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March 27, 2005

Front Page Photo by Gretchen Klein

Egg Hunt Winners Announced
Egg hunters Janet Hannah and her daughter Haley Hannah take a minute to pose for the camera. Over 200 children participated in the Egg Hunt, along with parents and nearly 40 volunteers...
Front Page Photo by Gretchen Klein

Ketchikan: Egg Hunt Winners Announced - Over 200 children participated in the Egg Hunt held at the Plaza Mall this weekend. The Egg Hunt was sponsored by Wal-Mart, The Plaza, Ketchikan Parks and Recreation, Ketchikan Youth Court and Big Brothers Big Sisters. - More...
Sunday - March 27, 2005

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'Full Moon Eagle'
Saturday's Front Page Photo by Carl Thompson

National: Intervention in Schiavo case risky for president, GOP leaders By Lawrence M. O'Rourke - President Bush and congressional Republicans took a bold political risk when they enacted emergency legislation to bring the Terri Schiavo case under federal court jurisdiction, and now they appear to be paying a steep price for it among the broad mainstream of Americans. - More...
Sunday - March 27, 2005

audioAlaska: Governor Thanks Emergency Responders - In his radio message this week, Alaska Governor Frank H. Murkowski reminded Alaskans that March 27th marks more than forty years since the anniversary of the 1964 earthquake centered near Anchorage. - More...
Sunday - March 27, 2005

Alaska: Regional Forester upholds Kensington gold project decision - Alaska Forest Service, Regional Forester Dennis Bschor, on Thursday upheld the Tongass National Forest Supervisor's decision to approve amendments to the 1997 Kensington Gold Mine Plan of Operations submitted by Coeur Alaska. The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council appealed the forest's decision to Bschor. Implementation of the plan of operations will not be approved until Coeur Alaska obtains all necessary permits, licenses and certifications from federal, state, and local agencies. - More...
Sunday - March 27, 2005



letter PONZI SCAMS by Bill Tatsuda - Sunday
letter Minimum wage protects the average worker by Linda Burger - Sunday
letter Say goodbye & pull the plug... by Shauna Lee
letter Thanks For The Wonderful Playground by Shauna Lee - Sunday
letter "Nuclear Option"... by Douglas R. Gosnell - Sunday
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jpg Dave KifferDave Kiffer: "Onward Christian Soldiers?" - I guess I must have missed another memo.

I missed the memo that apparently stated: Easter is an important holiday, for goodness sake! Buy lots of stuff for other people.

Yes, I know that buying stuff always been the true "meaning" of Christmas but when did Easter become such an important economic engine treasured by retailers everywhere? Have you seen the aisles and aisles and aisles of merchandise in our local stores that will be out of date by Sunday? - More...
Sunday - March 27, 2005

jpg Daryl CagleDaryl Cagle: What Terri Schiavo Wanted - We're told that poor Terri Schiavo could have avoided this great legal drama if only she had a "living will." We're also told that Schiavo became a mental vegetable when the blood supply to her brain was interrupted, because her heart stopped, as a result of her bulimia, the binge-and-purge eating disorder. - More...
Sunday - March 27, 2005

jpg Linda SeebachLinda Seebach: Sorting out population projections - "Population Puzzle: Boom or Bust?"

That's the question asked (but not answered) by a sourcebook on demographics _ a spirited collection that goes back all the way to Malthus but surveys the most recent trends as well. - More...
Sunday - March 27, 2005

jpg Bob CiminelBob Ciminel: The South Defined - So I said to the girl with the wooden leg, "Peg, where is the South?"

Peg looked at me with her one good eye and said, "Why, Bob, it is the land where kudzu grows." - More...
Sunday - March 27, 2005

Mark Patinkin: A guide to what a man is really saying - A kind reader just sent me a list titled, "A woman's guide to what a man is really saying." He said he had spent years assembling it, and I thought it very on-target. - More...
Sunday - March 27, 2005

Deroy Murdock: Canadian drug importation an enduring fantasy - Once the Easter Bunny completes his Sunday rounds, perhaps he will fulfill the fantasies of American politicians and make Canadian drug importation work. Alas, Canada is no Oz with streets paved with Prozac. Unless its 32.1 million citizens start multiplying like rabbits, Canada's pharmaceutical market will remain too small to satisfy 295.7 million Americans. - More...
Sunday - March 27, 2005

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photosKetchikan: A Personal Tribute to Tom Coyne on St. Patrick's Day - St. Patrick's Day makes me think of Ketchikan's city councilman Tom Coyne and of famous author Frank McCourt. They even look a lot alike -- faces like maps of Ireland! Of course I've never met Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes, but his book lays bare the bittersweet memories of his childhood. And I've interviewed Tom Coyne on several occasions and I see some of the similarities in their impoverished early years.  And they both, like everyone in the Irish land of their bloodlines, are poets at heart. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen....
Thursday - March 17, 2005

arrow It's Iditarod Race Year 33! a ghost story of the southern route

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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