May 08, 2004
Ketchikan Columnist Joann
Flora: THE MAP FACTOR IN HEALTH &
HEALING - Modern technology
has brought many miracles to human life and health. Life expectancy
has increased and diseases are diagnosed much earlier than than
in the past. Treatments for pain, inflammation, and disability
have improved the quality of life for those living with long-term
conditions. Yet, there are some who seem to flourish in spite
of their challenges while others remain victims of their disorder.
Why is this? What is it that allows some to live with or recover
from an illness while others have a life that is about their
illness? - Read
Saturday - May 08, 2004
Michael Reagan: Top
Democrats Wouldn't Praise American Troops - A resolution
offered to express the sentiment of the U.S. House of Representatives
praising the vast majority of American troops in Iraq in the
face of revelations of prisoner abuse passed overwhelming by
a 365 to 50 roll call vote with a shocking 49 Democrats, including
their leader Nancy Pelosi, voting no. -
Saturday - May 08, 2004
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Cruise Ship Industry; A light-hearted look at its origins - Tourists
are nothing new to Ketchikan. These seasonal visitors have been
spilling out onto the downtown docks for more than a century
now. They share certain traits: They're thrilled to find themselves
in distant, exotic Alaska; they find Ketchikan quaint and charming;
and, they are wide-eyed and excited as they board charter fishing
boats, or climb into sightseeing coaches to rumble off over the
city's trestle streets. The basic awe most people feel when seeing
our little town remains constant, even after a century. The things
that have changed over the years are the much larger numbers
of ships and visitors visiting each summer and the numbers of
attractions available to them.
At the turn of the 20th century,
brand new Ketchikan was even then being visited by tourists and
journalists. In The Ladies World Magazine of March 1905, travel
writer Myra Drake Moore described the Ketchikan she visited the
summer of 1904: "[Ketchikan] is the port of entry into Alaska
it and its sister towns of Juneau and Skagway are all very much
alike in architecture, and seem to be 'happen-so's'. Ketchikan,"
she archly wrote, "has accumulated itself."
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Saturday - April 17, 2004
First City Players; Did you hear that applause?
biography of Alaska's herring: A little fish of huge importance...
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