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May 19, 2004

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Beck Revives Tradition of Hunting Seals
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Ketchikan: Beck Revives Tradition of Hunting Seals - A local man has revived a Native tradition of hunting seals. Don Beck, a Haida Native, was visited recently while cleaning several seal skins at a Ketchikan home. Beck, born and raised in Ketchikan, has enjoyed practicing his traditional right to subsistence harvest from the local seal population. - Read more & view photos...
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Alaska: Investigation of the LeConte Grounding Continues; Preliminary findings released - After more than 8 days of intensive investigation, preliminary findings were released by the USCG Tuesday. The Coast Guard is reviewing crew and passengers statements, along with other information collected during the investigation into the grounding of the LeConte on 10 May 2004. According to the USCG investigation is proceeding well and cooperation has been good. - Read more...
Wednesday - May 19, 2004

Ketchikan: Bowl For Kids' Sake Events in Juneau & Ketchikan Raise $54,000; Top three Bowl For Kids' Sake Volunteer Fundraisers from Ketchikan - Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Southeast Alaska announced the results of its high fundraiser contest Tuesday from this year's Bowl For Kids' Sake, held in both Juneau and Ketchikan. The prizes are based on the amount of pledges collected. - Read more...
Wednesday - May 19, 2004

Alaska: Governor hails Army's Re-issue of Scout Waiver for Guard - Governor Frank Murkowski expressed his pleasure with the Department of the Army's decision to grant an exception to recruiting policy for the Alaska's Army National Guard Scout Battalions. - Read more...
Wednesday - May 19, 2004

Alaska: Bilateral Council Strides Forward to Action - The 22-member Alaska-Alberta Bilateral council is making great progress toward the future after just one day of talks, according to Alaska Attorney General Gregg Renkes. The council announced it supports the corridor concept, or building the proposed natural gas pipeline, connecting the Alaska and Canada rail systems, and laying a fiber optic communication line at the same time within the same corridor. - 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...
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