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May 30, 2005

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Thousands Join the President in Commemorating Memorial Day
President George. W. Bush stands with U.S. Army Major General Galen Jackman as he lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arlington National
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National: Thousands Join the President in Commemorating Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery - Thousands of people gathered to pay their respects this Memorial Day at the amphitheatre in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. Addressing a crowd of thousands, President George. W. Bush said, "The soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines we remember today answered the call of service in their nation's hour of need. They stood to fight for America's highest ideals. And when the sun came up this morning the flag flew at half-staff in solemn gratitude and in deep respect."

President Bush said, "At our National Cemetery, we receive the fallen in sorrow, and we take them to an honored place to rest. Looking across this field, we see the scale of heroism and sacrifice. All who are buried here understood their duty. All stood to protect America. And all carried with them memories of a family that they hoped to keep safe by their sacrifice." - More...
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West Coast: Klamath woes threaten salmon fishing season - Salmon fishermen from Northern California and Oregon are facing steep cuts in their harvest this summer because of disastrous returns on the Klamath River, where warm water and low flows in 2002 have been blamed for decimating the fall chinook run.

Fishery advocates said the cuts, up to half of last year's commercial ocean season harvest in some areas, is especially damaging this summer because fall chinook returns on the Sacramento River are forecast to hit record numbers.- More...
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National: Bite-sized news from here and there - A 4-year-old boy was shot and killed Sunday afternoon after he slipped undetected behind a paper target that family members and friends were using for gun practice.

The group had gathered for the long holiday weekend at a trailer on Lake Vermilion in northeastern Minnesota when the accident happened shortly before 1:45 p.m., authorities said. - More...
Monday - May 30, 2005

Week In Review: Filibuster faceoff ... Karzai ... abortion battle ... more By BILL STRAUB - Democrats - brokered a deal Monday night that averted a showdown over judicial filibusters in the Senate. The deal allowed votes on some of President's Bush's nominees to the federal bench, but not all.

As expected, the negotiators, particularly those on the GOP side, were roundly chastised for working things out. "We have kept the republic," said Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va. As a result of the deal, the upper chamber confirmed the nomination of Judge Priscilla Owen to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after a four-year wait. - More...
Monday - May 30, 2005

Front Page Photo by Jeff Fitzwater

Ballet IX: Katheryn Brooks, Kate Cessnun, Cheyan Cockrum, Katie Cronk, Alexandra Davis, Emily Dell, Chelsea Goucher, Caity Koch, Caitlyn Lewis, Aimee McClory, Tera Olmstead, Jordan Schrepel, Theresa Somrak, Lindsay Tucker and Jessi Van Cleave. 
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Ketchikan Arts: At the Heart of Dancing Art; A Review of Ketchikan Theatre Ballet's Performance of "The Museum" Part III - Conclusion By SHARON ALLEN - "Degas' The Dance Class," was choreographed by Marguerite Auger and followed next.  From within a golden frame, eight ballerinas elegantly clothed in white dresses with long tulle skirts trimmed with pastel ribbons stepped forth as the music began.  The chosen music of Brahms contributed to this beautiful number with "No. 4 in F Minor," an interesting piece of music, deep and full of mystery.

Katherine Hargett, Taylor Hicks, Rachel Koons, Ali Montecillo, Hayley Morin, Lillian Pringle, Jessica Schenck and Kimberly Stone from the Ballet VII class merged the mystifying music of Brahms with the exquisiteness of Degas into reality as they danced with white roses in their hair.  Each ballerina especially epitomized two subjects that fascinated Degas throughout his long career - the body in motion and the female form.  Degas once said, "Nothing in art should seem accidental, not even movement."  Katherine, Taylor, Rachel, Ali, Hayley, Lillian, Jessica and Kimberly upheld this belief by specifically creating a poignant replica of what Degas loved so much.  These girls, each with their brown hair in buns, their skin pale and pink, the dark black silken ribbons around their necks contrasting sharply to the pastel ribbons laid in a womanly "V" design around their hips, were marvelous in every way.  Their toe-shoes were pale pink in color and their dresses of white sparkled near bare shoulders, reflecting different tones of skin.  They were all, indeed, worthy of a Master's attention. - More...
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