private utility of showing a "wanton disregard" in destroying the nest. The utility is accused of damaging the nest and then destroying it months later while blasting during construction of the Lake Dorothy hydroelectric project in 2006 and 2007. The lake is about 25 miles southeast of Juneau.
TRAVEL
September 2, 1990
In the article "Through Alaska by Bus, Train and Plane" on Aug. 12, the caption for photos on the top half of the page identifies the capital of Alaska as Anchorage. The capital is Juneau! ESTHER L. PEARSALL Costa Mesa
TRAVEL
October 9, 1988
My husband and I recently returned from an eight-week boat trip from Seattle to Juneau (Glacier Bay) on our friend's yacht. I found Frank Riley's article, "The Glacier at Juneau Is Vista to Melt the Ice" (Aug. 8), accurate. For a city of 25,000 people and 35 miles of highway, Juneau, Alaska, has more to offer than most American cities. Mendenhall Glacier, 2,000 to 3,000 years old, is the prettiest of 10 other glaciers we viewed. Although Ketchikan, Wrangell and Petersburg are interesting, Juneau was our favorite city.
TRAVEL
August 5, 2012 | By Terry Gardner, Special to the Los Angeles Times
If you visit Sitka and Juneau, Alaska, this month, it's often easy to spot bald eagles, ravens and black and brown bears on your own. (I expected to have the same luck in June and got skunked, except for the raven I photographed in a Foodland parking lot.) Timing is everything with wildlife watching and opportunities increase when berries are ripe or fish are running or spawning. Here's a look at when and where to see bears, eagles and whales inexpensively in southeastern Alaska.
SPORTS
April 9, 1987
Chapman College has signed five basketball players to letters of intent, Coach Kevin Wilson announced Wednesday. The Panthers signed guard Dean Balcao of San Joaquin Delta Community College and forward Russ Ortega of Cosumnes River Community College. Forward Cameron Skaugraud of Juneau (Alaska) Douglas High School, forward Brian Richetto of Stow (Ohio) High School and guard Tim Eggers of Miramonte High School in Orinda also signed with Chapman.
TRAVEL
August 5, 2012 | By Terry Gardner, Special to the Los Angeles Times
If you visit Sitka and Juneau, Alaska, this month, it's often easy to spot bald eagles, ravens and black and brown bears on your own. (I expected to have the same luck in June and got skunked, except for the raven I photographed in a Foodland parking lot.) Timing is everything with wildlife watching and opportunities increase when berries are ripe or fish are running or spawning. Here's a look at when and where to see bears, eagles and whales inexpensively in southeastern Alaska.
NATIONAL
October 23, 2011 | By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times
The scene captured by a hidden FBI camera in Suite 604 of the Baranof Hotel in Juneau has become one of the most famous in a state well-versed since the gold rush days in what happens when money, ambition and alcohol intersect. Victor Kohring, then a state legislator, showed up for a meeting with Bill Allen and Rick Smith, then the president and vice president, respectively, of Veco Corp., a large oil services company. Kohring tells the executives a hard-luck story involving a $17,000 credit card bill.
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October 22, 2011 | By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times
The long-running political corruption probe that saw 11 lawmakers, lobbyists and government staffers convicted in Alaska wound up this week, along with its stories of drunken hotel meetings, sleazy bribery come-ons, and sex-for-drug deals with underage girls. For the first time in years, Alaskans will wake up with no tawdry political drama to relish on the front page. One person who will be happy to see the end of it is Bruce Weyhrauch, a Juneau attorney and former member of the state House of Representatives who spent four years fighting extortion and bribery charges - only to see the legal footings of the case against him turn to quicksand and evaporate, without much fanfare, into a minor misdemeanor charge.
NEWS
June 10, 2011 | By James Oliphant, Washington Bureau
Thousands of records detailing Sarah Palin's tenure as governor of Alaska were released Friday to a waiting throng of journalists at a state office building in the capital of Juneau. Palin's political action committee issued a statement as the documents were released to the public. "The thousands upon thousands of emails released today show a very engaged Gov. Sarah Palin being the CEO of her state," said the treasurer of SarahPAC, Tim Crawford. "The emails detail a governor hard at work.
NEWS
May 4, 2008 | Anne Sutton, Associated Press
First, there was a run on energy-efficient lightbulbs. When those ran out, people began asking for lamp oil. But when they started demanding clothespins in this land of mist and rain, it was clear that Alaska's capital was caught in a serious energy crunch. "We sold all our clothespins the first day," said Doug White, general manager at Don Abel Building Supply. "I don't think kids even knew what they were for, but they're learning now." Avalanches knocked down transmission lines and cut off Juneau's source of low-cost hydroelectric power a few weeks ago. Threatened with a fivefold increase in utility bills, Juneau quickly powered down.
NATIONAL
April 28, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A Juneau utility has agreed to pay $125,125 in fines for destroying a bald eagle's nest. Alaska Electric Light & Power Co. reached the agreement with the U.S. attorney's office, which accused the private utility of showing a "wanton disregard" in destroying the nest. The utility is accused of damaging the nest and then destroying it months later while blasting during construction of the Lake Dorothy hydroelectric project in 2006 and 2007. The lake is about 25 miles southeast of Juneau.
NEWS
July 26, 1985
Alaska Gov. Bill Sheffield's executive assistant told a Senate impeachment hearing in Juneau that she sent inside information about a lucrative state lease proposal to a friend of Sheffield at the governor's request. However, Laurie Herman told the Senate Rules Committee that she believed the governor did not view the action as questionable. Sheffield is accused of steering a $9.1-million contract to a friend and campaign fund-raiser and then lying about it to a grand jury.
TRAVEL
February 4, 2007
JOHN CORRIGAN'S article on his family's Mediterranean cruise brought back great memories for me ["Going Our Separate Ways, Together," Traveler's Journal, Jan. 28]. In the summer of 2005, my boyfriend and I were lucky enough to join 12 of his family members on an Alaskan cruise tour. In Denali, we rafted the Nenana River and also had the opportunity to explore Juneau on foot and kayak Ketchikan. It was one of our favorite vacations; sharing it with everyone made it a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
NEWS
April 1, 2007 | Anne Sutton, Associated Press Writer
Carroll "Butch" Holst and his wife, Janice, were thrilled in 1978 when they bucked a tight housing market and sealed a deal on a cozy, affordable home at the foot of Mt. Juneau. Thrilled, that is, until someone showed them a photograph of their new house in a National Geographic article that tagged their neighborhood as North America's worst avalanche risk. "That was our first indication that there was a serious problem," said Janice, a redheaded dance teacher and grandmother of 12.
TRAVEL
February 4, 2007
JOHN CORRIGAN'S article on his family's Mediterranean cruise brought back great memories for me ["Going Our Separate Ways, Together," Traveler's Journal, Jan. 28]. In the summer of 2005, my boyfriend and I were lucky enough to join 12 of his family members on an Alaskan cruise tour. In Denali, we rafted the Nenana River and also had the opportunity to explore Juneau on foot and kayak Ketchikan. It was one of our favorite vacations; sharing it with everyone made it a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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