Tuesday, August 9, 2005

Day tripper

It's possible to snare a new job before the check comes
Experts agree that a job interview over lunch calls for your best behavior - don't mistake the more casual atmosphere as an excuse to let your guard down.

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Food fight

Table manners
Working lunches are becoming more common in today's business world.

Accountants seize new opportunities as companies clamp down on finances
The accounting scandals from a few years ago may feel like ancient history, but their effect is still felt on the accounting industry.

Word of mouth

Once upon a time

Alaska Airlines cares
Before we bash Alaska Airlines for its ranking in on-time arrivals, stop and think.

A Jay for all seasons
Two decades ago, somewhere in Siberia, I lingered after lunch with Jay Hammond to ask him why the pipeline had been built from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez rather than across Canada to the refineries in the Midwest.

Old pal remembers Jay Hammond
As I look across my lake this morning I am thinking of my old pal Jay Hammond, and imagining that wherever he is, he is softly chuckling to himself, enjoying the fact that, after all he had done, and all he had been through, he died in his home, in his own bed, in his sleep, with his boots off.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Photo : Clowning in the city
Bubbles the Clown hands Emily Su a balloon flower downtown on Sunday afternoon during National Clowns Week, which ran Aug. 1 to 7.

Support comes together for two women
While the honored women couldn't come to their fundraiser at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall Monday night, family members said it was inspiring to see how many others did.

Competition hits historic gem shop
Ginger Blaisdell, owner of Dockside Jewelers on South Franklin Street, says she has good news: She's going out of business.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Assembly sells 31.5-acre city parcel for $375,000
The Assembly voted 6-2 to sell 31.5 acres behind the supermarket to developer Hugh Grant for $375,000, about $555,000 less than the city's previously assessed value.

City: Asbestos amount in rock isn't dangerous
City officials said the amount of asbestos at Stabler's Point Rock Quarry is too little to pose a danger to public health.

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

Bear opens garage door, saunters into family kitchen
Geri Anderson was sitting in the computer room in the back of her Sunset Street home when she heard a noise in her kitchen just after 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

Photo: Final days of freedom
Kevin Elliott, 19, practices skateboarding Monday at Marine Park downtown.

Getting educated outside classrooms
When Tessina Davidson was caring for cheetahs in Africa this year and her sister, Jessica, was salsa dancing in Cuba last year, both were earning college credits.

32.9 pounder aces derby
Debbie White and her cohorts aboard the 34-foot Popeye turned in 22 scholarship fish Saturday in the 59th Golden North Salmon Derby, but their thoughts were elsewhere.

Effort aims at using more of the fish
Juneau resident Sandro Lane has been tinkering with an idea that could create a new money generator for Alaska's salmon industry.

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

Virgina R. Kinsey
Former Juneau resident Virginia R. Kinsey, 54, died July 25, 2005, at Mount Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka.

My turn: Corruption not a problem in corrections department
Last week the Alaska Department of Corrections became the first corrections department in the nation to receive Integrity Certification through the National Institute of Ethics.

My turn: Use sales tax to fund what the city needs first
As a former Juneau Assembly member, I understand the complexities of dealing with local government infrastructure and taxation issues.

Energy bill misses some opportunities
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman speaks for many critics when he says the energy bill that recently passed in Congress is "simply an exercise in corporate welfare, full of subsidies and targeted tax breaks."

Economic development plan should include finance plan
A laskans have talked for years about a financing plan for Alaska. What's needed is an economic development plan that includes a finance plan.

Alaska editorial: Hickel plan would lend statewide aid
For a lot of years, former Gov. Walter J. Hickel has advocated use of Alaska's Permanent Fund riches as a means to stimulate economic activity in cities, towns and villages across the state.

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.

McConnochie wins the Tour of Juneau
John McConnochie overcame an early breakaway, some strategic moves by Sitka riders and a corner that seemed to munch half the field's tires to claim his third straight Tour of Juneau bicycle race on Sunday.

Juneau-Douglas looks to have fun on the tennis court
For the Juneau-Douglas High School tennis team, this season isn't solely about winning and losing.

Alaska gains its first lacrosse club
America's first sport and one of this country's fastest growing team sports has arrived on the Kenai Peninsula.

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.

Cool runnings
After winning the 2003 and 2004 state championships, the Juneau-Douglas High School boys cross-country running team knows what the ultimate goal is for this season.

Tour of Juneau Results
Sunday's Third Stage Results

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Dog days of summer make for brisk hotdog sales
With five vendors in sight, hot dog lovers standing at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and G Street in downtown Anchorage have a smorgasbord of choices.

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

Fairbanks group plans to combat drunken driving
A string of fatal drunken driving accidents this year prompted Goldstream Valley residents to hold a meeting where they discussed tougher laws and enforcement, as well as drunken drivers' unwillingness to admit they are criminals.

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

Mule deer, mountain lion sightings in Alaska
Interior residents are reporting varieties of wildlife that are new to the region, including mule deer, mountain lions and whitetail deer.

Fight for ANWR isn't over
Conspicuous by its absence in the sweeping energy bill that President Bush has championed and will sign today is his top energy priority: opening an Alaska wildlife refuge to oil drilling.

Shooting erupts outside busy Anchorage mall
A woman was wounded and a car shot up in a dispute that started at one of Anchorage's busiest shopping malls and escalated into wild gunfire down a busy street jammed with midday traffic.

Cowgirls, cowboys just want to ride
Sandra Barker looks like something straight out of an Old West movie.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Road bill provision to cost state $50M
The state will miss out on approximately $50 million in back oil royalties and taxes because of a provision put in the recently passed federal highway bill by U.S. Sens. Ted Stevens and Lisa Murkowski.

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