In the stacks: History, mystery and science fiction at the library
New fiction titles - including some historical, mystery and science fiction novels - are available for adults this week at the Juneau Public Libraries.

Young is a pain
"A Pain in the ear?" Yes, that's our own U.S. Rep. Don Young.

An abominable idea made worse
I'm not an engineer, nor am I a "transportation expert," but like many people looking at this letter right now, I can, in fact, read.

Voters will decide what's best
I read in the Juneau Empire (Sept. 22) that the older and wiser city Assembly candidates' "party" stated that city Assembly candidate David Summers "has trouble dealing with people who disagree with him."

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

World Barbies Unite
Being a Barbie is not an American blonde's privilege.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Photo: Absent absentee voters
Nancy Hilbert, a volunteer municipal election worker, waits for voters to take advantage of absentee voting for the upcoming City and Borough of Juneau regular municipal election on Oct 4.

Juneau Job Fair is Saturday
About 40 employers will meet job seekers Saturday at the Juneau Job Fair at Centennial Hall, the largest being Coeur Alaska for its Kensington Mine development.

Photo: A murder of crows
Barb Prindle takes time to feed a murder of crows Thursday at the Don Statter Boat Harbor while waiting for her husband, Jerry, to pull their boat out of the water.

Photo: Study module
Suwanee Pickeral makes use of a couch for her studies on Thursday in the Egan Library at the University of Alaska Southeast.

Last few snapshots of the Season
Above: A mellow-yellow wash trio sprays down the Zaandam on Monday downtown.

Jones, Ward to marry
Auke Bay resident Flora Jones and Kenton Ward of Thermopolis, Wyo., will be married at 2 p.m. Oct. 1, 2005, at St. Paul's Catholic Church. A reception will follow the ceremony in the church hall.

News about the people you know

Let's all get along at the Douglas roundabout
The Douglas roundabout has been in operation a month now, and although we at the Alaska Department of Transportation think it has been a major improvement, there are at least a few who think differently as indicated by the complaints about congestion, delays and near accidents published in Empire articles and letters.

Elton hears voices from the past
I'm going to take the advice of Walt Whitman, one of America's greatest poets, who wrote in "Song of Myself:" "I think I will do nothing now but listen."

Sorensen, Perkins wed
Alicia Dawn Sorensen of Longmont, Colo., and Cameron Eugene Perkins of Juneau were married at noon, Sept. 15, 2005, at Mount Timpanogos Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in American Fork, Utah.

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

Linhart, Olson to wed
Juneau residents Jordan Linhart and Ryan Olson will be married Dec. 22, 2005.

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

John M. Williams Jr.
Juneau resident John M. Williams Jr., 35, died Sept. 18, 2005, in Juneau.

My Turn: Ruling in Ben Stevens' case is state censorship
A Department of Law opinion guided Division of Elections director Laura Glazier to set back a petition to recall Alaska Senator Ben Stevens, saying, "the grounds submitted in this case were not 'sufficiently particular,' and therefore I have not certified the petition."

My Turn: Airport needs an update
The opportunity to improve the Juneau International Airport will be before the voters on Oct. 4.

West Valley ready to take on the Bears
After securing the Railbelt Conference title last week, the Juneau-Douglas High School football team faces hungry West Valley tonight.

Alaska high school Swimming and Diving Top Times
as of September 21

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.

Barrow research center, other projects in line for federal funds
An additional $8 million in federal funds would go to a climate research center in Barrow under legislation that passed the U.S. Senate.

Official: Alaska forces can deal with state emergency
Nearly a fourth of the military forces based in Alaska are currently on missions outside the state, but more than enough remain to deal with a major disaster here, Alaska's top military official said Thursday.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from the state/the Northwest

Report: Pilot in deadly crash had cocaine in system
The pilot of a plane that crashed after missing its approach while trying to land at the Kodiak airport last year had alcohol and cocaine in his system, a federal report says.

Marine Highway gets top scenic status
The Alaska Marine Highway System achieved the nation's highest designation for a scenic route on Thursday.

Two state agencies reach settlement with contractor
Two state agencies have reached a joint settlement with a California labor contractor accused of violating state wage and labor regulations when it brought temporary agricultural workers from Thailand to the Yakima Valley last year.

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