In the stacks:New picture books for young readers
"Hurry and the Monarch," by Antoine O Flatharta, illustrated by Meilo So.

Business Digest
The Southeast Alaska Building Industry Association and the organization's parent office of the National Association of Home Builders are treating local high school students today to visits at Juneau construction sites.

Competition prevents creation of gas line
Alaskans have been looking forward to development of North Slope natural gas for more than 30 years.

Build the tunnel, Juneau to Skagway
I really can't help it, but I need to jump into this hard link/road access out of Juneau debate. I will be quite up front about what my position is.

Voters should decide Juneau sea walk
The Juneau Empire headline of Oct. 13 stated: "City to foot 80 percent of sea-walk tab."

Incredulous about critics of Bush
In response to Lowell S. Barrick's comments, "Ample grounds for impeachment," on Oct. 13, who's going to impeach the president, the Republican-controlled Congress?

Images from another time: Brothers and sisters, circa 1964
Alaska Native Sisterhood and Alaska Native Brotherhood Camp No. 2 members pose for a photo during a meeting, circa 1964, at the Salvation Army Church on Willoughby Avenue.

Photo: Break from D.C. battles
Sen. Lisa Murkowski answers a question from Lt. Al McCabe of the U.S. Coast Guard after a Thursday morning meeting of the Juneau- Gastineau Rotary Club at the Prospector Hotel.

Dems protest choice for elections chief
The lieutenant governor's pick to head the Division of Elections was until last month the chairwoman of Alaska's Young Republicans, prompting Democrats to protest that she is too partisan for the job.

Middle school hits state mark for first time
Floyd Dryden Middle School is making progress.

Lengthy statement postpones convicted arsonist's sentencing
Sentencing for the man found guilty in July of last year's Auke Bay arson was postponed until this morning to give him a chance to finish a sweeping statement that began with him alleging he was "railroaded" by a "kangaroo court."

Man arrested for bank robbery
Tellers robbed at a downtown bank Wednesday told police the man said "please" and signed his name to his note.

Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Lutchansky, Bloomberg marry
Nathan Lutchansky and Carson Grey Bloomberg were married on June 12, 2005, at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham, N.C.

Photo: Plush toy posse
Bob Valliant (in white shirt), administrator at Bartlett Regional Hospital, receives toys delivered as part of a toy run sponsored by Douglas Fire Department and the Panhandlers MC SE Alaska.

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

Plea and thank yous
Messages of thanks to the community, from the community

Gervais asks: Who's got game?
When I need a little "got game" inspiration locally, all I need to do is walk down the halls of Juneau-Douglas High School or read the paper on Sunday.

News about the people you know

Diekmann, Howell wed
Juneau residents Diane Howell and Gary Diekmann were married Sept. 10, at the Governor's Mansion. A reception followed the ceremony at the Moose Lodge.

Haines resident Irene Nellie Johnson died Oct. 9, 2005, in Seattle.

My Turn: Alaskans have most to gain from an all-Alaska gas line
Oil industry-aligned critics continue to lambaste the all-Alaska gas line as proposed by the Alaska Gasline Port Authority using false information. Now, the facts:

JDHS and East battle again in postseason
It almost seems fitting that this year's state football championship will run through either East Anchorage or Juneau-Douglas, the two teams that play in the state semifinals at noon Saturday at Anchorage Football Stadium.

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.

Staff reports from around the state

Drugstore treasures go on auction block
On the auction block: Refined skunk oil, goose grease, a pack of medicinal cigarettes ("Promotes easier breathing") and empty bottles once holding cocaine, morphine and amphetamine multivitamins.

Governor stops short of endorsing Bristol Bay oil drilling
Offshore drilling for oil in Bristol Bay, one of Alaska's most prolific fishing regions, has failed to win the endorsement of Gov. Frank Murkowski.

Dems protest choice for elections chief
The lieutenant governor's pick to head the Division of Elections was until last month the chairwoman of Alaska's Young Republicans, prompting Democrats to protest that she is too partisan for the job.

Sen. Murkowski says Washington faces difficult times ahead
Sen. Lisa Murkowski said that while congressmen look for offsets to pay for Gulf Coast relief and reconstruction, she and others will be caught in the middle of the battle.

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