Too much information
Want to tell everyone about your meddling mother-in-law?

Meet market
When you're initially introduced to people, be sure to make a positive first impression.

What advice do you have for soon-to-be college graduates?

Landing gear
Take a stroll along any college campus and it's apparent which students are in their final semester.

Court of Appeals' announcement marks victory for Americans
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' announcement that dumping mine tailings into Lower Slate Lake is illegal is a victory for all Americans.

Providing same-sex benefits is about fairness
Over the past several weeks there have been numerous letters and media reports regarding the April 3 advisory vote in Alaska.

Retirement plan aims for fairness
Gov. Sarah Palin's proposed changes to the troubled Public Employees Retirement System mean some will win and some will lose.Among the winners: The state of Alaska itself, and to a lesser extent the city of Juneau.

Gold Rush
Southeast Alaska villages will be mostly deserted this week, with hundreds of basketball fans filling the Juneau-Douglas High School gym for the Juneau Lions Club's 61st annual Gold Medal Basketball tournament.

Around Town

Three boys questioned in school threats
School's out for spring break this week, and some parents couldn't be more relieved.

Photo: Hauling hazardous waste
Brad Quade, left, of PSC Environmental Services in Anchorage, and Juneau resident Tom Schwartz pile computer monitors on pallets Saturday during the Household Hazardous Waste event on Commercial Boulevard. The city organizes the effort to remove hazardous materials from homes seven times a year.

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

Legislative roundup

Photo: Heartbreak
Juneau-Douglas High School girls react to a missed 3-point shot by Talisa Rhea in the final seconds of their championship game against Wasilla High School in Anchorage.

Toe Toon

Empire Editorial: No hidden agenda, just worries for students' health
A t least 75 Juneau-Douglas High School students tried to kill themselves in the last year.

Parnell trashes petition for Alaska's independence
The union of Alaska with the United States is again safe, thanks to the vigilance of Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell and the Alaska Supreme Court.

Feeding deer may mean killing them with kindness
Feeding hungry deer may seem like a good idea, but it's not as simple as throwing out rolled oats, apples or hay.

Outdoors Brief

Out & About
Out & About is a listing of recreational activities. To have your group included, notices should be dropped off at 3100 Channel Drive.

Outsiders: Jeff Bush
Outsiders is a weekly profile in the Juneau Empire's Outdoors section.

Hard winters take a toll on deer
Dorothy Frary remembers dozens of carcasses on the beach.Frary grew up in Juneau, and as a girl in the mid-1960s, her family picnicked and beach-combed around Young Bay on Admiralty Island.

Breaking records 101
If you boarded at Eaglecrest Ski Area this winter, you can say you rode on the deepest snowpack in the world.It's great for bragging rights.After the thrashing I took out there last week, I'll take whatever rights I can get.

Getting to the bottom of it: Tech team explores Mendenhall depths
A research team hopes radar can unlock the glacial mysteries of Mendenhall Lake by exploring the layers of sediments underneath the lake's bed.

Girls and boys Class 3A, 4A state tournament wrap up

Severson with 31 points for Vikings
Petersburg better be ready for a celebration 78 years in the making.

Accountant crunches competition
Friday night boxing featured an angry accountant and a comedian who wasn't funny to his opponent.

Valiant comeback falls short for Crimson Bears
Just a couple inches separated the Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team and overtime Saturday in the Class 4A state title game.

JDHS boys fall to Service's speed in season finale
Unfortunately for the Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team, the Crimson Bears' experience at the Class 4A state tournament finished the same way it started.

Class 4A season end awards

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. It runs when space is available and event notices should arrive at least one week before they are scheduled to take place.

Alaska Digest
Man arrested after walking into traffic, Longtime Anchorage TV host dies of cancer, Fire causes minor damage to Taku ferry

Photo: House fire kills one
Villagers battle a house fire Tuesday in Quinhagak. A woman whose identity has not been confirmed died in the fire. An autopsy was performed Thursday, but results were not immediately available, said Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters.

Exxon: Gas line bill needs work
Exxon Mobil Corp. called for significant changes to Gov. Sarah Palin's gas line legislation in testimony to lawmakers Friday.

Doctor is a boon for health care in the Interior
Last year, Dr. Rick Latham was pondering the idea of leaving his medical practice as a cardiologist in Boise, Idaho, to purse his career elsewhere.

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

Underground frost stops up water lines in Fairbanks
A record late-season cold snap and one of the lowest snowfalls in more than a century in Fairbanks is driving frost unusually deep underground, freezing septic and water lines and triggering a rush for services at pumping and thawing business.

Warming heats up race for riches in Arctic
Barren and uninhabited, Hans Island is very hard to find on a map.Yet these days the Frisbee-shaped rock in the Arctic is much in demand - so much so that Canada and Denmark have both staked their claim to it with flags and warships.

Sister testifies at murder trial
The older sister of a former stripper who has been charged in connection with her fiancé's murder testified Friday at the trial of a second fiance who was also charged in the slaying.

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