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Sunday, January 30, 2005

New non-fiction books appeal to local readers
Here's a sample of the new non-fiction at the Juneau Public Libraries.

Drive carefully
A vehicle struck my daughter as she was crossing in the crosswalk.

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

City deportee gets reprieve
Juneau resident Ernesto Guillen packed his bags last week for voluntary deportation to Mexico and a painful separation from his wife and four children.

Planned Parenthood raises funds for clinic
A Planned Parenthood abortion clinic could be opened in Juneau within the year if abortion rights groups can raise about $45,000.

Community arts fair at DZ draws hundreds
Willie Benning, a third-grader at Auke Bay Elementary, tried his hand at a potter's wheel for the first time at the community art fair Saturday at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School.

Duane Lewis Stone
Juneau resident Duane Lewis Stone, 44, died Jan. 23, 2005, in Juneau.

Empire editorial: Keep waterfront in the hands of residents
While city leaders debate raising taxes for cruise ships, another question needs to be answered: Who should be in control of Juneau's waterfront?

Murkowski is smart to review pipeline proposals
Alaska's lawmakers and Gov. Frank Murkowski's administration have some additional food for thought relative to the notion of an all-Alaska gas pipeline.

Cost of road access not excessive
Now that the Juneau Access EIS has been completed and public testimony has begun, there are some issues that need to be brought to light before a final decision is made as to which alternative is best for Juneau.

Web links
Web sites of interest to local outdoors enthusiasts.

Snow report
As of Saturday, Eaglecrest Ski Area had 32 inches of snow at the base and 100 inches at the top.

Out&About
A listing of outdoor events in town

Milo to the rescue!
For the last year Milo has been training for a game he'll hopefully never have to play. The black and white 14-month-old border collie is preparing to become an avalanche search and rescue dog at Eaglecrest Ski Area.

The challenge is partly mental for ultra-endurance athletes
Out in the mean north wind and blowing snow, the night is already as cold and dark as the devil's heart, though it is only 6:30 p.m.

Nets win as Carter's sharp and Jazz go flat
Vince Carter is having a good time on the court again - and it shows.

Shots don't fall for Juneau boys
Between airports and the hardwood, it was an up-and-down weekend for the Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team as the Crimson Bears posted a 1-1 record at Bartlett's Sheri Stears Memorial tournament in Anchorage.

Juneau claims Southeast wrestling crown
The Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team won eight of the 14 weight classes to claim the overall crown at the Southeast Conference-Class 4A Championships held Friday at Sitka High School.

Defense rules for Bears
The Ketchikan and Juneau-Douglas girls high school basketball teams had the chance to scout each other earlier this month when both squads played at the same Anchorage tournament.

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.

Lawmaker resurrects special elections bill
A Kodiak lawmaker has resurrected an effort to allow municipalities to avoid costly special elections.

Alaska works on tsunami preparedness
The state of Alaska wants people to be more aware of the dangers of tsunamis, particularly in vulnerable populated areas such as Seward, Kodiak, Homer and Sitka.

Governor twits Renkes for not seeking ruling
Gov. Frank Murkowski has censured Attorney General Gregg Renkes for not seeking an ethics ruling before participating in an international trade agreement from which he could have profited.

House OKs ANWR resolution; Kerttula, 3 other Dems vote no
An "old friend" cleared the first hurdle of its annual journey through the Alaska Legislature on Friday, with the House of Representatives passing a request to Congress to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.

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