Monday, June 26, 2006

Timing is everything: 10 tips to help you deal with procrastination
If you're a perpetual dawdler, here are some tips to help you overcome the cycle of procrastination...

Skipping thank--you note a potential job-landing gaffe
One of the first things you should do after an interview is start preparing a thank-you note. This small step, which could be the one that enables you to land your new job, serves a number of purposes.

Bad things come to those who wait
How many times a week do you think, "I'll do it tomorrow?" If you're like most of the working world, that thought frequently crosses your mind. For some, procrastination is an easy solution to avoiding a tedious task. For others, it is a deeper issue.

Responsible riders, campers at Echo Cove
It is time for the silent majority to start speaking up.

Let's analyze the 'war on terror'
The war on terror has now become the global war on terror. Apparently, devastating Iraq must be seen as part of the entire world concentrating on terror, or perhaps we see the entire world as full of terrorists.

Hurry up and wait at the Katzehin terminal
Mr. Whiting's letter to the editor on June 22, commenting about the worst-case scenario concerning the shuttle ferry from Katzehin to Haines and Skagway, does not consider the possibility of real success.

Disappointed by naming decision
My wife and I were disturbed by the speed with which the Parks and Recreation Board proceeded with the proposed renaming of a portion of the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park sports complex after the late Riley Richey despite the strong objections of the Adair family.

Police looking to fill vacancies
There are job openings at the Juneau Police Department - more than Assistant Chief Tom Porter has seen since coming to the capital nearly six years ago.

UAS grads go to head of class
Master of Arts in Teaching graduates of the University of Alaska Southeast School of Education are preparing for the transition of being the teachers of tomorrow.

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

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

Photo: Patriotic pageantry
A sight to see: Charlotte Brown

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

Making play out of work
Heather Patterson pushes her gravel-filled cart in front of other children competing in the hand-mucking competition during the 17th annual Gold Rush Days at Diamond Park.

City pursuing uncollected sales taxes from businesses
Juneau businesses collect about $35 million a year in sales taxes, but city officials say they are determined to see they collect the small amount that isn't getting to the city.

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

Tobin 'Toby' Edward Coate
Former Juneau resident Tobin "Toby" Edward Coate, 28, died June 20, 2006, while river seining for sockeye salmon in the Thorne River on Prince of Wales Island.

Tobin 'Toby' Edward Coate
Former Juneau resident Tobin "Toby" Edward Coate, 28, died June 20, 2006, while river seining for sockeye salmon in the Thorne River on Prince of Wales Island.

Empire Editorial: There's room for compromise at lake
There's a lot of noise over Auke Lake lately, but that's nothing new. For decades people have used the accessible water body for all kinds of boating, and lately much of that has been on jet-propelled personal watercraft.

Alaska Editorial: Gravina Island: 'tiny,' indeed
"Tiny Gravina island." It was picked up by politicians and has been parroted by the press - USA Today, Washington Post, New York Times.

Undo the legacy of Bias' death
When Len Bias, the basketball star, overdosed on cocaine 20 years ago, Len Bias, the symbol, was born.

Manifest Destiny
I'm Tlingit and oppose all mining in Alaska for the following reasons: The Americans in the Lower 48 have always believed the United States was destined to expand across the continent, by force, as was used against Native Americans.

Alaska Editorial: High-grading king crab must stop
Alaska state law bans wanton waste when hunters pursue and shoot big game animals.

Alaska Editorial: U.S. House wants to sacrifice bridge for votes
The House voted to ban spending federal transportation dollars on the Ralph M. Bartholomew Veterans Memorial Bridge.

Outsiders: Leah Hill & Hannah Corral
Outsiders is a weekly profile in the Juneau Empire's Outdoors section.

Cruising for a Marathon
Marathon runners normally don't pause in the middle of their race to take pictures, unless they are on Douglas Island and getting photos of whales.

Ducklings try to duck predators
A half-dozen merganser ducklings paddled behind their mother in the brackish waters of the Peterson Creek Salt Chuck last week.

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

Sports brief: Juneau's Fuller inks deal with the Dodgers
Juneau resident Justin Fuller signed a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers and is playing with the Ogden Raptors in Ogden, Utah, according to the Dodgers' Web site.

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 brief: Jambaars win Fair Play Award at region tourney
The Juneau Soccer Club Jambaars Under-13 boys soccer team was awarded the Fair Play Award on Wednesday at the United States Youth Association Region IV tournament in Boise, Idaho.

Suns off to a hot start in Oregon tournament
The Midnight Suns Under-12 softball team started strong at the Midnight Sun Tournament on Saturday in Newberg, Ore.

Running and remembering
More than 60 athletes gathered at Perseverance Trail on an overcast Saturday morning to pay tribute to a fallen brother in running.

Suns finish 2nd in Oregon
The Midnight Suns Under-12 softball team fell just shy of successfully defending its Midnight Sun Tournament championship Sunday in Newberg, Ore.

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.

Ben Blackgoat Memorial Perseverance Trail Run results

Familiar mushers line up for official 2007 Iditarod entry
Defending Iditarod champion Jeff King and more than three dozen other mushers signed up in person Saturday for next year's running of the 1,100-mile race across Alaska.

New special session has new distractions
When Alaska lawmakers return for a special session starting July 12, the administration hopes changes they are making to a natural gas pipeline contract will encourage them to agree on an oil-tax bill and other issues.

This Day in History
In Alaska and the Nation

Northwest Digest
A new storm system heading for Alaska's Interior prompted the National Weather Service to issue flash flood watches Sunday for the Alaska and Richardson highways with the possibility that river levels could rise again later this week.

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

Photo: Tough guys in skirts
Bill Sharlow throws a 56-pound weight 20 feet, 1012 inches on Saturday in the Masters division of the weight for distance competition of the Alaska Scottish Highland Games in Eagle River.

Experimental farm celebrates a century
The rows of barley forming the shape of a giant "100" in a field below the newly remodeled Museum of the North on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus isn't the handiwork of local pranksters or a message from intergalactic tourists.

State meat-processing plant draws a single bidder
A former cattle farmer who runs a meat-processing facility near Fairbanks wants to buy the state-owned slaughterhouse in Palmer.

Alaska Digest
The Richardson Highway was reopened south of Delta Junction Saturday afternoon after it was closed for about 24 hours because of damage from heavy rains.

Hopefuls seek out extra space to go 'Into the Wild'
Would-be actors lined up over the weekend in hopes of landing a spot as a movie extra in a film directed by Sean Penn.

Naturally Aware
Katrina Lieben was naked and a little nervous under her wool poncho.

Woman pleads not guilty to fire charges
A Kasilof woman has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a brush pile she was burning that got out of control and torched a 67-acre wildfire.

Contractors in Kodiak hard to come by
The U.S. Coast Guard is looking for a few good contractors. Because of the limited range of work and the relative isolation of the base on Kodiak Island, a range of contractors is hard to come by.

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