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October 28, 2004

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Nine New U.S. Citizens
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letter Lisa Murkowski for U.S. Senate by Ann S. Graham - Thursday
letter Bert Stedman Is Best Choice For State Senate by Dick Coose - Thursday
letter Politically Motivated Barrier to Open Debate Sets a Bad Precedent for Alaskan Democracy by Ralph Nader - Thursday
letter Dawn Allen-Herron for State House by Keith Smith and Sarajustine Black - Thursday
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Ketchikan: Nine New U.S. Citizens - Nine people - Alberto Arellano Bondoc Sr, Christine Cooke, David Scott  Gould, Mathew Cooke, Reynaldo Buella  Dineros, Lolita Seludo Baze, Sofia Lopez  Bondoc, Miriam Noble Estacio, and Elena Anatolievna Martin - took their oath Wednesday at the Federal Building in Ketchikan and became United States Citizens. - More...
Thursday - October 28, 2004

Alaska: ADF&G Releases Summary of the 2004 Salmon Season - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game's Division of Commercial Fisheries on Wednesday posted its preliminary end-of-season estimates of commercial harvest and value for the 2004 salmon season. - More...
Thursday - October 28, 2004

Alaska: State veterinarian announces immediate import restrictions to prevent Chronic Wasting Disease - The Alaska state veterinarian is banning the importation of whole carcasses and certain carcass parts including heads and any portion of the spinal column from cervidae including mule deer, white-tailed deer, black-tailed deer, and elk, and other species that may become susceptible to Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). The move is being taken to prevent the transmission of the disease into Alaska and to protect the agricultural and wildlife resources of the state. - More...
Thursday - October 28, 2004

Alaska: State Holds Oil and Gas Lease Sales - Alaska Commissioner of Natural Resources Tom Irwin announced Wednesday that the state received $14.8 million in bonus bids for leasing 366,080 acres in its Beaufort Sea and North Slope areawide oil and gas lease sales. The Beaufort Sea lease sale drew the most money of any Beaufort Sea sale since 1997. The Beaufort Sea and North Slope areawide sales are part of the state's ongoing areawide leasing program. - More...
Thursday - October 28, 2004

Alaska: ADF&G Commissioner Announces Withdrawal of Proposed Regulations For On-Bottom Aquaculture in Kachemak Bay - Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) Commissioner, Kevin C. Duffy, announced Wednesday his decision to leave in place the current ban on on-bottom aquatic farming in the Kachemak Bay Critical Habitat Area. The regulatory changes proposed by ADF&G in July 2004 will be withdrawn because of the Commissioner's decision. - More...
Thursday - October 28, 2004

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 A boarding team member deploys from an Air Station Sitka Jayhawk helicopter to Coast Guard cutter Naushon during a vertical insertion training exercise. - Official U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer William Greer, Air Station Sitka

Ketchikan: Coast Guard personnel conduct vertical insertion training - United States Coast Guard units from Southeast Alaska and San Francisco participated in a three-day vertical insertion exercise in Sitka recently to maintain proficiency at vertical insertion from helicopters as well as qualifying aircrews and boarding team personnel. - More...
Thursday - October 28, 2004


jpg Mike ReaganMike Reagan: An October Surprise - John Kerry, CBS, The New York Times, the U.N.'s Mohamed El Baradei, the other networks and most of the mainstream media surmised they had a dandy "October Surprise" to spring on President Bush just days before the election ­ but their surmise fizzled. Their planned October Surprise that was supposed to bring about the president's defeat tuned out to be just more left-wing blather and they got hoisted by their own petards. - More...
Thursday - October 28, 2004

jpg Jacqueline MarcellJacqueline Marcell: ELDER RAGE: IF I ONLY KNEW THEN--WHAT I KNOW NOW - For eleven years I begged my obstinate elderly father to allow a caregiver to help him with my ailing mother, but after 55 years of loving her, he adamantly insisted on taking care of her himself. Every caregiver I hired to help him sighed in exasperation, "Jacqueline, I just can't work with your father--his temper is impossible to handle. I don't think you'll be able to get him to accept help until he's on his knees himself." - More...
Thursday - October 28, 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...
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