Saturday, May 19, 2007

Children's audiobooks include 'The End,' The Manny Files'
Kids' audiobooks on CD keep flooding in at the Juneau Public Libraries. Here are a few of our latest.

Vice President Cheney should be impeached
Vice President Dick Cheney and his Haliburton friends continue to profit from a war that has left one country destitute (Iraq) and has seriously compromised another (ours).

Cyclists should share the costs, too
The recent "Thanks to all the road users" (Sunday's Juneau Empire) reminds us that common sense and courtesy are what makes safe use of our roads by everyone possible.

What's the big idea?
No other paper in the country would keep this "marriage" debate in print as long as the Juneau Empire. What is the point? Is the Empire trying to ruffle the feathers of its readers?

The Legislature's culture needs changing
When releasing the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act to the Legislature and the public, Gov. Sarah Palin said, "Our plan focuses on what's best for Alaskans, beginning with an open and transparent process."

Governor is working toward a solution
I would suggest a different headline for Gregg Erickson's My Turn on May 15. Instead of "The governor's troubling choice," the headline should read, "Erickson's troubling logic."

People should quit misquoting the Bible
I have had enough of these misquotations of the Bible. Bill Burk's comment in defense of same-sex partner health benefits is way off the mark (Sunday's Juneau Empire).

Police & Fire
Juneau police and fire officials and state police reported:

Rotarians from three countries holding annual meet in Juneau
More than 300 Rotarians from Alaska, the Yukon and even eastern Russia will gather at Centennial Hall this weekend for the annual District 5010 conference.

Ship in port today

Photo: Making their exit
From left, Mackenzie Biddinger, Sierra Cornelle and Taylor Beardslee drum during Chookaneidi, an exit song, capping a school year celebration Thursday at the Alaskan Native Brotherhood Hall.

Photo: An official greeting
Paul Jackson, center, and Ozzie Sheakley, left, welcome Capt. Chuck Gaouette and the rest of the crew on the USS Bunker Hill on Thursday at an early evening reception aboard the ship's deck.

Around Town

Neighbors Digest
UAS Alumni hold their third golf tournament, Five scholarships now available for GED grads

Jensen and Turnbull to wed
Tracy Marie Turnbull, of Gig Harbor, Wash., and Jason Allen Jensen, of Yakutat, will marry at 6 p.m. on July 21, 2007, at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall in Yakutat.

Student Artist in the Spotlight: Jeremiah Stephens
"I like to draw. I draw animals, pets and things in nature like, trees. I like to make things out of paper. I cut paper and fold it into animals."

Neighbors mailbox
Thanks for: Donating to our breakfast club, Participating in our spring cleanup, Supporting our Children's Day, Contributing to T&★ Head Start, Helping install the state flags & Thanks to Wynona at Adventure Bound

Distant Neighbors: When titles just aren't enough
Opening my invitation to serve as a volunteer in Ghana, I recall being struck by a string of titles and phrases which, jumping off the page, illuminated an array of possible futures.

On the Waterfront: Christ knowed dat Peter meant dat thing
On a recent trip to Alabama, I was able to buy a book I have long sought. I found it at the Huntingdon College bookstore in Montgomery.

FYI
Births, Marriage licenses & Courts

Living and Growing: Prayer that supports ethical government
How to pray about the current ethics problems facing Alaska's Legislature? This was a question I was considering last week after the indictments were handed down to a current legislator and two former legislators.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors: March of Dimes WalkAmerica
March of Dimes

Food For Thought: Cilantro is great, if you don't hate it
Normally we think of taste as a purely subjective matter. Whether people like or dislike a particular food is considered a function of whether they have eaten it before, and whether they like the sweet or sour or bitter flavor that everyone agrees that the food possesses.

Photo: Looking for more Bigs
Big Brother Lisle Hebert, left, is a school mentor to Little Brother Dylan in the Big Brothers Big Sisters School Program at Harborview Elementary School.

Recognitions

Alaska editorial: Kudos to Fairbanks for ending 'spring husky dump' euthanizations
Thanks to local musher cooperation and extraordinary volunteer efforts, what has been known annually as "the spring husky dump" in Fairbanks hasn't happened this year.

Outside editorial: Falwell: a preacher's legacy
Jerry Falwell, who died Tuesday, built a religious empire based on archconservative values both religious and political, and on tireless fundraising that was aggressive and sophisticated.

What to do with a runaway glacier?
As Juneau residents, we need to face some cold, hard facts about our beloved Mendenhall Glacier.

Crimson Bears close out season with shutout win
Despite a 6-0 win over visiting Ketchikan in the regular-season finale on Thursday, there is plenty of work to be done for the Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team.

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.

SPRING KING SALMON DERBY STANDINGS

Bears fighting for first
The Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team moved into a tie with Ketchikan for first place in the Southeast Conference with an 8-2 win over the Kings on Thursday.

Hydroelectric power in Angoon closer to reality
Because pricey diesel fuel must be barged in, residents of Angoon pay four times more for their electricity than people in Juneau do.

Top lobbyist admits conspiracy scheme
A prominent lobbyist will be sentenced after the trial of the former lawmaker he's accused of conspiring to bribe.

Budget provides 1-year fix
A last-minute budget agreement enabled the Alaska Legislature to end its session as required by midnight Wednesday.

Governor battles oil industry, wins approval of AGIA
Gov. Sarah Palin and the state's oil industry faced off on two big bills in the legislative session that stretched to deadline Wednesday night. They each won one and lost one.

Palin wants new session venue
Gov. Sarah Palin said she is likely to call a special session of the Legislature this fall to look at oil taxes and raised the possibility the session could be held outside Juneau.

Citizens group wants to limit jewelry stores in Ketchikan
A citizens' group has had enough with the proliferation of jewelry stores in downtown Ketchikan.

This Day in History
In Alaska, in the Nation and the World

Alaska Digest
Fred Meyer's grand opening this weekend, Sea lion takes bite out of fisherman, Native corporation shows record profits & Trial begins in Gakona cold case

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