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Monday, August 29, 2005

Cashing in Young workers - income isn't only way to measure success
Sure, you want to earn a fair salary, but if that's all you're interested in - and it comes across to those considering hiring you - you may be in for an extended job search.

Happy face
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'What's more important - money or job satisfaction?'

Money for now, money for later
While saving for retirement early is certainly a great way to start out your career, many twenty-somethings find the idea of directing their hard-earned cash into a 401(k) a bit worthless. But putting a percentage of your paycheck into a retirement fund can be a worthwhile investment, experts say. It's just a matter of looking at the big picture.

Retirement contributions defined
Among the many benefits of regularly contributing to a retirement fund, getting a tax break is a definite perk.

School blues

Support Glory Hole
I've lived in Sitka most of my life and wish we had a place like the Glory Hole to share with the less fortunate neighbors we have.

Outside lies
With regard to your policy of reprinting "Outside" editorials, I have to ask if anyone on your staff reads these editorials with any concern for the accuracy of the information some of them pretend to offer.

Asbestos isn't safe
I read your recent news article in which Rorie Watt of the city of Juneau asserted that there was no problem with asbestos from Stabler's Quarry.

For freedom, not oil
Whatever you do, don't compare Iraq to past dictatorships and monarchies of countries that have completely turned around.

Roundabout moves traffic - and opinions
The Douglas Bridge roundabout is fully operational.

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

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

AroundTown
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

Phot: 'tis the season
Lisa Weber and Ted Bradley pick blueberries Sunday afternoon on the slopes of Eaglecrest.

Students move into UAS dorms
Rekann Keppinger arrived in Juneau for the first time on Saturday morning to embark on a new chapter in life.

Southeast Catholics journey to World Youth Day
A group of 17 Southeast Alaska teenagers, young adults and a pastor journeyed on a two-week pilgrimage to Europe for the first World Youth Day gathering since the new pope was elected.

Panel set to start design of a quarter for Alaska
The 11-member Alaska Commemorative Coin Commission hopes to begin the public process of designing the first Alaska quarter sometime in January.

Photo: Sunshine bonus
Warm temperatures and five ships with a capacity of more than 10,000 made for a busy day Sunday on South Franklin Street.

Purse seiners see cause for some optimism
Southeast Alaska's purse seine fishery may hit a significant turning point in 2005. A vote expected late this year by the 400-plus permit holders in the fleet could shrink the size of the already reduced fleet to as low as 180 boats.

Enrollment is higher than expected for Juneau schools
Enrollment in Juneau schools this year is slightly higher than originally projected, which administrators say indicates financial stability.

Photo: Muscular-dystrophy fighter
Capital Fire and Rescue firefighter Charlie Blattner works to drum up some cash Saturday at the Mendenhall Mall. Money raised will go to help children with muscular dystrophy.

Anti-roaders ignore facts
In her Aug. 18 opinion piece, Ms. Emily Ferry once again displays her penchant for isolating chosen facts and figures about the Juneau Access preferred alternative to misrepresent the truth.

The housing crisis: Are we now an elitist community?
Where do I start? Crow Hill condos - 768 square feet, two bedrooms, one bath and 25 years old - are now selling for about $150,000. They were selling for about $90,000 just one year ago.

Alaska editorial:Prison labor for Alaska
Chalk one up to creative thinking. The state Department of Corrections has announced a plan to partner with private companies to utilize cheap prison labor and prison space for commercial purposes at three prisons in the state, including Wildwood Correctional Center in Kenai.

Fish and Game says coho catch rate is better than average
The catch rates for cohos are slightly above average in saltwater for this time of year, according to Alaska Department of Fish and Game surveys.

Elvish Delight
The fun of mushroom hunting is far more than finding the edible fungi. "The greatest thing about mushroom hunting is the vast diversity of mushrooms you start to see," said Dave Gregovich, a fisheries biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Outdoors Digest
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has closed the mountain goat bow hunt in area RG014 of Unit 1C, south and east of Little Sheep Creek.

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

Photo: Bump, set, spike
Juneau-Douglas' Anne Wilcock knocks the ball over the net against Metlakatla's Candice Dundas during their Saturday match at the JDHS preseason jamboree.

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.

JDHS beats North Pole to stay undefeated
The prep football team from Juneau-Douglas High School played its first Railbelt Conference road game Saturday evening at Patriot Pride Field in North Pole, and the Crimson Bears made it one to remember.

Results from the Sitka High School swim meet
from Friday and Saturday

Sitka Invitational Cross Country 5K Race results
Saturday at Totem Historical National Park in Sitka

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.

Krehlik leads the way for Bears
Juneau-Douglas High School sophomore Katie Krehlik opened the cross country season with a powerful performance Saturday at the Sitka Invitational.

JDHS turns up the defense to defeat North Pole
With a tenuous 16-13 lead against host North Pole at halftime, the Juneau-Douglas High School football team delivered a suffocating second-half performance that emphatically kept the Crimson Bears undefeated.

Bears' J.V. earns its second straight shutout win with a 35-0 victory over North Pole
The Juneau-Douglas High School junior varsity team pitched its second straight shutout Saturday with a 35-0 win over North Pole's junior varsity.

Bears win three matches at tennis tourney
Juneau-Douglas High School tennis coach Amy Skilbred likened last weekend's Alyeska Pipeline/Fairbanks High School Tennis Invitational to playing an entire season in just two days.

JDHS girls win on Friday while boys fall to Sitka
Juneau-Douglas High School junior swimmer Julie DiCostanzo took second in the 100-yard backstroke Saturday and won two races on Friday as the Crimson Bears opened the swimming and diving season in Sitka.

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

Skagway cabin a treasure trove of old newspapers
William Moore saw the Klondike Gold Rush coming years before the first nugget was plucked from Bonanza Creek.

Deployment of troops begins to affect Fairbanks economy
The manager of The Food Factory says the restaurant is usually full of soldiers from nearby Fort Wainwright during the lunch hour.

All-Alaska natural gas pipeline fans step up their efforts
Supporters of an all-Alaska gas pipeline are taking their case to the Alaska State Fair and may be headed to Juneau next year to oppose alternative projects.

Harness supplier caves in to box stores
A longtime, mom-and-pop store in Anchorage is shutting down.

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

3 soldiers indicted in fatal shooting
Three soldiers based at Fort Wainwright have been indicted on charges of second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of a 25-year-old Fairbanks man.

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