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July 01, 2004

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letter More Littering by Jerry Cegelske - Ketchikan, AK - 07/01/04
letter "Fish-House" Tessie by Evelyn Stott - Sebring, FL - 07/01/04
letter Landmark Study Shows Secondhand Smoke Significantly Increases Risk of Heart Disease by William V. Corr - DC - 07/01/04
letter New Study Confirms Link Between Secondhand Smoke and Heart Disease by M. Cass Wheeler - DC - 07/01/04
letter Questions About The Bridge by Peg Travis - Ketchikan, AK - 07/01/04
letter This is 2004 not 1804... by Timothy Droke - Mesa, AZ - 07/01/04
letter Benefit the people by Carroll A Parr-Mackie - Rebton, WA - 07/01/04
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Alaska: Crime Bills Will Have Great Impact Says Murkowski; Governor Signs Eight Bills in Kenai - In brief remarks to a Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Governor Frank Murkowski on Wednesday lauded the Legislature for the crime-fighting bills he signed on Tuesday at the State Crime Lab in Anchorage, and signed eight more bills passed during the regular session of the Legislature. He did not sign the budget bills, as had been anticipated, citing a need for more time for review. - Read more...
Thursday - July 01, 2004

Ketchikan & Statewide: Operation CARE In Effect Over Holiday Weekend - Traditionally, the Fourth of July holiday is one of the most active weekends of the year, and one of the holidays during which Alaskans head for the roads and waterways. Last year, statewide there were 23 motor vehicle collisions. Around the state from Fairbanks to Ketchikan, Troopers made 22 DUI arrests, issued 319 citations for speeding, and 8 safety belt and child restraint citations and warnings over the holiday enforcement period.

Col. Julia Grimes, Director of the Alaska State Troopers said, "By using common sense, being patient, and by showing consideration for other drivers, we can reduce traffic accidents and make this July 4th holiday fatality-free." She continued, "Operation CARE will be in effect over this well-traveled holiday. Federally funded overtime will make it possible for us to put more troopers on the road for enforcement of the speed, safety belt, child restraint, impeding, and DUI laws. This is our warning to those traveling that we will be actively looking for aggressive drivers, and those who pass illegally and drive dangerously." Col. Grimes said, "Remember the basics of safe highway and water travel. Make sure you're well rested before you drive, and allow extra time to reach your destination. Drive sober, obey posted speed limits, and everyone should buckle up every trip. On the water, remember to boat sober and wear a personal flotation device." - Read more...
Thursday - July 01, 2004

photo - Family Day Celebration

4th Annual Family Day Celebration
Susan Walsh helps organize the kids for the start of the sack race event...
Photo by Mary Fay

Ketchikan: 4th Annual Family Day Celebration; Kids learn celebrations can be alcohol and drug free - The Fourth Annual Family Day Celebration held Saturday at Ward Lake was attended by more than 70 adults and children. According to one of the organizers Patti Fay Hickox, the event was started originally by Women In Safe Homes in an effort to show kids that celebrations with adults can be alcohol and drug free.

Hickox, who no longer is on staff at WISH, said she continued working with others in the community to keep the "Family Day Celebration" event going. Hickox said, "I feel it is very important in Ketchikan to have an alcohol free picnic with games and prizes. This helps show the children in Ketchikan that adults can have a good time without alcohol and drugs." - Read more...
Thursday - July 01, 2004

photo Dragonfly by Kathy Yates

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photo Dick MorrisDick Morris: Bush's Churchill vs. Kerry's Atlee - The basic issue in the 2004 election is not a clash of two leaders or two parties or even two ideologies. It is a battle between two issues for supremacy. It boils down to a simple question: Do voters want a wartime or a peacetime president? - Read more...
Thursday - July 01, 2004

photo Michael ReaganMichael Reagan: It's Not a Campaign, It's a Hate Crime - America is witnessing one of the most despicable political campaigns in our long history ­ a presidential race filled with lies, distortions and outright hatred ­ and the offender is not the mythical Republican attack machine the Democrats keep talking about, it's the national Democrat party itself. - Read more...
Thursday - July 01, 2004

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photosRemembering 'Swede' Risland (1915-1991);The town's most memorable logger - People still remember Swede Risland and chuckle when telling stories about him or about his incredible generosity. In his prime he made big money in the woods and all his life he gave it away as easily as he made it! The old logger was no fashion plate and in his later years he had to coax his battered old smoking and coughing yellow pickup all the way up Main Street until it gratefully reached the summit and rolled down Grant Street toward the tunnel - its cargo of salvaged miscellany rattling as it slid forward to clatter against the cab. Swede loved to clean out and organize long-neglected old warehouses and storage sheds and found many a rusty but still-good treasure waiting to be shared and recycled. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Saturday - June 19, 2004

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