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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Form fitting
When starting a new job, there a number of forms to fill out - health insurance, emergency contact information and more.

Freshen up
If it's been awhile since your last job search, you may be making some mistakes that are based on outdated, old-fashioned practices.

Sitting pretty
Shoulder tension, backaches and dry, irritated eyes are all symptoms of overuse injuries, according to Adam King, fitness specialist with Advocate Health System in Chicago.

In charge
If you are new to a leadership role, let this be a word of caution: Don't dominate your subordinates.

Won't fall for the same trick twice
Four years ago, my friends and neighbors - voting on the basis of reputation, good advertising and avoidance of each and every divisive issue facing this state - helped elect Frank Murkowski as governor.

Wanamaker, Botelho have us all at heart
With the general election almost here, it is not surprising that a campaign issue is being made of the Assembly's review of the senior sales tax exemption.

Dropping appeal would unify our community
The Sunday edition of the Juneau Empire featured a front-page picture of a pro-Kensington Mine rally...

Misguided fish policy should be nixed
The Department of Fish and Game does an exemplary job of managing Alaska's fisheries, and Commissioner McKie Campbell has provided sound leadership overall.

Retire Young, send Benson instead
Recent polls indicate Congress has a 25 percent approval rating, which even reflects on Alaska's 17-term representative.

Palin does the right thing, even if unpopular
I am impressed with Republican gubernatorial candidate Sarah Palin, because she is not afraid to do the unpopular thing when it is the right thing.

Photo: Waiting for the sun to break through
Misty afternoon: David Crosby ventures out Sunday for a midday row as sunlight breaks through the fog in the Gastineau Channel.

Suspects flee shooting incident
Juneau police are seeking a man and a woman involved in a weekend shooting on a bike trail along Mendenhall Loop Road, officials said Monday.

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

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

Photo: Sight for sore eyes
Biskit, right, and Girlfren take in the sights Friday at the Don Statter Boat Harbor.

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

Marine center near completion
The Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute at Lena Point is nearing completion, with a likely move-in date set for Jan. 8, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration officials said Friday.

Assembly opens way to new limits on speed, wakes
The Docks and Harbors Board is hoping a new ordinance will lead to boaters slowing down when nearing local harbors.

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

School name committee pares down possibilities
The naming committee for Juneau's new high school settled Monday on two possibilities for the building, Thunder Mountain High School and Capital High School.

Spouse of Assembly member-elect charged with assault
Mike Chambers, 40, was arrested on Sept. 16 after police responded to a call at the couple's home in the Mendenhall Valley area of Juneau.

Photo: Real people, real fun
Caroline Aceveda, center, laughs at a guess offered by Tasha Youngblut on Monday during a game of "Real People" at the Boys and Girls Club.

Photo: Fog lifts
Bands of fog separate Mayflower Island from Douglas Island on Sunday. Rain is forecast for Columbus Day today.

Alaska editorial: Legislators should disclose their last-year financial deals
Alaska editorial

Midnight Suns baseball holds its membership meeting this Wednesday
The Midnight Suns Baseball Club will hold a membership meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Floyd Dryden Middle School library.

Photo: Juneau-Douglas South-bound
Juneau-Douglas High School fullback Alex Robinson powers his way through the Palmer line during Saturdays 19-14 victory in the state semifinals in Palmer.

Ketchikan Invitational Swimming and Diving results
Ketchikan Invitational Swim Meet

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.

Official recommends dismissing case against anti-initiative group
The head of the Alaska Public Offices Commission says a group opposing a ballot initiative should not be forced to disclose where its cash is coming from.

Alaska Digest
Man hospitalized after wrecking spree, Mine developer offers vast dams for waste & Geophysical Institute aurora site revamped

Alaska villages gladly await oil aid from Venezuela
n the Arctic village of Ambler, residents are paying $7.25 a gallon for home heating oil as the days darken and the chill of winter seeps into the dozens of homes, most poorly insulated, along the Kobuk River.

State board backs cash incentives to raise test scores
A test program offering extra cash to school employees who squeeze higher test scores out of students has been approved by the state Board of Education.

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

Alaskan escapes kidnappers in Mexico
An Anchorage woman kidnapped from a beach home in Mexico escaped by slipping into a dark jungle and walking to a town.

Stevens again denies resemblance in Iraq, Vietnam conflicts
U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens repeated his contention that the war in Iraq does not resemble American involvement in Vietnam 40 years ago in response to a Democratic campaign group that says Alaska's senior senator offered the opposite view in a private meeting with President Bush.

Northwest Digest
Public hearing on Medicaid planned, Assembly accepts grants to improve Juneau airport, Actor 'Wild Ben' Stein hired to promote Alaska seafood & Energy Department drops appeal of fine for Hanford waste

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

Pipeline operator investigates line vibrations
The sharp reduction of crude flowing through the trans-Alaska oil pipeline after a partial shutdown of the nation's largest oil field caused a steep section of the line to vibrate for weeks, the operator said Monday.

Knowles outspends Palin in fall campaign
Campaign finance reports filed Monday show Democratic candidate Tony Knowles outraising and outspending Republican Sarah Palin with a month to go before Alaska's gubernatorial election.

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