Alaskans get $1,174 checks from state's oil wealth - Article Photos 3/3

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell holds up a sign with the amount of this year's Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend checks during a news conference Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, in Anchorage, Alaska. The checks will begin appearing in Alaskans' bank accounts on Oct. 6, 2011. Last year's amount was $1,281. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)