Sunday, April 8, 2007

Courting success
You may not see them giving dramatic courtroom arguments before a judge and jury, but the work of paralegals is no less important to the stability of a legal case than that of a seasoned attorney.

Playground rules
On your resume, you proudly point to the line, "Works well with others." But do you? Not if you exhibit traits that make your more of a pariah than pal to your co-workers. Let's face it, not everyone gets along perfectly.

Ties that bind
Sue Bethanis, founder and CEO of Mariposa Leadership Inc., offers these three tips for developing networking skills and increasing influence...

Stay cool
Everyone gets angry sometimes, but it's important to keep your feelings in check when you're at work, according to Mark Goulston, author of "Get Out of Your Own Way at Work" (Putnam, $24.95).

Front-page photos reveal editors' bias
I am disappointed with the biased presentation of the front-page pictures in the Juneau Empire's April 1 issue. Was this farce supposed to be an April Fools' joke?

Read beyond Leviticus for rest of the story
Greg Fisk, in his March 28 letter, concluded that Mike Shakespeare must consider himself sinless because he's never sacrificed a ram per Leviticus 5.

We must see war on terror through
I'm having increasing difficulty in understanding the motives behind those who insist on analyzing every aspect of American foreign policy as it applies to Iraq, Afghanistan and the global war on terror, a.k.a. "Bush's War."

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

Around Town

Feeling the Pinch
Valuable donation: Tiana Burgess, training specialist for the Blood Bank of Alaska, left, starts to draw blood Friday from donor Todd Buck at the Alaska Electric Light & Power Co. building on Tonsgard Court.

Alaska Folk Festival to kick off with different venues
Musicians from all corners of the state and beyond are making their annual pilgrimage to Juneau this week, as the 33rd Alaska Folk Festival officially starts at 7 p.m. Monday at Centennial Hall.

Photo: Still digging out
Collin Seilbach, 16, a sophomore on the Juneau-Douglas High School soccer team, spends Saturday morning digging out one of the goals at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. Most of the field was cleared during the week to get ready for next weekend's tournament.

Iona Berggren
Juneau resident Iona Berggren died March 31, 2007, at the Juneau Pioneer Home.

Iona Berggren
Juneau resident Iona Berggren died March 31, 2007, at the Juneau Pioneer Home.

J. Scott Hodgson
Juneau resident J. Scott Hodgson died in the early morning on March 26, 2007, in Juneau following a quick fight with lung cancer. He was 56.

Fine-tune the cruise initiative
Pundits and politicians have been defending the Ocean Ranger program enacted by Alaska voters in an initiative that assesses a $50 fee on each cruise ship passenger coming to Alaska. Four of the $50 pays for the Ocean Rangers.

Toe Toe

Empire editorial: One-year window an opening for justice
It dims memories, erases evidence and brings the deaths of witnesses. It also used to trigger the statute of limitations, so that victims could no longer file criminal charges or civil suits against those who raped or abused them.

Hooked on fly fishing
I've been practicing tying albright knots with dental floss.I've been checking out old editions of Fly Fisherman magazine from the library in the name of education.

Beyond the Chugach: Arctic-to-Indian traverse is a spring pleasure
The Big Wild Life dwells in the wilderness one ridge back from Anchorage. Behind the protective parapets of the Front Range Chugach Mountains, the snows are white and pure, the sky a perfect blue, and the silence so otherworldly it touches the soul.

Managers say moose population too high
Even though hunters have harvested almost 2,000 antlerless moose in Game Management Unit 20A south of Fairbanks over the past three seasons, the population is still too high and state game managers say hunters will likely get another shot at putting a cow or calf moose in the freezer this fall.

Outdoors Digest
JHEF offers basic hunter education course April 20-21, Outdoor retailer G.I. Joe's to drop initials

Gearing up for the sport fishing season
Record snowfall in Southeast has laid on a few extra layers of preparation for sport fishermen getting ready to try their skill and luck this season.

Out & About
Out & About is a listing of recreational activities. To have your group included, notices should be dropped off at 3100 Channel Drive.

OUTSIDERS: Jason "The Coach" Kaeser
Outsiders is a weekly profile in the Juneau Empire's Outdoors section.

Leave it to beavers; family life under sticks and ice
Some creatures spend the winter buried under snow, and they like it that way.Skiing across Cowee meadow last weekend, I noticed a few beaver-chewed sticks poking out of the snow.

JDHS enjoys strong start to new season
After weeks of toiling indoors, the Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team performed well in its annual season-opening tournament in Spokane, Wash.

Omission

Crimson Bears topple Kayhi
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team may not have practiced outside yet, but it didn't prevent the Crimson Bears from winning in Ketchikan.

Glacier 10K and 1 mile race 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.

Pipeline may face legal challenges
State officials trying to bring a gas pipeline to Alaska say they are convinced they can protect it from most economic challenges.

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

Federal official looks into state's transportation
The Lower 48 transportation industry could learn much from Alaska about how to better integrate its road, rail and port systems, said a federal safety administration executive.

Alaska Digest
Avalanches continue to slide near Juneau, Children find body in melting snow, Denali road opened to Savage River, Developer considers moving Eielson homes

Young may give back campaign donation
An aide for U.S. Rep. Don Young said the Alaska Republican might return about $20,000 in campaign contributions linked to a Wisconsin businessman who is under federal investigation.

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