Empire Editorial: A vote on trust

...the one from Tennessee, a short note from a mother: "My son Kelly is a sixteen-year-old who is a victim of Down's Syndrome. Kelly takes a great interest in the world around him, animals especially."He saw the oil spill on the news and when the...
Odds of infant death higher in villages

...53 cases of Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths - an occurrence that was sometimes previously classified as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS - and asphyxia that occurred in Alaska between 2005 and 2007.The researchers found that at least 25 of the 53 deaths...
Group supports parents of special needs kids down and say, 'OK, it's me time,'" Bicknell said.Bicknell's stepdaughter, Miranda, 19, has fetal alcohol syndrome. Kelsey, 18, recently had her foot amputated due to a blood disorder. Preston, 17, has cerebral palsy and seizures...
My Turn: Maximum benefit to people or favored corporations?

...a good thing, however, it's not necessarily linked to a boost of high paying jobs. It's wishful thinking (Stockholm Syndrome, perhaps) to credit oil company executives with concern about Alaska's future. It's our responsibility to anticipate...
It's in a bar, baby

...part of a campaign against Fetal Alcohol Syndrome."Ninety-percent of women, when...Republican senator's "War on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome" around $1.5 million, but that money...drinks away and delivers a Fetal Alcohol Syndrome baby - I wonder what kind of liability...
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Bar pee sticks not the right fix

Fairbanks Sen. Pete Kelly has declared war on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and in doing so has turned to unconventional combat by pushing for pregnancy tests in bar bathrooms across the state.Alaskans...
Herring search spans millennia

...historical record was," Reifenstuhl said. The archaeologists have a term for this sentiment: "shifting baseline syndrome." In this syndrome, they say, "a degraded sea comes to be seen as normal." Reifenstuhl said the archaeological record "doesn't...
The McVictim syndrome could kill us

Call it the McVictim syndrome. Too many pundits, public health...devil made us eat it? The McVictim syndrome spins a convenient - and unhealthy...make better choices if the McVictim syndrome provides a convenient excuse to carry...
Cold sensitivity gene mutation may explain new medical syndrome

...temperature and sends others into overdrive in the cold, creating a mix of ailments that researchers say constitutes a new medical syndrome.The discovery helps explain a mysterious set of symptoms that doctors didn't realize were linked until a chance encounter...
Children with syndrome can live full lives

...that implied that children with Down syndrome are automatically mentally retarded...far from accurate. A child with Down syndrome may have slower physical and cognitive...of intelligence. Children with Down syndrome can live full and productive lives and...


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