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October 14, 2003

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'Life is full of little adventures'
photo by M.C. Kauffman


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Breaking News...Ketchikan: Governor appoints Ketchikan's Jim Elkins to State Senate - Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski today appointed long-time Ketchikan resident James "Jim" Elkins to Senate Seat A, from which Sen. Robin Taylor resigned last month. Elkins is the second of a three-generation family of Ketchikan businessmen, who have owned and operated a number of Ketchikan businesses over the past 40 years, including a historic bar, restaurant, small hotel, rental properties and an electronics retail outlet. - Read more...
Tuesday - October 14, 2003 - 7:30 pm

photosKetchikan: Front Page Photo - 'Life is full of little adventures' - Ketchikan residents Jesse, Dion and Doug had the opportunity to visit with the Kauffman's geese, ducks and peacocks on Monday after a busy school day.

Dion is all smiles as he enjoys one of life's little adventures - holding a full grown male goose - as his big brothers, Jesse and Doug, stand close by. Pissarro seemed to sense that these young fellows were not only brave but also kind-hearted as he joined in with posing for the camera. - More...
Tuesday - October 14, 2003 -12:50 am

Alaska: University of Alaska Enrollment Hits All-Time High - This fall's opening enrollment in the University of Alaska system is the highest in the university's history.

University President Mark Hamilton said Monday the UA system has a total of 28,961 students, and a student full-time equivalent (FTE) of 16,449, up 13% over 2001, and 6.3% higher than 2002.

According to a University of Alaska news release, traditionally, the opening enrollment figures grow over the course of the first semester because of short courses and intensive instruction. Last year, for example, the opening enrollment headcount was 27,623 and by the end of the semester had grown to 33,516. A similar increase is expected by the UA this year. - Read more...
Tuesday - October 14, 2003 -12:50 am

POW: The October Chamber Meeting will be held at the Chamber office located in the Bell Tower Mall in Klawock at 7:00 pm. KENT MILLER will speak about enhancing and developing a market using local timber and stone products to bring the end user and manufacture together for better employment and growth for our area. Don't miss this informative meeting. Bring your ideas and suggestions! Call the POW Chamber Office for more info at 755-2626. ( More meetings and events can be found on the calendar)

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Governor Frank H. Murkowski and Hong Kong Chief Executive Tung Chee Hwa meet at an Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute seafood tasting event at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Hong Kong on Saturday, October 11, 2003, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Hong Kong. Photo by Mia Costello of the Office of the Governor.

Trade Mission News

Hong Kong: Seafood Takes Center Stage at Events attended by Seafood Buyers, Media in Hong Kong - Governor Frank H. Murkowski on Saturday pitched Alaska seafood in Hong Kong at the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute's Media Tasting Event at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. The event, attended by more than 20 members of the Asian press, showcased Alaska king crab and featured a special appearance by Chief Executive Tung Chee Hwa. Tung is Hong Kong's highest-ranking official and a special friend to Governor and Mrs. Murkowski. - Read more...
Tuesday - October 14, 2003 -12:50 am

Japan: Governor Goes Directly to Largest Japanese Trading Companies to Market Wild Alaska Salmon - Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski met over the weekend with top executives of several of the largest Japanese trading companies that import fish, and offer good potential to increase purchases of Alaska wild salmon.

"Governor Murkowski has been working hard to revitalize the salmon industry," said Margy Johnson, Director of Trade and Development. "He has met with fishermen, as well as processors in Alaska. Now he is taking his program to Asia to meet with the end users." - Read more...
Tuesday - October 14, 2003 -12:50 am

Korea: Gov. Murkowski Announces China Air Will Fly Taiwanese Tour Operators to Visit Alaska - Following trade delegation meetings with China Air and the Taiwan Travel Agent Association that emphasized the importance of tourism ties between Alaska and Taiwan, Governor Frank Murkowski announced Monday that China Air has offered free tickets for a tour operator familiarization trip to Alaska in February. - Read more...
Tuesday - October 14, 2003 -12:50 am

click here...Harriet Edwards, KGB Clerk; Canvassing Board Members: Karen Miles, Joyce Hazlequist and Henry Keene... Photo by Dick Kauffman

updated... Results of the Election were certified by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly during the special meeting Monday evening and are now official. With certification of the results, Lybrand is now the official winner of one of two borough assembly seats by 6 votes.

Ketchikan: Canvassing Board Completes Hand Recount of 3,399 Votes; Lybrand Unofficial Winner By 6 Votes - The Canvassing Board for the Ketchikan Gateway Borough/City of Ketchikan Regular Election met this morning to recount the votes cast for Borough Assembly Candidates Barbara Bigelow and George Lybrand. Bigelow and Lybrand tied for an Assembly seat in last week's Municipal Election with both unofficially receiving 935 votes.

Today's hand recount of 3,399 votes was completed by Canvassing Board Members Karen Miles, Joyce Hazlequist and Henry Keene in approximately three and one half hours. - Read more...
Monday - October 13, 2003 - 3:00 pm


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