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October 16, 2003



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Ketchikan: KIC Tax Case Settled With Borough - According to information provided by the Ketchikan Indian Community (KIC), the Ketchikan Indian Community and the Ketchikan Gateway Borough have settled all property tax issues surrounding KIC's property at 2960 Tongass Avenue, the location of KIC's Health Clinic and several BIA programs. "KIC is pleased with the outcome," said President Stephanie Rainwater-Sande speaking from Dorsey & Whitney's Anchorage Office Wednesday morning. She said, "It is a good thing that the Borough and KIC were able to reach an amicable settlement on a government-to-government basis." - Read more...
Thursday - October 16, 2003 - 12:45 am

Alaska: U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Consider Challenge to Nonresident Commercial Fishing Fees - The United States Supreme Court denied on Tuesday a request from nonresident commercial fishers to review decision by the Alaska Supreme Court in a nineteen-year-old challenge to Alaska's nonresident commercial fishing fees.

"This is a positive step that will allow the Alaska courts to continue on their way toward resolving this long-standing dispute," said Attorney General Gregg Renkes. - Read more...
Thursday - October 16, 2003 - 12:45 am

photosKetchikan: Halloween Safety Tips by NTFD Chief Steve DeChellis - Most people think of Halloween as a time for fun and treats. However, roughly four times as many children ages 5-14 are killed while walking on Halloween evening compared with other evenings of the year, and falls are a leading cause of injuries among children on Halloween. Many Halloween-related injuries can be prevented if parents closely supervise school-aged children during trick-or-treat activities. - Read more, view the animations, & listen to the music...
Thursday - October 16, 2003 - 12:45 am

Ketchikan: The Ketchikan City Council will be hold a regular meeting at 7:00 pm Thursday evening in the City Council Chambers. City Council Agenda (pdf 101K) Each separate item on the agenda will link to its own information packet. Place your cursor over the agenda item and click to download that information packet. Calendar

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Juvenile red king crab
Photo courtesy NOAA Fisheries AK Region

photosAlaska: Researchers Study Crab Preferences - NOAA Fisheries researchers Sara Persselin and Dr. Brad Stevens of Kodiak are spending a lot of time trying to figure out what baby crabs want in ocean habitat.

"We're figuring out the details of the crabs' life history so that we can understand what might be going on out in the field," Persselin explained. She and Stevens are at the forefront of crab research in the cold North Pacific, where a fishery that brings crab fishermen $100 to $150 million dollars annually is vulnerable to the swings of crab populations. - Read more...
Thursday - October 16, 2003 - 12:45 am

Ketchikan: Marine Highway considering a move to Ketchikan - State transportation officials are mulling a plan to move the Alaska Marine Highway System here to be closer to its repair facilities. - Read more...
Fairbanks Daily News Miner - posted: Wednesday - October 15, 2003 - 8:08 pm

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Features - Columnists

Joann Flora's Travel Log #2: The Art of Chinese Massage - When we go for massage in the west, we have certain expectations: flannel sheets, aromatic oils, hot stones, aroma therapy, soft music, cushions and bolsters, low lighting. We have come to consider these things an integral part of the massage experience. Not so in China. I have had a massage of some type, reflexology or full body, nearly every day I have been in this country, and it is not at all akin to its western counterpart. - Read more...
Thursday - October 16, 2003 - 12:45 am

Dick Morris Columnist: The Raging Fury Against The Political Establishment - There is always a temptation to put a partisan spin on voter anger and pretend it is directed at one or the other of our political parties. Republicans celebrate the upheaval of the Democrats in California. Democrats chuckle at Bush's dive in the polls. Republicans have their share of fun in watching first Howard Dean and then Wesley Clark eclipse the best and the brightest among the Democratic candidates. - Read more...
Thursday - October 16, 2003 - 12:45 am

Mike Reagan Columnist: Warning Signals - It's good that California showed leadership - what we did sends a message to other governors that when you go back on you word, when you lie to the public as Gray Davis and his cohorts lied to us you'd better beware. The message: watch your step, you could be next. - Read more...
Thursday - October 16, 2003 - 12:45 am


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