Sunday, February 19, 2006

Common bond

Active approach

Center stage
Nailing a job interview is about more than just listing past accomplishments and experience. In today's job market, you need to wow the interviewer with equal parts grace and charm, or as some like to put it, with showmanship. According to Alan Fox, a marketing and public relations professional, it's not only possible but also advantageous to use secret tricks of the show business trade in a job interview to land the job.

What's your ultimate career goal?

A clinical misnomer
I can see why any discussion about Planned Parenthood always turns to abortion. It is their primary goal. It is their big money maker. It has already been stated in the Juneau Empire that Planned Parenthood would get an abortionist for the Planned Parenthood Clinic. So, the name "Planned Parenthood" is a misnomer. It is an unsuitable term. It doesn't help parenthood - rather it destroys it. It's not family friendly or teen friendly. It does not have the best interests of any person at heart. It is not a health care organization.

Get it right, punk
Perhaps Mr. Keeker needs a history of punk rock lesson, because his quote "Two albums, 'Telephone Free Landslide Victory' and 'Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart,' are lauded as two of the best punk records of the mid-1980s," reflects that his knowledge of punk rock is not up to snuff.

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

State bureaucrats shoot for fun
Somewhere out in the Wild West Mendenhall Valley, scores are settled with a shotgun and an ability to blow an orange clay pigeon to bits.

Wonder on the runway
Former Juneau resident Susan Braley laughs with her friends, Kerry Howard, Carin Smolin, Justine Muench and Mary Siroky, before rehearsal Saturday for the Wearable Arts Extravaganza.

Traffic, time stop to film scene for civil rights documentary
Elizabeth Peratrovich's walk up the Capitol steps in Juneau more than 60 years ago was important enough for Diane Benson to follow in her footsteps Friday.

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

Balsa bridge workshop gives kids look at engineering
While there has been much talk in recent months of building bridges to nowhere in Alaska, some engineers are busy building bridges to the future.

Glen Ralph Craig
Former Juneau resident Glen Ralph Craig died Feb. 14, in Fallon, Nev., in his sleep after a brief illness.

Frances A. Bodin
Juneau resident Frances A. Bodin, 82, died Feb. 10 at the University of Washington Hospital in Seattle, after a short illness.

Alaska's drug-crime link needs legislative attention
Ketchikan has been Alaska's First City since the Days of '98. It was the first point travelers to Alaska landed on their way north. Many stayed, prospected, logged, fished, trapped or waited on those who did. However, since they put holding tanks on aircraft, many take direct flights north from the Lower 48.

Empire editorial: Dredging up a costly, but convenient idea
It's a fanciful idea, and rather a nice one: Dig up the northern end of Gastineau Channel so pleasure craft and fishing boats alike can get from downtown Juneau to Auke Bay and beyond without circumnavigating Douglas Island.

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

It's all about the shoes
The coach of a snowshoe team headed to the Arctic Winter Games next month says there is more than just competition at stake for the eight teens representing the state.

On the Trails: Kingfishers, Dollies, crows can be found on Fish Creek Trail
The Fish Creek Trail runs from the north side of the bridge on the Eaglecrest Road down to the North Douglas Highway and continues on the south side of the highway bridge to the north entrance of Gastineau Channel.

Tompkins tabbed for Turin
Juneau resident and monoskier Joe Tompkins was named to the U.S. Paralympic Alpine Ski team Friday.

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.

Bears' defense hounds Wolves as JDHS wins
It was only fitting that on senior night, the Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team won against Sitka by showing a veteran's poise under pressure.

Taunton defeats Gregoire in Friday's main event
Johnny "The Cobra" Taunton of Anchorage used his ring savvy and boxing skills to win the Roughhouse Friday main event at Marlintini's Lounge.

JDHS girls box scores

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Court looks at issue of police frisks
The Alaska Supreme Court is reviewing a four-year-old Fairbanks case to decide when it is appropriate for police to frisk people.

Wal-Mart signs on for eco-friendly fish, with some loopholes
The Alaska fishing industry has been abuzz since last month, when Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, announced it would buy a significant portion of its wild-caught seafood from eco-friendly suppliers.

Measure bans booze for lifetime
One man working to give judges the authority to sentence people to a life of sobriety said he knows his proposal won't go quietly through the system.

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