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October 09, 2003


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Canvassing Board Hard At Work
Left to right: Henry Keene, Joyce Hazlequist, Karen Miles,
City Clerk Katy Suiter, and Deputy Borough Clerk Kacie Paxton
at the Canvassing Board meeting on Wednesday morning.
Thursday's Front Page Photo by Dick Kauffman


 Bigelow & Lyband Tie for Second Assembly Seat
Assembly Shall Direct Recount

The Canvassing Board met Wednesday morning to count the absentee and questioned ballots. After counting the absentee and questioned ballots, Ketchikan Assembly Candidates Barbara Bigelow and George Lybrand were tied for the second assembly seat with 935 votes each. Dave Kiffer was the top vote getter unofficially securing one of the two Assembly seats with 1,227 votes.

According to Borough election codes, a recount shall be directed by the Borough Assembly. When directed by the Assembly, the Canvassing Board will individually recount all ballots cast on Tuesday - including absentee & questioned ballots. A special Assembly Meeting is scheduled for Thursday at 5:30 pm in the City Council Chambers for the purpose of ordering a recount. The recount would likely be scheduled for Monday at 9:00 am in the City Council Chambers.

If after the recount, Bigelow and Lybrand are still tied, Borough code states that the winner will be determined fairly by lot. This would be done in a Borough Assembly meeting under the direction of the current Assemblymembers. Likely a special meeting would be scheduled....
Published: Wednesday - October 08, 2003 - 1:50 pm

Election 2003

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Alaska: Governor Murkowski Gets "Business" Commitment from Taiwanese President - Governor Frank H. Murkowski announced Wednesday that energy, mining, fisheries, and agricultural business leaders from Taiwan will be accompanying President Sui-Ben Chen during his state visit to Alaska in early November. These business leaders will be attending technical briefing sessions on Alaskan natural resources.

The change in the President's entourage--now to include business leaders--came about as a result of Governor Murkowski's discussions with the President during Murkowski's first trip to Asia as governor.

"I asked the President to include business leaders in his visit to Alaska and he graciously accepted," said Murkowski. "There are many misconceptions about Alaska's coal, timber, fisheries, natural gas, and timber resources in Asia. - Read more...
Thursday - October 09, 2003 - 1:15 am

Alaska: Governor Signs Agreement Aimed to Increase Exports of Disease-Free Alaska Produce to Taiwan - Extolling the virtues of disease-free Alaska grown produce, Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Su Pei Neng, President of Uni-President Organics Corporation and Hsiou Chen Lee, President of Agronew Trading Company, Ltd, both of Taiwan. - Read more...

Health: Exercise for elders: It's never too late - Older Americans need more motivation to exercise regularly, say a series of studies published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Already, 98 percent of Americans over 50 say that "getting exercise is important to staying healthy," according to an AARP survey. But just knowing what's good for them isn't enough. - Read more...
Thursday - October 09, 2003 - 1:15 am

Alaska: Proposed Gas Line Incentive Will Have No Negative Effect On Prices; Will Help Consumers, Not Hurt Producers Says Sen. Murkowski - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski on Monday said that the proposed hybrid financial incentive package to enable an Alaska natural gas line to be built to the Lower 48 States will help American consumers, but have little negative impact on government revenues or natural gas producer revenues in the Lower 48 States. - Read more...
Thursday - October 09, 2003 - 1:15 am

Mike Reagan Columnist: California Speaks, Loud And Clear - I would have given a lot Tuesday night to have been able to take a peek inside Maria Shriver's brain and see what she was thinking about the Democratic party to which she and her whole extended family have given life-long allegiance.

This is the first time in her life that she was able to be on the Republican side in a campaign against the people she has been raised with, and nurtured by, all of her life.

I'd love to ask her: "Maria, now what do you think of your party? You have seen, first hand, what the party that you and your family have given so much support, was willing to do to you and your husband and your children. You now know that this is the way they campaign." - Read more...
Thursday - October 09, 2003 - 1:15 am

Ketchikan: Ketchikan assembly to begin annexation proposal - Borough officials will craft a plan to annex Meyers Chuck and Hyder despite objections raised by the remote communities. The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly voted to direct staff to submit an expansion petition to the state Local Boundary Commission. - Read more...
Fairbanks Daily News Miner - posted: Thursday - October 09, 2003 - 12:10 am



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