Affordable recounts
Amy Paige makes several good points in her March 3 letter, "Make Hand Recounts Easy."

Firmly rooted
Now that an architect has been chosen to design "the first state capitol of the 21st century," there is something he really should know.

Artists' challenge
Artists Sarah Banks, left, and Jane Stokes work on their exhibit pieces for the "12x12" show Thursday at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Images from another time: Juneau Cold Storage, May 1987
The cruise ship Fairsea is tied up at the old downtown ferry terminal as Juneau Cold Storage lies in ruins after being destroyed by fire in May 1987.

Photo: Drive-time collision
Members of Capital City Fire and Rescue move a victim of a two--car accident to an ambulance Thursday at the intersection of Egan Drive and Sunny Drive.

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

Arts for Kids offers six hours of storytelling
Last April, University of Alaska Southeast student Lyle James entered his first public speaking competition, the school's second annual Native Oratory Contest.

Valley school design chosen
Juneau's high school at Dimond Park will have two classroom wings that extend from an atrium, a long commons that runs beside walls of glass, and a box-like space to hold the gyms, auditorium, and art and music rooms.

Photo: In search of sea slugs
Alex Kirkbride, a photographer from New York, prepares to dive Thursday in Sunshine Cove.

Juneau wins bid to keep Celebration
Celebration is coming back to Juneau in 2006.

Stringing along
Teacher Julia Bastuscheck leads students from the Juneau-Douglas High School string orchestra on Friday, Feb. 18, during the String-A-Thon fund-raiser.

Science winners to compete in international fair
The winners of the Southeast Alaska Regional Science Fair, held Saturday in Juneau, are Joey Bosworth and Erika O'Sullivan in a group project on the effects of age and succession type on the composition of forest overstory and understory; Sara Bogert, who studied how carbon source affects microbial sulfate reduction in mine tailings; and Sam Post, who studied how wing curve affects lift force.

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

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

Coping with a sad anniversary
I remember the lines on her feet, like a dusty map.

Tallman and Bentz marry
Tennie Rose Tallman of Anchorage and Juneau resident Joshua Allan Bentz were married Dec. 28, 2004, on the beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

News from around the community

Omholt and Sullivan to wed
Colleen Sullivan, formerly of Juneau, is engaged to Kris Omholt of Kalispell, Mont. Omholt is originally from Helena, Mont.

Love Story: Buying a book
My brother Alex wanted a copy of 'War and Peace' by an Old Russian au-thor Tolstoy, so he went to a famous bookshop in Swards Road and asked for it.

Love Story: My dream has come true
I first met this girl when I came to Juneau in 1991 to help my brother move to Anchorage.

Mattocks and Gilmet to wed
Brenda Gilmet of Palmer and Randy Mattocks of Juneau are engaged to be married. The couple will wed in September in the bride's home state of Kentucky.

John A. Aldrighette
Former Juneau resident John A. Aldrighette, 52, died March 2, 2005 in San Antonio. He was born March 29, 1952 to Arthur and Beatrice Aldrighette.

Ellen Kay O'Brien
Former Juneau resident Ellen Kay (Strohmeyer) O'Brien died Feb. 24, 2005 in Bellingham, Wash. at Shuksan Health Care.

My turn: Award winners leave out key info about life with paralysis
At the Academy Awards, two films with negative portrayals of disability won Oscars, drawing ire from disability rights' groups.

My turn: A great step for fishermen and the sea
Kudos to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, one of the eight regional councils that manage federal marine fisheries in the United States, for unanimously voting to close nearly one million square kilometers of ocean waters off Alaska to destructive bottom trawling, an area nearly twice the size of the state of California.

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.

No Rust: Yakutat hammers Angoon
The Yakutat boys basketball team had a three-week break between regular-season and postseason games.

Southeast Class-2A Boys Basketball Tournament
The latest basketball polls.

Short-handed Klawock girls eke by Angoon
Heading into the most important game of their season, Klawock girls basketball players were shaken up when they learned their star center couldn't play.

Five-time champ Rick Swenson pulls out of Iditarod
Rick Swenson, the only five-time winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, dropped out of the running Thursday - the first time he's scratched from the 1,100-mile trek to Nome in 29 years on the trail.

State OKs aerial spraying on land near Hydaburg
The state's approval of a Klukwan Inc. permit to use helicopters to spray herbicides on clear-cut land has some skeptics fearing that the precedent means there's more spraying ahead.

Highway bill bolsters Alaska projects
The House approved a mammoth highway and transit bill Thursday that aims to reduce traffic congestion nationwide and bring jobs to every lawmaker's home district.

Wash. group seeks Alaska-style ship laws
As the cruise ship business booms, Washington laws lack sufficient teeth to keep the giant vessels from polluting the state's waters, according to a new report from an environmental group.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

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

Bill seeks end to fishing 'derbies' in Gulf of Alaska
State regulators want to end open access to several Gulf of Alaska commercial fisheries, a system they say creates yearly fish derbies that shrinks seasons, hurts the quality of the catch and endangers fishermen.

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