Monday, December 4, 2006

Right hear
While it's necessary to speak clearly and confidently during an interview, the ability to listen is just as important.

Pocket-size promotion: Business cards help move career forward
An integral part of business is the oft-overlooked business card. While Americans tend to view this practice of exchanging contact information in a casual manner, businesspeople in other countries regard it as a symbol of respect.

Boss 2.0
Today's supervisors are more than just bosses. Many play the role of team builder, counselor or even cheerleader.

Meet market
Networking is a vital part of just about any job - that's why it's important to get started early.

Palin appoints new staff, sets Juneau arrival
Gov.-elect Sarah Palin is continuing to build her management team in advance of her arrival at the Governor's Mansion on Friday.

Even Democrats optimistic about Palin transition
When Gov.-elect Sarah Palin announced her transition team, state Sen. Kim Elton sat down at his computer.

Political shift leaves more room for women
When Arliss Sturgulewski became the first female major-party nominee for governor in 1986, the world of Alaska politics was a very different place.

Big crowd expected at inauguration
Bagpipes and a brass band will be part of the festivities when Gov.-elect Sarah Palin is sworn into office today.

Clearcutting isn't conservation
I see where Gov.-elect Sarah Palin named Rick Harris of Sealaska to her transition team as co-leader of the Department of Environmental Conservation.

Murkowski tells the truth about road
I am reading "Murkowski: Road needed for Kensington" (Thursday's Juneau Empire). Wow! The governor is being a bit truthful - finally. After all this time. I didn't know he had it in him.

Game history lessons
This is concerning comments regarding recent wolf rulings by the Department of Fish and Game.

Juneau doesn't own state government
With all respect for my friend Mary Lou Spartz, I cannot disagree with her more on her expression that the inauguration of Gov.-elect Sarah Palin in Fairbanks is a slap in the face for Juneau. In fairness, in my life, I've been more prone than not to make passionate and impetuous remarks only to regret them later.

Freedom of press brings responsibility
I am renewing my Empire subscription with great hesitation.

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

Photo: A heavy load
Britt Watters shovels snow off the roof of her house Sunday on Seater Street in downtown Juneau.

It's unanimous - affordable housing a growing problem
A solution to Juneau's affordable housing crisis might be a distant dream, but on Saturday, a roomful of the city's leaders pledged their commitment to finding one.

Pioneer road contract awarded, then retracted
The Alaska Department of Transportation awarded a contract for the Lynn Canal Highway pioneer road Friday afternoon, but quickly retracted it after another legal complication.

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

Clearing the Way
Blades, blowers and teamwork. You need a few things to keep an airport running in the middle of a snowstorm.

Photo: Nature's artwork on display
A couple passes two snow-laced trees on Ferry Way during Friday's Gallery Walk.

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

Even Democrats optimistic about Palin transition
When Gov.-elect Sarah Palin announced her transition team, state Sen. Kim Elton sat down at his computer.

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

Police patrol for potential recruits
The Juneau Police Department is looking for a few good men. Or women. Or anybody who really wants to serve the public and can pass a rigorous screening process.

Palin appoints new staff, sets Juneau arrival
Gov.-elect Sarah Palin is continuing to build her management team in advance of her arrival at the Governor's Mansion on Friday.

High court takes Juneau case
The Supreme Court on Friday stepped into a Juneau dispute about free speech involving a suspended high school student and his banner that proclaimed "Bong Hits 4 Jesus."

Nina Marie Dick
Hoonah resident Nina Marie Dick, 61, died Nov. 29, 2006, at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

William Stevenson
Lifelong Juneau resident William "Bill" Robert Stevenson, 57, died Nov. 16, 2006, at Providence Medical Center in Anchorage. A full obituary was printed in the Juneau Empire on Nov. 22, 2006.

Herbert E. Storey
Former Juneau resident and Alaska Marine Highway captain Herbert E. Storey, 81, died Nov. 28, 2006, in Mount Vernon, Wash.

My turn: Dentists not water-quality experts
Apparently someone got it wrong. The Nov. 21 Empire headline reads "Juneau nixes fluoridation - Assembly votes to halt program after packed meeting" and goes on to state that "After contentious public debate, the Juneau Assembly voted down Monday a proposal to continue fluoridating the city's water supply."

My turn: A look back at the Murkowski years
In a campaign speech delivered to the Anchorage Petroleum Club in 2002, Frank Murkowski said resource development would solve the state's fiscal and economic problems. He promised to boost Alaska oil production by 3 percent a year starting in 2005. As we know now, oil production actually fell - by more than 4 percent a year.

Alaska editorial: Governor needs to leave the Juneau road alone
We didn't think it was possible, but the Murkowski administration has found a way to make a bad project even worse.

Toe Toon

No Child Left Behind should be more flexible
There's a reason the federal No Child Left Behind Act is sometimes called the "No Public School Left" Act.

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

Outsiders: Will Ryan
Outsiders is a weekly profile in the Outdoors section.

Gear up for the holidays
Outdoor sports can be risky this time of year, and finding the right gift for winter- sport lovers can be pretty chancy too.

Red squirrels: Little critters, complex lives
The red squirrel is a common resident of forests in our area, although lots of folks may tend to ignore it - except when an enterprising individual decides to nest in an attic, pull out some pink fiberglass insulation to improve its own shelter or raid bird feeders.

Francis finishes 17th in region
The Juneau-Douglas High School cross country team's extended season came to an impressive close Saturday at the 2006 Foot Locker Western Region Cross Country Championships in Walnut, Calif.

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 sweep Kards
The Juneau-Douglas High School hockey team showed off their passing and shooting skills this weekend with 8-1 victories on Friday and Saturday over Kenai Central's junior varsity at Treadwell Arena.

Former JDHS hoops star Rehfeld earns conference honors with CSU-Pueblo
Former Juneau-Douglas High School standout basketball player Mary Rehfeld was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference West Division player of the week last Monday.

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: Air Dryden
Floyd Dryden's Matthew Maka soars in for a lay-up past Schoenbar's Thomas Alexander during Friday's game at the Fastbreak Tournament at Floyd Dryden Middle School.

Nearly a thousand Strykers return home on same day
Nearly 1,000 of the 3,800 soldiers of the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team based at Fort Wainwright returned from Iraq to Fairbanks late Thursday, making it the busiest day for arrivals since the brigade began coming home to Alaska last Saturday.

Alaska Digest
Murkowski appoints Game Board member, New Alyeska Resort owner plans changes, Military construction expected to continue & Police charge teens in Dec. 31 assault

Alaska Digest
A 51-year-old Juneau man is recovering after being stabbed in the chest by his wife during an argument, police said Friday.

Photo: Fatal fire
Central Emergency Services firefighters Terry Bookey and Ian Pennell battle a house fire Friday in Soldotna.

BP moves Prudhoe Bay manager to London job
A second top-ranking BP Alaska executive who oversaw troubled operations at Prudhoe Bay has been reassigned.

Study looks into psychology of binge drinking
The chubby male in the corner couldn't wait to hit the drinks. He paced. He squirmed. He scratched his potbelly.

This Day in History
In Alaska, the Nation and the World

Big crowd expected at inauguration
Bagpipes and a brass band will be part of the festivities when Gov.-elect Sarah Palin is sworn into office today.

Political shift leaves more room for women
When Arliss Sturgulewski became the first female major-party nominee for governor in 1986, the world of Alaska politics was a very different place.

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

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