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November 25, 2003


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'High Tide'
Bar Harbor flat ramps photographed at high tide, 19.5 feet...
Front page photo by Chris Wilhelm

photosKetchikan: Photo Gallery - High Tide - In these Bar Harbor shots taken during Monday afternoon's high tide of 19.5 feet, the interesting emphasis is on the lack of a breakwater. Wilhelm said, anyone who has taken a boat through there can catch a buzz

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from how short the breakwater was. Nearly not there! With a little more breeze it might go under! - View the photo gallery...
Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 12:45 am

National: Senate set to approve Medicare overhaul; Democrats fail in last-minute efforts to block $400 billion plan - The Senate was expected to approve Tuesday morning a contentious $400 billion plan to overhaul Medicare, after opponents of the bill spent most of Monday afternoon and evening voicing their displeasure with the measure.
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CNN - link posted Tuesday - November 25, 2003 - 12:45 am

Alaska: Medicare Bill Is Vital to Alaskans Says Sen. Murkowski - Saying that the Medicare bill now before the Senate will provide good drug coverage for senior citizens, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski urged Senate approval of the most major reform in Medicare in 38 years - the creation of a voluntary prescription drug benefit for all senior citizens.

She also supported the bill because it will provide more aid to Alaska physicians to make it easier for Medicare patients to find and keep good doctors.

"Many of my colleagues on the other side of the aisle would like Americans to believe that this bill is designed to kill the health care promises for seniors made back in 1965. I'm here to tell you that Americans deserve more than rhetoric and scare tactics. Americans deserve a good drug prescription plan. They deserve to be able to get prescription drug coverage without being forced to join an HMO. And this bill does just that. It is designed to provide choice, not coercion," said Murkowski, during the debates over Medicare reform. - Read more...
Tuesday - November 25, 2003 - 12:45 am

Ketchikan: Assembly Takes Action After 8 Hour Work Session - The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Saturday voted to seek a $2.1 million bond to complete the Schoenbar Middle School renovation. - Read more...
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - link posted Tuesday - November 25, 2003 - 12:45 am

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Sister City Gift
photo by Masahiro Hoshiya

Kanayama, Japan: Sister City Gift - Penny Hamlin, visiting Kanayama, Japan, presents Dave Rubin's famous "Tunnel Print" to Kanayama's Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Osamu Shimizu, on the occasion of his upcoming retirement, March 1st, 2004. - Read more...
Tuesday - November 25, 2003 - 12:45 am

audioAlaska: Listen to this story... Governor Frank Murkowski may have broken the State Consitituton when he created a job for former District A Senator Robin Taylor while he was still serving in the legislature. As Deanna Garrison reports, the Attorney General's office is investigating the possible viiolation.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - link posted Tuesday - November 25, 2003 - 12:45 am

Ketchikan: PeaceHealth Welcomes Wilson Clinic - Beginning December 1, 2003, The Wilson Clinic will become part of the PeaceHealth team. Peter Rice, MD and Gena McKinley, MD will become PeaceHealth employed physicians. They are in the process of recruiting a third Internal Medicine Specialist to join their practice. David Hoeft, MD, continues to provide services, locum tenens, approximately one to two weeks per month while a permanent physician is sought. Beginning March 1, 2004, Stacy Schulz, MD, will join William Anthes, MD, in the Anthes Clinic. - Read more...
Tuesday - November 25, 2003 - 12:45 am

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Houghtaling Teachers
Carry On Tradition

Jan Haynes and Mary McDonald
Photo courtesy Jan Haynes

People of Ketchikan: Houghtaling Teachers Carry On Tradition - Carrying on the 'Family Traditions' of Houghtaling first graders entertaining the Pioneers, first grade teachers Lee Skidmore, Joan Mogen, Mark O'Brien, and Jan Haynes walked with their classes to the Pioneer's Home on Thursday, November 20th, where the students performed some of their favorite songs. - Read more...
Tuesday - November 25, 2003 - 12:45 am

audioPOW: Listen to this story... The Inter-Island Ferry Authority reached a milestone on Saturday morning. Just after 7:30 am, the 100,000th passenger walked on board. Jay Marble has this report.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - link posted Tuesday - November 25, 2003 - 12:45 am

Medical: A new technique detects earliest signs of Alzheimer's in healthy people - Brain researchers would dearly love to reliably identify changes in brain structure and metabolism associated with early Alzheimer's disease -- before symptoms emerge.

Such information would buy precious time and perhaps permit potential therapies to delay or even prevent the memory-robbing disease. Now, a new study by NYU School of Medicine researchers brings this goal one step closer to being realized. - Read more...
Tuesday - November 25, 2003 - 12:45 am


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