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SitNews - Stories in the News - Ketchikan, Alaska

May 01, 2005

Front Page Photo by Carl Thompson

 'Whale Park Spring'
Front Page Photo by Carl Thompson

Ketchikan: Borough Seeks Reaction To Draft Coastal Plan - The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Planning Department has published a draft of its revised Coastal Management Plan and is inviting the public to weigh in with comments during the coming weeks. The current plan, last updated in 1984, has undergone substantial revisions to reflect Ketchikan's current and future development needs, as well consistency with recent changes in State coastal planning laws. - More...
Sunday - May 01, 2005

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Charlotte's Web
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Ketchikan: THE LEGACY OF CHARLOTTE A. CAVATICA; A Review of First City Players' ActOut Performance of "Charlotte's Web" By Sharon Lint-Allen - When I grow up I want to be just like Charlotte.

Never mind that I am already grown up and in my thirties . . . well, okay, forties . . . but still, there are times when I feel like a child. Take last weekend for example. While watching the performance of "Charlotte's Web" at the Saxman Tribal House, I was suddenly very aware of the nine-year-old hiding inside my forty-something skin.

First City Players produced the play with the support of Pioneers of Alaska Auxiliary No. 7. This two-act, non-musical dramatic piece was written in 1983 by Joseph Robinette and was adapted from the beloved classic "Charlotte's Web" authored by E.B. White in 1952 (with illustrations by Garth Williams). - More...
Sunday - May 01, 2005

Alaska: House votes to create capital income fund from earnings of the Amerada Hess account - Voting largely along party lines, the House voted Thursday to spend $60 million of Permanent Fund earnings on unspecified capital projects. Gov. Frank Murkowski and Republicans in both the House and Senate claim that since the money cannot be used to pay dividends, it's okay to spend it, say House Democrats. - More...
Sunday - May 01, 2005

National: Bush scores few victories in first 100 days of second term By BILL STRAUB - On the frigid January day when President Bush took the oath to serve a second four-year term as the world's most powerful individual, he told lawmakers at a traditional Capitol luncheon that he was developing a long agenda and expressed a willingness to work "with members of both houses and both parties to achieve that job." - More...
Sunday - May 01, 2005

National: Where the proposed Social Security overhaul stands By MARY DEIBEL - If your yearly paycheck averages more than $20,000, pay attention to President Bush's embrace of an arcane change in the way Social Security retirement checks are figured.- More...
Sunday - May 01, 2005

National: A look at the week's news By BILL STRAUB - Conservative activists rallied at the Highview Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky., attacking Senate Democrats for using a filibuster to waylay some of President Bush's nominees to the federal judiciary. - More...
Sunday - May 01, 2005

National: Base closings overseas may affect stateside actions By LISA HOFFMAN - The dozens of military facilities across the country soon to find themselves on the dreaded base-closing list aren't the only installations doomed to extinction. - More...
Sunday - May 01, 2005

National: With the base-closing list looming, here are five tips By TARA COPP - In the next two weeks, military communities across the country will learn whether the Pentagon wants to close their hometown bases, modify missions or leave them just the way they are. - More...
Sunday - May 01, 2005

National: Pentagon orders up smart chips By LANCE GAY - Smart chips are going to war.

The Pentagon, which lost track of $1.2 billion in weapons and supplies in 2002 sent to the front lines of Iraq, announced Thursday that it wants to require contractors to switch from using bar codes to new radio frequency identification chips, known as RFID, on weapons parts and supplies. - More...
Sunday - May 01, 2005

National: A military powerhouse goes civilian By LISA HOFFMAN - Now, you, too, can munch a HooAh! Bar, the official energy concoction of America's military. - More...
Sunday - May 01, 2005



letter Opposed to rezoning of Baranof property by Peter Bolling - Sunday
letter A LETTER OF RECOGNITION By Elroy Edenshaw, Jr. - Sunday
letter Community Beach Clean-up by Gigi Pilcher - Sunday
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Washington Calling: Costly airport secrecy ... Helmet laws ... Interest rates By LANCE GAY - So here's another way the government's secrecy preoccupation is hurting you: At the latest count, taxpayers have shelled out more than $730,000 to pay claims from angry airline passengers who found valuables missing after their luggage went through secret screening by the Transportation Security Administration. - More...
Sunday - May 01, 2005

Health: Good changes in blood vessels kick in soon during regimen By LEE BOWMAN - Blood vessels may respond positively to changes in diet and exercise in those at risk for heart disease as soon as eight weeks after starting the regimen, according to a study presented Friday at an American Heart Association scientific conference here. - More...
Sunday - May 01, 2005

Columns - Commentary  

Dave Kiffer: Not-so-young man's fancy - It's spring, the sun is high in the sky and a not-so-young man's fancy turns to!

Now that I 'm in my really, really, really, really late 20s (like 46!), it's not like I can grab the old leather glove and head down Walker Field for the Little League games anymore (Go Crystal Dairy!). If I did, I'm sure that Henry "The Hanging Umpire" Keene would come out of retirement to "ring me up" a few more times as I continued to stand paralyzed by Larry Settje fastballs. There's a good reason why they don't have "Old Timer's" games in Little League. - More...
Sunday - May 01, 2005

Preston MacDougall: Chemical Eye on Sweet, Sweet Music - The name Stradivari has the strongest resonance in my mind when I think of violins, and the high-pitched bids called out for so-named instruments, just before the thud of a gavel, suggest that this is a widely held opinion.

Still, when I visited the hometown of Antonio Stradivari, I was surprised to learn that the town is "famous for the three T's", and the Italian word for violin doesn't start with a T. It is violino.- More...
Sunday - May 01, 2005

Will Durst: Leading The Pack Away From The Leader - "Welcome back to 'Meet the Press.' In this segment we welcome as our guest the distinguished representative from the third District of Wyoming. Congressman, as you know, the D.C. - More...
Sunday - May 01, 2005

Mike Reagan: The Mainstream Media: America's Fifth Column - The raging battle taking place between the governing Republican Party and the out-of-power Democrats is something to be expected. What is not so easily dealt with are the attacks from the rear, from a Fifth Column allied with the Democrats which controls a large amount of the information made available to the public - the mainstream media, which have all but abandoned any pretense of being an unbiased source of the news. - More...
Sunday - May 01, 2005

Dick Morris: A Better Option On Judges: Bring On A Real Filibuster - The Republican leaders in the Senate do not have to make the false choice between endless toleration of Democratic filibusters that enfeeble their majority and the so-called "nuclear option" - a ruling that filibusters of judicial nominations are unconstitutional - which will set off partisan wrangling for the balance of the Bush tenure. - More...
Sunday - May 01, 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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