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SitNews - Stories in the News - Ketchikan, Alaska

August 16, 2005

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audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... City of Ketchikan residents appear to have rejected a bond proposition to increase the number of city cruise ship berths in downtown Ketchikan. As Deanna Garrison reports, the city had hoped to expand its port capacity to accommodate more and larger cruise ships.
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Tuesday PM - August 16, 2005

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly Monday night met with potential investors for the Borough's veneer mill and other Ward Cove properties. The Assembly held closed-door discussions with Chandler, Arizona-based Renaissance Development Group and the Alaska Marine Highway System.
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Tuesday PM - August 16, 2005

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... Although the Ketchikan Gateway Borough won't commit to an occupancy date for Schoenbar Middle School, the Borough appears increasingly pessimistic that the building will be ready in time for the start of this school year. As Deanna Garrison reports, the borough manager says the earliest he envisions the district moving into the school would be October first.
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Tuesday PM - August 16, 2005


Ketchikan: Alaska Shield/Northern Edge 2005 in Full Swing - Residents will see a boost in emergency response vehicles today and Thursday as Alaska Shield/Northern Edge goes in to full swing. - More...
Tuesday - August 16, 2005

National: Energy costs could slow economic growth, some experts say By DAVID R. BAKER and PIA SARKAR - America's economy might not be able to stomach oil at $66 a barrel. Not easily, at least.

So far, the country has largely shrugged off oil's steady climb, even as the cost of crude has risen 54 percent this year.

But with gasoline prices perilously close to $3 per gallon, some experts have concluded that the country's economic growth could slow, sapped by the cost of energy. - More...
Tuesday - August 16, 2005

National: Supreme Court nomination battle spotlights legal societies By MICHAEL MCGOUGH - As the U.S. Senate prepares to hold confirmation hearings on President Bush's first Supreme Court nominee, some liberals have fixated on whether John Roberts was a member of the Federalist Society - a group of lawyers, professors and law students once described by the Washington Monthly as "the conservative cabal that is transforming American law." - More...
Tuesday - August 16, 2005

International: Aviation experts puzzled by clues in Greek disaster By CHUCK SQUATRIGLIA - When a jetliner suddenly loses cabin pressure at high altitude, those aboard have only seconds to put on oxygen masks before losing consciousness.

But flight crews are trained to respond to such emergencies quickly, and disasters such as the Cypriot airliner crash are exceedingly rare, leading some experts to wonder what went wrong Sunday that led to the deaths of 121 people. - More...
Tuesday - August 16, 2005



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International: China's 'Chuppies' ready to be exploited by American business By LANCE GAY - Memo to U.S. business executives: China is open for business and looking for "made in America" labels.

Lawyers and companies already working there say middle-sized U.S. businesses either aren't aware of the potential of the Chinese market or aren't taking advantage of it because they find it daunting. - More...
Tuesday - August 16, 2005

National: Valuable maps too easily stolen from books, libraries By LILLIAN THOMAS - An X-acto blade can slit a page from a book in less than a second, and police say that's how a well-known rare-documents dealer stole maps worth hundreds of thousands of dollars from Yale University. - More...
Tuesday - August 16, 2005

International: U.S. border posse sets sights on 49th parallel By ROBERT MATAS - They are coming with night-vision goggles, cellphones and possibly guns. They plan to unfold their lawn chairs within spitting distance of the Canada-U.S. border on Oct. 1. Then they will just wait and watch for the stream of illegal immigrants, drug smugglers and terrorists they are certain they will see stepping across the line.

An army of American volunteers concerned about what they perceive as the wide-open border have decided to take national security into their own hands. - More...
Tuesday - August 16, 2005

National: Peace mom becomes international celebrity By JOE GAROFOLI - Asking whether she was "The New Face of Protest?" the liberal political magazine The Nation ran a photo in March of a middle-aged woman holding a picture of her 24-year-old son.

The answer from anti-war organizations as international media have spread the story of Cindy Sheehan, whose son Casey died last year in Iraq, is a resounding yes. The anti-war movement has eagerly grabbed the coattails of the 48-year-old Vacaville, Calif., mom tented up in a drainage ditch along the one-lane road that leads to President Bush's vacation ranch. - More...
Tuesday - August 16, 2005

National: Papers shed light on Roberts' gender-equity views By MARY DEIBEL - As associate White House counsel in the Reagan administration, Supreme Court nominee John Roberts' conservatism showed through on legal questions of gender equity in education and the workplace.

His papers for 1981 to 1986 released by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., and the National Archives in Washington show that:

- Roberts advised that Reagan "should be non-committal" on legislation to overturn a 1984 Supreme Court decision that limited Title IX's ban on sex discrimination in higher education to specific programs that receive federal funds. - More...
Tuesday - August 16, 2005

Dale McFeatters: And maybe packing a fully loaded diaper - That planned review of Transportation Security Administration airport-screening procedures can't come soon enough.

In a process that has been fraught with pointless overkill and mindless bureaucracy, the Associated Press has turned up a real prize winner - infants and toddlers barred from boarding aircraft with their parents because the children's names have turned up on TSA's "no-fly" list.

The list - how names get on it and for what reason and any mechanism for verifying that the names should be there - is shrouded in departmental secrecy, and idiocies like this would explain why.

The AP cited a 1-year-old girl who was barred from boarding a Thanksgiving flight home with her self-described "hugely pregnant" mother because the computer flagged the child as a possible terrorist. In another case, a couple's boarding of a flight out of Washington was delayed because the name of their 11-month-old son cropped up on the no-fly list. - More...
Tuesday - August 16, 2005

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