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November 22, 2003


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Rich history in a small package
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photosJune Allen Column: KETCHIKAN'S NEW YORK HOTEL: Rich history in a small package - Major conventions won't be held in this small but comfortable Stedman Street hotel. It was built 78 years ago when hotels were designed for traveling salesmen and the occasional tourist but also for single working men without families. When the New York Hotel was renovated in the late 1980s, its original 18 rooms were pared down to eight to allow space so that each room would have its own bath. When it was built in 1925, all 18 rooms were served by just one bathroom, complete with a five-foot, clawfoot tub and a sign that read: "Baths on Saturdays Only." - Read the rest of this story...
Saturday - November 22, 2003 - 1:15 am

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People of Ketchikan
photo by Mark O'Brien

photosPeople of Ketchikan: 'Family Traditions' - Mrs. MacDonald, resident of the Pioneers' Home and past teacher at Houghtaling Elementary School, is flanked by Houghtaling first graders after their Thanksgiving holiday performance. - More...
Saturday - November 22, 2003 - 1:15 am

audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... Governor Frank Murkowski appears to be backing away from plans for the state to partially reimburse the Four Dam Pool agency for Swan Lake- Lake Tyee electrical intertie construction costs. As Deanna Garrison reports, intertie proponents say the Governor's position could lead to delays in the construction project.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - link posted Saturday - November 22, 2003 - 1:15 am

audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... On Thursday night, about 25 Prince of Wales residents - mostly mill operators and other timber workers - packed the Thorne Bay City Council Chambers for a workshop meeting on a proposed land trade. As Jay Marble reports, the local sentiment was unanimous - leave things alone.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - link posted Saturday - November 22, 2003 - 1:15 am


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Alaska: When a campaign spot is really an 'issue ad' - Outside group uses soft money to boost senator - A television spot now airing in Alaska touts Sen. Lisa Murkowski as "a fresh, experienced face fighting for jobs, a better economy, lower taxes and the individual liberty we love." - Read more...
Anchorage Daily News - - link posted Saturday - November 22, 2003 - 1:15 am

Alaska: Energy Department Criticized For Handling of Amchitka Worker Compensation Claims; Sen. Murkowski Demands Improvement - Friday U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski criticized the U.S. Department of Energy for its extraordinarily slow pace in processing the claims of workers injured while working on U.S. nuclear programs, specifically the Aleutian nuclear bomb tests three decades ago. She also criticized the Department for not doing far more to help workers win speedy compensation after the successful processing of their compensation applications. - Read more...
Saturday - November 22, 2003 - 1:15 am

National: GOP brass can't pass pork-filled energy bill ; 6 Republicans refuse to block filibuster by Senate Democrats - The Senate, in a stunning defeat for President Bush and Republican congressional leaders, blocked approval of a new energy bill Friday, which opponents said was overloaded with costly tax breaks and other giveaways to the energy industry. - Read more...
San Francisco Chronicle - link posted Saturday - November 22, 2003 - 1:15 am

National: Congress approves forest-management bill - Ending a three-year impasse on wildfire legislation, Congress approved a compromise bill yesterday to reduce the risk of fire in national forests, focusing much of the effort on areas near homes and towns. - Read more...
Seattle Times - link posted Saturday - November 22, 2003 - 1:15 am

JFK: John F. Kennedy Remembered 40 Years After His Assassination - Read stories from across the nation...
Saturday - November 22, 2003

National: Energy bill sputters, but two sides vow to fight on; Measure 'needs to fail,' says Cantwell - The Senate yesterday pulled the plug on a sweeping energy bill after critics denounced it as "a grab bag of special interest projects" instead of a blueprint for reducing the nation's dependence on foreign oil and for modernizing its aging electric grid. - Read more...
Seattle PI - link posted Saturday - November 22, 2003 - 1:15 am

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People of Southeast
'Bert Stedman'
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photosPeople of Southeast: Bert Stedman - Thursday, Alaska Lt. Govern Loren Leman swore in Sitka resident Bert Stedman as the new State Senator from District A in Southeast Alaska. He replaces Robin Taylor. - view a larger photo...
Saturday - November 22, 2003 - 1:15 am

Ketchikan: Murkowski: State can't afford $20 million intertie project - Gov. Frank Murkowski told a group working to establish a Southeast Alaska electrical intertie not to count on state funding.- Read more...
Fairbanks Daily News Miner - link posted Friday - November 21, 2003 - 8:30 pm

National: Agreement on Historic Anti-SPAM Bill Announced - Following months of intensive negotiations, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Billy Tauzin (R-LA) today announced an agreement on historic legislation that will allow millions of Americans the ability to block unwanted and unsolicited commercial e-mail. - Read more...
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