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March 28, 2005

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National: At Arlington cemetery, exhibit puts faces to the fallen By Margaret Talev - "Faces of the Fallen," a new portrait exhibit at the gate to Arlington National Cemetery, commemorates American soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq since 2001. But perhaps more moving than the art itself has been the emotional drama unfolding in the exhibit hall, where widows, orphans, siblings, veterans and tourists bond beneath the rows of faces that connect their grief. - More...
Monday - March 28, 2005

Alaska: Alaska Cracking Down On Fraud Involving Business & Work-At-Home Schemes - Alaska is participating in a nationwide effort to crackdown on fraud involving the sale of business opportunities and work-at-home schemes. As part of this effort, the Department of Law has produced a brochure for consumers on the sale of business opportunities in Alaska. - More...
Monday - March 28, 2005

National: Scientists find potential new weapon against heart disease By Lee Bowman - Scientists have found new evidence that manipulating signals from fat cells may offer a new weapon in the battle against heart disease, the No. 2 killer in the nation.- More...
Monday - March 28, 2005

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47-foot Seafari grounded
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Alaska: Coast Guard responds to grounded vessel - Personnel from the Coast Guard Marine Safety Office in Juneau responded to a grounded vessel this morning north of Aurora Harbor in Juneau. The 47-foot Seafari broke loose from its mooring and grounded at low tide. - More...
Monday - March 28, 2005

Alaska: Outfitter/Guide Use of Wilderness Lakes Environmental Assessment Released - In an effort to address the ever-increasing public demand for more recreational opportunities on National Forest System lands, the Forest Service is set to release the Decision Notice to an Environmental Assessment March 28 concerning certain outfitter and guide activities in the South Baranof Wilderness area near Sitka. - More...
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Steve Brewer - Frogs have their place, but not here - A frog's messing up my gig.

I can't concentrate on my job because a tree frog has taken up residence in the flowerbed below the window of my home office. All day, he sings his song: "Brreee-deep, brreee-deep, brreee-deep." - More...
Monday - March 28, 2005

James K. Glassman: Learning from the Schiavo story - If anything good comes from the sad story of Terri Schiavo's life and death, it is that a brighter line has been drawn between the personal and the political.

The Schiavo case is straightforward: A young woman's heart stopped beating in 1990, cutting off oxygen to her brain and destroying her cerebral cortex. Before this happened, according to her husband, who is her legal guardian, she said that, under such circumstances she would not want to be kept alive artificially. But she left no living will.- More...
Monday - March 28, 2005

Bonnie Erbe: Questioning an unfaithful spouse's big divorce haul - This story must be on the minds of millions of American husbands, because within the space of a day, both my husband and a married male co-worker brought it up to me. Neither, shall we say, found it amusing. - More..
Monday - March 28, 2005

Ben Grabow: A truly scary addition to the online dating scene - Happiness is just a click away. Along with fraud, identity theft and your very own stalker.

The Internet is a scary place, full of lurkers and perverts and Nigerian dignitaries looking to transfer large sums of money. So most Internet users value safety in any form, from pop-up blockers to spam filters to antivirus software. But there's one risk to the Internet that no one can avoid, a risk that Web surfers take every time they use one of the Net's most popular tools. - More...
Monday - March 28, 2005

Dan K. Thomasson: The scandal over executive pay - Humorist Will Rogers was addressing a national banking group during the Depression. He opened his remarks by saying that he was delighted to be there, but that he wished that he would be invited back when the other half of the group's membership got out of jail.

It was funny, but it wasn't because it came at time when the image of corporate America and those who help finance it was at an all-time low and millions of Americans were suffering the worst economic deprivation in the history of the country. - More...
Monday - March 28, 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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