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October 27, 2004

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letter Why David Landis? by Rick Grams - Wednesday
letter Bear Baiting in Alaska by Frank Kish - Wednesday
letter David Landis For State Senate by Martha A. Johnson - Wednesday
letter Unfit to serve, definitely unfit to command by David Martin - Wednesday
letter Kerry & Company trickery by Mark Neckameyer - Wednesday
letter David Landis has my vote! by Geri Brady Kelly - Wednesday
letter RE: Fight should not be against innocent civilians by Ken Lewis - Wednesday
letter Dawn Allen-Herron by Karen Lybrand - Wednesday
letter Voters are not sheep, nor fools by Jennifer Robinson - Wednesday
letter It is our duty as a people... by Caroline Luckey - Wednesday
letter Understanding Our Ignorance by Bernard Wasow - Wednesday
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Ketchikan: Cellmate charged in prisoner slaying; Carl Abuhl has admitted to strangling Gregory Beaudoin - A convicted killer at a prison in Seward has been charged with the August strangulation of his cellmate, also a convicted killer. - Read this ADN story...
Anchorage Daily News - Wednesday - October 27, 2004

photosNational: Cassini-Huygens makes first close approach to Titan - Tuesday the NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini-Huygens spacecraft made a fly-by of Saturn's largest moon Titan - the closest ever performed.
At the time of the closest approach the spacecraft was traveling only 1200 kilometres above the surface of the moon, almost grazing the outer atmosphere, at a speed of six kilometres per second (21 800 kilometres per hour)! - More...
Wednesday - October 27, 2004

photosKetchikan: Signatures Of People From Ketchikan and Around The World Journeyed to Saturn Aboard The Cassini - The Cassini-Huygens spacecraft is carrying more than just science instruments and sophisticated cameras. Keeping the spacecraft company is the result of a NASA campaign which began in 1995 - a DVD disk placed onboard the spacecraft containing the signatures of more than a half million well-wishers from 81 nations - including well-wishers from Ketchikan, Alaska. - More...
Wednesday - October 27, 2004

Alaska: State Flags Lowered for State Sen. Walter I. "Bob" Palmer - Governor Frank H. Murkowski on Tuesday ordered state flags to be flown at half-staff for Walter I. "Bob" Palmer, former state senator and Hammond administration official who died on Monday at his home in Juneau. Flags will remain at half-staff until Nov. 5. - More...
Wednesday - October 27, 2004

Ketchikan/ Statewide: Aging Adults: Is There Room for Us in Alaska? - Representative Sharon Cissna will host a nonpartisan, statewide teleconference hearing on Friday, October 29, from 1 to 4 p.m., to highlight Alaska's social and economic relationship to seniors. This hearing, co-sponsored by Representative Lesil McGuire, Senator Johnny Ellis, and other legislators, will be an exploration of a subject pivotal to the long-term planning for both the state and so many Alaskans. - More...
Wednesday - October 27, 2004

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photosTechnology: NASA's Columbia Supercomputer is World's Fastest - Silicon Graphics (NYSE: SGI) with NASA on Tuesday confirmed that NASA's new Intel® Itanium® 2 processor-based Columbia supercomputer is the most powerful computer in the world. Only days after NASA completed installation of Columbia-and using just 16 of Columbia's 20 installed systems-the new supercomputer achieved sustained performance of 42.7 trillion calculations per second (teraflops), eclipsing the performance of every supercomputer operating today. - More...
Wednesday - October 27, 2004


jpg Dick MorrisDick Morris - Nobody Knows - So now the Zogby poll, which had seen more Kerry strength than most, is picking up a Bush surge - while the Rasmussen poll, which trended for Bush, is seeing a Kerry bump.

I'm glad that I am out of the business of polling U.S. elections.

The difficulties of accurately surveying presidential prospects have become ever more daunting with each new election cycle. The growing difficulties account for the wide fluctuations in survey data. - More...
Wednesday - October 27, 2004

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photosThe State Capitol and Its Marble and keeping the capital in Juneau - A recent news item in the Anchorage daily paper mentioned that a group of Juneau boosters, chaired by Mayor Bruce Botelho, hope to build a new Alaska Capitol building to be leased to the state at completion. They call themselves the Capitol Planning Commission and expect to announce a nationwide design competition in November. A new Capitol building would replace Juneau's present six-story Art Deco treasure. The old six-story building, its imposing façade featuring four gracious marble columns quarried in Southeastern Alaska, is a stately structure matching the grandeur of the setting that is home to picturesque downtown Juneau. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Wednesday - October 20, 2004

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arrow Harold Gillam: A Tragic Final Flight; Ketchikan remembers the search

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arrow Remembering 'Swede' Risland (1915-1991);The town's most memorable logger

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