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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Cash flow
Money matters rank high on the list of stressors for most people. but if financial issues are creating concentration problems for you at work, consider taking a new approach to getting organized.

Boost your boss
Sure, it sounds like common sense. But, surprisingly few employees understand what really bothers their boss, and even fewer come right out and ask.

Restless @ work
In today's work environment, employees are perpetually in multi-tasking mode and have little time for vacation.

Early learning
Bonnie Doran, vice president of corporate business development at Daniel Gale Real Estate in Long Island, N.Y., says agents should take a cue from the basic principles they learned in kindergarten - stop (talking), look (to your expert colleagues) and listen (to the client).

The real environmental extremists
Bertrand Adams Sr. of Yakutat has expressed concern that Gov. Murkowski recently branded the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe as extremists (letter of Sept. 9).

Miers only credential may be loyalty
President Bush said that the reason he nominated Harriet Miers to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court is that "she is not going to change.

Public perceptions of capital projects
The Sunday editorial on city capital improvement projects made a bit of sense, but I believe that it missed the mark on what residents really would like presented when projects are proposed.

Save it for Rush Limbaugh
Before Mr. Wirtz (letters to the editor, Oct. 4) levels across-the-board racism accusations against Sealaska or anyone else, perhaps he ought to research his subject.

Spirit-bracelet sales help fund school activities
Juneau-Douglas High School has a new way to help fund school activities that is cheap, fashionable and trendy.

City's mediation role gets go-ahead
The Juneau Assembly approved on Monday the mayor's proposal to mediate in an environmental dispute concerning the Kensington Mine.

Photo: Looking for lunch
A bald eagle looks out over Gastineau Channel as he searches for a meal Monday.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Election saw business both win and lose
Some in Juneau's business community are pleased that voters approved use of the city's optional 1 percent sales tax to extend city sewers and build a downtown parking garage - two projects that members of the Juneau Chamber of Commerce have championed.

Photo: Windy city
A stiff wind blew a neighbor's cottonwood tree onto the carport of Paula Sumdum's house Sunday night on Linda Street.

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

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Bringing back the Alaskan
With 40 gallons an hour pumping through its twin GMC diesel engines, Ron Maas' 54-foot boat, the Alaskan, was clocked at a sizzling 22.65 miles an hour during its trial run in June 1968 on New Orleans' Lake Pontchartrain.

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

Photo: Practically airborne
Chelsea Tigner races down a hill Saturday in Petersburg during the 14th annual Humpy 500 Go-Cart races.

Photo: Out with the old
Chuck Adams, of North Pacific Erectors, clears debris Monday at the site of the razed Timberwolf gift shop downtown.

Assembly picks 3 spots for 2nd bridge
The Juneau Assembly on Monday picked three favorable locations for a second crossing over Gastineau Channel and scrapped the possibility of building it near the airport.

Seat belts are working, state says
The statistics that cross Don Smith's desk in a corner of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities headquarters on Channel Drive might seem abstract, but a box filled with twisted metal and chunks of plastic he keeps nearby keep them in perspective.

A case for restoring Medicaid funding
Alaska is one of 29 states facing a steep loss in federal money as Uncle Sam slashes the share of expenses it pays for Medicaid, the health care program for low-income residents.

My turn: Revitalizing Alaska's salmon industry in the last 3 years
A recent University of Alaska study regarding Alaska's commercial salmon industry fails to acknowledge the Murkowski administration's success in revitalizing Alaska's salmon industry.

My turn: Permanent fund trustees poised to change its 'no secrets' policy
If the Alaska Permanent Fund commissioned a gas pipeline study they wouldn't necessarily have to make that study public, says Mike Burns, the fund's executive director.

Enough on the bridge, let's move on to ANWR
Some criticize Alaska for building "bridges to nowhere." Some members of Congress advocate taking bridge money from Alaska's share of the highway trust fund and dedicating it to hurricane relief.

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.

Juneau-Douglas High School Invitational results
from Saturday

Defense sparks Juneau
Sometimes all it takes is one play to completely change the tenor of an entire football game.

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.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Group says mines' reclamation bonds fall short
An independent scientist based in Bozeman, Mont., analyzed six Alaska mines and said Monday that none of them have adequate financial assurances - including the Kensington and Greens Creek mines near Juneau.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Homer utility eyes Healy plant
A Homer electric cooperative is eyeing the closed Healy Clean Coal Plant as a future source of power.

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

Pit bull mix survives shooting by cop
An Anchorage woman is accusing a police officer of unnecessarily shooting her pit bull mix.

Anchorage police create vice squad
The Anchorage Police Department is restructuring its crime intervention unit to give it a more citywide focus than just downtown, officials said Monday.

State's pipeline plan brings privacy, conflict concerns
Alaska wants to go into the pipeline business with three private-sector energy titans, and they couldn't be happier to have the state - their landlord, taxman and regulator - on board.

Feds urged to launch halibut charter quota plan
Members of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council are frustrated that four years after it approved the controversial halibut charter IFQ plan, federal regulators still haven't drafted regulations.

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

State is upgrading computer security after hacking attempt
The state is working on a $7 million computer security upgrade after a hacker based in Brazil broke into Alaska's network in January.

Suit over legislative staff bonuses settled
A lawsuit over the Alaska Legislature's leadership giving cash bonuses to staff members was settled with an agreement to end such practices.

Study: Viagra an unintended tool for wildlife conservation
The popularity of impotence drugs like Viagra may end up dwindling the demand to poach some threatened animals for traditional Asian cures.

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