Friday, November 11, 2005

In the stacks: Large Print fiction titles
In addition to these new Large Print fiction titles, look for bestsellers by your favorite authors, including Sandra Brown, Jack Higgins, Catherine Coulter, Michael Cunningham, and Terry McMillan.

In the stacks: Large Print fiction titles
In addition to these new Large Print fiction titles, look for bestsellers by your favorite authors, including Sandra Brown, Jack Higgins, Catherine Coulter, Michael Cunningham, and Terry McMillan.

Business Digest
Staff reports of local businesses

Business Digest
Staff reports of local businesses

Clean water worth the fight
I would like to express a viewpoint about the Kensington Mine and the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council's lawsuit.

View on halibut plan
I read the article "Halibut plan splits group" on Nov. 2 in the Anchorage Daily News and would like to share some additional perspectives.

View on halibut plan
I read the article "Halibut plan splits group" on Nov. 2 in the Anchorage Daily News and would like to share some additional perspectives.

Road plan siphoning off needed funds
It's funny that Mr. Gruening is suddenly so concerned with Juneau's relationship to other Southeast Alaskan communities (letters to the editor, Nov. 3).

Painful irony from Iraq
I awoke Sunday morning to more of the painful irony I've come to associate with the "War on Terror" in quotes from two Marine commanders involved in the attack by U.S. and Iraqi government forces on the border town of Husaybah.

Permanent fund pumped into the tank
Randy Wanamaker is right (Nov. 4 Empire, "City eyes tax break ...").

Stop recycling the same old arguments
I have spent 30 years working in remote parts of Alaska in areas of resource development in particular those of mining and oil and gas developments at Prudhoe Bay and Northwest Alaska.

Bridge is needed
When I read the Oct. 23 editorial, "Bridge Too Far Out," I was heartsick that you would print such inaccuracies about our community's bridge to the future.

Bird regs up to board
This letter is in response to Dennis Harris' Nov. 9 letter to the editor. Mr. Harris' letter was in reference to an article in the Nov. 6 Empire ("It's winter, time for a snow hunt" by Eric Morrison).

Permanent fund pumped into the tank
Randy Wanamaker is right (Nov. 4 Empire, "City eyes tax break ...").

Road plan siphoning off needed funds
It's funny that Mr. Gruening is suddenly so concerned with Juneau's relationship to other Southeast Alaskan communities (letters to the editor, Nov. 3).

Stop recycling the same old arguments
I have spent 30 years working in remote parts of Alaska in areas of resource development in particular those of mining and oil and gas developments at Prudhoe Bay and Northwest Alaska.

Clean water worth the fight
I would like to express a viewpoint about the Kensington Mine and the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council's lawsuit.

Painful irony from Iraq
I awoke Sunday morning to more of the painful irony I've come to associate with the "War on Terror" in quotes from two Marine commanders involved in the attack by U.S. and Iraqi government forces on the border town of Husaybah.

Internet not to blame
I am currently taking a year off from Juneau drama in Colorado, but am still keeping up with Juneau news.

Bird regs up to board
This letter is in response to Dennis Harris' Nov. 9 letter to the editor. Mr. Harris' letter was in reference to an article in the Nov. 6 Empire ("It's winter, time for a snow hunt" by Eric Morrison).

Bridge is needed
When I read the Oct. 23 editorial, "Bridge Too Far Out," I was heartsick that you would print such inaccuracies about our community's bridge to the future.

Internet not to blame
I am currently taking a year off from Juneau drama in Colorado, but am still keeping up with Juneau news.

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

Images from another time: Return of a hero, 1992
Juneau's Hilary Lindh, three-time Olympian and former World Cup champion, is greeted by her parents, Barb and Craig Lindh, and a crowd of several hundred friends and fans at Juneau International Airport.

Around Town
Low-impact exercise, 10 a.m., Juneau Senior Center and Valley Senior Center. Details: 463-6175.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

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

Vets Day more than a day off work
Many Juneau residents will have the chance to sleep in or do some extra chores around the house today.

Keeping inmates up to date
Two computer monitors encased in steel, each with its screen protected behind glass, take up less space than the books that used to line the walls of the law library at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

Naked boat owner fends off intruder
A 41-year-old Juneau man said he was scared while standing naked on his boat using a shotgun to hold off a black-hooded intruder early Thursday, but not as much as later in the day when he heard the man "just wanted to be friends."

Where the music was BORN
My husband, Don, and I have discovered on our trips to Europe that the trains are crowded on Saturdays.

Around Town
Low-impact exercise, 10 a.m., Juneau Senior Center and Valley Senior Center. Details: 463-6175.

Charities need more giving this season
The less fortunate of Juneau might be a little less full when expressing their thanks this Thanksgiving.

State cites mine for creek erosion
In the making: Construction continues at the camp and access road for the Kensington Mine, about 45 miles north of Juneau.

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

Charities need more giving this season
The less fortunate of Juneau might be a little less full when expressing their thanks this Thanksgiving.

Keeping inmates up to date
Two computer monitors encased in steel, each with its screen protected behind glass, take up less space than the books that used to line the walls of the law library at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

Images from another time: Return of a hero, 1992
Juneau's Hilary Lindh, three-time Olympian and former World Cup champion, is greeted by her parents, Barb and Craig Lindh, and a crowd of several hundred friends and fans at Juneau International Airport.

Where the music was BORN
My husband, Don, and I have discovered on our trips to Europe that the trains are crowded on Saturdays.

State cites mine for creek erosion
In the making: Construction continues at the camp and access road for the Kensington Mine, about 45 miles north of Juneau.

Naked boat owner fends off intruder
A 41-year-old Juneau man said he was scared while standing naked on his boat using a shotgun to hold off a black-hooded intruder early Thursday, but not as much as later in the day when he heard the man "just wanted to be friends."

Vets Day more than a day off work
Many Juneau residents will have the chance to sleep in or do some extra chores around the house today.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Photo: A good deed
Janet Ruotsala, president of the Resident Council of Wildflower Court, presents Major Joe of the Salvation Army with a $500 check for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

FYI
News about the people you know

Remembering everyday saints
Lives can be forever altered by the actions of the everyday saints. Gotta love 'em. They're everywhere.

FYI
News about the people you know

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.

A call for recipes
Do you have a killer recipe for Eaglecrest-picked blueberry pie? Bull kelp stir fry? Salmon soup?

Thank you
... for sharing thoughts, memories of Loren

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.

Images from another time: Welcome to Juneau, 1997
The statue of Patsy Ann awaits the arrival of cruise ships to port. The Fair Princess is on right, the Norwegian Cruise Line's Winward, center, and Holland America's Ryndam is on the left.

Student artist in the spotlight: Catherine Walsh
Student Artist in the Spotlight is a new weekly feature on the Neighbors page and is in collaboration with the Juneau School District's Elementary Art Program.

A call for recipes
Do you have a killer recipe for Eaglecrest-picked blueberry pie? Bull kelp stir fry? Salmon soup?

Photo: A good deed
Janet Ruotsala, president of the Resident Council of Wildflower Court, presents Major Joe of the Salvation Army with a $500 check for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Student artist in the spotlight: Catherine Walsh
Student Artist in the Spotlight is a new weekly feature on the Neighbors page and is in collaboration with the Juneau School District's Elementary Art Program.

Student recognition
Recognizing Juneau's outstanding scholars

Images from another time: Welcome to Juneau, 1997
The statue of Patsy Ann awaits the arrival of cruise ships to port. The Fair Princess is on right, the Norwegian Cruise Line's Winward, center, and Holland America's Ryndam is on the left.

Thank you
... for sharing thoughts, memories of Loren

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

Remembering everyday saints
Lives can be forever altered by the actions of the everyday saints. Gotta love 'em. They're everywhere.

Student recognition
Recognizing Juneau's outstanding scholars

Grenola D. Tolbert
Grenola D. Tolbert, 76, died Nov. 7, 2005 at Wildflower Court in Juneau.

Grenola D. Tolbert
Grenola D. Tolbert, 76, died Nov. 7, 2005 at Wildflower Court in Juneau.

Mona K. Jackson
Kake resident Mona K. Jackson died Nov. 9, 2005, at her home.

Russell Bartoo
Russell R. Bartoo, 69, of Goldendale, Wash. died Oct. 24, 2005 at Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles, Ore.

Mona K. Jackson
Kake resident Mona K. Jackson died Nov. 9, 2005, at her home.

Russell Bartoo
Russell R. Bartoo, 69, of Goldendale, Wash. died Oct. 24, 2005 at Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles, Ore.

Empire editorial: Watch your children, but let them grow up
Juneau parents and school administrators are learning that when it comes to Internet use, their children are more or less like other American youths.

Empire editorial: Watch your children, but let them grow up
Juneau parents and school administrators are learning that when it comes to Internet use, their children are more or less like other American youths.

My turn: Alaska's leaders must follow state constitution
What do you do when your government breaks the law?

Alaska editorial: Wildlife managers need options for predator control
Back in the 1940s and '50s federal predator control agents spread strychnine-laced meat across Alaska's wilds, indiscriminately killing any animals that happened upon the bait, in the name of predator control.

My turn: Alaska's leaders must follow state constitution
What do you do when your government breaks the law?

Alaska editorial: Wildlife managers need options for predator control
Back in the 1940s and '50s federal predator control agents spread strychnine-laced meat across Alaska's wilds, indiscriminately killing any animals that happened upon the bait, in the name of predator control.

My turn: High oil costs translate into more homeless families
The first dominos are falling. The Alaska Municipal League and Alaska School Districts are pleading for support from lawmakers to help meet the shocking increase in heating oil prices this winter.

My turn: High oil costs translate into more homeless families
The first dominos are falling. The Alaska Municipal League and Alaska School Districts are pleading for support from lawmakers to help meet the shocking increase in heating oil prices this winter.

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.

Crimson Bears spike Kards in four games
The Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears volleyball team dug deep to pull out a win against the Kenai Central Kardinals in the quarterfinal round of the 3A/4A State Volleyball Championships on Thursday at West Anchorage High School.

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.

Crimson Bears spike Kards in four games
The Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears volleyball team dug deep to pull out a win against the Kenai Central Kardinals in the quarterfinal round of the 3A/4A State Volleyball Championships on Thursday at West Anchorage High School.

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.

House leaders drop ANWR from budget
House leaders late Wednesday abandoned an attempt to push through a hotly contested plan to open an Alaska wildlife refuge to oil drilling, fearing it would jeopardize approval of a sweeping budget bill today.

Court TV ponders covering Waterman trial
Prince of Wales Island teenager Rachelle Waterman's trial on charges of conspiring to kill her mother could end up on national television.

Retiree benefits suit headed back to court
A battle over the state cutting benefits for retired Alaska public employees, first waged some seven years ago, will be heard again by a Superior Court judge in January.

Eielson to stay open but lose 18 jets, 600 troops
A plan to remove all 18 A-10 jets and about 600 military personnel from Eielson Air Force Base became final this week after Congress let the recommendations of a base review commission become law.

NorthwestDigest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

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

House leaders drop ANWR from budget
House leaders late Wednesday abandoned an attempt to push through a hotly contested plan to open an Alaska wildlife refuge to oil drilling, fearing it would jeopardize approval of a sweeping budget bill today.

Gov. Murkowski: Fast ferries are a 'bad deal'
Gov. Frank Murkowski says Alaska's two fast ferries, which cost the state $38 million apiece, are starting to look like a failed experiment.

NorthwestDigest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Anchorage school program will focus on Alaska Natives
Two Anchorage schools are launching a pilot program to make education more accessible for Alaska Native students.

Photo: Brimming with king crab
Greg Birchell guides a pot full of red king crabs onto the deck of Frigidland last weekend in the waters off Juneau.

Photo: Brimming with king crab
Greg Birchell guides a pot full of red king crabs onto the deck of Frigidland last weekend in the waters off Juneau.

Corps to suspend mine permit for internal review
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers intends to suspend a legally disputed permit for the Kensington gold mine's planned discharges into a subalpine lake to re-evaluate the permit, according to court filings.

Governor: Tap permafund for cities
Gov. Frank Murkowski proposed a new municipal revenue-sharing program Thursday that would use earnings from a reserve account invested in the Alaska Permanent Fund.

Anchorage school program will focus on Alaska Natives
Two Anchorage schools are launching a pilot program to make education more accessible for Alaska Native students.

Court TV ponders covering Waterman trial
Prince of Wales Island teenager Rachelle Waterman's trial on charges of conspiring to kill her mother could end up on national television.

Gov. Murkowski: Fast ferries are a 'bad deal'
Gov. Frank Murkowski says Alaska's two fast ferries, which cost the state $38 million apiece, are starting to look like a failed experiment.

Eielson to stay open but lose 18 jets, 600 troops
A plan to remove all 18 A-10 jets and about 600 military personnel from Eielson Air Force Base became final this week after Congress let the recommendations of a base review commission become law.

State pushes up timetable to build road
Juneau motorists could get a road to within a 16-mile ferry ride to Skagway in four years or less, state transportation officials said this week.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

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

Governor: Tap permafund for cities
Gov. Frank Murkowski proposed a new municipal revenue-sharing program Thursday that would use earnings from a reserve account invested in the Alaska Permanent Fund.

State pushes up timetable to build road
Juneau motorists could get a road to within a 16-mile ferry ride to Skagway in four years or less, state transportation officials said this week.

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

Retiree benefits suit headed back to court
A battle over the state cutting benefits for retired Alaska public employees, first waged some seven years ago, will be heard again by a Superior Court judge in January.

State rehearses for bird flu outbreak
An influenza outbreak on a remote Southeast Alaska island could be devastating if residents aren't prepared.

State rehearses for bird flu outbreak
An influenza outbreak on a remote Southeast Alaska island could be devastating if residents aren't prepared.

Corps to suspend mine permit for internal review
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers intends to suspend a legally disputed permit for the Kensington gold mine's planned discharges into a subalpine lake to re-evaluate the permit, according to court filings.

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

what's happening
news of local entertainment events

briefly
news of local arts

Juneau Student Symphony & Sinfonia to perform Saturday
The Juneau Student Symphony & Sinfonia begins its busy 2005-2006 season with its fall concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, in the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School commons.

Floating in a sea of unconsciousness
For its fall play, the Juneau-Douglas High School theater department presents a story with few true characters, a plot and tempo that could change each night and a setting that evokes the human condition rather than any specific location.

4 quarters, 5 bars:
If there's anything more glorious than a Chicago Bears victory, it's watching a Bears victory while simultaneously seeing the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings get soundly humiliated.

Juneau Student Symphony & Sinfonia to perform Saturday
The Juneau Student Symphony & Sinfonia begins its busy 2005-2006 season with its fall concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, in the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School commons.

Floating in a sea of unconsciousness
For its fall play, the Juneau-Douglas High School theater department presents a story with few true characters, a plot and tempo that could change each night and a setting that evokes the human condition rather than any specific location.

Different treatment
Artist JoAnn George, an Angoon resident since 1967, will be the guest of honor at the Hale Ski Foundation's 2005 benefit reception, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Hangar Ballroom in Merchants Wharf. Admission and a print is $80.

Different treatment
Artist JoAnn George, an Angoon resident since 1967, will be the guest of honor at the Hale Ski Foundation's 2005 benefit reception, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Hangar Ballroom in Merchants Wharf. Admission and a print is $80.

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news of local arts

Cinema Guide
what's playing at the box office

Cinema Guide
what's playing at the box office

what's happening
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4 quarters, 5 bars:
If there's anything more glorious than a Chicago Bears victory, it's watching a Bears victory while simultaneously seeing the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings get soundly humiliated.

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