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January 20, 2005

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jpg Jason LoveJason Love: Cool - Cool. That's cool. Be cool. Stay cool. We all use the word, but what does it mean?

The editor turned to me because I'm as far from cool as you can get without falling off the edge of the square earth. - More...
Thursday - January 20, 2005

jpg Bob CiminelBob Ciminel: What is the Big Deal? - "This textbook contains material on evolution. Evolution is a theory, not a fact, regarding the origin of living things. This material should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully and critically considered." - More...
Thursday - January 20, 2005

jpg Dan ThomassonDan Thomasson: Being sore loser is not a winning strategy - If Sen. John Kerry believes he was cheated out of the White House, he should have challenged the outcome of the election. Since it is too late for that, he should just shut up and get on with trying to salvage the party from the wreckage he helped bring about. - More...
Thursday - January 20, 2005


letter State's Predator Control Program Is an Applied Management Program by Wayne Regelin - Thursday
letter Totemland Topics by Bob Kern - Thursday
letter There's nothing worse than a sore winner by Ted A. Wright - Thursday
letter Good breed deserving praise by David Schulz - Thursday
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Ketchikan: Schoenbar & Fawn Mountain Key Issues Discussed During Public Forum by Sharon Lint - Praying for an end to the last two years of academic upheaval, last night at 7 p.m., a small group of Ketchikan area residents gathered at the Ted Ferry Civic Center to discuss key issues that will come into play once the Schoenbar Middle School renovation and Fawn Mountain School construction finally come to an end. The School Board convened this meeting in order to allow residents to comment on currently considered options, offer alternative ideas for the Board's deliberation, and to agree to a consensus as to the best way to redistribute students into the two new buildings next year. This forum was meant only to be an energetic discussion and information-gathering assembly of Ketchikan parents, students, teachers, and concerned residents who chose to attend. - More...
Thursday - January 20, 2005

Ketchikan: Cold Storage - Cold Shoulder by Joseph Branco - In a 2-4 decision Monday night, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough rejected a request for 4 acres of Ward Cove property for the creation of a cold storage facility. The non-profit group requesting the land has the support of Governor Murkowski and grants from the federal and state governments for the monumental project. Despite the considerable amount of money granted for the research and development of the project thus far, the Borough ended the efforts in Ketchikan. - More...
Thursday - January 20, 2005

National: Texans whoop it up at a preinaugural ball - A herd of Texans came to Washington Wednesday night to toast the second term of President Bush at the Texas State Society's "Black Tie & Boots" inaugural ball.

More than 12,000 gowned and booted - and sometimes hooved and feathered - partygoers came to the marquee inaugural ball. The entourage included not only Texas' political and sports celebrities, but also the Texas A&M and University of Texas mascots, along with a circus of alligators, wild cats, owls and armadillos from the Fort Worth Zoo. - More...
Thursday - January 20, 2005

Thorne Bay - Alaskan to Participate in Presidential Inauguration; Thorne Bay ninth-grader selected by White House - Fourteen-year-old Thorne Bay resident Ethan Cook is in Washington, D.C. to participate in today's presidential inauguration processional and ceremony.

Cook was invited by the White House to take part in the ceremony as a result of his participation in the Presidential Youth Leadership Conference, a program of LeadAmerica, a national non-partisan educational organization. The conference organizer, LeadAmerica, forwarded Cook's name to the White House for consideration. - More...
Thursday - January 20, 2005

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photosL. Ron Hubbard's Alaska Adventure; His long winter in Ketchikan - For such a small city in such a remote location, Ketchikan has had its fair share of experience in welcoming the rich and famous. Names that come to mind are Bing Crosby, John Wayne, Cary Grant, as well as Olivia Newton-John, Bill Gates, and Chubby Checker - plus many, many others! Unlike today's notables who arrive by cruise ship for brief visits, earlier celebrity visitors usually came in on their own or someone else's yacht. Most enjoyed Ketchikan's sights, sounds and attractions for at most a few days. But one unexpected visitor found himself stranded for the winter! - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Wednesday - January 19, 2005

arrow ACS Bids for KPU Telecom: ACS a longtime presence

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

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