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Monday, August 22, 2005

Ears help interpreter clarify language
Love of language and culture is what entices most foreign language interpreters into the profession.

By 'staying on top of things,' Snow able to land first job
For the past few months, we've been chronicling Amanda Snow, a recent graduate of Loyola University in Chicago, in her newly successful job search.

Waiter relies on legs to provide quality service
According to Josh Niernberg, the key to being a successful waiter may not lie as much in your ability to juggle orders but rather in wearing the right kind of shoes.

Eyes key to umpire's job
Few people depend so heavily on their eyesight as Mike DiMuro.

Mouth speaks volumes about author's career
When Kevin Smokler has something to say, he wants the world to know it.

Body of work

New road plan illustrates waste
The citizens of Alaska have suffered yet another disservice at the hands of the Department of Transportation.

Forest ruling good for Southeast
On Aug. 5, 2005, the people of Southeast Alaska gained a significant victory.

Juneau-Skagway road offers options
I would like to respond to the letter by Debi Knight Kennedy (Empire, Aug. 19).

A road to a mine
The Murkowski administration is angling to spend a massive amount of Alaskans' (and all Americans') tax dollars on a sleight of hand called the Juneau Access Project.

Ambulance crew delivers baby
Kristina Friend was looking for an ambulance ride to the hospital Thursday morning, but said having her daughter at home wasn't so bad.

Colleagues, voters recollect Hammond
Local leaders and friends gathered in the University of Alaska Southeast's Egan Lecture Hall on Saturday to join with Alaskans across the state in mourning and in the celebration of former Gov. Jay Hammond's life.

Sculptor dots Inside Passage with his art
Somewhere north of Gustavus, Japanese sculptor Goro Hirata is paddling alone, in a traditional Aleut baidarka that he made himself in an Anchorage garage.

Photo: Smoke bound for Fairbanks
Smoke from a wildfire billows last week over the Dalton Highway north of Fairbanks.

Cannery reunion days
Eunice Akagi, 85, remembers her youth working at the Hawk Inlet cannery, where the cultures that converged for the summer provided her with dances she hasn't forgotten and songs she sings to this day.

Daughter told police about murder plots
Months before Lauri Waterman's burned body was found in the family minivan off a remote logging road, Brian Radel and Jason Arrant botched their first try at murder.

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

Center finds clients' strengths
Jacob Mallinger carefully placed shattered stained glass on a piece of contact paper on the bottom of a mold. He was creating a pattern for a garden stone.

Wheeler to leave Assembly
Deputy Mayor Marc Wheeler said he will not run to retain his at-large Juneau Assembly seat.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

AroundTown
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

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

Ladies' group on tour
Edna Williams, Jane MacKinnon and Jessie Herrold laugh Friday during part of a tour at the Alaskan Brewing Co.

Business owners say city should not compete with the private sector
A group of small business owners gathered Friday at a Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon to speak about the city eating up business in various private sectors.

Donald Shaw
Juneau resident Donald Shaw, 55, died Aug. 14, 2005, in Juneau.

Bonnie Janet King
Bonnie Janet King, 53, died Aug. 16, 2005, at her home in Juneau with family members by her side.

My Turn: No answers from the Juneau School District
Prior to the meeting at Mendenhall River Community School regarding the reduction in school hours, I tried to get an understanding of what was happening and how it happened.

My Turn: Reject city's tax and spending
The purpose and obligation of government is to carry out the will of the people and to provide basic services at a reasonable cost. It is my observation that our local government has gotten completely out of hand.

Empire Editorial: Poor timing for pay raises
It is hard to understand how an administration that has consistently championed a long-term fiscal solution could heap lavish salary raises on its own leaders at the same time that it tightens the belt on benefits for workers whose wages are stagnating.

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

Ready to burst?
Far above the rugged, glacially carved valleys filling the nooks and crannies of Southeast Alaska's coastal range lurks a hidden hazard.

Web links
Web sites of interest to local outdoors enthusiasts

Wetlands waterfowl hunters can get an edge with class
Juneau waterfowl hunters gearing up for opening day Sept. 1 can get some help this year from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

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.

Crimson Bears keep rolling by routing Lathrop
Juneau-Douglas High School played a nearly flawless first half as the Crimson Bears cruised to a 50-25 win over visiting Lathrop on Saturday in both teams' Railbelt Conference football opener.

JDHS vs. Lathrop box score

JDHS vs. Lathrop box score with stats
from Saturday...

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.

Crimson Bears get aerial in Railbelt rout
During Saturday's 50-25 victory against Lathrop, the Juneau-Douglas football team managed to pick apart the Malemutes' secondary with a series of roll-out passes and quick strikes.

Bears' J.V. tops Malemutes 50-0
Nico Saldivar rushed for 219 yards and four touchdowns as the Juneau-Douglas High School junior varsity football team topped Lathrop 50-0 Saturday at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Angoon may reconsider its dry status
Angoon voters could decide this fall if their island in the rain forest will stay dry.

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

Opinions differ wildly on Knik Arm bridge
Opinions differ widely on whether it is a good idea to build the Knik Arm bridge, estimated to cost between $400 million and $600 million.

To Fairbanks Baptists, having a fling means throwing stuff around
Women of the Community Baptist Church put on a Spring Fling every year - a fancy dress tea party for mothers and daughters.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

Greenpeace shows Japanese their link to Tongass
The international activist group Greenpeace is giving Japanese business officials and environmentalists a bird's-eye tour of private and federal logging in Southeast Alaska.

Feds urged to reconsider listing belugas
The population of beluga whales in Cook Inlet is half what it was less than a decade ago, leading some experts to argue the whales should fall under the protection of the federal Endangered Species Act.

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

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

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