Sunday, January 14, 2007

Me time
Use your commute time to think, relax and regroup. Your commute may be the only time you have to yourself - feel free to take advantage of that.

Think small
Quite often, people who work for large companies talk themselves out of applying for positions with smaller firms.

'Back off!'
Do annoying co-workers add more stress to your workday? It may take more than one approach to get them to leave you alone.

Resume making the cut?
Help your resume sidestep the shredder by avoiding common mistakes.

Who's paying for his 'anti-alarmist' science?
In his Tuesday letter to the editor, "No consensus on global warming," Robert Schenker invokes one Richard Lindzen of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who is in fact among the tiny minority of "anti-alarmist" scientists.

Records show developer placed lawmakers on company payroll
Prominent Anchorage developer Marc Marlow once contributed thousands of dollars to legislative campaigns. Now, he just hires the legislators.

KTOO turns up programming
KTOO seized the airwaves Friday, its stations cranking out punk rock, world music and National Public Radio's "All Things Considered."

Engineer named new head of DOT
The new head of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities comes from Big Lake, displacing a Juneau local who was scrutinized because of a proposed road that would have ended on his family's property.

Prosecutors: Proxies used for advocacy
Federal prosecutors who accused Rep. Tom Anderson of bribery and other crimes say he also used another, unidentified legislator to carry out illegal acts.

School to shut its doors
After a four-year struggle to stay open, a correspondence school located in Juneau will close at the end of the academic year.

Anchorage company invests in new Juneau construction
Growth of area mines and construction of big box stores is good news for at least one local company that supplies the equipment to build them.

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

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

Former Tongass forester named chief of U.S. Forest Service
A former Tongass National Forest supervisor has been chosen as the first woman to head the U.S. Forest Service, succeeding Dale Bosworth.

Bruce Shingledecker
Gustavus resident Bruce Shingledecker, 61, died Jan. 8, 2007, while riding his bicycle down a snowy highway in Gustavus.

Toe Toon

My turn: Lawsuit essential to protect clean water
"One really stupid lawsuit" is how attorney Eric Twelker recently described the Kensington Mine litigation on this page. (My Turn, Jan. 10.) Perhaps because he is not actually involved in the litigation, his column misrepresents the case in many respects.

My turn: Live the dream King died for
This Monday we once again commemorate the life and work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Alaska editorial: Palin's trip to New Stuyahok sent the right message
By itself, the simple fact that Gov. Sarah Palin went to the village of New Stuyahok won't stop the rash of alcohol-related deaths there. Her visit, accompanied by her newly appointed Public Safety commissioner, Walt Monegan, was a symbolic gesture, of course.

Hunter education scheduled, required for Mendenhall Wetlands
Bird hunters who want to get in early on a course required to hunt the Mendenhall Wetlands next season can enroll for a two-day session beginning Friday.

Long winter's nap not so long for some bears
When winter comes, bears hibernate and birds fly south.

Surviving the winter woods
Josh Shrader knows what it's like to feel helpless. On a July 2001 hike to the icefields above Juneau, he got lost in a fog bank and fell down a crevasse. He spent almost two days stuck in the wild with a broken wrist and a gash on his face that wouldn't stop bleeding.

Outsiders: Lev Tobias
Outsiders is a weekly profile in the Juneau Empire's Outdoors section.

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

Getting creative on the mat
The Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team got a little creative this weekend while hosting conference rivals Sitka and Ketchikan.

JDHS girls upend East
A strong fourth-quarter effort by host East Anchorage couldn't derail the Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team Saturday in the Lady T-Bird Classic consolation round.

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 snaps two-game losing skid with thumping of Barrow
After dropping its first two games in the Alaska Airlines Classic at West Anchorage High School, the Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team took out its frustrations Saturday on Barrow in a 72-35 rout.

Moose fly past Crimson Bears
The Juneau-Douglas High School hockey team tasted how tough Class 4A hockey can be this weekend.

Bush signs fishing bill
President Bush on Friday signed into law a measure that overhauls management of marine fisheries and strengthens protections against further depletion of dwindling stocks.

High court rules on forced commitment of state's mentally ill
Mentally ill patients must be a danger to themselves or others before they can be locked up against their will, the Alaska Supreme Court has ruled.

Federal officials open public review of latest Tongass plan
Opposing sides were already lobbing mudballs as federal officials on Friday opened public review of the latest plan for managing the nation's largest national forest.

Alaska Digest
A community celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day is scheduled at 2 p.m. Monday at the Glacier Valley Church of God, 8497 Thunder Mountain Road in the valley.

This Day in History
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