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Adriana Sklenarikova (a.k.a. Adriana Karembeu) (born 17 September 1971, Brezno, Slovakia (at that time Czechoslovakia)) is a model.
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In December, 1998, she married French football player Christian Karembeu
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It ranks third in the List of U.S. Alaska's most populous city is Anchorage, home of 260,284 people, 225,744 of whom live in the urbanized area. 1999 paperback, ISBN 0882405241. Insightful look into a different side of Anchorage in the 1960s and 1970s.
Made into a TV movie. "Johnny's Girl" by Kim Rich, a memoir by the daughter of a 1960s Anchorage mobster and a former stripper. Gore Vidal based his first novel, Williwaw, on his military experiences in the Alaskan Harbor Detachment. "inua" is set after Alaskan statehood and again examines the intersection of cultures and the impact on the traditional Native Alaskan family.
"Spirit of the Raven" is set during Alaska's territorial days and examines the interactions of a culturally diverse group of characters brought together by a murder. Bob Cherry has written two books, "Spirit of the Raven: An Alaskan Novel" (ISBN 0966543068) and "inua" (ISBN 0966543017). 1997, ISBN 0385486804. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer is the true story of Christopher McCandless, a college graduate and top student, who donated his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and moved into the Alaskan wilderness.
James Michener wrote Alaska. 2003) has written three books which describe what it is like to live in a small coastal community in Alaska: Rogue's Yarn (2003, ISBN 0425191982), Crow in Stolen Colors (2000, ISBN 1890208361) and Sound Tracks (2001, ISBN 1890208728). Marcia Simpson (d. Coraghessan Boyle novel Drop City (2003, ISBN 0670031720) tells the story of a group of Hippies who relocate to Alaska.
The T. Dale. Honorae V. The first woman elected to statewide office was Fran Ulmer, elected as Lieutenant Governor in 1994.
Alaska's are of its first two senators:. Each state has selected one or two distinguished citizens and provided statues. The National Statuary Hall of the United States of America is part of the Capitol in Washington DC. The state has tried to combat this by offering 4 year scholarships to the top 10 percent of Alaska high school graduates.
Alaska has long had a problem with "brain drain" as many of its young people, including most of the highest academic achievers, leave the state upon graduating high school. Spanish speakers make up 2.9% of the population, followed by Tagalog speakers at 1.5% and Korean at 0.8%. As of 2000 85.7% of Alaska residents age 5 and older speak English at home and 5.2% speak Native American languages. The six largest ethnic groups in the state are: German (16.6%), Alaska Native (15.6%), Irish (10.8%), English (9.6%), American (5.7%), Norwegian (4.2%).
Racially, the state is:. 51.7% is male, and 48.3% is female. As of 2003, the population of Alaska was 648,818. Mushers from all over the world come to Anchorage each March to compete for cash prizes and prestige.
The race commemorates the famous 1925 serum run to Nome in which mushers and dogs like Balto took much-needed medicine to the diphtheria-stricken community of Nome when all other means of transportation had failed. Various races are held around the state, but the most well-known is the Iditarod, a 1,150-mile trail from Anchorage to Nome. In modern times, dog mushing is more of a sport than a true means of transportation. Another Alaskan transportation method is the dogsled.
The world's busiest seaplane base is Lake Hood, located next to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, where flights bound for remote villages without an airstrip carry passengers, cargo, and lots of items from Costco. But perhaps the most quintessentially Alaskan plane is the Bush seaplane. The smallest towns and villages must rely on scheduled or chartered Bush flying services using general aviation aircraft such as the Cessna Caravan, the most popular aircraft in use in the state. Smaller communities are served by the three main regional commuter airlines: Era Aviation, PenAir, and Frontier Flying Service.
However, Alaska Airlines has a virtual monopoly on jet air travel within the state—meaning airfares are extremely high. The airline offers frequent jet service (sometimes in combination cargo and passenger Boeing 737-200s) from Anchorage and Fairbanks to regional hubs like Bethel, Nome, Kotzebue, Dillingham, Kodiak, and other larger communities as well as to major Southeast and Alaska Peninsula communities. Anchorage recently completed extensive remodeling and construction at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport to help accommodate the upsurge in tourism (unofficial sources have estimated the numbers for 2004 at some four million tourists arriving in Alaska between May and September). Air travel is the cheapest and most efficient form of transportation in and out of the state. Anchorage itself, and to a lesser extent Fairbanks, are serviced by most major airlines.
Cities not served by road or sea can only be reached by air, accounting for Alaska's extremely well-developed Bush air services—an Alaskan novelty. Alaska has a well-developed ferry system, known as the Alaska Marine Highway System, which serves the cities of Southeast and the Alaska Peninsula. The system also operates a ferry service from Bellingham, Washington up the Inside Passage to Haines (several cruise companies offer cruises up the Inside Passage as well, with service all the way to Seward and Whittier). Most cities and villages in the state are accessible only by sea or air. When they want to come back to town, they wait by the side of the tracks and "flag" the train, giving the train its name.
Residents board the train in Talkeetna and tell the conductor where they want to get off. A stretch of the track along an area inaccessible by road serves as the only transportation to cabins in the area. The route between Talkeetna and Hurricane (an area between Talkeetna and Denali) features the last remaining flag stop train service in the United States. The Alaska Railroad is the only remaining railroad in North America to use cabooses on its freight trains.
The railroad is famous for its summertime passenger services but also plays a vital part in moving Alaska's natural resources, such as coal and gravel, to ports in Anchorage, Whittier and Seward. The Alaska Railroad runs from Seward through Anchorage, Denali, and Fairbanks to North Pole, with spurs to Whittier and Palmer. The tunnel is the longest road tunnel in North America at nearly 2.5 miles and combines a one-lane roadway and train tracks in the same housing. Consequently, eastbound traffic, westbound traffic, and the Alaska Railroad must share the tunnel, resulting in waits of 20 minutes or more to enter. One unique feature of the road system is the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, which links the Seward Highway south of Anchorage with the relatively isolated community of Whittier.
The state capital, Juneau, is not accessible by road, which has spurred several debates over the decades about moving the capital to a city on the road system. The state's road system covers a relatively small area of the state, linking the central population centers and the Alaska Highway, the principal route out of the state through Canada. Alaska is arguably the least-connected state in terms of road transportation. Some have embraced the free shipping offers of some online retailers to purchase items much more cheaply than they could in their own communities, if they are available at all.
Many rural residents come in to Anchorage and purchase food and goods in bulk from warehouse clubs like Costco and Sam's Club. However, rural Alaska suffers from extremely high prices for food and consumer goods due to the lack of transportation infrastructure. This has changed for the most part in Anchorage, where the cost of living is actually less than some major cities in the Lower 48, thanks to lower housing and transportation costs. The cost of goods in Alaska has long been higher than in the contiguous 48 states.
There is also a growing service and tourism sector. Its industrial outputs are crude petroleum, natural gas, coal, gold, precious metals, zinc and other mining, seafood processing, timber and wood products. Manufacturing is limited, with most foodstuffs and general goods imported from elsewhere. Employment is primarily in government and industries such as natural resource extraction, shipping, and transportation. Alaska's main agriculture output is seafood, although nursery stock, dairy products, vegetables, and livestock are produced and used internally.
Its per-capita income for 2003 was $33,213, 14th in the nation. The state's 2003 total gross state product was $31 billion. The difference between boroughs and census areas is that boroughs have an organized area-wide government, while census areas are artificial divisions defined by the United States Census Bureau. Alaska has no counties in the sense used in the rest of the country; however, the state is divided into 27 census areas and boroughs.
See: List of Alaska rivers. Various private interests own the remaining land, less than 1%. Of the remaining land, the State of Alaska owns 24.5%; another 10% is managed by thirteen regional and dozens of local Native corporations called ANCSA. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Of these, the Bureau of Land Management manages 87 million acres, or 23.8% of the state. According to the October 1998 report of the USDI Bureau of Land Management, approximately 65% of Alaska is owned and managed by the US Federal Government as national forests, national parks, and national wildlife refuges. The Aleutian Islands actually cross longitude 180°, though the International Date Line doglegs around them to keep the whole state in the same day. Alaska is both the Westernmost and Easternmost state in the Union.
North America's second largest tide occurs in Turnagain Arm just south of Anchorage, which often sees tidal differences of more than 30 feet. The chain of volcanoes extends to Mount Spurr, west of Anchorage on the mainland. For example, Unimak Island is home to Mount Shishaldin, a moderately active volcano that rises to 9,980 ft (3,042 m) above sea level. The island chain extending west from the southern tip of Alaska is called the Aleutian Islands. Many active volcanoes are found in the Aleutians.
Alaska, with its numerous islands, has nearly 34,000 miles (54,700 km) of tidal shoreline. One scheme for describing the state's geography is by labeling the regions:. If you superimposed a map of Alaska on the Lower 48 states, Alaska would stretch from Minnesota to Texas, and from California to Georgia. (It is thus an exclave.) Alaska is the largest state in the United States in terms of land area, 570,374 square miles (1,477,261 kmē).
Alaska is the only state that is both in North America and not part of the 48 contiguous states; about 500 miles (800 kilometers) of Canadian territory separate Alaska from Washington. Littke, Peter, Russian-American Bibliography, 2003. Literature:. It was the only part of the United States to have land occupied during the war.
During World War II three of the outer Aleutian Islands — Attu, Agattu and Kiska — were occupied by Japanese troops. Over the years various vessels have been named USS Alaska, in honor of the state. In 1983 the number of time zones was reduced to two, with the entire mainland plus the inner Aleutian Islands going to UTC −9 hours (and this zone then being renamed Alaska Standard Time as the Yukon Territory had several years earlier (circa 1975) adopted a single time zone identical to Pacific Standard Time), and the remaining Aleutian Islands were slotted into the UTC −10 hours zone, which was then renamed Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time. Prior to 1983, the state lay across four different time zones — Pacific Standard Time (UTC −8 hours) in the extreme southeast, a small area of Yukon Standard Time (UTC −9 hours) around Juneau, Alaska-Hawaii Standard Time (UTC −10 hours) in the Anchorage and Fairbanks vicinity, with the Nome area and most of the Aleutian Islands observing Bering Standard Time (UTC −11 hours).
The fund invests a portion of the state's mineral revenue, including revenue from the Trans-Alaskan Pipeline System, 'to benefit all generations of Alaskans.' In March 2005, the fund's value was over $30 billion. In 1976, the people of Alaska amended the state's constitution, establishing the Alaska Permanent Fund. Eisenhower signed the Alaska Statehood Act into United States law on 7 July 1958 which paved the way for Alaska's admission into the Union on January 3, 1959. President Dwight D.
Between 1884 and 1912 it was called the district of Alaska. After the purchase of Alaska between 1867 and 1884 the name was changed to the Department of Alaska. The purchase was not popular in the continental United States, where Alaska became known as "Seward's Folly" or "Seward's Icebox". Alaska celebrates the purchase each year on the last Monday of March, calling it Seward's Day. The first American administrator of Alaska was Włodzimierz Krzyżanowski.
Secretary of State William Seward, the United States Senate approved the purchase of Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 on 9 April 1867, and the United States flag was raised on 18 October of that same year (now called Alaska Day). At the instigation of U.S. The colony was never very profitable, because of the costs of transportation. The Russian-American Company hunted otters for their fur.
St. Elias. Vitus Bering sailed east and saw Mt. The first written accounts indicate that the first Europeans to reach Alaska came from Russia. Most, if not all, of the pre-Columbian population of the Americas probably took this route and continued further south and east.
Eventually, Alaska became populated by the Inuit and a variety of Native American groups. Alaska was probably first settled by people who came there across the Bering Land Bridge. Alaska is the largest state by area in the United States. It is bordered by Yukon Territory and British Columbia, Canada to the east, the Gulf of Alaska and the Pacific Ocean to the south, the Bering Sea, Bering Strait, and Chukchi Sea to the west, and the Beaufort Sea and the Arctic Ocean to the north.
The natives called it "Alyeska", meaning "the great land". The name "Alaska" is most likely derived from the Aleut word for "great country" or "mainland". The population of the state is 626,932, as of 2000. On January 3, 1959, Alaska was admitted to the United States as the 49th state.
Sheldon Jackson College. Ilisagvik College. Charter College. Alaska Pacific University.
Alaska Bible College. University of Alaska Southeast. University of Alaska Fairbanks. University of Alaska Anchorage.
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Jay Hammond was Governor during the building of the Alaska Pipeline and established the Alaska Permanent Fund, providing Alaskans with essentially free money. He was elected to the United States Senate in 1958 and re-elected in 1962. Ernest Gruening (1886–1974) was appointed Governor of the Territory of Alaska in 1939, and served in that position for fourteen years. There are streets, buildings, and even the first state ferry, named for him.
Edward Lewis "Bob" Bartlett (1904–1968) was the territorial delegate to the US Congress from 1944 to 1958, and was elected as the first senior US senator in 1958 and re-elected in 1964. 5.4% mixed race. 3.5% Black. 4% Asian.
4.1% Hispanic. 15.6% American Indian or Alaska Native. 67.6% White (Non-Hispanic). the Alaskan Bush is the remote, uncrowded part of the state.
the Alaska Interior has big rivers, such as the Yukon River and the Kuskokwim River, as well as Arctic tundra lands and shorelines; and. the Alaska Panhandle, also known as Southeast Alaska, is home to towns, tidewater glaciers and extensive forests;. South Central Alaska is the southern coastal region with towns, cities, and petroleum industrial plants;.