Sunday, November 12, 2006

Outta here
While there may be a number of reasons you might be leaving a job, there's really only one way to handle the situation when you're walking out the door: professionally.

Why were my reps missing?
Regarding the remarks by Mr. Somerville, yes, they could be taken as a personal assault. They could also be taken in the context that he said they were made, simply an effort to lighten an otherwise tense situation. A situation brought about by the lack of representation or comments that were scheduled to take place by the very Natives missing from the meeting.

Thunderstruck
Of the two choices, I agree that Thunder Mountain High School is a better fit than Capital High. Many commentaries expressed the importance of correlating the high school name to its locality and reflect the community to which it belongs, and Thunder Mountain is a good match.

No need for more fire starters
I opened the Juneau Empire insert called "Hooligan" for the first time on Thursday, Nov. 2. The first article by Korry Keeker was an absolute shocker; this is the sickest thing I have read in the 47 years I have lived in the Juneau area. After finishing the article, I closed the pages and threw it into the fireplace where it belongs.

Don Young eats crow
"I think a lot of people are going to be extremely disappointed on the other side Wednesday," Young said at his campaign headquarters. "If not, you know, I can live with it. I've been there before. I was 22 years in the minority, I can be in the minority again. Because I'm just as effective there as I am in the majority.

In search of the golden glow
With the dark days of winter looming, it's time to ... get a tan?

Legislature to return for special session
The Legislature will meet in Juneau on Monday for a special session almost nobody wants.

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

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

Photo: Veterans Day remembrance
Clayton Love, left, Dick Hand, Wayne Mitchell and Bill Jacobi salute during the presentation of the colors Saturday during a Veteran's Day ceremony at Centennial Hall.

Kerttula selected to be minority leader
Juneau Representative Beth Kerttula has been elected state House minority leader, heading a Democratic party with the most legislative strength it's had in a decade.

Empire editorial: Real hunters don't go for tame game
The state's Board of Game is being asked to tarnish the reputation of Alaska's hunters. Let's hope it refuses.

Toe Toon

My turn: Car accidents don't just happen
Most Juneau drivers can tell of a "near miss" or a highway traffic accident.

Outsiders: Jessie Herman
Outsiders is a weekly profile in the Juneau Empire's Outdoors section.

Uncertain weather conditions leave area mushers in fall training limbo
At this time of year when temperatures fluctuate just a few degrees on either side of freezing, many find the wintry mix that results a time to stay in doors. But not all.

Winter fun has just begun
Skating on a crystal ice lake. Snowboarding on the backside of Douglas Island. Cross-country skiing through a spruce forest next to a mad-rushing river. Windsurfing on a southeasterly down Gastineau Channel.

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

Gritty Bears take fourth at State
It would've been very easy and understandable for the Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team to quit after Thursday's heartbreaking five-game loss to Chugiak.

Fighters hit the floor hard
Fighters hit the mat hard during Roughhouse Boxing at Marlintini's Friday. The night was filled with knockdowns and standing eight counts with boxers fighting because of peer pressure and "for world peace."

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

Photo: Memorial to fallen Alaskans
Sandra and Charles Bohling touch their son Sgt. Matthew Bohlin's name inscribed on a plaque during a dedication Saturday of the Fallen Alaskans Memorial Plaque in Anchorage.

Classmates serve with counselor in Alaska Guard unit
Six of the approximately 600 soldiers serving with the Alaska National Guard's 3rd Battalion in Kuwait are from Wrangell, population 1,700. What's more, their high school guidance counselor is with them.

Alaska Digest
Steve Quinn, an energy writer for The Associated Press in Dallas, has been promoted to correspondent in Juneau.

Census: Alaska has highest number of veterans per capita
As a boy in upstate New York, Bill McCue spent hours dreaming about adventures in the distant Alaska wilderness, poring over articles about moose and grizzlies in his favorite hunting and fishing magazine, Field and Stream.

UAF plans to tighten admission standards
Starting in 2008, students will find it tougher to get into baccalaureate programs offered by the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Tanker's crew faulted for grounding
The crew of an oil tanker that ran aground near Nikiski in February has been faulted for the mishap.

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