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November 19, 2003


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'Tongass Narrows'
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Ketchikan: Front Page Photo - Tongass Narrows - This photograph was taken from Saxman looking across the Tongass Narrows on Tuesday morning.
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Alaska: House passes huge energy bill - The bill would grant $18 billion in loan guarantees to build an Alaska-to-Chicago natural gas pipeline. - Read more...
Fort Worth Star Telegram - Wednesday -November 19, 2003 - 12:50 am

Alaska: Energy Bill Defines Framework for Gasline - Governor Frank Murkowski said Tuesday that he was very pleased that the compromise federal energy bill provides the basic federal policy framework for a $20 billion natural gas pipeline to the Lower 48.

"I would like to first acknowledge the strong team we have on this issue with our Congressional delegation ­ Senator Ted Stevens, Senator Lisa Murkowski, and Congressman Don Young - and with Arctic Power and the labor unions that have devoted so much time and energy to this bill," Murkowski said. "They did a tremendous job." - Read more...
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Ketchikan: Two pounds of marijuana found in car on state ferry - A Metlakatla man was arrested and his vehicle seized in Ketchikan after U.S. Customs officers reportedly found two pounds of marijuana in his car aboard the state ferry Taku. - Read more...
Fairbanks Daily News Miner - link posted Wednesday - November 19, 2003

Ketchikan: New Scholarship Benefiting Ketchikan Youth Features First Fund-raising Concert Monday - A new scholarship benefiting Ketchikan youth features its first fund-raising concert Monday, Nov. 24th at 7 p.m. at the Ketchikan High School Auditorium.

Donations will be accepted at the door and all proceeds will go to the Sam Pitcher Memorial Scholarship Fund to help Ketchikan youth attend summer music programs.

Sam Pitcher was a Kayhi student and was a member of all the groups that will perform Monday in an evening of jazz and blues. The concert will feature the Windjammers Jazz Club, the Soundwaves Jazz Club, the Discovery Jazz Club, and the Kayhi Jazz Ensemble. - Read more...
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People of Ketchikan
Todd Adams
Photo by Carl Thompson

People of Ketchikan

Ketchikan: Todd Adams checked the load on his salt spreading truck at Mountain Point very early Tuesday morning. Adams started his work day very early in order to make the roads safe for school buses and all vehicles. - View a larger photo...
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Alaska: Governor Wishes Senator Stevens Happy Birthday - Tuesday Governor Frank Murkowski issued an executive proclamation expressing the state's appreciation to US Senator Ted Stevens, who turned 80 years old Tuesday. In the proclamation, Murkowski declared Tuesday "Senator Ted Stevens Appreciation Day," and asked Alaskans to reflect on Stevens's vitality and feistiness, in addition to the fact that he has achieved the distinguished status as an octogenarian. - Read more...
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Alaska: High prices hold up through end of 2003 halibut season - The halibut season ended this weekend with high prices thanks to the long opening and booming fresh market. - Read more...
Juneau Empire - link posted Wednesday - November 19, 2003

Nationwide: "Death By A Thousand Cuts" Predicted for Nonprofits Across the Nation - Warning that programs of interest to the nonprofit sector will face "death by a thousand cuts for years to come," two new reports released Tuesday by the Aspen Institute Nonprofit Sector Research Fund suggest that people dependent on crucial, community-based services across the nation will suffer for years even after the predicted economic rebound. - Read more...
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Ketchikan Deer
photo by Dan Hart
(feature photo for Flora's Health)

Columnist Joann Flora

Ketchikan - Flora's Health: Where Are the Fat Chinese?? - For the last several weeks, I have used this column as both a travel log of my trip to south China as well as a forum for health related subjects. This is probably the last column I will write specific to my Asian adventures, though I will continue to provide information on medical qigong and other Asian health practices.

During the five weeks I spent in Hong Kong and the PRC, I was always in the presence of thin people. Whether we were in the company of the affluent Chinese or among the service people and beggars, everyone we came in contact was thin. No, let me be more specific. These people were skinny by western standards. I would estimate that ninety percent of them sported 2-3% body fat. As a middle aged western woman, who would certainly benefit from losing a few pounds, and as someone working in complimentary health care, I found this fact not only fascinating but occasionally irritating. I came to hypothesize that Asian people are inherently thinner than westerners. Where are the fat Chinese? Why are all these people so thin?

Some students in my group offered theories on this topic, pointing out that, as a group, Chinese people appear to have very slight frames: translation, small bones. Though true, this fact alone surely doesn't account for the overall slimness of the population at large. Let's list this premise anyway. - Read more...
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