Monday, June 19, 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.

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

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

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

Center should have indoor soccer field
Juneau now has $4 million available to build an indoor recreational center. This letter is to urge that, inside of the center, there should be a soccer arena.

Mines and tailings helped build Juneau
I wrote a letter to the editor not long ago, stating the historical fact that the A-J and Treadwell mines, which were not environmentally regulated at all, did not destroy our fish, wildlife and clean water.

Value of convenient travel is incalculable
The first gentleman (Thomas Ely, "Juneau access road is clearly pork") claims the road would only benefit the mining and construction industry, and that's obviously not true.

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."

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.

Troublesome governor banished
A bad-news governor was banished from Alaska after being tranquilized and captured inside the Governor's Mansion on Thursday morning.

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.

Photo: Patriotic paper
Judith Maier watches as Finn Sinclair, 7, finishes folding his paper crane Sunday at Northern Light United Church.

Gravity has lots of pull for glacier researchers
It's weighty stuff, figuring out the changes going on with the planet.

New buses hit the town
Capital Transit has acquired four new buses to take over for three that have each driven close to a million miles on the roads of Juneau.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Bill Gates sets an example for us hundredaires, too
In the first place, I never knew Bill Gates was a Spider-Man fan.

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.

Alaska Editorial: Gas line supporters need public support
L egislators are taking a break from the state capital while Gov. Frank Murkowski will keep pushing for public acceptance of his natural gas line contract negotiated with the major North Slope oil and gas producers.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sports brief: Hocker achieves the first level of black belt
Kathy Hocker was awarded the rank of Shodan, the first level of black belt, last week after successfully passing an examination given by Master Yutaka Yaguchi of the International Shotokan Karate Federation.

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.

Dinnan receives running honor
Though Juneau-Douglas High School graduate Tyler Dinnan is finished running for the Crimson Bears, he picked up one last award on Friday.

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.

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

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.

Many tourists staying longer at Denali park
It's almost a rite of passage. Glitter Gulch, the commercial strip outside the main entrance of Denali National Park, got, not just its first stoplight, but its first two stoplights last year.

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

Development increasing near national parks
The ice-covered mountaintops are shrouded by fog. A stream gushes against the rocks on a headlong rush to the lake. High above the deserted visitors' parking lot, an elk stares at a lone hiker.

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.

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

Attitudes of 1001 adults about fees and development
Nearly two-thirds favor the increased entry and visitor fees for national parks.

Alaska Digest
A Juneau police officer shot a bear that was reported going through garbage in the Switzer Village Mobile Home Park on Saturday night.

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