Sunday, July 30, 2006

Co-worker chatter not only disrupts workflow, it can damage morale
In an increasingly open work environment where walls - both metaphoric and physical - have been broken down, so has the issue of privacy.

Interview Tips
Ask questions: When interviewing for a new position, it's essential to have a handful of questions to ask your potential employer.

Show & tell
For some, going to a job interview is more dreaded than a visit to the dentist. The research, preparation and planning required can be a tedious task, but it can also set you apart from the competition.

Juneau's garbage pick up at fault, not bears
How sad to see the pictures of the yearling black bear in Wednesday's Empire, only to read the caption that the little bear will be later euthanized.

Assembly approves state's road plan
The Juneau Assembly on Saturday approved the state's plan for a portion of a highway it plans to build to connect Juneau to a planned shuttle terminal near Skagway and Haines.

Wanamaker, Doll dismissed from vote
Due to conflicts of interests, Mayor Bruce Botelho told Juneau Assembly members Randy Wanamaker and Bob Doll they could not vote during Saturday's special meeting on the state's road plan.

Fear of fires
Dousing a downtown disaster: Fire Chief Eric Mohrmann, at right, explains the sprinkler plan he is proposing to city officials. The proposal would require buildings to install fire prevention systems.

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

Photo: Man and nature at sea

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

William Douglas Richards
Former Juneau resident William Douglas Richards, 60, died on May 31, 2006, in Noble, Okla.

Empire editorial: Don't accept wharf's fate as inevitable
As Juneau's Merchants Wharf slides toward potential dereliction, it begins to seem that city leaders themselves are derelict.

Alaska editorial: Opponents of cruise ship tax go too far
There are plenty of good reasons for the tourism industry to use in its campaign against the cruise ship tax and environmental regulation initiative without having to make up misleading junk.

Toe Toon

My turn: Time to turn on the power
It's election season. Voting Alaskans are turning on the power. The major power plan for Alaska is a natural gas pipeline to the Lower 48. Politicians who block or delay that project - and some appear bent on doing it for political reasons - will suffer the power of constituents at the ballot box on Aug. 22 and Nov. 7.

My turn: Support Juneau growth - build the road now
I write as a resident of this city who is very much in favor of the proposed Juneau access road. To be frank, I am dismayed at the lack of support shown by the city government toward this project.

Rehabilitated elephant seal free into the mists
The 620-pound elephant seal was released into the mist and swells at Cape Resurrection.

Outsiders: Peter Cross
Outsiders is a weekly feature of the Juneau Empire.

Refurbished Perseverance maintains Juneau's history
One of the most popular trails in Juneau, the Perseverance Trail is used by dog-walkers, joggers, and mountain bikers, as well as hikers. It provides access to the Mount Juneau Trail, the Granite Basin Trail, and the Icy Gulch route up to Gastineau Peak and Gold Ridge.

Orphaned brown bear cub finds a temporary refuge
Sadie has found a temporary home.

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

Alaska bear cubs could find home in Sweden
When a mother brown bear is killed in Kodiak, leaving cubs alive and orphaned, a heart-wrenching decision about their fate must be made.

The Cave Dwellers
David Love is an Alaska Panhandle guy who likes to spend a lot of his time crawling into holes.

Juneau wins wild game on Levale's hit
Lii Levale's game-winning double in the eighth inning capped a wild 11-10 Juneau win over Nunaka Valley on Saturday to even the Alaska State Little League Junior Softball best-of-three championship series at Melvin Park

Photo: Kiss the sky
Norman Flood impresses the crowd at the Sequence Skate Competition by skating up the quarterpipe, jumping up onto a rail and then grinding it back down.

Frank Maier Marathon one week away
Juneau resident Frank Maier loved to run, and Juneau will celebrate his joy of running next weekend with the 15th annual race in his honor.

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.

Stevens wants contract on ballot
Alaska Senate President Ben Stevens, R-Anchorage, introduced an amendment Friday that would allow voters in November to ratify a state contract with oil producers to build a $20 billion natural gas pipeline.

State appeals pot law
Most Alaskans see the need to keep marijuana out of the hands of children and others hurt by the illegal industry, Gov. Frank Murkowski said in support of an appeal to a Juneau judge's decision striking down a marijuana law passed this spring.

This Day in History
In Alaska and the Nation

Alaska Digest
Police reported Saturday foul play is not suspected in the death of a 42-year old Juneau woman discovered in the airport area Friday.

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