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Monday, November 13, 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.

Think outside the pavement
Yesterday I received e-mail and photos from Thailand. Last weekend I chatted online with friends from Seattle, Canada, and Honduras.

Teach kids to make right choices
I wanted to send my appreciation to the writers and editors of the Hooligan for finally coming out with a paper geared towards opinion and entertainment.

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.

The 'F' word
Webster's dictionary defines "poison" as "a substance which has inherent tendency to destroy life or impair health."

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.

Historical coincidence
History often teaches lessons and provides parallels, which illuminate and benefit our understanding of the present.

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

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

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.

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.

New youth center to open in Juneau
The mall, a fast food joint, a friend's house when parents aren't home - if you're a middle school or high school student in Juneau, your options of places to hang out after school are pretty slim.

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.

Board of Game rejects bear-hunting proposal
The Alaska Board of Game voted unanimously Sunday not to allow bear hunting around the Pack Creek Brown Bear Viewing Area.

Photo: Smooth move
Jackson Lehnhart, 13, center, breaks away with the puck Sunday as Matthew Whistler, 13, left, and his father, Geoff Whistler watch on the Mendenhall Lake near Skater's Cabin.

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

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

Photo: Tubing escort
Kieran Poulson-Edward, 11, is escorted by his border collie, Jess, as he slides down the tubing hill Sunday at Eaglecrest Ski Area.

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.

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

Toe Toon

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.

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

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.

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

Crimson Bears win tournament
The Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team got a good look at its Southeast Conference rivals last weekend at the Sitka Invitational.

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.

JDHS hockey finds positives despite winless weekend
Despite losing all three games at the End of the Road Shootout tournament in Homer over the weekend, the Juneau-Douglas High School hockey team should find plenty of reasons to be optimistic.

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.

Sitka Invitational Results
Saturday at Sitka

VETERANS DAY 8K RESULTS

Photo: Tug of war
Floyd Dryden Middle School's Alissa Hulbert, left, and Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School's Tessa Martin battle for the ball during a B Division basketball game Thursday.

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.

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.

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.

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
Man stabbed to death at birthday party, Republicans re-elect Harris as speaker, Owners say cyanide will prolong gold mine & Fred Meyer mothballs plans for Homer store

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

Dictionary seeks to preserve endangered native Han language
The language of the Han people of the upper Yukon basin will be preserved in dictionary form thanks to the efforts of Belgian linguist Willem De Reuse and the Alaska Native Language Center.

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.

Alaskans welcome new head of church
Leaders of Alaska's Episcopalians are among those welcoming the first female bishop to head the Episcopal Church.

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.

UAF may nab new ship
University of Alaska Fairbanks SCHOOL OF FISHERIES AND ocean Sciences via The Associated Press

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