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April 13, 2005

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Chief Kyan Pole Raised After Restoration Work
Tlingit Master Carver Israel Shotridge dances to consecrate the pole.
Story and Photos by Chris Wilhelm

Ketchikan: Chief Kyan Pole Raised After Restoration Work Story and Photos by Chris Wilhelm - With restoration work completed, the replica Chief Kyan pole was raised for the second time in Whale Park Tuesday morning.

The replica Chief Kyan pole carved by Israel Shotridge was first raised in Whale Park in 1993. After 10 years, it was determined to be due for some restoration work, and Israel and Sue Shotridge were asked to help. The beak of the Thunderbird was replaced, new coats of paint all around, and some cracks in the wood were filled. - More...
Wednesday - April 13, 2005

Ketchikan: Old-growth timber may get the ax; GRAVINA ISLAND: State land is set to be sole-sourced to Ketchikan firm. - By PAULA DOBBYN Anchorage Daily News - State officials are planning to offer a Ketchikan company nearly 500 acres of old-growth timber on Gravina Island for harvest as part of the governor's efforts to increase logging on state land. - Read this ADN story...
Anchorage Daily News - Wednesday - April 13, 2005

Ketchikan: Panel sends lands bill to floor By ELIZABETH BLUEMINK Juneau Empire - To the disappointment of some Southeast Alaska communities, a House panel Tuesday moved a controversial university land grant bill to the House floor. - Read this Juneau Empire story...
Juneau Empire - Wednesday - April 13, 2005

National: Bush addresses soldiers By BILL STRAUB - President Bush told 25,000 beret- and fatigue-clad soldiers gathered at Fort Hood, Texas, Tuesday that military efforts in Iraq are bringing peace to the world but indicated that it's too early to consider bringing the troops home.- More...
Wednesday - April 13, 2005

National: Senate panel hears criticism of Bush's choice for U.N. post By LAWRENCE M. O'ROURKE - John R. Bolton, President Bush's choice to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is a "kiss-up, kick-down sort of guy" who bullied subordinates and threatened to end the career of an intelligence analyst who disagreed with him on Cuba's weapons arsenal, a former State Department official testified Tuesday. - More...
Wednesday - April 13, 2005

National: Rudolph pleads guilty in bombing of abortion clinic By JAMIE KIZZIRE and WILLIAM C. SINGLETON III - Birminghan, Alabama - A resolute Eric Rudolph answered questions Wednesday from a federal judge, acknowledging his role in the January 1998 bombing of a Birmingham abortion clinic. - More...
Wednesday - April 13, 2005

National: Plea agreement could yield much information for feds By JAMIE KIZZIRE - Eric Rudolph's plea agreement could help authorities learn more than the secret location of a cache of explosives. - More...
Wednesday - April 13, 2005

National: Lab helping to guard astronauts By SUE VORENBERG - Astronauts will have an expanded web of protection when the Discovery space shuttle launches next month. - More...
Wednesday - April 13, 2005

National: Suddenly, 1600 on SAT exam isn't so good By ELEANOR CHUTE - Try this new math problem: If 1600 was the top score on the old SAT college entrance exam and 2400 is the top score on the new one, what does 1990 mean?- More...
Wednesday - April 13, 2005



letter The state of wood manufacturing in Alaska by Larry Jackson - Wednesday
letter There's Still Time for Legislators to Stand Up for Alaska Workers by Greg O'Claray - Wednesday
letter Aerial Spraying on Long Island by Jean Bland - Wednesday
letter A day in the life of a Ketchikan-Kanayama exchange student by Devin Klose - Wednesday
letter Breastfeeding by Charlotte Glover - Wednesday
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Alaska: State Funding of Capitol Design Competition Questioned - Representative Carl Gatto (R-Palmer) called into question the appropriateness of state funding for the recent Juneau capitol design competition. - More...
Wednesday - April 13, 2005

Alaska: Legislature Passes Resolution Regarding Fish Farming in Federal Waters - The Alaska State Legislature unanimously passed the Committee Substitute for HJR 15, a resolution that states the Alaskan Legislature's opposition to Open Ocean Aquaculture (OOA) in federal waters. - More...
Wednesday - April 13, 2005

Alaska: Survey Shows Alaskans Support Parental Consent Law - A recent public opinion survey commissioned by the Alaska Legislative Council and conducted by Dittman Research Corporation of Alaska found that the Parental Consent Law (SB 24) passed by the Legislature in 1997 enjoys broad, even bipartisan public support. The survey found that nearly 80% of Alaskans support the law requiring at least one parent to grant permission before a minor girl, 16 years of age or younger, is allowed to have an abortion. - More...
Wednesday - April 13, 2005

Alaska: Air Quality Upgrade at Ft. Wainwright Reduces Air Pollutants by 800 Tons a Year - The Environmental Protection Agency said the recently-installed pollution controls at the U.S. Army's Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks, Alaska, at least 800 tons of particulate matter will be captured rather than released to the atmosphere around the facility. Particulate matter is the generic term for the coarse particles - from sources such as wind blown dust and unpaved roads - and fine particles - those from industrial fuel combustion and vehicle exhaust closely linked to respiratory disease. - More...
Wednesday - April 13, 2005

Columns - Commentary

Cliff May: Wasn't it better when spies stayed in the cold? - Perhaps there was a good reason why secret agents used to stay secret.

So long as espionage was a profession average citizens encountered only in fiction, we could imagine spies were like James Bond - OK, maybe not so dashing, but at least well-trained and effective. - More...
Wednesday - April 13, 2005

Jake Rollow: Patriotism touted at Minuteman camp - There's only one road into Minuteman base camp. The guards at its entrance just waved as we drove in. My partner, photojournalist Diana Molina, was behind the wheel of our Jeep. I sat in the passenger seat. - More...
Wednesday - April 13, 2005

Dale McFeatters: The Senate talk show - Some Senate Republicans are wisely beginning to cool on the "nuclear option" to end the Democrats' filibuster of a handful of President Bush's judicial nominees.

The option is, by a simple-majority procedural vote, to ban judicial filibusters. It's called "nuclear" because it would vaporize a longstanding Senate prerogative - unlimited debate - and the fallout could be horrendous. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada has threatened to thoroughly gum up the workings of the Senate, which he can easily do, if the Republicans go ahead with the change. - More...
Wednesday - April 13, 2005

Martin Schram: A sunken treaty - Sorry, Charlie. First, your tuna-commercial royalties dried up. Now you've just been displaced by a new species - a dark-haired, white-mustached sort that surfaced unexpectedly at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearings the other day. - More...
Wednesday - April 13, 2005

Dick Morris: Triangulate Social Security By Offering A Choice Of Plans - In 1995, the Newt Gingrich-led Republicans accused President Clinton of having no serious intent to balance the budget. They said that, while he was paying lip service to deficit reduction, he was doing nothing about trimming spending and, indeed, was still plotting further tax increases. - More...
Wednesday - April 13, 2005

Preston MacDougall: Chemical Eye on Academic Freedom - What's good for the goose is good for the gander. That would be just ducky as an opening line if this was a Biological Eye commentary, but it did happen to be my first thought when I read about the latest assault on academic freedom, which has been under attack recently on multiple fronts, and from surprising directions. - More...
Wednesday - April 13, 2005

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photosAlaskan Chris Leding: 1886-1975; A Norwegian adventurer - By June Allen - Today's Ketchikan phone book includes a fair share of Scandinavian surnames. There are, however, relatively few Norse names among the records of the town's earliest settlers. Most of Ketchikan's Norwegian population originated later, during the early 1920s when the halibut fleet, its skippers, crewmen and families moved north from the Seattle area. An exception was the late Chris Leding, who wasn't yet a fisherman  when he settled down in Ketchikan the mid-1920s and who discovered commercial fishing much later in life. - More...
Thursday - April 07, 2005

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