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November 05, 2004

Front Page Photo by Carl Thompson

'Four Clan Totem Pole'
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photosKetchikan: Rescuers search for missing Ketchikan man - Rescuers searched Thursday for a 42-year-old man from Ketchikan who was swept away in the current at Bakewell Creek approximately 35 miles East of Ketchikan at the head of Smeaton Bay.

According to information released by the USCG and the Alaska State Troopers, Forest Service fisheries biologist Ricardo Sainz of Ketchikan and two other USFS employees were rowing in a 14 foot skiff across Bakewell Lake. It was reported by the AST that all three jumped into the water when the skiff was overcome by a strong current created by the Bakewell Lake Creek drainage which leads to a 50 to 60 foot waterfall prior to spilling into the salt water. Sainz was swept away by the current. - More...
Friday - November 05, 2004

Alaska: Settlement Proceeds from a Multistate Lawsuit will be Distributed to the Food Bank of Alaska - Attorney General Gregg Renkes announced this week that the Food Bank of Alaska will receive a check for over $12,000 as part of a multistate settlement with Salton, Inc., the manufacturer of the George Foreman contact grill.

"The settlement agreement required attorneys general for each state to submit a proposal to the court for distributing their state's share of the proceeds," said Renkes. "Under the agreement the funds are required to benefit health or nutrition-related causes. The Food Bank of Alaska fills a critical function in Alaska and was an obvious choice to put these proceeds to good use." - More...
Friday - November 05, 2004

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Officers Respond To Two-vehicle Injury Accident
Photo by Chris Wilhelm

photosKetchikan: Officers Respond To Two-vehicle Injury Accident - Ketchikan Police Department officers responded to a two-vehicle injury accident at Re/Max Realty on Jefferson and First Streets Wednesday at approximately 2:00 pm.

The responding officers reported that a small Ford Escort had attempted to pull out of the alleyway behind Re/Max, and turn right onto Jefferson. The driver of the Escort, whose name was not released, stated she looked both ways before attempting to pull out, and saw nothing. However, a Honda Accord coming down Jefferson hit the Escort on the driver's side spinning it around, with the Escort ending up over the embankment with the front bumper of the Escort hitting a window on the Re/Max building. - More...
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letter Wolf Hunting by Brandi Conway - Friday
letter Speaking my mind about drugs... by Archie Inoncillo - Friday
letter RE: Hunting by Hunter Davis - Friday
letter The New War Between the States by Billy E. Birdwell - Thursday
letter Have a safe flight by David Martin - Thursday
letter Carl's Photographs by Bill Ruane - Thursday
letter Hunting by Lee Ridley - Thursday
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National: DoD Stresses Troop Support Mail Policy - The United States Department of Defense announced this week the continued suspension of the "Any Servicemember" mail program.  Accordingly, the general public is urged not to send unsolicited mail, care packages or donations to service members during the holiday season.

During this time of the year, the number of donation programs increases and causes mail from families and friends to be mixed with mail from unknown sources resulting in delivery delays.  - More...
Friday - November 05, 2004


Michael Reagan: Stop the Flood - It was the elephant in the living room and during the election nobody wanted to admit it was there, even though it represents one of the most serious threats to the future of America as we know it. - More...
Friday - November 05, 2004

jpg Jacqueline MarcellJacqueline Marcell: Caregivers At Risk For Depression - When I had to give up my life to go take care of my elderly parents, both starting to develop dementia, I was so surprised to read that caregivers are often more depressed than those they care for, and that they have a 63% higher death rate than their peers. A year later, without a day off with my "challenging" father--I was surprised the statistic was that low. - More...
Friday - November 05, 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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