Sunday, January 22, 2006

Truth or dare

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Only a test
Most employees can clearly recall the unsettling feelings of the interview process - frantically sending resumes and cover letters, nervously enduring interviews with a multitude of executives, followed by nerve-wracking weeks of waiting for a definitive answer.

Crossing enemy lines
It's not uncommon to leave one job for another and to find yourself working for a competitor. If this happens, it's important to approach the situation with care so as not to cause problems with your current or former employer.

DUI, not DWI
As the sponsor of the nation's toughest drunk driving law (House Bill 4, effective date July 1, 2002) and the .08 blood alcohol level content law (House Bill 32, effective date Sept. 1, 2001), I would point out that the acronym "DWI" (driving while intoxicated) was intentionally changed by the legislature to "DUI" (driving under the influence). Your article in the Jan. 16 Juneau Empire, "Car hits, destroys vintage plane: Man is charged with driving while intoxicated," used the older term that does not reflect current Alaska law.

Not 'weird' to tell the real story
A few decades ago Juneau came right to the edge of losing its capital city status to a patch of wilderness on the Parks Highway.

How could we?
Some city services are truly good value; the speed with which our streets are cleared after a snowstorm for example, or how quickly wind-toppled trees are removed from roads.

Seminar warns of meth wave
Southeast Alaska has become a new theater in the war on drugs in recent years, forcing local and state law enforcement to fight a growing insurgency.

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

City, police union stick to their guns on pay, shift issues
The inability of the city of Juneau and its police union to compromise on pay issues has resulted in two grievance hearings this month.

Is Kensington waste toxic?
Skeptics in Juneau and elsewhere have begun airing their doubts about the longtime claim that Kensington Mine waste will be nontoxic.

Crystal clear
A trio of snowflakes clings to a car window Thursday in Kenai. The area received a light dusting of snow during the day.

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

Jumping for health
Sean Strauss jumps rope up Seward Street on Friday as part of an exercise program.

Jennifer Kay Griffin
Juneau resident Jennifer Kay Griffin, 35, died Jan. 16 peacefully in the company of her family at her sister's home in Colorado Springs, Colo., after fighting breast cancer for more than four years

Victor Lee Walker
Juneau resident Victor Walker died Jan. 18, 2006, of natural causes in Juneau.

Empire Editorial: A joyful day for Juneau
Today Juneau gets a rare opportunity to unite on a cause related to the war in Iraq and to put off the passionate debate that has reverberated across town and on this page since the 2003 invasion. Our soldiers are coming home.

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

Plant invaders
A Kodiak legislator wants to make it illegal to traffic in two of Alaska's most noxious weeds.

Houston proves too much for Juneau
Houston High School used its superior speed and hockey savvy to earn a weekend sweep of Juneau-Douglas High School on Friday and Saturday.

Crimson Bears take care of the Lady Kings
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team swept the Ketchikan Lady Kings in two games over the weekend.

JDHS boys sweep Sitka
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team opened Southeast Conference play with two wins over host Sitka.

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.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Plaintiffs: Offering gay benefits easy
The state's request for more time to offer benefits to gay partners of public workers conflicts with a landmark Alaska Supreme Court ruling ordering the benefits, the American Civil Liberties Union said.

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