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October 22, 2003


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Ketchikan: Front Page Photo 'Amelie' - The Norquest tender vessel 'Amelie' (ay' - mel - lee) buying sea cucumbers in Ward Cove Tuesday afternoon...
Wednesday - October 22, 2003 - 12:50 am

Ketchikan: DOT - Ferry system move under preliminary review - The Alaska Marine Highway System is reviewing a proposal to move its administrative operations from Juneau to Ketchikan, but state Department of Transportation Deputy Commissioner Tom Briggs said the analysis is "very preliminary." - Read more...
Juneau Empire - Wednesday - October 22, 2003 - 12:50 am

Alaska: Governor Declares Alaska Influenza Vaccination Week; Flu shots encouraged for seniors, children, and others concerned about influenza - Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski on Monday released an executive proclamation declaring October 20-24, 2003 as Influenza Vaccination Week in Alaska. The proclamation comes at the height of the influenza vaccination season and encourages everyone in Alaska to get a flu shot to be protected from the influenza virus. - Read more...
Wednesday - October 22, 2003 - 12:50 am

Alaska: Senate Vacancy Initiative Denied Certification - Lieutenant Governor Loren Leman announced Tuesday that he will not certify an application for an initiative entitled: "An Act relating to filling a vacancy in the Office of United States Senator."- Read more...
Wednesday - October 22, 2003 - 12:50 am

Alaska: Wrangell District updates Anan Wildlife Observatory rules - The Forest Service's Wrangell Ranger District will implement a limited day-use permit system and new viewing hours for the Anan Wildlife Observatory during the July and August peak bear viewing season. The observatory is located 35 miles southeast of Wrangell, Alaska. - Read more...
Wednesday - October 22, 2003 - 12:50 am

Rita Cruz
photo courtesy KGH

Ketchikan: Cruz Named KGH Employee Of the Month - Rita Cruz, a 28 year employee of Ketchikan General Hospital, has been named Employee of the Month for October by a committee of her co-workers. Cruz has worked her entire tenure at KGH as a laundry attendant, a job which includes washing, drying, folding the linens, and stocking all patient care areas with clean linens daily. She also cares for the personal linens belonging to the residents of long-term care, and mends them if needed. - Read more...
Wednesday - October 22, 2003 - 12:50 am

POW: Former logging camp clean up affects parking - Forest Service officials want to remind Prince of Wales residents that because of clean-up efforts at the former logging camp site near East Twelve Mile Arm, vehicle use and parking will be prohibited from the junction of Old Franks Road to the end of the East Twelve mile road until approximately Nov. 20. - Read more...
Wednesday - October 22, 2003 - 12:50 am

Dick Morris Columnist: Wes' Losing Plan - Attempting to cash in on his national standing without mucking around in the trenches of electoral warfare, Gen. Wesley Clark trumpets his decision to avoid the Iowa caucuses entirely and downplays his prospects in New Hampshire. But he cannot win the nomination without battling his way through the early caucuses and primaries. - Read more...
Wednesday - October 22, 2003 - 12:50 am

photo - Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey
Photo by Mary Kauffman

Pet Health by Dr. Fran Good, DVM - Death of a Child's Pet - The hardest reality pet ownership has to offer is the fact that we live longer than these amazing animals that agree to share their lives with us. We often get our children a pet, and then are faced with the horrible situation of our child losing their best friend before he's out of childhood. People ask me whether I think they should get another pet to replace the one that died. - Read more...
Wednesday - October 22, 2003 - 12:50 am

Ketchikan: KGH Child Care Center participates in food program - Ketchikan General Hospital Childcare Center is participating in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program administered by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. Meals will be made available to enrolled children at no separate charge without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. - Read more...
Wednesday - October 22, 2003 - 12:50 am

Ketchikan: Coast Guard rescues three fishermen - A Coast Guard helicopter rescue crew airlifted three fishermen after their boat lost steering forcing them to anchor just south of Windy Point approximately 30 miles southwest of Ketchikan early this morning. - Read more...
Tuesday - October 21, 2003 - 7:50 pm

Alaska: New web site works to promote Alaska Native artists - An Alaska Native nonprofit group has launched a Web site that promotes Native artists and markets their work. Sealaska Heritage Institute created the site in response to Native artists' complaints that Alaska merchants are selling cheap replicas of Alaska Native art made by non-Natives. - Read more...
Fairbanks Daily News Miner - Tuesday - October 21, 2003 - link posted 7:30 pm



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