Monday, April 3, 2006

The interview 10
Can you tell me a little about yourself? Designed as a bit of an icebreaker, this question is often the opening inquiry, says Allyson Morehead, president of Professional Diva, an employment services company based in Long Beach, Calif.

Ill will
'Presenteeism' can be just as harmful to a company as absenteeism when illness is involved.

Looking back
Performance reviews are often a dreaded part of the job, but many workers find the information reviews provide as a way to gain perspective.

Let's ask for a lump-sum PFD
I am writing in response to the article dated March 23: "Sen. Ted Stevens says Alaska is on its own."

Animal friends misconstrue issue
The letter written from Priscilla Feral (March 23) stated that the "majority of Alaskans" agree that shooting wolves by air is a national disgrace. How many of us

Bush doctrine will prevail with iron will
Because the Empire generally provides a Democratic/liberal/anti-Bush/anti-war platform, it is perhaps appropriate to submit an alternative view.

Old ferries raise new questions
Surely, the sinking of the Queen of the North in the early morning hours of March 22 has sent shivers through the collective shoulders of Alaskans.

Alaska wolves are state property
I'd like to say I'm sorry Friends of Animal's Priscilla Feral finds Alaska's wolf-control programs to be a "national disgrace," but I'm not.

Photo: Know how to fold 'em
Melanie Brown, right, along with her daughter, Fiona, 11, and Terry Laskey and Alison Elgee, left, fold a supply of this year's Alaska Folk Festival T-shirts that will be sold this week. The festival starts tonight and runs through Sunday.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of non-profit local events.

Dorothy Wallace, longtime Native leader, dies at 89
Dorothy Wallace, a longtime leader in Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp 2, died at her home Sunday afternoon after, as a younger friend put it, setting an example of how to live.

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

Heels over head
Wilbur Skeek, left, and Josh Worrell spend part of their lunch hour Friday walking on their hands in the parking lot of the Brotherhood Bridge park.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Burglary arrest doesn't solve recent 'crime wave'
A man who appeared in a Juneau courtroom Friday on a felony burglary charge isn't suspected in a rash of residential burglaries in the community, but his crime is part of the same public safety problem, a state prosecutor said.

Photo: Flights of music
Michael McCallum, Event Supervisor at Centennial Hall, adjusts the props Sunday that make up the backdrop for this year's Folk Festival, which starts tonight.

Folk Fest concerts tonight
the latest Folk Fest lineup

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

Community invited to help plan for Juneau's future
City planners are asking to hear what people like and don't like about Juneau.

City to sell bonds to citizens
The city is offering its citizens a chance to earn some extra cash by investing in education.

Airport Future
Juneau Airport Board members say the city will not pay a penny for $76 million in airport improvements - if their funding plan works.

Tom Dahl
Longtime Juneau resident Tom Dahl, 67, died March 30, 2006, as a result of a construction accident in Moss Point, Miss.

Empire editorial: Compromise on senior exemption
Juneau's seniors have a right to protest that they're under siege.

My Turn: Keep your powder dry
"Ready, aim, fire" is the traditional litany of any marksmen hoping to hit his target.

Outside interests and Alaska newspapers
Sen. Ted Stevens urges Alaskans to a push for opening the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil exploration in the same manner that two famous publishers, Robert (Bob) Atwood and C. W. (Bill) Snedden, led the charge for Alaska Statehood.

Say 'no' to Knik Arm, Gravina Island bridges
The two proposed mega-bridges that supplied the nation with a lot of yuks at Alaska's expense no longer get the national attention they once did since Congress backtracked last year and withdrew the requirement that federal transportation money be spent on the bridges.

Alaska editorials: The state should be willing to pay its share
Alaska's senior senator told it like it is when he addressed legislators last week in Juneau.

Avalanche slopes: Windows to wildlife
The dark shape waddling across the open expanse of the avalanche slope looked like a small bear.

Out & About
Out & About is a listing of recreational activities.

Marsh Madness
Only a handful of spots in the Panhandle are critical for the survival of water-feeding birds, and Juneau's urban wetlands is one of them.

Outsiders: Marc Matsil
Juneau's Outdoor Lives

Hydaburg wins 2nd straight B championship
The Hydaburg Haida pulled away from the Metlakatla Merchants in the second half, winning convincingly 93-70 to repeat as the Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Tournament Mighty B Bracket champions Saturday.

Perfect ending for Metlakatla Git' Taquan
The Metlakatla Git' Taquan overcame a 15-point deficit to capture the Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Tournament Millenial Women's bracket title with a 69-60 victory over Juneau Imperial on Saturday.

Kake Masters defeat Chilkats
Kake LAB Masters came back through the loser's bracket to win the Legendary C bracket championship of the Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Tournament 83-75 against the same Klukwan Chilkats team it lost to earlier in the week.

Angoon wins inaugural tournament in overtime thriller
If every final is played with the intensity and excitement of Saturday's intermediate bracket championship, the new bracket of the Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Tournament might be around for a long, long time.

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

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.

Angoon nips Yakutat behind Johnson's 39 points
Stephen Johnson poured in 39 points as Angoon nipped Yakutat 74-72 on Friday in the loser's bracket of the Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Tournament intermediate bracket.

Congressmen quiz BP on Slope oil spill
BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. is drafting a response to two Democratic congressmen who have questioned past inspections of a recently discovered leaky pipeline on the North Slope, and the amount of solid material found in that line.

Park art to honor Peratrovich
The Anchorage Park Foundation will seek $80,000 to install a sculpture honoring the late anti-discrimination leaders Elizabeth and Roy Peratrovich at the park named for them, and the sculptor has a familiar name.

Earthquake alert
From the back of a government SUV, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff watches downtown San Francisco flash by, its high-rises built on the ashes of an earthquake and firestorm a century ago.

Legislative roundup

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

Oil tax tests political ethics
Alaska Rep. Kevin Meyer says he has worked in the oil industry ever since he pumped gas at a Phillips 66 station as a teenager in Nebraska.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Alaska Digest
Staff and wire reports

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

Alaska rural guard due to ship out this summer
America's intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan will hit home to Southwest and Western Alaska this summer.

State cleans closets
It was spring-cleaning time for the state of Alaska last week.

Alaska stands on shaky ground
The perky "cock-a-doodle-doo" of a rooster sounds in Roger Smith's office every time an earthquake rumbles beneath Alaska

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