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November 23, 2009

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Ketchikan: Ketchikan War Hero Honored at UW; Van Winkle one of eight UW Medal of Honor Recipients A Feature Story By DAVE KIFFER - A Ketchikan war hero was honored at the University of Washington on Veterans' Day along seven other winners of the nation's highest military honor.

Ketchikan War Hero Honored at UW; Van Winkle one of eight UW Medal of Honor Recipients

Marine Colonel Archie Van Winkle
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Archie Van Winkle, who lived in Ketchikan until his death in 1986, received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions during the Korean War.

During a Veterans' Day ceremony on November 11th, UW dedicated a new memorial to the eight UW alumni who have received the award

The medal recipients were honored with a short parade and ceremony at the $152,000 memorial that was funded by private donations and located in a traffic circle along Memorial Way on campus, according to the Seattle Times.

The main speaker for the event was UW grad and currently US Army vice chief of staff, General Peter W. Chiarelli. Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire also spoke at the dedication.

The memorial is shaped like a five point star and includes eight large stones standing as sentinels around its perimeter, according to the Times.

"The stones become a metaphor for who we're honoring," said artist Michael Magrath to the Times earlier. "They're common. They're indigenous. And they're incredibly strong."

One stone features the names of the medal recipients with room to add more names in the future.

In addition to Van Winkle, the honored soldiers include Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, Lt. Deming Bronson, Lt. Robert Leisy, Major Robert Galer, Pfc William Nakamura, Maj. John Crandall, and Sgt. John Hawk.

Hawk, Boyington, Galer and Nakamura received their medals for action during World War II, Bronson for World War I and Crandall and Leisy for Vietnam. Only Crandall and Hawk are still alive.

Van Winkle Lived in Bar Harbor

Like many retirees, Archie Van Winkle lived quietly, playing pinochle with friends and family and living on his 47-foot boat in Bar Harbor. Only those closest to him knew he was one of America's most decorated war heroes.

When the only Alaskan-born Congressional Medal of Honor recipient died his ashes were scattered in Tongass Narrows. - More...
Monday PM - November 23, 2009

Ketchikan: Ketchikan Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Federal Prison for Distribution of Child Pornography - United States Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced that Karl Leroy Cox, a resident of Ketchikan, Alaska, was sentenced Friday, November 20, 2009, in federal court to 120 months imprisonment, and 15 years of supervised release for his conviction for distribution of child pornography.

Senior United States District Court Judge H. Russel Holland imposed the sentence on Cox, age 54.

According to information presented to the court by Assistant United States Attorney Audrey J. Renschen, Cox distributed child pornography from his home computer to an undercover officer who identified herself as a 13-year-old child. Cox distributed child pornography images to the apparent child on three occasions, February 11, 18, and 25, 2009. Cox also engaged in sexual chat asking for pictures of the child, sending streaming video of himself naked and masturbating, and encouraging the apparent child to masturbate along with Cox.

Law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Cox's home in Ketchikan, and found his computer and an external hard drive that confirmed Cox's online activity with the undercover officer, including his distribution of child pornography. The forensic analysis of those materials also revealed additional child pornography images and videos of prepubescent children younger than 12 years of age being sexually exploited. - More...
Monday PM - November 23, 2009

Southeast Alaska: CRAIG RESIDENT PLEADS GUILTY TO TWO FELONY CHARGES INVOLVING ILLEGAL TAKE AND SALE OF SEA OTTERS - United States Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced that on November 17, 2009, Douglas Linn Smith, a resident of Craig, Alaska, pled guilty in federal court to one count ofconspiracy to knowingly sell marine mammal parts and one count of knowingly attempting to sell wildlifewith a market value in excess of $350, both in violation of the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

Smith, age 31, pled guilty before United States District Court Judge John W. Sedwick.

In connection with the guilty plea, Assistant United States Attorney Steven Skrocki advised the court that Smith admitted that he was involved in a conspiracy to illegally take, transport, sell, andattempt to sell sea otter hides (enhydra lutris) on the open market, knowing that the hides had been taken, possessed and transported in violation of law. Smith also admitted that he offered to sell the hides of sea otters for $750.00 each, knowing the hides had been taken, possessed and transported in a mannerunlawful under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. - More...
Monday PM - November 23, 2009


Alaska: State Forges Transportation Partnership with Tribes and Feds - Attorney General Dan Sullivan last Wednesday signed an agreement establishing a partnership on transportation issues among three state agencies, the federal government and Alaska's tribes.

"This agreement reinforces the desire for partnership that we're already seeing in the meetings and public hearings of the governor's Rural Action Subcabinet," said Attorney General Sullivan, the subcabinet chair. "The state looks forward to respectful and productive discussions with the federal and tribal representatives on improving transportation and dealing with infrastructure challenges throughout the state."

Under the Indian Reservation Road program, about $100 million is available to Alaska's federally recognized tribes. Another $50 million is expected annually. These funds are eligible for a variety of transportation purposes, including projects to improve state roads that are on a tribe's IRR inventory and that are covered under state-tribal agreements. - More...
Monday PM - November 23, 2009

National: Government approves screening test for Chinese drywall By ISAAC WOLF - he federal agency overseeing the investigation into Chinese drywall has approved a screening test for homes with potentially tainted drywall, according to Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.

Shortly after the Consumer Product Safety Commission released a report Monday detailing its investigation, Sen. Nelson said that he had spoken with the agency's chair, Inez Tenenbaum

"One positive step is that the CPSC says an individual homeowner screening test has been approved to determine corrosion," Nelson said, adding that the screening test may be the precursor to a significant tax break.

A CPSC spokesman disagreed with Nelson, saying that the agency has not yet decided on a process for pinpointing homes with problematic drywall.

The contradictory information comes as a federal investigation of Chinese drywall found a "strong association" between the material and rotten egg-smelling gas, but the report released Monday provided few answers for homeowners.- More...
Monday PM - November 23, 2009

Health - Fitness: The hidden victims: 2,000 men have breast cancer By BRIAN BETHEL - While health care pundits debate over when women should have mammograms, 2,000 men diagnosed with breast cancer this year are in the shadows.

One of them is Marshall Anderson, 52, who works as a medical technologist with Texas Oncology in North Carolina. He takes care of parents all day, but never imagined that he would be diagnosed with breast cancer.

Anderson, diagnosed in November 2004, knows better. At first, though, he thought the red, raised area looked more like a bug bite than anything else.

Former KISS drummer Peter Criss has struggled with -- and apparently defeated -- breast cancer. Lying in bed one night in 2007, Criss felt something strange: a small lump on his left breast.

"I thought, 'It's a nodule, I'm a guy, I don't think it's anything more than that,' " he said. "The more I messed with it, the bigger it got and the more it hurt, and that started really scaring me."

Criss went to the doctor, underwent some tests and a surgical procedure to remove the lump. A week later, the doctor called. It was breast cancer. - More...
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letter RE: Ward Cove Comprehensive Plan By Marina Keirn - Why not take the approach that the city of Seward took? When they needed to create sustainable income and job opportunities, they floated a bond and built a prison that was then leased to the State of Alaska. A prison with between 300 - 500 beds would create many opportunities for jobs as Correctional Officers, Medical Providers (Mental Health, Dental, Medical, etc.), Administrative staff, Maintenance personnel, and would also create more jobs in the community through increased demand for Food supplies, Office supplies, Mechanical Materials, Clothing vendors, etc. - More...
Monday PM - November 23, 2009

letter Lesson three regarding Liberal vs Conservative By A. M. Johnson - Recently I read Vince Flynn's latest book "Pursuit of Honor". At one point during a Senate hearing between a Liberal Democrat Female Senator, who was berating the central character, undercover CIA agent, Conservative Mitch Rapp, for torturing a Muslim terrorist to gain information. In response the Mitch Rapp character stated the following. - More...
Monday PM - November 23, 2009

letter"Going Rogue" By Andy Rauwolf - In response to the letter by Susan Round regarding the various definitions of the word rogue and how they may best apply to Sarah Palin: Susan, in reading the dictionary definitions you posted and which one would best apply to Sarah Palin, since the elephant is the symbol of the republican party, and "to separate from the herd" is considered to be a rogue, you need not look further. - More...
Monday PM - November 23, 2009

letter RE: TEA Party Slogans Cheap and Shallow By Cindi Davis - Mr. Bolling, you have made SOME valid points. Capitalism does have its problems. However, it sounds like you are advocating dumping our grand experiment in liberty in favor of a socialistic nation. Our last 200 years of history would be rendered meaningless and eventually be as forgotten as any utopia. Our founding fathers would roll in their graves. We would lose the personality and identity we have as a nation. Perhaps socialism could be beneficial. Personally, I doubt it would work. However, let's look it straight in the eye and tell the truth: 1) President Obama's stradegies ARE very socialistic. 2) We are being asked as a nation to take part in a socialistic experiment. 3) We are being lied to and led like a bunch of children by a government who claims this isn't happening. - More...
Monday PM - November 23, 2009

letterHealthcare Reform By Chris Elliott - Last December I woke up after surgery in a room at Virginia Mason with a homeless female heroin addict in the other bed. I know this because a nurse patiently gathered the woman's medical history and current circumstances before the poor woman slumped across her food tray fast sleep. I'm pretty sure she didn't have health insurance. I'm pretty sure those of us with insurance are covering her in our premiums. (The Uninsured) - More...
Saturday PM - November 21, 2009

letterCell Phones for Soldiers Program By Ed Vitorino - Every year millions of Americans throw their used/broken cell phones in the trash and we all know that it ends up on a landfill. I know we all have them sitting in a drawer somewhere taking up space. What if i told you that we can recycle them and in return the recycling company gives the military members calling cards? - More...
Saturday PM - November 21, 2009

letterOh Sarah Palin..... By Evan Bolling - The much anticipated controversial autobiography, "Going Rogue" written by our very own claim to shame, Frm. Gov. Sarah Palin is now on the bookshelves. A sad day for Alaska, the literary world, and all sentient life too. We should have done a better job keeping the lid on this total embarrassment, but now she's a national satire. And in 2008 the most mocked person on Saturday Night Live. - More...
Saturday PM - November 21, 2009

letterGOING ROGUE By Susan Round - The following definitions of the word ROGUE are provided by Merriam Webster Online Dictionary: - More...
Saturday PM - November 21, 2009

letterMillion Dollar Blunder at the Public Library? By Robert D. Warner - With the City Manager's plea to the City Council to increase properity taxes next year, it seems most urgent to end careless and wastefull spending. - More...
Saturday PM - November 21, 2009

letterNot in my Backyard By Don Borders - Here in Alaska we are not so energy deprived that we need to go out on a limb to resolve the electrical power needs. We have not even started to explore the tidal influx as a power source where other nations in the world have done so and commissioned such systems to feed their power grids. We do have an abundance additional hydroelectric possibilites and thermal ones such as Chena Hot springs thermal system which has proven to be efficient and has won several awards in its design. So to embrace an "iffy" fringe technological concept just to generate power which would release all kinds of substances into our lean pristine air is just foolish. - More...
Saturday PM - November 21, 2009

letterPebble Mine Views By Martha Jacobson - Regarding the Ketchikan Daily News editorial about eating your salmon in Seattle without the restaurant owner sharing views on the Pebble Mine - the issue is way more complicated than narrowing it down to some restaurant chef's political views. Way more! - More...
Saturday PM - November 21, 2009

letterTEA Party Slogans Cheap and Shallow By Evan Bolling - "The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of everyone else's money" this becomingly trite slogan was at one point witty and creative. Witty because it employs an intelligent humor and creative because it cunningly neglects the obvious, making it a purely fantastic perspective. Fantastic, from the Latin phantasticius meaning imaginative, fantasy. The root definition has been included to avoid confusion in my intended meaning. - More...
Saturday PM - November 21, 2009

letterName calling By Tom Ferry - Mr. Warner, you say you would find it to be a privilege to vote for Obama's re-election. Hey that's fine , but if you did vote for him the first time and now the second time, you are not even close to being as I am "an independent conservative". - More...
Saturday PM - NOvember 21, 2009

letterLandless Issue By John Morris - I would like to respond to the folks who have this issue. I want you to realize that once you sign on with the ANCSA Corp, whether be regional or village, you are signing away all your aboriginal rights... that is what this Act has done. - More...
Saturday PM - November 21, 2009

letterSocialism to classroom analogy By Evan Bolling - Al Johnson's socialism to classroom analogy is absolutely genius. Of course, however, if you think about it for even a second more it becomes totally ill conceived. - More...
Saturday PM - November 21, 2009

letterLandless By Vernon M. Grant - Each time I read the Sealaska Corporation website ,I always hold my breath in thinking maybe, just maybe this time they will have something written about this issue, but each time I've read anything it was about some other facts, about a bill other then the landless issues.When will this issue be important enough for this corporation to take notice of its importance and set forth an honest effort to bring this to a resolve, before it is too late? In all these land bills I read about, NO where is there any mention of the landless bill mentioned, or of the communities thereof.What will it take to make Sealaska Corporation take charge and spearhead a honest-to-goodness effort to pursue and resolve this long awaited landless issue that many of our people have been weeping and begging for? This to be noticed, only for it to be forgotten and swept under the rug once more. - More...
Monday PM - November 16, 2009

letterThe Problem With Socialism By Connie Emmert - If you have been watching the news about the TEA parties, you have probably seen the sign that says, "The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." We're beginning to realize the truth to this phrase as Medicare and Medicaid and Social Security careen into bankruptcy. - More...
Monday PM - November 16, 2009

letterFighting and name calling By Chris Barry - I appreciate the comments, regardless of how wrong they are. If you consider a disagreement of ethics and morals to be insulting, petty, and degenerative to the upcoming generations of leaders, and that, to quote you, "No one can change beliefs of another so stop trying." then some enlightenment needs to be sent your way. - More...
Monday PM - November 16, 2009

letterCustomer Service By Heather Wills - I remember reading a few different letters sometime in September or thereabouts talking about the lack of customer service. I would like to share my experience. - More...
Monday PM - November 16, 2009

letterRe: Plasma Garbage By Alan R. (Rudy) McGillvray - I suggest that Ketchikan would not be the sole enjoyer of this process, we could also take the wastes from all other towns and villages in southeast, and turn it into energy and pay those other towns for so doing, instead of everytown shipping their wastes as we do... to Spokane, WA.? - More...
Monday PM - November 16, 2009

letterName Calling By Mike Harpold - Mr. Barry says President Obama is a communist, and maintains he's not name calling because it's the truth. I disagree. Until he can prove his assertion, Mr. Barry is merely calling names. - More...
Monday PM - November 16, 2009

letterLandless Natives of Ketchikan By James Llanos Jr. - Please attend our next Landless meeting on Sunday, December 6th, from 2PM-4PM at 429 Deermount Avenue. This issue began with the 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). This is the bill that passed through Congress that settled aboriginal rights with Alaska Natives. In short, this was a process that set eligibility for the Native Communities of Alaska to be a part of ANCSA. - More...
Friday - November 13, 2009

letterPlasma Garbage By Rob Holston - Whether or not you own Loggerville or have another direct interest in Ward Cove Plasma Gasification of Garbage should be a community discussion. Contrary to claims made by Don West of TransGlobal, LLC the technology is not based upon a patent he holds. Many companies are doing this. I have talked to two, Star-Tech Environmental Corp & EnerSol Technologies, Inc. They both responded similarly when I told them our location and how much garbage our community produces per day. - More...
Friday - November 13, 2009

letter Fight over Liberals & Conservatives By Andy Hansen - In my opinion this petty argument over liberals and conservatives is not showing the best in anyone butting heads on the subject. I think we all need to grow up and stop insulting others' beliefs. I am embarrassed to see such arguments between adults who are what the young community of Ketchikan look to for knowledge, and should look to for peace and reason against others who don't agree with who they are. This is not teaching them Ketchikan, this by far is not. - More...
Friday - November 13, 2009

letter4th of July Parade By Blaine Ashcraft - As Executive Director of the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce, I would like to respond to Mr. Garcia s letter. It is true that the Chamber is in charge of the 4th of July parade that our community enjoys each year. We have a committee that works tirelessly on this event. As with all volunteer committees, we can never have too many volunteers. We would welcome/appreciate any community member's participation in making this a successful event. We welcome any new ideas to make this the best celebration ever. - More...
Friday - November 13, 2009

letterDemocrats Crushed By Chris Elliott - The only thing shovel ready appears to be the President's rhetoric. - More...
Friday - November 13, 2009

letterName Calling By Chris Barry - You are correct, name calling is childish, but when someone speaks the truth, is it name calling? - More...
Friday - November 13, 2009

letterSecurity Requires Nuclear Deterrent By Donald A. Moskowitz - President Obama naively suggests the world can be free of nuclear weapons if the U.S. and Russia commit to arms reduction. - More...
Friday - November 13, 2009

letterSecond lesson on Liberal vs. Conservative By Al Johnson - Normally I would space my contributions longer, however the reaction to lesson one on the subject is too good to hold back! The first lesson brought another!! - More...
Monday PM - Nvember 09, 2009

letterContinued saga at Ward Cove By Don Borders - I watched the local telecast of the presentation where the development plan to build a Plasma plant at Ward Cove was presented. I have many concerns as to how the Borough might act on the slick mono-view of the "possibility" of the fringe technologies for Ward Cove. It was impressive to the scope which various people were taken by the smooth delivery without really answering any hard questions. The end results are breath taking, however, what about any concern if the thing will just not work due to local environmental conditions such as 80 to 99 percent humidity, lack of actual product to "burn," will they import materials to "feed" the Beast? What if the possibility the whole thing ends back up in the laps of the borough assembly with added additional problematic clean-up of Ward Cove all over again? Will it be additional pages and chapters in the ongoing saga of government mismanagement? - More...
Monday PM - November 09, 2009

letterName Calling By Robert D. Warner - I too consider myself to be somewhat of an independent conservative, but I do not think that a recent letter in SITNEWS calling President Obama a Marxist and incompentent idiot is especially useful. This type of name calling is both stupid and childish. - More...
Monday PM - November 09, 2009

letterIrvin Thompson By Margery DeMan Welker - I personally have a huge problem with the cousin in Calif being Irvin Thompson's closest relative . . . they even mention that Irvin was related to the Schlais family, which he was, yet they didn't contact any of the people by that name in Ketchkan, e.g., Evard, Faye, Alex. It might've been nice to bury him near his mother and father, if they had done a little research, as I know Aunt Margie was devestated when he was killed. - More...
Monday PM - November 09, 2009

letterThinking about the 4th By Jose Garcia - When I sent an email letter to the Ketchikan City Mayor Williams III regarding my ideas about the July 4th celebration, his office referred me to the Chamber of Commerce, annotating that they are in charge of such celebration. I did, but their office is manned with an answering machine. - More...
Monday PM - November 09, 2009

letterHeating & Ward Cove By Don Borders - I would like to address several recent letters, or opinions to the editor of Sitnews, submissions making their greenest concern or their environmental point of view. - More...
Monday PM - November 09, 2009

letterRE: Personal losses By F. David J. Jacob - Mr. Borders, I would first like to express my heartfelt sentiments over your losses. I cannot imagine what losing three friends in the space of a month would be like. I hope you are spending plenty of time reflecting on the good times and the lessons you learned from your friends. In memory they will live on! - More...
Monday PM - November 09, 2009

letterWard Cove Comprehensive Plan By Mary Lynne Dahl - As an observer of what has been happening at Ward Dove this past 12 years, I agree wholeheartedly that before we sell Ward Cove piecemeal, we should develop a comprehensive, long term plan for that property. My 25 years as a financial planner have proven to me that planning produces much better results than shooting from the hip. The PIEER authors have some very good ideas for creating the kind of plan needed before any concrete actions are taken and their suggestions should be taken seriously. - More...
Wednesday - November 04, 2009

letterHeating and power generation By A.M.Johnson - Samuel Bergeron has it right, however I am not so sure that Petersburg and Wrangell, ahead of Ketchikan in this suggested heat form, has already been doing this to a high degree. It may be that the surplus power or the anticipated share of the Tyee power for Ketchikan is reduced up by these two town's recent and ongoing conversion activity to electrical heat. - More...
Wednesday - November 04, 2009

letterDemocrats crushed By Tom Ferry - Obama was like an anchor around Corzines' neck. Now finally it is the beginning of the end of the Marxist Obama administrations complete gutting of America. with crushing defeats in key states the folks seem to finally be coming out of their trance. - More...
Wednesday - November 04, 2009

letterLoggerville By Rob Holston - On November 9, 2009 the KGB Assembly will be discussing Ward Cove, Loggerville and any other proposals that may be presented. - More...
Wednesday - November 04, 2009

letterHaloacetic Acid in the drinking water By Peggy Ayers - I am writing to let Dayle Amundson (and any other persons concerned with Haloacetic Acid in the water exceeding acceptable limits) know that according to the Minnesota Department of Health Haloacetic Acid can be removed from the drinking water using a Carbon Activated Filter. They can be installed as a whole house system or an under the sink system for use in drinking and cooking water. I do not know where these units can be purchased but I'm sure they can be found. - More...
Wednesday - November 04, 2009

letterElectric Heat By Samuel Bergeron - With the Swan-Tyee electrical intertie coming on line, it would be in all of our best interest as rate payers and owners of KPU and the Intertie, that we use it to its fullest extent. - More...
Monday PM - November 02, 2009

letterHealth Care is in the Toilet! By Marie-Jeanne Cadle - I am still trying to get over the absurd implication by Mr. Peter Jensen a few months ago that un/underinsured people will somehow dirty his private toilet as he refers to his current health care. Mr. Jensen is also worried that access to health care by these apparently dirty individuals like myself, will somehow limit his access. I can assure Mr. Jensen that people such as myself; un/underinsured, will never have the opportunity to soil his precious private health care because 1) Mr. Jensen is Native American and has health care provided at tax payer expense that will never be available to the un/underinsured non-natives and 2) Mr. Jensen is military and has health care proved at tax payer expense that will never be available to un/underinsured non-military. - More...
Monday PM - November 02, 2009

letterWard Cove by Rob Holston - I appreciate the information provided by the Ward Cove PIEER Group. Your idea of "..designting sections for appropriate uses." is in agreement with the Ward Cove Focus Group meeting Oct. 13, that called for the KGB to subdivide and offer for sale in a way compatible with community needs & economic development. I will be presenting the Loggerville Small Boat Harbor Business Plan at the next PLEADAC meeting the evening of Nov. 4, 2009. Anyone wanting to view plan details prior to the meeting, please email me. Plan Summary to follow: - More...
Monday PM - November 02, 2009

letterWard Cove By Don Borders - What's next in the on going saga of local government mismanagement? It's been eleven years ago that the Ward Cove Pulp Plant shut down and then average incomes for the area dropped extremely low. It's only been from outside help from the federal legislators and departments like Homeland Security that have influxed the local incomes to regenerate the revenue which fuels the two local governments through the taxation of the populous. (Walmart helped also, however it's the next to the smallest store they have.) Boys and Girls, it is time to quit playing games and get the property back on to the tax roles. - More...
Monday PM - November 02, 2009

letterRe: Congressional leadership By Jim Dornblaser - Mr. Stallings' letter is rather harsh in inferring Congress' lacking of leadership. He seems to prefer "Oligarchy" rule in handing policy/law making over to an un-elected body. - More...
Monday PM - November 02, 2009

letterPersonal losses By Don Borders - I wish I had kept a list of all the Ketchikan Pulp Mill employees. In the past few months I knew three of the ex- pulp mills' employees who have died. The last one was Mike Diverty (see Coast Guard suspends search for Sitka Fisherman Monday, Oct. 26, 2009 ) Mike lost his home, his dignity and his family in losing his job due to the actions of the "Tree Huggers" forcing the closure of the Pulp Mill. - More...
Monday PM - November 02, 2009

letterMike Smith's Photos By Peter Bolling - There is little I have enjoyed more in the past month or so than logging on to SitNews and finding a new photo by Mike Smith. Poetic. Thanks Mike. - More...
Monday PM - November 02, 2009

letterHaloacetic acid By Dayle Amundson - I also worry about what haloacetic acid does to humans. I just read Peggy Ayers letter. It is interesting that the KGB mails Mt. Point consumers of the water papers saying it has too much haloacetic acid in the water (over federal guidelines). I now BUY my drinking water. - More...
Monday - November 02, 2009

letterTolerance, Good Grief By Charles Schilli - Ms Abajian, have you attended college? Those who believe they know best for every one are, in my experience, far more likely to be young and overly sure of themselves, and "Liberals". (They are not actually liberals, but totalitarians.) - More...
Monday - November 02, 2009

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