Saturday, November 19, 2005

In the Stacks: New fiction on the way to the public libraries
"The Bowl is Already Broken," by Mary Kay Zuravleff. Will the public shattering of a priceless porcelain bowl be the ruin of Washington DC's Asian Art Museum?

Nontoxic but deadly
I'd like to thank local geologist Chris DeWitt for the chemistry lesson in his recent My Turn (Empire, Nov. 15).

Stranded at the dock
Gov. Murkowski recently called the Alaska Marine Highway System fast ferries a "bad deal" inherited from Gov. Knowles. We village-dwellers wish we could inherit such a deal!

Photo: Early bird
Holly Rhoden serves turkey dinners to Ben Quick, right, and Shirley Kohls during the annual Thanksgiving luncheon Thursday at the Juneau Senior Center.

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

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Image of Grace
It took 155 years for the Sitka Icon of the Mother of God to make it to Juneau, and it wasn't a moment too soon for roughly 60 Orthodox and non-Orthodox practitioners who attended a free prayer and reception Thursday night at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall.

Seniors fear loss of city tax breaks
Juneau senior citizens are reacting to city officials' accusations that seniors are abusing their city sales-tax exemption.

Student Artist in the Spotlight: Angela Thrower
Student Artist in the Spotlight is a new weekly feature on the Neighbors page and is in collaboration with the Juneau School District Elementary Art Program.

Healing power of rituals
F ive years have passed since I wrote my first article for this newspaper as a Hospice and Home Care of Juneau volunteer.

Malone, Comer to wed
Patrick James Malone of Juneau and Ashley Alayne Comer of Wasilla will be married at 2 p.m., Dec. 30, at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center pavilion

Neighbors helping neighbors: Boys and Girls Club of Juneau
Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a new weekly feature on the Neighbors page and is in collaboration with the United Way of Southeast Alaska.

Bookmark contest winners
The Bookmark contest was an event sponsored by the Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries.

FYI
News about the people you know.

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

Elizabeth Florence (Betty) Martin
Juneau resident Elizabeth Florence (Betty) Martin, 76, died Nov. 8, 2005, at Wildflower Court.

Parents act reasonably, not as Big Brother or police
Over the course of the past week I have savored the editorial page in search of responses to the article regarding teens and the Internet (Empire, Nov. 6).

Alaska editorial: Don't link Hess funds to permanent fund dividend
"Wham!" That's the sound of a couple of Democratic state lawmakers springing into action to smack Gov. Frank Murkowski's proposal to provide financial help to Alaska's local governments...

JDHS gets ready for Pilot
The Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team got its final preparations in for this weekend's Brandon Pilot Tournament by going to the mat Thursday with Hoonah and Skagway.

Thursday's wrestling results

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

Aid for fishing fleet dries up
For struggling Alaska salmon fishermen, a federal financial aid program will shut down this year. But many fishermen see the bright side - getting disqualified for federal aid is a good sign for their industry.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

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

Legislators go Back to School
Alaska legislators are getting a lesson on education this week. More than two dozen legislators from Fairbanks to Ketchikan are participating in classrooms this week as part of the Alaska Legislators Back to School program.

Elderly woman freezes in driveway
A 100-year-old woman who suffered from dementia died from the cold outside her Anchorage home, police said.

SE road projects drop off state's priority list
A $4.8 million project to improve the road linking Petersburg to an Inter-Island Ferry Authority terminal on Mitkof Island is among the projects that have fallen out of the draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program document.

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