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October 21, 2004

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letter Reasons To Vote For Bert Stedman by Jos Govaars - Thursday
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Ketchikan: Lack of Quorum Ends Contentious KIC Tribal Council Meeting - For the fourth time since July the Ketchikan Indian Community Tribal Council met Tuesday night in a special session to attempt to resolve contentious issues revolving around a former employee's claims of wrongful termination that occurred over two years ago. According to information provided by KIC Chief Executive Officer Georgianna Zimmerle, the Tribal Council meeting ended for lack of a quorum when, in the middle of consideration of a motion proposed to resolve the problem four members walked out. Tribal Council members David Jensen, Elmer Makua, Carrie James and Norman Arriola left the meeting, having earlier said that they doubted the consultant's conclusions and they didn't trust any KIC staff. Quoting a KIC news release, these same four Tribal Council Members have previously ignored advice of legal counsel when they were told there are no grounds for settlement and in any case the statute of limitation has passed. The employee did not file a wrongful termination suit during the two-year time period that was available for her to do so. - More...
Thursday - October 21, 2004

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly Tuesday night approved a half-million dollar change order for the Schoenbar Middle School renovation project. As Deanna Garrison reports, Sitka contractor McGraw Construction will receive the additional money to compensate for delays in the project.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Thursday am - October 21, 2004

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... The candidates for House District One sought to outline their differences during a live call-in show on KRBD Tuesday night. As Deanna Garrison reports, the candidates discussed proposals for a long-range fiscal plan for the State of Alaska, constitutional protection of the Permanent Fund Dividend and whether they would support restoring funding for the longevity bonus.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Thursday am - October 21, 2004

Richard J. Stitt, Sr. is honored with the "President's Lifetime Achievement Award" presented by President Edward K. Thomas of the Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (CCTHITA)...
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Alaska: Life Long Advocate Honored With CCTHITA President's Lifetime Achievement Award - Life long advocate Richard J. Stitt, Sr. was honored with the "President's Lifetime Achievement Award" presented by President Edward K. Thomas of the Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. Family, friends, co-workers, tribal organizations and Native corporations joined in the celebration at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall on October 7, 2004. - More...
Thursday - October 21, 2004

Alaska: Progress made in advancing Alaska's gasline project - After a series of meetings with the three North Slope producers in Pasadena Tuesday Governor Murkowski stated that substantial progress had been made in advancing Alaska's gasline project. - More...
Thursday - October 21, 2004

Alaska: Alaska Flu Vaccine Supply Fluctuating - The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health recently posted a question and answer sheet about flu and the flu vaccine on its Section of Epidemiology website. The document answers many questions that public and private health care providers are hearing from concerned Alaskans statewide. - More...
Thursday - October 21, 2004


Bob Ciminel - Fish or Cut Bait: My Left-handed Friend - My very good friend, Maralyn Lois Polak, writes a weekly column for the Commentary section of the World Net Daily online newspaper. Maralyn recently polled her friends on why we should not vote for George W. Bush. Okay, that's cool. It's a free country. The Constitution and Bill of Rights protect pollsters too. - More...
Thursday - October 21, 2004

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photosThe State Capitol and Its Marble and keeping the capital in Juneau - A recent news item in the Anchorage daily paper mentioned that a group of Juneau boosters, chaired by Mayor Bruce Botelho, hope to build a new Alaska Capitol building to be leased to the state at completion. They call themselves the Capitol Planning Commission and expect to announce a nationwide design competition in November. A new Capitol building would replace Juneau's present six-story Art Deco treasure. The old six-story building, its imposing façade featuring four gracious marble columns quarried in Southeastern Alaska, is a stately structure matching the grandeur of the setting that is home to picturesque downtown Juneau. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Wednesday - October 20, 2004

arrow A Legendary Mountain of Jade; Just one of Alaska's Arctic Wonders

arrow John Koel, Baker to Banker; An eccentric philanthropist

arrow Harold Gillam: A Tragic Final Flight; Ketchikan remembers the search

arrow Ketchikan's 'Fish House Tessie'; She was proud of the nickname

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arrow Remembering 'Swede' Risland (1915-1991);The town's most memorable logger

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