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October 30, 2004

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'Ketchikan's 2004 Asset Builders'
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letter "Just Say No" to proposition No. 2 by Lynda Adams - Sunday
letter Where to put students next year by Dave Lieben - Sunday
letter Absenteeism in most jobs will get you fired by Bob Ciminel - Sunday
letter David Landis for Senate by Rick Rohlman - Sunday
letter Re: Let's Put A New Alaskan Team Together by Rick Grams - Sunday
letter Kerry's Liberal Record by Mark Neckameyer - Sunday
letter David Landis Is Best Choice For State Senate by Bill Taylor - Saturday
letter Distorting Kerry's Voting Record Does a Disservice to Voters by Paul Gronke - Saturday
letter Campaign Literature by Ty Rettke - Saturday
letter Possible to Impeach a Presidential Candidate? by Mark Neckameyer - Saturday
letter Re: Best Choice for the Senate by Dave Kiffer - Saturday
letter RE: Clarification by Lilian Filanis - Saturday
letter Let's Put A New Alaskan Team Together by Don Hoff Jr. - Saturday
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Ketchikan: Building Assets Brings Sweet Rewards; PATCHWorks Honors Residents at Annual Asset Builder Awards Ceremony - PATCHWorks hosted their 4th annual Asset Builder Awards ceremony Tuesday to recognize individuals in the Ketchikan community who continually make a difference in the lives of young people through asset building. Masters of Ceremonies Marketia McElroy and Jessica Bernard, both students at Kayhi, reminded the crowd of close to 100 youth and adults that being an "asset builder" is easy and can be as simple as volunteering to be a mentor or role model for just one young person.

The developmental assets model is a framework of 40 Developmental Assets which are concrete, common sense, positive experiences and qualities essential to raising successful young people. These assets have the power during critical adolescent years to influence choices young people make and help them become caring, responsible adults. - More...
Saturday - October 31, 2004

Alaska: Native Leaders to Work with Governor for Rural Alaska; Will Cooperate on Infrastructure Funding, Energy Costs, Local Government - Alaska's top Alaska Native regional corporation leaders agreed Friday to join with Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski in efforts to improve the economy in rural Alaska by prioritizing energy and transportation infrastructure and improvements, making the regions more energy self-sufficient and improving the economic viability of smaller communities.

"This was a very cordial, very productive meeting with the leaders' of Alaska Native corporations," the governor said. "We all share a common commitment to providing opportunities for the people of rural Alaska, and I am very pleased at the chance to work with them on issues that are so critical for their shareholders and other Alaskans." - More...
Saturday - October 31, 2004

Alaska: Global climate change threatens reindeer, caribou; International network to track climate change effects on subsistence resource - Global climate change could threaten the most important terrestrial subsistence resource in the circumpolar north - reindeer and caribou.

To assess the effects of climate change on reindeer and caribou - Rangifer is the scientific name - and the communities that depend on them, the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Institute of Arctic Biology (IAB) and Environment Canada's Canadian Wildlife Service are hosting a workshop in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, October 31 and November 1, to launch the CircumArctic Rangifer Monitoring and Assessment network (CARMA). - More...
Saturday - October 30, 2004

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A moose's nose includes a unique
adaptation for underwater feeding...
Photograph by Ned Rozell

Alaska: Why is a moose's nose so big? by Ned Rozell - A wolverine without tenacity is just a big weasel. A grizzly without a taste for flesh is an oversized koala. A moose without a big nose is a broad-antlered elk. The quality that makes the moose one of the stars of Alaska wildlife is also the subject of a recent study. Why, asked scientists from Ohio, does the moose have such a big nose?

And, one might ask, why do scientists from Ohio care?

It can tell them about evolution, says Lawrence Witmer. Witmer is a biologist and professor of anatomy at Ohio University. As part of a study of unusual noses on dinosaurs and modern animals, Witmer and his colleagues examined the enigmatic nose of the moose. - More...
Saturday - October 30, 2004

jpg Big Brothers Big Sisters...

Among those pictured are
CHARR Board Member KJ Harris,
George Tipton, Wes Loe,
Gretchen Klein and "Littles"...
Photo courtesy BBBS of Ketchikan

Ketchikan: Citizens launch Little Moments Big Magic Society for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ketchikan; Donors pledge multi-year gifts to benefit local program - One hundred and fifty Ketchikan citizens attended the first annual Big Magic Luncheon of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ketchikan Thursday. At the event, eight local citizens became founding members of Ketchikan's Little Moments Big Magic Society with CHARR underwriting the event with a generous donation of $5,000. - More...
Saturday - October 30, 2004


jpg Dick MorrisDick Morris: Why Bush Will Win - Here's a two-part test to determine who will win on Tuesday:

a) Ask yourself: What is the issue we are talking about these days? Are we focused on terrorism and Iraq, or on health care and jobs? The answer is obvious: terrorism and Iraq. - More...
Saturday - October 30, 2004

jpg Dave KifferDave Kiffer: Halloween in Ketchikan... Now that's scary! - Halloween has always been somewhat of a dicey proposition for Ketchikan.

After all, you can spend hours coming up with the perfect costume (Goretex Fairy Princess or Helly Hansen Superhero) and the weather (October is the cruelest month in these parts) will force you to cover it up. Things have gotten a little better in recent years with the city-wide indoor Halloween party at the mall every year but in the old days (or "back in the day" as the new cliche would have it) it was a matter of bundling up and trudging up and down the local streets to gather enough candy to get good and sick on later ( I know what of I speak on that one!). Today, some neighborhoods still carry on that tradition, Jackson Street most notably.- More...
Saturday - October 30, 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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