Monday, March 20, 2006

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

Self-review

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!

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.

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.

Secrecy against fund founder's intentions
I am dismayed to find that the Alaska Permanent Fund's investors are arguing to keep the public in the dark with what they are doing with your money.

Constitution, U.S. ideals at stake
Getting old has given me a perspective on America that recalls times when Republicans and Democrats respected one another and worked together for the greater good.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

Memorial for church lost to Sunday fire
A memorial for the church and hall Juneau lost a week ago featured more music and laughter than tears on Sunday afternoon in the temporary home for Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.

America at War
About 250 people marched quietly along Egan Drive on Sunday afternoon, (right) marking the third anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

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.

Playing a right old game
While some people are out getting drunk on Friday nights, some Juneau cribbage players are out getting skunked.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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.

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.

Alaska editorial: Animal campaign pits state vs. state
Do unto others as you would have them do to you. Those are wise words; good words to live by.

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: Road extension is bad for business
It is no surprise to anyone who has witnessed the Murkowski administration's planned obsolescence of our state ferry system that Robin Taylor announced cancellation of winter fast ferries.

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.

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

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."

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 boys ready for the state tourney
For Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball coach George Houston, taking the court at Anchorage's Sullivan Arena in the state tournament isn't a brand new experience.

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.

Crimson Bears look to shut down Homer
Juneau-Douglas High School senior and girls basketball team forward Kerstin Kimlinger remembers winning a state championship last year.

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.

Votes counted in tribal election
When the votes were announced Saturday night for Thursday's Tlingit-Haida Juneau delegate election for the tribe's General Assembly in April, familiar names showed up on the top of the list.

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.

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.

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.

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

Photo: Winter tableau
A cold Arctic current has brought a deluge of snow this week to the Ketchikan area creating picturesque winter tableaus, such as this house 10 miles south of downtown Ketchikan in the Herring Cove area.

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

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.

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

Hunts for cow moose allowed
More hunters will be setting their sights on cow moose around Fairbanks this season.

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.

Senator: China full of economic potential
In a politically charged speech about her recent trip to Asia, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski laid out the complexities, advantages and opportunities of doing business with China and Korea.

Legislative roundup

Honoring former Gov. Hammond
Juneau city leaders endorse a plan by history buffs to honor the late Gov. Jay Hammond by restoring the airplane he first flew to Alaska 60 years ago.

AlaskaDigest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

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