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Sunday, February 4, 2007

Win the fair game
In any job search, the personal touch still counts. While many job seekers these days start their search online, many opportunities can still be found at a traditional career fair, which often feature hundreds of employers eager to land top candidates.

Walk it off
Looking for a way to burn some calories and ease a little stress? Fitness consultant Todd Whitemore suggests a lunchtime walk.

Art attack
Resume expert Sarah Richardson notices a disturbing trend in resumes lately: images.

New KTOO format
So I have been listening to the new format on the three FM stations operated by KTOO and all I can say is, "Wow!" Talk about a major upgrade in quality and programming.

Pass the minimum wage increase
I am asking our members of Congress to raise the minimum wage by $2.10 an hour with no strings attached and no more business tax breaks.

Photo: Jump-starting the arts
Taylor Beardslee, 8, paints on one of three large mural projects Saturday during the Community Arts Celebration at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School.

Around Town
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events. To be included, notices should be dropped off at 3100 Channel Drive.

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

Legislative roundup

Raised on Rock
It's late afternoon at Juneau-Douglas High School. In front of Richard Moore's class, a student dressed in black finishes playing part of a heavy metal song on an electric guitar.

Agreement could send more fresh fish to Asia
A nonprofit group in Anchorage and the owners of a Chinese free-trade zone have signed an agreement that may broaden market opportunities for Alaska seafood.

Man guilty of sexual abuse sentenced to 25 years
A Juneau man found guilty of molesting a 9-year-old girl was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison.

Kip Dali
Former Juneau resident Kip Reginald Dali, 52, died Jan. 31, 2007, due to heart failure.

Jada Sievenpiper-Booth
Jada Faith BrendaLynn Sievenpiper-Booth died Jan. 15, 2007, at Providence Hospital in Anchorage. She was 15 days old.

Empire editorial: Tough work begins for new governor
For Gov. Sarah Palin, the tough part is just beginning.

Outside commentary: Bush jumps the shark
President Bush's decision to send additional troops to Iraq has puzzled many pundits. Is the president stubborn, isolated, out of touch with reality? While all three might be true, there is another explanation.

Toe Toon

Outside commentary: How to really help low-wage workers
If the House and Senate are able to agree on a minimum-wage hike and the president signs the bill, some may say we will have done enough to help low-income workers.

Outside editorial: That didn't take long
The following editorial first appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer: Sen. Joseph Biden Jr., D-Del., while very knowledgeable on foreign policy, has a lot to learn about diplomacy.

Panned out
t's deceptively simple. Just scoop up a panful of gravel, and slosh it around in the water. The more you slosh, the better, as the heaviest material in the pan - gold, if you're lucky - will settle to the bottom.

Outsiders: Melissa Fritch
Outsiders is a weekly profile the Outdoors section.

A how-to guide on gold panning
Skilled gold panners used 14-inch metal pans, but recreational panners often use 10-inch plastic pans with ridges to help separate material.

Beaver engineering makes a difference
Some organisms physically modify the landscape they occupy; they are often called "ecosystem engineers."

Out & About
Out & About is a listing of recreational activities. To have your group included, notices should be dropped off at 3100 Channel Drive.

JDHS girls upset Wasilla Warriors

Barry takes second at State
Five minutes and 35 seconds in to the Alaska State Wrestling Championships 152-pound final Saturday, Juneau-Douglas High School senior Matt Barry led Dimond's Zach Shelley 5-3. He appeared to be en route to a state title.

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.

JDHS splits season finale
The Crimson Bears capped off the 2006-2007 season with a 7-5 win in front a big, rowdy home crowd of over 300 screaming fans.

Bears 'hot' in Fairbanks
By COURTNEY NELSON

Alyeska looks for missing pig piece
Operators of the trans-Alaska pipeline hope a scraping device will push out a 20-inch diameter piece of metal that's been missing in the pipeline since December.

'Guide' sentenced for duping sportsmen
A Nikiski man who misrepresented himself as an accomplished hunting and fishing guide and defrauded sportsmen was sentenced to two years in prison.

Alaska Digest
The boards that oversee fisheries and wildlife in Alaska have recommended that Gov. Sarah Palin appoint Denby Lloyd as Fish and Game Department commissioner.

Court orders jail time for polluter
A man convicted of paying to improperly dispose of waste oil and chemicals will spend time in jail.

Lawyer: Governor may remove university regent
Gov. Sarah Palin has the legal power to remove a member of the University of Alaska Board of Regents who was indicted by a grand jury for allegedly misusing government grants, according to a lawyer who advises lawmakers.

Alaska Air joins in $5 fare jump
Delta Air Lines Inc. raised domestic air fares by $5 each way late Thursday, and American Airlines, the nation's largest carrier, matched the increase on Friday. So did smaller Alaska Air Group and Midwest Airlines, according to Neil Bainton of FareCompare.

In apprenticeship fair, students try a variety of vocational skills
Diesel repair, fiber-optic cable installment and wall finishing - not your usual course work for a middle school student in Juneau. On Friday, however, the youths learned a little about vocational technology.

This Day in History
This day in history in Alaska, the Nation, and the World.

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