Branch to release book of conversations with Clinton
Dozens of taped conversations between then-President Clinton and historian Taylor Branch will be edited into a book, tentatively titled "Wrestling History: The Bill Clinton Tapes," to be published in 2008, Simon & Schuster announced Thursday.

New adult fiction includes 'Mathematicians in Love'
Here's a sample of some of the new fiction for adult readers at the Juneau Public Libraries.

A formula for big bucks: 50 Cent's rap meets pulp
You'd be forgiven for judging the paperback novella "The Ski Mask Way" by its cover.

Juneau-Douglas girls cruise to state final

Law, morals and irony
The Juneau Empire's "Vote no for family values" editorial in the March 11 issue followed two lines of argument to support its conclusions:

Tongass managers stuck in a different era
In an interview in the Missoula (Mont.) Independent, recently retired Forest Service Chief Dale Bosworth spoke about the "eras" the Forest Service has gone through in the United States.

Reinstate old standard for Denali Kid Care
For the last couple of years the members of the Alaska Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics have been advocating a resumption of the 200 percent of poverty guideline for Denali Kid Care (Medicaid) enrollment.

Photo: What remains
A vehicle passes the remains of Wednesday's avalanche Thursday along the Thane Road.

New confidential teen crisis line to open on Sunday
Talking with adults about sensitive issues such as date rape or sexual abuse can be difficult for teenagers, says Lucy Dominguez, who is becoming a crisis counselor at age 15.

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

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

Student Artist in the Spotlight: Taylor Vidic
"Whenever I sing and perform, I get an awesome feeling, like I could do it forever."

Neighbors Digest
Empire seeks photos of record-breaking winter snowfall, Alaska Health Fair distributes blood test gift certificates, Applications available for Village Health Occupations Program & Alaskan and Proud holds fundraiser for Twin Lakes playground

Seward, signer of Alaska purchase, honored Monday
"Know Ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the Patriotism, Integrity and Abilities of William H. Seward, of New York, I have nominated and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, do appoint him to be Secretary of State of the United States."

Births and Marriage licenses

Photo: Early educators honored
Patty Winegar, left, of Harborview Elementary School, presents Debbie Fagnant, a past chairwoman of the Association for the Education of Young Children-Southeast Alaska board and 2001 award recipient, at an awards ceremony to honor AEYC-SEA early childhood educators and advocates.

Photo: Anti-Slavery Day
Yaakoosge Daakahidi Alternative High School student B.G. Olmstead looks at the "values" wall prepared by the ethics and service class.

People either love or hate blue cheese
Last week I mentioned how the American palette has evolved over the past several decades.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors: The Glory Hole
The Glory Hole provides food, shelter and hospitality daily to all who are nonviolent and alcohol or drug-free; and assists with job and housing searches, health care and counseling.

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Marilyn Freymueller
Longtime Juneau resident Marilyn Freymueller died at home on March 19, 2007, after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was 76.

Alaska editorial: A needs-based program better than restoring bonus
Instead of restoring the longevity bonus, which paid millions to only some seniors, the core House leadership wants the state to distribute monthly checks to all low-income seniors.

My turn: Tourism is everyone's business
Seventeen years ago, economist Michael Porter put forward the recipe for competitive success by establishing that winning industries or regions will be those that differentiate themselves by promoting their uniqueness.

JDHS girls move to semis
Thursday's Class 4A girls basketball state quarterfinal game at Service High School certainly wasn't the prettiest game ever played, but Juneau-Douglas High School will gladly take the result.

Knights end JDHS boys team's hope of 4A title
For the second-straight season the Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team's quest for a state title ended prematurely.

Unalakleet beats Yakutat in 2A tourney
Unalakleet defeated Yakutat 66-56 Thursday at the Class 2A boys basketball tournament 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.

Hoop Time Basketball players prepare for finals
For the last three months, dedicated and disciplined fifth- through eighth-grade girls and boys from various Southeast Alaska communities have been honing their fundamentals and basketball skills.

Eagles fly to Class 2A girls state title
If the Yakutat girls basketball team felt sore after a night full of diving for loose balls on Sullivan Arena's hardwood, the Eagles were too busy celebrating to care.

Federal rules stall funding for rural plumbing projects
Millions of dollars in government funds for Alaska rural water and sewer projects are stalled by an impasse between state and federal officials.

Northwest Digest
Lost dog home after 11 days on cold trail, Grizzlies to be delisted in, near Yellowstone & California coast regulators sue Navy

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

Company does some juggling after Princess lodge fire
A company catering to visitors to Denali National Park and Preserve is having to juggle housing arrangements for some of its summer guests following a fire that destroyed an 11-room unit at the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge.

Alaska at top of nat'l list of toxic producers
Alaska again led the nation in release of toxic chemicals as measured by weight, with Greens Creek Mine listed No. 7 in the country by federal regulators in a report covering 2005.

Fire damages much of Mormon chapel
A fire caused extensive damage Thursday to a Mormon chapel, which is adjacent to the faith's Anchorage temple.

Flu pandemic may hit tourism states hardest
States that rely on tourism and entertainment for much of their economy would likely be the hardest hit during a severe influenza pandemic. Nevada, Hawaii and Alaska are at the top of the list, according to a report released Thursday.

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