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June 02, 2005

jpg Destiny & St. Zita

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photoNational: Spelling Bee winner is an A student in California By AMIE PARNES - Anurag Kashyap, an avid reader and straight-A student, was the last one standing on the red dais at the 78th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee Thursday, holding the large trophy after he correctly spelled the word "appoggiatura," a musical term. - More...
Thursday - June 02, 2005

National: D-Day Memorial, after rocky beginning, honors anniversary By LISA HOFFMAN - When the 61st anniversary of the history-changing invasion arrives Monday, the National D-Day Memorial will honor the day free of some of the burdens that have beset it since its start.- More...
Thursday - June 02, 2005

National: To learn about war's horrors, project goes straight to the source By MARGARET TALEV - When the North Vietnamese shot down his plane and took him prisoner in March 1967, they put Jim Hiteshew, then a 36-year-old Air Force pilot from North Carolina, in a concrete-floor cell with a wooden board for a bed, and they gave him a porcelain cup. It was white with a thin blue band around it. - More...
Thursday - June 02, 2005

National: Shooting spree a shock for California community By STEPHANIE HOOPS - The violence that ended Tuesday morning after tearing through eastern Ventura County for 16 hours left city officials calling it the worst crime spree to rock the affluent area in recent history.- More...
Thursday - June 02, 2005

National: Seeing things the eye can't By SUE VORENBERG - Snapping around to catch a view of a seconds-long astronomical explosion is enough to give a normal telescope whiplash.- More...
Thursday - June 02, 2005

National: Tension mounts as spellers fall in the Scripps National Bee By AMIE PARNES - There was only one light moment Thursday morning as the number of spellers dwindled and the tension mounted by the minute, with words like " sphygmomanometer" and "exanthematic." - More...
Thursday - June 02, 2005

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Ketchikan: KIC Saves $40.5k Annually with VoIP Technology - Ketchikan Indian Community's General Manager Georgianna Zimmerle is proud to announce the completion of an 18-month cooperative project to reduce telecommunications and long distance costs through the use of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services. Zimmerle said, "She applauds the work of the Information Technology (IT) Department and the Finance Department for the success of this project." Zimmerle is looking for savings starting next month that amounts to half the previous cost for local telephone service. KIC anticipates an annual savings of $40,500 through more efficient local and long distance services.

Several years of explosive growth overloaded the phone lines at KIC's Health Clinic and Administrative Services, Hatchery and Eagle Center, and 429 Deermount locations. The number of employees working at KIC doubled from 1996 to 2005 with the number of employees growing from 60 to about 150 employees. During the same nine years, the gross revenues have increased from $2.4 million to $14.5 million. The resulting communication problems drove KIC's administrative staff to find a solution with a plan to integrate the telephone system into KIC's already robust televideo and data network.- More...
Thursday - June 02, 2005



letter Our Thanks By Lee, Morced, & Jayson Asnin - Wednesday
letter Protecting the community By Jeff Kemp - Wednesday
letter DON HOFF DISTORTIONS By Pete Ellis - Wednesday
letter Gravina Island Bridge vs. Big Dig By Don Hoff Jr. - Tuesday
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photoMetlakatla: Airmen provide support during Operation Alaskan Road - A group of Airmen at Camp Wy-Wuh, Alaska, is supporting the troops of Joint Task Force Alaskan Road by making sure their camp has at least some of the comforts of home.

Operation Alaskan Road entails the construction of a 14.5-mile road on an island that is Alaska's only federally recognized Indian reservation. When completed, the road will connect the town of Metlakatla with a ferry boat dock on the north end of the island that will provide quick and easy access to Ketchikan, Alaska's fifth-largest city, across the bay. - More...
Thursday - June 02, 2005

photoAlaska: Dean Guaneli Named State Prosecutor of the Year - A committee of his peers awarded Chief Assistant Attorney General Dean Guaneli Prosecutor of the Year for 2005 at the Annual Alaska District Attorneys' Training Conference in May. - More...
Thursday - June 02, 2005

Alaska: Investment group to purchase Era Aviation from SEACOR Holdings Inc. - Era Aviation Investment Group LLC (EAIG) announced Wednesday that it has entered into an agreement with SEACOR Holdings Inc. to acquire Alaska-based regional airline, Era Aviation, Inc. For the first time since 1991, all of the airline's officers and management positions will be filled by long-time Alaskans, living in Alaska with extensive experience at Era. Paul Landis will serve as president and CEO. Marcia Davis will serve as executive vice president and general counsel. EAIG is made up of a private group of investors primarily based on the U.S. West Coast. - More...
Thursday - June 02, 2005

photoAlaska: NOAA Fisheries Expert Wins Mapping Award - NOAA Fisheries computer mapping and database analyst Steve Lewis of Juneau, Alaska has won a prestigious award for his extraordinary achievements placing layers of computer-accessible information on maps of Alaska's sea floor. But a proxy will have to accept the award: the National Guard is deploying Lewis, a Blackhawk helicopter pilot, to Iraq. - More...
Thursday - June 02, 2005

Ketchikan: Seafood Workers Needed - Salmon processing companies want to hire Alaskans immediately to fillet, can, freeze and prepare Alaskan wild salmon for worldwide markets. "This is an opportune time to work at a seasonal job. Young people are especially encouraged to apply, as these jobs offer an opportunity to earn money quickly while building a work history," said Greg O'Claray, Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development. - More...
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