Saturday, October 21, 2006

Libraries have the latest large type fiction
The latest batch of large type fiction includes bestsellers, such as Faye Kellerman's "Garden of Eden," and Sandra Brown's "Ricochet," and many other titles, too.

Hip-hop generation raises up its sons
The following is adapted from "Deconstructing Tyrone: A New Look at Black Masculinity in the Hip Hop Generation," by Natalie Hopkinson and Natalie Y. Moore (Cleis Press).

We need relief from government; vote Palin
As a fellow Vietnam vet, I applaud Tony Knowles' service to our country, but I have problems with Knowles as governor.

Read some history books on Europe
This is in response to Monday's letter from Mr. Kurczynski, who likened the U.S. government to the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany.

Beat the Board of Game at its own game
The Pack Creek bear-viewing sanctuary is close to home - only 20 miles southwest of Juneau.

Trashing the source on the tailings issue
The recent rash of ads from Coeur Alaska on "the facts" about dumping tailings in Lower Slate Lake - claiming that it's the only way to dispose of them - is flat-out wrong.

Both parties can be equally corrupt
While Gov. Knowles gave BP a free $200 million oil lease, VECO and friends laundered $400,000 through a Washington, D.C., bank account, known as "the governor's fund," created for Knowles' personal use.

Airport seeks to phase in improvements
Two million dollars may seem like a lot of money, but airport officials say it is just a fraction of what's needed to renovate the Juneau International Airport.

Correction

Gifted education committee to address retesting, ethnic diversity
One bad test day could knock a "gifted" student out of Juneau's programs for talented students.

Residents protest brown bear hunts near Pack Creek
An impassioned crowd of wildlife lovers packed the Egan Room at Centennial Hall on Thursday to share stories and concerns on the 47 proposals facing possible approval by the Alaska Department of Board of Game later this fall in Wrangell.

Students complete domestic violence education program
Raymond Squartsoff, a 19-year-old student at Yaakoosge Daakahidi alternative high school, didn't pay much attention to domestic violence.

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

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

Photo: Heritage celebration
Marchers and spectators crowd Lincoln Street on Wednesday during the annual Alaska Day parade in Sitka.

Not all white foods should be avoided
In natural food circles, there is a general aversion to foods that are white. White sugar, white flour, and milk are all on various "foods to avoid" lists. I read recently about a man who lost 41 pounds in two months on the latest diet, known as "the White Foods diet." This diet is simple. It consists of avoiding all foods that are white.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Juneau Watershed Partnership
Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a collaboration with the United Way of Southeast Alaska.

Photo: Akiyama helps out the Alaska Youth Choir
Juneau Community Foundation President Reed Stoops, right, presents a $4,000 grant from the Akiyama Family Fund to Missouri Smythe, artistic director of the Alaska Youth Choir.

Recognitions
Cathy LeCompte & Walter V. Hutch-Hill

Student Artist in the Spotlight: Emily Sharp
"I chose art because it is a great way to express how you feel and helps me to relax. What makes me succeed is just knowing that if I put my mind to it, I can put it on paper in a great way."

Neighbors mailbox
Thanks for hard work at the Glory Hole, supporting Troy's Walk for Life, helping in Rotary's bulb sales & sponsoring first aid, CPR training

FYI
Recent births, Marriage licenses & Courts

Neighbors Digest
Juneau Girl Scouts celebrate founder's birthday Oct. 28, Women of the Moose seek toys for children in Russia. ANB/ANS grand camps resolve to be tobacco-free & SERRC receives $10,000 from Fred Meyer Foundation

Crystal Herring
Former Juneau resident Crystal Herring, 25, died unexpectedly on Oct. 16, 2006, in Albuquerque, N.M., from medical issues due to pancreatitis.

My turn: Happy birthday Clean Water Act
On Wednesday the Clean Water Act celebrated its 34th birthday.

Alaska editorial: Skepticism remains over Pebble Mine
As if Alaskans needed more reasons to be skeptical of the supposed bonanza the Pebble Mine might offer:

JDHS jumps into SE play
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team heads into the home stretch of its season this weekend with two Southeast Conference matches at Sitka.

Great Land Cup Disc Golf Tournament reesults

Correction

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.

Photo: Look alive out there
Gonzaga University director of men's basketball operations Jerry Krause sets up a drill for Juneau-Douglas High School senior Will Egolf

Lawmaker accuses Exxon of secretly trying to halt initiative
A Democratic state legislator is accusing Exxon Mobil Corp. of trying to secretly stop the public from voting on Ballot Measure 2, which would levy a gas reserves tax, in the Nov. 7 election.

Alaska Digest
Two die, one missing after boat capsizing, Murkowski bashes Chavez, signs measures, Wal-Mart ramps up generics program & UAF develops plan to open winter trails

Knowles blasts No Child Left Behind policy
Former Gov. Tony Knowles came to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce Thursday to talk about education and health care...

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