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Monday, April 2, 2007

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.

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).

'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.

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.

Keep our constitution pure for the future

Taking the time to act against bigotry

Wilderness can be a learning tool
Once again, we have the opportunity to realize our civic duties by commenting on the management of our home, the Tongass National Forest.

State agency tries to cover its tracks
No one should be surprised when a state agency works to cover its tracks after being challenged publicly about its policies, and that is what we have when Martha Freeman purports to address 'misleading' statements made by an author regarding the Bostwick Road on Gravina Island.

Juneau Friends opposes amendment

Wolf kill is only the beginning
We are poised on a slippery slope of wildlife mismanagement and have taken our first step downwards with Gov. Sarah Palin's wolf bounty.

Looking more closely at the Good Book

How launch ramp fees are spent
Do you know where your trailer launch ramp fee goes? If you think the city is pooling that money and using it to repair launch ramps and provide for garbage collection and lighting, you are only fractionally correct.

Power lies in traditional tribes
Forming Native corporations was something I knew was not going to work. Sadly, only a few Native people benefit, and this is caused by greed, money and power.

Same-sex benefits don't create fiscal problems

Juneau takes on affordable housing woes
The city is hoping its revised comprehensive plan will entice landowners to develop their properties with hundreds of new homes, mostly along bus routes, to ease Juneau's affordable housing crisis.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Photo: Let the sun shine in
Chandra Travers, right, and her daughter, Nova Knoedler, 4, do a little spring cleaning Sunday by washing the windows in their North Douglas home.

Around Town

Legislative roundup

Teaching Juneau to Fish
Brad Elfers was a teenager in the late 1980s when he caught the rainbow trout that led him to a lifetime of fly fishing.

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.

Barbara Sue Isbell
Former Juneau resident Barbara Sue Isbell died March 5, 2007, in her sleep at her new home in Lakewood (Tacoma), Wash. She was 67.

Dan Ernie Hanes
Juneau resident Dan Ernie Hanes died March 24, 2007. He was 69.

Ronald Lorensen
Juneau resident Ronald Walter Lorensen died March 29, 2007, at home, with his wife, Bernadette, by his side. He was 51.

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.

Alaska editorials: Budget deficit inevitable
Sen. Gary Wilken's soapbox has been reduced to the size of a matchbox as the result of his relegation to minority status in the state Senate, but the message he intends to send forth in the coming weeks hasn't diminished in scope one iota.

Toe Toon

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.

Alaska editorials: Mining industry should work with state on tax rewrite
Will Alaska's mining industry learn from the mistakes of its brethren in the oil and gas and cruise ship industries?

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.

Editor's note

My turn: Today is a good day for clean water
A generation ago, Americans made a commitment to clean up and protect our lakes, rivers and wetlands when we passed the Clean Water Act.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Saturday's box scores

Correction

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.

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.

Egolf earns all-state honor
Juneau-Douglas High School senior Will Egolf cemented his status as one of the Crimson Bears' top players Saturday.

Anchorage Daily News / Alaska Media All-State basketball teams

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rhea wins her third player of the year award
Juneau-Douglas High School senior Talisa Rhea joined a very exclusive club Saturday.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Alaska Digest
Fort Yukon works to become utility and Three plead guilty to mortgage fraud

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

Ethics bill ready for House debate
Lawmakers are jockeying for a piece of the ethics reform action with half a dozen measures on the move, including a bulky 38-page omnibus bill that is ready for debate on the House Floor.

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.

Sunlight is destroying Native art collection
After three years in a light-saturated airport gallery, one of the state's most important collections of contemporary Alaska Native art is rapidly deteriorating because of sun damage.

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.

Fishermen, environmentalists lobby against oil and gas leasing
Fishermen and environmentalists teamed up this week for a lobbying trip to Washington, D.C., in hopes of discouraging support for offshore oil and gas leasing proposals in Bristol Bay, one of the world's most prolific salmon fisheries.

Benefits ballot question galvanizes Alaska voters
A million-dollar ballot question that has no legal authority has opponents clashing over whether it's simply a measure intended to provide benefits to the gay partners of public employees or a veiled effort to legitimize homosexual unions.

Photo: Herring rush
Herring seiners set their nets Friday in Deep Inlet and Aleutkina Bay near Sitka during the opening of the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery.

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