Sunday, January 7, 2007

Off your seat
Communication between co-workers in a large office building is often limited to e-mail, phone conversations and inter-office mail.

Tools of the trade
A laptop and a cell phone aren't the only things you'll need to survive a business trip.

Talk show
When interviewing for a job, it's important to speak clearly and to be honest about your past and potential.

Questions from the candidate help focus job interviews
Job interviews are first and foremost a chance for the employer to get a feel if you're the right fit for the job, but that is not the only thing that should be going on.

A roadblock drug?
I'm writing about the Voice of the Times outstanding editorial: "Think outside the box, decriminalize marijuana" (Jan. 1).

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

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

Palin hires budget expert from Juneau
Gov. Sarah Palin Friday appointed a highly regarded budget expert to be her director of the Office of Management and Budget, one of the most influential positions in state government.

Troubled Trees
With yellow cedars dying at alarming rates, some scientists are trying to find ways to harness the power of the strongest Alaska trees.

Capital move issue renewed
The state's capital will once again have to fend off attempts to have it moved.

Photo: A perfect day
Odin Brudie makes use of groomed tracks and perfect snow conditions Saturday to ski the lower loop at Eaglecrest Ski Area.

Montessori schools mark 100 years of alternative learning
A little more than 100 years ago, the first Italian woman to earn a medical degree founded a school in a Roman slum.

Toe Toon

Empire editorial: Side with Alaska not the auto industry on global warming
Even people who voted against Gov. Sarah Palin like the way she's started her term by cleaning up messes inherited from Frank Murkowski.

My Turn: Alaska Marine Highway System at a crossroads
Gov. Sarah Palin recently released her proposed state-operating budget for fiscal year 2008. This budget includes $152,316,300 to operate the Alaska Marine Highway System for another year.

Rodents, fungi and other small wonders play big role in forest chain
Southeast Alaska forests are home to several kinds of small mammals, including red squirrels, flying squirrels, red-backed voles, deer mice, shrews and a few others.

Out & About
Out & About is a listing of recreational activities.

Outsiders: Julie Bohler
Outsiders is a weekly profile in the Juneau Empire's Outdoors section.

Reservation for two
Driven together by fate and food sources, one Juneau couple has stuck together through wind, rain and snow.

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.

Crimson Bears even series at 2-2
Hutchinson High School scored the first goal of the game Friday night, but Juneau-Douglas HIgh School responded with nine straight before the Salthawks could score again. It gave the Crimson Bears a 9-2 Greatland Conference high school victory at the Polar Ice Arena in North Pole.

JDHS boys basketball sweeps Sitka
Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball swept Sitka this weekend, winning a total of six games during the two-day meet.

Photo: Shooting
Scoring: Juneau-Douglas High School player Susy Hurtte scores on a fast break in Friday's game against Sitka High School at JDHS gym. Juneau defeated Sitka 57-25.

Bears finish third at West Valley Invitational
In one of the closest finishes in history of the West Valley Invitational high school wrestling tournament, the top four teams were separated by just 13 points when the dust settled this weekend in the Wolfpack gymnasium.

Photo: Battling
Juneau-Douglas High School player Hannah Buck, left, battles Sitka High School player Leisha Trani for the basketball during Friday's game at JDHS gym. Juneau defeated Sitka 57-25.

Democrats want to permanently bar drilling in Alaska wildlife refuge
Opponents of oil drilling in an Alaskan wildlife refuge are going on the offense after playing defense for a quarter of a century. They want the new Democratic Congress to make an oft-challenged drilling ban permanent.

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