Sunday, March 19, 2006

Supplies - necessary and unnecessary - keep work moving smoothly
No office is complete without the proper office supplies.

All together now
Office-mates can be a strange lot. They're like family in some ways, but like strangers in others, isolating themselves through headphones, a penchant for damaging gossip or a wall of obnoxious desk toys.

Back pain common for cubicle workers
According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistic, back injuries account for one of every five injuries and illnesses in the workplace.

English majors, unite!

Self-review

Hold Bush accountable
We, the American people, should know failed leadership when we see it, but this president refuses to own up to his many mistakes.

Halt drilling push
This historic oil spill is a catastrophe for the environment. Tone-deaf politicians in national and state legislatures should stop trying to push for more drilling through sneaky maneuvers.

AroundTown
Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. every Sunday, Assembly Chambers, across from Marine Park.

Gatto goes bald again for a good cause
State Rep. Carl Gatto knows a thing or two about being bald. Seven years ago, the Palmer Republican was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

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

Fish plants move to Lemon Creek
Two Juneau salmon processing plants are migrating to new homes at Lemon Creek this winter.

State justices hold court for education
Some Juneau-Douglas High School students had a supreme lesson in the law Friday.

Young scientists exhibit strengths at annual fair
Nearly 130 projects were on display at the Southeast Alaska Regional Science Fair in the Marie Drake gymnasium Saturday, exploring biology to physics and everything in between.

Empire Editiorial: Don't suspend the student messenger
I disagree with "Bong Hits 4 Jesus," but I will defend to the death your right to display it on a banner.

My turn: No justice in the courtroom; there should have been a verdict
The victim, Lauri Waterman, was brutally murdered in cold blood. After hearing the hung-jury verdict, it made me vomit in disgust.

My turn: A plea for reason: Leave Rachelle Waterman's family alone
I am retired and like to stay mentally active, so when the Rachelle Waterman trial came to town I saw it as a good opportunity to learn about the American justice system as practiced in Alaska in 2006.

Siren's Song of Devils Thumb
A Canadian climber once was quoted saying of Devils Thumb, "Let's climb it so no one else has to."

You could be Juneau's 'Bad Hemingway'
n the spring of this year, when the warmth of the summer calls to us like the vigor of our callow youth, and the long, cold, rainy, iron gray nights still prevail, the Juneau Empire will hold its first Bad Hemingway Fishing Story Contest.

Two views of Juneau's natural surroundings
I once entertained some visitors to Juneau for several days during one of our improbable spells of glorious summer weather.

Outsiders: Leah Magowan

Basketball is a family affair
Most people might think it strange to find a jar of sand sitting in the mailbox. In the household of Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball standout Talisa Rhea, however, it's just another day.

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.

Appeals court keeps fish center alive
SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court ordered the government late Friday to continue funding an agency that counts young salmon crossing dams in the West.

AlaskaDigest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Burning Daylight
Some Alaskans say they are tired of playing roulette with their clocks twice a year to observe daylight-saving time.

Legislative roundup

Photo: Nome at last
Tim Osmar of Ninilchik, Alaska, left, who drove his dog team in front of Rachael Scdoris, right, as her visual interpreter during the Iditarod Trial Sled Dog Race, stands with the 20-year old Scdoris, of Bend, Ore.

State seeks to reinstate teen's indictment
Alaska prosecutors are asking for a chance to argue that Rachelle Waterman's murder conspiracy indictment be reinstated, along with the statements she made that prosecutors say implicate the teenager in her mother's slaying.

Senate hears more on proposed oil tax
Major oil companies operating in Alaska and state administrators took issue Saturday with a proposed tax they said concentrates on short-term revenues for the state at the expense of long-term investment in the oil patch.

Prudhoe oil spill took days to discover
For five days or more, crude oil oozed from a pipeline through a corrosion hole about the size of a pencil eraser, silently spreading underneath the snow in what would become the biggest spill ever on Alaska's North Slope.

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