Monday, January 22, 2007

Fat foe
Trans fats have become a household word in the past few years as restaurants and communities become more aware of its potential negative ramifications.

Stress buster
The first fiscal quarter of the year can be quite stressful for employees trying to create a profit in what is typically the slowest quarter.

"You never call"
No matter how strong your skills or experience, you won't land a new job without first securing an interview with a prospective employer.

Second crossing will benefit many
Wednesday morning there was a crash that resulted in North Douglas Highway being closed, isolating many of the residents and stranding a school bus for a time.

Wise move by Juneau
I lived in Anchorage from 1982-1983 and still have relatives living in that city. I am originally from Washington state and since departing Alaska in the early 1980s have always kept my interest in your state.

Police chief seeks to bridge divide
f you ask Greg Browning about the cases he remembers, he might tell you about the one back in Amarillo.

Photo: Leave only footprints
Compressed footprints are left on the sidewalk after rain washed away the snow Friday at the Waterside Park on Channel Drive. Temperatures in the high 30s and a 70 percent chance of rain today and Monday will continue to melt snowpack and keep Juneau streets wet and sloppy.

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

Doll to tackle ethics reform in committee work
Juneau's legislative delegation has been trying to position its members where they're most effective, and new Rep. Andrea Doll has won a seat on the State Affairs Committee. That's a key committee for government-dependent Juneau and its all-Democrat delegation.

Eaglecrest anticipates long season
Plentiful snow promises to give skiers and snowboarders the longest season at Eaglecrest Ski Area since 1995, records show.

Palin adds glamour to gala
They came to the inaugural ball in hiking boots, XtraTufs and high heels, all to meet the guests at table No. 7 - Gov. Sarah Palin and her family.

Legislative roundup
Supplemental appropriation: Requested by Gov. Palin, which would include more than $1.15 million for an April 3 special election regarding same-sex employee benefits.

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

Panel tries to limit charter fishermen to a single halibut
An international panel voted Friday to allow halibut anglers only a single catch on Southeast and Southcentral Alaska charter boats this summer.

Photo: Dancing the night away
Gov. Sarah Palin dances with her husband, Tom, on Saturday evening during the Governor's Inaugural Ball at Centennial Hall.

Report: Quality child care equals better education
Early education advocates have armed themselves for the 25th Legislative session with a 31-page report, that, for the first time ever, gives a snapshot of child care in Alaska.

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

Students turn school into an art gallery
How do you motivate a temperamental artist at Gastineau Elementary School? Try a juice box.

Kathleen M. Carson
Juneau resident Kathleen M. Carson died Jan. 17, 2007, after a 10-and-a-half-year battle with cancer. She was 63.

Hartley 'Pete' Crosby
Longtime Juneau resident Hartley "Pete" Crosby, died Jan. 15, 2007, at the Juneau Pioneer Home. He was 91.

My turn: City needs to slow down on second crossing
My property sits under the second crossing alternative drawn from Sunny Point to Hendrickson Creek in the map sent to me recently by the city of Juneau.

My Turn: Coeur Alaska gambles with jobs
The members of Southeast Alaska Conservation Council's Board of Directors understand and appreciate the importance of jobs to Alaskan families and communities because we live and work here ourselves.

Toe Toon

The Empire to police blog posts
If you've been a reader of the Juneau Empire for the past several years, you know that our online edition, along with the many other components that are part and parcel of juneauempire.com, has grown exponentially.

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

When moose attack
On a late December day Tobie Hansen was running his 12-dog team on a trail in the Kasilof area when he met with an unexpected attacker.

Fur trapping nets over $1 million in profits
The fox sat stiffly along a frozen stream near the Matanuska River, its head cocked and paws crossed as if in contemplation. His vivid coat stood out like a stoplight in the white thicket.

Set adrift
Bottom, the 33-foot fishing vessel named the Rosa Lee slipped its anchor in Gastineau Channel in mid-December floods at high tide in the Mendenhall wetlands where it grounded.

Dead dog snares trappers in community dispute
Among Pat Murray's two house dogs, Willie was the youthful runner, a Great Dane-border collie mix who gleefully bounded into the trees by the road during his twice-daily runs parallel to Murray's rolling Ford king-cab truck.

Outsiders: George Schaaf
Outsiders is a weekly profile in the Juneau Empire's Outdoors section.

Northern Denali park road plan halted
A road project pushed by former Gov. Frank Murkowski that could eventually have provided another way into Denali National Park has been halted.

Groups to buy more Afognak land for conservation purposes
The federal government will join with private foundations for a fourth time to buy Alaska Native corporation land on Afognak Island near Perenosa Bay, the Department of Interior said Friday.

Winter whale-watching can be done boat free
Most of us associate whale-watching with summer and many-windowed tour boats or perhaps a cruise over to Point Adolphus in Icy Strait. But some humpback whales stay here in winter.

Crimson Bears stay perfect in conference play with two tough wins over Ketchikan
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team overcame a determined Ketchikan squad twice to earn a pair of Southeast Conference wins this weekend.

Voting for Juneau's Troutt extended
Voting for the dancers for the NBA All-Star Game in Las Vegas has been extended through today.

Crimson Bears sweep Kings in pivotal series
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team seized control of the Southeast Conference this weekend with two wins over visiting Ketchikan.

Juneau Parks and Recreation Adult Ordway Basketball Standings

Photo: Heads up
Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School's Alex Calder tries to push Floyd Dryden's Thomas Riley off of him during a 90-pound wrestling match on Thursday at Floyd Dryden. For more pictures from Thursday's dual meet, check out spotted.juneauempire.com.

Chris Hinkley wins two races as alpine season opens
Chris Hinkley captured the Juneau Ski Club's Timberwolf Slalom men's skiing competition at Eaglecrest Ski Area on Jan. 14.

Late heroics lift JDHS hockey past Delta
For nearly seven-and-a-half overtime minutes Saturday, the Juneau-Douglas High School hockey team pressured Delta Junction High School's defense to break a 5-5 tie at Treadwell Arena.

Juneau-Douglas boys, girls work overtime against Kings
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls junior varsity basketball team connected on 20 of 29 free throws to earn a 65-58 triple-overtime victory over host Ketchikan on Saturday.

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.

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.

Solomon seals a win over Sanchez
The seasoned fighters threw punch after punch but couldn't dominate each other Friday night at Roughhouse Boxing at Marlintini's.

New group counters critics of Pebble Mine
Supporters of the Pebble Mine project have formed a new business-supported nonprofit in response to a mounting publicity campaign against the project, which would open up large mineral deposits in the salmon-rich Bristol Bay region.

Global warming to take center stage at forum
Global warming issues will be the main focus Feb. 12-16 in Anchorage, as participants in the 2007 Alaska Forum on the Environment discuss the significance of climate change to Alaska, the Arctic and the nation.

Alaska Digest
A roundup of fugitives in Southeast Alaska has concluded, federal law enforcement officials said Friday.

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

As Palin makes pipeline a priority, Alaska waits
Gov. Sarah Palin is a few weeks away from handing lawmakers a plan for a 3,600-mile natural gas pipeline from the North Slope to the Midwestern markets.

Northwest Digest
Juneau vehicles shot, Regent used UA seal to back grant request, Thieves break into, damage nine chuches & Safeway nixes growth hormone in milk

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

Poker Flat range launches rockets to explore aurora
Four rockets were launched from Poker Flat Research Range to study the aurora.

Alaska's wolf control hunt off to slow start
Ten wolves have been killed by aerial gunners this winter in Alaska's predator control program.

Highway fatality still a mystery
Anchorage police want to find out how a 29-year-old woman came to be standing in the middle of a dark rural highway, where she was struck and killed by a pickup truck.

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