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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Outsiders Wanted
It happens all too often. You were positive that pursuing a career as a comic book artist was right for you in college. But after graduation, reality set in. A lack of job prospects could leave you wondering if that was the right path to go down after all.

New job vs. new career
There is a big difference between changing jobs and changing careers. The former can mean staying in your current career, but changing where you do it. The latter is more dramatic - and requires that more thought be put into the decision.

Do your homework:
There are plenty of great companies to work - and plenty of not-so-great ones as well. But how do you separate the good from the bad? You need to go back to school - or at least to the Internet.

The state needs to protect wolves
Why is the Alaska Board of Game's policy to continue to kill wolves? We, the people of Alaska, have voted twice recently against aerial wolf control. Do our objections to this policy mean nothing?

Air cargo industry isn't that dangerous
I found the "Air cargo still under radar despite deaths" article, of July 9, amazingly ridiculous. The article seems to make the air cargo industry seem like a dangerous and unruly world, which is erroneous.

Counterpoints to a well-written article
With respect to Jenny Pursell's well-written My Turn of June 27, I'd like to add a counterpoint or two.

Government should remember the public
It seems that our government, from the president to the governor, has a bad habit of forgetting that the people they listen to most each day, those who lobby them this way or that, are not the public.

Make money and save the environment
I'm from out of state and happened to be in town this week, where I picked up Wednesday's paper. It had an interesting juxtaposition of a mining article and a mining-related ad.

Natives must fight for what's theirs
Blame it on the subsistence users for the exploitation and near extinction of our fishery of herring demise. The state of Alaska and the federal government allow the commercial fishing industry to overharvest our fish.

Photo: Geeking on the webbing
Jaime Tanori, a crewman on the purse seiner Hadassah, works on his laptop computer while sitting on the boat's webbing.

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

Moving memories
Only two of the 58,253 names displayed this week in the grassy lot next to Safeway belong to people from Juneau. But stark white letters against the hard black surface of The Moving Wall inspired pride in the people who braved Sunday's steady rain to dedicate its visit.

Local Miss Pre-Teen eyes nationals
After winning another pageant crown, 12-year-old Charlotte Brown has her eyes set on a lofty goal.

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

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

TV show looks for Alaska families
There are stories in Alaska, said the casting producer for ABC's Supernanny, and he is looking for families in Juneau with interesting stories for the family-help program.

Gustavus author spins chilly tales of warming
Kim Heacox doesn't consider himself an expert in global warming, but he has watched the world's ice ebb away for more than a decade.

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

Photo: Urban Whitewater

Clarification
Presenters in ceremonies welcoming a half-sized replica of the Vietnam War Memorial to the community Sunday, as reported in Monday's Empire, noted that two men from Juneau were killed in the war.

Assembly OKs transport funds for homeless students
The Juneau Assembly has assured that students without a home won't go without a ride to and from school next year.

Deployment of Alaska soldiers largest ever
Approximately 600 soldiers from the Alaska Army National Guard, including 60 from Southeast Alaska, are heading to Camp Shelby, Miss., in the largest Alaska National Guard troop deployment in history.

Elizabeth Pullen Ellett
Former Juneau resident Elizabeth Pullen Ellett, 95, died June 5, 2006, in Denver.

My turn: How did a bad plan get so far?
After attending the meeting of the planning commission on July 6 and reading numerous letters to the editor, I am completely awestruck by the current status of the debate over the road out of town.

Empire editorial: Time to scale back federal no-bid program
Is it any wonder that small and minority-owned businesses in the Lower 48 are steamed about a federal bidding preference that has helped enrich some Alaska Native corporations?

My turn: Fighting the dinosaur mentality at the state
A few simple facts about the road extension on the east side of Lynn Canal: First, where did the canal come from? A canal is a hand-dug ditch by men; the Lynn Canal Fjord is one of the deepest, longest and most in-tact fjords of all North America...

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.

Court ruling makes forced medication harder to enact
The Alaska Supreme Court has made it harder for doctors to force medication on psychiatric patients.

Trooper's search during traffic stop ruled illegal
An Alaska State Trooper improperly searched a Tok man subsequently convicted of drug possession, the Alaska Court of Appeals ruled.

Native activist begins another hunger strike
A Native rights activist has begun another hunger strike, protesting the state's handling of subsistence issues in Alaska's coastal zones and what she says was disrespectful behavior by a state official toward villagers.

Commander of Coast Guard Air Station in Kodiak bids farewell
Capt. Michael Neussl bid farewell to Kodiak with an emotional, at times tearful, speech to the Coast Guardsmen of Air Station Kodiak inside Hangar Three when he ceded his command of the air station to Capt. Andrew Berghorn.

Regulators: Gas line delays may kill project
Energy regulators on Monday released a report that said delays to an Alaska natural gas pipeline could cripple the project by forcing North American customers to make long-term deals to buy imported gas.

Gunman injures one at Anchorage flag football game
Rough play in a flag football game led to a shooting that left a man seriously injured and players and spectators scrambling for exits at the Anchorage Football Stadium.

Taking a stand in the forest
After the ice broke up and the ferry began running on the Liard River, two rangy American Indians with weathered faces and easy gaits shouldered a sack of beaver and muskrat pelts for the spring fur auction and took a rifle for bear protection.

Marijuana law nixed
A Juneau judge on Monday struck down part of a new Alaska law criminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana, saying it conflicts with past constitutional decisions made by the Alaska Supreme Court.

Canine candidate no wag
Brinkley is 2 years old. His interests include sniffing people, poop and going for "walkies." He'd appreciate your vote.

Northwest Digest
A Fairbanks couple is appealing for the return of the ashes of their dead daughter, stolen in a burglary last month.

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

Northwest Digest
A Fairbanks man died suddenly after possibly having an allergic reaction to a yellowjacket sting.

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

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