Saturday, January 7, 2006

Nonfiction available at library
Here's a taste of a few of the new nonfiction books on the shelves at the Juneau Public Libraries

Business Digest
Staff reports of local businesses

Wants clarification in Empire editorials
I appreciate the Empire's policy of publishing editorials from other papers around the country; it allows our community to hear diverse viewpoints.

Standing up for privacy is appreciated
As a liberal Democrat, I often disagree with our congressional delegation. I'm writing to applaud both Lisa Murkowski and Don Young for their steadfast support of our personal freedom against the worst excesses of the Patriot Act.

Burnham hits the mark on labels
Regarding the article written by Hillary Burnham, "Watch for labels; they're everywhere" (letters to the editor, Jan. 4) I say, thank you, Miss Burnham, for your brave and succinct article.

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

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

Photo: Rush hour light show
Juneau commuters head north on Egan Drive on Thursday during the evening rush hour.

Airport ponders parking fee hike
Keith Goering didn't have to pay to park at Juneau International Airport Thursday night because he got in and out in less than a half-hour.

Images from another time: 'Bear Man,' 1980
The late Stan Price, known as the "Bear Man of Pack Creek," walks with his movie camera near his cabin on Admiralty Island, about 30 miles south of Juneau, in 1980.

Old-timer Dean Williams first in season's fireside chats
Longtime Juneau resident Dean Williams leads off the 44th season of the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center's winter fireside chat series tonight with two free hour-long lectures about the early days of Juneau skiing, icefield research and the Taku and Mendenhall glaciers.

City considers Admiralty annexation
A Juneau city panel is considering annexing more land on the northern tip of Admiralty Island, including the hunting and fishing destination of Funter Bay.

FYI
News about the people you know

Student Artist in the Spotlight
Bethany Bibb

Beliefs on the radio waves at KTOO
It's time for Juneauites to pick up their pens and submit essays to KTOO's "This I Believe" radio essay series.

Photo: On the sunny side
Downtown Juneau has it made in the shade as Mount Juneau basks in the sunlight

Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Helping you find where you are needed

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

Catherine Rae Batt Barrett
Juneau resident Catherine Rae Batt Barrett, 54, died Jan. 2, 2006, at her family home from breast cancer.

Empire Editorial: Message in a bottle
It took one curious recycler to shatter the illusion of many Juneau residents that their diligent washing and depositing of glass bottles at the city's recycling center meant they were saving the dump from filling up on glass.

My Turn: Consider outsourcing Juneau city government
A fter careful thought and deliberation, it has occurred to me that the cure for many of America's woes can be found in the Big Book of Big Business.

Empire Editorial: Cut into class sizes
While Alaska is again flush with oil money, lawmakers are lining up to support more funding for education.

Bears open tournament with a win
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team overcame sloppy play to beat previously undefeated West Valley 53-43 on Thursday in the Alaska Prep Shootout at Dimond High School.

JDHS to face off against Huskies
The Juneau-Douglas High School ice hockey team heads into tonight's series with visiting Delta Junction two invaluable games wiser and with three more weeks of practice under its belt.

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.

Sen. Ted Stevens gives up contributions after Washington lobbyist pleads guilty
Sen. Ted Stevens has forfeited campaign contributions from lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his clients.

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

Judge tosses recall effort against Sen. Ben Stevens
The attempt to recall state Sen. Ben Stevens has been blocked again, this time in court.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

State gives mine time to meet water regs
Alaska regulators have extended the deadline for builders of the Kensington Mine to comply with state water quality standards.

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