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September 11, 2003


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'Ketchikan's First Fire Engine'
photo by Dick Kauffman

A Day of Remembrance

On this day two years ago, America suffered one of its darkest days - as hijacked airliners, piloted by terrorists, hit the World Trade Center Towers in New York and the Pentagon in Virginia. A fourth airliner crashed in Pennsylvania, apparently as passengers fought with the hijackers. In New York, nearly 2,800 people perished. At the Pentagon - the crash killed 125 civilian and military personnel in the building and all 64 on the jet. Ironically, September 11th was the 60th anniversary of the groundbreaking for construction of the Pentagon.

Today, across the nation people will remember those killed and injured on one of America's darkest days - September 11, 2001.


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Ketchikan: Front Page photo - This photograph of Ketchikan's first fire engine was taken recently at the Ketchikan Fire Department. The 1923 engine has been refurbished. It was built by the Sea Grave Company of Columbus, Ohio. The engine is a familiar sight as it usually can be seen in holiday parades - such as the 4th of July parade....
Thursday - September 11, 2003 - 1:00 am

Alaska: Governor Lowers Flags for September 11 Commemoration; State Flags to Remain at Half Staff Through Monday In Memory of Territorial Legislator Charles Herbert - Governor Frank Murkowski has ordered that Alaska State flags be lowered to half staff on Thursday in commemoration of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that claimed nearly 3,000 lives at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Pennsylvania. The Governor will participate in a commemoration ceremony at the site of the Veterans Memorial Flagpole on the Delaney Park Strip in Anchorage, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 11. - Read more...
Thursday - September 11, 2003 - 1:00 am

Alaska: Many in Alaska having a hard time paying the rent; Person needs to earn $16.75 an hour to afford a two-bedroom apartment - Alaska is one of the least-affordable places in the country to rent a home, especially for poorer families, a new study shows. - Read more...
Anchorage Daily News - Thursday - September 11, 2003

Ketchikan & Statewide: Denali Commission awards $6.85 million to 19 communities for health & social services projects - The Denali Commission awarded $6.85 million to a variety of necessary health and social services projects in 19 Alaskan communities, based on recommendations from the Department of Health & Social Services (DHSS).

"The Alaska Department of Health & Social Services has some great partners in the provider community, strong relationships with the people we serve, and we all benefit from the Alaska Congressional Delegation and the Denali Commission's focus on providing resources to address critical needs in our state," DHSS Commissioner Joel Gilbertson said. - Read more...
Thursday - September 11, 2003 - 1:00 am

Mike Reagan Colunmist: McClintock Should Hang Tough - State Senator Tom McClintock is under a lot of pressure to pull out of the race for California governor which would allegedly open the door to the governor's mansion for Arnold Schwarzenegger. I hope he doesn't give in. - Read more...
Thursday - September 11, 2003 - 1:00 am

Alaska: Governor Comments on White House's Gasline Position - On Wednesday Governor Frank Murkowski said it is significant, in light of the upcoming Congressional negotiations on the energy bill, that the White House has restated its position regarding the North Slope natural gas pipeline project. - Read more...
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Alaska: Coast Guard Awards Village Teacher Silver Lifesaving Medal - Rear Admiral James Underwood, commander of the Seventeenth Coast Guard District, presented a Silver Lifesaving Medal to a teacher in the village of Napaskiak, about 10 miles south of Bethel, Tuesday for his daring rescue of a 3-year-old boy from the Kuskokwim River last year. - Read more...
Thursday - September 11, 2003 - 1:00 am

USA: National Fisheries Institute Announces Top 10 Seafoods - Per-capita seafood consumption rose by nearly a pound in 2002 to 15.6 lbs., according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Overall seafood consumption is up 7.1 percent, with the largest increase in fresh and frozen (11 lbs. per capita). Canned seafood also rose, accounting for about 4.3 lbs. - Read more...
Thursday - September 11, 2003 - 1:00 am

Alaska: State Department Agrees To Sen. Murkowski's Request To Delay Scannable Passport Rule; Visa Waiver Travel Helped - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski on Wednesday welcomed Tuesday's decision by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to delay enforcement of rules that would have required visiting foreign nationals of nations participating in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) to possess machine readable passports by Oct. 1. Information provided by the office of the Senator said \that is important because tourists from many of the visa waiver nations frequently visit Alaska. - Read more...
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