Monday, April 17, 2006

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At ease
'Are you going to wear that?' For the first six months working at a Philadelphia design firm, Nick Inserra would hear the same comment every day from his wife when he was leaving for work.

Suit: Do all job interviews still require formal attire?
Do you need to wear a suit to a job interview, or can you get away with sneaking to your appointment on your lunch hour in your business casual clothing?

Big Oil is conning Alaskans, governor
It is time for a reality check. Big Oil is engaged in a disinformation ad campaign to con Alaskans on oil taxes and a gas pipeline. Don't fall for it.

History will judge Bush a moron
Andy Pope's view of President Bush and Iraq ("Bush doctrine will prevail with an iron will," April 3) is myopic and misguided.

Move the airport? Come on, get real!
In response to Mr. Schofield's letter about moving the Juneau airport somewhere else (April 12), if I recall, we live in a valley surrounded by 2,500- to 3,500-feet-tall mountains.

Keep your politics to yourself at folk fest
Kudos to the out-of-town bands that entertained us with some real great picking on stage at the Alaska Folk Festival on April 7. Up until then I was not real sure if I'd shown up for a political rally or a folk music festival.

Don't shoot those who question Pebble
Besides the importance of family, I treasure the natural resources from the Nushagak drainage of Bristol Bay. These natural resources: Salmon, caribou, moose, waterfowl and berries are found in my freezer.

City doesn't care about back sales tax
When is the city going to realize that there is a limit to taxation?

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

New movies bolster Native language
Sealaska Heritage Institute has created seven interactive Tlingit-language movies with Flash Media software to help engage students at a critical time for the Native culture, officials said.

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

Around Town
Around town is a listiing of nonprofit local events

Around Town
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

Christians find mission in new radio station
It was no joke on April 1 when Juneau's newest radio station went on the air at the stroke of midnight.

The unfinished education
A pernicious monster is chewing up hundreds of Juneau kids' futures, while school and community leaders rally to understand and fight it.

Nest-building eagles evicted from airport
Some trail walkers are fuming at the Juneau International Airport cutting a spruce tree that some believe contained a protected eagle nest.

Photo: Sea touch
Kerri Sheakley encourages her daughter, Cameron Framke, 4, to touch a sea cucumber on display as part of the Earth Day Festival at Centennial Hall on Saturday.

Photo: Bunny and bonnet
Willette Janes visits with the Easter Bunny while viewing the Easter Bonnet contest at the Eaglecrest Ski Area on Sunday. Janes won for Most Flirtatious. Sunday was the last day of the season for Eaglecrest.

Photo: Easter egg scramble
Children, ages 4 to 7, sprint at the start of the Zach Gordon Youth Center Easter Egg Hunt.

Dropouts defy stereotypes
It's difficult to tell that 17-year-old Maria Monagle is a high school dropout. An articulate young lady, she was a member of the student council, enrolled in Advanced Placement courses, and a member of the Juneau-Douglas High School Site Council.

Lucille Lawrence
Former Juneau resident Lucille Iva Lawrence, 91, died April 11, 2006, in Hood River, Ore.

Thomas McBrien
Juneau resident Thomas F. McBrien, 60, died April 3, 2006, of cancer on at Swedish Hospital in Seattle.

Alaska editorial: Require auto dealers to tell consumers the details
Most auto dealers - like most businesses - are honest.

Empire editorial: Flesh out parking plan
City planners who want to ease downtown Juneau's parking woes have a good idea, but one that needs some strict guidelines before it is enacted.

My Turn: Consider the contributions made by Juneau seniors
When the longevity bonus was eliminated, it was a huge blow to those seniors who were the recipients.

Empire editorial: A warm reception for climate panel
Juneau and Mayor Bruce Botelho deserve praise for recognizing what all Alaskans soon will - that the Last Frontier is on the front lines of global climate change.

We do and don't need rush jobs
By Lew Williams Jr.

A sarcastic suggestion for consideration
Recently there has been discussion about city ordinance 42.20.050 and the exemption for shotgun discharge in the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge.

Ducks and swans among spring's messengers
Zoom in on Wildlife

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

Fishing for advocacy
A group of Juneau anglers has reconstituted a Juneau chapter of the nonprofit advocacy group Trout Unlimited and hopes to develop a comprehensive fish-based watershed management plan for Montana Creek in one of its first projects.

Outsiders: Craig Duncan
Juneau's outdoor lives

Juneau girls soccer remain undefeated
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team ended a marathon weekend with two victories and a tie.

Juneau hockey league finishes 3rd season
With hockey games running from 4 p.m. until midnight, the Juneau Adult Hockey Association ended its third season Sunday with championship contests at Treadwell Arena.

Juneau junior varsity softball takes four of five from the Wolves
The Juneau-Douglas High School junior varsity softball team swept a Saturday triple-header and won four of five games against host Sitka over the weekend.

Crimson Bears go 3-0 in series with Kayhi, West Valley
The Juneau-Douglas High School junior varsity boys soccer team racked up three convincing wins over the weekend against Ketchikan and West Valley.

Defense remains strong in Bears' victories
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team wrapped up a successful homestand with two victories over the weekend.

Juneau-Douglas softball team open season with two commanding wins over Sitka
The Juneau-Douglas High School softball team opened the season by dominating host Sitka over the weekend.

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.

Petersburg no match for Juneau-Douglas
Despite not being able to practice outside yet this season, the Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team started off the year strong with a three-game sweep of host Petersburg.

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.

This Day in History
In Alaska

Globe-walkers deported from Russia
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Stinky shoes win prize
McKenna Dinkel, 7, became famous in the most unlikely of ways - for the stench radiating from her sneakers.

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

Funds may invest in gas line
Trustees of the Alaska Permanent Fund are planning to hire a consulting firm to determine whether the oil-wealth savings account should invest in a possible natural gas pipeline from the North Slope.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Alaska Digest
Sfaff and Wire reports from around the state

Photo: Carrying tradition
Residents of Metlakatla and dignitaries from around Alaska and the lower 48 carry a totem pole to the front of the new 31,000 square foot Annette Island Service Unit where it was raised during a dedication ceremony for the medical facility April 8 in Metlakatla.

Politics plug up pipeline
A new photograph hangs in the governor's conference room in the Capitol.

Report: Flaws in timber sales
A first-ever field examination by nonagency biologists is fueling concerns that the biodiversity of the Tongass National Forest is threatened by too much logging of its largest, most valuable trees.

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