Monday, January 23, 2006

Truth or dare

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.

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.

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Four ounces for the governor
SB74 would increase penalties for small amounts of cannabis and make four ounces a felony.

Palin brings ethics to race
I am so thankful Sarah Palin is running for governor of our great state.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Crowd of 300 greets Guard
With the Civil Air Patrol and a group of Boy Scouts carving a narrow gantlet through the packed terminal entrance Sunday morning at Juneau International Airport, Spec. Caleb Irwin emerged from the arrival gate at 10:25 a.m.

Youth get platform, problems to resolve
Young Alaskans got a taste last week of the brain-busting work that goes into drafting a state constitution.

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.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

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

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.

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

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

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

My Turn: Daily News, Voice of the Times relationship stifles gas-line views
If all you had to gauge the opinion of Alaskans regarding natural gas development and gas line construction was the Anchorage Daily News and the Voice of the Times...

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.

Alaska editorial: Hold back checks until absentees return home
More than 18,000 Permanent Fund dividend applicants claim an allowable out-of-state absence when they apply for the annual share-the-oil-wealth payment.

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.

JDHS girls basketball box scores
from this weekend

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.

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

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.

Ketchikan girls down JDHS girls junior varsity
The Ketchikan High School girls varsity basketball team downed the Juneau-Douglas junior varisty 44-39 on Saturday.

No snow, no problem for Juneau Ski Club
A lack of local snow hasn't stopped the Juneau Ski Club from hitting the slopes. The athletes recently completed a second trip to Mt. Sima in Whitehorse to do some training for the upcoming ski season.

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

What's next for Alaskans tested as donors for Butcher?
Last month, a record 1,147 people throughout Alaska had their blood drawn in hopes of adding their name to the national bone marrow registry.

Photo: Memorial service
Henry Hodge looks at flowers, cards and photos following a memorial service Saturday for Alaska Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer Chester Troxel at the Anchorage Baptist Temple in Anchorage.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Red Cross 'moms' dole out their TLC
Army Spc. Derek Reese is running two miles a day, building his strength and endurance after receiving a serious leg wound in Iraq. The 25-year-old hopes to rejoin his unit in Iraq next month.

Photo: Cool herald
An angel carved from ice stands about 8 feet tall Thursday outside a church in Kenai.

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.

Alaska communities adjust to reality of crab rationalization
Residents of small Alaska fishing communities are dealing with the hard economic realities that have come with the first wave of federal crab rationalization.

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

Federal airport security costs high in Alaska
Per-person recruiting costs for federal airport screeners hired in Alaska were among the highest in the nation, a recent report said.

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