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August 10, 2004

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letter Respect by Cecelia Johnson - 08/10/04
letter Still a Dangerous Business... by Richard Ohidy - 08/10/04
letter Clowns Should Join the Circus by Robert D. Warner - 08/10/04
letter Tough Call by Lonnie Guthrie - 08/10/04
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Farmed Fish: Global Study Reveals Higher Levels of Potentially Harmful Flame Retardant Chemicals in Farmed Salmon than in Wild - A study released this week in the journal Environmental Science and Technology found much higher levels of some chemical flame retardants in farmed salmon compared to most wild salmon. The study concluded that, in spite of the heart healthy benefits of omega-3 fatty acids in all salmon, frequent consumption of farmed salmon is more likely than wild to boost levels of chemicals that researchers have found to be increasing rapidly in people's bodies. - Read more....
Tuesday - August 10, 2004

Ketchikan: Read this KRBD story... Members of the Southeast Alaska Narcotics Enforcement Team uncovered remnants of a methamphetamine laboratory in Ketchikan last week. The laboratory was discovered after the Ketchikan Police Department and SEANET received a tip of a man purchasing drugs at a residence on Lotus Street on Wednesday. - Read more...
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked August 10, 2004

Alaska: EPA Inspections Find 11 Clean Water Act Violations at Alaska Construction Sites; Proposed Penalties Range from $1,000 to $8,900 - During a recent round of inspections of nine Anchorage and Wasilla-area construction sites, inspectors from the Region 10 office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency discovered that 11 construction site operators (both owners and contractors) violated federal Clean Water Act rules meant to protect lakes and streams from construction site run-off. - Read more....
Tuesday - August 10, 2004

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With a bright blue balloon and wearing the 2004 Blueberry Arts Festival shirt, this young girl is dressed for the Blueberry Arts Festival Satuday...
Photo by Mandy Davis ©2004

photosKetchikan: 2004 Blueberry Arts Festival Contest Winners - The Ketchikan Arts Council provided a list of winners of the 2004 Blueberry Arts Festival contests. The Blueberry Arts Festival took place this past weekend in Ketchikan...... The Juried Art Show held at the Mainstay Gallery had 82 entries and 51 artists. This event was sponsored by the Arts Council. - Read more...
Tuesday - August 10, 2004

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... A political newcomer is the sole candidate for the House District One Democratic nomination. As part of KRBD's ongoing coverage of this month's State Primary Election, Deanna Garrison takes a look at the Democratic race for the House Seat.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked August 10, 2004

Internet: Consumer Reports Investigates How to Protect Against Spam, Spyware and Phishing - While viruses and spam continue to proliferate, they have been joined by two emerging threats: spyware and phishing, according to the September issue of Consumer Reports (CR). The issue takes an in- depth look at the state of online security, including results of two nationally-representative surveys of at-home Internet users' and email users' experiences, ratings of anti-virus and antispyware programs, anti-spam software, and tips to help consumers avoid online annoyances. - Read more....
Tuesday - August 10, 2004

 photo Howard Dean Howard Dean: Terror Alerts - Substance or Politics? - Over the past week there has been a lot of controversy about whether President Bush is using the timing of terror alerts to bolster his re-election campaign. Terrorism is a very serious issue and I do not believe that the terror alerts are based solely on politics. However, I do have some concerns that the timing of this announcement seems to be based on an election strategy. - Read more...
Tuesday - August 10, 2004
 photo Bob Ciminel Bob Ciminel - Fish or Cut Bait: Still a Dangerous Business, But Not for the Reasons You Expect - An accident at the Mihama-3 nuclear power plant in Japan resulted in the deaths of four workers and severe injuries to seven others. The story only made the headlines because the accident happened at a nuclear power plant. Had the accident happened at a fossil power plant, we probably would not know about it. - Read more...
Tuesday - August 10, 2004

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photosKetchikan's 'Fish House Tessie'; She was proud of the nickname - Not everyone in town knew "Fish House" Tessie, but those who met her never forgot her! During her many years working in Ketchikan's waterfront cold storages, Tessie learned every bit as much about North Pacific fish - from dock to distributor to dinner plate - as any captain of the fisheries industry! She could pitch in at the slime line or stand in for the boss on occasion. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Wednesday - August 04, 2004

arrow Fairbanks: Golden Heart City; A story of its founding

arrow Remembering 'Swede' Risland (1915-1991);The town's most memorable logger

arrow Alaska's Deepwater Highway; A part of Alaska history

arrow Ketchikan's American Legionnaires; Here's to 'the boys' of Post #3 -

arrow Ketchikan's Cruise Ship Industry; A light-hearted look at its origins

arrow Ketchikan's First City Players; Did you hear that applause?

arrow A biography of Alaska's herring: A little fish of huge importance...

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