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October 29, 2003


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Ray Troll's Sharkabet, A Sea of Sharks from A to Z
Ray Troll having fun with students at the Tongass School of Arts and Sciences.
Photo courtesy Ketchikan Museums

Ketchikan: Front Page Photo 'Sunset' - Tuesday's majestic sunset about an hour before the sun went down. The planes are Taquan Air's. - Page...
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photosKetchikan: Ray Troll's Sharkabet, A Sea of Sharks from A to Z - Ray Troll's Sharkabet, A Sea of Sharks from A to Z swam into the Tongass Historical Museum on October 17. More than 270 residents attended the Sharkabet opening, eager to see the bright and colorful exhibit. Thirty-seven original, large-scale color drawings are featured, each done in Troll's zany trademark style. Also in the exhibit are actual shark specimens, shark-themed Native Alaskan art, and photos of sharks found in the Ketchikan vicinity. Among the most dramatic displays are the jaws of a huge Great White shark found on Gravina Island in 1977, complete with razor-sharp teeth. - Read more & view the photo gallery...
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Red Suspenders Party
Will Haag receives two Alaska Airlines Tickets to any
West Coast Destination given by Bill MacKay and Susan Bramstedt.
Photo by Malissa Peters, AFA

photosKetchikan: Red Suspenders Party Concludes AFA's 46th Annual Convention - The Alaska Forest Association's Red Suspenders Party concluded the AFA's 46th annual convention which was held last week in Ketchikan at the Ted Ferry Civic Center.

The AFA began on March 6, 1956, when a group of loggers met in Ketchikan to establish an association for Alaska loggers.  At the conclusion of the meeting, the group voted to affiliate with the Timber Operators Association and selected the name S.E. Division of Timber Operators Association. During the first year of operation, the group developed a worker's compensation program and hired a safety engineer. - Read more & view photos...
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Ketchikan: Coast Guard reports death of diver - A Ketchikan commercial diver died Tuesday, after apparently going without oxygen for five to 10 minutes, a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman said. - Read more...
Fairbanks Daily News Miner - link posted Wednesday - October 29, 2003 - 12:30 am

Ketchikan & Statewide: State Files Suit Against ACS For Unfair Business Practices - Attorney General Gregg Renkes filed a complaint against ACS Wireless and its holding company, ACS Communications, Inc. for violations of Alaska Consumer Protection Act in connection with ACS' promotion of its "Voice Connect" wireless product earlier this year.

ACS promoted the new service through a "negative option" or "opt out" campaign, which required customers to notify the company if they did not want it. The company automatically billed customers $2.00 if they failed to notify ACS that they did not want "Voice Connect" by the required deadline. The charge continued each month until the customer cancelled the plan. - Read more...
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Alaska: Seward Man Sentenced for Criminal Non-Support; Father's child support debt totals more than $114,000 - Richard Foley, 41, of Seward will serve 15 days in jail and 10 years on probation after entering a plea of no contest to one count of criminal non-support on Monday. Foley owes more than $114,000 in support for his child. - Read more...

Alaska: An inside look at Alaska fisheries - When Bob Thorstenson retired as president of Icicle Seafoods, he was filled with restless energy to document the roots of the famed Alaska fisheries. - Read more...
Seattle Times - link posted Wednesday - October 29, 2003 - 12:30 am

Alaska: It's unlikely many could live on state's food-cost guidelines - According to the guy who put the cost of food survey together, Bret Luick, foods and nutrition specialist with the Cooperative Extension Service, successfully limiting grocery costs to those on his survey would be unlikely. - Read more...
Anchorage Daily News - link posted Wednesday - October 29, 2003

Alaska: Stevens earns tough-talking reputation on Senate floor; Alaska's senior lawmaker makes no apologies for bringing home the money... Sen. Ted Stevens has a short fuse and a long memory. - Read more...
Anchorage Daily News - link posted Wednesday - October 29, 2003

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Dick Morris: The Activist Primary - The Democratic presidential races usually feature a thematic competition that foreshadows the earliest of primaries and determines the eventual nominee. The tough part is figuring out what this pivotal contest is about. Often, it is only apparent after one candidate has won it. - Read more...
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