Help wanted
The acquisition of Healthcare Administration Technologies (a key player in exchanging medical claims) by the PNC Financial Services Group will have an immense impact on health care transactions, according to

Coping methods
John Evanovich, a Boston-area psychiatrist who deals with workplace stress, says today's nurses must address the potential for stress within their working environment.

Knowledge and care
Providing quality patient care, maintaining accurate records and effectively communicating with patients and their loved ones are all in a day's work for a registered nurse.

Culture club
Researching prospective employers is one of the most important things you can do during a job search. "I've found that an organization's culture is the most important thing to learn," says Dennis S. Reina, co-author of "Trust and Betrayal in the Workplace" (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, $16.95).

Gas is not stranded
The current media coverage and legislative debate on oil taxation and a secret gas pipeline contract with the three major oil producers ignore the fundamental question that needs answering before we make any gas pipeline deal: "Is Alaska's Gas Stranded?"

The road is the inconvenience
Let me get this straight. The whole point of building a road to Juneau is so travelers won't be "inconvenienced" by the ferry. But with the state's latest quarter-of-a-billion-dollar proposal, travelers will still have to take a ferry to reach the capital. Not to mention it will actually take longer to reach Juneau with the state's complicated road-shuttle ferry plan than it would hopping on the fast ferry. Or that this insanity will cost the state more in the long run than improving the existing ferry system and be less safe.

Get the facts on the road straight
While Kevin Hood has every right to express his opposition to the Juneau Access project, I am afraid he is relying on a lot of false information to form his dissent. I would encourage him to take the time to read the Final Environmental Impact Statement for a better source.

Midlife degree for Brazilian
Rosa Carvalho has come a long way to walk across the stage and receive a college diploma this afternoon.

Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

Photo: Never forgotten
Jennifer Nebert, with her son, Derick, and daughter, Ericka, listens in the rain to speakers during the annual Blessing of the Fleet held Saturday morning at the Alaska Commercial Fishermen's Memorial downtown.

Photo: A tree grows in Juneau
Jeff Barnard and Terry Laskey of the Juneau Urban Forestry Partnership plant one of three sergeant cherry trees below Calhoun Street downtown for Arbor Day on Saturday.

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

Student overcomes tough life
Heather Eastaugh knows what it takes to flourish in adverse conditions.

District hazy on rights
Although Joseph Frederick no longer resides in Juneau, the infamy for displaying a controversial banner in the capital city lives on.

Pomp and Circumstance
A new era begins at the University of Alaska Southeast today.

My Turn: Cutting boat exemption would be bad for Gustavus
I am writing this because I am concerned about the National Park Service proposal to end the exemption for vessels based in Bartlett Cove to come and go without a permit.

Cartoon by Toe

Editorial: A silly banner and a stupid court appeal
W hat is the Juneau School Board smoking? Whatever it is, its side effects seem to be paranoia, forgetfulness and an un-American hunger for control.

My Turn: Management or malpractice?
T he U.S. Forest Service sets the bar high on everyone except itself.

Men Without Salmon
There he was, this man, this simple man, on the sands of the beach, his beach, which, that he thought, was not unlike the cruel and yet glorious beach at Normandy a lifetime ago for both had seen death, blood and viscera sacrificed by those creatures who face a greater calling than mere mortality.

The Lund Also Rises
It had been a very long way from the wire-back chairs of the little bistro on Rue Bouillabaisse in the old French quarter of Paris and the eager American girls cradling tiny cups of espresso between their sarcastic breasts.

Out & About is a listing of recreational activities.

The Middle Aged Man and the Sea
He was a middle-aged state worker who fished alone in the early mornings before work, and the evenings after, and anytime he could, and he had gone one thousand two hundred and sixty seven rod hours without a strike.

Bad hemingways land rotten lunkers
For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can. - Ernest Hemingway.

Outsiders: Cherith Whiteman
Juneau's outdoor lives

Mary Willson On the Trails
From the end of the North Douglas Highway, this flat and easy trail goes under a new power line to the creek and follows the creek upstream for about a mile.

Janes remembered for outdoors contributions
High tea high above most of Juneau seemed a fittingly civilized way to celebrate the life of Willette Patricia Janes on Friday.

Juneau-Douglas remains hot with win over Wasilla
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team won its third straight game Friday and maintained its unbeaten record.

Warriors shut out the visiting Crimson Bears in boys soccer
The trip to the Kenai Peninsula and Mat-Su valleys for the Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team ended Friday and probably not soon enough for the team.

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.

Saturday at Kodiak High School

Juneau-Douglas tops Ketchikan
The Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team finished up the first of three four-game sets with Southeast Conference rivals Sitka and Ketchikan on Saturday.

Bears' track teams take 2nd at Kodiak
Although the Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls track and field teams both finished second in a tri-meet Saturday at Kodiak High School, both squads look ready for the upcoming regional meet.

Frostbike Informal Time Trial results
Friday, False Outer Point 10.2 mile course

Legislative roundup
Bills signed and voted on last week.

Alaska Digest
A local business plans to bring arena football to Anchorage by next spring.

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

Oil tax goes to House floor
House Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, hopes lawmakers have done their homework - today is the big day.

House OKs drug bill
Five legislators changing their votes were more than enough to reverse the House's previous rejection of a bill that aims to recriminalize marijuana possession and curb purchases of ingredients used in cooking methamphetamine.

Judge orders governor to release oil contract
A Juneau judge ruled Friday that the governor must release the natural gas contract his administration has kept from the public eye for several months.

Fishing fleet sets out with blessing
With hope for the future and tears for the past, people found Saturday's drizzle fitting weather for the annual blessing of the fleet at the Alaska Commercial Fishermen's Memorial.

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