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SitNews - Stories in the News - Ketchikan, Alaska

April 25, 2005

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 Photos of the Day: Miracle of Nature
Front Page Photo by Sarah Harpold

photosKetchikan: Photos of the Day: Miracle of Nature - Can you... breathe now?

Sunday's photographs of the day were of a rarely observed event in Ketchikan - "green fog" or "yellow smoke" as described by some. - More and a photo gallery by photographers Sarah Harpold, Chris Wilhelm, Mike Youngblood and Carl Thompson...
Monday - April 25, 2005

jpg new Ketchikan tagline

Ketchikan: Ketchikan Visitors Bureau debuts new tagline, outlines marketing assessment - The Ketchikan Visitors Bureau announced the new tag line to be used in it's marketing efforts during a lunch presentation on Thursday, April 21st.

Ketchikan. Our Lifestyle, your reward was selected from among eight proposals under consideration. The tag line will be used with the bureau's new logo which were created as part of an extensive research project the KVB started last year during an assessment of the marketing programs used to promote Ketchikan as a visitor destination.- More...
Monday - April 25, 2005

Alaska: Murkowski, Fentie Agree to MOU to Initiate Rail Study - Governor Frank H. Murkowski today signed a memorandum of understanding with Yukon Premier Dennis Fentie to begin a feasibility study on a proposed Alaska-Canada Rail corridor connection.

"Our collective action today is moving the concept of an Alaska-Canada rail link forward by ensuring that a rail corridor is feasible," Murkowski said. "With our talks toward a natural gas pipeline progressing well, such a rail corridor clearly has an application." - More...
Monday - April 25, 2005

National DNA Day
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Human Genome Research Institute

National: National DNA Day - It is a day to learn about deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) - the genetic instruction book that you get from your parents and contains the instructions for making YOU! - More...
Monday - April 25, 2005

Alaska: Aleuts Get Bad News From Appeals Court - The saga of a small, impoverished Alaskan island and its innovative effort to better itself with a surplus World War II dry-dock took a turn for the worst last week.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that title to the dry-dock, now berthed in an Hawaiian shipyard, had reverted to the General Services Administration.  A three-judge panel held that Tanadgusix Corp., the Native Corporation for the island of St. Paul, had failed to take the floating dry-dock back to Alaska. - More...
Monday - April 25, 2005

National: Attorney: Secret Service probing fracas that occurred at Bush speech By ANN IMSE - The Secret Service in Washington has launched an investigation into the ouster of three people from a presidential speech in Denver by a man who acted like an agent, the attorney for the three said.- More...
Monday - April 25, 2005

Health: Scientists report progress in fighting food-borne bacteria By LANCE GAY - Disease detectives say they are seeing welcome progress in tracking down some of the deadliest food-borne pathogens after several spectacular outbreaks in recent years. - More...
Monday - April 25, 2005

National: Growth in biomass could put U.S. on road to energy independence - Relief from soaring prices at the gas pump could come in the form of corncobs, cornstalks, switchgrass and other types of biomass, according to a joint feasibility study for the departments of Agriculture and Energy. - More...
Monday - April 25, 2005



letter Drag out those thousands by George Miller - Monday
letter LOCAL PROMOTER: WHO TOLD YOU PIPS WAS LEGAL? by David Hanger - Monday
letter PIPS Apology - I doubt it! by Rick Watson - Monday
letter Ketchikan Marine by Willis and Carol Ann Allen - Monday
letter Suggestions for helping with trash problem by Dayle Amundson - Monday
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Columns - Commentary

Joseph Branco: The Federal Ponzi Scheme - We have begun hearing again about the get rich quick schemes collectively defined as Ponzi Schemes. The basic premise of these scams is that for a miniscule investment you will receive a great deal of money later. The problem is that the money isn't expertly invested or creating jobs and selling products. No, the money for the initial investors comes from new people entering the scam. New money collected is paid to those already in the program. The people just joining are promised that their money will come from new "investors". This is a pyramid scheme. - More..
Monday - April 25, 2005

Jay Ambrose: Helping the dictionary with a definition - My online dictionary has a politically correct definition of "politically correct," saying that the phrase refers to support for "broad social, political, and educational change, especially to redress historical injustices in matters such as race, class, gender, and sexual orientation." - More...
Monday - April 25, 2005

Steve Brewer: There's no place like home - Nothing says business trip like a shrieking fire alarm in a motel at 3 a.m.

I was reminded of this recently in San Francisco, where I traveled for business and several tax-deductible meals in expensive restaurants. I was in my "firm" motel bed, regularly tossing and turning so I wouldn't end up like a pizza - lumpy on one side and absolutely flat on the other - when the alarm went off in the hallway, just outside my room. - More...
Monday - April 25, 2005

Sharon Randall: A feast of memories - What started it? Hearing the rattle of pots? Smelling the roast in the oven? Or watching the way that her hand waves a wooden spoon like a magic wand across the stove?

One minute, I was sitting in her apartment, shoveling hunks of cheese in my mouth, watching my daughter cook. - More..
Monday - April 25, 2005

Ben Grabow: Cats on the run - Stock up on catnip and tuna fish, kids - it's almost cat-hunting season.

Voters in Wisconsin are about to decide whether to classify the feral cat as an "unprotected animal," which would allow the cats to be hunted. The results of the vote don't really decide anything; votes are simply forwarded on to the state's board of Natural Resources for a later decision, but this is all beside the point. - More...
Monday - April 25, 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

arrow A Personal Tribute to Tom Coyne on St. Patrick's Day

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

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