Saturday, September 30, 2006

Eleveld's book revives oral traditions with a variety of spoken word poetry
Here are just a few of the new nonfiction books that have gone out on the shelves at the Juneau Public Libraries recently.

Davies releases second novel, 'Goodbye Lemon'
Critics assume that Adam Davies' debut novel, "The Frog King," is autobiographical. Protagonist Harry Driscoll, like Davies, is a young single guy living in New York, working for a publishing company and generally making a mess of his life.

Botelho, Wanamaker should be praised
Mayor Bruce Botelho appointed a special committee of the Assembly to review the senior sales tax exemption and asked Deputy Mayor Randy Wanamaker to serve as chairman.

Disappointed with candidate forum
As an eligible voter at Juneau-Douglas High School, I was looking forward to the candidate forum Monday at JDHS.

Current sales tax exemptions are unfair
On Oct. 3, I am going to vote no on extending the so-called 3 percent sales tax.

Fluetsch will set city in the right direction
Please join me in supporting Brad Fluetsch for mayor of Juneau.

Clarification

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

Photo: Imperial gets into early holiday spirit
Justin Jones staples Christmas lights Thursday in front of the Imperial Saloon on Front Street in downtown Juneau.

District 2 Assembly Race
Sara Chambers wants the city to become more fiscally responsible, so it can reduce property taxes and lower the cost of home ownership.

2-year-old battles for his life
Two-year-old Tristan Arnold has been a fighter his entire life, but he doesn't really understand what he's fighting, his mother said Thursday.

District 2 Assembly Race
Jean Christian wants to see Juneau become more affordable for young adults, families and senior citizens.

Around Town
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

Columnist hibernates for winter
This will be my last article for spring and summer of 2006; I will now search out a suitable den to spend a comfortable winter time, like my pals, the black bears.

Student Artist in the Spotlight: Kelsey Lovig
"It was just something I liked to do when I was bored as a little kid. ... I think art of whatever form is just a really good thing for everyone to do. It can be such a meditative release, and if not for anyone else, art can be for yourself."

Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Alaska Community Services Inc.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a collaboration with the United Way of Southeast Alaska.

FYI
Births, Marriage licenses & Courts

Apple season blossoms in late September and into November
Ever since the devil tempted Eve with one in the garden of Eden, people have had a hankering for a good apple.

Photo: 80th birthday
Juneau resident John Dapcevich, right, shown sitting with his grandson, Max Dapcevich, 4, turned 80 on Tuesday.

Neighbors Digest
Annual historical conference held in Juneau beginning Wednesday, Temple Sukkat Shalom holds Yom Kippur services Sunday, Monday & Community Schools Tlingit dancing class starts Sunday

Photo: Volunteer of the year
Cancer Connection Board member Ruth Johnson holds the 2006 United Way of Southeast Alaska Volunteer of the Year award at the United Way Campaign Kick-off Sept. 21.

Alaska editorial: Missiles at Fort Greely are critical in making U.S. safe from attack
We hope the need never arises for the anti-ballistic missiles that stand in silos at Fort Greely, ready to intercept any nuclear-tipped warheads aimed at Alaska or Hawaii or the Pacific Northwest.

My turn: State doesn't invest enough in schools
These are exciting days for Alaska's children and schools. Moore v. State of Alaska, the landmark school funding adequacy lawsuit, will finally be heard.

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.

Juneau-Douglas ready for tough Scotts Valley
The Juneau-Douglas High School football team wraps up its regular season at 8 p.m. Saturday against a powerful Lower 48 foe, undefeated Scotts Valley from the Central Coast Section of California.

JDHS swimmers travel north to face East, South
After opening the season with six meets against Southeast Conference competition, the Juneau-Douglas High School swimming and diving teams will head north for two important meets.

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

Bridge board OKs big raises for executives
The top three executives of a bridge authority created by the state to span the Knik Arm received sizable pay hikes soon after securing an influx of state and federal money for the project.

MCI raises cost of prepaid phone cards in state
MCI's popular prepaid phone cards will cost Alaskans making in-state calls a lot more starting Nov. 1.

Alaska Digest
4,000 ducks sold for Saturday derby, Ketchikan jury acquits state trooper, Testimony begins in double-homicide trial & Residents want rural subsistence status

Trooper mercy-kills blind bear in Kodiak
A wildlife official killed a Kodiak brown bear that likely was blinded when it fell off a cliff and later was found wandering in circles and bumping into trees.

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