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Karaoke With a Twist
Ken Horn and Dennis Spurgeon have been throwing Karaoke parties at the Pioneers' Home for over two years. Also pictured is Stella Mackie.
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PhotoKetchikan: Karaoke With a Twist - The recent Karaoke event at the Pioneers' Home had a twist... a young twist. Members of the Boys and Girls Club spiced up the evening last Tuesday with their favorite Karaoke tunes and received a lesson in true Karaoke from Pioneers' Home residents and VFW Karaoke specialists Ken Horn and Dennis Spurgeon. - More...
Monday - September 26, 2005

Alaska: Feds Support New Alaska Coastal Management Program; Public Comments on New ACMP Plan to be Accepted Until Nov. 7 - The state's plan for an improved coastal zone management program is another step closer to implementation after a draft federal environmental impact statement identified Alaska's amendments as the preferred alternative, Governor Frank H. Murkowski said today.

The decision by the federal Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management on Sept. 19 to embrace Alaska's changes follows the agency's preliminary approval in June, and starts a 45-day public comment period on the new plan. The agency expects to adopt a final environmental impact statement and put the plan into effect by Dec. 31. - More...
Monday - September 26, 2005

National: Katrina mistakes rooted in 9/11 aftermath By JAMES ROSEN - The national soul-searching over the Hurricane Katrina catastrophe has focused on the slow or confused responses of government officials, from President Bush and former FEMA head Michael Brown to the governor of Louisiana and the mayor of New Orleans.

But when the dust settles, investigators leading the inevitable wave of Katrina probes to come may well find that some of the debacle's chief causes lie with other individuals and stretch back in time - to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and their emotional aftermath.

Even some of the main architects of the government's massive post-9/11 restructuring acknowledged that, in the Katrina disaster, the changes failed their first major test. - More...
Monday - September 26, 2005

National: What's ahead for the Supreme Court By MARY DEIBEL - John Roberts is headed for Senate confirmation as 17th chief justice of the United States next week in time for the start of the new Supreme Court term Oct. 3.

And the Roberts court will quickly be called to account on such hot-button issues as abortion, right-to-die, religion, the death penalty and innocence that have split the justices and the public for years.

Meantime, the justices get a head start without him Monday when they decide which of 1,500 appeals that came in over the summer to add to the 2005 calendar. Those pending appeals include Salim Ahmad Hamdan's lawsuit challenging President Bush's order that military tribunals try war-on-terror suspects. Roberts, as a member of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, was one of three judges to rule against Hamdan and for the president's power to bypass civilian courts. - More...
Monday - September 26, 2005



letter Some comments to city council candidates By Samuel Bergeron - Monday
letter Questions for the Candidates By John Stewart - Monday
letter School Board: Support Our Superintendent By Jackie Williams - Monday
letter Vote Sallee By Melva Olson - Monday
letter Supreme Court will give us the answer soon enough By Mike Harpold - Monday
letter Freedom for all Americans: Role of God In Government By Robert J. Freedland
letter Wards Cove Sale - By Robert McRoberts - Monday
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PhotoKetchikan: Walker and Schill Named KGH Employees of the Month - August's Employee of the Month at Ketchikan General Hospital was ten-year employee Ronnie Walker, Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). Walker describes Respiratory Therapy as "a rewarding, recession-proof career where you can start working in two years." She states "not all RTs work in hospitals, but what all RTs do is help people breathe easier."

A day in the life of an RT might include managing therapy to help patients recover lung function; monitoring artificial ventilation and airway devices for patients who can't breathe normally on their own; cardiac testing including EKGs, stress testing and electro-encephalograms (EEGs). - More...
Monday - September 26, 2005

National: New campaign aims to prevent ID theft By LANCE GAY - Government and technology experts are embarking on a nationwide campaign next month to warn Americans of the dangers of bandits lurking on the information highway and determined to rob you of your identity or financial information.

"People are somewhat aware of this, but they don't understand the danger," said Ron Teixeira, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance, the nonprofit group sponsoring the "Stay Safe Online" campaign to educate computer users.

"It's critical that we reach the average consumers, who do not know about computers," he said. Among those participating in the campaign are the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Trade Commission, 10 universities and security experts with private industry. - More...
Monday - September 26, 2005

National: Inquiry may expose events surrounding Tillman's death By ROBERT COLLIER - The battle between a grieving family and the U.S. military justice system is on display in thousands of pages of documents strewn across Mary Tillman's dining-room table in suburban San Jose, Calif.

As she pores through testimony from three previous Army investigations into the killing of her son, former football star Pat Tillman, by his fellow Army Rangers last year in Afghanistan, she hopes that a new inquiry launched in August by the Pentagon's inspector general finally will answer the family's questions:

Were witnesses allowed to change their testimony on key details, as alleged by one investigator? Why did internal documents on the case, such as the initial casualty report, include false information? When did top Pentagon officials know that Tillman's death was caused by friendly fire, and why did they delay for five weeks before informing his family? - More...
Monday - September 26, 2005

National: A possible link between body mass loss, Alzheimer's By LEE BOWMAN - Loss of body mass in later years appears to be a strong signal that one is at greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.

The report, published Tuesday in the journal Neurology, was done by researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago as part of a long-term project called the Religious Orders Study. The wider research looked at aging and Alzheimer's in a group of Catholic nuns, priests and brothers across the United States.

Each of the 820 study participants took part in annual medical evaluations, including neurological and cognitive testing. As part of the exams, an individual's height and weight were recorded to determine the body mass index, a measure of body composition that uses a ratio of the two measures. - More...
Monday - September 26, 2005


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