Sunday, March 5, 2006

Planned Parenthood offers sound sex ed
It has been interesting to encounter people trapped in a time warp in letters to the editor. I'm referring to those who have clapped their hands on their ears and are shouting "La, la, la! I can't hear you!" when Planned Parenthood is mentioned.

Boy Scout trailhead should be protected
We appreciated your reporter Elizabeth Bluemink's comprehensive look at the possible sale of U.S. Forest Service land surrounding the Boy Scout trailhead.

What else do you need?
In regards to the meth lab that was discovered at the Frontier Suites Airport Hotel, I'll keep my remarks simple and to the point: What else does the Legislature need to convince it to pass the meth bill?

Bowel condition can be treated naturally
In response to Susan LeBeau's letter to the editor regarding the colon hydrotherapy article. She is correct to think that there are some absolute contraindications to colon hydrotherapy, however, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and colitis may not be one of them.

Home Show builds with the industry
The 27th annual Home Show has been building on its success of the past, selling out all the vending spaces before the event began for the first time in its history.

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

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

Photo: Slippery slope
Amanda Robson, a University of Alaska Southeast student, participates in the tubing contest during UAS Winter Games 2006 on Saturday at the Eaglecrest Ski Area.

Hair today, bare on March 17
Naomi Hooley said she gets compliments on her flowing auburn hair. She even has had people suggest they would pay her not to shave her head March 17 at the Hangar on the Wharf.

Healing spirits with words
Tlingit elder Nora Dauenhauer believes Native oratory is a powerful medium that can heal spirits.

Empire editorial: Pulling a fast one
To no one's surprise, the Murkowski administration last week declared the state's fast ferries a failure and said it would effectively scuttle the program.

Empire editorial: Palin's trial balloon a new threat to Southeast Alaska
Republican Sarah Palin last week fired the first warning shot in this year's gubernatorial race, and Southeast Alaskans would be wise to take note and duck.

Tracking geese, eh?
The Canada goose of Southeast Alaska is a singular bird.

Out&About
Out & About is a listing of recreational activities.

Alaska's toads and frogs ailing
Frogs and toads are turning up in Alaska with shrunken hind legs, malformed lower jaws and the occasional extra limb, and biologists want to know why.

Outsiders
David Stone

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.

Juneau Parks and Recreation Youth Basketball League standings
Juneau Parks and Recreation Youth Basketball League

Juneau Ski Club Silver Surfer Giant Slalom Results
Silver Surfer Giant Slalom

Mites tear it up at Eaglecrest
While the older ski racers have been tearing up the slopes for a couple months now, the Juneau Ski Club's younger athletes got their chance to compete Saturday.

Representing Juneau and Douglas at the Arctic Winter Games
Juneau athletes

JDHS girls end northern trip on high note
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team won its final two regular season games to conclude the regular season.

Oil tax plan questioned
The Alaska Department of Revenue on Friday addressed a list of 72 questions that lawmakers pitched to the administration on blurry areas of the governor's proposal to create a new oil and gas tax system based on producer's net profits.

Hunters watch for sick birds
James Active Jr. may live in one of the more remote areas of North America, but that hasn't kept him from tracking the path of the avian flu virus on its march across the globe.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Sen. Stevens tries to stall gold mine
U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens said he is hoping to stall the proposed Pebble gold and copper development.

Oil tax numbers wrong, consultant says
Don't believe anybody's numbers - they're all wrong - but consider how the language in a net-profits tax bill could affect North Slope natural gas development, former Oil and Gas Division director Jim Eason said Saturday.

Legislative roundup
Bills voted on last week:

Crews mop up thousands of gallons in Prudhoe Bay
ANCHORAGE - Crews are slowly making progress cleaning up crude oil that spilled from a leaking pipeline in Alaska's Prudhoe Bay field, industry and regulatory officials said Saturday.

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