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Sunday, July 31, 2005

Size it up: Job seekers can score big with small companies
Tired of banging on the door of major corporations with your resume, but receiving no answer?

First things first
Making a good first impression in an interview could be the difference between landing a job or heading back to the drawing board.

Kind, cautious approach can help co-workers deal with grief
Most people spend so much time at work that they come to regard their co-workers as family.

Major effort Don't be afraid to implement multiple strategies for your job hunt.
Allison Hemming, author of "Work It! How to Get Ahead, Save Your Ass, and Land a Job in Any Economy" (Simon & Schuster New York, $13) suggests creating master resumes, cover letters and thank-you notes which you can personalize for each prospective employer.

Prepare to follow up after the interview
Following up a job interview with a phone call is an often over-looked yet vital part of the interview process. Doing so shows your prospective employer that you are eager, interested and care enough about your potential with the company that you take the initiative and contact them.

Keep tuition free
Please ask the University of Alaska regents and the president to continue free tuition for seniors and elders.

Clean water important
In 1972 the Clean Water Act, passed by a majority in both houses of Congress, prohibited dumping waste into streams and lakes.

Voter surveys don't show need for pool
City officials pushing a second swimming pool say a recent survey shows Juneau voters want the pool more than any other capital project.

Don't throw dust
Your recent news article said samples at Stablers Quarry showed 3 percent and 5 percent asbestos.

Area workers recoil from asbestos find
The recent discovery of asbestos-containing rock in the city-run Stabler's Point Rock Quarry is having a ripple effect in Juneau's construction industry.

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

Feds to test arctic village of Ambler for presence of asbestos
Federal investigators plan to test the air in the northwest Arctic village of Ambler in mid-August because spots in the village are tainted with naturally occurring asbestos.

A party for Millie Jack
Her family ate meals in shifts, except at the big holidays, and one of the girls she took in said their Hoonah home was like "a bunkhouse" with the 15 children.

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

In support of football and cheering
Dana Mints, Chelsey Brummitt, Danielle Miller, Kayla Roop and Kalanda Morriso wash a car Saturday at the Varsity and Junior Varsity Cheerleader Car Wash fundraiser

Judge denies state objection to treatment for jailed sex offenders
More than five months after ordering the Alaska Department of Corrections to provide sex-offender treatment to a man convicted in a child-sex case, Juneau Superior Court Judge Larry Weeks let the agency know he meant it.

At the glacier
Will Ripley, gets a little help putting his beaver mask on from his mother, Heather, as McKenzie McClure, and Melanie Rafferty finish up theirs during the weekly Kids Day on Saturday at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center.

Jay Wallace Easley
Former Juneau resident Jay Wallace Easley, 46, died July 19, 2005, in Cathlamet, Wash.

June Adele Englebright
June Adele Englebright

Empire editorial: Sweet deal for buyers, and sour for the city
The people of Juneau deserve a good explanation as to why the city plans to sell almost a million dollars worth of land for only $375,000.

Toe toon
Comcic by local artist Toe

Ketchikan invests in its own economic development
Ketchikan won the National Municipal League's All American City designation in 1957.

Web links
Web sites of interest to local outdoors enthusiasts.

Free flying
Susan DeVore knew her son wouldn't end up with a normal job.

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

Angling season creates its share of ER drama
Several anglers have had eye-opening experiences this fishing season, but the staff at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna is more concerned about all the eye-injuring experiences they've been seeing as of late.

Juneau All-Stars drop their regional opener
The Juneau All-Stars dropped their opening game of the Little League West Region Senior Softball tournament Friday, losing 5-3 to Washington on Friday in Missoula, Mont.

Mt. Roberts Tram Run thank you
Many thanks go to Goldbelt Mt. Roberts Tramway for sponsoring this year's 18th annual Mt. Roberts Tram Run that was held July 23.

Running uphill
Twenty-eight people turned out for the Wes Coyner Memorial Duathlon held by the Southeast Road Runners and the Juneau Freewheelers at False Outer Point Saturday.

Moving on to murderball
Officially, the game is known as quad rugby or wheelchair rugby. In its early days, the sport was called murderball.

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.

Transportation bill means hundreds of millions for Alaska
The highway bill approved Friday by Congress includes $209 million to build a bridge across the Knik Arm that is now dubbed "Don Young's Way."

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

Initiative sponsors work to conform to new rule
When Alaskans last November narrowly approved a constitutional amendment changing the state's initiative process, opponents of the measure shook their heads and lamented that democracy would be that much further out of reach.

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