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November 23, 2004

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jpg Howard DeanHoward Dean: The Third World War - The war in Afghanistan was a victory for international morality, not only for taking away a haven for terrorists, but also for ending the brutal suppression of the rights of women that the Taliban had imposed. - More...
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mp3Ketchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... Just two days after her 16-year-old daughter and two 24-year-old boyfriends of the teenager were arrested and charged in her death, 48-year-old Lauri Waterman was laid to rest Sunday. As Deanna Garrison reports, Troopers say the bizarre kidnapping and murder was not the first attempt by the trio to kill Waterman.
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Alaska: Governor Seeks Panel Nominees - Governor Frank H. Murkowski is seeking Alaskans to serve on committees to help design the state's commemorative quarter, plan a 50-year statehood celebration or guide the future of the faith-based and community social service initiative, - More...
Tuesday - November 23, 2004

National: Study Says Nation Wastes Nearly Half Its Food - As we sit down to Thanksgiving Day dinner this Thursday, many Americans will marvel at the cornucopia of food at their table. What many don't think about is how much food is wasted, not just on Thursday, but every day, from the beginning of the harvest to the scraps tossed into the garbage. Mounting new evidence, in fact, shows just how wasteful the nation is with its bounty.

America has been long been the poster child for the "throw-away society" and researchers have known for years about the volumes of food Americans toss into the trash. Only recently, though, has that been quantified as a percentage of what is produced. A new study from the University of Arizona in Tucson indicates that forty to fifty percent of all food ready for harvest never gets eaten.

Timothy W. Jones, an anthropologist at the UA Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, has spent the last 10 years measuring food loss, including the last eight under a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Jones started in the farms and orchards, went on through the warehouses, retail outlets and dining rooms, and to landfills. - More...
Tuesday - November 23, 2004

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Science: New NOAA Web Site Keeps an Eye on the Arctic - A new NOAA Web site shows the past and present state of the Arctic climate and ecosystem at a glance. The Web site provides information about the ice, land, climate, marine ecosystem and human effects all with a historical context as well as current data. The Web site was introduced at the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment Symposium in Iceland.

"We thought that it was important to present recent Arctic changes in a historical context and show how diverse these changes are," said James Overland, an oceanographer at the NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Seattle, Wash., where the site was designed and is maintained.

An area of the world that still captures many imaginations, the Arctic is described on the Web site as a "vast, ice-covered ocean that is surrounded by treeless, frozen land, which is often covered with snow and ice" but that "teems with life including organisms living in the ice, fish and marine mammals living in the sea, birds, land animals such as wolves, caribou and polar bears, and human societies." - More...
Tuesday - November 23, 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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