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February 25, 2004

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audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... Ketchikan Police say a twenty-one month old child was found dead next to her unconscious father Tuesday afternoon - just four days after a judge ordered him to turn over the child to her mother. The father is identified as 44-year-old James Paul. The name of the female toddler is being withheld. Deanna Garrison reports.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Wednesday - February 25, 2004 - 6:15 pm

audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly Member Jack Shay announced Tuesday night that he will seek the House District One Republican nomination. AS Deanna Garrison reports, Shay is the first candidate to announce for the house seat. The house seat is being vacated this fall by Saxman Representative Bill Williams, who is running for the State Senate.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Wednesday - February 25, 2004 - 6:15 pm

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Ketchikan: Ketchikan artists plan Native wax museum - Ketchikan artists and retailers want to establish a Southeast Alaska Native wax museum north of Ketchikan to depict what life was like for the Haida, Tlingit and Tsimshian people hundreds of years ago. - Read this story....
Juneau Empire - linked Wednesday - February 25, 2004 - 1:15 am

POW: Prized Lab found long after owner given up for dead; 'He was swimming so fast there was a wake coming off of him,' rescuer says - A Labrador retriever missing since its owner's boat sank in 6-foot seas northwest of Prince of Wales Island in late January has been found alive on an isolated cove several miles from the accident. - Read this story...
Anchorage Daily News - linked Wednesday - February 25, 2004 - 1:15 am

Ketchikan: "Alaskans in Pink" photo exhibit opens at KGH - "Alaskans in Pink", a photography exhibit by Alaskan photographers honoring individuals who have shown outstanding support to breast cancer patients, opens Friday March 5, 5-7pm in the lobby of Ketchikan General Hospital (KGH). - Read more...
Wednesday - February 25, 2004 - 1:15 am

NW: Oregon Coast Salmon Listing Invalidated: Ninth Circuit Dismisses Appeal of Landmark Alsea Case - Claiming victory for "good science and common sense," Pacific Legal Foundation attorney Russ Brooks on Tuesday hailed a decision from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that effectively invalidates, once again, the listing of the Oregon Coast coho salmon as a "threatened species" under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The case is Alsea Valley Alliance v. Evans, the most ground-breaking environmental decision of the last decade. - Read more...
Wednesday - February 25, 2004 - 1:15 am

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Signing Up!
'Little' Daniel, 'Little' Amy, 'Little' Courtney,
and TJ from KTKN Radio Station...
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Alaska: Democrats Offer Plan for School Funding - Alaska schools are facing what some districts say are the worst budget cuts ever. Inflation and higher overhead costs, combined with under-funded government mandates, have proven to be a recipe for devastation in schools from Barrow to Ketchikan, from Northway to North Pole. - Read more...
Wednesday - February 25, 2004 - 1:15 am

Alaska: Sen. Murkowski Welcomes Education Secretary's Apology to NEA; Says It's Time To Make Educatioin Reform Law Work - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Tuesday she welcomed an apology by U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige after his remarks Monday about the National Education Association. Murkowski called the comments disappointing, but said what's important now is for everyone to concentrate on making the No Child Left Behind education reform law work for Alaska's students. - Read more...
Wednesday - February 25, 2004 - 1:15 am

Alaska: Administration Bill Would Exclude Senior Management and Confidential Employees from Collective Bargaining - The Murkowski administration has introduced legislation that would exclude some high level, senior management and confidential positions from collective bargaining with union representation. The reason to exclude the state employees is that allowing them to bargain creates a conflict of interest that can benefit the employees personally, at the public's expense. No other state allows confidential employees to bargain, and very few allow managers to bargain. Private businesses do not allow confidential or managerial employees to bargain. - Read more...
Wednesday - February 25, 2004 - 1:15 am

Alaska: Murkowski Proposes Natural Gas Alliance - Speaking to a meeting of his fellow governors in Washington, DC, Governor Frank Murkowski on Tuesday announced he is forming an "Alaska Gas Support Alliance" among gas-producing and gas-consuming states. - More...
Wednesday - February 25, 2004 - 1:15 am

Ketchikan: Ketchikan General Hospital implements room service - On February 23, 2004, PeaceHealth Ketchikan General Hospital (KGH) implemented a new room service menu, which is being piloted in the New Beginnings Birthing Center. - Read more...
Wednesday - February 25, 2004 - 1:15 am

Wrangell and Ketchikan: New $10 Day Use Permits Required At Anan Wildlife Observatory - The Wrangell Ranger District will implement a new day-use permit and $10 fee system at the Anan Wildlife Observatory starting in July. People wishing to visit Anan between July 5 and Aug. 25 each year will need a permit, which can be purchased in advance. During this period, visiting hours at the site will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Read more...
Wednesday - February 25, 2004 - 1:15 am

Jan's Story: The healing power of knowledge by Kevin Lamb - There must be something she could do herself, Jan Lively thought when she learned breast cancer had returned and spread to her liver and bones. She had to learn everything she could do to fortify her body and help her chemotherapy beat back the cancer. It was the only chance she would have. - Read this story...
Dayton Daily News - linked Wednesday - February 24, 2004 - 1:15 am


Dick Morris: Dubya's Dilemma - THE most recent Fox News/Opinion Dynamics poll, the worst ever for George W. Bush, shows why he is in trouble and what he must do to get out of danger. - Read more...
Wednesday - February 25, 2004 - 1:15 am

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Number 4 and Number 5 Creek Street, 1975
Photographer: Jim Clark
Donor: Mildred Manty Estate,
Photo Courtesy Tongass Historical Society

Ketchikan's Creek Street Dance Hall
echoes of music from the past

By June Allen

photoVisually, not too much has changed along Creek Street over the past century. Several of the vacant shacks once occupied by sporting women of the past have managed to survive for decades, boarded off, defying demolition. A few of today's remaining ramshackle houses along the boardwalk are more valuable for atmosphere than occupancy. But the Good Fortune restaurant at #4 now welcomes patrons where shady lady Annie Watkins once welcomed her gentlemen callers. Then of course at the other end of the street, at #24, there's Dolly's House ­ now a museum and gift shop. Dolly's House today, crowded with cruise ship tourists, would surprise the sporting woman who owned and occupied it for half a century. - Read the rest of this story...
Saturday - February 21, 2004 - 12:50 am

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