Monday, October 17, 2005

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Fuel for thought: Gas prices a burden for U.S. workers
The effects of natural disasters - particularly the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita - have left lasting impressions on people all over the United States. However, the soaring gas prices have hit many drivers where it hurts: their wallets.

Permanent record

More, please
They like you! They really like you! The offer letter is in your hands. But, before you blurt out, "I'll take it!" and sign on the dotted line, make sure the overall package matches your value as a future employee of - and contributor to - that company.

Resume revised
Creating an interesting resume is sometimes easier said than done. Debra Pierce, director of career services for Miami International University of Art and Design, has these five tips for improving your resume.

Not racism
In regards to Mr. Wirtz's recent letter to the editor, I suggest he delve a bit more into the history of how Alaska Natives were incorporated into the American mainstream.

Shouldn't mess with the earmarks
Sen. Murkowski's statements regarding the fact that transportation funds earmarked for Alaska bridges could only be used for roads and bridges in Katrina relief is part of the story.

Vandalism on the bus
As if we didn't have enough trouble with the busing situation in Juneau, now vandals have added a new problem.

Memorial for Cecelia Kunz
Edward Kunz Jr., left, and Herman Davis stand with other members of the Coho clan to have their faces marked to signify their loss during a memorial Friday for Cecelia Kunz held at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall.

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

Sealaska, UAS join to shore up Haida language
The survival of a language needs your help.

Villages may get reprieve on costly fuel
Stevan Brown of Hoonah has a new fuel cost dilemma on the horizon.

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

State soliciting logo for 50th
One lucky artist will have a work circulating the state for at least the next four years.

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

City, business leaders revisit road debate
The debate over the state's plan to build a road from Juneau to a ferry terminal near Skagway has sparked new arguments since the plan was altered in August.

Photo: Till spat do us part
Two bald eagles compete for a cottonwood perch Sunday in front of the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

Gottardi gets 20 years
Before getting a 20-year prison sentence for setting the September 2004 Auke Bay fire and hearing the judge call him "a clear and substantial risk to the public," Rickey Gottardi began to cry.

Photo: Helping to clean up
Andres Jones, 15, and Scott Burton walk along Mendenhall Loop Road on Friday as they pick up recyclable cans and bottles.

SE shrimpers are feeling the squeeze
This is how the winter pot shrimp fishery goes in Southeast Alaska these days. If you blink, you'll miss it.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Sharks: scary and cool
Whether you're a kid or an adult, sharks are cool.

Dolly Estelle Moore
Juneau resident Dolly Estelle Moore, 83, died Oct. 9, 2005, in Juneau.

Julia J. Hall
Juneau resident, Julia J. Hall, 89, died on Oct. 12, 2005, at her home from complications due to Alzheimer's disease.

Editorial: The real 9th Circuit Court of Appeals debate
What's important about the debate over splitting up the sprawling 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is what fans of the proposal don't tell you.

My Turn: More rumors than bodies found in Katrina aftermath
With hundreds of news stories and countless hours of television coverage of Hurricane Katrina, there's one story that barely got out: That most of the violence reported never happened.

Another Southeast Alaska
A galactic spectacle of snow-capped mountains, black rock and neon blue icebergs serves as a hidden portal to a glacier named after a great war chief.

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

Elk hunters may have chance to bag November trophy
If you're looking for a shot at a once-in-a-lifetime elk hunting experience, November may be your month.

Salmon life cycle enriches Southeast
When the salmon come back to the local streams to spawn, we all know it.

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.

2005 All-Railbelt Conference Team
...players of the year

Juneau-Douglas with a host of all-conference selections
In addition to earning a trip to the state championship game, the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears also received a number of individual accolades prior to Saturday's game.

Juneau-Douglas volleyball results
from Saturday's tournament

Defense shines for JDHS volleyball team
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team returned from three days of volleyball on the road and had learned two important things about themselves.

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 dominates state semifinal
The Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears are back in the state championship, and they got there in a dominating fashion.

Saturday's JDHS box score with stats
from Saturday

JDHS earns doubles crown
The Juneau-Douglas High School tennis team brought home a title in the boys singles division Saturday at the Anchorage High School Invitational.

Alaska High School Invitational Tennis Tournament
Held in Anchorage...

JDHS wins the numbers game
There were plenty of interesting statistics and numbers from Juneau-Douglas' 21-3 state semifinal victory over East Anchorage on Saturday

Saturday's JDHS box score

Lawmakers: Too late to call special session for pipeline
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say Gov. Frank Murkowski probably has run out of time to call the Legislature into special session this year to consider a natural gas pipeline contract.

Fishing co-op finds way to get more bang for its buck
Members of the Olga/Moser Bay Seafood Producers Alliance have every reason to be hopeful after their second successful year marketing their salmon cooperatively.

Sitka has come a long way since a major employer left 12 years ago
Sitka survived an attack in 1802 by the hammer-wielding Tlingit war chief Katlian. It weathered the ensuing vengeance of the Russians who poured cannon fire down on the Tlingits huddled in a wooden fort.

Limits on gun toting loosen
Starting Wednesday, handgun owners won't need permits to carry concealed weapons in the seven Alaska cities where they're still required

Alaska Digest
Teens arrested in Floyd Dryden break-in

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

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

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