Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Motherly love
Companies that tout excellent benefits for working mothers - and fathers, too - not only become known for their support of a work-life balance, they also win the respect of employees in need of such benefits.

Time out
n today's all-work-and-no-play environment, less vacation time typically equates to a more stressful lifestyle.

Pass it on
In a seminar for the Center for Association Leadership/ASAE called "Improving Delegation: When 'Just Do It' Just Won't Do It,"

Working through it
Money, marriage and careers. Separately, these three issues have their own hindrances.

Mr. Somerville was completely out of line
This must be the biggest mistake of Mr. Somerville's career thus far (see "Board of Game chairman apologizes for remark" in the Nov. 3 Empire).

City should continue water fluoridation
I have practiced dental hygiene for 36 years in Michigan and Alaska.

$6.9 billion difference deserves analysis
I read with interest Rep. Paul Seaton's article in the Oct. 25 Empire, regarding the Public Employees' Retirement System and Teachers' Retirement System.

Drop 'Falcons' mascot, choose 'Black Wolves'
It comes to my attention that there is strong support for "Thunder Mountain High School" among those on the committee to name the new high school.

Water fluoridation has a bizarre history
I am very glad that Juneau is re-considering its willingness to put fluoride into its drinking water at 250 times the level that fluoride occurs in mothers' milk.

Murkowski confuses Ketchikan bridge issue
Gov. Frank Murkowski was doing his usual disingenuous best to befuddle and confuse the issue in his defense of the Ketchikan "bridge to nowhere" in his Oct. 30 My Turn. But the realities are like this:

Education is key to combating FAS
I am writing to express my concern with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, an issue on the Alaska Legislature's agenda.

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

High court considers suits against city, Empire
The Alaska Supreme Court is considering an appeal from a Juneau man attempting to sue the city for harassment and the Juneau Empire for defamation.

Fundraisers set for critically ill women
Two Juneau woman remain critically ill in Seattle while friends and family members organize fundraisers for medical expenses.

Photo: Tossin' the pigskin around
Julian Minne jumps in the air Sunday morning to catch a football thrown by his dad, Adrian, at Juneau-Douglas High School.

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

Sockeye market expected to shift
Brian Wallace / Juneau Empire

Photo: Outstanding teacher
Kindergarten and first-grade teacher Jennifer Thompson reads to her class Monday at Gastineau Elementary School.

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

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

Photo: Blustery day
Jan Conitz walks Monday in the Taku winds and snow near the Douglas Boat Harbor.

Rape a significant problem in Juneau
The rate at which women are raped in Juneau is three times greater than the national average, according to 2005 statistics released recently by law enforcement officials.

Touch-screen machines make general election debut
Millions of dollars have been spent putting electronic voting machines into every precinct in Alaska.

Photo: Angelic display
Florence Hansen prepares some of her angel decorations for display during an arts and crafts fair Sunday at the Nugget Mall.

Clara Soriano
Juneau resident Clara L. Soriano, 66, died Nov. 3, 2006, in Juneau.

William Dibb
Former Juneau resident William C. "Bill" Dibb, who served as a Roman Catholic minister in Alaska for more than three decades, died Nov. 2 at the Jesuit Regis Community Infirmary in Spokane, Wash. He was 81.

My turn: Judge made correct determination about mine
W hile awaiting a decision on the Kensington Mine lawsuit from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, I find the need once again to respond to the latest round of misinformation.

My Turn: There are no winners in Iraq war
"We're winning, and we will win, unless we leave before the job is done."

My turn: Modern version of human sacrifice
Parents, do you know how safe are your children as they leave the safety of your home and walk to the bus stop to board their school bus?

Alaska editorial: Managing wildlife in crisis mode is bad policy
Opponents of using aircraft in predator control programs in Alaska again hope to take their case to the voters.

Bears to battle Chugiak at state tourney
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team will play Chugiak in the quarterfinals of the Alaska School Activities Association 3A/4A Volleyball State Championships on Thursday.

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.

Photo: Opening tip
Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School's Justin Brooks shoots above the defense of Jazz King from Floyd Dryden on Thursday.

JDHS swimmers smash the record books
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls swimming and diving teams literally rewrote the record books Saturday at the Alaska School Activities Association State Swimming and Diving Championships in Anchorage.

Legislators want call for session withdrawn
State House leaders say if Gov. Frank Murkowski insists on calling a special session for later this month, they will adjourn without taking any action.

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

Ketchikan to vote on consolidation plan
Ketchikan Gateway Borough residents are deciding whether it's better to have one or two governing bodies.

Uncertain mood surrounds final hours before election
Al Grillo / The Associated PRess

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

Under Clean Water Act, lower Kenai river might be 'impaired'
The world-famous Kenai River is about to go down in infamy.

Alaska Digest
Pilot of small plane dies near Cordova, Army identifies soldier killed in Iraq & Coast Guard awards medal for past rescue

Alaska Digest
Marine killed in Iraq was on second tour, Army says Stryker soldier killed in Iraq & Iñuit Day planned to celebrate past

U.S. braces for low voter turnout
Government of the people, by the people, will be missing a lot of people Election Day.

Gubernatorial front-runners take forked path
In the waning days before the election, the two candidates leading the governors race are choosing radically different tactics.

Togiak holds second vote on alcohol
Togiak voters are again heading to the polls to decide whether alcohol should be legal in the Southwest Alaska village for the first time in 24 years.

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