Monday, July 18, 2005

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.

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.

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.

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.

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"

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.

Plan ahead for contraception
I would like to thank Dr. Emily Kane for her July 13 letter in support of a women's right to access reproductive options without government intervention.

Unhappy about encounter with police
It's ironic that on the Fourth of July I was told I could not voice my opinion by a Douglas bicycle police officer.

We were misled
In an op-ed piece from the Boston Globe (May 31), Ralph Nader and Kevin Zeese argued why President Bush should be impeached. They cited the following:

Voters must pay attention to basics
When it comes to voting, responsible citizens want to do what's best for Juneau, even if it means paying more in taxes.

Stop the genocide
The most powerful leaders of the world's richest countries spent three days discussing international issues but scarcely mentioned the ongoing genocide in Darfur, Sudan.

Good attorney needed
The lead story in Monday's Empire shows that - under the banner of Christ - the so-called "Evangelical Christians" back East are campaigning to replace Justice Sandra Day O'Connor with someone of their own ilk.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

Celebrating life
Cancer survivor Donna Goutermont ties up balloons at the starting line of the Relay For Life on Saturday at Dimond Park.

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

Soapy Smith gets a little posthumous credit
Legendary con man Soapy Smith of the Old West wasn't a model citizen, but he is a model of sorts to another kind of trickster - the magician.

Family Fun Day
Victoria Johnson sings and drums with the Woosh Ja Een dance group during the SEARHC Family Fun Day on Saturday at Twin Lakes.

Sharing the fruits of their labor
When Ken and Leigh Camp moved to their Sunset Street home near Lemon Creek in 1994, the front lawn was scrubby and the backyard was muskeg.

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

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.

My Turn: New ideas for old problem
When contentious political problems hang around long enough, opposite extremes often end-up making similar fundamental points; creating a yin-yang situation that can either thwart or lead to a more broad-based and stable resolution, depending on the disposition of political leaders.

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.

Toe
By Toe

Toe
By Toe

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.

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.

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
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Web links
Web sites of interest to local outdoors enthusiasts

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Eaglecrest Time Trial Results

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.

Juneau All-Stars undefeated in junior baseball
The Juneau All-Stars improved to 2-0 in pool play Sunday with a 11-4 win over Sitka in the Alaska Little League District 2 Junior Baseball Tournament in Ketchikan.

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.

Trina Jones takes 1st at golf tournament
Trina Jones headed up to Anchorage with her husband, Jeff, and a circle of friends to have fun and play in the Alaska Amateur Handicap Golf Tournament over the weekend.

Governor's Cup Race and Walk results
Scores

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.

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.

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.

Big oil profits prompt talk of revised tax structure in state
Oil company profits on Alaska operations are heating up discussions that the state should be getting a bigger share.

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.

Fairbanks borough to resume recycling
A Fairbanks North Star Borough recycling program will resume Aug. 1 after a year of negotiations with the Air Force and its solid waste contractor.

National Civic League names Seward an All-American city
Seward has been named an All-American City for the third time.

Ancient artifacts reclaimed, returned to Hoonah
Native artifacts from one of the earliest known archeological sites in Southeast Alaska have come back to Hoonah.

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.

This Day in History
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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.

Northwest Digest
Staff and Wire reports from the Northwest

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.

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.

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

AlaskaDigest
Headlines from around the state

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.

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