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Talk show
Few things strike more fear into the hearts of job seekers than the interview.

Road trips
Everyone has one. While some are shorter than others, it's a daily encounter we all have to face - some readily, some not so much.

A comic reflection
What a welcome irony to open the Thanksgiving Day Empire and see the comic and opinion pages facing each other.

Remove the food tax
One tax that should be exempt is the food tax, not only for seniors, but all citizens of Juneau.

Not a great vision
With all due respect to the president of Sealaska Corp., Mr. McNeil, his My Turn column of Nov. 21, "A new vision for our forests and our future," outlines circular logic that, quite frankly, isn't logical.

There is irony at 35,000 feet
The Salmon-Thirty-Salmon on the cover of the November Alaska Airlines magazine peered out at me from the seat pocket on a recent flight to Anchorage.

Strange laws
There is something the matter with the way the laws of this great state treat our teens and young adults.

Juneau gas prices not going down
I would like to know why it is that for the last six to eight weeks the gas prices across the nation has dropped so much but yet here we have not seen hardly a penny in reduction.

Historical reminders to the 'tolerant'
In his pre-Thanksgiving "Living & Growing" essay, the Rev. Dan Wanders recalls an idyllic family gathering rich in diversity and tolerance.

Dealing with diabetes
As a future health care professional, I will be dealing with many people with diabetes. I would like to offer some suggestions for those that may not know they have diabetes. It is a good idea for everyone to get tested for diabetes. I get tested every year. My father died of complications of diabetes when I was 31 years old. By getting a Fasting Plasma Glucose Test from your doctor or local clinic, you will be on your way to a healthier life.

Turning over the Tongass is outlandish
Until about six months ago, Sealaska Corp. told its shareholders that it believed it owned 3 billion board feet of timber.

Photo: Christmas eave
George Utermohle takes advantage of the clear weather to hang Christmas lights and a wreath Monday on his Glacier Avenue home.

Slide could be cleaned up this week
A week after a mudslide tore over the cul-de-sac at the end of Wickersham Avenue, state crews continue cleaning up the mess below on Glacier Highway.

Photo: After the slide
Lloyd Mitchell of the city streets division widens a ditch Monday with an excavator on Wickersham Avenue. Earlier crews cleared the culvert that runs under the avenue and which was blocked during last week's mudslide.

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

After-school study pays real dividend
School is a bit more cool when cash is the reward for studying, students in a Juneau Native study hall program say.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

City shuns changes on property tax exemptions
Organizations such as the Juneau Gun Club, Perseverance Theater and Filipino Community Inc. won't have to start paying property taxes - at least for now.

Photo: A break in the weather
Pedestrians cast long shadows as they walk in the sunshine Monday on the Juneau waterfront.

Photo: Travelin' tree
David Lendrum transports an Eastern White Pine on Tuesday at a construction site in Douglas.

Images from another time: After the first win, 1972
Sen. Ted Stevens is sworn in as senator for Alaska in 1972 in the nation's capital.

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

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Mine builder homes in on erosion glitch
While two of its major permits are suspended and pressure mounts from Alaska regulators to stop polluting a creek, the Kensington Mine has a new mission: erosion control.

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

A little something for the cat
Cats love tearing into gift-wrapped packages, especially when there's something special for them inside.

A cell phone may just be the right gift
Looking for the right holiday gift for an enemy? Give him a cell phone.

Richardson, Chaudhury marry
Emily Camille Richardson of Anchorage and Sanjay Chaudhury of Kolkata, India, were married on Nov. 17, 2005, in their Juneau home. Charlotte Carroll presided as marriage commissioner

Big Brothers and Sisters' appreciation
Director of partnership development for Big Brothers and Sisters Betsy Brenneman, center, presents a plaque and bowl for Kids' Sake Certificate of Appreciation to GCI Director of Operations Warren Russell, right, and Business Manager Rachael Hodgson, left, for their continued support of Big Brothers and Sisters' annual fundraising campaign.

Thank you
Messages of thanks to the community, from the community

Kinneen and Jenson to marry
Sara B. Kinneen of Petersburg and Derek J. Jenson of Juneau will be married at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 29, 2005, at Viking Hall in Anchorage.

Betty Lou Hart
Juneau resident Betty Lou Hart died in her home the morning of Nov. 29, 2005, following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Annabelle Mansfield
Juneau resident Annabelle Lee Mansfield (Poe), 77, died from lung cancer on Nov. 23, 2005, in Juneau.

Robert Holm Pilcher
Juneau resident Robert Holm Pilcher, 93, died Nov. 28, 2005, of bile duct cancer at his home.

My Turn: Iraq invasion is more like World War II than Vietnam
It is sophomoric to assume that Iraq is more like Vietnam than it is like World War II.

My Turn: Alaska predator control based on wrong assumptions
I returned from the March 2004, Board of Game meeting where a play unfolded. This play began in 1900, when Nome had 12,000 residents, Skagway had 2,012 and Juneau had 1,456.

Turkey Shoot Results
from November 20

Ordway Basketball League Standings
as of Nov. 27

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

Juneau Bowling Center Standings
as of 29 November

Juneau Bowling Center up and running
The cars and bowlers have started to filter into the Juneau Bowling Center on West Willoughby Avenue.

Bears' Hinkley earns Gatorade football award
Juneau-Douglas High School junior Chris Hinkley's athletic life is divided into two major parts - football season and ski season.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Slashed tires on 45 buses close most Mat-Su schools
Officials were forced to close schools north of Anchorage on Tuesday after vandals damaged the tires on 45 buses.

Fin whale comes back to Sitka Sound
A fin whale, the first of its species to be seen in Sitka Sound in decades when it was spotted last September, has returned to the area.

Fairbanks bishop apologizes for church abuse
The bishop of the Fairbanks Catholic Diocese published an open letter apologizing to victims of sexual abuse by church representatives.

Commercial fishermen forming nat'l group
Long splintered into small groups, commercial fishermen are putting together a national organization to promote their image and press their interests before Congress.

Regs set to control costs of home care
The state adopted tighter regulations Tuesday to save money on a costly program to care for the disabled and elderly in their homes.

Anchorage to host '09 beard championships
Gentlemen, start growing your beards.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Grant allows Alaska to hire rural prosecutors
A $2 million federal grant over three years will allow the state to add two prosecutors to lower the criminal caseload in rural Alaska.

Third try for gambling initiative thrown out
Three times they've busted, but the sponsors of a plan to legalize video gambling in Alaska aren't ready to fold.

State in a dither over road funding
State officials remain in a fog over where they will put millions in federal dollars for transportation over the next three years.

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