Saturday, September 3, 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.

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.

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

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

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).

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...

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

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.

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.

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

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: 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.

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

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.

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

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.

Student recognitions
Recognizing Juneau's outstanding youth

FYI
News about the people you know

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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