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February 26, 2005

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Sharon Lint: A Rambling Review of a Grinding Event - There is a tradition on this little island that occurs every month between September and May.  It's held at the Saxman Tribal House and it's called "The Monthly Grind."  Many of Ketchikan's residents try to get to every single show they possibly can.  I am no exception.  Last Saturday, I was lucky enough to attend.  As always, I had a fantastic time.  The next day, I happened to tell a friend how much I had enjoyed all the performances.  She was new to town and had never heard of it. - More...
Friday - February 25, 2005


letter New source of revenue for public schools proposed! by Arlene Buxton - Friday
letter Destruction of our land and wildlife is a downward spiral by Sharon Fraley - Friday
letter Log export by Beth Antonsen - Friday
letter Is Iran interested to see a Shiite regime in Iraq? by Bahman Aghai Diba - Friday
letter Time To Look At Cost of Politics by Walt Bolling - Friday

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News Analysis: Bush in Europe: high and low lights By Bill Straub - President Bush returned to the White House from his five-day swing through Europe, having repaired relationships with some of his sharpest critics among America's old allies but without agreements he coveted on several issues.

Although the president exchanged warm greetings with French President Jacques Chirac and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, a switch from the icy relations of the recent past, the Europeans continued to differ with Bush over key topics like Iraq and whether the 15-year-old arms embargo against China should be allowed to lapse. The United States wants it continued.

While almost all of Europe is an agreement with Washington over the desire to keep Iran from developing nuclear weapons, the sides dickered over the best way to achieve that goal. - More...
Friday - February 25, 2005

News Analysis: A guide to potential Iraqi leaders By Lisa Hoffman - For a country ruled by strongmen for half a century, Iraq is taking to the rough and tumble of representative democracy with a vengeance.

With backroom deals and patronage promises, sharp elbows and pointed arm-twisting, a panoply of Iraqi politicos are laboring to build a national government from a fractious populous riven by ethnic, religious and tribal rivalries and long-held hostilities.

In its first month as a newborn democracy, Iraq already has seen a dimming of the prospects of some of the previously powerful, while others who had been largely counted out are back in the game. - More...
Friday - February 25, 2005

National: Q&A on how private accounts could affect you By Mary Deibel - When it comes to the private Social Security accounts President Bush wants, he focuses on the hope they would earn more than the current system and skips the details of how they would change the safety net for the nation's retirees, survivors and the disabled. - More...
Friday - February 25, 2005

Washington Calling: Teen drinking ... dress blues ... Newt for president? By Lance Gay - We might have learned from Prohibition, but the federal campaign against teen drinking has turned up dry. - More...
Friday - February 25, 2005

Health: A possible advance in fight against Alzheimer's By Lee Bowman - lockages in cellular pathways called axons appear to occur much earlier in those with Alzheimer's disease than once thought, researchers report in a new study. - More...
Friday - February 25, 2005

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photosKetchikan's 'Rotary Wheel' Still Turning; Hardworking club celebrates a century By June Allen - Ketchikan's Rotary clubs celebrated at a Centennial gala held Saturday at the Ted Ferry Civic Center to observe the century mark of the founding of the Rotary movement, as well as the 80th anniversary of the first Rotary club in all of Alaska ­ Ketchikan's Rotary 2000. Every Ketchikan Rotarian of the past 80 years was honored, with singular  recognition extended to Judge Henry Clay Keene for his 42 years of dedicated service to the club and its goals. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Wednesday - February 23, 2005

arrow Sitka's Pioneer Home Statue; Whose face is cast in bronze?

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

arrow Read more feature stories by June Allen...

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