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May 17, 2004


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letter Return school construction powers to school board by John Harrington - Ketchikan - 05/17/04
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Profile America: Monday, May 17th. Fifty years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued one of its most historic decisions - changing the social landscape of the nation forever. The justices ruled unanimously in Brown v. Board of Education that segregation of public schools based solely on race was unconstitutional. The ruling effectively did away with the "separate but equal" argument. The case was argued by Thurgood Marshall, who later became the first African- American supreme court justice. In the early 1950s, 15 percent of adult blacks were high school graduates. That figure is now 79 percent. Then, only 2 percent had college diplomas; now the rate has risen to 17 percent. - Source U.S. Census Bureau

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Dear Crabby click here...Dear Crabby: KR and BIRTHDAY BOY'S MOM - Wow, I can see why you have that name! I think your answer to the concerned citizen regarding the contaminated rubber gloves left at an accident scene stinks. Yours is exactly the kind of attitude one finds in this town regarding litter. It's just not a big deal, apparently even when it is something contaminated that could indeed be picked up by a child wandering by. Even though the accident was tragic, the responders should have collected the refuse. - Read more...
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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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