Saturday, February 18, 2006

In th Stacks: Young adult fiction at the libraries
Young adult fiction is shelved with the libraries' adult fiction but marked with a green spine label for easy browsing.

Hormones influence teens, not politics
Anti-abortionist Jim Sedlak was paraphrased in Eric Morrison's above-the-fold front-page story Feb. 15 as predicting the (long-needed) services of Planned Parenthood in Juneau would cause an "explosion of teenage sexual activity." That's a bit of a stretch.

Hypocrisy reigns over dividends
It has come to our attention recently that our U.S. representatives (Sens. Murkowski and Stevens and Rep. Young) will be exempted from the provisions of HB273.

Kids - and fetuses - will be kids
I have kids ages 14 years to 5 months, so I have experience with kids and helmets. My first thought is how often kids leave homes with helmets, but they don't stay on.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Haitian Sensation
Growing up 90 minutes from the volatile Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, Juneau resident Julio Gregoire knew neighbors with friends and relatives who had moved to the United States.

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

Launching Lessons
Some Douglas kids had the chance to reach for the stars in school this week.

Neighbors Mailbox
You've got thanks

FYI
News about the people you know

Photo: Maxin' and relaxin'
Maxin' and relaxin': Dan and Tina Waschae and their blue-healer mix, Ruccuss, enjoy the sun and watch the skaters on Twin Lakes Thursday afternoon.

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

Schroeder and Hotch wed
Kaci Schroeder of Klukwan and Aaron Hotch of Klukwan were married at 4 p.m., Dec. 21, 2005, at Haines Presbyterian Church. A reception followed at the Alaska Native Brotherhood in Haines.

Student artist in the Spotlight: Mallory Nilsen
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.

Wearing the bracelet
If you look at people's wrists these days, their watches are often sharing the coveted space with a rubber bracelet.

Student recognition
Recognizing Juneau's outstanding academic achievements

Running for the cure
Alice Sollie rode her bicycle 100 kilometers in the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure fundraising event on Feb. 12 in Florida.

Forrest and Hatcher to wed
Former Juneau resident LaQuita Forrest of Jackson, Miss., and Ayatti Hatcher of Macon, Miss., will be married at 3 p.m. on Feb. 18 at New Horizon Church in Jackson, Miss.

Alaska editorial: Locking out public access
In a failed attempt to block public access to state lands north of the Yukon River, state senators squawked out a number of Chicken-Little style arguments on the floor last week.

My turn: Governor isn't listening to sentiments about the road
If we ever had a governor who did not want to hear what people thought about the state and the way it spends our money, it has to be Frank Murkowski.

Sitka poses a challenge for Crimson Bears
The Sitka High School girls basketball team is clearly more than just one person, but center Kim Dodson looms large as the focal point for Juneau-Douglas.

Joe Tompkins finishes second in downhill at U.S. Nationals
Juneau's Joe Tompkins claimed second place in the downhill competition of the United States Disabled Alpine Championships on Wednesday in Park City, Utah.

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

Citizens: State should give gay partners benefits
Ministers, high school students and others told the Alaska Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday that an amendment aimed at taking away benefits extended to partners of gay state workers is discriminatory and unconstitutional.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

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

State eyes Alcan funds to pay for road out of town
State officials plan to use an obscure federal law, originally crafted to maintain the Alaska Highway in Canada, to pay nearly half the cost of a Juneau access road.

Binkley tops candidates' money race with $351,568
Fairbanks Republican John Binkley's campaign has taken in $351,568 in a month and a half, giving him by far the largest war chest of any of the declared candidates in the 2006 Alaska governor's race.

Democratic leader slams Murkowski for oil-tax bill delay
The leading Alaska House Democrat on Thursday accused Gov. Frank Murkowski of caving to pressure from the state's largest oil companies a day after the Republican governor delayed introducing a bill to tax the companies' net profits.

Photo: Honoring a doyenne of civil rights
Myrna Chaney, left, Caroline Luckey and Danielle Grams, right, watch the Elizabeth Peratrovich celebration at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center on Wednesday in Ketchikan.

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