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May 15, 2004


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arrow Michael Reagan: Democrats Misdirecting Outrage - Liberal Democrats (are there any other kind?) are venting their anger at a small handful of Army reservists implicated in the abuse of prisoners in an infamous Baghdad prison, hoping that they can somehow pin the blame on Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his boss, President Bush. - Read more...
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audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... The State of Alaska and Ketchikan Gateway Borough have reached a tentative deal on the lease of borough offices at Ward Cove to the Marine Highway System. Deanna Garrison reports.
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audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... A Ketchikan woman rescued by fire fighters from a burning house earlier this year has been charged with arson. Deanna Garrison has the story.
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audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... A Ketchikan Grand Jury indicted a man Thursday on 9 counts of 1st degree vehicle theft and 3 counts of second degree theft. Deanna Garrison has this report.
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audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Manager is recommending that the Borough close White Cliff Elementary at the end of this school year. The Ketchikan School District, meanwhile, is searching for ways to house White Cliff's 270 students next year. Deanna Garrison has this report.
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Alaska: Tobacco Company, Brown & Williamson, Notified of Intent to Sue
for Violations of Master Settlement Agreement
- Reflecting Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski's long-stated priority to turn up the heat against cigarette use, especially by children, Alaska Attorney General Gregg Renkes joined 30 other state attorneys general in notifying tobacco manufacturer Brown & Williamson of possible violations of the Master Settlement Agreement, the landmark 1998 settlement of state claims against tobacco companies. The attorneys general informed the company, by letter dated May 7, 2004, that Brown & Williamson's "Kool Mixx" promotional campaign appeared to violate prohibitions in the MSA against targeting youth in tobacco advertisements, the placement of tobacco products in the media, and the use of brand names on merchandise. - Read more...
Saturday - May 15, 2004

Alaska: New Laws Provide More Weapons for Fighting Crime - On the final day of the Alaska legislative session, state lawmakers passed comprehensive legislation introduced by Governor Frank Murkowski to bolster the state's ability to wage war on crime. Senate Bill 170 and House Bill 309 together provide support to communities that choose to reduce alcohol, recognize victims and work to keep them safe, include provisions to make dangerous criminals think twice, provide greater protection from juvenile offenders and strengthen our drunk driving laws. In addition to making improvements in the law, the legislature increased funding for state prosecutors. - Read more...
Saturday - May 15, 2004

Alaska: Governor to Sign Renewal of Alberta-Alaska Council - The State of Alaska and the Canadian province of Alberta will reaffirm and advance their common interests as northern energy producers, when Governor Frank H. Murkowski and Alberta Premier Ralph Klein meet in Edmonton on Monday to renew their commitment to the Alberta-Alaska Bilateral Council. - Read more...
Saturday - May 15, 2004

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photosKetchikan's American Legionnaires; Here's to 'the boys' of Post #3 - At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month - Nov. 11, 1918 - the Armistice was signed that ended the Great War in Europe. Almost two years earlier the United States had declared war against Germany and set sail to join the already-fighting British in France. American forces sailed off across the Atlantic to rousing choruses of George M. Cohen's latest Tin-Pan Alley hit, "Over there! Over there! Send the word, send the word over there that the Yanks are comin'! the Yanks are comin'."

Those Yanks were from Maine to California as well as from the remotest regions of the Territory of Alaska! Once arrived in Europe, they jolted across the French countryside in careening trucks and marched to the front lines to join in the bloody trench warfare against the German Kaiser. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Tuesday - May 11, 2004

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