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Monday, December 25, 2006

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.

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.

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.

A hope for future UAS students
Requesting anything from University of Alaska Southeast administration is like pulling teeth.

Put shareholder issue back on the table
I agree with Darlene Phillip's letter of Dec. 20.

Appalled by governor's stance on benefits
Wow, I can't believe how narrow minded our new governor is.

Empire conspired to block MacKinnon from top DOT job
The recent letters relevant to the Empire's thrashing of John MacKinnon are spot on.

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.

Sport charter is as commercial as it gets
I would like to point out that the sport charter group is as commercial as you can get.

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.

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

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

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

Records reveal details leading to indictment
In 2004, a privately owned Texas prison firm had a problem in Alaska.

Correction

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

State rejected private prisons
Federal prosecutors allege state Rep. Tom Anderson, R-Anchorage had his hand out looking for bribes. Some who follow the private prisons industry say it's a fairly good place to look.

Photo: Pole shark
Duane Bosch works on a ten-foot totem pole Saturday at the Mendenhall Mall. Bosch, of Hoonah, is partnering with Doug Chilton on the pole, which depicts an eagle and a shark.

Christmas bells ring out for those in need
Their almost as much a part of Christmas as elves, reindeer and the old fat guy. When Christmas comes a'knocking, they come a'ringing - armed with a bell, a bucket and a smile.

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.

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.

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.

Alaska editorial: Raise the dropout age
Should Alaska raise the mandatory school dropout age from 16 to 18? Probably, but the issue is not as clear-cut as it may seem.

My turn: Work on Magnuson-Stevens Act is not over
M r. Dave Benton, in his Dec. 13 My Turn, characterized the Alaska pollock fishery as an example of how the Magnuson-Stevens Act "Americanized" the 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zone.

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.

Toe Toon

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Rural Alaska grapples with erosion
Perhaps the plight of rural Alaska can be summed up in the story of the beaver.

'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.

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

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

Alaska Digest
Unemployment rate increases slightly, Federal Subsistence Board to meet, Woman charged in hit-and-run death,Galena eyes buildings for school expansion, Anchorage gym folds without warning & State to pay for Kenai judge's defense

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.

Pardon lets company off the hook
A company convicted of criminally negligent homicide in the death of one of its workers killed in an avalanche in 1999 was pardoned by former Gov. Frank Murkowski just days before leaving office.

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.

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.

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

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