Tuesday, August 30, 2005

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

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.

School blues

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.

Slow it down in the neighborhoods
For the masses I am sure this will sound like one more whiner complaining about people speeding, but I hope you read on anyway.

Robertson not first with assassination call
It's interesting that Lisle Hebert has "found religion" when it comes to attacking Pat Robertson over the 700 Club leader's call to assassinate ideologue Hugo Chavez.

Skeptical about the airport project
Although the Juneau airport is in dire need of a makeover, I ponder the question if the citizens of Juneau should be asked to pay for the 20 million dollar price tag over four years using increased sales tax revenue.

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

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.

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

Assembly cautious about harbor power proposal
The Juneau Assembly will be cautious before applying to take over harbor power from Alaska Electric Light and Power Co.

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.

More Alaska pork hauled over coals
A transportation bill President Bush recently signed into law has drawn more criticism from federal spending watchdogs because it includes $3 million for a documentary about engineering feats in Alaska.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

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.

Restructuring GCI lays off three Juneau workers
Three Juneau residents are among 77 General Communication Inc. employees being laid off this month in company restructuring.

Photo: Making a splash
Shaun Guthrie follows through with a nine-iron Monday while practicing his swing with friends at Savikko Park.

Official: Most local bears are behaving
Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials set out two bear traps Monday in the Mendenhall Valley.

Photo: Enjoying the liquid sunshine
A group of kayakers enjoys a rainy outing Monday in the waters in Fritz Cove near the north Douglas boat ramp.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

Judy George
Juneau resident Judy George died Aug. 28, 2005, at her home in Douglas.

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.

My Turn: Seeking answers while supporting our troops
My son is returning to Iraq. I have never been a supporter of this war, but for his sake I have kept my views to myself at those times when the Empire wrote stories about his return from Afghanistan in 2002 and Iraq a year later.

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.

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

High School Football Crimson Bears 36, Patriots 13
Saturday's varsity boxscore from North Pole

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Alaska law enforcement getting rid of body armor after fed trials show defects
Police, FBI agents and other law enforcement agents in Alaska are getting rid of a defective body armor that, according to federal trials, loses some ability to stop bullets after light use.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

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.

Record-breaking produce shown at state fair
The Alaska State Fair has just begun its seasonal run in Palmer and mammoth produce already is shattering fair records.

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