Tuesday, September 5, 2006

Complete thoughts
Complete thoughts

Tech takeover
BlackBerrys, Sidekicks, cell phones... oh, my! The infiltration of work life into personal life has left many workers feeling overworked and overwhelmed. While technology has helped businesses stay in close contact with clients and employees - with many companies subsidizing cell phone usage and portable digital assistants - it seems work follows us everywhere.

Hold the obnoxious
We all have stories of rude co-workers who seem to be so enthralled with their own digital conversations that they lack the courtesy to those around them. A businessman emphatically talking away on his cell phone in the elevator, a peer typing incessantly on his or her PDA while in the midst of a conversation with you - it seems the more technology allows us to communicate, the less time is spent acknowledging those around us.

Know it all
Know it all

The best candidate for Alaska governor
During primary election night, Aug. 22, I stood at the Egan Center and thought about the next four years and what the next governor faced.

No one's forcing you to read Hooligan
I wish I could say that I'm surprised to see the various reactions to Hooligan's recent features.

Vandalism evidence of terrorists in our midst
I am not Jewish, but I am outraged and dismayed by the recent vandalism that occurred at Juneau's Jewish synagogue.

Outraged about anti-semetic graffiti
I am writing in response to the article, "Graffiti outrages Jewish community," dated Aug. 30.

Move to prevent Juneau brain rot
It appears that Juneau brain rot exists.

Don't trust Palin on capital move issue
In response to the Aug. 27 headline, "Palin addresses Juneau jitters on capital move," I would like to voice an opinion.

Davis Street turned into unpassable mess
Davis Street has been an unpassable dirt and rock mess for almost two months, with no end in sight.

Article was OK, just keep it from youth
I can see, in a society where sex is such a hidden topic, the reaction from Juneau readers over the Hooligan sex-toys article.

Cartoon creates a dilemma for reader
As a female, I am insulted by the message of the political cartoon, "Young Woman's Values Class," (Aug. 30).

Murkowski hasn't received the message
In wasting state monies for another expensive legislative special session, it seems obvious the governor hasn't received the message Alaska Republican voters sent him on Aug. 22.

Tongass should be name of new school
It's a joy to talk about names for the new high school ("Give the new school a non-wussified name," by Korry Keeker, Aug. 24 Hooligan) and a relief from so many crises within our state, nation and world.

Alaskans like their personal freedom
Thanks for publishing Stan White's outstanding letter, "Stance on pot governor's undoing," on Aug. 29.

Juneau's taking it in the tush without road
Juneau needs a road out of town badly.

Photo: Floating garden
Charlie Whipple tends to Nasturtiums on Saturday that he planted and brought aboard the state ferry MV Kennecott.

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

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

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

Photo: Sunday sun day
Theo, right, Wea, front, and Marcelin Bigelow enjoy the nice weather Sunday as they jump on their trampoline.

Rainfall sets new record
Lydia Hays walks Monday past a tree showing its autumn colors along Douglas Highway. Hays was upbeat about walking to work at Alaskan and Proud market in the heavy rain. "I love it," she said.

Around Town
Listing of local nonprofit events.

Photo: Swing your partner
Doug Sanvik and Karen Carrillo work on the steps to the East Coast Swing on Saturday at Centennial Hall.

My turn: 'Let no soldier cry from the battlefield'
In response to the My Turn by Kevin C. Nye's My Turn of Aug. 14, "Let no soldier cry from the battlefield that he was not properly trained."

Alaska editorial: The best road is always the high road in politics
The primary election was both an end and a beginning.

JDHS drops its first game this season
The Juneau-Douglas High School junior varsity football team fell to 1-1 on Friday after losing 16-14 to host Palmer's JV.

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.

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.

Momentum swings trip up the Bears
The Juneau-Douglas High School football team team finds itself in an unwelcome and unfamiliar position.

State's oldest lawmaker faces toughest race
Rep. Carl Moses was first elected to the state House in 1964 and hasn't lost a race in 11 tries.

This Day in History
In Alaska, the Nation and the World.

Sprinter can beat feet or beat you with his feet
Moments before he was to climb into the octagon for his Alaska Fighting Championship bout, Michael Madrid was a pillar of steady concentration.

Northwest Digest
A report by an organization that provides legal advocacy services for people with disabilities has concluded that the Alaska Psychiatric Institute lacks a way of dealing with patients who resist being discharged.

Stevens Village council launches bison project
Stevens Village residents have introduced a small bison herd to tribal land 200 miles southeast of the Yukon River community.

Siberian scholars launch research group
A summit between archaeologists and historical researchers from both sides of the Bering Sea took place at the Baranov Museum Aug. 29, when a group of Russian-America scholars from Alaska hosted four colleagues from Siberia.

Officials look back to killed oil legislation
BP's partial shutdown last month of the Prudhoe Bay oil field has dredged up memories of a request five years ago by then-Gov. Tony Knowles for $5 million to strengthen oversight of Alaska's aging oil facilities and streamline new oil and gas exploration.

UA hires new scientists for Polar Year
The University of Alaska is getting a jump-start on the International Polar Year by hiring a baker's dozen of budding scientists.

Anchorage has third highest median income of large cities
Alaska's largest city has the third highest median household income of American cities with more than 250,000 residents, according to a recent report by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Summit gives tips to keep kids safe
Sharon Freeman described in detail for a group of a dozen or so parents and school officials the morning last March when she found her son, Andrew, dead in his closet.

Hundreds of dead birds wash up on Unalaska shoreline
Hundreds of dead sea birds washed ashore on Unalaska Island over a two-day span and scientists were trying to figure out why.

Photo: Convicted of bribery
Former state Sen. George Hohman, D-Bethel, works on Feb. 8, 1985, while incarcerated at the Palmer Correctional Center.

Alaska entrepreneur hopes to turn glacial mud into gold
Lauren Padawer's inspiration for a beauty product made of glacial mud struck during a grungy rafting trip down the Copper River.

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

Northwest Digest
Iraqi humanitarian relief worker Rana Al-Aiouby will speak on the civilian and security situation in Iraq at 7 p.m. Friday at the University of Alaska Southeast Egan Lecture Hall.

Officer revives infant after car flips in ditch
An Anchorage Police Department sergeant revived an infant trapped in water an estimated five minutes after a car flipped near a marsh.

Coast Guard cutter returns to port early after diver deaths in Arctic
The Coast Guard cutter Healy is back in port after aborting an Arctic voyage for research into global warming two months ahead of schedule because of the unexplained death of two divers.

Gray whales put on show near Barrow
In an ancient ritual that often precedes their long migration south, gray whales are rubbing bellies and scratching backs in the Arctic Ocean surf, sometimes just feet from squealing crowds of people.

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