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'Blindness' worth seeing

...No warning signs, no symptoms, just blindness. Maybe you're at work, maybe you're...you to think about these questions in "Blindness." A Japanese man sits in his car at...Saramago). The Japanese man's sudden blindness is contagious, because not long after...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100908/mov_342099226.shtml
What young adult novels have taught me about how America will be destroyed

...can shut down nervous systems and cause cardiac arrest, blindness, vomiting," "severe hallucinations, the walls of veins...will overload the nervous system" causing "muscle spasms, blindness, or, in many cases, death."In the animal department...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/randi-spray/2014-11-13/what-young-adult-novels
Chilkat: Sight returns after years of blindness

...diagnosed in the mid-80s with cataracts, a condition in which the lens of the eye becomes opaque, causing partial or total blindness. By 1986, his vision had gotten so bad he could no longer operate his gillnetter Three Sons. He stopped going to the doctor...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031702/sta_chilblind.shtml
News
Stopping diabetes starts right now

...Americans are at risk for type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition that can lead to heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, or amputation of toes, feet, or legs. The great news is, you can return blood sugar to normal levels...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-08-24/stopping-diabetes-starts-right-now
Neighbors
A good place to start

...helplessness or horror in response to these events."A line from a trauma specialist, "As a result of... paradigmatic 'blindness,' conventionally accepted psychiatric practices and institutional environments repeatedly re-traumatized Anna."For...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-08-26/good-place-start
Letters
'Learning to Listen': Authors to discuss cultural assumptions in Alaskan literature

...two completely different Juneaus," Simpson said.Simpson recounted an example of a time Hayes helped her see a "cultural blindness." An essay she'd written about the Alaska-Juneau Gold Mine had appeared in an anthology of work by Alaska writers...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-09-18/learning-listen
Art
Moscow and Washington hold key to Syria's future

...trip to Lebanon and Qatar made clear a dismal truth about Syria's future: The regime's brutality, along with Russian blindness and U.S. hesitation, is pushing Syria toward a disaster no one wants.Syria is sinking into a sectarian war that will...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-06-12/moscow-and-washington-hold-key-syrias
Opinion
Outside editorial: How much bite for new watchdog?

...previous upswings: easy credit, rapid financial innovation, appreciating asset prices and - finally and fatally - a certain blindness to risk. The current crash, however, has presented U.S. policymakers with original problems. Just as the Panic of 1907...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/033009/opi_416312974.shtml
Some leaders are spiritually blind

...fitting that New York now have a blind governor. Gov. David Paterson's physical inability to see symbolizes the moral blindness that has infected and corrupted our political leaders. Like the Oedipus Rex of Sophocles, our leaders can physically see...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032608/let_261872615.shtml
SAIL to hold annual fall auction, banquet with author Knighton

...Centennial Hall. This year's speaker will be Ryan Knighton, author of "Cockeyed," a memoir about his slow descent into blindness, as well as other award-winning publications. The evening's attractions feature a catered dinner, live music, and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101708/nei_345362974.shtml

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