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June 08, 2005

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 A Kool Tradition
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Ketchikan: A Kool Tradition - Much more than a fun way to spend a summer day with friends, managing a cool drink stand can help develop life skills and is a money maker too! - More...
Wednesday - June 08, 2005

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audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... The new Canadian Consul for Alaska says her country has opened a string of consulates throughout the U.S. in the past two years, including an office in Anchorage. Canadian Consul Karen Mathias spoke about trade relations between Alaska and Canada and her country's efforts to police the U.S.-Canadian border during a speech before a Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce Luncheon Wednesday afternoon.
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audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story.... Executives from Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises are making a swing through Southeast Alaska this week. While in Ketchikan Wednesday, they voiced their support for the City of Ketchikan's Port Expansion Project and discussed the future of the cruise ship industry in Alaska.
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Ketchikan: Read this KRBD story... A Thorne Bay man has entered a guilty plea to first degree murder in connection with the death of Laurie Waterman on Prince of Wales Island last year.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - Wednesday pm - June 08, 2005

National: Bush, Blair deny misuse of evidence prior to war By BILL STRAUB - British Prime Minister Tony Blair joined President Bush on Tuesday in rejecting claims the U.S. government manipulated intelligence reports as a means of forcing a military showdown with Iraq.

Appearing with Bush at a press conference in the East Room of the White House, Blair maintained that "the facts were not being fixed in any way, shape or form" and that the two governments tried to get Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein to comply with U.N. edicts before they resorted to war. - More...
Wednesday - June 08, 2005

National: TV confuses children about which foods are healthy, new study finds - Despite - or perhaps because of - the barrage of information about food that they consume while watching television, kids are getting the wrong message about healthy eating.

A study has found that the more television kids watch, the more confused they are about which foods are -- and which aren't -- going to help them grow up strong and healthy. - More...
Wednesday - June 08, 2005

National: Changing climate, melting mountains By PETER HALEY - Nobody plans to wrap Mount Rainier in a reflective sheet to keep it icy cold.

Yet the glaciers coating the mountain share troubling symptoms with the dwindling Gurshen glacier of Andermatt, Switzerland.- More...
Wednesday - June 08, 2005

National: Senate set to approve judicial nominee Brown By MARGARET TALEV and CLAIRE COOPER - California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown, whose provocative criticisms of big government have made her a target for Democrats, is expected to be confirmed Wednesday for a lifetime federal judgeship, the second in a series of President Bush's ideologically conservative nominees to benefit from a bipartisan deal that lifted Senate filibusters against them. - More...
Wednesday - June 08, 2005

Alaska: Denali: The ones who scurry down - Every year, about 1,000 mountaineers climb North America's tallest mountain, Denali (Mount McKinley). Rarely mentioned are those who must turn back early and scurry down the mountain, bemoaning the onset of gastroenteritis.

Diarrhea, as we all know, can really ruin a vacation - just ask the five climbers, who were ascending the Denali's West Buttress route back in late May 2002. Instead of fond memories of taking triumphal pictures atop the peak, the climbers probably most remember abdominal cramps, loose stools, and general malaise. - More...
Wednesday - June 08, 2005

Aspen miners...

The telltale tracks of the aspen leaf miner larvae.
Photo by Ned Rozell

Alaska: Aspen miners leave few leaves unturned By Ned Rozell - Aspen leaf miners, tiny insects that turn quaking aspen leaves into silvery medallions, have been thorough in their coverage of interior Alaska the past few years. From an infestation that covered 1,400 acres in 2000, the insects expanded to 584,405 acres in 2004, according to forest health specialists.

"Think about how many aspen leaves there are out there, and almost every single one of them has a few miners in it," said Diane Wagner, an insect and plant ecologist with the Institute of Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Wagner, her colleague Pat Doak and graduate student Dianna Steiner were at a field site on Ester Dome recently to learn more about one of Alaska's most noticeable insects. - More...
Wednesday - June 08, 2005

Southeast Alaska: Forest Service Releases Overlook Environmental Assessment - The Petersburg Ranger District has released the Environmental Assessment for a proposed small-scale timber harvest project. The Overlook project presents a No Action alternative and three action alternatives proposing harvest of approximately 3.5 to 5 million board feet (MMBF) of timber from the central portion of Mitkof Island, approximately 15 miles south of Petersburg. The project's identified Proposed Action Alternative would involve the harvest of 5 MMBF from approximately 257 acres.

"This small timber project is part of our ongoing effort to implement the Forest Plan and help our family-run mills in the area keep operating and create local jobs," said Petersburg District Ranger Patty Grantham. - More...
Wednesday - June 08, 2005



letter Bridge to Gravina By Bill Thomas Sr. - Wednesday
letter Thank you By Andrea Quinto - Wednesday
letter Not what the country needs! By David Ferrall - Wednesday
letter Pretty Flowers by Jerry Cegelske - Tuesday
letter Yellow Ribbons By Gavin Finley - Tuesday
letter Re: protecting the community By Jessica Mathews - Saturday
letter Laura Bush for President By Carol Spaits - Friday
letter The Bridge to Gravina By Joe Branco - Friday
letter Retort Gravina Bridge: PETE ELLIS By Don Hoff Jr. - Friday
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Will Durst: Deep Throated Whining - "Speaking with us today is one of the men who spent some time at the eye of the Watergate storm. The man responsible for installing the electrical tape to cover the door latches during the break-in. Thanks for joining us. As you know, Washington D.C. is mourning the loss of its favorite 30-year-old guessing game, as the whole country now knows the identity of Deep Throat. Being right there where it all began, what are your thoughts?" - More...
Wednesday - June 08, 2005

Michael Reagan: Not So Fast, John Edwards - Last Thursday, John Edwards, John Kerry's running mate, told a gathering of Marxists at their annual "Take Back America" shindig that despite President Bush's frequent speeches about fighting for freedom they should remember that "freedom does not belong to one political party."

That's right, Mr. Edwards, freedom used to be a pervasive platform - something about which your Democratic predecessors once understood the importance. Tragically, preservation of freedom has now disappeared from the Democrats' agenda. - More...
Wednesday - June 08, 2005

Dick Morris: The Moderate Revolution Can Extend To Social Security - I once read a cartoon in which caricatured figures representing the left and the right announce their extremism. The guy in the middle says, "I am an extreme moderate."

We need more extreme moderates in this increasingly polarized Congress. Unless we want to avoid national ideological bloodfests like the government shutdown of 1995-1996 and the presidential impeachment of 1998-1999, we have to develop a coherent center in the Senate. - More...
Wednesday - June 08, 2005

Jay Ambrose: Amnesty International: Another al Qaeda? - If you play the rhetorical game with rules as loose as those used by Amnesty International, you can say this about the organization - that it is analogous to al Qaeda and that some of its spokesmen will say anything to make the United States appear evil, just as Osama bin Laden will.

That's going much too far, I agree, but it was also going much too far when the head of the London-based human-rights group said Guantanamo is today's version of the Russian gulag. What's worse is that she then refused to back down and that other Amnesty defenders have rallied around this infamy, holding it up amid criticism as if it were an honored flag in battle. - More...
Wednesday - June 08, 2005

Paul Campos: In the grip of reefer madness - The life of the law, Oliver Wendell Holmes famously remarked, has not been logic but experience.

When it comes to marijuana, the life of the law has been neither logic nor experience, but rather sheer unadulterated craziness. Another chapter in that disgraceful history was written this week, when the Supreme Court refused to overturn a federal law ordering the national government to ignore state laws that allow doctors to prescribe marijuana for their patients. - More...
Wednesday - June 08, 2005

Dale McFeatters: 9/11 commission, the sequel - It is annoying to be second-guessed from the sidelines and the nation's intelligence and counterterrorism agencies surely feel they've had quite enough of it since 9/11.

But the decision of the 10-member 9/11 commission, which officially disbanded last year when its congressional mandate expired, to reconstitute itself as a private non-profit can be a useful and productive exercise. - More...
Wednesday - June 08, 2005

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