Sunday, July 17, 2005

Plane workout
If you travel a lot on business and often find yourself spending countless hours in airports, you might as well use your time wisely by hitting the gym while waiting for your connection.

Drink it up
Being a bartender during the summer is a good job for any number of reasons. At the top of list, though, has to be the time spent dealing with customers.

Returning home
Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan may use the resources available at The Military Officers Association of America's Web site when looking for a job back in the United States.

Seeing eye to eye
It's often said that the people you work with affect how you feel about your job. That is especially true of the most crucial of your work relationships - the relationship with your boss.

Rank and file
Why does the Asian-American population lag behind when it comes to representing companies in the higher business echelons? This is a question Jane Hyun attempts to answer in her book, "Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling"

Room service
The tourism and hospitality industries are playing a new role in a diversification of information technology jobs. Today's hotels, restaurants and entertainment facilities rely on technology to give their customers increased accessibility to their products and services.

Rickshaw driver: City foils business
Doug Eberhart said he just wants to ride his bike - a bicycle built for passengers.

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

Harry Potter materializes
At 11 p.m. Friday, more than 500 Juneau residents, many wearing robes and waving wands, passed through black curtains to enter the magic world of Harry Potter.

Rickshaw driver: City foils business
Doug Eberhart said he just wants to ride his bike - a bicycle built for passengers.

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

Texas hold 'em is safe bet in Juneau
Poker's nationwide resurgence has reached Juneau, drawing full houses to tournaments on Wednesday and Thursday nights.

Texas hold 'em is safe bet in Juneau
Poker's nationwide resurgence has reached Juneau, drawing full houses to tournaments on Wednesday and Thursday nights.

Joy Marie Getman
Former Juneau resident Joy Marie Getman, 46, died June 30, 2005, after an extended stay at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage.

Joy Marie Getman
Former Juneau resident Joy Marie Getman, 46, died June 30, 2005, after an extended stay at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage.

Toe
By Toe

Toe
By Toe

My Turn: City should take another look at proposed sales tax priorities
The June 8 headline in the Juneau Empire - "Study: City's economy is going nowhere" - should frame the debate for the upcoming municipal election. The Juneau Economic Development Council published a sobering snapshot of Juneau's economy in its June 2005 Juneau Economic Indicators. And it's not a pretty picture. "In the context of a growing national economy, Juneau's lack of growth indicates a real decline relative to the nation as a whole. Juneau's annual gross business sales continue to increase, but population declined last year by 280 people after increasing slightly the previous four years. Juneau's population is aging, with relatively few residents between 20 and 35 years of age. This important age group typically adds vitality to a community's entrepreneurial and civic life. A significant problem for young Juneau residents is the lack of affordable housing." As former presidents of the Juneau Chamber of Commerce, we believe that the proper context for a public discussion about Juneau's economic challenges is our Oct. 4 municipal election.

Empire editorial: Economy will take hit if city doesn't act
Housing is one of those issues that doesn't get people's blood boiling like gay marriage or who should be allowed to march in the July Fourth parade. But the skyrocketing costs of Juneau homes is one of the things most likely to determine how bright this city's future is.

Ketchikan, all-American city, rises again
Ketchikan won the National Municipal League's All American City designation in 1957. It was for a decade of community activism that brought Alaska a year-round industry, the $54 million Ketchikan Pulp Company mill, and for community improvements: expanding hydroelectric power, utilities, schools, harbors and streets. Mayor Joe Goding complimented the people of Ketchikan for planning and for approving $12.9 million in bonds to pay for the improvements.

My Turn: City should take another look at proposed sales tax priorities
The June 8 headline in the Juneau Empire - "Study: City's economy is going nowhere" - should frame the debate for the upcoming municipal election. The Juneau Economic Development Council published a sobering snapshot of Juneau's economy in its June 2005 Juneau Economic Indicators. And it's not a pretty picture. "In the context of a growing national economy, Juneau's lack of growth indicates a real decline relative to the nation as a whole. Juneau's annual gross business sales continue to increase, but population declined last year by 280 people after increasing slightly the previous four years. Juneau's population is aging, with relatively few residents between 20 and 35 years of age. This important age group typically adds vitality to a community's entrepreneurial and civic life. A significant problem for young Juneau residents is the lack of affordable housing." As former presidents of the Juneau Chamber of Commerce, we believe that the proper context for a public discussion about Juneau's economic challenges is our Oct. 4 municipal election.

Ketchikan, all-American city, rises again
Ketchikan won the National Municipal League's All American City designation in 1957. It was for a decade of community activism that brought Alaska a year-round industry, the $54 million Ketchikan Pulp Company mill, and for community improvements: expanding hydroelectric power, utilities, schools, harbors and streets. Mayor Joe Goding complimented the people of Ketchikan for planning and for approving $12.9 million in bonds to pay for the improvements.

Empire editorial: Economy will take hit if city doesn't act
Housing is one of those issues that doesn't get people's blood boiling like gay marriage or who should be allowed to march in the July Fourth parade. But the skyrocketing costs of Juneau homes is one of the things most likely to determine how bright this city's future is.

On the Trails:Mammals of all sizes liven up Juneau trails
I walk Juneau's trails regularly and usually I see or hear at least one thing of particular interest. In June, however, I had a really big day with some of our local mammals.

Web links
Web sites of interest to local outdoors enthusiasts

Photo: On the hook
King fisher: Anders Halberg, with his girlfriend Kerstin Annerud, holds a 30.7-pound king salmon he caught on July 7 by the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery.

Web links
Web sites of interest to local outdoors enthusiasts

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

On the Trails:Mammals of all sizes liven up Juneau trails
I walk Juneau's trails regularly and usually I see or hear at least one thing of particular interest. In June, however, I had a really big day with some of our local mammals.

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

Alien invaders
Every summer the unsightly sequels surface to dominate the competition and leave the public disgusted and annoyed.

Governor's Cup Race and Walk results
Scores

Governor's Cup Race and Walk results
Scores

Shawn Miller wins his fifth Governor's Cup
Shawn Miller won a second term in office Saturday morning as Juneau's fastest runner by capturing his fifth consecutive victory in the Governor's Cup Fun Run and Walk with a personal-record time of 15:03.

Shawn Miller wins his fifth Governor's Cup
Shawn Miller won a second term in office Saturday morning as Juneau's fastest runner by capturing his fifth consecutive victory in the Governor's Cup Fun Run and Walk with a personal-record time of 15:03.

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.

Eagle parts returned
Wildlife officials this week returned dozens of eagle feathers, an eagle skull and a set of eagle wings that were confiscated last month from an Alaska Native woman.

Eagle parts returned
Wildlife officials this week returned dozens of eagle feathers, an eagle skull and a set of eagle wings that were confiscated last month from an Alaska Native woman.

Murkowski did not disclose trip as gift - as required by state law
Gov. Frank Murkowski never disclosed that a November 2004 trip to New Orleans was paid for by a political group whose donors include an Alaska oil services company and a prominent lobbyist.

AlaskaDigest
Headlines from around the state

Loggers want to sell felled trees in disputed timber case
The U.S. Department of Justice, the state of Alaska and a timber group plan to ask a federal judge to allow loggers sell the wood they've already cut from a disputed Yakutat timber sale.

Deltana Borough organizers expect public vote
Alaska could get its first new borough government in more than a decade if organizers in the city of Delta Junction are successful in establishing the proposed Deltana Borough.

Deltana Borough organizers expect public vote
Alaska could get its first new borough government in more than a decade if organizers in the city of Delta Junction are successful in establishing the proposed Deltana Borough.

Murkowski did not disclose trip as gift - as required by state law
Gov. Frank Murkowski never disclosed that a November 2004 trip to New Orleans was paid for by a political group whose donors include an Alaska oil services company and a prominent lobbyist.

UA may cut free tuition for seniors
The University of Alaska may discontinue a program that offers free tuition to residents 60 and older.

Loggers want to sell felled trees in disputed timber case
The U.S. Department of Justice, the state of Alaska and a timber group plan to ask a federal judge to allow loggers sell the wood they've already cut from a disputed Yakutat timber sale.

UA may cut free tuition for seniors
The University of Alaska may discontinue a program that offers free tuition to residents 60 and older.

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