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Saturday, December 9, 2006

Exotic locales make up the many new non-fiction books at the library
There's lots of new non-fiction on the shelves at the Juneau Public Libraries. Here are a few of our newest titles.

All for naught
On Nov. 15, day two of the latest special session, Anchorage Representative Les Gara summed it up before it was over. He called it "$25,000 a day to spin your wheels."

Fighting to save net neutrality
The Internet, since its beginning, has leveled the playing field for everyday people, allowing their voices to be heard by millions of others. This is " Net Neutrality" - everyone is equal.

Correction

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

Photo: Fine touches
David Boxley works on a painting of a seal catching a salmon during an Native Arts and Crafts fair in the Lake Room at UAS on Thursday.

New governor Palin to be welcomed to Juneau tonight
New governor Sarah Palin arrives tonight in Juneau, where citizens will welcome their new governor on the steps of the Capitol.

Photo: Lights up
Roz Cruise, who works for the state, hangs holiday lights Thursday on the Governor's Mansion.

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

Turning up the volume
Dramatic changes are coming to the Juneau radio scene: good ones, for fans of public radio station KTOO-FM.

The persimmon, an inviting yet beguiling fruit
Persimmons should come with a warning label. They are an inviting fruit, acorn-shaped, vaguely resembling a tomato with a cheerful orange color. They look like they should taste wonderful.

Neighbors mailbox

Photos: Crossing Borders
Border Cross: Mullett, Rivera and other soldiers from Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 297th Infantry were visiting the station to introduce themselves and become familiar with Kuwaiti boarder operations.

Volunteer of the year award nominee: Iris Kemp
Volunteer of the year award nominee

Student artist in the Spotlight: Tara Taguchi
"I've been painting since I was three years old. My mom and dad like art and they like my art."

FYI
Marriage licenses & Courts

My turn: Majority endorsed oppression isn't OK
The laws of the United States have always had a dynamic tension between the desire of the majority to have their rights and the desire to force others to emulate them.

Alaska editorial: State takes a chance on getting better deal on Point Thompson
The Murkowski administration did something in its final week that maybe should have been done a while ago. Or maybe not at all. Whatever, Alaskans hope it turns out well.

Juneau Adult Hockey Association in full swing

Sports in Juneau

Mariners need to blow it up
The winter meetings are a special time for any baseball fan, especially in today's world where players sign preposterous contracts.

Alaska Digest
Three rescued after abandoning boat, City warns of flooding; requests cooperation, Senior's dinner care of Coast Guard group, Bonus for Kootznoowoo shareholders inbound & State settles case with AOL, Time Warner

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

UA president's contract is extended
University of Alaska President Mark Hamilton's contract has been extended three years and includes incentives to stay in the job.

Young accepts new leadership role
Alaska Rep. Don Young lost his bid to be ranking minority member on the U.S. House Transportation Committee but was elected to that post on the Resources Committee.

Fight over halibut heats up
The fight between commercial halibut fishermen and charter boat operators is heating up again with commercial fishermen pushing for limits on charter boat catches.

Permanent fund flush
Last year the Alaska Permanent Fund earned as much every two hours as was originally deposited into the fund, a fund executive told Soldotna business leaders this week.

Legislator arrested in FBI probe
An Alaska state lawmaker was arrested Thursday on a federal bribery warrant.

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