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Sunday, March 13, 2005

Twisted mystery among top selections this week
There's plenty of new fiction available this week at the Juneau Public Libraries:

Bush's Social Security fix a scam
George Bush's current plan to "fix" Social Security demands scrutiny.

Study holds reason to oppose road
there are some hard questions that need to be asked.

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

Tlingit mixes Elvis, Native culture
When the Tlingit King is about to perform, he bops nervously from foot to foot, all glam and glitter from his colorful shower curtain cape to his shiny silver-and-white tennis shoes.

Prosecutors say Harmon not coerced
The man accused of raping and killing Maggie Wigen in Tenakee Springs two years ago didn't know he was talking to an undercover Alaska State Trooper before his arrest, but the state didn't violate his constitutional rights, according to prosecutors.

Photo: Storyteller
Ishmael Hope tells a Kiks.adi clan story called Aak'taatseen, Salmon Boy, during a fund-raising event for Arts for Kids on Saturday at the Nugget Mall.

Photo: Leaving them in stitches
Alice Johnson, 7, looks up to her mother, Tami Mulick, as she views quilts by Judith Morley, top, and Willa Allison, bottom, Saturday at the Capital City Quilters exhibition at Centennial Hall.

AroundTown
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

Public interview for JDHS hopefuls
The Juneau School District will publicly interview three finalists Tuesday for the position of principal of Juneau-Douglas High School.

Patricia Martin Sidor
Patricia "Patti" Martin Sidor, 78, died Feb. 15, 2005, in Great Falls, Mont.

Native opportunities to serve limited in Southeast academia
I work in Seattle at a progressive university where the staff, faculty and administration are engaged in a serious and sustained debate on social justice and diversity.

Empire editorial: Fitness grant offers chance to catch up
Three yearly $347,000 grants from the U.S. Department of Education for school and community fitness programs are a welcome gift and should help focus the Juneau School District on educating healthier children.

Toe toon
Cartoon by local artist Toe

Out&About
A listing of outdoor events in town

Snow report
At Eaglecrest Ski Area there are 22 inches of snow at the base and 140 inches at the top of the mountain.

Web links
Web sites of interest to local outdoors enthusiasts

Roughing It
Five Juneau-Douglas High School students recently got a taste of ice fishing, mushing, trapping, muktuk and beaver tail in Russian Mission, a Yup'ik Eskimo village on the Yukon River near the coast.

Second straight for Skagway
Savannah Ames helped the Skagway girls build a 15-point lead over Yakutat in the first half of Saturday's Southeast Conference-Class 2A Tournament championship game.

Sorlie leads into Eagle Island; Boulding quits
Robert Sorlie had the same edge two years ago that he had Saturday in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race: The first to arrive at this checkpoint on the frozen Yukon River, comfortably ahead of the competition.

SE Basketball tourney results
Results from girls and boys hoops tournaments

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.

Hoonah gets it done
All season long, as Hoonah boys basketball players aimed for the school's first region title and state tournament berth since 1998, the team motto was "Git-R-Done."

Stevens says he may quit if ANWR doesn't go
Sen. Ted Stevens says he may retire if his role in the gridlock over oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge helps contribute to an extended ban.

Governor's transport plan hopes to dump feds' environmental report requirements
Gov. Frank Murkowski wants to bypass federal highway money and instead use state debt to pay for his $145 million transportation initiative, a move that would let the state avoid conducting environmental impact statements.

Rural head tax would help pay for schools
An Anchorage Republican has introduced a bill in the Legislature to tax rural residents several hundred dollars apiece to help pay for public schools.

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

Photo: Beginning of the wait for spring
The final touches are put on the Nenana Ice Classic tripod Sunday on the Tanana River at Nenana.

AlaskaDigest
The state game board has approved a fall hunt of four moose in Chugach State Park, in a popular hiking area above the Anchorage Hillside.

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