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March 31, 2004


'Home for Lost Soles'
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Ketchikan: Ketchikan Charter Commission Conducts Survey - In an effort to reduce the cost and size of government in a fair and equitable manner, the Ketchikan Charter Commission is asking you to fill out a questionnaire. For your convenience you may fill out the questionnaire online. This is a chance to help mold the future of Ketchikan. - Fill out the survey...
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Ketchikan: Rainforest Groups' Threats to Business are Outrageous Says Governor - Governor Frank Murkowski today expressed outrage about the tactics being used by environmental groups he describes as extreme that are threatening companies seeking to do business in Alaska. The public should not tolerate such threats to legitimate, responsible corporate citizens, Murkowski said. - Read more...
Wednesday - March 31, 2004

Alaska: Governor Murkowski Meets with Dept. of Interior, Seeks Concrete Responses to Alaska Issues - Governor Frank Murkowski met Tuesday afternoon with Department of Interior Deputy Secretary Steve Griles to seek DOI action on four high priority issues, including the Trans Alaska Pipeline corridor, the King Cove road, cruise ships in Glacier Bay, and RS 2477 rights-of-way. - Read more...
Wednesday - March 31, 2004

Ketchikan: Williams Works To Secure $40 Million for the Marine Highway; $8 Million Increase For Vessel Operations - Representative Bill Williams (R-Saxman), Co-Chair of the House Finance Committee, on Tuesday proposed an amendment to the Governor's Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 Operating Budget to increase funding for the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) by 25 percent beyond the Governor's request. "The ferry system is our highway in Southeast, and I wanted to ensure that our highway is adequately funded through next year," Williams said. - Read more...
Wednesday - March 31, 2004

Ketchikan: Taquan Air Awarded New Forest Service Contract - The U.S.Forest Service has awarded a new three year contract for floatplane services in southern Southeast Alaska to Taquan Air, announced company president and CEO Brian Salazar Tuesday. I believe that our participation in two FAA supported safety programs was a major influencing factor in our receiving this contract, he stated. - Read more...
Wednesday - March 31, 2004

audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... A Coalition Conservationists and Other Groups has initiated a phone campaign to pressure an Oregon Company to break off negotiations with the Ketchikan Gateway Borough to operate the Borough's Ward Cove Veneer Mill. As Deanna Garrison reports, the Alaska Coalition says it is concerned that the plant would require a timber supply from roadless areas of the Tongass National Forest.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Wednesday - March 31, 2004

audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a 61-year-old Gravina resident Warren Clark, whose skiff sank Tuesday evening in Tongass Narrows.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Wednesday - March 31, 2004


Michael Reagan: The Blame Game Scam - I've been watching all the furor over Condi Rice's willingness to testify under oath before the 9/11 Commission, which is playing the blame game to the hilt. It reminded me of what happened when my father was shot by John Hinckley 23 years ago today, on March 30, 1981, and how differently the matter was handled then. - Read more...
Wednesday - March 31, 2004

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Fish Pirate's Daughter - 1966
A group picture taken at Petersburg when the First City Players took the show on the road in 1966 - Seated in front are (unidentified), Arlene Crawford and (unidentified). In the middle row from left, Tom Kelley (is it?), Bob Allen, Jack Shay, Chuck Maniscalco, Mary Kinerk and Maureen Karlson. Back row from left, (unidentified), June Allen, Margot Shay, and Jim Alguire... Photo courtesy First City Players
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June Allen Column

PhotosKetchikan's First City Players ; Did you hear that applause? - The 40th anniversary of the founding of Ketchikan's renowned First City Players is fast approaching. That community theater of volunteer actors, directors and stage hands laid the foundation of a tradition that has become the city's longest-lived, continuously active thespian society. It began when a small group of amateur actors with a little theater experience got together and said, "Let's put on a show!" And did so, and then put together another show, and another to become in time Ketchikan's first long-term little theater group as well as one of Alaska's most respected amateur theater organizations. In the larger picture and looking back to the town's beginnings, the First City Players added their talents to a long tradition of drama and comedy in the story of the small town on the shores of Tongass Narrows. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Tuesday - March 30, 2004

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