Sunday, April 3, 2005

Libraries feature new fiction
Author Alert! Joanne Ryder, author of several books for children that combine lyrical language with an eye for science, will be at the downtown public library for a presentation and book signing on Friday April 8 at 7 p.m.

Road points missed
In response to Georgia Horton's response criticizing my pro-road letter, (March 24) if you're going to debate my letter, at least debate some fact that was in it.

Straight talk from the heart
In the Native oratory contest Friday and Saturday at the University of Alaska Southeast, students spoke from their heart.

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

Tenant loses trailer to fire
A fire early Saturday evening consumed the interior of a trailer on Douglas Island, and produced a plume of smoke visible for miles.

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

When less is more
In Jane Canaday's classroom of 10 kindergartners and 16 first-graders at Mendenhall River Community School, the turtle aquarium gurgles and kids sit in a clump on the floor at the start of class.

Carlton Samuel 'Sam' Renhard
Former Juneau resident Carlton Samuel "Sam" Renhard died Feb. 28, 2005, in Colton, Ore.

Remember who you are
Summer is almost here, when Native art is offered for sale and Native dancing is presented for entertainment. It is time to remind ourselves of the meaning of the designs that grace our lives.

Empire Editorial: Time for an Alaska fiscal plan of its own
Lisa Murkowski, one of Alaska's U.S. senators, had a sobering message for Alaskans and their lawmakers this week.

It's time to expand the airport
Thumbs up to the Juneau International Airport tenants and business representatives who for the past several months have worked on plans for an expansion project.

Toe toon
Comic by local artist Toe.

Out&About
A listing of outdoor events in town

Courses prepare medical first-responders in the wild
Several agencies in town are training people to treat trauma and other medical situations in the middle of nowhere.

Keeping bears wild and people safe
"Keep garbage in an airtight and odor free container..." and other helpful tips.

Snow report
Eaglecrest Ski Area on Saturday reported 28 inches of snow at the base and 140 inches at the top of the mountain.

Here they come: Time to think about the bears
Bears are stirring in the forests of Southeast Alaska.

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.

Mt. Edgecumbe boys finish season with 3rd-place win
While the Mount Edgecumbe boys basketball team didn't get to play in the game it wanted on Saturday, the Braves still managed to end the season on a winning note.

Crimson Bears win state title
Lexi Garvey started Saturday's Class 4A girls basketball state title game with a touch of the flu and an injured ankle.

Ketchikan boys scare Bartlett, but fall 64-55
For the second straight game, Ketchikan was on the cusp of posting an upset win at the Class 4A boys state tournament.

Lady Braves mount comeback to claim fourth in Class 3A
After falling in Thursday's Class 3A girls state tournament opener, the Mount Edgecumbe girls rebounded with two straight wins to claim fourth place.

AkCLU, experts say pot less harmful than alcohol or cigarettes
A representative from the Alaska Civil Liberties Union joined a handful of experts Friday to tell a Senate committee that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol and even tobacco.

Legislator pushes fiscal plan over fallback fund
House Speaker John Harris wants to eliminate the $2.1 billion constitutional budget reserve and transfer the money to the Alaska Permanent Fund.

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

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

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