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SitNews - Stories in the News - Ketchikan, Alaska

May 10, 2005

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National: A possible change in how Senate votes on judicial nominees By RICHARD POWELSON - Any day now, Senate Republican leader Bill Frist may make history by helping push adoption of a new rule to limit debates and ensure votes on all appeals-level judicial nominees.- More...
Tuesday - May 10, 2005

A review of Ketchikan Unzipped....

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People of Ketchikan: CAUGHT UP ON THE FABRIC OF SOCIETY; A Review of "Ketchikan Unzipped" Featuring "Bed Sheets" By SHARON ALLEN - There are many ways to judge the success of poetry presented onstage; they are as wide and varied as the presented prose itself. Such was the case for the recent production from the Humanities Forum 2005, "Ketchikan Unzipped" featuring "Bed Sheets." - More...
Tuesday - May 10, 2005

Science: Scientists find unusual use of metals in the ocean - Cadmium, commonly considered a toxic metal and often used in combination with nickel in batteries, has been found to have a biological use as a nutrient in the ocean, the first known biological use of cadmium in any life form. - More...
Tuesday - May 10, 2005

Health: New blood test for ovarian cancer screening - A new blood screening test could help to identify ovarian cancer in its early stages when few symptoms are present, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in the May 10 issue of Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences (PNAS). - More...
Tuesday - May 10, 2005

Health: New fat in diet needed for energy By LEE BOWMAN - Keeping the body's energy machinery running right requires a healthy dose of fresh fat in the diet, according to a study published Tuesday. - More...
Tuesday - May 10, 2005

Alaska: ADF&G Commissioner Announces New Mariculture Coordinator - McKie Campbell, Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), today announced that Cynthia Pring-Ham has been hired as the department's new Mariculture Coordinator.  Pring-Ham will be managing ADF&G's aquatic farm program and coordinating the department's application review process.  Her hire will be effective May 10. - More...
Tuesday - May 10, 2005



letter Drug bust predicted by George Miller - Tuesday
letter Adopt a Trail! by Kathleen Wiechelman and Dave Lieben - Tuesday
letter Baseball and bowling... by Jan Cadero - Monday
letter Victims of medical malpractice by Jane Marshall - Monday
letter Foot Note: Preserve Naha Bay by Lisa Grogan - Monday
letter Gravina Bridge by Wieslaw Czajkowski - Monday
letter FUNDRAISING by Mike Harpold - Saturday
letter The Gravina Bridge by Rob Glenn - Saturday
letter Preserve Naha Bay by Lisa Grogan - Friday
letter They're Baaaaack!" (helicopters) by Cheryl Haven - Friday
letter Days of Appreciation by Gov. Frank H. Murkowski - Friday
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Daryl Cagle: Liberal vs. Conservative Humor - Liberals see conservatives as preachy, sanctimonious and humorless. Conservatives see nothing funny about shrill, angry, liberal losers. Who is funny? It depends on your point of view, but humor writers and cartoonists will always be liberal-leaning; it is a bias that is built into the system. It boils down to core values.

Conservatives believe that people should be trusted; they believe that we should all take responsibility for ourselves, that we should enjoy the rewards of our personal successes and suffer the consequences of our personal failures. Liberals believe that people are basically stupid, that we should be protected from hurting ourselves by making the poor decisions that we would certainly make, if we were free to exercise our stupidity. As a cartoonist, I know that I can't make a living drawing cartoons about people who take responsibility for themselves, but I can make a career out of drawing stupid people. - More...
Tuesday - May 10, 2005  

Dick Morris: Steak Dinner Could Cook Hillary - The Justice Department case against David Rosen, national finance chairman of Hillary Clinton's 2000 Senate race, is getting stronger, increasing the odds the aide will start cooperating with the government - which could be disastrous for the senator's ambitions.

Rosen has been indicted for deliberately reporting that the cost of an August 2000 Hollywood fund-raising gala was only $400,000 when the actual tab was $1.2 million - a step that let Mrs. Clinton spend $800,000 more in "hard money" for her campaign. (After Hillary and opponent Rick Lazio agreed to ban soft money, both camps were scrambling to maximize their hard money on hand). - More...
Tuesday - May 10, 2005

Michael Reagan: It's Not About Filibustering - What we are watching as the U. S. Senate goes about the business of considering the president's judicial nominations is not a debate over shutting down filibusters, but scenes from the theater of the absurd scripted by Democrats frantic to prevent the confirmation of judges faithful to the letter of the law as spelled out in the Constitution.

That's what it is all about. In the long run it has nothing to do with preserving the ability of the minority to use the filibuster to prevent up-or-down votes on judicial nominees, and everything to do with the character of the nominees themselves. - More...
Tuesday - May 10, 2005

Bob Ciminel: Excuses, Excuses, Excuses - I must apologize to all of my loyal readers out there in cyberspace - at last count, that would be two, June Allen and Gigi Pilcher - for my few and far between articles. The week after we returned from Germany, I was off to Council Bluffs, Iowa for my grandson's third birthday. I spent a week out there with the Children of the Corn. In the process, I managed to acquire a virus that affected only my left eye and did not manifest itself until the day I left, and specifically as my plane climbed to cruising altitude on the flight back to Atlanta. - More...
Tuesday - May 10, 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

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