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September 22, 2004

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'Skiff at Gnat Cove'
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National: Top Experts Warn American System of Voting Broadly Vulnerable to Error & Abuse - A panel of top experts on election technology and administration warned Tuesday that the American system of voting is broadly vulnerable to error and abuse, and called for a crash-course of study and reform to make results more reliable and to promote better access by voters, especially those who have historically encountered serious impediments to exercising their right to vote.- More...
Wednesday - September 22, 2004

Alaska: Governor Testifies on Ocean Commission; Calls for strengthening of existing partnerships, not more federal bureaucracy - On behalf of the nation's governors, Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski, who is chairman of the National Governors Association (NGA) Natural Resources Committee, addressed a Senate hearing in Washington Tuesday stressing the importance of a strong state role and participation in forming national ocean policy.- More...
Wednesday - September 22, 2004

Alaska: Fairweather Tangles with Cruise Ship Lines In Skagway; Slight Damage to Aluminum Plating; No Injuries - The state's fast vehicle ferry M/V Fairweather, while departing Skagway Tuesday morning, "allided" with three of five stern lines of a moored cruise ship, cutting the lines in two. The ferry also may have come in contact with one of the mooring dolphins of the Skagway dock. - More...
Wednesday - September 22, 2004

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'Talbot Lake Tranquility'
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Alaska: Board of Fisheries forms Salmon Industry Restructuring Panel - The Board of Fisheries announced Tuesday the formation of the Salmon Industry Restructuring Panel, which will advise the board on policy issues associated with options for restructuring Alaska's commercial salmon industry.- More...
Wednesday - September 22, 2004

POW: Listen to this KRBD story... The Forest Service is trying out a new method of studying and documenting some parts of land it manages. It's called Landscape Assessment. There are 7 Landscape Assements planned for Alaska, one of them is in the South Tongass. Jay Marble has this report on the Thorne Bay Ranger District's Cobble Project.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked September 22, 2004

Alaska: USFS Says Stikine River Federal subsistence sockeye salmon fishery completed successfully - According to the U.S. Forest Service, the 2004 Stikine River Federal subsistence sockeye fishery was completed successfully this summer. - More...
Wednesday - September 22, 2004

Alaska: 'Campaign Finance Reform Again' initiative turns in over 36,000 signatures - "We are pleased to be turning in over 13,000 signatures above and beyond the required 23,285," said Harry Crawford, "the doubling of campaign contribution limits and loosening of lobbyist reporting requirements done during the 23rd legislature was just plain wrong. I am proud to stand alongside Eric Croft and David Guttenberg as one of the three co-sponsors of this initiative." - More...
Wednesday - September 22, 2004

Alaska: Murkowski Appoints Anchorage Superior Judge - Governor Frank H. Murkowski announced the appointment of Craig F. Stowers of Anchorage to the Anchorage Superior Court bench. - More...
Wednesday - September 22, 2004


jpg Dick MorrisDick Morris: Why Shakeup Won't Save Kerry - John Kerry's recent shakeup of his campaign illustrates his larger problem: He is playing a simple game of checkers, while President Bush is playing a subtle game of chess.

Edging aside Bob Shrum and promoting former Clinton spokesmen Mike McCurry and Joe Lockhart to key positions in the campaign replaces a flawed strategist - Shrum - with two able, but limited, tacticians. Both McCurry and Lockhart are good at handling evolving crises and keeping the media well fed and happy. But two press secretaries do not equal one strategist. - More...
Wednesday - September 22, 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...

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