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December 27, 2003

Front Page Photo - Our Troops...

Person of the Year for 2003: The American Soldier
Time has named the American Soldier as Person of the Year for 2003...
Top Row Left to Right: Sgt. Jason Landstrom United States Army; Brian Pyles United States Air Force; Lance Cpl. Margret Collins United States Marine Corps; LT James Thompson United States Navy - Middle Row Left to Right: Keith E. Thomas, Jr. United States Navy; SPC Michael Moniak United States Army; PFC Latseen Benson United States Army; Sgt. Jeremy Mutart United States Army - Bottom Row Left to Right: Sgt. Zack Pilcher United States Marine Corps; SSgt. Trevor Sayer United States Marine Corps; P.F.C. Ryan Pickrell United States Marine Corps; Sgt. Nick Charrier United States
Marine Corps... Read more about Our Troops...
photo graphic created by MC Kauffman - Friday - December 26, 2003 - 12:50 am

December 2003
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Ketchikan & Statewide: In Remembrance of Fallen Officers - Friday, the Alaska Department of Public Safety released a list of fallen officers who have been killed in the line of duty and inducted into the Alaska Police Memorial since statehood. - Read more...
Saturday - December 27, 2003 - 12:30 am

Alaska: Forster arraigned for death of Kenai Police officer - An 18-year veteran of the Kenai Police Department was fatally shot while on duty Christmas night. - Read this story...
Kenai Peninsula Online - Friday - December 26, 2003 - linked at 6:53 pm

Alaska: New law ties PFD to draft registry; State will forward information to feds - Alaska men between 18 and 25, stand at attention: Selective Service registration will now be a requirement to get a Permanent Fund check. - Read this story...
Anchorage Daily News - Saturday - December 27, 2003

National: The Humane Society Of The United States Demands Ban on Processing Downed Animals for Human Consumption - In a strongly worded letter sent Wednesday to Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman, the Humane Society of the United States demanded that the USDA implement an immediate ban on the processing of "downed animals." - Read more...
Saturday - December 27, 2003 - 12:30 am

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'Winter Scene'
This peaceful winter scene was taken Friday
evening by Carl Thompson...

Dick Morris Column: GOP Senate Hopes - Lost among the focus on the Democratic presidential race is the likelihood of a huge Republican gain in the U.S. Senate in the 2004 elections. Even without a landslide victory for Bush (quite possible if Howard Dean wins the Democratic nod), the way races are shaping up, the Republicans have a lot to gloat about.

So far, seven senators have announced their retirement - five Democrats (Florida's Bob Graham, Georgia's Zell Miller, South Carolina's Fritz Hollings, North Carolina's John Edwards and Louisiana's John Breaux) and two Republicans (Oklahoma's Don Nickles and Illinois' Peter Fitzgerald). With six of the seven seats in Southern or border states, all of which Bush carried in 2000, the GOP advantage is obvious. - Read more...
Saturday - December 27, 2003 - 12:30 am

Mike Reagan Column: A Malibu Christmas - Every year around this time we hear a lot of complaints about the commercialization of Christmas and the downplaying of the significance of this wonderful feast day when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

Nowadays it's not even called Christmas in our public schools, instead it's called something like "Winter Holidays." Go into a store and they don't say Merry Christmas anymore, instead it's now "Happy Holidays." It seems that people are frightened to death they might offend somebody. Suddenly, paying homage to God is offensive. - Read more...
Saturday - December 27, 2003 - 12:30 am

City's Christmas Lights Winners Announced

Update 12/26/03: According to information provided by Ed Zastrow Friday afternoon, Christmas lights outside the city limits will be judged Saturday evening, December 27, 2003.

Grand Prize (Tie) Dan & Cathie Smith - 1220 East Fifth Street
photo by Carl Thompson

Grand Prize (Tie) Diane Guzman & Ken Holmes - 1219 East Fifth Street
photo by Carl Thompson

photosKetchikan: City's Christmas Lights Winners Announced - On behalf of the sponsors of the Christmas lighting contest, Ed Zastrow announced the winners of the Christmas home lighting decorations on Wednesday. The home Christmas lights within the city were judged on Tuesday by judges who traveled the streets of Ketchikan. Winners will be awarded kilowatt hours which will be credited to their utility bills. - Read more - click here...
Thursday - December 25, 2003 - 12:30 am

Ketchikan's Holiday Lights
A Photo Feature by Carl Thompson

photosFestive holiday lights are on display throughout the Ketchikan community. These colorful gifts of lights are provided by families for the enjoyment of all. Carl Thompson has traveled the community during the month to capture these creative amd colorful light displays to share with the Sitnews readers.

arrow Photo Gallery 14 - Dec. 25, 2003 arrow Photo Gallery 13 - Dec. 24, 2003
arrow Photo Gallery 12 - Dec. 24, 2003 arrow Photo Gallery 11 - Dec. 22, 2003 
arrow Photo Gallery 10 - Dec. 20, 2003 arrow Photo Gallery 9 - Dec. 19, 2003
arrow Photo Gallery 8 - Dec. 15, 2003  arrow Photo Gallery 7 - Dec. 15, 2003
arrow Photo Gallery 6 - Dec. 13, 2003 arrow Photo Gallery 5 - Dec. 11, 2003
arrow Photo Gallery 4 - Dec. 10, 2003 arrow Photo Gallery 3 - Dec. 10, 2003
arrow Photo Gallery 2 - Dec. 07, 2003 arrow Photo Gallery 1 - Dec. 04, 2003


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