Tuesday, December 6, 2005

Fuel funds

Open house
Americans spent more than $40 billion on home health care in 2004, up from $12 billion in 1990, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. That increase is attributed to early discharges from hospitals, more awareness of hospice eligibility and a shift from nursing facilities for the elderly to receiving care in their own home.

Higher ground
After four or more years in college, many young employees think they are ready to skip right to the top of the corporate ladder.

Search party

A response to ill-informed rants
It's ironic that Sue Schrader (Nov. 30 letter to the editor) was in an airliner at 35,000 feet and not kayaking back to Alaska.

Corruption spreads
You can't open a state or national paper these days without reading about the Republican culture of corruption.

Innocent Iraqis suffer
A John Hopkins University study completed over a year ago estimated the number of civilian casualties in Iraq attributable to the current war to be 100,000, possibly much more.

Benefits ruling is the right call
Regarding the recent unanimous ruling by the Alaska Supreme Court that extends health and other job-related benefits to same-sex domestic partners: I would like to remind everyone that this is an employment equality issue.

Not a unanimous vote for Iraq war
I am writing to point out a factual error in Michael Heiman's My Turn essay, published on Nov. 30.

Modest proposal: Build a railroad instead
Americans think of Alaska as their own special place. Unspoiled natural beauty, rugged individualism and a jewel of a dream to hopefully experience at least once in a lifetime.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

Driving experiment
A 13-year-old middle school student is working to determine if cell phones are a hazard on the road.

Photo: Snow-capped
The bronze bust of Dr. Jose Rizal wears a coat and cap of snow Monday in Manila Square. Rizal, a patriot, physician, novelist, playwright and advocate for government reform, is one of the Philippines' most beloved historical figures.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

On the other side of the Cancer Battle
While practicing medicine in Juneau for almost three decades, Dr. William Cole has learned how to tell patients they have cancer

Juanita's Coffee delivers fresh blend to connoisseurs
You may have seen the red Subaru with a banner for Juanita's Coffee affixed to its side, or perhaps you've heard rumors of the hand-delivered, high-altitude, shade-grown coffee being roasted somewhere in the wilds of the Mendenhall Peninsula.

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

City Seeks Flood Relief
City leaders are seeking state and federal disaster relief after two weeks of heavy rain led to at least $500,000 in damage.

Photo: Making tracks
Marinke Van Gelder and her husband, David Job, ski through fresh snow in the meadows of the lower loop Sunday at the Eaglecrest Ski Area.

Katherine Ann Gale
Former Juneau resident Katherine Ann Gale, 58, died on Nov. 28, 2005, at Providence Alaska Medical Center of lung cancer.

Alaska editorial: Governor should tell Alaskans more about gas line investment
Confidentiality is overused in government. It's all too easy to cite some law, some legal point or some privacy issue as reasons not to answer questions and not to fully explain a decision.

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

GSC takes 3rd at state swim meet
It's an environment that can easily devour an unprepared athlete.

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.

Alaska Age Groups Swimming Championships Team Results
from last weekend

Capitol's First Tree
Though few politicians stir in the state Capitol during the holiday season, visions of Alaska are twinkling in their first-ever Capitol tree.

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

Military Training
Most weekday mornings about 6:30, Megan, a 13-month-old yellow Labrador retriever reports for nursing rounds at Bassett Army Community Hospital in her battle dress uniform jacket.

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

Month marks anniversary of land act
Twenty-five years ago this month, President Jimmy Carter signed an act that placed almost a third of Alaska's land area in federal parks, refuges and the like, laying out a controversial new path for the next-to-newest state.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

NorthwestDigest
Staff reports from around the state/ the Northwest

Observatory adds camera for volcano
Scientists at the Alaska Volcano Observatory have begun began broadcasting a live view of Augustine Volcano.

Groups work to create loan fund for land cleanup
A group of economic development organizations and municipalities wants to start a fund for cleaning polluted and contaminated land in Alaska.

SE deer sighted in Anchorage for 3rd year
Sitka black-tailed deer continue to be spotted in the Anchorage bowl and biologists say they may become permanent residents.

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