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January 12, 2004

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Alaska: Democratic hopefuls say no to ANWR - A survey by a coalition of environmental groups and alternative energy companies finds that eight Democratic presidential candidates oppose oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. - Read this story...
Anchorage Daily News - linked Monday - January 12, 2004

Alaska: Anchorage entrepreneur digs in to make a go of exporting Alaska peat - Dick Strahl has dirt on his mind. He sees an international market eager for bargeloads of humus, the naturally composting material commonly found in shallow wetlands, otherwise known as peat. - Read this story...
Anchorage Daily News - linked Monday - January 12, 2004

National: Abilities required for success in school don't differ greatly from those required in the real world - Intelligence in the workplace is not that different from intelligence at school, according to the results of a meta-analysis of over one hundred studies involving more than 20,000 people. The findings contradict the popular notion that abilities required for success in the real world differ greatly from what is needed to achieve success in the classroom. The results are published in the January issue of the American Psychological Association's (APA) Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. - Read more...
Monday - January 12, 2004 - 12:40 am

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Courthouse Hill, 1912
Photographer: Harriet Elizabeth Hunt; Donor: Ketchikan Public Library;
Courtesy Tongass Historical Society

June Allen Column

photosThanks, Ladies, for the Library; From Bookcase to Building(s) - One thing Ketchikan's founding fathers didn't think of was a library. In their 1900 petition for Incorporation of the city - and thereby for the ability to qualify for outside assistance as well as the right to raise local taxes to pay for community needs - one of the first things those men had been thinking of was the need for a school. In fact, there were those fellows who were certain their down-south sweethearts or wives would refuse to join them in the wilds of Revilla Island if there were no school for their children! And so the first schoolhouse was promptly built. As mothers arrived with their children and newcomer families also began to arrive, Ketchikan promised to grow. And it was the women of Ketchikan who thought immediately of the need for a library. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Thursday - January 01, 2004 - 1:00 am

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