Monday, March 14, 2005

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

Good and bad in road
I don't really know what to think about the road at this moment.

Vets deserve answers
Have you ever wondered about the POW patch? Who designed it?

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

New teachers must be trained further
Thanks to the Juneau Empire for presenting both sides to an extremely complicated issue, teacher certification.

Stick to facts
I support this road because Southeast Alaska needs it. If you look at all of Southeast you see a steady decrease in population.

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

New capitol a bad idea
The four proposals for the new capitol building design are so out of touch with anything remotely resembling any design concept found in Alaska, or any where else for that matter.

Republicans push big-brother role
With the war in Iraq an out-of-control quagmire and a federal deficit tallying so fast the numbers are a blur, Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) believes the most important issue is preventing cable television and satellite radio subscribers from seeing someone naked or hearing a cuss word.

Raptor center seeks input
The Juneau Raptor Center may form a steering committee from the community to help shape plans for its permanent home, board members said.

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.

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.

AroundTown
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

AroundTown
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

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

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.

1925 diptheria survivor is 2005 honorary musher
In the winter of 1925, 20 mushers and 100 dogs worked in relays for 700 miles to deliver serum from Nenana to diphtheria-stricken Nome. The serum run is the genesis of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

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.

Juneau says goodbye to Coach Richey
Juneau remembered Reilly Richey on Sunday and gave thanks - thanks for his strong faith, for the impact he had on local youths, and for just having the chance to know a man who touched so many lives.

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

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.

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.

Don't raise cost of recounts
A s one of the people who requested the recount of our U.S. Senate race, I am distressed that a successful exercise in democracy is being used as an excuse to raise the fee citizens must pay to a prohibitive amount.

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

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.

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.

Skagway to face Ninilchik in state tourney opener
The Southeast champion Skagway girls basketball team will face a familiar foe in the opening round of the Class 2A girls state tournament later this week in Anchorage.

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.

Sorlie is first into Unalakleet
Every year around now, the same sickness grips this town on Alaska's Norton Sound coast.

SE Basketball tourney results
Results from girls and boys hoops tournaments

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

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.

Photo: Dog daze
One of Iditarod musher Jeff King's dogs takes a break Saturday during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race at the Grayling checkpoint.

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.

Legislature debates public employee 'double-dipping'
City of Kenai retiree Fred Macvie is back on the job.

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.

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