Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down

...going too far. We're already pressed by Big Brother's invasion of privacy through warrantless wiretapping, and Little Brother shouldn't get a free pass.Thumbs up to the approach of ski season. Season passes for Eaglecrest Ski Area are...
More than bows and tiaras

...getting their hair curled and having the chance to dress up for fun. But most of all they enjoyed watching their little brother perform in his age division after they were done competing. "AJ, our brother, was between 2 and 4 when he competed...
In the Stacks: New chapter books

...keep her spirits up and is rewarded at the end."Legend of the Ghost Dog," by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel. Tee and her little brother, Jack, are spending two weeks of spring break in Nome while their dad is doing research, when they come across...
Off the Beaten Path: The flux and flow of caribou

...vacation is wandering around caribou country, hoping to tag along on a migration. I took it as a good omen when my little brother married a Newfoundlander who happens to be a member of the Yalipu clan. I suggested they honeymoon in the Arctic...
The needs of Christmas

...visit you?' "And the king will say to them in reply, 'Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.'" (Matthew 25:34-40)Thus, through what we have come to call the "corporal works...
National restaurant chains expand into Anchorage

...months of television commercials, appearances by Ronald McDonald and a closed street for the grand opening."My little brother and I were very excited, probably by being brainwashed from so many commercials," recalled Jay Barrett, now the...
Young teens learn sitter skills watch children with behavioral issues, like frequent tantrum throwers. He said he's used to babysitting his little brother, who is really well behaved.Lilly said it was important for her to take the class because she takes her role as...
Texas man hopes to bury father lost for decades

...crash, his first reaction was that he knew he wasn't a child anymore."I had to grow up," Hoblit said. "My little brother was ten years younger than me and I thought 'he is never going to know our father.'"He and his brother both went...
Donations sought for medical costs of 30-year resident

...and an involved community member. He has been a Big Brother with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska, matched with Little Brother Michael for more than five years. He is a member of Toastmasters, Church of the Nazarene and the North Star Riders...
In the Stacks: New young adult fiction

...thoughtful all at once. "The End Games," by T. Michael Martin. Up in the mountains, 17-year-old Michael and his little brother, 5-year-old Patrick, are playing a first-person shooter game with a real gun, real bullets, and real monsters...


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