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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

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.

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.

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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.

"Notch" victims
I am writing to encourage fellow notch victims of the Social Security Administration to take a few minutes to contact our congressional delegation and ask for their aid in bringing about a fair and equitable solution to the discrimination we have suffered over our retirement years.

Irresponsible media
In response to Lori Thomson's "Between the Lines" piece in Sunday's Empire, I disagree that the media are only partially responsible.

Erroneous theology
A couple of days ago I was having a conversation with a strong, sensible Christian woman who happens to be my daughter.

A Coeur constituent
I was awestruck when I first visited Juneau in the summer of 2003. Two years later after moving, I still feel the same.

Photo: 'Stop' means 'stop'
Nikki Sullivan, a para-educator at Floyd Dryden Middle School, stops traffic Monday for students crossing Mendenhall Loop Road.

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

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.

Photo: Toddler Time
Rachel Schwartz reads a book to her 15-month-old daughter, Ella, on Monday during Toddler Time at the Mendenhall Valley library.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Coast Guard Auxiliary sends two to work with FEMA on storm relief
Two members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary's Juneau Flotilla have joined the federal team helping people in the South recover from one of the worst Atlantic hurricane seasons on record.

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

After Katrina, to Juneau
Another displaced person from the Gulf Coast has arrived to live in Juneau.

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

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

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

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.

Saturday's JDHS box score with stats
from Saturday

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

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

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

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 volleyball results
from Saturday's tournament

Native convention opens in Fairbanks
Alaska's Native leaders said fiscally debilitating energy costs in rural villages will be a major topic at their annual convention, which started Monday in Fairbanks.

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

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.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

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

Governor blasts plan for Glacier Bay traffic
The number of boats allowed to enter Glacier Bay National Park next year will remain the same while more studies are done to determine the effects of the cruise ships on the park's wildlife.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

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

Alaska's largest cities vie for 2006 Native conference
The state's two largest cities are vying for the next Alaska Native Federation convention, a lucrative annual meeting that generates millions of dollars for businesses in its host city.

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.

State backs off plan for mixing zones
Alaska regulators on Monday retracted an earlier proposal to lift a statewide ban on pollution mixing zones in fish spawning areas but proposed allowing industries to seek exemptions to the rule.

2nd plaintiff joins sex suit against priest
A second woman has joined a lawsuit against a longtime Roman Catholic priest, alleging she was sexually abused as a child in the Western Alaska community of Hooper Bay.

Extra ranger gives boost to enforcement on Kenai River
The addition of another ranger was credited with officials writing more than twice as many violations on the Kenai River this year from 2004.

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