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September 17, 2004

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Ketchikan Students Learn About The Visitor Services Industry
Andi Skultka and Shermeli Malabanan at the pool on Sapphire Princess.
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Ketchikan: Ketchikan Students Learn About The Visitor Services Industry - This week fifth-grade Ketchikan students are visiting magnificent cruise ships as part of a Visitor Services Industry Curriculum established 8 years ago by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District. Under the leadership and vision of Dean Vincent and the late Kris Geldaker this program of study was developed and later adopted in Sitka and Juneau. - More...
Friday - September 17, 2004

photosAlaska: Governor Signs MOU for Coal Development - Continuing his effort to expand markets for Alaska's natural resources, Governor Frank H. Murkowski on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with high-ranking representatives of Taiwan's government to jump-start development of Alaska's vast Cook Inlet coal deposits." More...
Friday - September 17, 2004

Ketchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... A Brown Deer Road home was damaged after an early morning fire Thursday. Deanna Garrison reports.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Friday am - September 17, 2004

Ketchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... The four candidates for Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly sounded off on the borough budget, school funding and the proposed arts center during a Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum Wednesday. Deanna Garrison has this report.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Friday am - September 17, 2004

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Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Victor Zinger, Ph.D.

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Ketchikan: Math Professor Presents at International Math Education Conference - University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus Assistant Professor of Mathematics Victor Zinger, Ph.D. was a presenter at the 10th International Congress on Mathematics Education in Copenhagen, Denmark in July 2004.

The International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI) held the 10th International Congress on Mathematical Education, ICME-10, in Copenhagen, Denmark July 4-11, 2004. The aim of the ICME congress was to present current findings and happenings in mathematics education worldwide. Both research and teaching practices were discussed. - More...
Friday - September 17, 2004

Ketchikan: Marine Highway /All You Can Travel/ Pass Now on Sale - The Alaska Marine Highway System has begun selling its annual "All You Can Travel" Pass, which allows the holder to unlimited travel on Alaska ferries between November 1st and next March 31st. Timed to coincide with distribution of Permanent Fund dividends to state residents, the sale of the special passes will end October 31st . - More...
Friday - September 17, 2004

SE Alaska: M/V Aurora Will Take Over LeConte Schedule - The M/V /Aurora has finished a schedule in Prince William Sound in time to allow Alaska Marine Highway System managers to assign her to fill in for the M/V LeConte, which is still in dry dock in Ketchikan for repairs. The Aurora will continue to cover the LeConte's published schedule until the LeConte returns to service in October. - More...
Friday - September 17, 2004

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Alaska: UAF scientists discover new marine habitat in Alaska; Rhodolith beds likely to fuel protection debate - While researchers in Alaska this summer used high-tech submersibles and huge ships to plumb the deep-ocean depths in search of new species, a team of scuba diving scientists working from an Alaska fishing boat has discovered an entirely new marine habitat just a stone's throw from shore.

The discovery in June of a single bed of rhodoliths, colorful marine algae that resemble coral, was made near Knight Island in Prince William Sound by scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (SFOS). Rhodolith beds have been found throughout the world's oceans, including in the Arctic near Greenland and in waters off British Columbia, Canada. But they have never been documented in Alaska waters. - More...
Friday - September 17, 2004

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photosJohn Koel, Baker to Banker; An eccentric philanthropist John Koel was a well-known figure in Ketchikan from the day he arrived in 1901 to the day he died in 1946. The eldest son of German immigrants who settled in the Midwest, Koel was a 38-year-old confirmed bachelor, a slight man with high cheekbones, a small mustache and a tidy bankroll he had saved to finance his adventure in Alaska. A baker by trade and already a canny businessman when he alighted on the steamship dock, he quickly toured the new city of Ketchikan and almost immediately opened the OK Bakery on Dock Street, near the intersection with Main Street. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Tuesday - September 07, 2004

arrow Harold Gillam: A Tragic Final Flight; Ketchikan remembers the search

arrow Ketchikan's 'Fish House Tessie'; She was proud of the nickname

arrow Fairbanks: Golden Heart City; A story of its founding

arrow Remembering 'Swede' Risland (1915-1991);The town's most memorable logger

arrow Alaska's Deepwater Highway; A part of Alaska history

arrow Ketchikan's American Legionnaires; Here's to 'the boys' of Post #3 -

arrow Ketchikan's Cruise Ship Industry; A light-hearted look at its origins

arrow Ketchikan's First City Players; Did you hear that applause?

arrow A biography of Alaska's herring: A little fish of huge importance...

arrow Read more stories by June Allen...

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