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SitNews - Stories in the News - Ketchikan, Alaska

April 26, 2005

Front Page Photo by Dale Miller

'Ketchikan Community Concert Band'
Front Page Photo by Dale Miller

photosKetchikan: Ketchikan Community Concert Band performs Sunday - Director Roy McPherson will lead the 44 member Ketchikan Community Concert Band as they play compositions ranging from movie themes, classics, American folk songs and a piece dedicated to the heroes of United Flight 93, who lost their lives in Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001. The program also includes compositions by local members of the percussion section. - More...
Tuesday - April 26, 2005

jpg Red Apple Awards

2005 Red Apple Award Recipients
Barbara Pearce, Kevin Sullivan,
Gretchen Klein and Steve Brandow
Photos courtesy Sarajustine Black

Ketchikan: Reception Planned to Honor Recipients Of Red Apple Awards by M.C. Kauffman - For their significant contributions to the education of Ketchikan's youth, the Delta Kappy Gamma International Epsilon Chapter will honor four Ketchikan citizens Thursday evening.

Each year, the prestigious Red Apple Award is presented to community members who deserve recognition for their contributions to the education of youth in Ketchikan. This year, Steve Brandow a UAS Welding Teacher, Gretchen Klein of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Barbara Pearce a Native Education Teacher for the Ketchikan School District, and Kevin Sullivan a Ketchikan School District Art Teacher will be presented the Red Apple Award 2005 at a reception hosted by Delta Kappa Gamma International Epsilon Chapter. - More...
Tuesday - April 26, 2005

National: National ID cards may be on the way By LANCE GAY - The federal government is moving ahead with a blizzard of new identification card proposals affecting military personnel, government workers and even ordinary Americans renewing their driver's licenses.- More...
Tuesday - April 26, 2005

National: Panel: Create standard guidelines for stem-cell research By LEE BOWMAN - With research on embryonic stem cells moving forward around the country despite limited federal support, an advisory panel urged Tuesday that a standard set of ethical guidelines be used for the studies. - More...
Tuesday - April 26, 2005

Columns - Commentary  

Dale McFeatters: The Crawford gas price summit - As a photo op, President Bush holding hands with the elderly Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah may have served his political needs to be seen "doing something" about gasoline prices.

But the meeting only underscored how little the head of the world's largest economy and the head of the world's largest oil supplier can do about short-term oil prices and how much the long-term picture is subject to factors - like the booming economies of China and India - out of their control. - More...
Tuesday - April 26, 2005

Dick Morris: How Hill Gained - David Rosen, the national finance Director for Hillary Clinton's 2000 Senate campaign, goes on trial May 3 on charges of breaking federal campaign law. The senator's spokespeople insist that she didn't gain from the alleged crime - that the campaign realized no financial benefit from Rosen's understating the costs of a gala Clinton Hollywood fund-raiser.

Not true. Hillary's campaign realized not just a huge benefit, but one critical to her election chances. - More...
Tuesday - April 26, 2005



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Paul Campos: A pound of anxiety - Regular readers of this column won't be surprised to hear that many people forwarded me copies of last week's Journal of the American Medical Association study, which confirmed the central points I've been making for several years about our ongoing panic regarding so-called "overweight" and "obesity."

The study's main conclusions - that all of the "overweight" and much of the "obese" range of body mass doesn't correlate with any increased mortality risk, and that, indeed, people who weigh more than the government's recommended maximum have a lower relative risk of early death than those who don't - are merely restatements of what the medical literature as a whole indicates. - More...
Tuesday - April 26, 2005

Jay Ambrose: Nothing to worry about - The other night, people across New England looked up and thought they saw something amiss, maybe even an airplane exploding. Some called the cops, only to learn then or later they were witnessing a meteor shower.

Thank you, my friends. You provided me with a simile for some of what's happening in our overreacting nation these days. - More...
Tuesday - April 26, 2005

Stewart Elliott: Recalling days in a one-room schoolhouse - My generation was probably the last to start its education in a one-room schoolhouse, although a few one-room schoolhouses probably still exist in the most remote areas. I have found several fellow residents here that remember them. Until World War II they were common in all rural areas with widely scattered populations. Some of us would like for our great-grandchildren to know what it was like. - More...
Tuesday - April 26, 2005

Daryl Cagle: Cartoonists Bash the New Pope - The selection of German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as the new pope has been treated politely by the American press, but cartoonists around the world have been bashing the pontiff in ways that most readers would find shocking.- More...
Tuesday - April 26, 2005

James Derk: Firefox a realistic alternative to Explorer - I am really liking the new Firefox browser.

If you aren't familiar with this new toy, millions of users have already downloaded it and are on their way to dumping Internet Explorer, security holes and all. What I am not sure people know is you can download Firefox and keep Internet Explorer around, so you really have nothing to lose by giving it a try. - More...
Tuesday - April 26, 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

arrow Read more feature stories by June Allen...

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