Monday, October 3, 2005

Misrepresenting facts on your resume a bad idea
Sure, job experts have various opinions on what makes a strong cover letter or an effective interview answer, but they all can agree on one aspect of the job search: lying on your resume is a very dangerous game that job experts strongly recommend not playing.

Move on

Committed to a germ-free workplace
Germs, bacteria and viruses all like to make their homes on doorknobs, telephones and various other office locales.

Next stop

Cleaning up in the job market
They keep businesses running smoothly, know the inner workings of large companies and have access to top executive offices. So who are they? The answer may not be who you think.

Mining at Berners Bay threatens subsistence, legacy
I have to congratulate the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council's action to protect our waters in our great state of Alaska, which our distinguished leaders of the state and at the federal level are trying to degrade.

Time for a change
I usually stay in the shadows when it comes to politics, but I had to write after seeing what took place last week with certain persons asking a young contender, Mara Early, to bow out of the race for the Assembly so the vote wouldn't be split.

Candidate Summers is committed to service
I have known Dave Summers for many years, and have seen him work in both professional and community groups.

Downtown not just for shoppers
The year was 1999. No, this wasn't when I moved hereto Juneau to be pastor of Resurrection Lutheran, but rather when I first visited this fine town.

Aquatic center grows the economy
I just don't understand why pro-development interests so actively oppose the Dimond Park community center aquatic facility.

Review candidates on qualifications
Assembly candidate Mara Early is undoubtedly an excellent young woman. Despite her youth and limited experience, she might very well serve as an effective voice on the Assembly.

Sanford, Summers, Green would work with lawmakers
It is great that individuals step up to the plate and run for Assembly. It is unfortunate that apparently there have been efforts by some candidates and others to pressure a candidate for the areawide seat, Mara Early, out of the race.

Pool helps youths
I plan to vote for the new pool in the valley on Oct. 4. The majority of the population lives in the valley, and they need more convenient access to an affordable form of recreation and exercise that is available year-round regardless of the weather.

Crying foul on mine
I see that a well-organized public relations campaign against the Kensington Mine is underway, with opinion-editorials and letters from across the state all crying foul.

Mara Early has the experience
Last Thursday's article, "Assembly candidate Early pressured to bow out of race," contains some faulty assessments of a talented woman.

What Williams didn't say
I would like to add some detail that Lew Williams neglected to share in his Sept. 26 column on earmarks and the Gravina Island bridge.

Good ol' boys haven't delivered
There's been lots of talk about Mr. Powell asking Ms. Early to bow out of the Assembly race. I'm sure it happens more than we ever know. We're missing the larger picture.

Development could deplete herring
The Pacific herring population of southern Lynn Canal was once one of the major stocks of herring in Southeast Alaska.

New pool, new opportunities
As a swimming instructor, former assistant pool manager and lifeguard, I think it is very important for any community to provide first-class swim instruction and recreational swimming for all ages.

Iraqis are not our enemies
I am all for making art for people, and giving it away is great. I do take issue, however, with the label attributed to Mr. Gibson's act: "Art for his enemies" (Sept. 25).

A skeptic votes 'yes'
I'll be gone next week, so I went down to the Assembly chambers and cast my absentee ballot.

Not kissing Young's ear
At a time when the nation is trying to recover from one of the worst natural disasters it's rather disconcerting to hear our lone congressman say, "You can kiss my ear," to any reconsideration of the newly approved highway bill that includes the controversial "bridge to nowhere."

Pools makes the city more livable
The Dimond Park community aquatic center is on the ballot with the intent to fund it with a temporary 1 percent sales tax.

It's always best to use your blinker
I disagree with the letters about north Douglas drivers being "courteous" or "timid" and that this could cause accidents.

New pool is no revenue generator
David Rogers' My Turn in Tuesday's paper was well written and his support of the valley water park is obviously heart felt.

JHDS ensemble to play Carnegie Hall
The Juneau-Douglas High School Wind Ensemble is planning for the spring break of a lifetime.

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

Photo:Back-country cycling
Doug Gardner takes some air as he thrashes up a hill while mountain-biking with a friend Sunday near the Mendenhall Glacier.

Assembly hopefuls tout affordable housing
Juneau Assembly candidates say providing affordable housing is their major platform.

Biologist finds trove of sponges
Assessing fish habitat in the research submersible Delta last year off the Aleutian Islands, Bob Stone discovered a scientific treasure.

Geoduck experiment expands
Juneau geoduck farmer Tom Manning wants to set up a small nursery to help boost the survival rate of his baby geoducks.

Smith defense could wrap up its case Monday
With some cooperation from the Alaska Department of Corrections, the defense could wrap up its case Monday in the second trial for a man charged in Juneau's last murder, which was more than five years ago.

Photo: The pirates of Cope Park
Cameron Jardell points his sword at an enemy pirate ship Saturday on the uncharted waters of Cope Park.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Photo: Fall angling
Josef Holbert casts his fly rod and line into Gold Creek to clean the salt water from his gear Saturday after fishing in Gastineau Channel.

City urged to fight gold mine lawsuit
An organization of Southeast Alaska civic and business leaders is urging the Juneau city government to intervene in a lawsuit filed by environmental groups to block rock dumping at the Kensington Mine.

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

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

Restorer advises on maintaining, keeping art
Almost two years ago, Rebecca Smith bought a 1984 Keith Haring painting on eBay from a Florida man who claimed to have found it at a flea market.

Dale E. Nicholas
Former Juneau resident Dale E. Nicholas, 70, died Sept. 27, 2005, surrounded by family at his home in Marysville, Wash.

Ruth Elizabeth Terry
Mrs. Ruth Elizabeth Terry died peacefully at home on Sept. 29. A full obituary will follow.

Editorial: Vote for experience
More eyes will be on the race for the Juneau Assembly areawide seat than on any other on Tuesday, when voters head to the polls for the city election.

My Turn: Time for a qualified woman on the Juneau Assembly
Joan Cahill's candidacy highlights some important issues for our community. It would be refreshing to have the public interest and the private interests coincide. Joan has the balanced perspective to do this.

My Turn: Aquatic center: wrong priority, wrong rationale
I have been swimming daily at the pool for 10 years. In the last several years I have seen a declining use.

Web links
Web sites of interest to local outdoors enthusiasts.

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

Boats need love in the winter
As the snowline creeps farther down the mountainsides and the temperature falls with it, boat owners are pulling their vessels from the water for the winter.

Juneau's J.V. ends season with win over Kayhi
The Juneau-Douglas High School junior varsity football team ended its season on a winning note with a 34-14 victory Saturday over visiting Ketchikan.

2005 Cross Country State Championships
...at Tsalteshi Trails, Soldotna High

JDHS box score
from Saturday

JDHS girls show grit in 5th place finish
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls cross country team showed the grit and determination that served them so well throughout the season on Saturday.

Crimson Bears turn into the road warriors
Following a three-day whirlwind tour of Cordova and Anchorage, Juneau-Douglas swimming and diving team coach John Wray said he was impressed with his team's resiliency.

Pasco scores 41 points in first half to coast to 48-7 win over Juneau
Pasco High School from Washington state halted Juneau-Douglas' undefeated streak at seven games with a 48-7 victory on 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 break records and gain experience during busy three days of competition
Records fell for the Juneau-Douglas High School swimming and diving team this weekend.

2005 Alaska Cross Country State Championships Results

Juneau's Tyler Dinnan wins state title
After getting out-kicked for second place in last year's state championship cross country meet by teammate Tristan Knutson-Lombardo, Juneau-Douglas High School senior Tyler Dinnan decided Saturday it was time for him to do the kicking.

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.

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

Ex-ferry dispatcher files sexual harassment suit
A former Alaska Marine Highway System dispatcher alleges she was sexually harassed by co-workers and demoted to a lower-paying job in retaliation for complaining.

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

Kenai school district offering healthier meals
Obesity and related health issues have reached epic proportions nationwide, and Dean Hamburg is doing something about it.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Army tailors outdoors to wives
Since Denise Goldstine's husband deployed with the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team to Iraq last month, she's had to take on extra roles.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

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