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January 13, 2005

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'Oriente Crest'
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jpg Jason LoveJason Love: Working at Home - I used to work for a corporation. I refer to it as The Dark Age.

Most of the time I'd stare out the window, praying for earthquakes, floods, meteors. In a building across the street sat another window gazer. Sometimes we'd catch eyes and stare at each other till the pain grew too rich and we both drew the shades. - More...
Wednesday - January 12, 2004

jpg Dick MorrisDick Morris: Another Hillary Scandal - The indictment of Hillary Clinton's 2000 campaign-finance director, David Rosen, may pose a threat to the senator's presidential bid. For now, the federal indictment is focused only on Rosen, but it is not hard to see the process creeping up the campaign food chain to the senator herself. - More...
Wednesday - January 12, 2004


letter More sports. More conflicts. by Loren Stanton - Wednesday
letter ACS & KPU Telecommunications by Tonia J. Nebl - Wednesday
letter "Ecotopia" & Peaceland by Joseph Branco - Wednesday
letter Peaceland by Shelley Stallings - Wednesday
letter 3rd Ave Bypass by Robin Moore - Wednesday
letter Al Jazeera's reporting by Patrick Jirschele - Wednesday
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photosWorld: NASA Details Earthquake Effects on the Earth - NASA scientists using data from the Indonesian earthquake calculated it affected Earth's rotation, decreased the length of day, slightly changed the planet's shape, and shifted the North Pole by centimeters. The earthquake that created the huge tsunami also changed the Earth's rotation. - More...
Wednesday - January 12, 2005

World: Scientists find climate change is major factor in drought's growing reach - The percentage of Earth's land area stricken by serious drought more than doubled from the 1970s to the early 2000s, according to a new analysis by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colo. Widespread drying occurred over much of Europe and Asia, Canada, western and southern Africa, and eastern Australia. Rising global temperatures appear to be a major factor, says NCAR scientist Aiguo Dai. - More...
Wednesday - January 12, 2005

National: Bush pushes Social Security overhaul - Conceding that his plan to allow workers to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into a private investment plan will require bipartisan support in Congress, President Bush said Tuesday that his re-election in November was a mandate to change the retirement system.

"I see a problem. I also see a solution," the president told a White House rally for Social Security overhaul. "This isn't easy. If it were easy, it would have already been done. Kind of makes it fun, though, isn't it, to take on the tough jobs." - More...
Wednesday - January 12, 2005

National: 'Firsts' in presidential inaugurations - The Constitution contains only two inauguration requirements: That presidents-elect take office at noon on Jan. 20. That they repeat a 35-word oath that they will "faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States and will, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." - More...
Wednesday - January 12, 2005

Alaska: Legislators, Gov. Hammond, Former Revenue Official Seek End To Billions In Oil Tax Loopholes - Tuesday five Democratic legislators filed legislation to help Alaskans recover a fair share for their oil.  Former Governor Jay Hammond, who helped usher in North Slope development and recalls the promise that industry would share oil revenue fairly with the Alaskans, says: "Clearly that original promise has been broken and Alaska is being shortchanged."  Former Deputy Commissioner of Revenue Deb Vogt, who consulted on the Fair Share Bill, says "North Slope production activities have changed dramatically since the ELF was last revised, and it's shocking these laws haven't been updated." - More...
Wednesday - January 12, 2005

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photosACS Bids for KPU Telecom: ACS a longtime presence - It was big news in little Ketchikan recently when giant Alaska Communications System (ACS) expressed interest in buying the citizen-owned KPU Telecom division. Because the Ketchikan's utility systems are owned by the municipality, such a sale would require a vote of the residents of the isolated island town of 8,000 located on the shores of Southeastern Alaska's Inside Passage. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Wednesday - January 05, 2005

arrow Betty King the Dog Lady; Ketchikan's one-woman humane society

arrow Ketchikan, Alaska - Let There Be Light! -- Citizens Light & Power and then KPU

arrow The State Capitol and Its Marble and keeping the capital in Juneau

arrow A Legendary Mountain of Jade; Just one of Alaska's Arctic Wonders

arrow John Koel, Baker to Banker; An eccentric philanthropist

arrow Harold Gillam: A Tragic Final Flight; Ketchikan remembers the search

arrow Ketchikan's 'Fish House Tessie'; She was proud of the nickname

arrow Fairbanks: Golden Heart City; A story of its founding

arrow Remembering 'Swede' Risland (1915-1991);The town's most memorable logger

arrow Read more feature stories by June Allen...

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