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October 04, 2004

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Unveiling of Totem Poles
Tlingit Master Carver Israel Shotridge [pictured] along with Tsimshian Master Carver David Boxley from Metlakatla and Haida Master Carver Donald Varnell of Ketchikan were present for the unveiling of three totem poles at the Ketchikan Indian Community's Health Clinic Saturday morning. - More...
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letter Quit spending when you're broke by Robert McRoberts - 10/04/04
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Alaska: Former U.S. Attorney Appointed to Review Concerns over Attorney General's Stock Ownership - Governor Frank H. Murkowski announced Sunday the appointment of former United States Attorney for Alaska Robert Bundy to review and make recommendations to the governor on issues raised regarding Attorney General Gregg Renkes' stock ownership and his role in promoting natural resource development. - More...
Monday - October 04, 2004

Ketchikan: Olympic Caliber Squash Racquets Exhibition Match - Five time Squash Racquets World Champion Sarah Fitz-Gerald will play an exhibition match Wednesday evening, October 6th at 7 PM at the Ketchikan Gateway Recreation Center.

Fitz-Gerald, from Melbourne Australia, will be playing Mark Alger, former US Men's Champion squash expert from Palmer, Alaska. The match will offer a fantastic opportunity to see Olympic caliber talent in Ketchikan. - More...
Monday - October 04, 2004


jpg Jason LoveJason Love: Capture the Flag - My across-the-street neighbor is a spokesman for testosterone. He -- Bill -- drives a tough truck and wears tough leather and jackhammers for a living. I, on the other hand, am the guy who strolls the block with his eyes closed to see what it's like to be blind.

For these reasons, we don't get along.

Recently it became important for Bill to supplement his image by flying a pirate flag. It was cute at first, but after a few weeks all I could see was skull and crossbones. In the morning I opened my curtains with a sense of hope and possibility, only to remember, Oh, yeah, I'm under attack. - More...
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photosJohn Koel, Baker to Banker; An eccentric philanthropist John Koel was a well-known figure in Ketchikan from the day he arrived in 1901 to the day he died in 1946. The eldest son of German immigrants who settled in the Midwest, Koel was a 38-year-old confirmed bachelor, a slight man with high cheekbones, a small mustache and a tidy bankroll he had saved to finance his adventure in Alaska. A baker by trade and already a canny businessman when he alighted on the steamship dock, he quickly toured the new city of Ketchikan and almost immediately opened the OK Bakery on Dock Street, near the intersection with Main Street. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Tuesday - September 07, 2004

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