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November 02, 2004

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Kanayama... Ketchikan's Sister City
Several Kanayama elementary school children and Dan Patton, the 2004-2005 Ketchikan-Kanayama exchange English teacher, performing on the Japanese Tiako drums. - Photograph courtesy Dan Patton...

Ketchikan: Kanayama... Ketchikan's Sister City by Daniel Patton - In 1986, through the work of many forward-thinking politicians and educators on both sides of the Pacific, Ketchikan and Kanayama, Japan began a sister city relationship. Since then, over 500



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middle school students, 36 teachers, several political delegations and cultural emissaries (Alaska Native dancers, Japanese Taiko drummers, Japanese flower arrangers) have made the 9,000 mile journey across the North Pacific to participate in cultural and educational enrichment. This remarkably successful sister city arrangement is one of the longest running Japanese-American exchange programs in either nation. - More...
Tuesday - November 02, 2004

National: Full transcript of bin Laden's video-taped message - The following is a translated full transcript of Osama bin Laden's video-taped message aired on the Al-Jazeera satellite television network, as provided by the U.S. government. - More...
Tuesday - November 02, 2004

Alaska: Mass Vaccination Exercise A Success - By 9:30 a.m. on October 30 a line was forming in the cold and wind outside the doors of the Kodiak High School auditorium. When the doors were opened at 10:00 a.m. a steady stream of people flowed through the auditorium. Some received flu shots, some only a smile and a "thank you." All left knowing they had helped Kodiak prepare for the possibility of a public health emergency. - More...
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Ketchikan: Coast Guard boat crew rescues the rescuer - A Coast Guard boat crew provided a tow for a fishing vessel whose captain rescued two men from the water two miles south of Bold Island in Southeast Alaska Sunday.

The Coast Guard received a call at about 3:30 p.m. from a crewmember aboard the fishing vessel Blue Fin who reported his boat capsized.  Sam Elliott and Don Munhoven Jr. of Ketchikan, equipped with life vests, clung to the overturned vessel while waiting for assistance.  The Coast Guard issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast (UMIB) and launched an Air Station Sitka Jayhawk helicopter crew and a Station Ketchikan 47-foot motor life boat crew to the scene. - More...
Tuesday - November 02, 2004

Alaska: When Internet Scam Artists Go "Phishing," Don't Take the Bait - The Alaska Division of Banking and Securities is urging consumers to be more aware of "phishing scams" - as in fishing for confidential information. These are a new types of Internet scams where operators posing as legitimate businesses seek to get consumer information, such as account numbers, passwords, and personal identification numbers (PINS) - leading to both credit card and identity theft. - More...
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Alaska: 600 Alaskans from distressed fisheries take advantage of career retraining - More than 600 Alaskans displaced because of competition from foreign farmed salmon have so far taken advantage of career retraining made possible through a Commercial Salmon Fisheries Assistance program and an $8 million National Emergency Grant. - More...
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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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