Saturday, December 24, 2005

Audiobooks for kids on CD and tape
We've got lots of new audiobooks for kids, some on compact disc, some on tape, several available in both formats.

Business Digest
Staff reports from local businesses

The genocide in Darfur: a call for Alaskan action
As a returning college student about to graduate with a bachelor's degree in international studies and who has a specific interest in Africa, I was excited to see an article in my home newspaper about the crisis in Darfur.

National security interests tied to oil
Sen. Stevens is right. Our national security interests are closely linked to our demand for imported oil, and we spend lots of money protecting those interests.

Christmas Services

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

'Give me a G'
Mateo Salado has his picture taken by Kelli Wood on Thursday during a visit to the Mendenhall Glacier.

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

City scrutinizes bars over smoking
A Juneau Assembly member is questioning if three businesses that serve alcohol and food are breaking the city's smoking law.

The joy of Christmas wrapping
After wrapping packages that other people will give as gifts Thursday, Makayla Clements counted off the people she still needed to shop for.

New center will allow disturbed kids to be treated closer to home
A residential psychiatric treatment facility is being built in Juneau to help reduce the number of Alaska youths being sent out of state to receive mental health treatment.

Neighbors helping Neighbors
Gastineau Humane Society

Highest honor
Jessie Beck, Amanda Seider, Britani Page and Anna Branch of Girl Scout Troop 8 in Juneau, receive their Gold Award, an honor earned by less than 3 percent of Senior Girl Scouts nationwide.

Recognition and thank you
Messages of thanks to the community, from the community.

FYI

In the glow of the service station lights, I saw him
After spending my first summer in Alaska working in a cannery up north, I made my way back to Maine and bought my first car, an old Volkswagen bug.

Student artist in the spotlight
Heidi doesn't have a single art form. She likes to make three-dimensional things. She has worked in a variety of mediums and has done many projects

Mildred "Millie" Wagner Monson
Mildred "Millie" Wagner MonsonLongtime Alaska resident Mildred "Millie" Wagner Monson, 85, died Nov. 30, 2005, at her daughter's home in Anchorage.

My Turn: Commercial use versus personal use in question
I read Tom Dawson's My Turn in the Dec. 22 issue of the Empire with a certain amount of incredulity. Mr. Dawson has defined "commercial" fishermen as those who harvest massive quantities of the halibut resource with longlines.

My Turn: IFQ plan for charter boats needs to be shot down
Regardless of one's position on Individual Fishing Quota halibut limitations on sportfish charters, it seems most of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council viewed the IFQ proposal as severely flawed since it was voted down by a margin of nearly 3-1 (8-3).

Crimson Bears' girls J.V. team opens with three victories
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team's junior varsity opened its season with three wins at the Petersburg Tournament on Dec. 15-17.

Capital City Classic Schedule

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.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Drug charges dropped against Barrow teachers
Prosecutors dismissed drug charges against two former Barrow school teachers after a judge ruled that a warrant used to search their home was tainted.

Wilken proposes dividends for city governments
The state would create a sustainable community dividend program to share revenue with local governments, under a plan state Sen. Gary Wilken plans to propose.

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