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November 20, 2004

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jpg Dave KifferDave Kiffer: Geographically challenged! - I have always wondered how other Americans can be so geographically and intellectually challenged when it comes to Alaska. They don't seem to know much about it and what they do know is - for the most part - wrong. When I was growing up, I had several cousins down in Seattle and even they couldn't grasp what Ketchikan was all about. - More...
Saturday - November 20, 2004

jpg Dick MorrisDick Morris: It's Bill's Library, But Hill's Campaign - Events in Little Rock had less to do with a library retrospective of the Bill Clinton years than a campaign launch for the prospective presidency of Hillary Clinton. - More...
Saturday - November 20, 2004


letter RE: Slowpokes by P. J. Travis - Sunday
letter RE: Forgotten by Rick Grams - Saturday
letter I'VE HAD IT WITH SLOWPOKES!!!!!!! by Mark Hoyt - Saturday
letter RE: Forgotten by Mike Beuster - Saturday
letter Re: Forgotten by Emily Katz - Saturday
letter The Tax Man by Robert McRoberts - Saturday
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POW: Teen daughter, two men charged with Murder in the 1st Degree; Details of investigation released - Friday Alaska State Troopers in cooperation with the Craig Police Department arrested two additional suspects involved in the death of Lauri Waterman, age 48, of Craig, Alaska. Jason Arrant, age 24, of Klawock and Rachelle Waterman, age 16, of Craig were taken into custody after follow up investigation revealed they were involved in a conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree.

Alaska State Troopers had previously arrested Brian James Radel, age 24, of Thorne Bay late Thursday night and charged him with Murder in the First Degree.

Details of the investigation released by the Alaska State Troopers revealed that Rachelle Waterman approached Arrant and solicited him to kill her mother, Lauri Waterman. Trooper Robert Claus who authored the latest release stated that Arrant agreed to kill Lauri Waterman and enlisted the aid of Brain Radel, age 24, of Thorne Bay. Trooper Claus stated in a news release that between the solicitation and the actual murder, Arrant, Radel and Waterman plotted several murder scenarios and aborted one attempt to carry out a plan in September 2004. - More...
Sunday - November 21, 2004 - 6:45 pm

Ketchikan: Teen daughter, two others arrested in death of woman; Mother's body found in van blaze last week on Prince of Wales Island - The teenage daughter of a woman whose body was found in a burning van on Prince of Wales Island has been charged with her mother's murder, along with two men that she knew, according to authorities.
Juneau Empire - Sunday - November 21, 2004

Alaska: State's Bond Rating Outlook Improves; Moody's Change Means Better Prospects for Lower Borrowing Costs - Moody's Investors Service has changed its outlook on the State of Alaska's general obligation bond credit rating from negative to stable, citing the state's low debt burden, expanding economy and conservative financial planning. - More...
Saturday - November 20, 2004

Alaska: Conference seeks to kick-start shellfish farming; Raising oysters, clams, a way to diversify coastal economy - All the information you've ever needed to start a shellfish farm, but were afraid to come out of your shell and ask. - More...
Saturday - November 20, 2004

Alaska: State Retirement Board to Review New Tier Recommendations; Tier Project undertaken to search for a long-term solution to rapidly rising costs of PERS and TRS - Kevin Brooks, Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Administration on Friday applauded the efforts of Tier Sub-committee Board members and the employers, members, and other parties who participated in the State Employee Tier Review Project. - More...
Saturday - November 20, 2004

jpg Jodi Stensland & Mary Johnston

Jodi Stensland and Mary Johnston were among the approximately 60 individuals attending Friday's
Thanksgiving luncheon ...
Photo by Gretchen Klein

photosKetchikan: Volunteer & Social Opportunities Available for Seniors - The National Senior Service Corporation is presently recruiting retired seniors/elders in the community of Ketchikan who are interested in volunteering to provide mentoring and classroom assistance to young children. This is an unusual program in that volunteer service is rewarded with a tax exempt stipend. Seniors over the age of 60 may be eligible. - More...
Saturday - November 20, 2004

Ketchikan: One of a Kind Apprenticeship Offered - The University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan in conjunction with Alaska Ship and Drydock Alaska Shipyard System for Education and Training (ASSET) Program received approval from the U.S. Department of Labor to begin a marine industrial coater apprenticeship program. - More...
Saturday - November 20, 2004

Alaska: First Alaskan Women to Reach Hall of Fame; Asian Leaders Association recognized Elsa Sargento as a "Knight in Shining Armor" - In the tradition of the grand roundtable of the Spanish Knights, Elsa Malapit Sargento was inducted into the 2004 Asian Academy Hall of Fame at a ceremony in New Mexico. Elsa is the first Alaskan women and the first Filipino-American in the state to ever receive this honor. - More...
Saturday - November 20, 2004

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photosKetchikan, Alaska - Let There Be Light! -- Citizens Light & Power and then KPU - At the Incorporation of the City of Ketchikan back in the summer of 1900, the little town on Tongass Narrows was powered largely by optimism and resolve. The Alaska Gold Rush of '98 had focused the eyes of the world on the nation's Last Frontier. The courageous and confident were among those who "rushed" north to participate not just in the search for gold but in the founding of a great new American territory. Ketchikan's pioneer founders moved quickly to develop such modern amenities as electric lights and indoor plumbing. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen....
Tuesday - November 16, 2004

arrow The State Capitol and Its Marble and keeping the capital in Juneau

arrow A Legendary Mountain of Jade; Just one of Alaska's Arctic Wonders

arrow John Koel, Baker to Banker; An eccentric philanthropist

arrow Harold Gillam: A Tragic Final Flight; Ketchikan remembers the search

arrow Ketchikan's 'Fish House Tessie'; She was proud of the nickname

arrow Fairbanks: Golden Heart City; A story of its founding

arrow Remembering 'Swede' Risland (1915-1991);The town's most memorable logger

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