Tuesday, June 27, 2006

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.

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.

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.

Coeur's meeting held without much notice
I would like to have attended the June 22 public meeting on the Kensington Mine, but Coeur Alaska announced the meeting with only one day's notice.

Citizen doesn't want his vote canceled
As a legal citizen who votes, I just want to say that I don't want to have my vote canceled out by an illegal. I don't care how many "vigilantes" the alien dodges to get here. Enforce the law, and if anything, make all who show up at the polls show some identification.

Gov. Murkowski's John Wayne moment
So, Gov. Murkowski got his "John Wayne" photo memory from Iraq above the fold in Thursday's paper.

We need a governor who is loyal to Alaskans
The natural gas pipeline contract is a huge issue for me in the upcoming election. I am very worried that Alaska will elect a governor who has too many ties to the oil companies when his allegiance first needs to be to Alaskans.

In support of an all-Alaska gas line
Building a gas line into Canada runs more than just the risk of being subjected to Canadian tariffs and not decreasing America's dependence on foreign energy.

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

Condoms shouldn't be locked up in stores
I loved Korry Keeker's column in the June 22 Hooligan. We at Shanti of Southeast Alaska, HIV, AIDS and sexually transmitted disease educators, couldn't agree more with the need for making condoms more accessible.

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.

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

Woman organizes bash to raise money for cancer research
The children that Genevieve McLaughlin watches during the day know walking is healthy and breast cancer isn't, the child-care provider said.

Photo: Chive dive
Seth Machakos, 6, nibbles on his patch of chives Monday in his family's garden plot in the Juneau Community Garden.

Assembly approves utility hike
The Juneau Assembly voted Monday evening to increase water and wastewater utility rates by 2 percent.

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.

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

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.

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

Photo: Bear necessities
A cinnamon-colored black bear cub climbs a cottonwood tree Monday near the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

Photo: Patriotic pageantry
A sight to see: Charlotte Brown

Charles A. 'Chuck' Hardin
Former Juneau resident Charles A. "Chuck" Hardin, 52, died June 24, 2006, at his home in Meridian, Idaho.

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.

Alaska Editorial: The state isn't much help to consumers
If you're applying to get a house loan, you might want to know if the fellow preparing your loan papers got run out of another state for forging mortgage documents.

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.

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

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.

MyTurn:Who does own this state?
Former Gov. Walter Hickel, tickled my fancy as I read his My Turn titled "Contract: Alaska getting a raw deal" in the June 15 Juneau Empire.

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.

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, the Nation, and the World

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.

Northwest Digest
The Parks Highway fire continued to be active Monday, fire officials said.

Part of Kenai River closed after hunters shoot charging bears
A section of the Kenai River was temporarily closed after two fishermen shot charging bears over the weekend, including a brown bear sow with cubs surprised by two men bushwhacking through the woods.

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.

Fence keeps walruses from cliff
Federal wildlife biologists have erected a 250-foot-long fence to stop walruses from accidentally plummeting off cliffs to their death on a Bristol Bay beach.

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.

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

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.

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.

BP joins those questioning timing of special session on oil tax rate
State legislators are heading back into special session July 12, and some lawmakers and at least one oil producer say that cuts too close to the Aug. 22 primary election.

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.

State's flaw upsets Aetna
A mix-up that led to the Alaska Department of Administration picking a new health insurance group has the incumbent, Aetna, disappointed in the process and vowing to recapture the bid in three years.

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