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March 07, 2005

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Creatures Of Sheer Delight
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letter Two words... Speed bumps! by Ken Lewis - Monday
letter North vs South? by Glen Thompson - Monday
letter Fundamental and Temporary Reasons for the changes in the oil prices by Bahman Aghai Diba - Monday
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letter Just another week in paradise by Robert McRoberts - Sunday 
letter Why is it Always our Fault? by Bob Ciminel - Saturday
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Ketchikan: Creatures Of Sheer Delight by Lisa Thompson - The story of how these many wonderful creatures came to live in Ketchikan began over 20 years ago when Bill Blackwell's wife Darlene was diagnosed with cancer.  After seeing her depression, Bill surprised her with a Shetland pony named "Honey".  She was absolutely delighted and the joy this pony brought into her life helped her survive her bout with cancer.   - More...
Monday - March 07, 2005

National: Once again, maneuvering begins for ANWR drilling legislation By Richard Mauer - After two months of maneuvering and intensifying debate, the 109th Congress could take its first major step this week to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling - or not.

The Senate Budget Committee is expected to produce a budget bill as early as Wednesday. The White House, Alaska's senators and the chairman of the Senate Energy Committee have urged the Budget Committee chairman, Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., to include opening the refuge in the budget.

As attention focuses on Gregg, in his first year as budget chairman, supporters and opponents of refuge drilling are still trying to get a read on the vague statements he has made.

"Until everything's on paper, it's not sure," said Gayle Osterberg, spokeswoman for Gregg's committee.

It's unusual - and controversial - to adopt a major national policy through the budget rather than normal legislation. Even Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, a strong proponent of drilling the refuge, said the budget isn't the best place to decide the issue. - More...
Monday - March 07, 2005

National: Gingrich and a Kennedy team up on health-care move by John E. Mulligan - Imagine a drugstore on the Internet, says Newt Gingrich, that does for prescription prices and selection what Travelocity has helped do for airfares.

Imagine that American medicine were truly "a health-care system and not a sick-care system," says Rep. Patrick Kennedy, "and we were actually getting value for our health-care dollar" instead of rampant medical inflation and spotty health coverage. - More...
Monday - March 07, 2005

National: The new SAT, to the dismay of many, debuts this weekend by Linda Borg - Eliza Barrett says the mere mention of SATs causes students at her school to freak out, but the pressure is about to get worse.

Starting Saturday, the new SAT - with its fresh emphasis on writing, grammar and higher-level math - has some parents, students and guidance counselors pressing the panic button. - More...
Monday - March 07, 2005

Alaska: Joint Boards of Fisheries and Game Submit Commissioner Candidate Names to Governor - On Sunday, March 6, 2005, the Alaska Board of Fisheries and Board of Game met jointly in Anchorage to compile a list of names to forward to Governor Frank H. Murkowski for his consideration in selecting a new commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G). - More...
Monday - March 07, 2005

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photosIt's Iditarod Race Year 33! a ghost story of the southern route - Excitement has built to a feverish pitch among mushers and fans as they ready for the 33rd running of Alaska's world famous Iditarod dogsled race, scheduled to start March 5.  A "false spring" several weeks ago rained away a little too much of the Wasilla area's snow cover, so the start of the race has been moved about thirty miles up the Parks  highway to the small town of Willow, always just a little colder and more dependably snow-covered. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen....
Friday - March 04, 2005

arrow Ketchikan's 'Rotary Wheel' Still Turning; Hardworking club celebrates a century

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

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