Sunday, June 18, 2006

Big thoughts
The idea of being genetically pre-disposed to certain entrepreneurial traits and business success may seem like something out of a science-fiction movie to some, but it's closer to reality than one may think.

Working for the Man
'Like father, like son" may work at home, but in the workplace this can be a challenging situation.

Area assistance
Regional workforce boards, a vital resource for job seekers, provide a connection to local businesses because they intimately understand the market.

Bottom strength
Think "pyramid" rather than "totem pole" when building experience in the workplace.

Raising questions about road costs
Dean Williams raises a valid question about the snow sheds (May16) as he wonders if the Department of Transportation prefers to exclude them in their design simply to keep the costs down.

Contract would negate state's rights
As my father-in-law, who came to Alaska in 1927 and was a commercial fisherman for more than 40 years used to say, "The history of Alaska is a history of exploitation."

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

Church demolition begins
Work crews began tearing into the debris at Fourth and Gold streets Friday, with the blessing of the Environmental Protection Agency as well as the church housed at the site for 110 years.

Jet-set create a lake divided
In more than four decades living on the shores of Auke Lake, 51-year-old Dave Hanna can't recall such a divided neighborhood.

Merchants Wharf hangs precariously on its perch
Juneau's favorite "white elephant" - the big, blue Merchants Wharf - remains endangered.

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

Susan Kay McEwen
Juneau resident Susan Kay McEwen, 57, died June 13, 2006, peacefully at her home.

Carl Joseph Dutton Jr.
Former Juneau resident Carl Joseph Dutton Jr., 53, died March 31, 2006, in Sweetwater, Texas.

Alaska Editorial: Alaska kids should fish
The only thing better than a great weekend for fishing, (isn't nearly every weekend a good one for fishing?) is a summer filled with time in a boat and a line in the water.

Murkowski has done well and deserves second term
Send them home and let the voters sort them out. That's what Gov. Frank Murkowski implied when the special session of the Alaska Legislature ran the other week.

Empire Editorial: No war on Bristol Bay
This week a Native leader from Bristol Bay came south to discuss his region's fears about the precedent that Juneau's Kensington Mine could set for disposal of mine tailings nationwide. The reception was chilly, if not chilling.

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

Sliding into Summer
When it's covered with snow, the top of Sheep Mountain looks like a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream, a double-dip from Chilkat Cones.

Book outlines ways to save ocean
uneau residents are among the lucky Alaskans who get to watch killer whales and humpbacks cruising by their office windows.

Soldotna man in for long haul with salmon shark
Daniel Presley of Soldotna knows from his years of piscatorial experience that anything is possible when fishing in the deep, dark, fast-flowing waters of Cook Inlet, but not even he was prepared for what he hauled in.

Salmon Creek hosts birdlife
The way up to the Salmon Creek reservoir first follows the power company's service road from the lower powerhouse near Egan Drive, past a huge water tank, to the out-of-service upper powerhouse.

OUTSIDERS: Mike Thomsen
Outsiders is a weekly profile in the Juneau Empire's Outdoors section.

Jambaars win final exhibition contest
The Juneau Soccer Club Jambaars boys soccer team defeated the Idaho Osprey 6-2 on Saturday in preparation for the United Soccer Youth Association Region IV Under-13 Tournament in Boise, Idaho.

Juneau Yacht Club Gastineau Challenge Regatta results
Juneau Yacht Club Gastineau Challenge Regatta

Overcoming the elements
Wicked weather and whipping winds couldn't stop 10 of Juneau's toughest rowers from taking to the Gastineau Channel on 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.

Photo: Lion in wither
A young male Steller sea lion rescued in Juneau is shown Friday at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward.

Grizzly bear parts for sale?
Bear Country USA near Rapid City and its owners have been accused of illegally buying two grizzly bears and selling various bear parts, with an Alaskan man among the clients, according to court documents.

Man gets 50-year sentence for daughter's death
A man was sentenced to 50 years in prison on Friday for killing his 22-month-old daughter in order to spite his ex-wife, a Ketchikan judge said.

Shaking up views of gas pipeline
Independent consultants hired by the Legislature told lawmakers last week that the proposed North Slope natural gas pipeline project is one of the industry's best economic deals worldwide.

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