Sunday, December 24, 2006

Find a mentor
f you're looking for a way to raise your profile at your new job, find a fellow employee - preferably one whose job is a level or two above yours - to act as your advocate.

Jobs with jump
f you plan on looking for a new job in the new year, you may want to consult this list before making your move.

Fact check
According to Tom Markert, author of "You Can't Win a Fight With Your Boss" (HarperBusiness, $14.95), seasoned executives have the experience to know when you might be trying to mask a failure.

Gov. Palin meets with transition volunteers
Gov. Sarah Palin has received an in-depth report on statewide issues from teams of volunteers helping her take over the reins from former Gov. Frank Murkowski.

Regarding Colberg's qualifications
Perhaps Ms. Lilja (Dec. 19 Juneau Empire) should review some of the past high profile attorney generals the state has had. Many disasters come to my mind, but Charlie Cole should top anyone's list.

Does Morris have a secret agenda?
The Juneau Empire's recent character assassination of John MacKinnon has done irreparable damage to a longtime community advocate. This community trusted MacKinnon enough to elect him four times to the city Assembly.

Photo: Christmas surprise
Katherine Fritsch, right, and her twin sister, Meredith, 4, examine the books and candy canes they received from Santa during a children's Christmas party Saturday at the Auke Bay Fire Station.

Correction

Second Chances
Anyone can be redeemed, anyone can be saved. God will meet you wherever you are, even if you are in a cage.

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

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

Jeffrey Allan Huber
Anchorage and former Juneau resident Jeffrey "Jeff" Allan Huber, 51, died Dec. 15, 2006, at Red Dog Mine in Northwest Alaska, where he was employed.

Toe Toon

Ketchikan remembers a pioneering journalist
As we all enjoy the warmth and message of the Christmas season, we often think fondly of past seasons, friends and family no longer with us. At the Ketchikan Daily News, we remember Paul S. (Bud) Charles, the newspaper's former editor and publisher.

Alaska editorial: Governor deserves kudos for decision to sell Murkowski's jet
Talk about a short takeoff. After a little more than a year, the path of former Gov. Frank Murkowski's jet is in a nosedive, thanks to the common sense of Gov. Sarah Palin.

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

Perseverance Trail gets blasted
Though the Perseverance/Granite Creek Trail area is considered a poor area to cross-country ski because of its steep dropoffs and hazardous, ever-changing snow conditions, a few do use the trail recreationally in the winter. That won't be an option this winter, as the trail is closed for blasting.

For Crow Point area hikers, signs of change are all around
The trail to Crow Point and the beach south of Eagle River run partly through private property, but the public has access to many parts of the area except those near a Boy Scout camp.

UAF project uses radar to look at surface water movement
High-frequency radar signals beaming from new radar stations at Nanwalek and Anchor Point began bouncing off waves on lower Cook Inlet recently as part of an effort by the University of Alaska Fairbanks to map surface currents over a 1,350-square-mile area between the mouth of Kachemak Bay and Augustine Island.

NOAA photographers place in national contest
Photographers from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries offices in Juneau made a strong showing in a national photographic contest marking the 200th Anniversary of the NOAA.

Outsiders: Brook L. Riley
Outsiders is a weekly profile in the Juneau Empire's Outdoors section.

JDHS salvages a series split
The Juneau-Douglas High School hockey team showed its resiliency on Saturday with a 5-0 victory over Susitna Valley at Treadwell Arena.

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: Not just dreaming
A cyclist wearing a Santa hat pedals through the snow with Christmas shoppers Wednesday in Anchorage. A winter storm recently dumped plenty of white stuff in Southcentral Alaska.

Gov. Palin meets with transition volunteers
Gov. Sarah Palin has received an in-depth report on statewide issues from teams of volunteers helping her take over the reins from former Gov. Frank Murkowski.

Alaska Digest
The Army on Friday released the name of an Alaska-based paratrooper who was killed this week in Iraq.

'Papa Pilgrim' to plead no contest
The man known as "Papa Pilgrim" who waged a high-profile fight against the National Park Service to get access to his land inside Wrangell-St. Elias National Park is expected to plead no contest to charges that include incest.

Reduced federal funds affect roads
Alaska is still getting a significant amount of federal money for transportation projects around the state, but less and less of it is available for construction or rehabilitation of major highways and roads, according to officials with the state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.

Report: Big issues loom over Alaska
State environmental regulators are facing increasing costs and shrinking federal funding and a fund set up to help prevent oil spills could be unsustainable by 2009, according to a report by a transition team for Gov. Sarah Palin.

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