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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Living history
New employees face more than standard background checks

Form fitting
Form fitting

Technically speaking
Technically speaking

Perfect fit
Working well with others often overlooked as essential job skill

BP shutdown a wake up call for state
The shutdown of the BP side of Prudhoe Bay should be a wake up call to all Alaskans.

Have we learned from our mistakes?
When I read letters from people like Anne Pennington, Lowell Barrick, Erik Lie-Nielsen, John Meyer, etc., I have to remember that facts seem to anger them and lies placate them.

Honor Hammond at valley school
As soon as I can lay my hands on the requisite form I plan on submitting my suggested name for the new school: "Jay S. Hammond High School."

An alternative to a natural gas pipeline
I am promoting an alternative to the natural gas pipeline here in Alaska.

Crash underscores effects of mining
The plane crash at Slate Creek underscores effects of this mining project over and above the toxic tailings issue.

Doesn't provide for the common good
Taxation is a fact of life. We hate taxes, but we can't really live without them.

Chess grandmaster offers demonstration
Chess grandmaster Susan Polgar, the No. 1 ranked female player in the United States, will lead a free chess demonstration and discussion from 5-6:30 p.m. today at the downtown Juneau Public Library.

Hospital's construction costs jump
Bartlett Regional Hospital is dipping into its savings to cover its renovation's second phase, which has jumped in price from $14.3 million to $20.4 million.

Photo: Swing time
Avery Horton, 7, left, and Isabelle Wassilie, 4, play Monday on a swing set at Savikko Park.

Voter turnout expected to be fair
Republicans are heading to the polls today to settle some hotly contested races while Democrats are urging voters to get out to decide on two ballot initiatives.

Humpback entangled in gillnet near Stephens Passage
A team of rescuers has been chasing a humpback whale through Stephens Passage to free it from more than 100 feet of fishing net.

Photo: A good, Clean Race
Zack Bursell, 13, made use of Dredge Lake to cool off and clean his bike after competing in Sunday's Stage 3 Mountain Bike Race.

Police test in-car video
The Juneau Police Department is testing video cameras in four of its patrol vehicles with the intention of having the future capability of using video footage as evidence in court.

Juneau artist sketches Unalaska
A well-known Alaskan artist, who is no stranger to Unalaska, now has a sketchbook filled with island scenes.

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

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

Photo: Nice day for sailing ... a little too nice
Instructor Jay Ginter helps Iris Neary, 14, with sailboat rigging after races were cancelled Sunday because of the lack of wind.

Around Town
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events. To be included, notices should be dropped off at 3100 Channel Drive.

Polling places
List of polling places in Juneau. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Around Town
Listing of local events.

Obituaries
Juneau resident Edwin Felix Fial, 78, died Aug. 18, 2006, at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau.

My Turn: Murkowski's lame duck highway
Do you remember A-J's barges carrying rock out on Gastineau Channel and rolling over to dump the rock?

Pipeline problems are reason to open ANWR
Opponents of oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge wasted little time spouting "we told you so" and drawing a 30-mile arrow directly from the coastal plain to BP's woes in Prudhoe Bay this week.

My Turn: Liberation from airlines, ferries
A s a concerned Alaskan and lifelong resident of Juneau, I am concerned with all of the opposition to the proposed road.

My turn: Funding Southeast travel
Are there alternatives to the Juneau northern road extension?

McFarlin, Sheufelt win Dirty Tour
Dale McFarlin won all three stages to capture the Juneau Freewheelers' Dirty Tour Mountain Bike Stage Race.

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's dominating defense
Two games, two wins, just six points and 39 yards allowed.

Sports in Juneau
Listing of local sport events.

NorthwestDigest
A 35-year-old Juneau resident was arrested for domestic violence assault at 7:44 a.m. Sunday after stabbing a 31-year-old man in the upper body during a dispute in a Lemon Creek trailer.

Southcentral gets brief respite from rain
Soggy Southcentral Alaska got a welcome respite Monday from heavy rains that flooded properties and highways, but high waters were slow to drain in some communities warily eyeing yet more rain in the forecast.

Kotzebue firefighters get rescue airboat
The newest addition to the Kotzebue Volunteer Fire Department may have a V-8 engine built for speed, but it's more geared to save lives.

Flood waters begin to recede in southcentral Alaska
High water that flooded roads along the main transportation corridor between Anchorage and Fairbanks dropped steadily Sunday as weary emergency officials kept a close watch on forecasts for more rain.

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

Cruise ship accidentally pins whale
A 91,000-ton cruise ship pulled into Seward with something more than a barnacle attached - a 25- to 30-foot dead whale was pinned to the bow.

Class teaches women self defense
Impressed with what she saw while visiting her daughter at Brigham Young University in Utah, Kath Carlson recently asked a group of Utah officers to come to the Kenai Peninsula and offer Alaskan woman a few lessons on how to handle men.

Experts expect healthy chum salmon run in Yukon this year
The fall run of Yukon River chum salmon should satisfy subsistence smokehouses and commercial fishermen this year, but biologists said the run has not bounced back from a slide in the late 1990s.

Tourist rescues angler from Anchorage's Ship Creek
A Minnesota tourist in Anchorage for a weekend marathon was credited by police with saving the life of an angler swept down an urban creek.

BP disputes manipulated data allegations
British oil company BP on Monday denied allegations it manipulated data from inspections of Alaska pipelines which were partially shut down earlier this month because of corrosion problems.

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

Northwest Digest
A hot springs resort near Fairbanks depends less than ever on diesel fuel, using steamy water welling up from the ground to power lightbulbs, a greenhouse and even an ice museum.

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