Monday, September 11, 2006

Job seekers share advice on bouncing back from rejection
"Don't let it consume you. I know guys who obsess over it like they found out their girlfriends were cheating on them or something.

Magnificent 7
Some may think that something as simple as an 8.5" x 11" piece of paper couldn't possibly stand in the way of career advancement, but, in reality, the resume is a crucial part to any job search.

Stay focused

Get over it
No one likes to feel rejected. Whether that rejection comes from the last person you dated or the company you last interviewed with, rejection stings regardless of the circumstances.

Lousy leaders

School board tilts at the windmills
"Bong Hits 4 Jesus," a schoolboy prank appealed to the Supreme Court in care of the infamous Kenneth Starr, is unbelievable.

Knowles has integrity and compassion
Last month, I was traveling back from Anchorage to Juneau.

Environmental vigilance is needed
An article by Jim Jansen, chief executive officer of Lynden Inc., (Aug. 24) wants the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council to move on to something else. Not in this lifetime.

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

Even in the rain, parents rave about Juneau's new playground
Saturday morning's steady rain didn't stop 21/2-year-old Owen Costello from having a good time.

This Day in History
In Alaska, the Nation, and the World

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

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

Northwest Digest
Army boosts funding to Stryker Brigade, Seeking career shift, Enstar chief resigns and War memorial critics say it's too early

Residents adapting to altered way of life
With her Alaska cruise complete, Rosemary Nehls arrived at Juneau International Airport on Saturday afternoon to fly back to Tucson.

Photo: Swift-water rescue
Tim Farr, right, reaches for a thrown rope as he practices rescuing Tom Schwartz on Sunday in the Mendenhall River.

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

Pro-road advocates form group to counter opponents
"Citizens Pro-Road" sounds more professional than the "Road Gang," admits Juneau residents Dick Knapp and Rich Poor.

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

Juneau disc golfers hit the woods
Sunday's Juneau benefit golf tournament was no stroll in the park.

Cannery reunion
Eunice Akagi, 86, back, sings with the Yaaw Tei Yi Dancers during the third annual Cannery Reunion on Friday.

Alaska editorial: Pass down hunting traditions this season
If the kind of people we become is a direct result of our life experiences, then the things that we do as young people - the firsts, those early milestones - are of supreme importance.

Knowles has integrity and compassion
Last month, I was traveling back from Anchorage to Juneau.

Whose democracy is it?
On a 104-acre site along the Tigris River in Baghdad, a Kuwaiti construction company remains on schedule to complete the new $592 million U.S. Embassy in Iraq.

My Turn: Cruise industry has plenty of fight left
Congratulations to Responsible Cruising in Alaska, the sponsors of Ballot Measure 2, for a terrific win in the recent primary election. Alaskans agreed that the time has come to impose a state passenger fee on cruise ship tourists, and the majority voted for the ballot measure.

Juneau, stop adding fluoride to water
Should the city of Juneau continue adding fluoride to our drinking water?

My Turn: Juneau should reconsider buying Scottish Rite Temple
The Juneau Empire's Sunday Aug. 27 edition had a very interesting My Turn column by Steve Wolf. In it he focused on all the dream projects this city has and the high taxes imposed on a handful of those property owners expected to carry the burden.

Alaska Editorial: Big spending doesn't always assure victory
One of the things Alaska voters proved last month is that money isn't always everything in an election. The biggest spenders in the Republican gubernatorial primary didn't win.

Toe Toon

Alaska Editorial: Some musings about the upcoming general election
Now that the primary election is behind us, the stage is set for the ultimate act in this year's long period of political campaigning.

Insects altering Alaska forests
Destructive insects in unprecedented numbers are finding Alaska forests to be a congenial home, said University of Alaska forestry professor Glenn Juday, and climate change could be the welcome mat.

Gun aficionado turns tinkering into a business
Gary Junk hunched over a Browning automatic rifle owned by a doctor, who had dropped the weapon during a hunt, shattering the pistol grip.

Gearing up to take off
Even people who know how to prepare for Alaska wilderness have found themselves unprepared for the airport this summer.

Outsiders: Dani Barr
Outsiders is a weekly profile in the Juneau Empire's Outdoors section.

Researchers say snowy owl population is thriving
Snowy owls are having their most productive summer in at least 15 years and researchers say their vigor is tied to a boom in the population of lemmings.

Outdoors Digest
Walk-in public shooting hours resume at Hunter Education range

Low tides offer high adventure for kayakers
The last low tide cycle of the summer is just around the bend, and many a beachcomber may be eying up that clam shovel. But if your freezer is stocked with razor clams and you're looking for a new way to exploit the next low tide, you may want to dig up a sea kayak instead of a pile of sand.

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

A choice faces hikers using Dan Moller trail routes
Hikers have the choice of two trailheads on the Dan Moller Trail.

While tourism fades at lower 48's national sites, Alaska draws crowds
From Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park in Southeast to Denali National Park and Preserve in the Interior, Alaska appears to be bucking a National Park Service trend.

Burning question: Are stoves OK?
The camp stove is an essential piece of gear for hunters, backpackers, rafters and virtually anyone spending the night outdoors. But chances are good that a Transportation Safety Officer will confiscate a stove at the airport.

Crimson Bears' Leah Francis wins her third consecutive race
After winning her first two 5-kilometer cross country races in Southeast Alaska, local fans and competitors know what Juneau-Douglas High School freshman Leah Francis can do.

Petersburg Swimming and Diving Invitational Results

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.

Editor's note
Due to circumstances beyond the Juneau Empire sports department's control, results were not available from the Klondike Trail of '98 International Road Relay.

Friday's JDHS box score

Adjustments lead to victory for Juneau-Douglas
One of the things that separates football from other sports is that it isn't flowing - it's more static.

Juneau girls win two swim meets
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls swimming and diving teams overcame a slow start to post impressive showings at Petersburg's new pool over the weekend.

JV report: JDHS defeats Wasilla
The Juneau-Douglas High School junior varsity football team rattled off 19 unanswered first-half points to upend the previously undefeated Wasilla JV 19-8 on Friday at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Adidas/Lynx Invitational Cross Country Results

JDHS survives tough Wasilla
Exhaustion painted the face of Juneau-Douglas High School quarterback Chris Hinkley after Friday's 16-13 victory over Wasilla at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

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.

Murkowski revives possibility of a gas contract session
Gov. Frank Murkowski says he returned from a duck hunting trip to the surprising news that he was simply going to hand off two years' worth of natural gas pipeline negotiations to his successor.

Alaska Digest
Juneau police are investigating a burglary at DeHarts alleged to have occurred while the Auke Bay store was open for business Thursday night.

BP audit: Corrosion expert job vacant for months before spill
By the time a massive oil-pipeline spill was discovered in March on the North Slope, the job of BP's senior corrosion engineer had been left unfilled for more than a year, according to an internal company audit.

Alaska's congressional delegation recalls Sept. 11
The two members of Alaska's current congressional delegation who were in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 11, 2001, personally experienced a bit of the fear and confusion created by the terrorist attacks.

Bull riders hit the dust
Bucking and spinning, the bull named "Smokeless Chili" first gave Rowdy Sanders the heave, hurling him horizontally through the air so that the cowboy soared above the dirt-layered cement floor at Sullivan Arena like a swimmer entering the pool from the starting block.

State offers studios use of anti-smoking service ads
Hoping to reduce teen smoking, attorneys general from more than 35 states, including Alaska, this week offered movie studios free use of three public-service announcements to be included on DVDs and videos.

Candidates return VECO contributions
With the general election less than two months away, incumbents and challengers alike are assessing how to handle campaign donations from oil services company Veco Corp., which the FBI is investigating for its longtime role as a heavyweight in Alaska politics.

Experts hold falconer seminar
Eric Engman / Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

BP more optimistic about Prudhoe Bay production
BP has increased Prudhoe Bay production to 250,000 barrels a day, and officials on Friday said they are increasingly optimistic the oil field can be returned to full production before it replaces corroded transit lines next year.

Teachers union not endorsing candidate
ANCHORAGE - The Alaska chapter of the National Education Association has decided against endorsing any candidate in the governor's race.

Warming reshapes state's boreal forest
Glenn Juday stands next to a white spruce that sprouted from seed two years after Britain ceased hostilities against the colonies in the Revolutionary War, the last time fire swept through the Bonanza Creek Experimental Forest.

Bethel organizes as STD rates climb
BETHEL - As head nurse at the state's public health center in the village of Bethel, Tim Struna is at the forefront of one of the most pressing health issues in Alaska.

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