Sunday, May 14, 2006

Best of the best
Every year, Working Mother magazine conducts a survey of the 100 best companies for mothers to work for.

Do your homework
Experts agree that proper preparation before a job interview is your key to success.

Family time
If your child is sick, you shouldn't feel pressured to make a decision between personal responsibilities and career, thanks to the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Checking in
Even though you may not have stepped foot in a classroom for several years now, employees are still doing homework, according to the Associated Press.

Mother's little helpers
When Linda York, manager of the human resources diversity program at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Philadelphia and mother of two, started at the company 15 years ago, she didn't think much about added benefits for families. After all, she was single and had no use for them.

Don't wait for Friday to ride your bike
Bike to Work Day is Friday, but that doesn't mean that you have to wait until then to ride your bike to work.

It's time to get tough with our reps
There is nothing like fear mongering to get public attention. Ever notice when government wants more money, education and fire and police protection are threatened but never unimportant services?

Gold Medal welcomes all volunteers
This is in reply to Tim Wilson and his comments regarding Albert Kookesh and the A bracket elimination from the Gold Medal Tournament (April 19).

As Twain once said of car dealers ...
Steve Allwine of Mendenhall Auto would no doubt show disfavor with proposed legislation to tighten up his business and industry (see his 700-word My Turn exposé in the May 3 Empire).

How about a public service tax?
For some time I have been struggling with the problem of not enough money for government, all government - city, state and federal.

Where do Lower Slate Lake tailings go?
Coeur says Lower Slate Lake can hold 4.5 million tons of Kensington's tailings. Another 3 million tons (40 percent of the total) would be backfilled into the mine.

$45 million for road is a lot to gamble
Gov. Murkowski pushed for approval of $45 million from the State of Alaska general fund to be used to help finance the proposed Juneau to Skagway (or more accurately, almost to Skagway) road.

Commissioner should remember mission
Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Michael Menge reminded us last month that the proposed Pebble Mine is not yet a done deal.

City is responsible if it's hit by recession
Juneau property owners have seen the largest tax assessments in history, and this is on top of large increases last year.

It's not all right to bad-mouth neighbors
So I'm driving on the Seward Highway the other day, happily tuned in to the Savage Nation, when what comes on the air but a political ad trashing us selfish folks...

Should've been shot with camera instead
I read "Hibernating Hybrid" (front page, May 12) and have a question: Wouldn't it have been better for the bear if they shot it with a camera?

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

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

Session ended well for Juneau
The Alaska Legislature didn't need help from Juneau's weather to turn into a rainmaker before wrapping up its regular session last week.

Truck hits pedestrians, building
An alleged drunken driver could have difficulty securing auto insurance in the future after allegedly hitting three teenagers with a pickup before crashing into a State Farm Insurance office Saturday afternoon.

Hot rods heat up Centennial Hall
The sixth annual Classic Custom and Antique Auto & Cycle Show is in high gear this weekend at Centennial Hall.

Photo: Cleaning up
Barbara Taug, left, and Shirley Walkush pick up trash along Glacier Highway as part of Litter Free's Clean Up Day on Saturday.

Cartoons by Toe
Cartoon by Toe

Empire editorial: Senior tax exemption was fair for debate
Now that a majority on the Juneau Assembly favors extending senior citizens' exemption from city sales taxes, a more rational discussion of revenues should be possible.

Inter-Island Ferry Authority shows way
The communities of Wrangell, Petersburg and Prince of Wales Island inaugurate a new ferry run this week. It's from Coffman Cove on the north end of Prince of Wales Island to Wrangell and Petersburg.

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

Goodbye winter ... Summer's on the fly
The Raincountry Flyfishers club held its annual year-end casting clinic on Thursday evening at Twin Lakes to iron out some kinks and get ready for the many angling options Juneau offers during the summer.

Outsiders: Hunter Brown
Juneau's Outdoor Lives

Juneau bears are waking from deep sleep
The bear was clearly big, and looked to be digging in the hillside above Egan Drive. Exactly what he was up to was hard to tell, as he was a quarter-mile away and I was coming into town at 55 mph.

Juneau-Douglas wins Region V
The Juneau-Douglas High School track and field teams took both the boys and girls Region V titles Saturday at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Metzger, Dorn win Juneau's dirtiest races
More than 70 participants gathered at the May Mud and Mountain Run for some good clean fun running across the tidal flats and decorating themselves with mud Saturday.

May Mud and Mountain Run results
Saturday three-mile and seven-mile results

Juneau-Douglas baseball takes a pair on Saturday
The Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team climbed to within one game of Southeast Conference-leading Sitka on Saturday with a pair of wins.

Crimson Bears sweep Kings to win conference
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team ended the regular season on a positive note with two wins over host Ketchikan.

Lehauli and Stevens take the title belts at Roughhouse Boxing
The Friday night Roughhouse Boxing series at Marlintini's Lounge came to a thrilling close this weekend as a young gun captured the middleweight title and a old pro won a fifth heavyweight crown.

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.

Bears maintain perfect record with three wins
The Juneau-Douglas High School softball team scored six quick runs in the third inning on their way to blowing out Lathrop 9-1 on Saturday.

Alaska Digest
A 25-year-old Juneau-Douglas High School graduate serving in U.S. Army Special Forces was one of three bikers killed Saturday in an annual Harley Davidson rally.

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

Special Session
Alaska lawmakers clad in jeans, boots and fleece jackets are spending six hours a day listening to an overview of the governor's proposed natural gas contract at Centennial Hall.

Legislative roundup
Bills passed last week

Change of command in state Coast Guard
Bidding farewell to the U.S. Coast Guard and his Alaska command Friday morning, Rear Adm. James Olson said his replacement "will be working with the best people in the country."

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