Saturday, November 25, 2006

Exciting new nonfiction books at libraries
We've got many new and exciting nonfiction books for kids on the shelves at the Juneau Public Libraries.

Response to snow removal complaints
This is in response to Matt Christian's letter to the editor in Wednesday's Juneau Empire.

Pedestrians need to get back to the basics
I am both surprised and horrified at the blatant lack of consideration that pedestrians in Juneau have had for the conditions of the roadways during this most recent storm.

Get a clue - fluoride is toxic stuff
Finally, a smart public health decision.

Can't get through the Forest Service matrix
Business owners and their families are gearing up for "round two" with the U.S. Forest Service.

Thank you, Juneau, for snow removal
In the 26 years I lived here, time and again the city of Juneau road crew has done a great job.

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

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

Photos: Giving Thanks
Above, Kelly Anna Strickland, 3, is all smiles during her Thanksgiving Day meal, which was sponsored by the Salvation Army and held at the Hangar on the Wharf.

Annual market to open today
Flo Kenney spends 10 days each summer scavenging for Arctic wormwood near the town of Wiseman in northern Alaska.

Photo: Guerrilla turkey
A turkey sculpture built by guerrilla artists awaits drivers at the Douglas roundabout on Thanksgiving Day.

Pets of the week
Gentle cats seek homes

Neighbors Digest
Alaska One calls seeks art for poster contest & Applications available for season pass scholarship

Butter is nutritious
Unless you have been living in a cave, you have probably heard that trans fats are bad for you.

Recognitions

Neighbors helping Neighbors: Eldrid Lyshol
Volunteer of the Year Award nominee

Student artist in the spotlight: Chakra Williams
Student Artist in the Spotlight is a weekly feature on the Neighbors page and is in collaboration with the Juneau School District Elementary Art Program.

Photos: Dancing against drugs
Dancers perform and people gather during the Red Ribbon Rally that was held Oct. 28 at the Mendenhall Mall.

FYI
Births, Courts & Marriage licenses

Photo: Rotary Vocational Service Award winners
Juneau Rotary presented the annual Rotary Vocational Service awards to individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations that provide outstanding service to members of the community.

Neighbors mailbox
Thanks for: supporting extended learning, organizing Disaster Preparedness, helping at our Halloween event & contributing to our haunted house

Alaska editorial: Murkowski made right decision to call session
The special session of the Legislature called by Gov. Frank Murkowski appears on the surface to be much ado about not much, and we earlier suggested it was just that.

Alaska editorial: Stevens should be admired for his longevity
Sen. Ted Stevens' announcement that he would seek re-election in 2008 probably didn't surprise too many people.

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.

Juneau Parks and Rec Adult Ordway Basketball League standings and scores
Juneau Parks and Recreation Adult Ordway Basketball League

Photo: Dancing lights
Northern lights dance across the sky Wednesday near Palmer.

Northwest Digest
Alyeska Resort to be sold to Utah financier, Jesuits, archdiocese settle sex abuse cases & Rainier flood damage could reach $30 million

'Tundra Fox' dies of cancer at age 74
The only Alaska state legislator ever convicted of bribery died Monday in Anchorage.

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

Protesters of smoking ban present petition
Opponents of a smoking ban in Anchorage bars and bingo halls have collected enough signatures to put the issue on the city election ballot in April.

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