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On Writing: Paragraphs

...But long paragraphs like that in a newspaper are like waking up sniffing your spouse's toes.So I began deliberately shortening my paragraphs so they appeared more inviting. And in the process, I find that my approach to paragraphs becomes more flexible...
This problem solver finds innovative use for bad shortening

...a novel use for 57 cases of bad shortening when the U.S. Department of Agriculture...this case, the USDA recalled the shortening after rust spots were found on the inside covers of some cans of the shortening and it was deemed unfit for human...
On the Trails: Highbush cranberries

Autumn in Juneau can be a bit difficult-shortening days, lots of rain (in my neighborhood, there has been much more than the official numbers - flowers on my deck actually got...
Survey: 90-day sessions causing many 'problems'

Alaska's voters in 2006 narrowly approved shortening legislative sessions from the constitutionally mandated 120-day...amending the constitution. Instead, they passed a law shortening the session length through the initiative process. Contact...
Photo: Dwindling shadows

A pedestrian casts a long shadow on the downtown harbor dock Monday. Those shadows will be shortening quickly as the daylight hours are now increasing by nearly five minutes a day.
FDA tells food industry to phase out trans fats

...hydrogenated oils.Once a staple of the American diet - think shortening and microwave popcorn - most artificial trans fats are already...creamers, frozen pizza, refrigerated dough, vegetable shortenings and stick margarines.To phase the fats out, the FDA made...
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My turn: Cut back on electricity use to save money, community

...lot more serious than a matter of turning off lights and putting up a clothesline, and a lot more serious than the city's shortening library hours and shutting down an escalator. The brutal fact is that Alaska Electric Light & Power Co.'s fuel bill is...

...get his hands on the money via various electronic bank transfer systems.He has several overlapping problems: Tourists are shortening or cancelling their trips to Greece, and, a substantial number of Greeks concerned about their own finances (and particularly...
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Juneau school board approves charter school through 2026

...small school will have more funding per pupil than a large school will. Having raised so many questions, Story suggested shortening the charter.Other board members pulled back from making changes to the proposed motion to approve the charter for 10 years...
Obama visits prison to call for a fairer justice system

...Thursday calling for changes that in part would give nonviolent drug offenders a better chance at rebuilding their lives.From shortening the prison sentences of nearly four-dozen non-violent drug offenders to advocating the reduction, or outright elimination...
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