Saturday, January 20, 2007

New fiction books explore animosity, youth, Dracula
Here's just a small sample of the new fiction at the Juneau Public Libraries.

Book recounts New Haven's Black Panther trial
This city was supposed to be a model of urban renewal in the 1960s, but by 1970, authorities were so worried about a large-scale riot that they sent in tanks and the National Guard.

Venezuelan leader should be thanked
I read with interest the comments and feelings of people about villages in Alaska accepting fuel payments from Venezuela.

Unclear on whether letter was satire
I would like to submit a comment concerning Tuesday's letter to the editor titled "A few thoughts on gay marriage" by Josh Carter.

Don't hide behind safety issues
Either you want a road out of Juneau or you don't. You just can't hide your true motives behind safety issues that are nonfactors.

Photo: Making a splash
A vehicle splashes through a flooded street Thursday on Vintage Drive.

Church arsonist sentenced to 8 years in prison
A Juneau man who set a fire that destroyed a historic downtown church and a house was sentenced Thursday to eight years in prison.

Orphan bear drops out of sight; denning plan is abandoned
The Douglas orphan black bear is on its own, if it's still alive.

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

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

AK troopers' sting nets 8 in Juneau
Alaska State Troopers swept through and arrested eight people in Juneau this week in an operation to net fugitives, state officials said Thursday.

King and Roff to wed
Angela King, formerly of Juneau, and Christopher Roff will be married June 16, 2007, at Lake Powell Resort in Page, Ariz. The couple met while stationed at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia.

Neighbors Digest
Bowl for Kids' Sake kickoff on Saturday, Community forums on education start Jan. 24, FASD conference for region starts Jan. 25 & Diabetes Support Group hosts speaker

Neighbors mailbox
Thanks for helping the Kids Voting program

Photo: New pastor installation
The Rev. Daniel Doran, left, and his wife, Carol, pose for a picture in fall 2006 on a ferry to Skagway.

Food For Thought: Kumquats are exotic, can be used to add zest
As we enter the later part of January, there is scant cause for excitement among purveyors of fresh produce.

FYI
Births,Marriage licenses and Courts

Photo: Donation to Holy Trinity
Standing on the site of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church's former altar, Rev. George Silides, right, receives a $3,000 check for the church's rebuilding fund from Jetta Whittaker, chairperson of the Juneau Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

Recognitions

Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Ron King
Volunteer Organization: Hospice and Home Care of Juneau.

Student Artist in the Spotlight: Katherine Wray
"I like that art is creative and fun. I like paintings and drawings best. Sometime I'd like to climb the space needle to sketch the stars at night."

Alaska editorial: Capital move talk distracting
Granted, if you were starting from scratch with a choice for Alaska's capital city, you probably wouldn't choose Juneau. No rap on the lovely Southeast city, but it's far from where most Alaskans live and off the road system.

My turn: Tackling climate change
As a 20-year-old Yupik Eskimo from Dillingham majoring in Environmental Studies, I am learning a lot about climate change.

Alaska editorial: Capital should be readily accessible
It was inevitable, of course, that one of the first bills prepared for introduction in the new Legislature would be one to move Alaska's capital to a more central location. Make that the Mat-Su Borough.

JDHS hockey faces Delta
This weekend at Treadwell Arena, the Juneau-Douglas High School hockey team will try to beat Delta Junction for the first time in program history.

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.

Towering tests for two teams
As the Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team prepares for two critical contests against rival Ketchikan this weekend, one particular lesson learned should be especially useful - start quick.

AK senators support fuel efficiency bill
Alaska's U.S. senators are proposing tougher vehicle efficiency standards and other controls on petroleum consumption.

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

Alaska Digest
Thane Road to be closed for two hours, Kodiak testing site to require cleanup, 2 men get 10 years on cocaine charges & Fish processor arrives at Aleutian Island port

Legislature called to act on corruption
A political odd couple working at the request of the governor called Thursday for tough ethics reform in Alaska.

Fairbanks mayor takes a look at tax alternatives
Fairbanks Mayor Jim Whitaker says he wants voters to be able to consider different tax options to temper soaring property taxes in the Fairbanks North Star Borough.

State appeals subsistence board ruling
The state is appealing a Federal Subsistence Board decision granting the community of Ninilchik a subsistence priority in the Kenai River drainage waters on federal land.

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