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March 31, 2005

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Iraq: The war up close
Front Page Photo Courtesy Staff Sgt. Ed. Irizarry

photosKetchikan: Iraq: The war up close by M.C. Kauffman - Writing from Camp Victory, Iraq in the heart of Baghdad, Army Staff Sergeant Ed Irizarry of Ketchikan, wanted to tell the people of Ketchikan about the good things the troops are doing. Irizarry said, "We see enough of the bad things here and want you to see the other side." - More...
Thursday - March 31, 2005

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The remotely operated vehicle is maneuvered near the bow of the Selendang Ayu during it's sub-surface investigation of the wreck February 3, 2005.
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photosAlaska: Vessle Master Admits To Lying To Federal Investigators During Investigation Of Grounding Of M/V Selendang Ayu - Wednesday in U.S. District Court, the captain of the M/V Selendang Ayu admitted to lying to federal investigators during the investigation of the grounding and subsequent breakup of the ship off the coast of Alaska in December 2004. Kailash Bhushan Singh, the captain, was convicted of knowingly and willfully making a material false statement to federal investigators, a felony offense. The plea and conviction were jointly announced today by United States Attorney Timothy M. Burgess and Assistant Attorney General Thomas L. Sansonetti of the Environmental and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice. - More..
Thursday - March 31, 2005

Alaska: ADF&G, DEC Commissioners and AG Named - Alaska Governor Frank H. Murkowski announced today the appointment of David W. Marquez as Attorney General, McKie Campbell as Commissioner of the Department of Fish and Game and Kurt Fredriksson as Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation.- More..
Thursday - March 31, 2005

Ketchikan: Elkins Announces DOT Project List for District 1 - Representative Jim Elkins (R-Ketchikan) announced Wednesday the 2005 DOT projects list for District 1. - More...
Thursday - March 31, 2005

Alaska: Murkowski Applauds Results of MMS Lease Sale Welcomes Shell back to Alaska - Alaska Governor Frank H. Murkowski Wednesday applauded the outcome of the Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service oil and gas lease sale 195. The sale, offering offshore tracts in the Beaufort Sea, garnered 121 bids valued at over $46 million.- More...
Thursday - March 31, 2005



letter Investment scams: Financial crimes of the worst kind by Mary Lynn Dahl - Thursday
letter Best Place To Put New Crusie Ship Dock by Walter Bolling - Thursday
letterPlease Pull Up by Joseph Branco - Thursday
letter Hoping calmer heads prevail in Congress by Ted Wright - Thursday
letter Minuteman Project by Kenny Graves - Thursday
letter Handicap cards and license plates by Marcia Hilley - Thursday
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Ketchikan: There's No Fool Like an April's Fool . . . This Coming Friday is Prank Day in Ketchikan By Sharon Lint - For those of you who have not yet been warned: Friday is April's Fools Day.

On that day, all human life on this planet will regress into a childlike state and then separate into two very distinct groups. These two groups possess widely divergent societal-genetic material and thus, they display diametrically opposed behaviors in response to the aforementioned celebration. In other words, some of us become jokers, the rest become jokees. There are no innocent bystanders. - More...
Thursday - March 31, 2005

Columns - Commentary

Dale McFeatters: Doing their duty by Terri - Reasonable people may disagree about the outcome, but the fact is, the system worked for Terri Schiavo. Since the first litigation over her case in 1993, the courts - state, state supreme, federal district, U.S. court of appeals and U.S. Supreme - have ruled consistently in favor of her husband, Michael. - More...
Thursday - March 31, 2005

Jay Ambrose: To catch an Internet thief - Oh, this is terribly, terribly complicated, say some about a case now before the Supreme Court, the one that pits an Internet technology against the entertainment industry. But it isn't, not unless you think anything having to do with the digital world is ipso facto a mystery. - More...
Thursday - March 31, 2005

Michael Reagan: Astonishing News: Liberal Paper Admits Liberals Dominate U.S. Campuses - I know this will come as a surprise to many, but a new study shows that the overwhelming majority of college faculties are top heavy with left-wingers. - More...
Thursday - March 31, 2005

Will Durst: Plug Me In - At first I thought the only halfway decent thing to come out of the Terry Schiavo tragedy was watching all those grandstanding politicians choke on their own bugles as they rear ended each other sounding retreat on the freeway exit ramp to the Tampa/St. Pete airport at Mach 7. But I was wrong. - More...
Thursday - March 31, 2005

Preston MacDougall: Chemical Eye on a Musical Ear - In late 19th century St. Petersburg, chemistry professor Dmitri Mendeleev became widely known for his periodic chart of the elements. Whereas his colleague, Alexander Borodin, despite synthesizing the first organic compound containing fluorine, was to be remembered for his second string quartet in D, and other beautiful compositions of the musical variety. - More...
Thursday - March 31, 2005

Bob Ciminel: I Do Not Feel Guilty - Okay, I'll admit it. I drive one of those gas-guzzling SUVs. I don't carpool either. Add that to the fact that I work in the commercial nuclear industry, and I feel certain my name is not on the Greenpeace or the Sierra Club mailing lists. Even National Geographic has stopped sending me invitations to join their Society. The SUV gets 21 miles to the gallon and sits in a parking lot all day. I think that qualifies as helping to reduce our reliance on foreign oil. I imagine the people driving Hummers and Ford Excursions think they are helping if they switch from 89-octane to 87-octane gasoline. - More...
Thursday - March 31, 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

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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

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