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November 10, 2004

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'Northern Lights'
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Ketchikan: Aurora Presents Spectacular Display - With eruptions from a large and complex sunspot group sending a series of solar storms to Earth, the stage is set for spectacular displays of the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis this week. - More...
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jpg Dick MorrisDick Morris: The Ad War: Billion-Dollar Draw - Despite the massive advertising in swing states by both parties and their allied 527 committees, the evidence is that ads didn't work in the elections of 2004. - More...
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letter Re: KPU Telecommunications, Caterpillar Yellow? by Rick Grams - Wednesday
letter Elections Come and Go, But Trash Builds Up Forever by Jerry Cegelske - Wednesday
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Alaska: 24,000+ Additional Flu Shots Coming Soon to Alaska Providers; Still not enough for entire population, shots will be restricted to high risk only - The Alaska Department of Health & Social Services (DHSS), Division of Public Health announced Tuesday that they are in the process of distributing an additional 24,000 flu vaccine doses recently received from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most providers have not received this vaccine yet, but it should be available to Alaskans within the next two weeks.

State and local health officials and the CDC have worked together to assure that all available vaccine is allocated as fairly as possible across the nation. Jointly, they have developed a formula to determine the fairest allocation for each state that takes into account the number of high risk individuals in each state and the number of doses that have already been shipped to each state. - More...
Wednesday - November 10, 2004

mp3Ketchikan: Listen to this story... Divers searched the mouth of Bakewell Creek in Misty Fiords National Monument Tuesday in an effort to locate a missing U.S. Forest Service employee swept away by the creek's current last week. The U.S. Forest Service says it is wrapping up its search for 42-year-old Forest Service Fisheries Biologist Ricardo Sainz of Ketchikan. But as Deanna Garrison reports, the Sainz family says they are holding out hope that Sainz will be found alive.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked November 10, 2004

photoAlaska: Guess To Present New Veterans License Plates - On Wednesday evening at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts in Anchorage, Senator Gretchen Guess (D-Anchorage) will attend the Alaska Veterans Foundation's Veterans Concert & Awards Ceremony to announce the availability of a new license plate to show support of veterans. - More...
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Ketchikan: American Veterans To Be Honored On November 11th - At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the courage and patriotism of all the men and women who have served in the armed forces of the United States are honored. This day is known as Veterans Day. - More & schedule of events...
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mp3Ketchikan: Listen to this story... Higher-than-expected costs of operating the state's first fast ferry is one of the reasons the state has backed off of plans to surplus the state ferries Taku and Malaspina. As Deanna Garrison reports, Deputy Transportation Commissioner Tom Briggs discussed the state's decision to hold on to the mainliner ferries during a meeting of the Marine Transportation Advisory Board in Ketchikan last week.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked November 10, 2004

Alaska: Attorney General Should Resign Immediately Says Senator - At a press conference held Tuesday morning at the Anchorage Legislative Information Office, Senator Hollis French (D-Anchorage) called for the immediate resignation of Alaska Attorney General Gregg Renkes. General Renkes violated state laws regarding "misuse of official position" (AS 39.52.120), said Senator French, by promoting a company with which he had close financial ties. - 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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