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

Cruise plea deal
I read with interest the story about the "plea deal" Princess Cruise Lines agreed to for one of its ships allegedly killing a humpback whale somewhere near Glacier Bay National Park in 2001.

Setting the record straight - again
It seems to be a regular theme regarding the Kensington Mine. Mark Rorick, chairman, of the Juneau Sierra Club, takes a wide-arching swing at the project in the Jan. 23 Juneau Empire.

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.

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

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.

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

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

Photo: Winter slip 'n slide
Friends Megan McAllister, 11, left, and Sarah Quigley, 10, run and slide Sunday through the new snow at Evergreen Cemetery.

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

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

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.

Legislative roundup

Juneau fire marshal recalls intense experience of Holy Trinity arson
Days after a 2006 blaze that destroyed a historic downtown church, Juneau Fire Marshal Rich Etheridge heard an interesting rumor.

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.

Alcohol's effect on fetuses discussed
Raising a child with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder can be heartbreaking.

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.

Eagle causes power outage
About 10,000 Juneau residents lost power Sunday after a bald eagle lugging a deer head crashed into an Alaska Electric Light & Power transmission system in Lemon Creek.

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.

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

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

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

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.

Alaska editorial: A jumping-off point for retirement debt discussion
By now most Alaskans know the state-run retirement system for public employees is about $8 billion short of what it could need over the next 25 years to pay out pension checks and health insurance benefits.

Outside editorial: Separating sheep from the goat
The High Priest of the ancient Jews would confess the sins of the people on the Day of Atonement over the head of the goat. Then the animal would be released.

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.

My turn: Faulty arguments used against Kensington
In response to the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council's article by Anissa Berry-Frick (Jan. 21), I offer a few very important facts.

Toe Toon

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Great Alaska Open results

Southeast Conference Wrestling Championships results
Southeast Conference Championships

Photo: Throwing it down
Juneau-Douglas High School senior Will Egolf dunks during Saturday's win over top-ranked Dimond.

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.

Bigger is better
The Southeast Alaska Swim Team proved that bigger is definitely better at the Great Alaska Open this weekend at Augustus Brown Swimming Pool.

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.

Photo: Fallen soldiers honored
Plaques and photos of five paratroopers who died in Iraq sit on a table Friday as Army Sgt. Eric Bitzen looks over the display honoring his fellow soldiers before a memorial service at Fort Richardson.

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.

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

Alaska Digest
nterior lawmakers call for more regents, Warm weather raises avalanche dangers & Eviction flier worries Fairbanks residents

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

UAF ranked fifth for research productivity
A company that ranks productivity among colleges' research faculty has placed the University of Alaska Fairbanks fifth nationally among small colleges.

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.

Lake raises level of Kenai River
A lake dammed by Skilak Glacier broke free this month and has raised water levels in the lower Kenai River, threatening low-lying homes.

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.

Budget delays hit UAF projects
Congressional budget delays have put several major research projects at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in limbo.

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

State mulls new oil tax administration
The Alaska Department of Revenue is figuring out how to administer a new oil production tax passed by the Legislature and the details will decide how much money flows into state coffers or stays in the pockets of producers.

Young commercial fishermen face steep hurdles in Alaska
Lindsey Bloom is so enthused about her budding career as a commercial fisherman that she's got the "Made in Alaska" emblem and two leaping sockeye salmon tattooed on the small of her back.

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