Cruise ship researcher to speak

Posted: Monday, October 28, 2002

JUNEAU - Ross Klein, an author and professor of sociology at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's, will speak about his research on the cruise ship industry in Juneau on Wednesday.

Klein wrote "Death by Chocolate: What You Must Know Before Taking a Cruise" last year and his latest book "Cruise Ship Blues: The Underside of the Cruise Industry" will be released soon.

Klein also will be visiting the University of Alaska Anchorage and his trip to Juneau is sponsored by the Downtown Neighborhood Association, according to president Kim Metcalfe. His work focuses on the cruise industry, the environment, health and labor practices, according to his Web site,

The lecture is at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Juneau Assembly chambers.

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