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January 24, 2005

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Linda Seebach: Provocative question elicits interesting answers - The edgy Web site edge.org asked its contributors, an eclectic group of scientists and philosophers, its annual question for 2005, "What do you believe is true, even though you cannot prove it?" - More...
Monday - January 24, 2005

jpg Bob CiminelBob Ciminel: Post-Election Depression - I hate to admit it, but I am suffering from depression because of the outcome of last November's elections. If the Kerry supporters think they are upset, they need to consider my feelings too. I am a conservative who voted for George W. Bush. - More...
Monday - January 24, 2005

Mike Harden: The latest list of torturous twang titles - When I compiled my first edition of "The Worst Country Music Song Titles of All Time (Until the Next Time)," children now mailing out college applications had not yet been born. I'm not sure if that amazes me or frightens me. - More...
Monday - January 24, 2005

jpg Preston MacDougallPreston MacDougall: Chemical Eye on a Cold Snap - "A river of artic air coming down from Canada" is how many weather reports have described the recent cold snap refreshing a huge swath of the country, from Minneapolis to Miami. My nose told me that Murfreesboro, Tennessee, was right in the middle of it. - More...
Monday - January 24, 2005


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Ketchikan: New life breathed into veneer plant - A Washington state timber industry consultant said in early January that he plans to have the former Gateway Forest Products veneer plant at Ward Cove up and running by May, bringing 40 new jobs and a $1.2 million payroll into the Ketchikan Gateway Borough economy. - Read this story...
Alaska Journal of Commerce - linked Monday - January 24, 2005

National: Bush has long way to go with freedom plans - President Bush's vow to spread freedom across the globe to assure U.S. security could place the nation at odds with old allies and countries that have proved helpful in the ongoing war on terrorism.

The new doctrine might also create dissonance between Bush and a man he considers a friend, Russian President Vladimir Putin, who recently moved to suppress civil liberties in a nation that once served as America's primary Cold War rival. - More...
Monday - January 24, 2005

National: Democrats hope to appeal to 'value voters' - With black-tie affairs heralding a new era in Washington and whirlwind meetings with lawmakers and officials, the leaders of the Christian Right spent Inaugural Week preparing for the next session of Congress and the next four years of George W. Bush's presidency.

The constituency is a growing demographic in size and importance and with war chests scattered across dozens of groups in the city and mailing lists almost unrivaled in any other realm, Christian conservative groups are already clamoring to advance an agenda during the second term - and beyond. - More...
Monday - January 24, 2005

Alaska: No Child Fire Deaths in Alaska in 2004 - The Alaska Division of Fire Prevention announced that no children under the age of 19 died from fire in Alaska in 2004. This is the first year without a child fire death in Alaska since recording began in 1961.

The statistics show a decline in child fire deaths, especially in the most recent ten year period. Between 1994 and 2003 an average of three children, under the age of ten, died from fire every year. According to the Alaska Divisiion of Fire Prevention this is a great improvement from the previous period, 1984 to 1993 when an average of 6 children died from fire each year. - More...
Monday - January 24, 2005

Alaska: Commercial Fishing Company Pleads Guilty; Pays $500,000 Fine and Restitution For Under-reporting Halibut By-catch - Commercial fishing company Unimak Fisheries, LLC, operator of the Fishing Trawler "Unimak" pleaded guilty and was sentenced January 14th in U.S. District Court for intentionally under-reporting the amount of "by-catch" halibut brought aboard the Unimak during the 1999 and 2000 groundfish seasons in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska. - More...
Monday - January 24, 2005

Alaska: Forest Service Announces Shoreline Decision - In an effort to address the ever-increasing public demand for more recreational opportunities on National Forest System lands, the Forest Service recently issued a decision concerning commercial recreation use on the nation's largest national forest.

The Record of Decision, signed by Tongass National Forest Supervisor Forrest Cole, allows for a responsible level of growth for the outfitter/guide industry over the next five years for portions of the northern Tongass National Forest's shoreline area. - More...
Monday - January 24, 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

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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

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

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