Tuesday, August 23, 2005

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.

Body of work

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Question of morals
I was driving along the other day thinking about the current debate regarding intelligent design and evolution.

Iraq theories flawed
Alan Schorr made some good points in his Aug. 19 letter and may eventually be proven right that in removing Saddam from power we've done nothing more than unleash a civil war in Iraq.

Editorial is ignorant
The Aug. 22 New York Daily News editorial titled "America's true Gold Star moms" (reprinted Juneau Empire, Aug. 22) is an excellent example of what has come to be called "the smearing of Cindy Sheehan."

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

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Port seeks to take over power on the docks
Juneau port officials said it is only fair for the city to take over harbor power from Alaska Electric Light and Power Co., though company officials disagree.

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.

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

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

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

Photo: Getting the fish to market
Alaska Glacier Seafoods worker Randy Perou, left, cuts the heads off of chum salmon using a heading machine, and Jacob Ross slices open the fish at the processing plant Monday at Auke Nu Cove.

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.

City officials say Quarry not a public health hazard
Some Juneau road construction workers occasionally could be exposed to airborne asbestos that exceeds workplace safety standards, according to environmental consultants hired by Secon, a major contractor in Juneau.

Call goes out for sea denizens
A lot is going on beneath the waves near Juneau, and the fish hatchery is looking for volunteers to help make it easier for people to see.

Photo: Out for a trot
Annie Wallers rides her palomino Sugar during a short walk Monday near Swampy Acres next to Glacier Highway.

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.

Irene Shima
Juneau resident Irene Paulette Shima, 54, died Aug. 19, 2005, at home.

My turn: Chilkat jet boat permit defies state's conservation history
In the Pacific Northwest, the word salmon is typically followed by the word crisis.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Fishing: Coho fishing better than average
Here is this week's Juneau-area fishing report, updated Monday from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's weekly survey:

Alaska Digest
Staff 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.

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 reports from around the state

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

Off-road vehicle accidents taking young Alaska lives
So far this year, at least nine Alaskans have died in dirt bike and all-terrain vehicle accidents.

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.

Klawock raises seven totem poles
Even with about 60 people working together, 2,000 or more pounds of carved wood is really heavy, especially when it has to be carried uphill, carefully lowered, spun, pulled upright, readjusted and then held steady as it's bolted into place.

Psychologist: Immaturity is key to teen's plot confession
A teen's immaturity and low self-esteem were the levers police used to pry a confession from her in the plot to kill her mother, a psychologist told a judge Monday.

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