Saturday, October 8, 2005

In the stacks: Nonfiction for adults
New non-fiction for adult readers at the Juneau Public Libraries.

In-state Alaska pipeline is best
Ever been lied to? Ever told a lie?

Stop it B4IGAG
Alaska's new tourist promotion, huge billboards in Seattle, Los Angeles and Minneapolis, proclaiming "Alaska B4UDIE," is without doubt the tackiest promotion I've ever seen the state endorse.

Gov't approval doesn't excuse racism
Shane Wirtz hit the nail on the head (letters to the editor, Oct. 4).

Rights for all humans
In reply to Shane Wirtz' comments on Oct. 4, thank you.

Support training for in-state jobs
While looking at Alaska's future work force it's easy to conclude we're living in a time of challenge and opportunity.

Trust in Goldbelt
Are you one of the people who has enjoyed Echo Cove and Berners Bay over the last several years?

Photo: Lending a hand for the homeless
Ashley Ahrens, right, waits for George Elgee to paint a section of hallway at the Glory Hole as Helen Axenova and Jim Helm work in the background.

Photo: End of the rainbow
A mixture of showers and sun brings out a rainbow over an abandoned shack near the Brotherhood Bridge on Thursday afternoon in the Mendenhall Valley.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Photo: Rush-hour collision
The 50-year-old male driver of a brown Ford Bronco was treated for minor injuries at Bartlett Regional Hospital and released after a two-vehicle accident near the intersection of Egan Drive and Mendenhall Loop Road just before 6 p.m. Thursday.

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

Photo: Sun devil
With sunshine coming through the forest canopy Devil's club is ablaze with fall colors Sunday near the end of Thane road.

FYI
News about the people you know

Elton hibernates until the spring
I think my friends the black bears are getting tired of kicking the garbage cans on South Franklin, in the Highlands and everywhere else in Juneau.

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

Teacher talk: She has a good reason to teach
I often ponder why I write this column. It is a lot of work, even though I consider writing a recreational pastime.

Rue and Bollinger wed
Former Juneau resident Katherine Rue and Bryan Bollinger were married June 18, 2005, in Dorset, Vt.

Grief support is available
And so the days grow shorter, and though I love how the daylight fuels my energy during summer, the cooler days and lengthening nights better suit my mood in fall

Photo: Berry sunny
Chokeberries ripen in the sun, which made an appearance earlier this week.

Jim Musser
Juneau resident Jim Musser, 51, died Sept. 28, 2005, surrounded by his family at his home.

Dulcie Agnes Collins
Juneau resident Dulcie Agnes Collins, 79, died Oct. 1, 2005, in Juneau after a four-year battle with cancer.

My Turn: Voice of the Times wants to kill all-Alaska gas line
It is detrimental to Alaska to use the Voice of the Times as the voice of Exxon, ConocoPhillips and British Petroleum, who would like nothing more than to make the all-Alaska gas line project disappear.

JDHS ready for annual JIVE tourney
After enjoying a rare weekend off, the Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team goes back to work this weekend by hosting the 14th annual Juneau Invitational Volleyball Extravaganza.

Juneau-Douglas hosts North Pole in playoff showdown
Saturday's Alaska state quarterfinal playoff football game between visiting North Pole and Juneau-Douglas will hold special meaning for the Crimson Bears.

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.

Commercial fishermen called on to save whales
Alaska's commercial fishing fleet is joining in an effort to save the world's most endangered whales.

Feds release plan to manage Southeast lands
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has unveiled a draft plan for managing its 320,000 acres of land scattered throughout Southeast Alaska.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Bringing history home
The spirit of Kudeinahaa has come home to Alaska.

Activists sue to prevent timber sales in roadless areas of nat'l forest
Almost 50 timber sales are planned in roadless areas of the Tongass National Forest over the next decade, but environmentalists sued Thursday to stop all such sales in the United States.

Gas pipeline deals pitched to oil giants
The state sent a proposed contract on Thursday to the three top oil producers in Alaska to build a $20 billion pipeline that delivers natural gas to markets in the Lower 48.

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

Man faces 99 years for killing mom
A man who stabbed his mother 88 times and locked himself in a bathroom while she bled to death will serve 99 years in prison.

Backers of controversial bridge seek to rename airport
Let others sneer at Southeast Alaska's so-called "bridge to nowhere."

Study: 38% of Fairbanks students drop out
A study found that the Fairbanks North Star Borough's Class of 2005 had more than 500 dropouts.

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