Monday, January 8, 2007

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

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.

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

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

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

Taxpayers are the losers
Regarding your Jan. 1 editorial, the drug war is in large part a war on marijuana, by far the most popular illicit drug.

Shepard Point-less
Last year, Alaska got national airtime for multiple infamous road and bridge to nowhere projects.

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.

Photo: Smooth move
Morgan Blackgoat, 6, looks at wax on her finger Sunday as her mother, Amanda, helps wax her skis during the 4H Cross Country Ski Club's ski care and maintenance workshop at Riverbend Elementary School.

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.

Alaskans more likely to skip or leave for college
When you ask students at Juneau-Douglas High School to identify one of the school's smartest students, the name Caitlin Goettler, 15, comes up.

Alaskans more likely to skip or leave for college
When you ask students at Juneau-Douglas High School to identify one of the school's smartest students, the name Caitlin Goettler, 15, comes up.

Photo: Dinner with a view
A porcupine nibbles on a spruce tree Saturday at the Eaglecrest Ski Area.

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.

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

Photo: Sleepless in Douglas
A black bear cub climbs a fence Dec. 12 in Douglas. The orphaned bear cub should be in its den, sleeping away the harsh winter beside its mother.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Alaska editorial: Permanent fund transfer a risk not worth taking
The Alaska Permanent Fund is the single most popular program in state history. Alaskans guard the fund so fervently that most politicians are eager to join in the chorus. "Protect the Permanent Fund" is the state's unofficial political theme song.

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.

Juneau needs reliable transportation systems
Congratulations to Gov. Sarah Palin for wisely canceling a last-ditch effort by outgoing Gov. Frank Murkowski to break ground on a dead-end road north from Juneau.

Toe Toon

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

JDHS girls basketball sweeps visiting Sitka
Juneau-Douglas High School Crimson Bear basketball teams swept Sitka over the weekend.

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.

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.

This Day in History
In Alaska, the Nation and the World

Homeowner stakes out burglary suspects
Don't mess with a retired military man - especially one who takes it personally and gets out a shotgun when you break into his home.

Young boy killed in Eagle River house fire
A 4-year-old boy died and three other children were seriously injured in a house fire in which the children's baby sitters jumped from a second-story window to get help.

Alaska Digest
Native corporation working on coal deal, Jeff King wins Knik 200 Sled Dog Race, University rejects contractor claim & Alaska's Episcopal bishop moves on

State line helps smokers quit
Alaska's quit smoking line is giving would-be quitters the inside line for success.

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

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.

Crab feast fundraiser held for Yukon Quest
A Fairbanks tradition to raise money for the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race is back.

Bypass mail changes a setback for Barrow
Despite resistance from Barrow residents, Fairbanks businesses and air carriers, the U.S. Postal Service changed the bypass mail system to the North Slope in 2006.

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