Sunday, April 1, 2007

Biz buzz
The hiring outlook is bright for Class of 2007 M.B.A.'s, according to a new report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

Fool's goal
After spending weeks - or months - diligently looking for the perfect job, the last thing you want is to be forced back into the job market.

Nice to meet you
When putting together a resume, making it as user friendly as possible will get it more attention in the eyes of a job recruiter, says Bill McCarthy, associate director of the Career Development Center at Binghamton University in New York.

'Winging it' after retirement
For some people, retirement means moving to Florida and spending their days in a rocking chair, occasionally getting out to play shuffleboard. For others, retiring is simply the next step in the journey of life.

Looking more closely at the Good Book

Keep our constitution pure for the future

Juneau Friends opposes amendment

Taking the time to act against bigotry

Same-sex benefits don't create fiscal problems

Legislative roundup

Same-sex couples say they are trying to keep what they have
Instead of fighting to gain rights, same-sex couples and their supporters are trying to keep ones they already have.They are also facing a campaign that some have described as not only hateful, but aimed at generating confusion among voters.

Photo: Coaxing spring along
Scott Van Hoozer of Juneau Parks and Recreation uses a fire hose Friday in an effort to melt some of the snow covering Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. A Juneau-Douglas High School soccer tournament is scheduled to be played there in two weeks.

Around Town

A biblical view influences many on employment benefits ballot
For Christians such as Mike Shakespeare, the issue of providing employment benefits for same-sex couples is about more than marriage. It's about doing what's right. And the Bible tells him what's right.

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

Elaine Knudson
Juneau resident Elaine Esther Knudson died March 27, 2007. She was 51.

Rupert Andrews
Juneau resident Rupert E. Andrews died March 28, 2007, at his home after a long battle with cancer. He was 77.

Editor's note

My turn: Vote for Alaska's character
On Tuesday, a special advisory election will be held on whether the Alaska Constitution should be changed to prohibit any city or borough or any state agency, including the University of Alaska, from providing employment benefits to same-sex partners of public employees and retirees.

Empire editorial: New high school brings chance for more choices
Picking the name and the mascot for the new high school was the easy part. Now comes the tough assignment: figuring out what kind of education students will get there.

My Turn: Vote could take health benefits from Alaskans
The manager of Nome's Dream Theater summoned the police chief to arrest teenager Alberta Schenck and haul her off to jail.Her crime? She was an Alaska Native in 1944.

Cartoon: Mike Lester

My turn: Our constitution should not limit rights
A friend reminded me today to vote absentee in the upcoming special election. I'll be out of town on April 3, and I hadn't quite made the connection that the election is that close.

Toe Toon

Teaching in the world's biggest classroom
Just after one of this winter's last big snowstorms, a gaggle of Glacier Valley Elementary School Montessori students huddled among spruce and hemlock trees with veteran naturalist Steve Merli, peering at tracks in the snow.

Wolf control, high-flying hunters and you
Just when I was about to charter a plane and shoot a wolf ...Back in March, the state publicized its predator control program in response to fears about the delicious but dwindling moose population.

OUTSIDERS: Nick Jans

Life-and-death struggles: nature's business as usual
More than a hundred ravens were swirling, calling and dive-bombing something in the snowy meadow. I crunched forward on my snowshoes until I could see through binoculars what the fuss was about: an eagle, standing on a raven.

Crimson Bears wrap up California adventure
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team wrapped up its California road trip Friday with a 2-1 loss to Granite Bay High School outside of Sacramento.

Friday's box scores

Saturday's schedule

Kake shoots its way to second Legendary C Bracket title
The Kake Oldtimers shot over the top of Metlakatla's trees to capture the Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Tournament Legendary C Bracket title on Saturday.

Saturday's box scores

Correction

Gold Medal Roundup: Hydaburg advances to Mighty B final
Juneau UAS moved on to Saturday's final with a 76-47 win over Yakutat in the Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Tournament Intermediate Bracket elimination game on Thursday.

Sims and Willburn join Hall of Fame
The Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Basketball Hall of Fame Committee selected two individuals to enter the Gold Medal Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Juneau wins women's title on final shot
The best was saved for last in the Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Tournament Women's Bracket title game Saturday.

Haines Merchants win wild Mighty B Bracket final
The Mighty B Bracket championship of the Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Tournament took place between Haines Merchants and Hydaburg on Saturday, but not until 40 minutes later than the fans and players expected.

Photo: What time is it? HoopTime!
Haines' Jordan Wagner battles Juneau HoopTime's Darian Stanger during a B division game at the Southeast Shootout on Saturday. Log on to spotted.juneauempire.com for photos from the tournament and look in Monday's edition for tournament results.

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. It runs when space is available and event notices should arrive at least one week before they are scheduled to take place.

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

Prince William Sound spill barges lack capacity
Five oil-spill response barges stationed in Prince William Sound after the Exxon Valdez oil spill have less capacity than originally specified.

Bill would ease punishment for illegal tobacco purchases
A bill before the Legislature would reduce sanctions on stores caught selling tobacco to minors, but opponents fear it would lead to more teen tobacco use.

Alaska Digest
Juneau man accused of assault with knife, Vehicle stolen, set on fire in N. Douglas, Police to investigate death of 4-month-old, Man injured when fuel tank explodes

Iditarod seeks independent investigation into dog abuse report
The committee in charge of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is calling for an independent investigation into allegations that a musher beat and kicked some of his dogs during this year's race.

Judge says state must stop wolf 'bounties'
A judge on Friday stopped Alaska's $150 payments for each wolf killed under its predator control program.

Photo: Fallen paratrooper honored
Major Gen. Charles Jacoby, commander of U.S. Army Alaska, center, speaks Thursday to Gov. Sarah Palin at the funeral of Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Brevard at Fort Richardson. Brevard was killed by a roadside bomb March 16 in Baghdad, Iraq.

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