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Friday, October 21, 2005

In the Stacks: Chapter books for older kids
Here are some chapter books for older kids at the Juneau Public Libraries.

Business Digest
Staff reports from our business community

Don't fight nature
It was an interesting article about avalanches on the mountains above us.

Stock the creek
The boy looked kind of raggedy. I guessed that he was about 10 years old.

Need for facts, not just Bush bashing
Why accuse others of "lying" when you can't tell the truth?

Assembly to hold meetings every three weeks, not two
The Juneau Assembly munched on sandwiches, reviewed priorities for next year and elected Randy Wanamaker as deputy mayor during a Thursday night retreat.

Skyrocketing oil costs put squeeze on school budgets
Homeowners are not the only ones feeling the pinch of increased fuel costs this year. The Juneau School District is looking at heating bills hundreds of thousands of dollars higher.

Photo: Walking their human
Penny, a chihuahua-dachshund mix, left, and Bailey, a yorkie, take their owner, Jeanette Maharaj, for a walk on Wednesday through the deserted area of South Franklin Street.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Photo: Countdown toward state
Lineman Justin Behrends is introduced and greeted by coaches Bill Chalmers, right, Bill Huffman, Romney Tupou, Eddie Brakes and Rich Sjoroos during a Thursday pep rally at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park for the players headed to the state playoffs.

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

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Flu shots to be readily available
The pain of being stuck with a needle isn't so bad "every now and then," said Paula McCormick while waiting Monday to get her flu shot at the Public Health Center in Juneau.

Importance of safety
Surrounded by the largest national forest in the country - where bears roam through muskegs and deer amble up hillsides - a gun is a common tool in Southeast Alaska.

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

Photo: Finally, someone cleans the glacier
Nauralist Laurie Lamm vacuums a model of the Mendenhall Glacier on display Thursday at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

Rock slide blocks glacier trail
A large rock slide carrying monster boulders and a few spruce trees and alder bushes has blocked a well-trodden path leading to Nugget Falls, just south of Juneau's Mendenhall Glacier.

State says 'no' to Smurf lamps
A row of new lampposts planted in front of the Capitol turned several heads last week as people remarked that something was not right.

Photo: Girl Scouts honored
Ariel Lyon and Shea Wilcox of Girl Scout Troop 2 earned the Silver Award for researching and writing a booklet on U.S. Forest Service cabins in the Juneau area.

Don't make an ash out of yourself this season
As winter approaches, many folks are going to be thinking about firing up wood stoves, turning up thermostats for furnaces and finding creative ways to keep warm, especially with the increase in fuel costs.

Hogan, Andruss wed
Juneau residents Merritt Hogan and Peter Andruss were married Aug. 13 in Mantoloking, N.J.

Neighbors helping Neighbors
Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a new weekly feature on the Neighbors page and is in collaboration with the United Way of Southeast Alaska.

Pumpkin carving crows
Fall harvest: Crows get a free lunch on Oct. 6 at the downtown wharf.

Student artist in the spotlight: Kyle Savikko
Student Artist in the Spotlight is a new weekly feature on the Neighbors page and is in collaboration with the Juneau School District.

FYI
News about the people you know

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

NeighborsDigest
Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

Johnson, Wilcox to wed
Betty Jean Johnson of Kelso, Wash., and James Mac Wilcox Jr. of Juneau will be married at 1 p.m., Oct. 29, in Juneau. A wedding reception will be at the home of the groom's father.

Doug Rodgers
Former Juneau resident Doug Rodgers, 56, of Meridian, Idaho, died Oct. 16, 2005, in Meridian, after a several-year battle with cancer.

Alaska editorial: Detractors' hoopla over fish is hypocritical
The uproar over federal funds being used to paint the image of a fish on the side of an Alaska Airlines jet to advertise the state's wild salmon industry would be laughable if it were not so blatantly motivated by raw politics.

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's offensive line has been rock solid all season
They've been a quiet but vital part of the Juneau-Douglas High School football team's success this season.

JDHS to hold football pep rally
The Juneau-Douglas High School football team will hold a pep rally at 6:30 p.m. today at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park after practice.

Juneau's Zack Bursell, 12, captures Jr. Olympics running title
Zack Bursell, 12, has been running for as long as he can remember.

Bears ready for championship showdown
If Juneau-Douglas High School wants to bring home the first state football championship in school history, the team will have to fight through injuries to some of its key players.

Crimson Bears honor seniors and play Kayhi this weekend
For four years they toiled, exercised and worked out at the Juneau-Douglas High School gym. This weekend, however, they get to celebrate.

Alaska High School Swimming and Diving Top Performances
Boys and Girls results

Friends and family give JDHS a championship pep rally
About 100 friends and parents joined the Juneau-Douglas High School football team, coaches, cheerleaders and band for a pep rally and sendoff on Thursday.

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

Senate advances bid to drill in Arctic refuge
A key Senate committee on Wednesday advanced a measure that would achieve President Bush's long-sought goal of opening a portion of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling.

Alaska Air Group profits jump 22 percent
Alaska Air Group Inc. said Thursday that third-quarter profits rose 22 percent, beating Wall Street expectations, and added that it expects to be one of the few U.S. airline companies to post a full-year profit.

Alaskan's song hits internat'l chord
Libby Roderick never set out to write a song heard round the world.

Palin seeks Republican nomination for governor
Former Wasilla Mayor Sarah Palin will seek the Republican nomination for governor.

Murkowski: Funds to heat villages at the top of his list
Increasing funding for villages suffering from the rising costs of heating fuel and gasoline will top the governor's rural legislative agenda next session, he said.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

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

Glacier Bay link to climate change murky
About five years ago, this small northern Panhandle community began absorbing a large influx of moose.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Photo: Shipstruck whale
In this undated photo from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a biologist looks over a dead humpback whale found last week on a beach in Peril Strait.

Park Service struggles to educate the public
Chris Nemeth is at an epicenter for curiosity about climate change in Alaska.

what's happening
news of local entertainment events

Waiting for the big slide
As the early snows paint their way down Mount Juneau in these first few weeks of October, avalanche experts Jill Fredston and Doug Fesler are starting to get busy in Anchorage.

Cinema Guide
What's playing at the box office

Celebrating women in the arts
The commitee that began raising funds five years ago to restore six nearly century-old Frances Brooks Davis paintings at Holy Trinity Church is finally nearing its $27,000 goal.

Stories for the telling
Yukon storyteller Nicole Bauberger will join Juneau storytellers Brett Dillingham, Lily Hudson and Ishmael Hope for the first installment of the three-part "Storybox" family series, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, at Resurrection Lutheran Church.

briefly
news of local arts

Finding a new organ's 'voice'
Dan Miller, the designer of the new Trillium Model 967 organ at Northern Light United Church, will visit the church today, Thursday, Oct. 20, to officially "voice" the instrument for its new home.

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