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October 23, 2003


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National: Senate Votes 97-0 To Restrict E-Mail Ads; Bill Could Lead to No-Spam Registry - The Senate approved the nation's first federal anti-spam legislation last night after reaching a compromise that also opens the door to a national no-spam registry similar to the do-not-call list for telemarketers. - Read more ...
Washington Post - Thursday - October 23, 2003 - link posted 12:45 am

National: Spam has e-mail by the throat, study says - It seems like a no-brainer: Spam is a nuisance. - Read more...
Seattle PI - Thursday - October 23, 2003 - link posted 12:45 am

Alaska: Fisherman Aid Program Gets Final Approval; Application Process To Start Immediately - After meeting Wednesday with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman and Office of Management and Budget Director Josh Bolton, Senator Lisa Murkowski announced that the Bush Administration has accepted a petition from the United Fishermen of Alaska making all Alaska salmon fishermen eligible to apply for federal aid to offset the effect of foreign imports on salmon prices. - Read more....
Thursday - October 23, 2003 - 12:45 am

Alaska: First Lady Nancy Murkowski Addresses AFN Youth and Elders Conference; Calls for More Attention to Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence - Alaska's First Lady Nancy Murkowski on Wednesday called on Alaskans to renew their attack on substance and alcohol abuse, calling it "a cancer on Alaska." Mrs. Murkowski spoke to more than 800 people from across Alaska gathered for the Alaska Federation of Natives' Youth and Elders conference in Anchorage. - Read more...
Thursday - October 23, 2003 - 12:45 am

Alaska: Support For Gas Line, ANWR Provisions In Energy Bill Urged; Will Produce Good Jobs For Americans - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, arguing that a national energy policy must provide for increase supplies of domestic oil and gas, on Wednesday urged Senate-House negotiators to include provisions to aid construction of an Alaska natural gas pipeline and to permit oil production from the Arctic coastal plain as they finish a national energy bill. - Read more....
Thursday - October 23, 2003 - 12:45 am

Ketchikan: Coast Guard tows fishing vessel Huntress - The Coast Guard received notification that the fishing vessel Huntress was disabled adrift on the east side of Pennock Island in the Tongass Narrows in Southeastern Alaska at 3:20 p.m. Tuesday. - Read more...
Thursday - October 23, 2003 - 12:45 am

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People of Southeast
Son and father...
Marschel and Bill Eggen
photo by Dick Kauffman


Ketchikan - Craig: Bill Eggen - The Hairizons' Man by Kathy Stack - William C. Eggen - known around Ketchikan as the Hairizons' man - has provided beautiful hair styles to Southeast residents since his move to Alaska in September of 1991. Bill Eggen said the move so many years ago from Minnesota to Alaska was "a long trip."

Striking out to the last frontier, Eggen made the move in an old shipping truck he bought for $2000 with his wife at the time, Pat, driving their white Plymouth Voyager. Unfortunately, the old truck's brakes went out in Spokane, Washington delaying the trip and costing $1000 to repair. Although the family had to stay in Spokane for over a week, Eggen said they had a great time there and made some good friends. After finally getting back on the road and again on their way to Alaska, Eggen drove the old truck as far as Prince Rupert where he sold it for $3,500 making a small profit. - Read more....
Thursday - October 23, 2003 - 12:45 am

Joann Flora's Travel Log #3: Overcoming Preconceived Notions - Like many westerners, I came to The People's Republic of China with my own ideas of what it was all about. I envisioned rice paddies, poverty, bicycles, rickshaws, everyone wearing Mao suits, and armed guards standing about everywhere I went. I knew the country would be entirely grey and brown, with only the color being the occasional red. This is not the first time I've been wrong, but it is certainly one of my biggest misconceptions. My month in China is limited geographically to Hong Kong, Zhongshan, and Zhongzhou, the capitol of Guangdong Province. Each area is very different and has its own unique properties, none of which did I anticipate. - Read more...
Thursday - October 23, 2003 - 12:45 am

The lower jaw of a moose harvested on the Seward Peninsula. Broken and pitted teeth on the area's moose have biologists wondering of a possible cause. Photo courtesy of Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Nome.


Alaska: The Mystery of the Broken Moose Teeth by Ned Rozell - A good number of moose on the Seward Peninsula have pitted, worn, and broken teeth. Scientists are wondering if the teeth may warn of an environmental hazard.

Julie Maier is a wildlife biologist who keeps a few boxes of moose jaws in her Fairbanks office. Hunters removed the lower jaws from moose they harvested in different areas of Alaska and sent them to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to help managers determine the age and health of the animals. In the 1980s, biologists noticed cracked and pitted teeth on many samples from the Seward Peninsula. Recently Maier, a research associate with the University of Alaska's Institute of Arctic Biology, decided to take a closer look. - Read more...
Thursday - October 23, 2003 - 12:45 am



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