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Friday, September 2, 2005

In the Stacks: Youth fiction fills shelves at Juneau library
"Jude," by Kate Morgenroth. When Jude's drug-dealing father is gunned down in their squalid neighborhood, Jude's world is turned upside down.

One good thing in recent news
Today's Empire was full of terrible news: New Orleans is uninhabitable and Biloxi and Gulfport have been smashed flat...

Take action before another life is lost
Over the last five years, there have been at least three pedestrian deaths that have happened in crosswalks.

A matter of being fair to seniors
Every time I read something about the university and its proposal to eliminate the tuition waiver program for seniors, it makes my blood boil.

Keep roundabout traffic moving
As a daily participant in the newly opened roundabout, I have a friendly suggestion to make.

Connection to R&M in letter was wrong
I would like to make a correction to my recent letter to the editor. I mistakenly connected Mr. Menzies and the Juneau road debate to R&M Engineering.

Bonnie Brae vs. Bayview
As past manager of the Bonnie Brae Homeowners' Association (BBHA), I'd like to offer a couple small corrections, and perhaps some clarification to Dave Crabtree's letter "Bayview no different than Bonnie Brae" (Aug. 31).

Extend courtesy to walkers
As a 15-year, full-time resident of Juneau, and now seasonal-summer resident, I must finally officially complain about something that has bothered me for far too long.

Setting a poor example
What is the connection between limbo and selfish?

Give back money for Alaska projects
Here's how Alaska could lead the way in helping rebuild the transportation infrastructure destroyed by Katrina.

Coast Guard suspends search for fisherman
The U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday afternoon suspended its search for a longtime Juneau gillnetter whose boat was found running in reverse on a muddy beach in Slocum Inlet, 18 miles south of town.

New alternative school location brightens outlooks
Yaakoosge Daakahidi Principal Laury Scandling hopes the alternative high school's new space will help convince students that an education is worth a million dollars.

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

Photo: First day of duck hunting
Jeff Kihlmire, left, and Cody Lathrop pile up their take from the opening day of duck hunting on Thursday near the Juneau International Airport.

Living on Rhine time
Last October, an Anchorage travel center advertised a Permanent Fund Dividend deal - two round-trip tickets from Juneau to one of 36 cities in Europe for $550 per person.

Juneau woman pleads guilty to charges of identity theft
A 48-year-old Juneau woman pleaded guilty Thursday to identity-theft charges that alleged she had acquired a credit card using another woman's information.

One killed, 2 hospitalized in car accident
One person was killed and two others were taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital after a head-on collision early Wednesday evening on Brotherhood Bridge on Glacier Highway.

Body ID'd as missing fisherman
A body found Thursday morning under at least 80 feet of water about 18 miles south of town was identified as a Juneau gillnetter whose boat was seen washed up on mud flats early Tuesday.

Judy George remembered
More then 500 people crowded Juneau's downtown Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall on Wednesday, lining the walls and spilling out the doors to remember a woman praised as a Native leader who will continue to inspire.

UAS mourns student on opening day
Feeling the loss: Jaren Hoffman and Cachet Garrett hug outside the University of Alaska Southeast bookstore on Thursday after a grief counseling session following the death of fellow student Jody Watson.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Mayor to testify for Supreme Court nominee
Juneau Mayor Bruce Botelho is among 15 people invited by Republicans to testify in support of Supreme Court nominee John Roberts' candidacy, officials said Thursday.

Photo: Waiting to make their mark
A flock of pigeons perch, preen and coo Thursday on the Goldstein Building fire escape downtown.

Residents, groups support relief effort
Skot Pierson has left CNN on his television 24 hours a day since Hurricane Katrina swept Louisiana on Monday.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Business Digest
Staff reports of local business.

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

Photo: Awaiting takeoff
A Supercub sits parked along the edge of mist-shrouded Auke Lake.

Elton's dissatisfied with changes to the Empire's opinion section
I'm sure disappointed with the Empire. They've moved the editorials and letters to the editor to the back of the paper, the inside sheet of the last page.

Christianson, Denton wed
Former Juneau residents Joy Christianson and Todd Denton were married Aug. 13, 2005, in an outdoor wedding at the University of Alaska Southeast Noyes Pavilion.

There are benefits to following a legend
I happily teach all three sections of advanced geometry this year at Juneau-Douglas High School.

International Coastal Cleanup is set for Sept. 17
In 1986, an Ocean Conservancy employee rounded up nearly 3,000 people and spent a day removing 124 tons of debris from a Texas beach.

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

Photo: Gone to seed
A patch of fireweed releases a multitude of tiny, fluffy, white seeds last month.

Student recognitions
Recognizing Juneau's outstanding youth

Whitehouse, Mannino marry
Former Juneau residents Chrisi Faye Whitehouse and Darius Anthony Mannino were married Aug. 13, 2005, in Tenakee Springs. A reception followed at the home of Molly Kemp and Nicholas Olmsted. Friends and relatives were in attendance.

FYI
News about the people you know

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

Helen Florence Gowdy
Helen Florence Gowdy, 86, died peacefully in her home on Aug. 25, 2005.

Helen Gowdy
There's been a change of address for Helen Gowdy's "Celebration of Life."

My Turn: How do the Juneau road alternatives stack up?
In his Aug. 29th opinion piece, Southeast Region Transportation Director Malcolm Menzies displays an oversimplified, dismissive view of those citizens who are not "pro-road" with regard to the Juneau Access project.

Bears host battle of the unbeatens
Undoubtedly, the eyes of every high school football fan in Alaska will be focused on Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park for tonight's marquee match-up between Juneau-Douglas and visiting Palmer. The game kicks off at 8 p.m.

Kyle O'Brien breaks swimming record
Juneau-Douglas High School swimmer Kyle O'Brien isn't just about swimming as hard as he can. He likes to break records along the way.

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.

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.

State misses deadline but plans to forge ahead with mixing zones
The state missed a deadline Thursday to adopt a rule that would allow industries to discharge more pollution into fish spawning streams, but compliance with the deadline wasn't mandatory, regulators said Thursday.

Officials want to halt handouts to beggars
The mayor, businesspeople and social service workers in Anchorage are asking people to stop giving money to street beggars and instead give to agencies that assist needy people.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Alaska Airlines improves its on-time performance
Alaska Airlines flights in July were late less often compared to previous months, but the carrier still ranks among the nation's worst performers, according to a federal consumer report.

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

Annual quest for moose meat returns to Interior
The spitting rain and chilly breeze at Chena Pump Landing on Wednesday morning didn't bother Mike Jenkins and Ken Butler as they loaded up their 17-foot Roughneck aluminum johnboat.

Ship's stink airs Juneau's garbage-handling deficiency
A Russian billionaire's 350-plus-foot luxury yacht got a bit smelly on its final trip to Southeast Alaska this summer.

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

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

'The People's Temple':
When "The People's Temple" opened at the Berkeley Repertory Theater this spring, director Leigh Fondakowski and company had the unenviable task of sorting through a period of history that was still very fresh to the people of the Bay Area.

First Friday: Blue Clay stands alone
Blue Clay Studio, a family-run cooperative near Sandy Beach, has shared three shows at the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council with photography and textile artists.

Cinema Guide
what's playing on the silver screen

briefly
news of local arts

From street to stage
For many years, bass player Milo Matthews didn't play the music of the streets.

what's happening
News of local entertainment events

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