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Saturday, January 27, 2007

Mild-mannered author delves deep into India's underworld
Baby-faced author Vikram Chandra, in brown V-neck sweater and sipping a skimmed latte, does not immediately strike you as a guy who has spent most of the past decade hanging out with gangsters.

Gamut of nonfiction topics at libraries
The new nonfiction at the Juneau Public Libraries this week runs a gamut of topics, from science to dog-training. Here are a few of our new titles.

Governor introduces ethics bill
Gov. Sarah Palin introduced an ethics bill Thursday, focusing mostly on the executive branch.

Slurs, satire and the Empire's correction
I'm just curious, regarding Josh Carter's letter (Jan. 16 Juneau Empire).

People need a refresher on the roundabout
I would like to see the Department of Transportation rules for roundabout use put in the paper again as a reminder to drivers. Vehicles in the yield section are not checking oncoming traffic for vehicles already in the roundabout that have the right-of-way.

Jail a more fitting punishment than fine
I am appalled by the fact that we have yet another "ethics" committee. Why are we paying these people who represent us to review what every first grader is taught in school, if not at home?

God's unchanging word?
I live in Juneau and was raised in the Methodist church, yet somehow I don't consider hating homosexuals a family value.

Ill-planned development hurts all Alaskans
We can't take any more of this boom-bust mentality. Myopic resource development is ruining our state.

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

Photo: Wake not, want not
The City Docks and Harbors Board met Thursday and introduced an ordinance to reduce the speed limit in Gastineau Channel to 5 mph.

Slide larger than thought; warning system to go on line
An avalanche that cascaded within about 120 feet of a home in the Highlands neighborhood last weekend left a pile of dirty snow larger than first believed, an avalanche expert said.

Galligaskins to convert to mail-order-only business
Many people in Juneau are used to ordering goods from Outside by mail, but Galligaskins is banking on another trend - Outsiders ordering in.

Some question transparency of Alaska Committee
Once a month at 7 a.m. on a Wednesday, a group of Juneau residents gather in a conference room on West Willoughby Avenue to talk about one thing: how to retain Juneau as the state capital.

Photo collection recalls another day, another attitude
The principal of White Mountain School buys a seal for his Inupiaq students' lunch.

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

Neighbors mailbox
Thanks for: making our spelling bee a success, helping our dessert auction, contributing to Winterfest carnival & supporting the Ski Club's raffle

FYI
Births, Marriage licenses & Courts

Rose and Deering to wed
Kesha Rose, of California, and Morgan Deering, of Juneau, will wed on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, in Santa Monica, Calif. Family and friends are invited to join the couple in their thoughts and hearts.

Hibernation Tellabration
Eight Juneau storytellers participated in the International Day of Storytelling celebration, "Hibernation Tellabration," on Jan. 20 at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center.

Photo: Feeding finches
Feeding frenzy: Four female Common Redpoll (Finch) feed...

Student Artist in the Spotlight: Ethan Seid
"I will keep playing the violin. As I get older, it gets a lot more fun. Now I get to play famous pieces that I've heard on CDs and in the orchestra."

Neighbors Digest
Beginning crochet class starts Saturday & SEARHC EMS offers course in Sitka

Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Sally Willson
Volunteer organization: AWARE.

Laura Avenell Shanks
Former Juneau resident Laura Avenell Shanks, 89, died Jan. 13, 2007, quietly in her sleep at home in Sun City, Ariz.

My turn: What the 25th Legislature faces
It is with a great sense of a renewed opportunity to make a difference for the people of the state that the 25th Alaska Legislature embarks on its first session.

Alaska editorial: School dress codes are a good idea
The idea of imposing dress codes in public schools has been garnering enough support for it to be the topic of a bill filed before the state Legislature.

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 boys host Dimond, Alaska's top-ranked team, for two games this weekend
Fans will be treated to a marquee boys basketball matchup this weekend as Juneau-Douglas hosts Dimond from Anchorage.

Crimson Bears' girls look to continue playing tough defense as the Cougars come to town
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team will try to extend its three-game winning streak as it hosts Service this weekend.

Crimson Bears head to Kayhi for SE tourney
The Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team, coming off what coach Kris Mercer called "the best week of practice in years," could make some serious noise at the Southeast Conference championship tournament Saturday in Ketchikan.

Correction

Governor introduces ethics bill
Gov. Sarah Palin introduced an ethics bill Thursday, focusing mostly on the executive branch.

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

Ex-principal found with child porn
A former principal who has worked in schools throughout Alaska was arraigned Wednesday on charges of possessing thousands of images of child pornography on several home computers.

Lawmakers say consultant memo highly revealing
A memo released Thursday shows a former consultant for the state privately expressed concern over parts of the natural gas pipeline deal he publicly supported and helped broker for then-Gov. Frank Murkowski.

Northwest Digest
Homer shootout gets federal attention, Idaho plans to charge $26.50 to bag a wolf & 65-year-old woman beats mountain lion

Two island communities looking for cemeteries
Two Prince of Wales Island communities, Hollis and Thorne Bay, want to buy land from the state to use as cemeteries.

Alaska Air narrows loss in 4th quarter
Alaska Air Group Inc. on Thursday said its loss narrowed in the fourth quarter as revenue grew. The results missed Wall Street expectations, sending shares down 2.4 percent.

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