Monday, March 27, 2006

Room to grow: Check in to a hotel job for variety, flexibility
Like a miniature city within four walls, a hotel is a place that can only function with the help of a countless number of employees.

Past is present

What's your biggest work mistake ever?

JDHS girls seal up third place
It may not have been the ideal way for the Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team to end their season, but what a way to go out.

JDHS boys rally to claim fourth place
For the four seniors on the Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team, their legacy may not be of state championships.

Binkley has Alaska's interest at heart
Many Alaskans are great fans of our legendary governor, Jay Hammond. Gov. Hammond always had Alaska's best interest at heart. John Binkley, a third-generation Alaskan and presently a candidate for the governor of Alaska, has many of the same qualities that Gov. Hammond had.

The golden age never existed
I had no intention of writing further about the good work Planned Parenthood does, but as my name was repeatedly mentioned in Mr. Heidersdorf's letter, I feel I should reply.

Gay rights supporters fear voter rejection
After reading the My Turn by Marsha Buck and Jonathan Anderson (March 15) which followed a letter by Dixie Hood (March 3) I'm convinced that the issue is this:

Not pleased with police, living in fear
"Good police work." I had to laugh when I heard the news that the police caught two teenagers suspected of robbing Mendenhall Valley homes, because how hard can it be to follow footsteps in the snow to someone's house?

Correction
A story in Friday's Empire, about water fluoridation, misquoted Juneau Fluoride Study Commission member Emily Kane as saying people could "sue" over the issue.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

Photo: Glacial Arts
Jo Boehme, front, leads a Tai Chi demonstration Saturday at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center. With Boehme, from left are Helen Williams, Marion Simpson, partially hidden, Janet Adams, Betty McVey and Sandy DeLong.

Door from the past
Alaskan Hotel General Manager Joshua Adams files down an old oak door with the help of Dan Scroggins during balmy weather Thursday.

Photo: Jump Baby
Pre-bracket: Dustin Endicott entertains his 14-month-old daughter, Kiara, between games on the first day of the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament in the Juneau-Douglas High School gymnasium.

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

Valley church deals with fire
For a month, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church has begun services by setting up a portable altar at the front of a room where kids eat lunch during the week.

Gold Street Fire
A 24-year-old disgruntled downtown partygoer was arrested Friday on charges of arson and criminal mischief for the March 12 fire that destroyed the 110-year-old Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Juneau Fire Marshal Rich Etheridge said.

City struggles with changes to bid system
A Juneau Assembly member says he worries that a voter-approved proposition giving city management flexibility in allowing some construction projects to avoid competitive bidding will lead to potential mistrust of city officials.

AroundTown
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events.

James Carter Sr.
Juneau resident James Eugene Carter Sr., 64, died March 19, 2006, at his home in Juneau.

Lourdes Holganza
Former longtime Juneau resident Lourdes "Londing" Abad Holganza, 88, died March 1, 2006, at Downey Hospital in Los Angeles.

Jordonna Craven
Former Juneau resident Jordonna Marie Craven, 42, died Feb. 24, 2006, at home in Spokane with her family.

Outside Editorial: Bush puts off his problems
It didn't exactly come as a shock when President Bush last week acknowledged that he would bequeath the U.S. involvement in Iraq to his successor.

Alaska editorial: Board was wise to delay predator control decision
The Alaska Board of Game wrapped up its spring meeting in Fairbanks on March 19 on its ninth day, after tackling hundreds of proposals and, apparently, doing its best to maintain game populations, while providing opportunities for people to hunt - and for the state to stay out of court.

My Turn: Recreational fishing important to the state
Recently, the Kenai River Sportfishing Association briefed Gov. Frank Murkowski and members of the Alaska Legislature about a landmark economic study showing that economic values of sport and personal use salmon fisheries in the Upper Cook Inlet now substantially surpass those of the commercial salmon fisheries by every available measure.

Empire Editorial: Keep a smart, wary eye on Pebble mine
The proposed Pebble gold and copper open pit on the Alaska Peninsula is huge - a gaping square mile, for starters. So is its potential lode of 42 million ounces of gold and 25 billion pounds of copper, extending over 32 square miles.

Outdoors Digest
Juneau anglers will meet Wednesday to establish a chapter of Trout Unlimited, according to Brad Elfers, one of the organizers.

Nothing to fear up Bessie Creek
This relatively short, muddy trail goes up on the north side of Bessie Creek through ordinary spruce-hemlock forest, following an old mining road.

Treading on thin ice
It's that time of year again when people might consider hanging up their ice skates and take out the old hiking boots.

Outsiders
Joe Tompkins

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

Lehauli has fun in ring
Josh Lehauli is no stranger to hard-hitting athletic competition. Playing both fullback and linebacker for the Juneau-Douglas High School football team, he got his fair share of contact sports.

Mt. E beats local rival Petersburg in 3A boys third-place game
In a Class 3A Southeast Conference championship rematch, Mt. Edgecumbe defeated Petersburg 79-67 on Saturday in the third-place game at Sullivan Arena.

Hydaburg opens title defense with win
Matt Carle was one of three Hydaburg players with more than 20 points as it routed Craig 111-99 in the opening game of the Mighty B bracket at the Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Tournament at Juneau-Douglas High School.

Animals shine in glare of Friday's ring spotlight
Most of the "animals" at Roughhouse Friday came out winners.

Chilkats conquer Totem
The Klukwan Chilkats never trailed the Huna Totem Oldtimers and coasted to an 89-71 victory in both teams' opening game of the Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Tournament's Legendary C bracket.

Huna Totem beats Yakutat in B bracket
Action in the Mighty B bracket kicked off Sunday morning with Huna Totem beating Yakutat ANB 90-75 in the Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Tournament.

Hydaburg team strives to maintain its legacy
Valuable player: Hydaburg's Sid Edenshaw pumps his fist after sinking a basket to end the first half of the B bracket championship against Haines in 2005.

Builders and artists value salvaged cedar
Some Southeast Alaskans want to revive the region's longtime affinity for the rot-resistant yellow cedar.

AlaskaDigest
Staff reports from around the state

Candidates want to 'reinvent' office
Candidates in this year's race for lieutenant governor say they want to introduce more transparency to the office and commit to fair reviews of ballot initiatives.

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

Governor poised to recriminalize pot
His surname is almost a household word in Alaska. Ravin's marijuana conviction led to a landmark Alaska Supreme Court decision in 1975 that made it legal to possess small amounts of pot in the home.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Warming trends
A tree that many consider the most valuable in Southeast Alaska is finding it hard to adapt to a warming planet.

This Day in History
In Alaska and the nation

Legislative roundup
Bills voted on last week:

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