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November 06, 2003


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'Sun rising over Ice House Cove'
front page photo by Carl Thompson

breaking news Ketchikan: Governor Will Not Move Forward With Elkins' Nomination to State Senate - Governor Frank H. Murkowski today announced that he has decided not to move forward with the nomination of Ketchikan resident Jim Elkins to fill the State Senate District A seat, vacated by Robin Taylor. Murkowski said that during the time intervening since the Elkins press announcement in mid-October, he has heard concerns from a number of District A constituents, concerns from members of the Senate majority, and that he had concerns of his own. - Read more...
Thursday - November 06, 2003 - 8:20 pm

Alaska: Public notice error nullifies some Alaska Game Board action on wolves - The state Board of Game did not properly notify the public of its meetings in Anchorage this month, but the error will not hold up a program to kill some wolves near McGrath that will begin shortly after the snow flies. - Read more...
Fairbanks Daily News Miner - Thursday - November 06, 2003 - 8:20 pm

Ketchikan: Front Page Photo 'Sun rising over Ice House Cove' - This bright sunrise on the water was taken out south of Mountain Point looking towards Ice House Cove around 7:15 Wednesday morning. View another beautiful sunrise photo by Carl Thompson...
Thursday - November 06, 2003 - 12:50 am

Men panning for gold - Nome, AK
[between ca. 1900 and 1927]
Library of Congress

June Allen Column

photosTHERE'S NO PLACE LIKE NOME; Visit someday if you possibly can - The story of Nome's first century rivals or exceeds in drama that of any Alaska community in tales of gold-mad highs and the tragic lows of storms, fire, flood and epidemic. With no road connections beyond the confines of the all-but-barren peninsula on which it sits, it suffers - or enjoys - the same isolation as so many Alaska towns. The countryside is beautiful in its own way, but particularly after the black-and-white sameness of winter changes to vivid colors of summer. - Read the rest of this story...
Thursday - November 06, 2003 - 12:50 am

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TSAS Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Principal Dan Ortiz watches as ribbon is cut...
photo by Dick Kauffman

photosKetchikan: TSAS Honors Efforts of Community Members; Efforts of dedicated individuals made TSAS a reality - Following a ceremony to recognize the hard work of the many people who made the Tongass School of Arts and Sciences possible and with a quick snip of a ribbon, the Ketchikan community was formally welcomed into the new charter school Wednesday morning. - Read more & view the photo gallery...
Thursday - November 06, 2003 - 12:50 am

Alaska: DEC head blasts environmentalists - Alaska's top environmental regulator scolded conservation groups Wednesday for spreading fear mongering about the condition of the environment and lambasted the media for being "eager apostles" of green activists. - Read more...
Anchorage Daily News - link posted Thursday - November 06, 2003

Alaska: Union - Faculty strike likely - The University of Alaska's oldest union announced Wednesday that a faculty strike is "imminent" in negotiations over a contract to replace one that expired more than four months ago. - Read more...
Fairbanks Daily News Miner - link posted Thursday - November 06, 2003

Ketchikan: Popular Historian and Author Pat Roppel Will Speak at The Ted Ferry Civic Center, November 13th - The Tongass Historical Society announced another in its series of free public programs on Ketchikan history.

Pat Roppel, inveterate historian of Southeast Alaska, widely published author, and former Ketchikan resident, will present an illustrated talk, "The Changing Face of Ketchikan," at the Ted Ferry Civic Center on Thursday, November 13th, at 7:00 p.m. The public is invited. - Read more...
Thursday - November 06, 2003 - 12:50 am

Ketchikan: The Ketchikan City Council will hold a regular meeting Thursday evening. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm in the City Council Chambers. Agenda pdf (105K) - Each separate item on the agenda will link to its own information packet. Place your cursor over the agenda item and click to download that information packet.

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Alaska: Alaska Admitted to National Association of State Consumer Utility Advocates (NASUCA) - Alaska joined the National Association of State Consumer Utility Advocates (NASUCA) last week. The organization is another tool for Attorney General Gregg Renkes' office to use in protecting the consumer rights of Alaskans. - Read more...
Thursday - November 06, 2003 - 12:50 am

Alaska: Leman Unveils Stars of Gold Awards; Celebrating Excellence in Volunteerism - In recognition of excellence providing faith-based community service and community volunteerism, Lieutenant Governor Loren Leman on Wednesday unveiled the Stars of Gold Award program. Winners are selected from nominations in eight categories: youth, adult, senior, family, group, corporate, media and small business. - Read more...
Thursday - November 06, 2003 - 12:50 am


Joann Flora: Travel Log #5: Overcoming Preconceived Notions Part 2 - Zhongshan - There is no tie-dye in southern China but you can buy European pointy-toed shoes extending so far beyond the foot they look like elf shoes. There are no fresh, raw vegetables to be had in restaurants; everything is cooked, including the lettuce. There are no table manners as we know them; it is acceptable to reach across your dining companions, slop food everywhere, and slurp your noodles. However, you are expected to cover your mouth with your free hand while you pick your teeth with the other. To say that I experienced a myriad of cultural differences between the west and the People's Republic of China, what we used to freely call Communist China, is an understatement. There is a rhythm to the movements and social graces of China that westerners observe with awe and without understanding. "How can they do that?", we want to know. - Read more...
Thursday - November 06, 2003 - 12:50 am

Dick Morris: W's Weapon Against Dean - As Howard Dean rolls toward the Democratic nomination, there seems to be no stopping him. Dick Gephardt is making a last-ditch stand in Iowa as is John Kerry in New Hampshire, but I don't give much for their chances. Once Dean hits the first multistate primary and faces Wesley Clark for the first time, he will have so much momentum that he will run over the general without even a pause. - Read more...
Thursday - November 06, 2003 - 12:50 am

Mike Reagan: Americans 1, CBS 0 - Score one for the Gipper - thanks to millions of outraged Americans the Hollywood liberal elite lost big when CBS threw in the towel and dumped onto Showtime its smear job on my dad, Ronald Reagan. If what just happened here is any indication, the only viewers it will attract will be Barbra Streisand and her loony pals curious to see what a terrible job her husband whatshisname did playing the former president. - Read more...
Thursday - November 06, 2003 - 12:50 am

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