Monday, February 20, 2006

Active approach

What's your ultimate career goal?

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.

Common bond

Planned Parenthood will increase teen sex
The title question of the article on Feb. 15, "Clinic to spur teen sex or curb abortion?" is an easy question to answer: both.

Promiscuity: You do the arithmetic
This is in regard to Wednesday's front page news article about whether Planned Parenthood promotes promiscuity or not. I believe it does and this is why.

Substitute teacher pay hike overdue
The School Board's plans to increase substitute teacher pay are long overdue.

Deliberate omission
Plagiarism is a serious matter, and Mark Aase was right to bring it to the attention of the public (Empire, Feb. 16).

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.

The diminishing of our institutions
Ordinarily, I disagree with everything Rep. Bob Lynn has to say.

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.

A lot of ideas, not much cash
City officials have big plans for the Douglas Harbor area, but only so much money.

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.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

Photo: Puttin' on the art
Model Dawn Pisel-Davis wears artist David Walker's latest creation, "Wood, Wire and Fire," as she leaves the stage with other performers during the finale strut at Saturday's Sixth Annual Wearable Art Extravaganza in Centennial Hall.

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.

Art: One size fits all
The David Walker dynasty continues. The North Douglas wood artist's latest creation, "Wood, Wire and Fire," was voted best out of 29 entrants Saturday night at the Sixth Annual Wearable Arts Extravaganza at Centennial Hall.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

Bringing passion to the pitch
He originally thought it was a joke. Moctar Diouf, the 30-year-old soccer coach of the Under-14 Juneau Jambaars, returned from a trip to Maryland in mid-December to find a message on his phone from someone claiming to be from United States Youth Soccer.

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

JDHS girls box scores

Bears' JV takes one from Sitka
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball junior varsity and C teams got a weekend full of stiff competition from visiting Sitka.

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.

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.

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.

Champion musher finds donor
Four-time Iditarod winner Susan Butcher has found a bone marrow donor, her husband said.

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.

Probe breaks up mail-fraud ring
Investigators have arrested 10 members of a group of thieves who stole checks and credit cards from hundreds of mailboxes in the Fairbanks area.

Nine fined for selling alcohol without state training
Alaska State Troopers have ticketed nine people in the western Interior for selling booze without training required by the state.

Thousands swarm to state's largest church
The setting is Dimond High's gym on a recent Sunday. Some 2,500 people will gather here to attend three church services. The congregation is ChangePoint, the largest church in the state.

Legislator flays Wash. over ANWR
The debate over opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling could cost Washington its ferry service to Alaska.

Photo: Last Rites
Michael Machulsky, a member of the American Legion post in Kodiak, commits the ashes of Don Gajtkowski to the ocean last week off Kodiak.

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.

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

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Photo: Grizzly business
From left, John and Bernie Folz, Victoria Walsh, Earl Bragg and Bob Folz, center right, look over a brown-bear hide held up by auctioneer Aron Alleva during the Alaska State Fish and Game horn and hide auction Sunday in Anchorage.

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