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April 22, 2005

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Ketchikan: Investment club wooing Ketchikan is called a scam - PIPS: Endorsements aside, officials call program Ponzi scheme. By PAULA DOBBYN Anchorage Daily News - Scores of Ketchikaners are sending money to a private investment club, possibly based overseas, that state and business watchdog officials consider a scam. - Read the rest of this ADN story...
Anchorage Daily News - Friday - April 22, 2005

Ketchikan: FIRST CITY PLAYERS INVITES KETCHIKAN TO GET CAUGHT UP IN CHILD'S PLAY By Sharon Allen - Tonight, at 7:30 p.m., be sure to drive, walk, strut, skitter, quack, crawl, or spin your way to the Saxman Tribal House in Ketchikan. "Charlotte's Web" will be performed by the children of Ketchikan, but it won't be just child's play. The theatrical production is a dramatization of the beloved story by E.B. White and whether your age is 90 days or 90 years, you will not want to miss this enchanting performance. - More...
Friday - April 22, 2005

Ketchikan: Auction Prizes and Interest Rising For First City Players' Second Annual "Spring Swing Fling" By Sharon Lint-Allen - Anticipation is mounting as ticket sales grow for First City Players' Annual Spring Swing Fling scheduled for Saturday, April 30th at 7:00 p.m. The cost of a ticket is small - only $20.00, and the night will be great - having all the excitement of excellent music, fantastic dancing, awesome food, outstanding drinks, and wonderful company with great conversation. It will also include door prizes, a silent auction, a vocal auction and drawings for 50/50 Raffles, plus the "Great Getaway Raffle" as well.- More...
Friday - April 22, 2005

Alaska: Stevens says "Don't Eat 'HALF' Baked Alaska, Know the Truth about ANWR" - Today, Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) questioned the validity of what Stevens called the "Ben and Jerry's ice cream stunt" held on Capitol Hill with an enormous Baked Alaska. - More...
Friday - April 22, 2005

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'Pretty Lady'
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National: Greenspan says deficit could lead to new taxes By LAWRENCE M. O'ROURKE - Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan told Congress on Thursday that he expects higher taxes as part of a bipartisan agreement to bring the federal deficit under control.

"I don't doubt, at the end of the day" that taxes will go up in any plan to cut the federal budget deficit, Greenspan told the Senate Budget Committee. - More...
Friday - April 22, 2005

National: Controversial judges get Senate committee approval By MARGARET TALEV - The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday implored colleagues on both sides of the aisle to "transcend party loyalty in the national interest" after his panel moved two of President Bush's controversial judicial nominees to the full Senate for heated confirmation proceedings that could provoke a constitutional crisis over filibusters.- More...
Friday - April 22, 2005



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National: Concerns over proposed changes to Family and Medical Leave Act By MARY DEIBEL - Patti Phillips didn't have to choose between work and family when her 12-year-old daughter was diagnosed with bone cancer. - More...
Friday - April 22, 2005

National: New law allows deportation of war criminals By LISA HOFFMAN - Across the United States, from Memphis to Modesto, hundreds of alleged war criminals and torturers from a host of countries are living freely. - More...
Friday - April 22, 2005

Columns - Commentary

Preston MacDougall: Chemical Eye on a Greener Environment - Just ask Kermit the Frog, it's not easy being green.

Today is the 35th Earth Day, and as the name implies it is observed all around the world. Here in Rutherford County, Tennessee, the company that runs the landfill gives out saplings for people to plant. My family now has two tall, deciduous reminders of earlier Earth Days. One is a Crimson King Maple and the other is a Tulip Poplar, Tennessee's state tree. - More...
Friday - April 22, 2005

Linda Seebach: When bloggers do journalism - Are bloggers journalists? Sure, when they do journalism, and Ed Morrissey, "Captain Ed" at the Web log called Captain's Quarters, sure was doing journalism when he blew open a Canadian corruption scandal that was under a judicial publication ban in Canada.

There's been hardly any coverage of what the Canadians call "AdScam" in the U.S. press, although something that could cause the Canadian government to fall ought to be of interest to that country's southern neighbor, but here's Morrissey's brief summary from April 2: - More...
Friday - April 22, 2005

Michael Reagan: A Catholic Pope? - Along with all those pick-and-choose American Catholics our pagan media is shocked shocked that the cardinals have picked a new pope who is a real, honest to goodness Catholic!

According to the current wisdom, the head of the Roman Catholic Church must confirm to the customs and mores of the times ­ even if the times happen to be filled with such corruption as to make the decadence of ancient Rome appear virtuous by comparison. - More...
Friday - April 22, 2005

Dick Morris: Frist's Folly - Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist may have just killed his hopes to be the Republican nominee for president in 2008 - by coming out against a proposal to bar illegal immigrants from getting drivers licenses.

All but one of the 19 9/11 hijackers had a valid drivers license. In a bid to tighten our security, House Judiciary Chairman F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., R-Wisc., is pushing legislation to make it illegal for a state to issue a drivers license to an illegal immigrant. At the moment, he's trying to pass it into law as an amendment to the Supplemental Defense Appropriation Bill. - More...
Friday - April 22, 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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