Saturday, March 17, 2007

New chapter books at the city's public libraries
Be the first to read one of these new chapter books at the Juneau Public Libraries.

Latest Bascombe book will be the last
It's easy to pinpoint the spot where a road map of New Jersey hung on the wall of Richard Ford's boathouse during the four years he spent writing his latest Frank Bascombe novel.

Weather's cyclical; spring coming soon
I'll tell you what happened with the winter weather.

Helicopters culling wolves a bad idea
The March 11 Juneau Empire article titled "Helicopter pilots part of wolf control plan," with the sub-heading "Game Board wants more cost-effective culling methods" made me take a deep breath of disbelief.

Alaska's double standard on taxes
I find it incongruous, but entertaining, that Alaskans are upset another state (Washington) may now be considering enacting a tax on cargo containers that will raise a reported $50 million a year from others for maintenance projects within its own state...

Kensington Mine debate is personal
This letter is in response to Wednesday's Coeur Alaska ad featuring surface foreman Jerry Harmon.

Halibut consumers have rights too
Amid the halibut debates lately, one "user group" hasn't been heard from - consumers.

Photo: Salvage operation
Alfred Cook, of Cook's Marine Salvage, works on tying lines to the Alrita, a sunken 40-foot wooden boat, on Thursday at Aurora Harbor.

City closes in on snowiest year
A winter storm watch issued by the National Weather Service for today will inch Juneau closer to its snowiest winter on record.

Corrections

Sexual assault suspects
The Juneau Police Department released two sketches of male suspects believed to have been involved in a sexual assault of a 37-year-old Juneau woman on Feb. 26.

Around Town
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

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

Reaume and Carrillo to wed
Emilie Christine Reaume and David Quimpo Carrillo are engaged to be married on June 16 at the First Assembly of God in Ketchikan.

Neighbors Digest
Alaska Miners Association holds four-day conference, Nordic skiing workshops held Saturday and Sunday, Gibson and Jeffers give long-term care workshops & ANB Camp 12 hosts Hoonah appreciation potluck

Arugula epitomizes changes in American tastes
It is the middle of March, a time we are encouraged to "think green" in honor of St. Patrick's day, and perhaps also in anticipation of Spring.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors: United Way of Southeast Alaska
United Way of Southeast Alaska is a volunteer-driven, grass-roots organization that creates lasting change by bringing people and resources together to address community wide issues and strengthen and build community.

Student Artist in the Spotlight: Christopher Jim
"I want to be a firefighter. I can draw while I'm waiting to put out fires.

Sturdevant and Nussbaumer wed
Molly Sturdevant, formerly of Wrangell, and Dave Nussbaumer, formerly of Fairbanks, were married on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 2007, at home in Juneau.

Photo: Speaker pro tem?
Gov. Sarah Palin's youngest daughter Piper Palin, 5, sits in Speaker of the House John Harris' chair Tuesday as her mother was giving a tour of the Capitol.

Recognitions
Haley Summer and Sierra Gadaire, of Juneau-Douglas High School, were third place finalist section winners at the 19th annual Alaska Statewide High School Science Symposium held March 4 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. They won a one-year UAF tuition scholarship, all expense-paid trip to Nationals in Alabama, a $1,000 Army/Navy/Air Force scholarship, $200 cash and six contributed certificates.

FYI
Births, Marriage licenses and Courts

Neighbors mailbox
Thanks for: Making our raffle successful, Supporting Culture Club hockey, Help with swallow nest box project, Thanks to those at JRC The Alaska Club & Canvas or paper or plastic?

Outside column: Breaking down the political bracket
Let's play ball, baby!! You have your March Madness, which is a tournament that decides who is the No. 1 basketball team in the U.S.

Alaska editorial: Legislators need to fix problems with Palin's gas line bill
This editorial appeared in the Anchorage Daily News:

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.

Juneau Parks and Recreation Co-Ed Volleyball Standings
Juneau Parks and Recreation Co-Ed Volleyball Standings

Alaska Digest
Defendant's son testifies in trial, State: HIV deaths have dropped, Lawsuit challenges protection for bird & $60 million secured for salmon disaster

Bill extends life of domestic violence council
In a single day in Alaska last year, more than 400 people sought help from agencies that work with victims of violence and sexual assault.

Scientists working to put Alaska on nat'l weather map
Greg Newby wants to put Alaska on the map - on the weather map, that is.

Feds may jack up aircraft fuel tax
Small-plane operators in Alaska said they are worried about a Federal Aviation Administration proposal to nearly quadruple fuel taxes for general aviation aircraft.

Legislators eye electing state's attorney general
State Rep. Harry Crawford wants to have Alaska join the vast majority of states where voters elect an attorney general rather than allow the governor to make the appointment.

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