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Sunday, June 4, 2006

Is cosmetology school for you?
Hayes Batson, president and CEO of Regency Beauty Institute, has five areas to consider before deciding on a cosmetology school:

Face value
They're revered, almost adored - thought of as a girl's best friend when a girl's best friends desert her. In some cases, they're nearly as famous as their celebrity clientele, others are invited to weddings and even named as godparents to children of clients.

Table talk
Lunch interviews are great for the interviewer in that he or she gets to see a prospective employee in an everyday setting. Lunch interviewers can, however. pose their own set of unique challenges to the interviewee. But that's no reason to shy away from a job discussion over a Caesar salad. In fact, for many, it's a welcome alternative to the stuffy setting of a corporate office.

Organization's focus on contraception
Planned Parenthood is about contraception, not abortion. Contraception curtails the issue of abortion. The organization was developed to assist women, who tend to be the ones responsible for child rearing, options as it pertains to having or not having children.

Objection from former Haines resident
After reading many of the letters to the editor about why we should or should not have the road, I read with interest Tim Whiting's letter trying to make the point that Skagway was "somewhere."

Celebration 2006 Photo: Dressed for success

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

Correction

Old meets new at Celebration
Geraldine Nelson stood under the eaves at Centennial Hall to avoid the rain as Saturday morning's Celebration parade went by, but it wasn't just the precipitation threatening to her moisten her cheeks last week.

Celebration 2006 Photo: Sharing the moment

Company proposes hydroelectric project for Berners Bay
A utility has resurrected an old plan to supply the Kensington gold mine with hydroelectric power from Berners Bay.

Celebration 2006 Photo: Has wheels and floats
Has wheels and floats: Mike Chilton dances alongside a racing canoe during Saturday's parade. michael penn / juneau empire

Different paths, same end at JDHS
Although the destination is the same, the paths students have walked toward graduation day are all unique.

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

Celebration 2006 Photo: Loud and clear

Alyeska locks its doors
Alyeska Central School employees were told to pack their bags and leave in a matter of hours Friday before new locks were put on the doors to keep them out.

Celebration 2006 Photo: Mass gathering

Angoon residents take first and third place in seaweed contest
The best-tasting seaweed at this Celebration came from an Angoon man.

Photo: Naming ceremony
Members of the Juneau Tlingit Dancers perform during a naming ceremony Friday for the former Auke Tribe Building, now owned by the Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority.

Mildred 'Millie' Wagner Monson
Longtime Alaska resident Mildred "Millie" Wagner Monson, 85, died Nov. 30, 2005, in Anchorage.

William 'Bill' Robert Weir
Longtime Douglas resident William "Bill" Robert Weir, 84, died in his sleep May 18, 2006, from complications of a stroke, initially occurring on Oct. 30, 2005.

Empire editorial: Funding valley school's cost increase is an unfortunate necessity
Opponents of a second high school may be muttering "I told you so."

Outside editorial: One more fishy policy
You'd think the Bush administration would have learned its lesson with James Hansen and global warming.

ADN should seek something positive
Alaska's largest newspaper, the Anchorage Daily News, is consistent. It is opposed to the natural gas pipeline from Alaska to the Lower 48. The headline in Wednesday's ADN says it all: "Gas line pipe dream a risky one."

Outsiders: Jill Ramiel
Outsiders is a weekly profile in the Juneau Empire's Outdoors section.

Out&About
Today: Multigun Shoot, 9 a.m., Hank Harmon Rifle Range.

The mountain has its own ideas
Several weeks ago I wrote of my anticipation of fulfilling a childhood dream to climb one of Alaska's highest peaks - Mount Fairweather.

Alaska's fairway to heaven
Stepping over moose tracks, listening to eagle wings and watching bears catch salmon are not usually amenities included in greens fees.

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.

Ketchikan finishes second in tourney
The Ketchikan High School softball team finished second in the state Saturday at Cartee Fields after falling to Homer 7-2 in the Alaska State Small School Softball Tournament.

Eagle River dethrones JDHS
Emotionally spent and physically drained, the Juneau-Douglas High School softball team watched Eagle River accept the Alaska State Large School championship after Saturday's 4-2 loss.

Alaska Digest
Rescuers repeatedly flew over a cloud-veiled mountain in the Alaska Range Saturday in search of two experienced climbers considered overdue.

This Day in History
In Alaska and the nation

Senate approves judiciary for gas contract challenges
The state Senate approved a measure Saturday that would make the Alaska Supreme Court the first court of review if legal challenges are brought against a natural gas contract.

Cuts spur layoffs at Fort Greely
Army budget cuts have prompted the layoffs of at least 50 civilian contract workers at Fort Greely and another 160 positions are threatened.

Exxon, BP ask judge to toss antitrust lawsuit on gas pipeline
Attorneys for Exxon Mobil Corp. and BP PLC on Friday asked a federal judge to toss an antitrust lawsuit alleging the companies are refusing to sell their natural gas to an Alaska pipeline project other than their own.

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