Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Women in charge
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was named the second most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.com, followed by another political powerhouse, Vice Premier of China Wu Yi.

Selling out
Not all seasonal jobs revolve around selling books, clothes and DVDs.

Information booth
One of the best ways to get your foot in the door with a company you like is by scheduling an informational interview. "Find someone who works in the field you want to break into," says Jeff Hardison of McClenahan Bruer Communications in Portland, Ore. "Somehow get a hold of them and tell them you're researching their industry and heard they're an expert in the field. Request 15 minutes of their time to hear about their experiences getting started in the field. Talk a little about yourself, but focus mainly on asking the person questions."

Deck the malls
With due respect to Halloween, the holiday shopping season is nearly upon us.

Newspaper should be ashamed of headline
The Juneau Empire should be ashamed of the headline it placed over its reprint of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner editorial, "Bomb-threat suspect should be behind bars," published in its Thursday edition.

Re-elect Andi Story to the School Board
Andi Story works hard for Juneau school children. She has served on the Juneau School Board for three years.

Anti-roader shouldn't question integrity
In response to Garri Constantine's letter about the "Road Gang" (Friday's Juneau Empire), to question the integrity of these people is just another blind attempt by the anti-roaders to obscure the facts of the project.

The last thing we need is another Republican
Tony Knowles wants to restore the Longevity Bonus Program.

Leadership needed to keep economy viable
In Thursday's Hooligan, Korry Keeker wrote about the difficulty in locating affordable housing. Seems to me that this is a much more readable topic than Egan express stop lights, or the lack thereof.

Pope cartoon was blatantly racist
I was surprised and disgusted at your Wednesday printing of one of the most blatantly racist political cartoons I have seen in years (regarding the pope's recent comments on Islam).

Can't road, ferry people just get along?
I hate to hear all the complaints about the road versus the ferry system. I think that all Alaskans should have both ways to travel.

Government needs to lead search for alternative fuels
It was encouraging to read that the mayors' conference on global warming was told that the challenge of finding alternatives to fossil fuels included great opportunities for profitable ventures.

Tone of veterans article was inappropriate
"Paralyzed veterans take part in specialized moose hunt" on Sept. 18 broke half the rules about writing news stories involving persons with disabilities.

Election letters policy
During the election season, the Empire will run letters about candidates that deal with issues, politicians' past actions and experiences that reveal an office-seeker's character.

Elect Palin, the 'mom in Xtratufs'
Thanks for the great outdoors article in Sunday's edition about the gubernatorial candidates outdoors activities and the candid photos of Sarah Palin and Tony Knowles.

Don't add fluoride to drinking water
I not only agree with Mr. Buzzell ("Fluoride is all around us; why add more?" in Tuesday's Empire), but I have invested in a water system that removes the added fluoride from my drinking water and shower.

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

Candidates vie for seat on School Board
Mark Choate believes the community is facing a major crisis.

Photo: Getting into the story
Irene Duvernay reads to her daughter, Noelle, 4, as they spend Sunday afternoon at the Juneau Public Library.

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

Corrections

Candidates focus on School Board's future
Incumbent Andi Story wants to continue to serve on the Juneau School Board to persuade the Alaska Legislature to fully fund education.

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

Candidates focus on School Board's future
Chris Thomas believes his age and work experience can add another dimension to the Juneau School Board.

Minister from Gaza sees reason to remain
Hanna Massad has never been to prison, "But I live in one," the Palestinian Baptist minister and Gaza resident said Friday while visiting Juneau.

Juneau wife stands by wounded soldier
When Juneau resident Maily Miramontes-Gregory, 23, agreed to "for better or worse" with her husband Sgt. Paul Gregory, 25, she never thought worse would come so soon.

Candidates vie for seat on School Board
Juneau School Board President Phyllis Carlson said she supports appealing the controversial "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" case to the U.S. Supreme Court because the district needs additional clarity when it comes to enforcing school policies.

Cruise ships sail through strong season
Even before Zuiderdam, the last cruise ship of the year, left Juneau on Monday, one downtown gift shop manager said business was great this summer.

Vacationing family accuses cruise line of fraud
An Ohio family vacationing in Alaska this past summer has accused Holland America Line of defrauding them and other passengers by engaging in intentionally deceptive financial dealings.

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

Photo: Glacier gazing
Tourists take photos of the Mendenhall Glacier on Monday...

Photo: Making waves
Nick Pudmire takes advantage of high flow in Gold Creek on Sunday to "creek surf" the urban channel in downtown Juneau.

David Allen Hayes
Former Juneau resident David Allen Hayes, 62, died unexpectedly Sept. 20, 2006, at his home in Haines.

My turn: Fleet exodus not 'anecdotal'
In Friday's Empire, Port Director John Stone, who earns $125,000 a year, dismissed stories that the commercial fleet was leaving town due to poor harbor management and skyrocketing fees as "anecdotal."

My turn: There's a better way to get rid of waste
I am frustrated with the court's recent decision to allow Kensington Mine to dump toxic waste into Lower Slate Lake.

Alaska editorial: Keep public radio's AK show on the air
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting got something worthwhile going when it first funded the public radio magazine show AK.

Alaska editorial: State needs to solve costly retirement-system shortfall
The 50,000 students attending Anchorage public schools can't afford to pay the price of filling the hole in Alaska's public employees' and teachers' retirement systems.

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.

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

Edgmon wins Alaska House by toss of a coin
Challenger Bryce Edgmon won a coin toss Monday to break an election tie for a disputed southwestern Alaska House seat, apparently the first time in Alaska's short history a race has been determined by lot.

University students create bike 'library'
A student bike club at the University of Alaska Anchorage has launched a bicycle lending program.

Man dies after fall on glacier
A hiker slid to his death after losing his footing on an Alaska glacier near a popular tourist destination, state troopers said Monday.

Glaciers melting faster than predicted
Less than 10 minutes after lifting off from the airport, the helicopter entered the frozen world suspended above Alaska's capital.

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

Congressional bill secures additional missile defense funds
An additional $200 million for the national missile defense system has been placed in a congressional bill and would be spent, in part, on more missile interceptors like those based at Fort Greely.

Northwest Digest
Abandoned barge arrives in Kodiak, New hospital nearly ready for U.S. Army & Canadians walk after warned of traveler

State mulls suit against consultants
State attorneys have not yet decided whether to sue the actuarial company whose mistakes contributed to Alaska's $6.9 billion pension shortfall.

Alaska Digest
Missing woman found dead at site of crash, Overdue fishermen found OK after search & Woman charged in St. Paul death

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