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March 12, 2005

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National: Bush agenda picking up steam by Bill Straub - Despite looming congressional battles over Social Security and several controversial appointments to the federal bench, President Bush appears well on his way to achieving many of the goals that eluded him during his first term in office. - More...
Saturday - March 12, 2005

Stellar Sea Lion Group
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audioAlaska: California Sea Lions Venture North by Doug Schneider - The Steller sea lion is listed as an endangered species in much of Alaska. And while scientists search for ways to help the species recover, a potential problem looms on the horizon as California sea lions are becoming frequent visitors to the state. - More...
Saturday - March 12, 2005

National: Roster of American combat heroes in Iraq is rich By Lisa Hoffman - It was in the third week of the Iraq war, as U.S. troops barreled toward Baghdad, that Sgt. 1st Class Paul Smith's band of combat engineers found themselves on the wrong end of 10-to-1 odds. - More...
Saturday - March 12, 2005

Alaska: Snow-white songbird unique to the far north by Ned Rozell - Snow buntings are often the first songbirds to return to Interior Alaska each spring. McKay's buntings are similar birds that don't leave Alaska during the winter and are different enough in other ways that scientists are wondering when and why they came to be. - More...
Saturday - March 12, 2005



letter Ariel spraying on Long Island by Jean Bland - Saturday
letter Aerial Spraying? by Marie L Monyak - Saturday
letter No Drilling In the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by Don Hoff Jr. - Saturday
letter Review of "Anne Frank" by Bobi Cronin - Saturday
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Sharon Lint: SPRING STRINGS; THE YING QUARTET PLAYS AT KAYHI - One of the most highly regarded and well-known young ensembles on today's music scene, "The Ying Quartet," performed in concert at the Kayhi auditorium last Wednesday night, March 9, 2005. The Ketchikan Area Arts & Humanities Council sponsored the event with the generous support of WESTAF and the NEA Regional Touring Program. The music was divine, the crowd was enthusiastic, and the concert was over too soon. - More...
Saturday - March 12, 2005

Columns - Commentary

jpg Dan K. ThomassonDan K. Thomasson: SATs still favor best-prepared - How amazing to discover that the new SAT, so widely anticipated, is making bigger bucks than ever for those who teach nervous students how to take it. That is, the after-school instructors who charge worried parents hundreds of dollars to relieve their anxieties about getting their children into the right institution - too bad for all those regular teachers who make their livelihoods from K through 12 trying to do the same thing for far less. - More...
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jpg Steve BrewerSteve Brewer: Too many voice mails can give you the willies - Anybody who has voice mail knows you can waste entire minutes every day, sorting through messages, erasing, saving and prioritizing. - More...
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jpg James DerkJames Derk: Blogs not so scary after all - I have never before written about Weblogs, also known as blogs. It's not like I missed the trend; I just found the whole thing so horrifying.

I guess I remain a journalism snob; after making it through journalism school using manual typewriters and counting headlines by hand to see if they would fit (a capital W counts as 2), the idea of self-publishing remains creepy. - More...
Saturday - March 12, 2005

jpg Sharon RandallSharon Randall: You might make mistakes, but try again - One of life's more amusing ironies - for me, anyway - is how things that look easy often turn out to be hard; and things you thought were going to be hard turn out to be a lot harder.

That bit of insight occurred to me yesterday as I was melting a layer of flesh off my hands - More...
Saturday - March 12, 2005

Barbara Bova: Love in the golden years - Remember this? .... "'The Romance of Helen Trent' followed the titular heroine in her valiant quest to prove 'that because a woman is 35, or older, romance in life need not be over... that the romance of youth can be extended into middle life and even beyond...' " - More...
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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

arrow Read more feature stories by June Allen...

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