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May 21, 2005

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Ketchikan - Statewide: PIPS issued an Order to Cease and Desist Activity - Today, the State of Alaska's Administrator of Securities, Mark Davis, of the Division of Banking, Securities and Corporations, issued a Temporary Order to Cease and Desist and Order of Investigation with respect to a security being offered for sale in Alaska known as People In Profit System or "PIPS" (also commonly known as Private Investment Profit System).

Under the terms of the Order, the Banking and Securities Division of the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development has determined that PIPS is an unregistered security, which is being offered for sale in violation of the Alaska Securities Act. The Order also finds that the PIPS "2% Plan," where investors are told they will get paid 2% per day on their investment, is a fraudulent investment which is being sold through misrepresentation. The Order requires the principals of PIPS to stop selling this investment until it is registered as a security. - More...
Friday - May 20, 2005

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M/V Fairweater
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photosKetchikan: Fast Ferries M/V Chenega, Fairweather to Run Juneau -Petersburg -Ketchikan Route this Winter - The Alaska Marine Highway System announced Thursday it will re-deploy its two fast vehicle ferries to winter routes that will determine the suitability of that type of vessel for routes between Petersburg and Juneau, and Petersburg and Ketchikan. Currently, the M/V Fairweather serves Lynn Canal and Sitka from Juneau, and the newly built M/V Chenega will serve Prince William Sound communities of Whittier, Valdez, and Cordova, once it enters service. - More...
Friday - May 20, 2005

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story.... Department of Transportation Southeast Region Director Gary Paxton announced this week that he plans to retire next month. As Deanna Garrison reports, Paxton will be replaced by Juneau engineer and businessman Malcom Menzies.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - Friday - May 20, 2005

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story.... A move in Congress to eliminate funding for the construction of logging roads in the Tongass National Forest failed Thursday. Ohio Republican Steve Chabot and new Jersey Democrat Robert Andrews sought to amend the interior appropriations bill being debated Thursday on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. Deanna Garrison reports.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - Friday - May 20, 2005

audioWrangell: Listen to this KRBD story.... A fisherman discovered a dead juvenile humpback whale in his gill net Wednesday near the Wrangell harbor.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - Friday - May 20, 2005

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story.... Lonmin - the third largest producer of platinum worldwide - announced Monday that it would fund a third year of exploration at the Union Bay Platinum Project in Southeast Alaska to the tune of a million dollars. The Union Bay Project, located approximately 35 miles northwest of Ketchikan near Meyers Chuck, is a joint venture with Lonmin, Freegold Ventures, and Pacific Northwest Capital. Maria Dudzak spoke with Peter Dasler, Vice President of Business Development for Pacific Northwest Capital, about the current status of the project and its potential for further development. Here's an excerpt from that interview:
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - Friday - May 20, 2005

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Denise Perry
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photosKetchikan: Perry Named KGH Employee of the Month - Denise Perry, Lead Office Assistant at Southeast Surgical Clinic, has been named Ketchikan General Hospital (KGH) Employee of the Month by a committee of her peers. A KGH employee since 1988, Perry manages a busy clinic office, while also completing coding and charge entry, and overseeing staffing needs.

Before moving into her current position, Perry worked for eight years in the Patient Financial Services Department of the hospital. "I have seen a lot of changes, including several computer conversions, new construction projects, and remodels," Perry said. - More...
Friday - May 20, 2005

photosAlaska: Mount Wrangell rumbles after Sumatra earthquake - South-central Alaska's Mount Wrangell rumbled for 11 minutes following the Sumatra earthquake in December 2004. A swarm of 14 earthquakes were triggered at Mount Wrangell about one hour after the initial rupture in Indonesia, more than 6,800 miles away. - More...
Friday - May 20, 2005



letter The State of the Tongass By Forrest Cole - Friday
letter GATEWAY TO KETCHIKAN By Pete Ellis - Friday
letter Ironic? By Joseph Branco - Friday
letter 5K Torch Run for Special Olympics Saturday By Lonny Piscoya - Friday
letter Interesting old photograph By Mary Hulse-Rauwolf - Friday
letter Bridge By Peg Travis - Friday
letter RE: Cruise Ship Wake, incident Ryndam By Marvin Davis - Wednesday
letter Bridge to the AIRPORT By Jackie Williams - Wednesday
letterApology accepted By Albert K. White - Wednesday
letter Anchor Babies By Jack M. Moutrie - Wednesday
letter Junk Jeep By Jerry Cegelske - Tuesday
letter Shipping out By Calvin Edward - Tuesday
letter Bridge to No-Where By Don Hoff, Jr. - Tuesday
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Week In Review: Wine delivery ... Bush veto ... Rice in Iraq ... More By BILL STRAUB - Newsweek, which created a firestorm in the Middle East with a report that military officials had confirmed that interrogators at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, had desecrated a copy of the Koran - pitching it into a toilet - retracted the article, saying the source couldn't identify where he discovered the information. The White House blamed the magazine for the unrest in which at least 15 died. - More...
Friday - May 20, 2005

National: Base-closing commission sets up Web site By TARA COPP - The base-closure commission hits the road next week to visit affected communities. And to help track where panel members are headed, they have a Web site:

Last week, the Pentagon listed 33 major military bases for closure, 29 for realignment and almost 800 smaller facilities, many of them guard or reserve locations, for either realignment or closure. If listed towns can't persuade the nine-member Base Realignment and Closure Commission to override the Pentagon recommendations, the communities face losing thousands of jobs as the military pulls up stakes and moves on. - More...
Friday - May 20, 2005

National: EPA plan to allow sewage dumping nixed By JOAN LOWY - The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it will dump its much-criticized proposal to allow municipal sewage agencies to release partially treated sewage during wet weather. - More...
Friday - May 20, 2005

National: Bill amendment could boost Boeing's tanker odds By LAWRENCE M. O'ROURKE - he House Armed Services Committee early Thursday approved an amendment to its $441 billion defense authorization bill that could help protect the Boeing Co. from foreign competition for the building of midair refueling planes.

The amendment, according to defense industry specialists, would prevent the Pentagon from purchasing goods and services from foreign companies receiving subsidies from their governments. - More...
Friday - May 20, 2005

National: Teen's report results in ethics refresher class for Army recruiters By JOHN AGUILAR - The fallout from a Colorado teenager's investigative piece for his school newspaper is one reason Army recruiters took a day off Friday for a refresher class in ethics.

David McSwane, from Arvada, Colo., never thought his story would get so big when he gave his 15-year-old friend a camcorder, his 11-year-old sister a still camera and enlisted his mother to keep him out of legal hot water.

When McSwane was finished, Army recruiters in Golden, Colo., had been caught encouraging him to manufacture a fake high-school diploma and accompanying him to a head shop to buy him a drug-detox kit. - More...
Friday - May 20, 2005

Washington Calling: Gas prices ... Greenspan bows out ... other items By LANCE GAY - The Secret Service warns that businesses need to be more vigilant in sealing their computer systems against disgruntled insiders. - More...
Friday - May 20, 2005

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