Sunday, January 28, 2007

Born to lead
Some people are born leaders, others have to work for it. According to Antony Bell, author of "Great Leadership" (Davies Black, $27.95) no matter how accomplished, leaders can still make mistakes.

Male call
What used to be a female-dominated profession, nursing is being embraced by more men.

Built for speed
Does your resume read like chloroform in print? It may be time for a makeover. Employers often spend less than a minute - in many cases, a matter of seconds - reviewing applications.

Creative effort
Careers in art and design require planning, interview savvy

U.S. was not made a Christian nation
I commend Kelsey Stark (Jan. 24 Juneau Empire) for having the courage of convictions to write a letter to the editor at such a tender age. We sorely need a strongly involved citizenry in our nation these days.

Photo: March against war
About 200 people march for peace Saturday along Calhoun Avenue. Juneau People for Peace and Justice sponsored the rally, which protested the United States' involvement in the Iraq war.

Retirement covered, but troubles loom
Retirement is a hot issue at the Capitol this year. The only people not affected: retirees.

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

Legislative roundup

Group generates new ideas to keep capital in Juneau
Exchanging ideas: Juneau Mayor Bruce Botelho, left, and former mayor Dennis Egan talk Saturday after a meeting of the Alaska Committee at the Travelodge in Juneau.

Bong Hits saga enters year five
Five years after Joseph Frederick was suspended for showing a banner that said, "Bong Hits 4 Jesus," he still waits for vindication.

Photo: Moon over Mt. Roberts
The moon rises over the Mt. Roberts Tramway on Saturday. Today's weather forecast calls for cloudy skies and a chance of snow, with clear weather predicted for the rest of the week.

UAS plans summer program
In an attempt to lure Alaska's top high school graduates, the University of Alaska Southeast administration is developing a summer lecture program, officials said Friday.

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

New employees face retirement risks
Teachers who start work in Alaska schools this year need to be highly qualified and able to master their subject matter. Each one also needs to be an investment expert.

Roman Lee Hudson
Former Juneau resident Roman Lee Hudson died Jan. 4, 2007, in Wind River, Wyo., following a traffic accident. He was 17.

Laura Avenell Shanks
Former Juneau resident Laura Avenell Shanks died Jan. 13, 2007, at home in Sun City, Ariz. She was 89.

Kathleen Brandt
Former Juneau and Ketchikan resident Kathleen (Wilson) Brandt died Jan. 24, 2007, in Walla Walla, Wash. She was 86.

Empire Editorial: Full-time politicians aren't the answer to Alaska corruption
Alaskans aren't simply galled that some state leaders appear to have taken advantage of their offices to fatten their bank accounts. They're upset that when someone acted to rein these people in, they found out state laws permit this.

Toe Toon

Do we learn from history?
The Alaska Department of Labor reports that 2,700 new jobs were created in Anchorage in 2005 and 600 new jobs in Fairbanks. In Southeast Alaska, for 10 years ending with 2005, only 900 new jobs were created.

GPS plays important role in wildlife research
A billy goat's tracks: Right, GPS collars like the one on this mountain goat in northern Lynn Canal help biologists understand how animals use their habitat throughout the year. Left, this image shows the kind of information GPS collars can provide.

All revved up and ready to grow
Did you hear an engine revving Saturday night? That wasn't an all-terrain vehicle. That was the sound of organization.

Photo: Four-wheel fun
James Tipps and Brandon Lovejoy, background, of the ATV riding group Rough Riders, ride their ATVs Thursday at Montana Creek. Members of the group are pushing for more trail space for ATVs.

Outsiders: Heidi Braatz
Outsiders is a weekly profile in the Outdoors section.

Out & About
Today: Community work service project, 9 a.m. every Sunday, Juneau Youth Services, 2075 Jordan Ave. Come dressed for the weather. Details: Charles, 796-4149.

Outdoor Digest
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is looking for your best hunting photographs to include in the 2007-08 Alaska Hunting Regulations and other Wildlife Conservation publications. Deadline for entries is March 1.

Crimson Bears nip Lynx in a close contest
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team hasn't had much experience in close games prior to this weekend's series with Dimond, with all of its wins and losses coming by double-digit margins.

JDHS takes region crown
With nine individual champs, the Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team rolled to the Southeast Conference team championships Saturday in Ketchikan.

Southeast Conference Wrestling Championships results
Southeast Conference Championships

Strong fourth quarter lifts Crimson Bears
The visiting Service High School girls basketball team played much better on Saturday, but it wasn't enough to prevent Juneau-Douglas from sweeping the weekend series.

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. I

Measure to ban aerial wolf hunts approved for '08 ballot
An initiative to ban the aerial shooting of wolves has been approved to appear on the 2008 ballot, Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell's office announced Friday.

Alaska Digest
A state lawmaker and several student leaders at the University of Alaska are calling for Regent Jim Hayes to resign or be removed.

Photo: Cold feet
A common red pole clings to an icicle Wednesday near Wasilla.

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

Kodiak Natives record album in effort to preserve language
Enthusiasm and humor were contagious as Susan Malutin and Teresa Clark donned headphones and took a second turn at a pair of microphones in the main gallery of Kodiak's Alutiiq Museum.

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