arrow Contact
arrow Search Sitnews
arrow Copyright Info

Today's News
arrow Alaska & Ketchikan
arrow Top Stories
U.S. News
arrow U.S. Politics
Stock Watch
arrow Personal Finance
arrow Science News
arrow US Education News
arrow Parenting News
arrow Seniors News
arrow Medical News
arrow Health News
arrow Fitness
Offbeat News
arrow Online Auction News
arrow Today In History
arrow Product Recalls
arrow Obituaries

Quick News Search
arrow SitNews
arrow Alaska
arrow Ketchikan
SE Alaska
arrow Alaska News Links

arrow Dave Kiffer
arrow Louise Harrington
Bob Ciminel
arrow Jason Love
arrow Fish Factor
More Columnists

Historical Ketchikan
arrow June Allen
arrow Dave Kiffer

Ketchikan Arts Column
arrow Sharon Allen

Ketchikan Arts & Events
arrow Arts This Week
arrow Ketchikan Museums
KTN Public Library
arrow Friday Night Insight
arrow Parks & Recreation
arrow Chamber
Calendar - Agendas

arrow Home & Garden
arrow Food & Drink
arrow Arts & Culture
arrow Book Reviews
arrow Movie Reviews
Celebrity Gossip

On the Web
arrow Cool Sites
arrow Webmaster Tips
arrow Virus Warnings

arrow Ketchikan Links  
arrow Top Sports News

Opinions - Letters
arrow Viewpoints
Publish Letter

Public Records
arrow AST Daily Dispatch
arrow City Police Report
arrow FAA Accident Report
arrow Court Calendar
arrow Court Records Search
Wanted: Absconders
arrow Sex Offender Reg.

Weather, etc...
arrow Today's Forecast
arrow SE AK Webcams
arrow Alaska Webcams

arrow AK Earthquakes
Earthquakes (Bulletins)

TV Guide
arrow Ketchikan

arrow Classifieds / Ads
arrow Public Notices
arrow Employment

arrow Calendar
arrow KTN Consolidation
arrow LBC - Ketchikan
arrow Local Government
arrow State & National

Photographs - Archives
arrow Photos & Multimedia
arrow Photo Archives

Alaska Glass & Supply - Ketchikan, Alaska

Madison Lumber & Hardware - Ketchikan, Alaska

Ketchikan General Hospital

Carl Thompson's Photographs - Ketchikan, Alaska




SitNews - Stories in the News - Ketchikan, Alaska

September 03, 2005

Front Page Photo by Dick Kauffman

Ketchikan Kruzers Show N Shine
1st place: 1956 Ford pickup - Owner Scott May
Front Page Photo by Dick Kauffman

Ketchikan: Ketchikan Kruzers Show N Shine - Classics, sports cars, pickup trucks, and imports were buffed to a sparkling shine and exhibited at the Ketchikan Kruzers' 3rd Annual Show N Shine Car Show. - More...
Saturday am - September 03, 2005

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... The Ketchikan City Council Thursday night voted in favor of regulating the sale of certain over-the-counter cold medicines used in the production of methamphetamines. As Deanna Garrison reports, the council also decided to move forward with planning on a potential port expansion project.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... A former Ketchikan resident was one of the hundreds of thousands forced to flee New Orleans as a result of Hurricane Katrina. First-year Tulane Medical School student Joey Prows is in Houston, Texas at this moment, awaiting his return to the Crescent City. He spoke with KRBD's Deanna Garrison Thursday.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... Rachelle Waterman's statements to law enforcement following the death of her mother will be admissible when the seventeen-year-old goes on trial next year on first-degree murder charges.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio

The Week in Review: Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast with shrieking 145 mph winds and a storm surge that obliterated hundreds of waterfront homes and businesses. More than 100 people were killed in Mississippi. The mayor of New Orleans said possibly thousands of people were dead in his city. Levees broke in New Orleans and swamped the streets. Eighty percent of the below-sea-level city was inundated and rendered uninhabitable for weeks or months. Thousands of people, many trapped on rooftops, were rescued by boat or helicopter. Looters ransacked businesses all along the coast. - More...
Saturday - September 03, 2005

National: FEMA under fire again as it copes with Katrina aftermath By LISA HOFFMAN The hurricane leveled an enormous swath of land, leaving 200,000 people homeless and more than 1 million without electricity. Storm victims stood for days in the hot sun, desperate for food, clean water, shelter.

Looting spread, and law and order broke down. But after three days of such chaos, the Federal Emergency Management Agency - which is in charge of coordinating federal disaster relief - was all but invisible. - More...
Saturday - September 03, 2005

National: Bush faces a tough 2nd-term challenge By MARC SANDALOW - The winds that crashed into the Gulf Coast could shape President Bush's second term much as the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center shaped his first.

The huge task of rebuilding the Gulf Coast is almost without precedent in the nation's history. Not since the 1906 San Francisco earthquake has a major U.S. city faced the sort of widespread natural destruction as New Orleans is now enduring.

Bush's challenge goes far beyond dispatching federal emergency money and offering an empathetic presidential shoulder. He must figure out how to help nearly a million displaced Americans and the nation's No. 1 oil-producing region get back on their feet, an undertaking likely to last the rest of his presidency. - More...
Saturday - September 03, 2005

National: From coffee to winter heating bills, consumers to feel Katrina's wrath By MARY DEIBEL - If gasoline lines and prices have you pinching pennies, your wallet will soon feel Katrina's full force - from the shingles on your roof to your winter heating bills to your morning cuppa Joe.

Unlike other disasters, Katrina struck an economic chokepoint, not only for oil and natural-gas and petrochemical products, but for all manner of goods, wherever they're manufactured. - More...
Saturday - September 03, 2005

National: Refugees' sad tale: 'We lost everything' By PETER FIMRITE - It wasn't her 8-year-old son's artwork of floodwater and devastation that made Chaka Wilson cry. Maybe, she figured, the drawings would erase from little Kelvin Walker's mind the sight of dead bodies floating past the family's apartment building in New Orleans.

Wilson's tears were not so much for what had happened, but for what will happen next. - More...
Saturday - September 03, 2005

Natonal: Experts debate world's oil reserves By DAVID R. BAKER - Even as the world's thirst for oil grows, no one quite knows how much of the precious liquid we have.

Some experts say that the Earth's oil reserves are smaller than we think. For example, Saudi Arabia, the global economy's gas tank, might not have the vast petroleum reserves its leaders claim, according to a new book rattling the energy industry. Royal Dutch/ Shell Group last year admitted overstating its oil reserves by about 25 percent.

Others maintain that crude is more plentiful than we suspect. - More...
Saturday - September 03, 2005


Election 2005
List of Candidates
Filed For Office

 pdf Assembly &
School Board

Updated 09/02/05
 pdf City Council
Updated 09/02/05


letter Weakest and the poorest By Mike Harpold - Saturday
letter Ketchikan Katrina Hurricane Relief Effort By Rob Holston - Saturday
letter Instead of Bridge to Nowhere, Bridge to Relief By Doug Barry - Saturday
letterWhat's the point? By Kevin Mackey - Saturday
letter We voted NO By P. J. Travis - Saturday
letter Wonder why we have low voter turnout? By Chris J. Herby - Friday PM
letter Unfair Cirticisms By Mark Neckameyer - Friday PM
letter Arrogant They Are! By Aan Kadax Tseen - Friday PM
letter Animals depend on us By Brenda Bass - Friday PM
letter More Viewpoints/ Letters
letter Publish A Letter

Hurricane and Osama
Cam Cardow,
The Ottawa Citizen
Distributed exclusively to subscribers by Cagle Cartoons, Inc.
arrowMore Political Cartoonists


arrow Calendar, Meetings, Events
arrow Today's Forecast
arrow City Police Report
arrow AK Troopers Daily Dispatch

click Classifieds & Announcements

August - Sept. 2005
Click on the date for stories and photos published on that day...
  01 02 03 04 05 06
07 08 09 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 01 02 03

arrow Front Page Archives


Newsmaker Interviews

Bill Steigerwald: The Decline of Unions: An Unhappy Day for Labor - Organized labor is a wisp of what it once was -- economically and politically. It now represents 12.5 percent of all wage and salary workers, compared with 20.1 percent in 1983. And in the private job market, only 8 percent of workers are union members today, down from about twice that in 1983. In the public sector, 36 percent of government workers -- mainly teachers, firefighters and police officers -- are unionized.

To mark Labor Day weekend, I called Morgan O. Reynolds, an economist at the U.S. Department of Labor in 2001-2002 and a retired Texas A&M University economics professor. Reynolds, who wrote the "Labor Unions" entry in the Fortune Encyclopedia of Economics, lives in Hot Springs Village, Ark. He is an energetic skeptic of the official events of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and calls himself a "9/11 dissident." - More...
Saturday - September 03, 2005

Columns - Commentary

Dave Kiffer: "School Daze, Part One" - School has started again in Our Fair Salmon City and that has me remembering my school days. Surprisingly enough, I was paying attention all those years ago, sort of.

Back in the Pleistocene Era, I attended Kindergarten in a row of classes on the street level of the Tongass Towers (where there are stores, a real estate office and a bar now!). Mrs. Kienel was my kindergarten teacher, she had red hair like me and that was cool.

I remember being whupped upside the head by a couple of girls on the way home one day and my mom was not amused that I had a bloody nose and shirt. She wanted to know what I said to them. I told her I didn't say "nothing." Which was true, I didn't say "nothing." I said "something" about how skinny their legs looked in their new school dresses. Today, that would probably be a compliment. - More...
Saturday - September 03, 2005

Daryl Cagle: Worldwide Cartoonists Take Pleasure in America's Pain - The easiest way to see what world opinion looks like is to look through the mirror of political cartoons. The devastation of Hurricane Katrina has done nothing to elicit sympathy from the world according to cartoonists around the globe who are finding pleasure in America's pain.

In Europe, anger at President Bush's rejection of the Kyoto treaty to stop global warming is the focus of "I told you so" cartoons. The Europeans see global warming as the obvious cause of Hurricane Katrina and seize the opportunity to blame the president for causing the calamity. - More...
Saturday - September 03, 2005

Preston MacDougall: Chemical Eye on Jobs, Jobs, Jobs - In springtime, everywhere you look, the rural Texas landscape is decorated with colorful wildflowers. Stop and talk to people, and you will soon find that the Lone Star State is also full of colorful characters. Take Kinky Friedman for example.

Kinky is running for Governor in 2006, and in addition to plenty of colorful language, his one-of-a-kind campaign was fertile ground for a fascinating story in The New Yorker ("Lone Star", August 22). One of his unconventional sayings in particular caught my eye: "You have your life and your work, and you should get the two as confused and mixed up as possible." - More...
Saturday - September 03, 2005

Ann McFeatters: Once again, the government failed so many - There can be no subject more worthy of our attention right now than what happened when Hurricane Katrina rained catastrophe on the Gulf Coast.

I predict that the world will be riveted by how quickly the thin veneer of civilization was peeled away in the most powerful nation on Earth, as looters ruled the streets of New Orleans, as dead bodies floated by, as thousands of the barely living waited in desperation day after day without food or drinking water or sanitation or power or a place to sleep or a way to contact their families. - More...
Saturday - September 03, 2005

Dale McFeatters: Paying for Katrina - The U.S. government may have been slow responding to Hurricane Katrina, but Congress showed it can write a big check in a hurry.

By voice votes and a disregard of procedural niceties, the House on Thursday and the Senate on Friday approved $10.5 billion for rescue, relief and cleanup. A relative handful of lawmakers returned to Washington early for the vote rather than wait until Tuesday, when Congress officially returns from its Labor Day recess. It's well that they did because the symbolism of further delay would have been awful, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency would have been on the edge of running out of money. - More...
Saturday - September 03, 2005

E-mail your news tips, news
releases & photos to:

Dick Kauffman, Publisher

Stories in the News
©1999 - 2005
Ketchikan, Alaska

Online since 1999

Ketchikan Katrina Hurricane Relief EffortTalbot's Building Supply - Ketchikan, Alaska

Tongass Business Center - Ketchikan, Alaska

Water Tap - Ketchikan, Alaska

Diversified Diving Service - Ketchikan, Alaska

Ketchikan Indian Community

Lighthouse Services - Ketchikan, Alaska Re/Max - Ketchikan, Alaska

Hometown Furnishings - Ketchikan, Alaska

University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan

Davies-Barry Insurance - Ketchikan, Alaska

My Sister's Place - Ketchikan, Alaska

Lewis Motors - Ketchikan, AlaskaSchallerer's Photo Shop - Ketchikan, Alaska

North Tongass Volunteer Fire Department

South Tongass Volunteer Fire Department - Ketchikan, Alaska

Support Our Troops
'Our Troops'