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Across the nation, a serious shortage of psychiatrists

NEW YORK - It is an irony that troubles health care providers and policymakers nationwide: Even as public awareness of mental illness increases, a shortage of psychiatrists worsens.
Nation and World
Five Good Reads: John Morgan

Fairbanks poet John Morgan, who will be in Juneau March 9-10, provided this week's list.
Kenai's Ostrander wins Nike Cross Nationals

...Davis' (Madison, Wisconsin) mother, Nan (Doak) Davis, was a six-time All-American distance runner at the University of Iowa and an NCAA champion in the 10,000. Her father, Barry, is an Olympic silver medalist in wrestling.
Alaska Science Forum: Villager's remains led to 1918 flu breakthrough

The revival of the virus responsible for the 1918 Spanish flu, the killer of millions of people, was the end of a long journey for Johan Hultin.
Empire editorial: Polar history sent to the scrap yard

A piece of Arctic and Antarctic history was scrapped on July 2 in Brownsville, Texas, a sad end for a noble ship that pioneered modern exploration and observation of the regions around both poles.
Parnell elevates Appeals judge to Supreme Court

ANCHORAGE - Gov. Sean Parnell appointed Alaska Court of Appeals Judge Joel Bolger to the Alaska Supreme Court, filling the seat being vacated at the end of the month by the retirement of Justice Walter "Bud" Carpeneti.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Foremost in these endeavors will be ESPN, the sports cable network whose parent is the Walt Disney Co. Beginning Jan. 22, ESPN will telecast 60 hours of original programming reviewing this century of sports. That is a big order with a sky-high budget to match, provided by rich Disney.
State Briefs

...was asked by the White House not to say much about his nomination until after he is confirmed. He first came to Alaska with the Army in 1972 and was stationed at Fort Greely. He later earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa.
In tune with Alaska

Rick Trostel arrived in Alaska having made an important decision: It was time to give up on music as a career. Though it was his passion, he felt it wasn't a realistic way to make a living, and lately it had seemed to him that the universe was telling him to let it go. Fortunately, Alaska had other plans.
How to predict a president

Every four years, Iowa and New Hampshire are the first states to cast votes to select the nominees for president.


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