New hands-on books now available at Juneau libraries
Feeling crafty? Here are just a few of the new hands-on books you'll find at the Juneau Public Libraries.

Author explores the Muslim woman's search for love
Finding love in Saudi Arabia is practically impossible, especially for young Muslim women.

Chamber should be embarrassed to include SEACC
I applaud the recent letters to the editor about Southeast Alaska Conservation Council. At last some common sense. Actions do speak louder than words, and the actions of SEACC scream anti-development!

Values as well as trike go missing at playground
Someone "borrowed" my son's trike from the Twin Lakes playground on June 17. It's unfortunate Juneau already has to deal with the darker side of human nature at a playground and family space that's been open less than a few weeks.

Kohring exhibits strength in face of adversity
As a friend to Rep. Vic Kohring, I know the good he has done for our community over many years.

'Bong Hits' draws attention to erosion of personal freedoms
As a former teacher in Juneau (1965 to 1971), I have been following the "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" protest and struggle with great interest.

Sharing the danger of smoking cigarettes
Cigarettes are poison! Stores shouldn't be selling them. They should be banned. Then people wouldn't die of lung cancer or sudden infant death syndrome.

Remembering the Pamela Rae: Thank you for the photos
I enjoy reading the Juneau Empire online each week and this name brings back memories of my childhood in Petersburg. The Pamela Rae was one of the premier fishing boats of its era, owned by Magnus Martens and named for his eldest daughter.

Home Depot opens doors
Elenoa Lehauli and her daughter Carolina waited 45 minutes for an orange-vested employee to swing wide the double glass doors to Home Depot, welcoming shoppers for the first time Thursday.

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

Alaska Legislature moves ahead with Masonic building remodel
The Alaska Legislature has decided to remodel the former Scottish Rite Masonic Temple in Juneau as office space and is considering a pedestrian overpass to link it with the Capitol across the street.

Electricity cut at Angoon water treatment plant
Word got around Angoon fast. Save water in any container available: The treatment plant shut down.

Electric cutoff sparks debate about hydro power in village
The Inside Passage Electric Cooperative cut electricity to Angoon's water treatment facility Tuesday after the city ran up $17,000 in unpaid bills.

Around Town

Groups say mold in Juneau building is making workers sick
The Alaska State Employees Association filed a class-action grievance against the state over working conditions Thursday afternoon and the Alaska Public Employees Association plans to file one in the next few days.

Metcalfe and Smith wed
Moira Smith and James "Jake" Metcalfe, both formerly of Juneau, were married on June 2, 2007, at Resolution Park in Anchorage. Family and friends are invited to a Juneau reception at 6 p.m. July 2 at Sandy Beach in Douglas.

Steven's Passage? It's all in a name
May I as an irascible old curmudgeon express a pet peeve.

A peach by any other name
When is a peach not a peach? When it is a nectarine. While the similarities between peaches and nectarines are obvious, few people realize that they actually belong to the same species.

Pets of the week
Hunter, Pittman at GHS

'Sharing Our Knowledge' clan conference
"Sharing Our Knowledge: A Conference of Tsimshian, Haida and Tlingit Tribes and Clans," held March 21-25 in Sitka, is now available on DVD.

Neighbors mailbox
Thank you, DIPAC community volunteers, Thanks for helping JDHS Track and Field, Thanks for supporting the Juneau Jumpers, Thanks for sponsoring, donating to TLC, Thanks for flying your flags on Flag Day, Thanks, Southeast, for a memorable class trip, Thanks for making our Senior Prom possible

Kids borrowing items from the Juneau Public Libraries this summer may enter a contest and be rewarded by local businesses. Each Thursday a drawing will be held from the names of kids who have participated. Prizes will be given each week.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Neighbors Helping Neighbors is done in collaboration with the United Way of Southeast Alaska. More volunteer opportunities can be found online at

Hospice and Home Care of Juneau thrives on volunteers
Neighbors extending helping hands are nothing new to Juneau, but that volunteer spirit contributes immensely to the ways that Hospice and Home Care of Juneau can serve members of our community.

Snyder and Carls to wed
Jennifer J. Snyder and Steve B. Carls, both of Juneau, will marry at 2 p.m. July 7, 2007, at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. A reception will follow at the Juneau Yacht Club.

Photo: 40th reunion
The Juneau-Douglas High School Class of 1967 will celebrate its 40th reunion the weekend of Aug. 17-19. "We are trying to find contact information for our former classmates, so we can let them know about the reunion," said reunion co-chair Walter Soboleff Jr.

Girl Scout day camp
The Tongass Alaska Girl Scout Council will hold its annual day camp, for girls entering first-sixth grades, July 9-12 at Shepherd of the Valley Church.

Neighbors Digest
Douglas church holds barbecue fundraiser, 'Only Fools Run' needs volunteers Saturday, Class of 1962 gathers for its 45th reunion


Reece and Foster wed
Gail Reece and Steve Foster were married in a private ceremony on June 23, 2007, at the Mendenhall Glacier Pavilion. Patrick Pennoyer officiated, and Peggy Schick and Marlin Lowe were the couple's witnesses.


Frances Cropley
The family of Juneau resident Frances Betts Cropley, who died June 29, 2006, invites friends and family members to a one-year memorial picnic at noon Saturday at Sandy Beach. The picnic will be held until late evening. For more information, call 209-0882.

Alaska Editorial: Alaskans must take lawmakers to task for hidden pork in state budget
What does it take to change the way the Alaska Legislature does business?

My Turn : Fluoridate our water? No thanks.
Recently, a group of Juneau citizens began circulating a petition to put the issue of fluoridating our drinking water on the fall ballot.

Costumed Fools ready for the run
Juneau's downtown streets and neighborhoods may feel like Halloween as joggers and spectators take to the darkness to participate in Saturday night's Only Fools Run at Midnight.

Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau.

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

Photo: Vessel repaired after collision with cruise ship
Crew of the 58-foot Adirondack work Monday to repair damage caused by an early-morning collision with the 257-foot cruise ship Spirit of Yorktown in Chatham Strait near Sitka. No injuries were reported in the incident.

Dems hit airwaves to attack Don Young
U.S. Rep. Don Young is to be the target of a weeklong advertising blitz from Democrats who are using Independence Day to highlight what they say is the congressman's lack of support for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Photo: Oh deer
Two Sitka blacktail deer graze Sunday along the side of Glacier Highway near Industrial Boulevard. Deer have been a common sight as they seek out the accessible greens close to Juneau roads.

Alaska Digest
Dungeness harvest predicted to be down, Ionospheric research center operational, Anchorage program targets trash bears, Man survive bear mauling near Kenai

Swiss firm sees gold in the sands of Cook Inlet
An international prospecting company is reviving the chase for gold in Cook Inlet sands a century after the first attempts didn't pan out and two decades after most everyone gave up looking.

Ex-corrections official testifies in Anderson trial
Jurors in the trial of former state Rep. Tom Anderson got an insider's view on Thursday of how business is done on the fringes of the Alaska Legislature.

Judge gives OK to dental therapists
A judge rejected an effort by the American Dental Association to stop a program allowing dental therapists to provide services in areas of rural Alaska where tooth decay is prevalent.

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