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Saturday, August 4, 2007

New nonfiction at local libraries
"World Party," a Rough Guide. Want a reason to travel? Check out the festivals listed here and start packing!

Steve Goodman biography pays homage to writer
Clay Eals wanted to write a biography on star-crossed folk singer Steve Goodman that people wouldn't be able to put down.

Why is the FBI going after Alaska's U.S. representatives?
Several of Alaska's state and federal representatives are being accused by the FBI of numerous felonies, including conspiracy and bribery.

Juneau residents have a right to be 'paranoid' about Palin
Changing venues for the Alaska Legislature? Does this sound anything like Gov. Sarah Palin's campaign promises being debunked? Does this sound familiar to other Alaskans?

Survey was not meant to attack anti-fluoride voters
I would like to respond to David Ottoson's letter of July 29 ("Fluoride campaign should stick to facts instead of razing Kane").

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

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

City Assembly may tighten its panhandling regulations
Panhandling has been getting tougher in Juneau, says Daniel Bennett, who frequently solicits money from people downtown. "I've been getting such a hard time about panhandling lately," he said. But it may get even tougher.

Becker will not seek another school board term
Longtime Juneau School Board member Mary Becker announced Friday she will not seek another term in the Oct. 2 election.

Correction
Thursday's Juneau Empire gave an incorrect identification of who appointed Ben Stevens to the state Senate in 2001. Democratic Gov. Tony Knowles made the appointment.

Bad Larry livin' large
The dozen friends that make up Bad Larry Productions have been filming ski and snowboard runs on Eaglecrest Ski Area for seven years, so they know the challenges of the lean snow years.

Photo: Demolition Man
Josh Bulard, a worker for the North Pacific Erectors, demolishes the concrete steps to one of the emergency exits at the Gastineau Elementary School in Douglas. Much of the Douglas school is being renovated this summer.

Holy Trinity rebuilds from ashes
Saturday afternoon the congregation of historic Holy Trinity Episcopal Church begins to rebuild its house of worship and community hall lost in the spring of 2006 to an arsonists blaze.

Photo: Washing clean
Craig Brown, a career firefighter with Capital City Fire and Rescue, washes the assistant fire chief's vehicle Thursday in front of the Juneau Fire Station downtown.

Southeast Alaska State Fair
The Southeast Alaska State Fair, which took place July 26-29 in Haines, provides a showcase for agricultural and domestic arts, creative arts and crafts and the opportunity for educational, cross-cultural and social exchange. This year's theme was "A Fair for All."

Eagles vs. Ravens Wellness Challenge kickoff
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium's 2007 Eagles vs. Ravens Wellness Challenge kicked off Sunday at the Tlingít-Haida Community Center.

Photo: Child Development Associate
Michele McEdward, center, a member of Gastineau Elementary School's support staff was awarded a Child Development Associate credential from the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, D.C.

Powers, Glenn wed
Gretchen Glenn, of Key Largo, Fla., and Rusty Powers, of Juneau, were married on June 9, 2007, at Auke Lake. A reception followed at Skater's Cabin on Mendenhall Lake.

Photo: Explorers wanted
Juneau Explorers gold pan last year at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum's weeklong summer camp, "Juneau Explorers."

Photo: Now a natural
Sgt. Noli Bata, of Juneau, recites the Pledge of Allegiance after becoming a U.S. citizen on July 29, while stationed in Kuwait.

Neighbors mailbox

Recognitions
The Rie Munoz Gallery recently donated artwork valued at $7,000 by local artist Dale DeArmond to the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. The museum has sought work by the artist who passed away at the Sitka Pioneer's Home last year.

Photos: Hoonah BBBS fifth anniversary
Princess Tours hosted 66 Littles, Bigs and community supporters at a luncheon and ship tour on July 26 aboard the Dawn Princess at Icy Strait Point.

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Neighbors Digest
Christian center holds Vacation Bible School, Golf tourney for breast cancer held in Haines, Holy Trinity holds Saturday market, Shima memorial garden to be dedicated today

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Robert Jonothan Stanbery
Juneau resident Robert Jonothan Stanbery died in the early hours of July 30, 2007, in his home. He was 31.

My Turn: Don't rush to judge Murkowski
"There is no there there." The quote from Gertrude Stein kept coming to my mind as I followed the coverage about Sen. Lisa Murkowski purchasing a Kenai River lot for its assessed value.

My Turn: Shielding 'Missile Defense'
This is in regards to the July 19 Empire article "Juneau to play part in anti-missile test."

Alaska editorial: Corruption probes of Alaska U.S. delegation an East Coast power play
It's in some part politics when all members of a state's congressional delegation face possible ethics investigations as the nation prepares to enter an election year.

Urata training like an Olympian
In her first meet as a member of the U.S. Junior National Synchronized Swimming Team, Kimiko Urata helped her squad place third at the 2007 U.S. Open National Championships.

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 falls in regional opener
The Juneau All-Stars dropped the opening game of the West Region Little League Junior Softball Tournament on Thursday in Tucson, Ariz.

Alaska Digest
Alaska foreclosures on the rise, Production slips at AK's largest gold mine, Hunting violations captured on video

This Day in History
In Alaska and in the Nation

Gov. Palin to call session on oil tax
Gov. Sarah Palin announced Thursday that today she'll call a special October session of the Alaska Legislature to take a new look at the state's Petroleum Profits Tax.

Fairbanks businesses question Army Corps contracting process
Some Fairbanks companies are questioning the selection process for multimillion-dollar military construction contracts awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Alaska.

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