Saturday, August 20, 2005

New fiction DVDs on the shelves
Here's a sample of some of the many new fiction DVDs we've added recently to the Juneau Public Libraries.

Concentrate on real threats
The Bush administration presented the invasion of Iraq as a necessary response to terror threats against the United States and as a liberation movement for the Iraqi people.

Elitism in state government
I read with interest the article about the governor raising the salary for the commissioners he appointed.

Escape cabin fever
I wanted to say it was nice to ride past Auke Lake and see that the flamingos are back. I

Freudian quip
With regard to the headline about oil prices on Thursday, Aug. 11, yes, I agree.

The road: a crazy access scheme
I am writing to express my growing concern over the outlandish road to Juneau project.

Enemies or prisoners without recourse?
Recently the commanding officer of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Brig. Gen. Jay Hood filed an affidavit in federal court that detainees who are deemed no longer a threat to the United States will be classed as "No Longer Enemy Combatants" (NLEC).

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

Photo: Seine scene
The crew of the fishing boat Angelette works into the sunset mending their salmon seine net Wednesday at the repair dock in Petersburg

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Former ferry director joins Assembly race
Two people officially declared their candidacies Thursday for the at-large Juneau Assembly seat currently held by Marc Wheeler.

Renovated Floyd Dryden almost ready for students
Floyd Dryden Middle School has been undergoing an extensive renovation this summer that will provide students with a fresh new atmosphere for the new school year.

AEL&P seeks rate hike
Alaska Electric Light and Power residential customers could pay $4 more each month this winter and $5 more on average in the long term as a state commission reviews the company's request for the hike.

Photo: Blade slingers
Friends, from left, Gavin Lee, Ty Schwinghammer and Danny Peterson joust Thursday next to Riverside Drive.

Glacier Village completes 16 low-income valley homes
Thanks to Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority, a young couple can welcome a new life in a new home.

FYI
News about the people you know

Thank you
Messages of thanks to the community, from the community

Photos: Bird's-eye view
KTOO volunteer and U.S. Post Office worker Brett Neyhart para-sails off Mount Roberts on Aug. 7.

Nisbet, Fletcher to marry
Wendi M. Fletcher of Springfield, Ore., and Robert A. Nisbet Jr. of Sitka will be married at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5, 2005, at the Mount Roberts Tramway in Juneau.

Teacher talk: Preparing for the start of the school year
I did something unusual this summer - I stayed in Juneau.

Murrelet is a fascinating SE resident
One of the wonders of waiting on customers at my son's store on South Franklin is that you meet interesting people with a lot to relate.

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

James Russell Peters
Juneau resident James Russell Peters, 85, died Aug. 12, 2005, in Juneau.

Alaska Editorial: The Supreme Court gives voters a choice
Alaska election laws are written by the Legislature. But often enough since statehood, our election laws have been rewritten by the state Supreme Court.

Lathrop brings determination against Bears
The Lathrop Malemutes bring speed and determination to Saturday afternoon's football game against Juneau-Douglas in the Railbelt Conference opener.

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.

Killer whale bumps but doesn't bite boy
Whale researchers say it was highly unusual, but a killer whale on Saturday charged and bumped a 12-year-old boy splashing in shallow water.

Homicide suspect surrenders to police
A Wasilla man wanted in connection with a two-week spate of violence that ended in February with a dead body and a burned cabin surrendered to police on Thursday.

Biologists seek cause of puncture holes in bear cub
Federal wildlife officials are investigating the cause of an injury to the leg of a grizzly cub orphaned along the Russian River.

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

Ruling lets judges speak their minds outside court
A law prohibiting state judges from stating opinions on controversial issues beyond the courtroom is unconstitutional, according to a ruling by a federal judge in Anchorage.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Mat-Su Valley farmers face potato blight
Matanuska-Susitna area potato farmers are fighting an outbreak of a disease, known as "late blight," that has descended on their crops for the third time in the past decade.

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