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Monday, October 2, 2006

Just the facts
When writing your resume you'll want to be sure to include all the important points, but when writing the summary try to keep things simple.

Beyond boredom
A 2003 study by the American Medical Association found that clinical depression accounts for more than $44 billion in losses annually because of employees with untreated or under-treated depression.

Bigger pay on the way
Bigger paychecks may be in store for job seekers.

Freshen up: Time to give your resume new life
It's time to dust off that briefcase and track down that old resume.

Your turn: 'Would you prefer a private cubicle or an open office space? Why?'

Where does Sarah Palin stand today?
Everyday I look forward to reading the Anchorage Daily News to see where Ms. Palin has landed on the issue for the day. I am disappointed that she seems to be backing away from her campaign slogan of "Take a Stand."

Younger generations should have shares
I agree that reform is needed with Sealaska's distribution of funding. Perhaps certain officials can take a cut in pay and have their money redistributed to the shareholders (at some of their salaries, they definitely can afford it).

If bear wasn't eaten, there's a problem
Regarding Allen Butner's letter to the editor of Sept. 28: Ever since I started hunting wild beasts in Southeast Alaska as a little kid, I was taught you shouldn't shoot anything you don't intend to eat (unless it's big and hairy with teeth and claws and breathing down your neck).

Choate would expand vocational programs
I'd like to put in a word of support for my friend Mark Choate for the School Board. In a KTOO interview Wednesday morning, Mark spoke about the high priority he puts on cutting the drop-out rate, and on expanding vocational education programs.

Directors get raises? Isn't that special
Recently, state employees were asked to complete a survey to determine the best ways to attract and keep valuable employees. With a lot of longtime employees retiring, they are finding it difficult to fill critical positions with qualified people.

Carlson should be returned to board
There are three reasons to return Phyllis Carlson to the Juneau School Board: experience, advocacy and accomplishment. Phyllis' background makes her an exceptional candidate. She is a manager at the Vocational Resource Center and vocational education is a need in the district.

Hooligan needs an A & E critic badly
As a critique of sorts, what the new Hooligan section needs, and needs badly, is an experienced arts and entertainment critic.

Never said class size would decrease
Sara Cohen wrote in Friday's Juneau Empire that three School Board candidates at the Juneau-Douglas High School candidates' forum were "misleading" as to the effect of the second high school on class size.

An 'Xtratuf' governor preferable to flip-flops
The Juneau Empire's Sept. 24 paper showed gubernatorial candidate Sarah Palin sporting Xtratufs.

Photo: Gone fishin'
"Big Sister" Lisa Ouellette of the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization fishes Sunday with Samantha Thompson, 10, at the mouth of Auke Lake.

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

Photo: First snow of the season
The season's first snow coats the ridge of Mt. Juneau on Sunday above downtown Juneau.

Photo: Lucky duck
Duane Gates reaches out Saturday to choose a duck during the drawing for the Glacier Valley and Gastineau rotary clubs' Juneau Duck Derby fundraiser at Twin Lakes.

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

Photo: Final ship in the mist
A tender heads back Monday to the cruise ship Zaandam, anchored in Sitka Sound. The ship is the last of the cruise season in Sitka. About 260,000 tourists visited the town by cruise ship this year.

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

State fishing numbers

Photo: Approaching autumn
Cooler temperatures are changing the color of the area's trees, including those shown Sunday in front of the Douglas Community Building.

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

Fishermen come out ahead
Despite record-high fuel prices and extremely low pink salmon runs, most fishermen will end the 2006 season with cash in their pockets.

Alaska editorial: Stryker's extension in Baghdad sharpens sense of war's cost
The 4,000 or so troops of the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team may be done in Iraq by mid-December. Maybe.

Toe Toon

Outside editorial: Muslim leaders need to speak out forcefully against violence
It's fine for the pious to feel proud and even protective of their faith. But the reaction of some radical Muslims to perceived blasphemies has gotten way out of hand.

Alaska editorial: History of dividend provides lesson on consensus building
A quarter-century after the first dividend check was sent out, the Alaska Permanent Fund provides an important lesson for Alaskans:

My turn: Palin needs to be more forthright on issues
Alaskans were impressed when Sarah Palin fingered Randy Ruedrich and Alaska's Republican Party for their deceit, corruption and ethics violations, during her short tenure with the state Oil and Gas Commission. She seemed to be different from the average politician.

My turn: It's not just about crushed rock
There is a difference between crushed rock and the tailings to be deposited in Lower Slate Lake.

Outsiders: Shannon Smith
Outsiders is a weekly profile in the Juneau Empire's Outdoors section.

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

Recipes on the wing: The how-to's of dinning on duck
Ryan Scott, a wildlife biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, said he grew up with hunting being a "family affair."

Savor the fowl flavor
Avid bird hunter Tom Boutin doesn't use measuring cups or spoons when figuring how much spice to add to his wild fowl before popping them into the oven.

In search of black oystercatcher nests in Southeast Alaska
Scanning the shoreline through binoculars while cruising the perimeter of a rocky island, we hear the familiar loud, piping alarm call before spotting a lone black oystercatcher perched conspicuously atop a rock.

Saturday's JDHS football Box scores

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.

Leah francis wins first JDHS girls title
Juneau-Douglas High School cross country runner Leah Francis punctuated her unbelievable freshman season by making history Saturday in Soldotna.

Crimson Bears take second at West tourney
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team delivered plenty of kills, spikes, digs and aces in a whirlwind three-day tour of Anchorage last weekend.

Run for Tristan's Heart Results

Juneau girls win at Bartlett
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls swimming and diving teams made a solid accounting for themselves this weekend in Anchorage.

Juneau-Douglas, Scotts Valley give fans their moneys worth
Blocked punts, long passes, crunching hits - Saturday night's gridiron slugfest between Juneau-Douglas and Scotts Valley, Calif., had everything any football fan could want.

JDHS boys rally to claim 3rd at state
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys team proved that through teamwork, great things can happen.

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.

Scotts Valley upends JDHS in a shootout
The Juneau-Douglas High School football team gave visiting Scotts Valley from California all it could handle, but the Falcons proved too much in a three-and-a-half hour marathon game Saturday at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park

State cross country championships results

Judicial commission charges Kenai judge with misconduct
A judicial commission has charged Kenai District Judge David Landry with willful misconduct, listing a string of the judge's alleged misdeeds from inappropriate sexual comments to allowing 14 suspects to escape prosecution.

Villages reject heating oil gift
An offer of free heating oil from a critic of President Bush will be rejected by four remote Alaska villages.

VECO execs gave lawmakers $119,000
Alaska lawmakers received at least $119,000 in campaign contributions from six executives at VECO Corp. before the Anchorage oil services company was included in a federal investigation into possible political corruption in Alaska.

Alaska Digest
Two injured in Egan Drive car collision, Changes will be made to ferry schedule, Remains could be those of missing man & Largest deployment of Alaskans since WWII bound for Iraq

Season's first snow falls on Fairbanks
Residents are bidding farewell to a glorious Indian summer as the season's first snow fell on the city's roads and bridges.

Real-life Coast Guard ready for big-screen attention
With theaters around the country showing "The Guardian," a movie about Coast Guard rescue swimmers in Kodiak starring Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher, some real world heroes get a taste of stardom themselves.

This Day in History
In Alaska, the Nation and the World

Candidates oppose a gas reserves tax
The three main candidates for governor are aligned on opposing a natural gas reserves tax, saying the policy would be bad business for the state.

BP starts 'pigging' Prudhoe pipeline
The shutdown of a satellite field on Alaska's North Slope will not stop BP from beginning the process of cleaning out a corroded transit line in the nation's largest oil field.

Dillingham unloads junk cars
Back in January, shortly after Janice Shilanski had been appointed to the six-seat Dillingham Planning Commission, the group's chair asked who would be willing to volunteer to chair the town's "Junk Car Committee."

Anchorage prepares for Native convention
Yup'ik entertainer Quentin Simeon was 7 years old when he first saw an elevator during a trip to Anchorage.

Fairbanks volunteers clean up unofficial dump
Some Fairbanks residents took a big step over the weekend toward turning an unofficial garbage dump and crime magnet to a recreational haven.

Alaska military operations to receive millions in defense bill
The annual federal defense spending bill approved this week by Congress will pour tens of millions of dollars into military operations based in Alaska.

Shadowy object may be lost WWII sub
Underwater sonar images of a black shape against a background of grainy monochrome are safely stored on two computer hard drives at Bruce Abele's home in Newton, Mass.

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

Northwest Digest
Alaska Volcano Observatory scientists confirmed this week what earlier photographs of steam plumes coming from near Cape Douglas suggested: Fourpeaked Volcano has become active after last erupting more than 10,000 years ago. Scientists are saying the volcano, about 100 miles southwest of Homer, is no longer extinct.

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