Saturday, August 27, 2005

In the stacks: Get to know a new culture, visit the library
"Snow Flower and the Secret Fan," by Lisa See. In old China, where women with bound feet were confined to the women's quarters and constricted by Confucian conventions, a secondary culture just for women was born.

Don't compare Iraq to Germany or Japan
Rick Kaufman made some good points in his Aug. 23 letter, though I think his comparison of Iraq to Germany and Japan in 1945 underestimates a history of Western and/or democratic values existing in prewar Germany and Japan.

Water park would create better place
I would like to respond to Mr. Fluetsch's questions was to whether we should support Eaglecrest and the Dimond Water Park with sales tax.

Glory Hole belongs in downtown home
I saw on the statewide television news that David Summers of the Juneau Chamber of Commerce thinks the Glory Hole should be moved from the downtown "retail district."

Photo: Remembering Iraq war dead
Veterans for Peace demonstrate Thursday in Marine Park against the Iraq war and in remembrance of Americans who have died in the war.

Three accused of asbestos violations
The U.S. Environmental Protection has cited three Juneau business operators for asbestos violations during last year's demolition of the burned Skinner building in downtown Juneau.

Three candidates file for 2 seats on the School Board
Three Juneau residents filed for the two vacant School Board seats by the Thursday afternoon deadline for the Oct. 4 municipal election.

Four jump into Assembly race
Four more people joined the Juneau Assembly race on the last day of filing.

Photo: Summer cleanup
David Sokoloski of the city's Capital Transit department power-washes the Vanderbilt Hill bus stop Thursday on Glacier Highway.

Photo: Unfazed by rain
Tourists Eric Lilja, left, from New York and Court Stroud from New Jersey walk in the rain Thursday on Sixth Street.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Voters to select sales tax projects
The Juneau Assembly decided Thursday to let voters pick which projects should be funded with an extended 1 percent sales tax in the Oct. 4 city election.

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

Woman accused of identity theft, fraud
A 48-year-old Juneau woman is scheduled to appear in court next week on three felony charges related to alleged identity theft cases Juneau police have been investigating since last year.

Lampes celebrate 50 years
Juneau residents William Lampe and Irene Sarabia celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 20, 2005.

Rural America needs electricity, too
There is often a difference in attitude between generations of men and women.

Ballou and Smallwood to wed
Juneau residents Kristin Ballou and Wayne Smallwood III will be married 2 p.m., Aug. 27, 2005, at Auke Village, Point Louisa. A reception will follow the ceremony at 4 p.m. at Squires Rest.

Photos: Summer fling
Juneau residents were busy Aug. 12 taking advantage of a warm sunny day.

Book teaches how to heal through 'Dark Emotions'
In her book, Healing Through the Dark Emotions: The Wisdom of Grief, Fear and Despair, author Miriam Greenspan writes:

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

FYI
News about the people you know

Donald Shaw
Juneau resident Donald Shaw, 55, died Aug. 14, 2005, in Juneau.

Empire editorial: Time again to stop aerial wolf hunting
Opponents of Alaska's practice of aerial wolf hunting are back with a petition attempting to end the endlessly controversial program.

My turn: Bayview homeowners, city worked sewer deal
Juneau Empire readers may be wondering why residents of Bayview subdivision are so strongly united against the creation of a local improvement district to solve a discharge problem.

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.

Full slate of sports for Crimson Bears
A full slate of sports is on hand this weekend for Juneau-Douglas High School.

Challenge to the Bears
The members of the 2005 JDHS Swimming & Diving program recognize that Juneau is a unique and outstanding community.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Commission decides to keep some fighter planes at Eielson
Eielson Air Force Base would keep half its fighter planes under a revised plan approved Thursday by a federal commission that concluded that stripping the base in Interior Alaska would be a mistake.

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

Bear attacks man, dog not far from Anchorage neighborhood
A man walking his dog down an overgrown trail southeast of his Chugach Foothills neighborhood Tuesday evening was attacked by a grizzly sow.

Murkowski heads to pipeline talks
Gov. Frank Murkowski has traveled to Texas to negotiate on a natural gas pipeline contract with the heads of the three largest North Slope oil companies.

Photo: Patient vigil
A juvenile bald eagle rests Thursday in a low stand of bushes in the muskeg in Petersburg.

Anchorage police arrest man suspected of being serial rapist
A man suspected of being a serial rapist in the attacks on several women in Anchorage has been arrested, police said.

Tenders say processor owes them $100,000
Tenders who worked this spring's herring fishery on Annette Island still haven't been paid because the Annette Island Packing Co. continues to grapple with financial problems.

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