Cleaning up in the job market
They keep businesses running smoothly, know the inner workings of large companies and have access to top executive offices. So who are they? The answer may not be who you think.

Committed to a germ-free workplace
Germs, bacteria and viruses all like to make their homes on doorknobs, telephones and various other office locales.

Move on

Misrepresenting facts on your resume a bad idea
Sure, job experts have various opinions on what makes a strong cover letter or an effective interview answer, but they all can agree on one aspect of the job search: lying on your resume is a very dangerous game that job experts strongly recommend not playing.

Next stop

Native corporation runs a racist job ad
For the longest time I could not figure out how Native corporations could use the term "Native preference applies" in their ads for hiring employees.

Crying foul on mine
I see that a well-organized public relations campaign against the Kensington Mine is underway, with opinion-editorials and letters from across the state all crying foul.

What Williams didn't say
I would like to add some detail that Lew Williams neglected to share in his Sept. 26 column on earmarks and the Gravina Island bridge.

Mining at Berners Bay threatens subsistence, legacy
I have to congratulate the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council's action to protect our waters in our great state of Alaska, which our distinguished leaders of the state and at the federal level are trying to degrade.

Taking it out on the average Joe
President Bush and his Republican congress are trying to turn the Gulf Coast hurricane disaster into another feeding frenzy for Bush cronies at the expense of average Americans.

Iraqis are not our enemies
I am all for making art for people, and giving it away is great. I do take issue, however, with the label attributed to Mr. Gibson's act: "Art for his enemies" (Sept. 25).

It's always best to use your blinker
I disagree with the letters about north Douglas drivers being "courteous" or "timid" and that this could cause accidents.

Development could deplete herring
The Pacific herring population of southern Lynn Canal was once one of the major stocks of herring in Southeast Alaska.

Not kissing Young's ear
At a time when the nation is trying to recover from one of the worst natural disasters it's rather disconcerting to hear our lone congressman say, "You can kiss my ear," to any reconsideration of the newly approved highway bill that includes the controversial "bridge to nowhere."

Photo:Back-country cycling
Doug Gardner takes some air as he thrashes up a hill while mountain-biking with a friend Sunday near the Mendenhall Glacier.

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

Drilling equipment accident results in fluid spill at Kensington site
A piece of drilling equipment for the Kensington Gold Mine fell on Friday and leaked a small amount of hydraulic fluid into Slate Creek Cove, north of Juneau.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Photo: Performing at the Glory Hole
Boston street musician Michael Sullivan plays for the lunchtime crowd Monday at the Glory Hole. Sullivan also entertained at Juneau's Fish Aid concert Friday.

A welcome to Katrina-displaced family
The first of two families displaced by Hurricane Katrina and expected to stay in Juneau at least temporarily arrived Tuesday night.

Restorer advises on maintaining, keeping art
Almost two years ago, Rebecca Smith bought a 1984 Keith Haring painting on eBay from a Florida man who claimed to have found it at a flea market.

City urged to fight gold mine lawsuit
An organization of Southeast Alaska civic and business leaders is urging the Juneau city government to intervene in a lawsuit filed by environmental groups to block rock dumping at the Kensington Mine.

Partnership takes on cleanup of old mine's oil tanks
One of Juneau's most notorious hazards - a couple of deteriorating bunker oil tanks from the old Alaska-Juneau gold mine, perched on a hill above downtown's Taku Smokeries/Fisheries plant - is getting a comprehensive cleanup.

Candidates push down to the wire
On the last day before the city election, Juneau Assembly candidates took advantage of every minute to familiarize themselves with voters.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Black bear shot downtown remains at large
A bear reported shot Sunday night in the downtown area apparently was still at large Monday with only a superficial wound, Juneau police reported.

Robbery scenario disputed as testimony closes
"A drug deal gone bad" led to the death of Kenneth Ike Thomas, jurors were told Monday on the last day of testimony in the trial of Ronald Smith, charged with killing Thomas during a robbery at his trailer home.

Biologist finds trove of sponges
Assessing fish habitat in the research submersible Delta last year off the Aleutian Islands, Bob Stone discovered a scientific treasure.

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

Ruth Elizabeth Terry
Juneau resident Ruth Elizabeth Terry, 87, died Sept. 29, 2005, at her home.

My turn: A groundless effort to halt mine's growth
Mark Rorick attempted to explain the reasons for suing over the Kensington Mine in last Wednesday's Empire.

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.

Crimson Bears turn into the road warriors
Following a three-day whirlwind tour of Cordova and Anchorage, Juneau-Douglas swimming and diving team coach John Wray said he was impressed with his team's resiliency.

JDHS box score
from Saturday

2005 Cross Country State Championships Tsalteshi Trails, Soldotna High

Juneau's J.V. ends season with win over Kayhi
The Juneau-Douglas High School junior varsity football team ended its season on a winning note with a 34-14 victory Saturday over visiting Ketchikan.

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

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Kenai school district offering healthier meals
Obesity and related health issues have reached epic proportions nationwide, and Dean Hamburg is doing something about it.

Army tailors outdoors to wives
Since Denise Goldstine's husband deployed with the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team to Iraq last month, she's had to take on extra roles.

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

Alaska travel organization launches billboard campaign
New billboards promoting Alaska as a must-visit destination feature the jolting reminder to get here before it's too late.

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