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August 20, 2003


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Memories of a Lifetime in Ketchikan
A story about Ralph M. Bartholomew

Ralph M. Bartholomew about to take off in a " Wright B" Flyer - October 8, 1994
Donor: Estate of Ralph M. Bartholomew, Ketchikan Museums

photosJune Allen Column: Memories of a Lifetime in Ketchikan; A story about Ralph M. Bartholomew - There are two kinds of history. There's the kind we had to study in school that consisted primarily of names, dates, battles, and famous people - facts we had to remember at least long enough to take exams. And then there's the other kind of history, in which someone who "lived it" tells the tales of his or her years, stories woven with authenticity, humor, color and the sights and sounds of pleasant memories - stories that stay with us. - Click here to read more...
Wednesday - August 20, 2003 - 12:30 am

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Three of Ten Ketchikan Schools Listed As Meeting Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
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Ketchikan: AK Department of Education Releases Statewide School Performance Status - Three of Ten Ketchikan Schools Listed As Meeting Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) - For the first time in the history of our state and nation, the Alaska public now will have the necessary information about the performance of their public schools that can be used to make significant strides in school and student performance.

Alaska Education Commissioner Roger Sampson today released a preliminary list of 283 schools statewide that did not meet all the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) targets of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, the most sweeping school reform legislation in our nation's history. There are a total of 488 Alaska public schools included in the Alaska Department of Education's Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) calculations. The information released today by the Alaska Department of Education is based on Alaska student performance standards and student assessments in reading, writing and math. - Click here to read more and for results...
Wednesday - August 20, 2003 - 7:30 pm

NW & Alaska: Threatened juvenile salmon get scientific assistance - Research has found that thousands of miles of essential juvenile salmon habitat are blocked by tens of thousands of culverts that lay beneath Pacific Northwest roadways. Many of these culverts - that for years have successfully channeled water under roadbeds - are acting as barriers to young salmon preventing them the upstream passage required for growth and development. - Click here to read more...
Wednesday - August 20, 2003 - 12:30 am

Alaska Brief: Fourth quarter rally produces positive year-end return for Permanent Fund - It was announced last Thursday that a stock rally during the Permanent Fund's fourth quarter improved the Fund's total returns, from -0.7 percent in April to 3.3 percent in May and ending June (and the quarter) at a total return of 4.5 percent. As compared to June 30th one year ago, the Fund balance increased by $0.7 billion. - Click here to download the 4th Quarter Report ...
Wednesday - August 20, 2003 - 12:30 am

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Updated: Aug. 19, 2003

Alaska: Cruise Ship Initiative Denied by Lt. Governor - Lieutenant Governor Loren Leman notified sponsors on Tuesday that he will not certify an application for initiative petition entitled: "An Act pertaining to cruise ship activities and related to ship vessel operations taking place in the marine waters of the State of Alaska."Click here to read more...
Wednesday - August 20, 2003 - 12:30 am

Ketchikan: Ketchikan borough rejects cruise ship tax - The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Monday backed away from a plan to ask voters to impose a $5 head tax on cruise ship passengers. - Click here to read more...
Fairbanks Daily News Miner - Posted: Wed. - August 20, 2003 - 12:30 am

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Ketchikan:Gravina Access Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement Now Available Online - Click here to read or download the report...
Posted: Wednesday - August 06, 2003 - 2:10 pm

DEIS public comment period closes on October 06, 2003

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