In the stacks: Nonfiction audio books at the library
Here's a sample of some of the new nonfiction audiobooks on compact disc at the Juneau Public Libraries.

Impeach Bush
President Bush must abide by the laws of this country, just like you and I do.

ADN doesn't restrict
Contrary to comments by the Alaska Gasline Port Authority's communications director in a Jan. 23 My Turn column, there is nothing in the contract between the Anchorage Daily News and Voice of the Times restricting the publication of letters critical of the Times.

Valuable services
I was pleased to read that a Planned Parenthood clinic is to be opened in Juneau (Jan. 25 Empire), but was disturbed by a quote at the end of the article.

No independent source
After reading Elizabeth Bluemink's article in the Jan. 22 edition, I was quite shocked to see her assessment of Dr. David Chambers as being an "independent scientist in Bozeman, Mont."

Photos: Opening day at Eaglecrest
Carraig New breezes down the Platter run at Eaglecrest Ski Area on Thursday, the opening day of the season.

Legislators become stair masters
Anyone who frequented the Capitol during the last week may be stepping on the scales to see if they are a few pounds lighter.

Five-year study tracks links between Native lifestyle, health
The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium is hosting an open house today in hopes of generating interest in a five-year national health and wellness study of Alaska Natives and American Indians.

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

Photo: Brainstorming a playground
John Dean, designer for Leathers and Associates from Ithaca, N.Y., works on a playground design Thursday in the Harborview School lunchroom.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

Wrights marry
Marlene M. Wright of Juneau and Richard Wright of Skagway were married at 4 p.m. Jan. 14, 2006, at Church of God in Juneau.<

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports from the community

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

News about the people you know

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.

Photos: Snow Happy
After several disappointing months, snow enthusiasts finally had something to smile about this week as heavy snowfall blanketed Juneau.

Janice Marie Katzeek
Juneau resident Janice Marie Katzeek, 41, a Tlingit Chilkat Eagle-Thunderbird, died at 6:30 p.m., Jan. 17, at the Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage.

Ralph A. Wegener
Former Juneau resident Rev. Ralph A. Wegener, 88, of Forest Grove, Ore. died Jan. 19, 2006, at his home.

Alaska editorial: AK Constitution calls for powerful governor
With the 50th anniversary at hand of the signing of the Alaska Constitution it's an appropriate time to remind some of the state's legislators of what went into the drafting of that historic document.

My turn: Alaskans should develop gas line on their own terms
There's no more important jobs and business development project for Alaskans than a natural gas pipeline.

Alaska editorial: Control predators, follow law
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game did the right thing in temporarily suspending the state's predator control programs.

My turn: Southeast's transportation system falling into place
In 2005, I wrote several My Turns identifying the positive benefits that the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities' Juneau road access Alternative 2B would have on all residents traveling Lynn Canal.

Balanced attack leads Crimson Bears' JV past the Sitka Wolves
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball junior varsity team earned an impressive sweep of Sitka's junior varsity last weekend.

Crimson Bear boys look to extend seven game winning streak
Normally for homecoming, schools will invite weak teams so the home squad can enjoy a victory before celebrating with a dance.

Juneau's Joe Tompkins competes in Korea
Juneau's Joe Tompkins competed in a pair of World Cup for the Disabled alpine ski races in Pyeong Chang, Korea on Monday.

JDHS prepares for Southeast tournament
The Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team may not be as deep as it was in October, but the Crimson Bears remain a powerful force.

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.

Feds launch investigation into Ketchikan jet crash
Authorities on Thursday identified the pilot who was killed when his small military-style jet crashed in Ketchikan.

New drug plan overwhelming for many seniors
Confusion over signing up for a new Medicare prescription plan is leaving many Alaska seniors without drugs.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Defense: Men said girl not involved in killing
Two men awaiting sentencing for killing Lauri Waterman near Craig 14 months ago were recorded by state troopers saying that the woman's then-16-year-old daughter wasn't involved in the plot, a witness in the girl's murder and conspiracy trial said Thursday.

New drug plan overwhelming for many seniors
Confusion over signing up for a new Medicare prescription plan is leaving many Alaska seniors without drugs.

Permafund trustees eye pipeline investment
Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. trustees may consider investing a portion of its $33 billion fund in a future natural gas pipeline from the North Slope.

Amendment would kill gay benefits
The Alaska Legislature could soon be deliberating a proposed amendment to the state constitution to nullify a court decision ordering the state to pay benefits to the same-sex partners of its employees.

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