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SitNews - Stories in the News - Ketchikan, Alaska

May 04, 2005

Front Page Photo by Carl Thompson

Look Ma, no... wings!
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First Patient Transported

Aero-medical transport service was a dual effort with Temsco Helicopters of Ketchikan and Guardian Flight.
Temsco lands at Ketchikan General Hospital...
Photo courtesy Guardian Flight

Ketchikan: New Ketchikan-based Guardian Flight Service Transports First Patient - Ketchikan Based Guardian Flight, in a dual effort with Temsco Helicopters, provided their first patient transport from Prince of Wales to Ketchikan General Hospital.

With a transport time of 56 minutes, the transport time was reduced from approximately 4 hours to less than an hour.

Guardian Flight Site Manager of Medical Operations Ed Fry said a critical component of medicine is time. He said the patient was a 13 year old that was suffering from prolonged seizures that could not be controlled in the village. That extra 3 hour transport could have been the deciding factor of life and death said Fry. - More...
Wednesday - May 04, 2005

mp3Ketchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... The Ketchikan School District Monday night presented the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly with the District's Draft Budget for next fiscal year. Deanna Garrison has this report.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Wednesday - April 04, 2004

mp3Ketchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly Monday night called on Borough Manager Roy Eckert to answer conflict of interest charges. Deanna Garrison reports.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Wednesday - April 04, 2004

mp3Alaska: Governor Murkowski calls for courageous legislative action - Alaska Governor Murkowski Tuesday recorded a message on his legislative priorities, calling for courageous action on two pieces of critical legislation.

With the session winding down, Murkowski asks for worker's compensation reform that gives small businesses some meaningful relief and preserves Alaska jobs and Gov. Murkowski said the PERS/TERS program is really in peril and is going to take some courageous legislative action now. - Listen to his message...
Wednesday - May 04, 2005

Alaska: Cease and Desist Order Issued Against Signature Health Group/Health Advantage - Alaska Division of Insurance Director Linda Hall has issued a Cease and Desist order against Signature Health Group/Health Advantage, a Florida-based company that solicits insurance business in Alaska via the internet. The company was ordered to stop its deceptive practice of offering in Alaska health discount plans, which claim not to be insurance, but in fact are insurance plans under Alaska law. - More...
Wednesday - April 4, 2005

National: Base-closing commission begins work By TARA COPP - Members of the 2005 base-closure commission were sworn in on Capitol Hill Tuesday amid confusion over the effect returning overseas troops and state powers over National Guard units might have on their decisions. - More...
Wednesday - May 04, 2005



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Paul Campos: Pandering to the sleazy side - One of several hundred books I'm never going to write is a study of how the 24-hour news cycle has created the need for a default story of the moment, which can be talked about endlessly on cable news networks that live in terror of boring their fickle viewers.

Thus it came to pass this weekend that, instead of spending precious air time covering, say, the battle over the future of Social Security, cable news devoted most of its resources to its two favorite story lines: Celebrity Justice, and Photogenic White Girl in Distress. - More...
Wednesday - May 04, 2005

Dick Morris: Progressive Social Security Won't Pass As A Mandate - House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Thomas, R-Calif., said it best when he commented on President Bush's proposal for progressive indexing of Social Security benefits: "I know some rich people, and if you ask them whether they would rather have a tax increase or their (Social Security) benefits cut, they'll immediately say, 'Cut the benefits.'" - More...
Wednesday - May 04, 2005

Martin Schram: White House press corps can't think on its feet - Standing behind the podium in the East Room during his prime time press conference, President Bush was frankly surprised. Not about what was being asked, but about what wasn't.

It turns out that we have a mutual frustration, President Bush and I. It's about the White House press corps. We don't think it is doing a very good job at these news conferences. - More...
Wednesday - May 04, 2005

Jay Ambrose: In a word, demagoguery - Despite political risks up to his eyebrows, President Bush has spelled out an additional means by which Social Security can be saved and sustained, and what response did we get from congressional Democrats?

Demagoguery, in a word. Dishonest demagoguery, in two words. Irresponsible, dishonest demagoguery in three. - More...
Wednesday - May 04, 2005

Dale McFeatters: The national driver's license - States' rights have taken a beating since 9/11 from the conservative wing of the Republican Party, once one of their greatest defenders. The latest state prerogative to take a hit is the right to set standards for getting a driver's license.

Pushed by House GOP conservatives, Congress is about to enact federally mandated standards for issuing driver's licenses, including a requirement that persons seeking a new license or renewing an old one produce a birth certificate, photo ID, proof of a valid Social Security number and a document with full name and address.- More...
Wednesday - May 04, 2005

David Waters: Real men don't color their hair - I'm male. I'm white. I'm over 40. Unless they're selling pickup trucks or beer, Madison Avenue marketeers could care less about my consumer buying habits.

Or so I thought. The other day I was walking through the mall and one of those clipboard-toting survey takers actually stopped me and asked if I had 10 minutes. - More...
Wednesday - May 04, 2005

Ryan Reynolds: Fatherhood changes your viewing habits - So I'm sitting in the living room the other night, with my 3-year-old son in my lap and the movie "Scarface" on the television set.

"Whoa," you say. "You were watching what?" I was just flipping through the channels, honestly. And there it was, the quintessential movie about the cocaine era, soaked in all its gory glory. - More...
Wednesday - May 04, 2005

James Derk: 'Tiger' a shot across the bow of Microsoft - The release of Apple's OS X "Tiger" operating system upgrade didn't make much of a blip outside of the Apple world. Granted, the Apple market share still hovers only around 5 percent, so a new operating system may not be front-page news. - More...
Wednesday - May 04, 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

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