Monday, October 24, 2005

5 tips to help you keep your seasonal job all year
Want to turn that holiday gig into your part-time or full-time job in 2006? Then check out the advice from Sandy Richards, a retail consultant in Rochester, R.I.

Don't wait

False start

Ringing in the season
Looking for a seasonal job in retail can be beneficial on a number of levels. Aside from the extra holiday spending money, you can also put yourself in a good position to turn the part-time job into a full-time gig.

Quake victims need attention
The earthquake that devastated Pakistan and parts of India and Afghanistan on Oct. 8 is now being called the worst humanitarian nightmare ever by the United Nations.

Please don't cut student funding
Congressional Republicans would have us believe the federal programs they are trying to cut in this week's budget process don't affect most of us.

Provide emergency heating funding
People in our community were facing higher home heating bills this winter even before hurricanes Katrina and Rita swept over the Gulf Coast, disrupting our oil and gas production and distribution system.

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

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

Study's numbers don't tell whole story of city's crime
Even when he's out of uniform, police Lt. Jerry Nankervis said he feels safe in Juneau.

Kensington Mine mediation bombs
Mediation between the parties in a Kensington Mine lawsuit failed on Thursday, and the case now heads to court.

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

Alleged bank robber agrees to plead guilty
The 32-year-old Juneau man accused of robbing a downtown bank on Oct. 12 is scheduled to enter a plea agreement Monday.

Photo: Safety conscious
The Laidlaw company's Juneau manager, Stan Cass, right, talks with bus driver Tim Backus during a special brunch recognizing A.B.G. Bus Lines' employees Friday at the Prospector Hotel.

Photo: Safe afloat
Third-graders in Diana Fulton's Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School class try out survival suits last week at Crescent Harbor in Sitka.

Thin coho run alters bears' diet
Bears accustomed to a final fish feed at Steep Creek before they begin hibernating for the winter are having to fill their bellies with a different food source this year.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Another chance for city bowlers
The power has been off in the old Channel Bowl building for almost five months, and the entrance area has sustained water damage from a leak in the roof.

Juneau artist found his peace in Brazil
Former Juneau artist and mountaineer Loren Adkins was an intensely private man who spent much of his three-plus decades in Southeast Alaska exploring the wilderness or obsessing over any number of creative endeavors.

State Champs
It would be difficult for Hollywood to create a script better than the story of the Juneau Youth Football League and the success of the Juneau-Douglas High School Crimson Bears.

Vincet Ross Osterhout
Wasilla resident Vincet Ross Osterhout, 35, died Oct. 14, 2005, at Valley Hospital in Palmer.

James Moor
Former Juneau resident James Moor, 82, died Oct. 18, 2005, at his home in Mountain Grove, Mo., after his eight-year battle with colon cancer.

Editorial: A bridge too far out
Not surprisingly, Alaska's pork-barrel hubris has come back to haunt the state in a public-relations fiasco as the cash-strapped federal government pours hundreds of millions of dollars into questionable bridges.

Ketchikan man plots ocean swimming routes
It started in April with a half-hour swim in the ocean.

Eaglecrest manager gears up for upcoming snow season
The scheduled opening of Eaglecrest Ski Area is still about two months away, but Eaglecrest manager Kirk Duncan is already working hard to build on the successes of his first season as general manager.

Eaglecrest's BIG RED MACHINE
Tony Florendo is looking forward to driving up and down slick hills this winter. And the more it snows, the better.

JDHS ends regular season by sweeping SE rival Ketchikan
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team ended the regular season this weekend with two wins over visiting Ketchikan.

Saturday's JDHS scoring summary

Saturday's JDHS box score with stats
go State Champs!

JDHS wins one for coach Richey
Throughout the Juneau-Douglas High School football team's march to the first state title in school history, there has been an unseen hand guiding them.

Crimson Bears realize the dream
From the game's first play of the game to the moment the whistle blew, it was a great day for Juneau-Douglas High School football.

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.

Running away with state
The Juneau-Douglas High School football team and coaches touched down in Juneau from Anchorage at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday carrying the First National Bowl state championship trophy.

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

Photo: Raw materials for the artist
Aleut/Alutiiq artist Peter Lind, right, of Homer, picks out a piece of ivory Thursday during a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ivory sale at the Alaska Native Arts & Craft Fair in Fairbanks.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

A heavy turnout in Wrangell for fisherman who drowned
What happened in the final moments before Ryan Miller's boat capsized in the frigid waters of Clarence Strait is a mystery, and his family would just as soon leave it at that.

Race is on to lead Alaska
The campaign to be Alaska's next governor is picking up steam, with a pair of Democrats throwing fundraisers and the entry of a Republican known for pointing out what she perceives as ethical lapses by members of her own party.

Musher speaks out about fight against depression
Ramy Brooks doesn't easily talk about his younger years.

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

Puppy found almost two weeks after Kenai bear attack
Colleen Sinnott of Kasilof may have had her scalp torn off, three ribs broken and numerous puncture wounds and scratches, but there was only one thing on her mind after she survived a recent brown bear attack.

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