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February 17, 2005

Front Page Photo by Carl Thompson

A Celebration of Civil Rights Leader Elizabeth Peratrovich Wednesday evening at the Alaska Discovery Center was well attended by all ages. (Story & photos to follow)
Front Page Photo by Carl Thompson



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National: U.S. officials warn of terror threat - The nation's top defense, diplomatic and intelligence officials blanketed Capitol Hill on Wednesday to urge Congress to adopt President Bush's budget requests, saying fundamentalist Islamic terrorism represents the greatest threat to the United States and that Americans should take seriously the possibility that al Qaeda or another group will attempt another attack on U.S. soil. - More...
Thursday - February 17, 2005

National: Greenspan cautiously OKs Social Security accounts - President Bush's campaign to create personal Social Security accounts received a key endorsement Wednesday from Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan, who nevertheless warned that the credit markets could revolt if the accounts were introduced too robustly. - More...
Thursday - February 17, 2005

National: House OKs tougher fines for indecent broadcasts - After a debate that contrasted Janet Jackson's bared breast during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show with the refusal of TV stations to air the movie "Saving Private Ryan," the House on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed legislation to fine broadcasters up to $500,000 for each on-air event considered obscene, indecent or profane. - More...
Thursday - February 17, 2005

International: Study: Modern humans older than we thought - New dating analysis of Ethiopian rocks in which the partial skulls of two modern humans were found nearly 40 years ago concludes that the remains are nearly 195,000 years old. - More...
Thursday - February 17, 2005

Front Page Photo by Lisa Thompson

'Fairweather drydocked'
Front Page Photo by Lisa Thompson

Ketchikan: March 2005 Women's Conference Focuses On Success - Women constantly balance work, home, family and personal success. At this year's Women's Conference at the Ketchikan Campus, participants will attend workshops to learn how to achieve success and balance in their lives. - More...
Thursday - February 17, 2005

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... GCI is rolling out cell phone service in Ketchikan. As Deanna Garrison reports, the company is also hoping to continue its expansion of services and enter Ketchikan's local telephone market.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - Thursday - February 17, 2005

audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... The U.S. Forest Service is set to begin an inventory of designated wilderness areas in the Tongass and Chugach National Forests. Deanna Garrison has the story.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - Thursday - February 17, 2005

audioCraig: Listen to this story... Building a new home in Craig may become a little more regulated. When it meets Thursday, the Craig City Council will consider whether to amend city ordinances limiting new house heights to thirty feet. Also at Thursday's meeting the Inter-Island Ferry Authority will ask the council for a short term loan. Jay Marble has this preview.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - Thursday - February 17, 2005

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photosSitka's Pioneer Home Statue; Whose face is cast in bronze? By June Allen - The little town of Sitka, the capital of Russian Alaska until the U.S. Purchase in 1867, is home to the first of Alaska's modern Pioneer Homes. Built in 1934, it is situated on the old Russian parade grounds. The earlier and comparatively ramshackle "pioneer homes" quarters in the gentler climate of Sitka were founded especially for down-on-their-luck Gold Rush veterans who decided to remain in Alaska after the glory days were over. They were largely a tough and grizzled lot, tobacco-chewing and fond of a good stiff drink or two. - Read the rest of this feature story by June Allen...
Thursday - February 10, 2005

arrow L. Ron Hubbard's Alaska Adventure; His long winter in Ketchikan

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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