Monday, July 25, 2005

Check up
Filling out online applications should be treated every bit as seriously as your own resume.

'What advice would you give to college graduates?'
Advice to young job seekers...

Self sell
While it may be tempting to repeatedly call a prospective employer about your status as a candidate, it's best to resist the temptation to bombard the company with phone calls.

Wheel time
Drive down any highway in America and you'll see them: trucks. Lots of them.

Blogging work-related information not always a good idea
The 2004 firing of a Delta Airlines flight attendant for posting pictures of herself in uniform on her weblog spurred crackdowns on employee blogs across the country.

Unfair to liveaboards
Well, our user-unfriendly harbor board is at it again.

Roundabout has major design flaw
Thank you for the article by Andrew Petty in the Sunday edition explaining the delay in the completion of the roundabout on the Douglas side of the bridge.

Parade committee did a great job
Mr. Cooper's letter to the editor ("Fourth of July panel needs to be replaced," July 8) was a shock to me.

Off-kilter minds make women suffer
God Almighty, I can not believe we are still on this road of pro-life.

Let people be themselves
Mr. Cooper is just the kind of American that scares me to death. If we start saying "this isn't patriotic because I don't like it," then we lose what America is all about.

Roberts is well qualified for court
Judge John Roberts has everything necessary to become a Supreme Court justice - a keen mind, years of relevant experience and the near-universal respect of those in the legal community.

It's hard to start small in Juneau
The plight of the rickshaw driver is part of an overall problem where the permitting structure prevents small operators from bootstrapping a business.

Morning-after pill can be like abortion
Reference is made to your July 8 editorial supporting over-the-counter availability of the emergency "contraceptive" pill.

Need stricter penalties for DWI
In response to lawmakers wanting stricter punishments for drunken driving, I completely agree.

Learning Tlingit language is challenge and joy for children
On a clear Friday afternoon, third-grader Michaela Martin told her camp teacher "it's sunny outside" in Tlingit.

Photo: Not quite Mad Av, but hey, it's a start
Brady Mauernann, 14, walks along Glacier Highway on Sunday advertising for Freakin Pizza in the Nugget Mal

Survey: 1926, 1929, 1932
According to historical accounts, the 1926 aerial survey of the Tongass National Forest was dispatched from the U.S. Naval Air Station in San Diego with a crew of 114, including 39 in the aviation-photography division and 75 on the U.S.S. Gannet seaplane tender.

'Traveling Pants' party celebrates book
About 15 girls and some parents sewed and glued on decorations to jeans Saturday at the Douglas library's "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" party.

A class for honing social skills
Alaska is a place of wilderness but it doesn't mean that one should forego politeness.

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

The Tongass in black and white
There was a time when the Southeast Alaska interior wasn't just remote - it was a mystery.

Man says police broke into home
John Shakespeare said he would like to build a home with steel grates and bars so police couldn't break in and abuse him, as he claims they did two years ago, when his son was arrested on drunken-driving charges.

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

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

New housing
Jonathan Winchester admires one of 16 new condos during a opening party held Friday by the Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority.

Eagles Edge goes with old ways
Children scampered through giant inflated animals, scarfed hamburgers and rolled in sacks at the Eagles Edge block party Saturday, unaware the adults were biding their time.

Baltazar Maagma Rebustes
Former Juneau resident Baltazar Maagma Rebustes, 73, died July 22, 2005, in Poblacion Numancia, Aklan, Philippines.

My Turn: Diversity is an opportunity for talking about values
Freedom of speech, but only what I want to see or hear? What kind of democratic principle is that?

Second pool will add to quality of life, economy
For several years, Juneau citizens have been calling for a second city swimming pool, the famed "pool in the Valley."

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

Southeast moose hunters will see changes this year
Juneau hunters can expect some changes this season to moose hunting in northern Southeast Alaska. The biggest changes affect the popular bull moose hunt in the Gustavus area.

Web links
Web sites of interest to local outdoors enthusiasts

Flying above the forests
Tourists with a taste for adrenaline are getting a bird's-eye view of the Alaska rain forest in a new attraction that sends them zipping from tree to tree on a series of high-wire cables.

Juneau East earns two wins in major baseball tournament
Juneau East won two games over the weekend in the Alaska Little League Major Baseball Tournament in Sitka.

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 wins state title with Soldotna sweep
The Juneau All-Stars received terrific performances from their entire roster Saturday to win the Alaska Little League Senior Softball State Championship with a 10-0 win over the Soldotna All-Stars at Melvin Park.

One Club Tournament at Mendenhall Golf Course results
results and photos from Sunday

North Douglas Time Trial - Juneau Freewheelers results
Saturday

Mt. Roberts Mountain Run - Southeast Road Runners results
from this weekend

Frank Shorter in Juneau for running clinic
Legendary runner and 1972 Olympic marathon gold medalist Frank Shorter will be in town today to put on a running clinic and espouse his unique philosophy on running and fitness.

Olympic advice
Frank Shorter, 1972 Olympic gold medalist in the marathon, talks to a crowd about running Sunday at JRC/The Alaska Club's Mendenhall Valley location.

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 faces decisive game for title
The Juneau All-Stars major softball team will play the third and deciding game of the Alaska Little League State Tournament today at 6 p.m. after falling 7-6 to Nunaka Valley Sunday in Anchorage.

Top of the mountain
John Kern touches the cross to finish the Mt. Roberts Tram Run on Saturday. John Bursell set a new record in the event with a time of 32:12. Joann Quigg won the women's race in 41:16.

Angoon to get local law enforcement officer
The law is headed back to Angoon.

Prince William Sound fishermen tag fish to assure their authenticity
Prince William Sound fishermen and processors have begun placing tags on individual fish to assure domestic and Japanese buyers they're getting genuine Copper River king, sockeye and coho salmon.

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

Permafund investments up 10 percent
The Alaska Permanent Fund ended fiscal year 2005 with a healthy investment gain, but you won't see the benefits soon.

Texas Boy Scout recovering in Anchorage after bear attack
A 15-year-old boy from Texas who was attacked by a grizzly bear along Resurrection Pass was recovering Saturday at an Anchorage hospital from bites to his legs and arms.

Photographer specializes in capturing bugs
Dennis Daigger sees things most of us don't. Not that he has X-ray vision or the ability to go nocturnal. What he sees is right there in front of us in broad daylight. Little things - the littler, the better.

Air Force closure would be critical blow for Galena
Chugach Alaska Corp. stands to lose millions of dollars it now receives from the U.S. Air Force if military facilities in Galena are closed.

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

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Malaspina evacuated after alleged threats
The state ferry Malaspina was evacuated Saturday night after a 20-year-old Oregon man was overheard making a threat to blow it up, Juneau police said.

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