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Saturday, January 14, 2006

In the Stacks: A variety of cookbooks at the library
The library has received so many new delicious-sounding cookbooks that I've made that this week's focus!

Still work to do with dog owners
The Grateful Dogs of Juneau held our monthly "poop scoop" at Sandy Beach in Douglas on Jan. 7, followed by our monthly meeting.

Subsidizing pollution
The mining industry supports both mixing zones in salmon spawning habitat and in-lake disposal of industrial waste.

Photo: No dirty politics here
Dave Blackwell of the State Office Building maintenance department powerwashes the steps Thursday.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

Don't step on a crack It's Friday the 13th ... and the full moon rises tonight
Some superstitious folks may not want to cross the path of a black cat or walk under a ladder today.

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

Photo: Science Citation
Erika O'Sullivan (center), a local and international science fair winner, accepts a Legislative Citation for all 2005 Southeast Alaska Science Fair participants.

Student Artist in the Spotlight: Alea Uddipa
Student Artist in the Spotlight is a weekly feature on the Neighbors page and is in collaboration with the Juneau School District Elementary Art Program.

FYI
News about the people you know

Sharing your home with those in need
Do you know someone who cares about senior citizens and who owns a home with one or more empty bedrooms?

Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a new weekly feature on the Neighbors page and is in collaboration with the United Way of Southeast Alaska.

Photo: Reaching New Heights
Members and staff of the Boys & Girls Club of Juneau welcomed their 1,000th member since the opening in 2000 and celebrated with a ceremony this past holiday season.

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

Carol Louise Krause
Juneau resident Carol Louise Krause died Jan. 10, 2006, in Juneau after a long battle with ovarian cancer.

Alaska editorial: Let a commission help decide legislator's pay
Legislative pay is a touchy subject in Alaska. Right now, lawmakers earn a meager salary of $24,012 a year, though per diem pay during and between sessions boosts the total take for most legislators into the mid-$40,000 range.

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.

JDHS girls defeat South in tourney opener
Aggression on the offensive end paid off in free throws and a tournament-opening victory Tuesday for the Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team.

JDHS box score: Lady T-Bird Classic
from Thursday

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Ketchikan Mill's Revival
Deep inside the ruins of the Ketchikan Pulp Co. mill, a birth is under way. As with any delivery, it's painful and full of promise.

Alaska National Guard crew honored in Iraq
Aviators, Army soldiers and civilians gathered Thursday at a theater here to honor the four-person crew killed in the crash of an Alaska Army National Guard helicopter.

Education, gas line top governor's funding list
Gov. Frank Murkowski's State of the Budget address Thursday pitched several proposals he will push for this session, including ownership in the trans-Alaska oil pipeline.

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

Bill calls for new hall for Legislature
Developers in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough are salivating over 1,000 acres that could someday become a new legislative hall, plus homes and hotels for lawmakers and staffs, according to a scenario described by Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake.

Lawmakers listen to gas pipeline criticism
A former Murkowski administration commissioner urged a critical eye when legislators consider the governor's proposed contract for a North Slope natural gas pipeline.

Omnibus drug bill headed to Senate floor
Two bills that aim to curb the production and use of marijuana and methamphetamine in Alaska have been folded into one.

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