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Tuesday, February 7, 2006

Planned Parenthood not selfless
We women are such caring, nurturing and generally trusting souls. We want to believe that others care about us.

A slippery slope for freedom
I fear for America. We now live in an America where doing nothing more than wearing a T-shirt that reminds people of the true cost of war - 2,245 dead - is grounds for Cindy Sheehan, an invited guest at the State of the Union address, to be ejected from the U.S. Capitol.

Law is flexible on service animals
We at Southeast Alaska Independent Living are writing in response to Luke Adams' Feb. 2 letter regarding service dogs.

Not just lap dogs
This is in response to Luke Adams' letter to the editor on Feb. 2, whereby he questions the legitimacy of service dogs and their owners.

Daily News generally ignores Times letters
In a recent letter to the editor printed in the Juneau Empire, Larry Persily, the editorial page editor of the Anchorage Daily News...

Psychologist: Girl saw murder plot as a fantasy
Rachelle Waterman "didn't see the danger of hanging around with creepy older guys," a clinical psychologist testified Monday during the girl's trial on charges that she plotted her mother's 2004 murder.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Photo: Literary warriors
Dzantak'i Heeni Middle School students Sam Bornstein, 13, left, Leah Francis, 13, center, and Clancey Cheeley, 12, write down their winning answer Saturday in the Battle of the Books contest at Floyd Dryden Middle School.

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

Statewide bird conference returns to Juneau
For the first time in almost two decades, the Alaska Bird Conference is returning to Juneau this week, with celebrated scientist and nature writer David Quammen delivering the keynote address.

The Ecstasy & Agony of Juneau's Super Bowl fans
For Troy "Toby" Portis, the lone Steelers fan Sunday night at PP's Douglas Inn, Pittsburgh's Super Bowl victory over the Seattle Seahawks was a win for the underdog. For everyone else, it was an opportunity to throw things at his backside.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

City to drop water level for work on Twin Lakes
Twin Lakes users should stay off the southern lake's ice for the next two weeks as the city lowers the water level and installs a new sewer pump lift station near the Salmon Creek bridge, officials say.

My Turn: America's internal threat
I have believed for some time that if this country falls, it will be to internal enemies, not to terrorists or foreign powers.

Alaska editorial: Animal rights group just can't be satisfied
Some people just can't be satisfied. The group that brought the legal action that recently halted the state's wolf control program now complains that the state Board of Game's actions in response to the judge's ruling go too far.

My Turn: It is annexation without representation for islands
It is with amusement I read that the Juneau Assembly is considering annexing more of Admiralty Island.

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.

TV documentary chronicles AK's road to statehood
When Michael Letzring talks about the making of a documentary chronicling the journey to Alaska statehood, he laughed heartily when describing how more than a hundred hours of interviews had to be narrowed into an one-hour film. "That's the hard part," he said.

Alaska marks constitution's anniversary
Fifty years after delegates signed the Alaska Constitution, the state continues to show its youth.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Salcha residents seeking way to get out of Tanana River area prone to flooding
In recent years, flooding along the Tanana River in Salcha has become more than an inconvenience. Some homeowners now are looking for a way out.

Parents: Lax aviation rules led to son's death
Like scores of visitors to Alaska, Mark Schroeder trusted his life to the pilot of an outdoor adventure company's small transport plane. And for that, his parents say, the South African teen met his death in an icy lake.

Scientists: Ice melting faster than expected
Scientists on Monday painted a gloomy picture of the effects of global warming on the Arctic, warning of melting ocean ice, rising oceans, thawed permafrost and forests susceptible to bugs and fire.

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

Lawmakers expect longer session as oil tax, pipeline contract loom
A month into the session some Alaska lawmakers are saying that two big items will keep them here for an extended session.

Convention flag returned in time for celebration
The eight stars of gold tend more to brown, and they rest on a field of black, not blue. The right side is tattered, and the upper corner missing. It could use a good old-fashioned cleaning.

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

House OKs legislation to help needy receive legal help
The Alaska House on Monday passed a bill creating a special account to fund a nonprofit law group that represents poor Alaskans in civil legal matters.

'Buckwheat' 1,600 miles into trek across country
Anyone who was in Chicago Monday and saw Carlin "Buckwheat" Donahue strutting down Chicago's famed Lakeshore Drive with his backpack would have seen little sign of his past struggles with diabetes, his heart and injured feet.

Independent Seattle processor buys historic fishing vessel
The 40-year-old fishing vessel Peggy Jo recently was sold to B&N Fisheries Company.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

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