Friday, October 28, 2005

In the stacks: Young adult fiction on the shelves
Young adult fiction is shelved with the library's adult fiction but marked with a green spine label for easy browsing.

Business Digest
Staff reports from the business community

Taxes prey on weak
Here we go again. The Juneau Assembly's finance committee on Wednesday advanced proposals that would further tax boat and aircraft owners.

Mines aren't models
In response to Jerry Madden's recent letter in the Empire, "a week ago Coeur Alaska spilled contaminants near the Kensington Mine.

Capitalist tragedy
On Oct. 26, letters ran from Don Hoff Jr. of Hixon, Tenn., and Oren M. Spiegler of Upper Saint Clair, Pa., denouncing Ted Stevens for not giving back Alaska's bridge money to help rebuild the interstate highway in New Orleans.

Irwin acted with integrity
Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Irwin is a hero. He demonstrated tremendous personal integrity by authoring the memo in the first place, and the thorough and intelligent legal questions he directed to the attorney general about the governor's so-called gas line "deal" are spot on.

Play not offensive
Rebecca Chenoweth asks a reasonable question in her recent letter to the editor (Empire, Oct. 25): If I attend Perseverance Theatre's production of "Twelfth Night," will I be offended? The answer is "No."

Stevens sticking up for Alaskans
I just love it when people from Tennessee, Pennsylvania and elsewhere tell our elected officials how to best take care of Alaskans.

Senator should retire
Don Hoff Jr. was right on target when he suggested that Sen. Stevens make good on his threat to retire.

He's read the Bible
In Wednesday's paper, Marlin Bricker states that "it is obvious" that Wade Rogers hasn't read the Bible or Darwin, "word for word, beginning to end."

Women's health forum to highlight depression
Just in time for Juneau's late October blahs, the annual Women's Health Forum this Saturday will take on the weighty topic of health and depression.

Seniors fight for tax exemption
About three dozen young and old Juneau residents attended Wednesday night's Assembly Finance Committee meeting ready for a showdown.

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

Some protest use of casket in anti-war demonstrations
War protesters should be more sensitive to the feelings of Juneau families with sons and daughters in Iraq, said a woman who objects to a periodic local anti-war demonstration featuring a flag-draped casket.

Business Digest
Staff reports from the business community

Photo: End of the season
Bonnie Millard takes bait off her long-line gear Thursday on her boat, the San Juan. Millard just returned from halibut fishing in the Gulf of Alaska.

Photo: Remembering the dead
Juneau People for Peace and Justice and Juneau Veterans for Peace hold a vigil Wednesday in the Dimond Courthouse Plaza to commemorate the military and civilian Iraq war dead.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

Photo: Uphill challenge
Juneau-Douglas High School basketball players sprint Thursday up Highland Drive during pre-season conditioning.

Learning under the influence
It's not too often the University of Alaska Southeast allows students to drink alcohol on campus.

New high school budget rises
The aftermath of the 2005 Gulf Coast hurricane season is reaching as far as Juneau's school construction budget.

Volunteers in awe of destruction, survivors
Writing a check wouldn't have been enough, say some of the Juneau residents who have returned home after helping victims of the worst Atlantic hurricane season on record.

Finance panel OKs business tax break
The Juneau Assembly's Finance Committee on Wednesday advanced proposals that would give businesses some relief on personal property taxes, though boat and aircraft owners should prepare to pay more to the city.

Fairbanks celebrate 40 years
Roger and Barbara Fairbanks will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Oct. 31.

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

FYI
News about the people you know

Student Arts in the Spotlight: Kawee Jarach
Student Artist in the Spotlight is a new weekly feature on the Neighbors page and is in collaboration with the Juneau School District.

Photo: Women of the Moose
Shirley McCoy Jr. received her "Green Cap" degree at the state convention of the Alaska Hawaii Moose Association.

Teacher talk: The Red Lantern Award
Dear great Mom, In order to generate energy for a multi-class art project I have set in motion, I asked my sub to have each of my students construct an equilateral triangle with 6-inch sides.

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

Photo: Autumn fades into winter
Autumn colors surround fresh snow and old ice near the Herbert Glacier.

Domestic Violence Awareness
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

McCutcheon, Lindh wed
Hilary Kirsten Lindh and Jodie John McCutcheon were married Sept. 17, 2005, on the shore of Tyaughton Lake, British Columbia. The bride arrived by canoe.

Fremlin, Whittemore to wed
Juneau residents Jenny L. Whittemore and Kevin Fremlin will be married at 11:30 a.m., Oct. 31, in Las Vegas, Nev.

Vincet R. Osterhout
Former Juneau resident Vincet Ross Osterhout of Wasilla, 35, died Oct. 14, 2005, at Valley Hospital in Palmer.

My Turn: 9th circuit split should have its day in court
Justice delayed is justice denied. The 58 million people who live within the jurisdiction of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals have had justice delayed for far too long.

My turn: Breaking the code that covers up a suicide
I am just days away from the anniversary of the day my son committed suicide. He was only 23 years old.

Alaska editorial: Take time to get pipeline deal right
Alaskans agree on several things about the proposed North Slope natural gas pipeline. We want jobs, lots of them.

Juneau teens ready for Phase II
This Friday and Saturday, 55 of the best 14-to-18 year old synchronized swimmers in the nation will assemble in Walnut Creek, Calif., with hopes of taking the next step towards becoming a national team member.

Juneau Parks and Rec Men's and Women's Volleyball Standings
...as of Oct. 23

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.

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.

JDHS ready for regional meet
After Wednesday's practice, Juneau-Douglas High School swimming coach John Wray said, "Coaching is not an exact science, but you hope to get it right."

Wal-Mart Supercenter coming to Kenai
Following years of rumors, speculation and closed-door negotiations, the world's largest retailer is coming to the Kenai Peninsula.

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

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

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

Commissioner loses job over gas contract
Alaska Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Irwin is out of a job and six of his top staffers are resigning following an e-mail Irwin sent to the attorney general last week criticizing a future gas pipeline contract.

Panel defeats plan to share ANWR profits with other Native corporations
An amendment to force the Arctic Slope Regional Corp. to share oil revenues from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge with other Alaska Native corporations died in the House Resources Committee.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

First lady works to expand youth academies to 50 states
Marine Cpl. Andrew Mitchell travels the nation and world to make sure President Bush has a perfectly functioning helicopter, but a few years ago he wasn't sure he'd even make it out of high school in Palmer.

Photo: Looking for a handout
A large sea lion watches as crewmembers remove bait salmon from the ice hold of the fishing vessel ANGJENL on Wednesday in Petersburg.

Group forms to fight all-Alaska pipeline
A nonprofit group formed this month with the help of Republicans and an oil producer to counterattack efforts of those aiming to build an all-Alaska natural gas pipeline.

State responds to Irwin's questions
Alaska Attorney General David Marquez responded Thursday to legal questions about a gas line contract that Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Irwin asked last week.

Oil companies lease on Alaska Peninsula
The first sale of state oil and gas leases in 22 years on the Alaska Peninsula generated 37 bids Wednesday, with a major oil company winning the most.

Young soloists:
Juneau-Douglas High School freshman Franz Felkl and Sitka High School junior Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins take center stage this weekend as the featured soloists in the opening concert of the Juneau Symphony's 2005-2006 season.

Cinema Guide
what's playing at the box office

what's happening
news of local entertainment events

'Twelfth Night' a most eccentric play
For its fifth Shakespeare play in the last seven seasons, Perseverance Theatre is taking on "Twelfth Night," the bard's absurdist comedy about love, rejection and disguise.

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news of local arts

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