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Saturday, October 29, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

FYI
News about the people you know

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.

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.

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."

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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