Monday, January 15, 2007

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.

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.

Juneau needs housing, not another bridge
I am writing in response to the article "North Douglas crossing meetings to be held soon."

Sealaska questions
Sealaska's shareholders have certainly been witness to a number of flyers, newsletters and online articles regarding the descendant's vote.

A cause for shame
It would be a benefit to the community if this newspaper took the time to address the full tailings disposal needs of the Kensington project.

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.

Photo: Yoga under the stars
Dolly Kremers, a volunteer at the Marie Drake Planetarium, meditates Saturday under projected stars and planets with 16 other people attending a yoga class lead by instructor Cynthia Pring-Ham.

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

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.

Photo: Snack break
Darian Gray, 11, takes a break with a handful of snow on Sunday after skiing with the 4-H Cross Country Ski Club at Mendenhall Lake Campground.

Social work applicants face more scrutiny
Criminals will find it more difficult to land jobs around children and vulnerable adults after the state adopted more stringent regulations for background checks last week.

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

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.

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

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.

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."

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.

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

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.

Events mark beginning of legislative session
Here's a look at some of the events planned to coincide with the beginning of the 25th Alaska State Legislature:

Public defender receives award
When Juneau public defender Robert Meachum looks back on his career, he could obsess on grisly crimes and brutality.

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.

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

Alaska editorial: New session doesn't need to last full 121 days
The first session of Alaska's 25th Legislature opens Tuesday, and it's scheduled to be a 121-day affair. The adjournment date already is set: May 16.

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: Board angles to pass new Native resolution
Why does it have to be all or nothing in a single resolution? Each of the major components of the proposed resolution should stand on its own merits and be voted up or down on its own merits.

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.

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.

My turn: Community needs to be part of planning for second crossing
Unfortunately I am out of town for both of the public meetings that the city has scheduled on the second crossing initiative.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Alaskans pan changes to senators' flight rules
Making U.S. senators pay the full cost of chartered aircraft will cause illogical problems and cost taxpayers extra when applied to Alaska, according to the state's senators.

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

Alaska Digest
Young fishermen's summit scheduled, Missile defense radar on its way to Kodiak, Public comments on Kenai River rules, Kalskag mourns death of two women & Kodiak man pleads no contest in assault

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.

State studies ask why uninsured lack coverage
The state Department of Health and Social Services is working to get a better handle on access to health-care facilities and on the numbers of Alaskans who have no health insurance.

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.

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
In Alaska, the Nation and the World

Photo: Tsunami warning canceled

Alaskans remember climber, photographer as a pioneer
Bradford Washburn never called Alaska home but was considered a pioneer mountaineer, photographer and cartographer in America's largest state.

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.

Subsidy program seen as important for rural Alaska
If Alaskans are worried about a state fund that helps subsidize rural phone service, they've yet to weigh in through any formal channels.

Whales ignore winter, linger near Sand Point
The community of Sand Point has been hosting summertime visitors for an extended stay but no one is complaining in the Shumagin Island community.

Cellular subsidies enrich telecoms at consumers' expense
Cellular subscribers are paying hundreds of millions of dollars each year to subsidize landline telephone service, enriching big telecommunications companies while providing little or no benefit to cell phone users.

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