State ferry offers Glacier Bay cruise
Juneau - The state ferry Kennicott will visit Glacier Bay on a sightseeing trip on Monday, Oct. 2. The vessel will depart from the Auke Bay terminal at 6 a.m. and return at about 11:30 p.m. Passenger rates and cabins are available.
Two U.S. Forest Service interpreters will identify points of interest and provide activities during the sailing to and from the bay, and National Park Service staff will be on board during the ferry's trip within Glacier Bay National Park.
Reservations, which must be paid at the time of booking, will open at 8 a.m. Wednesday. They can be made by calling 465-3941 or 800-642-0066, at the Juneau ticket office, or via the ferry system's Web site.
Poll puts Knowles over Carter
Juneau - Seven out of 10 Alaskans believe Gov. Tony Knowles was right to rebuke former President Jimmy Carter concerning the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, according to a recent poll.
Alaskans in nearly every demographic category supported Knowles in his criticism of Carter, Anchorage pollster Dave Dittman found in his statewide survey conducted Sept. 8-13.
Carter was in Alaska in late August to attend events commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act. He urged President Clinton to make ANWR's coastal plain a national monument, which would bar oil and gas exploration there. Knowles, who favors drilling in ANWR, fired off a letter to Carter, chastising him for using Alaska as "a media prop" and opposing unilateral action by Clinton.